North-Linn offers challenging academic courses and provides many opportunities in fine arts, athletics, clubs, and organizations for our students to participate. Commitment to education and high expectations of student achievement from our Board of Directors, administration, staff, parents, students, and communities has created a thriving school district. Developing a well-rounded student who will be a productive and caring person in the future is what the North-Linn Community District strives to accomplish. Please visit us any time or give us a call to ask about our fine programs or district.
On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 the North Linn Community School District will be asking voters to implement the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).
The PPEL (pronounced "pebble") levy is a levy that can be used for a number of expenditures including but not limited to the maintenance of our buildings and grounds, construction of buildings, purchasing property, buses, technology equipment, and energy conservation expenditures. The levy cannot be used for staff salaries or supplies - those expenditures must come from a school district's General Fund.
Our district currently does not have a voter approved PPEL. We are asking for these additional resources to make some necessary improvements in our physical plant, improve our transportation fleet, and to increase the access that our students have with technology. In comparison, about 70% of school districts have adopted the voter approved PPEL.
Our district does not take lightly asking voters for an increase in the PPEL levy, especially in these economic times. However we feel as a district that the PPEL is needed to provide necessary maintenance and to ensure that we are providing our students with adequate access to technology. We approach the PPEL vote with the best interests of our students at heart, with a long range commitment to continue to strike a balance between the needs of our students and taxpayers.
Our district is committed to providing the highest quality education to the students of our district and we encourage you to contact Karl Kurt, Superintendent of Schools, if you have any questions at all about the use of these funds.
We will be providing additional information about the PPEL vote through a district mailing and the Linn Newsletter. In addition, we will be hosting 3 community events to share information and to provide the opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts as we work to improve our programming, opportunities, and experiences for our students.
1/9/14 @ 6:00 PM -- 1:1 Laptop Environment Discussion with Technology Team
1/16/14 @ 6:00 PM -- PPEL Discussion with Matt Gillaspie from Piper Jaffray and Mr. Kurt
1/21/14 @ 6:00 PM -- College and Career Readiness Discussion with Mr. Beaty and Mr. Kurt
*To see the financial impact of the proposed levy please access the "Download Center" on our webpage and select the "Property Tax Calculator".
North Linn Speech needs your help. We have agreed to host both the Tri-Rivers Large Group Contest on Saturday, January 18, 2014, and the Tri-Rivers Individual Event Contest on Monday, February 24, 2014. We need many, many, many volunteers to do this.
The Large Group (LG) contest will start with performances @ 8:00 AM and will run until about 5:00 PM. We need people for set-up on Friday after school and clean-up on Saturday after everything is done. During the day on Saturday, we will need people to work in the performance rooms (timers and room/door monitors), people in the hallways to remind people to stay quiet, and runners to go between performance rooms and the tabulation room. We also need someone to be in charge of organizing food for the workers, and bus drivers.
The Individual Event (IE) contest will start with performances around 4:30 PM or 5:00 PM and will run until about 10:00 PM. We will have all the same jobs to cover.
In addition to the contest workers, Lynx Pride will also need people to cover the concession stand for both of these events.
If you can help us with either or both of these events, we would greatly appreciate it, even if it is for just a couple of hours. Any and all help is wonderful.
We’ve all been there. While having fun or just hanging out, we see something going on that we believe is dangerous, will hurt somebody else, or is simply wrong. Some of us may choose to say something while others may not feel comfortable or safe in doing so. Text-a-Tip from Linn County Crime Stoppers offers an alternative way to safely and anonymously intervene. Bystanders that have knowledge of a crime can text the necessary information (ie: who, what, where, and when) to law enforcement. The text is routed through a server in Canada allowing the tipster and the investigator to have a two-way dialog while keeping the tipster's identity anonymous. When the tipster is done with their report, they can simply enter STOP at the end of the text stopping the communication and erasing relevant texts. The tipster’s identifying information does not need to be shared unless they are seeking a reward. What a great way to play a role in stopping crime and increasing safety anonymously. For more information, go to http://www.linncountycrimestoppers.com
Please go to the Download Center web page for North Linn's District policy regarding student allergies.
High school parents - take your student's report card (or have them take it) to the Mall Management Office to get points for North Linn. The office is located downstairs and is open M-F from 8:30 to 5:00.
Thanks for your support!
School Cents is sponsored by KISS Country 96.5 and Lindale Mall.
The district calendar has been updated. March 26th was mistakenly published as an early dismissal. That day is a full day of school.
The following schools will be charging admission of $2 for adults/$1 for students for middle school athletic events: Calamus-Wheatland, Easton Valley, Marquette Catholic, Midland, and Prince of Peace. East Buchanan and Ed-Co will charge $2 per person. Starmont will charge $1 for adults and Maquoketa Valley will charge $2 for adults.
Did your child decide not to go out for band? Do you have an instrument sitting unused at home? The North-Linn Band Department is working on expanding the availability of school instruments, but we need quality instruments to do so. If you would like to donate your child's instrument to the school please contact Alexa Gibbs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Ms. Gibbs prior to dropping instruments off at school.
Once again the Post Prom Committee will be accepting cans for collection. If you have cans you would like picked up, please contact Dave or Sheri Miller at (319) 448-4484. This will be ongoing until April 2014. We will also throughout the year have various drop off dates. These will be posted on the North-Linn website, as well as on the North Linn Post Prom 2014 Facebook page.
The public hearing for the proposed North-Linn School budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 has been published. Please click on the link to review the document.
Please click on the following link to view a flyer from Foundation 2 if you are concerned about a youth in crisis. This information is aimed at helping children ages 8-17 who are struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse.
Please click on this link to view the yearbook sponsors.
Please click on the following link to review the Public Notice for Disposal of Real Estate. The hearing will be held on December 13th at 7:30 pm in the Superintendent's Office in the Education Service Building.
Ten communities in rural Linn county have formed Rural Communities Rising Above in Linn (RC RAIL) Coalition. RC RAIL will work to make an impact on these communities through several environmental type actions such as prescription drug drives, alcohol free graduation party efforts, working on educating the communities on local legislation involving substance abuse, and collaborating to make all of these communities safe and healthy places for youth to grow. Please click on the link to learn more about RC RAIL.
Do you lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence? If so, you may qualify for homeless services. Please click on this link for more information.
In the spring of 2008, the Iowa legislature and governor adopted the Iowa Core Curriculum as a requirement for all Iowa schools. The Iowa Core Curriculum offers a strong framework to help teachers prepare all students for success in a competitive and constantly changing world. North Linn Community School District has begun this process. For more information, please click on this link.
Click the following link to view the North-Linn revenue purpose statement. NL-RPS
North-Linn students shall become compassionate, intelligent, productive and well-adjusted world citizens who have sound moral standards, respect for human dignity, and proper regard for human and natural resources.
We believe that each individual should achieve a high degree of competence in the basic skills necessary to live in our increasingly changing world. It is the responsibility of the North-Linn community to determine the needs, interests, and abilities of each individual student so we may guide and direct student learning. Through the cooperative efforts of the North-Linn learning community (students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and community), we will cooperatively program our curriculum, instruction, and assessment for each student's greatest success.
North-Linn Community School District's mission is to create a proud learning community where everyone counts and everyone cares. The district members are committed to developing an educational environment that offers the maximum opportunity for all students to learn and become a respectful member of the community at all levels from family to global.