Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Courtney and Gertie (Keystone AEA) for an awesome mock lesson showing how Formative Assessment can be used in the classroom. Great tools!
1 day ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
In Mrs. Frieden's class students are learning about their body systems.
1 day ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Art students attended the Northeast Iowa High School Art Show and Competition at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Awards included 1st Place in Photography, and Honorable Mentions in Painting and Crafts. It was a great seeing all the talent and creativity on display!
1 day ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
5A played a game called "Get the Job" during Junior Achievement today. These 2 Central students were the winners with $2,400!
3 days ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Remodel Update: https://youtu.be/izYQ7MLXiAg
4 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Elkader Public Library
4 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for Central's donation of *$5,350.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you Mrs. Burkle for organizing this successful event. Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.
5 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The middle and high school students participated the Keystone AEA Physics Competition. The physics events included toothpick bridge, catapult, mousetrap car, and soda straw arm.
5 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Family Literacy Night
6 days ago, Allison Walch
Trevor Hunt
Another great turnout for night number 2 of "Freaky Friday." You have one more chance to see this great musical performance Sunday afternoon at 3:00.
7 days ago, Trevor Hunt
Aaron Reinhart
Central students are kicking off the Spring Musical “Freaky Friday” tonight. We have shows on Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM (right after the parade). See you there!
8 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Seven Central students and middle school students from 11 other districts participated in a STEAM day at Keystone AEA on Friday, March 15th. Students worked together as a team to investigate evidence from the crime scene. They learned about different types of fingerprints, used microscopes to examine hair, fiber, and glass, and used measurements to determine foot size. After collecting data and analyzing the evidence the students were successful proving the guilty party.
9 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Solving a STEAM mystery at AEA
9 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Swim Team Registration Inforamtion
10 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The CCS trip this month was to the bakery! They learned how to air brush cookies with Jamie Reimer and they also cut out and decorated other cookies with Chris Reimer.
11 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Still loving the snow!
12 days ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
An 8th grade student from Central Community School has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Iowa State Competition. The contest will be held at University of Northern Iowa Maucker Union Ballroom in Cedar Falls on Friday, March 29, 2019.
13 days ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Congratulations to 4 Central students on being featured at the Quigley Gallery at Clarke University Regional High School Art Show!
13 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Final results are in from State Individual Speech. 11 events, 11 Division 1 ratings! Each event has 3 judges meaning Central’s 11 events had 33 total judge scores. 30 of those 33 judge scores were 1’s. Well done!
14 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Yanda left Forest City at 4:00 and made it back to Central at 8:15. Stay safe, Warriors. Spring is almost here!
14 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
State Individual Speech results: The first nine events all earned a 1 rating! We are waiting on the results from the final two events. Another great performance from Central Fine Arts!
14 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome seeing the many Central parents helping with the youth basketball camp, it takes a community!
15 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Mark your calendar for Freaky Friday! Three opportunities to see Central students in this fabulous spring musical!
16 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
We planned Parent-Teacher Conferences this Spring from the perspective of being “efficient and effective.” The MS/HS teachers are working to have 10 minute conversations and we have 9 groups/individuals in the Commons with additional information for families to benefit from. See you from 2:30-7:00 tonight!
17 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Central will dismiss today at 2:00 PM and no school tomorrow because of parent teacher conferences.
17 days ago, Allison Walch
Larissa Wilming
Honor Band season has come to an end. The past 3 months, these Central band students have been preparing and performing in various honor bands across the state. Congratulations to them all!
17 days ago, Larissa Wilming
Allison Walch
Fun for everyone!
18 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
JH Track & Field 8th grade girls will meet March 11th at 3:15 in the small gym for a meeting and short practice. 7th grade girls will meet in the small gym on March 12 at 3:15 PM for a meeting and short practice. 7/8 grade boys will meet March 13 at 3:00 PM in the small gym for a short meeting.
18 days ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Exciting News! Our Central Website now has a health section that includes all health forms needed for registration, including preschool! It also has a list of the state health requirements, required health forms and general health topics. Please visit intermittently throughout the school year for potential seasonal updates!
18 days ago, Meghan Bergan
Deb Walz
Students in Introduction to Design class connected with Tara Follon, former Central student. She is a student at Iowa State University, working towards a career as an Architect. Tara has also traveled to different countries through her educational experiences. Central students enjoyed visiting with Tara over Zoom, and asked many interesting questions.
18 days ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
State Speech Central students will participate in Individual Events at State Speech Saturday, March 9, at Waldorf University, Forest City. Central's schedule is posted here. For any spectators, remember to arrive at a performance center EARLY. The goal is to stay on time throughout the day, but it is always best to arrive 5-10 minutes before the performance you are interested in watching.
19 days ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week: Tuesday, March 5 4:00-7:00 and Thursday, March 7 2:30-7:00. We will have several resources in the Commons area for you to speak with at your convenience. Below is a list with a very brief description. Clayton County BEST (Information about the program.) NICC Success Coach (Olivia Yokas will be talking about her role, primarily coordinating job shadow experiences.) JMC Questions Answered (Mrs. Christeleit will be helping families with logging on, checking grades, etc.) Substance Abuse Awareness (Adam Sadewasser and Mitch Seitz will have items on display, explain new trends, and answer questions.) Central Warrior Strength & Conditioning (Coach Bormann will be available to answer questions about this new position.) Financial Aid (Mrs. Cobie-Nuss will be there to talk to families about financial aid for college.) Family Liaison (Mrs. Lechtenberg will be available to meet with families and explain what opportunities she provides.) Three Rivers FS (Central can earn 3 cents per gallon of gas you buy.) Also, teachers in grades 5-12 are going to keep their conference conversations to 10 minutes. This goal was created based on your feedback to make conferences more efficient. If there is a need for a longer conversation we can set up a time to do that outside of the regularly scheduled conference time.
19 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
A Three Rivers representative will be set up in the commons area during conferences tomorrow from 4-7 PM. Please stop by and let her show you how you can earn Central 3 cents per gallon of fuel you purchase.
19 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool Registration Information
20 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Youth Girls Basketball Camp
20 days ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Two 10th grade students accompanied me to the state Capitol to learn about advocacy and speak to legislators about education!
22 days ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Thank you to everyone who came to the blood drive today! We collected 61 units of blood, exceeding our goal! One deserving senior will be able to earn a $250 scholarship thanks to you!
22 days ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
In today’s Trauma Sensitive PD, Central staff took time writing down personal relationships they have with kids. We then looked at the list to see which students we need to connect with more. Relationships matter at Central and proud staff is looking to improve and grow!
22 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central High School students competed in the District contest for Individual Events Speech, Feb. 27, at MFL MarMac. This was a make-up date for a make-up date. Central took 10 students who performed in 16 events. Of these, 12 events/8 students qualified for state competition that will be held at Waldorf University in Forest City on March 9. Events in which Central students were involved included Interpretive Reading Poetry, Interpretive Reading Prose, Spontaneous Speaking, Expository Address, After Dinner Speaking, Public Address, Solo Musical Theatre, Storytelling, Improvisational Acting, and Radio News Announcing. Each individual performs before a judge who gives them comments and a 1, 2, 3, or 4 rating. Students must receive a 1 rating to advance to state. Central received 12 1-ratings and 4 2-ratings.
23 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central 4th graders enjoyed their Junior Achievement program with their volunteer, Ann McCorkindale. Students were taught 5 lessons where they learned all about entrepreneurship. Students were able to create their own business while learning about resources, supply chains, and problem solving strategies.
23 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Please see the attached graphic on information about the recent internet challenge targeting children and young adults. If you have questions, please feel free to call 245-1751.
23 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Just a reminder, the Central Community School Blood Drive is tomorrow from 10-3 PM. Please consider donating.
24 days ago, Allison Walch
Trevor Hunt
Congratulations to Coach Yanda and our Individual Speech Team on receiving twelve "1" ratings and four "2" ratings at district speech!
24 days ago, Trevor Hunt
Mr. Trenkamp
A sign for today’s learning?
25 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
The openness of New Tech High has been maybe my biggest takeaway so far. Teachers and students here talk about TRUST and CULTURE as the core to everything.
25 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Visiting a CTE room this morning at New Tech High
26 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Scam Alert- If you receive a request from a Jane Lester, it is not authorized by Central.
26 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Let the learning begin! No “snow day” in California!
27 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed today.
27 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2 hour late start Monday
27 days ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
District Individual Speech has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25 at MFL MarMac High School in Monona. Start time is 4:00. Coach Yanda will contact students with more information.
28 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
Central will NOT travel to Decorah for District Individual Speech today. We will announce a make-up date soon.
29 days ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Fun times at our CCS assembly today! The students who raised money for Jump Rope For Heart got to tape Mr. Trenkamp and Mr. Reinhart to the wall with duct tape!!
29 days ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Please come out and support these students who have worked hard to create outstanding performances even when Mother Nature has not cooperated. District Individual Speech Competition Decorah High School 8:30 am Saturday, Feb 23 The schedule is posted here: (NOTE: times could change because of weather)
30 days ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Introduction to Design class connected with Miranda Walz, an Interior Designer, through Zoom. Miranda first became interested in this career after taking the class while at Central. The students asked many interesting questions and enjoyed interacting with a professional about her career.
about 1 month ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Central's Conducts of Meetings team participated at the sub district event at Starmont. Central also had 4 students participate in the Greenhand test.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
More winter weather, Central is closed today. Here is a little pick me up to help get you through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WbBLFdKRos
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Got to take the CCS winners to the Humane Society today!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Preschool Registration
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 4th graders have been reading the book, The Sign of the Beaver. In the book, the main character, Matt, makes johhny cakes as a means to survive. The 4th graders enjoyed baking johnny cakes with the Food Science 2 class.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Last Chance!! This is your last chance to order a yearbook for the 2018/2019 school year. Orders must be in by Tuesday, February 26. Yearbooks are $45 and please make checks payable to Central Community School. Thank You!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats to Coach Yanda and our Individual Speech Team who received nine "1" ratings and one "2" rating at Conference speech. Good luck at districts!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Trevor Hunt
Reminder that tonights JH boys basketball game in Garnavillo starts at 4:00, with 8th grade playing first.
about 1 month ago, Trevor Hunt
Allison Walch
Our Jump Rope for Heart event is this Thursday, February 21st! Please turn in your fundraising envelopes to Mrs. Burkle! Remember every $20 raised earns a strip of duct tape to tape either Mr. Trenkamp or Mr. Reinhart to the wall! Help us make a difference and have a little fun while doing it!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
And our 1st place winner goes to the best dressed couple! Coach Hunt and Will Moser!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
2nd place Josh Cummer
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Third place Max Wingert
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Very proud of our girls, coaches, and crowd tonight. Work hard and we will be back stronger. Go Warriors!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
The public hearing for the Instructional Support Levy will remain as scheduled tonight at 6:00 p.m. The regular scheduled school board meeting is postponed due to the regional final game. Go Warriors!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is going to school today. Buses will only travel roads that have been plowed and are safe. If you are still snowed in and we can’t get to you or you can’t get in, your students will be excused. Please contact the school with your road conditions so we can relay that message to our drivers.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start today.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Warrior fans, snowed in and bored on this white out Sunday? Prepare for white out Monday! Three best dressed fans at Monday’s Regional Final will receive an activity pass for next year! Coach Beck, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Reinhart and I will judge.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Monday, February 18 the Girls Basketball Team will play in the Regional Final (winner advances to the State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines) at Beckman High School in Dyersville. Game starts at 7:00. Pep bus info has been emailed to 7-12 students. Fans: It’s a white out. BE LOUD!
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
FFA Week Dress Up Days
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
The school board meeting scheduled for Monday night will be postponed due to Central girls playing in the Regional Final. A reschedule date will be sent out soon.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
We will be sending a pep bus Monday night. Permission slip will be posted this weekend. Go Warriors!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Big win tonight Central Ladies, 55-46! Onto the regional final!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
JH Dance
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Friendly reminder we have school on Monday as a makeup day for all the weather days we have missed. Hoping for a full week!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Upper Iowa Conference Individual Speech Information Monday, Feb. 18, 4:30 pm South Winn HS
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Due to missing our previous days, the 4th Grade Girls' Puberty Class will take place on February 27th at 2:30PM in Mrs. Anstoetter's classroom. The 5th Grade Boys' Puberty Class will take place also on February 27th, but will start at 2:50PM in Mr. Rodenberg's classroom. Parents of those students are still welcome to attend!
about 1 month ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Don't forget to get your fundraising for Jump Rope for Heart completed by February 21st! Help us reach our goal of raising $4,000 for the American Heart Association and help us duct tape our principals to the wall!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Valentines Day Fruit Party in Preschool
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Taste testing the food of the month, cheese. Students watched a video about how cheese is made and read books about the dairy food group, cheese, cows, & goats. We taste tested cheese curds, mild cheddar cheese, Muenster cheese, & sharp cheddar cheese spread from dairies in Iowa & Wisconsin.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
A little fun at K/1 Parent Centers today. What principal doesn’t teach their students how to make paper airplanes? https://youtu.be/nYhefvDMgwc
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Fun in the snow with Mrs. Seeland!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 7th grade Science class tried out their rubber band cannons, testing Kinetic and Potential energy.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Hi Mr. Trenkamp, I just wanted to share with you that Miles Telephone Company and I are going to be streaming the boys game LIVE on Miles Telephone's YouTube Live page tonight. We are limited to using a wifi hot spot in that gym so we will see how it goes. If you wouldn't mind sharing this info about the game we would greatly appreciate it. Good luck to your team tonight! Miles Telephone YouTube Live Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aJzP7kWMgaG7i-nfENkaA?fbclid=IwAR1H3CkT0X2ICVuL4CVjc_kxhXGPns2xlX894WIVc3qghKNzTkZijIcX_NA
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Students in grades 7-12 (teams of two with two divisions 7/8 and 9-12) are invited to participate in the 2019 Keystone Physics Competition on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the MFL MarMac High school in Monona. This is a great opportunity for students in 7th-12th grade to engage in challenging activities that will put their design skills and science knowledge to the test. Events will include the Catapult, Mousetrap Car, Challenge Problem, Bridge Building, and Soda Straw Arm. Any interested students can talk to Mr. Ungerer for more information and to register for the event.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Come into work and receive this, I couldn’t agree more!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
The 7th/8th grade boys basketball game @ Kee High on Thursday, February 14 has been moved to New Albin. Start time is still 4:15.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Ann Gritzner
Ms. Gritzner received the Northeast Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year Award from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council today in Des Moines.
about 1 month ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Warrior Workouts
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The boys and girls basketball games will be played as scheduled this evening. Central boys at Midland starting at 7:00 PM Central girls at home vs. Dunkerton at 7:00 PM
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closing today due to impassable gravel roads. Hoping for better weather soon!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start Wednesday.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The girls regional game scheduled for tonight in Elkader against Dunkerton has been postponed to tomorrow night, February 13, beginning at 7:00. The boys district basketball game for tonight at Midland has been postponed to tomorrow night, February 13, beginning at 7:00. The JH boys basketball game scheduled for tonight against MFL MarMac has been cancelled and will not be made up.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central will be closed Tuesday.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Blood Drive at Central on March 1st starting at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
*Basketball Update* The boys district game for tonight has now been postponed for tomorrow night at 7:00 PM at Midland. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Due to forecasted weather, tonight’s Boys District Basketball game at Midland will now start at 5:00.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
The Central School Board will discuss changes to the school calendar Monday morning. If anything changes I will send out that information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1zjSea8Pd7rakU3VXFYQVVqb21XdEdzS0ZKUUJ3LUdWdHg4/view?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Come join us tonight for Central’s Fine Arts Carnival. Great food, games, raffle, and show. Show times at 6:30 & 9:00. Come support our fine arts!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
With road conditions improving we will hold all after school activities as scheduled. Please read yesterday’s post about admission to tonight’s games.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Aaron Reinhart
A decision on after school activities will be made today around 1:00 PM. All of these tough decisions are made with our students best interest in mind, with safety being the top priority.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed today
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Enjoy the long weekend everyone. Roads haven’t improved enough for safe travel.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2 hour late start with no early out on Friday. We will dismiss at 3:30 today instead of 2:00.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Important details on admission for tomorrow’s basketball games: The Varsity boys game vs MFL is a regular season game and activity passes will be accepted. The Varsity girls game vs Starmont is a postseason game and we are not allowed to accept activity passes. All spectators will be required to leave the gym after the boys game and renter for the girls postseason game. Admission to the boys regular season game will be $5 adults/$4 students. Admission to the girls postseason game will be $6 for Kindergarten-Adults.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, we are looking for a picture of the 1969 Girls State Champion Softball Team. Please contact the district office if you have one.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The girls regional basketball game that was scheduled for tonight will be played tomorrow night (February 8th) at 7:00 PM. The JV/V boys basketball game that is scheduled for Friday night will now be a varsity game only starting at 4:30 PM.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
I tried but the other Mr. Trenkamp overruled me! Central is closed today: https://youtu.be/LRuiU-F5ics
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start Thursday.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Carnival Time
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
In honor of American Heart Month the K-6 students are beginning their Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser! Students are raising money for the American Heart Association until February 21st! Our goal this year is to raise $4,000! If you have any questions or would like to help us reach our goal please contact Mrs. Burkle!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Students is Ms. Gritzner’s Global Science Class are now collecting all types of markers for recycling. Markers can be placed in the marker shaped collection bins located around the school. If any community groups would like to collect markers we can get you a bin.
about 1 month ago, Ann Gritzner
Aaron Reinhart
The 5-12 Band would like to say “thank you!” for the new baritones and tuba. The school, Fine Arts Boosters, and community worked together as a team to make this happen!
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
*BOYS JH BASKETBALL ANNOUNCEMENT* In order to allow our 8th graders that play JH basketball an opportunity to participate in an FFA contests on the 19th we will start at 4:00 and the 8th grade game will be played first, 7th grade second at Clayton Ridge. Any questions please call 245-1751.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, Alpine Communications has the following job opportunity: https://www.alpinecom.net/now-hiring-customer-connectivity-advocate/
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Quilled Art Reproductions by 2D art students and Bob Ross made a visit to the art room today to paint some happy trees!
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Abby from Osborne came to talk to the 5th graders today about animal tracks. They made plaster of paris tracks and passed around various animal pelts.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Upcoming Preschool Registration Dates
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
A little advocacy for public education and Keystone AEA. Pushing for SAVE extension with local control, transportation and student equity, and timely SSA.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Deb Walz
Independent Textiles students working on projects for staff, collaborating and learning from each other.
about 1 month ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
What are the structures of a crayfish? Central 3rd grade students had fun investigating.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Life Changes 2 students were visited by Dr. Ken Reimer. They discussed many topics about life. Thank you for coming to our classroom!
about 1 month ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats to Spencer Heer and Braxton Bormann on qualifying for AAU State in Wrestling!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats Sean, Matt, and Coach Koehn in qualifying for districts!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Aaron Reinhart
Wrestling update: Sean Wilwert (138) and Matt Whittle (285) have earned a spot at District’s next week! Central’s District Meet will be Saturday, February 9 in Jesup. Go cheer these young men on as they compete for a spot at State!
about 1 month ago, Aaron Reinhart
Meghan Bergan
High School Students assist with February's 4th Grade cafeteria coaching for the Health Schools Health Students Grant. Taste Testing items included clementines!
about 1 month ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
Central girls basketball team will host a soup supper on Saturday, February 2nd from 5-8 PM. Come in for dinner and stay for some basketball.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
*Friday, February 1st Lunch Menu* Chili Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
The basketball quad at Turkey Valley and practices will remain on schedule tonight. Temperatures are climbing and roads are clear. Looking forward to getting back on schedule and seeing our students again!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The JH boys basketball game scheduled for tonight at Maynard will be postponed until tomorrow night , February 1st at 4:15 PM. The bus will leave at 3:00 PM.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community, we will be closed again tomorrow due to drifting and extreme temps in the morning. At this time all after school activities will take place as scheduled. We will make a final decision on activities by noon tomorrow.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. All activities also canceled. Stay home and stay safe Warriors.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out Central Alumni MaryAnn Gibney! Love sharing successes of present and past students: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/conversations-inspiring-maryann-gibney/
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closing today. Gravel roads are in tough shape. Stay inside and safe everyone!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour late start for Monday. No morning activities.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Exciting news to share Central Warriors! Please help me in congratulating Ms. Gritzner as Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year! https://youtu.be/6sigFZ9ENFI
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central students have been putting our new kitchen to use! Students have been busy learning how to make hot chocolate, popcorn, scrambles eggs, hash browns, and hot dogs.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Reminder Central Elementary CCS assembly today at 1:00. Come celebrate our students with us!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
I have received some questions about lights being left on in our construction zone. The lights are left on for security reasons. Larson Construction did the same thing in Phase #1.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Lunch date today with 3rd grade. Conversation about my dog canceling school, their pets, and Mrs. Follon dancing to the news we are letting out early! As an FYI, did you know we serve 58,500 lunches in a school year? Great job Central cooks!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central girls basketball team will host a soup supper on Monday, January 28th from 5-8 PM. Come in for dinner and stay for some girls basketball.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central will dismiss at 12:30. All evening activities are canceled.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Look how great the SOS students are doing in the preschool building. They are doing great with our kids- initiating conversations, playing, reading, and leading small groups.
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Menu Change Thursday - Taco K-8 Walking taco 9-12, Green Beans, Refried Beans, Pineapple Friday - Chicken Teriyaki Sub, Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Slushie
about 1 month ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Big shout out to the Central Large Group Speech students as well as Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Cobie-Nuss (1st time coaches). I was blown away by our talent and skits. Only one word comes to mind, PRIDE!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
My road checking assistant says kids put away the books and backpacks, instead grab a shovel. No school today. Large group speech is still scheduled for this afternoon.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is on a 2-hour delay Wednesday.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central is closed today due to incoming weather.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Congrats Little Warriors Wrestling Club on your 1st and 2nd place team victories at the Clayton Ridge Wrestling Tournament!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Large Group Speech Contest scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. Reschedule information will be sent out by Coach Douglas.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The JV/V basketball games that were postponed today will be played Saturday, January 26th beginning at 3:00 PM.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The wrestling meet on Saturday at Riceville will begin at noon. The speech contest on Saturday will be delayed 2 hours.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central will dismiss at 1:00 today due to weather.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
This morning members of the American Legion presented the awards for the fifth grade flag essay. The photo shows the top four in order from left to right.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The basketball games for this evening have been postponed until January 26th. The time is to be determined.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
These students in the 7th and 8th grade classes earned a spot to participate in the Central Community School GeoBee which was held on January 16.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Lunch date with 1st grade. Found out they are growing grass and alfalfa in science and learning about a Growth Mindset!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The 5th grade students had to find their mates by only listening for their matching noisemaker sound before the predators got them!
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central’s Geography Bee is happening now. Check back for results.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 8th grade science class watched a speaker demonstration led by a classmate.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 7th grade science class are conducting experiments on speed and velocity. They had to graph the data collected and calculate speed.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Just a friendly reminder when school is cancelled all activities are also cancelled.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
*Menu Change* Wednesday-BBQ Rib Sandwich, Corn and Spiced Apples. Thursday-Chicken Patty, Baked Beans and Fruit Cocktail. Friday-Philly Beef, Winter Vegetables and Pears.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
My road checking partner says sleep in today! Central is closed due to icy roads, stay safe everyone.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
The Upper Iowa Conference Honor Band Concert scheduled for tonight had been cancelled due to possible weather.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Jr. High Boys Basketball against Kee High has been postponed tonight due to possible weather.
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Fifth graders enjoyed a special presentation today about water and how we all need to work on protecting it.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Every Friday morning I get to start my day by recognizing Central’s Worthy Warriors. In Mrs. Fallon’s class I got a nice surprise as the students secretly made her an award for making learning fun! Awesome job 3rd graders!
2 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Students in Mr. Kramer's class are learning about Heat and Molecule Movement.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students in grades 6-8 (individual and team projects) are invited to participate in the 2019 Keystone Science Fair on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the NICC Calmar Campus – Max Clark Hall. Projects will consist of classic research/experimentally-based science fair projects. Any interested students can talk to their science teacher or contact Mrs. Walz for more information and to register for the event.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
"Have a Heart" Day coming soon to certain area dentists!
2 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Meghan Bergan
Reminder to Preschool through 6th grade parents/guardians: With the colder weather here, don't forget to make sure your child has all the appropriate clothing for outside wearing at recess. Coats, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants are needed for winter weather.
2 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
Mr. O'Brien's Construction class has been busy building.
2 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Basketball Update: On January 8th, West Central is only able to play 2 quarters of JV girls and 2 quarters of JV boys. Because of this, the start time for the JV games at West Central on January 8 will be at 5:00. They use 2 gyms, so varsity will begin at 6:15 as usual. So times are as follows: JV Girls 2 quarters - 5:00, JV Boys 2 quarters to follow. Varsity girls at 6:15, Varsity boys to follow. Any questions please call 245-1751
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Great weather for recess!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to Kevin Lau for speaking to Central's Personal Finance class on insurance coverage.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Tasha Henkes from Mobile Track Solutions speaking with the 7th grade Character Development and Leadership class on employability skills.
3 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
So much fun on Friday.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
In all the fun, we had snacks too.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
More fun
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Fun from Friday.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
HOLIDAY FUN!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
So much fun in one day!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Life Changes learning about making healthy eating choices from Rebecca Hilby, Dietician. Thank you for coming to our class.
3 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Lots of things to be thankful for at Central, our students are #1 on that list!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Team building day at Central.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Aaron Reinhart
Fun day here at Central! Mr. O’Brien is leading his team in holiday songs as they work on their coloring pages.
3 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
Santa's helper visited Mrs. Frieden's class today.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Molly from Osborne came to read The Mitten. The children enjoyed acting it out and the big mitten.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central girls basketball team and the student council delivered 189 pounds of food to the Clayton County Food Shelf this afternoon that was collected during the food drive they sponsored. Thank you to all who donated!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central 3rd graders designing gingerbread houses with parents and Central alumni. Might be tasting more than building!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Meghan Bergan
4th Grade Cafeteria Coaching took place again today in the lunchroom! Our high schoolers encouraged the students to taste test papaya!
3 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out Central’s new graphics!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Thank you to these piano students and Mrs. Bauder for the morning music.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
January 8th, all JH wrestlers and managers will be recognized at the home wrestling meet. Wrestlers should arrive around 6:00 PM. Any questions, please call 245-1751 or contact Coach Koehn.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the students who took time out of their reading class to come to preschool to read and have treats with the presechool students.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The CCS winners had a great time at CJ Lanes bowling on Friday.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Reminder that if you would like to donate a non perishable food item to Central's food drive you could bring that to the basketball game this evening and place them in the donation box at the gate. Thank you for your continued support. Go Warriors!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the Elkader Care Center for allowing staff members from Central Community School come out an carol this evening. A good time was had by all!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Danielle Shea spoke with Central's Personal Finance students about investing. Thank you for taking the time to visit.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to everyone who attended the Central band concert last night and to all who donated towards the new tuba. $670.50 was raised.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mini Cheer Camp
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Ms. Gritzner’s environmental project monitoring class attended the Clayton County Energy District breakfast about electric cars on Friday.
3 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Eddy, Ms. Gunderson’s bearded dragon came to visit her classes. He’s also went to the 5th graders as they’re learning about meal worms & those are one of the foods they eat.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome job Central Band Department!
3 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The birds will be happy this winter!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool is busy spreading more holiday cheer!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Due to injuries to the Kee girls basketball team, the JV girls game for tomorrow night at Kee High has been cancelled. Order of events will be as follows: 4:45 - JV Boys 6:15 - Varsity Girls to follow - Varsity Boys
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Abbey, from Osborne, came to speak to the Central 4th graders about artifacts from the past and how they were used.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Just a reminder, tonight we have a soup supper and instrumental concert.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Food Science class baked pies with home made crust as part of the “Science of Baking” unit. Our guest judges shared comments with the students. The pies were enjoyed by all.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Students in Life Changes 1 learned about the importance of proper posture and good body mechanics to stay healthy and avoid injury. Thanks to Jackie Bormann, DPT, for coming to our class.
3 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
The Art Fundamentals class recently completed a collaborative drawing project featuring the architecture of Elkader. The talent is amazing!
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Community School has a 3'X6' wood shed built out of treated lumber with a shingled roof up for bid. The minimum bid should be no less than $150. All bids should be sent or delivered to Central Community School by December 20th by 8:00 AM. Any questions, please call 245-1751
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mr Reinhart presented to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance class about Mutual Funds.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the Central chorus students, Mrs. Bauder and Mr. Douglas for the beautiful holiday music this morning.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Central 4th graders participated in their December taste testing for the Healthy Students Healthy Schools. December's food items: Jicama & Cherry Tomatoes. Due to Jicama being locally unavailable, we used Rutabaga (another item in the turnip family).
3 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Meghan Bergan
Through the Healthy Students Healthy Schools grant, the 4th grade nutrition education lesson consisted of playing a game with food item cards on their backs. The other students had to answer yes or no questions to help that student determine what food item they "were."
3 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
Act of kindness by 4th graders. Students wrote a positive message or quote and attached it to a sucker for the 5th graders.
3 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central JH wrestling team will wrap up their season tomorrow night at MFL Mar-Mac. They will not be wrestling at the Fennimore meet on December 15th. Come cheer them on! Go Warriors!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
How cute are these sELFies!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to Mrs. Follon for the great music this morning!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 2nd graders gave the third graders a Christmas look and find to complete for a kindness activity that was started in preschool!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool Kindness Activity
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Did you play an instrument when you were in school? Do you have it laying around and miss playing? Come join in the music-making fun and perform your favorite winter and holiday music in the entryway of the school. If you would like to perform with Central Band students or with other community members before school, please contact Ms. Wilming at lwilming@central.k12.ia.us with your name, instrument, and preferred date of performance! We look forward to making music with you. Happy Holidays from the Central Band department! Ms. Wilming
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The 5th and 6th graders came in from library yesterday to present a finished project to the kindergartens. They wrote stories to go along with wordless picture books.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
First grade came to second grade with their kindness activity. The students popped balloons and read jokes that were inside.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Tonight kicks off the food drive hosted by the Central girls basketball team and student body. Please consider bringing a non perishable food item to the game. A donation box will be at the gate when you arrive. All items will be donated to the local food shelf in time for the holidays. Go Warriors!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Abby from Osborne came to Mr. Rodenberg's room and the kids got to see a salamander and a turtle.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Preschool started their kindness calendar today. Preschool invited Kindergarten to come up to decorate cookies and play during center time. Preschool then challenged Kindergarten to do something kind for First Grade.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
New Rule Change: Starting today any student not involved with extra-curricular activities will not be allowed in the school after 4:00 p.m.
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
I received this message from our construction supervisor. Just another day of Central staff and students making me proud!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Take the night off of cooking and stay for the 5-12 instrumental concert. A full night of entertainment.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Kindergartners working on fluffy puppies in Ms. Recker's art class.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Check out these Warrior items the youth basketball girls are selling. https://shop.envisiontees.com/central_elkader_basketball
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central staff learning about DOK levels. Each learning standard has a learning level tied to it. The new State Assessment will look different!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central is kicking off our holiday food drive. Donation Ideas but no limited to: Applesauce Pasta Sauce Cake mixes Jelly Juice Canned Meals Jello Canned Soups Noodles Canned Vegetables Other needed non food products: Hand Soap Paper Towels Toilet Paper Kleenex Toothpaste Shampoo/Conditioner Thank you in advance to all who donate. We will keep you updated on how the collection is coming.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central students in Mr. O'Brien's Construction class are in action at the ABC Construction Contest today in Des Moines.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The 7th grade science class is learning about static electricity using a Van de Graaff machine.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the JH band students for the holiday cheer this morning.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The high school wrestling meet has been moved up to 5:00 PM tonight at Starmont.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mr. O'brien's class toured a swine facility this morning and brought back lots of interesting information. Bio security is very important. All air for the building is brought in through filters that can screen out bacteria and viruses. The filters for the 2500 sow facility cost $250,000 but should last 2-3 years. The unit does shower in shower out whenever you enter or leave. Travis Hanaway, the manager said he has taken as many as 12 showers per day. To seal the buildings and make them air tight the construction company used a semi load of caulk. They farrow 120 sows per week and the pigs are weaned at 18-21 days of age. The owners finish to market all the pigs produced. When you enter the buildings the fans blow out at you so no unfiltered outside air gets in. The unit employs 9 people when in full production. We would like to thank Travis and the owners for giving us the opportunity to see a modern swine farrowing facility.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Collaborating to throw and catch a bean bag.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Holiday cheer on Wednesday morning at Central.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
On November 26th, our Healthy Schools Healthy Students grant continued with our first monthly cafeteria coaching. Five high school students volunteered to coach our 4th graders at lunchtime. At this lunchtime, hummus dip was offered to students to try.
4 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Mr. Trenkamp
First person that finds me at tonight’s game against West Central and tells me the name of the artist that inspired this 3rd grade artwork gets a pizza boat on me!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Rob from Larson Construction talked with kindergarten and 1st graders about being a construction worker as part of the community helper unit.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
There will be no JV boys game tonight against West Central. Start time and order of games will be the following: JV Girls beginning at 4:30 Varsity Girls beginning at 6:15 Varsity Boys to follow
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Another great project in Mr. O'Brien's Woods Class.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Meghan Bergan
Pictured here Central 4th Graders participate in the Healthy Schools Healthy Students Grant aiming to empower elementary students through nutrition education. It will include monthly lessons including taste testing with Nate Weber. November's item to taste test: Pomegranates!
4 months ago, Meghan Bergan
Allison Walch
The high school basketball games on November 27th (home vs West Central) December 4th (home vs Turkey Valley) January 8th (at West Central) January 15th (at Turkey Valley) will be played as JV girls, 2 quarters only of JV boys, varsity girls, and varsity boys. Games are still scheduled to start at their regular time.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Holiday music in Central's foyer before school from now until Christmas. Thank you to Ms. Wilming and Central band students for putting this on.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Fifth graders shared their monologue presentations today. Their monologues were based on the book Esperanza Rising.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Congratulations to the following Warrior Volleyball players on the following awards/recognition. 1st Team All Upper Iowa Conference Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille Hannah Erickson 2nd Team All Upper Iowa Conference Natalie Schroeder Honorable Mention Upper Iowa Conference Lauren Schroeder Zoe Barker 1st Team 1A NE All District Team Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille 1A Honorable Mention All State Lizzie Gifford
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Today I received another reminder why I love my job! A couple students stopped down to the “Principal’s Office” and handed me these thank you cards with smiles on their faces and a lot of giggles! I am so thankful to lead such an amazing student body, staff, and community. Enjoy Thanksgiving Break everyone!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The CCS winners took a trip to the Elkader Pizzeria.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Janelle Gibney class of 2013 talked with Mrs. Healy's Pre-Employment class about the importance of cover letters and resumes. She also shared her Workiva work experience and the skills needed to succeed in the cooperate workplace.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Central Green Team
Congratulations to members of the Global Science class on successfully writing a $500 grant to Halvorson Trane to replace our microscope lights with energy efficient LED lights. Thank you to Halvorson Trane for their support of educational projects and to the Clayton County Energy District for their help.
4 months ago, Central Green Team
Allison Walch
Camp Courageous fun!
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Brandi Lewin, the Rural Sexual Assault Team Coordinator, and Elkader police chief, Mitch Seitz, came to speak to Mrs. Anstoetter's 4th graders about trusted adults and safe spaces.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Music & Fine Arts Boosters are meeting in the music room on November 19 at 6:30 pm. We need all supporters of our fine arts to attend and help plan our annual carnival event.
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Hard work and good effort pays off. This Central student earned a Worthy Warrior.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
This Central squad will perform at the half times of two Iowa High School Football Championship Games today at the UNI Dome. They have approximately 200 cheerleaders participating in this event, representing ICCA member schools throughout Iowa.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Food Science 1 students practiced teamwork skills as they planned and prepared a Thanksgiving Meal. They even shared their meal with several community members. Thank you for joining us!
4 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Interesting thought
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
Members of Ms. Gritzner’s Environmental Project Monitoring class presented their work on the Clayton County Cemeteries Project to the Genealogical Society this afternoon. The students have helped organize data about all of the cemeteries in the county.
4 months ago, Central Green Team
Deb Walz
Students learning about writing novels, and enjoying a visit from Don Hartstad, local author, during extended learning time.
4 months ago, Deb Walz
Mr. Trenkamp
Central NHS students hosting our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Great job honoring our Vets and thank you to all who have served and sacrificed for our country.
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Still time to see the fall play, matinee Sunday. Here is a secret, it’s awesome!
4 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Make plans to attend Central's Fall play.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central elementary students focused on being respectful for last months CCS.
4 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thought provoking question. Can you name a time in the work place where employees are tested like we test students? Answer: It doesn’t exist.
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
At home with a sick kid watching Most Likely to Succeed. A must watch for educators and parents!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Students in 7th grade used Doodle Notes to keep track of events that impacted each of the 3 characters in the Global Read Aloud novel "Refugee". Global Read Aloud is when schools across North America and internationally read the same novel and connect in various ways to discuss.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
-Wash Hands-Wash hands with warm, soapy water especially every time you use the restroom and before a meal. Make sure you and your child are washing for at least 20 seconds; encourage them to say the ABC’s one time or the Happy Birthday song twice. Encourage your family to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of their arm (if tissue not available). -Eat Well-The best way to stay healthy is to eat at least three balanced meals per day including at least 3 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit and at least 2 servings of milk or yogurt. -Get Plenty of Fluids-Water also plays an important role in keeping your immune system active. It is recommended to get at least 6-8 glasses (8 ounce) per day. If it is tough to get your child to drink water, offer juices or colorful cups. -Stay Warm-Prepare your child for cold weather appropriately. The most important places to keep warm are the wrists, ankles, ears, nose and especially the back of the neck. Sunscreen is also necessary for outside play in the wintertime because of the sun’s rays reflecting off of the snow. -Exercise-Make sure your child is staying active during the winter months, whether this means dressing them in warm clothing and going sledding or staying inside and coming up with creative games. -Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth-Touching these areas cause germs to spread. -Use Disinfectant-Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects helps kill illness-causing germs. -See a Doctor-Respiratory illnesses, especially viruses like the flu, are particularly common during this time of the year. It is important to take your child to the doctor if they are not acting their normal self or if they have a temperature higher than 102 F. -Flu Vaccine-Ask your medical provider about the flu vaccine. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. The illness is probably not serious if your child: -Is still interested in playing -Is eating and drinking well -Is alert and smiling at you -Has normal skin color -Looks well when his/her fever goes down Your child should be kept home from school if they have the following symptoms: -Vomiting, diarrhea or fever or 100.0 F *Children may return to school when they are free of these symptoms for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen).
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Babysitting Class at Central
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Trauma Sensitive Team putting in overtime planning upcoming professional development! #CentralPride #TSS
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
On Monday and Tuesday Ms. Gritzner's Environmental Project Monitoring class teamed up with Turkey River Farms to collect over 300 Halloween Pumpkins during their Pumpkin Round up. The goal was to divert organic waste from the landfill and feed it to livestock instead.
5 months ago, Central Green Team
Allison Walch
Central receives STEM Best Program. The Iowa STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 13 of 23 proposed new or expanded STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partnerships. These newly added partners bring the total to 50 partnerships in Iowa since 2014. The STEM BEST® Program fosters a learning environment where students are able to participate in real workplace projects designed by business professionals and teachers and apply K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics to skills, knowledge and behaviors needed for STEM careers. Awards are used for equipping collaborative work spaces, educator training and development in workplace-classroom integration and curriculum development and coordination.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to Kurt Dennler from Elkader Tax and Bookkeeping on speaking to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance class about taxes.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central's Veterans Day Program will be on November 12th at 2:00 PM. This years guest speaker is Steve Gray. All are welcome!
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central District Leadership Team mappings all the things we have going on. Working on narrowing our focus!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Ann Gritzner
Biology student are making good use of the new white board tables in Ms. Gritzner’s classroom as they review cell division.
5 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Deb Walz
Food Science 1 students enjoyed having guests come to the classroom to judge their fruit and vegetable monster creations. The judges chose the Monster Mash family as the most creative. Thank you judges for coming!
5 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Halloween Monsters in the Food Science 1 class. The students created fruit and vegetable monsters for a nutrition lab.
5 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Mark your calendar
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
In celebration of Arthur Geisert's Book release of Pumpkin Island last weekend, our K/1 kids created pumpkins paintings in art class demonstrating exploration of various paint tools. These pumpkins were hung up in store fronts of our local business'. It is exciting to have an artist/writer right here in our Elkader, and equally as exciting to have so many local businesses supporting the art.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome crowd at our Halloween CCS assembly!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the CCS assembly and Holiday Parade, 2:30 in the high school gym. Come celebrate our amazing students with us!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Green Team
Ms. Gritzner's class wants your Halloween Pumpkins! We are attempting to divert this organic waste from going into the landfill. Read the details below if you would like to donate your pumpkin or other decorative gourds to a worthy cause.
5 months ago, Central Green Team
Mrs. Kremer
Fifth graders participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll today. In a close vote, they chose Gary Siegwarth for governor. For District 1 U.S. House of Representatives, Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer ended in a tie!
5 months ago, Mrs. Kremer
Allison Walch
Deer mount made in Mr. O'Brien's Woods Class
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Shout out to Central Government students and Mr. Wiley for hosting a well organized political forum!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
MaryAnn Gibney, class of 2010, talked with Mrs. Healy's Pre-employment Strategies class and Mr. Stramer's English 2 class about her job as a Tech Recruiter for LinkedIn out of the Chicago office. She gave tips on public speaking, navigating career choices, and benefits of using LinkedIn.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Faith Blaskovich was the mystery reader in Mrs. Erickson's class today. They worked on the book Refuge for the Global Read Aloud.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
CCS winners at the trout hatchery!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Central's General Computer Application students use their formatting skills to redesign a menu for a local business.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Central FFA students enjoyed the Garth Brooks concert and are in their first general session at the National Convention.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Get to Starmont tonight and cheer on our Central Warrior Volleyball Team as they take on Ed-Co in 3rd round of playoffs. First set starts at 5:30 pm. Help us pack the gym!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
The Friends of the Library invite you to the Elkader Public Library on Friday the 26th to see Arthur Geisert's River Town etchings. So check it out since it's an early out day. The library is open until 5:00. The etchings will also be on display Saturday, October 27th from 9:30 to 1:00. A great place to stop before or after the Pumpkin Island book launch and signing which begins at 11:00.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
More pictures of Life Changes 1 students sharing the dangers of drugs to middle school students.
5 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Life Changes 1 students shared information about the dangers of drugs to the middle school students as part of Red Ribbon Week at Central.
5 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
Central's Junior Class would like to thank the Elkader Pizzeria for their generous donation to help support the 2018-2019 prom.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Thank you to the Elkader Veterinary Clinic and Zoetis for supporting the Central FFA. Pictured is Central's FFA president accepting a rebate check for the Central chapter.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Warrior Playoff Volleyball begins in 40 minutes! Get here and cheer on our Warriors!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Next up in Mr. O'Brien's class is small engine repair.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Red Ribbon Week
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
A big thank you to Mr. Reinhart from the class of 2026 for their shirts.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Check out the open front shed Mr. O'Brien's Construction Class is working on.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Fall Fun
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Thank you Central Hospital for hosting our kindergarten and 1st grade students! Goes great with our Junior Achievement program of building community!
5 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Volcano fun in Mr. Rodenberg's room.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Mrs. Healy
Parents - We're testing Class Catalyst at Central and may need your help. Central is dedicated to educating the whole child, and that includes a commitment to social-emotional learning as an important part of that education. Several teachers have volunteered to test Class Catalyst, a new online tool that helps promote self-awareness, improve self-regulation, and better connects students with teachers. If you receive a Class Catalyst permission letter through email or on paper, please consider giving permission for your child to participate in this program. If successful, Central will consider full implementation in the future. For more information about Class Catalyst and/or the permission form, contact Joan Frieden at jfrieden@central.k12.ia.us.
5 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Allison Walch
Central Volleyball will play Marquette Catholic on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM at Central. Admission to the game will be $6 and no passes are accepted as this is a regional game. Come cheer on the Warriors!
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Elementary students are participating in Reading for a reason sponsored by Brown's Hometown Victory Foundation. Here are the September 2018 Stats. 91 Central students participated, that is 57% of the school! 39 (43%) of those 91 kids read enough to receive a book as their top prize. The top class was Mrs. Kuehl’s class with 277 books or chapters read. 1,992 books or chapters were read that is not including the 1,210 extra books or chapters recorded. Bringing in a grand total of 3,202 books or chapters read this month! Way to go Warriors.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central Preschool students visited Kahler's Pumpkin Patch.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students from Central joined groups from Clayton Ridge and Starmont in a Proclamation Signing at the Clayton County Office today to recognize Red Ribbon Week, which will be next week!
5 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Aaron Reinhart
For lunch today Jerry and Wanda Brink of Our Farm Meats grilled hot dogs on the sidewalk. These were high quality hot dogs - 80% pork, 20% beef, no MSG. This meat never left Clayton County. Raised here, processed here, eaten here, and waste is being composted here.
5 months ago, Aaron Reinhart
Allison Walch
School Fundraiser hosted by downtown Prairie du Chien.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mrs. Erickson's 8th grade reading class is working on a global read aloud project with middle school students from all over the world. Today, Central students spoke about the book, Refugee, with other students from Wisconsin and Kansas using Google Hangouts.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Picture Retake day will be on Tuesday, October 16th. If you are in need of a picture form please stop at any school office. Please call 245-1751 with any questions.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students in Mr. Rodenberg's class made their own volcanoes.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Four Central Students attended the Lunar Launch STEAM day at Keystone AEA. They participated in four fantastic hands-on moon missions geared just for fourth through sixth grade students. The student missions included powering the moon base, moon base repair, emergency shelter, and badge design. Students met with students across NE Iowa and worked in their school group during the discovery sessions. This will gave them a chance to meet new friends and learn about other schools in NE Iowa.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The Conference Cross Country meet is being held in West Union at North Fayette Valley high school. The running schedule will be 4:00 PM JV/V Girls, 4:30 PM JV/V Boys and 5:00 JH Girls/Boys. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751.
5 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Textile Repair Shop
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
On Thursday (11th) the Opera House is hosting a 2:00 matinee of Mary Poppins. We are asking all students, staff, and visitors to please try to park north of the school on Thursday to open parking downtown for the matinee.
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central staff leading the learning about Trauma and how it effects our student.
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Deb Walz
More Food Science 1 photos featuring the Food Safety Lab.
6 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Food Safety, Food Safety - What's it all about? We learned about e-coli, cross-contamination, thermometers and we wanted to give you a shout! Keep your food safe and keep your family healthy. Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. If you have your health, you are very wealthy!
6 months ago, Deb Walz
Allison Walch
On October 4th, 31 students from Central attended Manufacturing Day at M's Machine in Monona and Mobile Track Solutions in Elkader. They toured the facilities and learned about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. M's Machine is a CNC (computer numerically controlled) metal machining facility making parts for MTS and John Deere. MTS builds heavy equipment for the road construction industry.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Chelsie Sperfslage, Vice President at Freedom Bank, spoke to Mr. Wilwert's Personal Finance Class about applying for a mortgage.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Athletic Booster Club meeting is Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at CJ Lanes. Any stakeholder who has paid their membership is a voting member and encouraged to attend. You can also attend and pay your membership that night.
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Cross Country Meet Update for 10/2/18 at South Winn. The JH race has been cancelled. Varsity Girls will run at 5:00 PM Varsity Boys will follow at approximately 5:30 PM. JH Cross Country will NOT practice today. Any questions, please call 245-1751.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central will continue to collect pop tabs for Camp Courageous. Please drop your tabs off at any school office.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Deb Walz
Central's Textiles students visited the Backstitch for an informational presentation of sewing and quilting basics.
6 months ago, Deb Walz
Deb Walz
Annual Pampered Chef Fundraiser
6 months ago, Deb Walz
Mrs. Healy
CANCELLATION: The Central Cross Country meet scheduled for this afternoon, September 25th, at Jesup has been cancelled.
6 months ago, Mrs. Healy
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Homecoming 2018!
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Looks like some fun on the PreK/JK field trip!
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Mr. Rodenberg showing real time erosion & deposition.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Ann Gritzner
Ms. Gritzner’s biology classes visited FreedomBank today to hunt for fossils in the dolomite that was used to construct the building. Thanks FreedomBank for the opportunity.
6 months ago, Ann Gritzner
Allison Walch
Extended learning — Collaboration, architecture, converting coding languages, game strategies and teaching each other, social skills, time for college course work. The conversations are inspiring
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Students from Mrs. Frieden's class attended the Fall Festival at Camp Courageous in Monticello Iowa. Student participate in carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house. Students also met some of the camp pets, which included a hedgehog, chinchilla, rabbits, and their service dog Diamond. It was a great day!
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Volleyball takes down Key High in 3 matches, great job girls!
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Check out the view from concession stand!
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students participating in the pull up challenge for the US Marine Corps!
6 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Allison Walch
Central's 2018 Homecoming Hall of Famers are James R. Kafer and John H. Kafer.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Third Grade Plagman Barn Field Trip
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Mrs. Anstoetter's class is using a classroom economy system this year in 4th grade. Students are paid a salary each month for doing their classroom job and pay rent once a month to use their desk and other spaces in the classroom. Students can earn bonuses for good behavior and following classroom expectations. Students can also receive fines for things such as not following classroom expectations, a messy desk, missed assignments, etc. Students are paying their first month of rent to our classroom bankers in these photos.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Matt Whittle and Tom Whittle built and replaced old flower beds at our Central preschool. They filled them with soil and compost. The compost came from last school year’s food waste from the cafeteria. They also hauled multiple truck loads of soil to the school garden. The soil was generously donated by Moyna Materials. Volga City lumber was generous to allow us to use their equipment and helped supply the lumber and materials.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
Central’s cheer squad visited the Elkader Care Center today to perform for the residents.
6 months ago, Allison Walch
Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Students of the Mental Health Awareness Team being trained in QPR, a suicide prevention program!
6 months ago, Alyssa Cobie-Nuss
Mr. Trenkamp
4th graders learning about electricity with Central’s Instructional Coach team teaching!
6 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Awesome work at halftime Central Dance Squad and Marching Band!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
ACE’s training at Central today!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Allison Walch
Don't forget, tonight is a Black Out Night for Warrior football!
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Allison Walch
The preschool students were introduced to each component of STEM, science, technology, engineering and math.
7 months ago, Allison Walch
Mr. Trenkamp
Central Volleyball takes down Postville in 3 matches!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central girls take the 2nd match, 25-16
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Central girls take the 1st match!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Good luck tonight Central Cross Country and Volleyball!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Mr. Trenkamp
Excited about our new website and app!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community School District
Check out this Training document on how to use Thrillshare: http://5il.co/40h5
7 months ago, Central Community School District
Nick Trenkamp
Reminder, Back to School Night tonight from 5:30 to 6:30. Come check out our remodel!
7 months ago, Nick Trenkamp
Central Activities
Good luck to the High School Cross Country teams as they travel to Edgewood for their first meet of the season tonight!
7 months ago, Central Activities
Central Community School District
Check out this new News Article! /article/54448
7 months ago, Central Community School District
Mr. Trenkamp
Black out night for the home volleyball opener. Go Warriors!
7 months ago, Mr. Trenkamp
Central Community School District
This is a live feed post! Check out my new logo!
7 months ago, Central Community School District