Mark Wiley
Central 59 Postville 41 Final in Girls Basketball
5 days ago, Mark Wiley
Allison Walch
Second graders learned about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by reading the book Balloon's Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet. Next they brainstormed new ideas for some parade balloons before making their own!
6 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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.
6 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The girls JV/V basketball game will be live streamed tonight at Postville.
6 days ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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.
6 days ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a two hour late start today due to weather.
6 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
#ClaytonCountyBEST students are giving the old concession stand a makeover. Look for the Grand Opening of the WarZone Spirit Shop at the basketball game on December 1st. More details will be coming soon.
7 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Brandon Douglas
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!
8 days ago, Brandon Douglas
Allison Walch
2020 Central Warrior Football All District Team Class 8 Player District 3 Evan S. 2nd Team Utility CJ P. 2nd Team OL Hazen L. 2nd Team WR Sean W. Honorable Mention RB Evan P. Honorable Mention DB
10 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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
10 days ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
#ClaytonCountyBEST Clayton County BEST students welcome new business partner G’s Closet. Look for more on this partnership in the near future.
11 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Ann Gritzner
Mrs. Kremer’s 4th grade class has been applying their knowledge of lines and angles as they design a miniature golf course. The students have made great use of technology as they work with remote learners. Way to problem solve 4th graders. Keep up the great work!
11 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Jarod Bormann
Junior High students in Leadership & Service sort cans in order to raise money for future class projects.
11 days ago, Jarod Bormann
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students apply the base coat for their mural on the alley wall behind the Clayton County Genealogical Society Building. Check back to watch this Art in the Alley project develop. Thanks to Kate Lower and Ann Gibney for all their help.
12 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Mrs. Bond
Ag Leadership has fun making plastic bag ice cream with the 6th grade students! Thank you Mrs. Hunt for donating the ice cream rock salt!
12 days ago, Mrs. Bond
Mark Wiley
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!!!
12 days ago, Mark Wiley
Aaron Reinhart
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.
13 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Cathy Recker
Feature Artist for November: Kahlei
13 days ago, Cathy Recker
Allison Walch
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.
14 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Everyone loves when office Seitz comes to visit!
17 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Winter Activities Update
18 days ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
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!
18 days ago, Meghan Bergan
Mrs. Burlingame
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
18 days ago, Mrs. Burlingame
Cathy Recker
Walking by art display on Pine Street side of Central-grade 5
18 days ago, Cathy Recker
Cathy Recker
Fingerprint Pet Portraits by 2D Art students
18 days ago, Cathy Recker
Cathy Recker
Art Fundamentals banners on display in the high school media center
18 days ago, Cathy Recker
Allison Walch
Central's Drama department presents Funny Little Thing Called Love.
18 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The new proclamation yesterday includes a mask requirement for indoor events such as today's Veteran's Day program at 2:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
19 days ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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!
20 days ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Ann Gritzner
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
25 days ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
CCS winners went to visit Osborne and were able to play disc golf.
26 days ago, Allison Walch
Cathy Recker
2D art creating pet portraits using their finger prints and an ink pad
27 days ago, Cathy Recker
Allison Walch
Central Reminder
28 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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
28 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
A little CCS fun at Central Elementary ahead of Halloween tomorrow!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Mrs. Erickson's 8th grade Spanish class created thumb print books and shared them with Mrs. Zittergruen's and Mrs. Glew's kindergarten classes this morning.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Bond
8th grade agriculture is learning about communication! Today they played charades using verbal and non-verbal cues!!
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Bond
Cathy Recker
Linocut printmaking in Art Fundamentals
about 1 month ago, Cathy Recker
Steph Burke
Make sure you are signed up for Parent Teacher Conferences!
about 1 month ago, Steph Burke
Cathy Recker
Kindergarten art kids with their painted Fluffy Puppies
about 1 month ago, Cathy Recker
Cathy Recker
4th graders showing off their pre-shrunk Shrinky Dink Impressionism reproductions
about 1 month ago, Cathy Recker
Allison Walch
Fine Arts Booster Clothing Order Form.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central students will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch until the end of the school year.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Please see the attached letter about 7-12 parent teacher conferences.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Cathy Recker
Feature Artist for this month
about 1 month ago, Cathy Recker
Mrs. Bond
Biology students have been learning about how DNA sequences code to proteins needed in organisms. Last week students extracted DNA from strawberries!
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Bond
Mrs. Bond
8th grade agriculture course learned about nine of the various contests FFA can offer ag students!
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
Check out Central's clothing store! https://www.thinkcustomapparel.com/shop/wrestling/36
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Reminder of the Virtual College Fairs happening today and on Sunday!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
5C is sponsoring Red Ribbon Week activities at Central next week (Oct. 26-30th). Here are the dress up days!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
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
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
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
about 1 month ago, Ann Gritzner
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students visited Northeast Iowa RC&D’s Regional Urban Stormwater Demonstration Site on Friday.
about 1 month ago, Ann Gritzner
Ann Gritzner
Last week the kindergarten and first grade classes used recess time to do one last harvest from the school garden to close out a successful season. Thanks to all who helped with and enjoyed the garden. Hope to see you back next year!
about 1 month ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Check out Central's basketball clothing order. https://www.rivalsinc.com/store/c156/Central_Basketball.html
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Bond
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
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
The Friday night varsity football game has been moved to Thursday night with a start time of 6:00 PM at Central City.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
If you or your students are thinking about college soon, check out these Virtual College Admissions Fairs happening later this month by the Iowa Association for College Admissions Counseling!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
Come support both the Central Volleyball team and Breast Cancer Awareness Month by attending our PINK OUT game on Tuesday, October 13th. This is the last home game of the regular season for Central and supports an important cause.
about 1 month ago, Steph Burke
Allison Walch
Just a reminder that tomorrow is school picture retake day. Picture envelopes are still available in the office. You must return your original picture package if you are having your pictures retaken. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The JH football game at Dunkerton has just been cancelled. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
If you still need a Central activity calendar please call 245-1750 or stop in at the office to pick one up.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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. cyanda@central.k12.ia.us 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
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Bond
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
2 months ago, Mrs. Bond
Mr. Trenkamp
Love Central’s new Maker Space Special!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
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.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
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.
2 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mrs. Bond
Today’s goal was learn something new and have fun! Seven FFA members competed at the NE District Dairy Cattle Evaluation CDE today! Teams placed 13th and 20th out of 24 teams! First time for each of these members competing in this event! Congratulations!
2 months ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
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 awalch@central.k12.ia.us. Go Warriors!
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
This week Preschool/JK learned all about apples! They learned all about the parts of an apple, the life cycle of an apple, investigated apples using their 5 senses, and taste tested red, green, & yellow apples.
2 months ago, Steph Burke
Mrs. Bond
Excited to announce that Central Community FFA placed 2nd out of 18 teams in the NE District Soils Evaluation CDE yesterday hosted by Hawkeye Community College! Congratulations!
2 months ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
Mrs. Wiley’s 1st graders started learning about air today. They built and experimented with parachutes. Stay tuned for where they are dropping them from tomorrow.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Please complete the following survey if your child would like to participate in the free breakfast program at Central. https://forms.gle/2he51a621NfbKMCQ6
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The PBIS reward trip was done at The trout hatchery. Thanks to Wayne Wingert and his two seasonal helpers for stocking the pond, cleaning weeds out of it, baiting hooks, and untangling lines. They were also generous to let the students feed the trout in the runways.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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!
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Bond
FFA members wishing to show at the 2021 Clayton County Fair, please see Mrs. Bond for an Enrollment/Re-enrollment form or print from here. Remember that you must be enrolled in a course by Mrs. Bond to be a member of FFA. This would be necessary to show at the county fair.
2 months ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
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.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Homecoming Court!
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
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)
2 months ago, Steph Burke
Allison Walch
The football game at Don Bosco tomorrow night has been canceled. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Andrea Zittergruen
It’s all about apples in kindergarten this week! We taste tested green, red and yellow apples to decide which we liked best!
2 months ago, Andrea Zittergruen
Allison Walch
Homecoming Dress Up Days! GO WARRIORS!
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Tower building in second grade!
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
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
3 months ago, Steph Burke
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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!
3 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mrs. Bond
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!
3 months ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
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.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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 kerickson@central.k12.ia.us. All games will be played on Sunday afternoons.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
You still have time to get your cupcakes ordered! Any Central athlete can hook you up! Scratch Fundraising packets are due back tomorrow by the end of the day. Please drop them off to Mrs. Walch in the District Office. Thank you to all who participated!!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Bond
The Agriculture Leadership A class is partnering with two elementary grades to implement the Food for America program. The class is currently paired with Mrs. Bergan's 6th grade and Mrs. Follon's 3rd grade class! Thanks for partnering with the agriculture education program!
3 months ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
Thanks Three Rivers FS for teaming up with Central to Help Fuel Our Future!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Students enjoy watermelon from the school garden.
3 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Jarod Bormann
Photographer Joseph Walton joined the Digital Media class today to share his journey in photography from a student in high school to owning his own studio and gallery in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
3 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Tracy Follon
More with apple experiments and M&M graphing in third grade.
3 months ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
Third graders started the year by using M&Ms to make graphs. They also discovered that water in apples will evaporate if peeled or chopped.
3 months ago, Tracy Follon
Sarah Glew
Mrs. Glew’s class played three corners last week to discover what we all have in common and that friends can like different things.
3 months ago, Sarah Glew
Allison Walch
School picture days is almost here! If your student needs an additional form, please pick one up in the office.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
The 5th graders helped the kitchen staff harvest 15 watermelons from the school garden today. Look forward to garden fresh watermelon at lunch tomorrow.
3 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Aaron Reinhart
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
3 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mrs. Kremer
Danielle Friedlein and her son Zoomed in to 4th grade science to share information about soil and do a live demonstration with us!
3 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Allison Walch
Just A Reminder-
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Senior night for the Central Warrior football team will be this Friday evening during halftime of the Central vs. Springville game. Go Warriors!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
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!
3 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Ann Gritzner
Students enjoyed fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the school garden today during lunch.
3 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Jarod Bormann
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.
3 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Steph Burke
Who's ready for soccer? Students in Kindergarten through 9th grade are eligible to play in the Elkader Youth Soccer League. Please turn in your signed forms and registration fees to the Elementary Office by August 31.
3 months ago, Steph Burke
Mrs. Bond
Reminder that there will be our first FFA meeting for current and prospective FFA members tomorrow evening. The meeting will be held in Mrs. Bond's room and recreation will be held at Whittle's Pond and includes a BBQ. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
3 months ago, Mrs. Bond
Allison Walch
All student and adult activity cards that were purchased during registration are available to be picked in the office. Student and adult activity cards can still be purchased, just in time for the first home football game on Friday night! Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
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 (areinhart@central.k12.ia.us) 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.
3 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Thank you Alliant Energy and 2005 Central graduate Matt Casper for helping add some finishing touches for Friday’s football game. Forecast looks great, concession stand will be open. Kickoff is 7:00 PM. We look forward to seeing everyone out at our first home event of the fall season!
3 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Due to excessive heat in the forecast, the Ed-Co Invitational Cross Country meet scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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 mbond@central.k12.ia.us or call 563-245-1751
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
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.
3 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Aaron Reinhart
Directional arrows have been installed to help guide everyone and limit disruptions to traffic flow. It’s going to be a great week!
3 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Reminder for the first day of school on Monday, August 24th. We look forward to seeing everyone!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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 cyanda@central.k12.ia.us and we can make arrangements for another time. Please bring a pen/pencil and your schedule.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Steph Burke
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
3 months ago, Steph Burke
Allison Walch
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 marthabauder28@gmail.com
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central staff is back and being trained on COVID-19 and other expectations for all areas of the district!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Check out the neck gaiters that have arrived! Each student will receive two on the first day of school.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Today we get to welcome Central's new teachers, excited to officially start the 2020/21 school year!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Athletic Booster Information
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
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.
4 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
The school garden is really producing. Here is some of what is available. There is more to pick if you want to stop by the garden. Remember produce is FREE to anyone that will use it.
4 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
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.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central's First Week of School Schedule August 24-28, 2020
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Warrior Football Cheer
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central School Registration
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
2020-2021 Central CSD District Calendar
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
High school volleyball practice
4 months ago, Steph Burke
Allison Walch
Central 2020-2021 School Registration
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
Central Preschool Important Dates!
4 months ago, Steph Burke
Allison Walch
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.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
So many cucumbers! Please help the school garden out by coming down and taking as many cucumbers as you can use. There are also tomatoes ready to be picked. All produce is FREE to anyone that will use it. Stop by the garden today. It is located in the playground near the blacktop.
4 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Mr. Trenkamp
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
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
2020-2021 School Supply List If you have any questions please call 245-1750
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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=
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
An Invitation to Participate
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
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.
4 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
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.
4 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
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!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to all who donated and participated in the Shed Your Threads and the Elkader City Parks 5K walk/run. Check out the results!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
Today in the school garden we have cucumbers and small orange tomatoes. Don’t let their size or color throw you off, these tomatoes are ripe, sweet and ready to eat. Come grab some FREE veggies at the school garden.
4 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Ann Gritzner
FREE! More sweet peppers were picked on Friday. Stop by the garden and grab some if your family and friends can put them to good use.
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Mr. Trenkamp
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
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
FREE! Sweet peppers from the school garden. They can be picked up from the table by the garden on the lower playground. There are more to be picked in the garden if you get here and they are gone. ENJOY!
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Ann Gritzner
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 agritzner@central.k12.ia.us.
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Just a reminder-admission to the softball game tonight is $6. No passes are permitted. Exact amount is appreciated but not required.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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 (awalch@central.k12.ia.us). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyS0hUKDMhM_pkv7kbghPQ1kIFazImf9dPovS4BJmikW_YuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
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
5 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Coach Wilwert
Both the Baseball and Softball playing in Garnavillo tonight, starting at 4pm. WarEagle Baseball v. Kee, and Central Softball v. Clayton Ridge.
5 months ago, Coach Wilwert
Allison Walch
Central Athletic Club Booster Golf Outing
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Great things are happening in the school garden thanks to some wonderful staff and community volunteers! Stop by and check it out. Watch here for more posts about the garden and when produce is available.
6 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Steph Burke
Preschool Registration - more information can be found in this letter - https://docs.google.com/document/d/16aNiZTsY6vsKARaSwYpgDNTUuhTV5Nd8cU31MDAHPms/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Steph Burke
Steph Burke
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
6 months ago, Steph Burke
Mrs. Healy
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
6 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Mrs. Healy
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
6 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Allison Walch
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Healy
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
6 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Aaron Reinhart
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!
6 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mrs. Kremer
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
6 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Aaron Reinhart
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
6 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Tracy Follon
Mr. O'Brien was recognized for his 16 years of teaching at Central. He received the traditional retirement bell from the CEA along with gifts and cards from Central Staff. We wish him all the best!
6 months ago, Tracy Follon
Mr. Trenkamp
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
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
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 agritzner@central.k12.ia.us or call the school. Watch for future announcements about available produce from the garden this summer.
6 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
7 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Tracy Follon
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!
7 months ago, Tracy Follon
Jarod Bormann
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
7 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
A reminder that we will be attempting to live stream today’s commencement. We plan to stream on our YouTube channel -> bit.ly/centralcsd
7 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community updated Commencement plans can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c0l-4lhLY4YUI4ps_Wxb4J368FtVMwUxwQyCjlPBPy0/edit
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Elementary End of the Year Virtual Assembly & Good-Bye Parade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B3Fv1JDqH38jWRZ24VdomrDkolV7VH-kNFotMdv-ius/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Members of the Central FFA chapter presented Mr. O'Brien with a beautiful quilt.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Central students continue to move their learning forward, with proper precautions of course. NICC has done a great job ensuring Driver’s Ed is not disrupted, yet still safe. Central students Halle and Staci are here today with Mr. Hess working on their class. Nice job, girls!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Great news! The delivery of our diplomas and caps/tassels was significantly delayed but we are happy to say the final deliveries came this week! Thank you to all who have worked to help Central finish out the year. It has not gone as expected but everything is coming together nicely.
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Spring cleaning is underway! Several items did not sell in our last auction. They have been placed in front of the old bus barn on Main St. They are free to pick up. First come, first serve - you load, you haul. Make it a great day!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mrs. Kremer
4A had a virtual field trip today thanks to Blair! She won a poster contest sponsored by the Iowa Ag Literacy Foundation.
7 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Cathy Recker
Feature Artist for May https://youtu.be/g18qiW8KX3k
7 months ago, Cathy Recker
Aaron Reinhart
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!
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mrs. Healy
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
7 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Jarod Bormann
You can check out our first Senior Spotlights on our YouTube channel RIGHT NOW. Watch and subscribe at bit.ly/centralcsd
7 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Cathy Recker
CENTRAL VIRTUAL ART SHOW. There will be more to come. https://youtu.be/KTYRRoTfq3E
7 months ago, Cathy Recker
Jarod Bormann
Another Senior Spotlight recorded. We will be sharing these soon!
7 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Recorded our first Senior Spotlight video today. Look for it soon!
7 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Aaron Reinhart
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/
7 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, the learning for this week has been updated on the Central Continuous Learning Site: https://sites.google.com/central.k12.ia.us/centralonlinelearning/home
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
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
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, the learning for this week has been updated on the Central Continuous Learning Site: https://sites.google.com/central.k12.ia.us/centralonlinelearning/home
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
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
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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 .
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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/
8 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Cathy Recker
What will you create today? #CentralStrong
8 months ago, Cathy Recker
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Thoughtful Thursday from Mrs. Cobie-Nuss. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it. Focus on what you can control.
8 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Cathy Recker
Thoughtful Thursday! Wear or share a positive message. #CentralStrong
8 months ago, Cathy Recker
Allison Walch
Today we celebrate Paraprofessional Day and all of the paraprofessionals at Central! Thank you for going above and beyond everyday! You truly make a difference!
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Cathy Recker
Share out your Workout Wednesday pics! #CentralStrong
8 months ago, Cathy Recker
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
It’s okay to feel both! Thinking of everyone! -Mrs. Cobie-Nuss
8 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Cathy Recker
#CentralStrong Tailwag Tuesday! Post a pic with your pet (or stuffed animal pet).
8 months ago, Cathy Recker
Cathy Recker
#CentralStrong. Showcase what you are doing for entertainment on Funday Monday
8 months ago, Cathy Recker
Cathy Recker
Next week is Central Virtual Spirit Week
8 months ago, Cathy Recker
Cathy Recker
Next week is Virtual Spirit Week!
8 months ago, Cathy Recker
Jarod Bormann
The 7-12 teachers held their regularly scheduled staff meeting virtually this morning.
8 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Central has a few items that are no longer needed and we have set them out by the old bus barn below the school. No holds, if interested please stop down and pick them up.
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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.
8 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
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
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
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
8 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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
8 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
How to decrease anxiety
8 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, below please read my COVID-19 update here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qTalbThCs63K2dPu6JqFqlEAanlVIjpuTFW0QElvNy8/edit?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Fear and anxiety are just emotions, they are normal and neither good nor bad. Our power lies in how we respond to our emotions. Here are some tips to help your kids who may be experiencing some of these emotions. -Mrs. Cobie-Nuss
8 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Amy Bergan
Not to worry about the eggs that were placed in the incubator in Ms. Gritzner 's room. I have them safely set up in my garage. And as you can see there is even a body guard. Hatch date expected to begin April 1st. Will keep updates posted and videos of the hatching.
8 months ago, Amy Bergan
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Previous message should have said Tuesday, March 17th instead of Thursday, March 17th.
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Steph Burke
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!
9 months ago, Steph Burke
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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!
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Aaron Reinhart
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, areinhart@central.k12.ia.us.
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Seniors: reminder that today is the last day to submit your application for the Central Community Scholarship Foundation! Go to www.centralcommunityscholars.org
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Central Fine Arts
Central held its own State Contest today with 8 students and 11 performances, earning 9 overall Division 1 ratings, 2 Division 2 ratings, and had 3 students' performances earning All-State Honors.
9 months ago, Central Fine Arts
Andrea Zittergruen
Mrs. Zittergruen’s class celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday last week with green eggs and ham!
9 months ago, Andrea Zittergruen
Allison Walch
Please see that attached letter from Mr. Trenkamp
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central 2nd and 5th grade book buddies celebrated the sunshine today and painted spring pictures.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Brittany (Dating Violence Advocate from Helping Services for Youth and Families) and Courtney (Health Programs & Resources Coordinator from Northeast Iowa Community Action) presented to the Life Changes 2 and 8th Grade classes this week.
9 months ago, Deb Walz
Mrs. Steffen
The 1st graders had a visit from the Clayton County Dairy Princess! She talked to the kids about dairy farming, gave them each a coloring book, cow headband, coloring contest sheet and ended with a cheese stick for snack!
9 months ago, Mrs. Steffen
Sarah Glew
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!
9 months ago, Sarah Glew
Katie Wiley
Mrs. Wiley’s class is excited to start March Book Madness. We will post updates on which books made it to the Elite 8, Final 4, Championship and which book was our winner.
9 months ago, Katie Wiley
Allison Walch
Daddy Daughter Dance If you have any questions please call 245-1750.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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!
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
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.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
These students represented Central at the Tri-State Honor Band this weekend.
9 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Blood drive was a success today! While we didn’t earn a second scholarship, we did meet the goal from the Red Cross of 58 units of blood! The best part though was hearing the positive feedback from the Red Cross volunteers! Way to represent Central!!
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Larissa Wilming
Congratulations to the 7/8 Central Band on their performance at Middle School Large Group today! 🎶 🎺 🥁
9 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Community members coming to donate blood may use the funeral home parking lot across the street for today. Thank you!
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mrs. Kremer
Celebrating Dr. Seuss!
9 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Deb Walz
Courtney, Health Programs & Resources Coordinator, from Northeast Iowa Community Action facilitated a Teens and Dating Violence Simulation with the Life Changes 2 students.
9 months ago, Deb Walz
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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!
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mrs. Kremer
Ann McCorkindale visited the 4th graders today for Junior Achievement.
9 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Ann Gritzner
The General Science classes ended their discussion about Newton’s 2nd Law and Momentum with an egg drop contest.
9 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Steph Burke
Preschool registration is coming up soon! Please share with your friends and call with any questions. It's a great time to be a Warrior!
9 months ago, Steph Burke
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Jarod Bormann
Something is spreading at Central! It’s called Wacky Wednesday for Dr Seuss Week :)
9 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
On the afternoon of Sunday, April 26th, the Central Mental Health Awareness Team will host the Out if the Darkness Suicide prevention walk at the school. Join the conversation! Register for the walk at the link in the flyer.
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Spots are still available for students ages 8-12. RSVP to Jennifer soon.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
It’s Terrific Hat Tuesday! Mrs. Kuehl’s 2nd grade class is celebrating Dr. Seuss Week with their fun hats!
9 months ago, Steph Burke
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Aaron Reinhart
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!
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Jarod Bormann
After a long day of wrestling, Maria places 4th and Reese placed 3rd! Great job to all our lady Warriors today at State!
9 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Central has two high school and four middle school wrestlers competing at girls state wrestling in Des Moines today. Good luck to them and stay tuned for final results!
9 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
At Central CSD the entire community shows up to support you. Open enrollment dates are right around the corner and there’s never been a better time to be a Warrior. Call the district office for more information. 563-245-1750
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
At Central CSD you can be taught by the 2019 STEM teacher of the year! Open enrollment dates are right around the corner and there’s never been a better time to be a Warrior. Call the district office for more information. 563-245-1750
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Congratulations to all 5th-8th grade music students who performed at Central’s Solo & Ensemble yesterday!
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Want to come out on top? Open enrollment dates are right around the corner and there’s never been a better time to be a Warrior. Call the district office for more information. 563-245-1750
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to MFL MarMac Saturday for the District Individual Events. Performances start at 8 am. Admission is $3 and an additional $1 for a program.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
At Central CSD students have an electrifying experience! Open enrollment dates are right around the corner and there’s never been a better time to be a Warrior. Call the district office for more information. 563-245-1750
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
Central FFA members are at work early cooking breakfast for the Central staff part of an FFA week tradition. Staff— don’t forget to join us!
9 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Mr. Trenkamp
All of Central showed up for this one! Go Warriors!
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Jarod Bormann
Blackout for the girls regional final! GO WARRIORS! #WARRIORSTRONG
9 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Aaron Reinhart
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!
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
The Conduct of Meeting team participated in the FFA Sub district competition Tuesday afternoon during National FFA week. Central's team took 3rd Place out of seven.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
Save the date for Preschool Registration!
9 months ago, Steph Burke
Allison Walch
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.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Brandon Douglas
Congratulations to Central's brand new jazz choir, JAZZ CENTRAL, on being accepted as one of the eight Class 1A schools for the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships. IVJC will be at Valley HS in West Des Moines on Tues., March 24. We look forward to this new and exciting opportunity!
9 months ago, Brandon Douglas
Aaron Reinhart
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."
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Steph Burke
Next week is Dr. Seuss Week! The K/1 classes invite everyone to join them in dressing up to celebrate!
9 months ago, Steph Burke
Aaron Reinhart
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!
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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
9 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Thank you to Travis Jensen from Brown’s in Elkader for taking time to talk with the Personal Finance class about purchasing a vehicle, and financing a vehicle.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
Preschool registration is coming up!
9 months ago, Steph Burke
Aaron Reinhart
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!
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
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.
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
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.
9 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Monday, February 24th Pine street will be closed.
9 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
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!
9 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Mr. Trenkamp
Central’s Clayton County BEST program representing at the State Capitol with Governor Reynolds!
9 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
Shoes! Coats! Prescription glasses! And SO MUCH MORE - all in the Lost and Found. Please come pick up what is yours in the Elementary Office.
10 months ago, Steph Burke
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Tracy Follon
Here are third graders showing their creative Valentine boxes that they made and enjoying their Valentine treats. It was a great day!
10 months ago, Tracy Follon
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Steph Burke
A reminder to bring Heart Challenge donations back on Tuesday (no school Monday!) if you haven’t already. Thanks for your participation in this great fundraiser!
10 months ago, Steph Burke
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Alison Gunderson
High School students learned about the writing process today using Modeling Magic!
10 months ago, Alison Gunderson
Allison Walch
**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!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
FFA Week dress up days for all 7-12 grade students.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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.
10 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Aaron Reinhart
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).
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts
Members of Central's new Jazz Choir performed tonight for the IHSMA Jazz Choir Clinic at Maquoketa Valley-Delhi. They worked with clinicians, learned valuable tips, and earned three Excellent Ratings in their first time performing for an audience! Congrats Central Jazz Choir!
10 months ago, Central Fine Arts
Allison Walch
Central Student Council members along with select students from MFL MarMac's SODA group attended Day on the Hill through the help of the 5C Coalition. Students had the opportunity to speak with legislators about the impact of substance abuse within Clayton County as well as their school districts.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
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.
10 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Allison Walch
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.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts
Central's Large Group Speech Team had a successful morning at the IHSSA State Speech Contest in Dubuque. Both Team Erickson (Group Improv) and Spare Change (Solo Mime) earned Overall Division 1 ratings! Congratulations to our Speech Warriors!
10 months ago, Central Fine Arts
Aaron Reinhart
The Boys District Bracket has been published. Please note the slight change in time/location. Central will play West Central @ Starmont High School on Monday, February 17. The game will start at 6:30.
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Tracy Follon
More crayfish and excitement in third grade.
10 months ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
Third graders have enjoyed learning about crayfish. They have been studying their structures and the functions of these unique structures.
10 months ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
The January CCS ticket winners had a great time snowshoeing and sledding at Osborne.
10 months ago, Tracy Follon
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Amy Bergan
It was a flannel kind of Friday. 6th grade
10 months ago, Amy Bergan
Mr. Trenkamp
Love ending my Friday’s with these people, BEST STAFF EVER!
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
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).
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
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.
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
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.
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Amy Bergan
Was invited to lunch today. We used our weekly vocabulary words in our conversations.
10 months ago, Amy Bergan
Jarod Bormann
Just a casual game of poker during lunch.
10 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Mrs. Steffen
Molly from Osborne came to visit the 1st graders and did a Scaly and Slimy presentation!
10 months ago, Mrs. Steffen
Deb Walz
Miranda, a former student, shared her experiences as an Interior Designer with the Design class.
10 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Kenny from Osborne came to share with Mrs. Kuehl's second graders about nature's web.
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Brian Ungerer
Testing momentum and impulse in Physics
10 months ago, Brian Ungerer
Allison Walch
Carnival Time
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Mark Wiley
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.
10 months ago, Mark Wiley
Allison Walch
CCS Bowling Fun!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Joan Frieden
Hands on learning of the respiratory system!
10 months ago, Joan Frieden
Larissa Wilming
Carnival reminder:
10 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Deb Walz
Adam Sadewasser, Prevention Coordinator from Substance Abuse Services, presented to the 8th grade and Life Changes 2 classes on substance abuse and brain development.
10 months ago, Deb Walz
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Reminder of the financial aid presentation tonight at 5:30 in the commons!!
10 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Katie Wiley
The 2nd and 3rd grade girls had the chance to join the varsity for pregame and play in front of the home crowd.
10 months ago, Katie Wiley
Steph Burke
Please check out the Lost & Found located in the Elementary Office - it's getting a bit crowded. There are even some nice winter coats (not pictured)!
10 months ago, Steph Burke
Meghan Bergan
There has been elevated Influenza activity in Iowa this past month. Parents, please read for further Influenza awareness.
10 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Mrs. Steffen
Dana and Danielle from Freedom Bank came to visit the 1st graders today since we will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday. Dana read a couple stories, talked about the bank, and showed us a $100 bill!
10 months ago, Mrs. Steffen
Allison Walch
Locker-Grams
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
Congratulations to these Central musicians on an outstanding performance at the Marion Honor Band yesterday. Keep up the great work and practicing Oakley, Brooke, Vaughn, & Beth!
10 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Brandon Douglas
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!
10 months ago, Brandon Douglas
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
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!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Girls State Wrestling Update: Maria started 2-0 and just lost 7-4 to the #4 ranked wrestler. She has one more match tonight.
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
First Round Results: Maria won 8-4 Jasmine won by fall Rebecca lost by fall
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
367 girls are in Waverly this weekend competing in the Girls’ State Wrestling Meet. 3 if them are Central Warriors! Good Luck Girls!
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Second and third graders having fun in the snow!
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Starmont teachers visited Central to learn more about our elementary reading program. They visited classrooms and got to speak with teachers and even the students too!
10 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Aaron Reinhart
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.
10 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Valentine Locker-Grams
10 months ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Kremer
Perfect snow + perfect temperature + teamwork = 1 great recess for 4th & 5th graders
10 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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!
10 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
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.
10 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Jarod Bormann
Central defeats Turkey Valley!
10 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
It’s a close varsity girls game at halftime between Central (13-2) and Turkey Valley (13-1)! ⛹🏼‍♀️
10 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Tonight, it was the 4th grade 🏀 girls who got to do the introductions with the varsity and watch the game from the best seats in the gym.
10 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
And the finished product!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The JV girls basketball tournament at Clayton Ridge tomorrow, Saturday, January 18th has been cancelled. No make up date at this time.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is dismissing at 12:15 today due to weather. All students will receive lunch. Have a great weekend Warriors!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
*Menu Change* Friday Pizza Cauliflower Applesauce cookie/bar Milk Tuesday Sweet/Sour Chicken (Prek-5) Sweet Thai chicken Rice corn Pears Milk
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
Four students represented Central in the first University of Dubuque Honor Band today. Congratulations Karl, Brandy, Hunter, & Rebecca! 🎶
11 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Mr. Trenkamp
The lines to the “old” gym floor are drawn out!
11 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
*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.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
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.
11 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
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.
11 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Jarod Bormann
Ms. Gritzner was recognized today at the Central Wrestling Invitational for her 27 years of helping run the tournament.
11 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Over 65 girls participated at the girls invitational at Central making it one of the largest in the state.
11 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
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.
11 months ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
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
11 months ago, Steph Burke
Ann Gritzner
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.
11 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Steph Burke
2nd semester milk break fees are due
11 months ago, Steph Burke
Katie Wiley
The 1st graders are excited to start book clubs. All these kids were excited to start reading...AMAZING!
11 months ago, Katie Wiley
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST recently purchased tools to use within the program at Norby’s. The funding for the purchase was provided by a STEM Enhancement Award from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
11 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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.
11 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Aaron Reinhart
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.
11 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
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.
11 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Central Fine Arts
For those Fine Arts Students involved in Band, Chorus, Art, Speech, or Drama, there will be a Parent/Student Informational Meeting about the upcoming 2020 Fine Arts Trip to Nashville on MONDAY, JAN. 6th at 7:00pm in the Music Building. We hope to see you there!
11 months ago, Central Fine Arts
Jarod Bormann
The official winners of the door decorating contest with Ms. Recker taking the crown!
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Aaron Reinhart
Central’s 5th and 6th grade chorus is kicking off tonight’s winter concert. Our Auditorium has 291 seats and we had to get folding chairs out to accommodate the max crowd. Awesome sign of support by the Central Community!
12 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Deb Walz
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!
12 months ago, Deb Walz
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students presented to the 5th graders today about their Pigeon Project. They are working with Jud Francis to breed racing pigeons.
12 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Jarod Bormann
The Central high school wrestling team finally got to roll out the new practice mat in the small gym.
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Steph Burke
Calling all Central Alumni! https://forms.gle/h1Q463NGycJAvT5F7
12 months ago, Steph Burke
Allison Walch
The Central Student Council food drive collected 552 pounds of food in only 2 weeks!! Pictured is Student Council members Maci Kluesner and Adam Koresh at the St. Olaf Food Shelf. Thanks to everyone who donated!
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
Congratulations to the Central bands on a wonderful winter concert last night! Happy holidays!
12 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Jarod Bormann
Mrs. Follon provided this morning’s holiday cheer before school.
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
See those small numbers in each box? Those are the students’ gains in Mr. Ledbeter’s PE class since September! #WARRIORSTRONG 💪🔥💪🔥
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Joan Frieden
Exploring the properties of mystery substances with our student teacher Ms. Lindsay.
12 months ago, Joan Frieden
Aaron Reinhart
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.
12 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Larissa Wilming
Reminder for band parents & families:
12 months ago, Larissa Wilming
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students have partnered with Clayton County Development Group to map local gravel roads for possible bike paths. Look for more information coming soon.
12 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Jarod Bormann
This morning’s holiday music entertainment:)
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Recognizing the Central Junior High wrestlers, managers, and cheerleaders tonight. Wrestling is on the up and up at Central!
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
A GREAT home crowd for tonight’s home wrestling meet!
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Amy Bergan
6ht grade continuing the KINDNESS CHALLENGE for the 7th grade.
12 months ago, Amy Bergan
Jarod Bormann
The Art Club created this scene for students and staff to enjoy. 📸
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
The Art Club created this scene for students and staff to enjoy. 📸
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Mrs. Steffen
The 1st graders had a visit from Sammy Soil from Osborne!!
12 months ago, Mrs. Steffen
Allison Walch
Thanks to Molly Scherf from Osborne for visiting the fourth graders yesterday and sharing about reptiles and amphibians!
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Joan Frieden
Camp Courageous’s Holiday Festival is always a good time!
12 months ago, Joan Frieden
Mr. Trenkamp
A thriller at NFV, girls win 47-43 in double overtime!
12 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
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 (areinhart@central.k12.ia.us) or Coach Koehn (jgkoehn2012@gmail.com) for more information.
12 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Middle school students playing some Headbanz during lunch. The board games have provided great social opportunities this year.
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Central is looking for new or used LEGOS donations.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Between now and Christmas break, each morning students and staff will be greeted with some holiday cheer from Central band students
12 months ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
If you are headed to the game tonight they will be having a soup supper.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Holiday Train Information
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts
Congratulations to the Central Winter Madrigal singers for an outstanding performance at Osborne on Dec. 5th! They sang a beautiful program of winter themed music while attendees enjoyed hot chocolate, cider, and sweets. It was a magical night to remember!
12 months ago, Central Fine Arts
Mrs. Kremer
4th graders had some fun today spreading some kindness by playing a game with the 5th graders!
12 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Katie Wiley
Thank you to Christopher and Jamie Reimer for leading Jr. Achievement in Mrs. Wiley’s 1st grade room.
12 months ago, Katie Wiley
Aaron Reinhart
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!
12 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Brian Ungerer
7th grade static electricity activity
12 months ago, Brian Ungerer
Brian Ungerer
7th grade static electricity activity
12 months ago, Brian Ungerer
Allison Walch
Free Movie Saturday.
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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 lwilming@central.k12.ia.us 563-245-1750
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts
12 months ago, Central Fine Arts
Allison Walch
Student Council Food Drive
12 months ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
The concrete floor in the small gym is getting leveled today!
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Heather Lechtenberg
Our month long Thanksgiving food drive has come to an end! A group of 4th grade girls delivered a van full of food to the Clayton County Food Bank this afternoon! Thank you for all the generous donations!
about 1 year ago, Heather Lechtenberg
Jarod Bormann
A bus full of K-12 wrestlers and parents are heading to Ames to watch Iowa vs. Iowa State!
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Brian Ungerer
Static electricity activities in 7th grade science.
about 1 year ago, Brian Ungerer
Allison Walch
Second graders were invited to the Carter House for a tour and to decorate a tree of their own.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Bente
Students visited M’s Machinery & Art’s Way in Monona.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Bente
Allison Walch
Second graders getting their first look at mealworms.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Life Changes 1 learned about posture and body mechanics during Jaclyn Bormann's presentation. She also shared information about common teen injuries.
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Aaron Reinhart
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
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Jarod Bormann
These young ladies participated in one of the first junior girls wrestling meets in the state tonight at Central! #girlpower
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Tonight, Central is hosting one the FIRST Junior High girls wrestling meets in the STATE!
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Coach Koehn kicking off what we believe is the first all ladies jr. high wrestling tournament in the State of Iowa! #WarriorPride
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Larissa Wilming
Congratulations to the 12 Central High School students who participated in the 2019 UIC Honor Band today! 🎶
about 1 year ago, Larissa Wilming
Jarod Bormann
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
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Mrs. Kremer
Perfect day for a snow family!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Kremer
Allison Walch
Box Tops for Central
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Life Changes 1 students learning about the life benefits of fitness from Mrs. Bauder.
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Mrs. Walz
Beautiful day for Outdoor Recreation! These 8th graders are practicing casting.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Walz
Mrs. Kremer
Nothing beats slides + snow!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Kremer
Joan Frieden
Central teachers attending Trauma Responsive Schools Conferences in Ankeny today. Learning about tools to create effective learning environments for all students.
about 1 year ago, Joan Frieden
Larissa Wilming
Central band students enjoying the University of Iowa Band Extravaganza at Carver Hawkeye Arena!
about 1 year ago, Larissa Wilming
Jarod Bormann
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
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Katie Wiley
1st graders are exploring nonfiction text and finding text features in the nonfiction books.
about 1 year ago, Katie Wiley
Central Fine Arts
This morning, the Central HS Chorus gave a wonderful performance at the American Legion's Veterans Day Luncheon at Johnson's Reception Hall to honor all of those who have given their service. Thank you for your service and letting us honor you today through our music.
about 1 year ago, Central Fine Arts
Joan Frieden
Reminder, Central’s Food Drive going on until November 26th. All donations are appreciated!
about 1 year ago, Joan Frieden
Allison Walch
The Jr. class has a fundraising link open now through November 18th. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Alison Gunderson
The Holiday Craft and Vendor Show is under way here at Central Community School. It runs until 1:30 today! Stop in and see what's here!
about 1 year ago, Alison Gunderson
Mr. Trenkamp
Great opening night performance Central Warriors!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Fall Play kickoff begins in 30 minutes!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Jarod Bormann
Watch this Central Snapshot where Mr. Zurbriggen describes how his students aimed to tackle urbanization in our rural community -> https://youtu.be/6KivXdgCkL0
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Central Reading Specialist, Liz Tuecke, shows us some fun sight words games to play with your beginning readers -> https://youtu.be/F10O4_vc6gk
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Steph Burke
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!
about 1 year ago, Steph Burke
Mr. Trenkamp
Please read and share the attached parent/guardian communication update: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bROgLoT5vGQqXp9ESW5EKfM8thD9MHEHhw4CxHUMnWE/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Coach Wilwert
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!
about 1 year ago, Coach Wilwert
Mrs. Steffen
More pictures of our shadow investigation!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Steffen
Mrs. Steffen
1st graders investigated what it takes to make an object's shadow move!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Steffen
Allison Walch
Please do not put glass in the can bin.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Kids gather in the Commons in the mornings before they’re dismissed for class. But lately we’ve been finding items left behind, and our Lost and Found is overflowing. If your child is missing something, it might be here.
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Central’s new competition wrestling mat arrived just in time for the Jr. High Opener!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Brian Ungerer
Testing the Turkey River water quality with the chemistry students.
about 1 year ago, Brian Ungerer
Mr. Wilwert
Central Sophomore Class is hosting a Holiday Craft, Vendor Show & Farmers Market on Sat. Nov. 9th, 9am to 1:30pm in the gym.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Wilwert
Allison Walch
Central's All-District players, Evan and Michael - Honorable Mention and CJ - 2nd team All-District. Congratulations!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
So proud of the teamwork at Central today! #CentralStrong
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
Reminder that Clayton County BEST students will be picking up pumpkins to compost and feed to local livestock. PUMPKINS WILL BE PICKED UP TODAY AFTER 2:00 PM. Please have your pumpkins or other gourds on the curb for students to get.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Central Fine Arts
about 1 year ago, Central Fine Arts
Aaron Reinhart
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!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Jarod Bormann
After the assembly on Thursday, the 7-12 participated in some Halloween games! See this video and all our future videos on the school’s YouTube channel -> bit.ly/csdyoutube
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Tracy Follon
Third graders and their awesome costumes. We would like to thank Candice Wittman for providing each third grader with the book "Frindle." You see lots if smiles with their books and pumpkin lanterns that they made.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
Third graders and their awesome costumes. We would like to thank Candice Wittman for providing each third grader with the book "Frindle." You see lots if smiles with their books and pumpkin lanterns that they made.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
Third graders and their awesome costumes. We would like to thank Candice Wittman for providing each third grader with the book "Frindle." You see lots if smiles with their books and pumpkin lanterns that they made.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
Third graders and their awesome costumes. We would like to thank Candice Wittman for providing each third grader with the book "Frindle." You see lots if smiles with their books and pumpkin lanterns that they made.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
Third graders and their awesome costumes. We would like to thank Candice Wittman for providing each third grader with the book "Frindle." You see lots if smiles with their books and pumpkin lanterns that they made.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Jarod Bormann
The 7-12 held an assembly Oct. 31st to recognize some students and groups. WATCH HERE -> https://youtu.be/VptJ31oaLGQ
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Pumpkin Round-Up
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Steffen
1st graders in Mrs. Steffen's class are ready for our Halloween parade!!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Steffen
Allison Walch
Veteran's Day Program
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
8th grade Spanish class reading their thumbprint books to 2nd grade.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
FFA students gathered a few weeks back for a hay ride.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Heather Lechtenberg
Help support the Clayton County Food Bank by participating in our month long food drive!
about 1 year ago, Heather Lechtenberg
Allison Walch
Fall Play
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Steph Burke
Join us for the Elementary Halloween Parade and CCS Assembly!
about 1 year ago, Steph Burke
Deb Walz
Students in 7th grade learned about the importance of empathy during the five sessions presented by Haley from Riverview Center. She also came to the Life Changes two days and presented on Healthy Relationships and Self-Care.
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Mrs. Steffen
More snow pictures of our kindergarten and 1st graders!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Steffen
Mrs. Steffen
First time playing in the snow for our Kindergarten and 1st graders!!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Steffen
Mrs. Kremer
4A wrapped up their energy unit today with a Hot Wheels ramp competition. The winning team launched their car 92”!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Kremer
Allison Walch
First snowfall fun with second and third graders!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
A friendly reminder Central dismisses at 2:00 today due to parent/teacher conferences.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Wrestling Clothing Order Form Hard copies can be picked up in the school office.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts
On Saturday, Oct. 26th, 5 Central students auditioned for the Iowa All-State Chorus, where 1A-4A schools all audition to be a part of the same selected chorus. Central's own Brenna Buckman was selected as an Alto Alternate! Congratulations to Brenna and all auditioning students!
about 1 year ago, Central Fine Arts
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students and their fathers are working hard to make improvements to the baseball field in Elkader in order to host some WarEagle Baseball games. Thanks for your hard work and hope to see high school baseball back in town soon.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Aaron Reinhart
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!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out Central at the Family STEM Festival!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Central freshman Hannah Asche has qualified for the State Cross Country Meet! Hannah will compete Saturday, November 2 in Fort Dodge. Congratulations to Hannah and her teammates on a great season!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Ann Gritzner
Come join us at the Family STEM Festival are Keystone AEA. Thursday from 4-7.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Mr. Trenkamp
Love seeing our high school students working with our elementary students #TeamCentral!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Textiles class were inspired by their field trip to the Backstitch! They learned tips about fabric, sewing techniques and project ideas.
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Aaron Reinhart
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!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mrs. Bente
Sophomores visited NICC career fair to explore various career opportunities
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Bente
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Kindergarteners learning about the effects of smoking on their bodies with Mr. Sadewasser from 5C!
about 1 year ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Jarod Bormann
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
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Deb Walz
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!"
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Mr. O'Brien's 8th graders finished up a unit on pork this week with a taste test of the different cuts of meat.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Tonight’s board meeting will be held in the new media center on the top floor.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
The Junior High Football game tonight has been postponed. A make-up date is being worked out right now. More information to come soon.
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Ann Gritzner
So proud of this Central Junior who presented her paper about her research and experience in Uganda, Africa. She even met the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate, Simon Groot and the director of the World Food Prize, Ambassador Quinn. Watch for great things to come from this young lady.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Tracy Follon
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.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Wayne Wingert and Big Springs Trout Hatchery for hosting our CCS winners today. Great weather, great fishing, and AWESOME Central students = perfect end to the week!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Deb Walz
Curriculum 1 students practicing a Creative Art project for young children.
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Textiles Repair Shop is now open! Adam, CEO, has the projects organized for repairs, and the students are learning new skills. Drop off textile items that you need repaired in the FCS room.
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Ann Gritzner
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.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Jarod Bormann
There will be a youth wrestling season kick-off night this Sunday evening at 6:00 in the auditorium. All returning wrestling families and new families who are looking for more info about the sport or the program are invited to attend.
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Red Ribbon Week Information
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Students in grades 5-12 had a great fall chorus concert tonight! In this piece, the high school choir got the audience involved with “Song for the Unsung Hero” and some classic chorus lines that we all know. Great job, everyone!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Wrestling Order Forms. Please make checks payable to Central Community School. Forms are due back by November 4th.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
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!
about 1 year ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
Friendly reminder that Central Preschool/Junior Kindergarten will not have school on Tuesday & Wednesday of this week due to our staff attending training.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
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 sweber@central.k12.ia.us
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Subbing in our Makerspace class with these crazy Kindergarteners!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mrs. Steffen
1st graders worked on making umbrellas that let the wind blow through, just like the leaves on the trees do!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Steffen
Allison Walch
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.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central will participate in this fundraiser, We Buy Nearby.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
High school band parents & students: tomorrow night is parent’s night before the football game. Please meet in the West end zone at 6:35 in the order emailed out to you.
about 1 year ago, Larissa Wilming
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Alpine for hosting Connected Rural Communities Summit and drawing attention to how we can grow our rural community!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central Cross Country Order Form
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Second grade students made apple pickers in Science today.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central Athletic Boosters will meet tonight in the commons area at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Cathy Recker
Feature Artist of the Month: Alexis
about 1 year ago, Cathy Recker
Central Fine Arts
Yesterday, the Central HS Chorus attended the 2019 UIC HS Vocal Festival. 450 students represented the entire conference performing as an individual choir and as a mass group. Two Central students were selected as soloists for the final song in the concert! Congrats Warriors!
about 1 year ago, Central Fine Arts
Central Fine Arts
about 1 year ago, Central Fine Arts
Tracy Follon
Central is very fortunate to have Vicki Bries Rieder visit our school on Friday, October 18th. The Central graduate will be reading her first published book "Slumberina" to the K-3 classrooms. Vicki will have books for sale and she will be glad to sign them. Order forms have been sent home, but if you still need one, please contact the school. Vicki will also be at the Elkader Public Library on Saturday, the 19th, at 10:30.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Jarod Bormann
To promote productive large group conversations with 6th graders, Ms. Meyers uses hand signals when kids raise their hand.
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Happy 4-H Week!
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Central 4th graders don’t let a Monday morning slow down their learning!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Thank you for all your can donations!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students present a recycling lesson to Mrs. Wiley’s class.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Jarod Bormann
Central middle school students discussing their books in book club.
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Fall Festival Note the rain location will be the Central Community School Gym.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
School picture retake day will be first thing tomorrow, October 3rd in the foyer. Extra forms can be picked up in the office. Any questions, call 245-1750.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Senior Night at Central, Go Warriors and thank you Seniors for 4 years of fun!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Deb Walz
Pampered Chef Fundraiser kickoff! The Family and Consumer Sciences fundraiser supports the purchase of supplies and equipment. Students will have catalogs but orders can also be placed online at https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/centralcommunity. Orders are due on October 22.
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
The FAFSA is your gateway to grants, scholarships, work-study, federal loans, and almost all other financial aid for college. The window to file a FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year opens TODAY! Don't wait to file! Find more information and tips at IowaCollegeAid.gov/FAFSA
about 1 year ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Calling all Central Warrior Basketball fans! Clothing order is open. Forms can be picked up in the main office.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Joan Frieden
Early morning smiles in front of Central’s new photo screen! #proudtobeawarrior
about 1 year ago, Joan Frieden
Tracy Follon
Third graders and grandparents enjoying the chicken dance and classroom activities.
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Mr. Trenkamp
Grandparents Day at Central!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The Jesup Cross Country meet that was scheduled for tomorrow, October 1st has been moved to Thursday, October 3rd due to weather. Location and start times will remain the same. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Thanks to the Clayton County Visiting Nurse Association for working with the school nurse to gift 45 grant-funded "Stop the Bleed Kits"! Each classroom at Central received a "Stop the Bleed Kit" once the Stop the Bleed staff training was completed on Friday.
about 1 year ago, Meghan Bergan
Meghan Bergan
Central Staff participate in Stop the Bleed training, a program that teaches individuals how to stop bleeding in life-threatening events. Thanks to our local MercyOne staff for joining the school nurse as facilitators in this event on this past Friday!
about 1 year ago, Meghan Bergan
Mr. Stramer
The 5th graders had a great time in Fort Atkinson for the rendezvous!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Stramer
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students tour Fassbinder Apiaries to learn more about raising bees as they explore the idea of starting a bee hive. Thank you to Kathy Fassbinder for her time and knowledge.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Aaron Reinhart
Central youth are playing under the lights tonight! Throughout their season they have learned a lot of fundamental skills that are preparing them for their future on the junior high, and then varsity, teams.
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
The football game tomorrow night, Friday, September 27th at Midland has been moved up to 6:00 PM. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750. Go Warriors!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central Soil Judging team placed 3rd out of 19 schools and qualifies them for state. Kory was our top placer in 8th out of 152 contestants. The top 4 finishers at Central were Kory, Nate, Keaton, and Tristan. A big thank you to the Clayton County Conservation for the previous days competition, the experience was very helpful.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Junior High Fall Dance
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
A Fun Family Event in Elkader
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Students begin using the new Media Center space the same day demolition begins on the wall in the old gym.
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
School pictures will be coming home today. If your student needs retakes, Blaker's will be here on October 3rd. If your student was absent on the original picture day please plan on getting them done on the 3rd. If you have any questions please call 245-1750.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central had 5 students compete in the Clayton County soil judging contest held at Motor Mill. The participants judged 3 pits and also were part of a pacing contest and laying out a level line on a contour slope using a sight level. Thank Suzanne Shirbroun for transporting the students and taking the pictures of the contest also the Clayton County Conservation Service for putting on the contest it was a really good learning experience and the students enjoyed going.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Tracy Follon
The Elkader Masonic Lodge #72 and Pleasant Point Grange #2222 purchase dictionaries for third graders in Clayton County and other local schools. Here are some pictures of Central's third graders receiving their dictionaries. Thanks to these two organizations!!!
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Allison Walch
Mini Cheer Camp forms are coming home today. Any questions, please call 245-1751
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Tracy Follon
More third grade pictures....
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Tracy Follon
Third graders had a fun and busy homecoming week. On Friday, we toured Plagman's Barn where we had a school lesson from 100 years ago. What a great day!
about 1 year ago, Tracy Follon
Jarod Bormann
This ring was turned into the press box Friday night at the football game. It was found by the softball diamond and appears to be a male wedding band with no inscription. Help us find the owner.
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Jarod Bormann
Central's 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshall, Merrill Hyde and the 1969 State Championship Softball Team and 2019 Hall Famer, Ed Larson.
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mrs. Kuehl’s 2nd grade class was dated by Mrs. Burkle to wear the lightning tattoos as a mustache. They returned the dare! Happy homecoming!
about 1 year ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
If you are unable to make the Central homecoming football game this evening you can watch it live on Blue Devil Cast. http://www.thebluedevilcast.com/home-122.html
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Powder Puff Tradition!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Class Color Day Mrs. Kuehl's second graders wore blue.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Clayton County BEST
The students of Clayton County BEST have started work on their project partnering with many local business and organizations.
about 1 year ago, Clayton County BEST
Aaron Reinhart
The weather didn’t cooperate for cross country tonight but it did allow us to get the field painted. The parade is on schedule for a 6:30 start with the pep rally and Powderpuff Football to follow. Tonight’s parade will feature special guests Grand Marshall Coach Hyde and the 1969 softball team, as well as our Hall of Famer Ed Larson. See you tonight!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Lunch with these awesome students today!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The home XC meet for today has been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Joan Frieden
The 2019 Back-To-School Festival was a HUGE hit! Thank you Camp Courageous-Central students had a blast!
about 1 year ago, Joan Frieden
Allison Walch
Kindergarten/First Grade Parade
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central boys and girls wrestling teams working together to paint fence. Another great fundraising and team event. Thank you to the Koehn's for this opportunity.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
Some assembly required. Getting closer...
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you for the great tour class of 59!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
If you can't make the football game tonight at Easton Valley catch it on the Miles Telephone Live Stream. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aJzP7kWMgaG7i-nfENkaA
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Stramer
5th graders and 2nd graders building relationships through reading buddies every Friday.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Stramer
Allison Walch
Please join Amy Holst and Tim Engelhardt on Sunday, September 15th in the Central Commons Area to discuss active shooters in public places.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
I took a group of students into our new media center for the first time today. Their reaction was the highlight of the project for me. #PRIDE
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The Cross Country meet has been cancelled for tonight at North Fayette Valley.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central's remodel open house. Please note the extended tour times. We hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central Athletic Boosters invites everyone to a meal at the football field Thursday, September 19th between the parade and powderpuff games. Meal will include turkey dressing or pork sandwich, dessert, chips, and a drink. $5 a meal and $1 for additional sandwich. All fall athletes will eat for free.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Jarod Bormann
The Central and West Delaware STEM BEST programs held one of their Partner Paloozas at the Keystone AEA on 9/10/19. Check out the video here -> https://youtu.be/5MU3QwMZ_0I
about 1 year ago, Jarod Bormann
Allison Walch
Homecoming 2019 Dress Up Days!
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Sewing to the rescue! Repairing a torn shoe and sweater sleeve. The Textiles Repair Shop will be coming. Do you have any items that need repair?
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Central’s new Clayton County BEST program is kicking off our first Partner Palooza!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Cross Country @ Clayton Ridge has been canceled for this evening.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Kremer
4th and 5th graders had a special guest playing football with them today at recess!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Kremer
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, come see your remodeled school ahead of our Homecoming game against West Central. Going to be an exciting week of events!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
School Picture Day Reminder
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
The athletes aren’t the only ones rehydrating today. Field prep for Homecoming (September 20th) has begun!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
The old lunchroom not looking so old anymore!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
John Hess, thank you!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
FFA members do well at Iowa State Fair. Ted Hilgerson showed the reserve champion steer in the FFA performance beef show in Window A and in Window C. Lane Orr also had a Purple ribbon steer in window A and Laci Orr was a blue. The performance beef show places the animals live and they are then harvested and 80% of their final placing is based on the rate of gain and carcass data. In the sheep show Laci Orr and Lexi Fettkether received blue ribbons on their market lambs and breeding ewe. Lexi Pash received a blue on her photo of cattle in the photography show. Bella Moore received a blue on her commercial breeding heifer and Cassie Larson was a blue with her Hereford cow-calf. Also exhibiting were Nate Shirbroun and Rachel Franks. Two members of the Central FFA Matt Whittle and Laci Orr were part of the state and regional winning 4-H FFA crop scouting team.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
School Picture Time Grades PS-6 will have pictures on Monday, September 9th. Grades 7-12 will have pictures on Tuesday, September 10th. Extra picture forms can be picked up in any school office.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting on Monday, September 9 at 6:30pm in the band/choir room. The agenda includes an update on the Nashville trip, reviewing t-shirt designs to promote Central's fine arts, deciding how to support band and choir students after performances, and staff reports. Please join us to learn more about Central Fine Arts Department.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Three Rivers FS "Fuel Your Future" Program gives 3 cents per gallon back to Central! Pictured here is the check presentation in August. Want to join? Details are below! New Account Acquisition Program All new FAST STOP Consumer and Commercial Card accounts created between September 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019 will receive 0.15 cents off per gallon for the first 90 days. There is no limit to the number of gallons or product type nor does the pump price have any bearing on the discount offered. Example: Customer signs up for a FAST STOP card on November 1st, the customer will receive .15 cent off for the next 90 days. If a cardholder would like to switch to donate to another school please contact Melanie at 563-875-0139 or mkrapfl@threeriversfs.com. Additional questions about Fuel Our Future or New Account Acquisition Program please contact Lauren at 563-875-0134 or lmonaghan@threeriversfs.com. You can fill out an Fuel Our Future application at this link below. Click on “fill out an application”. https://www.threeriversfs.com/Products-Services/FAST-STOP
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Katie Wiley
Mrs. Wiley’s 1st graders learned about the uses of bird beaks with a fun, hands on activity.
about 1 year ago, Katie Wiley
Ann Gritzner
Clayton County BEST students attend a partner palooza with Del Co BEST students in Manchester on Thursday. The event is designed to connect students with local businesses and organizations. We will be hosting a similar event at Keystone AEA on Tuesday 9/10.
about 1 year ago, Ann Gritzner
Deb Walz
Fun lab for Food Science students to start the measuring unit. Is math important or should I know what a "blib" is?
about 1 year ago, Deb Walz
Aaron Reinhart
Great way to start our day! It will be a couple of weeks before the new fitness area is ready, but we are getting closer!
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Central Fine Arts
about 1 year ago, Central Fine Arts
Allison Walch
Powder Puff Shirt Order.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
This year at Central we are supporting students in their learning of appropriate cell phone use. Today we had a large group conversation with all 7th and 8th grade students about cell phone use during lunch. Mr. Bormann is pictured here facilitating a conversation about a scenario he described. The three scenarios discussed were answering phone calls, taking pictures of other people, and appropriate times to watch movies/TV shows. If you have any questions about what we are teaching students, please contact Mr. Reinhart.
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Homecoming Shirts Orders are due back by September 10th. Forms will be emailed to all families or you can stop in the office to pick one up.
about 1 year ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Interested in private instruction or in need of tutoring? Central has retired teachers that are wanting to continue working with our students. Contact Mr. Reinhart if you want more information.
about 1 year ago, Aaron Reinhart
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1st? Iowa College Access Network will host a FAFSA presentation at NICC Calmar for students and parents on 9/25 at 6PM. Find more info at icansucceed.org
about 1 year ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss