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H Productions presents


A Big Cast with A Big Show


February 6th, 7th, and 8th 

at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium


Visit www.hprodcshs.com for more information

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Homecoming at Cedar Springs High School

Kendra Coons, Cedar Springs High School Class of 2014


With Halloween comes pumpkins, scary costumes, candy, and this year, Cedar Springs High School’s Homecoming. Based on timing, Homecoming and Halloween fell only two weeks apart. So the SAC department decided to incorporate Halloween into Homecoming for 2013. This year’s theme was “Haunted Homecoming”.   The theme involved spider webs, broken glass, and plenty of scary decorations. The students of CSHS geared up for the big day by participating in spirit days, decorating the hallways and cafeteria, cheering on our Red Hawks at the Homecoming football game, and concluding with the Homecoming dance.

Students loved participating in this year’s spirit days. Students dressed in pajamas on Monday, as their favorite superhero on Tuesday, beach and Hawaiian attire on Wednesday, matching with another student on twin day Thursday, and the traditional class color day Friday. This year, participation in spirit days skyrocketed. The Student Activities Council (SAC) really tried to promote school wide participation.

Cedar Springs students also searched the school for the “spirit ball competition”. A big red football hidden somewhere within the school, and the objective of the competition is to find it. The Sophomores and Juniors each found it one day, and Seniors found it three days.

Students spent two evenings decorating hallways for their respective classes. In the end, Seniors took first, Juniors came in second, Sophomores came in third, and Freshmen came in last. When it all came down to the end, the Seniors, Class of 2014, ended up winning the Homecoming competition and receiving the spirit jug.

To conclude the school week, the Cedar Springs Red Hawk varsity football team took the field for their annual Homecoming game. The Red Hawks went up against the Falcons of West Catholic. At halftime, Homecoming court was announced. Collin Alvesteffer and Lindsay Lehman accepted Homecoming prince and princess for the Freshman class. John Grisby and Jesseka Ruiter accepted the award for the Sophomore class.  John Shaw and Shayne Mann accepted the title for the Junior class. Senior Homecoming court members included Kenzie Francis, Mitchel Hanmer, Austin Hilyer, Cameron Klompstra, Jeff Newland, Kim Pasley, Taylor Vanlangen, and Sayge Wight. Morgan Bennett was crowned Queen and Ian Murphy was crowned King. Although the Red Hawks put up a good fight, the Falcons took home the win, defeating Cedar Springs 36-14.

The dance then took place on Saturday, Oct. 12. Upon arrival, administrators placed wristbands on all students’ wrists. This was the first year that CSHS incorporated wristbands into the dance, in following with other schools in the OK Bronze conference. The “wristband rule” was started to reduce the amount of inappropriate dancing that occurs at school-sponsored dances. If a student was caught dancing inappropriately, their wristband was immediately cut off. If a student was caught dancing inappropriately without a wristband, the student was asked to leave the dance immediately. Many administrators, teachers, and students agree that the wristband rule did reduce the amount of inappropriate dancing.

The students and administrators worked hard to make “Haunted Homecoming” a week to remember.

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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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Student honored in National Merit Scholarship program

Kelly Spahr

Kelly Spahr

Cedar Springs High School Principal Ronald Behrenwald announced  this week that Kellie Spahr has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”


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Cedar Springs High School Montage

On Thursday, March 21, Cedar Springs High School held their “Montage” event, which is their annual talent show. I was very impressed with the truly talented students that entertained at this event. There were many excellent singers and musicians that brought down the house. And who knew that a martial arts demonstration set to music could be that much fun to watch! The most unique act was a modern dance that used colored “glow balls” performed in near darkness—simply superb. (I was glad I wasn’t one of the judges because so many deserved to win.) If you missed out this year, watch for it next year and see what the young people of our community have to offer!

Cherri Rose, Sand Lake


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Hometown Hero

Airman 1st Class Sean G. Gorby, a 2010 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, has chosen to enlist in the USAF for 6yrs. He graduated from his basic military training on March 2, 2012 at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. He was then assigned to the position of “Materials Management” Tech School, in which he has recently graduated as TOP Grad of his class. Airman 1st Class Sean G. Gorby will be stationed overseas in June.

Sean is the son of Jeff and Debbie Gorby and has a younger brother Keegan. He is a 2010 graduate of Cedar Springs High School.

“We are so proud of him!” said Debbie. “Please take a moment and pray for all our men and women of our Armed Forces and say, ‘Thank You and God bless all of you!’”


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CSHS presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

Left to right: Alexis Lucarelli , Shelby Hubble, Rj Moore, Tinsley Nulph, Seth Cosier, Silver Boon, Olivia Larsen, Harrison Brown, and Ian Murphy

March 15-17


Cedar Springs High School presents Richard Morris’s and Dick Scanlan’s Thoroughly Modern Millie, a story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to New York City in search of a new life for herself. Set back in the early 1920’s, this high-spirited musical will have everyone dancing the Charleston! Show dates are March 15, 16, and 17 at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium. Come join in on Millie’s adventure in New York at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 dollars each and sold at the door.


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Freshman Orientation for the Class of 2016

All Parents and Students in the area are invited to attend Freshman Orientation at Cedar Springs High School.  An informational meeting for the 2012-2013 school year will be held Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

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Weather’s hot? Must be time for band camp

Things are heating up out on the football field at Cedar Springs High School this week. The Marching Red Hawks are spending some lot hot days practicing for their new show this year titled “Fall of the Wall.” The show is based on the fall of the Berlin Wall, and includes “Carmina Burana Part III,” “Moscow 1941,” “Another Brick in the Wall,” and “Ode to Joy.” Band directors are Adam Borst and Ryan Shaw. They are marching 106 students. The Marching Red Hawks have gone to the state finals of the Michigan Competing Band Competition two years in a row.
The students will give a free sneak peek of this year’s show to the community on Friday, August 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Red Hawk Stadium.

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