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Music Boosters 2018-2019: HTC Music Boosters would like to extend an invitation to HTC parents to join our organization for the 2018-2019 school year. The support, both financial & volunteer, we provide for the Music Department each year is vital to its success. If you would like additional information, please contact Susan Avery, President at 371-5598. Thank you in advance for your considerationšŸŽ¶šŸŽµšŸŽ¶


Congratulations to HTC - We have once again been named one of the Top 50 Schools on the State of Iowa's 2018 AP Index! Please visit for the complete list of the top 50 schools in Iowa offering Advanced Placement opportunities.





Upcoming Athletic Events 


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Athletic Screenings, Aug. 1st & 2nd

Fort Madison Community Hospital will be offering Athletic Screenings at Central Lee on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ..


HTC Dance Team Clinic Information

The HTC Dance Team will host a Dance Team Clinic WHO: Boys and Girls ages 3-12 WHERE: Holy Trinity Elementary School Gym, West Poi..


Holy Trinity Sports Pass

The Holy Trinity Athletic Board now have the 2018-2019 HTC Sports Passes for sale. Sports Pass Order Form (/media/Pass Form Athletics 2018-2019.p..


Summer Office Hours

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ECC Ft. Madison
-  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
- 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
Jr/Sr High
- 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(Hours may change during the flooring update.
Closed all Fridays in July.)

Grade 1 Academics


Units include: WE BELIEVE;God Loves Us, He is our Creator, Holy Spirit is our Helper, Jesus is the Son of God, Mary is the Mother of God, Jesus Gave Us the Church.

WE WORSHIP; The Church's Celebrations, We Celebrate Mass, The Church Year

WE LIVE; We Live as Children of God, as a Family, as a Community, We Love God, We Love Others, We Love Through Forgiveness

WE PRAY; We Talk and Listen to God, We Pray in :Many Ways

WE CELEBRATE THE LITURGICAL SEASONS; Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, The Season of Easter.

We also listen to Scripture Stories, and participate in Weekly Masses. We start and end our day with prayer.


We are starting our 4th year using Everyday Mathematics and use the Kathy Richardson Assessment. Advanced students use challenge math packets to expose them to a deeper understanding of the 1st grade secure goals.

The Everyday Mathematics series emphasizes the skills and concepts of Numeration: counting, reading & writing numbers, investigating place value of whole numbers, exploring fractions and money.

Operations and Computations: Learning addition and subtraction facts, fact families,

Data and Chance: Collecting, organizing and displaying data using tables, charts, and graphs, exploring concepts of chance.

Geometry: Exploring 2 and 3 dimensional shapes.

Measurement and Reference Frames: Using tools to measure length, capacity, and weight: using clocks, calendars, timelines, thermometers, and ordinal numbers.

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra: Exploring attributes, patterns, sequences, relations, and functions: finding missing numbers and rules in Frames and Arrows and What's My Rule? problems, studying properties of operations.

We also emphasize problem solving through the Every Student Counts Team with the Great Prairie Area Agency.

Social Studies

Units include Rules, Community, Our Earth & resources, Our Country, Our World. We also use the Weekly Reader in our classroom and take field trips to the Fire Station and the Hospital.


The Language Arts series, Harcourt Trophies, is used in First Grade. Along with the Basal Reader, we use the Star Reading and Accelerated Reading program on the computer. Phonemic strategies are learned to become better readers. Spelling is introduced and correlates with the stories in Reading. Daily journal writing encourages sentence structure. The D'nealian method of handwriting is used. The students are expected to read at home each night and a record is kept on their Reading Envelope.


With two new Science Kits received through a Just Ask Science grant, we study Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science and the Human Body. The lessons are taught using and Inquiry techniques. Field trips are taken to Wilson Lake and Merschman Seed.