Today's Announcements https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wx4Yqz8DKyOjmv14yp39LVqXksAXUznJnVIzw8s2SW0/edit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Additional questions about Fuel Our Future or New Account Acquisition Program please contact Lauren at 563-875-0134 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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 (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Just a reminder, the Central Community School Blood Drive is tomorrow from 10-3 PM. Please consider donating.
Congratulations to Coach Yanda and our Individual Speech Team on receiving twelve "1" ratings and four "2" ratings at district speech!
Scam Alert- If you receive a request from a Jane Lester, it is not authorized by Central.
Central is closed today.
Central is on a 2 hour late start Monday
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.
Central will NOT travel to Decorah for District Individual Speech today. We will announce a make-up date soon.
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)
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.
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
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!
Reminder that tonights JH boys basketball game in Garnavillo starts at 4:00, with 8th grade playing first.
Very proud of our girls, coaches, and crowd tonight. Work hard and we will be back stronger. Go Warriors!
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!
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.
Central is on a 2-hour late start today.
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.
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.
We will be sending a pep bus Monday night. Permission slip will be posted this weekend. Go Warriors!
Big win tonight Central Ladies, 55-46! Onto the regional final!
Friendly reminder we have school on Monday as a makeup day for all the weather days we have missed. Hoping for a full week!
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
Central is closing today due to impassable gravel roads. Hoping for better weather soon!
Central is on a 2-hour late start Wednesday.
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.
Central will be closed Tuesday.
*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.
Due to forecasted weather, tonight’s Boys District Basketball game at Midland will now start at 5:00.
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
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!
With road conditions improving we will hold all after school activities as scheduled. Please read yesterday’s post about admission to tonight’s games.
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.
Central is closed today
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.
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.
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.
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.
I tried but the other Mr. Trenkamp overruled me! Central is closed today: https://youtu.be/LRuiU-F5ics
Central is on a 2-hour late start Thursday.
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!
*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.
Central Community, Alpine Communications has the following job opportunity: https://www.alpinecom.net/now-hiring-customer-connectivity-advocate/
Congrats to Spencer Heer and Braxton Bormann on qualifying for AAU State in Wrestling!
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!
*Friday, February 1st Lunch Menu* Chili Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
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!
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.
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.
Central is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. All activities also canceled. Stay home and stay safe Warriors.
Check out Central Alumni MaryAnn Gibney! Love sharing successes of present and past students: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/conversations-inspiring-maryann-gibney/
Central is on a 2-hour late start for Monday. No morning activities.
Exciting news to share Central Warriors! Please help me in congratulating Ms. Gritzner as Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year! https://youtu.be/6sigFZ9ENFI
Reminder Central Elementary CCS assembly today at 1:00. Come celebrate our students with us!
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.
Central will dismiss at 12:30. All evening activities are canceled.
Menu Change Thursday - Taco K-8 Walking taco 9-12, Green Beans, Refried Beans, Pineapple Friday - Chicken Teriyaki Sub, Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Slushie
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!
Large Group Speech District Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lU3ktSHv3xw-HeyEmoZPpeB_gGVfOw1M-jZPfjKUeac/edit?usp=sharing
Central is on a 2-hour delay Wednesday.
Central is closed today due to incoming weather.
Large Group Speech Contest scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. Reschedule information will be sent out by Coach Douglas.
The JV/V basketball games that were postponed today will be played Saturday, January 26th beginning at 3:00 PM.
The wrestling meet on Saturday at Riceville will begin at noon. The speech contest on Saturday will be delayed 2 hours.
Central will dismiss at 1:00 today due to weather.
The basketball games for this evening have been postponed until January 26th. The time is to be determined.
Just a friendly reminder when school is cancelled all activities are also cancelled.
*Menu Change* Wednesday-BBQ Rib Sandwich, Corn and Spiced Apples. Thursday-Chicken Patty, Baked Beans and Fruit Cocktail. Friday-Philly Beef, Winter Vegetables and Pears.
The Upper Iowa Conference Honor Band Concert scheduled for tonight had been cancelled due to possible weather.
Jr. High Boys Basketball against Kee High has been postponed tonight due to possible weather.
Check out Parker Smith's amazing shot and article in the Des Moines Register!: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/01/11/crazy-buzzer-beater-basketball-shot-no-look-behind-head-iowa-high-school-central-elkader-ia-hs-bb/2549647002/
Students in grades 6-8 (individual and team projects) are invited to participate in the 2019 Keystone Science Fair on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the NICC Calmar Campus – Max Clark Hall. Projects will consist of classic research/experimentally-based science fair projects. Any interested students can talk to their science teacher or contact Mrs. Walz for more information and to register for the event.
Reminder to Preschool through 6th grade parents/guardians: With the colder weather here, don't forget to make sure your child has all the appropriate clothing for outside wearing at recess. Coats, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants are needed for winter weather.
Basketball Update: On January 8th, West Central is only able to play 2 quarters of JV girls and 2 quarters of JV boys. Because of this, the start time for the JV games at West Central on January 8 will be at 5:00. They use 2 gyms, so varsity will begin at 6:15 as usual. So times are as follows: JV Girls 2 quarters - 5:00, JV Boys 2 quarters to follow. Varsity girls at 6:15, Varsity boys to follow. Any questions please call 245-1751
Did you play an instrument when you were in school? Do you have it laying around and miss playing? Come join in the music-making fun and perform your favorite winter and holiday music in the entryway of the school. If you would like to perform with Central Band students or with other community members before school, please contact Ms. Wilming at email@example.com with your name, instrument, and preferred date of performance! We look forward to making music with you. Happy Holidays from the Central Band department! Ms. Wilming
Tonight kicks off the food drive hosted by the Central girls basketball team and student body. Please consider bringing a non perishable food item to the game. A donation box will be at the gate when you arrive. All items will be donated to the local food shelf in time for the holidays. Go Warriors!
New Rule Change: Starting today any student not involved with extra-curricular activities will not be allowed in the school after 4:00 p.m.
Check out these Warrior items the youth basketball girls are selling. https://shop.envisiontees.com/central_elkader_basketball
Central is kicking off our holiday food drive. Donation Ideas but no limited to: Applesauce Pasta Sauce Cake mixes Jelly Juice Canned Meals Jello Canned Soups Noodles Canned Vegetables Other needed non food products: Hand Soap Paper Towels Toilet Paper Kleenex Toothpaste Shampoo/Conditioner Thank you in advance to all who donate. We will keep you updated on how the collection is coming.
The high school wrestling meet has been moved up to 5:00 PM tonight at Starmont.
Mr. O'brien's class toured a swine facility this morning and brought back lots of interesting information. Bio security is very important. All air for the building is brought in through filters that can screen out bacteria and viruses. The filters for the 2500 sow facility cost $250,000 but should last 2-3 years. The unit does shower in shower out whenever you enter or leave. Travis Hanaway, the manager said he has taken as many as 12 showers per day. To seal the buildings and make them air tight the construction company used a semi load of caulk. They farrow 120 sows per week and the pigs are weaned at 18-21 days of age. The owners finish to market all the pigs produced. When you enter the buildings the fans blow out at you so no unfiltered outside air gets in. The unit employs 9 people when in full production. We would like to thank Travis and the owners for giving us the opportunity to see a modern swine farrowing facility.
There will be no JV boys game tonight against West Central. Start time and order of games will be the following: JV Girls beginning at 4:30 Varsity Girls beginning at 6:15 Varsity Boys to follow
The high school basketball games on November 27th (home vs West Central) December 4th (home vs Turkey Valley) January 8th (at West Central) January 15th (at Turkey Valley) will be played as JV girls, 2 quarters only of JV boys, varsity girls, and varsity boys. Games are still scheduled to start at their regular time.
Congratulations to the following Warrior Volleyball players on the following awards/recognition. 1st Team All Upper Iowa Conference Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille Hannah Erickson 2nd Team All Upper Iowa Conference Natalie Schroeder Honorable Mention Upper Iowa Conference Lauren Schroeder Zoe Barker 1st Team 1A NE All District Team Lizzie Gifford Mary Kate Wille 1A Honorable Mention All State Lizzie Gifford
Today I received another reminder why I love my job! A couple students stopped down to the “Principal’s Office” and handed me these thank you cards with smiles on their faces and a lot of giggles! I am so thankful to lead such an amazing student body, staff, and community. Enjoy Thanksgiving Break everyone!
Congratulations to members of the Global Science class on successfully writing a $500 grant to Halvorson Trane to replace our microscope lights with energy efficient LED lights. Thank you to Halvorson Trane for their support of educational projects and to the Clayton County Energy District for their help.
Music & Fine Arts Boosters are meeting in the music room on November 19 at 6:30 pm. We need all supporters of our fine arts to attend and help plan our annual carnival event.
Thought provoking question. Can you name a time in the work place where employees are tested like we test students? Answer: It doesn’t exist.
At home with a sick kid watching Most Likely to Succeed. A must watch for educators and parents!
-Wash Hands-Wash hands with warm, soapy water especially every time you use the restroom and before a meal. Make sure you and your child are washing for at least 20 seconds; encourage them to say the ABC’s one time or the Happy Birthday song twice. Encourage your family to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of their arm (if tissue not available). -Eat Well-The best way to stay healthy is to eat at least three balanced meals per day including at least 3 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit and at least 2 servings of milk or yogurt. -Get Plenty of Fluids-Water also plays an important role in keeping your immune system active. It is recommended to get at least 6-8 glasses (8 ounce) per day. If it is tough to get your child to drink water, offer juices or colorful cups. -Stay Warm-Prepare your child for cold weather appropriately. The most important places to keep warm are the wrists, ankles, ears, nose and especially the back of the neck. Sunscreen is also necessary for outside play in the wintertime because of the sun’s rays reflecting off of the snow. -Exercise-Make sure your child is staying active during the winter months, whether this means dressing them in warm clothing and going sledding or staying inside and coming up with creative games. -Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth-Touching these areas cause germs to spread. -Use Disinfectant-Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects helps kill illness-causing germs. -See a Doctor-Respiratory illnesses, especially viruses like the flu, are particularly common during this time of the year. It is important to take your child to the doctor if they are not acting their normal self or if they have a temperature higher than 102 F. -Flu Vaccine-Ask your medical provider about the flu vaccine. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. The illness is probably not serious if your child: -Is still interested in playing -Is eating and drinking well -Is alert and smiling at you -Has normal skin color -Looks well when his/her fever goes down Your child should be kept home from school if they have the following symptoms: -Vomiting, diarrhea or fever or 100.0 F *Children may return to school when they are free of these symptoms for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen).
Central receives STEM Best Program. The Iowa STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 13 of 23 proposed new or expanded STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partnerships. These newly added partners bring the total to 50 partnerships in Iowa since 2014. The STEM BEST® Program fosters a learning environment where students are able to participate in real workplace projects designed by business professionals and teachers and apply K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics to skills, knowledge and behaviors needed for STEM careers. Awards are used for equipping collaborative work spaces, educator training and development in workplace-classroom integration and curriculum development and coordination.
In celebration of Arthur Geisert's Book release of Pumpkin Island last weekend, our K/1 kids created pumpkins paintings in art class demonstrating exploration of various paint tools. These pumpkins were hung up in store fronts of our local business'. It is exciting to have an artist/writer right here in our Elkader, and equally as exciting to have so many local businesses supporting the art.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the CCS assembly and Holiday Parade, 2:30 in the high school gym. Come celebrate our amazing students with us!
Fifth graders participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll today. In a close vote, they chose Gary Siegwarth for governor. For District 1 U.S. House of Representatives, Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer ended in a tie!
Get to Starmont tonight and cheer on our Central Warrior Volleyball Team as they take on Ed-Co in 3rd round of playoffs. First set starts at 5:30 pm. Help us pack the gym!
The Friends of the Library invite you to the Elkader Public Library on Friday the 26th to see Arthur Geisert's River Town etchings. So check it out since it's an early out day. The library is open until 5:00. The etchings will also be on display Saturday, October 27th from 9:30 to 1:00. A great place to stop before or after the Pumpkin Island book launch and signing which begins at 11:00.
Central Warrior Playoff Volleyball begins in 40 minutes! Get here and cheer on our Warriors!
Parents - We're testing Class Catalyst at Central and may need your help. Central is dedicated to educating the whole child, and that includes a commitment to social-emotional learning as an important part of that education. Several teachers have volunteered to test Class Catalyst, a new online tool that helps promote self-awareness, improve self-regulation, and better connects students with teachers. If you receive a Class Catalyst permission letter through email or on paper, please consider giving permission for your child to participate in this program. If successful, Central will consider full implementation in the future. For more information about Class Catalyst and/or the permission form, contact Joan Frieden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Elementary students are participating in Reading for a reason sponsored by Brown's Hometown Victory Foundation. Here are the September 2018 Stats. 91 Central students participated, that is 57% of the school! 39 (43%) of those 91 kids read enough to receive a book as their top prize. The top class was Mrs. Kuehl’s class with 277 books or chapters read. 1,992 books or chapters were read that is not including the 1,210 extra books or chapters recorded. Bringing in a grand total of 3,202 books or chapters read this month! Way to go Warriors.
Four Central Students attended the Lunar Launch STEAM day at Keystone AEA. They participated in four fantastic hands-on moon missions geared just for fourth through sixth grade students. The student missions included powering the moon base, moon base repair, emergency shelter, and badge design. Students met with students across NE Iowa and worked in their school group during the discovery sessions. This will gave them a chance to meet new friends and learn about other schools in NE Iowa.
The Conference Cross Country meet is being held in West Union at North Fayette Valley high school. The running schedule will be 4:00 PM JV/V Girls, 4:30 PM JV/V Boys and 5:00 JH Girls/Boys. If you have any questions, please call 245-1751.
On Thursday (11th) the Opera House is hosting a 2:00 matinee of Mary Poppins. We are asking all students, staff, and visitors to please try to park north of the school on Thursday to open parking downtown for the matinee.
On October 4th, 31 students from Central attended Manufacturing Day at M's Machine in Monona and Mobile Track Solutions in Elkader. They toured the facilities and learned about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. M's Machine is a CNC (computer numerically controlled) metal machining facility making parts for MTS and John Deere. MTS builds heavy equipment for the road construction industry.
Central Athletic Booster Club meeting is Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at CJ Lanes. Any stakeholder who has paid their membership is a voting member and encouraged to attend. You can also attend and pay your membership that night.
Cross Country Meet Update for 10/2/18 at South Winn. The JH race has been cancelled. Varsity Girls will run at 5:00 PM Varsity Boys will follow at approximately 5:30 PM. JH Cross Country will NOT practice today. Any questions, please call 245-1751.
CANCELLATION: The Central Cross Country meet scheduled for this afternoon, September 25th, at Jesup has been cancelled.
Students from Mrs. Frieden's class attended the Fall Festival at Camp Courageous in Monticello Iowa. Student participate in carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house. Students also met some of the camp pets, which included a hedgehog, chinchilla, rabbits, and their service dog Diamond. It was a great day!
Central Volleyball takes down Key High in 3 matches, great job girls!
Mrs. Anstoetter's class is using a classroom economy system this year in 4th grade. Students are paid a salary each month for doing their classroom job and pay rent once a month to use their desk and other spaces in the classroom. Students can earn bonuses for good behavior and following classroom expectations. Students can also receive fines for things such as not following classroom expectations, a messy desk, missed assignments, etc. Students are paying their first month of rent to our classroom bankers in these photos.