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
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
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:
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)
Tonight's games vs. Meskwaki have been postponed. Reschedule information is not available yet, but will be shared as soon as possible.
School will resume on Tuesday, January 3 for students. Enjoy your winter break!
There will be no school for students on Monday, January 9. Staff will spend the day in Professional Development meetings.
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.
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.
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
Mar 2 P-T Conferences
Mar 3 No School – Comp Day
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD
August 15, 2016
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:
i. Expenditures to Date and Approval of Bills
1. Year To Date
2. Monthly Balances
3. Detail Check Register
4. Expenses to Published Budget
1. Katey Johnson-Jr High Girls Track
2. Samantha Zobel-HS Assistant Softball
3. Spencer Karr-HS Softball
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)
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
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)
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.
District Activity Calendar
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: email@example.com.
605 Walnut St
Traer, IA 50675
Readhawks Literary Society
Menus subject to change without notice.