Allison Walch
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
This ring was turned into the press box Friday night at the football game. It was found by the softball diamond and appears to be a male wedding band with no inscription. Help us find the owner.
about 5 hours ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Central's 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshall, Merrill Hyde and the 1969 State Championship Softball Team and 2019 Hall Famer, Ed Larson.
1 day ago, Jarod Bormann
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mrs. Kuehl’s 2nd grade class was dated by Mrs. Burkle to wear the lightning tattoos as a mustache. They returned the dare! Happy homecoming!
1 day ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
If you are unable to make the Central homecoming football game this evening you can watch it live on Blue Devil Cast. http://www.thebluedevilcast.com/home-122.html
1 day ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Powder Puff Tradition!
2 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Class Color Day Mrs. Kuehl's second graders wore blue.
2 days ago, Allison Walch
Clayton County BEST
The students of Clayton County BEST have started work on their project partnering with many local business and organizations.
2 days ago, Clayton County BEST
Aaron Reinhart
The weather didn’t cooperate for cross country tonight but it did allow us to get the field painted. The parade is on schedule for a 6:30 start with the pep rally and Powderpuff Football to follow. Tonight’s parade will feature special guests Grand Marshall Coach Hyde and the 1969 softball team, as well as our Hall of Famer Ed Larson. See you tonight!
2 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Lunch with these awesome students today!
3 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The home XC meet for today has been cancelled.
3 days ago, Allison Walch
Joan Frieden
The 2019 Back-To-School Festival was a HUGE hit! Thank you Camp Courageous-Central students had a blast!
3 days ago, Joan Frieden
Allison Walch
Kindergarten/First Grade Parade
4 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central boys and girls wrestling teams working together to paint fence. Another great fundraising and team event. Thank you to the Koehn's for this opportunity.
5 days ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Some assembly required. Getting closer...
5 days ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you for the great tour class of 59!
8 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
If you can't make the football game tonight at Easton Valley catch it on the Miles Telephone Live Stream. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aJzP7kWMgaG7i-nfENkaA
8 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Stramer
5th graders and 2nd graders building relationships through reading buddies every Friday.
9 days ago, Mr. Stramer
Allison Walch
Please join Amy Holst and Tim Engelhardt on Sunday, September 15th in the Central Commons Area to discuss active shooters in public places.
9 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
I took a group of students into our new media center for the first time today. Their reaction was the highlight of the project for me. #PRIDE
9 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The Cross Country meet has been cancelled for tonight at North Fayette Valley.
9 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central's remodel open house. Please note the extended tour times. We hope to see you there!
10 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central Athletic Boosters invites everyone to a meal at the football field Thursday, September 19th between the parade and powderpuff games. Meal will include turkey dressing or pork sandwich, dessert, chips, and a drink. $5 a meal and $1 for additional sandwich. All fall athletes will eat for free.
10 days ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
The Central and West Delaware STEM BEST programs held one of their Partner Paloozas at the Keystone AEA on 9/10/19. Check out the video here -> https://youtu.be/5MU3QwMZ_0I
10 days ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Homecoming 2019 Dress Up Days!
10 days ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Sewing to the rescue! Repairing a torn shoe and sweater sleeve. The Textiles Repair Shop will be coming. Do you have any items that need repair?
10 days ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Central’s new Clayton County BEST program is kicking off our first Partner Palooza!
11 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Cross Country @ Clayton Ridge has been canceled for this evening.
11 days ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Kremer
4th and 5th graders had a special guest playing football with them today at recess!
12 days ago, Mrs. Kremer
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, come see your remodeled school ahead of our Homecoming game against West Central. Going to be an exciting week of events!
12 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
School Picture Day Reminder
13 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
The athletes aren’t the only ones rehydrating today. Field prep for Homecoming (September 20th) has begun!
14 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
The old lunchroom not looking so old anymore!
15 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
John Hess, thank you!
15 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
FFA members do well at Iowa State Fair. Ted Hilgerson showed the reserve champion steer in the FFA performance beef show in Window A and in Window C. Lane Orr also had a Purple ribbon steer in window A and Laci Orr was a blue. The performance beef show places the animals live and they are then harvested and 80% of their final placing is based on the rate of gain and carcass data. In the sheep show Laci Orr and Lexi Fettkether received blue ribbons on their market lambs and breeding ewe. Lexi Pash received a blue on her photo of cattle in the photography show. Bella Moore received a blue on her commercial breeding heifer and Cassie Larson was a blue with her Hereford cow-calf. Also exhibiting were Nate Shirbroun and Rachel Franks. Two members of the Central FFA Matt Whittle and Laci Orr were part of the state and regional winning 4-H FFA crop scouting team.
15 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
School Picture Time Grades PS-6 will have pictures on Monday, September 9th. Grades 7-12 will have pictures on Tuesday, September 10th. Extra picture forms can be picked up in any school office.
16 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting on Monday, September 9 at 6:30pm in the band/choir room. The agenda includes an update on the Nashville trip, reviewing t-shirt designs to promote Central's fine arts, deciding how to support band and choir students after performances, and staff reports. Please join us to learn more about Central Fine Arts Department.
16 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Three Rivers FS "Fuel Your Future" Program gives 3 cents per gallon back to Central! Pictured here is the check presentation in August. Want to join? Details are below! New Account Acquisition Program All new FAST STOP Consumer and Commercial Card accounts created between September 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019 will receive 0.15 cents off per gallon for the first 90 days. There is no limit to the number of gallons or product type nor does the pump price have any bearing on the discount offered. Example: Customer signs up for a FAST STOP card on November 1st, the customer will receive .15 cent off for the next 90 days. If a cardholder would like to switch to donate to another school please contact Melanie at 563-875-0139 or mkrapfl@threeriversfs.com. Additional questions about Fuel Our Future or New Account Acquisition Program please contact Lauren at 563-875-0134 or lmonaghan@threeriversfs.com. You can fill out an Fuel Our Future application at this link below. Click on “fill out an application”. https://www.threeriversfs.com/Products-Services/FAST-STOP
16 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Katie Wiley
Mrs. Wiley’s 1st graders learned about the uses of bird beaks with a fun, hands on activity.
16 days ago, Katie Wiley
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students attend a partner palooza with Del Co BEST students in Manchester on Thursday. The event is designed to connect students with local businesses and organizations. We will be hosting a similar event at Keystone AEA on Tuesday 9/10.
16 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Deb Walz
Fun lab for Food Science students to start the measuring unit. Is math important or should I know what a "blib" is?
16 days ago, Deb Walz
Aaron Reinhart
Great way to start our day! It will be a couple of weeks before the new fitness area is ready, but we are getting closer!
16 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Central Fine Arts
16 days ago, Central Fine Arts
Allison Walch
Powder Puff Shirt Order.
17 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
This year at Central we are supporting students in their learning of appropriate cell phone use. Today we had a large group conversation with all 7th and 8th grade students about cell phone use during lunch. Mr. Bormann is pictured here facilitating a conversation about a scenario he described. The three scenarios discussed were answering phone calls, taking pictures of other people, and appropriate times to watch movies/TV shows. If you have any questions about what we are teaching students, please contact Mr. Reinhart.
17 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Homecoming Shirts Orders are due back by September 10th. Forms will be emailed to all families or you can stop in the office to pick one up.
18 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Interested in private instruction or in need of tutoring? Central has retired teachers that are wanting to continue working with our students. Contact Mr. Reinhart if you want more information.
18 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1st? Iowa College Access Network will host a FAFSA presentation at NICC Calmar for students and parents on 9/25 at 6PM. Find more info at icansucceed.org
19 days ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mrs. Kremer
4th and 5th graders worked on designing a catapult to launch a toy army man. Test launches will be next week!
22 days ago, Mrs. Kremer
Allison Walch
Great work on the roadside cleanup by the Central student council members.
22 days ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
General Science students are kicking off their study of chemistry with a lab on chemical and physical properties of common substances.
22 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
You can now find the NFHS link on Central's homepage. Don't miss out on a home Warrior game this year.
23 days ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Bringing board games to the commons area before school to promote social/emotional positivity. If you'd like to donate a board game or deck of cards, drop them off at either school office.
23 days ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Today we welcomed the class of 2033! Great first day Preschoolers and see you next week!
23 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Jarod Bormann
Had over 40 athletes on Wednesday for the Warrior Workout! Check it out > https://youtu.be/g_T15Zsfqao
24 days ago, Jarod Bormann
Melissa Conner
*Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 Booster Club Meeting in the School Commons Area starting at 6:00 p.m. Agenda to follow.
24 days ago, Melissa Conner
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
The Golden Circle College & Career Fair will be held on September 29th from 12:30 - 3:00PM at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, IA. Find out more information at: https://www.icansucceed.org/about-ican/services/special-events/golden-circle-college-and-career-fair
25 days ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Thanks to Central football and wrestling athletes Drake, Brandon, Elliot, Nate, Sean, Tate, Reese and Hunter and Parents Janine and Tom for all of the teamwork in cleaning out Tony Koehn and Kelly Koehn's shed. Such a creative way to help out, volunteer and to support to athletic programs at Central.
25 days ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Fall strength & conditioning schedule for in-season athletes, out-of-season athletes, and all other students.
27 days ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Make sure you download Central's free ap. Lots of great information in one spot! Directions: 1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search 'Central Community School' 2. Download the Central School app onto the mobile device 3. Go to Settings in the Central School app to turn on notifications to get quick access to school updates and events (make sure to set Default School to Central CSD)
28 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Open day flag raising ceremony and pledge
30 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
First day of school flag raising tradition at Central.
30 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Pine Street is open for business! Welcome back Warriors!
30 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Happy First Day of School
30 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Central has been working with NICC throughout the past year to strengthen our partnership and provide more opportunities for students. We are excited for the 2019-2020 school year!
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Central parents, just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is a 2:00 dismissal. We are excited to have our students back!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Any students taking NICC online classes: your classes start today!! For questions contact Mrs. Cobie-Nuss
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Any girl in 5th or 6th grade who is interested in playing volleyball this fall may sign up on Saturday, August 24th at 9:00am in the Foyer at Central Community School. We will then have our first practice from 9:30-11:00am. If you can not make it, please contact Kelly Erickson at 563-880-6443.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Any JH student who would like to participate in cross country should meet coach Bauder during fifth hour in the gym on Monday.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Any JH student who would like to play football this year should meet coach Koehn after school on Friday in the small gym. Uniforms will be handed out and the team will do a light workout.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Anyone interested in going out for junior high volleyball will meet with Mrs. Erickson during 5th period on Friday in Mrs. Walz's room. The first day of practice will be on Monday August 26th at 3:45. You must have your physical turned in to practice.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Tonight’s school board meeting will be held in the commons area instead of the elementary media center.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Reminder the PreK-6th grade Welcome Back Open House is tomorrow, 5:30-6:30. Come see your new classroom and meet your teacher!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Rick Hartzell speaking, great advice for administration, teachers, coaches, parents, and student athletes!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Come out and support your Central Athletics. Steak or Smoked Chop dinner at the golf course tonight, 5:30-7:30.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
An update from Central Fine Arts Booster's August meeting: The Boosters voted to provide a financial donation to the school district towards the purchase of a new tuba and portable speaker system. The Boosters are also working on creating a t-shirt for purchase to help promote Central's fine arts. Tracy Nemechek was elected Vice President. The upcoming fine arts trip to Nashville, updates to the auditorium, and the calendar of events were also discussed. The next meeting is Monday, September 9 at 6:30pm in the Music Room.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
If you have not registered your students for the 2019-2020 school year, please call 245-1751 as soon as possible to set up an appointment to do so. All students must be registered before the first day of school on August 23rd.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Don't forget to get pre-registered for Central's Athletic Boosters Glow Ball Golf and Dinner. Your choice of Brink's Smoked Chop or Fareway's Bacon Wrapped Sirloin. Pre-register by calling the District Office at 563-245-175
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Brandon Douglas
The Fine Arts Departments and Boosters will be creating monthly newsletters to better communicate Central's upcoming fine arts events and news. Here is the August 2019 Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fDhZmKtFoLOpv4Q1GsK0_G4O9lLTBpkfQH4v1hCJ-R8/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, Brandon Douglas
Larissa Wilming
Band update
about 1 month ago, Larissa Wilming
Jarod Bormann
With Fall sports starting practice next week, Sunday will be our last summer Warrior Workout. Trail run/walk at Osborne Nature Center. Meet there at 6:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
*Reminder* Central school registration is today, August 6th from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM and tomorrow, August 7th from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM. If you have any questions please call 245-1751.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting on August 12 at 6:30 pm in the music building. If your child is participating in music, speech, drama, or art, please attend to help support Central students and the Fine Arts Department. The meeting's agenda includes discussing the high school student trip to Nashville, updates to the auditorium, designing t-shirts for fine arts students, and reviewing the calendar of events.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Reminder: No Warrior Workout tonight. Next workout is tomorrow at 9am.
about 1 month ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
New scoreboards are up at the football and softball fields! #CentralPRIDE
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Had a blast today giving tours to the classes of 89 & 99 and showing off our remodel. #CentralPRIDE!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Larissa Wilming
Proud of these dedicated Central students for giving back to the community on a Saturday during their summer break! Go Central Band & Happy Sweet Corn Days 🌽
about 1 month ago, Larissa Wilming
Allison Walch
Parents, You can now login to JMC and click on Register for School on the left side of the screen to get started with the registration process. Use the start/continue registration link and follow the prompts. This process can also be completed at in-person school registration if you need assistance. Registration payments can be submitted during the in-person registration at Central School on August 6th from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM and August 7th from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM. If your family would like to fill out a free and reduced application, please call 245-1751 to set up an appointment. Online registration will close on August 17th. Having troubles logging in? Call Allison at 245-1751 with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
We will have Warrior Workout this Sunday at 7:30pm, but no workouts next week (7/29-8/4) due to fair.
about 1 month ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
7-12 schedules are now available on JMC. Sorry for the earlier inconvenience. Schedule changes will be made on August 6th and 7th from 8-3:30 in the commons area unless other arrangements have been made, no appointment necessary. Please contact Mr. Reinhart with any other questions.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
If your family would like to fill out free and reduced paperwork for the 2019-2020 school year please call Allison @ 245-1751.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Tomorrow's (Wed.) Warrior Workout will be at the pool @11:00. We will meet at the school @10:45 to get dumbbells.
2 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
The main entrance to the district office will be shut down for a couple weeks due to the remodel. Please come through the commons and enter the back way. We are still here!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
New scoreboards and sound system installed today. Thank you Randy Weber for the help. Can’t wait until we fire this up and kick off the fall sports season. Gym is going to be rockin!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
No Warrior Workout tonight (7/21) due to a schedule conflict. Next one is Monday at 9am.
2 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Open positions at Central
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Central football OTA’s are canceled tonight due to the heat. Stay hydrated!
2 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Love seeing our high school players/coaches working with our youth! #CentralPRIDE
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
2019-2020 School Registration Dates
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
*Reminder* Central is scheduling concussion screenings on Tuesday, July 23 from 3:00-6:00 pm, and Friday, July 26 from 7:00-9:00 am. Concussion screening is required for all incoming 7th grade football players, all incoming 9th and 11th grade students of any sport, and any incoming 10th and 12th grade students who have not previously participated in athletics. The screening will be done in Elkader at MercyOne Therapy. To schedule an appointment you may call Mrs. Walch at 563.245.1750.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Do you have Central's ap? It's FREE! Check out the Live Feed, News section, Events-all school calendar of events, Athletics-Scores, Staff, Dining-lunch menus and Resources. If you have questions on how to download the ap, call 245-1751 or stop by the office.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
You still have time to get signed up! Stop by the Central office between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm any day this week.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Watch the Warriors LIVE during the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Upper Elementary Teacher Opening JobID: 56730 Position Type: Elementary School Teaching/Grade 6 Date Posted: 7/15/2019 Location: Central Community School District Date Available: 08/23/2019 Closing Date: 07/26/2019 District: Central CSD - website The Central Community School District is pleased to announce a full-time teacher opening for 6th grade. The district seeks a candidate with an ELementary Teaching endorsement. A special emphasis will be placed on candidates whom posses multiple endorsements (including coaching). Other skills should include working collaboratively, student centered, standards based grading, technology, project-based learning, organization, and most importantly a fun positive attitude! Central CSD is a progressive school district located in Elkader, Iowa and provides a very competitive salary and benefits package. Our district is surrounded with recreational activities and Elkader provides many benefits found in the city, with small town charm! Please submit your cover letter, resume, and four letters of recommendation to: Mr. Nick Trenkamp Superintendent/Elementary Principal 400 1st St. NW, Elkader, Iowa 52043 Ntrenkamp@central.k12.ia.us
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
2019-2020 School Supply List
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Due to warmer than usual conditions, Warrior Workouts will remain indoors and focus more on lifting then conditioning this week.
2 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Information regarding tonight's softball playoff game at Clarksville can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bI_O3dOH1pldA0dynwzGIl0rrQsTVPcp/view?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Going to be looking different around here in the 2019-2020 school year. #CentralPRIDE
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Internet Safety Presentation
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats Central Ladies on your 1st round win (4-1)! Now onto Clarksville Wednesday.
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Jarod Bormann
Hope everyone had a good holiday week off. Warrior Workouts resume tomorrow night @7:30pm.
3 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
The JV/V games at Starmont today have been moved up to 5. JV will play first. Batting practice at 2:30. Central shuttle at 2:10.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mr. O'Brien and four FFA students traveled to Iowa State University in Ames for the state agronomy contest. There were teams from 26 schools with between 85 and 90 students participating. The Central team finished 12th and Laci Orr was the 5th place individual overall. The students practiced for several weeks ahead of time with much appreciated help from Meghan Bond who teaches agronomy at Hawkeyes Tech in Waterloo.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
There will be no Warrior Workouts tonight or the rest of the 4th of July week. Workouts will resume July 7th at 7:30pm.
3 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
The JV/V baseball game against Cascade for tonight has been cancelled.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Also shout out to Mrs. Tuecke and Mrs. Walz on presenting about dyslexia at Keystone’s All-In conference. No picture but I can share they received a standing ovation when done!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Very proud of Central’s Trauma Sensitive Team presenting at Keystone’s All-In Conference. (Mrs. Baumler, Mrs. Cobie-Nuss, Mr. Douglas, Mrs. Frieden, & Mrs. Deitchler)
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central is scheduling concussion screenings on Tuesday, July 23 from 3:00-6:00 pm, and Friday, July 26 from 7:00-9:00 am. Concussion screening is required for all incoming 7th grade football players, all incoming 9th and 11th grade students of any sport, and any incoming 10th and 12th grade students who have not previously participated in athletics. The screening will be done in Elkader at MercyOne Therapy. To schedule an appointment you may call Mrs. Walch at 563.245.1750.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Due to a conflict in scheduling, there will be no Warrior Workouts Tuesday or Wednesday this week. We will need as many athletes as we can on Thursday at 8:00am to help move equipment in the small gym.
3 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Trevor Hunt
The JV/V softball games scheduled for tonight at Springville have been cancelled due to weather. We are looking into potential makeup dates that work for both schools.
3 months ago, Trevor Hunt
Mr. Trenkamp
Hello Athletic Booster Members, The booster board would like to invite you all to be a part of an upcoming fundraiser. We are planning to change up the annual golf tournament/moonlight golf and turn it into a fundraising event for the whole community. A few of the highlights we are planning are speaker, Rick Hartzell, steak dinner, raffle, bar bingo, moonlight golf and other contests. We need your help to make this event a success! If you would be interested in helping out in any way please plan to attend our next committee meeting Sunday June 30th at 7:30pm in the school commons area. If you are unable to attend but would still like to help out please let me know. If you are not a booster member and would like to join forms are available in the district office. Thank you, Molly Scherf, Athletic Booster Secretary
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Current Openings
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Congratulations to Kennedy Bulman on being selected for the youth institute of the World Food Prize in Des Moines this October. She is one of 70 students selected from across Iowa to participate in this international event. She will be discussing her research on education in Uganda and its effect on food security with leaders and youth for around the world.
3 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
FREE FOR THE TAKING NO HOLDS Located in the parking lot of the old bus garage at Central Community School.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Shed Your Threads 5K
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Baseball Update Due to a scheduling change, we will be playing in Turkey Valley's 8th/9th Tourney tomorrow at 9:45 instead of 11. There will be no batting practice. Bus will pick up in Guttenberg at 7:15, Garnavillo at 7:30, and Elkader at 7:45.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Softball Update Central will be playing a softball JV doubleheader on June 25th beginning at 5:00 PM at Starmont.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
All summer workouts/open gyms for Volleyball, Football, B/G Basketball, and Strength & Conditioning have been added to this calendar for your convenience. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=central.k12.ia.us_tvf38ursj4edsp3p1pem0sdco8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Due to the chance of thunderstorms, Varsity Softball at Oelwein will play first tonight at 5:30pm followed by the JV.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
All volleyball and cross country team members in grades 9-12 are reminded that you are asked to volunteer for the Shed Your Threads 5k fund raiser to be held on July 27, 2019. Any 7-8 team members that would like to help are also encouraged to join in on the fundraiser. At this time we are in need of volunteers to get into groups of 2-3 athletes and approach a small group of area businesses for participation as sponsors on the back of the tshirt . We would like this part of the preparation to be completed by June 22. So please email Mrs. Bauder at marthabauder28@gmail.com with your groups and she will give you the necessary instructions and supplies.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The high school baseball game on Thursday will now be played in Garnavillo starting at 5:00 PM.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Tomorrow’s warrior workout at 11 o’clock will be a pool work out. We will meet at the school at 10:50 in order to get what handweights we need, and then we will head to the pool.
3 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Aaron Reinhart
Central's new volleyball coach, Coach Mike Smith, has arrived and is ready to get started! Summer open gyms will be Monday-Thursday from 10:00-11:00 AM. Coach Smith's email address is: msmith@central.k12.ia.us
4 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
The JV Baseball game was just cancelled for today.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Construction has started this morning on the front side of the building. You WILL be able to enter through the main doors during this process. Thanks!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central staff seeing our kids off for the summer. Enjoy the break and we will see you soon! https://youtu.be/_d20OCA-aQg
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
OFFICIAL SUMMER WARRIOR WORKOUT TIMES STARTING JUNE 3RD: Monday - 9:00am Tuesday - 11:00am Wednesday - 11:00am Thursday - 8:00am Friday - No Workout Saturday - No Workout Sunday - 7:30pm (evening)
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Still need 50 more drivers to hit our goal, please stop down at the city pool and do a quick test drive!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Drive for Kids fundraiser is tomorrow 10-2 at the city pool. Test drive a car and help us raise money for a new playground! Elementary awards assembly begins at 10:30 with picnic following.
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
7-12 Grade Football Information Organized Team Activities(OTA’s) will be open to students entering grades 7-12. OTA will run 1 to 1.5 hours in length. Players will warm-up, have a movement drill, work on a blocking/tackling fundamental drill, and work on Pass Routes & Coverage. OTA’s will be on the practice field unless weather prohibits. Any questions please contact Coach Koehn, Coach Seitz or Coach Wilwert. Below is a calendar link for practice for times. https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=MHZmOWZxazR1MjE1ODQ5NWNrYmI4NnU0dW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
5th and 6th grade band students who went above and beyond in practicing their instruments this semester were rewarded with an end-of-year pizza party. Each student had over 1,000 minutes in practice time. Congratulations on your hard work!
4 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Allison Walch
Open wrestling every Sunday 3:30-4:30 pm Girls Open Wrestling Room PreK-11th 4:30-5:30 pm Open Wrestling Room Technique Session PreK-11 5:30-6:30 pm Advanced Open Wrestling Room Grades 6-11 Thanks and we hope to see you there! Go Warriors! #TrainLikeAWarrior ~Coach Koehn
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Always fun when officer Seitz stops by!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Soccer League Students in Kindergarten thru 9th grade will be able to participate. If you need a paper copy please stop in the district office. https://www.facebook.com/groups/131096170786649/?ref=bookmarks
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
8th grade students reviewed sewing on a button while being creative and practicing productivity. The sewing skills were even used to repair a shoe.
4 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Just a reminder.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central fifth graders placed flags on Veterans graves in Elkader this afternoon. We were happy for this privilege and glad the rain held off for awhile.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
NEW Construction Update Video (5/22/19) -> https://youtu.be/Y5k71cwLxPI
4 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Central Softball Clothing Order https://stores.inksoft.com/central_softball_19
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Very exciting news at Central, for the first time ever we will be having an All Girls Open Wrestling Room this coming Monday, May 27th! We have been having great numbers coming in to our Open Wrestling Room and are looking make it more available to all wrestlers! If you have even the slightest interest in trying wrestling or have any questions, please contact Coach Joe Koehn, or better yet come come over for the Open Wrestling Room at any of the given times: 3:30-4:30 pm Girls Open Wrestling Room PreK-11th 4:30-5:30 pm Open Wrestling Room Technique Session PreK-11 5:30-6:30 pm Advanced Open Wrestling Room Grades 6-11 Coach Koehn plans to do this all throughout the summer! We will be sure to add the upcoming dates and times as well. Thanks and we hope to see you there! Go Warriors! #TrainLikeAWarrior
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Chess Club Championship 2019
4 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
We missed one of our retirees at last nights school board meeting, so we surprised her today! Congrats Mrs. Koehn!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
JV/V Baseball at Crestwood for tonight has been postponed. Working on a reschedule date.Players will have a shortened practice in the Garnavillo gym at 4.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
We are currently still planning on playing softball tonight. In hopes to get the varsity game in, the change is that the varsity game will be played first at 5:30, with the JV game to follow, weather permitting.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Great night honoring all of our retiring employees at tonight’s school board meeting. That is a lot of experience that will be missed!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Birds eye view of our new High School Media Center!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Save the date! Check your kiddos folder for a paper copy.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Duck Stamp contest winners
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
CCS winners took a trip to Backbone.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Kurt Wagner author of Anthony ‘s Adventure visited pk-4 th grade today.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
The Central Girls Track & Field Team is on their way to Drake Stadium for the State Track & Field Meet. We have nine student-athletes competing in seven events - 100m, 400mh, High Jump, Sprint Medley, 4x100, 4x200, Shuttle Hurdle. Good luck girls!
4 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Deb Walz
Students in Life Changes 2 enjoyed a tour at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center. They learned about the many career opportunities in a medical facility.
4 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Central 4th graders learning how to make ice cream at NICC Dairy Campus!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Anthony's Visiting
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Let the tournament begin! Chess Club students, under Mr. Stramer's expertise, are ending the year with a Bang!
4 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
The 4th graders attended Safety Day at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. They learned about how to be safe with lawn mowers, electricity, propane, food, fire, tobacco awareness, animals, firearms, PTOs, farms, alcohol awareness, and internet safety. It was a cold, but fun and informative day for everyone!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Clayton County Beef Producers for the awesome meal at a Central today!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Peter Grady came to talk to a group of high school students about the impact of American history on Iowa and U.S. Grant’s influence as a military leader and president. Mr. Grady will be presenting at the Elkader Public library at 6:00 PM tonight.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
*JH Track & Field for Friday, May 10th* The meet will now be JH boys and girls going to West Union and will begin at 3:30. This change is due to the HS track & field meet being postponed today. If you have any questions, please call 234-1751
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Due to the wind chills, the boys & girls track & field meet that was to be held in Edgewood today has been postponed until tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
eight members of the Central FFA participated in the Northeast District Agronomy contest at Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo. There were 80 students and 25 teams representing schools from the northeast Iowa area. Students from Central participating were Laci O., Lexi P., Brandon W., Bella M., Keaton K., Tate B., Nate S., and Nick D. The contest consists of identifying different weeds and insects as well as reading a chemical label, grading grain samples and judging hay and silage, and a general agronomy knowledge test. The highschool team ended up 5th overall and Laci O. was the high point individual out of the 80 contestants. We would like to thank Joe and Suzanne Shirbroun for all the time and effort they put in to coaching our agronomy team. We will be participating in the state contest at Iowa State University on June 20.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Come help us celebrate Central’s 2019 graduates tonight at the Senior Awards and Dollars for Scholars program at 7PM in the auditorium!
5 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
CCS winners enjoyed some time at Founders Park and at the Elkader Care Center making flower cards for the residents.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
On May 2nd Central had 4 students interested in a career in construction trades attend the Masonry Day at Seedorf Masonry in Strawberry Point. The students went through 15 stations that ranged from basic estimating about how they bid jobs to hands on working with trowels and mortar. They all got the opportunity to lay block and brick and learned how to make sure the wall was plumb and level. The students learned a lot about masonry construction and all said they felt it was very worthwhile.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Iron Chef Competition in Food Science 2. The winning dish was Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole. Thank you judges for helping us with the contest!
5 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Lavern Bird spoke to the Life Changes 2 class about diabetes and the importance of taking care of your health, as well as nursing career information.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Trevor Hunt
CRC Baseball Apparel Orders - Ends May 5th https://stores.inksoft.com/clayton_ridge_central_bsb/shop/home
5 months ago, Trevor Hunt
Larissa Wilming
Please join us this Thursday at Central’s 5-8 Spring Band and Choir concert at 7:00 PM in the gym. We hope to see you there!
5 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Trevor Hunt
High School Baseball practice in Garnavillo has been cancelled tonight.
5 months ago, Trevor Hunt
Allison Walch
Thank you to all of the post prom donors.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The JH boys and girls track & field meet scheduled for tonight at Central City has been cancelled.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
6th grade Science: Diversity of Life Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Busy with kids activities or just don't feel like cooking? Elkader Pizzeria has you covered! From May 5-11th 10% of sales will be donated to the Central Softball and Track & Field teams! Thanks Elkader Pizzeria for this opportunity!
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
So proud of these young ladies as they present their research on ending hunger in Uganda and Kenya to a panel of peers and experts at the Iowa Youth Institute for the World Food Prize at ISU today. Good Luck, ladies.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Kenny Slocum, from Clayton County Conservation, visited the 4th graders on Friday to plant a tree by the playground in honor of Arbor Day.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Central was represented by elementary, middle, and high school student-athletes at the Drake Relays this weekend. Thank you to Coach Bauder and all the parents who worked together as a team to make this experience possible!
5 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Prom Update: Promenade is being moved back an hour and will now start at 6:00 pm instead of 5:00 pm. Students will be transported by bus only to Dyersville for dinner and the dance. Students will be transported back to Elkader for Post-Prom. Hypnotist will start around 2:00 am and Post-Prom will still end at 4:00 am. We encourage parents to pick up their kids at 4:00 am if travel conditions are bad.
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Sorry, previous message is regarding Prom.
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
We are aware of and following the weather. We will make a final decision no later than 9:00 a.m tomorrow.
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central is looking for a full time custodian. Please call 563-245-1751 if you have further questions.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Please join us on April 30th at 7:00 PM in the Central auditorium for the speech and drama awards night, a fun night of recognition and student performances.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central students traveled to Kendrick Forest Products and saw how they take logs and make them into finished products. They kiln dry lumber and then manufacture cabinets for houses and office building. Kendricks are the biggest sawmill in the state of Iowa and get trees from a 100 mile radius of Edgewood. Kendricks also started coloring and bagging mulch for the landscape industry. They make 4 colors, brown, black, gold, and red, producing over a million bags per year and it only takes 3 people to run the line as bags are filled and palleted roboticaly. Kendricks also do a process where they print pictures on to wooden plaques for home decor. The next stop on the tour was the Edgewood Locker where Central students saw how they produce their award winning meat products. The last stop was the Pattison Sand Company where they saw frac sand being mined as well as limestone quarries. Students got to set off an explosion at the mine to loosen more material for the night shift to haul. Much of their shipping is done by rail and they informed us of there plans to improve their ability to load 100 car unit trains. Everyone at Central would like to thank these businesses for taking the time to show students career opportunities here in Northeast Iowa.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
KidWind challenge at Keystone AEA. The students participated in designing, building, and testing wind turbine blades. They were judged on their design and wind turbine knowledge.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
These are the winners of the poppy poster contest! Look in the windows of the businesses downtown as Memorial Day approaches to see the great posters the 5th graders made.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The ABC countdown is on! F is for firetruck. Thanks Tony for stopping by!
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Central is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 State Championship Softball team. Do you have contact information for any of the members on this team? If so, email Mr. Reinhart (areinhart@central.k12.ia.us). Jean Woods, Magda Kramer, Sharla Griffin, Vicki Glawe, Kathy Bink, Nola Nelson, Jane Stewart, Joan Hexom, Judy Troester, Mary Kay Vincent, Lisa Dittmer, Marlys Koehn, Jean Hexom, Bev Smith, Diane Kuehl, Terry Wahls, Rosemary Clark, Linda Bente, Cindy Kobliska, Ronnie Wendl (Manager), Merrill Hyde (Coach)
5 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Wellness Fair
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Babysitting Class
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Ag in the classroom news.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Just a reminder to support Central's Spell-A-Thon. Funds raised for this event go toward field trips and other fun activities in the elementary!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Garden Club Fun! Working up soil in raised beds & finding lots of worms!
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The HS boys track & field meet scheduled for today at Maquoketa Valley has been cancelled and will not be made up.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
2019 Swimming Lesson Registration
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Congratulations to our 2019 Drake Relays qualifiers! 100m - Mary Kate Wille 4x100 - Mary Kate Wille, Ciera Deitchler, Maddy Wille, Brandy Beatty
5 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
The JH track & field meet scheduled for tonight at Ed-Co has been cancelled.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central's Promenade
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
5B finished the Junior Achievement program with Sara from Alpine Communications this week. Thanks Sara for joining us at Central!
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
8th grade students attended a career fair at UIU this morning
5 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
The JH girls track meet at Waukon on Monday, April 22nd is cancelled.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mrs. Kuehl's students had their final Junior Achievement class this week. A big thanks to Peggy Schilling for all her hard work! We enjoyed having her.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Congrats to our new inductees to NHS!
5 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
High school art students enjoyed presentations and demonstrations from 3 guest artists. A big thank you to: Ceramic pottery artist Ken Bichell Stained glass artist Don Andresen Book illustrator Arthur Geisert
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
The Central FFA Vice President accepts a $150 donation from Ashley Kishmen of Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom. The money will be used for a vineyard project students are pursuing.
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Help make the night one to remember for the students! Donations will be collected through April 25. All items can be delivered to the business office at the school.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Central students pitch their ideas at Keystone AEA’s Hackathon.
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Ann Gritzner
More Chicago fun
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Ann Gritzner
Fun in Chicago today at the Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute and Tilt @ the Hancock Building
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome K-6 concert tonight!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
Reminder that tomorrow is the high school trip to Chicago. The bus will leave the school at 5 am. They will arrive at 4:30 if you want to load early. Please be on time. Bring blankets, pillows, snacks and movies for the long ride if you wish. Looking forward to a great trip!
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
The HS golf meet scheduled for today at Turkey Valley has been postponed.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The high school boys track and field meet at West Delaware scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The high school girls track & field meet at Decorah scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The JH girls track & field meet at Clayton Ridge scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed. They are still trying to work out another potential makeup date.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Week one of garden club.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Save the date!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Elmhurst College Women’s Chorale performed for 7-12 Chorus classes today at Central. Students learned about future music opportunities as well as the content and composition of music performed.
6 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
The students in Mrs. Frieden's classroom will be collecting pop tabs to donate to Camp Courageous. While there, students are given the opportunity to participate in activities such as swimming, zip lining, and rock wall climbing, as well as dance parties and lots of food. Pop tabs can be dropped off at the main office. Thanks in advance for your donation!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
All community members and students in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Central Green Team
Students in grades 6-12 will be participating in Earth Day service projects in Central communities on Wednesday, April 17 from 1:30-3:30. If you have a project you would like students to help with contact please agritzner@central.k12.ia.us or call the school at 563-245-1750.
6 months ago, Central Green Team
Allison Walch
Central's JH girls Track & Field team will be traveling to Starmont tomorrow with a start time of 4:00 PM. This is an additional to the original schedule.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The girls track and field team will travel to Starmont on Monday, April 8th for a 4:45 start time. This is a make up from April 4th.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The high school girls track & field meet at Starmont scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The boys track & field meet scheduled for tonight at Postville has been postponed to tomorrow night, same start time, 4:30 PM. Please call 245-1751 if you have any questions.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Camp Fun!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Packet Pick up for the Elkader Little League and Town Team will be on Friday from 4:30-6:30 PM in the Central Commons area.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
The Central Senior Class is engaged in a “Reality Check” simulation on money management. Students are assigned an identity and must make daily/monthly/annual financial decisions for that character.‬ So far student feedback is very positive!
6 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Central community, check out this short video about Seesaw and how you can stay connected with what your child is learning at school! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1dBPcTVMTA
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Life Changes 2 class solved a Break Out Box activity. They helped a 40 year old Steve. At a recent doctor appointment he found out that his recent blood test showed that he is at a high risk for having a heart attack. His Total Cholesterol was 245, his father died of a heart attack at 55 years old and he is overweight by 30 pounds. The teams helped Steve find out what his goal should be for his Total Cholesterol to open the Break Out Box and then navigate the rest of the obstacles to unlock the keys to his long term health and avoid a HEART ATTACK!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The boys track and field meet at Waukon scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
5A completed their Junior Achievement course with Carrie Taylor today. We enjoyed her lessons and the games we played very much!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Youth Track & Field
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Courtney and Gertie (Keystone AEA) for an awesome mock lesson showing how Formative Assessment can be used in the classroom. Great tools!
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
In Mrs. Frieden's class students are learning about their body systems.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Art students attended the Northeast Iowa High School Art Show and Competition at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Awards included 1st Place in Photography, and Honorable Mentions in Painting and Crafts. It was a great seeing all the talent and creativity on display!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
5A played a game called "Get the Job" during Junior Achievement today. These 2 Central students were the winners with $2,400!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Remodel Update: https://youtu.be/izYQ7MLXiAg
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Elkader Public Library
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for Central's donation of *$5,350.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you Mrs. Burkle for organizing this successful event. Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The middle and high school students participated the Keystone AEA Physics Competition. The physics events included toothpick bridge, catapult, mousetrap car, and soda straw arm.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Family Literacy Night
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Trevor Hunt
Another great turnout for night number 2 of "Freaky Friday." You have one more chance to see this great musical performance Sunday afternoon at 3:00.
6 months ago, Trevor Hunt
Aaron Reinhart
Central students are kicking off the Spring Musical “Freaky Friday” tonight. We have shows on Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM (right after the parade). See you there!
6 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Seven Central students and middle school students from 11 other districts participated in a STEAM day at Keystone AEA on Friday, March 15th. Students worked together as a team to investigate evidence from the crime scene. They learned about different types of fingerprints, used microscopes to examine hair, fiber, and glass, and used measurements to determine foot size. After collecting data and analyzing the evidence the students were successful proving the guilty party.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Solving a STEAM mystery at AEA
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Swim Team Registration Inforamtion
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The CCS trip this month was to the bakery! They learned how to air brush cookies with Jamie Reimer and they also cut out and decorated other cookies with Chris Reimer.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Still loving the snow!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
An 8th grade student from Central Community School has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Iowa State Competition. The contest will be held at University of Northern Iowa Maucker Union Ballroom in Cedar Falls on Friday, March 29, 2019.
6 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Congratulations to 4 Central students on being featured at the Quigley Gallery at Clarke University Regional High School Art Show!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Final results are in from State Individual Speech. 11 events, 11 Division 1 ratings! Each event has 3 judges meaning Central’s 11 events had 33 total judge scores. 30 of those 33 judge scores were 1’s. Well done!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Yanda left Forest City at 4:00 and made it back to Central at 8:15. Stay safe, Warriors. Spring is almost here!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
State Individual Speech results: The first nine events all earned a 1 rating! We are waiting on the results from the final two events. Another great performance from Central Fine Arts!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome seeing the many Central parents helping with the youth basketball camp, it takes a community!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Mark your calendar for Freaky Friday! Three opportunities to see Central students in this fabulous spring musical!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
We planned Parent-Teacher Conferences this Spring from the perspective of being “efficient and effective.” The MS/HS teachers are working to have 10 minute conversations and we have 9 groups/individuals in the Commons with additional information for families to benefit from. See you from 2:30-7:00 tonight!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Central will dismiss today at 2:00 PM and no school tomorrow because of parent teacher conferences.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
Honor Band season has come to an end. The past 3 months, these Central band students have been preparing and performing in various honor bands across the state. Congratulations to them all!
7 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Allison Walch
Fun for everyone!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
JH Track & Field 8th grade girls will meet March 11th at 3:15 in the small gym for a meeting and short practice. 7th grade girls will meet in the small gym on March 12 at 3:15 PM for a meeting and short practice. 7/8 grade boys will meet March 13 at 3:00 PM in the small gym for a short meeting.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Exciting News! Our Central Website now has a health section that includes all health forms needed for registration, including preschool! It also has a list of the state health requirements, required health forms and general health topics. Please visit intermittently throughout the school year for potential seasonal updates!
7 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Deb Walz
Students in Introduction to Design class connected with Tara Follon, former Central student. She is a student at Iowa State University, working towards a career as an Architect. Tara has also traveled to different countries through her educational experiences. Central students enjoyed visiting with Tara over Zoom, and asked many interesting questions.
7 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
State Speech Central students will participate in Individual Events at State Speech Saturday, March 9, at Waldorf University, Forest City. Central's schedule is posted here. For any spectators, remember to arrive at a performance center EARLY. The goal is to stay on time throughout the day, but it is always best to arrive 5-10 minutes before the performance you are interested in watching.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week: Tuesday, March 5 4:00-7:00 and Thursday, March 7 2:30-7:00. We will have several resources in the Commons area for you to speak with at your convenience. Below is a list with a very brief description. Clayton County BEST (Information about the program.) NICC Success Coach (Olivia Yokas will be talking about her role, primarily coordinating job shadow experiences.) JMC Questions Answered (Mrs. Christeleit will be helping families with logging on, checking grades, etc.) Substance Abuse Awareness (Adam Sadewasser and Mitch Seitz will have items on display, explain new trends, and answer questions.) Central Warrior Strength & Conditioning (Coach Bormann will be available to answer questions about this new position.) Financial Aid (Mrs. Cobie-Nuss will be there to talk to families about financial aid for college.) Family Liaison (Mrs. Lechtenberg will be available to meet with families and explain what opportunities she provides.) Three Rivers FS (Central can earn 3 cents per gallon of gas you buy.) Also, teachers in grades 5-12 are going to keep their conference conversations to 10 minutes. This goal was created based on your feedback to make conferences more efficient. If there is a need for a longer conversation we can set up a time to do that outside of the regularly scheduled conference time.
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
A Three Rivers representative will be set up in the commons area during conferences tomorrow from 4-7 PM. Please stop by and let her show you how you can earn Central 3 cents per gallon of fuel you purchase.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool Registration Information
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Youth Girls Basketball Camp
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Two 10th grade students accompanied me to the state Capitol to learn about advocacy and speak to legislators about education!
7 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Thank you to everyone who came to the blood drive today! We collected 61 units of blood, exceeding our goal! One deserving senior will be able to earn a $250 scholarship thanks to you!
7 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
In today’s Trauma Sensitive PD, Central staff took time writing down personal relationships they have with kids. We then looked at the list to see which students we need to connect with more. Relationships matter at Central and proud staff is looking to improve and grow!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central High School students competed in the District contest for Individual Events Speech, Feb. 27, at MFL MarMac. This was a make-up date for a make-up date. Central took 10 students who performed in 16 events. Of these, 12 events/8 students qualified for state competition that will be held at Waldorf University in Forest City on March 9. Events in which Central students were involved included Interpretive Reading Poetry, Interpretive Reading Prose, Spontaneous Speaking, Expository Address, After Dinner Speaking, Public Address, Solo Musical Theatre, Storytelling, Improvisational Acting, and Radio News Announcing. Each individual performs before a judge who gives them comments and a 1, 2, 3, or 4 rating. Students must receive a 1 rating to advance to state. Central received 12 1-ratings and 4 2-ratings.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central 4th graders enjoyed their Junior Achievement program with their volunteer, Ann McCorkindale. Students were taught 5 lessons where they learned all about entrepreneurship. Students were able to create their own business while learning about resources, supply chains, and problem solving strategies.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Please see the attached graphic on information about the recent internet challenge targeting children and young adults. If you have questions, please feel free to call 245-1751.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Just a reminder, the Central Community School Blood Drive is tomorrow from 10-3 PM. Please consider donating.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Trevor Hunt
Congratulations to Coach Yanda and our Individual Speech Team on receiving twelve "1" ratings and four "2" ratings at district speech!
7 months ago, Trevor Hunt
Mr. Trenkamp
A sign for today’s learning?
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
The openness of New Tech High has been maybe my biggest takeaway so far. Teachers and students here talk about TRUST and CULTURE as the core to everything.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Visiting a CTE room this morning at New Tech High
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Scam Alert- If you receive a request from a Jane Lester, it is not authorized by Central.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Let the learning begin! No “snow day” in California!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed today.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2 hour late start Monday
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
District Individual Speech has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25 at MFL MarMac High School in Monona. Start time is 4:00. Coach Yanda will contact students with more information.
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Central will NOT travel to Decorah for District Individual Speech today. We will announce a make-up date soon.
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Fun times at our CCS assembly today! The students who raised money for Jump Rope For Heart got to tape Mr. Trenkamp and Mr. Reinhart to the wall with duct tape!!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Please come out and support these students who have worked hard to create outstanding performances even when Mother Nature has not cooperated. District Individual Speech Competition Decorah High School 8:30 am Saturday, Feb 23 The schedule is posted here: (NOTE: times could change because of weather)
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Introduction to Design class connected with Miranda Walz, an Interior Designer, through Zoom. Miranda first became interested in this career after taking the class while at Central. The students asked many interesting questions and enjoyed interacting with a professional about her career.
7 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Central's Conducts of Meetings team participated at the sub district event at Starmont. Central also had 4 students participate in the Greenhand test.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
More winter weather, Central is closed today. Here is a little pick me up to help get you through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WbBLFdKRos
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Got to take the CCS winners to the Humane Society today!
7 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Preschool Registration
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 4th graders have been reading the book, The Sign of the Beaver. In the book, the main character, Matt, makes johhny cakes as a means to survive. The 4th graders enjoyed baking johnny cakes with the Food Science 2 class.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Last Chance!! This is your last chance to order a yearbook for the 2018/2019 school year. Orders must be in by Tuesday, February 26. Yearbooks are $45 and please make checks payable to Central Community School. Thank You!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats to Coach Yanda and our Individual Speech Team who received nine "1" ratings and one "2" rating at Conference speech. Good luck at districts!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Trevor Hunt
Reminder that tonights JH boys basketball game in Garnavillo starts at 4:00, with 8th grade playing first.
7 months ago, Trevor Hunt
Allison Walch
Our Jump Rope for Heart event is this Thursday, February 21st! Please turn in your fundraising envelopes to Mrs. Burkle! Remember every $20 raised earns a strip of duct tape to tape either Mr. Trenkamp or Mr. Reinhart to the wall! Help us make a difference and have a little fun while doing it!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
And our 1st place winner goes to the best dressed couple! Coach Hunt and Will Moser!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
2nd place Josh Cummer
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Third place Max Wingert
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Very proud of our girls, coaches, and crowd tonight. Work hard and we will be back stronger. Go Warriors!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
The public hearing for the Instructional Support Levy will remain as scheduled tonight at 6:00 p.m. The regular scheduled school board meeting is postponed due to the regional final game. Go Warriors!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is going to school today. Buses will only travel roads that have been plowed and are safe. If you are still snowed in and we can’t get to you or you can’t get in, your students will be excused. Please contact the school with your road conditions so we can relay that message to our drivers.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start today.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Warrior fans, snowed in and bored on this white out Sunday? Prepare for white out Monday! Three best dressed fans at Monday’s Regional Final will receive an activity pass for next year! Coach Beck, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Reinhart and I will judge.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Monday, February 18 the Girls Basketball Team will play in the Regional Final (winner advances to the State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines) at Beckman High School in Dyersville. Game starts at 7:00. Pep bus info has been emailed to 7-12 students. Fans: It’s a white out. BE LOUD!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
FFA Week Dress Up Days
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
The school board meeting scheduled for Monday night will be postponed due to Central girls playing in the Regional Final. A reschedule date will be sent out soon.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
We will be sending a pep bus Monday night. Permission slip will be posted this weekend. Go Warriors!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Big win tonight Central Ladies, 55-46! Onto the regional final!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
JH Dance
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Friendly reminder we have school on Monday as a makeup day for all the weather days we have missed. Hoping for a full week!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Upper Iowa Conference Individual Speech Information Monday, Feb. 18, 4:30 pm South Winn HS
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Due to missing our previous days, the 4th Grade Girls' Puberty Class will take place on February 27th at 2:30PM in Mrs. Anstoetter's classroom. The 5th Grade Boys' Puberty Class will take place also on February 27th, but will start at 2:50PM in Mr. Rodenberg's classroom. Parents of those students are still welcome to attend!
7 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
Don't forget to get your fundraising for Jump Rope for Heart completed by February 21st! Help us reach our goal of raising $4,000 for the American Heart Association and help us duct tape our principals to the wall!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Valentines Day Fruit Party in Preschool
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Taste testing the food of the month, cheese. Students watched a video about how cheese is made and read books about the dairy food group, cheese, cows, & goats. We taste tested cheese curds, mild cheddar cheese, Muenster cheese, & sharp cheddar cheese spread from dairies in Iowa & Wisconsin.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
A little fun at K/1 Parent Centers today. What principal doesn’t teach their students how to make paper airplanes? https://youtu.be/nYhefvDMgwc
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Fun in the snow with Mrs. Seeland!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 7th grade Science class tried out their rubber band cannons, testing Kinetic and Potential energy.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Hi Mr. Trenkamp, I just wanted to share with you that Miles Telephone Company and I are going to be streaming the boys game LIVE on Miles Telephone's YouTube Live page tonight. We are limited to using a wifi hot spot in that gym so we will see how it goes. If you wouldn't mind sharing this info about the game we would greatly appreciate it. Good luck to your team tonight! Miles Telephone YouTube Live Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aJzP7kWMgaG7i-nfENkaA?fbclid=IwAR1H3CkT0X2ICVuL4CVjc_kxhXGPns2xlX894WIVc3qghKNzTkZijIcX_NA
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Students in grades 7-12 (teams of two with two divisions 7/8 and 9-12) are invited to participate in the 2019 Keystone Physics Competition on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the MFL MarMac High school in Monona. This is a great opportunity for students in 7th-12th grade to engage in challenging activities that will put their design skills and science knowledge to the test. Events will include the Catapult, Mousetrap Car, Challenge Problem, Bridge Building, and Soda Straw Arm. Any interested students can talk to Mr. Ungerer for more information and to register for the event.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Come into work and receive this, I couldn’t agree more!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
The 7th/8th grade boys basketball game @ Kee High on Thursday, February 14 has been moved to New Albin. Start time is still 4:15.
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Ann Gritzner
Ms. Gritzner received the Northeast Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year Award from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council today in Des Moines.
7 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Warrior Workouts
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The boys and girls basketball games will be played as scheduled this evening. Central boys at Midland starting at 7:00 PM Central girls at home vs. Dunkerton at 7:00 PM
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closing today due to impassable gravel roads. Hoping for better weather soon!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start Wednesday.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The girls regional game scheduled for tonight in Elkader against Dunkerton has been postponed to tomorrow night, February 13, beginning at 7:00. The boys district basketball game for tonight at Midland has been postponed to tomorrow night, February 13, beginning at 7:00. The JH boys basketball game scheduled for tonight against MFL MarMac has been cancelled and will not be made up.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central will be closed Tuesday.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Blood Drive at Central on March 1st starting at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
*Basketball Update* The boys district game for tonight has now been postponed for tomorrow night at 7:00 PM at Midland. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Due to forecasted weather, tonight’s Boys District Basketball game at Midland will now start at 5:00.
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
The Central School Board will discuss changes to the school calendar Monday morning. If anything changes I will send out that information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1zjSea8Pd7rakU3VXFYQVVqb21XdEdzS0ZKUUJ3LUdWdHg4/view?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Come join us tonight for Central’s Fine Arts Carnival. Great food, games, raffle, and show. Show times at 6:30 & 9:00. Come support our fine arts!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
With road conditions improving we will hold all after school activities as scheduled. Please read yesterday’s post about admission to tonight’s games.
8 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
A decision on after school activities will be made today around 1:00 PM. All of these tough decisions are made with our students best interest in mind, with safety being the top priority.
8 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed today
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Enjoy the long weekend everyone. Roads haven’t improved enough for safe travel.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2 hour late start with no early out on Friday. We will dismiss at 3:30 today instead of 2:00.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Important details on admission for tomorrow’s basketball games: The Varsity boys game vs MFL is a regular season game and activity passes will be accepted. The Varsity girls game vs Starmont is a postseason game and we are not allowed to accept activity passes. All spectators will be required to leave the gym after the boys game and renter for the girls postseason game. Admission to the boys regular season game will be $5 adults/$4 students. Admission to the girls postseason game will be $6 for Kindergarten-Adults.
8 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, we are looking for a picture of the 1969 Girls State Champion Softball Team. Please contact the district office if you have one.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The girls regional basketball game that was scheduled for tonight will be played tomorrow night (February 8th) at 7:00 PM. The JV/V boys basketball game that is scheduled for Friday night will now be a varsity game only starting at 4:30 PM.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
I tried but the other Mr. Trenkamp overruled me! Central is closed today: https://youtu.be/LRuiU-F5ics
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start Thursday.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Carnival Time
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
In honor of American Heart Month the K-6 students are beginning their Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser! Students are raising money for the American Heart Association until February 21st! Our goal this year is to raise $4,000! If you have any questions or would like to help us reach our goal please contact Mrs. Burkle!
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Students is Ms. Gritzner’s Global Science Class are now collecting all types of markers for recycling. Markers can be placed in the marker shaped collection bins located around the school. If any community groups would like to collect markers we can get you a bin.
8 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Aaron Reinhart
The 5-12 Band would like to say “thank you!” for the new baritones and tuba. The school, Fine Arts Boosters, and community worked together as a team to make this happen!
8 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
*BOYS JH BASKETBALL ANNOUNCEMENT* In order to allow our 8th graders that play JH basketball an opportunity to participate in an FFA contests on the 19th we will start at 4:00 and the 8th grade game will be played first, 7th grade second at Clayton Ridge. Any questions please call 245-1751.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, Alpine Communications has the following job opportunity: https://www.alpinecom.net/now-hiring-customer-connectivity-advocate/
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Quilled Art Reproductions by 2D art students and Bob Ross made a visit to the art room today to paint some happy trees!
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Abby from Osborne came to talk to the 5th graders today about animal tracks. They made plaster of paris tracks and passed around various animal pelts.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Upcoming Preschool Registration Dates
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
A little advocacy for public education and Keystone AEA. Pushing for SAVE extension with local control, transportation and student equity, and timely SSA.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Deb Walz
Independent Textiles students working on projects for staff, collaborating and learning from each other.
8 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
What are the structures of a crayfish? Central 3rd grade students had fun investigating.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Life Changes 2 students were visited by Dr. Ken Reimer. They discussed many topics about life. Thank you for coming to our classroom!
8 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats to Spencer Heer and Braxton Bormann on qualifying for AAU State in Wrestling!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats Sean, Matt, and Coach Koehn in qualifying for districts!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Wrestling update: Sean Wilwert (138) and Matt Whittle (285) have earned a spot at District’s next week! Central’s District Meet will be Saturday, February 9 in Jesup. Go cheer these young men on as they compete for a spot at State!
8 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Meghan Bergan
High School Students assist with February's 4th Grade cafeteria coaching for the Health Schools Health Students Grant. Taste Testing items included clementines!
8 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
Central girls basketball team will host a soup supper on Saturday, February 2nd from 5-8 PM. Come in for dinner and stay for some basketball.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
*Friday, February 1st Lunch Menu* Chili Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
The basketball quad at Turkey Valley and practices will remain on schedule tonight. Temperatures are climbing and roads are clear. Looking forward to getting back on schedule and seeing our students again!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The JH boys basketball game scheduled for tonight at Maynard will be postponed until tomorrow night , February 1st at 4:15 PM. The bus will leave at 3:00 PM.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, we will be closed again tomorrow due to drifting and extreme temps in the morning. At this time all after school activities will take place as scheduled. We will make a final decision on activities by noon tomorrow.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. All activities also canceled. Stay home and stay safe Warriors.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out Central Alumni MaryAnn Gibney! Love sharing successes of present and past students: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/conversations-inspiring-maryann-gibney/
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closing today. Gravel roads are in tough shape. Stay inside and safe everyone!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start for Monday. No morning activities.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Exciting news to share Central Warriors! Please help me in congratulating Ms. Gritzner as Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year! https://youtu.be/6sigFZ9ENFI
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central students have been putting our new kitchen to use! Students have been busy learning how to make hot chocolate, popcorn, scrambles eggs, hash browns, and hot dogs.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Reminder Central Elementary CCS assembly today at 1:00. Come celebrate our students with us!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
I have received some questions about lights being left on in our construction zone. The lights are left on for security reasons. Larson Construction did the same thing in Phase #1.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Lunch date today with 3rd grade. Conversation about my dog canceling school, their pets, and Mrs. Follon dancing to the news we are letting out early! As an FYI, did you know we serve 58,500 lunches in a school year? Great job Central cooks!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central girls basketball team will host a soup supper on Monday, January 28th from 5-8 PM. Come in for dinner and stay for some girls basketball.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central will dismiss at 12:30. All evening activities are canceled.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Look how great the SOS students are doing in the preschool building. They are doing great with our kids- initiating conversations, playing, reading, and leading small groups.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Menu Change Thursday - Taco K-8 Walking taco 9-12, Green Beans, Refried Beans, Pineapple Friday - Chicken Teriyaki Sub, Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Slushie
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Big shout out to the Central Large Group Speech students as well as Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Cobie-Nuss (1st time coaches). I was blown away by our talent and skits. Only one word comes to mind, PRIDE!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
My road checking assistant says kids put away the books and backpacks, instead grab a shovel. No school today. Large group speech is still scheduled for this afternoon.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour delay Wednesday.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed today due to incoming weather.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats Little Warriors Wrestling Club on your 1st and 2nd place team victories at the Clayton Ridge Wrestling Tournament!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Large Group Speech Contest scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. Reschedule information will be sent out by Coach Douglas.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The JV/V basketball games that were postponed today will be played Saturday, January 26th beginning at 3:00 PM.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The wrestling meet on Saturday at Riceville will begin at noon. The speech contest on Saturday will be delayed 2 hours.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central will dismiss at 1:00 today due to weather.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
This morning members of the American Legion presented the awards for the fifth grade flag essay. The photo shows the top four in order from left to right.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The basketball games for this evening have been postponed until January 26th. The time is to be determined.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
These students in the 7th and 8th grade classes earned a spot to participate in the Central Community School GeoBee which was held on January 16.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Lunch date with 1st grade. Found out they are growing grass and alfalfa in science and learning about a Growth Mindset!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The 5th grade students had to find their mates by only listening for their matching noisemaker sound before the predators got them!
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central’s Geography Bee is happening now. Check back for results.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 8th grade science class watched a speaker demonstration led by a classmate.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 7th grade science class are conducting experiments on speed and velocity. They had to graph the data collected and calculate speed.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Just a friendly reminder when school is cancelled all activities are also cancelled.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
*Menu Change* Wednesday-BBQ Rib Sandwich, Corn and Spiced Apples. Thursday-Chicken Patty, Baked Beans and Fruit Cocktail. Friday-Philly Beef, Winter Vegetables and Pears.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
My road checking partner says sleep in today! Central is closed due to icy roads, stay safe everyone.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
The Upper Iowa Conference Honor Band Concert scheduled for tonight had been cancelled due to possible weather.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Jr. High Boys Basketball against Kee High has been postponed tonight due to possible weather.
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Fifth graders enjoyed a special presentation today about water and how we all need to work on protecting it.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Every Friday morning I get to start my day by recognizing Central’s Worthy Warriors. In Mrs. Fallon’s class I got a nice surprise as the students secretly made her an award for making learning fun! Awesome job 3rd graders!
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Students in Mr. Kramer's class are learning about Heat and Molecule Movement.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students in grades 6-8 (individual and team projects) are invited to participate in the 2019 Keystone Science Fair on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the NICC Calmar Campus – Max Clark Hall. Projects will consist of classic research/experimentally-based science fair projects. Any interested students can talk to their science teacher or contact Mrs. Walz for more information and to register for the event.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
"Have a Heart" Day coming soon to certain area dentists!
9 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Meghan Bergan
Reminder to Preschool through 6th grade parents/guardians: With the colder weather here, don't forget to make sure your child has all the appropriate clothing for outside wearing at recess. Coats, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants are needed for winter weather.
9 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
Mr. O'Brien's Construction class has been busy building.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Basketball Update: On January 8th, West Central is only able to play 2 quarters of JV girls and 2 quarters of JV boys. Because of this, the start time for the JV games at West Central on January 8 will be at 5:00. They use 2 gyms, so varsity will begin at 6:15 as usual. So times are as follows: JV Girls 2 quarters - 5:00, JV Boys 2 quarters to follow. Varsity girls at 6:15, Varsity boys to follow. Any questions please call 245-1751
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Great weather for recess!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to Kevin Lau for speaking to Central's Personal Finance class on insurance coverage.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Tasha Henkes from Mobile Track Solutions speaking with the 7th grade Character Development and Leadership class on employability skills.
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
So much fun on Friday.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
In all the fun, we had snacks too.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
More fun
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Fun from Friday.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
HOLIDAY FUN!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
So much fun in one day!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Life Changes learning about making healthy eating choices from Rebecca Hilby, Dietician. Thank you for coming to our class.
9 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Lots of things to be thankful for at Central, our students are #1 on that list!
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Team building day at Central.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Fun day here at Central! Mr. O’Brien is leading his team in holiday songs as they work on their coloring pages.
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Santa's helper visited Mrs. Frieden's class today.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Molly from Osborne came to read The Mitten. The children enjoyed acting it out and the big mitten.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central girls basketball team and the student council delivered 189 pounds of food to the Clayton County Food Shelf this afternoon that was collected during the food drive they sponsored. Thank you to all who donated!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central 3rd graders designing gingerbread houses with parents and Central alumni. Might be tasting more than building!
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Meghan Bergan
4th Grade Cafeteria Coaching took place again today in the lunchroom! Our high schoolers encouraged the students to taste test papaya!
9 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out Central’s new graphics!
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Thank you to these piano students and Mrs. Bauder for the morning music.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
January 8th, all JH wrestlers and managers will be recognized at the home wrestling meet. Wrestlers should arrive around 6:00 PM. Any questions, please call 245-1751 or contact Coach Koehn.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the students who took time out of their reading class to come to preschool to read and have treats with the presechool students.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The CCS winners had a great time at CJ Lanes bowling on Friday.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Reminder that if you would like to donate a non perishable food item to Central's food drive you could bring that to the basketball game this evening and place them in the donation box at the gate. Thank you for your continued support. Go Warriors!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the Elkader Care Center for allowing staff members from Central Community School come out an carol this evening. A good time was had by all!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Danielle Shea spoke with Central's Personal Finance students about investing. Thank you for taking the time to visit.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to everyone who attended the Central band concert last night and to all who donated towards the new tuba. $670.50 was raised.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mini Cheer Camp
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Ms. Gritzner’s environmental project monitoring class attended the Clayton County Energy District breakfast about electric cars on Friday.
9 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Eddy, Ms. Gunderson’s bearded dragon came to visit her classes. He’s also went to the 5th graders as they’re learning about meal worms & those are one of the foods they eat.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome job Central Band Department!
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The birds will be happy this winter!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool is busy spreading more holiday cheer!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Due to injuries to the Kee girls basketball team, the JV girls game for tomorrow night at Kee High has been cancelled. Order of events will be as follows: 4:45 - JV Boys 6:15 - Varsity Girls to follow - Varsity Boys
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Abbey, from Osborne, came to speak to the Central 4th graders about artifacts from the past and how they were used.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Just a reminder, tonight we have a soup supper and instrumental concert.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Food Science class baked pies with home made crust as part of the “Science of Baking” unit. Our guest judges shared comments with the students. The pies were enjoyed by all.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Life Changes 1 learned about the importance of proper posture and good body mechanics to stay healthy and avoid injury. Thanks to Jackie Bormann, DPT, for coming to our class.
9 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
The Art Fundamentals class recently completed a collaborative drawing project featuring the architecture of Elkader. The talent is amazing!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Community School has a 3'X6' wood shed built out of treated lumber with a shingled roof up for bid. The minimum bid should be no less than $150. All bids should be sent or delivered to Central Community School by December 20th by 8:00 AM. Any questions, please call 245-1751
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mr Reinhart presented to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance class about Mutual Funds.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the Central chorus students, Mrs. Bauder and Mr. Douglas for the beautiful holiday music this morning.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Central 4th graders participated in their December taste testing for the Healthy Students Healthy Schools. December's food items: Jicama & Cherry Tomatoes. Due to Jicama being locally unavailable, we used Rutabaga (another item in the turnip family).
10 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Meghan Bergan
Through the Healthy Students Healthy Schools grant, the 4th grade nutrition education lesson consisted of playing a game with food item cards on their backs. The other students had to answer yes or no questions to help that student determine what food item they "were."
10 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
Act of kindness by 4th graders. Students wrote a positive message or quote and attached it to a sucker for the 5th graders.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central JH wrestling team will wrap up their season tomorrow night at MFL Mar-Mac. They will not be wrestling at the Fennimore meet on December 15th. Come cheer them on! Go Warriors!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
How cute are these sELFies!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to Mrs. Follon for the great music this morning!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 2nd graders gave the third graders a Christmas look and find to complete for a kindness activity that was started in preschool!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool Kindness Activity
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Did you play an instrument when you were in school? Do you have it laying around and miss playing? Come join in the music-making fun and perform your favorite winter and holiday music in the entryway of the school. If you would like to perform with Central Band students or with other community members before school, please contact Ms. Wilming at lwilming@central.k12.ia.us with your name, instrument, and preferred date of performance! We look forward to making music with you. Happy Holidays from the Central Band department! Ms. Wilming
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The 5th and 6th graders came in from library yesterday to present a finished project to the kindergartens. They wrote stories to go along with wordless picture books.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
First grade came to second grade with their kindness activity. The students popped balloons and read jokes that were inside.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Tonight kicks off the food drive hosted by the Central girls basketball team and student body. Please consider bringing a non perishable food item to the game. A donation box will be at the gate when you arrive. All items will be donated to the local food shelf in time for the holidays. Go Warriors!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Abby from Osborne came to Mr. Rodenberg's room and the kids got to see a salamander and a turtle.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool started their kindness calendar today. Preschool invited Kindergarten to come up to decorate cookies and play during center time. Preschool then challenged Kindergarten to do something kind for First Grade.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
New Rule Change: Starting today any student not involved with extra-curricular activities will not be allowed in the school after 4:00 p.m.
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
I received this message from our construction supervisor. Just another day of Central staff and students making me proud!
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Take the night off of cooking and stay for the 5-12 instrumental concert. A full night of entertainment.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Kindergartners working on fluffy puppies in Ms. Recker's art class.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Check out these Warrior items the youth basketball girls are selling. https://shop.envisiontees.com/central_elkader_basketball
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central staff learning about DOK levels. Each learning standard has a learning level tied to it. The new State Assessment will look different!
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central is kicking off our holiday food drive. Donation Ideas but no limited to: Applesauce Pasta Sauce Cake mixes Jelly Juice Canned Meals Jello Canned Soups Noodles Canned Vegetables Other needed non food products: Hand Soap Paper Towels Toilet Paper Kleenex Toothpaste Shampoo/Conditioner Thank you in advance to all who donate. We will keep you updated on how the collection is coming.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central students in Mr. O'Brien's Construction class are in action at the ABC Construction Contest today in Des Moines.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 7th grade science class is learning about static electricity using a Van de Graaff machine.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the JH band students for the holiday cheer this morning.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The high school wrestling meet has been moved up to 5:00 PM tonight at Starmont.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mr. O'brien's class toured a swine facility this morning and brought back lots of interesting information. Bio security is very important. All air for the building is brought in through filters that can screen out bacteria and viruses. The filters for the 2500 sow facility cost $250,000 but should last 2-3 years. The unit does shower in shower out whenever you enter or leave. Travis Hanaway, the manager said he has taken as many as 12 showers per day. To seal the buildings and make them air tight the construction company used a semi load of caulk. They farrow 120 sows per week and the pigs are weaned at 18-21 days of age. The owners finish to market all the pigs produced. When you enter the buildings the fans blow out at you so no unfiltered outside air gets in. The unit employs 9 people when in full production. We would like to thank Travis and the owners for giving us the opportunity to see a modern swine farrowing facility.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Collaborating to throw and catch a bean bag.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Holiday cheer on Wednesday morning at Central.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
On November 26th, our Healthy Schools Healthy Students grant continued with our first monthly cafeteria coaching. Five high school students volunteered to coach our 4th graders at lunchtime. At this lunchtime, hummus dip was offered to students to try.
10 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Mr. Trenkamp
First person that finds me at tonight’s game against West Central and tells me the name of the artist that inspired this 3rd grade artwork gets a pizza boat on me!
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Rob from Larson Construction talked with kindergarten and 1st graders about being a construction worker as part of the community helper unit.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
There will be no JV boys game tonight against West Central. Start time and order of games will be the following: JV Girls beginning at 4:30 Varsity Girls beginning at 6:15 Varsity Boys to follow
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Another great project in Mr. O'Brien's Woods Class.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Pictured here Central 4th Graders participate in the Healthy Schools Healthy Students Grant aiming to empower elementary students through nutrition education. It will include monthly lessons including taste testing with Nate Weber. November's item to taste test: Pomegranates!
10 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
The high school basketball games on November 27th (home vs West Central) December 4th (home vs Turkey Valley) January 8th (at West Central) January 15th (at Turkey Valley) will be played as JV girls, 2 quarters only of JV boys, varsity girls, and varsity boys. Games are still scheduled to start at their regular time.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Holiday music in Central's foyer before school from now until Christmas. Thank you to Ms. Wilming and Central band students for putting this on.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Fifth graders shared their monologue presentations today. Their monologues were based on the book Esperanza Rising.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Congratulations to the following Warrior Volleyball players on the following awards/recognition. 1st Team All Upper Iowa Conference Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille Hannah Erickson 2nd Team All Upper Iowa Conference Natalie Schroeder Honorable Mention Upper Iowa Conference Lauren Schroeder Zoe Barker 1st Team 1A NE All District Team Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille 1A Honorable Mention All State Lizzie Gifford
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Today I received another reminder why I love my job! A couple students stopped down to the “Principal’s Office” and handed me these thank you cards with smiles on their faces and a lot of giggles! I am so thankful to lead such an amazing student body, staff, and community. Enjoy Thanksgiving Break everyone!
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The CCS winners took a trip to the Elkader Pizzeria.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Janelle Gibney class of 2013 talked with Mrs. Healy's Pre-Employment class about the importance of cover letters and resumes. She also shared her Workiva work experience and the skills needed to succeed in the cooperate workplace.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Central Green Team
Congratulations to members of the Global Science class on successfully writing a $500 grant to Halvorson Trane to replace our microscope lights with energy efficient LED lights. Thank you to Halvorson Trane for their support of educational projects and to the Clayton County Energy District for their help.
10 months ago, Central Green Team
Allison Walch
Camp Courageous fun!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Brandi Lewin, the Rural Sexual Assault Team Coordinator, and Elkader police chief, Mitch Seitz, came to speak to Mrs. Anstoetter's 4th graders about trusted adults and safe spaces.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Music & Fine Arts Boosters are meeting in the music room on November 19 at 6:30 pm. We need all supporters of our fine arts to attend and help plan our annual carnival event.
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Hard work and good effort pays off. This Central student earned a Worthy Warrior.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
This Central squad will perform at the half times of two Iowa High School Football Championship Games today at the UNI Dome. They have approximately 200 cheerleaders participating in this event, representing ICCA member schools throughout Iowa.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Food Science 1 students practiced teamwork skills as they planned and prepared a Thanksgiving Meal. They even shared their meal with several community members. Thank you for joining us!
10 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Interesting thought
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
Members of Ms. Gritzner’s Environmental Project Monitoring class presented their work on the Clayton County Cemeteries Project to the Genealogical Society this afternoon. The students have helped organize data about all of the cemeteries in the county.
10 months ago, Central Green Team
Deb Walz
Students learning about writing novels, and enjoying a visit from Don Hartstad, local author, during extended learning time.
10 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Central NHS students hosting our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Great job honoring our Vets and thank you to all who have served and sacrificed for our country.
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Still time to see the fall play, matinee Sunday. Here is a secret, it’s awesome!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Make plans to attend Central's Fall play.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central elementary students focused on being respectful for last months CCS.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thought provoking question. Can you name a time in the work place where employees are tested like we test students? Answer: It doesn’t exist.
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
At home with a sick kid watching Most Likely to Succeed. A must watch for educators and parents!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Students in 7th grade used Doodle Notes to keep track of events that impacted each of the 3 characters in the Global Read Aloud novel "Refugee". Global Read Aloud is when schools across North America and internationally read the same novel and connect in various ways to discuss.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
-Wash Hands-Wash hands with warm, soapy water especially every time you use the restroom and before a meal. Make sure you and your child are washing for at least 20 seconds; encourage them to say the ABC’s one time or the Happy Birthday song twice. Encourage your family to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of their arm (if tissue not available). -Eat Well-The best way to stay healthy is to eat at least three balanced meals per day including at least 3 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit and at least 2 servings of milk or yogurt. -Get Plenty of Fluids-Water also plays an important role in keeping your immune system active. It is recommended to get at least 6-8 glasses (8 ounce) per day. If it is tough to get your child to drink water, offer juices or colorful cups. -Stay Warm-Prepare your child for cold weather appropriately. The most important places to keep warm are the wrists, ankles, ears, nose and especially the back of the neck. Sunscreen is also necessary for outside play in the wintertime because of the sun’s rays reflecting off of the snow. -Exercise-Make sure your child is staying active during the winter months, whether this means dressing them in warm clothing and going sledding or staying inside and coming up with creative games. -Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth-Touching these areas cause germs to spread. -Use Disinfectant-Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects helps kill illness-causing germs. -See a Doctor-Respiratory illnesses, especially viruses like the flu, are particularly common during this time of the year. It is important to take your child to the doctor if they are not acting their normal self or if they have a temperature higher than 102 F. -Flu Vaccine-Ask your medical provider about the flu vaccine. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. The illness is probably not serious if your child: -Is still interested in playing -Is eating and drinking well -Is alert and smiling at you -Has normal skin color -Looks well when his/her fever goes down Your child should be kept home from school if they have the following symptoms: -Vomiting, diarrhea or fever or 100.0 F *Children may return to school when they are free of these symptoms for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen).
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Babysitting Class at Central
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Trauma Sensitive Team putting in overtime planning upcoming professional development! #CentralPride #TSS
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
On Monday and Tuesday Ms. Gritzner's Environmental Project Monitoring class teamed up with Turkey River Farms to collect over 300 Halloween Pumpkins during their Pumpkin Round up. The goal was to divert organic waste from the landfill and feed it to livestock instead.
11 months ago, Central Green Team
Allison Walch
Central receives STEM Best Program. The Iowa STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 13 of 23 proposed new or expanded STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partnerships. These newly added partners bring the total to 50 partnerships in Iowa since 2014. The STEM BEST® Program fosters a learning environment where students are able to participate in real workplace projects designed by business professionals and teachers and apply K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics to skills, knowledge and behaviors needed for STEM careers. Awards are used for equipping collaborative work spaces, educator training and development in workplace-classroom integration and curriculum development and coordination.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to Kurt Dennler from Elkader Tax and Bookkeeping on speaking to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance class about taxes.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central's Veterans Day Program will be on November 12th at 2:00 PM. This years guest speaker is Steve Gray. All are welcome!
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central District Leadership Team mappings all the things we have going on. Working on narrowing our focus!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
Biology student are making good use of the new white board tables in Ms. Gritzner’s classroom as they review cell division.
11 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Deb Walz
Food Science 1 students enjoyed having guests come to the classroom to judge their fruit and vegetable monster creations. The judges chose the Monster Mash family as the most creative. Thank you judges for coming!
11 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Halloween Monsters in the Food Science 1 class. The students created fruit and vegetable monsters for a nutrition lab.
11 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Mark your calendar
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
In celebration of Arthur Geisert's Book release of Pumpkin Island last weekend, our K/1 kids created pumpkins paintings in art class demonstrating exploration of various paint tools. These pumpkins were hung up in store fronts of our local business'. It is exciting to have an artist/writer right here in our Elkader, and equally as exciting to have so many local businesses supporting the art.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome crowd at our Halloween CCS assembly!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the CCS assembly and Holiday Parade, 2:30 in the high school gym. Come celebrate our amazing students with us!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
Ms. Gritzner's class wants your Halloween Pumpkins! We are attempting to divert this organic waste from going into the landfill. Read the details below if you would like to donate your pumpkin or other decorative gourds to a worthy cause.
11 months ago, Central Green Team
Mrs. Kremer
Fifth graders participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll today. In a close vote, they chose Gary Siegwarth for governor. For District 1 U.S. House of Representatives, Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer ended in a tie!
11 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Allison Walch
Deer mount made in Mr. O'Brien's Woods Class
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Shout out to Central Government students and Mr. Wiley for hosting a well organized political forum!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
MaryAnn Gibney, class of 2010, talked with Mrs. Healy's Pre-employment Strategies class and Mr. Stramer's English 2 class about her job as a Tech Recruiter for LinkedIn out of the Chicago office. She gave tips on public speaking, navigating career choices, and benefits of using LinkedIn.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Faith Blaskovich was the mystery reader in Mrs. Erickson's class today. They worked on the book Refuge for the Global Read Aloud.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
CCS winners at the trout hatchery!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central's General Computer Application students use their formatting skills to redesign a menu for a local business.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central FFA students enjoyed the Garth Brooks concert and are in their first general session at the National Convention.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Get to Starmont tonight and cheer on our Central Warrior Volleyball Team as they take on Ed-Co in 3rd round of playoffs. First set starts at 5:30 pm. Help us pack the gym!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The Friends of the Library invite you to the Elkader Public Library on Friday the 26th to see Arthur Geisert's River Town etchings. So check it out since it's an early out day. The library is open until 5:00. The etchings will also be on display Saturday, October 27th from 9:30 to 1:00. A great place to stop before or after the Pumpkin Island book launch and signing which begins at 11:00.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
More pictures of Life Changes 1 students sharing the dangers of drugs to middle school students.
11 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Life Changes 1 students shared information about the dangers of drugs to the middle school students as part of Red Ribbon Week at Central.
11 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Central's Junior Class would like to thank the Elkader Pizzeria for their generous donation to help support the 2018-2019 prom.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the Elkader Veterinary Clinic and Zoetis for supporting the Central FFA. Pictured is Central's FFA president accepting a rebate check for the Central chapter.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Warrior Playoff Volleyball begins in 40 minutes! Get here and cheer on our Warriors!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Next up in Mr. O'Brien's class is small engine repair.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Red Ribbon Week
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
A big thank you to Mr. Reinhart from the class of 2026 for their shirts.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Check out the open front shed Mr. O'Brien's Construction Class is working on.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Fall Fun
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Central Hospital for hosting our kindergarten and 1st grade students! Goes great with our Junior Achievement program of building community!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Volcano fun in Mr. Rodenberg's room.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Healy
Parents - We're testing Class Catalyst at Central and may need your help. Central is dedicated to educating the whole child, and that includes a commitment to social-emotional learning as an important part of that education. Several teachers have volunteered to test Class Catalyst, a new online tool that helps promote self-awareness, improve self-regulation, and better connects students with teachers. If you receive a Class Catalyst permission letter through email or on paper, please consider giving permission for your child to participate in this program. If successful, Central will consider full implementation in the future. For more information about Class Catalyst and/or the permission form, contact Joan Frieden at jfrieden@central.k12.ia.us.
11 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Allison Walch
Central Volleyball will play Marquette Catholic on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM at Central. Admission to the game will be $6 and no passes are accepted as this is a regional game. Come cheer on the Warriors!
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Elementary students are participating in Reading for a reason sponsored by Brown's Hometown Victory Foundation. Here are the September 2018 Stats. 91 Central students participated, that is 57% of the school! 39 (43%) of those 91 kids read enough to receive a book as their top prize. The top class was Mrs. Kuehl’s class with 277 books or chapters read. 1,992 books or chapters were read that is not including the 1,210 extra books or chapters recorded. Bringing in a grand total of 3,202 books or chapters read this month! Way to go Warriors.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Preschool students visited Kahler's Pumpkin Patch.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students from Central joined groups from Clayton Ridge and Starmont in a Proclamation Signing at the Clayton County Office today to recognize Red Ribbon Week, which will be next week!
11 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Aaron Reinhart
For lunch today Jerry and Wanda Brink of Our Farm Meats grilled hot dogs on the sidewalk. These were high quality hot dogs - 80% pork, 20% beef, no MSG. This meat never left Clayton County. Raised here, processed here, eaten here, and waste is being composted here.
12 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
School Fundraiser hosted by downtown Prairie du Chien.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mrs. Erickson's 8th grade reading class is working on a global read aloud project with middle school students from all over the world. Today, Central students spoke about the book, Refugee, with other students from Wisconsin and Kansas using Google Hangouts.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Picture Retake day will be on Tuesday, October 16th. If you are in need of a picture form please stop at any school office. Please call 245-1751 with any questions.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students in Mr. Rodenberg's class made their own volcanoes.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Four Central Students attended the Lunar Launch STEAM day at Keystone AEA. They participated in four fantastic hands-on moon missions geared just for fourth through sixth grade students. The student missions included powering the moon base, moon base repair, emergency shelter, and badge design. Students met with students across NE Iowa and worked in their school group during the discovery sessions. This will gave them a chance to meet new friends and learn about other schools in NE Iowa.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Conference Cross Country meet is being held in West Union at North Fayette Valley high school. The running schedule will be 4:00 PM JV/V Girls, 4:30 PM JV/V Boys and 5:00 JH Girls/Boys. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Textile Repair Shop
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
On Thursday (11th) the Opera House is hosting a 2:00 matinee of Mary Poppins. We are asking all students, staff, and visitors to please try to park north of the school on Thursday to open parking downtown for the matinee.
12 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central staff leading the learning about Trauma and how it effects our student.
12 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Deb Walz
More Food Science 1 photos featuring the Food Safety Lab.
12 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Food Safety, Food Safety - What's it all about? We learned about e-coli, cross-contamination, thermometers and we wanted to give you a shout! Keep your food safe and keep your family healthy. Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. If you have your health, you are very wealthy!
12 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
On October 4th, 31 students from Central attended Manufacturing Day at M's Machine in Monona and Mobile Track Solutions in Elkader. They toured the facilities and learned about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. M's Machine is a CNC (computer numerically controlled) metal machining facility making parts for MTS and John Deere. MTS builds heavy equipment for the road construction industry.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Chelsie Sperfslage, Vice President at Freedom Bank, spoke to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance Class about applying for a mortgage.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Athletic Booster Club meeting is Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at CJ Lanes. Any stakeholder who has paid their membership is a voting member and encouraged to attend. You can also attend and pay your membership that night.
12 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Cross Country Meet Update for 10/2/18 at South Winn. The JH race has been cancelled. Varsity Girls will run at 5:00 PM Varsity Boys will follow at approximately 5:30 PM. JH Cross Country will NOT practice today. Any questions, please call 245-1751.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central will continue to collect pop tabs for Camp Courageous. Please drop your tabs off at any school office.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Central's Textiles students visited the Backstitch for an informational presentation of sewing and quilting basics.
12 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Annual Pampered Chef Fundraiser
12 months ago, Deb Walz
Mrs. Healy
CANCELLATION: The Central Cross Country meet scheduled for this afternoon, September 25th, at Jesup has been cancelled.
12 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Homecoming 2018!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Looks like some fun on the PreK/JK field trip!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Mr. Rodenberg showing real time erosion & deposition.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Ms. Gritzner’s biology classes visited FreedomBank today to hunt for fossils in the dolomite that was used to construct the building. Thanks FreedomBank for the opportunity.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Extended learning — Collaboration, architecture, converting coding languages, game strategies and teaching each other, social skills, time for college course work. The conversations are inspiring
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students from Mrs. Frieden's class attended the Fall Festival at Camp Courageous in Monticello Iowa. Student participate in carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house. Students also met some of the camp pets, which included a hedgehog, chinchilla, rabbits, and their service dog Diamond. It was a great day!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Volleyball takes down Key High in 3 matches, great job girls!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out the view from concession stand!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students participating in the pull up challenge for the US Marine Corps!
about 1 year ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Central's 2018 Homecoming Hall of Famers are James R. Kafer and John H. Kafer.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Third Grade Plagman Barn Field Trip
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mrs. Anstoetter's class is using a classroom economy system this year in 4th grade. Students are paid a salary each month for doing their classroom job and pay rent once a month to use their desk and other spaces in the classroom. Students can earn bonuses for good behavior and following classroom expectations. Students can also receive fines for things such as not following classroom expectations, a messy desk, missed assignments, etc. Students are paying their first month of rent to our classroom bankers in these photos.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Matt Whittle and Tom Whittle built and replaced old flower beds at our Central preschool. They filled them with soil and compost. The compost came from last school year’s food waste from the cafeteria. They also hauled multiple truck loads of soil to the school garden. The soil was generously donated by Moyna Materials. Volga City lumber was generous to allow us to use their equipment and helped supply the lumber and materials.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central’s cheer squad visited the Elkader Care Center today to perform for the residents.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Melissa Conner
about 1 year ago, Melissa Conner
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students of the Mental Health Awareness Team being trained in QPR, a suicide prevention program!
about 1 year ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
4th graders learning about electricity with Central’s Instructional Coach team teaching!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome work at halftime Central Dance Squad and Marching Band!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
ACE’s training at Central today!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Don't forget, tonight is a Black Out Night for Warrior football!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The preschool students were introduced to each component of STEM, science, technology, engineering and math.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Volleyball takes down Postville in 3 matches!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central girls take the 2nd match, 25-16
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central girls take the 1st match!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Good luck tonight Central Cross Country and Volleyball!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Excited about our new website and app!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community School District
Check out this Training document on how to use Thrillshare: http://5il.co/40h5
about 1 year ago, Central Community School District
Nick Trenkamp
Reminder, Back to School Night tonight from 5:30 to 6:30. Come check out our remodel!
about 1 year ago, Nick Trenkamp
Central Activities
Good luck to the High School Cross Country teams as they travel to Edgewood for their first meet of the season tonight!
about 1 year ago, Central Activities
Central Community School District
Check out this new News Article! /article/54448
about 1 year ago, Central Community School District
Mr. Trenkamp
Black out night for the home volleyball opener. Go Warriors!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community School District
This is a live feed post! Check out my new logo!
about 1 year ago, Central Community School District