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.

Knight News Video

Please take a moment to view our Knight news video. It is like a news channel, and we are spreading any important news throughout the building. Enjoy!

Waypoint Book Donation Challenge

North Cedar’s FBLA needs your help! FBLA would like to donate books this year for the annual Waypoint Christmas Gift Drive. Please support this worthy cause by buying a book for us to donate to children in Jr. high and younger. For details and instructions on how to buy a book for donation, please see our Waypoint Book Donation Challenge flyer.

Congratulations, Grace!

Mrs. Koch is proud to announce that Grace Proesch has successfully passed the Microsoft Office 2016 Word Specialist Exam. This gives her the right to include this certification on her resume as it is a business industry exam rather than a high school exam.

Mr. Rempp’s Class in Action

Mr. Rempp's 8th-grade class is starting the unit on motion. They are using initial starting position and final position to calculate distance (d=xf - xi). They also charted the results to show winds of propeller verses distance traveled. Please check out the videos to see learning in action!

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Homecoming Football Game Against Durant

North Cedar High School recently played their homecoming football game against Durant. Check out some of the photos from the game.

Sophomore Ethan Sahr #7 looks for receivers to throw the ball to. Photo taken by sophomore Toby Hollis.

Junior Tyler Alexander #15 catches the football. Alexander had two catches for 29 yards in the game. Photo taken by sophomore Toby Hollis.

Junior Jonathon Scheer #30 tackles a Durant ball carrier. Photo taken by sophomore Breylee St. John.

Sophomore Brody Hawtey kicks a PAT. Hawtrey was three for three on PAT's in the game. Photo taken by Breylee St. John.

Senior Mason Minor blocks #12 on Durant's team during their game last week. Photo taken by Darby Hawtrey.

Senior Mason Minor punts the ball during a fourth down. Photo taken by Darby Hawtrey.

Powder Puff Football

In the first round of powder puff football the seniors defeated the freshmen, and the juniors beat the sophomores. For the finals the seniors were matched up well against the juniors. The girls kept playing tough in 92 degree weather. The seniors did come out with a win against the juniors.

A special thank you to senior yearbook staff member Darby Hawtrey for the photos of the powder puff football action.

Powder Puff Football Photos

North Cedar Homecoming

"Behind the Scenes: Keeping Homecoming a Tradition," by Makayla Schluter 

Could you imagine not having homecoming each year? At North Cedar, homecoming is a beloved event by students and the community. While most of homecoming seems to focus on the high schoolers, this event unites the district and the surrounding community. To most, the events of the fun-filled week seem to just sort of fall together throughout, but there are many people behind the scenes who know this is quite the opposite. While there are many of those homecoming miracle workers, the group that is responsible for the core of homecoming is North Cedar’s Student Council. We invite you to read Makayla's entire article.

Senior Cory Cox and Tessa Fields wait patiently to hear the announcement of the homecoming king and queen.

Senior queen candidate Brittyn Wilhau runs to put on her shirt for the senior dance.

Front row: Darian Gray, Lexus Crist, Queen Darby Hawtrey, Tessa Fields, Brittyn Wilhau. Back row: Mason Minar, Brady Lehrman, King Greg Hansen, Cory Cox, and Pavin Esbaum.

Students Pass Microsoft Office 2016 Exams

Mrs. Koch is proud to announce that Tessa Fields has successfully passed the Microsoft Office 2016 Excel Specialist Exam and Kelly Proesch successfully passed the Microsoft Word Specialist Exam. This gives them the right to include this certification on their resumes, as it is a business industry exam, not a high school exam. Congratulations, Tessa and Kelly!

Needs Assessment Survey

Our school district has requested a needs assessment survey from the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB). This survey will help us assess our strengths as well as areas in which we need improvement with a focus on improved student achievement. We would like your opinions and judgments in response to the brief survey below. All responses are anonymous. Just click the link below, or paste it in your browser and follow the instructions. Thank you for your participation and helping to make improvements for our students.

Cross Country Meet At Bellevue

The North Cedar cross country team competed in a meet at Bellevue on Monday, September 18. Please enjoy these photos of our runners.

Hailey Fall

Sophomore Hailey Fall won the JV girls race at the Bellevue cross country meet on Monday night.

Seamus Raney

Senior Seamus Raney ran yet another great race for his senior year.

Treat Spahr

Senior Treat Spahr ran the varsity race at Bellevue Monday night.

Ryan Spahr

Sophomore Ryan Spahr ran a great race in the JV division at Bellevue.

Joe Condon

Freshman Joe Condon has been running varsity all year and just keeps improving every race.