Hometown Pride Tour: Iowa Park and their schools

Hometown Pride Tour: Iowa Park and their schools

IOWA PARK, TX (KAUZ) - We are continuing our Hometown Pride Tour at the Iowa Park high school and football field.
Iowa Park, like many towns and cities across Texoma, takes pride in their school district.
    "When we are in school, this place comes alive," IPCISD Operations Director, Jonathan Clubb said. "Iowa Park comes to life."
Jodi Schlaud, IPCISD Curriculum Instructional Coordinator, said the school wants to prepare their students the best they can.
    "In Iowa Park schools, we pride ourselves in a tradition of excellence," Schlaud said. "We have a long standing tradition of success here. Recently, in the last few years, we have given our kids the tools to succeed."
And they are not lacking when it comes to those tools.
    "Pre-K through second grade have iPad mini's two-to-one in the classroom, meaning every two students has an iPad mini to work with," Schlaud said. "Third through fifth grade have chrome books. They are about to be on a one-to-one basis. Then sixth through 12th grades are one-to-one chrome books that they can take home and utilize for their schoolwork."
Clubb said a hard work ethic prepares the students.
    "Primarily what Iowa Park is built upon is having kids with the best work ethic," Clubb said. "When you get the right faculty that embraces that and realize that is what it takes to be successful here at Iowa Park, you can make wonderful things happen."
Schlaud said those types of things are expected from the community.
     "Our citizens supported a bond issue a few years ago and gave us these beautiful facilities," Schlaud said. "And they help us in every way to provide the best education, facilities and resources for our students."
Schlaud said Iowa Park CISD has many transfers because of the positive reputation the school has.
Sitting right off Highway 287 also helps, making it accessible to passerby's.
Schlaud said they will welcome new transfers with open arms.
     "If somebody is looking for a school district in the community, you can't go wrong with any of them," Schlaud said. "But at Iowa Park we would love to have you here. If you are interested, you can contact us and we will do whatever we can to make it a smooth transition, to get you started and begin that success in your student."
Clubb said that Friday nights are unique in Iowa Park because of the football. 
And it is a great experience that the town has together.
Schlaud said they put the students first and believes people do see that.

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