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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

9/26/16

High School

  1. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the window painting and cleaning up!  The Traer Chamber has spoken and the winners this year was...THE JUNIOR CLASS! For those who were there, you will receive a pizza party.  Talk to your Student Council Representatives.

  2. Chicago 2017- 2nd payment is due by Monday, Oct. 3.  Please make checks payable to the school.  I shared the receipt with you a couple of weeks ago.  Let me know if you have questions.

  3. Art Club- Meeting during High school lunch on  MONDAY 9/26 in ART ROOM. Important to attend! Sign up for Face Painting at Fox Ridge on Oct 1st and create posters. See you then!

Lunch

Monday: BRUNCH FOR LUNCH French Toast, Hashbrown, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Juice

Tuesday: Chicken Patty/Bun, Carrots, Lettuce, Peaches, Cupcake

 

Daily Quote

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.”

—Knute Rockne (1888-1931)

Former American Football Player And Coach




 

Mon Sep 26

 

9:00am – 10:00am

FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally - Des Moines

 

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tue Sep 27

 

4:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Meskwaki High School  - North Tama High School, Gym

 

4:15pm

Football: Boys JH Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn - North Tama High School, Football Field

 

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JV?Varsity Match vs Meskwaki High School  - North Tama High School

Thu Sep 29

 

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fri Sep 30

 

All day

No School-Comp Day

 

7:00pm

Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Colfax-Mingo  - Colfax-Mingo High School

Sat Oct 1

 

9:00am

Volleyball: Girls JH Tournament vs Dike-New Hartford  - Dike-New Hartford High School

 

9:30am

Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs South Hardin  - South Hardin High School

Mon Oct 3

 

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JV Triangular vs Denver Community Schools, South Tama  - North Tama High School, Gym

 

6:00pm

Football: Boys JV Game vs Wapsie Valley  - Wapsie Valley High School

Tue Oct 4

 

4:00pm

Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs Dike-New Hartford - Dike-New Hartford High School

 

4:15pm

Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Aplington-Parkersburg  - North Tama High School, Gym

 

4:15pm

Football: Boys JH Game vs BCLUW  - BCLUW Middle School

 

5:30pm

Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs Colo-NESCO  - Colo-NESCO High School

 

7:00pm

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Colo-NESCO  - Colo-NESCO High School

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9/23/16

 

Secondary

  1. Today’s schedule is listed below.

           

 

High School

  1. The cleanup of the Homecoming Windows and Hallways will begin this Sunday at 1pm.  We will start downtown and move to the school when we're done.  If you are there, you are eligible for the pizza party.  The winners will be announced Monday.
  2. Student Council Meeting TODAY during lunch.
  3. North Tama High School Student Council has purchased a Snapchat filter for North Tama 2016 Homecoming. The filter will be available in Snapchat at the school during the day, at the football field for the pep rally and football game, and at the Memorial Building on Saturday. While Student Council encourages you to use the filter, please keep in mind that the cell phone policy will still be in effect during the school day Friday.  Phones can only be out during passing times and lunch.
  4. Art Club- Meeting during High school lunch on  MONDAY 9/26 in ART ROOM. Important to attend! Sign up for Face Painting at Fox Ridge on Oct 1st and create posters. See you then!
  5. Picture Forms for Homecoming are available in the secondary office. There will also be some available at the dance.
  6. Play tryouts are in Ms. Giblin's room before or after school. Please get in before Friday so I can have a decision made by Monday.
  7. Sophomores:Homecoming setup begins Friday after school. Meet in Fricke's room to help load trucks with decorations. If you have practice, report afterwards. If setup is not complete before the football game starts, it will continue at 11 am Saturday.
  8. Homecoming Admission is $3 or $5 per couple.  The dance begins at 8 pm and ends at 11 pm. If you leave early, you will not be granted readmission.

 

Lunch

Friday: Chicken Wrap, Bean Salsa, Corn, Pineapple, Butter Sandwich

Monday: BRUNCH FOR LUNCH French Toast, Hashbrown, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Juice

 

Daily Quote

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

—Robert Brault (born 1938)

American Writer

 

Fri Sep 23

 

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Homecoming Pep Rally @FB Field -- Community Welcome

 

7:00pm

Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Belle Plaine (Home) - North Tama High School, Football Field

Sat Sep 24

 

9:00am

Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament vs Benton Community, Don Bosco Catholic, GMG Community School District, Grinnell, HLV, Lynnville-Sully, Vinton-Shellsburg (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

   

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Homecoming Dance -- Memorial Building. Admission is $3/person or $5/couple

Mon Sep 26

 

9:00am

FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally - Des Moines

 

4:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

High School

1st - 8:15 - 8:56

2nd - 8:59 - 9: 40

3rd - 9:43 - 10:24

4th - 10:27 - 11:08

5th - 11:11 - 11:52

Lunch - 11:52 - 12:22

6th - 12:22 - 1:04

7th - 1:07 - 1:49

8th - 1:52 - 2:34

Pep Rally at Football Field - 2:45 - 3:25

 

Junior High

1st - 8:15 - 8:56

2nd - 8:59 - 9: 40

3rd - 9:43 - 10:24

4th - 10:27 - 11:08

5th - 11:11 - 11:52

6th - 11:55 - 12:37

Lunch - 12:37 - 1:07

7th - 1:07 - 1:49

8th - 1:52 - 2:34

Pep Rally at Football Field - 2:45 - 3:25

 

 

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9/21/16

Secondary

  1. We need your spare change: we are collecting change to support “Ryan’s Well” -- a foundation that raises money to build wells. There’s a container in the HS office, the Main Office, and Mr. Swenson even has an actual well in his classroom in the Junior High!
  2. FFA will be selling their sweet homecoming scotcheroos during homecoming this week! They will be shaped as your choice of a football, volleyball, or cross country heart. Send one to a friend or send one to yourself. Either way they will taste great! See an FFA member, the office, or Mr. Cibula for an order form!
  3. NtBASIC for Wednesday September 21 will be @ NT school supporting the Homecoming event.  Free hotdogs @ 6:15 -gym concession area- for JH / HS ages. 6:45 VB game. 7:30 all JH/HS meet at 50yd line w/ Craig followed by Powder Puff game @ 7:45
  4. Homecoming Themes:

            Thursday: Twin Day

            Friday: Spirit Day

 

TAG Application

All students interested in being considered for the 2016-2017 Talented and Gifted program should express their interest by filling out an application.  Eligible students would be those who consider themselves or are considered by others to be above the 90th percentile of their graduating class in at least ONE of the following:  academics, leadership, creativity, creative or performing arts, other special abilities, or motivation. Please read and follow the directions carefully.  The deadline is Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00pm.  

 

Teachers:  If you wish to nominate a student for TAG, please e-mail Ms. Jensen at bjensen@n-tama.k12.ia.us and she will get in touch with the student.

 

The application is a Google Form, the link is below. If you submit the form, you will get an email with your responses. You will have the opportunity to edit your responses up until the deadline.

 

If you have any questions about filling out the form, you can see Ms. Jensen or Suzanne.

 

Link to Application:

https://goo.gl/forms/Cdagr0Qzh0uGSLKJ3

 

 

High School

  1. Picture Forms for Homecoming are available in the secondary office. There will also be some available at the dance.
  2. There will be an FFA meeting Wednesday during lunch in Mr. Cibula's room.
  3. Play tryouts are in Ms. Giblin's room before or after school. Please get in before Friday so I can have a decision made by Monday.
  4. Sophomores:Homecoming setup begins Friday after school. Meet in Fricke's room to help load trucks with decorations. If you have practice, report afterwards. If setup is not complete before the football game starts, it will continue at 11 am Saturday.
  5. Homecoming Admission is $3 or $5 per couple
  6. If you plan on bringing an out of town guest to Homecoming, you must fill out an Out of Town Guest Form. They are available in the high school office. Due by 3:00p on Thursday.
  7. Freshmen Class: We will be having a meeting Wednesday during lunch in the FCS room.  There will be free samples for our fundraising initiative.  If you have FFA, see Mr. LaRue or Mr. Tagtow about the fundraising at a different time.

 

Lunch

Wednesday: Turkey & Ham Sub, Broccoli, Potato Salad, Mandarin Oranges

Thursday: Cheddarwurst/Bun, Green Beans, Lettuce, Applesauce, Ice Cream Cup

 

Daily Quote

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist


 

Wed Sep 21

 

6:30pm – 8:30pm

HC 2016: Volleyball/Powderpuff Football

Thu Sep 22

 

4:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Away) - GMG High School

 

4:15pm

Football: Boys JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Home) - North Tama High School, Football Field

 

4:30pm

Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs Grundy Center (Away) - Grundy Center High School

 

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs GMG Community School District (Away) - GMG High School

 

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs GMG Community School District (Away) - GMG High School

Fri Sep 23

 

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Homecoming Pep Rally @FB Field -- Community Welcome

 

7:00pm

Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Belle Plaine (Home) - North Tama High School, Football Field

Sat Sep 24

 

9:00am

Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament vs Benton Community, Don Bosco Catholic, GMG Community School District, Grinnell, HLV, Lynnville-Sully, Vinton-Shellsburg (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

Mon Sep 26

 

9:00am

FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally - Des Moines

 

4:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

 

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9/20/16

 

Secondary

  1. We need your spare change: we are collecting change to support “Ryan’s Well” -- a foundation that raises money to build wells. There’s a container in the HS office, the Main Office, and Mr. Swenson even has an actual well in his classroom in the Junior High!
  2. FFA will be selling their sweet homecoming scotcheroos during homecoming this week! They will be shaped as your choice of a football, volleyball, or cross country heart. Send one to a friend or send one to yourself. Either way they will taste great! See an FFA member, the office, or Mr. Cibula for an order form!
  3. Homecoming Themes:

            Wednesday: Pajama Day

            Thursday: Twin Day

            Friday: Spirit Day

 

TAG Application

All students interested in being considered for the 2016-2017 Talented and Gifted program should express their interest by filling out an application.  Eligible students would be those who consider themselves or are considered by others to be above the 90th percentile of their graduating class in at least ONE of the following:  academics, leadership, creativity, creative or performing arts, other special abilities, or motivation. Please read and follow the directions carefully.  The deadline is Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00pm.  

 

Teachers:  If you wish to nominate a student for TAG, please e-mail Ms. Jensen at bjensen@n-tama.k12.ia.us and she will get in touch with the student.

 

The application is a Google Form, the link is below. If you submit the form, you will get an email with your responses. You will have the opportunity to edit your responses up until the deadline.

 

If you have any questions about filling out the form, you can see Ms. Jensen or Suzanne.

 

Link to Application:

https://goo.gl/forms/Cdagr0Qzh0uGSLKJ3

 

 

 

High School

  1. Play tryouts are in Ms. Giblin's room before or after school. Please get in before Friday so I can have a decision made by Monday.
  2. Sophomores:Homecoming setup begins Friday after school. Meet in Fricke's room to help load trucks with decorations. If you have practice, report afterwards. If setup is not complete before the football game starts, it will continue at 11 am Saturday.
  3. SENIORS: Class picture is TODAY. Approximately 1:00. We’ll make an announcement to dismiss you to meet in the Main Lobby
  4. Homecoming Admission is $3 or $5 per couple
  5. If you plan on bringing an out of town guest to Homecoming, you must fill out an Out of Town Guest Form. They are available in the high school office. Due by 3:00p on Thursday.
  6. Yearbook Club Meeting Tuesday during lunch in Mr. LaRue's Room.
  7. Freshmen Class: We will be having a meeting Wednesday during lunch in the Library.  There will be free samples for our fundraising initiative.  If you have FFA, see Mr. LaRue or Mr. Tagtow about the fundraising at a different time.

 

Lunch

Tuesday: Rib Patty/Bun, Sweet Potato Cross Fries, Mixed Vegetables, Pears

Wednesday: Turkey & Ham Sub, Broccoli, Potato Salad, Mandarin Oranges

 

Daily Quote

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

—Voltaire (1694-1778)

Philosopher, Essayist

 

Tue Sep 20

 

8:30am

K-11 School Pictures in Gym Lobby

   

Senior Class Picture after K-11 School Pictures

 

4:30pm

Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Waterloo Christian (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

 

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Waterloo Christian (Home) - North Tama High School

Wed Sep 21

 

6:30pm – 8:30pm

HC 2016: Volleyball/Powderpuff Football

Thu Sep 22

 

4:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Away) - GMG High School

 

4:15pm

Football: Boys JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Home) - North Tama High School, Football Field

 

4:30pm

Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs Grundy Center (Away) - Grundy Center High School

 

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs GMG Community School District (Away) - GMG High School

 

6:00pm

Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs GMG Community School District (Away) - GMG High School

Fri Sep 23

 

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Homecoming Pep Rally @FB Field -- Community Welcome

 

7:00pm

Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Belle Plaine (Home) - North Tama High School, Football Field

Sat Sep 24

 

9:00am

Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament vs Benton Community, Don Bosco Catholic, GMG Community School District, Grinnell, HLV, Lynnville-Sully, Vinton-Shellsburg (Home) - North Tama High School, Gym

Mon Sep 26

 

9:00am

FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally - Des Moines

 

4:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

 

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8/31/16

 

Notes from the principal:

We hope you find our monthly newsletter informative of our upcoming events.

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

School will be dismissed at regular time, 3:20 on Friday, September 2.  There will be no school on Monday, September 5.  Enjoy your weekend!  Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

 

SCOUTS RECRUITING NIGHTS

If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, there will be an informative meeting on   Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 pm in the lunchroom.

 

FALL FUNDRAISER KICKOFF

The elementary fundraiser kick off  is Thursday, September 1.  Orders are due back in two weeks on Thursday, September 15.  The delivery date will be on Wednesday, October 19 and items can be picked up between 3:30-5:30 in the MRP.  Proceeds will go towards elem. technology.

 

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, 9/12

There will be no school for students on Monday, September 12. Teachers will be in Professional Development meeting that day.

 

HEARING SCREENING

AEA 267 will be here on Wednesday, September 14 to do hearing screening on K-1-2 students.

 

DOT DAY

NT Elementary will observe Dot Day on Tuesday, September 13.

Peter H. Reynolds, author of the NY Times best selling book “The Dot” will be here to celebrate Dot Day with us, in the school where it started! 

 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

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

 

SCHOOL PICTURES

School pictures will be taken for grades K-11 on Tuesday, September 20.  Picture envelopes will be sent home with your students and should be returned to school on picture day along with your order.

 

P-T CONFERENCES

P-T Conferences are scheduled for Monday, September 26 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 29, from 4:30-8:00 p.m.  There will be no school on Friday, September 30.  Be sure to return the letter concerning scheduling information that was sent home with your student today.

 

KEEP COLLECTING!

Please continue to support the school by turning in the following: The Kwik Star Milk Moola lids and bag tops.  Kwik Star is the only dairy participating in the 5¢ rebate at this time.  We continue to collect Hy-Vee receipts, Campbell soup labels, General Mills boxtops, and Capri Sun pouches.

 

TRAER PUBLIC LIBRARY ACTIVITIES FOR ELEM STUDENTS

Mon, Sep 12: 3:30-4:00

                        “Three Peas in a Pod”

Mon, Sep 19: 3:30-4:00

                     Ready, Set, Lego!

Mon, Sep 26: 3:30-4:00

                     Ready, Set, Lego!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you have the time and desire, the elementary is always in need of reliable and responsible volunteers. The highway 63 crossing could use adults helping students cross safely in the morning and afternoon. The Holiday Gift Store in December could use adults helping sell and wrap gifts. Many parents already help with the classroom holiday parties and field trips, so a big thanks to all those volunteers.  But, if you want to get involved with the elementary please call or contact Principal Youel: 319-478-2265 ext. 110 or jyouel@n-tama.k12.ia.us. Thank you!

 

NORTH  TAMA’S WEB PAGE

Please go to our website: www.n-tama.k12.ia.us to find the monthly Calendar/Menus. By clicking on the Elementary tab you will find a wealth of information concerning the elementary school.

 

 

Coming Up in OCTOBER

10/10 No School – Professional Development

10/31  Halloween classroom parties

 

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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 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

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Menus subject to change without notice.

Lunch: $2.25/student

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