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Cedar Springs Sports Information:

Winter sports (girls and boys basketball, bowling, wrestling, competitive cheer) have started and teams are looking forward to the exciting season ahead!

You can visit our website online    bit.ly/RedHawkAthletics to view a full list of all games.

Also, watch for the Post’s Winter Sports Schedules coming soon!

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New District Signage coming soon!

Although not part of the bond construction, the district is currently in the final design phases of new signage along Northland Drive and 17 Mile Road.  New signs at the High School, Hilltop, Beach, and Cedar Trails will be put in place in early 2022. In addition, a refurbished Middle School sign that utilizes the existing message board will be put in place.

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New Red Hawk Sideline Store!

Cedar Springs Public Schools Sideline Store is now open! The store includes a wide variety of Cedar Springs branded merchandise, with options to personalize. This is a great place for holiday gifts, and an awesome way to show your Red Hawk pride in our community.

To celebrate the Grand Opening receive 25% everything by using code: SPIRIT21.

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FFA Nationally Ranked

Congratulations are in place for our State Winning FFA Forestry Team, now nationally ranked! 

The team competed in the second round of the competition in early November, competing in Tree Identification, Timber Cruising, and Forest Business Management. Upon completion, the team placed 8th in the NATION, receiving Gold Honors! 

The team is made up of Senior- Gideon McConnon, Sophomore – Eli Kleynenberg, and 2021 Graduates – Sam Kleyneberg and Trevor Marsman. 

Gideon, Trevor, and Eli all received Silver honors. While Sam received Gold Honors and placed 8th overall individually in the nation!

Be sure to congratulate them, not only representing Cedar Springs FFA and Cedar Springs High School but the State of Michigan! 

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Thank you to our Community!

To the West Michigan communities, it is hard for our team to find words to express our gratitude for all the kindness and support we have received during the course of the past month from our neighboring school districts and communities.

Cedar Springs Middle School is grateful for everything each of you have done for us. The T-shirts, cards, flowers, emails, and visits meant a great deal to us, as we continue to feel the loss of our staff members each day.

The outpouring support from each of you has been amazing. Please know your generosity and thoughtfulness has not gone unnoticed and brings our team at the Middle School comfort each day.

Knowing that we are not alone has helped us be stronger each day. Thank you all for being there for us.

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Indoor walking at Cedar Springs Red Hawk Elementary

From North Kent Community Enrichment

Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can benefit your joints, alleviate back problems, lessen worry, and tension and add years to your life.

Join an indoor walking club to walk more comfortably on those snowy, rainy or very cold days of winter!

Red Hawk Elementary is opening its doors to the public for walking the halls Starting November 8 on Mondays and Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.  

No walking on Nov 24 and Dec 20-Jan 2 due to being closed for the holidays.

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Cedar Springs Public Schools Honor Roll

2nd Semester Honor roll 2020-2021

click link to download:

CSPSHonorRoll2021-2.pdf

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Time to celebrate!

Photo submitted on facebook by Rachael Austin.

This last year has been anything but normal, but with limits on outdoor capacity being lifted, many of this year’s seniors and their families got to experience a normal graduation this year—something unimaginable even a couple of months ago.

Over the last couple of weeks, hundreds of students stepped out into a brand new world as they graduated high school and now celebrate what lies ahead. Here in our area, students graduated from Cedar Springs High School, New Beginnings High School, Creative Technologies Academy, Algoma Christian School, and Tri County High School. Click here to download the area’s highest honors students highlighted in the paper, along with class photos for the various schools.

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Athletes of the Month

Girls Soccer

Delaney Drumm – Delaney is a 4 year varsity player and a captain for our team. She is willing and able to break down opposing defenses and a majority of our offensive threats go through her. She has worked hard in the off season and provides the team with a calming, and encouraging, presence at all times. When she entered this season she was willing to do what she needed to put the team in a better position to win and she constantly challenges both herself, and those around her.

Morgan Reyers – Morgan is a two year varsity soccer player and every session and game she brings a life on and off the field. She works tirelessly during the games and her game vs. Rockford was phenomenal. Morgan never let up and worked tirelessly to put the opposing team under pressure and whenever she steps onto the field she is willing to give her all. Her attitude and demeanor are always brining smiles and laughter to all of those around her.

Abigail Buttermore – One of the most dynamic, technical, and athletic players we have had in our program. Abby tears up defenses and the header goal that she scored against South Christian is one of the best we have ever seen. A varsity player since her freshman year Abby has undoubtedly left her mark on our program.

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Bowers state champ, Elliott all-state

Cedar Springs senior Corey Bowers earned the title of state champ when he finished first in the 1600 meter run at the Michigan indoor state track finals last weekend. He is pictured here on the right with Coach Justin Jones. Courtesy photo.

On Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, some athletes from Cedar Springs competed in the Michigan indoor state track finals held at the Lincoln Athletic Building in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Not only did they come away with some great running experience in a state meet but two of them brought home medals and all-state honors. 

Freshman Annalise Elliott earned all-state honors in the 3200 meter run at the Michigan indoor state track finals last weekend when she finished 8th. Courtesy photo.

Freshman Annalise Elliott competed in the 3200 meter run. She came into the race seeded 13th of 17. She ran a personal best though and placed 8th in a time of 12:39 earning all-state honors.

“The levels of success that Annalise is achieving at such a young age can be attributed to her healthy approach toward training and racing,” said Coach Justin Jones. “It’s often our job as coaches to teach that to an athlete, but it’s in her blood. She craves hard work and has a desire to succeed but sees the big picture in a way even many adults don’t achieve. Great parenting on display. Her maturity and strength are elite, and as a freshman, the sky is the limit for her. I can’t wait to see the athlete and young woman she becomes over the next four years. All-state is just the beginning for Annalise.”

These lady Red Hawks finished fifth in the distance medley relay at the state meet.  

Kaitlynn Brown, Addyson Brown, and Danika Fessenden from Cedar Springs were part of the Cedar Rock relay team who ran in the distance medley relay (DMR). This relay is made up of a 1200 meter leg, a 400 meter leg, an 800 meter leg, and a 1600 meter leg. The girls shaved off a considerable amount of time from their seeded time and finished 5th in a time of 14:36.   

Senior Corey Bowers also ran for hardware in the 1600 meter run. He was seeded 2nd coming in. Bowers ran a 4:22 finishing first making him state champ. 

“This was a special moment for Corey, who has committed much of his life to this sport over the past six years,” said Coach Jones. “A state championship is something every runner chases but only a select few achieve. We emphasize in our program that winning is not normal and by definition, it requires an abnormal work ethic and an attitude of relentless pursuit that outweighs what the average athlete is willing to commit. I’d say that in and of itself summarizes Corey’s story pretty well and that’s why he’s been a winner for many years and he can now call himself a state champion. 

“The journey to achieve that title comes with many life lessons, and I think more than anything I can’t wait to see how he applies that to achieve success in his future endeavors as he enters adulthood,” added Jones. “Whatever success means to him, I believe he’ll achieve it. Corey is a disciplined warrior and I couldn’t be more proud.”

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