Performing arts center plans are underway to open fall of 2016!
On Monday, March 9, 2015 the Algona School Board announced plans to begin development of a performing arts center with a goal of having the facility open by the fall of 2016. 

The opportunity to begin development of a performing arts center became available as a result of an extremely generous gift of $5 million committed by Ed and Betty Wilcox over five years.  “A performing arts center has been a community need for many years, and the planned facility will meet that need.  We are very excited to be able to help this dream become a reality for our community,” stated Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox.  $1 million of the gift will be placed in an endowment to support operational costs of the facility.

The school district will provide the remaining funds needed through bonding against sales tax revenues.  The anticipated project budget will be $5.5 million and includes parking as well as the performing arts center itself.  Financing for the project is being negotiated with Iowa State Bank.  The district is working on an agreement with Struxture Architects of Waterloo to develop plans and the facility will be named the Ed and Betty Wilcox Center for the Performing Arts.  

The board intends to include an advisory committee representative of the various nonprofit groups who utilize the current O.B. Laing Auditorium in reviewing plans as they are developed to ensure the facility design meets the needs of the community as a whole within the budget provided.  Additional opportunities for community members and groups to be involved through sponsoring seats or other donations will be discussed at a later date.

Algona CSD

2015-2016 School Year
Pre-School and Kindergarten/Prep Registration:  The Algona Community School District is now accepting 3 year-old preschool, 4 year-old preschool, and Kindergarten/Prep registration.  Please click on the links below to complete registration for your child(ren).  If you do not have the availability to a computer, or need assistance registering, please call Central Administration at 295-3528.

To be eligible for preschool, students must be three (3) for our three-year old program or four (4) for our four-year old program by September 15, 2015.  To be eligible for Kindergarten and Kindergarten Prep, students need to be five (5) by September 15, 2015. If you have any questions about our Preschool or Kindergarten programs, please contact elementary principal Mrs. Stacy Mueller at 295-3586.