North Cedar News
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Lowden Elementary celebrated their February PBIS winners on Friday, February 17. These students have shown respect to others, respect to self, and respect to property. Great job, and keep up the hard work!
Back: L-R DeMarcus Blackcloud, Sarah Esbaum, Lyric Blackcloud, Jayden
Darts, Harley Usher, Carter Horman, Blake Chapman, and Christian Moser
Front: Araya Myers, Autumn Gott, Logan Wagner, Jacobi Hines, Sophia Roberts, Maranda Helmold, and Elijah Deweese
Not pictured: Carter Roberts and Cailyn Husmann
Kaiden Benhart also received his PBIS award for February.
FBLA members have been working on two service projects—Linus blankets for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital and heart patient pillows for the University of Iowa Hospital. FBLA members are students who participate in multiple activities and/or work. They do not have much time to devote to these projects, but they do their best. It had been a slow process until a few junior high students asked if they could help. They finished the Linus blankets and are currently in the process of making as many heart patient pillows as possible. There are several junior high students that have contributed but only one of them consistently—Rhyan Hoefler (pictured below). Others who have helped include senior Daphne Hoefler and junior high students Macy Helmold, Aubrie Pruess, and Haley Hansen.
Article By: Jadan Fall
One class North Cedar offers that not every school does is pottery. Students get to choose what they want to create out of clay, fire it, then glaze it, and fire it again. When the project is done, students take it home, or, if the project is really good, Mrs. Thomsen, the art teacher, will ask if she can keep it to show to future pottery students. A lot of the pottery projects are on display in the glass cabinet in the main hallway.
Friday, February 10, 2017, Lowden Elementary had their PBIS celebration with some fun valentine stations. They had story time, recess, minute to win it games, crafts, cooking, made valentine cards for the nursing homes, and played dice games. The kids reached their goal earning enough tickets with showing good behavior that a celebration could be had.
The ham ball and tenderloin eat in or take out partnership was a great experience for those FBLA members that volunteered and helped Mill Creek. Mill Creek was super generous and gave the members a cut of the proceeds and all the tips for the night totaling $429. Members put this money into their individual membership competition accounts where they plan to use this April at the state leadership conference. Thank you, Mill Creek Cafe!
FBLA member, Breylee St. John, receiving order fulfillment instructions from owner, Jamie Wilhau.
Kaitlyn Thompson, a sophomore yearbook student, writes about our North Cedar football team and the experience of the seniors who played for three head coaches in four years. Please take a moment to read Kaitlyn's piece, Three in Four.
Captains of the varsity football team seniors Carter Johnson, Bryce Bemer, Colin Sander, and Byron Boleyn doing the coin toss before the Alburnette game.
Bruce and Teresa Jensen line up on the field for senior night with their son, Jacob Jenson. Jensen played his final home game against MacValley. Jacob hoped for a winning season.
Photography credit goes to junior yearbook photographers Saleena Jones and Darby Hawtrey.