North Cedar News

One of the benefits of a small school district is that we can immerse ourselves in our community of learners. Get to know the movers and shakers in the North Cedar Community School District! Our News page is chock full of student and staff praise, helpful tips, and information about what’s new in the district.

North Cedar Youth Football Camp

Attention all incoming 3rd – 8th grade students, come and learn the fundamentals of the game of football at North Cedar’s fall youth football camp. Camp is August 1 - 3 at Stanwood practice fields from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Our goal is to have a working football camp where players learn the fundamentals of football and learn various positions and techniques. Camp is $35.00 per athlete and includes a t-shirt. For more information and registration, please see our football camp flyer.

Teacher Becomes Student At Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Program

Heather Davidson served as a second-year extern in partnership with the State Hygienic Laboratory for six weeks this summer. She rotated through many sections of the lab to learn about the wide variety of programs and services we provide for all 99 counties in Iowa. Heather was one of four science and computer teachers chosen to participate in this program. To learn more about this program and Heather’s experience, please see the State Hygienic Laboratory’s news article.

North Cedar Seeking Alumni Award Nominations

Do you have a high school classmate or know of a family member or neighbor that graduated from North Cedar or one of the predecessor districts who has contributed in a unique way to their community or profession? The alumni awards committee is seeking nominations for the 2017-2018 North Cedar Alumni Awards. Please see our alumni nomination form for award categories and submission instructions. Nominations are due September 15, 2017.

Dedication Of The Bill Bails Track

In order to thank and honor Bill Bails for all he has done for our community, North Cedar recently named their track after him. Please take a moment to watch the video of the dedication of the Bill Bails Track. Congratulations, Bill!

High School Journalism Continues To Shine In The Gazette

The school years is over, and graduation parties have ended. It’s time to reflect, ok brag, on another successful year for The Gazette’s high school journalism program.

If you are not aware of what this is, it’s a program started in November 2011 to promote journalism and the importance of writing well at high schools across eastern Iowa. Over the past six years, I have been an editor, mentor, and a cheerleader for hundreds of high school students who took part in this program.

Although it’s a small part of my duties at The Gazette, it has become a passion of mine to talk about and teach young journalists the importance of news and telling good stories.

If you haven’t seen or read the work of these talented students in The Gazette or on this site, you’re missing some fantastic stories.

One of this year’s talented students, Hanna Roltgen, who will be a senior at Cedar Rapids Prairie in the fall, has had stories posted and in the paper the last two weeks. Hanna is interning at The Gazette as part of Kirkwood’s workplace learning connections. Later this summer, North Cedar senior Saleena Jones will join our staff as part of that same program. Saleena already has had many photos appear on this page and online.

Please take a moment to read J.R. Ogden's complete high school journalism article in the online version of The Gazette.


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Ambitious North Cedar Students

Two ambitious North Cedar students, Tessa Fields and Lydia Esbaum, are extending their educational experience into their summer months by learning Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint) and taking the MOS certification exams for Microsoft's specialists certification level. Tessa Fields is on her way as she has two components completed, Word and Powerpoint. Lydia decided to start with the hardest component first, Access, and is very close to being ready to take her first exam. When these girls complete all four components and take the regional area business teacher's exam they will earn one credit for computer business applications, and they will earn one credit toward their graduating credits. They will will also get the right to list these skills on their resume, which will be a great asset in their finding a job in the future.

Senior Picture Information

All seniors will need to turn in at least one senior photo. Seniors may use the same pose for both the yearbook and the class composite. All photos are due to Mrs. Green at the high school by Friday, December 15. Please see our senior picture information flyer for more information.