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It’s time to celebrate!

Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. Lalone

CSHS Valedictorian, Tara Tepin

CTA graduates. Courtesy photo.

Congratulations Class of 2017

Hundreds of students stepped out into a brand new world over the last couple of weeks as they graduated high school and now celebrate what lies ahead. Here in our area, students graduated from Cedar Springs High School, New Beginnings High School, Creative Technologies Academy, Algoma Christian School, and Tri County High School.

To see photos of all the top honors students in our area and class photos, click link to download our keepsake 2017 graduation feature.

Also, Cedar Springs Public Schools has several people retiring this year: Dave Swanson, Larry Reyburn, Cindy Barnard, Mark Schumann, Jerry Gavin, Mike Duffy, Steve Banagis, and Louise Amash. A big thank you to each one of you for your years of service to Cedar Springs kids!

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From the Superintendent

Laura VanDuyn


Dear Cedar Springs Public Schools Colleagues & Parents,

On behalf of our amazing students and their families, our talented staff, our dedicated Board of Education and our entire CSPS community, thank you for voting on May 2, 2017. The millage vote was a success for all 20 school districts in Kent County. Our Kent Intermediate School District serves our district well and stood up for building strong schools and strong communities in all Kent County school districts.

The Yes for Kids campaign was just that as you, our Kent County voters, put kids and their learning as a priority in all our school communities.

In great appreciation for your support, 

Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D. Superintendent, Cedar Springs Public Schools

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Graduation

 

Cedar Springs High School Class of 2017

Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, June 1, 2017   7:00 p.m. 

Red Hawk Stadium
(weather permitting)

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Last Day of School

 

Last Day of School for 2016—2017 School Year

June 7, 2017 

Have a great summer!

See you on September 5, 2017

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2016 Education Foundation Grants

 

2016 Education Foundation Grants contributed over $44,000 to the Cedar Springs Schools

  • Cedar Trails Elementary Auxiliary Playspace, Chromebooks, Listening Centers, Apple Skins
  • Beach Elementary Reading Rocks, Michigan History Magazine, Adapted Fairytales Publishing, Book Clubs
  • Cedar View Elementary Collaborative 21st Century Classroom, Leveled Literacy Readers for Guided Reading, 21st Century Learning Lab, Social Justice through Lit, Eager Readers – Metron, Stories for Helen DeVos, Mock Newbery Challenge, Let There Be Books!, Non-Fiction Books, Autism Awareness, Scrabble Wizards
  • Red Hawk Elementary Equipment for Motor Sensory Room, ELMO Interactive Tablet, Giant Magnifiers with Stands, Cedar Springs Little Free Library
  • Middle School Library Books, Science Labs, The Gardener Books, 3D Math Manipulatives, Cozy Reading, Non-Fiction Book Sets
  • New Beginnings Hope Bridge Movie Event
  • R1TS Special Education Kitchen Lab

Thank you Education Foundation!

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Summer Food Service Program   

Healthy food to fuel your summer. FREE!

Served at Red Hawk Elementary Monday through Thursday June 12—August 17

Breakfast Served: 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Lunch Served: 11:00 am to 12:45 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Haywood, Director of Food Services 616-696-0372 or foodservice@csredhawks.org

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Campus Kids Summer Camp

 

Summer Camp starts on June 12, 2017 and runs through August 31, 2017.  We are closed the week of the 4th of July.  There is a $20 registration fee for one child and a $35 registration fee for a family.  If you register for the Summer Camp, your registration fee covers the next school year.  Cost for Summer Camp is $27 a day or $125 for 5 days a week.  Families can sign up for as many or as few days as needed.  A sibling discount is available.

Registration packets are available at Cedar Trails or online at csredhawks.org and Campus Kids is under the Parents tab.  Or you can call Campus Kids at (616)696-1716 or e-mail questions to campus.kids@csredhawks.org.

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Scholar Instrumentalist of the Month for May- Tara Tepin

 

Tara Tepin

Tara Tepin has been a clarinet section leader in marching band, plays bassoon in the Wind Ensemble and maintains the highest GPA in her class. Along with her musical endeavors, she is also involved in track, cross-country, robotics and has participated in the musicals.

Congratulations to Tara Tepin on being named our Cedar Springs High School Scholar Instrumentalist for the month of May!

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Hearing and Vision Screening

 

Kindergarten entrants for the 2017-2018 school year will need documentation of Hearing and Vision Screening through the Kent County Health Department (KCHD).   The KCHD will be at Cedar Trails Elementary on the following dates:

June 1, 2017      August 23, 2017

Please call Cedar Trails Elementary at 616.696.9884 or the Registrar’s Office at 616.696.7317 to schedule an appointment.  Additional appointment times can be scheduled by calling the KCHD at 616.632.7047

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Social Studies Teacher Mr. Dove Explores the World Through Travel Programs

 

New Beginnings teacher Shayne Dove has found an exciting way to make the most of his summers. Through various educational fellowships and grants, Mr. Dove has been able to travel throughout the United States and internationally- mostly at no cost to him. After long hours of writing essays, filling out applications, and consoling himself over rejection emails, Mr. Dove has been accepted to seven travel programs over the past four years. All of the programs have an educational focus, ranging from studying the history, culture, and education systems of different countries to promoting environmental conversation and wilderness education.

According to Mr. Dove, “These programs provide me with first-hand experience with topics I teach and allow me to collect primary source materials. As a result, my content knowledge is strengthened, I am able to make concepts more relevant and meaningful for students, and my passion for teaching and learning is reinforced.” Mr. Dove credits social studies teacher, education wizard, and all-around life expert Dave Stuart for encouraging him to apply for his first educational travel experience- a two week program in Germany. Since visiting Germany, Mr. Dove has participated in fellowships in Japan, Virginia, and Philadelphia. His future plans include programs in Boston and Wyoming this summer, Washington D.C. in the fall, and South Africa next summer. Using the fellowships as a starting point, Mr. Dove has also created his own educational experiences in Italy, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and all over the United States.

If you are interested in learning more about travel programs or would like help applying to one, Mr. Dove would love to help.

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