Daily Announcements Students have started new daily announcements. You can find this link pinned at the top of the live feed on Central's live feed. https://docs.google.com/document/d/112Afmtmu--iAlP5u8c-4bPsIlUFTNuHyoAGG3TaY62Q/edit?usp=sharing
Central's Large Group Speech Team had a very successful day at the District Contest held at NFV High School. After working hard for the past few months, all 8 groups competed today and 7 groups will be moving onto the State Contest, which includes all 16 speech team members. Students competed in the categories of Ensemble Acting, Group Improv, Musical Theatre, Radio Broadcasting, Readers Theatre, and Solo Mime. This is an amazing accomplishment by the team and we look forward to the great things they accomplish in the near future!
Below are the links for the live stream for the wrestling tournament @ Midland today. Gold Gym (mats 1 and 2) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC24mfEaRb_b6QcBnVXe7Jhg Black Gym (mat 3) https://www.facebook.com/Midland-Middle-High-School-1389591114592674 Go Warriors!
The Central vs North Fayette Valley basketball game scheduled for tonight will not be live streamed. Central's camera is not working and we are waiting on NFHS for a solution. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Central girls basketball vs. Crestwood tonight at 6:15. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/gam52aa9b23ea Go Warriors!
Watch the Warrior Wrestling team at home tonight on the NFHS network starting at 6:00 PM. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/gam549f257517 Go Warriors!
The JH boys basketball game at Postville will now be played on February 9th starting at 4:15 PM.
Basketball Schedule Update January 28th Central vs. Kee High at 4:00 PM. February 8th Central vs. Midland-Varsity only at 6:15 PM.
Monday will not be used as a weather makeup day for students. Enjoy the mini break!
Central is canceled today due to weather.
The middle school Leadership & Service class is getting started with service projects based on problems they have identified and wish to solve. One group wants to improve the kickball field behind the school and another group is working with Mrs. Cobie-Nuss to help build elementary students’ sense of belongingness. More projects to share later!
Wrestling at Tripoli and Sumner-Fredericksburg has been cancelled for tonight.
Update for Thursday, January 14th events JV/V B/G Basketball vs. Midland-Postponed date TBD. JH Boys Basketball at Postville-Postponed date TBD. JH boys will practice after school.
Live Stream links for Thursday, January 14th JV/V Girls and Boys Basketball at Home vs. Midland https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/gamb93d352afb Boys Wrestling at Tripoli. Athletes are allowed 2 spectators each. https://tripoli.mylivegame.com/ Girls Wrestling at Sumner-Fredricksburg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHatGDMEt5pFjW_sKcM4CZg JH boys basketball at Postville will no be live streamed. Go Warriors!
FAFSA Step by Step Perfect for seniors and parents Wednesday, January 13 at 5 pm - Tune in on the ICAN Facebook page or Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zkCYxluvQECmxXjG3n_OcQ Join ICAN for this interactive session with guest panelist DMACC. ICAN advisors will walk through how to complete the FAFSA form step-by-step, and answer questions along the way. From student dependency status to which parent is reported on the FAFSA, we'll cover all the tricky questions about income and assets, explain how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, and cover next steps once the FAFSA form is submitted.
Breakfast/Lunch Menu change for this week: Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza or Cereal Lunch: Scalloped Potato & Ham Friday Breakfast: Pancake or Cereal Lunch: Pizza Check our website or the Central App for the complete, up to date menu!
Live stream links for Tuesday, January 12th. Wrestling @ South Winneshiek https://www.southwinn.com/sw-stream-youtube-channel Basketball @ West Central https://www.facebook.com/West-Central-Community-Schools-144673972224288 You can also catch these games on thebluedevilcast.com Go Warriors!
Central is looking for red graduation robes to be used for commencement. If you have one hanging in your closet and will not be using it please drop it off at either Central office. Thank you!
Live stream information for Central's home wrestling meet on Saturday, January 9th. Boys will be live streamed on Central's NFHS network. Create your FREE account to live stream. You do not need to pay for a subscription. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/game8109ddf7c Girls will be streamed on Central's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/centralcommunityschool
Please read the statement below in regards to spectators. The 2 person/household limit has been lifted. This will go in effect starting with tonight's basketball games. There will be no spectators at tomorrow's wrestling tournament due to an inability to social distance between groups due to the large number of wrestlers, coaches, event workers already in attendance. The Upper Iowa Conference has created the following guideline in response to the Governor's latest proclamation in effect until February 6, 2021: Every spectator must be masked at all times when inside the facilities. Spectator groups must be socially distanced by 6 feet from other groups or as facilities allow. Fans from each school must remain on separate sides of the gym for seating or as designated by the host school Students sections will be addressed by individual schools with the students and all student spectators must be masked. There will be a student section for high school students only. Elementary and middle school students should sit with their family. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
Central Community FFA with the support of Joel's Tractors and Auctions is hosting an online auction with farm machinery and equipment today. The auctions items begin to end at 6pm this evening. All commissions and premiums go to the chapter. www.everitttractors.com
Tonight's UIC Conference Duals will be live streamed from two different places. The "black mat" will be live streamed entirely on the Riceville Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RicevilleWildcats The "Red Mat" will be live streamed from the Facebook Account "Riceville Athletics". JV and Girl only matches will be on random mats during tonight's contest and we are unable to let you know ahead of time when and where those matches will happen. Black Mat Red Mat Riceville vs. Tripoli Clayton Ridge vs. MFL SW vs.Postville Central Elkader vs. NFV Riceville vs. MFL SW vs. NFV Clayton Ridge vs. Tripoli Central Elkader vs. Postville Riceville vs. Central Elkader SW vs. Clayton Ridge NFV vs. Tripoli MFL vs. Postville MFL vs. NFV Central Elkader vs Clayton Ridge Riceville vs SW Postville vs Tripoli
Elkader will be celebrating it’s 175th Anniversary with a Founders’ Day celebration on Saturday, June 19, 2021. We hope you will help us celebrate this occasion by submitting a logo that the committee can use on marketing material and merchandise to mark this special event. The following information must be included in the design: Elkader, 175, and 1846-2021. Entries must be received by January 31, 2021. Entries may be dropped off at the Chamber Office, mailed to Elkader Chamber, P.O. Box 599, Elkader, IA 52043, or emailed to email@example.com
Wrestling Update- Two spectator limit on Thursday @ Riceville. Household groups will not be allowed. Each spectator will need to have a wrestling spectator pass.
Tonight's basketball games with Edgewood-Colesburg will be live streamed on the "Ed-Co Booster Club Facebook Page." Go Warriors!! https://www.facebook.com/edcovikesclub
Central Community, As we head into the holiday break I wanted to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for all of your support this school year. We have worked together to keep our kids healthy and in-school! Enjoy your time with your children and we look forward to seeing everyone after the first of the year. Sincerely, Mr. Trenkamp
Central's Door decorating contest winners are... 1st Place-Mr. Stramer's class with Christmas Is Among Us 2nd Place-Mr. Rodenberg's class with Christmas Is The Sweetest 3rd Place-Mr. Ungerer's class with A Science Christmas The Freshman class won the hall decorating contest with the Winter Wonderland /Gingerbread Houses.
Live stream Warrior basketball at MFL MarMac tonight. JV Girls https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mfl-marmac-high-school-monona-ia/gam89a11355ba JV Boys https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mfl-marmac-high-school-monona-ia/gam0f36b58f70 Varsity Girls https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mfl-marmac-high-school-monona-ia/gam36d07a21d8 Varsity Boys https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mfl-marmac-high-school-monona-ia/gam9a54939c07
Thank you to the Central Community for supporting the Central Community FFA's fruit, meat, and cheese fundraiser that we had! The chapter sold about $18,000 worth of product. The proceeds will be used to support the chapter's functions throughout the year! Thank you!
NFHS link for the JH wrestling meet at home tonight. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/gamfb8893acbf
The Central Warriors are wrestling at Northwood-Kensett today. Watch from home and cheer them on! https://987kisscountry.com/sports/northwood-kensett-vikings/
Due to the governor’s most recent proclamation, Central will be amending our spectator guidelines. We will allow one of the following: - All members of a participant's household. This is only the people living in the same house. If a student's parents are separated and they spend time in two households, both households are allowed. OR - Two spectators per participant. These spectators must both have a spectator pass with them. The two options cannot be combined. If a non-household member (such as a grandparent) wants to attend, then the second spectator will use the second ticket. It does not matter if the second spectator is a household member or not, they will need a ticket. Masks and social distancing (to the best our facilities will allow) are still required per the Governor's proclamation. We also ask that spectators arrive for your student's game, and exit the building at the conclusion of your student's last game of the evening. All events (in the main gym) will be available to stream live (at no cost) on our NFHS camera. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
The Boy's Basketball team has used the money they earned by sorting cans in conjunction with #ClaytonCountyBEST "Can's for a Cause" program to purchase new warm up tops. Thank you to the nearby communities for supporting our cause. Please remember as you donate we only want aluminum and plastic container that qualify for the Iowa deposit. No Glass, please.
Live stream links for Friday nights basketball game with South Winneshiek. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/gam28cd7b35bf
A reminder that the 5-12 Vocal Music Winter Concert will follow the same procedure with a ticket system for spectators like the Instrumental Concert. Each 5-12 student will receive 2 tickets for their spectators. Each spectator must present their ticket to our ticket taker and follow the necessary protocols. Streaming through NFHS will be available through the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/evt859bc7b15d
Central will host a 5-12 vocal holiday concert on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 pm. This event will be streamed on Central's NFHS network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/evt859bc7b15d
Joel’s Tractors and Auction is hosting an online auction on Friday, January 8th at 6pm. Commissions from the auction will go to the Central Community FFA. If interested in consigning an item, contact an FFA member or Joel Everitt!
Did you know that a KCRG weather station is located on the roof of Central School? Go to www.kcrg.com/weather/ and enter '52043' to find data coming from this weather station. Click on the pencil icon for the option to save the weather station as your 'home' location.
Update for tonight's basketball game with Turkey Valley. The JV girls will start at 4:45. There will be no JV boys game. Varsity girls will start at 6:15 as scheduled with the boys to follow. You can stream the games on Central's NFHS network. Create your FREE account here www.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_up Central's NFHS link https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia
Central will wrestle at Tripoli tomorrow (12/15) starting at 6:00 PM. Live stream the event at https://tripoli.mylivegame.com/ Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
Still looking for a last minute gift for your favorite Central Warrior... Stop by the Central Warzone Spirit Shop on Tuesday or Friday night during the JV and Varsity basketball games. No ordering deadlines or waiting for your order. Come in and grab a T-shirt, sweatshirt or water bottle to finish up your holiday shopping. Can't make it to the game? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to pick up an item. This is a #ClaytonCountyBEST student project.
Basketball Schedule Update for the Central City game on December 14th. No JV girls basketball game. JV boys will start at 5:30 in the old gym. Parents will be let in at 5:15. Varsity girls will start at 5:30 in the new gym. Parents will be let in at 5:15. Varsity boys will start at 7:15 in the new gym. Parents will be let in at 7:00 unless the varsity girls are still playing.
Basketball Schedule Update for Central City game on December 14th. No JV girls basketball game. JV boys will start at 5:30 in the old gym. Parents will be let in at 5:15. Varsity girls will start at 5:30 in the new gym. Parents will be let in at 5:15. Varsity boys will start at 7:15 in the new gym. Parents will be let in at 7:00 unless the varsity girls are still playing.
Central vs. North Fayette Valley basketball on Friday, December 11th will be live streamed via Youtube. Please go to “NFV Hoops” then click on the NFV vs. Central basketball games. Games will not show up until about 10 minutes prior to the start of the first game. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtlnFu9ZIhUuTTc4ZWWd7bA
The JH wrestling meet at MFL MarMac on December 11th has been cancelled. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
Central will host a 5-12 instrumental holiday concert tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM. Below is the link to sign up for a free NFHS account to view all home Central events and the link to the event. Please call 245-1750 if you have any questions. www.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_up https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/central-community-high-school-elkader-ia/evt384531ea1f
Nashua-Plainfield will not be allowing fans for their wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 12th due to social distancing requirements and space limitations. The girls wrestling meet for Saturday at Aplington Parkersburg is canceled.
Here is the link for the wrestling meet at Center Point-Urbana. Their is $10.00 pay-per-view to access the video. https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=616907132
The girls wrestling meet at Aplington Parkersburg on Saturday has been canceled.
Central Community FFA Members: Reminder that fruit, meat, nuts, and cheese comes in tomorrow! Please arrange to pick up your orders between 3:30pm and 6:30. Mrs. Bond can stay later if you let her know. Pick up will be at the old bus garage. The goal is to get all orders out tomorrow night. Fruit needs to be kept at refrigerator temperature while cheese and meat needs refrigeration or frozen pending the meat products! The crew did a fantastic job selling this year! Mrs. Bond would take helpers after school that are not in activities to help load members and their families out!
Central Girls Basketball: Springville 50 Central 42
Today’s basketball games vs. Springville will be live streamed on our NFHS camera. We have been in contact with NFHS this week regarding the score being visible on the live stream. We have not resolved the issue but are optimistic they can get it fixed before Tuesday’s home game. Thank you for your patience, and thank you for letting us know it was not working. Go Warriors!
Central Girls BB Score: Warriors 53 Kee High Hawks 39
The General Music Program received some early presents this year from the Central School and the Fine Arts Boosters! The two organizations worked together with the Music Department to provide these top quality instruments for the program’s educational developments. The students are excited to work with their new Tubano Drums and Mallet Instruments to expand their musical knowledge. Thank you to all who helped make this dream a reality and for supporting the fine arts!
Varsity Girls Score: West Central 33 Central 65
Basketball and Wrestling Live Stream Information for tonight Great news Warrior fans! All home games that take place at Central Community School are now FREE to watch on the NFHS network. All you have to do is sign up and you will be able to view all home Warrior sports live. Sign up here www.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_up Wrestling Live Stream @ Hudson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbaYHmyspbz4U2d1Cu0ElxQ If you have any questions call 245-1750
The Friends of the Library are putting together Family Fun Bags again for the month of December. They contain family-friendly activities for all ages and can be picked up in the Elkader Library entrance. Please take only one bag per family.
Reminder that there is a Central Community FFA meeting tonight at 6:00pm!
Central 59 Postville 41 Final in Girls Basketball
The Central Athletic Boosters have opened the clothing order up again at Rivals and thInk Custom Apparel. Ordering will close on December 2nd and will be ready to pick up on December 22nd at Central Community School. If you would like this as a Christmas gift please note that in the comment section on either website. https://www.thinkcustomapparel.com/shop/central-athletic-boosters/35 https://www.rivalsinc.com/store/c254/Central_Booster_Club.html Please call 245-1750 with questions.
The blood drive is still running on schedule from 10AM to 3PM today. If you have an appointment to donate, plan to come at your scheduled time.
Central is on a two hour late start today due to weather.
Tonight would have been the Iowa High School Music Association's All-State Music Festival in Ames, IA. While the event was unable to take place this year, the honor of being selected for this chorus does not change. On Oct. 24th, Brenna Buckman was selected as an Alto 1 and a member of the Iowa All-State Chorus, an honor which only 600 students around the state earn in a given year. Out of all 1A-4A accepted schools for the Chorus, roughly 6.83% of those were 1A. Central was one of those on the list. In order to become a part of the All-State Ensembles, it takes countless hours of preparation, hard work, diligent practice, and perseverance. This is an honor that is truly earned. Brenna represents Central this year as a part of this renowned Chorus. Congratulations to Brenna on this prestigious honor!
Great news Warrior fans! All home games that take place at Central Community School are now FREE to watch on the NFHS network. All you have to do is sign up and you will be able to view all home Warrior sports live. Sign up here www.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_up
Great to be back on the court in a jamboree tonight against Kee High. Central 16 Kee High 14 in 2 qtrs. of play. Be grateful for every opportunity!!!
Due to yesterday's proclamation, all Junior High sports have been suspended through Thursday, December 10. This includes the weight room after school. Please call the office (563.245.1750) with any questions.
The JH girls wrestling meet for tomorrow, November 17th has been postponed and the new date is to be determined at this time. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
Due to recent surge of COVID-19 cases in our county and cold/flu season being among us, this is a friendly reminder to continue to utilize our Daily Screening tool (https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1ORvmFmTQ9P0IssmvQUL5Ah0qlvUp1Yd5sHPSNfpyIpA/edit?usp=sharing) and communicate any close contact exposure to the school. Thanks!
The Central Student Council is asking your help in filling out this form to see the interests in these leagues.Please fill this form out. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScubqrNBVFVV9M8xmz3VbxISGkMLmR8O4HT8GZagtN9I-AzBw/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Central Torch Chapter of the NHS is still planning to host the Veteran's Day program tomorrow at 2PM. All guests are asked to wear masks and socially distance. Students/staff not involved in the program will be watching from their classrooms. Join us as we honor our veterans!
We need your help solving the mystery of the Missing Compost Sifters. The picture below shows a compost sifter that was designed and built by Central students for use at our compost pile near the city yard waste disposal area. This is the second sifter that students have designed and built to go missing. If you have any information about either missing sifter we would love to have at least one of them back to use this spring. No questions asked. Thank you. Agritzner@central.k12.ia.us
Central School Equipment for public bid. Please call 245-1750 with any questions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tVCAOlns4-FZFyK5tx_ADrCucL9s-o2sTmgLaCx5mfE/edit?usp=sharing
The district cross country meet has been postponed for today and will now be ran at 4:00 pm tomorrow. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
The Central Booster Club has a clothing order open until November 4th. Paper copies will be sent home with elementary and middle school students or they can be picked up in either school office. Online stores are open as well. www.rivalsinc.com thinkcustomapparel.com
Clayton County BEST students met with business partner Nick Yost from Euphoria Coffee in West Union to discuss plans to expand marketing options using Snapchat. The students connected with Euphoria Coffee through the Future Ready Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning. @euphoriacoffeeiowa @FutureReadyIowa
Check out Central's basketball clothing order. https://www.rivalsinc.com/store/c156/Central_Basketball.html
Reminder: Those interested in purchasing chapter FFA apparel, here is the link for what is available this year. The last day to order will be Monday, October 19th, 2020. Any questions, ask Mrs. Bond. https://www.rivalsinc.com/store/c251/Central_FFA.html
District cross country will be at the Guttenberg Golf Course on October 22nd starting at 4:00 PM with the girls and the boys running at 4:30 PM.
If you are attending the football game at Central City tonight please know that masks are mandatory and the concession stand will only be selling drinks. GO WARRIORS!
NHS is hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross on November 24th from 10AM-3PM to help with the blood shortage and earn more scholarship money. All CDC safety guidelines will be followed. https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Central Community School
The Friday night varsity football game has been moved to Thursday night with a start time of 6:00 PM at Central City.
Central Community, This past week the school board met to review new recommendations from the Central Return To Learn Committee and guidance from the IDPH. Under the new guidance, if students are wearing a mask they would no longer have to be sent home on quarantine if they are exposed to a positive case. Our goal from Day #1 is to stay in school and keep our kids here. Starting on Monday, October 12 all students, staff, and visitors to Central facilities will be expected to wear a mask to help us continue with that goal. Please no longer send your child with just a gator or face shield. If you do not have a face mask at home, teachers will have extras in their classrooms to provide students. We sincerely appreciate all the support we have received in this ever-changing environment.
Central Calendar Changes October 16th the Varsity football team will be playing at Central City, game time is 7:00 PM. October 19th the Varsity volleyball team will play the first round regional tournament at Tripoli, start time is 7:00 PM. October 19th the JV football team will not be playing. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
Friendly reminder that a face covering is expected to be worn if 6' social distancing can't be maintained at tonight's Volleyball match. Students in the student section are expected to wear a face covering. This is due to recent guidance from the IDPH stating if all parties are wearing a face covering they will not have to quarantine. Thank you for supporting us and helping keeping our kids in school.
The JH football game at Dunkerton has just been cancelled. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
The JV football game at Dunkerton has been cancelled for tonight. The JH game will start at 4:15 as planned. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
Central Community, This past week the IDPH released guidance that states if face coverings are correctly worn by all parties then we will not have to send students home for the 14-day quarantine. Central's return to learn plan states face coverings are expected when 6' social distancing can't be maintained. Today during our full staff PD everyone agreed we needed to be consistent with following our plan as we do not want to send kids home, WE WANT THEM HERE!! Starting Monday the following expectations will be followed when not properly wearing a face covering: 1) Teachable moment: First couple times of talking to a student or a time where a student just simply forgot. 2) 1st Offense: Defiant when asked to put a face covering on. You have talked to the student multiple times about the face covering. 1st offense should be recorded as a minor referral. 3) 2nd Offense: Defiance continues and you have already recorded a minor referral. Student should be sent to the office and it should be recorded as a major. Office will contact parents. 4) 3rd Offense: Parent meeting and student is placed on remote learning for 2-weeks. 5) 4th Offense: Parent meeting and student is placed on remote learning for the remainder of the school year. It isn't our goal to punish students for not wearing a face covering. I understand we all have different beliefs on this. With the new guidance it is my goal to keep all students and staff here. Thank you for your partnership and support in this. Sincerely, Mr. Trenkamp
The Central Drama department is looking to borrow the following items for the upcoming play. Please contact Mrs. Carolyn Yanda if you have something that could be used. email@example.com Set Pieces/Props Needed Chiropractic posters Dallas Cowboys jersey (as decoration, not costume) large potted plants Small sofa or love seat (preferably lightweight) Bamboo chair wooden baseball bat golf club restaurant style milk/cream pitcher
Central FFA Apparel Sale: Those interested in purchasing chapter FFA apparel, here is the link for what is available this year. The last day to order will be October 19th, 2020. Any questions, ask Mrs. Bond. https://www.rivalsinc.com/store/c251/Central_FFA.html
Picture retake day will be Wednesday, October 7th. If your student did not have their picture taken on the original day please plan on this date. Forms are still available in the school office. If your student would like to have their picture retaken please make sure and send the original packet on the 7th. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
Central Stakeholders, This past week many Keystone AEA superintendents including myself wrote individual letters to Governor Reynolds requesting her to no longer require a 14-day quarantine. Our reasoning was simple, in our AEA alone we have sent home hundreds of healthy kids who want to be in school. The social emotional toll put on these kids and their families has been enormous. Today Governor Reynolds eliminated the 14-day quarantine as long as face covering are being worn correctly. This is a timely announcement as our Return to Learn Committee is meeting today. We will review our plan and propose any changes to the School Board for final approval. As stated throughout, this situation (and our plan) will remain fluid. Thank you for your continued patience and support.
At Friday's game James Eberhardt and Abby Cummer were crowned as our 2020 Homecoming King & Queen. Due to a unique set of circumstances, this year Evan Pensel and James Eberhardt have been crowned as Co-Kings. This picture is from the second crowning which took place immediately after Friday's game. Both young men handled the situation with integrity. This situation has put their outstanding individual character on display as they did exactly what our Homecoming Court should do - represent Central in the best possible way. We apologize for the confusion, thank you James and Evan for modeling Central's Core Values and showing all of us how to navigate an uncomfortable situation.
Hey Warrior Fans! If you would like the Zoom link for the 9:40-10:10 Hall of Famer and Grand Marshall speech please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Warriors!
Please complete the following survey if your child would like to participate in the free breakfast program at Central. https://forms.gle/2he51a621NfbKMCQ6
Central Community School would now like to Introduce our 2020 Hall of Famer, Micheal Osterloh. Mike attended 1 year at the Volga school and finished High School at Central. He Graduated in early February of 1980 and entered the Army in that same month. On the day that his class graduated from Central Mike was making his 2nd jump out of a “perfectly good airplane”. By the end of the week he had earned his army airborne wings, parachutist certification. In the army Mike was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington and then in Fort Kobbe, Panama in the canal zone. It was in Panama where Mike met and married his wife, Teresa, who was active duty in the Air Force stationed at Howard Air Force Base in Panama. Mike left the army after a 4 yr career and moved with Teresa to FE Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. Teresa remained active duty Air Force and was stationed at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mike joined the Wyoming Air National Guard and was the NCOIC, Non Commissioned Officer In Charge, of the Wyoming Air National Guard Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Group. Mike and Teresa also had their first daughter, Stephanie, in 1986 in Wyoming. That same year Mike started work with Boeing upgrading missile silos and control centers to the Peacekeeper missile, which was eventually decommissioned but not before being very useful as a deterrent during the final years of the cold war. From there Mike was offered a job with Boeing on the IUS, Inertial Upper Stage, program in Florida at Kennedy Space Center. The IUS was a solid fuel upper stage that was the only large upper stage allowed to be used by the Space Shuttle in the years after the Challenger disaster. With the IUS they not only flew off of the Space Shuttle but also flew on top of the Titan 4 rocket which is where Mike would next be working for Martin Marrietta, later to become Lockheed Martin. It was during this time when he learned just how good his education at Central truly was and how it was far above most other schools. Although Mike started algebra in his junior year in high school, he was not getting it and was put back into general Math class mid-year. This was important to Mike because in 1991, after being out of school for 11 years, he decided to go to college and get a degree. Since Mike had been out of school for so long he was required to take a placement test to determine where he could start his college classes. Mike scored well enough on the placement test so that he didn’t have to take any makeup classes and moved directly into college level curriculum. He later found out that he had scored better than 90 percent of the students that had just finished high school. A HUGE testament to the education Mike received at Central. He received his Associates degree 2 years later. It was during this time that their 2nd daughter, Michelle, was born in 1992. He worked with payloads on the Titan 4 program also. After 5 ½ years on the Titan program Mike was called back to Boeing on the IUS program and remained there until the program was ended in 2002. During this time he also spent time on loan to the ISSPF, International Space Station Processing Facility, working on future Space Station hardware before it was sent into space. Boeing asked Mike to work on the Delta 2/3 rocket program after IUS and later on the Delta 4 rocket program which he did until 2008. In April 2008, the director of a new startup rocket company in Florida asked him if he wanted to go to work with them on their team. Mike told him he needed to give ULA, which was a merger of the Atlas 5 and Delta 4 programs, a 2 week notice. He said great and 2 weeks later he was working for Spacex, Space Exploration Technologies. Mike took this job not knowing how far it would go or if it would even go. It seemed at the time that the owner, Elon Musk, had some very ambitious goals. He was at the time the 323rd employee of the company and he wanted to be able to go to Mars. Mike wasn’t sure what he was getting into, but really did like the business model and definitely could see this company going places if the drive and ambition was kept along with the general philosophy that everyone is asked to offer up ideas. In the end the person in charge of each project would make the final decision on the path forward and they were to move in that direction as a single team, It did and, in his opinion, it’s what made Spacex able to advance the aerospace industry at such a high rate of speed. If you would have told Mike when he hired on with Spacex that in 5 years they would build their own rocket, build their own capsule, launch and test both and have the capsule start taking provisions to the international space station and be the only capsule in the world to be able to return cargo and valuable experiments back to earth, He probably would have brushed them off. Guess what, they did! Unheard of in the rocket launching business since the initial phases of the rocket programs in the 60’s. The first Falcon 9 launch from launch complex 40 was June of 2010 just 2 ½ years from the old Titan 4 tower coming down on launch complex 40. Mike held positions at Spacex to include Technician, Lead Technician, Supervisor. Also served as LE, Lead Pad Engineer, responsible for rolling the rocket out to the pad and all preps up to launch. Immediately returning to the pad post launch, usually within 5 to 10 minutes, to ensure the condition of the pad and to reestablish security at the pad post launch. He has since held a position of Pad Lead responsible for day to day activities required to keep the pad operations moving forward safely and efficiently and implementing updates to accomplish that goal. Most Spacex launches and landings can be watched live on Spacex.com. These can be very interesting as the milestones leading up to launch and through launch are explained along with the milestones leading up to the landings. In total, he owes his success to his faith, family, friends and the education I received at Central.
This year's Homecoming schedule has some changes from recent years. The typical Thursday night activities have been incorporated into the Friday schedule. The community is invited to watch PowderPuff Football on Friday from 11:05-12:20. The games will be held on the practice football field at the school. The parade will begin at 1:00 on Friday. The parade will begin at Peace Church and travel down Main St. ending at Founders Park (the same as the Sweet Corn Days Parade). We will also have our traditional Friday pep rally but it has been moved to the morning and due to COVID-19 precautions the public will not be invited this year. Please call 245-1750 with any questions! Go Warriors!
Monday the JV football game against Central City will play two quarters at 4:30 and the JH game will start at approximately 5:30. Please call 245-1750 with any question.
Join our K-6 CCS Assembly from home on Zoom! Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98800203009?pwd=a1hFdG1PN0t5elRDdHJ1MTIyQUNmZz09 Kahoot link: https://kahoot.it/ (Kahoot will be easiest to play on a separate device)
The football game at Don Bosco tomorrow night has been canceled. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
Homecoming shirt orders are online this year! Please get your order in before Sunday, September 20th at 5pm. https://www.thinkcustomapparel.com/shop/warrior-homecoming-2020/29
The Central Torch Chapter of the National Honor Society will be Live Streaming the 2020 Induction Ceremony tonight at 7PM. Join us in honoring our students!
Reminder: September FFA meeting for Central Community FFA will be held tomorrow evening (9/15/20) at 6pm in Mrs. Bond's room. There will be refreshments and recreation after the meeting. Mrs. Bond will help anyone start their Supervised Agriculture Experiences from 4pm to 6pm!
FOOTBALL UPDATE Tonight's football game vs. Midland is postponed until tomorrow at 10:00 AM. The game will be played at Dyersville Beckman. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
YOUTH VOLLEYBALL Grades 5th and 6th Cost $25 Sign up and practice this Saturday, September 12th at 10:30am at the school interested in playing youth volleyball this fall. Registration will run from 10:15-10:30, and practice will go from 10:30-12:00. If you are unable to attend, please let Mrs. Erickson know at email@example.com. All games will be played on Sunday afternoons.
Seniors and your parents- need help with understanding the college financial aid process? Due to Covid-19 restrictions John Holland is unable to come into our school. Here is a link to his taped presentation from ICAN (Iowa College Access Network) about how to pay for College, understand the financial aid process filling out the FAFSA form, and where to go for help. Click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAG9EfUm1HM&ab_channel=ICANsucceed
You can listen to tonight's football game live at www.theoriolecast.com. We will also be live streaming video through our Facebook page. As a reminder, Central's Activity Guide for Home Events can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jv_tDKYXG-Mdd4qiOGhacnCyq0XNO64RMdlSr05yUg8/edit
Senior night for the Central Warrior football team will be this Friday evening during halftime of the Central vs. Springville game. Go Warriors!
Central's Activity Guide For Home Events Information https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jv_tDKYXG-Mdd4qiOGhacnCyq0XNO64RMdlSr05yUg8/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you John Hess and thINK Custom Apparel for providing the labor today to finish painting the field! As a reminder for tonight’s game, Central’s Return to Learn Plan applies to activities as well. - Face coverings are expected indoors when social distancing is not feasible. - For outdoor activities, face coverings are recommended but not expected and general mitigation strategies should be used. Avoid opportunities where respiratory droplets can be shared. - Face coverings are required when ordering at the concession stand. As adults it is always important that we model appropriate behavior for our kids. Thank you in advance for being a good role model!
We will be attempting to live stream tonight's home FB against Kee High on our school Facebook page. If it goes well, we hope to do this with the rest of our home FB games.
We are in need of one more person to work the chain gang for the football game on Friday, August 28. Report time is 6:30. A sideline view that comes with free admission! Please email Mr. Reinhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity! Additional opportunities to be part of the chain gang exist throughout the season at both Varsity and JH/JV games as well.
Due to excessive heat in the forecast, the Ed-Co Invitational Cross Country meet scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
This will be a regular chapter meeting for members and people interested in becoming a member of the FFA and those that are already members. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Bond at email@example.com or call 563-245-1751
The school garden committee would like to thank all of the community members who helped us out by harvesting and using the produce from the school garden. Thanks to you our summer garden was a success. With school starting today, the produce will now be featured in our school lunch program with much less being available for us to share with the community. Thanks again for your help and support and we hope to see you back at the garden next summer.
Fall Play Auditions will be held on August 24 and 25 from 12:30-2:30 PM in the band room. If you can't be there, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make arrangements for another time. Please bring a pen/pencil and your schedule.
Day #2 of professional development has been focused on Trauma Sensitive and Remote/In-Person learning. Central Teacher Leaders had all staff model what it is like being a student remotely and in-person using our new Owl Conferencing Equipment and Google Classrooms! How do you know what it is like being a student unless you be a student🤷♂️ Great work Central Staff!
Central Parents - Please check out our Health and Safety Information before the 1st day of school! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1spS-Bpwhv4eX9YeyF48R3YXKJaWrEaS_pTLUdU_GjJA/edit?usp=sharing
JH Cross Country practice will begin on Thursday, August 27th at 3:45 PM in the fitness center. If you are available to workout on Monday, August 24th and Wednesday, August 26th please meet in the fitness center at 3:45. Monday and Wednesday practice next week are not required but all are encouraged and welcome to join. Please make sure you have a current physical on file with the office before Thursday, August 27th. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Bauder at email@example.com
Today we get to welcome Central's new teachers, excited to officially start the 2020/21 school year!
HELP NEEDED! We are overrun with fresh produce at the school garden. Please stop down and take as much as you or your family can use. All produce is FREE to a good home. PLEASE DO NOT pick or take the watermelon. They are not ready and we are hoping to harvest these for a special treat the first days of school.
Parents & Staff, as you are out school shopping just a friendly reminder that Central has purchased two Gator face coverings for each student and employee of the district. We still encourage having enough face coverings so they can be cleaned daily. All face coverings should follow appropriate dress code.
You still have time to order a 2020-2021 Central Activity Calendar. The Central calendar features hundreds of upcoming activities, fun facts about Central, the 2020-2021 fundraising calendar and sponsorships from our local businesses. Orders can be placed using this link https://forms.gle/JtveTTYnmUosArQNA or calling 245-1750.
Good Morning Central Warriors! Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open. Please follow these steps to complete the process. Log into your JMC account. If you have forgotten your username or password, you may use the username and password recovery links in JMC, or simply call 245-1750 or 245-1472 for help. https://central.onlinejmc.com/ Click on the Register for 2020-2021 Follow the Start/Continue the Registration Process and Sign Forms links. Next, If you would like to add lunch money online to your family account, follow the lunch link. Lunch payments can also be dropped off at Central’s office. Finally, you will click on the Tuition/Fees link. Please check that all fees are correct for each of your students by using the drop down tab. Please visit the Purchase Items tab if your PS-4th grade student would like milk break or if you would like to purchase an adult or student activity card. To pay your students individual balance with more than one item, hold the shift key and select the fees to be paid. If you choose to save your payment information on file, you will not need to re-enter for each student. Yearbooks will be available to purchase at a later date. All fees can be paid online at this time or dropped off at the Central office by August 7th at 2:00 PM. If you prefer to register your students in person you may come to the Central commons area on Tuesday, August 4th from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
Central Community, below you will find our approved Return-To-Learn plan and application for Remote Learning. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XudPtzZvU8RgTpm8jFqVU4npKmFfNgEYYcEdRGZqV8o/edit?usp=sharing
Central Community, please check out our updated Q & A from feedback after Monday night's School Board Meeting at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_zoUnzOb_A4Ibvqq_BwiW6pJoi0qDkXtOKgilcWEHQ8/edit?usp=sharing
Below is the agenda for Thursday night's School Board Work Session and Meeting. The public is welcomed to come and comment on the Return To Learn plan either in-person or through the Zoom link on the agenda. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_NCEsIVBu1u9tb3416mZtZUxlvdSphZ1/view?usp=sharing
Here is the recording link from Monday night's School Board Meeting and password to access it: https://aea1.zoom.us/rec/share/-8IyF-rXqUVIZ6P0tWXbWrUNFIfaT6a8gyQY8qZezEerThq8zcRMVUgJ-HW1PneK Password: i*8sCk2=
Due to the football schedules being changed last week, Homecoming will be on Friday, September 25 this year. It was previously announced to be on September 11 but that will be an away game now. The parade will be on Wednesday night (September 23) instead of the Thursday night tradition. This change is due to a home volleyball match on Thursday.
𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎-𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 Central will hold school registration online starting Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7th. Central families wishing to register in person may come in on Tuesday, August 4th from 7:00 AM-5:00 PM. Below are the registration fees for the 2020-2021 school year. Don't forget, if your family would like to fill out a free and reduced meals application please do so by Friday, July 31st. Directions for online registration will be sent out on Monday morning when registration opens. If you have any question now, please call 245-1750
Fresh from the school garden this morning we have sweet peppers, small orange tomatoes and lots of cucumbers. Stop down and grab anything you can use. The tomatoes are ripe. Just an orange variation. The cucumbers are really producing. Feel free to pick anything that is ripe in the garden. Remember this is FREE to anyone who wishes to stop by the garden and get it! Please support the school garden by making use of what is produced.
Good Morning, If your family would like to fill out a free and reduced meals application for the 2020-2021 school year, please log into your JMC account before July 31st to complete this process. The meals application can be found by clicking the "Register for the 2020-2021 School Year" tab. If you have any questions or need assistance please call 245-1751. Thank you!
A friendly reminder that the Return-To-Learn Committee will present their plan to the School Board tonight at 6:00 p.m. In order to maintain social distancing we only have room for 17 people to attend the meeting (first come, first serve). You may also attend through the Zoom link below. A reminder that the public will not be allowed to comment on the plan. Any questions or comments about the plan may be sent to Mr. Trenkamp for the committee to review. https://aea1.zoom.us/j/94303874513?pwd=dkxSRk9xVXlDWERad2ZuY3lTeTJlUT09
Central Community, Today the Return-To-Learn Committee met and finalized the draft to our plan. The Return-To-Learn plan will be shared with the school board at Monday night's meeting (6:00 p.m.). The school board will not approve the plan Monday night but will ask questions of the committee members. This meeting will be followed by another meeting for approval giving the school board members time to review the plan and receive public input. You can attend the school board meeting in-person or through Zoom at this link: https://aea1.zoom.us/j/94303874513?pwd=dkxSRk9xVXlDWERad2ZuY3lTeTJlUT09
Central Community, I started a COVID-19/Return-To-Learn Q & A which can be found at the link below. The Return-To-Learn Committee is still working on the overall plan. Answers in the Q & A as well as our plan will remain fluid. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_zoUnzOb_A4Ibvqq_BwiW6pJoi0qDkXtOKgilcWEHQ8/edit?usp=sharing
The school garden is starting to produce yummy results. Peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes will be plentiful. There is also broccoli, carrots, herbs, peas, beans and lettuce. The excess produce will be shared with the community in a first come first serve basis. Check back soon for when there are vegetables ready for pick up at the garden. Feel free to harvest any ready produce your family will use. We want to make sure the produce does not go to waste until we return to school. Comment if you have questions or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder-admission to the softball game tonight is $6. No passes are permitted. Exact amount is appreciated but not required.
Central has created a wall calendar for the 2020-2021 school year that contains 400+ dates for athletics, fine arts, and other school events. Calendars will be available in early August so you have all dates easily accessible for the school year. Each calendar will be $20, payable to Central Community School. Preorder your calendar today by filling out this form, calling the District Office (563.245.1750), or emailing Mrs. Walch (email@example.com). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyS0hUKDMhM_pkv7kbghPQ1kIFazImf9dPovS4BJmikW_YuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Football OTA for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8th is being moved to Thursday, July 9th at the same time from 6:00-8:00 PM. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
Central had two girls attend a 3-day wrestling camp at Grandview College in Des Moines, IA. It was a very fun experience and they both learned a lot! They had the opportunity to learn from some of the best female wrestlers in the country and met some other girls from multiple states throughout the country who live wrestling just as much as they do! #CentralStrong
Attention to all students of the Central Community that are interested in wrestling! Starting Tuesday, July 7th, there will be Open Mat on Sundays from 4:30-6:30 pm (Girls start at 4:30 and Technique at 5:30) and Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm (Everybody). Any kids of all ages are encouraged to attend! These Open Mats will focus on technique, some live wrestling and things to better these athletes for this winter. We will always be in the little gym. As for safety precautions to help keep your athlete safe will be following very similar precautions as Coach Bormann is in the weight room. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18cwHFIHZ_nBD64FBrVKOeMvTYurmg_CUYHk3m__n25w/edit I look forward to working with all of your athletes! Coach Koehn
Warriors - Please read the following document regarding summer workouts/open gyms for incoming 7-12 grade students. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AtitGb_NaNy2cN5UXtoDH6YeBqcEElrb/view?usp=sharing
Attention any students entering grades 7-12. Football OTA's (Organized Team Activities) will begin on July 6th in the small gym. Students will need gym shoes and cleats as we will be going to the practice field following what we will be doing in the small gym. At OTA's we will focus on football specific movements, agilities, football fundamentals and team building activities. The schedule for OTA's will go as follows: Mondays 6-8 pm and Wednesdays 6-8 pm. We will always meet in the little gym. As for safety precautions to help keep your athlete safe will be following very similar precautions as Coach Bormann is in the weight room. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18cwHFIHZ_nBD64FBrVKOeMvTYurmg_CUYHk3m__n25w/edit I look forward to working with all of your athletes! Coach Koehn
Central Community, Central has put together a task force to develop our Return to Learn Plan which is due to the State on July 1st. This plan is fluid and we are allowed to make changes at anytime. The most recent guidance from the Iowa Department of Education is attached below. At this time school districts are allowed to move forward with on-site learning! We will post our Return to Learn Plan to our website once that is completed. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ITUxNyse_wrCvwAJLEwpN0wmLdj2PxoV/view?usp=sharing Mr. Trenkamp
Both the Baseball and Softball playing in Garnavillo tonight, starting at 4pm. WarEagle Baseball v. Kee, and Central Softball v. Clayton Ridge.
Preschool Registration - more information can be found in this letter - https://docs.google.com/document/d/16aNiZTsY6vsKARaSwYpgDNTUuhTV5Nd8cU31MDAHPms/edit?usp=sharing
Incoming Preschool Families - Please see the attached letter for updated Preschool Registration and Round Up information for the 2020-2021 school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16aNiZTsY6vsKARaSwYpgDNTUuhTV5Nd8cU31MDAHPms/edit?usp=sharing
7th-12th Grade Students: If you haven't done so already, please complete the Central CTE Survey. This survey will help us receive funding, and more importantly, give us better insight of what you think of our CTE program. Thanks for your help! https://forms.gle/Er2atA9WoW9oZe6G6
Reminder for Local Businesses: If you haven't done so already, please consider completing the Central CTE (Career & Technical Education) Program Survey. This quick survey is required as part of Central's application for Perkins funding, and more importantly, it gives us better insight of your understanding of CTE and the workplace skills you believe our students need to be successful in the future. Thanks for your help! https://forms.gle/tFEyca5eXT2soufc6
Don't forget to check out the items Central has for sale. Bidding ends Friday! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Po7GKVQLtHurezKhBaCVg9WRamB7a1ty76_ZR19s5cA/edit?fbclid=IwAR2ZpsZmHe3ZwihI8An5wLNRgepcrOZ_4UrdmLBXnYtmZ-Q1U3hzdh_hRug
Reminder to 7th-12th Grade Parents: If you haven't done so already, please consider completing the Central CTE (Career & Technical Education) Program Survey. This quick survey is required as part of Central's application for Perkins funding, and more importantly, it gives us better insight of your understanding of CTE and the workplace skills you believe our students need to be successful in the future. Thanks for your help! https://forms.gle/A3XCHn6e7iVheG917
Central's Prom for 2020 has been cancelled. The link below is a copy of the letter sent to Junior/Senior students and families today. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o4855jkbRvUwx4yqy_xvBU7lI0hXTrtH/view?usp=sharing Enjoy your weekend!
The 4th graders ended their year with a virtual talent show. Check out all of their talents! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M21e23SIT60HS_UbUESw83POu1-55N_IuTqV38oW1qM/edit?usp=sharing
On the first official day of summer break we invite you to take a look at our list of items up for bid. Wrestling mats, weight equipment, gym floor, and scoreboards are all included. Bids are due by Friday, June 5. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Po7GKVQLtHurezKhBaCVg9WRamB7a1ty76_ZR19s5cA/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder Central Elementary end of the year CCS assembly starts in 15 minutes! Central Community School District is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://aea1.zoom.us/j/96508328160?pwd=Y2NobEpvTWtSK1VIanJGOUY3by8yZz09 Meeting ID: 965 0832 8160 Password: 642355
The school garden has been planted! Thanks to all we have put time and effort into this project. If you are interested in helping in the garden over the summer please respond here, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school. Watch for future announcements about available produce from the garden this summer.
Congrats to the Class of 2020! View the Senior Academic Awards Presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSQ0JdXDNYItlPAerZwRl9fBCpdf-YLpQibbiub_gCPfQhqqpgDHiPco5By8JnjnPLQ5fzsvoI2IZsr/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
To all Central Community families: Please hop in your vehicle and drive by the school this Thursday, May 21, between 6:00 and 6:30. Central staff will be out waving to families as they say Goodbye to students and the end of this crazy school year. Mr. O'Brien will be parked outside his shop so honk as you go by and wish him a very Happy Retirement! Hope to see you all there!
Due to technical difficulty, we had to live stream today’s commencement through our Facebook page. However, we have uploaded the video to our YouTube channel as well, that way you can share the link with those not on Facebook. -> https://youtu.be/bgpXmCn3h7w
A reminder that we will be attempting to live stream today’s commencement. We plan to stream on our YouTube channel -> bit.ly/centralcsd
Central Community updated Commencement plans can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c0l-4lhLY4YUI4ps_Wxb4J368FtVMwUxwQyCjlPBPy0/edit
Central Elementary End of the Year Virtual Assembly & Good-Bye Parade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B3Fv1JDqH38jWRZ24VdomrDkolV7VH-kNFotMdv-ius/edit?usp=sharing
Central Community, Today I am reopening all outside Central School District facilities except the playground equipment. All other facilities are open and we ask those using our facilities to be mindful of social distancing requirements.
Central families and students please check out our plan to return your school items plus pick up your personal items from the school here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ACXkyowEOWYx2prZAijVuIZeGTc8-ibCjaNXiTJa5eE/edit?usp=sharing
Happy Friday Central Elementary! Just a quick update on our virtual learning. In the first week we had 48% of students complete 100% of their work. In week two that slipped to 39% and week three down to 32%. Mr. Rodenberg's 4th grade class has the highest completion rate at 69%. Remember to concentrate on your math and reading standards so you are prepared for next school year. I know it can be tough not being in school but we are here to help and I know all of you can finish strong!
Please view this link for Commencement details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rZU3_y7-7t9V2wWHhKvG5zhErmoZhriv76P4V8BLe9k/edit
It’s a beautiful day to get some work done! Central associate Sue Breitsprecher, one of the members of Central’s Garden Team, is out working in the school garden this morning. She would be done by now but she had to stand here waiting for the sun to come up before she could begin. Thank you, Mrs. Breitsprecher!
Students & Parents: A PK-12 Zoom Schedule is now available on the Central Continuous Learning site. This schedule shows the dates and times Central students are meeting with teachers on Zoom each week. If you have any questions regarding the Zoom schedule, please don't hesitate to reach out to a Central staff member. https://sites.google.com/central.k12.ia.us/centralonlinelearning/pk-12-zoom-schedule
Yard signs are available for purchase to recognize the Class of 2020. Prices and order forms can be found at https://www.shimlee.com/yard-signs/
Central Elementary is going to host our monthly CCS meeting through Zoom this upcoming Monday (27th) at 6:00 p.m. Please join us at this link: https://aea1.zoom.us/j/99884642144?pwd=QVdrOU9KMzlDMjI3Nm81Y1h5cERaZz09
Central Warriors, today Space X will be launching a rocket. It will be launched at 3:30:30 eastern time (2:30 our time.). You can watch the launch live on your computers. Go to SpaceX.com find the watch live button and click it. You should see planets and the earth with the play button in the middle. Space X starts commentary 15 minutes before launch. This is giving you a lot of information on the launch and payload plus some other things. Today they are launching 60 Starlink Satellites into orbit. Todays launch will also make the Space X Falcon 9 the most used rocket in the USA with 84 launches. The last was Atlas 5s' with 83 launches. Enjoy. Don't forget, today at 2:30 (2:15 to hear all the commentary) Mrs. Klingman
Central Warriors, Governor Reynolds just announced schools will be closed for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year. As an educator I can't tell you how hard this pulls on our hearts as we look forward to closure with our students that a typical end of the school year brings. This year, we will not get that. With this announcement I know there are more questions than answers (prom, graduation, required learning, summer school, etc.). Mr. Reinhart and I will be reviewing the new guidance to schools beginning Monday and will work as quickly as we can to provide you with a plan to address these questions and more. The Central PreK Building, K-12 Building, and all sports facilities will remain closed through April 30 due to new guidance for Region 6. Limited staff will be allowed into the building and the district office will no longer maintain regular hours. The best form of communication will now be email. To our seniors, I know it may not seem like it now but COVID-19 is something that will make you stronger and more passionate about what is truly important in life. Someday you will be able to tell the story of your senior year to your kids and grandkids, and what a story it will be! Central Community thank you for your support and patience during these times. Please follow the State guidance and stay safe. More information will be coming soon. --Mr. Trenkamp
Central Warriors, please check out our student learning material plan and learning site by clicking on the link below. Our extended learning plan is up and running! https://docs.google.com/document/d/12ioZwYjHZ4srK_tiOgx-4cPk8IAMb7PYoOkKuhNcFGQ/edit?usp=sharing
PK-6th Grade Parents, Central elementary is working on a plan to provide weekly education opportunities to our students. This week your teachers will be contacting you to share their office hours, communications method, as well as collect information about your internet accessibility. The district office will work directly with families who do not have internet access. I am also working on a plan to get materials, including iPads to every elementary student. A formal letter of our plan will be coming later this week. As always, thank you for your support and patience during these unprecedented times. -Mr. Trenkamp .
I know we have provided many resources, but I wanted to specifically highlight some for mental health for anyone who may be having a hard time -Mrs. Cobie-Nuss http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/resources/individuals/makeitok/mental-health-resources-covid-19-coronavirus/
Central COVID-19 Update, 4/03/20: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b00pHv4IIWaTl6dwfUrE-Cg1KdarB2c0vjidsSg_h4A/edit?usp=sharing
Resources from Please Pass the Love for students of all ages can be found here: https://www.pleasepassthelove.org/covid-19-resources There's virtual story time for elementary kids, art sharing, coping skills groups, and virtual support groups for teens who just want to talk.
Central Community, Clayton County has it's first confirmed COVID-19 case. Due to this I am shutting all of our facilities down to non-essential workers and visitors. This includes our athletic facilities and playground. I am working directly with the Elkader Police Department and they will be enforcing this order. The district office will remain open at this time but we will not allow any visitors who do not have an approved appointment. Please talk with your kids about the importance of self-isolation. I am hearing a lot of reports about our students getting together, this puts everyone at risk. More information will come as I receive it. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. Together we will get through this! -Mr. Trenkamp
Here is the direct link to the resource page that was shared earlier this week. This can also be found on the Central website under the news tab. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z1OCi7Bj4aBAY_5dhs6l-FRDAyMY6IP9WUU-n5yIJeM/edit#heading=h.r2sxve6d4mro
Chat Live with Iowa College Access Network! Starting Wednesday, March 25, at 2PM, ICAN will go live at least once per day on Facebook and Twitter to discuss important college planning topics and answer questions. https://www.facebook.com/ICANsucceed/ Twitter: @icansucceed
Central Community, below please read my COVID-19 update here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qTalbThCs63K2dPu6JqFqlEAanlVIjpuTFW0QElvNy8/edit?usp=sharing
Central Warriors, Tomorrow I am meeting with our staff to develop a list of resources you can use at home. The district office will be closed Friday so we hope to have our list posted to our website early next week. In the meantime please follow the guidance of social distancing. I'd also challenge all of you to take some time and turn off social media and the news. Enjoy your time with your family and tune out the negative noise. Remember, our kids are watching us. Thank you for your continued support and understanding, stay healthy and together we will get through this.
Previous message should have said Tuesday, March 17th instead of Thursday, March 17th.
Central Warriors, Central will be closed through April 12, 2020 and plans to start back up on Monday, April 13, 2020. This includes all activities and events. The building will be open Thursday, March 17, 7:30 AM to noon for students and staff to come and collect their personal belongings. After that Central facilities will be closed unless arrangements are made with the district office. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please spread the word that preschool registration scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. We will update when we know more about the situation. Thank you!
This message is regarding online college classes. Students taking online college classes should continue with their classes as scheduled. Please check your email frequently for updates from me or your instructors! Thank you!
Central is looking for a Head Softball Coach for the 2020 season. If you do not have a Coaching Authorization we can help with that. Anyone who is interested in the position can email Mr. Reinhart, email@example.com.
Central Warriors, Governor Reynolds has a press conference scheduled for 4:30 today. Directly following the press conference, Keystone AEA Superintendents are meeting to discuss the Governor's message. We will provide more information after these meetings. This is a friendly reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are canceled tonight. The Central School Board meeting will remain scheduled and is open to the public. We ask everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and IDPH. Thank you for your patience and support.
Central Warriors, Following Governor Reynold's recommendation, Central will not have school tomorrow (Monday, March 16). We will provide further information tomorrow after the Governor's Press Conference.
Seniors: reminder that today is the last day to submit your application for the Central Community Scholarship Foundation! Go to www.centralcommunityscholars.org
Kindergarten students are working hard to understand closed syllables: 1 vowel, the vowel is closed in by one or more consonants, and the vowel says its short sound. They were able to come up with 76 different closed syllable words. Feel free to have them explain this to you and continue to "hunt" for these words at home!
Registration Night is tonight! The goal is to communicate to both students and parents the registration process and for students to review with their parents their 4 year plans, which will be used to register them for next year's classes. We look forward to seeing you!
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in the band/chorus room. The agenda includes reviewing Carnival, planning a trip to Des Moines to see the musical Wicked in June, and staff reports. All parents of fine arts students are welcome to attend.
Community members coming to donate blood may use the funeral home parking lot across the street for today. Thank you!
Blood drive is tomorrow in the gym 10-3! If you are donating, save time by completing the Rapid Pass within 24 hours of your appointment. Have your ID, be hydrated & have something in your stomach! If you plan to donate as a walk in, only the afternoon has open times. Thank you!
THANK YOU to everyone who has made an appointment to donate blood this Friday!! There are currently 13 open times for Whole Blood and 6 open for Power Red. Make your appointment today! https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Central%20Community%20School
BLOOD DRIVE THIS FRIDAY! Help the Central NHS save lives and earn scholarships by scheduling your appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Central Community School
There’s a small group of Central students who are quietly doing great things! This past weekend our Individual Speech team performed at District’s. We earned 11 I ratings and 3 II ratings! All 8 performers have moved on to the State event on March 14. They will perform at Starmont High School. Congratulations to our Individual Speech team!
Central Warriors, Starting Monday Pine Street will be closed for a week as we begin demo for our new parking lot. Thank you for your patience and flexibility through our remodel and upgrades.
Tonight's Game Our side of bleachers in New Hampton's gym holds 600 people. Let's fill every single one! If you have room in your car swing by and pick up that old college roommate or long lost cousin. Tell them to throw on a black shirt and be loud! Like last year's Regional Final we will award a "fan of the game." This will be based on the following categories: - Sportsmanship - Attire (black out...) - Energy See you at the game!
Hey Warrior fans did you know the boosters are sponsoring a bus to New Hampton for the girls Regional Championship game between Central and St. Ansgar tomorrow night? $6 will reserve your spot on the bus but you will get it back to use for the game door admission. You need to reserve your spot today!!!! Parents need to sign a permission form for their students to go on the bus. There will be chaperones riding as well. Call 245-1750 or stop into the school office asap to get on the list, space is limited.
Wednesday's Basketball Game New Hampton has provided the following directions for parking and which entrance to use. "In the MS Gym we will have an FFA event at 7:00pm, so please advise your fans to use the new entrance which is labeled Activities Entrance that is in the NW corner of the parking lot. I have advised that those working the speaking event park up top and use the upper entrance."
Reminder of the NHS blood drive taking place next Friday from 10-3! Spots are filling up so make your appointment today! www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=52043
Individual Speech Contest Results Tonight the Upper Iowa Conference Individual Speech Competition was held in Monona. Central's Team competed in 14 events. Our students earned 3 II ratings and 11 I ratings. Congratulations to a very talented group of young men and women!
The Central Community School's Mental Health Awareness Team is hosting Iowa's first ever high school campus walk for suicide prevention with the Iowa Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! This walk, called Out of the Darkness, will be a community wide event to start a conversation regarding how we can prevent suicide. There will be a resource fair during registration from 1-2PM, a speaker, and the walk will begin at 2PM. The walk will be about 2 miles in length, starting and ending at Central School. Register yourself or a team at https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6743
Wednesday, February 26 - Girls Basketball Regional Final A few details: - Central plays St. Ansgar @ New Hampton High School - Game starts at 7:00 PM - Central fans should plan to arrive between 6:10-6:20. - It's a BLACK OUT (Central fans wear black!) A little history and some numbers: - Central has played 5-on-5 girls basketball for 27 years (93-94 season). In the previous 26 seasons, Central never won more than 14 games. So far this year Central has won 21. - This season there are 120 schools in 1A girls basketball. Central is one of only 8 teams that have won 21 games or more. - Central is one of 16 teams to win their last three games. On Wednesday we will play for a ticket to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines where 8 of the original 120 teams will compete for a State Championship. - The last (and only) time Central qualified for the State Tournament was in 1977 (6-on-6). In a game such as this every detail matters. Everyone involved has to focus on their job and do it to the best of their ability. As fans our job is to be physically present and cheer loud. Research has shown that a large, loud fan base has the ability to enhance the concentration of the players on the court while weakening the mind and spirit of the opponent. That is a job that can only be done by those who are physically present at the game. Whether you have been to every game this season or if this will be the first one, we strongly encourage you to come! There are moments in life you never forget. Watching Central Girls Basketball qualify for the State Tournament is going to be one of them. See you at the game!
PEP BUS INFORMATION We will have a Pep Bus for Wednesday’s game at New Hampton (vs. St. Ansgar). Students can reserve a seat for $6 starting on Monday morning. More information to come. Sharing this option now so travel plans can be made.
CENTRAL WINS! Central defeats Turkey Valley 41-36 and advances to the Regional Final. We will play at New Hampton on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm.
The Upper Iowa Conference Individual Event Speech Meet that will be held at MFL MarMac Monday, February 24th starting at 4:30 pm. Central has 9 students involved participating in 14 events. Here is Central's schedule: https://cyanda2.wixsite.com/iespeech
Monday, February 24th Pine street will be closed.
Clayton County BEST students represented Central today at STEM Day at the Capitol. They spoke with legislators and other interested parties about the importance of STEM education and the great projects being done by all Clayton County BEST students. Thank you for helping us share the great work being done at Central. Proud to be a Warrior!
CENTRAL WINS! With the 50-71 victory Central adds to their record-setting season. Tonight's win was - for the first time in school history - number 20 on the season! Congratulations to Tripoli on a great season. They played very well tonight and helped prepare us for the next round. We play Turkey Valley in the Regional Semi-Final on Friday at 7:00 PM in West Union. See you at the game!
BLACK OUT TONIGHT! The girls game starts at 7:00 PM. Remember we are singing the National Anthem as a Community. Mr Douglas will start us off and the players, coaches, and fans will take it from there. See you at the game!
A few months back the Central fifth grade class participated in the flag essay contest. This contest is done yearly and schools across the state of Iowa participate. Each fifth grade student wrote a one page essay describing the history of the flag, what it represents, what it means to them as well as any other information or memories they wanted to include. This contest allows for fifth graders to learn more about the flag as well as gain a deeper appreciation for it. Today the award ceremony was conducted in order to recognize this years top essays. The top four essays for this year's fifth grade class were: 1st place- Jaden 2nd place- Crystal 3rd place- Brandon (not shown in picture) 4th place- Mikayla Congratulations to all!
RED OUT TONIGHT! Bring your rally towel and wear red! Tonight the boys basketball team kicks off District play. They play West Central @ Starmont High School. Game starts at 6:30 PM. See you at the game!
Looking for inexpensive entertainment today? Swing over to Starmont High School and watch Sean compete at the District Wrestling Meet. 1st and 2nd place move on to state! Doors open at 10:00 AM, wrestling starts at 12:00. See you there!
Central Girls Basketball defeats Edgewood-Colesburg 53-30 tonight and advances to the next round! We will play Tripoli on Tuesday (February 18). The game will be at 7:00 at Central. Also, big round of applause on the National Anthem tonight! Tuesday we will do it the same. Be early and be ready to sing!
**WRESTLING POSTSEASON UPDATE** Due to an illness, Sean Wilwert will be wrestling at the District Tournament this Saturday. The District Tournament is being held at Starmont High School and starts at 12:00pm. Doors open at 11:00am and the seats will fill up fast, so if you plan to attend you should get there early! So, after you break in your Rally Towels tonight for the Girl's 1st Round District game, bring them over to Starmont this Saturday to cheer on Sean as he looks to punch his ticket to wrestle at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines! Go Warriors!
The NHS will be hosting its annual blood drive on Friday, March 6th from 10AM-3PM in the gym! Make an appointment to donate today! Not only will you be saving lives, but you will be helping Central seniors earn scholarships! Go to www.redcrossblood.org and search 52043 zip code.
Tomorrow's (Thursday, February 13) Girls Basketball game is a WHITE OUT. Central kicks off the first round of Regional play against Edgewood-Colesburg. The game is at Central and starts at 7:00 PM. A reminder about postseason games: Regular season activity cards, senior passes, etc. are not accepted. Admission is set by the IGHSAU and is $6 for everyone (Kindergarten age and up).
Remember to purchase your rally towel today! Central fans will bring these to our boys and girls postseason basketball games. https://thinkcustomapparel.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR16nHt-mosu-4mAkIPe5dTEl7A4d5NqiSoMYEdmJ-TkWbbqsr5h16tN-LE Girls start Regionals on Thursday, February 13. Boys start District play on Monday, February 17.
Congratulations to Karl Gardner on his performance at Wartburg Honor Band on Feb. 2nd. Also a congratulations to Karl Gardner, Katie Koresh, & Brittni Tieden on their performance at the Iowa State Honor Band this past Saturday, Feb. 8th.
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the band/chorus room. The agenda includes finalizing plans for Carnival and staff reports.
We are all setup for tonight's games. Thank you to West Central for the communication and coordination that allowed all of the student-athletes to have the opportunity to play tonight. West Central's Post Prom Committee had planned a meal tonight. We have allowed them to come to Central tonight and they are set up with brats, potato salad, and bars. Our concession stand is also open and ready. See you at the game!
In preparation for our Boys and Girls Postseason Basketball Games, thINK Custom Apparel is selling a "rally towel" for our fans to use. Central fans will wave this towel in the air after every 3-point bucket Central scores! Orders can be placed directly through their website: https://thinkcustomapparel.square.site/ Reminder: Games begin on Thursday, February 13 (girls) and Monday, February 17 (boys).
Central is selling the following items: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SHr0It3hEaIy58GWotxge6DJBVm_8QN1ji2PlXHGhRs/edit?usp=sharing
Tonight's basketball games will begin at 4:45. The schedule is as follows JV Girls (2 Quarters) JV Boys (2 Quarters) V Girls V Boys Again, these games will be played at Central instead of the originally scheduled location of West Central. If you are available to help in the concession stand, please contact Stacey Weber or call the office 563.245.1750.
Tonight's basketball games with West Central will be played at Central. This was originally scheduled to be in Maynard but the location has changed at West Central's request. Start times and final details will be communicated as soon as we have them.
Hope to see every Central Warrior basketball fan in the stands Monday night on girls’ senior night. Starmont visits Central with JV starting at 4 pm.
The LG Speech Team competed at Decorah High School today for District Contest. Groups performing were 10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today (Readers Theatre), Team Erickson and Team Weber (Group Improv), Spare Change (Solo Mime), Hairspray (Musical Theatre), and Tea Time with Tina (Ensemble Acting). Each group represented Central at its best in their performance and we are incredibly proud of this team! The season will continue with Team Erickson and Spare Change performing at State Contest on Feb. 8th at Dubuque Senior High School. Thank you to all the students, parents, and supporters that made today a successful event!
More results from students competing today. This time at District Speech in Decorah. Improv and Solo Mime have qualified for the state competition. It’s early yet, more results to come!
Final Results from the Girls State Wrestling Meet: Rebecca finished 0-2. She wrestled well and is ready to start preparing for next year. Jasmine was knocked out of the tournament with an injury. She’s in great spirits and happy she got involved this year. Maria’s tournament record is 4-2 and finishes in the top 16 at 132. Congratulations to Coach Koehn and these girls on a great season of girls wrestling!
Girls State Wrestling Update: Maria started 2-0 and just lost 7-4 to the #4 ranked wrestler. She has one more match tonight.
First Round Results: Maria won 8-4 Jasmine won by fall Rebecca lost by fall
Tonight's basketball game at Postville will remain as scheduled. We have checked the weather forecast and have spoken to neighboring schools about their decisions as well. We feel all students and spectators can safely travel to and from Postville. That being said, it is winter and we have received precipitation. The Elkader Police Department has encouraged drivers to slow down.
Central Guardians, We are seeing an increase in lunch account balances. Today we will be reminding students that if they are $10 or more negative they can not get extras or ala carte items. I will be following this notification with phone calls to accounts that are more than 30 days past due.
Reminder of the FREE FINANCIAL AID presentation by ICAN next Thursday (1/30) in the Central commons! All high school students and parents are welcome to attend! It is a great opportunity to have your questions answered regarding all things financial aid. See you there!
Central will go on time today. Winter driving conditions exist. Road crews are out and roads are improving. Please take your time this morning and drive safe.
The JV girls basketball tournament at Clayton Ridge tomorrow, Saturday, January 18th has been cancelled. No make up date at this time.
Central is dismissing at 12:15 today due to weather. All students will receive lunch. Have a great weekend Warriors!
*Menu Change* Friday Pizza Cauliflower Applesauce cookie/bar Milk Tuesday Sweet/Sour Chicken (Prek-5) Sweet Thai chicken Rice corn Pears Milk
*Event Change* Thursday nights JH boys basketball game will now be played at Postville starting at 4:15 PM. Friday nights basketball games vs. North Fayette Valley will now be played on Thursday night at Central starting at 4:00 PM with the JV boys, JV girls followed by the V boys and ending with the V girls. Parents night will now take place on Thursday evening. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
The Upper Iowa Conference is switching the order of the girls and boys basketball games on January 14, January 17, January 21, and January 24. The order on these dates will be JV Boys JV Girls V Boys V Girls This is being done in support of female leadership and will be done with all UIC games on these dates.
There is a Central Fine Arts Booster Club meeting today at 6:30pm in the band/choir room. The agenda includes planning for Carnival and staff reports.
Today we are finishing up the cleanup from our Central Invitational Wrestling Tournament yesterday. When you hold an event like this it is nearly impossible to thank everyone who helped - concession stand workers, table workers, medical staff, ticket takers, city/county/state workers who plowed snow right away in the morning, donors, and countless others who made it possible... Why did everyone do all of this? So 166 wrestlers (64 girls, 102 boys) and a couple dozen cheerleaders could come out and have an opportunity to learn and have fun. A total of 19 different schools were represented. A LOT of fans from these communities were in town yesterday and got to see what the Central Community and the City of Elkader have to offer. The 2021 tournament planning has begun and we intend to make that one even bigger. Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 9, 2021 so you can be involved in this special event. Again, thank you to everyone who has helped make these opportunities possible for the kids.
Tonight's JV girls and boys basketball game has been cancelled and the varsity game will now start at 4:00 PM. Parents night will now be held on January 17th. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
We are looking for Central Alumni! There are so many amazing things happening at Central & we would love to keep all of our former students up to date. If you are a Central Alum, please fill out this form and share with your former classmates! https://forms.gle/h1Q463NGycJAvT5F7
Central Seniors need your help! Are you a recent graduate or the parent of a recent graduate? The Class of 2020 is hoping to collect graduation robes to reuse rather than purchasing new robes each year. Not only is this thrifty but also environmentally minded. Robes will be stored and reused each year. If you would like to help please bring your gently used robe to the office or to Friday’s home basketball game. All sizes are needed to best fit all class members.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for a free financial aid presentation for students and parents with Iowa College Access Network on Thursday, January 30th at 5:30PM in the commons. This is the ideal opportunity to get answers to your questions about financial aid.
On Tuesday, March 10 Central will be having a "Registration Night" for incoming 9th-12th grade students and their families. The time will be spent learning about graduation requirements, academic options, and creating an individual plan. More information to come. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 10 5:30-7:30.
Doing some Spring cleaning? Central is accepting donated graduation gowns to be reused in future graduations. From a recycling perspective, reusing gowns will help us reduce our use of new materials. Financially this will also help us reduce the amount of fundraising needed in the future by reducing the number of new gowns we need to purchase. You can drop your donated gowns off in the High School Office. Orders for this year's graduation are due soon so we would appreciate donations being dropped off before Friday, January 17.
Students competed in the Central Community School Geographic Bee. These students won their classroom bees and qualified for the school bee, which was held on December 18. The 1st place winner will have the opportunity to complete an online qualifying test for the state competition. Congratulations to all who participated!
Another great crowd tonight! Thank you, Warrior fans, for all of your support for our basketball and wrestling teams this year! Keep checking our activity calendar for a great lineup of events next week and then right away in January.
Recognizing the Central Junior High wrestlers, managers, and cheerleaders tonight. Wrestling is on the up and up at Central!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT On January 11, 2020 Central will host a wrestling tournament featuring a boys division and a girls division. This is the second year we have had the girls division. A few stats… - In 2019 we had 15 young women compete in the girls division at our meet. - The 2019 Girls State Wrestling Meet featured 87 young women. - For Central’s upcoming meet in 2020 we currently have commitments from 15 teams (8 1A, 6 2A, 1 3A) approaching a total of 80 female wrestlers! Our goal? 100+ girls wrestling in our girls division in Elkader on January 11, 2020. Please share this message with anyone that may be interested in coming. This is a great opportunity for any high school girl looking for an excellent field of competition! Coaches/ADs can contact Mr. Reinhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Koehn (email@example.com) for more information.
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm in the band/choir room. This meeting will be used to help organize Carnival. Parents with students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend to provide new ideas and support for our students.
We have three changes in starting times to announce for upcoming Junior High Girls Basketball games. Monday, December 9 vs. South Winn will start at 3:45. Monday, December 16 vs. MFL-Mar-Mac will start at 4:00. Monday, December 19 vs. Postville will start at 4:00. Both 7th and 8th grade teams have been having a great season. Be sure to come out and catch a game before the season ends on December 19!
The 2nd annual "Almost 25 Days of Christmas" has started! Staff, students, and community members are invited to play music in the foyer of the school from 7:45-8:10 AM. If you or anyone you know would like to spread holiday cheer or simply play a song that reminds you of winter, please let me know which day and time you'd like to sign up for! If you need to borrow an instrument or want to look through music, I have supplies for you to use! Ms. Wilming firstname.lastname@example.org 563-245-1750
Central Fine Arts December 2019 Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EKHPlXiXEhT6Dv8r0iKYXtomZPKhekI9AQ3h34I2hf4/edit?usp=sharing
Central is getting a lot of attention right now for the Junior High Girls Wrestling Meet we hosted tonight. Take a moment to reflect on what it took to make this happen. A few things that stick out to me: - Mostly (nearly all) male coaches in a male dominated sport taking extra time and making extra efforts to create opportunities for young women. Very cool. - Keep in mind these coaches do not get paid extra for adding more meets and more student-athletes. They are doing it because kids want to do it and need an adult to create the opportunity. - School Administrators making room in budgets to pay for female singlets, transportation for girls meets (like tonight), and other costs associated with new opportunities. - Coaches like Joe Koehn who not only feel that we should give girls their own division in a wrestling meet, but to go further and create an opportunity for them to have their own meet altogether. A LOT of work and communication went into this meet over the past several months. I greeted every coach tonight to thank them for coming and every one of them responded by saying, “no, thank you for having us!” - And of course the student-athletes. I was very impressed with the attitude and effort from all the girls this evening. Great things to come! It’s a great time to be a Central Warrior! - Mr. Reinhart
The Central Preschoolers have created a Kindness Challenge where they want to spread kindness one grade at a time. Will it be successful? -> https://youtu.be/koL8EaCm81g
Every year for Veterans Day, Central is honored to share our gym and have students, faculty, and community members come together to recognize and salute our veterans. Thank you to all of those who have served or are currently serving our country. https://youtu.be/hLrevAhDNyY
Fall Play kickoff begins in 30 minutes!
Watch this Central Snapshot where Mr. Zurbriggen describes how his students aimed to tackle urbanization in our rural community -> https://youtu.be/6KivXdgCkL0
Central Reading Specialist, Liz Tuecke, shows us some fun sight words games to play with your beginning readers -> https://youtu.be/F10O4_vc6gk
A friendly reminder that while Central does have school on Monday, Nov. 11, the Elkader Public Library is closed. Many of our students like to go to the library after school, but this will not be an option on Monday. Thank you!
Please read and share the attached parent/guardian communication update: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bROgLoT5vGQqXp9ESW5EKfM8thD9MHEHhw4CxHUMnWE/edit?usp=sharing
Congratulations to Drake Dennler, Reegan Erickson, Hunter Grimm, Michael Heer, William Moser, Evan Pensel, CJ Polkinghorn, and Sean Wilwert on earning Academic All-District Honors!
Central Fine Arts November 2019 Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DYiUpZ6Y6V0k88TAiMBrFPd816ZGNbjY45Z3-W_SSi4/edit?usp=sharing
On Saturday Central Freshman Hannah Asche competed at the State Cross Country Meet. A cold day on a big stage for a young student-athlete. Hannah rose to the occasion and placed 36th (out of 139) while running the fastest time of her career. Congratulations, Hannah!
The 7-12 held an assembly Oct. 31st to recognize some students and groups. WATCH HERE -> https://youtu.be/VptJ31oaLGQ
Mr. O'Brien and several FFA students from Central are headed to the National FFA convention. On the way they made a stop at the Caterpillar museum in Peoria. Students saw a mining truck with 14 foot tall tires and able to haul 400 tons. Students also saw Jeff Burton's car that he won the Daytona 500 with as well as Buddy Lazier's car that he won the 1996 Indy 500 race with. The crew chief for Lazier was Lee Kunzman from Volga and Guttenberg. Stayed tuned for more updates.
A friendly reminder Central dismisses at 2:00 today due to parent/teacher conferences.
The next project in our Athletic Complex update is the baseball field. Today sod was delivered that will be laid to bring our pitching mound and base paths back to regulation size. The best part of this project is Central students are doing most of the work as part of our Clayton County Best program! When you come down to the football game tonight stop by to check out our progress. We look forward to having the Wareagles play baseball in Elkader again!
Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival The free event will occur today, October 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) in Elkader. Organized like a street festival or county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure. All ages are welcome to attend. Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for students and their families. Attendees may conduct amazing science experiments, observe a variety of fascinating animals, perform surgery with a Laparoscopic Surgical Trainer, test their skills on a welding simulator, measure electricity usage of common electronic devices, and much more! Visit our website to learn more about the exhibitors attending. The STEM festival is a great opportunity to speak with staff from higher education or to learn about possible career opportunities from local businesses. The STEM festival is also a great opportunity for elementary students and their parents to learn about various STEM programs and activities. Students and families may register at the door or they may bring the completed express registration form with them the day of the event and turn it in at the registration desk.
The Junior High football game at Kee has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 24. Their field is drying and the forecast shows great football weather on Thursday!
To kick off their unit on Africa, Ms. Meyers and her 6th graders had some questions. Check out their Central Snapshot -> https://youtu.be/95PSwMTY-Wc
Students in ECE133 Child Health Safety and Nutrition learned about Shaken Baby Syndrome, and pledged to never shake a baby. They learned strategies to help sooth a baby who can't stop crying, as well as ways to manage personal frustration when caring for a crying baby. Their pledge states "I pledge to Never Shake a Baby in My Care!"
Tonight’s board meeting will be held in the new media center on the top floor.
The Junior High Football game tonight has been postponed. A make-up date is being worked out right now. More information to come soon.
Vicki Bries Rieder shared her recently published book to Central kindergartners - third graders. The students so enjoyed listening to "Slumberina." You may see Vicki tomorrow morning, October 19, at the Elkader Public Library at 10:30. She will have books for sale and will sign them for you. Please stop by. She would also appreciate any reviews you can write for her. Thank you, Vicki, for visiting Central.
Congratulations to this Central junior as she embarks on her journey to end world hunger at the Global Youth Institute of the World Food Prize in Des Moines. She is one of 200 students from ten different countries chosen to participate in this event. Congratulations on this great honor and best of luck to you. Keep fighting with passion and conviction and know you are an inspiration to many.
Saturday, October 12th, four FFA students and Mr. O'Brien left at 5 AM for ISU in Ames for the state soil judging contest. The students took a 40 point written test and then went to the engineering farm to judge 4 different soil pits. They earned the right to go to state by finishing 3rd at the district contest on October 4. It was a good learning experience for them to see the college and the soil scientists from Iowa State. I would like to thank the students for taking the time on a weekend to compete.
M's Machine and Mobile Track Solutions hosted students from area schools to showcase their businesses and to provide possible career opportunities for local students. Central had 20 students attend and were able to go through the businesses to see the products they build. It was also good to see former Central students who are employed at the 2 locations. M's Machine is a CNC machine shop that makes parts for numerous larger companies like John Deere, Caterpillar, as well as Mobile Track. MTS makes earth moving equipment here in Elkader for the road construction industry.
Ten members of the Central Mental Health Awareness Team attended the Youth Mental Health Conference in Des Moines today where they heard from keynote Royce White and his experience with anxiety while playing in the NBA. Students were then able to attend breakout sessions on various topics regarding mental illness, wellness, and creative expression. It was a great day!
Friendly reminder that Central Preschool/Junior Kindergarten will not have school on Tuesday & Wednesday of this week due to our staff attending training.
The Booster Club is hosting its annual Pre-holiday clothing order! Items available from Rivals, Stichin’ Post and ThINK orders will be due back to school by November 1st and will be delivered back to families the week of November 18th. Print order forms online OR paper copies available in the high school office. ONE check can be made for all items to the Central Athletic Boosters. Any questions please contact Courtney Scherf CourtneyScherf82@gmail.com 563-880-0863 or Stacey Weber email@example.com
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will meet on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 pm in the band/choir room. The agenda includes an update on the Nashville trip, designing a community/business leveled sponsorship program, supporting students after performances, and staff reports. Please join us to show your support for Central's Fine Arts.