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A Celebration of the Arts at Cedar Springs Public Schools

We believe the Fine Arts are a life-long pursuit of emotional education and expression, encompassing our cultural heritage. The Fine Arts provide a means for the individual to communicate ideas, portray images and explore their humanity in creative ways. A Fine Arts education has the ability to facilitate language acquisition, reading readiness and general development. It fosters positive attitudes and cooperative learning, enhances creativity and problem solving, and promotes social development and self-worth. We believe the Fine Arts are an essential medium which promote academic excellence in all students. Therefore, the Fine Arts are an integral part of the Cedar Springs Public Schools’ curriculum.

Visit http://www.csredhawks.org/Artinschool to discover how “Art Matters” to the Cedar Springs Public Schools Curriculum.

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Athletes of the Month

CSPS-HanmerSenior Mitch Hanmer was named Student Athlete of the Month for Soccer. Mitch was voted captain this year by his teammates. Mitch excels in the classroom with a 3.5 GPA and is a member of the Athletic Leadership Council. Mitch is really excited about his team, and the chemistry they are building with the all the new members of the team.

Coach Avink states “Mitch is a workhorse! He came out his senior year as a captain and it is obvious, that he wants this to be his best year yet. Every day he continues to grow and learn as a leader. He has the drive to push himself and his teammates. He continues to find new ways to demonstrate what it looks like to be a selfless leader and to do what’s best for the team. He is a difference maker on and off the field!”

Mitch is the son of Michele and Scott Hanmer.


CSPS-AlgerJunior Alyssa Alger was named Student Athlete of the month for Sideline Cheer. Alyssa a 3 year varsity sideline team member, has received many awards in her high school career including being named Academic All State 2 times, All conference, All District and All Region. Alyssa also excels in the classroom with a 3.813 GPA.  Alyssa volunteers in the Red Hawk kids club, ALC and Rocket cheerleading.

Coach Ramirez say that,” Alyssa is a positive role model in and outside of cheerleading. Her dedication to the sport and love of the game is shared on a daily basis. Her teammates believe she is a great motivator, has a positive attitude, pushes her teammates to do their best and always enjoys herself and shares her bubbly spirit.” According to the rocket cheerleaders, “Alyssa Alger is a LEGEND!”

Alyssa is the daughter of Amy and Dan Forster.


CSPS-PerkrulSenior Maddie Pekrul has been named September 2013 Student Athlete of the Month for Girls Cross Country. Maddie a senior captain, is a 4 year varsity runner has received many awards including, All Conference as a sophomore, All Conference honorable mention as a junior, top ten board for XC AND is a member of the record setting 3200 relay team in track. Maddie also excels in the classroom with a 3.875 GPA.  She is in Advanced TV Pro, Advanced Drama participating in musicals at the high school, and is a member of ALC and NHS.

Coach Covey says that “Maddie is an excellent team leader. She supports every team member, always has a positive attitude, and takes on responsibilities. I applaud Maddie for her willingness to develop relationships with every new team member. Maddie has a bright future ahead of her.”

Maddie is the daughter of Nancy and Michael Pekrul.

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Dr. Doolittle

CSPS-Dr-Doolittle-PlayCedar Springs High School presents 

Dr. Doolittle

Performances scheduled November 7, 8 & 9 

@ CSHS Auditorium

For more information, visit www.hprodcshs.com

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2014 High School Yearbook is NOW on sale

CSPS-Yearbook2014 High School Yearbook is NOW on sale through January 1, 2014.  

Yearbook pick-up is scheduled for May 16, 2014.

Visit www.csredhawks.org/yearbook; enter Cedar Springs in the school field.

Order yours today!


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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…  November 27, December 23 – January 3, February 17 & 18

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


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NOVEMBER 20, 2013

Cedar Springs High School Auditorium

5:30pm 6th—8th Grades

7:00pm High School

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Kellie Spahr

Kellie Spahr

CONGRATULATIONS KELLIE SPAHR for being named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program!


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Rachel’s Challenge

CSPS-RachelChallengeThis powerful and life-changing presentation demonstrates how deliberately reaching out in word and action can start “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion” and will ultimately decrease acts of bullying within any setting.


OCTOBER 29 @ 7:00PM

Free presentation for the entire community

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Upcoming Events


November 8—Student Early Release

November 11—Board of Education Meeting

November 15—End of Trimester 1

November 22—Student Early Release

November 25—Board of Education Meeting

November 27—No School for Students & Staff

November 28 & 29—Thanksgiving Break

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Immunizations required to begin school



*Current laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable instead of immunization with antigen.

**All doses of vaccines must be given with appropriate spacing between doses and at appropriate ages to be considered valid.

For more information, please refer to www.michigan.gov/immunize.


You are encouraged to discuss these new immunization requirements with your health care provider or local health care department.

If you have a religious or medical reason why your child cannot be immunized, a waiver form (for required immunizations only) must be completed and signed before starting the first day of school.


Health Care Needs

If your child has a medical condition such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, acute allergies (food, insect bites, animals), or a physical disability, and /or requires treatments or procedures during school hours, please inform a school representative prior to the first day of school.


Medications (Prescribed and Over the Counter)/Treatments)

For the safety of your children, Cedar Springs Public Schools has a medication/treatment policy, which requires signatures from both the health care provider and parent before any medication (including OTC) or treatment may be administered by authorized school staff.  See your school secretary for a copy of the policy and form (s), which you may present to your physician.  Both signatures must also authorize any self-medication by student.  (This includes EipPens, inhalers, etc.)


We are committed to the development of prevention programs that ensure effective response to urgent emergent health problems of students in the school community.   We invite you to direct your questions to the school’s office staff and/or district nurse.

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