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Going Green at Red Hawk Elementary

 

Since 2010, Red Hawk Elementary has been yearly awarded the Green School Environmental Stewardship Award issued by the KISD. This is based on Michigan legislation that encourages schools to participate in environmentally-focused activities. In order to be certified as a Green School, staff and students at Red Hawk had to qualify in areas of recycling, energy saving, environmental learning, and ecological activities. A school is eligible to receive a Green School, Emerald School, or Evergreen School Designation if the school or students perform a required number of activities. In March of 2015, Red Hawk staff and students exceeded expectations by qualifying for the more prestigious Emerald School Award bestowed by the State of Michigan and the KISD.   We are proud to be Red Hawks!

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Winners of the 4-Way Test Essay Contest

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Cedar Springs Rotarians announced the winners of the 4-Way Test Essay Contest. The theme was “Setting A Good Example.” 1st place Greta DeBack, 2nd place Maylynne Hath, 3rd place Gwen Griffin, 4th place Jacob Borden. Congratulations to the winners. Thank you to the teachers and parents for supporting these great writers!

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Pi Day at Red Hawk Elementary

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Pi Day was celebrated at Red Hawk Elementary with a day of math games, contests, computations, memorizations, calculations, recitations, celebrations, creative Pi shirts, and eating of pie! In Mr. Verwys’s Advanced Math, three students earned certificates for memorizing the most digits in Pi. Taking 3rd place was Emma Earnest with 104 Digits, 2nd place was Hailey Begeman with 136 digits, and in 1st place was Logan Douglas with an amazing 163 digits! The top school winner was a student in Mr. Gariepy’s Advanced Math class. Daniel Vaugn memorized an astounding 171 digits beyond the decimal point in Pi! Congratulations to our students for going above and beyond in their learning.

How better to conclude a day of Pi than with fresh pie? Parents were asked to bring in fruit pies as part of the celebration. Forty-five delicious pies were brought in and our Student Leadership Council served slices to students, staff, and the parent volunteers who helped throughout the day.

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Hearing & Vision Screening

 

2015-2016 Kindergarten Class
Hearing & Vision Screening Date –

May 28, 2015   8:30 – 12:00  or 1:30 – 3:45
@ Cedar Trails Elementary

Call 616-696-9884 to make your appointment

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National Reading Month

Guest reader, Amanda Litz, a local author, reads to the kindergartners

Guest reader, Amanda Litz, a local author, reads to the kindergartners

March is National Reading Month. Superintendent VanDuyn stopped by Cedar Trails and read to Mrs Bellamy, Mrs. Dault, Mrs. Shoffner and Mrs. Debri’s Kindergarten classes at Cedar Trails Elementary. Additional guest readers included Associate Superintendent Cairy, Local Author Amanda Litz and WOOD TV Miranda.  Thank you to all our special guest readers!

 

 

Gators night at Beach Elementary was a great night of families focused on kids and reading!

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Battle of the Books

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Winning Team A

Winning Team A

Battle of the Books took place on March 26.  It was an intense battle.  In the end, Team A pulled it out and won the battle.  Congratulations to all the participants.  Keep Reading!

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Jump Rope for Heart

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Annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association was held at Cedar View, Red Hawk Elementary and Middle School. Great participation!

 

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Early March Ski/Board Club

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Early March Ski/Board Club wrapped up ski season. Everyone had a blast! Looking forward to growing our club next year. Watch for details to come throughout the year!

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Spring Break

CSPS-Spring-Break-imageSpring Break April 3 through April 10.  Students return April 13.

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Middle School M-Step Testing       

 

April 13th through May 14th 

What is M-Step?   M-Step is the new MEAP

Students will be taking a new test this year as part of the state assessment system. The tests will be given online. Students will be taken to one of our computer labs with their teacher. 7th grade tests include ELA, Math, and Science. 8th grade tests include ELA, Math and Social Studies.

We would appreciate students working hard to be in attendance on testing days.  Please encourage good sleep and their best effort!

Visit www.csredhawks.org/schools/middle-school  for the test schedule.

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