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7th graders planted milkweed plants to help save monarch butterflies.

Junior High Students Help Endangered Monarch Butterflies

by Julie Eslick | Monday, December 1, 2014

Milkweeds used to be a fixture in the Iowa landscape, sprouting up in ditches and yards where they might not always be welcome. But this plant, with its attractive flower and airy white seeds, has a connection with one of the most-loved insects in the state: the monarch butterfly. The decline of the milkweed and the monarch has sparked . . .

Student Council Sponsors Food Drive

The Junior High Student Council organized a food drive with items being donated to the Caring Hands Outreach Center in Altoona. Over 2,500 items were collected and delivered. Specific items collected were canned sweet potatoes, evaporated . . . read more

Former NFL Player Shares Positive Message with Students

by Julie Eslick | November 1, 2014

The mission of Southeast Polk Junior High is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment that promotes positive social, emotional, and intellectual growth of all students to establish them as life-long learners, and productive . . . read more

Random Acts of Kindness Flex Class Spearheads Pasta Drive

Mrs. Buffington's flex class, Random Acts of Kindness, focuses on how to make our school, community, and world a better place. The class is student driven and provides students some ownership over the class. We start the class examining . . . read more

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