If you would like to order your yearbook you can order it Here You can also call them at 1-866-282-1516.
Central City Facility Updates
An update to the current planned facility projects is available to read Here.
Community showers at Central City High School
Due to the fact that many families in the Central City School District are without water due to broken water lines, the school is offering the locker room facilities to community members that would like a shower. Community members may use the Main Gym locker rooms to shower from 7:30-8:30 AM and from 6:30-8:30 PM. The locker rooms are labeled as boys (which are on the west side of gym) and girls (which are on the east side of the gym). Please help to share this message with community members who may not be on 1-call, school's website or Facebook.
SAVE THE DATES! Two fun family events coming soon from the Central City PTO!
FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH, 5:30-8:30pm - SPRING CARNIVAL!
*Carnival Games! *Raffle! *Spaghetti Dinner!
*Inflatables! *Cake Walk! *More!
SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH, 5:05pm - CC Night at the Kernels!
* On-field pregame activities for CC students
* Music by Lonesome Road after the game
* Iowa State NightMore info to come on both of these great events!
Attention Kindergarten Parents for the 2013-14 School Year
Kindergarten Round-Up Parent Night
On Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center a meeting for all parents of next year's kindergarten students. Please bring your child's birth certificate or hospital record of birth. The round-up process and the kindergarten program with be discussed.
On Wednesday, March 19th students attending 4-year-old Pre-School may be dropped off as usual at ABC. Our kindergarten teachers will pick them up and bring them to the school. Students need to be five years of age by September 15, 2009. During these two days, 4-year-old Pre-School and Kindergarten will NOT be held.
What career is in your future? Do you have a clear idea or have you just started to explore options? Either way –consider applying for an experience coordinated by the Workplace Learning Connection. The AREA 10 Student Internship Program is designed to help you make those important future education and career decisions by getting out and exploring a career that interests you, while earning elective academic credit! Laurie Worden from WCL will be here Monday, March 3 at 10 AM to talk with students about area internship experiences and how to apply. Completed applications for summer and fall 2014 internships are due to WLC by 3/31/2014. Please email Miss Cline if you are interested in participating in an internship. Please check out www.workplace-learning.org for more information on the program. WLC is connecting today’s students to tomorrow’s careers! *For a complete list of all districts schedules, please to go to www.workplace-learning.org and click internships
We now have a virtual backpack! Here you can find fliers and other downloads that you can print off anywhere anytime! Check it out Here!
Locking doors at school
The administration and staff are working to increase the safety of our building. Students, parents and visitors are asked to use the main entrances by the elementary and high school offices. The door at the west end of the MS/HS hallway will remain open until 8:15, and will be locked once classes begin. All other doors will remain locked during school hours. Students will no longer be able to come into the building through other doors. Bus students will enter the building through the door into the cafeteria. We will continue to ask that all guests coming to the elementary stop in the office to register. Guests coming to the high school should stop in the high school office to sign in. An article talking about additional security at schools is available for you to read Here
School Calendar Survey
To take the survey please click Here
Looking for Preschoolers!
3 and 4 year old preschool registration is open beginning March 1st for the 2014-2015 school year. Your child needs to be 3 or 4 years of age by September 15th. To register your child please visit the Central City Preschool webpage to download the registration form or visit the ABC Child Care Center. To enroll your child please bring the completed registration form and the $20 registration fee to ABC Child Care Center. If you have any questions please feel free to call Mrs. V at 438-1710.
Weather Delays Impact of Schools
The subzero temperatures are not letting go of Eastern Iowa, because of that frigid weather many schools in the corridor delayed or even canceled classes. Central City was featured on Channel 2 News.
Read More Here
Support Staff Application
If you would like a copy of our support staff application you can download it Here
SILO Funds and PPEL vote information
In the Linn County Newsletter recently there have been articles relating to the potential building projects, borrowing against our SILO Funds and PPEL vote that is coming up.
If you would like to read the articles they are available below.
Hard Surface Route InformationClick to see hard surface route information sorted by driver.
Congratulations and thank you to the Central City Community for helping us take home second place in the School Cents Competition this year! We received a check for $4100, plus another $250 check for Best Publicity! Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!
For the Class Competitions, The Elementary (K-4) winner is THIRD GRADE! For the Middle Grades (5-8), SEVENTH GRADE won! And for the High School, The JUNIOR CLASS took first place! We will be setting up your victory parties soon, so stay tuned! Thanks again for all your help!
Project Update Site
Check out this Google site for updates and to provide your input for the plans to update the school grounds. Check it out Here!
FEH Associates is an architect firm that has been hired by the Central City Community School District to complete a study of our facilities, focusing on the extra curricular and transportation space. Architects from FEH were in the multipurpose building on Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4 to listen to ideas and create design ideas. The architects took ideas from students, staff, parents, and community members and created rough drafts of floor plan of how the district could lay out the space.
Congrats to Central City for being one of Iowa's Top Schools!
Central City School was featured on the KCRG news for being one of the schools not on the No Child Left Behind list. Check out the news report Here!Go Cats!
Central City on the News!
Central City Schools was featured on KCRG for our support of the STEM program. Check it out Here! Go Wildcats!
Welcome Mr. Cronin!
Central City Schools would like to welcome Mr. Tim Cronin as the new Superintendent for the district!
Congrats to all the Central City graduates! We have photos from Sunday's ceremony for you to enjoy here.
Central City Named River Town of the Year!
Central City has been named Iowa River Revival’s “River Town of the Year” on Monday, Jan. 21, 2012! Read more about this Here! Congrats to everyone that helped win this award, especially Jason Levenhagen, Courtney Bortle, Ashley Kerslake, Ingrid Martinson and Kailey Tyne. All of your efforts and input is appreciated!
Go Central City!
The CC Report
Enjoy the CC Report from the students here at Central City. This new website will be updated with weekly articles to the newspaper and videos the students make.
Click HERE to enjoy!
A new Central City Community School District Facebook has been created!! Go to Facebook and search Central City Community Schools and "Like" our page. The page will be a good way to get reminders about upcoming events and to hear and see about the great things that are taking place at Central City Schools.
Learning With Technology
It was great to walk into a couple Elementary classrooms today and see our students actively engaged through the use of technology.
Recently, a teacher shared with me some of the work one of our students did over summer break. The video below is a quick sample of the work from Alec Dalton (10th Grade). He is a member of our Virtual Reality course (VR). Alec explains, the video sample with....I am using Blender and Google Sketch-up to create Star Wars models, mainly because their is a wide varieties of createable models. I have designed 108 models and each model takes around 2-4 days to complete.
Essentially, Alec starts with a blank screen and uses the program to help create the models. As you can see Alec understands how to use Blender and Google Sketch-Up very well. We are encouraging him to pursue an internship in this field, as it is a career that he is interested in.
Student: $50Parent (adult)/ Individual: $75Family: $175 (pass is good for all immediate members of family) Pass will admit holder into any regular season Central City sporting event. This includes Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Baseball and Softball. This also includes any Central City held tournament. It excludes any conference tournaments/ events, post-season events, and music and theatre events. Passes may not be exchanged amongst holders. Any misuse of a pass will result in forfeiture of the pass.
For more information, or to sign up, please contact the high school office.
New Central City Commercial On Education
As part of the efforts of City Council/Main Street you can find the first in a series of commercials that will be shown on KCRG. The commercials celebrate Central City. The first commercial is about the Education opportunities at Central City Schools.
We recently completed our student enrollment count and for the 3rd year in a row we have an increase in enrollment. It is encouraging to see more students enroll in our school. I believe we have excellent staff, programming, and opportunities for our students. I believe people are recognizing the efforts of our school district, and are choosing to take advantage of the opportunities that we provide.
Central City Schools is happy to announce that today we were awarded 3 different grants from the Stem Scale-Up Programs that are part of the Governor's Stem Advisory Council, an advisory council that Mr. Craig Martinson serves on. The nearly $10,000 will help us to continue to provide and extend some excellent programming choices for our students. A big "Thanks" to Ms. Litterer, Ms. Calhoun, and Mrs. Bortle for their efforts in submitting grants on behalf of our students. The 3 grants cover the following programs: 1) First Lego League 2) First Tech Challenge and 3) Corridor Stem Initiative--Engineering is Elementary.
Kirkwood Community College
We continue to take advantage of our partnership with Kirkwood Community College by sending students to the Jones Regional Academy. CCCSD is strongly behind our students in helping prepare them for College and/or a Career. The school district not only pays for the tuition and the books, but we provide transportation to and from the site. The opportunities of Jones Regional are excellent, and it encouraging that 32 students chose to take advantage of the opportunities. As a result, we will have some students who are better prepared to go into the world of work or who are closer to earning their associates degree. We will also have students who through their hard work and dedication that will end their high school careers with 30-40 college credits. I am proud of the work that our students have put in, and know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I believe our students will be prepared to compete with anyone in the competitive work force.
We continue to make progress on the Greenhouse that has been erected as part of our Agriculture program. Through the generosity of local citizens we are able to construct a building that will give our students exposure to growing plants, running a business, Aquaculture, Hydroponics, and much more. Soon, we will have live, green plants to sell!
One Call Emergency and School Messaging Service
If you are not getting current school information from the One Call service or need to update or add additional phone numbers to receive information from One Call, please contact LouAnn Phillips at the school.
Extra Announcements and Powerschool Bulletins
This message board is not the only location to read about school or student announcements
Please review the bullentin information that is posted on Powerschool
If you do not have access to your student logon for Powerschool, please contact Barb Dudley
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