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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. A black tie was left in the gym last Tuesday afternoon. If you lost your tie, you can claim it in the HS Office.
  2. Congratulations to the Dance Team: Division 1 ratings in BOTH Pom and Hip Hop plus a 4th place finish in Class II POM!



High School

  1. Mr. LaRue's 6th Hour class will be meeting in Mr. LaRue's room and NOT the computer lab today.


Homeroom/PE Rotation

Monday: Soph/Fresh

Tuesday Junior High

Wednesday: Junior/Senior

Thursday: Soph/Fresh

Friday: Junior High




Monday: Tenderloin/Bun, Green Beans, Fresh Vegetables, Pears

Tuesday: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas, Tropical Fruit, Butter Sandwich


Daily Quote

“…find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.”

—Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Essayist, Poet, Novelist



Monday, December 5

7:00pm 7th-12th Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 6

4:30pm Wrestling: Boys JH Meet vs Iowa Valley Community Schools vs. GRNT, Lone Tree, Lynnville-Sully (Away)

5:00pm Basketball: JV Game vs Meskwaki High School (Away)

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

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

Thursday, December 8

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

4:15pm Wrestling: Boys JH Meet vs Belle Plaine, GRNT (Away)

6:30pm Wrestling: Boys Varsity Meet vs East Marshall, Hudson - Iowa (Home)

Friday, December 9

4:00pm Basketball: JV Game vs Colo-NESCO (Home)

6:30pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Colo-NESCO (Home)

8:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs Colo-NESCO (Home)

Saturday, December 10

ACT Test Date

Monday, December 12

Professional Development-No School

4:15pm Basketball: Boys JH Game vs BCLUW (Home)

4:15pm Basketball: Girls JH Game vs BCLUW, North Tama JH (Away)





JV girls and boys will play starting at 4:00pm at Meskwaki.


Varsity girls and boys to follow.



There will NOT be a JV Girls game this afternoon.


We will be starting at 3:00pm with a lineup of games as follows:


Two quarters of fresh/soph boys

JV Boys 

Varsity Girls

Varsity Boys



There will be no school for students on Monday, December 12.  Teachers will spend the day in Professional Development meetings.




Plans are being made for the elementary’s Holiday Gift Shop.  The shop will be open for our elementary students starting  Wednesday, December 14, through Tuesday,December 20. Your child’s teacher will send home specific information telling which day your child’s class is scheduled to shop.  Items in the shop range in price from 50 cents to $ 5.00, but most of the items are $2.00 or less.  If you have items you would like to donate, you may bring them to the elementary beginning December 1. Thanks for your support. Proceeds go to pay for our activities and assembly during Redhawk Reading Month in February, as well as supporting the visiting author program. 



The Elementary Winter Program will be held on Wednesday, December 14, at 1:00 p.m. The performance will feature the fifth and sixth grade bands, in addition to songs by every grade level from K-6. Admission for adults is $2.00 and students are $1.00 Tickets are available at the door.   



Students may go home with parents afterwards by checking out with the teacher in their classroom. There will also be a

raffle for a really cool lantern

donated by Whannel’s Hardware. Tickets .50/ea. or 3

for a $1.00  Proceeds go to the author visit.



The next regularly scheduled school board meeting will be held on Monday, December  19 at 7:00 p.m.



All classrooms will be having their Christmas parties on Thursday, December 22. If there is threatening weather we will move the parties to Dec. 21 or  Dec. 20 if needed.  We will inform everyone as it gets closer to those dates.





   Elementary students will be dismissed on Thursday, December 22 at 2:20  for the start of the  Winter Break. 

   There will be no school December 23 thru January 2.




Classes will resume for all students on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.




With winter already here it would be good to review recess rules for the cold and snow.  We will stay in if the actual or wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.   We also will stay in if there is too much ice on the playground.  Students are required to have a winter coat, hat, gloves, snow pants and boots to play on the playground with cold temperatures and snow.   Students will have to sit out recess if they do not have these, it may be inside or outside depending on what they do not have that is required.  Regular clothes get too wet if we allow a student to play in the snow without proper gear.   We have a limited amount of loaner gear to let students use if they forget, but you cannot count on the school having what they need and in the right size.  Please have and leave at school, if possible, these winter items.




Jan 3    School Resumes

Jan 9:  No School, Prof Devel

Jan 11  End of 1st semester   

Jan 16  MLK: No School(mqy be used as snow make up day)

Jan 23 School Board Mtg.



Orders are due by December 5, 2016 to the Main Office.


There are two different forms, with lots of different apparel items!


The first form has apparel with a screenprinted design

The other form offers items with an embroidered design:




Printable PDF versions of the forms are attached below. You can also get printed copies in the main office.


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

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