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.

May Board Meeting Highlights

Each month the North Cedar School Board shares two or three key highlights of our monthly board meetings. These takeaways are messages that the board collectively feels are important for the public to know.

At the May 18, 2020, meeting it was the overwhelming consensus of the board that we recognize the class of 2020. Instead of two or three highlights this month, the focus will be on celebrating the accomplishments of our seniors.

A Message to the Class of 2020

Talented. Confident. Successful. Resilient. These words describe you. You have left an indelible mark on North Cedar since many of you walked through our doors as kindergarteners in 2007. To say that we are incredibly proud of you is an understatement. While we celebrate your accomplishments in academics, fine arts, and athletics, we applaud you for the individuals that you have become and the great potential that you possess.

While there may be uncertainty as you embark on the next step in your lives, what we do know is that you have been prepared well by our teachers and staff to tackle life’s challenges. As a board of education, we truly believe in our mission of providing the essential knowledge, values, skills, and attitudes to create lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing, and productive citizens in a changing and increasingly diverse world.

There has been nothing normal about the conclusion of your North Cedar career, however, we are confident that whether you have chosen to attend college or a trade school, join the military, or seek a fulfilling job, you will prevail. We know you will make your communities and your families proud.

Until we can formally recognize you and present you with your diploma later this summer, we salute you. Congratulations, North Cedar class of 2020!

Please visit our Board of Education page and click the Online Board App button to view the full agenda and attachments of the North Cedar School Board meetings. We also post meeting minutes online following each meeting.

Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference

FBLA members posing together outsideSeveral members of the 36 member North Cedar Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter recently competed virtually at Iowa’s first virtual state leadership conference. Congratulations to the chapter and the following members. Those that earned fourth place or better were automatically asked to compete at the virtual National Leadership Experience (NLE) on June 29 through July 1.

  • Our chapter placed 4th place for increase in local chapter membership - 15 members.
  • Our chapter placed 3rd in largest percentage of increase in local chapter membership - 71.43%.
  • Kayla Syring - 6th in business communications 
  • Breylee and Olivia - 3rd in community service project
  • Karly Cerda - 5th computer problem solving
  • Matt - 1st computer problem solving 
  • Fiona - 4th job interviewing
  • Toby - 1st computer applications

All freshmen through seniors are eligible to join FBLA. If you have an interest in joining, please contact Mrs. Koch via email for more information.

Preschool Registration

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not have a preschool round-up for the 2020–2021 school year. Please email Nikki Tenley in Lowden or email Deb Himes in Mechanicsville to add your child to the mailing list. We will mail enrollment paperwork to you to complete and mail back to the school prior to June 1.

To be eligible to enter the preschool program in the fall, your child must be four years of age on or before September 15, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email Jenny Horman.

Congratulations to Carson Cornelius

Carson CorneliusCongratulations to Carson Cornelius! During the fall intro to business class as well as personal finance, we gave students the opportunity to invest $100,000 (fake) in current stocks and bonds using the Stock Market Game online provided by SIFMA Foundation. Students learn to buy and sell stocks and bonds online just as if they had their own eTrade like account. Just recently the game ended and Carson was in 1st place (1 out of 188 in our region (MI, IA, IN, or OR)) earnings percentage return of 68.48%; total equity $168,479.14. Not bad for approximately six-months of investments. Super job and congratulations Carson!

Basketball Camp for Boys & Girls
Attention boys and girls entering fourth through eighth grade! On June 8 to 9, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., North Cedar will be hosting a basketball camp in the Clarence Gym. The cost is $50.00. Please make checks payable to NC Basketball Camp. The camp includes youth customized basketballs, quality instructions, participation in fundamentals, drills, contests, and scrimmage games. For more information, please see our registration form.