Colo-NESCO News: 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

12:00 – 7:00 pm


Colo-NESCO Junior Senior High Colo, IA

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

12:00 – 7:00 pm


Colo-NESCO Elementary Zearing, IA

Building Secretaries, Daycare Coordinator, Preschool Staff, School Nurse, Food Service Director, Transportation Director and District Administration will be available both days to answer any questions.

Parents can register their students at whichever location is most convenient.

Beginning Monday, August 3, 2015 parents who are unable to register their children on

the scheduled dates listed above can register their children at either Zearing or Colo

attendance  centers from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

CN Athletic Apparel 

Cross Country




All orders close on the 28th. 

Colo-NESCO Community Schools is seeking an Americorp Tutor for the 15-16 school year.  It is a 40 Hour/week reading tutor position through Americorp and United Way of Iowa.  The tutor will serve K-3 students in the area of reading. No experience is necessary.  Americorp will train all tutors in the reading interventions used with students.  For more information and to fill out an application please go to the following site:

Applications will be accepted at the above link.

Details about the position can be  found below.

1.0 FTE Positions/40 hours per week

11 month position 9-1-15 to 7-31-16

Benefits include a living allowance of $550 (full-time members) or $336 (half-time members) every two weeks, education award of $5,730 (full-time members) or $2,865 (half-time members) that can be used to repay student loans or future education expenses, health coverage (full-time only) and assistance with child care expenses (full-time only). Student loans may be also be placed into forbearance while serving in AmeriCorps.

Required Knowledge and Skills

• Strong interest in education, specifically helping students practice reading skills
• Experience working with children, preferably in a tutoring capacity and/or in a school-based setting
• Speak, read, write and understand English fluently
• Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail daily
• Dedication to community service
• Energetic, results-oriented, student-focused style, coupled with strong planning and time management skills
• Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, professional
• Ability to build and maintain quality-working relationships with students, coaches, school administrators and
Reading Corps program staff; including accepting and incorporating feedback from coaches and staff
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Preferred: College coursework, college degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must successfully pass a heightened, three-part National Service Criminal History Check
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or a GED
  • Must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must not have served more than three terms of service previously with AmeriCorps
  • Must be able to serve 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) during daytime school hours
  • Must be able to attend the full Reading Corps Institute in Des Moines on September 1-4, 2015
  • Full-time members must be able to complete 1700 service hours (for full-time members) by July 31, 2016 or 900 service hours (for half-time members) by May 31, 2016
  • Completion of monthly AmeriCorps Report and “Great Story” and timely submission of biweekly timesheets

Essential Functions: 
• Attend Reading Corps Institute and ongoing Reading Corps- and AmeriCorps-sponsored trainings held in person
or via web-conference throughout the year
• Identify students (Kindergarten-3rd grade) who qualify to receive Reading Corps tutoring services based on
benchmark data and consultation with the Internal Coach and classroom teachers
• Develop and maintain a weekly tutoring schedule to allow for approximately 15 – 20 children to receive daily 20-
minute tutoring sessions
• Conduct one-on-one tutoring sessions using scripted literacy interventions provided by Reading Corps that aim to
help students practice their reading skills; achieve a high degree of fidelity to each scripted intervention
• Communicate in a professional manner with the Master Coach, Internal Coach and classroom teachers regarding
student schedules, interventions and progress; be open to incorporating feedback based on observations
• Assess, with high level of accuracy, students’ progress using weekly progress monitoring & fall, winter, and spring
benchmarking assessments
• Record student and program data completely and accurately in an online database on a weekly basis
• Review students’ data with Internal Coach and Master Coach to gauge the effectiveness of the literacy
intervention being used and determine if a change in intervention is necessary
• Provide opportunities, in consultation with Internal Coach, for family literacy activities for Reading Corps students
Secondary Functions:
• Attend school-sponsored activities (e.g. hosting an informational booth at family nights and student conferences, helping
students choose leveled books at school book fairs, etc.)
• Participate in site-sponsored trainings, meetings or other school-time activities (i.e. participating in after-school
programming, attending relevant teacher trainings, etc.)
• Engage in volunteer recruitment and community engagement strategies, as agreed upon with Program Manager
(i.e., coordinating or assisting with community-wide summer feeding, library, and/or tutoring programs)
• Participation in required State and National Days of Service (including, but not limited to, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
and AmeriCorps Week)