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.

Knights Fundamental Basketball Camp

Calling all boys and girls basketball players going into 4th-8th grade. Come join us on July 9-10 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p..m. for our fundamental basketball camp.

The cost is $50. and that includes a t-shirt, quality instruction, participation in fundamentals, drills, contests, and scrimmage games.

Please see our flyer for more information and to sign up.

North Cedar Youth Volleyball Camp

North Cedar is hosting a youth volleyball camp for students in 3rd through 6th grades on July 16-18 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Clarence Gym. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt. Please see our youth volleyball camp flyer for more information.

North Cedar Volleyball Camp

North Cedar is hosting a volleyball camp for students in 7th through 12th grades on July 16-18 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Clarence Gym. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt. Please see our volleyball camp flyer for complete details.

Knight Pride Field Day

Lowden Elementary students enjoyed many fun activities during their recent field day! Field day included seven different sessions for the kids to rotate through. These sessions included cups and downs, hungry hippo, chalk and bubbles, four corners, relay races, capture the flag, and kickball. Everyone had fun, even with the warm sun! When field day was over, we enjoyed an ice cream treat to help cool everyone down! 

  • Photos coming soon.
FBLA Guest Speaker

The importance of RSVPing, posting positive on social media, and developing good leadership habits now were just a few of the areas that guest speaker, Josh Sundstrom, stressed to the old and new North Cedar FBLA members. After the inspirational and informative speech, the group moved to the school’s foods lab where Kyle Proesch and Adrienne Driscoll served the members a crazy spaghetti meal.

Student eating off her plate.
State Track Meet

The North Cedar boys and girls track teams recently competed in the state track meet. The girls team qualified for 13 events, and 17 athletes went to state. They earned 15 medals and recorded 12 season bests and a school record. The boys team qualified in nine events and medaled in one event. Way to go, athletes!

Sophomore Ethan Sahr runs the 100 segment of the sprint medley relay. Sahr also ran as an alternate in the 4x200 and 4x400. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

Ethan Running the 100 segment of the spring relay

Senior Treat Spahr ran in four events at the state meet. Spahr ran in the sprint medley relay, 4x200, 4x400, and the 110 high hurdles. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

Spahr running a track event

Sophomore Andrea Wachendorf runs in the shuttle hurdle. The Knights shuttle hurdle placed 6th with a time of 1:11.74. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

Andrea running the shuttle hurdle

Senior Lexus Crist ran in the distance medley and 4x100. The distance medley placed 3rd with a time of 4:14.35. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

Lexus Crist running the distance medley

Senior Grace Proesch runs in the 200 meter dash placing 3rd. Proesch also ran in the sprint medley, distance medley, and 4x400. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

Grace running in the 200 meter dash

Senior Miles McCollough runs in the 100 meter dash. During the race McCollough pulled his hamstring taking him out of the rest of the meet. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

Miles McCollough running in the 100 meter dash

Senior Greg Hansen runs in the 200 meter dash. Hansen also ran in the sprint medley relay, 4x200, and 4x400. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

Greg Hansen running the 200 meter dash

Senior Seamus Raney runs the 400 meter dash in the eighth lane, placing 5th with a time of 49.95. Raney also anchored the 4x400 and the sprint medley relay, and he also ran in the 4x200.

Seanus Raney running in the 400 meter dash
School Board Appreciation Month

May is school board appreciation month! We want to take a moment to thank our school board members for all they do for our students. We appreciate their dedication and commitment to making sure our students succeed. Thank you!

School Board recognition month May 2018 - Thank you school board members for your service. IASB Iowa Association of School Boards

State Qualifying Meet

North Cedar Track teams ran excellent at the state qualifying meet at Tipton on Thursday, May 10. The girls team won the meet and qualified in thirteen events for the state meet. The boys team placed sixth and qualified in nine events for the state meet.

Senior Grace Proesch wins the 400-meter dash. Proesch also qualified for state in the sprint medley relay, 200-meter dash, and the 4 x 400. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney).

Senior Miles McCullough runs in the 100-meter dash, placed third, and qualified for the state meet. McCullough will also be running in the 4 x 200, sprint medley, and the 4 x 400 at state. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney).

Senior Brittyn Wilhau runs in the 100-meter dash. Wilhau qualified in the sprint medley relay and the 4 x 100. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney).

Senior Seamus Raney anchors the sprint medley finishing strong with third place and qualifying for state. Raney also finished second in the 400-meter dash qualifying for state. Raney will also run in the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 at the state meet. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney).

Freshman Sydney Dennis anchors the sprint medley finishing second and qualifying for the state meet. Dennis will also be running the distance medley and the 4 x 400 at state. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney).

Senior Grace Proesch holds up the championship banner and leads the team break down. (Photo taken by sophomore Fiona Raney).

Go Knights!

Fish Iowa Winners

Congratulations to the following Fish Iowa winners at Mechanicsville Elementary School!

  • 2nd GradeView Photos of Fish Iowa event
    Gold Medal: Joyclynn Ross
    Silver Medal: Shyanne Crane
    Bronze Medal: Kaden Smith
  • 3rd Grade - Ms. Harr
    Gold Medal: Kasen McDowell
    Silver Medal: Lily Dohmen
    Bronze Medal: Brooke Stillwagon
  • 3rd Grade - Mrs. Farrington
    Gold Medal: Jax Musser
    Silver Medal: Trevin Shields
    Bronze Medal: Cora Schroeder
  • 4th Grade - Mrs. McIntyre
    Gold Medal: Noah Schroeder
    Silver Medal: Lacey Frahm
    Bronze Medal: Reese Sandberg
  • 4th Grade - Mrs. Ortman 
    Gold Medal: Layne Nehring
    Silver Medal: Teagan Weber
    Bronze Medal: Cora Schroeder
  • 5th Grade
    Gold Medal: Haley Hefflefinger
    Silver Medal: Layne Dunston
    Bronze Medal: Tyler Williams
  • 6th Grade - Girls
    Gold Medal: Emily Wagner
    Silver Medal: Haley Farrington
    Bronze Medal: McKinley Kash
  • 6th Grade - Boys
    Gold Medal: Dalton Nehring
    Silver Medal: Rylan Unruh
    Bronze Medal: Caleb Dohmen

Casting Competition

On April 27, Lowden second-sixth graders participated in a fun casting competition with Mr. Jackson and company in the gym. They cast their fishing pole and tried to get the most points. The top three in each class received fishing bopper medals and a box of candy as their prize. The winners were (1st to 3rd):

  • 2nd grade - Addi Dawson, Brayden Zeller, Braylon Leeper
  • 3rd grade - Owen Kahl, Autumn Bryant, Braxton Lange
  • 4th grade - Delanie Tenley, Tyler Stewart, Brady Dierks
  • 5th grade - Tyler Driver, Lyric Blackcloud, Sarah Esbaum
  • 6th grade Helgerson - Crystal Cozine-Meade, Elisha Martinez, Paul Stoffer
  • 6th grade Huxford - Jana Chappell, Johny Amina, Ty McMellen
North Cedar Foundation Donates Books

Mrs. Snyder’s third grade class would like to thank North Cedar Foundation for the wonderful books. We appreciate your generosity!


Solon Track Meet

North Cedar recently participated in the Solon track meet. Please enjoy these photos by sophomore Fiona Raney of our runners in action.

Senior Seamus Raney anchors the sprint medley relay leading a pack behind him and bringing his team to a second place finish. Raney also placed third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:08.

Senior Treat Spahr anchors the shuttle hurdle team with a second place finish. Spahr also finished second in the 400m hurdles.

Senior Grace Proesch anchors the sprint medley relay finishing in second place.

Junior Cassie Cox runs the 200 in the sprint medley helping her team place second. 

Thank You, North Cedar Foundation

Thank you to the North Cedar Foundation for awarding Mrs. Jensen's preschool with a grant to purchase dramatic play toys! The preschool will add pizza, pasta, pancakes, and more to the learning fun. We scored a hole in one with the foundation's generosity! Their golf outing each summer raises fund and gives back to our classrooms. We are fortunate for that here at North Cedar. Go, Knight pride!

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Our eighth-grade girls recently went on a visit to Iowa State University for the 2018 Taking the Road Less Traveled event. It looks like the girls had a great time! We are so proud of them for attending and exploring career paths!

Click to view more photos of Taking the Road Less Traveled event.
    Art Contest Winner

    Marley Dunston won the artist of the week with 748 votes on Artsonia. She received a special plaque and a $50 Blick Art gift certificate. Her art teacher received a $100 Blick gift certificate.

    Knight Pride Groups

    In Lowden, we had Knight Pride groups. The students worked in groups and played different games together, working on determination and learning how they need to stay determined to achieve a goal. The students learned to do their best at a game and never give up.

    Photos of Knight Pride Groups