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Elanor May Patternson plays the violin. Photo by Jesse Brothers, Sioux City Journal

Longtime Sioux City teacher reflects on 30 years in music…

Veteran music teacher Eleanor May-Patterson has a unique way of calling her class to order. “I say, “Bow’s up!’” she explained, literally placing her musical bow, vertically, on top of…

Best Communities for Music Education Logo

SCCSD Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

The Sioux City Community School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  This is…

Successory Saturday Notes from our Students

#SuccessorySaturday – West High

West High School students recognize educators who help them succeed. Kristin Ortmann, Orchestra Teacher: “Thank you for supporting me throughout school. You are always…

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FedEx Office Donates $100,000 in Printing to Future Ready Schools…

Leader in printing services and solutions reaffirms commitment to education and equitable learning for all students FedEx Office, a world-class provider of convenient, state-of-the-art…

SCCSD Students Selected for 2021 Iowa All State Jazz

SCCSD Students Selected for 2021 Iowa All-State Jazz

Congratulations to the following students from the Sioux City Community Schools on their selection for the 2021 Iowa All-State Jazz. The Iowa All-State Jazz Festival will occur on Saturday, June…

Michael Toben Plays the Tuba

Siouxland tubist selected as alternate for Carnegie Hall youth orchestra

A North High School sophomore first picked up a tuba when he was a 5th grader. A few years later, he ranks as one of only two students age 14-17…

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  • — EHS Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Sioux City West (Away)
  • — WHS Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Sioux City East (Home)
  • All Day — Spalding Park Kindergarten Registration
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  • — Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. Lewis Central (Home)
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  • All Day — Riverside Kindergarten Registration
  • — WHS Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Denison (Home)
  • — WHS Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Denison-Schleswig (Away)
  • — Band, Choir, Orchestra
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  • All Day — EHS JV/Varsity Girls Golf vs. Multiple Schools (Home)
  • — Golf: Girls JV/V vs. LeMars’>Multiple Schools (Home)
  • — Golf: Girls Varsity vs. Bishop Heelan (Home)
  • — Soccer: Girls Varsity vs. Fort Dodge (Home)
  • — Track: Varsity vs. Lewis Central (Away)
  • All Day — ACT Testing Day

Preparing Students for Success

The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence, and succeed in reaching their potential.


A photo is worth a thousand words, so peruse our online photo gallery to see why learning is fun! Through interactive, hands-on lessons, students in the Sioux City Community School District engage in their learning. See photos of students collaborating on activities that inspire creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking. Together, we’re helping students develop a lifelong love for learning.

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Students in the Sioux City Community School District accomplish great things every day. Academic excellence. Positive behavior. Good citizenship. Achievements in sports and activities. Each spotlight on success demonstrates how our students make our schools and our communities a better place. We are proud to recognize our students!

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Staff members in the Sioux City Community School District are passionate about helping students succeed. Teachers, food service staff, bus drivers – and everyone in between – make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. Through the Successory Program, students share stories, in their own words, to explain how individual staff members help them succeed. See what the students have to say about our staff.

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