Wildcat Weekly

September 19th, 2014

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Important 2014-2015 School Information

Below is some important information about the 2014-2015 school year.  We are requesting that no students be dropped off at their respective buildings any earlier than 7:45 a.m. before the school starting times (unless eating breakfast or involved in activities).


Elementary Drop Off:


When dropping off students at the Elementary, pull forward past the elementary gate, as space becomes available, and allow your children to exit your vehicle on the curb side anywhere where the sidewalk exists.  We have staff on duty to assist children in exiting their vehicles safely and need to keep traffic moving as quickly as possible during peak times in order to avoid blocking traffic on Highway 5.  Please do not get out of your vehicle to assist your child.


Please note:  No parking on N. Fifth Street between Highway 5 and School Street will be allowed before school.  Parking will be allowed on the east side of the street for the remainder of the day after 8:15 a.m.



AM Session, 8:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

PM Session, 12:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.


Kindergarten Prep

8:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


Carlisle Elementary (Grades Kindergarten – 3rd):

8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.


Hartford Upper Elem. (Grades 4-5):

8:10 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Wednesday at 1:50 p.m.

  • Bus Transportation:
    • All Hartford elementary students riding a regular route bus will be dropped off at the Carlisle campus in order to ride the shuttle to Hartford.
    • Students will wait for the Hartford shuttle bus in the North Gym.
    • The Hartford shuttle bus will leave the Carlisle main campus at 8:00 a.m.


Middle School (Grades 6-8):

8:05 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Wednesday at 1:50 p.m.

  • Bus Transportation:
    • Students riding a regular route bus will be dropped off at the Middle School first.
    • Students riding the Middle School shuttle bus will leave the Carlisle High School Commons at 7:50 a.m
    • The parent drop off/pick-up area is on the south side of the building off the circle drive.


High School (Grades 9-12):

8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.


Lunch Information for the 2014-2015 School Year

Daily Meal Prices                                                             Daily Milk Prices

$2.25 for student lunch                                                 $.35 for classroom milk (grades PK-2nd gr.)

$2.30 for a second lunch                                               $.35 for an extra milk w/breakfast or lunch

$3.30 for adult lunch                                                         *Classroom milk is deducted from the lunch

$1.30 for an extra main course item                             account weekly for the previous week.

$1.35 for breakfast                                                            *Free/reduced price meals does not cover classroom

$0.35 for juice only                                                                          milk.


A la Carte Line (Grades 6-12): Cash Only  (Most items are $.75 to $1.25)


Things to Remember in order to keep from having a negative balance:

The cut off for not receiving a meal will be negative $7.00 for grades 6-12 and negative $10.00 for grades K-5.


If you do not wish to have your child(ren) eating extra breakfasts, lunches, or extra entrees, loan a lunch to a friend, or borrow from a friend, you may contact the nutrition supervisor and let her know so that she can place that restriction on your account, Charlene McCrory at 989-5377.


Because of student lunch accounts, when depositing money, the total amount will be divided equally among your children unless otherwise specified when the payment is made.  You can use one of the following methods to deposit money to your child’s account:

  • Send it with your student
  • Mail it to the school (Attention: Nutrition Dept.)
  • Drop it off in the Central Office
  • Pay online with RevTrak

When depositing money, note the following:

  • Remember to write your child’s name in the memo part of your check to insure proper credit.
  • Remember to note how the money is to be distributed if you have more than one child unless it is to be distributed equally.
  • For accounts with a negative balance, money needs to be turned in by 9:30 a.m. in order for students to eat that day.


The following chart should provide an idea of the amount needed in your account to feed lunch to the number of students in your household:

No. of Students In Household           $ Amount for 1 Week            $ Amount for 1 Month

1                                                         $11.25                                               $45.00

2                                                           22.50                                                 90.00

3                                                           33.75                                               135.00

4                                                           45.00                                               180.00

5                                                           56.25                                               225.00

Remember, those of you having children who drink the classroom milk will need to add an additional $1.75 per week per student to your account to cover that cost.  Also, Free Lunches do not cover the cost of classroom milk.  K-2 classroom milk is deducted from the lunch account weekly for the prior week.


Breakfast will not be served on late start days.

Breakfast Hours:

Elementary Bldg. 7:45 to 8:05 a.m.

Hartford Bldg.  8:00 to 8:15 a.m.

Middle School Bldg. 7:50 to 8:05 a.m.


The Free and Reduced Price Meals application is available

at the Administration Office or www.carlisle.k12.ia.us

Superintendent Bryce Amos and the Principal Selection Committee, which included representatives from the Carlisle District and Middle School faculty, staff, and parents who served on various interview teams, are pleased to announce the appointment of John Elkin as the new Principal of Carlisle Middle School.

Mr. Elkin will begin as Principal at Carlisle Middle School on July 1st.  “I am excited to appoint John as the new principal at Carlisle Middle School,” Mr. Amos said.  ”John brings great school leadership experiences to our district and I know shares the goals of our teachers and families in helping every student be successful in and out of the classroom.”

John will officially begin his new role on July 1st; he will be working with current school and district leadership on transition and plans between now and his official start date.  More information on dates and times for parents and community to meet Mr. Elkin will be announced later by the district.

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to return to Central Iowa and work with the students, staff, and parents of Carlisle Middle School.  Throughout my entire educational career, I’ve had various interactions with the Carlisle School District and have always been impressed with its commitment to excellence.  Moreover, the positive school pride and strong community support that exists in Carlisle is something that my family and I eagerly looking to become part of.”

A native of Iowa, Mr. Elkin received his B.A. and M.A. from Drake University.  Mr. Elkin most recently has been the high school principal at Webster City High School.  Elkin spent the last 10 years in school leadership positions at Webster City HS with the last three years as principal. He started his education career as an English teacher at Paton-Churden Jr.-Sr. High School,   and Saydel High School where he was also active in coaching and sponsoring co and extra-curricular activities.  Outside of school, his interests include spending time with his family, exercising, and reading.  John and his wife, Jamie, have two children:  Rowan (4) and Grady (2).

Carlisle CSD is accepting proposals for master facility planning for our school district.  Below is the Request For Proposal that outlines the criteria, timeline, and requirements for the proposal. Contact Bryce Amos, Superintendent for information about the RFP.

RFP for Facility Master Plan Services Carlisle CSD

From Monday, June 8 through Friday, August 7 the Administrative Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, June 25-26 and Friday, July 3.

See What’s Happening at CHS

January 24th, 2014

CHS Announcements 4-21-17

As the temperature goes down and snow becomes more of an issue, finding a way to walk safely can become a problem. To assist our adult patrons, we’ll be allowing hall walking at the high school from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  The halls will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

We’d ask that patrons stop by the Administration Office to pick up Winter Walker ID.  We’re very appreciative of the community support we receive and are excited about this opportunity to help our patrons with their fitness efforts.

On December 13, 2010, the Carlisle School Board approved revisions to the district’s Wellness Plan.  That approval was based on the recommendation of the district’s Wellness Committee who spent time researching and discussing the various components of the plan.  That plan includes the following statement about food used in celebrations and as snacks and rewards:  “Snacks served during the school day should make a positive contribution to children’s diets and health, with an emphasis on serving fruits and vegetables as the primary snacks and water as the primary beverage.  A list of healthy snacks was distributed at Elementary Open Houses on August 22 and is attached to this announcement.  Foods that come from home for sharing among children must be either whole fruits, vegetables or commercially prepared packaged food in factory sealed containers.  In an effort to support the Healthy Kids Act, we encourage parents, guardians and staff to provide healthy alternates for classroom snacks, rewards and celebrations.”  Packaging should include nutritional labeling. 22 Questions should be directed to Diana Whited at diana.whited@carlisle.k12.ia.us or 989-5309.



The Des Moines Big Band will be in Concert at Carlisle High School on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 each and seating is reserved. Tickets can be bought on-line athttp://www.seatyourself.biz/carlisle or at the Administrative Office from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  All proceeds will go to the Carlisle Performing Arts Department.


6th Grade Parent Meeting

August 8th, 2011

September 1, 2011 at 6:00pm the middle school will host an informative meeting for incoming 6th grade parents.