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Cedar View Students are giving back! The Leadership Teams are on a mission!

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When the 4th grade Student Leadership Team contemplated how they wanted to improve their school this year, they decided they were going to look outside of the school walls and into their own community.  By starting a “Penny War” between classrooms, they managed to raise more than $840 dollars to which they donated to the North Kent Service Center!  Each classroom had a jar and students from their home classrooms could fill the jar with pennies.  However, students from other classrooms could offset the amount of pennies by contributing quarters, nickels, and dimes.  The only way to make up the difference was to add more pennies!  Fun was had by all and best of all, they were able to contribute to a great program!  Awesome job, 4th graders!

The 5th grade Student Leadership Team was not far behind with their own idea of having a food and clothing collection for those in need.  During a two week period, they managed to collect five totes of clothing and a large amount of food!  Donations will be delivered to Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids, where the team will spend some time during the dinner hour helping out and meeting some of the staff and clients.

We are very proud of our Leadership Teams and their dedication to helping others!

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Cedar View closer to a Community School!

 

For the third year, Cedar Springs Public Schools has continued their partnership with Kent School Services Network in an effort to develop what are called “community schools”.  The idea is to bring resources and programs into the schools with an overarching goal of increasing student attendance, focusing on the importance of academic achievement, and increasing family involvement.

At the end of last school year, Cedar View Elementary formed a committee consisting of Principal Andy Secor, teachers, Sue Smith, Laurie VanDam, Miranda Latimer, Kim Farrey, Sadie Gallagher, and KSSN Community School Coordinator, Ivy Kowalski.  The idea was to plan different family events with an end goal of the school becoming a more welcoming place and hub for parents to feel comfortable in.

In the fall, the committee organized “Movie Night”.  They used the gym and families brought lawn chairs and sleeping bags and watched a movie with popcorn and snacks.  There were 250 people in attendance!

In January, 260 people attended “Math Curriculum Night”, which focused on different ways to support parents when working with their student in math.  Discussions included how to help with homework, the main concepts of Everyday Math, and how using technology can support math learning.

On May 28th, the committee, along with some great volunteers, hosted “The Challenge” which resembled the TV show, “The Amazing Race.”  It was a combination of mental and physical challenges that families participated in together.  There were 10 different stations surrounding Cedar View with activities including family hula-hooping, an egg toss, math problem solving, a states and capitals quiz, push-ups, and many more.  The Parent-Teacher Organization provided funds for a photo booth at the finish line. There were a total of 305 participants!

The committee did an amazing job teaming together to help welcome families into Cedar View in high numbers and the hours of commitment directly impacted the school culture. Combine these activities with the Cedar View Choir, after school Math and Reading Clubs, as well as Girls on the Run, and Cedar View is truly working towards that vision of a community school!

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2014 District Office Summer Hours:

 

June 23 through August 11

Monday through Thursday; Closed Friday

7:00 am – 4:00 pm

The office will be closed  June 30 – July 4

 

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Phase II of the Campus Construction began June 9

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During construction, the Cedar Trails administrative and office staff will be relocated to the Beach Elementary Media Center.

The Cedar Trails administrative and office staff will be available Monday through Thursday; 7:30am to 4:00pm; closed Friday.   Cedar Trails staff will NOT be available during the month of July.

Watch for updates as the construction progresses as to when the Cedar Trails administrative and office staff will be returning to Cedar Trails Elementary.

Campus Kids will be relocated to Beach Elementary for this summer.

If you have any questions, please call 616-696-9884.

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Athletes of the Month

Hause, Marble, and Frodl are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes of the Month for June

 

Anna Hause

Anna Hause

Senior Anna Hause was named June 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Soccer.

Anna has been on varsity all 4 years of her high school career. She also has been a 2 year captain for the Red Hawks. Anna is involved with Red Hawk Kids Club, a youth soccer counselor, and is a member of yearbook. Anna has a 3.13 GPA and plans on attending GRCC after graduation.

Anna is the daughter of Kathy and Shawn Hause.

Kyler Marble

Kyler Marble

Junior Kyler Marble was named June 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Golf.

Kyler is a member of a young but improving golf team this year. Kyler is a 2 sport athlete for the Red Hawks also playing varsity basketball. Kyler excels in the classroom with a 3.48 GPA.   He is a member of Red Hawk Kids Club, National Honor Society, and is active in his church youth group.  Kyler is interested in starting a Chess Club in Cedar Springs.

Kyler is the son of Kristy and Jerry Marble.

Charlie Frodl

Charlie Frodl

Junior Charlie Frodl was named June 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Baseball.

Charlie is a member of the varsity program which just completed and impressive run in district play beating #2 ranked Comstock Park and finished as runner up in their district. Charlie excels in the classroom with a 3.79 GPA, all while balancing school, athletics and working for Wolverine Tool and Die.

Charlie is the son of Robin and Bill Frodl.

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Farewell, But Not Good-Bye

 

Ron McDermed, Cedar Springs Public Schools Superintendent

It is hard to believe we are at the close of the school year.  As you are probably aware my days are numbered here at school.  My last day of work will be June 23rd.   Although I am excited about all that is to come, Cedar Springs schools will always hold a special place in my heart.  Both of my children graduated from Cedar and the community has been our family home for over 25 years.  So many great people that I feel privileged to have known and worked with…I will miss you all!

 

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2014 Summer Food Service Program

 

Free Meals are made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.  The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Monday through Thursday—June 11, 2014 through August 14, 2014

Red Hawk Elementary School

204 E Muskegon Street

Cedar Springs, MI  49319

Breakfast served 8:00am to 9:00am

Lunch served 11:00am to 12:45pm

Note:  Cedar Springs Public Schools Campus will be closed 

June 30, 2014—July 4, 2014

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2014-15 Athletic Sports Physicals

by White Pine Family Medicine 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ CS High school

 

All Cedar Springs Middle School and High School student athletes are required to have an up to date MHSAA sports physical on file before being allowed to participate in any tryout.

PHYSICALS ARE $20.00

Physical forms will be available on location or you may download a form at www.csredhawks.org/athletics.

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Volunteer Appreciation

CTA-Volunteers

Volunteers were honored at CTA’s town hall meeting on April 28th for all of their great work they have done this year.

 

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2014 Yearbook Dedication

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The 2014 Yearbook is dedicated to Mrs. Alecia Terpstra, high school math teacher.

 

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