Oskaloosa Middle School Principle Passes Away


The Oskaloosa Community School District says its middle school principal died while vacationing with his family.

Mark Scholes passed away due to a “tragic swimming accident” in Lake Michigan, according to the school district.

“Mark was a dedicated educator and leader who made an incredible impact on our students, staff, and community. His passion for education and commitment to our students’ success were evident in everything he did. We are all grieving this terrible loss.” Stateement from the Oskaloosa Community School District

The district says student grief counseling will be available on Thursday, July 11 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Oskaloosa Middle School.

Details concerning a memorial service will be shared at a later date, according to the school district.

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