Three SCCSD Named International Baccalaureate World Schools

Sioux City, Iowa – Sioux City Community School District is proud to announce Perry Creek, Nodland, and Sunnyside elementary schools have officially become authorized as International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) schools.

The PYP is an internationally recognized program that focuses on developing the whole child by fostering a love of learning, encouraging critical thinking, and promoting a sense of global citizenship.

The International Baccalaureate Organization grants authorization to schools that have successfully completed a rigorous evaluation process and have demonstrated a commitment to the IB mission and philosophy.

“I am very proud of our elementary schools and especially our team of dedicated teachers and administrators who have worked tirelessly to incorporate IB principals into the daily learning at Perry Creek, Nodland, and Sunnyside schools,” says Dr. Rod Earleywine, superintendent of Sioux City Community Schools. “The program supports our commitment to helping students become inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and risk-takers.”

The IB program focuses on learners and promotes healthy relationships, ethical responsibility, and personal challenges. IB works within global contexts to increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues.

In addition to its IB authorized elementary schools, the Sioux City Community School District also has specialty elementary schools focused on the arts, environmental sciences, computer programming, dual language, and STEM.

Perry Creek, Nodland, and Sunnyside elementary schools will be formally recognized as IB authorized schools by the District’s Board of Directors during its February 27 board meeting.

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