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Cedar Spring Public Schools


Greetings!

Scott B. Smith, Superintendent

When asked why they serve, each member of the Cedar Springs Board of Education will include “to make a difference in the lives of students” at some point in their response to the question.  While individual members may have other reasons why they answered the call to serve, the act of helping students is common to each of our Board of Education members.  This focus on students is a core belief that makes our Board of Education so special at what they do for the Cedar Springs community. 
Members of our Board of Education have two primary responsibilities.  Collectively they work to employ the superintendent, and they provide oversight on policies, curriculum, and district finances.  To accomplish this daunting task, they invest an average of eight to ten hours of their time each month in attending meetings, reading key documents, and taking classes offered through the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB).  They take this responsibility very seriously.  A focus on the needs of our students is vital to the members of the Board when they make decisions that impact Cedar Springs Public Schools.  “What is best for our students?” is a typical question that is heard during a discussion before they vote on an item on the meeting agenda.  
Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”  For the seven members of our Board of Education, the answer to Dr. King’s question is making a difference in the lives of the students who attend Cedar Springs Public Schools.  For that, please join me in recognizing and celebrating our Board of Education for their ongoing commitment to making a positive difference in our community: 

Heidi Reed, President – First elected term of service
Matt Shoffner, Vice President – Second elected term of service
Trent Gilmore, Treasurer – First elected term of service
Traci Slager, Secretary – First elected term of service
Mistie Bowser, Trustee – First elected term of service
Jeff Rivard, Trustee – First elected term of service
Shannon Vanderhyde, Trustee – Second elected term of service

With respect and appreciation,
Scott B. Smith, Superintendent


Mid Winter Break

Mid Winter Break – No School Feb 15 – Feb 19

Students return to school on Feb 20


Wild Game Dinner

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS – 7th Annual 

Wild Game Dinner

2/15/2019 Doors open at 5:30 pm; Games start at 6:00 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm

English Hills Terrace

5179 W River Drive NE

Comstock Park, MI


School Board election results

Ms. Mistie Bowser

Congratulations to Ms. Mistie Bowser and Mr.Jeff Rivard as they were elected to our school board in the November election! Both newly elected members will serve us well as they bring their individual experiences and perspectives to a collective team of seven board members. The Board of Education members and Superintendent Smith look forward to working collaboratively with Ms.

Mr. Jeff Rivard

Bowser and Mr. Rivard to continue the forward motion of our fantastic school district.


SPOTLIGHT ATHLETIC EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball “JERSEY NIGHT” 5:30/7 PM

Football/Cross Country and Fall All-Conference Recognition

Special National Anthem Performance

Students admitted Free with Student ID

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball 5:30/7PM

“DRESS-IN-YOUR-FAVORITE-THEME-OF-THE-WHOLE-SCHOOL-YEAR-NIGHT”

After the Boys’ Basketball Game – World Record Attempt

Special Dance Team Performances – Both Games!

Halftime of the Girls Game – Traditional Passing of the Drumstick for the

Viking Clap!

Students admitted Free with Student ID

February 19 – Dance Team Performance at Boys’ BB Game and Bowler Recognition


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. 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


BECOME A RED HAWK WALKERSTAY HEALTHY THIS SEASON BECOME A RED HAWK WALKER

Going on NOW through March 28, 2019

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.


Golden Age Athletic Pass 

If you are 60 years of age or older and are a resident of the Cedar Springs School District, you could be eligible for a Lifetime Golden Age Pass. This pass entitles you to admission to school sponsored activities and athletic events offered by member schools. Some restrictions apply. Certain athletic contests may require a fee (conference, regional and state tournaments). For an application, visit csredhawks.org Athletics or stop by the Cedar Springs District Office.


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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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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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Education Foundation Grants


 

By Tom Noreen

At their October meeting, the Cedar Springs Education Foundation reviewed 17 grant requests submitted by teachers from all grade levels. These grants are for a wide variety of items from books to classroom accessories and more. The Foundation’s goal in selecting the grants are requests that will impact the most students for the greatest period of time at the same time enhancing the classroom experience. It is a difficult task to pick from so many great ideas. 

Foundation President Audrey Debri thanked requesters, “For all of the innovative, thoughtful, and creative grant proposals that were submitted for the October round of grants!” She encouraged those not selected to submit their request again in the spring, when the foundation will review the next round of proposals. 

Funding used is based on the interest earned by the Foundation’s investment held by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. If you would like to donate to the Foundation, go to our Facebook page at Cedar Springs Education Foundation.

Below are the grant recipients for this round:

  • Eddie Johns, High School, Native Plant Garden, $1,600.00
  • Kim Bolboltz, District Wide OT, Adaptive Seating, $2,244.94
  • Rhonda Bellamy, Cedar Trails, Reading is Retelling, $456.00
  • Jennifer Swift, High School, Printmaking HS Art, $888.95
  • Vicki Burke, Beach, Art Room Equipment, $1,081.95
  • Donna Dolbee, High School, Writing Center Technology, $1,840.00
  • Kelly Workman, Middle School, Talk to Text Accessibility, $418.20

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PHYLLIS MAHLICH


Mrs. Phyllis Mahlich of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 76, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis is survived by her beloved husband Gerald Mahlich;  children Karen (Curt) Tackmann and Tim Mahlich; grandchildren; Damian Mahlich; Jeffrey (Nicole), Rebecca (Phil), Alex, and Logan Tackmann; brothers; Gene and Jim (Pam) Butler; sister; Nancy Mumah; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Wenona Butler.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 22 with visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at Rockford United Methodist Church, 59 Maple Street, Rockford, MI 49341. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to the American Heart Association or Cedar Springs Education Foundation.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford, 

www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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Russell J. Durst


C-OBIT-DurstRussell J. Durst 80 of Cedar Springs, died Friday, December 25, 2015 at his home. Russ was born October 6, 1935 in Cedar Springs, MI the son of Cardwell and Lola (Sipple) Durst. He was well known as a drywall installer and finisher for over 60 years. He was a very giving and generous person and was very involved in the Cedar Springs Education Foundation and the Kent County Youth Fair. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Cedar Springs Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed his antique car, wintering in New Mexico and hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children, Debra Paskewicz, Doug (Cheri) Durst; daughter-in-law, JoEllen Yokum; grandchildren, Stephanie Torres, Michael Paskewicz, Heather (Brian) Henning, Brooke (Jeremy) Wong, Beth (Tony) Avink, Kent Yokum; great grandchildren, Tristan, Arryanna, Deyani, Allison, Brielle; sister, Phyllis Ball; brother-in-law, Archie McKenzie. He was preceded in death by his son, Mike; sister, Dorothy McKenzie; brother-in-law, Gene Ball. The family will greet friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Wednesday 2:00 pm. Pastor Steve Lindeman officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Springs Education Foundation.

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High School auditorium to be named in honor of Holton donation


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In 1986, the Cedar Springs Education Foundation was created. Over the past twenty-nine years, the foundation has donated over two million dollars to forward the education and learning of the Cedar Springs Public School students. They have been a direct asset to a large variety of students, and all of their support is truly appreciated.

This past month, the auditorium in the High School was the recipient of $25,000, given by the Holton Grant (through Education Foundation). This money will go toward improving the sound system in the auditorium. It will definitely be a welcome addition to the space. The auditorium serves many purposes and is used by the school and community on a regular basis. Throughout the year you would often find band and choir concerts, banquets, meetings, plays and musicals, and even classes are held in this room. In order to recognize the wonderful donation, the auditorium will named in honor of the Holton Family.

On March 5, the Education Foundation met in the High School’s auditorium with director and teacher Justin Harnden to present the official check. New speakers and a sound system will hopefully be installed within the next couple of months. The school is very excited for these new additions, and will certainly be seen and used as often as possible. Thank you Holton family!

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Elects 2014 Board of Directors


CSEF-logoThe Cedar Springs Education Foundation has elected new board members to serve in 2014.  The Foundation is an integral part of the Cedar Springs Public Schools’ ability to provide a high quality education to students of the district.    In 1986, a group of civic minded community members established the Foundation to ensure a solid education for our students.

The Foundation has purchased or funded learning tools such as iPads and iPad software, equipment for the high school biology and chemistry labs, laptops and netbooks, diversity awareness and anti-bullying programs, books, cameras and numerous other classroom essentials for all grades and all buildings over the last 27 years.  The current directors and trustees are continuing that legacy of service to students and are committed to keeping the Foundation active, engaged and relevant into the future.

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.

The 2014 Education Foundation members are:

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Bill Tucker, President

Kara Dault, Trustee

Tom Noreen, Vice President

Deb McIntyre, Trustee

Elizabeth Marckini, Treasurer

Shannon Cooper, Trustee

Jeni McIntyre, Secretary

Ron McDermed, Ex-Officio

Beth Blades, Trustee

Matt Shoffner, Ex-Officio

 

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