Roosevelt Hosts Family Reading Night
The Roosevelt Elementary hosted a family reading night for their first grade students and their families. First graders have been learning about visualizing when reading. These students had a chance to show their family and friends how to create mental images inspired by the author’s words.
Nelson Family Foundation Seeks Nominations for "Excellence in Teaching Awards"
The H.H. "Red" and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Excellence in Teaching Awards to be announced in May. A total of five educators from the Council Bluffs and Lewis Central Community School Districts will honored as part of this annual program and each will receive a $5,000 cash gift from the Foundation. Last year's honorees from the Council Bluffs Schools include Christy Bolt, Terry Hanzlik, Barbara Schmid and Joann Tews. Nominations are due February 26, 2010. For more information from the Omaha Community Foundation and access to the nomination form click here.
Nominees must have a minimum of two years experience as a certified teacher or counselor to be considered.
District Mourns loss of Washington Elementary School Student
The school community is saddened by the loss of Makala Prudhome, a 3rd grade student at Washington Elementary. She lost her life January 18th in a fire.
Science @ Your Library
Edison Elementary hosted a Science @ Your Library night on January 12th. Fifty-three K-2nd grade students and a few parents were in attendance. Students enjoyed three different science experiments and listened to books that were related to those experiments.
Walnut Grove Breaks World Record
On November 12th, 2009, Guinness World Records Day, 300 Walnut Grove Elementary students helped break a World Record. The goal this year was to set a new mark for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day” (which is stacking cup as depicted above). The record-setting count being submitted to Guinness stands at 276,053 representing 1,252 schools and organizations from 24 different countries. All 50 states in the US were represented.
College Access Program (CAP)
Attention 8th graders! The College Access Program (CAP) is recruiting students for the 2010-2011 school year at ALHS and TJHS. CAP is a unique program for freshman students who are motivated to succeed in high school and pursue a college education. CAP students participate in a variety of activities throughout all four years of high school including after school College Prep Hour, fun Saturday Sessions twice per semester, specialized assistance in preparation for college, and enriching summer academies. The end result is not only being more prepared for college but also a $1000 scholarship from the Iowa West Foundation (as well as priority consideration for future scholarships)! Only 25 students will be selected to participate -- priority will be given to those students who demonstrate a financial need OR who will be first in their family to attend college. Applications are available in the Wilson and Kirn guidance counseling offices and are due by MARCH 26.
Please contact Stefanie Marshall, CAP Site Coordinator for more information -- 328-6493 ext 144, email@example.com
Parents of Pre-School Children Invited to Kindergarten Experience
Thursday, Feb. 4th
The entry into Kindergarten is an exciting time for a child and their parents. We are asking for your help in sharing information with your family members, friends, and neighbors who will have a child entering Kindergarten next year. The District is hosting an informational presentation for parents curious about what Kindergarten is like in the Council Bluffs Community Schools. This event will allow parents to meet Kindergarten teachers and learn what their child will experience in this important first year of school. It will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2010, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Bloomer Elementary School (210 South 7th Street).
The next opportunity for all incoming Kindergarten students will be Kindergarten Ahead scheduled for April 29th, 2010, at all Elementary School locations.
TJ Boys Bowling Takes First Place
The Thomas Jefferson Boy’s Bowling team took 1st place in the Holiday Classic Bowling Tournament held in Council Bluffs, Iowa at Lightning Bowl. Thomas Jefferson finished 1st out of 9 Southwest Iowa teams; including: Abraham Lincoln, St. Albert, Lewis Central, Red Oak, Sioux City West, Sioux City North, Sioux City East and Lemars. The Thomas Jefferson girls placed 3rd out of 9 teams, falling to only Red Oak and Lemars.
Kirn Students Attend ALHS Engineering Expo
AL students visited Kirn 8th graders Tuesday, January 12th to share some of
the exciting opportunities available to students in AL's Project Lead The
Way www.pltw.org (PLTW) Pre-Engineering Academy.
Current students from Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of
Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering & Architecture
and Engineering Design & Development classes talked with Kirn students about
the engaging activities kids encounter and what they learn in each class.
Several AL students also demonstrated their class projects, including a
T-Shirt cannon which was the summative project of a pneumatics unit and an
electronic personal safety device that was a student's final project from
the previous year.
The morning ended with AL students presenting hands-on displays, giving 8th grade students the chance to experience a wide assortment of projects
developed throughout the year and courses.