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Awards

1993

  • Presentation on the Linn-Mar Student Assistance Program at the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Conference – Washington, DC
  • Adventureland’s Excellence Award – SODA (Students Opposed to Drugs & Alcohol)
  • First Jr. SODA program established in Iowa

1994

  • Adventureland’s Substance Abuse Prevention Award – TRY (Teens Reaching Youth)

1995

  • FINE [First In the Nation in Education] Award – Bowman Woods- Student Assistance Program
  • Site Visit by US Department of Education – High School Student Assistance Program cited as an exemplary program

1996

  • FINE [First In the Nation in Education] Award – SODA & T.R.Y.

1997

  • Presentation on Jr. SODA, T.R.Y. & SODA at the National Student Assistance Conference – New Orleans, LA.
  • Linn-Mar Elementary schools cited in Student Assistance Journal for violence prevention programs

1998

  • Presentation of Linn-Mar Elementary Code of Cooperation at the National Student Assistance Conference – Orlando, FL.
  • Presented on a panel of successful student assistance programs at the National Student Assistance Conference – Orlando, FL.
  • Linn-Mar High School Student Assistance Program featured in Student Assistance Journal, “Been There, Done That – Changed That,” – explanation of the High School Student Assistance Program.

1999

  • Presented at the Student Assistance Conference – Linn-Mar Elementary Code of Cooperation.
  • Presentation on SODA and TRY at the State of Iowa Safe Drug Free Schools conference.
  • SODA received the Grand Marshal’s Award at the Marion Swamp Fox Parade.

2001

  • Presentation on promoting and marketing the Linn-Mar Student Assistance Program – Orlando, Florida.
  • National Middle School Conference – 6th grade SAP Orientation Program – Washington, D.C.
  • 10 year award – SODA

2002

  • Honorable Mention, Festival of Trees – SODA

2003

  • 10 year award; T.R.Y.
  • First Place award, Festival of Trees – SODA

2004

  • Second Place award, Festival of Trees – SODA

2005

  • Linn-Mar Community School District the first in Iowa to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

2006

  • 15 Year Award – SODA

2007

  • Linn-Mar Elementary schools pilot a project with the University of Michigan called CareKidz Violence Prevention Program
  • Site visit by Congressman Loebsack for Teen Screen program

2008

  • 15 year award – TRY

2010

  • 20 year award – SODA

2013

  • 20 year award – TRY

2015

  • State of Iowa PBIS Conference
  • Presentation Linn-Mar Olweus Middle School Program

2016

  • PBIS Banner Award – Excelsior
  • 25 year award – SODA
  • Linn-Mar School Board Outstanding Achievement Award – ALO

2017

  • 25 year award – TRY
  • STOP Recognized by State of Iowa Legislators-State Capitol
  • Cedar Rapids Day Break Rotary Award – ALO
  • PBIS Banner Award- Excelsior

2018

  • Marzano Level 1 High-Reliability Schools Certification (through 2023)-High School
  • 25 year award – Jr. SODA
  • Ford Motor Fund International Bullying Prevention Award – Linn-Mar Olweus Program
  • PBIS “Banner Level” Schools- Linn Grove, Excelsior

2019

  • Presidents Environmental Youth Award-Oak Ridge

2020

  • Marzano Level 1 High-Reliability Schools Certification- Bowman Woods, Excelsior, Indian Creek, Novak, Oak Ridge
  • PBIS “Honor Level” School – Novak
  • PBIS “Banner Level” School – Excelsior
  • PBIS “Banner Plus” School – Linn Grove

2021

  • Marzano Level 1 High-Reliability Schools Certification- Linn Grove
  • PBIS “Banner Level” Schools- Echo Hill, Novak
  • PBIS “Banner Plus” School- Excelsior

2022

  • Marzano Level 1 High-Reliability Schools Certification-Westfield
  • Marzano Level 2 High-Reliability Schools Certification-Indian Creek

2023

  • Marzano Level 2 High-Reliability Schools Certification-Excelsior
  • Iowa semifinalist U.S. Presidential Scholars program Ayush Kalia. High School