Please click the following link for more information regarding the upcoming school board election:  School Board Nomination Newspaper Article 06 25 15

Mr. Darin Schreck is the new leader for middle/high school activities in Carlisle.  Schreck brings nearly 10 years of experience as the Activities Assistant for the Norwalk Community Schools.  As an activities assistant, Mr. Schreck handled event scheduling and supervision and was also a successful head varsity wrestling coach and assistant girls soccer coach.  Mr. Schreck also exhibited the ability to implement a 7-12 systemic approach to communication and leadership for all of Norwalk’s activities.

Previous to Norwalk, Mr. Schreck served as a secondary math and science teacher as well as the head varsity wrestling coach in the Eagle Grove Community school district from 2000 to 2006.

Mr. Schreck’s career started at Carlisle High School where he served the district as the At-Risk Coordinator and head varsity wrestling coach/assistant varsity football coach from 1995-2000.

Mr. Schreck says, ¨It’s an exciting time in the Carlisle Community School District.  I cannot wait to meet with students, staff, parents and community members over the next few weeks.”

Click the following link to learn more about the Tdap immunization requirement for 2015-2016 7th grade students: 7th Grade Tdap Immunization Requirement

2016 Summer Reading Lists

May 15th, 2015

Grade level summer reading lists are available by clicking the appropriate link below:


Kindergarten Summer Reading 2016

1st Grade Summer Reading 2016

2nd Grade Summer Reading 2016

3rd Grade Summer Reading 2016

ELEM Summer Reading Log 2016

Hartford Upper Elementary:

4th Grade Summer Reading 2016

5th Grade Summer Reading 2016

Hartford Summer Reading Log 2016

Middle School

6th Grade Summer Reading

7th Grade Summer Reading 2016

8th Grade Summer Reading 2016

High School

Freshman Summer Reading 2016

Sophomore Summer Reading 2016

Juniors Summer Reading 2016

Seniors LA 12 Summer Reading 2016

Seniors taking Comp

Seniors Comp Orwell Article – Required




In accordance with Iowa Administrative Code rule 41.408(2)c, Carlisle Community Schools has updated its District Developed Service Delivery Plan. A draft of the updated plan is available for review here, in each of the school buildings and in the district administration office. If you wish to comment on the plan, please contact Dana Lillis, Director of Teaching and Learning at or 515-989-0831. Public review and comments will close on June 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Carlisle District Developed Special Education Service Delivery Plan_April_2015 (Updated July 2015)


Click the following link for the district calendar for the 2015-2016 school year:  2015-16 School Calendar Approved 4-13-15

2017-2018 Registration

April 8th, 2015


District-wide 2017-2018 school year registration for current students will be held Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room.  You will be able to update/complete contact, health and transportation information, as well as pick up your student’s report card and pay fees.

Registration for students new to the district will be Wednesday – Friday, June 7-9 during regular business hours in the Administration Office at 430 School Street in Carlisle.  Office hours at 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

If you have questions, please contact the Administration Office at 515-989-3589.


Carlisle “C” Logo Unveiled

January 30th, 2015

C 124 -185 copyCarlisle Community Schools is officially launching its new branding identity, complete with new logo, mission and vision platform, updated website and identified color palette and font scheme. The updated identity represents a significant step forward in the overall presentation of the school’s vision, direction and look.

The new “C” logo will be used in addition to the school’s current wildcat image- one of the most recognizable athletic logos in the nation, the Kansas State powercat- providing further visual identification of the school district. It will serve as the district’s primary logo, while the popular wildcat will remain the school’s athletic and activity identity moving forward. “The Carlisle community school district now has a symbol to identify itself as it moves forward with our mission of pursuing ‘Character, Service and Excellence in Everything We Do’,” said Superintendent Bryce Amos. “It will enable us to manage our identity efficiently. In this age of visual bombardment, it’s important for us to invest in a defined logo and provide a uniform look as we present ourselves to the public.”

The “C” was designed in partnership with local visual communications company etc!graphics following careful review of ideas and input from students, staff, alumni, coaches and administrators. The “C” provides a bold, contemporary visual, while incorporating the school’s traditional scarlet and gold color palette. Utilizing a custom-designed font created specifically for the school, the logo uses graphic lines similar to the wildcat logo, therefor providing a complementary look. Its versatility lends itself for use on letterhead, business cards, print and promotional materials, apparel, electronic media and facilities.

In addition to the new primary logo, the branding effort also provides secondary logos implementing the use of a shield as a base with either the “C” or the wildcat and additional identifying words, offering more specific identification. These logos also incorporate the traditional color palette and will be used district-wide to aid in uniformity.

Cody Woodruff  a junior at Carlisle High School and the statewide director of the State of Iowa Youth Advisor Council (SIYAC). Cody testified before the House Committee on Education and declared a 1.25% state supplemental aid appropriation to be woefully insufficient to fund his education. One of the most articulate speakers of the evening, Cody represented his generation of Iowa students in a very poignant and powerful fashion.


Cody Woodruff State Legislature 2015

The Department of Education has developed a new tool for Iowa schools.  The tool is called the “Attendance Center Ranking” (ACR) system.  A website displaying the tool will allow you to track the progress of Carlisle schools and our students.  This website is found in the attached letter and is scheduled to “go live” on Friday, January 30.  The site will present data from the district as a whole and for each school (attendance center).  There are two data sets, one will be student proficiency scores and the second will be “college and career readiness” indicators based on ACT benchmarks.  You can also disaggregate the data by our “subpopulations” based on socioeconomic need, IEP students and other categories.  I encourage you to look it over and become familiar.  It is a huge data site with information about all districts in Iowa.

Carlisle has seen over the past three years an increase in both math and reading proficiencies on the Iowa Assessment.   In 2014 Carlisle averaged over 84% student proficiency in both math and reading on the Iowa Assessment in grades 3-11.  Although we compare well with other schools in Central Iowa, you will see areas that need more attention.   We will continue to focus on these areas.  If you have questions regarding this tool, please email me at