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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

Anika Denise -- October 19 and 20



On October 19-20, 2017, North Tama will host Anika Denise as part of its annual author visit series.  While here, Anika will speak to students at all grade levels.  

 

She will also spend time in elementary classrooms working with students on their writing.

 

Anika is the author of several critically acclaimed books for young readers, including three illustrated by her husband, Christopher Denise: Baking Day at Grandma’s, Bella and Stella Come Home, and Pigs Love Potatoes.

 

Publishers Weekly called her latest picture book, Monster Trucks, illustrated by Nate Wragg, “a mash up made in heaven.” In September, the first in a new picture book series illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez, titled Starring Carmen! (Abrams 2017), was released.

 

Anika’s books have been recognized by Parents’ Choice Foundation, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Visit her online at anikadenise.com.

Attendance Reporting

If you need to report an absence for your student(s), please use the following numbers and email addresses:

For elementary students (PK through 6), please call 319-478-2265 ext. 155 or send an email ...more

Redhawk News

10/20/17

Secondary

  1. On Mon., Oct. 23, there be a short XC meeting in Coach's room immediately after school. Please bring your uniforms to turn in.
  2. School picture retakes will be Tues., Oct. 24.  If you were absent the day of pictures, you will have your photo taken and should bring your order envelopes and payment if you wish to purchase. If you’re having your picture retaken, you must bring your photo package back to school that day.
  3. The theme for Monday night’s Volleyball game is “Jersey Night”! There will be a box of jerseys next to the student section that will need to be returned after the game. This is post-season play so admission is $6. No activity tickets will be accepted.

Junior High

  1. JH Football: Equipment turn in will be next Tues., Oct. 24, after school.

High School

  1. Student Council: If you haven't picked up a Student Council Constitution, please see Mr. LaRue before Thursday. We will have a meeting next week.
  2. Did you know that there is more to Iowa High School Speech than just speaking? Come to an informational meeting during lunch on Mon., Oct. 23, in Mr. LaRue's room to get the lowdown on everything you could do for North Tama Speech. There is group speech as well as individual.
  3. ATTENTION ALL WRITERS! Do you like writing? Inspired by the coming author's visit to write? Wanted to write a novel? Well there's an event for your aspirations called NaNoWriMo! What is it? National Novel Writing Month! It’s a month long novel writing event in November where you set a word count goal and have 30 days to accomplish your goal. You can write a novel, short stories, or poems! This event is to help push you to write that story that has been stuck in your head! If you are interested in doing NaNoWriMo, or have questions, come to our informational meeting after school Mon., Oct. 23, or contact Holly Rigel for more details on this exciting event.
  4. SENIORS: Please get one baby picture and one senior picture turned in for the production of the senior video. Printed copies may be placed in the box in the secondary office. Please mark your name on the back of your photo. Email digital copies to Shelby McKinley at smckinley@n-tama.k12.ia.us. Please get these pictures turned in as soon as possible!

Early Dismissal for Athletics

 

Today’s Lunch

Fish Patty, Bun, Peas, Mandarin Oranges, Goldfish

 

Monday’s Lunch

Rib Patty, Bun, Green Beans, Tropical Fruit, Slushie Cup

 

Daily Quote

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”  ~Victor Hugo

 

Activities

Friday, October 20

National Bus Safety Week

Author Visit - Anika Denise

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Home)

 

Monday, October 23

5:30pm - Title One Family Reading Night

 

Tuesday, October 24

Makeup Picture Day

7:00pm - Parade of Bands

 

Wednesday, October 25

National FFA Convention - Indianapolis

 

Thursday, October 26

National FFA Convention - Indianapolis

8:00am - End of First Quarter

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10/19/17

Secondary

  1. We welcome our visiting author, Anika Denise, to North Tama today and tomorrow!
  2. School picture retakes will be Tues., Oct. 24.  If you were absent the day of pictures, you will have your photo taken and should bring your order envelopes and payment if you wish to purchase. If you’re having your picture retaken, you must bring your photo package back to school that day.
  3. The theme for Monday night’s Volleyball game is “Jersey Night”! There will be a box of jerseys next to the student section that will need to be returned after the game. This is post-season play so admission is $6. No activity tickets will be accepted.

Junior High

  1. Bring work or a book to read to Chorus today!
  2. JH Football: Equipment turn in will be next Tues., Oct. 24, after school. The Coach will let you know how much money to bring for pizza.

High School

  1. Student Council: If you haven't picked up a Student Council Constitution, please see Mr. LaRue before Thursday. We will have a meeting next week.
  2. Did you know that there is more to Iowa High School Speech than just speaking? Come to an informational meeting during lunch on Mon., Oct. 23, in Mr. LaRue's room to get the lowdown on everything you could do for North Tama Speech. There is group speech as well as individual.
  3. ATTENTION ALL WRITERS! Do you like writing? Inspired by the coming author's visit to write? Wanted to write a novel? Well there's an event for your aspirations called NaNoWriMo! What is it? National Novel Writing Month! It’s a month long novel writing event in November where you set a word count goal and have 30 days to accomplish your goal. You can write a novel, short stories, or poems! This event is to help push you to write that story that has been stuck in your head! If you are interested in doing NaNoWriMo, or have questions, come to our informational meeting after school Mon., Oct. 23, or contact Holly Rigel for more details on this exciting event.
  4. SENIORS: Please get one baby picture and one senior picture turned in for the production of the senior video. If you have a printed copy, you may turn that into the box in the main office. Please mark your name on the back of your photo. If you have a digital copy, please email it to Shelby McKinley at smckinley@n-tama.k12.ia.us. Please get these pictures turned in as soon as possible!

Early Dismissal for Athletics

Please excuse the Cross Country team today at 12:40 p.m.

 

Today’s Lunch

Tenderloin, Bun Carrots String Cheese Fresh Fruit

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch

Fish Patty, Bun, Peas, Mandarin Oranges, Goldfish

 

Daily Quote

Where there is love there is life.”  ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

Activities

Thursday, October 19

Author Visit - Anika Denise

3:30pm - Elementary Fundraiser Pick up

4:00pm - Cross Country: Varsity Substate at Ottumwa

 

Friday, October 20

National Bus Safety Week

Author Visit - Anika Denise

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Home)

 

Monday, October 23

5:30pm - Title One Family Reading Night


Tuesday, October 24

Makeup Picture Day

7:00pm - Parade of Bands

 

Wednesday, October 25

National FFA Convention - Indianapolis

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10/18/17

Secondary

  1. NtBASIC will host a hay ride tonight! The JH Hay Ride will leave the Memorial Building at 5:30 p.m. and will return there at 7 p.m. The HS Hay Ride will leave the Memorial Building at 7:15 p.m. and will return at 9 p.m. Join us for a bonfire, meal, hot chocolate and hot cider! Dress WARM and remember the grass will get very wet at sundown. We hope to see you tonight!

Junior High

  1. JH Football: Equipment turn in will be next Tues., Oct. 24, after school. The Coach will let you know how much money to bring for pizza.

High School

  1. Girls Basketball Players: Please stay in the lunchroom TODAY when you’re done eating to meet with Mr. Rea.
  2. Student Council: If you haven't picked up a Student Council Constitution, please see Mr. LaRue before Thursday. We will have a meeting next week.
  3. Did you know that there is more to Iowa High School Speech than just speaking? Come to an informational meeting during lunch on Mon., Oct. 23, in Mr. LaRue's room to get the lowdown on everything you could do for North Tama Speech. There is group speech as well as individual.
  4. SENIORS: Today is College Application Day! We have set aside time in the afternoon to make sure each and everyone of you has applied to at least one college of choice. Come to learn the tricks of applications and stay for the treat! Representatives from community college, private college, and university will all be there to help.
  5. College Rep Visit Today during Homeroom: Any junior or senior wishing to learn more about Iowa State University, the rep will be here today. Please send Ms. Reisner an email to let her know you are interested (put Iowa State in the subject line please).
  6. SENIORS: Please get one baby picture and one senior picture turned in for the production of the senior video. If you have a printed copy, you may turn that into the box in the main office. Please mark your name on the back of your photo. If you have a digital copy, please email it to Shelby McKinley at smckinley@n-tama.k12.ia.us. Please get these pictures turned in as soon as possible!
  7. JUNIORS: Candle order forms are due TODAY…no delays so we can get them ordered and returned to us.

Early Dismissal for Athletics

 

Today’s Lunch

Taco Salad, Corn, Bean, Salsa, Pears, Chocolate Cupcake

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch

Tenderloin, Bun Carrots String Cheese Fresh Fruit

 

Daily Quote

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~Jimi Hendrix

 

Activities

Thursday, October 19

Author Visit - Anika Denise

3:30pm - Elementary Fundraiser Pick up

4:00pm - Cross Country: Varsity Substate at Ottumwa

 

Friday, October 20

National Bus Safety Week

Author Visit - Anika Denise

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Home)

 

Monday, October 23

5:30pm - Title One Family Reading Night

 

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10/17/17

Secondary

 

Junior High

 

High School

  1. SENIORS: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is College Application Day! We have set aside time in the afternoon to make sure each and everyone of you has applied to at least one college of choice. Come to learn the tricks of applications and stay for the treat! Representatives from community college, private college, and university will all be there to help.
  2. College Rep Visit: Any junior or senior wishing to learn more about Iowa State University, the rep will be here on Wed., Oct 18, during Homeroom. Please send Ms. Reisner an email to let her know you are interested (put Iowa State in the subject line please).
  3. SOPHOMORES:  Today is the last day to make-up hours for Homecoming work sessions. Any unserved hours will result in a half-day in-school suspension. Please ask Mr. Roberts, Mr. LaRue, or Ms. Johnson if you have any questions.
  4. SENIORS: Please get one baby picture and one senior picture turned in for the production of the senior video. If you have a printed copy, you may turn that into the box in the main office. If you have a digital copy, please email it to Shelby McKinley at smckinley@n-tama.k12.ia.us. Please get these pictures turned in as soon as possible! Thank you in advance!
  5. JUNIORS: Candle order forms are due Wed. the 18th…no delays so we can get them ordered and returned to us.

Early Dismissal for Athletics

 

Today’s Lunch

Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Slice Broccoli, Fruit Cocktail, Butter Sandwich

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch

Taco Salad, Corn, Bean, Salsa, Pears, Chocolate Cupcake

 

Daily Quote

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”   ~William Shakespeare

 

Activities

Thursday, October 19

Author Visit - Anika Denise

3:30pm - Elementary Fundraiser Pick up

4:00pm - Cross Country: Varsity Substate at Ottumwa

 

Friday, October 20

National Bus Safety Week

Author Visit - Anika Denise

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Home)

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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 the District tab, then Notifications.  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.

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been updated as of October 17, 2017. A counting error was discovered, the last day of the school year is now May 23, 2017.

 

Updated 2017-2018 School 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.

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: $2.35/student

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