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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

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

2017-2018 School Year (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.

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 to ElemAttendance@n-tama.k12.ia.us

 

For secondary students (7-12), please call 319-478-2265 ext. 210 or send an email to SecAttendance@n-tama.k12.ia.us

 

Please do not send messages directly to our secretaries regarding absences, please use the numbers and email addresses listed above.

 

If you call and a staff member does not answer, please leave a voicemail.

 

We will be using the SwiftK12 Alert System to make automated attendance calls. If you need to update your preferences in the Alert System, please review the instructions in the SwiftK12 Instruction PDF.

Redhawk News

9/25/17

Secondary

School dismisses early today. Here is the modified schedule:

HS

1st - 8:15 - 8:55

2nd - 8:58 - 9:38

3rd - 9:41 - 10:21

4th - 10:24 - 11:04

5th - 11:07 - 11:47

Lunch - 11:47 - 12:17

6th - 12:17 - 12:57

7th - 1:00 - 1:40

8th - 1:43 - 2:25

 

JH

1st - 8:15 - 8:55

2nd - 8:58 - 9:38

3rd - 9:41 - 10:21

4th - 10:24 - 11:04

5th - 11:07 - 11:47

6th - 11:50 - 12:30

Lunch - 12:30 - 1:00

7th - 1:00 - 1:40

8th - 1:43 - 2:25

 

Junior High

 

High School

  1. Golf team members please see Coach Estes sometime to pick up materials from last spring's season.
  2. There will be a North Tama Yearbook Club meeting today during lunch in Mr. LaRue's room.
  3. Attention Class of 2018: While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. Look for an email from Ms. Reisner or visit WendysHeisman.com to learn more.
  4. JUNIORS and SENIORS - Here are the upcoming college representative visits during homeroom: University of Northern Iowa (UNI) - Mon., Oct. 2; and Iowa Lakes Community College - Tues., Oct 3.
  5. SOPHOMORES - There are three additional work sessions planned for Homecoming 2017 this week: Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 7:30-8:00a.m. -  meet in the old Spanish room, and Thursday, Sept. 28 from 7:30-8:00 a.m. - meet in the old Spanish room.  Each sophomore needs to work SIX HOURS towards Homecoming 2017, whether you plan on attending or not. You will serve detentions for all unworked hours.  Setting up and tearing down for Homecoming 2017 DOES NOT COUNT for hours towards your SIX TOTAL HOURS!!  If you have any questions, please talk with Mr. Roberts, Mr. LaRue, or Ms. Johnson.

Early Dismissal

No early sports dismissals today

 

Today’s Lunch

BRUNCH FOR LUNCH: Pancakes, Hashbrown, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Juice

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch

Chicken Patty/Bun, Baked Beans, Mixed Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Cupcake

 

Daily Quote

“We are all unique, and have our own special place in the puzzle of the universe.”   ~Rod Williams

 

 

Activities

Monday, September 25

2:30pm - Early Dismissal due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Tuesday, September 26

4:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Meskwaki High School (Away)

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

6:45pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

 

Thursday, September 28

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Friday, September 29

No School-due to Parent-Teacher Conferneces

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Colfax-Mingo (Home)

 

Saturday, September 30

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Tournament vs Charles City, Janesville, New Hampton, Oelwein, North Tama, South Tama, South Winneshiek, Tripoli, Wapsie Valley (Away)

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls JH Tournament vs Dike-New Hartford (Away)

9:30am - Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs South Hardin (Away)

 

Sunday, October 1

2:00pm - Homecoming Window Painting and Hallway Decorating

6:00pm - Homecoming PowderPuff Football, sponsored by BASIC

 

 

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9/23/17


One of our Third Grade classes, with the help of their parents and teacher, answered a Facebook post by Mr. Shay to help an elementary school in Texas who lost a lot of their library books to flooding in the devastating Hurricane Irma that hit Texas. The class has been collecting gently used books to send to the librarian at Mitchell Elementary School in Houston, Texas.

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9/22/17

Secondary

 

Junior High

 

High School

  1. HS Student Council will meet today during lunch.
  2. Golf team members see Coach Estes sometime to pick up materials from last spring's season.
  3. Anyone interested in joining the North Tama Yearbook Club, we will have a meeting on Mon., Sept. 25, during lunch in Mr. LaRue's room.
  4. High School Girls - please fill out the new Google form you will receive this morning through email for Powder Puff football. If you have questions, please talk to Shelby McKinley.
  5. Attention Class of 2018: While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. Look for an email from Ms. Reisner or visit WendysHeisman.com to learn more.
  6. JUNIORS and SENIORS: Here are the upcoming college representative visits during homeroom: Simpson College - Fri., Sep. 22; University of Northern Iowa (UNI) - Mon., Oct. 2; and Iowa Lakes Community College - Tues., Oct 3.
  7. SOPHOMORES:  There are three additional work sessions planned for Homecoming 2017 next week.  Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 7:30-8:00a.m. -  meet in the old Spanish room, and Thursday, Sept. 28 from 7:30-8:00 a.m. - meet in the old Spanish room.  Per school policy, each sophomore needs to work SIX HOURS towards Homecoming 2017, whether you plan on attending or not. You will serve detentions for all unworked hours.  Setting up and tearing down for Homecoming 2017 DOES NOT COUNT for hours towards your SIX TOTAL HOURS!!  If you have any questions, please talk with Mr. Roberts, Mr. LaRue, or Ms. Johnson.

Early Dismissal

 

Today’s Lunch

Cheddarwurst/bun, Carrots, Chips, Fruit Cocktail

 

Monday’s Lunch

BRUNCH FOR LUNCH: Pancakes, Hashbrown, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Juice

 

Daily Quote

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”    ~Booker T. Washington

 

Activities

Friday, September 22 - ACT Registration Deadline

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Belle Plaine (Away)

 

Saturday, September 23

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament vs Benton Community, Don Bosco Catholic, GMG Community School District, Grinnell, HLV, Lynnville-Sully, Vinton-Shellsburg (Home)

 

Monday, September 25

2:30pm - Early Dismissal due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Tuesday, September 26

4:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Meskwaki High School (Away)

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

6:45pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

 

Thursday, September 28

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Friday, September 29

No School-due to Parent-Teacher Conferneces

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Colfax-Mingo (Home)

 

Saturday, September 30

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Tournament vs Charles City, Janesville, New Hampton, Oelwein, North Tama, South Tama, South Winneshiek, Tripoli, Wapsie Valley (Away)

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls JH Tournament vs Dike-New Hartford (Away)

9:30am - Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs South Hardin (Away)

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9/21/17

Secondary

 

Junior High

  1. Please bring homework or a book to chorus today.

High School

  1. Attention Class of 2018: While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. Look for an email from Ms. Reisner or visit WendysHeisman.com to learn more.
  2. HS Student Council - Check your e-mails from Mr. LaRue. We will meet on Fri., Sept. 22, during lunch.
  3. Anyone interested in joining the North Tama Yearbook Club, we will have a meeting on Mon., Sept. 25, during lunch in Mr. LaRue's room.
  4. Pied Piper would like to hire high school girls (must be 16 years old) to work after school until 6 p.m. If you are interested, please stop by Pied Piper for an application.
  5. JUNIORS and SENIORS:  College and Military Rep Visit season begins during homeroom Today! What is this? This is when the representatives from various colleges and military branches come by during homeroom to tell you about their colleges. IF you are thinking about attending college, you will want to come by and visit with the reps of the colleges that have piqued your interest. Be prepared to ask questions about the majors and the activities in which you are interested.  Just send me an email letting me know which day and which college you want to visit with and I will list you on the Redhawk Refinement list. However, if you are requested by a teacher for refinement, you must go there first. Of course, you can still email me and ask me to let the rep know you are interested and I can collect any info for you. Keep your eyes on the announcements and look for emails from Ms. Reisner. It's the best way to know what's happening.  UPCOMING REP VISITS during homeroom: Buena Vista University - Thurs., Sep. 21; Simpson College - Fri., Sep. 22; University of Northern Iowa (UNI) - Mon., Oct. 2; and Iowa Lakes Community College - Tues., Oct 3.

Early Dismissal

Please excuse the Cross Country team today at 2:50 p.m.

 

Today’s Lunch

Rib Patty/bun, Broccoli, Peaches, Slushie Cup

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch

Cheddarwurst/bun, Carrots, Chips, Fruit Cocktail

 

Daily Quote

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”  ~Moliere

 

Activities

Thursday, September 21

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Away)

4:15pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Home)

4:30pm - Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs Grundy Center (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs Valley Lutheran (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Valley Lutheran (Away)

 

Friday, September 22 - ACT Registration Deadline

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Belle Plaine (Away)

 

Saturday, September 23

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament vs Benton Community, Don Bosco Catholic, GMG Community School District, Grinnell, HLV, Lynnville-Sully, Vinton-Shellsburg (Home)

 

Monday, September 25

2:30pm - Early Dismissal due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Tuesday, September 26

4:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Meskwaki High School (Away)

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

6:45pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

 

Thursday, September 28

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

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9/20/17

Secondary

  1. NtBASIC: JH will gather tonight from 5:45-7:30 p.m. & HS from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building. Please do not be late!  We will be going to a local pond to fish so please bring a pole (if you have one, JH can store your pole in Mrs Kladivo's room during the day), a jacket, and mosquito repellent.  Bait will be provided.  We will eat a meal at the pond, too, so join us for a fun event!!

Junior High

 

High School

  1. There will be an FFA meeting during lunch today. Get your lunch right away and head to Mr. Cibula's room.
  2. Pied Piper would like to hire high school girls (must be 16 years old) to work after school until 6 p.m. If you are interested, please stop by Pied Piper for an application.
  3. SOPHOMORES:  Sign up for Homecoming 2017 work sessions. Dates and times are located in Mr. LaRue, Mr. Roberts, and Ms. Johnson's rooms. You need to have SIX HOURS of work time, whether you are attending homecoming or not. You will be serving a detention for hours not worked, per school policy.

Early Dismissal

 

Today’s Lunch

Turkey & Ham Subs, Peas, Coleslaw, Tropical Fruit

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch

Rib Patty/bun, Broccoli, Peaches, Slushie Cup

 

Daily Quote

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”   ~Richard David Bach

 

 

Activities

Thursday, September 21

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Away)

4:15pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Home)

4:30pm - Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs Grundy Center (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs Valley Lutheran (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Valley Lutheran (Away)

 

Friday, September 22 - ACT Registration Deadline

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Belle Plaine (Away)

 

Saturday, September 23

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament vs Benton Community, Don Bosco Catholic, GMG Community School District, Grinnell, HLV, Lynnville-Sully, Vinton-Shellsburg (Home)

 

Monday, September 25

2:30pm - Early Dismissal due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Tuesday, September 26

4:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Meskwaki High School (Away)

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

6:45pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

 

Thursday, September 28

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

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9/19/17

Secondary

  1. Today is picture day! Please remember to take your order forms with you when your picture is taken.
  2. NtBASIC: JH will gather from 5:45-7:30 p.m. & HS from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at the Memorial Building. Please do not be late!  We will be going to a local pond to fish so please bring a pole (if you have one, JH can store your pole in Mrs Kladivo's room during the day), a jacket, and mosquito repellent.  Bait will be provided.  We will eat a meal at the pond, too, so join us for a fun event!!

Junior High

 

High School

  1. There will be an FFA meeting during lunch on Wednesday, September 20. Get your lunch right away and head to Mr. Cibula's room.
  2. Pied Piper would like to hire high school girls (must be 16 years old) to work after school until 6 p.m. If you are interested, please stop by Pied Piper for an application.
  3. Art Club Meeting Today - Tie Dyed Knee Highs: this evening from 5-7 p.m. in the Art Room. If you are not going to be a member, but would like to make a pair of tie dyed socks, please bring $3 for material fees. If you are joining the art club, you should plan on attending two fundraisers throughout the school year and the fee for materials is waived. Fundraisers for art club include: Selling socks during homecoming, face-painting at Fox Ridge in October, and helping at the Fine Arts Festival in March.
  4. SOPHOMORES:  Sign up for Homecoming 2017 work sessions. Dates and times are located in Mr. LaRue, Mr. Roberts, and Ms. Johnson's rooms. You need to have SIX HOURS of work time, whether you are attending homecoming or not. You will be serving a detention for hours not worked, per school policy.

Early Dismissal

 

Today’s Lunch

Corn Dog, Green Beans, Pears, Doritos

 

Tomorrow’s Lunch

Turkey & Ham Subs, Peas, Coleslaw, Tropical Fruit

 

Daily Quote

“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”  ~Lena Horne

 

 

Activities

Tuesday, September 19 - School Picture Day

5:30pm - Volleyball: Girls 9th Match vs Baxter (Away)

5:30pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Waterloo Christian (Away)

6:15pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs Baxter (Away)

7:30pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Baxter (Away)

 

Thursday, September 21

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Away)

4:15pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Game vs GMG Community School District (Home)

4:30pm - Cross Country: Varsity Meet vs Grundy Center (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs Valley Lutheran (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs Valley Lutheran (Away)

 

Friday, September 22 - ACT Registration Deadline

7:00pm - Football: Boys Varsity Game vs Belle Plaine (Away)

 

Saturday, September 23

9:00am - Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament vs Benton Community, Don Bosco Catholic, GMG Community School District, Grinnell, HLV, Lynnville-Sully, Vinton-Shellsburg (Home)

 

Monday, September 25

2:30pm - Early Dismissal due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

4:30pm - Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Tuesday, September 26

4:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JH Match vs Meskwaki High School (Away)

4:15pm - Football: Boys JH Game vs B-G-M Brooklyn (Away)

6:00pm - Volleyball: Girls JV Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

6:45pm - Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match vs CAL Cadets (Home)

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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.

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phone: 319-478-2265

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