Don’t call it a field trip: Wednesday more than 150 education leaders and school superintendents are rallying at the Iowa Capitol, united in their vocation and in their request for Iowa legislators to attend to the needs of the state’s students.

    WHO: Local educators will be among more than 150 superintendents and educational leaders at the Iowa Capitol Wednesday, rallying behind their request for Iowa legislators to attend to the needs of the state’s students.

On Friday, December 8, 2017 the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency will host its first Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Day . This event will be consist of games, crafts, a signing Santa, balloon clown, American Sign Language (ASL) story time with voice interpretation, and sack lunch time together. In attendance will be deaf community members, Scott Community College ASL and English Interpretation program students and various others interested in attending.

On Thursday, September 14, 2017 area Home School Assistance Program students (grades 3-6) will be involved in an enrichment class exploring the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project that is presently underway on the east side of the bridge. Students will take a look at how engineers and construction teams create the foundations of the new bridge, and review/learn the engineering concepts that go into designing and making a bridge.

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency and  Regional Office of Education is hosting its Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Mississippi Bend AEA located at 729 21st Street in Bettendorf, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. The purpose of the Teacher Job Fair is to bring school districts looking for teachers together with teachers looking for jobs.
 

Des Moines, Iowa – At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, board member Mike Duytschaver was awarded a certificate for completing the Basics of Boardsmanship Certificate. Through IASB’s Basics of B...

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency and  Regional Office of Education is hosting its Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the i wireless Center in Moline from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. The purpose of the Teacher Job Fair is...

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency sponsored the 36th sixth grade Math Bee March 4, 2014. 40 teams, consisting of 160 students participated at the local level with the top four teams as well as the top 3 individuals advancing to the State Math Bee in Fort Dodge, IA on May 2, 2014.

The top four teams of the 2014 Local 6th Grade Math Bee:

1st Place Team: Riverdale Heights Elementary, Pleasant Valley School District

Students: Nihar Behere, Sanjiv Iyer, Aabha Joshi, Cienna Pangin

Coach: David Barber

2nd Place Team: Pleasant View Elementary, Pleasant Valley School District

Students: Taylor English, Christin Hartman, Jacob Holland, Max Murphy

Coach: Zach Day

 

3rd Place Team: Cody Elementary, Pleasant Valley School District

Students: Aadil Manazir, Anna Myatt, William Sharis, Mitchell Strobbe

Coach: Cathi Betts

 

4th Place Team: Hopewell Elementary, Pleasant Valley School District

Students: Darsh Balani, Grace Halupnik, Brenna Morley, Amulya Pillutla

Coach: Marlise Bowsman

 

The top three individuals of the 2014 Local 6th Grade Math Bee:

1st Place Individual: Max Murphy, Pleasant View Elementary, Pleasant Valley School District

2nd Place Individual: Aadil Manazir, Cody Elementary, Pleasant Valley School District

3rd Place Individual: Cienna Pangin, Riverdale Heights Elementary, Pleasant Valley School District


The Coats for Kids Program needs your support. The call is out for cash to purchase coats or donated gently used coats for needy students in area public and private schools. The Dr. David E. Lane Memorial "Coats for Kids" program, housed at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA), has already provided more than 2,000 coats this season. The requests continue to pour in; area kids need your help!

Donations of winter coats (new or used) may be taken to any Burke Cleaners location in the Quad Cities. Cash donations may be made online (qcacoatsforkids.org) or mailed to the Coats for Kids Program, in care of the Mississippi Bend AEA, 729 - 21st Street, Bettendorf, Iowa  52722.

Donations are tax deductible. The Coats for Kids Program is a 503.1 non-profit organization serving schools in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The Program is part of the Mississippi Bend AEA Special Events Foundation.

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The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is one of nine AEAs across the state of Iowa created by the 1974 Iowa Legislature. It provides educational services, media services and special education services to approximately 50,000 students in twenty-two public school districts and fifteen approved non-public schools in Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott Counties.

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender identity, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, socioeconomic status, or disability in its educational programs, services or employment practices. Inquiries concerning this statement should be addressed to Dr. Edward Gronlund, Equity Coordinator, at 563-344-6315.

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On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Board of Directors Organizational Meeting, Regular Board Meeting and Board Retreat, Dr. Glenn Pelecky, who has served successfully as Chief Administrator for the past 25 years, was released from his current contract at the end of 2012-2013 for the sole purpose of retirement.

Dr. Glenn Pelecky has served as Chief Administrator since 1988, retiring with a 43 year career that has demonstrated a high level of commitment, trust and mutual respect.

In reflection, Dr. Pelecky stated that although he will be leaving an organization to which he has dedicated the majority of his professional life, he is looking forward to being able to pursue several lifelong professional and personal goals that full time work has not allowed him to take on and move to the next chapter of his life.

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is one of nine area education agencies in the state of Iowa. The Agency area includes all of Clinton, Muscatine and Scott counties, as well as part of Cedar, Louisa and Jackson, serving more than 50,000 students in public and approved non-public schools in 153 buildings and 5500 administrators and teachers.

In 2007, Dr. Pelecky was notified by SAI that he had been nominated by his peers and selected as the 2007-2008 Iowa Superintendent of the year for consistently providing innovative and visionary leadership to the educators and students in the area. In reply, Dr. Pelecky stated, "I am comfortable accepting this honor as recognition of the work of the staff and board of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, not an individual effort on my part." We have accomplished a great deal together.

The Mission of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is to improve teaching and learning for all students through active partnerships and assertive leadership in a climate of mutual respect.

The Board of Directors will be reviewing search firm applicants and make a selection that represents the level of integrity, professionalism and custom-designed service required to select a Chief Administrator for the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency.

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