Sioux Center, Iowa — The Governor and Lt. Governor of Iowa were in Sioux Center on Thursday and took part in some public gatherings.
One of them was about a STEM grant. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has named Sioux Center High School as the recipient of a $50,000 district-matched award to implement a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classroom. Sioux Center High School was one of four recipients chosen from a group of 23 applications submitted last summer.
Sioux Center High School proposed a partnership with Dordt College. The proposal includes plans for redesigned learning spaces and curriculum in partnership with the college. Working together will allow the school district and Dordt to share costs, to partner in professional development, and to better evaluate new technologies and teaching strategies.
Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds also attended the ribbon cutting of Sioux Center’s new universal preschool building, the Discovery Campus Preschool Learning Center.
The preschool is a collaborative endeavor between the City of Sioux Center, Dordt College, Sioux Center Health, Sioux Center Community Schools, and Mid-Sioux Opportunity.