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Education

STCMS donates to Food Pantry

STC Middle School students spent the months of January and February collecting food items and money for the STC Food Pantry. A total of 900 pounds of food was donated February 17. Pictured is STC Principal, Ben Adams, Mary Mixdorf (volunteer at pantry) and 5th/6th grade School Counselor ...

Four things to know from STC school board

1. The school board held a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Feb. 15 virtually due to weather. The school board discussed the stop signs that were placed near 15th Street and 9th Street this year to help with students’ crossings at busy intersections. The school board has been trying to ...

Age discrimination lawsuits filed against South Tama County Schools

Three separate age discrimination lawsuits have been filed against the South Tama County School District and Superintendent Jared Smith. Former high school principal Roy Frakes, former high school Activities Director/Assistant Principal Brent Bagnall and former Food Service Director Sandy ...

Community outlook: Middle School Counselors Wedeking, Hass

At the Middle School level, our students have had the least consistent year. However, our students have remained resilient and adaptable as we face the challenges associated with COVID-19. As a school, we were virtual for 13 weeks after the building was damaged. This week concludes 6 weeks of ...

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” ...