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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 –

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

1/18/17

Thursday, January 19

4:15pm Basketball: Boys JH Game vs Belle Plaine (Away)

 

Rescheduled from 1/17

4:00pm Basketball: JV Game vs Meskwaki High School (Home) 

6:30pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Meskwaki High School (Home)

8:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs Meskwaki High School (Home)

 

Friday, January 20

4:15pm Basketball: Girls JH Game vs Belle Plaine (Home) (MOVED FROM THURSDAY)

4:00pm Basketball: JV Game vs Clarksville High School (Away)

6:30pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Clarksville High School (Away)

8:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs Clarksville High School (Away)

 

 

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1/17/17

Tonight's games vs. Meskwaki have been postponed. Reschedule information is not available yet, but will be shared as soon as possible.

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12/22/16

 

 

 

SCHOOL RESUMES

School will resume on Tuesday, January 3 for students.  Enjoy your winter break!

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

There will be no school for students on Monday, January 9.  Staff will spend the day in Professional Development meetings.

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Wednesday, January 11 is the end of the First Semester.  Report cards will be e-mailed or sent home with the elementary students on Tuesday, January 17. 

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

There will be no school on Monday, January 16.  However, this day may be used as a snow make up day if that becomes necessary.

 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The next regularly scheduled school board meeting will be held on Monday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Elem Dance Clinic

On Saturday, January 21 the Elementary Dance Clinic will be held in the MPR from 8:30-10:30.  At 10:30 the Clinic kids will perform their dances for parents.

Cost: $25.00 includes light snack and Clinic t-shirt

The kids will be able to perform the dances they learn at a high school boy’s half time on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. We would like the kids to enter in the south entrance by the band room at 7:45pm on January 24 wearing their dance clinic t-shirts, black bottoms, and tennis shoes.

 

Holiday Gift Store

Profits Big Again!

The Holiday Gift Shop had a record setting year and made over $1800.  This is due to the tremendous amount of wonderful items donated to the   North Tama Elementary Holiday Gift Store.  Our area businesses and community members donate all of the items.  A very special thanks goes to the parent volunteers as well as some of North Tama's retired teachers for their many hours working at the Holiday Gift Store. The money will pay for the Redhawk’s Reading Month  special assembly and support the visiting author program this next school year.  Happy Holidays and see you next year!

 

 

WINTER WEATHER ALERT

If it is necessary to cancel or dismiss school early due to bad weather or poor road conditions, we will continue to make announcements  with KGAN, KWWL, KCRG, and KCCI television stations. And the following radio stations: WMT-am/fm, KXEL, KOKZ, KWLO, KFMW, KFJB, KXIA, KKHQ, KCRR, KOEL, KDAO, KCRG,and WHO. 

Or visit their web sites at: www.kgan.com, www.kwwl.com, www.kcrg.com

You will also receive an alert by phone, text, or e-mail, depending on what you signed up for at registration last fall.

Be sure your children know what to do in case school is dismissed early.

 

         

FEBRUARY

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb 13   No School – Prof Develop

Feb 20    No School-President Day

Feb 21  Family Reading Night –

             K-12 Art Show

Feb 27 P-T Conferences

            4:30-8:00

Mar 2      P-T Conferences

                  4:30-8:00

Mar 3      No School – Comp Day

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8/16/16

                                                REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

August 15, 2016

7:00 p.m.

 

1) Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Board Vice-president Tiffany Feisel.  Present were Board members Doug Dvorak, Gretchen Pargeon, Rod Zobel, Tiffany Feisel and David Calderwood.  Also in attendance were Superintendent David Hill, Principals Paul Rea and Josh Youel, Board Secretary Terrill Karr and Teacher Terry Shay. Board member Cheryl Popelka and Trisha Kennedy were absent.

 

2) Approve Agenda:  Dvorak made the motion to approve the agenda.  Calderwood seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Popelka & Kennedy absent)

 

3) Spotlight On Education:  Information on Peter Reynolds Author Visit on September 13, Terry Shay:  Shay talked to the board about the origination of DOT day.  Shay was the originator of DOT day with 17,000 participants in 2009 and growing to 2,284,061 participants in 2015!  Illustrator and Author Peter Reynolds will be at North Tama on September 13th the same day his new book The Water Princess will be released. A Huge Deal!  Discovery Education will also be here to tape this event. 

 

4): Public Forum Correspondence:

 

5) Consent Agenda:

a. Approve Minutes of July 18, 2016 Regular Board Meeting: 

 

b)  Approve Engagement Letter with Nolte, Cornman & Johnson, P. C. for the FY16 Audit:

 

c. Financial

i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills

            1. Year To Date

            2. Monthly Balances

            3. Detail Check Register

            4. Expenses to Published Budget

           

d. Personnel:

            i. Resignations

                        1. Katey Johnson-Jr High Girls Track

                        2. Samantha Zobel-HS Assistant Softball

                        3. Spencer Karr-HS Softball      

 

            ii. Appointments

           

            iii. Approve FY17 Pay Rates for Athletic Official:

 

Calderwood made the motion to approve the consent agenda.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Popelka & Kennedy absent)

 

6): Board Actions Related to Refinancing Approximately $2, 770,000 SAVE Bonds, Series 2016:

a. Approval of Resolution Appointing Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of Same:

 

Dvorak made the motion to approve the Resolution Appointing Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of Same.  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Popelka & Kennedy absent)

 

            b. Approval of Tax Exemption Certificate:  Pargeon made the motion to approve the Tax Exemption Certificate. .  Zobel seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Popelka & Kennedy absent)

c. Approve Resolution Authorizing the Terms of Issuance and Providing for and Securing the Payment of School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds.  Calderwood made the motion to Approve Resolution Authorizing the Terms of Issuance and Providing for and Securing the Payment of School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Popelka & Kennedy absent)

 

7) Reports:

a. Elementary Principal: 

Thank you to Austin Pink, Jess Schults, Nancy Snyder and Patty Calderwood for their help with the rubber mulch on the playground.  Also the 10 high school students and junior high student who cane to help!

Ten students attended summer school

Teachers Becky Adams and Amanda Rude will attend the training for 7 Habits of Effective People this school year.

 

b. High School Principal:

Building a Culture of Success will be the theme this year

JH partitions are up in the JH locker rooms

August 9th was the annual All Coaches meeting

Racetrack Fundraiser made North Tama $3600 this year

Schedules are becoming tighter and tighter, with the sharing of Halupnick and Cibula

 

c. Superintendent:

Policy review will be done in September

Audit went well: need to develop a disaster plan, collect on negative lunch balances and finish our review of board policies

Need committee for Family Sick Leave Bank policy-Pargeon and Feisel volunteered

433 students enrolled at of today, August 15.

6th grade teacher will be hired this week.  Will possible have 33- 6th grade students.

 

8.  First Reading of 800 & 900 Series Policies:  Policy #  to say : “nicotine-free environment” and Policy number # will read  be changed to capital asset minimum of $1000.00

 

9:Superintendent Evaluation:  Zobel made the motion to go into closed session for the purpose of the Superintendent’s evaluation at 8:14 p.m.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Roll call was taken: Popelka-absent, Dvorak-aye, Zobel-aye,  Kennedy-absent, Calderwood-aye, Pargeon-aye and Feisel-Aye.  Aye-5, Nay-0, Absent-2.

 

Pargeon made the motion to leave closed session at 8:55 p.m.  Dvorak seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  Roll call was taken:  Calderwood-aye, Dvorak-aye, Pargeon-aye, Feisel-aye, Popelka-absent, Kennedy-absent, Zobel-aye. 

 

10) Adjournment:  Zobel made the motion to adjourn at 8:56 p.m.  Pargeon seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  (Popelka & Kennedy absent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trisha Kennedy, Board President                                                              Terrill Karr, Board Secretary

 

 

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be September 19th in the ICN room. A special board meeting to be held August 17th at 6:30 p.m.

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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.

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Traer, IA 50675

phone: 319-478-2265

fax: 319-478-2917

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Lunch: $2.25/student

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