Career Academy Newsletter
Katie Towler, Principal
It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the principal of the Sioux City Career Academy. I come to you having served most recently at West Middle School where I spent a combined 6 years as an assistant principal and principal. Prior to my time with students and staff at West Middle, I served for 7 years as a school counselor at East High School. I am thrilled to be working with high school students again and eager to help grow this cutting-edge program.
Students who attend classes at the SCCA will experience relevant skills-based instruction designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. Instructors spend time learning from industry experts and bring that first-hand knowledge to the classrooms. In addition, students spend time with local business and community leaders in an effort to better prepare themselves for life after high school.
This innovative learning environment coupled with dynamic instructors, and engaging curriculum make the Sioux City Career Academy the place to be. I am delighted to join the teachers and staff at the Sioux City Career Academy and hope that we have the opportunity to partner along the way.
Jeff Lucas, Guidance Counselor
My name is Jeff Lucas and I am the new school counselor for the Sioux City Community Schools Career Academy. I have been with the Sioux City Community Schools for the last 16 years. Prior to this academic year, I was a school counselor at East High for all 16 years in the district. I am very excited about the new opportunity to be part of the Career Academy team. My primary role will be working with Career Academy students to assist them with their post-secondary plans. I will be working along with the Academy students’ home high school counselors to provide additional college and career planning.
Areas of assistance include:
Searching for colleges
Selecting a colleges
Selecting a major/program of study for college.
College admissions requirements
Financial Aid (Completing the FAFSA and scholarship opportunities)
Career Planning/Career Options.
If you have any questions, I can be reached by calling 279-6668 ext. 3014 or by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
September: Attendance Awareness Month
During Attendance Awareness Month, we are asking you to help us reduce absenteeism locally by taking these steps:
• Build a habit and a culture of regular attendance.
• If there are challenges that make it difficult for your student to attend school, let us know so we can help.
Student and staff safety is of paramount importance in the Sioux City Community School District. For this reason, the District exercises a host of crisis prevention and planning tactics. During the year, our school has fire, tornado, and intruder drills. The drills ensure our students and staff are prepared for potential emergencies. Watch for future newsletter updates that give you information on our drills, so you can continue the safety conversations with your child(ren) at home.
Should an emergency occur, the school notifies you through our Blackboard phone system. The system calls every phone number associated with your child in order to reach you. The message will give you details about the emergency and provide directions on when/where to pick up your child if the normal school day is altered.
For more information about school safety, visit our website at: http://www.siouxcityschools.org/safety/ or speak to our principal.
An engaged community makes our District stronger. That is why we have made it easy for you to connect with us whenever it is convenient for you. We encourage you to take advantage of Let’s Talk! our 24/7 online submission site, by reaching out with your ideas, questions, concerns, and praise. To make a submission, please visit http://www.siouxcityschools.org/lets-talk/.