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Highlights from the Spain Trip

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by Madi Vanness

CAL Senior Madi Vanness gives us a preview of some of the highlights and experiences they had: In early April four CAL Spanish students including myself had the privilege to join our Spanish teacher, who is a native of Spain on a two week long trip to her homeland of Northern Spain. The students were Brock Guerrero, Bailey Snyder, Madi Vanness, Nate Rapp and Delany Peil. While in Spain we experienced many new aspects of the . . .

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Greenhouse is Open!

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May 7th - May 31st

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May is School Board Appreciation Month

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Thank You!

Please join CAL Community School District in saying thank you to our board of education. May is School Board Recognition Month. School board members volunteer countless hours of their personal time to lead our public schools.  We thank community members who have served on our school board in the past and our present board members: Mitch Vanness, Rob Peil, Cathy Carlson, Jacob McNutt, and Beth Podolan for all of the time they give to . . .

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CAL eCybermission Team takes 1st Place at State

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  eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for sixth through ninth grade students working in teams of 3 - 4 students who work together to propose a solution to a real problem in their community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards.   Teams choose a problem that fits within one of the seven mission areas: Alternative Energy Sources, Environment, . . .

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CFL Survey Parent Information Letter

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We are excited to announce that the Iowa Department of Education has included Conditions for Learning as part of the plan under the new federal education law, Every Student Succeeds Act.  All Iowa public school districts will use the Conditions for Learning Survey (Survey) to improve safety, student engagement, and the overall learning environment so that all Iowa students have optimum conditions for learning. CAL has joined the . . .

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Mrs. Schaefer

  CAL Icon – Mrs. Mardy Schaefer   When you ask students to describe Mrs. Mardy Schaefer you will get answers of she always pushed me to do my best, she believed in me, she made me want to accomplish more, and she is a big Cyclone fan.  We’re proud that Mrs. Schaefer has been making such a positive impact on the students of CAL for 37 years. Mrs. Schaefer began teaching at . . .

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News From Mr. Lane

District Administrator

A Frantic Finish and Next Year Plans With about six weeks left in the school year, it seems we are scrambling to get everything accomplished to wrap up the final year at CAL for our current Middle School and High School Students.   Seniors are applying for scholarships and preparing to move on to the next stage in their lives. Deadlines are approaching fast for just about everyone and our lovely Iowa weather is . . .

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News From Mr. Carr

Guidance Counselor

Cadet Corner   The school year is moving along very quickly.  We have a few exciting events that I would like to tell you about.     On Friday May 11, at 7:30 am - 8:45 am we will be having a community send off for the  CAL graduating class of 2018.  It will be at the Latimer Community Center, everyone is invited, business people, alumni, family, friends and staff. If you . . .

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Information About Open Enrollment

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A Note About Open-enrollment Parents and students in the state of Iowa have had the option to choose the school they attend through the open-enrollment process for many years. The deadline to make this decision for the next school year is March 1st. Should a family decide to open-enroll to another district, the deadline of March 1st still applies in the midst of CAL and H-D’s whole-grade sharing arrangement. The purpose for . . .

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Keep Up With What's Happening at School

Parents and supporters of CAL, now you can keep up with what'™s happening at our school anywhere, anytime, right from your smart phone . . .

Aug 21, 2013

CAL School Board Members

  Mr. Mitch Vanness-President mdvanness@frontiernet.net 641-580-1235 Term Ends: 11/2021   Mr. Rob Peil-Vice . . .

Sep 26, 2007

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It is the policy of the CAL Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Jen Koenen, Curriculum Director, 1441 Gull Ave., Latimer, Iowa, 50452, (641) 579-6087, koenenj@cal.k12.ia.us.


Póliza No-discriminación:

Es la póliza del Distrito Escolar Comunitario de CAL de no discriminar basados en la raza, color, nacionalidad original, sexo, discapacidad, religión, credo, edad (para el empleo), estado civil (para programas), orientación sexual, identidad de género y el nivel socioeconómico (para programas) en sus programas educativos y sus prácticas de empleo. Existe un procedimiento de quejas para procesar las quejas de discriminación. Si usted tiene preguntas o una queja relacionada con esta póliza, por favor comuníquese con el Coordinador de Equidad del distrito, Jen Koenen, Directora de Curriculum, 1441 Gull Ave., Latimer, Iowa, 50452, (641) 579-6087, koenenj@cal.k12.ia.us.

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