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South Tama Schools open Tuesday, Aug. 24

Classes at Meskwaki Settlement School underway

August 19, 2010
By John Speer, Editor
•SEE ADVICE FROM TAMA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ON SENDING YOUNGSTERS BACK TO SCHOOL TAMA NEWS-HERALD -It’s back to class for students across southern Tama County. Classes start Tuesday in South Tama schools in Tama and Toledo. Meskwaki Settlement School students were back in class on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Classes are held year-round at Herbert Hoover High School at the Iowa Juvenile home - State Training School for Girls in Toledo. The Meskwaki Settlement High School is also hosting its first ever home football game this Friday night. The Meskwaki Warriors take on Central City with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at the Settlement School west of Tama-Toledo at 1610 305th St. For South Tama staff members, it’s back to work today with professional development activities set for Aug. 19, 20 and 23. South Tama, which saw a higher than usual number of staff members take early retirement at the end of the 2009-10 school year has a resulting number of new faces on staff. They will be included in a total of 59 professional staff members at the elementary, 31 staff members at the middle school and 44 members at the high school. There are also four district-wide professional staff members in addition to administration. Complete information on South Tama Schools can be found on Page 3. Fall sports at South Tama get underway on Aug. 26 with the cross country teams travelling to the Marshalltown Invitational. Both varsity and 9th grade football teams are on the road the next night, Aug. 27, to open the season at Saydel High School. Girls varsity volleyball starts on Aug. 31 with varsity, junior varsity and 9th grade matches at Vinton-Shellsburg High School.

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The school bells wil be ringing next Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the South Tamna Community School District. Classes have already resumed at the Meskwaki Settlement School.
News-Herald file/John Speer



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