Education is an adventure in human relationships.— Gerald W. Kirn, "Where There is No Vision," Address to the Iowa State Teacher's Association, 1941
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (view map)
- Mr. Mike Johnson
- Mrs. Jerri Larson
Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Gerald W. Kirn Middle School, located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is a public middle school in the Council Bluffs Community School District. Kirn is an academic institution that offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities for students in grades six through eight. Courses include computer applications, Spanish, vocal music, band, orchestra and fine arts classes. Kirn offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities and athletics as well as before and after-school clubs that are part of a 21st Century Community Learning Center. Kirn students proceed to Abraham Lincoln High School.
For up-to-the-minute information, don’t forget about Kirn’s Facebook Page!
Important Dates to Remember
October 11, 2016: 8th Grade Career Forum – IWCC
October 21, 2016: Teacher Trade Day / Student Vacation Day
November 17, 2016: End of 1st Trimester
November 18, 2016: Staff Development/Work Day – Student Vacation Day
November 21, 2016: Start of 2nd Trimester
November 23-25, 2016: Thanksgiving Break
December 19, 2016 – January 2, 2017: Winter Break
January 16, 2017: Teacher Trade Day / Student Vacation Day
Register today for your 8th grade student to attend the 3rd Annual Career Forum Event held on the Iowa Western Community College campus October 11th in the Arts Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm for seating and a Keynote Speaker from Google begins at 6:00 pm. SPACE IS LIMITED, so please register no later than September 30th to reserve a space for the student and parent.
The purpose of the event is to provide incoming 2017 freshman students and a parent/significant adult an opportunity to gather information about a variety of career pathways and the importance of career planning during the high school years.
The event will include Chris Russell as the keynote speaker. Chris is the operations manager for Google’s $2.5 billion Council Bluffs data center. Chris’s out-of-the-box thinking will help inspire your student.
The keynote will be followed by smaller, interactive break-out sessions that will feature local business and industry experts that will focus on specific occupations, educational requirements and skills and income potential in various career pathways. Participants in this event will gain insight on how high school course selection and post-secondary education and/or training is vitally important to successfully navigate to a prosperous, rewarding career.
A small snack and drinks will be offered to participants. A prize drawing for a Samsung Chromebook will be held at the conclusion of the breakout sessions, you must be present at the drawing to claim the prize. Again, registration is limited, you will receive a confirmation with more detailed information about the event upon registration close.
Just a reminder — Parents are welcome to join their student for lunch at the tables outside of the cafeteria or main office. However, to avoid disruption to the learning environment, the office would prefer not to interrupt classes by calling students down outside of their scheduled lunch time. Please check with your student for the time they go to the cafeteria. ~Thank you ~
Please refer often to our updated “Notices and Information” page.