Allison Walch
Central Fifth graders shared their monologue presentations today. Their monologues were based on the book Esperanza Rising.
1 day ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Congratulations to the following Warrior Volleyball players on the following awards/recognition. 1st Team All Upper Iowa Conference Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille Hannah Erickson 2nd Team All Upper Iowa Conference Natalie Schroeder Honorable Mention Upper Iowa Conference Lauren Schroeder Zoe Barker 1st Team 1A NE All District Team Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille 1A Honorable Mention All State Lizzie Gifford
1 day ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Today I received another reminder why I love my job! A couple students stopped down to the “Principal’s Office” and handed me these thank you cards with smiles on their faces and a lot of giggles! I am so thankful to lead such an amazing student body, staff, and community. Enjoy Thanksgiving Break everyone!
1 day ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The CCS winners took a trip to the Elkader Pizzeria.
1 day ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Janelle Gibney class of 2013 talked with Mrs. Healy's Pre-Employment class about the importance of cover letters and resumes. She also shared her Workiva work experience and the skills needed to succeed in the cooperate workplace.
1 day ago, Allison Walch
Central Green Team
Congratulations to members of the Global Science class on successfully writing a $500 grant to Halvorson Trane to replace our microscope lights with energy efficient LED lights. Thank you to Halvorson Trane for their support of educational projects and to the Clayton County Energy District for their help.
2 days ago, Central Green Team
Allison Walch
Camp Courageous fun!
2 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Brandi Lewin, the Rural Sexual Assault Team Coordinator, and Elkader police chief, Mitch Seitz, came to speak to Mrs. Anstoetter's 4th graders about trusted adults and safe spaces.
3 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Music & Fine Arts Boosters are meeting in the music room on November 19 at 6:30 pm. We need all supporters of our fine arts to attend and help plan our annual carnival event.
6 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Hard work and good effort pays off. This Central student earned a Worthy Warrior.
6 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
This Central squad will perform at the half times of two Iowa High School Football Championship Games today at the UNI Dome. They have approximately 200 cheerleaders participating in this event, representing ICCA member schools throughout Iowa.
6 days ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Food Science 1 students practiced teamwork skills as they planned and prepared a Thanksgiving Meal. They even shared their meal with several community members. Thank you for joining us!
6 days ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Interesting thought
7 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
Members of Ms. Gritzner’s Environmental Project Monitoring class presented their work on the Clayton County Cemeteries Project to the Genealogical Society this afternoon. The students have helped organize data about all of the cemeteries in the county.
8 days ago, Central Green Team
Deb Walz
Students learning about writing novels, and enjoying a visit from Don Hartstad, local author, during extended learning time.
9 days ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Central NHS students hosting our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Great job honoring our Vets and thank you to all who have served and sacrificed for our country.
9 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Still time to see the fall play, matinee Sunday. Here is a secret, it’s awesome!
11 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Make plans to attend Central's Fall play.
13 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central elementary students focused on being respectful for last months CCS.
13 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thought provoking question. Can you name a time in the work place where employees are tested like we test students? Answer: It doesn’t exist.
14 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
At home with a sick kid watching Most Likely to Succeed. A must watch for educators and parents!
14 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Students in 7th grade used Doodle Notes to keep track of events that impacted each of the 3 characters in the Global Read Aloud novel "Refugee". Global Read Aloud is when schools across North America and internationally read the same novel and connect in various ways to discuss.
14 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
-Wash Hands-Wash hands with warm, soapy water especially every time you use the restroom and before a meal. Make sure you and your child are washing for at least 20 seconds; encourage them to say the ABC’s one time or the Happy Birthday song twice. Encourage your family to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of their arm (if tissue not available). -Eat Well-The best way to stay healthy is to eat at least three balanced meals per day including at least 3 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit and at least 2 servings of milk or yogurt. -Get Plenty of Fluids-Water also plays an important role in keeping your immune system active. It is recommended to get at least 6-8 glasses (8 ounce) per day. If it is tough to get your child to drink water, offer juices or colorful cups. -Stay Warm-Prepare your child for cold weather appropriately. The most important places to keep warm are the wrists, ankles, ears, nose and especially the back of the neck. Sunscreen is also necessary for outside play in the wintertime because of the sun’s rays reflecting off of the snow. -Exercise-Make sure your child is staying active during the winter months, whether this means dressing them in warm clothing and going sledding or staying inside and coming up with creative games. -Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth-Touching these areas cause germs to spread. -Use Disinfectant-Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects helps kill illness-causing germs. -See a Doctor-Respiratory illnesses, especially viruses like the flu, are particularly common during this time of the year. It is important to take your child to the doctor if they are not acting their normal self or if they have a temperature higher than 102 F. -Flu Vaccine-Ask your medical provider about the flu vaccine. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. The illness is probably not serious if your child: -Is still interested in playing -Is eating and drinking well -Is alert and smiling at you -Has normal skin color -Looks well when his/her fever goes down Your child should be kept home from school if they have the following symptoms: -Vomiting, diarrhea or fever or 100.0 F *Children may return to school when they are free of these symptoms for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen).
14 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Babysitting Class at Central
14 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Trauma Sensitive Team putting in overtime planning upcoming professional development! #CentralPride #TSS
15 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
On Monday and Tuesday Ms. Gritzner's Environmental Project Monitoring class teamed up with Turkey River Farms to collect over 300 Halloween Pumpkins during their Pumpkin Round up. The goal was to divert organic waste from the landfill and feed it to livestock instead.
15 days ago, Central Green Team
Allison Walch
Central receives STEM Best Program. The Iowa STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 13 of 23 proposed new or expanded STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partnerships. These newly added partners bring the total to 50 partnerships in Iowa since 2014. The STEM BEST® Program fosters a learning environment where students are able to participate in real workplace projects designed by business professionals and teachers and apply K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics to skills, knowledge and behaviors needed for STEM careers. Awards are used for equipping collaborative work spaces, educator training and development in workplace-classroom integration and curriculum development and coordination.
15 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to Kurt Dennler from Elkader Tax and Bookkeeping on speaking to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance class about taxes.
15 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central's Veterans Day Program will be on November 12th at 2:00 PM. This years guest speaker is Steve Gray. All are welcome!
15 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central District Leadership Team mappings all the things we have going on. Working on narrowing our focus!
16 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
Biology student are making good use of the new white board tables in Ms. Gritzner’s classroom as they review cell division.
16 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Deb Walz
Food Science 1 students enjoyed having guests come to the classroom to judge their fruit and vegetable monster creations. The judges chose the Monster Mash family as the most creative. Thank you judges for coming!
16 days ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Halloween Monsters in the Food Science 1 class. The students created fruit and vegetable monsters for a nutrition lab.
16 days ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Mark your calendar
16 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
In celebration of Arthur Geisert's Book release of Pumpkin Island last weekend, our K/1 kids created pumpkins paintings in art class demonstrating exploration of various paint tools. These pumpkins were hung up in store fronts of our local business'. It is exciting to have an artist/writer right here in our Elkader, and equally as exciting to have so many local businesses supporting the art.
17 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome crowd at our Halloween CCS assembly!
22 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the CCS assembly and Holiday Parade, 2:30 in the high school gym. Come celebrate our amazing students with us!
22 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
Ms. Gritzner's class wants your Halloween Pumpkins! We are attempting to divert this organic waste from going into the landfill. Read the details below if you would like to donate your pumpkin or other decorative gourds to a worthy cause.
23 days ago, Central Green Team
Mrs. Kremer
Fifth graders participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll today. In a close vote, they chose Gary Siegwarth for governor. For District 1 U.S. House of Representatives, Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer ended in a tie!
23 days ago, Mrs. Kremer
Allison Walch
Deer mount made in Mr. O'Brien's Woods Class
23 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Shout out to Central Government students and Mr. Wiley for hosting a well organized political forum!
23 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
MaryAnn Gibney, class of 2010, talked with Mrs. Healy's Pre-employment Strategies class and Mr. Stramer's English 2 class about her job as a Tech Recruiter for LinkedIn out of the Chicago office. She gave tips on public speaking, navigating career choices, and benefits of using LinkedIn.
26 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Faith Blaskovich was the mystery reader in Mrs. Erickson's class today. They worked on the book Refuge for the Global Read Aloud.
27 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
CCS winners at the trout hatchery!
27 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central's General Computer Application students use their formatting skills to redesign a menu for a local business.
28 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central FFA students enjoyed the Garth Brooks concert and are in their first general session at the National Convention.
28 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Get to Starmont tonight and cheer on our Central Warrior Volleyball Team as they take on Ed-Co in 3rd round of playoffs. First set starts at 5:30 pm. Help us pack the gym!
28 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The Friends of the Library invite you to the Elkader Public Library on Friday the 26th to see Arthur Geisert's River Town etchings. So check it out since it's an early out day. The library is open until 5:00. The etchings will also be on display Saturday, October 27th from 9:30 to 1:00. A great place to stop before or after the Pumpkin Island book launch and signing which begins at 11:00.
28 days ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
More pictures of Life Changes 1 students sharing the dangers of drugs to middle school students.
29 days ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Life Changes 1 students shared information about the dangers of drugs to the middle school students as part of Red Ribbon Week at Central.
29 days ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Central's Junior Class would like to thank the Elkader Pizzeria for their generous donation to help support the 2018-2019 prom.
29 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the Elkader Veterinary Clinic and Zoetis for supporting the Central FFA. Pictured is Central's FFA president accepting a rebate check for the Central chapter.
30 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Warrior Playoff Volleyball begins in 40 minutes! Get here and cheer on our Warriors!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Next up in Mr. O'Brien's class is small engine repair.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Red Ribbon Week
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
A big thank you to Mr. Reinhart from the class of 2026 for their shirts.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Check out the open front shed Mr. O'Brien's Construction Class is working on.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Fall Fun
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Central Hospital for hosting our kindergarten and 1st grade students! Goes great with our Junior Achievement program of building community!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Volcano fun in Mr. Rodenberg's room.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Healy
Parents - We're testing Class Catalyst at Central and may need your help. Central is dedicated to educating the whole child, and that includes a commitment to social-emotional learning as an important part of that education. Several teachers have volunteered to test Class Catalyst, a new online tool that helps promote self-awareness, improve self-regulation, and better connects students with teachers. If you receive a Class Catalyst permission letter through email or on paper, please consider giving permission for your child to participate in this program. If successful, Central will consider full implementation in the future. For more information about Class Catalyst and/or the permission form, contact Joan Frieden at jfrieden@central.k12.ia.us.
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Healy
Allison Walch
Central Volleyball will play Marquette Catholic on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM at Central. Admission to the game will be $6 and no passes are accepted as this is a regional game. Come cheer on the Warriors!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Elementary students are participating in Reading for a reason sponsored by Brown's Hometown Victory Foundation. Here are the September 2018 Stats. 91 Central students participated, that is 57% of the school! 39 (43%) of those 91 kids read enough to receive a book as their top prize. The top class was Mrs. Kuehl’s class with 277 books or chapters read. 1,992 books or chapters were read that is not including the 1,210 extra books or chapters recorded. Bringing in a grand total of 3,202 books or chapters read this month! Way to go Warriors.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Preschool students visited Kahler's Pumpkin Patch.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students from Central joined groups from Clayton Ridge and Starmont in a Proclamation Signing at the Clayton County Office today to recognize Red Ribbon Week, which will be next week!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Aaron Reinhart
For lunch today Jerry and Wanda Brink of Our Farm Meats grilled hot dogs on the sidewalk. These were high quality hot dogs - 80% pork, 20% beef, no MSG. This meat never left Clayton County. Raised here, processed here, eaten here, and waste is being composted here.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
School Fundraiser hosted by downtown Prairie du Chien.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mrs. Erickson's 8th grade reading class is working on a global read aloud project with middle school students from all over the world. Today, Central students spoke about the book, Refugee, with other students from Wisconsin and Kansas using Google Hangouts.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Picture Retake day will be on Tuesday, October 16th. If you are in need of a picture form please stop at any school office. Please call 245-1751 with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students in Mr. Rodenberg's class made their own volcanoes.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Four Central Students attended the Lunar Launch STEAM day at Keystone AEA. They participated in four fantastic hands-on moon missions geared just for fourth through sixth grade students. The student missions included powering the moon base, moon base repair, emergency shelter, and badge design. Students met with students across NE Iowa and worked in their school group during the discovery sessions. This will gave them a chance to meet new friends and learn about other schools in NE Iowa.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Conference Cross Country meet is being held in West Union at North Fayette Valley high school. The running schedule will be 4:00 PM JV/V Girls, 4:30 PM JV/V Boys and 5:00 JH Girls/Boys. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Textile Repair Shop
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
On Thursday (11th) the Opera House is hosting a 2:00 matinee of Mary Poppins. We are asking all students, staff, and visitors to please try to park north of the school on Thursday to open parking downtown for the matinee.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central staff leading the learning about Trauma and how it effects our student.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Deb Walz
More Food Science 1 photos featuring the Food Safety Lab.
about 1 month ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Food Safety, Food Safety - What's it all about? We learned about e-coli, cross-contamination, thermometers and we wanted to give you a shout! Keep your food safe and keep your family healthy. Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. If you have your health, you are very wealthy!
about 1 month ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
On October 4th, 31 students from Central attended Manufacturing Day at M's Machine in Monona and Mobile Track Solutions in Elkader. They toured the facilities and learned about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. M's Machine is a CNC (computer numerically controlled) metal machining facility making parts for MTS and John Deere. MTS builds heavy equipment for the road construction industry.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Chelsie Sperfslage, Vice President at Freedom Bank, spoke to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance Class about applying for a mortgage.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Athletic Booster Club meeting is Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at CJ Lanes. Any stakeholder who has paid their membership is a voting member and encouraged to attend. You can also attend and pay your membership that night.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Cross Country Meet Update for 10/2/18 at South Winn. The JH race has been cancelled. Varsity Girls will run at 5:00 PM Varsity Boys will follow at approximately 5:30 PM. JH Cross Country will NOT practice today. Any questions, please call 245-1751.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central will continue to collect pop tabs for Camp Courageous. Please drop your tabs off at any school office.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Central's Textiles students visited the Backstitch for an informational presentation of sewing and quilting basics.
about 1 month ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Annual Pampered Chef Fundraiser
about 1 month ago, Deb Walz
Mrs. Healy
CANCELLATION: The Central Cross Country meet scheduled for this afternoon, September 25th, at Jesup has been cancelled.
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Healy
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Homecoming 2018!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Looks like some fun on the PreK/JK field trip!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Mr. Rodenberg showing real time erosion & deposition.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Ms. Gritzner’s biology classes visited FreedomBank today to hunt for fossils in the dolomite that was used to construct the building. Thanks FreedomBank for the opportunity.
2 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Extended learning — Collaboration, architecture, converting coding languages, game strategies and teaching each other, social skills, time for college course work. The conversations are inspiring
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students from Mrs. Frieden's class attended the Fall Festival at Camp Courageous in Monticello Iowa. Student participate in carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house. Students also met some of the camp pets, which included a hedgehog, chinchilla, rabbits, and their service dog Diamond. It was a great day!
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Volleyball takes down Key High in 3 matches, great job girls!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out the view from concession stand!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students participating in the pull up challenge for the US Marine Corps!
2 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Central's 2018 Homecoming Hall of Famers are James R. Kafer and John H. Kafer.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Third Grade Plagman Barn Field Trip
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mrs. Anstoetter's class is using a classroom economy system this year in 4th grade. Students are paid a salary each month for doing their classroom job and pay rent once a month to use their desk and other spaces in the classroom. Students can earn bonuses for good behavior and following classroom expectations. Students can also receive fines for things such as not following classroom expectations, a messy desk, missed assignments, etc. Students are paying their first month of rent to our classroom bankers in these photos.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Matt Whittle and Tom Whittle built and replaced old flower beds at our Central preschool. They filled them with soil and compost. The compost came from last school year’s food waste from the cafeteria. They also hauled multiple truck loads of soil to the school garden. The soil was generously donated by Moyna Materials. Volga City lumber was generous to allow us to use their equipment and helped supply the lumber and materials.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central’s cheer squad visited the Elkader Care Center today to perform for the residents.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students of the Mental Health Awareness Team being trained in QPR, a suicide prevention program!
2 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
4th graders learning about electricity with Central’s Instructional Coach team teaching!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome work at halftime Central Dance Squad and Marching Band!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
ACE’s training at Central today!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Don't forget, tonight is a Black Out Night for Warrior football!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The preschool students were introduced to each component of STEM, science, technology, engineering and math.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Volleyball takes down Postville in 3 matches!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central girls take the 2nd match, 25-16
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central girls take the 1st match!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Good luck tonight Central Cross Country and Volleyball!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Excited about our new website and app!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community School District
Check out this Training document on how to use Thrillshare: http://5il.co/40h5
3 months ago, Central Community School District
Nick Trenkamp
Reminder, Back to School Night tonight from 5:30 to 6:30. Come check out our remodel!
3 months ago, Nick Trenkamp
Central Activities
Good luck to the High School Cross Country teams as they travel to Edgewood for their first meet of the season tonight!
3 months ago, Central Activities
Central Community School District
Check out this new News Article! /article/54448
3 months ago, Central Community School District
Mr. Trenkamp
Black out night for the home volleyball opener. Go Warriors!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community School District
This is a live feed post! Check out my new logo!
3 months ago, Central Community School District