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.

Solon Track Meet

North Cedar recently participated in the Solon track meet. Please enjoy these photos by sophomore Fiona Raney of our runners in action.

Pictures coming soon.

Senior Seamus Raney anchors the sprint medley relay leading a pack behind him and bringing his team to a second place finish. Raney also placed third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:08.

Senior Treat Spahr anchors the shuttle hurdle team with a second place finish. Spahr also finished second in the 400m hurdles.

Senior Grace Proesch anchors the sprint medley relay finishing in second place.

Junior Cassie Cox runs the 200 in the sprint medley helping her team place second. 

Thank You, North Cedar Foundation

Thank you to the North Cedar Foundation for awarding Mrs. Jensen's preschool with a grant to purchase dramatic play toys! The preschool will add pizza, pasta, pancakes, and more to the learning fun. We scored a hole in one with the foundation's generosity! Their golf outing each summer raises fund and gives back to our classrooms. We are fortunate for that here at North Cedar. Go, Knight pride!

Swim Lessons

Summer is approaching, and it’s time for some swim lessons! The 3/30 pool is offering lessons, and the sign-up is at the 3/30 clubhouse on Friday, May 11 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. There are several options to choose from, such as group lessons, private lessons, and parent/tot classes. Please see the swim lessons flyer for more information.

Early Childhood Book Drive

We are collecting new or gently-used books for children in Cedar County, ages birth to five. Books should have less than 30 pages and be less than ten years old. We are collecting books through the month of April. Please see our book drive flyer for details.

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Our eighth-grade girls recently went on a visit to Iowa State University for the 2018 Taking the Road Less Traveled event. It looks like the girls had a great time! We are so proud of them for attending and exploring career paths!

Click to view more photos of Taking the Road Less Traveled event.
    Blood Drive
    The student senate is hosting a blood drive for North Cedar Jr/Sr High. Please come to Debbie Harms Theater from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 to donate. You can sign up online, with one of the student senate members or Ms. Potts. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Ms. Potts. Please show your ID when you check in at the registration table. If you are 16 years old, remember to bring your signed parental consent form! Thank you for donating!

    Art Contest Winner

    Marley Dunston won the artist of the week with 748 votes on Artsonia. She received a special plaque and a $50 Blick Art gift certificate. Her art teacher received a $100 Blick gift certificate.

    Knight Pride Groups

    In Lowden, we had Knight Pride groups. The students worked in groups and played different games together, working on determination and learning how they need to stay determined to achieve a goal. The students learned to do their best at a game and never give up.

    Photos of Knight Pride Groups

      Top Ten Emerging Journalist
      IHSPA Scholar Award

      Toby Hollis, a sophomore at North Cedar, is being honored as a top ten emerging journalist. He was selected from a field of 39 based on his work and adviser's recommendation. The field was very competitive. Toby will receive a certificate as an emerging journalist and a pin for being top ten. In addition, he is being offered a $100 scholarship toward the Iowa summer journalism workshops this summer. Way to go, Toby!

      Congratulations, Grace Proesch!

      Mrs. Koch is proud to announce that Grace Proesch has successful passed the Microsoft Office 2016 Access specialist exam. She has now completed Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and has earned the right to say she is an "Microsoft Office 2016 complete specialist." This gives her the right to include this certifications on her resume, as it is a business industry exam (not a high school exam). Congratulations, Grace!

      Junior High Pi Day

      North Cedar Junior High loves Pi Day! Mrs. Hamdorf's classes made bubbles and measured diameters to celebrate Pi Day. It looks like everyone had a great time! Thanks for such a fun time, Ms. Hamdorf!

      View more photos of students working on Pi Day Classroom Assignment

      Dickinson Relays

      On Tuesday, March 6 the North Cedar varsity track team ran in the Dickinson relays at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. North Cedar competed against 1a, 2a, 3a, and 4a schools. Many team members ran events they have never ran before and performed very well for their first meet. Go, Knights! 

      Freshman Kole Murray placed 6th in his heat of the open 800 with a time of 2:32. (Photo by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

      Junior Devon Willis ran in the 4x800 and later in the open 800. Willis had two very excellent races at UNI. (Photo by sophomore Fiona Raney.)

      Sophomore Ethan Sahr ran in the open 200 with a time of 26.48. (Photo by sophomore Fiona Raney.)


      Senior Seamus Raney ran in three events at UNI Tuesday night. For the first time in his high school career he ran in the 4x200 and had the fastest split of 23.4. His team finished with a time of 1.36 and finished 15th. Raney also ran in the open 400 and started the 4x400 and also had the fastest split with 53 seconds and handed it off in first place to teammate Greg Hansen. (Photo by Fiona Raney.)

      Read Across America Week

      The Lowden second graders did Dr. Seuss Readers' Theater for Read Across America week. 

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