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American Legion Auxiliary donate backpacks for back to school

 

Pictured are (left to right) Tricia Schenefield; Beth Whaley; Auxiliary Unit President Deborah Chambers; Miranda Latimer; Auxiliary Unit Education Chairman Mary Anne Yuncker; and Carol Franz.

School recently started again, and the need for school supplies is expensive. For students and families who have a hard time affording the required items, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #287 was there to help. The Auxiliary provided 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Cedar Springs elementary schools.  The bags were presented to the school principals at the August School Board meeting and divided between the schools.

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Display Pack donates water filling station to CSHS

Mr. Hansen with Josh Cooper, the faculty advisor for the Cedar Springs Interact Club

Members of the Cedar Springs High School student senate and high school Interact Club, which is a junior division of the local Rotary club, have been teaming up to raise funds for water bottle filling stations throughout the high school. The idea is that it will encourage students to drink more water, and that it will drastically cut down on pollution because students can reuse water bottles, or fill containers from home easily.

Students have gone to many local businesses and asked for donations, in hopes of pooling the money together to add these stations in different wings of the high school. The cost of each of these is around $750 a piece. Vic Hansen, president of Display Pack, recently donated the full $750 to add a station all by themselves. Mr. Hansen cited his enthusiasm for our students, and desire to build a relationship with the school and students moving forward, as the driving force behind this donation. Once the station has been installed, a plaque will be placed near the station to commemorate this tremendous gift. The plaque will read, “This fountain donated by Display Pack, Inc” and will include the quote, “Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise,” which is from King Solomon.

Mr. Hansen is pictured here with Josh Cooper, the faculty advisor for the Cedar Springs Interact Club. There are still more stations needed, so any local businesses or private donors that would like to contribute can contact Mr. Cooper at the high school, if they would like to donate to this cause at (616) 696-1200.

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Thank you

Thank you Cedar Springs Public Schools staff, students, parents and community for making CSPS a district of excellence!

Dr. Laura VanDuyn 

Superintendent

SEE WHAT’S GOING ON AT CEDAR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

• AP Honor Roll High School

• US News & World Report High School Silver Rating

• 21st Century Technology Innovations

• Outstanding Athletic & Music Programs

• Full Medical & Dental Clinic

• Mental Health Counseling

• KCSD School Resource Officer

• i-Ready Online Assessment and Instruction Program

• OK2SAY Program

• District Sponsored Summer School with Transportation & Meals

• New K-12 Math Curriculum

• Habits of Mind®

• Excellent Visual & Performing Arts

• Online & Alternative Education

• Comprehensive Community Partnerships

• AdvancED® Accreditation

• Responsive Classroom®

• Adaptive Schools®

• Cognitive Coaching®

• Rotary International Interact Club

• Robotics Program

• Gifted & Talented Program

• New Red Hawk Stadium Turf

• Early Middle College

• “The Happiness Advantage” Positive Culture Development

• “Be Nice” Program

• Dual Enrollment

• Reading Now Network

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Welcome Back

Superintentent VanDuyn welcomes back students.

Our first day back to school was incredible!  We greeted thousands of beautiful students who smiled and enjoyed the warm welcome.  Our campus is back to being the exciting place it is as our kids and families are here teeming with excitement for all the great things that are ahead this school year.

It is without question that CSPS has a most amazing staff.  The high fives, hugs, smiles and warm greetings were so much fun to see at each school site today.

Thank you STAFF, STUDENTS and PARENTS for partnering together to make CSPS a district of excellence!

Welcome back for a GREAT RED HAWK YEAR!

Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Cedar Springs Public Schools

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Fall Athletic Event Spirit Themes

9/21 Tennis – Superhero

9/22 Football – Blackout

9/23 Cross Country – Redout

10/6 Football – Camo

10/10 Volleyball – Pink Game

10/13 Football – Cedar Pride

10/20 Football – Whiteout

11/3 Band – Grayout

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6th Annual Wild Game Dinner – Athletic Booster Fundraiser

 

Saturday February 24, 2018  6pm – 11pm

American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Drive, Rockford, MI  49341

Tickets are on sale NOW.

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Lifetime Golden Age Pass

 

If you are 60 years of age or older and are a resident of the Cedar Springs School District, you could be eligible for a Lifetime Golden Age Pass. This pass entitles you to admission to school sponsored activities and athletic events offered by member schools. Some restrictions apply. Certain athletic contests may require a fee (conference, regional and state tournaments). For an application, visit http://www.csredhawks.org/Athletics/index.html or stop by the Cedar Springs District Office.

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Board of Education Meeting

 

Vicki Burke presented to the Board the timeline of how the book April’s Baby was created

August 28 Board of Education Meeting – Vicki Burke presented to the Board the timeline of how the book April’s Baby was created.  She also provided a signed copy of the book to each Board Member.

Board Meetings are held at 204 E Muskegon Street, Cedar Springs, MI  49319 – Hilltop Community Building, Board Room – 3rd Floor starting at 6:45 PM

2017 Meeting Dates:

September 25 (work session), October 9, 23 (work session), November 13, December 11

Board Member information and Board Meeting agendas & minutes can be located at www.csredhawks.org

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School Resource Officer

Cedar Springs School Resource Officer (SRO) – Deputy McCutcheon. SRO is a certified police officers based at the district high school.

The goals of the School Resource Officer program are to:

• Provide a safe learning environment and help reduce school violence

• Improve school law enforcement collaboration

• Improve perceptions and relations between students, staff and law enforcement officials.

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Welcome Back, Chargers!

Welcome back to another amazing year at CTA Elementary! We are starting this year with a few new faces. We welcome two new faces in the Elementary building and one returning face but with a new title. In first grade, we welcome Kim Wilson. Mrs. Wilson is returning to the Cedar Springs area from a couple year teaching stint in Las Vegas where she taught kindergarten and has returned to southwest Michigan to be with her children and grandchildren. In second grade, we welcome Gabby VanKrimpen. This is her first year teaching. She has a daughter Avery, who is 6 years old. Here is a fun fact about Mrs. VanKrimpen: “My favorite season is Fall! I love spending my Sundays watching the Detroit Lions play football and making crockpot meals!” We are so lucky to have Mrs. Vankrimpen and Mrs. Wilson join our team. Finally, we welcome a returning teacher, Mrs. Kate Bialkowski, who was our former first grade teacher. This year she will be our Early Elementary Reading Specialist. Mrs. Bialkowski is a mother of two – her daughter Charlotte is 4 and son Crosby is 6 months old. We are blessed to have Mrs. Bialkowski back and in a new position.

The WHOLE staff is extremely excited for another great year at Creative Technologies Academy!

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