Thursday March 6th - Monday March 10th
March 10th is a Teacher Half Inservice/Half Work Day
March 11th Will Be Made Up as an Instructional Day
It is a Blue Kindergarten Day
Year Round School
Friday February 28th - Friday March 14th
Additional Weather Makeup Day
Monday April 21st
it is a Red Kindergarten Day
for the 24th Time!
Our gymnastics team coached by Wendy Rooney, Charlie Wilson, Katie Adams,
and Laurie Solle won the 7AA Championship on Friday night at Forest Lake High School with a score of 142.9. The team will compete at the state meet on Friday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota at the Sports Pavilion. Also qualifying as individuals are: Kaeli Kortan grade 11, second in vault, Tori Nelson grade 10, fourth on floor, Kasey Bruss grade 12, fourth on beam, Morgan Urness grade 10, third on bars, third on beam, and second on all around, and Hannah Haight grade 9, bar champion, second on beam, and all around champion. The individual state gymnastics meet will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students.
National Digital Learning Day
District 911 is committed to the education of all individuals in effective and innovative ways. Students in Mrs. Klicka's and Mrs. Boege's classes at IIS engaged in digital learning on Feb. 5. Students are encouraged to apply digital learning many other days throughout the school year. Our teachers use technology to enhance and engage students in ways that will accelerate their learning. It is our desire to provide students with the experiences and skills to be a successful and responsible learner and citizen in the 21st Century.
Cambridge-Isanti Calendar Committee
is asking for your input
on next years School Calendar.
Please take a few minutes to answer questions
on the following surveys.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
Your feedback is important to us.
School Districts Response to Food Service Reports
Strategic Planning Update
To learn more about the strategic planning process
The next steps to the strategic planning process is to create action teams who will develop action plans for each of the 9 strategies.
Applications due by March 3rd
All Day Every Day Kindergarten
Cambridge Primary School
Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 7 pm
CPS Multi-Purpose Room (Room 108)
Isanti Primary School
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7 pm
**Please plan to attend and learn more about all day every day kindergarten for all students in District 911. We look forward to seeing you.
CMS Has Olympic Spirit
CMS students got into the Olympic spirit this morning by hosting their very own Olympic Torch run to commence the start of the CMS Olympic Games. The CMS Olympic events will begin on Friday, Feb. 7 and run through Friday, Feb. 14. The students will compete in events that will mimic snowboarding, curling, bobsledding, figure skating, and the skeleton.
IPS iPad Winner
Isanti Primary School received very exciting news regarding one of their kindergarten students, Rowen Schlegel. Based on a random drawing from parents that registered their student online through Club’s Choice website, he won one of nine IPAD2s that were given away this school year. For a chance to win one of the six remaining, be sure to register your student on the Club’s Choice website during their upcoming spring fundraiser.
Notice of Annual Scholarship Fund Drive
The Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars Foundation is conducting its 2014 fund drive
April 7 & 8. ~The funds will be used for scholarships for 2014 graduating seniors of
Cambridge-Isanti High School.
If you aren't contacted in person or by telephone, please send your gift to:
Dollars for Scholars
625A Main St. N.
Cambridge, MN ~ 55008
Thanks for your help!
Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars Foundation
Shaved Heads for a Good Cause!
Isanti Middle School/Minnesota Center Principal Randy Pauly and Dean of Students John Droubie agreed to shave their heads Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, if students raised more than $1,500 for the nonprofit organization Pennies for Patients.
The middle school’s student council created the incentive. In total, the school raised $1,982 to benefit leukemia and lymphoma patients. Both Pauly and Droubie agreed to dye their hair if the students raised more than $1,250.
The winning class was Katie Casey’s seventh-grade class, which raised more than $341. Other top classes were Amy Jennisen’s sixth-grade class with $318, Kim Nelles’ sixth-grade class with $266, Brad Nowak’s sixth-grade class with $260 and Becky Strand’s sixth-grade class with $197.
Superswitch is an initiative started by Superintendent Queener that allows him and other district administrators to get first-hand experience in the schools as they walk in the shoes of C-I staff members and experience the classroom along with students.
Find future Superswitch articles posted in the features column on the right.
Vavra Signs with Concordia College
Pictured: Hunter Vavra (center) with his family and Coach Mike Hennen
Congratulations to senior football player Hunter Vavra. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Concordia of St. Paul. Hunter is the son of Amy and Russ Vavra. He is a 3 year starter for the Bluejackets and as a senior, Hunter was a captain. He has been named as an Mississippi 8 Football All Conference player the past two years, and was named an All Section player as a senior.
Hunter has played tight end, fullback, halfback, and linebacker for the Bluejackets. As he continues his football career at Concordia of St. Paul, he will play tight end. Hunter's intended major is Biology!
Well Done Bluejacket Hunter Vavra!
Spelling Bee Winners
Isanti Intermediate School and School For All Seasons held their annual Spelling Bee on February 3, 2014. The top three students were (l to r) Nathan Whittemore, Sam Anderson and our champion Justin Bettendorf!
January 24th Band & Choir Festival
Held at Cambridge Isanti High School
Photos by: Nikki Prunick
CIHS January 2014
Students of the Month
9th Grade Celebration of Character
Each trimester CIHS honors a group of ninth graders. First trimester is Character traits The picture includes the students who are nominated by the teachers as having great character traits. Parents and students are invited to a breakfast where the nominated students get treats, movie tickets, and a speaker talks about character traits. Second trimester CIHS will honor students that are creative. Finally, third trimester they will honor all of their freshmen who remain 4.0's on their GPA's.
Open Enrollment Option
Check out open enrollment! Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools encourages families outside our School District to consider the open enrollment option for their children. If you would like more information, please call the School District Office at 763-689-6212.
Review and Update your student's information
Fundraising: It all adds up!
Clip and save your BoxTops or Labels for Education, keep your Kemps or Land O Lakes Milk Caps, and Swipe your Target RedCard. Although these three things seem simple and easy, they also can raise funds for our school. We can use the money for things like field trips, special classroom supplies, and other "extras" that school budgets can't fund.
In fact, together, these programs bring the
school hundreds -- sometimes thousands -- of dollars each year. Remember to ask your friends, relatives and neighbors to save things too. It's a simple way to help that goes a long way.
BoxTops for Education
What to Do: Clip Box Tops coupons from hundreds of products found at your local grocery store. Each coupon is worth 10 cents when we redeem them from General
Where to Find:Pop Secret popcorn, Bugels, Chex Mix, Gardettos snacks, Cheerios, Wheaties, Chex, Total, Kix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, Yoplait Go-Gurt, Pillsbury Rolls, Betty Crocker cake mixes and frosting, Bisquick, Progresso Soup, Old El Paso products, Gold Medal flour and many more! Go to www.boxtops4education.com to see a complete list of participating products. |
Campbell's Labels for Education
The Labels for Education program is a great way to get FREE merchandise for our school, and Campbell's makes
it so easy to redeem labels. Participating in the program is easy - simply save the UPC labels from Campbell's and other participating products and send them to school!
Other Items that can be Donated for Fundraising
Your school also participates in fundraising through a recycling program. Please send empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges and used cell phones with your student or drop them off the next time you are in the building in the designated area in the main office.
Target Take Charge of Education
Here's a terrific way to raise funds for your School! All you have to do is use your Target Visa or Target Card. Target generously donates 1 percent of your Target Visa or Target Card purchases to the school of your choice in the form of a cash donation through the Take Charge of Education program. Target tracks purchases charged to participating accounts and sends each school in the district a check in March and September.
Sign me up!
Signing up is easy. Just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate the school of your choice as the school to receive a percentage of your purchases.
If you ever shop at Target, please consider using your Target Visa or Target Card. A big thanks to those who are already doing their part to make our great school even better.
Classroom teachers in the CI Disctrict are able to participate in DonorsChoose.org by creating "projects" that can be funded by donors from around the country. You can search local projects easily on DonorsChoose.org. Currently ALL donations made by creditcard (including amazon.com cards) will be matched by Chase. For more information check out www.donorschoose.com/chase
Classroom teachers can get started here!