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Reading Month at Cedar View

 

Cedar View students are enjoying an exciting and crazy schedule of reading activities throughout the month of March!  Students are creating quite the reading buzz around the building.  Candid conversations are occurring everywhere focused on who we are as readers, what it is we like to read, and how we might persuade someone else to read one of our favorite books!

As you walk through the halls, you’ll quickly notice favorite book covers plastered on lockers while other days you may see a classroom engaged in “Camp-Out Day” as they camp themselves in a quality text.  The month culminates with an all day “Read-a-thon” service learning project.  These classrooms are collecting their read-a-thon donations for causes including the Cedar Springs library, St. Jude’s Hospital, and the American Cancer Society.

4th grade teacher Noah Gregory created a school-wide “Book-o-logy Tournament,” similar to the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.  Daily excitement builds as 32 of our favorite books prepare to face off.  Favorite new chapter books, tried and true classics, as well as well-loved picture books made it into the field.  Students cast their votes each day and are continuously checking the book bracket posted in the library to see which text will advance to the Final Four and ultimately become the Cedar View champion!

Further stretching our reading capabilities, we also have our annual “Battle of the Books” challenge.  Interested students signed up for a 10 week-10 book challenge.  Students will battle it out in a game show like trivia challenge in the days before spring break.  Thanks to a dedicated staff and a community of FANTASTIC readers, we are ENJOYING an exciting month at Cedar View!

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Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Athletes of the Month

Schreiber and Lenardson are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes of the Month for March

 

Kristen Schreiber

Kristen Schreiber

Senior Kristen Schreiber was named the March 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Competitive Cheer. Kristen is wrapping up her high school career in competitive cheer, having been involved all 4 years, as well as participating 2 year in middle school. Kristen has a 3.93 GPA and will be attending Johnson and Wales University in Florida after graduation. Kristen also participates in Red hawk kids club and is a Rocket cheer coach.

Coach Ramirez comments, “Kristen has participated in Competitive cheer for the past 6 years. This year she has grown as a great leader, and advocate for her team. Next fall as she begins her college career pursuing a degree in culinary arts, I know they will be lucky to have such a dedicated hard working young lady to add to their program!”

Kristen is the daughter of Wendy Schreiber and Rob Hilton.

 

Baren Lenardson

Baren Lenardson

Senior Baren Lenardson was named the March 2014 Student Athlete of the Month for Wrestling. Baren is finishing an impressive career having accumulated an impressive 124 wins. He is a 2 time regional qualifier, and a conference champ. Baren excels in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA. Baren is also a member of the Jazz band. After graduation Baren will attend Michigan Tech to pursue a degree in computer engineering.

Coach Nick Emery says “Baren was the hardest worker in the room, especially in the second half of his senior season! He demonstrated great leadership ability! All while balancing, wrestling, 2 AP classes, and playing trumpet in the band. He ends his CSHS career as one of the most winning wrestlers in school history!”

Baren is the son of Chris Ellis and Rick Lenardson.

 

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Snow Day make up

CSPS-snow-daysThe snow day from Thursday, February 27 has put Cedar Springs Public School District over the allotted snow days for the 2013-2014 school year.   Friday, May 23 was built in school calendar as a snow day make-up.    Mark your calendar, Friday, May 23 will be a full instructional day.

Hopefully Mother Nature will loosen up her grip just a bit in the remaining days between now and June!

For the updated school calendar, please visit www.csredhawks.org.

 

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Hearing & Vision screenings

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Hearing and Vision screenings for 2014-2015 Cedar Springs Kindergarten Class will be held Friday, May 2 @ Cedar Trails from 8:45am to 3:45pm

If your child has not been previously screened, please call 616-696-9884 to schedule your appointment.

 

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Kindergarten Pre-Registration

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2014-2015 School Year Kindergarten Pre-Registration for children turning 5 years old by October 1, 2014 is now open.  For more information, call 616-696-7317 or visit www.csredhawks.org.

 

Ready, Set, Go!

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The Cedar Springs Kindergarten Team invite 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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Class of 2014 GRADUATION DATE

Class of 2014

GRADUATION DATE

MAY 29, 2014

RED HAWK STADIUM

(weather permitting)

7:00pm

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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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