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PayForIt Information

This school year we are adding PayForIt to our school system. The is an on-line secure payment system. It allows parents to fund lunch accounts and pay fees quickly and easily on-line. You can watch these PayForIt video tutorials for parents Here

You can also read the information about PayForIt Here.

Class Lists

The Elementary Class lists have been posted on the bulletin board in the cafeteria to avoid construction at the elementary end of the building. The class supply list is also updated and appears on the website.

Elementary Open House

Elementary Open House will be on Tuesday August 12th, starting at 3:30 and ending at 5:00 pm.

Preschool information

Information related to preschool is also posted on the website. If you have questions about dates, times or supplies, please contact the elementary office.

Jr. High Supply List

It's time for school again! Jr. High students and families can find a copy of the supply list Here

3 and 4 year Old Preschool families

There are three dates that you need to include on your August Calendars:

Monday August 4-

  • 3yr. Old Preschool Parent Meeting at 5:30 pm at ABC
  • 4 yr, Old Preschool Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm at ABC
  • Tuesday August 19 -

  • Preschool Open House for both 3yr. old and 4 yr. old preschoolers
  • Wednesday August 20 -

  • 1st Day of class for all Preschoolers
  • Reading and Robotics camp

    On July 28th through August 1st, Central City Elementary will be hosting Jump Start to Reading Success summer reading camp and Lego Robotics camp. Outgoing Kindergarten through 5th grade students are invited to participate. The camp times are designed to allow students to participate in both, if they so choose.

    Jump Start to Reading Success times:

    Outgoing Kindergarten – 2nd grade: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Outgoing 3rd grade – 5th grade: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Lego Robotics times:

    Outgoing 3rd grade – 5th grade: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Outgoing Kindergarten – 2nd grade: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Please confirm attendance to Jump Start to Reading Success by filling out a form located in the elementary office or emailing Mrs. Greene at cgreene@central-city.k12.ia.us by July 13th. There is no cost to attend.

    In order to ensure self-sustainability to the robotics programming CCSD provides, cost per student is $10. Please confirm attendance by filling out a form located in the elementary office or by emailing Mr. Wickett at bwickett@central-city.k12.ia.us by July 13th. Payment can be given when filling out the form in the elementary office or prior to the start of camp on Monday, July 28th.

    Construction projects

    Central City Community Schools is bidding a project which will include a new 8 lane track, bleachers and press box. It will also include a new 50’ x 108’ metal building as a new bus barn and some remodeling in the existing gym. Plans and specifications can be obtained from Rapids Reproductions in Cedar Rapids and is also posted on the electronic plan room at the following link-

    https://pdm.rapidsrepro.com

    This website requires users to create a login/password to access drawings and plans.

    Questions related to the project can be directed to the following:

    FEH Associates, Inc.

    1030 Main St., Suite 101

    Dubuque, Iowa 52001

    Phone: 563-583-4900

    Fax: 515-288-1999

    Contact: Gary Schulte, Project Manager

    Email: garys@fehdbq.com

    Central City Facility Updates

    An update to the current planned facility projects is available to read Here.

    Notice To Bidders of Log Sale

    The Central City Community School District will be receiving lump sum, sealed bids for approximately 5,761 board feet of lumber in 33 logs. Logs are located behind the Central City School Bus complex at 400 Barber Street, Central City, Iowa.

    Lumber Information

    Boys and Girls Track Order Form

    This years boys and girls track order form is available Here. Please use this form to get tees, hoodies, backpacks and pants. Go Cats!

    Yearbook Ordering

    If you would like to order your yearbook you can order it Here You can also call them at 1-866-282-1516.

    Sophomores/Juniors:

    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

    Virtual Backpack

    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.

    Building Projects

    SILO Funds and PPEL Vote

    Hard Surface Route Information

    Click 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!

    Graduation Photos

    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!

    Facebook

    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.

     

     

    Virtual Reality

    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.

    Click Here To View Alec's Creations

     

    Activity Passes

    Central City is once again selling activity passes for both students and adults at a discounted rate of paying for every contest. Prices and terms of use are as follows:

    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.

    Link to Download/Watch the Commercial

     

    Student Enrollment

    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.

     

    Robotics

    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.

     

    Greenhouse

    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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