Central Warriors, please check out our student learning material plan and learning site by clicking on the link below. Our extended learning plan is up and running! https://docs.google.com/document/d/12ioZwYjHZ4srK_tiOgx-4cPk8IAMb7PYoOkKuhNcFGQ/edit?usp=sharing
Central's Prom for 2020 has been cancelled. The link below is a copy of the letter sent to Junior/Senior students and families today. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o4855jkbRvUwx4yqy_xvBU7lI0hXTrtH/view?usp=sharing Enjoy your weekend!
The 4th graders ended their year with a virtual talent show. Check out all of their talents! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M21e23SIT60HS_UbUESw83POu1-55N_IuTqV38oW1qM/edit?usp=sharing
On the first official day of summer break we invite you to take a look at our list of items up for bid. Wrestling mats, weight equipment, gym floor, and scoreboards are all included. Bids are due by Friday, June 5. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Po7GKVQLtHurezKhBaCVg9WRamB7a1ty76_ZR19s5cA/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder Central Elementary end of the year CCS assembly starts in 15 minutes! Central Community School District is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://aea1.zoom.us/j/96508328160?pwd=Y2NobEpvTWtSK1VIanJGOUY3by8yZz09 Meeting ID: 965 0832 8160 Password: 642355
The school garden has been planted! Thanks to all we have put time and effort into this project. If you are interested in helping in the garden over the summer please respond here, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school. Watch for future announcements about available produce from the garden this summer.
Congrats to the Class of 2020! View the Senior Academic Awards Presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSQ0JdXDNYItlPAerZwRl9fBCpdf-YLpQibbiub_gCPfQhqqpgDHiPco5By8JnjnPLQ5fzsvoI2IZsr/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
To all Central Community families: Please hop in your vehicle and drive by the school this Thursday, May 21, between 6:00 and 6:30. Central staff will be out waving to families as they say Goodbye to students and the end of this crazy school year. Mr. O'Brien will be parked outside his shop so honk as you go by and wish him a very Happy Retirement! Hope to see you all there!
Due to technical difficulty, we had to live stream today’s commencement through our Facebook page. However, we have uploaded the video to our YouTube channel as well, that way you can share the link with those not on Facebook. -> https://youtu.be/bgpXmCn3h7w
A reminder that we will be attempting to live stream today’s commencement. We plan to stream on our YouTube channel -> bit.ly/centralcsd
Central Community updated Commencement plans can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c0l-4lhLY4YUI4ps_Wxb4J368FtVMwUxwQyCjlPBPy0/edit
Central Elementary End of the Year Virtual Assembly & Good-Bye Parade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B3Fv1JDqH38jWRZ24VdomrDkolV7VH-kNFotMdv-ius/edit?usp=sharing
Central Community, Today I am reopening all outside Central School District facilities except the playground equipment. All other facilities are open and we ask those using our facilities to be mindful of social distancing requirements.
Central families and students please check out our plan to return your school items plus pick up your personal items from the school here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ACXkyowEOWYx2prZAijVuIZeGTc8-ibCjaNXiTJa5eE/edit?usp=sharing
Happy Friday Central Elementary! Just a quick update on our virtual learning. In the first week we had 48% of students complete 100% of their work. In week two that slipped to 39% and week three down to 32%. Mr. Rodenberg's 4th grade class has the highest completion rate at 69%. Remember to concentrate on your math and reading standards so you are prepared for next school year. I know it can be tough not being in school but we are here to help and I know all of you can finish strong!
Please view this link for Commencement details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rZU3_y7-7t9V2wWHhKvG5zhErmoZhriv76P4V8BLe9k/edit
It’s a beautiful day to get some work done! Central associate Sue Breitsprecher, one of the members of Central’s Garden Team, is out working in the school garden this morning. She would be done by now but she had to stand here waiting for the sun to come up before she could begin. Thank you, Mrs. Breitsprecher!
Students & Parents: A PK-12 Zoom Schedule is now available on the Central Continuous Learning site. This schedule shows the dates and times Central students are meeting with teachers on Zoom each week. If you have any questions regarding the Zoom schedule, please don't hesitate to reach out to a Central staff member. https://sites.google.com/central.k12.ia.us/centralonlinelearning/pk-12-zoom-schedule
Yard signs are available for purchase to recognize the Class of 2020. Prices and order forms can be found at https://www.shimlee.com/yard-signs/
Central Elementary is going to host our monthly CCS meeting through Zoom this upcoming Monday (27th) at 6:00 p.m. Please join us at this link: https://aea1.zoom.us/j/99884642144?pwd=QVdrOU9KMzlDMjI3Nm81Y1h5cERaZz09
Central Warriors, today Space X will be launching a rocket. It will be launched at 3:30:30 eastern time (2:30 our time.). You can watch the launch live on your computers. Go to SpaceX.com find the watch live button and click it. You should see planets and the earth with the play button in the middle. Space X starts commentary 15 minutes before launch. This is giving you a lot of information on the launch and payload plus some other things. Today they are launching 60 Starlink Satellites into orbit. Todays launch will also make the Space X Falcon 9 the most used rocket in the USA with 84 launches. The last was Atlas 5s' with 83 launches. Enjoy. Don't forget, today at 2:30 (2:15 to hear all the commentary) Mrs. Klingman
Central Warriors, Governor Reynolds just announced schools will be closed for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year. As an educator I can't tell you how hard this pulls on our hearts as we look forward to closure with our students that a typical end of the school year brings. This year, we will not get that. With this announcement I know there are more questions than answers (prom, graduation, required learning, summer school, etc.). Mr. Reinhart and I will be reviewing the new guidance to schools beginning Monday and will work as quickly as we can to provide you with a plan to address these questions and more. The Central PreK Building, K-12 Building, and all sports facilities will remain closed through April 30 due to new guidance for Region 6. Limited staff will be allowed into the building and the district office will no longer maintain regular hours. The best form of communication will now be email. To our seniors, I know it may not seem like it now but COVID-19 is something that will make you stronger and more passionate about what is truly important in life. Someday you will be able to tell the story of your senior year to your kids and grandkids, and what a story it will be! Central Community thank you for your support and patience during these times. Please follow the State guidance and stay safe. More information will be coming soon. --Mr. Trenkamp
PK-6th Grade Parents, Central elementary is working on a plan to provide weekly education opportunities to our students. This week your teachers will be contacting you to share their office hours, communications method, as well as collect information about your internet accessibility. The district office will work directly with families who do not have internet access. I am also working on a plan to get materials, including iPads to every elementary student. A formal letter of our plan will be coming later this week. As always, thank you for your support and patience during these unprecedented times. -Mr. Trenkamp .
I know we have provided many resources, but I wanted to specifically highlight some for mental health for anyone who may be having a hard time -Mrs. Cobie-Nuss http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/resources/individuals/makeitok/mental-health-resources-covid-19-coronavirus/
Central COVID-19 Update, 4/03/20: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b00pHv4IIWaTl6dwfUrE-Cg1KdarB2c0vjidsSg_h4A/edit?usp=sharing
Resources from Please Pass the Love for students of all ages can be found here: https://www.pleasepassthelove.org/covid-19-resources There's virtual story time for elementary kids, art sharing, coping skills groups, and virtual support groups for teens who just want to talk.
Central Community, Clayton County has it's first confirmed COVID-19 case. Due to this I am shutting all of our facilities down to non-essential workers and visitors. This includes our athletic facilities and playground. I am working directly with the Elkader Police Department and they will be enforcing this order. The district office will remain open at this time but we will not allow any visitors who do not have an approved appointment. Please talk with your kids about the importance of self-isolation. I am hearing a lot of reports about our students getting together, this puts everyone at risk. More information will come as I receive it. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. Together we will get through this! -Mr. Trenkamp
Here is the direct link to the resource page that was shared earlier this week. This can also be found on the Central website under the news tab. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z1OCi7Bj4aBAY_5dhs6l-FRDAyMY6IP9WUU-n5yIJeM/edit#heading=h.r2sxve6d4mro
Chat Live with Iowa College Access Network! Starting Wednesday, March 25, at 2PM, ICAN will go live at least once per day on Facebook and Twitter to discuss important college planning topics and answer questions. https://www.facebook.com/ICANsucceed/ Twitter: @icansucceed
Central Community, below please read my COVID-19 update here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qTalbThCs63K2dPu6JqFqlEAanlVIjpuTFW0QElvNy8/edit?usp=sharing
Central Warriors, Tomorrow I am meeting with our staff to develop a list of resources you can use at home. The district office will be closed Friday so we hope to have our list posted to our website early next week. In the meantime please follow the guidance of social distancing. I'd also challenge all of you to take some time and turn off social media and the news. Enjoy your time with your family and tune out the negative noise. Remember, our kids are watching us. Thank you for your continued support and understanding, stay healthy and together we will get through this.
Previous message should have said Tuesday, March 17th instead of Thursday, March 17th.
Central Warriors, Central will be closed through April 12, 2020 and plans to start back up on Monday, April 13, 2020. This includes all activities and events. The building will be open Thursday, March 17, 7:30 AM to noon for students and staff to come and collect their personal belongings. After that Central facilities will be closed unless arrangements are made with the district office. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please spread the word that preschool registration scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. We will update when we know more about the situation. Thank you!
This message is regarding online college classes. Students taking online college classes should continue with their classes as scheduled. Please check your email frequently for updates from me or your instructors! Thank you!
Central is looking for a Head Softball Coach for the 2020 season. If you do not have a Coaching Authorization we can help with that. Anyone who is interested in the position can email Mr. Reinhart, email@example.com.
Central Warriors, Governor Reynolds has a press conference scheduled for 4:30 today. Directly following the press conference, Keystone AEA Superintendents are meeting to discuss the Governor's message. We will provide more information after these meetings. This is a friendly reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are canceled tonight. The Central School Board meeting will remain scheduled and is open to the public. We ask everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and IDPH. Thank you for your patience and support.
Central Warriors, Following Governor Reynold's recommendation, Central will not have school tomorrow (Monday, March 16). We will provide further information tomorrow after the Governor's Press Conference.
Seniors: reminder that today is the last day to submit your application for the Central Community Scholarship Foundation! Go to www.centralcommunityscholars.org
Kindergarten students are working hard to understand closed syllables: 1 vowel, the vowel is closed in by one or more consonants, and the vowel says its short sound. They were able to come up with 76 different closed syllable words. Feel free to have them explain this to you and continue to "hunt" for these words at home!
Registration Night is tonight! The goal is to communicate to both students and parents the registration process and for students to review with their parents their 4 year plans, which will be used to register them for next year's classes. We look forward to seeing you!
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in the band/chorus room. The agenda includes reviewing Carnival, planning a trip to Des Moines to see the musical Wicked in June, and staff reports. All parents of fine arts students are welcome to attend.
Community members coming to donate blood may use the funeral home parking lot across the street for today. Thank you!
Blood drive is tomorrow in the gym 10-3! If you are donating, save time by completing the Rapid Pass within 24 hours of your appointment. Have your ID, be hydrated & have something in your stomach! If you plan to donate as a walk in, only the afternoon has open times. Thank you!
THANK YOU to everyone who has made an appointment to donate blood this Friday!! There are currently 13 open times for Whole Blood and 6 open for Power Red. Make your appointment today! https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Central%20Community%20School
BLOOD DRIVE THIS FRIDAY! Help the Central NHS save lives and earn scholarships by scheduling your appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Central Community School
There’s a small group of Central students who are quietly doing great things! This past weekend our Individual Speech team performed at District’s. We earned 11 I ratings and 3 II ratings! All 8 performers have moved on to the State event on March 14. They will perform at Starmont High School. Congratulations to our Individual Speech team!
Central Warriors, Starting Monday Pine Street will be closed for a week as we begin demo for our new parking lot. Thank you for your patience and flexibility through our remodel and upgrades.
Tonight's Game Our side of bleachers in New Hampton's gym holds 600 people. Let's fill every single one! If you have room in your car swing by and pick up that old college roommate or long lost cousin. Tell them to throw on a black shirt and be loud! Like last year's Regional Final we will award a "fan of the game." This will be based on the following categories: - Sportsmanship - Attire (black out...) - Energy See you at the game!
Hey Warrior fans did you know the boosters are sponsoring a bus to New Hampton for the girls Regional Championship game between Central and St. Ansgar tomorrow night? $6 will reserve your spot on the bus but you will get it back to use for the game door admission. You need to reserve your spot today!!!! Parents need to sign a permission form for their students to go on the bus. There will be chaperones riding as well. Call 245-1750 or stop into the school office asap to get on the list, space is limited.
Wednesday's Basketball Game New Hampton has provided the following directions for parking and which entrance to use. "In the MS Gym we will have an FFA event at 7:00pm, so please advise your fans to use the new entrance which is labeled Activities Entrance that is in the NW corner of the parking lot. I have advised that those working the speaking event park up top and use the upper entrance."
Reminder of the NHS blood drive taking place next Friday from 10-3! Spots are filling up so make your appointment today! www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=52043
Individual Speech Contest Results Tonight the Upper Iowa Conference Individual Speech Competition was held in Monona. Central's Team competed in 14 events. Our students earned 3 II ratings and 11 I ratings. Congratulations to a very talented group of young men and women!
The Central Community School's Mental Health Awareness Team is hosting Iowa's first ever high school campus walk for suicide prevention with the Iowa Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! This walk, called Out of the Darkness, will be a community wide event to start a conversation regarding how we can prevent suicide. There will be a resource fair during registration from 1-2PM, a speaker, and the walk will begin at 2PM. The walk will be about 2 miles in length, starting and ending at Central School. Register yourself or a team at https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6743
Wednesday, February 26 - Girls Basketball Regional Final A few details: - Central plays St. Ansgar @ New Hampton High School - Game starts at 7:00 PM - Central fans should plan to arrive between 6:10-6:20. - It's a BLACK OUT (Central fans wear black!) A little history and some numbers: - Central has played 5-on-5 girls basketball for 27 years (93-94 season). In the previous 26 seasons, Central never won more than 14 games. So far this year Central has won 21. - This season there are 120 schools in 1A girls basketball. Central is one of only 8 teams that have won 21 games or more. - Central is one of 16 teams to win their last three games. On Wednesday we will play for a ticket to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines where 8 of the original 120 teams will compete for a State Championship. - The last (and only) time Central qualified for the State Tournament was in 1977 (6-on-6). In a game such as this every detail matters. Everyone involved has to focus on their job and do it to the best of their ability. As fans our job is to be physically present and cheer loud. Research has shown that a large, loud fan base has the ability to enhance the concentration of the players on the court while weakening the mind and spirit of the opponent. That is a job that can only be done by those who are physically present at the game. Whether you have been to every game this season or if this will be the first one, we strongly encourage you to come! There are moments in life you never forget. Watching Central Girls Basketball qualify for the State Tournament is going to be one of them. See you at the game!
PEP BUS INFORMATION We will have a Pep Bus for Wednesday’s game at New Hampton (vs. St. Ansgar). Students can reserve a seat for $6 starting on Monday morning. More information to come. Sharing this option now so travel plans can be made.
CENTRAL WINS! Central defeats Turkey Valley 41-36 and advances to the Regional Final. We will play at New Hampton on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm.
The Upper Iowa Conference Individual Event Speech Meet that will be held at MFL MarMac Monday, February 24th starting at 4:30 pm. Central has 9 students involved participating in 14 events. Here is Central's schedule: https://cyanda2.wixsite.com/iespeech
Monday, February 24th Pine street will be closed.
Clayton County BEST students represented Central today at STEM Day at the Capitol. They spoke with legislators and other interested parties about the importance of STEM education and the great projects being done by all Clayton County BEST students. Thank you for helping us share the great work being done at Central. Proud to be a Warrior!
CENTRAL WINS! With the 50-71 victory Central adds to their record-setting season. Tonight's win was - for the first time in school history - number 20 on the season! Congratulations to Tripoli on a great season. They played very well tonight and helped prepare us for the next round. We play Turkey Valley in the Regional Semi-Final on Friday at 7:00 PM in West Union. See you at the game!
BLACK OUT TONIGHT! The girls game starts at 7:00 PM. Remember we are singing the National Anthem as a Community. Mr Douglas will start us off and the players, coaches, and fans will take it from there. See you at the game!
A few months back the Central fifth grade class participated in the flag essay contest. This contest is done yearly and schools across the state of Iowa participate. Each fifth grade student wrote a one page essay describing the history of the flag, what it represents, what it means to them as well as any other information or memories they wanted to include. This contest allows for fifth graders to learn more about the flag as well as gain a deeper appreciation for it. Today the award ceremony was conducted in order to recognize this years top essays. The top four essays for this year's fifth grade class were: 1st place- Jaden 2nd place- Crystal 3rd place- Brandon (not shown in picture) 4th place- Mikayla Congratulations to all!
RED OUT TONIGHT! Bring your rally towel and wear red! Tonight the boys basketball team kicks off District play. They play West Central @ Starmont High School. Game starts at 6:30 PM. See you at the game!
Looking for inexpensive entertainment today? Swing over to Starmont High School and watch Sean compete at the District Wrestling Meet. 1st and 2nd place move on to state! Doors open at 10:00 AM, wrestling starts at 12:00. See you there!
Central Girls Basketball defeats Edgewood-Colesburg 53-30 tonight and advances to the next round! We will play Tripoli on Tuesday (February 18). The game will be at 7:00 at Central. Also, big round of applause on the National Anthem tonight! Tuesday we will do it the same. Be early and be ready to sing!
**WRESTLING POSTSEASON UPDATE** Due to an illness, Sean Wilwert will be wrestling at the District Tournament this Saturday. The District Tournament is being held at Starmont High School and starts at 12:00pm. Doors open at 11:00am and the seats will fill up fast, so if you plan to attend you should get there early! So, after you break in your Rally Towels tonight for the Girl's 1st Round District game, bring them over to Starmont this Saturday to cheer on Sean as he looks to punch his ticket to wrestle at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines! Go Warriors!
The NHS will be hosting its annual blood drive on Friday, March 6th from 10AM-3PM in the gym! Make an appointment to donate today! Not only will you be saving lives, but you will be helping Central seniors earn scholarships! Go to www.redcrossblood.org and search 52043 zip code.
Tomorrow's (Thursday, February 13) Girls Basketball game is a WHITE OUT. Central kicks off the first round of Regional play against Edgewood-Colesburg. The game is at Central and starts at 7:00 PM. A reminder about postseason games: Regular season activity cards, senior passes, etc. are not accepted. Admission is set by the IGHSAU and is $6 for everyone (Kindergarten age and up).
Remember to purchase your rally towel today! Central fans will bring these to our boys and girls postseason basketball games. https://thinkcustomapparel.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR16nHt-mosu-4mAkIPe5dTEl7A4d5NqiSoMYEdmJ-TkWbbqsr5h16tN-LE Girls start Regionals on Thursday, February 13. Boys start District play on Monday, February 17.
Congratulations to Karl Gardner on his performance at Wartburg Honor Band on Feb. 2nd. Also a congratulations to Karl Gardner, Katie Koresh, & Brittni Tieden on their performance at the Iowa State Honor Band this past Saturday, Feb. 8th.
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the band/chorus room. The agenda includes finalizing plans for Carnival and staff reports.
We are all setup for tonight's games. Thank you to West Central for the communication and coordination that allowed all of the student-athletes to have the opportunity to play tonight. West Central's Post Prom Committee had planned a meal tonight. We have allowed them to come to Central tonight and they are set up with brats, potato salad, and bars. Our concession stand is also open and ready. See you at the game!
In preparation for our Boys and Girls Postseason Basketball Games, thINK Custom Apparel is selling a "rally towel" for our fans to use. Central fans will wave this towel in the air after every 3-point bucket Central scores! Orders can be placed directly through their website: https://thinkcustomapparel.square.site/ Reminder: Games begin on Thursday, February 13 (girls) and Monday, February 17 (boys).
Central is selling the following items: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SHr0It3hEaIy58GWotxge6DJBVm_8QN1ji2PlXHGhRs/edit?usp=sharing
Tonight's basketball games will begin at 4:45. The schedule is as follows JV Girls (2 Quarters) JV Boys (2 Quarters) V Girls V Boys Again, these games will be played at Central instead of the originally scheduled location of West Central. If you are available to help in the concession stand, please contact Stacey Weber or call the office 563.245.1750.
Tonight's basketball games with West Central will be played at Central. This was originally scheduled to be in Maynard but the location has changed at West Central's request. Start times and final details will be communicated as soon as we have them.
Hope to see every Central Warrior basketball fan in the stands Monday night on girls’ senior night. Starmont visits Central with JV starting at 4 pm.
The LG Speech Team competed at Decorah High School today for District Contest. Groups performing were 10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today (Readers Theatre), Team Erickson and Team Weber (Group Improv), Spare Change (Solo Mime), Hairspray (Musical Theatre), and Tea Time with Tina (Ensemble Acting). Each group represented Central at its best in their performance and we are incredibly proud of this team! The season will continue with Team Erickson and Spare Change performing at State Contest on Feb. 8th at Dubuque Senior High School. Thank you to all the students, parents, and supporters that made today a successful event!
More results from students competing today. This time at District Speech in Decorah. Improv and Solo Mime have qualified for the state competition. It’s early yet, more results to come!
Final Results from the Girls State Wrestling Meet: Rebecca finished 0-2. She wrestled well and is ready to start preparing for next year. Jasmine was knocked out of the tournament with an injury. She’s in great spirits and happy she got involved this year. Maria’s tournament record is 4-2 and finishes in the top 16 at 132. Congratulations to Coach Koehn and these girls on a great season of girls wrestling!
Girls State Wrestling Update: Maria started 2-0 and just lost 7-4 to the #4 ranked wrestler. She has one more match tonight.
First Round Results: Maria won 8-4 Jasmine won by fall Rebecca lost by fall
Tonight's basketball game at Postville will remain as scheduled. We have checked the weather forecast and have spoken to neighboring schools about their decisions as well. We feel all students and spectators can safely travel to and from Postville. That being said, it is winter and we have received precipitation. The Elkader Police Department has encouraged drivers to slow down.
Central Guardians, We are seeing an increase in lunch account balances. Today we will be reminding students that if they are $10 or more negative they can not get extras or ala carte items. I will be following this notification with phone calls to accounts that are more than 30 days past due.
Reminder of the FREE FINANCIAL AID presentation by ICAN next Thursday (1/30) in the Central commons! All high school students and parents are welcome to attend! It is a great opportunity to have your questions answered regarding all things financial aid. See you there!
Central will go on time today. Winter driving conditions exist. Road crews are out and roads are improving. Please take your time this morning and drive safe.
The JV girls basketball tournament at Clayton Ridge tomorrow, Saturday, January 18th has been cancelled. No make up date at this time.
Central is dismissing at 12:15 today due to weather. All students will receive lunch. Have a great weekend Warriors!
*Menu Change* Friday Pizza Cauliflower Applesauce cookie/bar Milk Tuesday Sweet/Sour Chicken (Prek-5) Sweet Thai chicken Rice corn Pears Milk
*Event Change* Thursday nights JH boys basketball game will now be played at Postville starting at 4:15 PM. Friday nights basketball games vs. North Fayette Valley will now be played on Thursday night at Central starting at 4:00 PM with the JV boys, JV girls followed by the V boys and ending with the V girls. Parents night will now take place on Thursday evening. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
The Upper Iowa Conference is switching the order of the girls and boys basketball games on January 14, January 17, January 21, and January 24. The order on these dates will be JV Boys JV Girls V Boys V Girls This is being done in support of female leadership and will be done with all UIC games on these dates.
There is a Central Fine Arts Booster Club meeting today at 6:30pm in the band/choir room. The agenda includes planning for Carnival and staff reports.
Today we are finishing up the cleanup from our Central Invitational Wrestling Tournament yesterday. When you hold an event like this it is nearly impossible to thank everyone who helped - concession stand workers, table workers, medical staff, ticket takers, city/county/state workers who plowed snow right away in the morning, donors, and countless others who made it possible... Why did everyone do all of this? So 166 wrestlers (64 girls, 102 boys) and a couple dozen cheerleaders could come out and have an opportunity to learn and have fun. A total of 19 different schools were represented. A LOT of fans from these communities were in town yesterday and got to see what the Central Community and the City of Elkader have to offer. The 2021 tournament planning has begun and we intend to make that one even bigger. Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 9, 2021 so you can be involved in this special event. Again, thank you to everyone who has helped make these opportunities possible for the kids.
Tonight's JV girls and boys basketball game has been cancelled and the varsity game will now start at 4:00 PM. Parents night will now be held on January 17th. Please call 245-1750 with any questions.
We are looking for Central Alumni! There are so many amazing things happening at Central & we would love to keep all of our former students up to date. If you are a Central Alum, please fill out this form and share with your former classmates! https://forms.gle/h1Q463NGycJAvT5F7
Central Seniors need your help! Are you a recent graduate or the parent of a recent graduate? The Class of 2020 is hoping to collect graduation robes to reuse rather than purchasing new robes each year. Not only is this thrifty but also environmentally minded. Robes will be stored and reused each year. If you would like to help please bring your gently used robe to the office or to Friday’s home basketball game. All sizes are needed to best fit all class members.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for a free financial aid presentation for students and parents with Iowa College Access Network on Thursday, January 30th at 5:30PM in the commons. This is the ideal opportunity to get answers to your questions about financial aid.
On Tuesday, March 10 Central will be having a "Registration Night" for incoming 9th-12th grade students and their families. The time will be spent learning about graduation requirements, academic options, and creating an individual plan. More information to come. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 10 5:30-7:30.
Doing some Spring cleaning? Central is accepting donated graduation gowns to be reused in future graduations. From a recycling perspective, reusing gowns will help us reduce our use of new materials. Financially this will also help us reduce the amount of fundraising needed in the future by reducing the number of new gowns we need to purchase. You can drop your donated gowns off in the High School Office. Orders for this year's graduation are due soon so we would appreciate donations being dropped off before Friday, January 17.
Students competed in the Central Community School Geographic Bee. These students won their classroom bees and qualified for the school bee, which was held on December 18. The 1st place winner will have the opportunity to complete an online qualifying test for the state competition. Congratulations to all who participated!
Another great crowd tonight! Thank you, Warrior fans, for all of your support for our basketball and wrestling teams this year! Keep checking our activity calendar for a great lineup of events next week and then right away in January.
Recognizing the Central Junior High wrestlers, managers, and cheerleaders tonight. Wrestling is on the up and up at Central!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT On January 11, 2020 Central will host a wrestling tournament featuring a boys division and a girls division. This is the second year we have had the girls division. A few stats… - In 2019 we had 15 young women compete in the girls division at our meet. - The 2019 Girls State Wrestling Meet featured 87 young women. - For Central’s upcoming meet in 2020 we currently have commitments from 15 teams (8 1A, 6 2A, 1 3A) approaching a total of 80 female wrestlers! Our goal? 100+ girls wrestling in our girls division in Elkader on January 11, 2020. Please share this message with anyone that may be interested in coming. This is a great opportunity for any high school girl looking for an excellent field of competition! Coaches/ADs can contact Mr. Reinhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Koehn (email@example.com) for more information.
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm in the band/choir room. This meeting will be used to help organize Carnival. Parents with students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend to provide new ideas and support for our students.
We have three changes in starting times to announce for upcoming Junior High Girls Basketball games. Monday, December 9 vs. South Winn will start at 3:45. Monday, December 16 vs. MFL-Mar-Mac will start at 4:00. Monday, December 19 vs. Postville will start at 4:00. Both 7th and 8th grade teams have been having a great season. Be sure to come out and catch a game before the season ends on December 19!
The 2nd annual "Almost 25 Days of Christmas" has started! Staff, students, and community members are invited to play music in the foyer of the school from 7:45-8:10 AM. If you or anyone you know would like to spread holiday cheer or simply play a song that reminds you of winter, please let me know which day and time you'd like to sign up for! If you need to borrow an instrument or want to look through music, I have supplies for you to use! Ms. Wilming firstname.lastname@example.org 563-245-1750
Central Fine Arts December 2019 Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EKHPlXiXEhT6Dv8r0iKYXtomZPKhekI9AQ3h34I2hf4/edit?usp=sharing
Central is getting a lot of attention right now for the Junior High Girls Wrestling Meet we hosted tonight. Take a moment to reflect on what it took to make this happen. A few things that stick out to me: - Mostly (nearly all) male coaches in a male dominated sport taking extra time and making extra efforts to create opportunities for young women. Very cool. - Keep in mind these coaches do not get paid extra for adding more meets and more student-athletes. They are doing it because kids want to do it and need an adult to create the opportunity. - School Administrators making room in budgets to pay for female singlets, transportation for girls meets (like tonight), and other costs associated with new opportunities. - Coaches like Joe Koehn who not only feel that we should give girls their own division in a wrestling meet, but to go further and create an opportunity for them to have their own meet altogether. A LOT of work and communication went into this meet over the past several months. I greeted every coach tonight to thank them for coming and every one of them responded by saying, “no, thank you for having us!” - And of course the student-athletes. I was very impressed with the attitude and effort from all the girls this evening. Great things to come! It’s a great time to be a Central Warrior! - Mr. Reinhart
The Central Preschoolers have created a Kindness Challenge where they want to spread kindness one grade at a time. Will it be successful? -> https://youtu.be/koL8EaCm81g
Every year for Veterans Day, Central is honored to share our gym and have students, faculty, and community members come together to recognize and salute our veterans. Thank you to all of those who have served or are currently serving our country. https://youtu.be/hLrevAhDNyY
Fall Play kickoff begins in 30 minutes!
Watch this Central Snapshot where Mr. Zurbriggen describes how his students aimed to tackle urbanization in our rural community -> https://youtu.be/6KivXdgCkL0
Central Reading Specialist, Liz Tuecke, shows us some fun sight words games to play with your beginning readers -> https://youtu.be/F10O4_vc6gk
A friendly reminder that while Central does have school on Monday, Nov. 11, the Elkader Public Library is closed. Many of our students like to go to the library after school, but this will not be an option on Monday. Thank you!
Please read and share the attached parent/guardian communication update: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bROgLoT5vGQqXp9ESW5EKfM8thD9MHEHhw4CxHUMnWE/edit?usp=sharing
Congratulations to Drake Dennler, Reegan Erickson, Hunter Grimm, Michael Heer, William Moser, Evan Pensel, CJ Polkinghorn, and Sean Wilwert on earning Academic All-District Honors!
Central Fine Arts November 2019 Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DYiUpZ6Y6V0k88TAiMBrFPd816ZGNbjY45Z3-W_SSi4/edit?usp=sharing
On Saturday Central Freshman Hannah Asche competed at the State Cross Country Meet. A cold day on a big stage for a young student-athlete. Hannah rose to the occasion and placed 36th (out of 139) while running the fastest time of her career. Congratulations, Hannah!
The 7-12 held an assembly Oct. 31st to recognize some students and groups. WATCH HERE -> https://youtu.be/VptJ31oaLGQ
Mr. O'Brien and several FFA students from Central are headed to the National FFA convention. On the way they made a stop at the Caterpillar museum in Peoria. Students saw a mining truck with 14 foot tall tires and able to haul 400 tons. Students also saw Jeff Burton's car that he won the Daytona 500 with as well as Buddy Lazier's car that he won the 1996 Indy 500 race with. The crew chief for Lazier was Lee Kunzman from Volga and Guttenberg. Stayed tuned for more updates.
A friendly reminder Central dismisses at 2:00 today due to parent/teacher conferences.
The next project in our Athletic Complex update is the baseball field. Today sod was delivered that will be laid to bring our pitching mound and base paths back to regulation size. The best part of this project is Central students are doing most of the work as part of our Clayton County Best program! When you come down to the football game tonight stop by to check out our progress. We look forward to having the Wareagles play baseball in Elkader again!
Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival The free event will occur today, October 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) in Elkader. Organized like a street festival or county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure. All ages are welcome to attend. Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for students and their families. Attendees may conduct amazing science experiments, observe a variety of fascinating animals, perform surgery with a Laparoscopic Surgical Trainer, test their skills on a welding simulator, measure electricity usage of common electronic devices, and much more! Visit our website to learn more about the exhibitors attending. The STEM festival is a great opportunity to speak with staff from higher education or to learn about possible career opportunities from local businesses. The STEM festival is also a great opportunity for elementary students and their parents to learn about various STEM programs and activities. Students and families may register at the door or they may bring the completed express registration form with them the day of the event and turn it in at the registration desk.
The Junior High football game at Kee has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 24. Their field is drying and the forecast shows great football weather on Thursday!
To kick off their unit on Africa, Ms. Meyers and her 6th graders had some questions. Check out their Central Snapshot -> https://youtu.be/95PSwMTY-Wc
Students in ECE133 Child Health Safety and Nutrition learned about Shaken Baby Syndrome, and pledged to never shake a baby. They learned strategies to help sooth a baby who can't stop crying, as well as ways to manage personal frustration when caring for a crying baby. Their pledge states "I pledge to Never Shake a Baby in My Care!"
Tonight’s board meeting will be held in the new media center on the top floor.
The Junior High Football game tonight has been postponed. A make-up date is being worked out right now. More information to come soon.
Vicki Bries Rieder shared her recently published book to Central kindergartners - third graders. The students so enjoyed listening to "Slumberina." You may see Vicki tomorrow morning, October 19, at the Elkader Public Library at 10:30. She will have books for sale and will sign them for you. Please stop by. She would also appreciate any reviews you can write for her. Thank you, Vicki, for visiting Central.
Congratulations to this Central junior as she embarks on her journey to end world hunger at the Global Youth Institute of the World Food Prize in Des Moines. She is one of 200 students from ten different countries chosen to participate in this event. Congratulations on this great honor and best of luck to you. Keep fighting with passion and conviction and know you are an inspiration to many.
Saturday, October 12th, four FFA students and Mr. O'Brien left at 5 AM for ISU in Ames for the state soil judging contest. The students took a 40 point written test and then went to the engineering farm to judge 4 different soil pits. They earned the right to go to state by finishing 3rd at the district contest on October 4. It was a good learning experience for them to see the college and the soil scientists from Iowa State. I would like to thank the students for taking the time on a weekend to compete.
M's Machine and Mobile Track Solutions hosted students from area schools to showcase their businesses and to provide possible career opportunities for local students. Central had 20 students attend and were able to go through the businesses to see the products they build. It was also good to see former Central students who are employed at the 2 locations. M's Machine is a CNC machine shop that makes parts for numerous larger companies like John Deere, Caterpillar, as well as Mobile Track. MTS makes earth moving equipment here in Elkader for the road construction industry.
Ten members of the Central Mental Health Awareness Team attended the Youth Mental Health Conference in Des Moines today where they heard from keynote Royce White and his experience with anxiety while playing in the NBA. Students were then able to attend breakout sessions on various topics regarding mental illness, wellness, and creative expression. It was a great day!
Friendly reminder that Central Preschool/Junior Kindergarten will not have school on Tuesday & Wednesday of this week due to our staff attending training.
The Booster Club is hosting its annual Pre-holiday clothing order! Items available from Rivals, Stichin’ Post and ThINK orders will be due back to school by November 1st and will be delivered back to families the week of November 18th. Print order forms online OR paper copies available in the high school office. ONE check can be made for all items to the Central Athletic Boosters. Any questions please contact Courtney Scherf CourtneyScherf82@gmail.com 563-880-0863 or Stacey Weber email@example.com
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will meet on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 pm in the band/choir room. The agenda includes an update on the Nashville trip, designing a community/business leveled sponsorship program, supporting students after performances, and staff reports. Please join us to show your support for Central's Fine Arts.
High school band parents & students: tomorrow night is parent’s night before the football game. Please meet in the West end zone at 6:35 in the order emailed out to you.
The Central Athletic Boosters will meet tonight in the commons area at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.
Central Fine Arts October 2019 Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T_H5mj0CMHgXHATybW1knXZ4VG00eVSIdK6UmKoBcJs/edit?usp=sharing
Central is very fortunate to have Vicki Bries Rieder visit our school on Friday, October 18th. The Central graduate will be reading her first published book "Slumberina" to the K-3 classrooms. Vicki will have books for sale and she will be glad to sign them. Order forms have been sent home, but if you still need one, please contact the school. Vicki will also be at the Elkader Public Library on Saturday, the 19th, at 10:30.
School picture retake day will be first thing tomorrow, October 3rd in the foyer. Extra forms can be picked up in the office. Any questions, call 245-1750.
Pampered Chef Fundraiser kickoff! The Family and Consumer Sciences fundraiser supports the purchase of supplies and equipment. Students will have catalogs but orders can also be placed online at https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/centralcommunity. Orders are due on October 22.
The FAFSA is your gateway to grants, scholarships, work-study, federal loans, and almost all other financial aid for college. The window to file a FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year opens TODAY! Don't wait to file! Find more information and tips at IowaCollegeAid.gov/FAFSA
The Jesup Cross Country meet that was scheduled for tomorrow, October 1st has been moved to Thursday, October 3rd due to weather. Location and start times will remain the same. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750.
Central youth are playing under the lights tonight! Throughout their season they have learned a lot of fundamental skills that are preparing them for their future on the junior high, and then varsity, teams.
The football game tomorrow night, Friday, September 27th at Midland has been moved up to 6:00 PM. If you have any questions, please call 245-1750. Go Warriors!
The Central Soil Judging team placed 3rd out of 19 schools and qualifies them for state. Kory was our top placer in 8th out of 152 contestants. The top 4 finishers at Central were Kory, Nate, Keaton, and Tristan. A big thank you to the Clayton County Conservation for the previous days competition, the experience was very helpful.
School pictures will be coming home today. If your student needs retakes, Blaker's will be here on October 3rd. If your student was absent on the original picture day please plan on getting them done on the 3rd. If you have any questions please call 245-1750.
Central had 5 students compete in the Clayton County soil judging contest held at Motor Mill. The participants judged 3 pits and also were part of a pacing contest and laying out a level line on a contour slope using a sight level. Thank Suzanne Shirbroun for transporting the students and taking the pictures of the contest also the Clayton County Conservation Service for putting on the contest it was a really good learning experience and the students enjoyed going.
If you are unable to make the Central homecoming football game this evening you can watch it live on Blue Devil Cast. http://www.thebluedevilcast.com/home-122.html
The weather didn’t cooperate for cross country tonight but it did allow us to get the field painted. The parade is on schedule for a 6:30 start with the pep rally and Powderpuff Football to follow. Tonight’s parade will feature special guests Grand Marshall Coach Hyde and the 1969 softball team, as well as our Hall of Famer Ed Larson. See you tonight!
The home XC meet for today has been cancelled.
If you can't make the football game tonight at Easton Valley catch it on the Miles Telephone Live Stream. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aJzP7kWMgaG7i-nfENkaA
The Cross Country meet has been cancelled for tonight at North Fayette Valley.
The Central Athletic Boosters invites everyone to a meal at the football field Thursday, September 19th between the parade and powderpuff games. Meal will include turkey dressing or pork sandwich, dessert, chips, and a drink. $5 a meal and $1 for additional sandwich. All fall athletes will eat for free.
The Central and West Delaware STEM BEST programs held one of their Partner Paloozas at the Keystone AEA on 9/10/19. Check out the video here -> https://youtu.be/5MU3QwMZ_0I
Cross Country @ Clayton Ridge has been canceled for this evening.
FFA members do well at Iowa State Fair. Ted Hilgerson showed the reserve champion steer in the FFA performance beef show in Window A and in Window C. Lane Orr also had a Purple ribbon steer in window A and Laci Orr was a blue. The performance beef show places the animals live and they are then harvested and 80% of their final placing is based on the rate of gain and carcass data. In the sheep show Laci Orr and Lexi Fettkether received blue ribbons on their market lambs and breeding ewe. Lexi Pash received a blue on her photo of cattle in the photography show. Bella Moore received a blue on her commercial breeding heifer and Cassie Larson was a blue with her Hereford cow-calf. Also exhibiting were Nate Shirbroun and Rachel Franks. Two members of the Central FFA Matt Whittle and Laci Orr were part of the state and regional winning 4-H FFA crop scouting team.
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting on Monday, September 9 at 6:30pm in the band/choir room. The agenda includes an update on the Nashville trip, reviewing t-shirt designs to promote Central's fine arts, deciding how to support band and choir students after performances, and staff reports. Please join us to learn more about Central Fine Arts Department.
Three Rivers FS "Fuel Your Future" Program gives 3 cents per gallon back to Central! Pictured here is the check presentation in August. Want to join? Details are below! New Account Acquisition Program All new FAST STOP Consumer and Commercial Card accounts created between September 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019 will receive 0.15 cents off per gallon for the first 90 days. There is no limit to the number of gallons or product type nor does the pump price have any bearing on the discount offered. Example: Customer signs up for a FAST STOP card on November 1st, the customer will receive .15 cent off for the next 90 days. If a cardholder would like to switch to donate to another school please contact Melanie at 563-875-0139 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional questions about Fuel Our Future or New Account Acquisition Program please contact Lauren at 563-875-0134 or email@example.com. You can fill out an Fuel Our Future application at this link below. Click on “fill out an application”. https://www.threeriversfs.com/Products-Services/FAST-STOP
September 2019 Newsletter for Central Fine Arts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o2MAve_I_QvvwaJdEYRYMC2XbIhVvhx9RjLr6jZNvis/edit?usp=sharing
This year at Central we are supporting students in their learning of appropriate cell phone use. Today we had a large group conversation with all 7th and 8th grade students about cell phone use during lunch. Mr. Bormann is pictured here facilitating a conversation about a scenario he described. The three scenarios discussed were answering phone calls, taking pictures of other people, and appropriate times to watch movies/TV shows. If you have any questions about what we are teaching students, please contact Mr. Reinhart.
Interested in private instruction or in need of tutoring? Central has retired teachers that are wanting to continue working with our students. Contact Mr. Reinhart if you want more information.
Did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1st? Iowa College Access Network will host a FAFSA presentation at NICC Calmar for students and parents on 9/25 at 6PM. Find more info at icansucceed.org
Had over 40 athletes on Wednesday for the Warrior Workout! Check it out > https://youtu.be/g_T15Zsfqao
*Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 Booster Club Meeting in the School Commons Area starting at 6:00 p.m. Agenda to follow.
The Golden Circle College & Career Fair will be held on September 29th from 12:30 - 3:00PM at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, IA. Find out more information at: https://www.icansucceed.org/about-ican/services/special-events/golden-circle-college-and-career-fair
Thanks to Central football and wrestling athletes Drake, Brandon, Elliot, Nate, Sean, Tate, Reese and Hunter and Parents Janine and Tom for all of the teamwork in cleaning out Tony Koehn and Kelly Koehn's shed. Such a creative way to help out, volunteer and to support to athletic programs at Central.
Make sure you download Central's free ap. Lots of great information in one spot! Directions: 1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search 'Central Community School' 2. Download the Central School app onto the mobile device 3. Go to Settings in the Central School app to turn on notifications to get quick access to school updates and events (make sure to set Default School to Central CSD)
Today's Announcements https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wx4Yqz8DKyOjmv14yp39LVqXksAXUznJnVIzw8s2SW0/edit
Central parents, just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is a 2:00 dismissal. We are excited to have our students back!
Any students taking NICC online classes: your classes start today!! For questions contact Mrs. Cobie-Nuss
Any girl in 5th or 6th grade who is interested in playing volleyball this fall may sign up on Saturday, August 24th at 9:00am in the Foyer at Central Community School. We will then have our first practice from 9:30-11:00am. If you can not make it, please contact Kelly Erickson at 563-880-6443.
Any JH student who would like to participate in cross country should meet coach Bauder during fifth hour in the gym on Monday.
Any JH student who would like to play football this year should meet coach Koehn after school on Friday in the small gym. Uniforms will be handed out and the team will do a light workout.
Anyone interested in going out for junior high volleyball will meet with Mrs. Erickson during 5th period on Friday in Mrs. Walz's room. The first day of practice will be on Monday August 26th at 3:45. You must have your physical turned in to practice.
Tonight’s school board meeting will be held in the commons area instead of the elementary media center.
Reminder the PreK-6th grade Welcome Back Open House is tomorrow, 5:30-6:30. Come see your new classroom and meet your teacher!
Rick Hartzell speaking, great advice for administration, teachers, coaches, parents, and student athletes!
Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Come out and support your Central Athletics. Steak or Smoked Chop dinner at the golf course tonight, 5:30-7:30.
An update from Central Fine Arts Booster's August meeting: The Boosters voted to provide a financial donation to the school district towards the purchase of a new tuba and portable speaker system. The Boosters are also working on creating a t-shirt for purchase to help promote Central's fine arts. Tracy Nemechek was elected Vice President. The upcoming fine arts trip to Nashville, updates to the auditorium, and the calendar of events were also discussed. The next meeting is Monday, September 9 at 6:30pm in the Music Room.
If you have not registered your students for the 2019-2020 school year, please call 245-1751 as soon as possible to set up an appointment to do so. All students must be registered before the first day of school on August 23rd.
Don't forget to get pre-registered for Central's Athletic Boosters Glow Ball Golf and Dinner. Your choice of Brink's Smoked Chop or Fareway's Bacon Wrapped Sirloin. Pre-register by calling the District Office at 563-245-175
The Fine Arts Departments and Boosters will be creating monthly newsletters to better communicate Central's upcoming fine arts events and news. Here is the August 2019 Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fDhZmKtFoLOpv4Q1GsK0_G4O9lLTBpkfQH4v1hCJ-R8/edit?usp=sharing
With Fall sports starting practice next week, Sunday will be our last summer Warrior Workout. Trail run/walk at Osborne Nature Center. Meet there at 6:30pm.
*Reminder* Central school registration is today, August 6th from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM and tomorrow, August 7th from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM. If you have any questions please call 245-1751.
Central Fine Arts Booster Club will be meeting on August 12 at 6:30 pm in the music building. If your child is participating in music, speech, drama, or art, please attend to help support Central students and the Fine Arts Department. The meeting's agenda includes discussing the high school student trip to Nashville, updates to the auditorium, designing t-shirts for fine arts students, and reviewing the calendar of events.
Reminder: No Warrior Workout tonight. Next workout is tomorrow at 9am.
Parents, You can now login to JMC and click on Register for School on the left side of the screen to get started with the registration process. Use the start/continue registration link and follow the prompts. This process can also be completed at in-person school registration if you need assistance. Registration payments can be submitted during the in-person registration at Central School on August 6th from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM and August 7th from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM. If your family would like to fill out a free and reduced application, please call 245-1751 to set up an appointment. Online registration will close on August 17th. Having troubles logging in? Call Allison at 245-1751 with any questions.
We will have Warrior Workout this Sunday at 7:30pm, but no workouts next week (7/29-8/4) due to fair.
7-12 schedules are now available on JMC. Sorry for the earlier inconvenience. Schedule changes will be made on August 6th and 7th from 8-3:30 in the commons area unless other arrangements have been made, no appointment necessary. Please contact Mr. Reinhart with any other questions.
If your family would like to fill out free and reduced paperwork for the 2019-2020 school year please call Allison @ 245-1751.
Tomorrow's (Wed.) Warrior Workout will be at the pool @11:00. We will meet at the school @10:45 to get dumbbells.
The main entrance to the district office will be shut down for a couple weeks due to the remodel. Please come through the commons and enter the back way. We are still here!
No Warrior Workout tonight (7/21) due to a schedule conflict. Next one is Monday at 9am.
Central football OTA’s are canceled tonight due to the heat. Stay hydrated!
*Reminder* Central is scheduling concussion screenings on Tuesday, July 23 from 3:00-6:00 pm, and Friday, July 26 from 7:00-9:00 am. Concussion screening is required for all incoming 7th grade football players, all incoming 9th and 11th grade students of any sport, and any incoming 10th and 12th grade students who have not previously participated in athletics. The screening will be done in Elkader at MercyOne Therapy. To schedule an appointment you may call Mrs. Walch at 563.245.1750.
Upper Elementary Teacher Opening JobID: 56730 Position Type: Elementary School Teaching/Grade 6 Date Posted: 7/15/2019 Location: Central Community School District Date Available: 08/23/2019 Closing Date: 07/26/2019 District: Central CSD - website The Central Community School District is pleased to announce a full-time teacher opening for 6th grade. The district seeks a candidate with an ELementary Teaching endorsement. A special emphasis will be placed on candidates whom posses multiple endorsements (including coaching). Other skills should include working collaboratively, student centered, standards based grading, technology, project-based learning, organization, and most importantly a fun positive attitude! Central CSD is a progressive school district located in Elkader, Iowa and provides a very competitive salary and benefits package. Our district is surrounded with recreational activities and Elkader provides many benefits found in the city, with small town charm! Please submit your cover letter, resume, and four letters of recommendation to: Mr. Nick Trenkamp Superintendent/Elementary Principal 400 1st St. NW, Elkader, Iowa 52043 Ntrenkamp@central.k12.ia.us
Due to warmer than usual conditions, Warrior Workouts will remain indoors and focus more on lifting then conditioning this week.
Information regarding tonight's softball playoff game at Clarksville can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bI_O3dOH1pldA0dynwzGIl0rrQsTVPcp/view?usp=sharing
Hope everyone had a good holiday week off. Warrior Workouts resume tomorrow night @7:30pm.
The JV/V games at Starmont today have been moved up to 5. JV will play first. Batting practice at 2:30. Central shuttle at 2:10.
Mr. O'Brien and four FFA students traveled to Iowa State University in Ames for the state agronomy contest. There were teams from 26 schools with between 85 and 90 students participating. The Central team finished 12th and Laci Orr was the 5th place individual overall. The students practiced for several weeks ahead of time with much appreciated help from Meghan Bond who teaches agronomy at Hawkeyes Tech in Waterloo.
There will be no Warrior Workouts tonight or the rest of the 4th of July week. Workouts will resume July 7th at 7:30pm.
The JV/V baseball game against Cascade for tonight has been cancelled.
Also shout out to Mrs. Tuecke and Mrs. Walz on presenting about dyslexia at Keystone’s All-In conference. No picture but I can share they received a standing ovation when done!
Central is scheduling concussion screenings on Tuesday, July 23 from 3:00-6:00 pm, and Friday, July 26 from 7:00-9:00 am. Concussion screening is required for all incoming 7th grade football players, all incoming 9th and 11th grade students of any sport, and any incoming 10th and 12th grade students who have not previously participated in athletics. The screening will be done in Elkader at MercyOne Therapy. To schedule an appointment you may call Mrs. Walch at 563.245.1750.
Due to a conflict in scheduling, there will be no Warrior Workouts Tuesday or Wednesday this week. We will need as many athletes as we can on Thursday at 8:00am to help move equipment in the small gym.
The JV/V softball games scheduled for tonight at Springville have been cancelled due to weather. We are looking into potential makeup dates that work for both schools.
Hello Athletic Booster Members, The booster board would like to invite you all to be a part of an upcoming fundraiser. We are planning to change up the annual golf tournament/moonlight golf and turn it into a fundraising event for the whole community. A few of the highlights we are planning are speaker, Rick Hartzell, steak dinner, raffle, bar bingo, moonlight golf and other contests. We need your help to make this event a success! If you would be interested in helping out in any way please plan to attend our next committee meeting Sunday June 30th at 7:30pm in the school commons area. If you are unable to attend but would still like to help out please let me know. If you are not a booster member and would like to join forms are available in the district office. Thank you, Molly Scherf, Athletic Booster Secretary
Congratulations to Kennedy Bulman on being selected for the youth institute of the World Food Prize in Des Moines this October. She is one of 70 students selected from across Iowa to participate in this international event. She will be discussing her research on education in Uganda and its effect on food security with leaders and youth for around the world.
Baseball Update Due to a scheduling change, we will be playing in Turkey Valley's 8th/9th Tourney tomorrow at 9:45 instead of 11. There will be no batting practice. Bus will pick up in Guttenberg at 7:15, Garnavillo at 7:30, and Elkader at 7:45.
Softball Update Central will be playing a softball JV doubleheader on June 25th beginning at 5:00 PM at Starmont.
All summer workouts/open gyms for Volleyball, Football, B/G Basketball, and Strength & Conditioning have been added to this calendar for your convenience. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=central.k12.ia.us_tvf38ursj4edsp3p1pem0sdco8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago
Due to the chance of thunderstorms, Varsity Softball at Oelwein will play first tonight at 5:30pm followed by the JV.
All volleyball and cross country team members in grades 9-12 are reminded that you are asked to volunteer for the Shed Your Threads 5k fund raiser to be held on July 27, 2019. Any 7-8 team members that would like to help are also encouraged to join in on the fundraiser. At this time we are in need of volunteers to get into groups of 2-3 athletes and approach a small group of area businesses for participation as sponsors on the back of the tshirt . We would like this part of the preparation to be completed by June 22. So please email Mrs. Bauder at firstname.lastname@example.org with your groups and she will give you the necessary instructions and supplies.
The high school baseball game on Thursday will now be played in Garnavillo starting at 5:00 PM.
Tomorrow’s warrior workout at 11 o’clock will be a pool work out. We will meet at the school at 10:50 in order to get what handweights we need, and then we will head to the pool.
Central's new volleyball coach, Coach Mike Smith, has arrived and is ready to get started! Summer open gyms will be Monday-Thursday from 10:00-11:00 AM. Coach Smith's email address is: email@example.com
The JV Baseball game was just cancelled for today.
Construction has started this morning on the front side of the building. You WILL be able to enter through the main doors during this process. Thanks!
Central staff seeing our kids off for the summer. Enjoy the break and we will see you soon! https://youtu.be/_d20OCA-aQg
OFFICIAL SUMMER WARRIOR WORKOUT TIMES STARTING JUNE 3RD: Monday - 9:00am Tuesday - 11:00am Wednesday - 11:00am Thursday - 8:00am Friday - No Workout Saturday - No Workout Sunday - 7:30pm (evening)
Still need 50 more drivers to hit our goal, please stop down at the city pool and do a quick test drive!
Drive for Kids fundraiser is tomorrow 10-2 at the city pool. Test drive a car and help us raise money for a new playground! Elementary awards assembly begins at 10:30 with picnic following.
7-12 Grade Football Information Organized Team Activities(OTA’s) will be open to students entering grades 7-12. OTA will run 1 to 1.5 hours in length. Players will warm-up, have a movement drill, work on a blocking/tackling fundamental drill, and work on Pass Routes & Coverage. OTA’s will be on the practice field unless weather prohibits. Any questions please contact Coach Koehn, Coach Seitz or Coach Wilwert. Below is a calendar link for practice for times. https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=MHZmOWZxazR1MjE1ODQ5NWNrYmI4NnU0dW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
Central Soccer League Students in Kindergarten thru 9th grade will be able to participate. If you need a paper copy please stop in the district office. https://www.facebook.com/groups/131096170786649/?ref=bookmarks
Very exciting news at Central, for the first time ever we will be having an All Girls Open Wrestling Room this coming Monday, May 27th! We have been having great numbers coming in to our Open Wrestling Room and are looking make it more available to all wrestlers! If you have even the slightest interest in trying wrestling or have any questions, please contact Coach Joe Koehn, or better yet come come over for the Open Wrestling Room at any of the given times: 3:30-4:30 pm Girls Open Wrestling Room PreK-11th 4:30-5:30 pm Open Wrestling Room Technique Session PreK-11 5:30-6:30 pm Advanced Open Wrestling Room Grades 6-11 Coach Koehn plans to do this all throughout the summer! We will be sure to add the upcoming dates and times as well. Thanks and we hope to see you there! Go Warriors! #TrainLikeAWarrior
JV/V Baseball at Crestwood for tonight has been postponed. Working on a reschedule date.Players will have a shortened practice in the Garnavillo gym at 4.
We are currently still planning on playing softball tonight. In hopes to get the varsity game in, the change is that the varsity game will be played first at 5:30, with the JV game to follow, weather permitting.
The 4th graders attended Safety Day at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. They learned about how to be safe with lawn mowers, electricity, propane, food, fire, tobacco awareness, animals, firearms, PTOs, farms, alcohol awareness, and internet safety. It was a cold, but fun and informative day for everyone!
*JH Track & Field for Friday, May 10th* The meet will now be JH boys and girls going to West Union and will begin at 3:30. This change is due to the HS track & field meet being postponed today. If you have any questions, please call 234-1751
Due to the wind chills, the boys & girls track & field meet that was to be held in Edgewood today has been postponed until tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.
eight members of the Central FFA participated in the Northeast District Agronomy contest at Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo. There were 80 students and 25 teams representing schools from the northeast Iowa area. Students from Central participating were Laci O., Lexi P., Brandon W., Bella M., Keaton K., Tate B., Nate S., and Nick D. The contest consists of identifying different weeds and insects as well as reading a chemical label, grading grain samples and judging hay and silage, and a general agronomy knowledge test. The highschool team ended up 5th overall and Laci O. was the high point individual out of the 80 contestants. We would like to thank Joe and Suzanne Shirbroun for all the time and effort they put in to coaching our agronomy team. We will be participating in the state contest at Iowa State University on June 20.
Come help us celebrate Central’s 2019 graduates tonight at the Senior Awards and Dollars for Scholars program at 7PM in the auditorium!
On May 2nd Central had 4 students interested in a career in construction trades attend the Masonry Day at Seedorf Masonry in Strawberry Point. The students went through 15 stations that ranged from basic estimating about how they bid jobs to hands on working with trowels and mortar. They all got the opportunity to lay block and brick and learned how to make sure the wall was plumb and level. The students learned a lot about masonry construction and all said they felt it was very worthwhile.
CRC Baseball Apparel Orders - Ends May 5th https://stores.inksoft.com/clayton_ridge_central_bsb/shop/home
High School Baseball practice in Garnavillo has been cancelled tonight.
The JH boys and girls track & field meet scheduled for tonight at Central City has been cancelled.
Prom Update: Promenade is being moved back an hour and will now start at 6:00 pm instead of 5:00 pm. Students will be transported by bus only to Dyersville for dinner and the dance. Students will be transported back to Elkader for Post-Prom. Hypnotist will start around 2:00 am and Post-Prom will still end at 4:00 am. We encourage parents to pick up their kids at 4:00 am if travel conditions are bad.
Sorry, previous message is regarding Prom.
We are aware of and following the weather. We will make a final decision no later than 9:00 a.m tomorrow.
The Central students traveled to Kendrick Forest Products and saw how they take logs and make them into finished products. They kiln dry lumber and then manufacture cabinets for houses and office building. Kendricks are the biggest sawmill in the state of Iowa and get trees from a 100 mile radius of Edgewood. Kendricks also started coloring and bagging mulch for the landscape industry. They make 4 colors, brown, black, gold, and red, producing over a million bags per year and it only takes 3 people to run the line as bags are filled and palleted roboticaly. Kendricks also do a process where they print pictures on to wooden plaques for home decor. The next stop on the tour was the Edgewood Locker where Central students saw how they produce their award winning meat products. The last stop was the Pattison Sand Company where they saw frac sand being mined as well as limestone quarries. Students got to set off an explosion at the mine to loosen more material for the night shift to haul. Much of their shipping is done by rail and they informed us of there plans to improve their ability to load 100 car unit trains. Everyone at Central would like to thank these businesses for taking the time to show students career opportunities here in Northeast Iowa.
Central is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 State Championship Softball team. Do you have contact information for any of the members on this team? If so, email Mr. Reinhart (firstname.lastname@example.org). Jean Woods, Magda Kramer, Sharla Griffin, Vicki Glawe, Kathy Bink, Nola Nelson, Jane Stewart, Joan Hexom, Judy Troester, Mary Kay Vincent, Lisa Dittmer, Marlys Koehn, Jean Hexom, Bev Smith, Diane Kuehl, Terry Wahls, Rosemary Clark, Linda Bente, Cindy Kobliska, Ronnie Wendl (Manager), Merrill Hyde (Coach)
Just a reminder to support Central's Spell-A-Thon. Funds raised for this event go toward field trips and other fun activities in the elementary!
The HS boys track & field meet scheduled for today at Maquoketa Valley has been cancelled and will not be made up.
Congratulations to our 2019 Drake Relays qualifiers! 100m - Mary Kate Wille 4x100 - Mary Kate Wille, Ciera Deitchler, Maddy Wille, Brandy Beatty
The JH track & field meet scheduled for tonight at Ed-Co has been cancelled.
The JH girls track meet at Waukon on Monday, April 22nd is cancelled.
Measles Reported in Iowa: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xjwo4SZNqU9B5BuZoMHHIG_T1vqy4KPU/view?usp=sharing
The HS golf meet scheduled for today at Turkey Valley has been postponed.
The high school boys track and field meet at West Delaware scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
The high school girls track & field meet at Decorah scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
The JH girls track & field meet at Clayton Ridge scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed. They are still trying to work out another potential makeup date.
The students in Mrs. Frieden's classroom will be collecting pop tabs to donate to Camp Courageous. While there, students are given the opportunity to participate in activities such as swimming, zip lining, and rock wall climbing, as well as dance parties and lots of food. Pop tabs can be dropped off at the main office. Thanks in advance for your donation!
Students in grades 6-12 will be participating in Earth Day service projects in Central communities on Wednesday, April 17 from 1:30-3:30. If you have a project you would like students to help with contact please email@example.com or call the school at 563-245-1750.
Central's JH girls Track & Field team will be traveling to Starmont tomorrow with a start time of 4:00 PM. This is an additional to the original schedule.
The girls track and field team will travel to Starmont on Monday, April 8th for a 4:45 start time. This is a make up from April 4th.
The high school girls track & field meet at Starmont scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
The boys track & field meet scheduled for tonight at Postville has been postponed to tomorrow night, same start time, 4:30 PM. Please call 245-1751 if you have any questions.
Central community, check out this short video about Seesaw and how you can stay connected with what your child is learning at school! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1dBPcTVMTA
Life Changes 2 class solved a Break Out Box activity. They helped a 40 year old Steve. At a recent doctor appointment he found out that his recent blood test showed that he is at a high risk for having a heart attack. His Total Cholesterol was 245, his father died of a heart attack at 55 years old and he is overweight by 30 pounds. The teams helped Steve find out what his goal should be for his Total Cholesterol to open the Break Out Box and then navigate the rest of the obstacles to unlock the keys to his long term health and avoid a HEART ATTACK!
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.
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.