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North Scott officials estimate up to 70 percent of the high school student body has participated in the Juuling craze. Students peg that number to be even higher. Since the beginning of the school year, 19 high school students have been suspended from classes for using Juuls or similar devices. That represents 38 percent of all suspensions. more
Residents of the North Scott Community Schools will have an opportunity to provide their thoughts and feedback on how the district can better communicate with the public through a community survey. more
North Scott students looking to purchase Juuls or other e-cigarette devices don’t have to look far. The items can be found in local convenience stores, such as the Eldridge Mart just around the corner from the school. more
A North Scott school bus collision with a 12-year-old junior high student refocused attention on Fifth Street school traffic in Eldridge that the mayor, police chief and school superintendent agree is “a huge mess.” more
North Scott isn’t alone in having to deal with students Juuling. It’s an issue hitting nearly every high school across the country, and locally, Pleasant Valley may have been one of the first. more
Grissom Elementary teacher Kyle Harris advanced from substitute teacher to principal in the same school building, a goal he barely dared to dream through his 10-year teaching career. more
If you’re a fan of murder mysteries, North Scott’s Lancer Productions is dialing up a classic whodunit with its fall production of “Rehearsal for Murder.” more
More than 270 students from North Scott High School and junior high participated in the first annual Harvest Day sponsored by the school's agriculture program and FFA chapter on Tuesday, Oct, 30. more
District 6000 of Rotary International in southern Iowa, including Scott County, is now accepting applications for its study abroad program, Rotary Youth Exchange, for the academic year 2019-20. more
After a rewarding student service trip to Tanzania last year, high school psychology teacher Cherie Henningsen is teaming with North Scott FFA instructor Jacob Hunter for next year’s destination: Ecuador. more
Neil Armstrong third-graders have been studying the historical movement of groups to the United States and migration within the United States. Students have been learning about the immigration process from when families decided to leave their country, their journey to America, and the arrival process at Ellis Island.  more
Anthony (Tony) Friederichs, a 2017 Durant High School graduate, a member of the Wilton FFA chapter, and a former Scott County 4-H'er, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo 2018 in Indianapolis. more
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