Posted on 06 October 2016.
Fall 2016 Athletics Spirit Themes
All attending are encouraged to participate
October 7 – Pink Game Football vs FHN
October 14 – Red Out Football vs FHC
October 20 – Black Out Volleyball vs FHE
October 21 – 80s Night Football vs Ottawa Hills
November 4 – Gray Day Band During the School Day
Come out and support Red Hawk Athletics.
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Board of Education
Board of Education Work Session – 09-26-16
Topic: Strategic Planning
Next Board of Education Meeting October 10, 2016
Hilltop Community Building, Board Room – 3rd Floor, 6:45 PM
Board meeting notices, agendas and minutes are available at www.csredhawks.org/District/Board-of-Education/index.html. Community members are always welcome to attend the Board of Education meetings. A Board meeting is a meeting of the Board held in public, not a public meeting.
The Office of Communication aims to keep the community informed and engaged while promoting the mission, achievements, and challenges of Cedar Springs Public Schools. We welcome feedback and invite you to attend public Board Meetings to also help you stay informed. You are welcome to call the District Office at 616-696-1204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Communication is responsible for crafting and disseminating all District-level communications, including: District programs and initiatives, District school calendar, Board meetings and activities. The Office of Communication shares information through several channels, including: District website, School websites, Facebook, Red Hawk Review eNewsletter, Backpack eFlyers.
Would you like to receive the latest District eNewsletter in your Inbox?
The monthly eNewsletter is designed to keep you informed of the exciting progress of our students and district. And, a great source of important dates and information about the many programs and events that go on throughout the year. Integral to success in schools these days is the support of the community. With that in mind, we invite you to connect with our schools during the school year by coming to our events and visiting our website.
Each year, numerous community organizations submit flyers, announcements and promotional literature to Cedar Springs Public Schools with requests to send them home to our families. Backpack eFlyers is a paperless means of distributing flyers, newsletters and other important notices that your child would normally bring home in their backpacks.
For a complete list of approved Backpack eFlyers, please visit www.csredhawks.org/Communications/Backpack-eFlyers/index.html
Students Build Parting Gift: A Library
Lily and Chloe (far right) built the library this summer with fellow students, including (from left) Madeline VanSinger, Madison Layne and Alexandria Vanderhyde
by Charles Honey, SNN Reporter
Now that they’ve built it, they hope people will come. A new Little Free Library stands near Red Hawk Elementary school, thanks to the efforts of two former students there who love reading so much they wanted to share the love.
Incoming seventh-graders Chloe Grifhorst and Lily Howland received a grant last spring from the Cedar Springs Education Foundation to build a Little Free Library somewhere on the campus of Cedar Springs Public Schools. The pair sought the $250 award so that students and adults would have access to free books and a place to donate them as well.
After putting together a committee of students to research, plan and design the library, Chloe and Lily held a “build-a-thon” with other students in June at Lily’s house. Lily’s father, Alan, helped with the construction and made sure the young woodworkers were safe. The four-shelf turquoise structure now sits prettily between Red Hawk’s front door and the playground.
The girls have two boxes of extra children’s books with which to restock the shelves, and $100 left from the grant they plan to spend on more at Bay Leaf Books in Newaygo.
In an email, Superintendent Laura VanDuyn congratulated the girls on a “beautiful idea, planning, leadership and outcome.” Added Jo Spry, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, “This is something that these young ladies can be very proud of and will be of benefit to readers in our community.”
Congratulations Madison Skelonc, 8th grade student at Cedar Springs Middle School, has been invited to the HATS OFF Award Ceremony for being one of the top-scoring 7th grade students in Michigan who took the SAT test or ACT test. The testing was part of the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS). We salute Madison on her achievement!
Members of the NUMATS Advisory Board will recognize Madison and about 300 distinguished middle school students for outstanding accomplishments in the 18th annual HATS OFF recognition ceremony for High Achieving Talented Students (HATS). The award ceremony will take place on October 22, 2016.
Math In Focus Parent University
September 27, 2016 – During this informational event, parents discovered why Singapore Math is so successful & Math in Focus teaches students to go from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract. Parents also learned strategies that can be used at home and what is available online.
There will be another Math In Focus event planned for January 2017. Watch for the information once the event details have been determined.
Our New Elementary Math Curriculum – Math In Focus
Math In Focus professional development for grades K-5 teachers was held the week of September 26, 2016. This training was coordinated by the Teaching and Learning Department at the District Office.
2016 CSPS Fall Parent Teacher Conferences
Mon, 10/17: Cedar View 3:45 – 7:15
Red Hawk 4:00 – 7:00
Tue, 10/18: Middle School 4:00 – 7:00
Beach 3:45 – 7:15
Wed, 10/19: Red Hawk 3:00 – 6:00
Cedar View 3:45 – 7:15
New Beginnings 3:30 – 6:15
Thurs, 10/20: Beach 3:45 – 7:15
Middle School 4:00 – 7:00
Mon, 10/24: Cedar Trails 4:00 – 7:00
Wed, 10/26: Cedar Trails 4:00 – 7:00
Tue, 11/1: High School 5:00 – 7:30
Wed, 11/2: High School 3:00 – 5:30
September 2016 Student Athletes of the Month
Sophomore Cayla Lange has been named Student Athlete of the Month for Sideline Cheer.
Junior Jacob Outwin has been named Student Athlete of the Month for Boys Soccer.
Junior Myla Umphrey has been named Student Athlete of the Month for Girls Cross Country.