Seniors serving our community on SCIP Day

Preparing our students for civic life is part of our district’s vision and mission. A longstanding tradition, SCIP Day, which stands for Senior Community Improvement Project, allows hundreds of seniors from southeast Polk to spread out across the district to do the community work that needs to be done. Organizations let us know what they need to do, indoors or outdoors, cleaning, painting, gardening or any other small job. Maybe it’s just spreading joy, spending time with others.

Greenbelt Park at Lions Park (Altoona)
Town of Runnells (Town Hall and Baseball Field)
Parkridge Ground Football (Pleasant Hill)
Rising Sun Football (Pleasant Hill)
Greater Altoona Women’s Softball Association (Altoona)
Prairie Vista Village (Altoona)
MS Sports Complex
Yellow benches park
Elemental clay
Elementary Delaware
Four Mile Elementary School
Altoona Campus
Altoona Elementary School
elementary centenary
Mitchellville Elementary School

One of the highlights of the day has always been the Altoona Lions Club offering lunch at Thomas Mitchellville Park. After a morning of hard work in individual groups, everyone comes together to celebrate. Thank you Altoona Lions Club for all you do for our schools and the community!

Altoona Lions Grilling SCIP Lunch Day

We would also like to thank the other organizations that help make this annual day of community service possible, such as HyVee who provide the grill master! We are so grateful for all the partnerships we have throughout the District and are thrilled that as a District we are able to give back.

If you are an organization or business that has a project for our seniors, please contact John Jones at by April 7 for more information. We prefer outdoor activities and the company should provide the supplies.

Follow us on social media to see photos of our students in action! @SEPSchools

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