Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

January 13, 2017 

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There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 16th. There is a breakfast and lunch menu written on the calendar for that day but that is in error. We apology for any confusion this has caused. 

Attached is a note Mr. Bruder shared with our boys and girls.  We greatly appreciate your support.  Thank you. George Bruder

We appreciate your support of our Wildcat athletic teams this winter.  We hope you can come to as many as possible.  However, we have had an increase in elementary and middle school students exhibiting the following unacceptable behaviors:  running around the high school building, playing in the wrestling room, hanging out down the hallway by the auditorium, jumping/climbing on items in hallway and bottle flipping in the cafeteria.  

We ask you to sit in the bleachers, preferably, with your parents.  Go to the concession stand and restroom during quarter breaks, at halftime and/or between games.  While the game is going on, we ask that you be seated in the gym and cheering for the Wildcats.

Thank you for your cooperation and Go Cats!

Mr. Thomas


PATHS Meeting Rescheduled- due to the inclement weather on January 10th the PATHS meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 19th at 5:30 p.m. in the Mease Board Room. Topics on the agenda include: Box Tops, SCRIP, Literacy Night in April, Fundraising during PT Conferences. All elementary parents are welcom and encouraged to attend. 

Music Booster Calendar Correction- This calendar shows no school on February 17 and 24. This is in error. There IS school on February 17 and 24. You may view the school calendar online at by clicking on the calendar tab then click on school year on the home page.  

HHS After Prom Committee is hosting fundraisers in the month of January to help raise funds for After Prom activities. On January 31st there will be a pie social in the HHS Cafeteria from 5:00-7:30 during the HS Basketball game vs. Hampton-Dumont. The event is a free will offering; thank you for your support. 

Soup Supper Tonight  January 13th, in the Humboldt High School Cafeteria.  It is a Free-Will Donation.  Soup will be served from 5:00-7:00 during the HS Basketball game vs. Alden.  All proceeds will be donated to Meals From The Heartland, which is a service project for Humboldt Middle School students.  Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup will be served along with drinks and desserts.

Vision Screening for 3rd Grade  - This is a new requirement for all 3rd Graders in Iowa. If your child has had a screening in the last year ask your provider to complete the screening form and return it to school. If your child has not had a vision screening over the past year he or she will need one by February 2017. The provider will need to complete the form and it will need tobe returned to the school nurse. If you need a form or have any questions please contact Mrs. Hardgrove at


Dates to Remember:   

January 16- No School

January 19- PATHS Meeting @ 5:30 p.m., Mease Board Room

January 28- Drill Team Clinic & Drill Team Night

May 25- Make up Day for January 10th


SCHOOL DELAYS, EARLY OUTS, CANCELLATIONS - you should be getting a phone call, text or email depending on how your have your parent account set up in Parent Portal.  We also use the following means to communicate to the public.  Radio stations FM 97.7, FM 94.5 and FM 96.9 and TV WHO Channel 13.  We also have the school hotline that you can call at any time 332-9700.  
"It is the policy of the Humboldt Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed,color, age (for employment), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status (for programs), socioeconomic status (for programs), national origin, disability, or religion in its educational programs and employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy please contact the Humboldt Community School District, Lisa Thul, Assistant Finance Manager, 23 3rd St N  PO Box 130 Dakota City, IA 50529;, or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: or Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204,312-730-1560-Fax

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