Clear Creek Amana Middle School

"Home of the Clippers"

The mission of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District is to prepare students to be productive, responsible, community members by providing an environment that inspires quality life-long learning.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Update, June 23, 2010


I hope everyone is getting a chance to have a little down time this summer. The weather and rain have been kind of ridiculous. Hopefully after today we will have a few dry days ahead.

I have been finding some things to keep me busy the last couple weeks in the office. I wanted to update you all on some some of those items.

First of all, for the most part, Mr. Bandy has completed the schedules for next year. There are still a couple of minor things that Mr. Bandy needs to finish up, but overall he is nearly done. We hope to mail out schedules for next year in July.

Important Dates
August 12, 6th Grade and New Student Orientation, 7 PM, CCAMS Auditorium
August 18, First Day of School
August 23, Start of Fall MAP Testing
September 17, 8th Grade Trip to Kent Park
September 24, 7th Grade Trip to Kent Park
September 27-October 1, Fall Personal Learning Plan Conferences
October 5- Picture Day at CCAMS
October 15- 6th Grade Trip to Kent Park
October 18- Start of ITBS Testing
November 12- End of Trimester 1

Building and District Contact Information

Clear Creek Amana Middle School Address

PO Box 530

311 West Marengo Road

Tiffin, Iowa 52340

Clear Creek Amana Middle School Phone Numbers

(319) 545-4490 (phone)

(319) 545-4094 (fax)

(319) 545-4477 (announcement line)

(319) 545-2960 (library)

(319) 330-6316 (Brad Fox cell)

(319) 430-9236 (Jody Bandy cell)

Clear Creek Amana Community School District Numbers

(319) 545-9044 (West Campus)

(319) 545-2361 (High School)

(319) 626-3950 (North Bend Elementary)

(319) 828-4505 (Clear Creek Elementary)

(319) 622-3255 (Amana Elementary)

(319) 828-4510 (Central Office)

School Day Information
During the 2010.2011 school year the Clear Creek Amana Middle School will begin the day at 8:15 AM with home room time. This is a time that our students will get organized for the school day. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday students will report to their 1st period class for home room. On Wednesday mornings the students will report to their advisory teacher's classroom at 8:15 AM. The school day officially begins each day at 8:30 AM.

Clear Creek Amana Middle School Class Offerings

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in our school take five core classes; math, science, social studies, reading, and 21st century writing. The core classes are approximately 55 minutes in length.

Additionally all of our middle school students also participate in a physical education/health class that meets every other day throughout the year. All students also have the opportunity to participate in choir and/or band. Choir classes meet on A days and band classes meet on B days. These class periods are 45 minutes long.

All middle school students also participate in exploratory classes as well. Each student participates in three exploratory classes throughout the year. The exploratory classes meet every other day opposite their physical education/health class. Again, these classes are 45 minutes in length.

The exploratory classes offered during the 2010.2011 school year are listed below by grade.

6th grade- keyboarding, life skills, art

7th grade- technology, life skills, art

8th grade- technology, life skills, art, project lead the way, industrial technology (students will take 3 of the 5 classes)

Clear Creek Amana Middle School Teams
The middle school staff are divided into teams. The teams and team members are outlined below.
Office Team- Lauri Tow (secretary), Kathy Campbell (Nurse), Jody Bandy (Assistant Principal), Brad Fox (Principal)

Educational Support Staff Team- Melanie Beltz (Teacher Associate), Lori Brecht (Teacher Associate), Steve Carey (Success Teacher), Ruth Cooper (Librarian), Mark Hovey (Secondary Counselor), DeAnna Kellenberger (Extended Learning), Melody Livengood (Teacher Associate), Angela Tjaden (Special Education), Jessica Von Ahsen, (Student Support), Jody Wengerd (Teacher Associate), Kristie Yoder (Secondary Counselor)

Building Support Staff Team- Carolyn Crawford (Cook), Teresa Graff (Cook), Julie Koenig (Cook), Woo Man Sim (Building Maintenance), Larry Sedivec (Building Engineer), Kathy Wehrle (Building Maintenance)

Exploratory and Elective Class Team- Tim Benson (Project Lead the Way), Mary Burgher (Life Skills), Brian Burkhardt (Vocal Music), Jared Carder (Physical Education/Health), Steve Clark (Industrial Technology), Dan Davies (Instrumental Music), Pat Flaherty (Instrumental Music), Nicole Gregus (Art), Mike McCue (Technology), Brice Morris (Physical Education/Health)

6th Grade Team- Leanne Goldberry (21st Century Writing), Jen Hackathorn (Student Support), Jessica Huch (Reading), Jessica Sauer (Social Studies), Paul Richter (Science), Beth Struzynski (Math)

7th Grade Team- Brent Criswell (Social Studies), Kate Harken (Science), Mari Hockenberry (Math), Jill Newton (Reading), Steve Smith (Student Support), Travis Thorson (21st Century Writing)

8th Grade Team- Shelly Ealy (Student Support), Cynthia Koster (Reading), Kim Meller (Social Studies), Amanda Simpson (Science), Brenda Willis (Math), Sandi Zimmerman (21st Century Writing)

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