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NEW WEIGHT ROOM PROJECT

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In April 2013 ,the Athletic Boosters presented to administration and the athletic department a long range vision for a new weight room project. The Athletic Boosters wanted to contribute more and selected the Weight Room Project as a project that would impact the most students at CSHS.  After many meetings and a lot of fundraising, the Athletic Boosters announced in April 2014 that they would commit $25,000 to this project.

After monthly planning meetings with the athletic department and many planning sessions ,it was determined that this project would in fact happen.  The plan was to completely gut the current weight room and start over:  raising the ceiling , repainting, installing new flooring, a new improved sound system, a large screen TV for classroom instruction ,and complete replacement of all equipment and new rubber coated weights.

Demolition began in June 2014.  A public sale of all the old equipment took place.  Work continued throughout the summer with many contractors in and out.

Finally, all the new equipment was installed on August 12, 2014. What started as a brainstorming session was now a reality.

We are very proud to have been able to contribute to such a high student impact project!

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Annual Walk-a-Thon

 

The Cedar Spring Elementary PTO is stepping up the annual Walk-a-Thon! The coordinating team, led by Liz Grice and Andrea Dersch, has been seeking corporate sponsorships in the Cedar Springs community so that there is no cost to the PTO for the Walk-a-Thon.  Thanks to the generous support of businesses with ties to Cedar Springs, each elementary student will receive a red t-shirt they will be proud to wear throughout the year.  This also means that every dollar pledged to Cedar Springs students will stay in their school.  This is the only fundraiser for the PTO this year so we are asking parents to consider what you would have spent on subs, cookie dough, wrapping paper and the like.  Put that money towards a generous pledge for your student and make a huge impact in our schools.  Want to cheer your student on? Attend the Walk-a-Thon at Red Hawk Stadium on Friday, October 17 during your school’s timeslot.  Fill the stands with cowbells, cheering, and clapping as we celebrate the support of education with a healthy and fun filled event.  Spread the word and encourage your student as they fill their pledge sheets!

 

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Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

 

FALL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Mon, 10/20:Beach Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Cedar View Elementary4:00 – 7:00

Cedar Trails Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Tue, 10/21:Middle School 3:00 – 5:30

Wed, 10/22:Beach Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Cedar View Elementary4:00 – 7:00

Thur, 10/23:Cedar Trails Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Middle School5:00 – 7:30

Tue, 11/4:High School3:00 – 5:30

Wed, 11/5:High School3:00 – 5:30

Mon, 11/10: Red Hawk Elementary4:00 – 7:00

Wed, 11/12Red Hawk Elementary3:00 – 6:00

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Senior All Night Party—Class of 2015

Every year on the eve of Graduation, CSHS Seniors board a bus and are whisked away for a Night of adventure! SHHH!!! It’s a SURPRISE for the Seniors!  As parents, we are gathering to plan, raise funds to help make the trip packed with Great Activities and Memories to last a lifetime!  Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to bring your ideas, contacts, information and help to the event!!

DON’T LET YOUR GRADUATE MISS OUT ON THE FUN!!  Register them now!!  More information and registration forms can be found on our website at www.cssanp.com  or by contacting April Pierson  ph:  616-723-2049  email april@piersonplumbing.com

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2014-2015 High School Yearbook

 

https://yearbooksforever.com

  • Senior Portrait Deadline—November 1, 2014
  • Guidelines:  No props in photo, must be looking at the camera, must be shoulder and head shot. Send to hsyearbook@csredhawks.org
  • Community Upload—We can’t capture everything, we need your help!  Upload photos throughout the year.  Enter Cedar Springs High School in the search bar.  Enter access code of cshs and upload as many photos as you like.
  • Senior Ads—Available to Senior Parents ONLY!  Select purchase personal advertisement.
  • Purchase online:  Oct 1:  $65, Nov 1:  $70, Dec 1:  $75

Questions, contact hsyearbook@csredhawks.org

 

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We are proud to offer the Cedar View Chorus!

The Cedar View Chorus (CVC) is an extracurricular honors choir for 4th and 5th grade students in Cedar Springs.

The CVC is an audition based group of 70 students that meets 2 times a week. Students in the CVC have the opportunity to work and learn with students from different grades and classes while strengthening  their understanding of music..

The CVC has performed for many different audiences in the Cedar Springs area as well as singing the national anthem for the Grand Rapids White Caps and the Griffins.

The first public performance for the CVC will be on October 17th at the Cedar Springs high school football game as they sing the Star Spangled Banner. For future performances and anything else related to the CVC, head on over to our webpage, www.cvchorus.weebly.com.

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Hawkeye Hall of Fame

 

Andy Secor, Cedar View Principal

 

Students at Cedar View Elementary continue a daily focus on using their “Habits of Mind.” In an effort to foster a culture of students displaying model behaviors, teachers came together forming a ‘Positive Behavior Committee.’  The committee works together to plan monthly

Twice a month, each teacher chooses one student to be inducted into the “Hawkeye Hall of Fame.”  Students have their name called over the announcements, choose a reward from Mr. Secor, display their picture on the hall of fame wall, and they put their autograph next to their picture.  Students beam as they receive the praise they truly deserve.  As students return to their classrooms, the entire student body lines the halls to cheer and high-five honored students as music plays over the intercom.  It is exciting to see students take pride in accomplishments as they reach personal goals focused on habits of mind growth!

This year, Cedar View has targeted the following habits of mind:

1) Persistence

2) Restraining impulsivity

3) Thinking about thinking

4) Thinking interdependently

5) Listening with understanding and empathy

*Look for pictures and autographs of the first Hawkeye Hall of Fame inductees from Friday, September 26th when you visit!

 

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COMMUNICATING THE HABITS OF MIND AT CEDAR TRAILS

 

Mike Duffy, Cedar Trails Co-Principal

 

As educators we are responsible for teaching students all of the core content with rigor and relevance each and every day.  Along with this awesome task helping our student to become responsible citizens is a definite must. The Cedar Springs district believes that the Habits of Mind is the foundation upon which learning is built. It is taught through a combination of classroom lessons, teacher and student discussion, student self-reflection and regular presentations by both students and staff.

Each day during the morning announcements the principal shares their thoughts on the Habits of Mind. Many times individuals and whole classrooms are recognized for using good Habits of Mind. Students will also be sharing their own use on the announcements starting in October.

The three Habits that Cedar Trails works on are Empathy, Persistence and Impulsivity. Each of these Habits has a short little chant that describes the correct behavior associated with each Habit.

If you ever have a chance to talk to a Cedar Trails student, please ask them about 1. Kind hands, kind hearts and listening ears or 2. I can do it if I stick to it or 3. Stop, think, I make good choices.

Many classrooms performed 75 good works (kind hands and kind hearts) to honor Red Flannel Days’ 75 anniversary.

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2014-2015 PARENT EDUCATION SPEAKERS SERIES

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PRESENTS:

2014-2015 PARENT EDUCATION SPEAKERS SERIES

Sessions will be held at Cedar Springs High School

auditorium 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sessions are open to parents, students and community members.

• October 21 – Y do You Hate Me? (Anti-Bullying)Jeff Veley, President –Where Are You Going Productions

Jeff Veley is a former troubled teen turned award-winning youth speaker with a powerful message for students, parents, and educators.  He engages diverse audiences through illusions, clean comedy, and speaking on topics like bullying and healthy relationships.  Target Audience (K-12)

November 18 – Online Safety for Youth

Nic Bottomley, LMSW, ASOTP Therapist Family Division 17th Circuit Court 

An overview of the ongoing media revolution and the risks our youth face online.  We will discuss what parents can do to help keep their children safe. Target audience (6-12)

February 24 -  Languages of Love

Anne King, Teacher & Motivation Consultant 

There are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved.  Learn to identify your language, the language of your family members and how to best relate to your child.  Target audience (K-12)

April 21 – Emerging Drug Trends

Heidi Denton, MSW Allegan County Community Mental Health 

Navigating the teen years has never been more challenging. This presentation goes beyond the basic drug facts and will talk about new drugs, where youth are learning about these new drugs and how to engage in heart-to-heart talks about drugs. Target Audience (6-12)

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2014 Board of Education

Brook Nichols—President

Todd Hanson—Vice President

Matthew Shoffner—Treasurer

Patricia Eary—Secretary

Jeff Gust—Trustee

Shannon Vanderhyde—Trustee

Joe Marckini—Trustee

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION – NOVEMBER 4, 2014

 

The Cedar Springs Public Schools Board of Education will have three (3) positions available for the annual election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. These positions are six (6) year terms ending December 31, 2020.

 

Board of Education Meeting Dates

Board of Education meetings are open to the public and will be held at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room of the Hilltop Community Resource Center (third floor) unless otherwise specified.

 

August 25 – work session 6:00pm

September 8, 22

October 13

October 27

November 10, 24

December 8

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