Olweus anti-bullying program kicked off for students at Nodaway Valley

Posted January 26, 2015 at 10:49 am

Nodaway Valley School District’s Olweus anti-bullying program reached another milestone last week and this week with kick off events in all three school buildings.

Staff training and student surveys were completed earlier, and this week the program was launched to students with an assembly that included information about what bullying is and how it affects not only the person bullied, but also the person doing the bullying and bystanders that witness it.

Students were introduced to the four rules that will be enforced throughout the schools:

1. We will not bully others.

2. We will try to help students who are bullied.

3. We will try to include students who are left out.

4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

Students were assured that staff will intervene. Students were told that the staff will stop the bullying, support the victim, name the type

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    Gov. Branstad released from hospital in good condition

    Posted January 27, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Branstad released at approximately 9 a.m., mild flu with dehydration cause of incident; other contributing factors, including cardiac issues and stroke, ruled out


    (DES MOINES)  -  The Office of Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced that the governor has been released from Iowa Methodist Medical Center after being admitted

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    Creston Woman Arrested and Charged with Theft from Creston Automotive

    Posted January 27, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Creston, IOWA — In October 2014, the Creston Police Department received a report of missing money from the local Ford dealership, Creston Automotive.  A joint investigation was initiated by the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Creston Police Department.  The investigation determined that in excess of $500,000 dollars was

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    UPDATED: Governor Branstad falls ill, taken to hospital

    Posted January 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    (DES MOINES) – The Office of Gov. Terry E. Branstad this evening released more information regarding  Gov. Terry E. Branstad’s condition after he fell ill at an event at DuPont Pioneer.

    At approximately 12 p.m., Gov. Branstad was transported from DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa, to Iowa Methodist Medical Center

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    Piper Sign Art: Combining the creative and practical

    Posted January 21, 2015 at 10:06 am


    As owner of Piper Sign Art, located near Greenfield, Kathi Piper enjoys what may seem like a contradiction —  balancing the practical aspects of running a business with the creativity of designing.

    Making signs currently dominates her work load. Piper also offers a variety of other services such as artwork and

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    Cheerleading, early retirements among Nodaway Valley School Board topics

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 11:17 am

    About 40 people attended the Nodaway Valley Community Schools Board of Directors’ meeting Jan. 12 to hear discussion about the cheerleading program. Nine of them spoke about concerns that ranged from bullying, inadequate uniforms, and safety issues to lack of direction and supervision.

    The results of the Olweus bully prevention program

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    Group urges support of Nodaway Valley School District bond issue

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Vote Yes For Our Future meetings were set for Greenfield, Fontanelle and Bridgewater to inform the public about the Feb. 3 school bond issue and to encourage support for it.

    Jerry Purdy, Design Alliance, Inc., presented a facility report, and Matt Gillaspie of Piper Jaffray presented financial information.

    The $8.815 million bond

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