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Early numbers show school’s levy could drop

January 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With the Fort Madison School District just now starting their budgeting process, early numbers could possibly show a drastic reduction in the levy rate for next year. District [Read More…]

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Brian Steffensmeier appointed to FM school board

August 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community School district appointed Brian Steffensmeier to the board at its regular Monday meeting last week. Steffensmeier was the only candidate to answer questions from the [Read More…]

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McGhghy to take over FMHS girls post

June 12, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A familiar face is back working with the FMHS girls basketball team. Former Bloodhound football and girls basketball coach Todd McGhghy will be back coaching the Fort [Read More…]

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New FMCSD AD looking to build programs, character

June 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Despite the vast numbers of activities, sports, events he will be charged with, building character and integrity in local students is one of Jeremy Swink’s top priorities. [Read More…]

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FMCSD announces early dismissal

May 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Due to extreme temperatures forecasted, the Fort Madison Community School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29th at 1:00 PM, according to a PowerSchool announcement made this [Read More…]

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Banned seniors get chance to walk at graduation

May 25, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR Fort Madison Community School District Superintendent Erin Slater has offered an olive branch of sorts to the 19 seniors who are currently banned from participating in the Fort Madison High [Read More…]

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Senior prank leads to commencement ban

May 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison School district officials have suspended approximately 20 seniors after a Sunday night vandalism spree that took place inside the Fort Madison High School. The suspension [Read More…]

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Lincoln School put on early morning lockdown

April 24, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Lincoln Elementary students and staff were put on lockdown this morning after a domestic incident in the neighborhood was reported by Fort Madison police. The lockdown has [Read More…]

Education

Voters knock down two area referendums

April 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Voters in southeast Iowa shot down two attempts to improve school facilities for area students on Tuesday. The third time wasn’t charming for Fort Madison School district [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

January 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the 2nd quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Pen City Current and our advertisers congratulate these students on [Read More…]

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Frigid temps delay classes

January 15, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Community School District has announced a two-hour delay of school for Tuesday, January 16 due to frigid temperatures across the area. The complete announcement reads: Good evening. Due to bitterly cold temperatures, the [Read More…]

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School district moving policies to line up with state board

December 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s school board continues to modify its policies to better align with the state school board association. At Monday’s meeting of the Fort Madison School Board [Read More…]

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Chamber member businesses thanked today

September 28, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Members of the Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce Member Benefits Committee visited five member businesses today as part of their #ChamberStrong campaign to personally visit every Chamber member to thank [Read More…]

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Superintendent releases statement on anti-bullying efforts

August 31, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

(Editor’s Note: FMCSD Superintendent Erin Slater released the following statement today regarding the school’s new anti-bullying efforts. Slater said no additional interviews would be conducted at this time.) Our thoughts and prayers go out to [Read More…]

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School district approves new meal policy

June 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After sending more than $70,000 to collections for past due meal accounts, the Fort Madison School District has implemented a new policy that limits the amounts families [Read More…]

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FMCSD’s free summer lunch program underway

June 7, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A line stretched from the cafeteria door to the lunch room with youngsters taking advantage of the Fort Madison Community School District’s free summer lunch program. But [Read More…]

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FMHS issues statement on phishing attack

May 3, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The following is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. The following announcement is being sent from the Fort Madison School District regarding an email attack from originating from school administration [Read More…]

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FMCSD, teachers union exchange offers

April 12, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR – After a very quick meeting Wednesday afternoon, negotiations were underway between the Fort Madison School District and the Fort Madison Education Association. After reading a brief statement, FMEA Chief [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 3rd quarter honor rolls

April 1, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Middle School has announced their third quarter honor rolls. Pen City Current and our advertisers congratulate all these students for their hard work and dedication to their education. [Read More…]

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School board looks at funding mix to keep rates low

March 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison school district’s finance director is recommending a mix of property tax, income surtax, and additional cash reserve levies to help fund the 2017-18 school [Read More…]

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Fort Madison Community School District Feb. 21, 2017 Regular Meeting Agenda

February 16, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PUBLIC NOTICE FORT MADISON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING February 21, 2017 6:00 P.M. Finance:    Hotop / Lamb AGENDA      I.    Call meeting to order and determination of a quorum II.    Recognition [Read More…]

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Fort Madison elementary bond issue fails

December 7, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR FORT MADISON – As has been recent history with trying to get new buildings constructed in Lee County, a special election Tuesday night sent school district officials back to the [Read More…]

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Early voting on school bond election

December 5, 2016 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG – EDITOR More than 70 residents cast their ballots on Monday at special satellite voting center for the Fort Madison Community School District bond election Monday afternoon. The FMHS Multi-Purpose room was [Read More…]