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 Driveway Painting Fundraiser

Check out the Knights driveway painting fundraiser for the cheerleaders! Show your Knight spirit with an NC Knight stencil on your driveway. Please fill out the information on the fundraising waiver form and return it with your donation to Chastity Darts at NCHS Cheer, 601 Ball Street, Clarence, Iowa 52216. Make checks payable to NCHS Cheer. Check out our driveway fundraiser flyer for all the details. Thank you for your support.

2019–2020 Senior High & Junior High Supply Lists

Great news! The 2019–2020 supply lists for the senior high and junior high are now available. Please take a moment to check them out.

School Board Recognition Month

May 2019 was School Board Recognition Month. Thank you, school board members, for being our superheroes for public education. We appreciate all you do!

Iowa Association of School Boards. Superheroes 4 Public Ed! School board recognition month. May 2019. Thank you, school board members!
Summer is Here

We waved to the kids on the bus on the last day of school and sent them off for summer. Please remember to read this summer, and have fun!

Teachers and students wave to students waving from a departing school bus
Lowden Elementary Field Day

On Wednesday, Lowden Elementary celebrated the end of the year with Field Day. They had seven different stations that the classes rotated through enjoying time with their peers before the summer break. Have a great summer everyone! 

Photos of Lowden Elementary Field Day
Summer Reading Pledge

136 North Cedar Mechanicsville Elementary School students signed the summer reading pledge! It is a promise to continue to read daily throughout the summer. We are proud of the commitment these students and families have taken.

large group of students
Walk-A-Thon

On Wednesday, May 15, both elementary schools had a perfect day to walk around the track in Stanwood for the walk-a-thon. Here are a few pictures from our afternoon.

Click to view more. Female students walk around the track together.
First Grade Red Carpet Event

On Friday, May 17, students in Mrs. Walker's first-grade class were each given an award for the end of the year on the red carpet. Their personal paparazzi came to take pictures and enjoy the after party cookies.

Click to view more photos from first grade red carpet event
Thank You to KCO

A big thank you to KCO for sponsoring Book It this year at the elementary schools. Please see the photos of the Lowden students who read and met their goal for all of the months of Book It. They were able to pick out a book from KCO. Thank you! The kids were very excited to receive their new books.

Click to view more. Six students pose with books in front of a sign reading Let's Go Out With A Bang.
Learning About Soil

On Friday, April 26, 2019, Mechanicsville Elementary students learned about soil in their Knight Pride groups. Together they read a book called Earth Science Rocks! and learned about the five layers of soil. Then, they created a soil snack that included bedrock (an entire Oreo), parent material (chocolate chips), subsoil (chocolate pudding), topsoil (crushed Oreos with gummy worms), and organic material (green coconut). Students enjoyed making the snack as much as they did eating it! We invite you to check out photos of the students and all their fun!

students learning about soil-click to view more
Knight Pride Groups Learn About Earth

On Thursday, April 18, Lowden Elementary had their Knight Pride groups. They read a book and talked about the earth, the layers of soil, and then created layers of soil as a treat. They learned that soil has five different layers: bedrock, parent material, subsoil, topsoil, and organic material. The soil they created can be messy just like real soil, but it tastes a little better. Check out the photos!

click to view more Knight Pride photos
Congratulations to Mrs. Alyssa Walker
Mrs. Alyssa Walker receives the second ARMOR award

Mrs. Alyssa Walker is the recipient of the second ARMOR award. The ARMOR award goes to amazing, respectful, motivated, outstanding, and remarkable staff in the North Cedar Community School District.

Kimberly Potter nominated Alyssa Walker. “Mrs. Walker always goes above and beyond for her students. She is their number one advocate and won’t stop until they get what they need. Mrs. Walker makes all her students feel they matter and deserves to succeed. If that is providing flexible seating in the classroom, using different ways to communicate with the parents on what is going on in the classroom or concerns she may have, she also takes the time out of her personal life to show up at activities her students have going on outside of school. She is really remarkable and North Cedar is lucky to have her at our school."

Presenting the award to Mrs. Walker was Board President Shannon Walshire and Superintendent Mark Dohmen. On behalf of the North Cedar Community School District, thank you Mrs. Walker for everything you do for the students and North Cedar!