Carsen Nagel, 7, a first grader at Bonner Elementary School, foreground, and his older brother Caden, 11, a fifth grader at Bear Cave Intermediate School, sit at the kitchen island in their Stewartville home as they prepare for distance learning, scheduled to begin for all K-12 students in the Stewartville School District this Wednesday, Dec. 2 and continue through Friday, Jan. 15.
Given the choice between learning from a distance and being with his teacher and friends in a classroom, Caden Nagel would rather be at school. "I like just seeing all my friends," he said. "It makes math and reading a lot easier because I have the teacher right there." Caden, 11, a fifth grader at Bear Cave Intermediate School, and his younger brother Carsen, 7, a first grader at Bonner Elementary School, will join more than 2,000 other Stewartville K-12 students who will start exclusive distance learning from home this Wednesday, Dec. 2. After reviewing COVID-19 data for the district's communities and buildings, Stewartville School District officials have decided to switch to exclusive distance learning beginning this Wednesday and continuing through Friday, Jan. 15... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Dec. 1 Stewartville STAR.