Note from Taft

Note from Taft


Taft Message 

September 6, 2017 

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Reading Connection- see the attachment for the Tips for Reading Success for September.

Girl Scouts Registration Event will be held on Tuesday, September 12th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church for all girls in grades Kindergarten thru 12th grade.  If you cannot make the event you can register online at  If you have any questions please contact Kathy Eck at 515-332-4749 or

Thursday Thrill Night- Mark your calendar for this annual HOMECOMING event on September 28th from 5:00 - 8:00 in the High School Parking Lot.  There will be food and games for all ages as well as a raffle drawing for cool prizes.  Be looking for more information coming home with all students next week.

Cheer Clinic- Humboldt High School football cheerleaders are having a cheer clinic for grades 1st-8th. Students will be performing during Thursday Thrill Night on September 28th. Practices will be Tuesday and Wednesday after school with snacks provided. Students that attend Taft will practice at Taft after school until 4:20. Flyers will be sent home this week. Registration is due Tuesday, September 12th. If you have any questions please contact Pam Stalpes  

PATHS Meeting- Parents and Teachers for Humboldt Students will meet on Tuesday, September 12th at 5:30 p.m. in the Mease Board Room.  ALL parents of elementary students are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and get involved with all of the activities.  PATHS helps with the Literacy Night and Book Fair in the spring, oversees the Box Top program and assists with other fundraisers throughout the year to generate funds for field trips and other educational experiences for our students.  There are many ways to get involved with PATHS!  Find us on Facebook by searching Humboldt PATHS.

Athletic Booster Club Orders- you design your own gear (sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, bags, shorts, etc.) online at  Save $10 on any order using promo code: 7D7SVVF5 through September 30th.  All proceeds go to the Athletic Booster Club.

Music Booster Activity Calendar - these calendars are for sale in all school offices.  Cost is $5.00.

Parent-Student Handbook is available online at the HCSD website.  Please take time to look through the elementary section of the handbook.  Click on the link for  Only a very limited quantity of handbooks are printed but if you want one please stop in the office to obtain a copy. 




Dates to Remember:  

September 12 - PATHS Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mease Board Room

September 12 - Cheer Clinic Registration is due

September 12 - Girl Scout Registration Event, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

September 28 - Thursday Thrill Night, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

September 29 - HHS Homecoming Parade and Football Game

October 5 - Lifetouch School Pictures



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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, marital status or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities, or 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; 515-332-1330 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; web site:"

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