I-Smile

Exciting News! I-Smile™ program has received legal approval to start using the electronic I-Smile™ @ School consent/release form! The link to the form is: https://is.gd/ismileconsent  and may be used immediately!   We are hoping to utilize this process in an effort to be … [Continue Reading]

Mums the Word

Choose from Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Purple Sales will end Sept. 16 Contact any FFA member or call Ms. Baker at 443-3425   … [Continue Reading]

Bulletin Week of Sept. 9

Today's Lunch: Orange Chicken Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwich Black Day   Greeter Duty: Krutsinger   Today Theme: Area 51 4:00 Jr High Volleyball @ Seymour Bus Time: 2:45 5:30 Varsity Volleyball @ Ankeny Christian Bus Time: … [Continue Reading]

School Board Elections

2019 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION Tuesday, November 5, 2019 There are three (3) at large seats on the ballot in 2019. Terms are for four years each. The following are some of the key dates in the School Board Election process. Be sure to go to the Iowa Secretary of State’s web site for more … [Continue Reading]

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

Click on the following links for information on free and reduced information and for application.   Letter to Households     How to Apply 12.20 … [Continue Reading]

Job Opportunity

  Mormon Trail Community School District Is looking for Substitutes for the following positions for the 2019-20 school year: Certified Teacher Subs Para-professionals Cooks Bus Drivers For more information call 641 877-2521 Or Stop by the District Office Mormon Trail Community … [Continue Reading]

Jostens Order Link

To make your ordering easier, we have attached the link to Jostens. Click the following link to view and place an order.   https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1071756/Mormon-Trail-High-School/       … [Continue Reading]

Sign up for alerts by text message.

Mormon Trail school is set up to use the online Farmer's Bank Community Connection system, which will send text messages or e-mails regarding school closings or game cancellations to those who request them. The following directions should take about five minutes to set up the alerts to come to … [Continue Reading]

I-Smile

Exciting News! I-Smile™ program has received legal approval to start using the electronic I-Smile™ @ School consent/release form! The link to the form is: https://is.gd/ismileconsent  and may be used immediately!

 

We are hoping to utilize this process in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.  You would not believe the amount of paper we go through. L  Of course, we still accept paper consents, some families will still need paper copies, the electronic form is another option beginning 2019-2020 school year.  Many of you have paper already, if you choose to go paperless any unused paper forms can be returned to the I-Smile dental team.

 

 

This will eliminate TEACHERS OR NURSES having to hand out or collect paper forms. J

The electronic consent forms are completed and submitted directly to IDPH (Iowa Dept. of Public Health).

 

The electronic consent is very secure (meets and exceeds requirements for collecting and storing Personally Identifiable Information [PII]) and information in the consent cannot be shared outside of the release of information parameters. It is also very user friendly – works on all Apple and Android phones, iPads and tablets, as well as all desktop and laptop computers.

 

 

Mums the Word

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Choose from Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Purple
Sales will end Sept. 16
Contact any FFA member or call Ms. Baker at 443-3425

 

Bulletin Week of Sept. 9

Today’s Lunch: Orange Chicken

Tomorrow’s Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwich

Black Day

 

Greeter Duty: Krutsinger

 

Today

Theme: Area 51

  • 4:00 Jr High Volleyball @ Seymour

    • Bus Time: 2:45

  • 5:30 Varsity Volleyball @ Ankeny Christian

    • Bus Time: 3:30

 

Wednesday September 11

Theme: Clown

  • 7:00 Board Meeting

 

Thursday September 12

Theme: Zombie

  • 4:00 Jr High VB at Home against Diagonal

    • Tickets: Sara

  • 5:30 Varsity VB at Home against Diagonal

    • Tickets: Malorie/ Teri

    • Line: Brad/ Stacie

 

Friday September 13

Theme: Blackout

  • 2:00 Homecoming Parade

  • Homecoming Pep Rally immediately following the parade at the elementary gym

    • Students must check in with their sponsors or they will be counted absent

  • 7:00 Varsity Football against East Union – HOMECOMING

    • Tickets: Maddy/ Bailey/ Renae/ Crystal

 

Announcements

  • Grade Checks will be Mondays after school. Make sure to stay on top of all of your work and turn everything in to be eligible for sports.

  • FFA Mum sales have started and will be on sale until Sep 13

  • While we want homecoming week to be fun, we must still follow our school rules. No weapons will be allowed and MT staff reserves the right to make a decision on the appropriateness of the costumes.

  • Any FFA members that have Mum Sale Money, please turn into Ms. Baker during 3rd or 6th period.

  • Fall Sports photos will be September 18th after school, order forms are in the office

  • Please turn in float building permission forms to the office

  • Football boys please sign the footballs in the office by the end of the day today

  • Teachers, during this period, please ask your HS Students how many of them will need a sack lunch for tomorrow and turn into the office

August 12, 2019 Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School

Regular Meeting

August 12, 2019

President Smiarowski called the regular meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 7:01 p.m. in the Garden Grove Superintendent’s Office. Answering roll call were board members Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. Superintendent Kerry Phillips, Principal Becky Stripe and Board Secretary Peggy Rash were also present. Guests signing in were Belinda Adkins, Renae Poush, Cole Poush, Terre Acheson, Richard and Trudy Tait, Rachel Graham, Autumn Fraker, Zach Fraker, Mavery Fraker, and Kara Hilton.

Cromer motioned to approve the agenda. Funk seconded followed by ayes from Smiarowski, Cromer, Peasley and Funk. Evans was absent.

The consent agenda, consisting of previous meeting minutes and no open enrollments was approved with a motion by Peasley and a second from Cromer. Motion passes with ayes from Smiarowski, Cromer, Peasley and Funk. Evans was absent. With a motion by Cromer and a second from Funk the Board voted to go into Closed Session in reference to Iowa Code 21.5(1) (j) of the open meetings law to discuss the sale of a particular Real Estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the school district would have to pay or lower the price the Board would receive for that property.

A roll call vote was taken to enter closed session. Smiarowski, yes; Funk, yes; Cromer, yes. Peasley, yes. Evans was absent.

The group went into closed session at 7:05 pm.

The Board returned to open session at 7:35 pm.

Peasley made a motion to table action on the closed session. Funk seconded followed by ayes from Smiarowski, Cromer, Peasley and Funk. Evans was absent.

With a motion by Funk and a second from Cromer the Board voted to go into Closed Session in reference to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(a) of the open meetings law to review or discuss records which are required or authorized to be kept confidential.

A roll call vote was taken to enter closed session. Smiarowski, yes; Funk, yes; and Cromer, yes; Peasley, yes. Evans was absent.

The group went into closed session at 7:37 pm

The Board returned to open session at 8:13 pm

Upon returning to open session, Funk made a motion to table any action on the closed session. The motion was seconded by Peasley followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent.

There were no resignations to report.

The following persons were approved for various positions:

Cheer Coach-Breanna Glenn; motion by Cromer, seconded by Funk followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. Cheer Coach is an unpaid position.

Associate Transportation and Special Ed van route -Bill Moore; motion by Funk, seconded by Peasley followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. Moore will receive an hourly wage of $12.88 for misc transportation duties and will receive $77.25 per day for the SPED route.

Special Ed van route-Belinda Adkins; motion by Cromer, seconded by Peasley followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. Adkins will receive $77.25 per day for her route.

Cassie Moore was approved for mowing the athletic fields in Humeston with a motion by Peasley, seconded by Cromer followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. Moore will be paid $50 per mowing.

Football coaches named in a motion by Funk were Travis Johnson-Head Varsity ($2900); Sam Moore- Assistant Varsity/JV ($2005); Jason Newton-Volunteer ($0); Marc Smiarowski-Volunteer ($0). The motion was seconded by Cromer followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent.  There will be no Junior High football program this year due to low numbers.

Volleyball coaches named in a motion by Cromer were Josh Stiles-Head Varsity ($2900); Leslie Bexten- Assistant Varsity/JV ($2005);Katie Newton- Junior High ($1450). Peasley seconded, followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent.

Elementary Secretary-Ashley Eslick; motion by Funk, second by Peasley followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. Eslick will be paid $9.50 per hour.

Bailey Neinas will move from SPED associate to Library associate with a motion by Peasley and a second from Cromer. The motion passes with aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent.

The Certificate of Need, as presented by Superintendent Phillips, was approved with a motion by Funk, a second by Cromer, followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. Phillips will deliver the Form by the August 20th deadline. The Certificate of Need is a crucial step in the District’s process for getting approved to hold a vote for a bond for the proposed new Junior/Senior High School addition at the Humeston Elementary location.

There were 11 bids received for the 2005 Trail Blazer the District has been receiving bids for. The high bid of $3700 was received from Jon Becker. With a motion by Peasley, a second by Cromer followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley and Evans being absent, the motion passes to accept the bid.

The Abstract of votes for the June 25, 2019 Mormon Trail Community School District Special  PPEL Election was accepted by the Board with a motion by Cromer and a second by Peasley followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. There were 225 votes in favor and 165 votes against for a total of 390 votes cast. The levy of $1.34 per $1000 assessed taxable property value annually will be in effect for 10 years beginning the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.   

Stephanie Parmer and Ashley Eslick were approved to be added to banking authorizations for the Nutrition and Activity accounts at Great Western Bank for the District effective immediately with the approval of these minutes at the next regular board meeting, replacing the authorizations currently held by Lori Reed. Marc Smiarowski and Peggy Rash will remain as the only authorized signers on all accounts the District holds at the Great Western Bank. Only Rash and Smiarowski will be allowed to sign checks for the District. Parmer and Eslick will be authorized to conduct business such as making deposits, picking up deposit bags, as well as, doing online intra-net transfers for the Nutrition and Activity accounts. GWB will provide the District with 3 keys for the outside drop night deposit. A night drop agreement will be required. Funk motioned to approve, Peasley seconded followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent.

Funk made a motion seconded by Cromer to approve the bills and financials followed by aye votes from Funk, Cromer, Smiarowski and Peasley. Evans was absent. 

Cromer made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Funk seconded. All voted in agreement. President Smiarowski closed the meeting at 9:16 pm

The next meeting of the Mormon Trail Board will be held September 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

____________________________ ___________________________

President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education

These minutes are written as recorded by the Board Secretary and are subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.   Peggy Rash, Board Secretary/Treasurer

July 25, 2019 Work Session

Mormon Trail Community School District

Work Session

July 25, 2019

The Mormon Trail School Board met for a Work Session July 25, 2019 in the Humeston Elementary Library. 

President Smiarowski called the work session to order at 6:04 p.m. Peasley, Funk, Evans, Cromer and Smiarowski were present. Superintendent Phillips, Principal Stripe and Secretary Rash were also in attendance. Guests signing in were Stevie Parmer and Carma Dixon. Representatives from DLR were also present.

Cromer made a motion to approve the agenda with Peasley seconding. All voted aye to approve.

DLR brought updated drawings of the proposed layout for the K-12 bldg project. The group also walked the proposed site which DLR had outlined for better visualization. Discussion focused on the proposed layout. 

Funk made the motion to adjourn followed by a second from Cromer. Cromer, Funk, Evans, Peasley and Smiarowski voted aye to approve.

President Smiarowski closed the workshop at 7:41 pm.

____________________________ ___________________________

President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education

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These minutes are written as recorded by the Board Secretary and are subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.   Peggy Rash, Board Secretary/Treasurer

School Board Elections

2019 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

There are three (3) at large seats on the ballot in 2019. Terms are for four years each.

The following are some of the key dates in the School Board Election process. Be sure to go to the Iowa Secretary of State’s web site for more information  www.sos.iowa.gov

Important Dates to Remember:

August  26 – First day to file nominating petitions

Sept 19 (by 5 p.m.) – Last day to file nominating petitions with District’s Board Secretary at 403 South Front Street, Humeston, IA 50123

Sept 24 (by 5 p.m.) – Deadline for candidates to withdraw or to file objection about candidate eligibility

Now through October 25th – (by 5 p.m.) Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail (to return, ballot must be postmarked by Nov 4th or earlier and received by the Auditor’s office by noon on November 12th)

November 4 (by 5 p.m.)– Last day to vote absentee in-person at auditor’s office.  Voting starts on October 7th (no absentee voting allowed on election day as polls open at noon)

November 5 (7a .m. to 8 p.m.) – Election Day

November 18 or 19 – County Canvass of Votes for schools in multiple counties

To be on the ballot in the School Board election, each candidate must file an affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions with the school district secretary. The affidavit of candidacy and the nomination petitions must be filed together or they will be rejected. Complete nominating petitions, along with the affidavit of candidacy, may be turned into the school district starting August 26, 2019 and no later than 5 p.m. September19, 2019. Required forms may be downloaded from  www.sos.iowa.gov or picked up at the District office located at 403 South Front Street, Humeston, IA 50123

The minimum number of signatures required for a petition is eleven (11).  Petitions may be signed only by eligible electors within the school district.

Please contact Board Secretary, Peggy Rash at (641)877-2521 for more information.