CCA District-Wide News & Updates

10-14-21

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER 14-15 - NO SCHOOL

OCTOBER 20 - Regular School Board of Education Meeting

OCTOBER 25 - School Board Candidate Public Forum 6 PM - 9 PM

NOVEMBER 2 - Election Day

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MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT CHANGES TO HOME FOOTBALL GAMES

Friday night is our last regular season home football game. We are making some changes that we wanted to share with everyone that are outlined below.


  1. Middle school students will not be admitted into the game unless they are accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  2. There will not be a middle school student section in the bleachers and middle school students are NOT allowed to sit in the high school student section.
  3. Middle school students are required to sit in the stands with their parent/guardian.

All of this information has been shared with the students this week.

8th Grade FCS Students creating their own chex mix in their first food lab. They also got some practice at cleaning up and doing dishes.

High School Students Enjoyed the National Guard Equipment during Unified PE.

CLIPPERS WIN WAMAC WEST TITLE

Clippers win WaMac West Title

CCA HOSTS 4A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL GAME OCTOBER 21

Volleyball is headed into postseason play and the Clippers will host the 4A Regional semifinal games next Thursday, October 21 at the High School at 7:00 PM.

Good-luck Clippers!!

MEET YOUR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

We are less than three weeks away from school board elections on November 2. Now is the time to brush up on your candidates serving the CCA Community School District.

Candidate information, polling information, and much more can be found on the District website.

If you have any questions about the school board election, please contact Laurie Haman at lauriehaman@ccaschools.org.

CCAHS STUDENTS SCORE IN THE 80TH PERCENTILE ON 2021 ISASP

Starting in 2019 the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) assessment was administered to Iowa students. The assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core standards. The ISASP was not administered statewide in 2020 due to COVID but was most recently administered in spring of 2021.

At Clear Creek Amana, the High School students scored in the 80th percentile for all three grade levels. Overall, CCAHS scored an average of 8.6% to 12.3% higher than the state average proficiency for English/Language Arts, Math and Science. Not one grade level fell below state proficiency. The 9th graders tested 14% higher in English/Language Arts and 11% higher in Math. By category for the high school, English/Language Arts was 12.3% higher than the state average proficiency, Math was 8.6% higher and Science was 10% higher. Only 10th grade students take the science assessment.


“The spring ISASP results at the high school were nothing short of amazing. The entire student body and staff should be very proud. This is a testament that despite the daily challenges of last year, the entire staff set the tone that we can overcome those challenges we were facing and keep the focus on learning. Given the results, the students stepped up and responded accordingly. While I know our staff and students will continue to work for improvement, these results are something to truly celebrate.” Mark Moody, CCAHS Principal.


“Our school district community has so much to be proud of when reviewing the academic achievement of our high school students during these unprecedented times,” said Interim superintendent Joseph E. Brown, Sr. “I want to thank our administrative team, our teachers, our support staff, our students and our parents for keeping the focus on academic excellence. Clear Creek Amana School District is one of the higher performing school districts in our region.”

LAUREN LUERKENS JOINS CCA GREEN IOWA AMERICORPS

A little bit about Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Our mission is to empower Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements by engaging our AmeriCorps members in direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement.

We are to be a resource and catalyst for Iowa School districts to build a more energized and sustainable future.


Green Iowa at CCA:

CCA has two full time members in addition to one summer member. Currently there is one vacant spot for the full-time member. Lauren is currently at the school and will be working in the district for 11 months. Lauren is in her junior year at the University of Iowa for Environmental Planning and Policy.

One full-time member acts as the education and outreach coordinator. Their position focuses on environmental education development and implementation within the host site and host site community.

The other full-time member is the sustainability and operations coordinator. They primarily focus on operational sustainability, as well as developing best practices on how best to save on energy costs and increase sustainability efforts.


Projects so Far!

  • Outdoor Classroom- members have been influential in writing grants and funding the outdoor learning space.

  • Sustainability curriculum- working on lessons that incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion, social and emotional learning, and environmental sustainability. Led a sustainability class and club during the 2020-21 school year.

  • Recycling- collected, painted, and distributed the new blue recycling bins in classrooms.

  • Composting- drafted a composting phase-in plan for the 2021-22 school year. Created lunchroom posters and materials for cafeterias.

  • Geocaching- we have placed greeniowaatcca geocaches around the district area to advocate for getting outside.

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COVID DASHBOARD

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RETURN TO LEARN SAFETY PLAN

Link to the approved District Return to Learn Safety Plan

CCA DIGITAL BACKPACK

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

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Clear Creek Amana Community School District

Joseph E. Brown, Sr
Interim Superintendent

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Lori Robertson, 1486 Hwy 6 NW, Oxford, IA 52322.

319-828-4510 or lorirobertson@ccaschools.org