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EPIC visits the Middle School


 

csps-epicEmpowering Performances Impacting Communities (EPIC) visits the Middle School.    The goal is to inspire students to talk about their struggles with trusted people instead turning to destructive behavior and lifestyles.

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Middle School football schedule


 

Middle school football is back! Gate fee: $3.00 adult and $2.00 per student. Rocket football players with jersey get in free.

Game times: 7th grade 5:00 p.m., 8th grade 6:30 p.m.

See schedule for next Wednesday, October 5, below:

Week          Date                Venue                Opponent

4        October 5           Northview              Northview

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Middle School football schedule


 

Middle school football is back! Gate fee: $3.00 adult and $2.00 per student. Rocket football players with jersey get in free.

Game times: 7th grade 5:00 p.m., 8th grade 6:30 p.m.

See schedule for next Wednesday, September 28, below:

Week          Date                Venue                Opponent

3            September 28         Cedar Springs     Kenowa Hills

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Cedar Springs Public Schools 2ND Semester Honor roll 2015-2016


Red-Hawk-art-webCalling all proud parents and grandparents! The Cedar Springs Public Schools 2nd Semester Honor Roll is available for download. It includes Middle School 7th and 8th grades and High School 9th – 12th grades. Just click the link below and find your Honor Roll student’s name, print it out and keep it as a keepsake.

CSPSHonorRoll2516.pdf

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HATS Off to local middle school student


 

Madison Skelonc

Madison Skelonc

Madison Skelonc, a 7th grader at Cedar Springs Middle School, was one of 300 high achieving middle school students recently honored at the annual HATS OFF (High Achieving Talented Students) Recognition Ceremony, a statewide award ceremony that recognizes the top-scoring students who participate in Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search. The students who were recognized have received extremely high scores on a college entrance exam—either the SAT or ACT—while in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

Madison, the daughter of Brent and Jenny Skelonc, of Nelson Township, took the ACT in 6th grade.

The students and their parents were guests at a reception on October 17 that was hosted by the Gifted and Talented Education office at Michigan State University.

The SAT and ACT tests are administered annually to approximately 2,250 Michigan middle school students who demonstrate high academic ability. These tests are utilized by high school juniors and seniors as part of the college admissions process. Data from Northwestern Midwest Academic Talent Search indicates that participating middle school students score, on average, very close to the average score of college-bound high school seniors nationally. Those students recognized at the HATS OFF awards ceremony achieved scores comparable to the top 1-20 percent range of college-bound senior’s scores.

The process seeks to identify students who reason well in math and verbal areas and to recommend educational options available both in and out of school.

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MS cross country places first at Conference


Cedar Springs Middle School Girls cross country team took first at conference.

Cedar Springs Middle School Girls cross country team took first at conference.

Cedar Springs Middle School Boys cross country team took first at conference.

Cedar Springs Middle School Boys cross country team took first at conference.

The middle school boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Allendale on October 20 to compete in their conference meet. After an amazing season for both teams, they were ready to fight for the conference title. With hard work and determination, they were both able to come home with conference titles to show for it. Nine boys and eight girls earned medals by placing in the top 20, while all the team ran their personal best time.

Congratulations to both teams on a great season!

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Middle school wrestlers show teamwork


 

by Colleen White

The Middle School grapplers faced their last two opponents of the season this past week, facing Northview and Comstock Park. Both matches offered some of the best wrestling matches of the season. The fledgling Hawks soared high, winning both matches by pulling together and supporting each other.

Saturday offered another challenge with the Individual Tournament held at Lowell. Nine wrestlers chose to participate, with others coming to cheer on those wrestling. Six wrestlers placed in the top four. Anthony Brew placed 2nd, Reese Gonzales placed 3rd, and in 4th place was Fred White, David Erxleben, Aaron Smith and Zac Schmid.

“All of our wrestlers have shown improvement this year. It has been a wonderful season,” stated Coach VanHam.

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Spelling Bee winner


Victoria De Leon

Victoria De Leon

Regional Spelling Bee at Middle School on February 10.  1st place Victoria De Leon!  Go Redhawks!

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Olympic athlete visits Cedar Teams


Middle school and high school track teams

Middle school and high school track teams

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein

Track and field athletes in Cedar Springs got a real treat last week. Middle school as well as high school athletes gathered to listen to advice from a world-class athlete—three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein. The runner visited Cedar Springs to speak to the teams and join them on a run around the campus.

Ritzenhein, who graduated from Rockford High School in 1991 and set several state and national records, explained to the students the importance of working hard. “When I was starting with running, I was not that good. I was a middle-of-the-pack runner,” he said.

Times change. His career has taken him through college and into professional distance racing where he has represented the United States in three Olympic Games. Ritzenhein said he enjoys seeing the passion the younger runners have for the sport.

Middle school track runner Sarah Martin said, “I thought it was interesting what he shared about working hard and seeing the payoff.”

Cedar Springs athletes running on campus

Cedar Springs athletes running on campus

While Ritzenhein said he had benefited from hard athletic work in school, he advised the runners to try to enjoy their time as students. “Just enjoying the time in school is important,” he said. “You have to build those close friendships and don’t lose sight of the lessons you learn here.”

The Grand Rapids Press reported that Ritzenhein would soon be moving his family back to West Michigan, from Oregon, and will serve as assistant coach to runners at Grand Valley State University.

 

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Middle School girls track 5-1


CSMS girls track are 8th grade conference champs.

CSMS girls track are 8th grade conference champs.

The Cedar Springs Middle School Girls 400 relay team set a school record.

The Cedar Springs Middle School Girls 400 relay team set a school record.

The girls track team completed an amazing season with a 5-1 record, with the one loss only being by two points. Even though practice started inside because of the weather, everyone of these girls were able to rise above and run, jump and throw their best.

Two school records were broken—Tara Tepin in the 200m dash and the 400 relay of Tara Tepin, Maddie Vandusen, Bailey Lachniet and Sienna Wight.

The 7th grade track team finished 5th at their conference meet, with very few points separating 2nd through 6th place.

For the second year in a row, the 8th grade track team finished as conference champions, making school history as the first time a girls track team has won back to back championships.

Coaches Weiler and Weiler are very proud of how all these girls ran, competed and the sportsmanship they portrayed. “It was an honor to coach this group of young ladies,” they said.

Placing and scoring points at the conference meets were:

7th grade:

Leah Kuzma-70m dash, 100m dash, 1600 relay

Rachel Crystal-200m dash, 1600 relay

Sydney Plummer -400m dash 1600 relay

Rachel Bowers-1600 relay

Myla Umphrey-1600 and 3200m runs

Grace Dault-55 hurdles and 1st in long jump

Hailey Luccarelli-shot put

Cece Brandt-shot put

Nicole Mosher-high jmp

400 relay of Erica Larsen, Grace Dault, Abby Hall and Nicole Mosher

800 relay of Montana Whitmore, CeCe Brandt, Hailey Arnold, Brooklyn  Andres

8th grade (all 4 relays were conference champs)

Maddie VanDusen-1st in long jump, 1st in 70m dash, 400 relay

Taylor Pasley- 70 m dash, 100m dash, 1600 relay

Tara Tepin-100m dash, high jump, 400 relay

Jenna Zoerman-100m dash, long jump, 800 relay

Brooke Morris-400m dash, 800 relay, 1600 relay

Sammie Terhorst-400m dash, 800 relay

Clarissa Jackson-400m dash

Jenna Heintzelman-800m run, 1600 relay, 3200m relay

Hannah Heinzelman-3200m run and 3200m relay

Lisa Heintzelman-55hurdles, 200 hurdles and 3200m relay

Bailey Lachniet-1st shot put, 400 relay

Mikayla Williams-high jump

Aaliyah Sargent-1600 relay, 3200 relay

Sienna Wight-400 relay, 800 relay

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