Welcome to the Osage Community School District!
My name is Barb Schwamman and it is a privilege and honor to serve as the Superintendent of the Osage Community School District. The Osage CSD is a leader in teaching and learning and provides excellent opportunities for children of all ages PK-12. Osage is the county seat of Mitchell County and it is a gem in rural North Iowa, providing many shopping, eating, recreation, and health care services. Active economic development, low unemployment, and low staff turnover combine to provide stable enrollment and financial stability, further resulting in high academic/activity standards and results.
Located in scenic north Iowa, Osage, population of 3,800 is also known as the “City of Maples” that clearly line city streets and is also known for the Cedar River that runs near it that provide many recreational opportunities. We are a 2-A school for most of our competition sports and 3-A for some of our female sports. Local amenities include:
- Vibrant downtown with lots of businesses and restaurants
- Cedar River Complex (CRC) YMCA
- Regional Hospital that includes a clinic, pharmacy, and eye care services
- Fishing/Hunting/Canoeing/Beautiful Golf Course
- Excellent Location - 25 minutes to Mason City , 55 miles to Cedar Falls, 65 miles to Rochester
Our mission: sustain and enhance a caring community to produce enthusiasm for lifelong learning! We are proud to provide our students with the highest quality education, enabling them to develop academically, emotionally, physically, and socially. We are committed to ensuring that our students benefit from challenging and rewarding academics, fine arts, athletics, and citizenship opportunities. We emphasize a challenging and relevant curriculum that respects the unique qualities of each individual learner.
The combination of talented and dedicated staff, strong family and community support, and students who inspire us every day make Osage Community Schools a great place to learn and to grow. We have embraced a TEAM approach to our work.
T ogether E veryone A chieves M ore
Today, now more than ever, this is true for our students inside and outside the classroom. Preparing students for the real world is the goal of “teaming” each and every classroom with a business partnership. Work experiences, apprenticeships, job shadowing and field trips also expose students to a wide range of careers available to them. One that will never be accomplished if we try to work, teach, and learn in isolation. Our goal is to prepare every student for the world of work, a certificate, or a 2 year or 4 year education post high school.
The Osage Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
- Agriculture Education -Full time teacher with college level classes CASE
- Business Education- Full range of classes and college
- Family and Consumer Science Education
- Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial Education)
- Automobile/Mechanics (Industrial Education)
- Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering and Computer courses
My educational background includes graduating from Turkey Valley High School, and BA from UNI in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, my master’s degree is from Viterbo University, my principal certification if from the Iowa Principal Leadership Academy and my ED Specialist Degree is from UNI.
My vision for the future of the Osage Schools is that not only do ALL of our staff members work closely together, but students, parents, and the community work in collaboration with the schools as well. Our mission will never be accomplished if we try to work, teach, and learn in isolation. I encourage you to become an active member of Team Osage! Please call us or email us with any questions you may have about the Osage Community Schools!
Osage Superintendent of Schools
ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION (Policy 102.E2)
The Osage Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Agricultural Education, Business, Health Occupations, Industrial Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Marketing Education. It is the policy of the Osage Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Tim Hejhal, High School Principal, 820 Sawyer Drive, Osage, IA 50461, 641.732.3102, or Email Tim.
DISTRICT EQUITY STATEMENT (Policy 102)
Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for the Osage Community School District are hereby notified that the Osage Community School District not to discriminate in its educational programs and its employment practices on the basis of age (for employment), color, race, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status (for programs), socioeconomic status (for programs), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Tim Hejhal, High School Principal, Osage Community Schools, 820 Sawyer Drive, Osage, IA 50461, at 641-732-3102 or Email Tim. This person has been designated by the school district to coordinate the school district’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, title VII, title IX, the ADA, §§ 504 and Iowa Code 280.3.