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Campus Kids Enjoy Autumn!!

Campus Kids enjoy learning Yoga.

Campus Kids enjoy learning Yoga.

by Teresea Schlump, Campus Kids Director

 

This fall, the students enrolled in the Campus Kids program have been enjoying the nice weather and doing lots of fun activities.  Campus Kids is the Before and After school program located in Cedar Trails Elementary School.

Campus Kids enjoying Zumba.

Campus Kids enjoying Zumba.

We have expanded our morning programming to include Arts and Crafts, gym time, group games, and Just Dance videos.  The children are enjoying the morning structure, and look forward to what each morning will bring!

Campus Kids has enjoyed learning how to do Yoga in the afternoons.  Michelle, from Moxie Fitness, has been coming on Thursdays to teach a Beginner Class.  All of the students were given the opportunity to try the exercise, and a number of them signed up to continue on in a more advanced class.   The students are learning poses to help with flexibility, strength, concentration, posture, and breathing.  It is our goal to continue to expose our students to a large variety of new activities.  Zumba is a favorite activity for many of our students, and that is offered once a month on Early Release Fridays.

Campus Kids enjoy learning how to serve, set, and spike the ball from the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team.

Campus Kids enjoy learning how to serve, set, and spike the ball from the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team.

We have also received a visit from the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team this fall!  The team came over and showed everyone how to serve, set, and spike the ball.  It was a very fun filled afternoon for everyone.

Campus Kids is looking forward to winter and doing many winter activities and craft projects, while also learning about various customs around the world.

For additional information about Campus Kids, please call us at 616 696-1716.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

CSPS-beautyandthebeastlogosmallCSHS and H Productions presents…

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

February 5 & 6  @ 7pm; February 7 @ 10am

Cedar Springs High School Auditorium

visit www.hprodcshs.com for more information 616-696-1200. Tickets:  $10 each

 

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School Board Recognition Month

CSPS-2015 Board of EdJanuary 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.

School board members are regular citizens, like you and me,  that have an extraordinary commitment to the children of our community.

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 by always keeping children as the center of their work and decision making.

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-10 Years of Service

Joe Marckini-7 Years of Service

Jeff Gust -4 Years of Service

Matthew Shoffner -4 Years of Service

Shannon Vanderhyde- 4 Years of Service

Patricia Eary -2 Years of Service

Michelle Bayink-First Year of Service

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

 

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Paper Gator Recycling Bins Now at Cedar Springs Public Schools

CSPS-paper gator imageWe earn money when you recycle Paper In the Paper Gator Bin.    Please bring your newspapers, catalogs/magazine, junk mail, phone books, office/school paper, and hard and soft cover books to the PaperGator Bins located on campus:

Cedar Springs High School

Cedar Springs Middle School

Cedar Trails/Cedar View Elementary

Red Hawk/Beach Elementary

 

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What’s Happening on Campus?

 

A calendar of events is located on the Campus Activities Calendar at www.csredhawks.org under Public Notices.

Get up to date information on the events happening on the Cedar Springs Public School Campus.

 

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Upcoming Dates

 

January 12:  Board of Ed Meeting

January 16:Student Early Release

January 16:End of 1st Semester for Grades 6-12

January 26:Board of Ed Meeting

January 30:Student Early Release

School Closings and Delays:

Occasionally, adverse weather conditions or other emergency situations may make it necessary to cancel school, delay the start of school, send students home early or run buses on main/paved roads only.   When these situations occur, notice will be communicated to WOOD TV 8, WXMI TV 17, and WZZM TV 13 through the Grand Rapids Area Information Line (GRAIL) to all subscribing area media. GRAIL stations include:

RADIO – AM:  WGVU 1480, WJNZ 1140, WNWZ 1410, WOOD 1300, WTKG 1230. FM:  WGRD 97.9, WGVU 88.5, WJQK 99.3, WKLQ 94.5, WLAV 96.9, WLHT 95.7, WODJ 107.3, WOOD 105.7 FM, WSNX 104.5, WTRV 100.5, WVTI 96.1

TELEVISION -WOOD TV 8, WXMI TV 17, WZZM TV 13

Individuals can also call our automated phone system at (616) 696-1204, (press option 1) for cancellation and delay updates.

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.

In the event of a 2-hour delay, students will be picked up by the bus approximately 2 hours later than their routine pick-up time. Morning Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and morning preschool classes will be cancelled.

Campus Kids will be open on days that school is closed and / or delayed unless otherwise noted in school closing announcements.

Buses will not transport students to Kent Career and Technical Center for 1st session when a school delay or cancellation is issued. Students will be given a weather-related absence at KC/TC when we are officially not transporting them. Students who choose to drive personal vehicles to KC/TC on school delays or cancellations assume responsibility for their decision.

If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at 616-696-1204.

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INDOOR WALKING AT RED HAWK ELEMENTARY – Now through April 2, 2015

 

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…

●  Mid-Winter Break, February 18 & 19

●  Parent Teacher Conferences, March 23 & 25

●  Thursday, March 28

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

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Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Athletes of the Month

Schut, Cartwright and Sipka, are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes for November. 

Emma Schut

Emma Schut

Junior Emma Schut was named the January Student Athlete of the Month for Bowling. Emma is a stand out member of the Varsity bowling squad; she was named OK Bronze All Conference Honorable Mention, in the 2013/2014 season. The team is in the midst of a very successful season including finishing 1st place at the Allendale tournament, and a 2nd place at West Catholic. Emma excels in the classroom with an3.923 GPA, which is impressive givent he fact she also participates in Marching Band, Tennis, FFA, and is a active member in her church Youth Group.

Coaches comment that “Emma is having a good season, and is showing improvement and is eager to learn, and try new things. She has excellent sportsmanship and is a 3 years member of the bowling team”.

Emma is the daughter of Chris and Joel Schut.

 

Jacob Cartwright

Jacob Cartwright

Junior Jacob Cartwright was named the January Student Athlete of the month for Bowling.  Jacob is one of the anchors for the Red hawk varsity bowling team. He has received honors including All Conference as a sophomore last year and also was a member of the Boys State Team. Jacob and his team are having a solid year including finishing 2nd at the Allendale tournament and being named to the All-Tournament team, and bowling a tournament high game of 280 in the preconference tournament. Jacob is an honor student with a 4.016 GPA; he is also a member of NHS

Coach Austin comments “Jacob is one of our toughest bowlers. He seems to do his best under pressure. Jacob is a great teammate and competitor and shows great sportsmanship. Jacob represents Red hawk bowling with his great work ethic on and off the lanes.”

Jacob is the son of Odell and Crystal Morales.

 

Brandon Sipka

Brandon Sipka

Senior Brandon Sipka was named the January Student Athlete of the Month for Ice Hockey.  Brandon a two sport athlete is the team captain on the co-op Ice Hockey with West Catholic, and leading scorer this season. He has tallied and impressive 14 points in 8 games thus far including 8 goals and 6 assists. Brandon has a 3.724 GPA and volunteers as a Youth Hockey Camp Counselor. Brandon also run track for the Red hawks which he competes in 4 events.

Coach Maas states “Brandon is definitely a leader on the team. He is a highly skilled forward with a quick release shot and, he also has great hockey awareness. We are looking for big things from Brandon in the second half of the season!”

Brandon is the son of Ed and Diane Sipka.

 

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Fire Prevention Month

October was Fire Prevention Month. Algoma Township Fire Department stopped by Beach Elementary to talk about Fire Prevention and encouraged the kids to talk with their families to make a plan in case of emergency.

 

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Fine Arts Holiday Concerts

12/4 Middle School Band Concert  – High School Auditorium 7:30pm

12/9 6-8th Grade Choir Concert  – High School Auditorium 7:00pm

12/11 High School Band & Choir Concert – High School Auditorium 7:30pm

12/13 Cedar View Chorus – Kent Theatre Community Holiday Concert  3:00pm

 

 

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