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 Elementary Night

North Cedar is hosting North Cedar elementary night on Monday, December 18. The North Cedar 3rd and 4th grade girls will play at half time of the varsity girls game, and the North Cedar 3rd and 4th grade boys will play at half time of the varsity boys game. We invite everyone to come watch.

Junior High Wrestling

Our junior high wrestling team is doing great this season! Please take a moment to view photos from their recent match.

Brayden Kreel works for a fall with a chicken wing.

Karter Murray sprawls and gets a take-down. 

Jerico Strouf gets his hand raised after a quick pin. 

Sabian Mesinas ties up with the Solon opponent. Mesinas won the match by fall.

School Board News

Members of the North Cedar school board attended the Iowa Association of School Board’s annual convention. At the annual convention, they had the opportunity to attend informational workshops, hear keynote speakers who shared their insight and expertise, and had the opportunity to meet sponsors and exhibitors. The annual convention is also where they hold the Iowa Association of School Board delegate assembly. At the delegate assembly, the delegates established the 2018 Iowa Association of School Board's beliefs, resolutions, and legislative priorities.

Schools across the state showed solidarity as they approved the following 2018 legislative priorities (summarized):

  • Supporting continued progress in the development of rigorous content standards and benchmarks.
  • Supporting increased statewide access to and funding for mental health services for children.
  • Supporting predictable and timely state funding for special education.
  • Supporting a school foundation formula that equalizes per-pupil funding.
  • Supporting setting supplemental state aid.
  • Supporting the repeal of the December 31, 2029 sunset on the statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure.
Second Grade Field Trip

Lowden and Mechanicsville second grade classes had so much fun on their field trip! They went to Dan and Debbie's Creamery in Ely. The ice cream was great and we got to see all of the machinery that they use to make ice cream, cheese curds, and bottled milk. The Lion King, Jr. was spectacular! All of the students were incredibly well behaved and represented North Cedar in the best way possible! Please enjoy a few photos from our day.

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Spreading News to the Knights

Have you heard about Knight News? It is a news segment to inform students and parents of everything happening around the school. Junior yearbook member Kaitlyn Thompson wrote an article to tell us all about this amazing student-run news segment. Please take a moment to check out her Knight News article

Boys Basketball

Senior yearbook staff member Darby Hawtrey wrote an informative article about our boys basketball team. Darby interviewed several players and discussed their season goals. Please take a moment to ready Darby’s article.

Color the World

North Cedar’s Spanish IV class will be teaming with The Pulsera Project, a non-profit organization that supports and connects Central American artists with students in U.S. schools. The Spanish IV class will be selling bracelets (pulseras) for $5 starting on Monday, December 4. You may purchase the bracelets from North Cedar’s Spanish students and at our home basketball or wrestling meets until Friday, December 15. Please take a moment to read more about The Pulsera Project in an article written by senior yearbook member, Lexus Crist.  

Lady Knights Basketball

Lexus Crist, a senior yearbook member, recently wrote about the season opening for our 2017-2018 North Cedar Lady Knights basketball team. Lexus covers the team’s goals and aspirations for the upcoming season. Please take a moment to read her article highlighting our North Cedar Lady Knights!

North Cedar Basketball Takes On Cascade

The North Cedar basketball teams recently competed against Cascade. Please enjoy these photos of some of the game action.

Sophomore Savannah Weber pushes into another player in a junior varsity game against Cascade. Weber tries to get around Cascade defender. Photo by Toby Hollis.


Freshman Jenna Syring jumps above a Cascade player to block her ball during a junior varsity game. Photo by Toby Hollis.


Junior John Scheer is looking for an opening to pass the ball to a teammate during a junior varsity game. Photo by Breylee St. John.


Senior Leah Crock goes to pass the ball during a varsity game against Cascade. Photo by Toby Hollis.


Senior Grace Proesch makes a free throw after getting fouled in a varsity game. Photo by Toby Hollis.


Senior Darby Hawtrey goes up for a block attempt against Cascade #23. Photo by Toby Hollis.


Senior Tessa Fields protects the ball from a Cascade player. Photo by Toby Hollis.

Lowden Elementary PK-3 Music Concert

PK-3 students at Lowden Elementary recently presented a music concert. Please take a moment to view the final song of their performance!