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Education

North Tama explores nine facility options

The spotlight is always on education at North Tama School Board meetings, but during the board’s regular meeting on Monday, August 16, more light was shed on the various options the district could pursue as part of its long range master plan. Everything from building a new high school at ...

New year, new home: Dysart daycare opens doors to new facility

Little Knights Learning Center officially welcomed children to their new child care facility at 1102 Clark Street, Dysart on Tuesday, July 27 and the transition has been nothing short of fantastic. “We got the go-ahead from DHS [Department of Human Services] on Monday [July 28] afternoon at ...

North Tama students reach for the stars

Two North Tama area youth are reaching for the stars in more ways than one. Johnathan Cochran, 14, of Traer and Nathan Reese, 14, of Clutier spent a week this past July on the grounds of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama attending Space Academy. Space Academy is a ...

Student member sworn in to North Tama Board of Education

Camden Clausen was recently selected by the North Tama Student Council as the student member of the North Tama Board of Education for the 2021-2022 school year. Clausen was sworn in as a non-voting board member at the North Tama school board meeting June 21. The oath of office was administered ...

Union teacher resigns following email investigation

The Union Community Board of Education accepted a resignation agreement Monday morning for middle school science teacher Mark Hookham during a special board meeting at Union High School. According to Union superintendent Travis Fleshner, the resignation is related to an internal investigation ...

North Tama school board talks budget, contracts

The North Tama Board of Education welcomed its first student member at a regular meeting on March 18. NTHS Student Council member Paden Ketter was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting by board President Rod Zobel, and will act as a non-voting student representative on the board through ...

North Tama begins study on facilities

North Tama School officials recently announced that the district will engage in a formal process to ensure the district’s facilities are equipped to meet the needs of students in the coming decades. North Tama will cooperate with a team of architects and engineers to evaluate the current ...

UHS Music Department to present “Into the Woods”

“Into The Woods” brings the Brothers Grimm to the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and how the choices we make affect our lives. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes ...

Power of Connection grant to benefit Dysart community

A local effort to meet child care needs has received $5,000 through a Power of Connection grant administered jointly by ITC Midwest and the Iowa Rural Development Council (IRDC). With a population of 1,400, Dysart is a community with a vibrant business district, excellent schools, many ...

Four things to know from North Tama school board

1. At their meeting on Feb. 22 the North Tama Board of Education set public hearing dates for a pair of measures related to the upcoming school year. The board will hold a hearing for the fiscal year 2022 budget on Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. A hearing for the 2021-22 school calendar will be ...