The Iowa Youth Symposium was held on October 23 and 24th at the State Capitol building in Des Moines. The first day was the preplenary session which consisted of all outstanding delegates from all of the regional Model UN meetings across Iowa attending. North Butler sent 6 students this year. Owen Almelien and Dawson Clark in Economics, Mason Ford in Politics, and Nadia Treichel in the Social committee. Alternates were JT Watson in the Science committee and David Crow in the Politics committee. The day consisted of hammering out a position paper to decide what the United States policy should be in the four different categories.
Following the opening ceremony, delegates split into committees to compose formal UN resolutions on the four topics.
The day ends with a closing ceremony at which the Outstanding Delegates summarize their committees’ resolutions
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Homecoming Court. The queen candidates (back row from left to right) are: Rainy Kock, Madison Klingenborg, Chloe Van Ellen, Kristianna Bright, and Mollie Hearn. The king candidates (front row from left to right) are: Colby Wilkerson, Eric Brehmer, Andrew Peters, and Damean Wright.
NB is now participating in Skip the Trip. This allows students to test that is required to obtain a driver’s instruction permit right here at NB instead of making the trip to an Iowa DOT or local county treasurer’s office to complete the test. This allows students to take the test in a familiar and comfortable environment and saves parents and students time away from school by potentially reducing the number of trips to the DOT or courthouse. Students can see Mrs. Lamborn to schedule a time to take the test.
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled with a participating school or agency, be 14 years old or older and cannot currently hold an Iowa instruction permit.
Students who pass the knowledge test at their school will be sent an email verifying their passing results which can be taken to any county or state location in Iowa that issues driver’s licenses along with other required documentation to prove their identity.
See more information at: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/skip-the-trip.
Staff, parents, and students work together to achieve optimum student behavior at school, with the eventual goal that this behavior will become second nature and extend into all aspects of a student's life.
The PBIS program is based upon the philosophy that by recognizing the POSITIVE contributions of every student, a natural reduction in disruptive behaviors follows. This creates positive and appropriate learning environments that are conducive to the education of all students.
PBIS expectations will be school-wide and implemented Pre-K through 12th grades. Clear behavior expectations will be taught in all school settings. Students following the appropriate expectations will be recognized in a variety of ways. For those not meeting behavior expectations, reflection time and reteaching will be used.
This is an exciting venture for all of us at NB! We look forward to working together as staff, students, families and community to create a safe social culture with consistent expectations that encourage positive educational and individual growth.
Becoming a substitute teacher could be one of the most rewarding decisions of your life! It's a great way to make a positive difference for children and youth while supporting your community school.
Substitute Authorization Requirements
A substitute authorization may be issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to an individual who:
If you hold a bachelor's degree: Receiving a substitute authorization will allow an individual who holds a bachelor's degree to substitute in grades PK-12 for no more than five consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 30-day period in one job assignment for a regularly assigned teacher who is absent, except in the driver’s education classroom. A school district administrator may file a written request with the board for an extension of the 10-day limit in one job assignment on the basis of documented need and benefit to the instructional program. The licensure committee will review the request and provide a written decision either approving or denying the request.
If you hold a paraeducator certificate: Receiving a substitute authorization will authorize an individual who holds a paraeducator certificate without a bachelor’s degree to substitute ONLY in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed for no more than five consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 30-day period.
Substitute Authorization: Fostering Student Learning as a Substitute
This 20-hour course is designed to meet the requirements for the substitute authorization program. This course addresses the four components required by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
Many AEAs offer the Substitute Authorization courses. Consider visiting the BOEE website for a list of AEAs offering the course.