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Cedar Spring Public Schools


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


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.



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


Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball 5:30/7PM


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


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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