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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Strong argument to be made for splitting Valley in two.
    There. That's better.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    There. That's better.
    Yeah they only have 3 grades 10-12th and they are still one of the biggest high schools in the state. Split valley and Waukee.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddykane View Post
    Yeah they only have 3 grades 10-12th and they are still one of the biggest high schools in the state. Split valley and Waukee.
    Leaving sports out of it, I can't imagine how you can argue 700+ per class is very helpful/effective/practical/fair or about a dozen other adjectives.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Even leaving sports out of it, I can't imagine how you can argue 700+ per class is very helpful/effective/practical/fair or about a dozen other adjectives.
    Valley split has come and gone. No chance it'll happen in the foreseeable future.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseBowlBound View Post
    Valley split has come and gone. No chance it'll happen in the foreseeable future.
    I'm glad I'm not in high school anymore, when we played valley it was easily the toughest game of the year.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Leaving sports out of it, I can't imagine how you can argue 700+ per class is very helpful/effective/practical/fair or about a dozen other adjectives.
    If you leave sports out of it, the parents of that district wouldn't have anything to complain about in regards to splitting the school.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddykane View Post
    Yeah they only have 3 grades 10-12th and they are still one of the biggest high schools in the state. Split valley and Waukee.
    Waukee has plans for a second high school within the next 4-5 years. You keep saying "split" Valley and Waukee, you do realize the state has nothing to do with splitting, it's up to the school district. The state can't force a district to split.

    WDM voted in 1998 to either split and turn Southwoods into a 2nd high school, or expand Valley and keep one school. The district overwhelmingly voted to keep one high school.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I'm from Indianola and I struggle with the same thing. They haven't been competitive in football or basketball in at least 10 years. However, they were capable of winning a state championship in basketball in 2000 and having several teams ranked in the top 5 in the years before and after that. Football has always been tough but they managed to field some competitive teams.

    I get that a town the size of Indianola, or Marshalltown for that matter, will have trouble keeping up with the WDM and suburban schools. Their talent pool is bigger and they are better funded. But that was probably the case to in years we've been competitive.

    At the same time, after 7-8 years straight of getting our ***** kicked in everything, at some point you just wonder if you belong down a level.
    My son played football from 5th to 8th grade, and they were pretty competitive, but they seem to really struggle with numbers once it hits high school. Not sure if it is a coach thing or just the extra commitment required,, but most kids seem to drop out at that point.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddykane View Post
    I'm glad I'm not in high school anymore, when we played valley it was easily the toughest game of the year.
    They were god awful at basketball, which I don't understand.



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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by Three4Cy View Post
    Waukee has plans for a second high school within the next 4-5 years. You keep saying "split" Valley and Waukee, you do realize the state has nothing to do with splitting, it's up to the school district. The state can't force a district to split.

    WDM voted in 1998 to either split and turn Southwoods into a 2nd high school, or expand Valley and keep one school. The district overwhelmingly voted to keep one high school.
    Wasn't there another vote after that as well? Around 2008ish? Or was that just just a thing everyone complained about at that time?


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    If you leave sports out of it, the parents of that district wouldn't have anything to complain about in regards to splitting the school.
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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    My son played football from 5th to 8th grade, and they were pretty competitive, but they seem to really struggle with numbers once it hits high school. Not sure if it is a coach thing or just the extra commitment required,, but most kids seem to drop out at that point.
    For me it was the time, basketball season was like 5 months



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    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    They were god awful at basketball, which I don't understand.
    They have gotten beat at basketball over the years, but I was talking about football and baseball always hated playing them.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Valley's enrollment blows my mind. They average 713 students per class. That is pretty close to the enrollment of my entire 9-12 high school... and I went to a 4A school! Strong argument to be made for a Class 5A in Iowa boys sports now.
    Problem is it would be Valley and 5 other schools in that class. If you move 12 schools up to a 5A then you have to move X amount up to 4A and you have the same problem.


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    Re: Proposed CIML Split

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    For me it was the time, basketball season was like 5 months
    For my boy, it was a combination of the added summer camps and he played center all four years and just wasn't having much fun. It's too bad because he is a big strong kid and was good at it (but I left it completely up to him).



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