Band Director receives prestigious award

Congratulations to Matt Kleopfer, IMS and IHS Band Director, on being selected as a Horizon Award Winner. The Kansas Horizon Award program, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education, identifies and recognizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. The award program honors exemplary first-year teachers who perform…

Endowment Donates to Strings Program by Greta Adams

Three years ago Iola High School added String orchestra to the program of studies to see if there was interest in the student body for such a music class. Ten students joined that class, and the Iola Orchestra was begun. November 2010 saw the first time High School students joined the Iola Area Symphony to…

“Race to the Future”

“Race to the Future” The Endowment Association of USD 257, in 2004, undertook a project in an effort to enhance an amenity available to the school district and the Iola community.  This project motivated the Endowment Association to launch its first ever major funding effort. The “Race to the Future” was an endeavor to restore…