Torrence Preschool School News

Board Meets Early Monday

Please note a major change in meeting time this month.  The regular meeting will be held from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Torrence Gym.  This is in order to accommodate the Open Enrollment Task Force work session that will be held that evening at 6:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church.  There will be a special […]

PreK Artists Share Talent

Torrence prekindergarten students show off the Christmas placemats they colored for the patients at the hospital, the residents of Hotel Iowa, and River Hills Nursing Home.

KCSD Announces Teacher Of The Year

Mrs. Martha Neff, Art instructor at Keokuk High School as been selected as the 1516 Teacher of the Year in the Keokuk CSD. Martha is shown here with Mr. Zach Wigle, Keokuk High School Principal. Nominations for this honor are made yearly, and rotate throughout the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Nominations are […]

Helping Teach Kindness

Ms. Betty’s class’ Christmas elf is all about teaching children to be kind to people. Twinkles, the elf, asked the students to bring food to share with people in our community who may not have enough to eat. The children are very anxious to please our elf. Tonight they are to help out at home. […]

STEM Nominations Due

DON’T FORGET! 2016 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award Nominations due December 11 The nomination deadline for the 2016 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award is right around the corner, and we need your help to promote this award and recognize a STEM teacher who goes above and beyond to engage and inspire their students in STEM learning. This award […]

Local Group Explores Past Customs

Members of the local Standing Bear council came to Torrence prekindergarten to share some their knowledge on Indian customs. Pictured are Larry Cooper, Donna Herr and Dianne Barnett. Mr. Cooper’s granddaughter, Sammy Tallman, is a member of the class. They talked to the students about the importance of the drum, Eagle feathers and the bear […]

Activities App Now Available

You can now download an app to have all KCSD athletic and activity schedules accessible on your Android or Apple powered device. If you have an Android smartphone, you can download the app from this link (or search the Google Play store for rSchool). If you have an iPhone you can download the app as well.  […]

All-State Musicians To Perform

Congratulations to the Keokuk High School musicians who have been selected to perform at the 2015 All-State Music Festival. Tommy Allen, Beth Congdon, Wes Hunt, and Holly Noneman have all attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as members of the 2015 All-State Chorus, Band, and Orchestra. This is both […]

Committee Members Sought

The Board of Directors is restructuring the K-12 Facilities Committee and recruiting new members with interests that will represent the District as a whole.  We applaud the work of all of our volunteers and greatly hope that others are encouraged to join in our efforts. If you are interested in participating in the Facilities Committee please contact Jill […]

Hour Of Code Challenge

Mrs. Berner’s students challenge every member of the Keokuk Community School District – students, staff, and board members – to participate in the Hour of Code.  Computer Science Education Week is December 7-13.  Visit for more information. When I told the third graders we would be doing this one student asked, “Can we challenge everyone, even […]