District News

  • District Welcomes Three New Board of Education Members

    Three new members of the Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education took the oath of office on November 9th. They are beginning a 4-year term on the Board. Congratulations to Lauren Myers, Patrict Peters and Jared Tripp. Read more about them on the Board of Education page.

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  • Mask-Wearing Optional for all Schools, Beginning Week of November 8-12

    (November 5, 2021) Based on the LOW level (0-1.99%) of COVID-19 cases among students and staff members at each of our Council Bluffs schools, mask wearing will be OPTIONAL for students and staff members, beginning the week of Nov. 8-12, 2021. This is aligned with our Mask-Wearing Decision Matrix shared with parents on October 22nd. Each individual’s choice on whether or not to wear a mask will be respected, and we will continue to have masks available. Future communication about mask-wearing guidance will occur only if there is a change in status for any specific school.

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  • Update to Mask Wearing at Schools to Begin in November

    The Council Bluffs Community School District will be using the data collected the week of November 1 to implement the new three-tiered Mask-Wearing Decision Matrix, which takes into consideration our school data on the percent of current COVID-19 cases among students and staff at each school. We will also continue to monitor Pottawattamie County Public Health COVID-19 trends that might influence a change in health measures. We recognize that each of our buildings is different, so we will treat each building as a separate entity when considering COVID-19 data. Our goal is to be prepared to make adjustments, as necessary, if conditions related to COVID-19 change in our schools or the community.

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  • District Releases Second Semester Honor Roll

    The Council Bluffs Community School District releases its second semester honor roll for the 2020-21 school year. The honor roll features students who reached either Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. We could like to congratulate these students for their hard work during the second semester!

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  • Board of Education Holds Public Hearing on Possible Sale of Madison Campus

    (Updated September 20, 2021) The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education held a public hearing on September 14th on the proposed sale of the Madison Campus to an interested buyer. The Madison Campus building is the former Target store at the Mall of the Bluffs purchased by the school district for the purpose of serving as a temporary school site during the renovation of Kirn and Wilson Middle Schools. Now that both schools have reopened, the district is considering the options of whether to sell or retain the property.

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  • District to Post Current Positive COVID-19 Data

    The Council Bluffs Community School District will post data on the number of individuals present in our schools who have tested positive for COVID-19. An updated chart will be published weekly each Friday afternoon.

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  • School Bus Routes and Schedules Posted on School Websites

    Parents are invited to review the most recent school bus stop schedule on their school's webstie. Please check back regularly to see if any information/times have changed. For the first week of school, we ask for your patience if any of the routes are delayed. Pleae contact your school or First Student bus company if you have questions or if the bus is more than 10 minutes late. First Student: 712-320-8999.

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  • Board of Education Seeking Applicants to Fill Board Member Vacancies

    The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education is now accepting applications for residents of the school district interested in a short-term appointment to the Board. Two vacancies was created by the resignations of board members John Minshall and Kyle McGlade. Interested candidates would be appointed later this month to serve until after the November 2, 2021 school board election.

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  • School Year Begins August 23rd

    School begins on August 23rd. Since the first day of school is on a Monday, please note the earlier dismissal time for the first day of school and all Mondays throughout the school year. Click on the story for school hours.

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  • 2021-22 School Year Calendar Available

    The end of the school year is approaching fast, and we know many families are planning ahead to next school year. The 2021-22 calendar can be found in the green QuickLinks on the bottom of this homepage of the website. Look there for other helpful information as well.

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  • Four Seniors Honored by Governor Kim Reynolds at Iowa Governor Scholar Ceremony

    Four members of the Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Class of 2021 are being honored at an April 25th ceremony hosted by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds as part of the Governor’s Scholar Recognition Program.

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  • Council Bluffs Schools Releases First Semester Honor Roll

    The Council Bluffs Community School District releases its first semester honor roll for the 2020-21 school year. The honor roll features students who reached either Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. We could like to congratulate these students for their hard work during the first semester!

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  • Council Bluffs Vex Robotics Club Students Qualify for World Championship

    Three Council Bluffs Community School District Vex Robotics teams accepted bids to the 2021 Vex Robotics Live Remote World Championship during a robotics tournament at Thomas Jefferson High School.

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  • Registration for Summer Exploration Now Open

    Registration is now open for Council Bluffs summer programming. Parents of middle school students are invited to register. Parents of current 8th graders are invited to register your child for the LYFT program at their high school.

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  • Superintendent Murillo and Board of Education Host Town Hall Meetings

    Members of the school district community participated in Community Town Hall meetings to learn about progress made on the district's Strategic Goals, hear about the feedback received during a recent ThoughtExchange survey, and ask questions about the goals and future plans. A Question & Answer document as well as a video of the event will be posted on the district's website.

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  • Thomas Jefferson High School teacher named to state Computer Science Work Group

    Thomas Jefferson High School teacher Denise Hoag, has been named to the state Computer Science Work Group, where she will help make recommendations on computer science instruction.

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  • Former Tinley School 1953 Time Capsule Contents Revealed

    The time capsule was sealed into the cornerstone of Tinley School on the corner of Avenue G and N. 8th Street in Council Bluffs in 1953. Now, the contents have been revealed! Thanks to the Council Bluffs Public Library and the CB Alumni & Friends Network, many of the items are now on temporary display on the main floor for all to see. History buffs, alumni and former staff at the building may also want to watch the video when the time capsule was opened to reveal the contents.

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  • Council Bluffs Community School District Celebrates Teachers by Announcing Very Own Teacher Appreciation Week

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  • Sanders is Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Teacher of the Year

    Wilson Middle School physical education teacher Billy Sanders has been named the 2019-2020 Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Teacher of the Year.

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  • AL Sophomore JoAnn Hacker selected as a member of the Statewide Broadband Council

    JoAnn Hacker, a sophomore at Abraham Lincoln High School, and nine other high students from across the state were selected to serve on the Iowa Communications Network’s (ICN) Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council for the 2020-21 school year.

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