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.
October 1st means the start of School Cents! From October 1 through December 31, we are asking our community to save receipts from Lindale Mall and surrounding participating businesses, and bring them to the high school office. Mark your grade on the back and your name if you need them returned. We will once again be doing a class competition, and the winning GRADE in each category will win a class party. Categories are: Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, and Grades 9-12. If you have questions regarding School Cents, please contact the sponsors at school, Wendy Yoder and Cheryl Hagerman
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!
Seniors/Juniors: Do you have a dream career in mind?
If you do- or if you have just started to explore options – please consider applying for an internship experience coordinated by the Workplace Learning Connection. The 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. Please see our school contact/guidance department if you want to apply. Applications for winter and spring 2014 terms are due to WLC by November 15!
Information can be found at www.workplace-learning.org
WLC is connecting today’s students to tomorrow’s careers!
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.
Central City Preschool
If you have a child that is three or four years of age by September 15, 2012 and you are interested in registering your child for preschool, then Central City Preschool is your perfect choice. You may register your child anytime now. Registration materials are found under the preschool tab and at ABC Child Care Center. to get your child registered you must drop off your completed form and fee at ABC. If you have further questions you can find more information under the preschool tab or contact Mrs. V at 438-1710.
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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