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Are you ready for some football? The Post travels to Schroon Lake Area churches stand United OUT OF THE ATTIC EarthTalk® Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school CS tennis wins Sparta invitational Build a lasting memory with your backyard project Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks   Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride
 
Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks hit the gridiron this week for the first football games of the year. The varsity will take on last year’s OK-Blue champ Comstock Park, on the Panther’s home turf, Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m., in the first of four non-conference games.

Are you ready for some football?
The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post traveled to Word of Life island in Schroon Lake, New York, with 12 teens and seven leaders from Maranatha Baptist Church, located at 12786 Algoma Avenue. The teens spent six days camping on the island, while the leaders stayed at the word of Life Inn and family campground. The teens were also participating […]

The Post travels to Schroon Lake
Area churches stand United

Area churches stand United

Nine area churches suspended regular Sunday services and united for a joint worship service together at Morley Park, in Cedar Springs, on Sunday, August 24. This is the 6th year the churches have held the joint service, which they call “United.” About 500 people attended the event, which included contemporary worship music, a sermon by […]

Area churches stand United
OUT OF THE ATTIC

OUT OF THE ATTIC

The R.M.S. Railway Mail Service By D.M. White, Cedar Springs Historical Society I was one of the federal employees who worked and guarded the U.S. Mail on the trains. We carried all the Federal Reserve cash and registered mail. We handled all the revenue from the Mackinac Bridge each week and it was no small […]

OUT OF THE ATTIC
EarthTalk®

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane Summerton, Waukesha, WI

EarthTalk®
Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached flour, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, hormones and trans fats. Studies have shown that these ingredients are linked to weight gain, defects in insulin and lipid metabolism, hyperactivity, increased risk of tumors, cancer, digestive issues, asthma, premature heart attacks, diabetes, and overexposure and resistance to antibiotics.

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

The Cedar Springs boys’ varsity tennis team took first place at the Sparta Invitational on Wednesday, August 20. Singles and doubles team members played matches against Sparta, Coopersville and Fremont to gain their first place finish. According to scores reported at MLive.com, Cedar finished with 17 points, Sparta came in second with 15, Coopersville, 12, […]

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational
Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

There are regular backyard projects and then there are those special backyard projects that bring families closer together, both during the construction and while enjoying the finished piece.

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project
Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Nearly absent from much of the state due to the effects of DDT and other pesticides and habitat loss, ospreys continue to rebound in Michigan. In southern Michigan, monitoring efforts are tracking the revitalization of this species.

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  
Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Immunizations should top Back-to-School List

14 August 2014

GRAND RAPIDS – It’s that time of year – parents will be buying new clothes and school supplies as kids prepare to go back to school. Health and disease prevention should be on the “to do” list. Michigan law requires children receive specific immunizations before they start school. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Make […]

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Student Early Release Days / Calendar

14 August 2014

  School districts dedicated to creating Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) provide opportunities for faculty and staff to work together as a team. Teams review curriculum, discuss instructional strategies, review and create common assessments, analyze data and review individual student progress to determine if any additional support is necessary. Student Early Release days were designed to support […]

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Athletics / Athletic Boosters

14 August 2014

  Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters exists as an organization of parents and community members dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and advancing the athletic program. MEETING DATES FOR   2014 – 2015  August 18th September 8th October 6th November 3rd December 8th January 5th February 2nd March 2nd April 13th May 4th June1st All meetings start at 7pm […]

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Important Information

14 August 2014

Bus Information Letters will be sent home to families August 25 with pick-up/drop-off times.  Please remember if you have any changes in your transportation status to contact the transportation department @ 616-696-1450. School Bus Stops – School buses are like traffic signals When overhead lights are flashing yellow – PREPARE TO STOP When overhead lights […]

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High School Orientation Schedule – Monday, August 25, 2014

14 August 2014

  Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation program at the high school.  At this time, all students will have their pictures taken for the yearbook and student identification cards, review school policies from the student handbook, review athletic policies, meet with their class advisor, receive their schedules and agendas. Sophomores:  8:00am – […]

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Campus Kids – Before and After School Care

14 August 2014

We are currently accepting registrations for Before and After School Care.  We are located in Cedar Trails Elementary on the Cedar Springs School campus.  We are open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 8:30am and 3:30pm to 6:00pm beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014 The cost is $8.00 for Before School care and $8.00 for After School care […]

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Important Dates

14 August 2014

K-12 Orientation and Open House - Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 PM – 8 PM   FlexTrac ORIENTATION - Thursday, August 21, 6 PM   FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

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SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2014-15

14 August 2014

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2014-15  175 SCHOOL DAYS   Grades K-5: 7:50am – 3:11 pm/Grades 6-12: 7:45 am – 3:06 pm FlexTrac Grades 9-12: Session A (7:45am – 12:40pm + 2 self-scheduled hours) OR Session B (9:51am – 2:45pm + 2 self-scheduled hours)   August 21 FlexTrac Only Parent/Student Orientation – 6 PM August […]

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PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

14 August 2014

Creative Technologies Academy Annual Public Notices PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW   The Creative Technologies Academy’s Board Policy Manual contains the following policy which is applicable to all Title I schools. CTA does NOT receive Title I funds, nevertheless it adheres to the following policy:   In accordance with the requirement of Section 1111 of Title […]

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Integrated Pest Management Policy and Plan

14 August 2014

Creative Technologies Academy Annual Public Notice Integrated Pest Management Policy and Plan   In accordance with Michigan Regulation 637, the following policy and plan has been adopted at:   Creative Technologies Academy 350 Pine Street Cedar Springs, Michigan  49319   Integrated Pest Management (IPM) requires that the Academy use the least hazardous methods first (fly […]

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