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Welcome to North Tama

Welcome from Superintendent David R. Hill:

Welcome to the North Tama County Community School District. North Tama offers your family a tremendous advantage to learn, participate, and belong. The ...more

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

2016-2017 School Year Calendar (PDF)

 

 

Please remember that dates are always subject to change. The PDF above is an overview of the year, but is not updated as the year goes on.

For the most up to date information, please check the District Activity Calendar further down the page, as it is kept up to date.

2016-2017 School Hours

Elementary, 8:15 to 3:20

JH and HS, 8:15 to 3:25


Bell schedules are posted below.

Junior High Bell Schedule

1st 8:15 – 8:59

2nd 9:02 - 9:46

3rd 9:49 - 10:33

4th 10:36 - 11:20

Homeroom 11:23 –

2016-2017 Visiting Author -- Peter H. Reynolds

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Peter H. Reynolds is going to be our visiting author this year, celebrating Dot Day in the school where it started!

He will be at North Tama on September 13, 2016: we are going to have the biggest ...more

North Tama's Teacher Leadership

North Tama's TLC team created three new positions for the 2016-2017 school year.  We will be utilizing a Student Success Coach (Judy Boerm), an Instructional Coach (Susan Johnson), and Seven Model Teachers (Becky Adams, Levi LaRue, Connie Courbat, Amy Lidgett, Kristi Martin, Lisa Chizek, and Vonna Watson. As a team, the teachers, staff, teacher leaders at North Tama will be able to take students from where they are to where they need to be.  

 

The team put together a video to explain a little more about the TLC program at North Tama:

 

 

Redhawk News

8/30/16

 

Secondary

  1. The Traer Progressive Position Pistol (PPP) Team is starting up again on September 7. Boys and girls ages 8-18 are welcome. They meet on Wednesdays at the old Boldt Auction Building on Second Street from 4-7 pm. If you are interested, contact Pete Holden, 319-415-5044.
  2. NTBASIC kicks off tomorrow at the memorial building in Traer. JH: 6 to 7. HS: 7:15 to 8:15. Cross Trainers: 8:15 to 9. We hope to see everyone there!

Junior High

  1. Please dismiss JH volleyball at 3:15 to get ready for their pictures, they need to be ready by 3:25.

 

High School

  1. Reminder to all drivers: if a school bus is stopped and it’s red lights are flashing with the stop arm extended, you MUST STOP. This applies to BOTH directions. If you are entering our parking lot on the south side of the school and meet a bus unloading students at the lunch doors, you MUST STOP and wait. This is a state law and a violation will result in a very hefty fine.
  2. Reminder:  Spanish/Art Club is working concessions tonight.  If you are going to Chicago in the spring please make sure you find a time to work.
  3. Ms. Johnson is still looking for a manager for this cross country season.  If you are interested, please send an email to her, or stop down and talk to her after school.  
  4. There will be an FFA meeting for anyone interested in joining FFA on Wednesday during lunch. Please go to the front of the lunch line and then come to Mr. Cibula's room.
  5. NHS will meet during lunch in Ms. Fricke's room on Thursday
  6. If you are interested in Yearbook Club (9-12), there will be a meeting during lunch on Tuesday 8/30 in Mr. LaRue's Room.
  7. Senior class officers: meeting in the HS Office on Tuesday, August 30, during lunch.
  8. During homeroom on WEDNESDAY, we will have class meetings. Please report to the following locations:

                        Seniors: Gym

                        Juniors: MPR

                        Sophomores: FCS Room

                        Freshmen: Library

 

Lunch

Tuesday: Beefburger/Bun, Carrots, Lettuce, Pineapple, Cookie

Wednesday: Deli Turkey/Bun, Potato Salad, Peas, Rosy Applesauce

 

Daily Quote

 

“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

—John R. Wooden (1910-2010)

Basketball Coach, Author

 

Tue Aug 30

3:25pm

JH Volleyball PIctures

3:35pm

JH & HS Cross Country Pictures

3:45pm

JH Football Pictures-FB Field

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Game vs South Hardin (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JV Game vs South Hardin (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

Thu Sep 1

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Dunkerton High School (Home) - North Tama High School

6:00pm

Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs South Hardin (Away) - South Hardin High School

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs Dunkerton High School (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

Fri Sep 2

7:00pm

Football: Boys Varsity Game vs BCLUW (Home) - North Tama High School, Football Field

Sat Sep 3

9:00am

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Tournament vs Belle Plaine, BGM, Dunkerton, Meskwaki High School, Montezuma Community, North Fayette Valley, West Central (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

Mon Sep 5

All day

Labor Day-No School

Tue Sep 6

4:15pm

Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs BCLUW Middle (Away) - BCLUW Middle School

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Janesville (Away) - Janesville High School

6:00pm

Football: Boys JV Game vs BCLUW (Home) - North Tama High School, Football Field

6:00pm

Girls Scouts Organizational mtg. in Lunchroom until 7:00p - Lunchroom.

 

 

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8/29/16

 

Secondary

  1. All students received new lunch cards during the first days of school.  If you do not bring your card to the lunch line, you will wait and be at the end of the line. You slow the line down by not having your lunch card, and that is not fair for the students that do bring them. Please get in the habit of having them everyday.
  2. Monday Homeroom: Art Club meeting in the Art Room: all current members and interested members please attend. We will be discussing the Chicago trip as well as our activities for the upcoming year!

 

Junior High

  1. Junior high volleyball: there will be a short parent's meeting on Monday, August 29th at 5:30.

 

High School

  1. Sophomore class officers: We will meet Monday, August 29 to start on Homecoming planning in Fricke's room (207B) during lunch. Please bring a theme/decoration idea.
  2. NHS will meet during lunch in Ms. Fricke's room on Thursday
  3. Chicago 2017 students- We will be working the concessions stand on Tuesday, August 30.  Please sign up for a time to work!
  4. If you are interested in Yearbook Club (9-12), there will be a meeting during lunch on Tuesday 8/30 in Mr. LaRue's Room.
  5. Senior class officers: meeting in the HS Office on Tuesday, August 30, during lunch.

 

Lunch

Monday: Chicken Fajita/Soft Shell, Bean Salsa, Corn, Tropical Fruit, Sun Chips

Tuesday: Beefburger/Bun, Carrots, Lettuce, Pineapple, Cookie

 

Daily Quote

 

“You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough.”

—Joe E. Lewis (1902-1971)

Comedian, Singer



 

 

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8/26/16

 

Secondary

  1. All students received new lunch cards during the first days of school.  If you do not bring your card to the lunch line, you will wait and be at the end of the line. You slow the line down by not having your lunch card, and that is not fair for the students that do bring them. Please get in the habit of having them everyday.
  2. Monday Homeroom: Art Club meeting in the Art Room: all current members and interested members please attend. We will be discussing the Chicago trip as well as our activities for the upcoming year!

 

Junior High

  1. Junior high volleyball: there will be a short parent's meeting on Monday, August 29th at 5:30.

 

High School

  1. Student Council meeting during lunch on Friday 8/25. Bring your lunch up to Room 311 for the meeting.
  2. Chicago 2017 students- We will be working the concessions stand on Tuesday, August 30.  Please sign up for a time to work!
  3. If you are interested in Yearbook Club (9-12), there will be a meeting during lunch on Tuesday 8/30 in Mr. LaRue's Room.

 

Lunch

Friday: PB & J Sandwich, Lettuce, String Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips

Monday: Chicken Fajita/Soft Shell, Bean Salsa, Corn, Tropical Fruit, Sun Chips

 

Daily Quote

 

“A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”

—Saint Basil the Great (329-379)

Bishop Of Cesarea


 

 

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8/25/16

 

Secondary

  1. If there is anyone interested in joining the first ever Yearbook Club, please talk to Mr. LaRue, Shelby McKinley or Lucy Panfil.  You should join if you are interested in any of the following things:  Photography, Graphic Design, Journalism, Marketing, and Business or just simply wanting to work on the yearbook, but have no time in your class schedule.  This is open to anyone grades 7-12 and will be until the yearbook is done.
  2. Follow NorthTamaYearbook on Instagram throughout the year to get photos from the school year as well as have a chance to win prizes!
  3. Monday HR Art Club meeting Art Room: All current members and interested members please attend. We will be discussing the Chicago trip as well as our activities for the upcoming year!

 

Junior High

  1. Junior high volleyball will start Thursday, August 25th at 3:35 in the Multi Purpose Room.  There will be a short parent's meeting on Monday, August 29th at 5:30 for those in junior high volleyball.

 

High School

  1. Chicago 2017 students- We will be working the concessions stand on Tuesday, August 30.  Please sign up for a time to work!
  2. Football players: If you did not have a locker poster this morning, please let one of the cheerleaders know! (Olivia J, Lexie, Madi F, Natalie, or Emma S).

 

Lunch

Thursday: Italian Chicken/Bun, Broccoli, Baked Beans, Peaches

Friday: PB & J Sandwich, Lettuce, String Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Potato Chips

 

Daily Quote

 

“Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

 

 

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8/24/16

Secondary Bulletin, August 24, 2016

Secondary

  1. If there is anyone interested in joining the first ever Yearbook Club, please talk to Mr. LaRue, Shelby McKinley or Lucy Panfil.  You should join if you are interested in any of the following things:  Photography, Graphic Design, Journalism, Marketing, and Business or just simply wanting to work on the yearbook, but have no time in your class schedule.  This is open to anyone grades 7-12 and will be until the yearbook is done.
  2. Follow NorthTamaYearbook on Instagram throughout the year to get photos from the school year as well as have a chance to win prizes!
  3. Monday HR Art Club meeting Art Room: All current members and interested members please attend. We will be discussing the Chicago trip as well as our activities for the upcoming year!
  4. New lunch cards: will be handed out when you are in the line for lunch today.

 

Junior High

  1. Junior high volleyball will start Thursday, August 25th at 3:35 in the Multi Purpose Room.  There will be a short parent's meeting on Monday, August 29th at 5:30 for those in junior high volleyball.

 

Lunch

Wednesday: Hamburger/Bun, Carrots, Applesauce Cup, Slushie Cup

Thursday: Italian Chicken/Bun, Broccoli, Baked Beans, Peaches

 

Daily Quote

 

“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.”

—Sir Frances Bacon (1561-1626)

Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

 

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District Activity Calendar

Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the North Tama County Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, 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 on the North Tama Website: www.n-tama.k12.ia.us under Parents/Students section.  If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Craig Josh Youel, Elementary Principal, 605 Walnut Street, Traer, Iowa 50675, 319-478-2265, E-mail:  jyouel@n-tama.k12.ia.us.

Contact Us

605 Walnut St

Traer, IA 50675

phone: 319-478-2265

fax: 319-478-2917

Map and Driving Directions

Readhawks Literary Society

Lunch Menu

Menus subject to change without notice.

Lunch: $2.25/student

Twitter Feed

News from the Upstairs Library

So much has been happening with the library program this past month!  On April 12, author Kirby Larson was here.  Most of our students got to hear her presentation in the gym, and a few even got to have conversations with her throughout the day.  We thank her for traveling all this way to Iowa to share more about her life and her writings.  We are also very grateful to the Traer Community Foundation and the Tama County Community Foundation for helping to fund Ms. Larson's visit.

 

Still looking for a book to read before the end of the year?  The 2016-2017 Teen Award and Iowa High School Book Award winners are out on the shelves and ready for you to check out!  You can read descriptions of these winners here:  

 

As we get more new books, we try to also find new homes for a few.  Believe it or not, the library owns quite a few older books that were published as far back as the 1940's! We are offering some of these vintage books up for sale at a starting price of $15 per book.  Please contact me at bjensen@n-tama.k12.ia.us if you would like to see a list.  

 

As we approach the end of the year, please make sure to return your library books in the near future, but no later than Friday, May 20. Thank you!

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