Education is an adventure in human relationships.— Gerald W. Kirn, "Where There is No Vision," Address to the Iowa State Teacher's Association, 1941
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 range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Kirn students proceed to Abraham Lincoln High School.
Holiday Building Hours: The building will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st as well as on January 1st. Office staff will be available from 7 am – 2pm on the days the building is open.
|WINTER BUILDING POLICY: With the cold temperatures, we want to remind students that when they arrive in the morning they are to come in to the building in a safe and responsible manner. Unless they are going to breakfast or attending a before school program, 6th grade students are to report to the Auditorium, 7th and 8th grade students will go to the Large Gym. After school, students are to exit the building unless they are involved in an after school programs. Students waiting for rides may wait between the doors in the entry so that they can see when their ride arrives. If a student misses their bus, they can use the phone in the office to contact their parent/guardian and then wait in the entry for their ride. No bussed student should take the initiative of walking home without a parent/guardian giving permission to the office first. If a student is going to need to ride the late bus, they will need to proceed to either GYST or Y-Teens to obtain a Late Bus Pass.|
Important Dates to Remember:
- Monday, December 22, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015 – Winter Vacation
- Friday, December 19, 2014 – Student Activity Day (Monday Schedule – Student Activities/ Dance 1:30-2:55).
Swimming for PE will begin on Wednesday, January 7th until February 27th. Girls will be from January 7th until January 30th, then boys from February 3 until February 27th. Girls and boys are separate, Students are expected to bring their own suit and towel.
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday, January 19, 2015 – No School / Staff Development Day
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – End of Second Trimester
Thursday, March 5, 2015 through Monday, March 9, 2015 – Vacation/Potential Snow Make Up Days
* If you are looking for information on Kirn Activities or Athletics, please see the schedule posted on the Activity/Athletic page.
Getting messages to students at the end of the day is a challenge — student aides are not available to run messages and teachers are trying to teach their Advisory classes and are not always available to answer their phones. Although we will do our best to try to reach your student with any message you may need to get to him/her — we cannot guarantee that any message called in to the school after 2:30 p.m. will reach your student.
Food Deliveries for Students:
The office will no longer accept food deliveries for students or drop offs from parents. It has become a significant distraction to the educational environment.
We would invite parents to join their child for lunch if they would like to. If a parent would like to join their student for lunch, they can call the office the day before to make an appointment that matches up with the student’s lunch time. The parent and student can have lunch at the tables outside of the counseling office.
REMINDER: Students are reminded that they need to cross Kanesville either at the overpass or at the crosswalk – NOT in the middle of the block. We’ve had numerous reports of students almost being hit by cars as they cross mid-block on their way to Kirn – these reports included those walking, on bikes and on scooters. The SRO will ticket students for jaywalking if they are caught crossing in the middle of the block.
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