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.
Silly McGilly is a leprechaun that visits preschool every year. We have yet to catch him, but it is not for a lack of trying. The students made amazing traps at home that we set up in the classroom. He left us treats and played tricks on us too. There was a special juice that only children can drink and a warning label that says it will turn an adult’s feet green if they drink it. Well the teachers did not listen, and there were lots of green feet at North Cedar!
Second grade students at Mechanicsville and Lowden recently received their painted lady caterpillars! They are so excited to share the news that their caterpillars are becoming chrysalis. Now the waiting begins to see the beautiful butterflies emerge. A huge thank you goes out to the North Cedar KCO for their donation, allowing each student to have his or her very own caterpillars!
North Cedar has teamed up with Microsoft Imagine Academy to provide students with hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft technology to help them gain a competitive edge in today’s job market or the next step in their academics. Students will have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications. One of the many academic areas that can earn certifications is through Mrs. Koch's computer business applications and intermediate computer business applications courses. Here students can take the following Microsoft exams: 2016 Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, OneNote, and Outlook. There are three levels to the exams they can achieve, specialist, expert, and master. To learn more about the program, watch the Imagine Academy video and visit the Microsoft Imagine Academy website.
North Cedar is proud to announce sophomore Carly Montz as our first student to pass a Microsoft certification exam. She is now certified as a Microsoft office specialist in Word 2016. Congratulations, Carly!