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2014 Homecoming

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Freshman Dominic Topolski and Sophia Mihlethaler

Freshman Dominic Topolski and Sophia Mihlethaler

Sophomores Raegan Hickok and Christian Twichell

Sophomores Christian Twichell and Raegan Hickok

Homecoming Court

Freshmen:

Dominic Topolski

Sophia Mihlethaler

 

Sophomores:

Christian Twichell

Raegan Hickok

 

Juniors:

Charles Twichell

Kaylee Mihlethaler

 

Juniors Kaylee Mihlethaler and Charles Twichell

Juniors Kaylee Mihlethaler and Charles Twichell

Homecoming King and Queen Justin Davis and Bayley Wolfe

Homecoming King and Queen Justin Davis and Bayley Wolfe

Seniors:

Justin Davis (King)

Bayley Wolfe (Queen)

Shayne Mann

Cameron Mitchell

Mavrick Cotten

Aubree Mouthaan

Joshua Valentine

Katie Schumann

Alec Lachniet

Krystyn Messersmith

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming Dance

King Justin Davis and Queen Bayley Wolfe showing off their dance skills

King Justin Davis and Queen Bayley Wolfe showing off their dance skills

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Cedar Springs Parent Night – October 21, 2014

Internationally known speaker Jeff Veley, presented to parents and staff members on how to Effectively Equip Youth to End Bullying

Internationally known speaker Jeff Veley, presented to parents and staff members on how to Effectively Equip Youth to End Bullying

Internationally known speaker Jeff Veley, presented to parents and staff members on how to Effectively Equip Youth to End Bullying.  Mr. Veley identified eight forms of bullying.  He explored reasons why most anti-bullying programs fail and discussed how to teach youth the social skills to stop bullying behavior, empowering them to be their best advocate.  After teaching the audience these skills, he called upon a youth in attendance, John Wever, to role play.  Two scenarios were played out:  John was the bully in both scenes. During the first scene,

Jeff called on John Wever, to role play

Jeff called upon a youth in the audience, John Wever, to role play

Jeff (the victim) responded to the bullying by defending himself and arguing back.  The arguing escalated and continued.  During the second scenario, Jeff demonstrated the skills he had taught the audience and John clearly had a more difficult time continuing to act like a bully.  John stated “you were being all nice, and it was hard to keep being mean”.  Post evaluations indicate this was a very successful parent night and attendees would love to see Jeff Veley present to our students.  We are on it!

Don’t miss out on our next KSSN Parent Education Speaker Series on November 18th, 6:30-8:00pm in the High School Media Center. Nic Bottomley from 17th Circuit Court, Family Division, will present on Online Safety for Youth.   See You There!

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Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Athletes of the Month

Jones, Kaupa, and Burrows are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes of the Month for October

Justin Jones

Justin Jones

Senior Justin Jones was named October Student Athlete of the Month for Cross Country. Justin has participated in Cross country all 4 years in high school, and is a team captain. Justin is a returning OK Bronze All-Conference runner and is on pace to do it again this season. He started the season strong finishing 4th in each of the first two races. Justin also participates in basketball and runs track. This is done all while maintaining a 3.4 GPA.

Coach Garrett Lacy comments “Justin is one of two co captains that we have on the team this year. He does a great job of leading by example on and off the field. Justin has worked hard to prepare for his senior year logging the most miles on the team this past summer. He is an exemplary student and does a great job managing his time amongst three varsity sports. Right now he is also taking dual enrollment classes at Grand Rapids Community College along with his high school work at Cedar Springs, as well as being an integral part of the cross-country team.”

Justin is the son of Mary and Tony Jones.

 

Nicole Kaupa

Nicole Kaupa

Senior Nicole Kaupa was named October Student Athlete of the month for Equestrian. Nicole has worked hard to improve for her senior year and is a leader on her team. Nicole has a 3.3 GPA.

Nicole’s coaches state that “Nicole has been a huge asset to our team. She is willing and able to try anything we throw at her. She has improved in both skill and attitude, and is always willing to lend a hand with her teammates. She is always early for practice and, asks for help when struggling with anything. We will miss you Nicole!!”

Nicole is the daughter of Kathy and Ted Kaupa.

 

Caden Burrows

Caden Burrows

Senior Caden Burrows was named October Student Athlete of the Month for Football. Caden a team captain is coming off a strong junior year in football, where he was named 2013 OK Bronze 1st team All-Conference. Caden plays both offensive and defensive line. The team is off to a great start at 5-1. Caden a multiple sport athlete is also a member of ALC and Red Hawk kids club. Caden has a 3.51 GPA .

Coach Kapolka comments, “Caden is one of the unquestioned leaders of our team. His rock solid leadership and even-keeled demeanor have led us to a 4-1 start. His work ethic serves as an example to the younger players in our program, and his performance on the field makes him one of the best linemen in the entire OK conference regardless of division.

Caden is the son of Kim and Tim Burrows.

 

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CSHS Marching Band places 8th at State Championship

 

CSPS-Band

Congratulations to the CSHS Marching Band who placed 8th in Flight III at The Michigan Competing Band Association’s State Championships at Ford Field!   Go Red Hawks!

 

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CSHS Fall Play

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November 13, 14 & 15

To purchase tickets, 

visit www.hprodcshs.com

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

 

November 7:  Student Early Release – students are dismissed 2 hours earlier than normal dismissal

November 10 & 12:Red Hawk Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences

November 10:Board of Education Meeting

November 14:End of Trimester 1 (grades K-5)

November 21:   Student Early Release – students are dismissed 2 hours earlier than normal dismissal

November 26 – 28No School Thanksgiving Break

 

Division 3 District Finals

Cedar Springs Varsity Football vs Muskegon HS – November 8 @ Muskegon HS  1:00pm

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Indoor Walking

The cold air is settling in, but you don’t have to give up your workout.  Cedar Springs Public Schools supports your effort to stay healthy this season.  Red Hawk Elementary will open their doors to all community members who would like to walk the halls from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday when school is in session.  If Cedar Springs Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather, holiday or no school scheduled, walking is canceled that day.

 

Scheduled days closed…

●  November 10 & 12

●  November 26 & November 27

●  December 1

●  Winter Break, Dec 22 – Jan 5

●  Mid-Winter Break, February 16 & 1

 

For inclement weather school closings, please stay tuned to your local TV Station listings.

 

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NEW WEIGHT ROOM PROJECT

CSPS-WeightRoom

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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