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Congratulations to Jackie Alderman, C-I teacher at MNC, for being awarded a 2015 WEM Outstanding Educator Award for Teacher Achievement!


School Resource Officer, Adam Gau, has been awarded the Minnesota School Resource Officer of the Year honor! The award is sponsored by Minnesota Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Congratulations, Officer Gau!


Section 7AA Speech Competition

Four Cambridge-Isanti High School students will be heading to the Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament after placing in the top three at Section 7AA Speech competition. Going to state are Isabelle Barrett (1st-Poetry), Lacey Johnson (3rd-Drama), Nola Nelson and Chloe Truebenbach (3rd-Duo.) Also advancing to the Section finals were Jenna Hiljus (4th-Drama), Jenny Skalicky (5th-Informative), and Ian McVicker (6th-Discussion.)


Section 7AA Finalists: Nola Nelson, Chloe Truebenbach, Isabelle Barrett, Ian McVicker, Lacey Johnson, Jenna Hiljus, and Jenny Skalicky.


Section 7AA Representatives to State: Lacey Johnson, Isabelle Barrett, Nola Nelson, and Chloe Truebenbach.



Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars Phon-a-thon
Notice of Annual Scholarship Fund Drive

The Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars Foundation is conducted its 2015 fund drive April 6 & 7. The funds will be used for scholarships for 2015 graduating seniors of Cambridge-Isanti High School.

If you weren't contacted in person or by telephone, please send your gift to:

Dollars for Scholars
625A Main St N
Cambridge  MN  55008

Give the gift of an Education!

Thanks for your help!


Spelling Bee Results

Nathan Whittemore from Isanti Intermediate school took first place in the 2015 Spelling Bee held on February 9.  Heidi Pryor of Cambridge Intermediate was second and Drew Lyford of Isanti Intermediate was third.


Basketball Team Reads
to Grade 3 at IIS

CIHS Boy's Basketball Team members read to IIS third grade on February 9, 2015.  The team served as guest readers as part of "I Love to read" month at IIS.  The students enjoyed their time with our "special guests".


John Solberg Signs with St Cloud St
Congratulations to Bluejacket QB John Solberg; as he signed this morning to attend school and play football at St. Cloud State University. Thank you to our School District for their great efforts to educate our students!

Photo submitted by Bill Stickles


MNC Future City Project Winners
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Minnesota Center sixth through eighth graders participated in a Future City project, which included over 30 MN State Standards.  Students worked hands-on, manipulating technology and designing futuristic concepts in order to create a city of the future.  The project, which lasted two months, included a virtual city, 1000 word essay, 500 word narrative, scale model built from recycled materials, and a team presentation.  Three teams moved on to the Future City Regional Competition at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, January 17.  

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Here are the winning teams who competed at the U of M:

City: Moria
Team: Alexander Wimmer, Cody Furey, Katie Miller
Awards: Best Virtual City (given to the tteam with the highest score on their virtual city - top of about 45 teams!) and Outstanding First Year Participant (given to the team with the highest total score of a school participating for the first time).  

City: Briarcliff
Team: Jazzy Vannett, Brandy Dahlgren, Kara Olson, Jaqy Spencer

City: Alimentos
Team: Jana Smrcka, Kayla Marthaler, David Criswell, Sienna Herrera-Shanley
Awards: Building a World of Difference Award


Thank you!

"Our community helped to fund the secure entrances at our schools with support of the bond referendum last fall (2013). Thank you for helping to keep our students and our schools safe."


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

Robotics Championship
Watch it Live!


Save the link and watch the CIHS Robotics Team at the World Championships in St. Louis Apr 21-25! Team #5464 http://t.co/f0gVOPwGAZ

*This link is for streaming activities in the Edward Jones Dome.


roadClosed1.jpgPlease be aware of a road construction project that may have an impact on transportation departing from Cambridge-Isanti High School.

Afternoon departures from CIHS are anticipated to be delayed beginning Wednesday, April 15. Cypress Street will be closed for repair, and this will slow down traffic. No traffic will be able to enter or leave school grounds via Cypress (the street runs east of the high school by the tennis courts).

All traffic will exit and enter CIHS grounds from Fern Street (the street runs west of the high school past the Larson Baseball Field).

North Fern Street with be the only route entering and exiting CIHS grounds.

Please anticipate a delay of buses to transfer hubs from the high school. There is no way to know exactly how long transportation delays may be, however, it is being recommended that transportation times are adjusted to 15 minutes later than present arrival times. Please keep in mind that student and parent drivers may also be delayed in getting home.

Although morning traffic is not anticipated to be as delayed due to staggered arrival times, it is advised that you plan to arrive a few minutes early, in case of delays, if you are traveling to CIHS.

You are thanked for your understanding and your flexibility while you accommodate the transportation changes due to the road construction project near CIHS.

Cypress will be closed from 5th Ave NW through 8th Ave NW. This closure will remain for the duration of the school year.

The intersection of 5th Ave NW/Cypress will be open as much as possible, but will be closed at times. The intersection of 4th Ave NW/Cypress will remain open.

You can see the alternate routes via the green dashes, and the road closure in orange.

If you are heading north on Cypress toward CIHS you will want to take a left to go west on either 4th Ave NW or 5th Ave NW (as able).


Grade three students from Isanti Intermediate School display the certificates they earned on March 23 for showing good character!


7AA Champions
for the 25th Time!

Our gymnastics team coached by Wendy Rooney, Charlie Wilson, Katie Adams, and Laurie Solle won the 7AA Championship on Friday night at St. Francis High School with a score of 140.6. The team will compete at the state meet on Friday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota at the Sports Pavilion. Also qualifying as individuals are: Kaeli Kortan, grade 12- Champion in the vault, Hannah Haight, grade 10- bars second place, and MollyAnn Harvey, grade 8 - 3rd place on vault, 4th place on bars, and 3rd place in all around. The individual state gymnastics meet will be held on Saturday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota.

We will have a state tournament sendoff on Friday morning, February 20, 2015 at 10:05 a.m. in our gymnasium.
All are welcome!



Section 7AA Runners-up
The Cambridge-Isanti One Act cast and crew has been chosen as the Section 7AA Runners-up at the section finals held in Duluth on Saturday, Feburary 6th. Duluth East were named the champions and will be representing Section 7AA at the State Festival at St. Kate's University on February 13th.

CIHS One Act Play News


The CIHS One Act took first place at the South Subsection competition on Saturday, January 31st. They are headed to Duluth East on February 7th for the Section Championship tournament. St. Francis placed second.

Small Actors by Stephen Gregg


On February 24th,  the Cambridge-Isanti High School cast and crew participated in the Mississippi 8 One Act Play Festival held at CIHS where Sadie Broll, Madeline Kohn and Sophie Wahlstrom were named All-Conference Performers. Jenny Skalicky was named All-Conference Technician. Conference honorable mentions went to Ian McVicker, Lily Truebenbach, Tyra Anderson, and Nicole Ulrich. The production was also awarded a Starred performance by the other one act directors in the Conference. The entire team received a silver standard for Academics. The One Act is directed by Kelly Fairchild-Fahrni. Aaron Knudsvig is assistant director.

Free public performances will be held on Saturday, January 24th and Friday January 30th at 7 P.M. in the CIHS PAC.

On Saturday, January 31st, the cast and crew will be at CIHS for the Sub-Section 7AA competition. The performance will be at 2:30 P.M. Section finals will be February 7th at Duluth East High School, times TBA. State will be held on February 13th at St. Catherine’s University. The 7AA champion will perform at 2:30 P.M. at State. The public is welcome to all performances.

Small Actors Synopsis:
Emily desperately wants to play the lead in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Instead, she gets a one-line, four-word role. None the less, she tells her parents (who will be out of town during the performance) that she got the lead, and suddenly, things spin way out of control. Mom and Dad cancel their vacation plans and invite every relative they can round up to come visit and see their daughter play Juliet. This outlandishly funny and very touching play is about the roles we all play—in theatre and in life.

           Kelly Fairchild-Fahrni
Photo Credit: Alicia Chapman


7AA AAA Winner Maria Leibel

Maria Leibel was named the winner of Region 7AA for the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award. On Thursday, January 22, 2015 prior to the swim and dive meet with St. Michael-Albertville-Big Lake.

The script used:
Tonight we are honoring Maria Leibel as she has been named the winner of the Region 7AA Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award. She will represent all of the big schools north and east of Minneapolis- St. Paul all the way to Canada.

A very special congratulations to Maria and family. We wish you the best in statewide competition. Maria will be recognized in all of the winter state tourney booklets, on TV at state competitions, and at the Minnesota State High School League's Academics, Arts, and Athletics Banquet.


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Every weekday of the year including many Saturdays, school buses of the Cambridge-Isanti School District are out on the roads of our community. Transportation continues after the traditional school year ends in June for Summer School and Special Education programs. Community Education programs and the Districts Year Round School Option program.


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 Mills.

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
Isanti Intermediate 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 Isanti Intermediate 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 a check to us in March and September.

Sign me up!
Signing up is easy.  Just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate a school 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

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