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STC school board to hold final meeting of 2020

The STC School Board will meet tonight at 5 p.m. for a regular meeting. On the agenda includes: 1. Student Council Updates 2. Music First-Curriculum Resource 3. Updates from administrators including Mark Groteluschen (High School), Ben Adams (Middle School), Brad Schweppe (Elementary) ...

STC announces return to in-person learning

The South Tama County school district announced Saturday afternoon that plans will continue forward for a return to a 50/50 hybrid, in-person class schedule on Nov. 30 after a two-week period of remote learning. The district cited staff attendance as the primary data point driving their ...

State approves South Tama remote learning request

In a letter from Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo, South Tama County schools learned they would be approved to shift classes to 100% remote instruction beginning Nov. 16. On Nov. 10 the school district reported over 30 staff were unavailable due illness or illness related ...

Townsley named ISCA Elementary School Counselor of the year

Anita Townsley, School Counselor at South Tama County Elementary School in Tama, Iowa, was named the 2020 Iowa Elementary School Counselor of the Year. The Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) gave this award to Townsley at the ...

Three from STC earn All-State

Luis Avalos, Katie Husak and Joseph Withrow of South Tama County High School have each attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of 2020 All-State. Avalos earned All-State in Choir and Husak and Withrow earned All-State in ...

The glass slipper fits

South Tama Vocal Music department has received the following honors through the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, for its October/November production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA . South Tama received the “Distinguished Scene” ...

Groteluschen gets going at STC

As schools around the state set to return in some fashion from a year that has been like no other, Mark Groteluschen will be looking for a sense of balance. Groteluschen is the new high school principal at South Tama County. He replaces Roy Frakes who retired at the end of the 2020 school ...

South Tama school board to meet Monday

The STC School Board is meeting for a regular session Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. Superintendent Jared Smith will be present at the Partnership Center Gymnasium for citizens who plan to attend in person and will limit the number in attendance. The meeting can also be accessed in “real time” ...

STC to start year with hybrid plan

Plans for the return to school in August took another step forward at South Tama County last week when the school board voted to begin the fall semester using an A/B hybrid scheduling model. Superintendent Jared Smith presented findings from a parent survey as well as a response from the ...

STC underdogs in playoff run

Following the conclusion of arguably the strangest Iowa high school baseball regular season, the South Tama County Trojans (7-16) entered the playoffs with something to prove. They played the underdog role as a seventh seeded team and emerged victorious through the first two rounds with wins ...