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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


Thursday, January 19

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


Rescheduled from 1/17

4:00pm Basketball: JV Game vs Meskwaki High School (Home) 

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

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


Friday, January 20

4:15pm Basketball: Girls JH Game vs Belle Plaine (Home) (MOVED FROM THURSDAY)

4:00pm Basketball: JV Game vs Clarksville High School (Away)

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

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




Tonight's games vs. Meskwaki have been postponed. Reschedule information is not available yet, but will be shared as soon as possible.


North Tama is experiencing problems with our phone system this morning. If you are unable to reach us via phone, please email one of the secretaries and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


Mary (mclean@n-tama.k12.ia.us)
Bev (colvin@n-tama.k12.ia.us)
Suzanne (srearley@n-tama.k12.ia.us)


Thanks for your patience, we hope to be back to normal as soon as possible.




  1. We WILL have school on Monday, January 16, 2017 to make up for yesterday’s weather cancellation. In addition, we have extended the end of the semester, tomorrow will be the last day of first semester.
  2. The application for the Traer Community Space Camp Scholarship is now available. Applications are due by Friday, January 13, 2017. All of the details are on the school’s website:  http://www.n-tama.k12.ia.us/spacecamp2017
  3. HS Boys: items that have been laying around the locker room since the beginning of the semester have all been gathered up and put on a table in the locker room. You have until the end of the day TODAY, 1/11/17 to claim your belongings. Anything left will be donated or disposed of.




High School

  1. Schedule changes: you have until 1/16 to change your schedule (the 2nd day of the 2nd semester). If you need to see Mrs. Reisner to talk about schedule changes, please remember that she is unavailable during 1st and 2nd hour. Your best bet is to send her an email to set up a time to meet. If you have a simple change, or want to look at the schedule, you can come to the high school office at any time.

Homeroom/PE Rotation

Wednesday: Soph/Fresh

Thursday: Junior High

Friday: Junior/Senior



Wednesday: Hamburger/Bun, Peas, String Cheese, Pears, Slushie

Thursday: Crispito, Cheese Sauce, Broccoli, Fresh Fruit, Cheese Sandwich


Daily Quote

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.”

—Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991)

Writer, Cartoonist, Animator



Thursday, January 12, 2017

End of 1st Semester

4:15pm Basketball: Boys JH Game vs Don Bosco Catholic (Home)

4:15pm Basketball: Girls JH Game vs Don Bosco Catholic (Away)

4:15pm Wrestling: Boys JH Meet vs Union MS vs. GRNT, Hudson - Iowa, Sumner-Fredericksburg, West Marshall Middle (Away)

6:30pm Wrestling: Boys Varsity Meet vs AGWSR, (Away)

4:30pm  Basketball: JV Game vs Don Bosco Catholic (Away)

6:30pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Don Bosco Catholic (Away)

8:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs Don Bosco Catholic (Away)


Friday, January 13, 2017

Start of 2nd Semester

4:00pm Basketball: Boys JH Game vs Hudson - Iowa (Home)

4:00pm Basketball: Girls JH Game vs Hudson - Iowa (Away)

5:00pm Wrestling: Boys Varsity Meet vs B-G-M Brooklyn, GRNT (Away)

6:30pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Riceville (Away)

8:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs Riceville (Away)








School will resume on Tuesday, January 3 for students.  Enjoy your winter break!



There will be no school for students on Monday, January 9.  Staff will spend the day in Professional Development meetings.



Wednesday, January 11 is the end of the First Semester.  Report cards will be e-mailed or sent home with the elementary students on Tuesday, January 17. 



There will be no school on Monday, January 16.  However, this day may be used as a snow make up day if that becomes necessary.



The next regularly scheduled school board meeting will be held on Monday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.




Elem Dance Clinic

On Saturday, January 21 the Elementary Dance Clinic will be held in the MPR from 8:30-10:30.  At 10:30 the Clinic kids will perform their dances for parents.

Cost: $25.00 includes light snack and Clinic t-shirt

The kids will be able to perform the dances they learn at a high school boy’s half time on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. We would like the kids to enter in the south entrance by the band room at 7:45pm on January 24 wearing their dance clinic t-shirts, black bottoms, and tennis shoes.


Holiday Gift Store

Profits Big Again!

The Holiday Gift Shop had a record setting year and made over $1800.  This is due to the tremendous amount of wonderful items donated to the   North Tama Elementary Holiday Gift Store.  Our area businesses and community members donate all of the items.  A very special thanks goes to the parent volunteers as well as some of North Tama's retired teachers for their many hours working at the Holiday Gift Store. The money will pay for the Redhawk’s Reading Month  special assembly and support the visiting author program this next school year.  Happy Holidays and see you next year!




If it is necessary to cancel or dismiss school early due to bad weather or poor road conditions, we will continue to make announcements  with KGAN, KWWL, KCRG, and KCCI television stations. And the following radio stations: WMT-am/fm, KXEL, KOKZ, KWLO, KFMW, KFJB, KXIA, KKHQ, KCRR, KOEL, KDAO, KCRG,and WHO. 

Or visit their web sites at: www.kgan.com, www.kwwl.com, www.kcrg.com

You will also receive an alert by phone, text, or e-mail, depending on what you signed up for at registration last fall.

Be sure your children know what to do in case school is dismissed early.





Feb 13   No School – Prof Develop

Feb 20    No School-President Day

Feb 21  Family Reading Night –

             K-12 Art Show

Feb 27 P-T Conferences


Mar 2      P-T Conferences


Mar 3      No School – Comp Day


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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