Friday, February 22, 2013

Sioux Center CSD hires Elementary Principal

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, the Sioux Center Community Schools Board of Education met in special session to discuss the Kinsey Elementary School Principal position.  The board reviewed application and interview materials on three candidates that had interviewed with the district earlier that evening.  After reviewing the information the Board of Education extended an offer of employment to Troy Lentell of Elkader, Iowa.  Mr. Lentell is currently prekindergarten through fifth grade principal at Central Community Schools, a position he has held for eight years.  Mr. Lentell accepted the Board’s offer and will begin his duties on August 5, 2013.

The Kinsey Elementary School Principal position became open in April of 2012 when then Kinsey Elementary school principal, Robert Mars, announced his intentions to retire.  Jill Hulshof, a sixth grade teacher in the Sioux Center Middle School, assumed the principal duties on an interim basis. 

Mr. Lentell is originally from Bedford, Iowa.  Mr. Lentell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from University of Northern Iowa in 1998.  Mr. Lentell received his Masters of Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2005.  Mr. Lentell’s teaching career began at Crete Community School District in Crete, Nebraska where he was a migrant education teacher.  He then taught third grade at Ankeny Community School District in Ankeny, Iowa.

Mr. Lentell and his wife, Melonee, have three children, Summer (13), Benjamin (11), and Henry (9).


1.        KUDOS


  • Denice Boote for the detailed work in preparing the principal interviews (four times!).
  • To the Board of Education for ensuring the strength of leadership within our district at all levels.
  • To the parent groups that were involved in the interview process (four times!).
  • To the following Warrior wrestlers for earning all-conference recognition
                          First team
                          Cristian Lopez
                          Dylon Vant’ Hof
                         Second team
                         Mitchell Sandbulte
  • To the following Warrior girls basketball players for earning all-conference recognition
First team
Jillian Estes

Second team
Jill Vander Plaats

Third team
Amber Bakker

Honorable Mention
Carrigan Cleveringa

  • To the following students who earned 2012-13 Siouxland Conference Winter Sports Academic All-Conference
Jillian Estes
Carrigan Cleveringa

Friday, February 15, 2013


1.        KUDOS


«  Dylon Van’t Hof on qualifying for the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament

«  Youth State Wrestlers from Kinsey Elementary School:

o    Aidyn Mouw

o    Kole Hooyer

o    Micah Erdman

o    Karsen Traver

o    Ernesto Cardenas

o    Willian Cam

«  A BIG thank you to Premier Communications for increasing our Internet speed for Friday’s AIW mid-year conference

Friday, February 8, 2013

«  KCAU Channel 9 Facebook Fan Photo of the day.  Mrs. Traver’s 2nd grade class from Kinsey Elementary School in Sioux Center tunes in to Matt Peterson for their weather portion of calendar time.  They’re looking forward to the coming SNOW!


Friday, February 1, 2013


1.        KUDOS

«  The people that made the principal interviews such a success and represented our school district and the Kinsey Building exceptionally well.

o    Denice Boote for all of the detailed preparations

o    To Ben Morley on the technology needs

o    Josh Folkerts for setting up the feedback process

o    To the personals hosts for each candidate

·   Roger Kemper

·   Scott Te Stroete

·   Sue Moret

·   Sheri Broek

o    To the Interview teams

·   Diego Castelan

·   Mayra Castelan

·   Kari Faber

·   Kyle Jahn

·   Mel Pottebaum

·   Matt Schuiteman

·   Jill Schut

·   Sally Te Stroete

·   Lynn Van Beek

·   Heather Van Es

·   Tricia Vermeer

·   Jerod Work

·   Marcie Schuiteman

·   Lindi Dahm

·   Kari Schmalbeck

·   Jenn Traver

·   Kim Ellis

·   Amy Achterhoff

·   Tyler Reichle

·   Dale Landegent

·   Gretchen Bruhn

·   Kari Wieking

·   Donna Renes

·   Molly Korver

·   Lori Vander Plaats

·   Char Steuerwald

·   Jerry Van Voorst

·   Laurie Gabhart

·   Deb Rozeboom

·   Dawn Mouser

·   Gary McEldowney

·   Julie Schley

·   Jill Hulshof

·   The Board of Education

I truly hope I have not forgotten anyone
«  The wrestlers who placed in the Siouxland Conference wrestling meet
o    113 - 1st Place - Cristian Lopez
o    152 - 1st Place - Dylon Van`t Hof
o    170 - 2nd Place - Mitchell Sandbulte