Education Briefs

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

G-H, Schaller Crestland participate in 'Meals from the Heartland'

On Wednesday Sept. 3, Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland participated in "Meals from the Heartland" in Des Moines at Hy-Vee Hall. Iowans from across the state joined together in packaging life-sustaining meals to be sent across the world. As a result of this group's efforts 3,420 four-person meals were packaged and readied to be sent around the globe. The students enjoyed the experience and were reminded of all they had to be thankful for.

The 43-person delegation from Schaller-Crestland and Galva-Holstein included chaperones: Mike Richard, Galva-Holstein Principal; Amanda Miller, Schaller-Crestland Elementary/Secondary Counselor; and Lisa Brenner, Schaller-Crestland parent. Schaller-Crestland participants included: Daniel Ramierez, Sarah Miller, Kelsey Brenner, Edson Vega, Cheyenne Spahr, Karla Loera, Tyler Pickhinke, Rachel Suhr, Mindy Ehrp, Egypt Clayton, Kara Franken, Audrey Davis, LynnAnn Fuhs, Elizabeth Feilmeier, Andrew Davis, Amanda Davis, Hailey Clark, and Johnathan Coburn. Galva-Holstein participants included: Dana Hustedt, Tyrel Bennett, Alex Conover, Katie Boyle, Sydney Kistenmacher, Ashlynn Blenner, Mason Johnson, Luke Kliegl, Dylan Richards, Audrey Hibbs, Brianna Mallison, Jordan Bremer, Jayde Boyle, Seth Johnson, Taylor Radke, Courtnie Voss, Meg Kofmehl, Breanna Mathes, Jessie Mathes, Sarah Forristal, Heidi Kistenmacher, Annie McAreavy

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Western Iowa Tech Community College enrollment breaks record

Western Iowa Tech Community College has announced a record enrollment for this fall. A total of 5,425 students have registered for classes, a 4.5 percent increase over fall 2007.

WITCC has also experienced a surge in student demand for online learning. Enrollments in online classes increased 22.6 percent over fall 2007. Dr. Juline Albert, dean of students, attributes this growth to the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

Enrollment in technical programs increased 8 percent over last year. The head count in the College's Arts and Sciences programs increased 1.4 percent over fall 2007.

There was a 9.6 percent increase in the number of students taking advantage of the opportunity to take college classes while still enrolled in high school. Dr. Robert Dunker, president of the college, states, "These opportunities give many students a great jump start on their college careers."

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