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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

STEM Fair 2016

STEM Fair 2016

Dennis Field Renovation Project

Our fundraising campaign for renovations to Dennis Field is underway. To learn more or to donate, please visit our campaign page:



2015-2016 School Year Calendar

2015-2016 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.

Redhawk News


Redhawk Athletes and Parents/Guardians:


I hope this email finds you well. My name is Austin Pink and I have recently accepted the Head Football Position, as well as High School PE Position at North Tama High School. I am extremely excited to be at North Tama and cannot wait to start working with all of the student-athletes. I am currently finishing up the school year at Forest City High School, and will be moved down to Traer shortly after we get done with school. 


I would like to take this opportunity to invite you, even if you have not played football in the past, to attend the North Tama Football Athlete/Parent Meeting on Thursday, June 9th at 6:30 PM in the Lunch Room. (Please Use the South Doors)


Those attending will receive and/or go over the following items:

- Expectations/Philosophy

- Summer Schedule

- IMPACT Training Importance

- Offensive/Defensive Installation Schedule

- Game Schedules for 2016-17 Season

- Meet New Coaches

- Questions You May Have


I also want to make a point in stating that attendance at IMPACT training (Morning Weight-Lifting/Agilities) will be an expectation starting this summer. Everything we do in the weight-room directly correlates to the football field. If we all make a commitment in there this summer, we will see the benefits come this fall. The summer schedule for IMPACT Training will be held on Monday,Wednesday, and Thursday Mornings from 6:30-7:30 AM. 


If there is a scheduling conflict and you are unable to attend the meeting, please let me know prior to the meeting. 


Thanks for your time, and I look forward to meeting you!


Go Redhawks!


-Coach Pink


Austin Pink

North Tama High School

High School PE

Head Football Coach


Getting and staying Above the Line is the foundation of success in anything you do, work, school, football and life. Staying above the line must be taught and developed. I love what i do. I love the daily challenge of leading a team and building a culture.

Due to the possibility of rain, both baseball and softball will play VARSITY FIRST at Green Mountain tonight. Game time is 5:00p.




  1. For any 8th-11th grade girls that are planning on participating in volleyball this fall, we will have a brief meeting during HR on Tuesday. If you cannot attend but still want information, stop in and see Mrs. Halstead.
  2. Tuesday, May 24th will be the Iowa Assessment pizza lunch. If you were invited, you should have received an email from Mr. Rea yesterday.
  3. Students in Grades 8-11: Any student interested in running for a Class Officer/Student Council position, there is a list of the responsibilities and sign-up in the Secondary Office and in Mr. LaRue's room.  Sign-Up ends on Friday with voting on Monday during Homeroom.
  4. Please return your library books as soon as possible if you are done reading them.  The final deadline to return books will be Friday, May 20.   Students who do not return their books before the last day of school will be billed for the replacement cost of the book.
  5. Looking to make some extra money this summer but don't want to work your entire summer break?  We can help!  Moody's Roguing from Dysart needs hard working, dependable workers to rogue in the Dysart area. Must be 14. $8/hour to start. Access the Google Sheet to sign up: https://goo.gl/R0g8Pe
  6. Reminder- ART CLUB upcoming meetings -- Thursday 4-6 -Glazing Bowls.  May 24th- creating ceramic draped bowls to fundraise for Chicago -4-6 Spanish club members also welcome to attend!


High School

  1. High School Girls Track banquet tonight at 7 pm in the FCS room. Everyone bring a dessert and uniforms.
  2. Golf Meetings in the ICN Room to turn in equipment. Girls today.
  3. Junior Boys: there are several openings at Boys’ State in Des Moines in June. If you are interested in attending, you should contact Dave Svoboda from the Clutier American Legion  ASAP. 641-751-0681
  4. HS Wrestling and HS Boys Basketball: please stop in to the HS Office to pick up your academic award certificates.



Thursday: Crispito, Cheese Sauce, Corn, Applesauce Cup, Cheese Sandwich, Spirit Cake

Friday: Tenderloin/Bun, Broccoli, String Cheese, Pineapple


Daily Quote


“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”

—James N. Watkins



Thu May 19


All day

B&G State Track Meet - Des Moines


Seniors' Last Day

Fri May 20


All day

B&G State Track Meet - Des Moines

Sat May 21


All day

B&G State Track Meet - Des Moines

Sun May 22




Mon May 23



Baseball: Boys Varsity Game - Green Mountain



Softball: Girls Varsity Game - GMG Secondary School

Wed May 25



Softball: Girls Varsity Game - Vinton-Shellsburg High School

Thu May 26


Last Day of School



Secondary Students Dismissed



Baseball: Boys Varsity Game - North Tama High School, Baseball/Softball Complex



Softball: Girls Varsity Game - North Tama High School, Baseball/Softball Complex



Hello Parents and Baseball Players,
We are sending this email to all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Boys families so that no one is missed by mistake.
This is an update on Elementary Baseball for grades 4th through 6th grade.  Coach Hulme sent home a paper schedule for both Tri County Baseball and Local League as well as rosters for the local league teams the beginning of this week.  Since that time we've added a few players and need to revamp the Local League team rosters.  Those new team rosters are attached.
We will now be divided into 3 teams for local league.  The schedule of dates we play on will not change and are listed below.  A new schedule with the game rotation each night will be given out at the first practice on May 31st.    
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!  We are thankful to have 2 gentlemen signed up to help coach these local league teams.  But we need more!  Please let Coach Hulme know if you can help.  We would like to have 2 coaches per team.

Local League Game Dates 

First Game will start at 6:00 and 2nd game will start at approximately 7:15


Tuesday, May 31st Practice for all Local League Players 6pm-7:15pm

Thursday, June 2nd Practice for all Local League Players 6pm-7:15pm

Tuesday, June 7th Game @ 6 and 7:15

Thursday, June 9th Game @ 6 and 7:15

Tuesday, June 14th Game @ 6 and 7:15

Thursday, June 16th Game @ 6 and 7:15

Tuesday, June 21st Game @ 6 and 7:15

Thursday, June 23rd Game @ 6 and 7:15

Tuesday, June 28th Game @ 6 and 7:15

Thank you.  We look forward to seeing all of these boys on the diamond.

Dalton Hulme



Patty Calderwood
NT AD Secretary
319-478-2265 Ext. 214
319-269-7286 (Cell)

The printable May 2016 calendars are now available. Remember, activities and meals are subject to change, and the online Google Calendars on the website are always the most up to date information.


May Activity Calendar

May Menu


District Activity Calendar

School Hours

All North Tama students are scheduled for classes from 8:10 to 3:30 this year.

The High School and Junior Bell Schedules can be viewed by clicking the More link.

High School Bell Schedule on ...more

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: $2.10/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!