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A HUGE THANK YOU

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To Mr. Ringler’s Machining Woods class for making 4 mini picnic tables for a new play area at Cedar Trails!  Also thank you to the CS Education Foundation for funding the $5000 grant to cover the cost of completion of the project which will include a sand play area, sidewalks for hopscotch and basketball, and a shed to store new outside toys!

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November 2016 Student Athletes of the Month

Sienna Wight, Volleyball

Sienna Wight, Volleyball

Collin Alvesteffer, Football

Collin Alvesteffer, Football

Karsen Dingman, Tennis

Karsen Dingman, Tennis

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Student Leadership Council update

 

Student Leadership Council is focusing on “giving back” and “family engagement” at the Middle School. Students brought in over 1,000 food items for a Food Drive. Students were able to build 10 baskets for our local families. Food Baskets included everything needed for a Thanksgiving Day feast and then some. Additional items were donated to North Kent Community Services, which also helps to support our families from the Cedar Springs and neighboring areas.

The group of students also suggested more opportunities for family nights. Their wishes were answered, and thanks to our partnership with En Gedi, Craig Owens was able to help us kick off a Family Fun Night at the Middle School. Parents, students and their siblings competed in Bubble Soccer. Pizza was provided. It was a great night with lots of laughs.

Students are working to coordinate the following for future give-back opportunities:

• Taking a “field trip” to Degage Ministries to help out

• Visiting the residents at Metron of Cedar Springs

• Volunteering some time to help support St. John Paul II Community Dinners

• Writing letters to our Veterans

If you or your child have any ideas for Family Fun Nights or Giving Back, please contact Jodi West at jodi.west@csredhawks.org or (616) 696-7326. Student Leadership is not an exclusive group. All students are welcome to drop in. Meeting are every other Thursday from 2:20-3:15, resuming on January 5, 2017.

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January is School Board Recognition Month

 

As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. They are alternately described as having the most important volunteer jobs in the country and facing the toughest challenge in elected American government. Yet school board members are just ordinary citizens with extraordinary dedication to our nation’s public schools. All Michigan citizens should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and the crucial role they play in the education of our children.

The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to show our appreciation and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. In January, join with others from throughout our district and state to salute the men and women who provide grassroots governance of public schools.

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T H A N K  Y O U !

 

State of the District Presentation 

January 23, 2017 6:45pm 

Hilltop Community Building, 3rd Floor Board Room

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Flu Shots Available at the CS School Health Center!

 

As a parent, you feel helpless when your child is sick and the flu can hit children hard, leaving them feeling miserable. Symptoms last for several days and include fever, chills, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, muscle or body aches, and fatigue. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the vaccine to be effective, so it’s important to vaccinate early in the flu season. The Cedar Springs School Health Center offers flu shots for your child. Call us today at 616-696-3470 to schedule an appointment! We have appointments available before, during and after school hours.

Not available to take your child to the appointment? Not a problem! As long as a consent form is on file, we are happy to see your child without a parent or guardian present. The school even provides transportation to the Health Center during school hours!

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CSPS Ski & Snowboard Club

 

For 4th grade students and older

CSPS students have the opportunity to be part of the school ski and snowboarding club at Cannonsburg Ski Area; six Thursdays beginning in January.

For more information and club sign up forms, visit https://goo.gl/2xbv2Z or contact Club Advisors: Christi Bentley 616-204-6625, Michelle Bayink 616-799-0881.

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Math In Focus Parent University Night

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6 p.m. 

at Cedar Springs Middle School Cafeteria

Cedar Trials, Beach and Cedar View Elementary Schools will be hosting this event.  See you there.

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Physical Education at Red Hawk Elementary

 

Mark Schumann, Physical Education Teacher

There are two goals of the Physical Education classes at Red Hawk Elementary:

(1) Get students active for the entire class period

(2) Provide students with a variety of physical activity opportunities so the students have a knowledge base in hopes that they will continue to be physically active throughout their lives.

Students engage in building their muscle strength and endurance, as well as increasing their cardio-respiratory endurance. Also, the students experience many team games and lifetime leisure activities.

Physically active children grow up to be healthier adults. Keep fit & healthy and keep moving.

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Process for School Closings/Delay

 

When winter weather comes to Michigan, all school districts should have a process in place to determine whether to hold classes or not on any given day. At Cedar Springs Public Schools, there is such a process.

While the ultimate decision to open/close or delay the start of school lies with the Superintendent’s office, the process itself involves many steps. The process begins shortly after 3:00 a.m. The district’s transportation supervisor goes out and physically drives many of the roads in the district. The supervisor travels on paved roads, gravel roads, secondary roads, hilly roads, and city streets. Special notice is given to areas that have been known to be trouble spots of travel in the past. During this drive, a variety of weather and road conditions can be encountered as the Cedar Springs School district has such varied terrain. Conditions can, and do, change in a very short distance. In addition to the actual traveling being done, temperatures and the checking of weather conditions, weather reports, radar, and forecasts are also being checked. Shortly after 4:00 a.m., the transportation supervisor begins checking with peers in neighboring districts. All of the transportation supervisors have similar information specific to their own districts. The direction of storms and forecasts along with road and traffic conditions are all taken into consideration by the supervisors of the individual districts. The individual supervisors share their recommendations with each other as to what likely will occur within their districts.

After speaking with fellow supervisors, the transportation supervisor then contacts the Superintendent and provides her with his findings. By this time the Superintendent has also monitored weather conditions and spoken with area superintendents. After all of this data has been collected and shared, the Superintendent and Transportation Supervisor mutually can make the decision to open/close or delay the start of school.

The safety of our students and staff is always our highest priority when making these decisions. While a school bus is one of the safest methods of transportation out on the roads, it is always ultimately the parent’s decision as to whether or not to send a child out to school.

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