Today's Announcements: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fu5Dh_Nwys3iXjsEsNyFh2LXstBakaQ6911mpJeLFXg/edit.
Large Group Speech Contest scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. Reschedule information will be sent out by Coach Douglas.
The JV/V basketball games that were postponed today will be played Saturday, January 26th beginning at 3:00 PM.
The wrestling meet on Saturday at Riceville will begin at noon. The speech contest on Saturday will be delayed 2 hours.
Central will dismiss at 1:00 today due to weather.
The basketball games for this evening have been postponed until January 26th. The time is to be determined.
Just a friendly reminder when school is cancelled all activities are also cancelled.
*Menu Change* Wednesday-BBQ Rib Sandwich, Corn and Spiced Apples. Thursday-Chicken Patty, Baked Beans and Fruit Cocktail. Friday-Philly Beef, Winter Vegetables and Pears.
The Upper Iowa Conference Honor Band Concert scheduled for tonight had been cancelled due to possible weather.
Jr. High Boys Basketball against Kee High has been postponed tonight due to possible weather.
Check out Parker Smith's amazing shot and article in the Des Moines Register!: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/01/11/crazy-buzzer-beater-basketball-shot-no-look-behind-head-iowa-high-school-central-elkader-ia-hs-bb/2549647002/
Students in grades 6-8 (individual and team projects) are invited to participate in the 2019 Keystone Science Fair on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the NICC Calmar Campus – Max Clark Hall. Projects will consist of classic research/experimentally-based science fair projects. Any interested students can talk to their science teacher or contact Mrs. Walz for more information and to register for the event.
Reminder to Preschool through 6th grade parents/guardians: With the colder weather here, don't forget to make sure your child has all the appropriate clothing for outside wearing at recess. Coats, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants are needed for winter weather.
Basketball Update: On January 8th, West Central is only able to play 2 quarters of JV girls and 2 quarters of JV boys. Because of this, the start time for the JV games at West Central on January 8 will be at 5:00. They use 2 gyms, so varsity will begin at 6:15 as usual. So times are as follows: JV Girls 2 quarters - 5:00, JV Boys 2 quarters to follow. Varsity girls at 6:15, Varsity boys to follow. Any questions please call 245-1751
Did you play an instrument when you were in school? Do you have it laying around and miss playing? Come join in the music-making fun and perform your favorite winter and holiday music in the entryway of the school. If you would like to perform with Central Band students or with other community members before school, please contact Ms. Wilming at email@example.com with your name, instrument, and preferred date of performance! We look forward to making music with you. Happy Holidays from the Central Band department! Ms. Wilming
Tonight kicks off the food drive hosted by the Central girls basketball team and student body. Please consider bringing a non perishable food item to the game. A donation box will be at the gate when you arrive. All items will be donated to the local food shelf in time for the holidays. Go Warriors!
New Rule Change: Starting today any student not involved with extra-curricular activities will not be allowed in the school after 4:00 p.m.
Check out these Warrior items the youth basketball girls are selling. https://shop.envisiontees.com/central_elkader_basketball
Central is kicking off our holiday food drive. Donation Ideas but no limited to: Applesauce Pasta Sauce Cake mixes Jelly Juice Canned Meals Jello Canned Soups Noodles Canned Vegetables Other needed non food products: Hand Soap Paper Towels Toilet Paper Kleenex Toothpaste Shampoo/Conditioner Thank you in advance to all who donate. We will keep you updated on how the collection is coming.
The high school wrestling meet has been moved up to 5:00 PM tonight at Starmont.
Mr. O'brien's class toured a swine facility this morning and brought back lots of interesting information. Bio security is very important. All air for the building is brought in through filters that can screen out bacteria and viruses. The filters for the 2500 sow facility cost $250,000 but should last 2-3 years. The unit does shower in shower out whenever you enter or leave. Travis Hanaway, the manager said he has taken as many as 12 showers per day. To seal the buildings and make them air tight the construction company used a semi load of caulk. They farrow 120 sows per week and the pigs are weaned at 18-21 days of age. The owners finish to market all the pigs produced. When you enter the buildings the fans blow out at you so no unfiltered outside air gets in. The unit employs 9 people when in full production. We would like to thank Travis and the owners for giving us the opportunity to see a modern swine farrowing facility.
There will be no JV boys game tonight against West Central. Start time and order of games will be the following: JV Girls beginning at 4:30 Varsity Girls beginning at 6:15 Varsity Boys to follow
The high school basketball games on November 27th (home vs West Central) December 4th (home vs Turkey Valley) January 8th (at West Central) January 15th (at Turkey Valley) will be played as JV girls, 2 quarters only of JV boys, varsity girls, and varsity boys. Games are still scheduled to start at their regular time.
Congratulations to the following Warrior Volleyball players on the following awards/recognition. 1st Team All Upper Iowa Conference Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille Hannah Erickson 2nd Team All Upper Iowa Conference Natalie Schroeder Honorable Mention Upper Iowa Conference Lauren Schroeder Zoe Barker 1st Team 1A NE All District Team Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille 1A Honorable Mention All State Lizzie Gifford
Today I received another reminder why I love my job! A couple students stopped down to the “Principal’s Office” and handed me these thank you cards with smiles on their faces and a lot of giggles! I am so thankful to lead such an amazing student body, staff, and community. Enjoy Thanksgiving Break everyone!
Congratulations to members of the Global Science class on successfully writing a $500 grant to Halvorson Trane to replace our microscope lights with energy efficient LED lights. Thank you to Halvorson Trane for their support of educational projects and to the Clayton County Energy District for their help.
Music & Fine Arts Boosters are meeting in the music room on November 19 at 6:30 pm. We need all supporters of our fine arts to attend and help plan our annual carnival event.
Thought provoking question. Can you name a time in the work place where employees are tested like we test students? Answer: It doesn’t exist.
At home with a sick kid watching Most Likely to Succeed. A must watch for educators and parents!
-Wash Hands-Wash hands with warm, soapy water especially every time you use the restroom and before a meal. Make sure you and your child are washing for at least 20 seconds; encourage them to say the ABC’s one time or the Happy Birthday song twice. Encourage your family to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of their arm (if tissue not available). -Eat Well-The best way to stay healthy is to eat at least three balanced meals per day including at least 3 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit and at least 2 servings of milk or yogurt. -Get Plenty of Fluids-Water also plays an important role in keeping your immune system active. It is recommended to get at least 6-8 glasses (8 ounce) per day. If it is tough to get your child to drink water, offer juices or colorful cups. -Stay Warm-Prepare your child for cold weather appropriately. The most important places to keep warm are the wrists, ankles, ears, nose and especially the back of the neck. Sunscreen is also necessary for outside play in the wintertime because of the sun’s rays reflecting off of the snow. -Exercise-Make sure your child is staying active during the winter months, whether this means dressing them in warm clothing and going sledding or staying inside and coming up with creative games. -Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth-Touching these areas cause germs to spread. -Use Disinfectant-Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects helps kill illness-causing germs. -See a Doctor-Respiratory illnesses, especially viruses like the flu, are particularly common during this time of the year. It is important to take your child to the doctor if they are not acting their normal self or if they have a temperature higher than 102 F. -Flu Vaccine-Ask your medical provider about the flu vaccine. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. The illness is probably not serious if your child: -Is still interested in playing -Is eating and drinking well -Is alert and smiling at you -Has normal skin color -Looks well when his/her fever goes down Your child should be kept home from school if they have the following symptoms: -Vomiting, diarrhea or fever or 100.0 F *Children may return to school when they are free of these symptoms for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen).
Central receives STEM Best Program. The Iowa STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 13 of 23 proposed new or expanded STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partnerships. These newly added partners bring the total to 50 partnerships in Iowa since 2014. The STEM BEST® Program fosters a learning environment where students are able to participate in real workplace projects designed by business professionals and teachers and apply K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics to skills, knowledge and behaviors needed for STEM careers. Awards are used for equipping collaborative work spaces, educator training and development in workplace-classroom integration and curriculum development and coordination.
In celebration of Arthur Geisert's Book release of Pumpkin Island last weekend, our K/1 kids created pumpkins paintings in art class demonstrating exploration of various paint tools. These pumpkins were hung up in store fronts of our local business'. It is exciting to have an artist/writer right here in our Elkader, and equally as exciting to have so many local businesses supporting the art.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the CCS assembly and Holiday Parade, 2:30 in the high school gym. Come celebrate our amazing students with us!
Fifth graders participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll today. In a close vote, they chose Gary Siegwarth for governor. For District 1 U.S. House of Representatives, Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer ended in a tie!
Get to Starmont tonight and cheer on our Central Warrior Volleyball Team as they take on Ed-Co in 3rd round of playoffs. First set starts at 5:30 pm. Help us pack the gym!
The Friends of the Library invite you to the Elkader Public Library on Friday the 26th to see Arthur Geisert's River Town etchings. So check it out since it's an early out day. The library is open until 5:00. The etchings will also be on display Saturday, October 27th from 9:30 to 1:00. A great place to stop before or after the Pumpkin Island book launch and signing which begins at 11:00.
Central Warrior Playoff Volleyball begins in 40 minutes! Get here and cheer on our Warriors!
Parents - We're testing Class Catalyst at Central and may need your help. Central is dedicated to educating the whole child, and that includes a commitment to social-emotional learning as an important part of that education. Several teachers have volunteered to test Class Catalyst, a new online tool that helps promote self-awareness, improve self-regulation, and better connects students with teachers. If you receive a Class Catalyst permission letter through email or on paper, please consider giving permission for your child to participate in this program. If successful, Central will consider full implementation in the future. For more information about Class Catalyst and/or the permission form, contact Joan Frieden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Elementary students are participating in Reading for a reason sponsored by Brown's Hometown Victory Foundation. Here are the September 2018 Stats. 91 Central students participated, that is 57% of the school! 39 (43%) of those 91 kids read enough to receive a book as their top prize. The top class was Mrs. Kuehl’s class with 277 books or chapters read. 1,992 books or chapters were read that is not including the 1,210 extra books or chapters recorded. Bringing in a grand total of 3,202 books or chapters read this month! Way to go Warriors.
Four Central Students attended the Lunar Launch STEAM day at Keystone AEA. They participated in four fantastic hands-on moon missions geared just for fourth through sixth grade students. The student missions included powering the moon base, moon base repair, emergency shelter, and badge design. Students met with students across NE Iowa and worked in their school group during the discovery sessions. This will gave them a chance to meet new friends and learn about other schools in NE Iowa.
The Conference Cross Country meet is being held in West Union at North Fayette Valley high school. The running schedule will be 4:00 PM JV/V Girls, 4:30 PM JV/V Boys and 5:00 JH Girls/Boys. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751.
On Thursday (11th) the Opera House is hosting a 2:00 matinee of Mary Poppins. We are asking all students, staff, and visitors to please try to park north of the school on Thursday to open parking downtown for the matinee.
On October 4th, 31 students from Central attended Manufacturing Day at M's Machine in Monona and Mobile Track Solutions in Elkader. They toured the facilities and learned about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. M's Machine is a CNC (computer numerically controlled) metal machining facility making parts for MTS and John Deere. MTS builds heavy equipment for the road construction industry.
Central Athletic Booster Club meeting is Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at CJ Lanes. Any stakeholder who has paid their membership is a voting member and encouraged to attend. You can also attend and pay your membership that night.
Cross Country Meet Update for 10/2/18 at South Winn. The JH race has been cancelled. Varsity Girls will run at 5:00 PM Varsity Boys will follow at approximately 5:30 PM. JH Cross Country will NOT practice today. Any questions, please call 245-1751.
CANCELLATION: The Central Cross Country meet scheduled for this afternoon, September 25th, at Jesup has been cancelled.
Students from Mrs. Frieden's class attended the Fall Festival at Camp Courageous in Monticello Iowa. Student participate in carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house. Students also met some of the camp pets, which included a hedgehog, chinchilla, rabbits, and their service dog Diamond. It was a great day!
Central Volleyball takes down Key High in 3 matches, great job girls!
Mrs. Anstoetter's class is using a classroom economy system this year in 4th grade. Students are paid a salary each month for doing their classroom job and pay rent once a month to use their desk and other spaces in the classroom. Students can earn bonuses for good behavior and following classroom expectations. Students can also receive fines for things such as not following classroom expectations, a messy desk, missed assignments, etc. Students are paying their first month of rent to our classroom bankers in these photos.
Matt Whittle and Tom Whittle built and replaced old flower beds at our Central preschool. They filled them with soil and compost. The compost came from last school year’s food waste from the cafeteria. They also hauled multiple truck loads of soil to the school garden. The soil was generously donated by Moyna Materials. Volga City lumber was generous to allow us to use their equipment and helped supply the lumber and materials.
Central Volleyball takes down Postville in 3 matches!
Central girls take the 2nd match, 25-16
Central girls take the 1st match!
Good luck tonight Central Cross Country and Volleyball!
Excited about our new website and app!
Reminder, Back to School Night tonight from 5:30 to 6:30. Come check out our remodel!
Good luck to the High School Cross Country teams as they travel to Edgewood for their first meet of the season tonight!
Check out this new News Article! /article/54448
Black out night for the home volleyball opener. Go Warriors!