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New 2nd Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Arianna Knutson and I just recently accepted the 2 nd grade position here at CAL Elementary. I am very excited to begin this journey and be apart of the CAL community. I grew up in Decorah, Iowa and spent most of my life . . . read more

TeachingBooks Resources

TeachingBooks.net (PreK-12) One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.         . . . read more

New 4th Grade Teacher

My name is Maddie Henry, and I will be a first year teacher this coming fall at CAL Elementary School. I graduated from Simpson College in May of 2019. My majors included Elementary Education and Liberal Studies, and I have . . . read more

New 3rd Grade Teacher

Please read about our NEW 3rd Grade Teacher Sarah!  She will start with us at CAL in August!  We are thrilled to have Sarah as part of our CAL family! My name is Sarah Wennes, and I have been in education for the last 24 . . . read more

CAL Grade 5 "Night of the Notables"

April 16th

On Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm, the annual 5th Grade  Night of the Notables  will take place at CAL. On this historic night, our class will portray themselves as notables who have made a positive impact on American history or . . . read more

National Library Week

April 7 -13

  CAL students and staff will celebrate National Library Week April 7 – 13.  The theme this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Visits to the CAL library this week will be special as each student will be . . . read more

National Park Fair

The 4th grade class hosted a National Park Day today in the school library. Each student selected a National Park to research and then today acted as a 'Park Ranger' by telling other students, staff and visitors about their National . . . read more

School and Weather Announcements

Stay up to date on all school and weather related announcements with SchoolWay.  Download the app or bookmark the page by clicking on the SchoolWay button on the right or click here . read more

7-12 Softball Information

All 7th-12th softball players and parents should join the Hampton-Dumont-CAL Softball page on Facebook to receive updates and information on the upcoming 2019 softball season. This is where information regarding camps, open gyms, spring . . . read more

ESSA District Designations Coming Soon!!

The state will soon be releasing new information on school performance as required by a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA requires states to identify schools who need the most support, for the purposes . . . read more

Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

CAL's Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination: The CAL Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: . . . read more

May is School Board Appreciation Month

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 . . . read more

Coming Down the Backstretch

Coming Down the Backstretch! The CAL Community High School and Middle School Students have the first half of their last year at CAL behind them and are heading into the backstretch or second semester of the school year.  . . . read more

Meistersinger Honor Choir

CAL students:  Nate Rapp, Caralyn Schulz, and Luke Rapp were selected to attend Wartburg College's annual Meistersinger Honor Choir held on January 22nd & 23rd, 2017.   Under the direction of world-renowned . . . read more

CAL Community School Participates in Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Attention to ALL parents, grandparents, and friends of CAL Community School! The High School Student Council is holding our annual Pennies for Patients Fundraiser where we challenge the students to collect and bring in loose change . . . read more

Motivational Speaker Praises Students

Motivational speaker, Brenda Clark Hamilton, visited CAL last Fall and spoke with our 6-12 grade students. She did a large group presentation, as well as small group work with each grade level that focused on building character and . . . read more

TV School Closings Websites

Click on one of the links below to check on school closings. KCCI School Closings WHO School Closings WOI TV (We Are Iowa ) School Closings read more

CAL Men attend "Real Men Sing" Vocal Festival

"Real Men Sing" Choir Festival featuring  Vocal Point Oct. 17, 2015   Hosted by the Wartburg Ritterchor and directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, this festival is unlike any other in Iowa. Over 700 male . . . read more

Dept. of Ed Offers Parent Website

(From the Iowa Dept. of Education Website) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck has launched  IowaCore.gov , a new website created to increase public understanding of the Iowa Core standards and to help educators put . . . read more

SchoolWay and Weather Announcements

We are a weather aware school and use SchoolWay as one way to notify our community of weather related announcements. If you have not had a chance to download the free app from the app store, do it today! You will receive instant push . . . read more

How to Get School Connect Notifications Without a Smart Phone

To set things up to receive School Connect messages from teacher(s) and the school, follow the procedure below (It's not hard, I know you can do it!) 1. Go to  http://www.schoolconnectservices.com/ and click on the web app icon in . . . read more

Two New Email Distribution Lists Added

Subscribe through the school web site.

CAL CSD now has two new email distribution sections in addition to the Daily Announcements and the CAL-O-Gram that you can subscribe to.  The two new sections are called, CAL Notifications and Month Ahead.  We will be using these . . . read more

Wondering if CAL has School Due to Bad Weather?

Tune in to these stations.

Inclement Weather Delays or Closings   The Following Radio and TV Stations will broadcast CAL school delays and closing information.  Any time we cancel or delay school, it will also include St. Paul’s School and . . . read more

Iowa School Alerts Web Site

School Alerts is a free, easy-to-use program that is simply the result of finding an answer to a common problem: When school needs to be closed, how do we easily notify everyone who needs to know? When schools need to dismiss . . . read more

Social Networking Sites: A Parent's Guide

"It's 10 p.m.  Do you know where your children are?" Remember that phrase from your own childhood?  It's still a valid question, but now, it comes with a twist:  "Do you know where your kids are - and who they're talking . . . read more

Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens

You've probably learned a long list of important safety and privacy lessons already:  Look both ways before crossing the street; buckle up; hide your diary where your nosy brother can't find it; don't talk to strangers. The Federal . . . read more

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