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Southeast Valley Middle School

Southeast Valley Middle School

30850 Paragon Ave., Burnside, IA 50521
Office (515) 359-2235
Office Fax (515) 359-2236

Basic Information

Grades: 5th - 8th
Enrollment: 330
Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Principal: Greg Slininger

Secretary: Beth Kisch
Secretary: Dana Housken

Guidance Counselor: Jenny Eckert

Nurse: Joann Lennon





Southeast Valley Middle School News


The Show Must Go On


    Given the opportunity, several students chose to participate in our annual 6th Grade “Living” Wax Museum. Of course, there was one big difference, it had to be a ‘Virtual’ Living Wax Museum this year.  Check out what these ambitious Jaguars came up with!


Sixth Grade Wax Museum



2020 National History Day



Southeast Valley 8th graders Ava Brunner, Brylie Butrick, Audry Carlson and Jordyn Rowley worked throughout this school year on their National History Day exhibit about Alexander Clark, an African-American whose lawsuit against the Muscatine School Board led to the desegregation of schools in Iowa in 1867, two years after the Civil War ended and almost 90 years before the United State Supreme Court made segregated schools illegal in the country.


Contest participation was virtual this year. Even though these ladies didn’t get to go to Washington D.C. to participate in the contest, they were able to represent Iowa and did so amazingly well. Each NHD affiliate sends two entries in each category. Categories include exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites and historical papers. Affiliates include all US states, Washington D.C., a number of US territories and Department of Defense schools. The group exhibit created by the team from Southeast Valley placed 8th overall in the nation. They also won the award for Outstanding Entry from the state of Iowa. This means the NHD Coordinator from Iowa thought the Alexander Clark group exhibit was the best entry from Iowa.


These students are to be commended for their perseverance through difficult circumstances and working as a group through communication methods that were anything but easy. Heather Butrick, mother of Brylie, said, “Personally, I’m amazed at how these girls worked through three virtual competitions during quarantine!” In order to reach Nationals, the exhibit the girls created won at the district level, then the state level and then competed at Nationals. Between each level of competition they revised captions, did further research and shifted pieces on the exhibit board.





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will be $3.00 for Adults and $2.00 for students
for the Twin Lakes Conference schools

Non-conference schools may have a different price for gate admissions


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