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Poppy Poster Award

*Photo Congratulations to Jasmine for being awarded the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Poster Award 2018. Out of the hundreds of posters submitted, she won 1st place for grade level 2 and 3 in the Nationwide contest!! 

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2019 SANP Fundraisers

Join us on Tuesday, December 11th.  After holiday shopping or before the game, dine in or drive through the Cedar Springs Culver’s between 5-8:00 p.m. when 10% of all sales will go toward the SANP! No certificate needed, just mention the Senior All Night Party!

The Schwan’s fundraising campaign is on!  20% of all sales (and 40% of all egift cards) from 11/2-12/17 will benefit our organization; after 12/17, our fundraiser will earn 4% of all sales until March 17, 2019.   With over 300 premium offerings, Schwan’s will deliver to your door effortless homemade meals, wonderful desserts, side dishes, pizza, and even appetizers… perfect for the upcoming holidays!  You place your online order, and help our cause along the way! 

Visit:   www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/41214-cs-senior-all-night-party

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Winter Break

December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019; students return to school on January 7, 2019

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STAY HEALTHY THIS SEASON BECOME A RED HAWK WALKER 

Going on NOW

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. 

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

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Cedar Springs Education  Foundation 

The Cedar Springs Education Foundation was established in 1986, and has provided over $2 million to support the quality education and learning in our Cedar Springs Public Schools. The board members are volunteers and have a passion for our public schools and the education of our young people. The Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, therefore all donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to the Foundation at 204 E Muskegon or given to any board member. Please consider a donation as a way to honor a teacher, staff member or community member. A note will be sent to the honoree informing them of your donation. 

Tax deductible donations can be mailed to:
Cedar Springs Education Foundation
204 E Muskegon Street, 
Cedar Springs, MI 49319

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Mobile Food Pantry

Feeding America West Michigan and Kent School Service Network Mobile Food Pantry

December 17

Hilltop Administration Building, Lower South Parking Lot

Registration:  4:30 pm

Distribution:  5:00 pm

Food For People In Need

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New Board Members

Congratulations Mistie Bowser, Jeff Rivard, Traci Slager and Trent Gilmore!  Welcome to the Board of Education.   These members will be sworn into Office at the January 14, 2019 Board Meeting. 

We thank all the candidates for their willingness to serve public education!  

Sincerely 
Heidi Reed, CSPS Board President 

Next Board of Education Meeting is December 10, 2018; 6:45 p.m. at the Hilltop Community Building, 3rd Floor, Board Room.

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Student Athlete of the Month

OCTOBER 2018


Jaydon Moleski has been named the October Athlete of the Month for Boys Cross Country.   He is the son of Christopher and Kelly Moleski.   Jaydon was also named OK White First Team All-Conference, All-Region, All-Area, All State and Academic All-State.  Coach Lacy comments: 

“Jaydon had a banner season. There are very few runners or athletes in general that will ever accomplish everything that he did in one season.  One of the hardest workers on the team and he deserves much praise for everything that he accomplished this season.”

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Cedar Springs student wins national award

Pictured L to R: American Legion Unit #287 Education Chairman Mary Anne Yuncker, David Vernon, Jasmine Fankhauser, Rachel Vernon, and Deborah Chambers, 2017-2018 Unit President. Not pictured is Unit Poppy Chairman last year LoraLee Nauta.

Congratulations to Jasmine Fankhauser for winning a National award for the best poppy poster in the Poppy Poster contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Ms. Vickie Burke was the art teacher who encouraged her class to enter the contest. Jasmine followed the guidelines and won at the local, district and state levels before winning the National award. 

Her poster was featured at the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. in August. She was presented her certificates and a $50.00 prize for her outstanding talent at a ceremony on November 8. “We hope to have even more entries next year,” said Mary Anne Yunker, Education Chairman for American Legion Unit #287.

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Cedar Springs Schools awarded $478,000 safety grant

By Judy Reed

Cedar Springs Public Schools will be making some safety improvements thanks to a $478,713 matching grant they recently were awarded from the Michigan State Police Grants and Community Services Division. 

Under the conditions of the grant, the school will be reimbursed for 75 percent of an upcoming $638,284 project. The school will pay the other 25 percent ($159, 571). According to Cedar Springs School Superintendent Scott Smith, the money will come out of either their general fund, or the building and site sinking fund.

The grant will help fund the following projects: building access controls; exterior doors and frames; electronic door strikes; a public address system; and a Bluepoint Rapid Emergency Response System. They have until next September to complete the projects, and Smith said they would start on them as soon as possible.

“Words cannot express the degree of appreciation Cedar Springs Public Schools has for the efforts of Ken Simon, Deputy Tom McCutcheon, and Jeff Malloch in making this happen for our community,” said Smith.

The grant was part of $25 million in grants awarded by the MSP to purchase equipment and/or technology to improve the safety and security of school buildings, students and staff across Michigan.  

“These grants are part of the proactive approach the state is taking to help prevent tragedies in our schools and provide for the safe learning environment that our kids need and deserve,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “A multifaceted approach is necessary to keep our schools safe and these grants are a component of the comprehensive effort to keep Michigan school children safe.”

Grants were given to 114 public school districts, 42 non-public schools, 22 public charter schools, and 10 Intermediate School Districts / Regional Education Services.

Over $69 million in requests were included in 407 applications submitted. A committee that included representatives from the MSP, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools, school security personnel and the Executive Office of the Governor reviewed the grant applications.

 “The Competitive School Safety Grant Program will provide the resources needed by many schools throughout our state to ensure students have a safe learning environment,” said MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue. “The review committee gave priority to proposals that sought to secure access points at school buildings, as it is considered one of the best and most cost-effective ways to improve school safety and security.”

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