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GRADUATION DATE

CSPS-class-of-2014GRADUATION DATE

MAY 29, 2014

RED HAWK STADIUM

(weather permitting)

7:00pm

 

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Severe Weather Procedures

 

School may be delayed two hours or closed whenever a “watch” or “warning” is in effect PRIOR to the starting time of school.

Tornado Watch:  If a Tornado Watch is in effect at regular dismissal times, students will be dismissed to their normal bus runs.  Weather conditions will be evaluated for walkers and, if unsafe, these students will be held at school and their parents notified.  Students who drive will be released.

Tornado Warning:  If a Tornado Warning is in effect, or if a tornado appears, during regular school hours, children will be kept at school in predetermined shelter areas until the warning is lifted.  All students including those who walk and drive will be held in school until the
warning is lifted or parents pick them up.

After Hours School Activities:  If a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning is announced during school hours, all after-school and evening activities will be CANCELLED.    If an “ALL CLEAR” is announced TWO Hours prior to the starting time of an activity, it shall meet as scheduled.

When school evening activities are canceled, this cancellation also includes all clubs, organizations and extra-curricular events held on campus and scheduled for that evening.

Parents….

If you are concerned you may pick up your children at any time during a tornado “watch” or “warning” and must sign them out in the appropriate office.  Parents may NOT pick up children other than their own unless written permission is on file at the school office.

Do NOT call the school building inquiring about tornado procedures during the period of a tornado “watch” or “warning”
because telephone lines are needed for emergency communication.

Please have a plan for your children when no one will be at home upon arrival from school.

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SPRING CHORAL COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT

CSPS-SpringConcertMay 15 @ High School Auditorium

Starting at 5:30pm

Performances by…

Middle School Choir
Concert Choir
Varsity Voices

 

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OK Bronze Cedar Springs All Conference Athletes

CSPS-All-conference-2014

Front Row (L-R):  Katherine Krankall (Competitive Cheer), Jenna Zoerman (Competitive Cheer),  Jordan Ringler (Wrestling),  Alyssa Alger (Competitive Cheer)

2nd Row (L-R):  Zachary Wamser (Wrestling), Hannah Cederquist (Competitive Cheer), Alexis Oliver (Competitive Cheer), Liz DeBoe (Bowling), Emma Schut (Bowling), Jacob Cartwright (Bowling)

3rd Row (L-R):   Trevor Ruark (Bowling), Aubree Mouthaan (Basketball), Brittany Todd (Bowling), Allyson Marvel (Bowling), Rebecca Williams (Bowling)

Back Row (L-R):  Joshua Austin (Bowling), Kyle Knarr (Bowling), Brad Brechting (Basketball), Cameron Link (Basketball), Blake Fisk (Bowling)

CONGRATUATIONS TO THESE OUTSTANDING STUDENT ATHLETES!  GO RED HAWKS!

 

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Summer Athletic Physicals


6/11/14 & 8/6/14 • 9:00am to Noon


Location:  Cedar Springs High School

cost:  $20.00

 

White Pine Family medicine will be offering sports physicals at the high school for all high school and middle school athletes. (includes current 6th graders)

 

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Athletic event cancellations

 

Spring can bring some challenging weather for athletic events.

Decisions on athletic events will not be made until after 1:00pm.

Check the web site @ www.csredhawks.org/athletics for the most current information on athletic events.

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“Campus Kids Explore”

Campus Kids, the Before and After School Program, explored their senses on a recent snow day with many fun, ooey, gooey activities!!!  Sensory tubs were set up so we could have a lot of messy fun!!  We made tie-dye pictures with shaving cream and liquid watercolor paints and then played in the shaving cream, made ooblick out of cornstarch and water, and had a great time in the clean mud made out of Ivory Soap!!  The fantastic afternoon was enjoyed by everyone.  We can’t wait to do it again!

We are also doing “Random Acts of Kindness” throughout the month!  We have had discussions about helping others and about being nice at home and at school.  When a child does an “act of kindness”, they write it on a plastic flower and add it to our “Garden of Kindness” on the wall.  Our Garden grows everyday with many kind acts!

One of the many after school activities is called “Everyone Reads”.  In this program, an older child from Beach or Cedar View is paired up with a child from Cedar Trails, and they read books together.  The older children encourage the younger children to read out loud, and they help them with the words.  It has been great to see the interactions!

Summer is (hopefully!) right around the corner, and Campus Kids will be hosting a Summer Camp for all who are interested.  We will be doing lots of fun, creative, and educational activities every day of the week.  These may include gardening, sports, music, arts and crafts, tutoring assistance in various subjects, sensory fun, computer use, experiments, a walking/running club, etc.  We also are looking forward to several field trips throughout the summer.

The cost of Summer Camp is $27 a day or $125 a week (for 5 days).  There is a $10 a day discount for the second child if attending 4 to 5 days a week.  Campus Kids Summer Camp will be closed June 30 through July 4.  If you are interested in signing your child up for Summer Camp, please call Teresea Schlump, Child Care Director at (616) 696-1716 for more information.

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March Battle of the Books Madness

by Karen Tackmann, Red Hawk Teaching Coach

 

Are you like many people in the United States, consumed by college basketball, March Madness?  This spring Red Hawk Elementary combined two of our favorite things (sports and reading) to create March Battle of the Books Madness.  Eighteen books getting judge by the biggest fans and the harshest critics of books for kids – 6th grade students!  Every morning we anticipate who will win and move on to the next round.  We discuss, vote, cheer, moan, and discuss a little more.

Battle of the Books is an accelerated reading program in which students read 5 – 16 books and come together to discuss and test their knowledge of the books they have read.  The competitions (battles) are similar in style to the TV series, Family Feud.  On May 14, students will be randomly placed in teams of four to compete in eight preliminary rounds of battle with the final battle taking place May 18.  The suspense is mounting and so are the piles of books the 6th grade students are reading!

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Red Hawk Walkers Program Extended

Red Hawk Elementary will continue to open their doors to all community members who would like to walk the halls from 4:00 – 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday when school is in session until May 1, 2014.  Cedar Springs campus will be closed April 4 – April 11.  If Cedar Springs Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather, holiday or no school scheduled, walking is canceled that day.

 

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Protecting Our Investment…Securing Our Future

2014 Summer Construction Update

After the passing of the Sinking Fund in 2012, an advisory committee consisting of parents, staff, and community members worked together to determine a long range plan for facilities and infrastructure of Cedar Springs Public Schools by identifying the needs of the district.

Phase I took place last summer as we added additional parking spaces at the High School and rerouted the Student Pick-Up/Drop-off.  This summer Phase II will begin with the focus on Cedar Trails Elementary Improved Parking and Improved Pick-Up/Drop-Off.

A new staff parking lot will be created between Cedar Trails Elementary and Cedar View Elementary.  By doing this, the Cedar Trails parking lot in front of the building will be dedicated to parents and children.

There will be an improved dropp-off/pick-up area created.  A media island will serve as the main drop-off/pick-up area for parents.

There will be an illustration of the new and improved area on www.csredhawks.org once available.

Construction will begin in June after school has been dismissed for the summer.  The Cedar Trails Elementary building will not be accessible until the construction is complete.  The Campus Kids summer care program will be relocated to Beach Elementary.

The Approved Sinking Fund is the means by which the District can protect the community’s investment used by our students, staff, parents, and community.  We appreciate your support!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Cedar Springs District Office at 616-696-1204.

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