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Schools of Choice for 2014 – 2015 School Year

 

Cedar Springs Public Schools participates in both the Kent Intermediate School District (ISD) and the 105c Schools of Choice plans.  If you would like to be put on the mailing list to receive an application, please contact Pam Kozicki at pam.kozicki@csredhawks.org OR (616) 696-1204 x1008.

Kent ISD Schools of Choice Plan

Families residing within the Kent ISD, but not a resident of the Cedar Springs School District may apply for enrollment by requesting a Kent ISD Schools of Choice application from their resident district or choice district during the application period, April 14 – May 31.

105C Schools of Choice Plan

Families who reside in a district which borders the Kent ISD, may apply under the Schools of Choice 105c plan during the application period, April 14 – May 16.

Applications will NOT be accepted until April 14, 2014.

For more information, visit www.kentisd.org/parents–community/schools-of-choice or www.csredhawks.org

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Autumn Mattson named Regional Athletic Director of the Year

Autumn Mattson

Autumn Mattson

Michigan’s professional organization of school athletic directors, the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA), has selected Autumn Mattson of Cedar Springs High School as regional Athletic Director of the Year.  One of only fourteen administrators state wide to be honored by the MIAAA, Autumn will be presented the award in Traverse City on March 18, 2014 at the annual MIAAA Mid-Winter Conference in which over 500 athletic directors participate.

Mattson came to Cedar Springs High school from Lake Superior State University where she played four years of women’s basketball and received her undergraduate degree.  She then received her Masters in Education and her teaching certificate from Aquinas College. Currently at Cedar Springs, Autumn serves as Athletic Director and Dean of Students. Mattson also served as president of the OK Bronze division in 2011 & 2012 and is involved in numerous MHSAA committees including: Women in Sports Leadership, Basketball Officials, and the Scholar Athlete committee.

In 2010, Mattson founded the Athletic Leadership Council (ALC) in Cedar Springs with the goal of uniting the students, staff and community and to spread the Red Hawk Pride to the community. One example is Staff Pride night when each athlete chooses a staff member within the district who has made a difference in their lives and invites them to attend a game. This allows past teachers to see that they are remembered and appreciated.

Brian Zdanowski, Athletic Director at Greenville High School, says Autumn is “very professional, dependable, and one who will do what it takes to get the job done. She is most definitely the leader of the athletic department and has gained respect from the coaches, athletes, and the parents that she serves.”

Steve Bennink, Athletic Director at Coopersville Area Schools, says “she has been the ultimate professional, always representing what is best for all student athletes, whether hers or the other schools.”

The MIAAA is a 52-year old association with nearly 700 members serving as athletic administrators in numerous high schools and junior high/middle schools in Michigan.  As partners with the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the MIAAA works to promote the educational value of interscholastic athletics and the role and profession of athletic director.  The MIAAA is very proud to spotlight the work of Autumn Mattson, an Athletic Director whose work and values best mirrors those of the association.

 

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Athletes of the Month

DeBoe, Swanson and Austin are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes of the Month for January

 

 

DeBoeJunior Liz DeBoe was named Student Athlete of the Month for Girls Bowling. Liz is a 3 year varsity anchor bowler who is counted on heavily by her Red Hawk teammates.  Liz also excels in the classroom with a 3.49 GPA.

Coach Rog Filut states that; “Liz is a 3rd year varsity team member, she has been dedicated to improving each year she has been on the team. She is currently our anchor bowler which puts additional expectation on her. Not only is she a good bowler, but she is a leader by example for her teammates and is always willing to help out her teammates, to improve their games as well. Liz shows up for practice focused and ready to go. It is great to have her on the team.”

Liz is the daughter of Vivian and Gary DeBoe.

SwansonJunior Rider Swanson was named Student Athlete of the Month for Ice Hockey. Rider is a key member of the varsity hockey team; he has had an outstanding first half of the season accumulating 2 goals, and 7 assists in 12 games. Rider also excels in the classroom with an impressive 3.76 GPA and is a regular on the honor roll. Rider is a member of National Honor Society.

Coach Mike Maas says; “Rider is a hard worker who continues to gain confidence. He is a strong physical player who isn’t afraid to go into the corners. Rider has a good shot and a knack for making plays. Riders role continues to expand, and we are looking for more out of Rider in the second half of the season.”

Rider is the son of Mandy and Kevin Swanson.

AustinSenior Josh Austin has been named the Student Athlete of the Month for Boys Bowling. Josh is a 4 year member of the Varsity bowling team, and carries an impressive 182 average this season. He excels in the classroom with a 2.986 GPA. Josh volunteers his time and mentors young bowlers.

Josh’s coach says that; “Josh is a very committed to bowling. He has been bowling since the age of 5. He is proud to tell you his Grandpa Austin is part of the Grand Rapids Bowling Hall of Fame. High school bowling is a passion for Josh and I am very proud of his accomplishments during his 4 years of bowling and his dedication to the sport.”

Josh is the son of Dobbie and Todd Austin.

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RUMMAGE SALE

Do you miss those summer yard sales?

 

Do you have unwanted items lying around your house?

 

Come check out the SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY RUMMAGE SALE!!  The SANP committee is organizing the sale and we will gladly take your stuff.  All proceeds go toward the SANP and will help provide scholarships, offset costs for the venue & entertainment and purchase a special gift for each attending senior.

 

WHAT:  RUMMAGE SALE

WHEN:  MARCH 8th

WHERE:  CEDAR VIEW

TIME: 10AM-2PM

 

DROP OFF ITEMS ON FRIDAY AT CEDAR VIEW FROM 4PM-7PM

**We will have donation forms available for tax purposes**

QUESTIONS: CALL ROBYN COONS AT 616-291-8784 OR E-MAIL RCOONS@CHARTERMI.NET

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Ready, Set, Go!

Pre-Registration for children turning 5 years old by October 1, 2014 begins March 1, 2014.

For more information, call 

616-696-7317 or visit csredhawks.org.

 

The Cedar Springs Kindergarten Team welcomes the parents/guardians of the 2014-2015 Kindergarten Class to a special evening at Cedar Trails Elementary.

Tuesday, March 18 

6:00pm to 7:00pm 

Cedar Trails Elementary

Parents/guardians will move in small groups from classroom to classroom getting a glimpse at the typical kindergarten day and curriculum expectations.   There will be five stations in all.

We are hoping to answer questions and get EVERYONE ready for an exciting start to the school year.

In August, after teacher assignments have been finalized, we will welcome the students to Cedar Trails’ Open House to visit their classroom and meet their teacher.

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Enrollment for the Tuition Based Preschool is Open

Classes are forming for students who are 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2014.

Families that are interested in tuition assistance for your child who will be 3 years old as of October 1, 2014, please complete an application at  www.firststepskent.org – select Great Start Early Childhood Scholarships and then select the link to the 2014-2015 Childcare Scholarship Application. Questions can be directed to the office of Great Start Collaborative/First Steps at 616-742-8903.

If your child will be 4 as of October 1, 2014 and you are interested in information about a tuition free preschool opportunity, please contact the Great Start Readiness Program 616-447-2409.

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Upcoming Events

 

No School – February 14

Mid-Winter Break – February 17 & 18

Early Release – February 28

End of Trimester 2 – February 28

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Open Enrollment

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Open Enrollment for the Tuition Based Preschool begins Monday, February 10, 2014. Classes will be forming for students who are 3 or four years old by October 1, 2014.

Families that are interested in tuition assistance for your child who will be 3 years old as of October 1, 2014, please complete an application at www.firststepskent.org – select Great Start Early Childhood Scholarships and then select the link to the 2014-2015 Childcare Scholarship Application. Questions can be directed to the office of Great Start Collaborative/First Steps at 616-742-8903.

If your child will be 4 as of October 1, 2014 and you are interested in information about a tuition free preschool opportunity, please contact the Great Start Readiness Program at 616-447-2409. Someone will assist you with the application process.

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Seussical the Musical

CSPS-Suessical-webA BIG CAST WITH A BIG SHOW

FEBRUARY 6, 7 & 8

For more information, 

VISIT www.hprodcshs.com

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School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month – an opportunity for us to celebrate the great things happening in our schools and the dedicated volunteer school board members that serve the Cedar Springs community.

With dwindling resources our school board members face some of the toughest challenges of any elected officials.  School board members are regular citizens, like you and me that have an extraordinary commitment to the children of our community.

Thomas Jefferson recognized the importance of a quality education as a cornerstone of our democratic society.  “Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.”

Today, our school board members are entrusted with the important work of shaping the education of our youngest citizens.  They dedicate countless hours to creating the mission, vision and goals that drive our schools.  They are dedicated to creating a school culture where collaboration and continuous learning are valued and displayed throughout our system.  The seven members of the Cedar Springs Board of Education do this work by always keeping children as the center of their work and decision making.

It is easy for us to forget the sacrifices our Board members make every day in dedication to this work.  In addition to the hours of meetings, board members take time to prepare for each meeting; they serve on numerous community boards and committees, attend countless community functions and pursue ongoing professional development so that they may keep abreast of the latest issues facing our schools.

Please join me in saluting the men and women who serve as members of the Cedar Springs Board of Education. Take a moment to express your gratitude for this important service to our community.

Brook Nichols 9 Years of Service

Joe Marckini 6 Years of Service

Todd Hanson 4 Years of Service

Jeff Gust 3 Years of Service

Matthew Shoffner 3 Years of Service

Shannon Vanderhyde 3 Years of Service

Patricia Eary 1 Year of Service

 

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