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Education

La Porte-Dysart FFA Chapter named 2022 Growing Leaders Division winner

The Iowa FFA Supreme National Chapter Award Program was held as part of the 94th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames, on April 10-12, 2022. Thirty chapters participated in this year’s award program. The National Chapter Award program encourages participating chapters to plan activities ...

North Tama 2021-22 Quarter 3 Honor Rolls

The honor roll is based on the 4-point system. A 3.667 GPA is required for the ‘A’ Honor Roll, and a 3.000 GPA is required for the ‘B’ Honor Roll. Junior High Q3 A Honor Roll Isabella Allen Benjamin Boldy Brooke Bradley Brayton Cibula Jordan Dostal Grace Dvorak Kahlia ...

North Tama Dollars for Scholars continues to grow

North Tama Dollars for Scholars began December 19, 2019. We hoped to give three $1,000 scholarships our first year. We hosted an open for business chili and beefburger dinner at the school in January, 2020. Your generous response let us award three scholarships that night. Then COVID-19 began. ...

Local school administrator receives FFA’s Distinguished Service Award

As part of this year’s annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference which took place in Ames on April 10-12, North Tama Schools Superintendent David Hill was presented with a Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding dedication and support to the association through the years. The award – ...

Union names Howard of Independence next superintendent

This story first appeared as an online story on Tuesday, April 5, and has been updated. At press time, Union’s next superintendent had not yet been named. Learn more about the new superintendent John Howard in next week’s Telegraph. The Union Community School District Board of Education ...

Classroom STEM on display at North Tama Elementary

North Tama’s elementary students put their creativity and knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) on display for the community last Friday, April 8, during the school’s Spring 2022 STEM Fair. Across three rooms – the high school gym, gym lobby, and cafeteria – ...

North Tama Band on tour

The North Tama High School Band under the direction of teacher Channing Halstead boarded a bus bound for Florida last Wednesday, April 6, for their quadrennial trip. The band performed Saturday, April 9, at Ron Jon’s Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach (pictured). In addition to performing, band ...

Retired teacher publishes book, opens new chapter

After spending more than three decades in the classroom helping young children learn to read and write, retired teacher Sue Ewoldt of Traer opened a new chapter in her career by self-publishing a 30-page children’s book, “Huxley and Howard.” She shared her journey to becoming an author ...

North Tama to hold spring parent-teacher conferences

North Tama Community School District Parent-Teacher Conference Days for grades Preschool through 12th grade will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, April 12 and 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm. On Tuesday, April 12, school will be dismissed one hour early for students and staff. There will be no ...