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PK-8 Principal Jason Halverson

South Wiinneshiek Elementary/Middle School

PK-8 Principal Jason Halverson


208 E. Brooks St.  
P.O. Box 298
Ossian, Iowa  52161

Office Hours:  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Mon - Thurs.
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Friday 


School Hours 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

  Great Things Are Happenin' Here Video Link

Importance of Parents Volunteering in School

High School Announcements

Daily Announcements

Semester Milk and Lunch Prices

If you want to provide semester milk for your student please send payment by the first week of January 2018.  You can send this in any time before January 2018, but at least by January 5th, 2018. Thank you for your consideration.

 PS is $35 per semester per child and K-4th Gr. Is $40 per semester per child.

Checks can be made out to South Winneshiek.

School lunch prices are on the rise.

Each year we evaluate what the lunch price increase should be based on several factors. Food prices, production costs and state requirements.

Although we raised our prices by a nickel this past year as well as in the years before, we, according to state regulations, did not increase our weighted average price enough.   So with much regret, we must increase them at the beginning of January 2018 to complete the 2017-2018 school year.

This is not what we want to do, but with the state requirement, unfortunately we must comply to continue to receive state reimbursement.

Thank you for your understanding.

Prices will go up January 3rd at the start of the 2nd semester.

Price increases area as follows.  PK-5 $2.30, 6-8 $2.40 and HS $2.50 per lunch.

Lunch prices are the only meal that will increase, breakfast prices will not go up at this time.

Activities Calendar

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Elementary School

Principal Welcome

Welcome to South Winneshiek Elementary and Middle School!  Our school maintains high expectations within a personal setting.  Our school serves students Early Childhood through Grade 8, in our excellent facility in Ossian, Iowa.  Our goals are to maintain low class sizes and to provide direct instruction that reflects research-based best practices.  We focus on having rigor and relevance in our curriculum while building relationships with students, parents, and the community.

Our school is placing attention and focus on raising student achievement to meet all the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements.  We are beginning to align our curriculum with the State of Iowa’s Core Curriculum and we continue our professional development efforts to help each child to be challenged.

Please feel free to visit or inquire for more information.  You may call us at 563-532-9365.  Thank you again for your support and interest.


Explanation of Program


South Winneshiek Elementary Students:

  • Score well above the state and national average on the Iowa Test of Educational Development and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
  • Utilize technology to enhance learning and attain skills to be successful in the 21st century.
  • Participate in community service activities and receive guidance services, EC-12.
  • Are provided Reading Recovery, Title I reading, multi-categorical resource, multi-categorical special class with integration, as well as Extended Learning (TAG).
  • Are provided student assistance programs (Instruction Decision Making Team) to identify students who are having problems, assess the nature and severity of the problem, respond as a system to the student in need, and provide a confidential network of support sudents.
  • Are involved in Character Counts, a program which enhances their emotional, intellectual, social, and behavioral development.
  • Participate in DARE (drug abuse resistance education) in fifth grade.
  • Participate in a variety of fine art experiences (band, chior, plays, musicals, and speech) from early childhood through graduation.
  • Are provided the opportunity to enhance their creative talents by participation in a visual arts program at all levels.
  • Have wonderful community support and have an active PTO, Sports Booster, and Fine Arts Booster.
  • Title I reading, multi-categorical resource, multi-categorical special class with integration, as well as Extended Learning (TAG).

ST Math Penguin
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JMC Parent Login

JMC Parent Login Links

Elementary Main Page

Elementary MS Office Page 

It is the Policy of the South Winneshiek CSD

It is the Policy of the South Winneshiek CSD

Equal Educational Opportunity

It is the policy of the South Winneshiek Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Superintendent of Schools, 304 S Webster Street, Calmar, Iowa, 563-562-3269 or email