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GROW CB Employment Fair Offered to 10th-12th Grade Students

Grades 10-12 Students,
 
If you are looking for a part time or summer employment, Grow CB will be hosting an Employment Fair Thursday, April 30th, from 4-6 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson High School Activities Center. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get your name, face, and resume to these potential employers!!!  To be eligible you must be a Grow CB certified student:
  • Must be 16 by April 30
  • Have regular attendance at school and work
  • Be on track to graduate
  • Achieved 2.0 GPA in past trimesters
  • Bring copies of your resume for each business you want to see that night 
  • If you meet all of these criteria contact your Counseling Center to pick up your Student Agreement form. This is a chance to get your foot in the door!
Open this flyer for all the businesses you can meet with the night of the Fair.  You need to identify which business you want to meet with and submit your resume by completing the following pre-registration form - GROW CB Student Employment Fair

Grades 10-12 Students,   If you are looking for a part time or summer employment, Grow CB will be hosting an Employment Fair Thursday, April 30th, from 4-6 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson High School Activities Center. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get your name, face, and resume to these potential employers!!!  To be eligible you […]

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May 1st Patron Tour To Showcase High Ability Learning Programs

Join us for the May 1st Patron Tour for insight into how the Talented & Gifted programs are enriching the educational experience of our students. Open the story and click the image for more details.

Patron Tour Invite 15-16 High Ability Learner

Join us for the May 1st Patron Tour for insight into how the Talented & Gifted programs are enriching the educational experience of our students. Open the story and click the image for more details.

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DECA and HOSA National Qualifiers Honored by Board of Education

Congratulations to the following students who have earned spots at the 2015 national HOSA and DECA competitions! Students who could attend were honored at the Board of Education meeting on April 14th with their highest student award, the Student Star! Congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck at national! DECA will be leaving April 24th for their competition in Orlando, FL, and HOSA will be going to Anaheim, California in June.

DECA: pictured with Mr. Matt Renshaw (TJ DECA instructor on far left), and Mrs. Kristy Courter (AL DECA instructor on far right)

National Qualifiers: Erick Avalos Rosas, Caitlyn Bowe, Colton Downing, Brittney Snipes, Brett Egner, Billy Ehrenberg, Lauryn Kenkel, TeLeigha Starks, Paige Wohlers, Devon Kermoade, alternates: Libby Havenridge and Alissia Tallant

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HOSA: instructed by Mrs. Patti Pettit

National Qualifiers: Taylor Doble, Laycee Freiburger, Candice Mayfield, Diana Schrader, Jadelynn Townsend, Tanner Wallace, and Ashley Wilkins

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Congratulations to the following students who have earned spots at the 2015 national HOSA and DECA competitions! Students who could attend were honored at the Board of Education meeting on April 14th with their highest student award, the Student Star! Congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck at national! DECA will be leaving April 24th for their […]

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Athletic Complex Campaign Continues Strong

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Since the Board of Education approved the beginning stages of the Council Bluffs Community Schools Athletic Complex, the Council Bluffs Community, organizations, and staff members have donated enough money to reach the $1 million match donation by April 1st. The Nonpareil talks about the campaign so far in this article.

The new athletic complex will include many advancements such as new turf fields, a state-of-the-art 8-lane track, and new softball and baseball fields, to name a few.

There still remains $1 million to be raised by the community to complete the fundraiser for this phase of the project.

For more information on the athletic complex, or to make a donation, visit our stadium page by clicking on the image to the left, or this link.

Since the Board of Education approved the beginning stages of the Council Bluffs Community Schools Athletic Complex, the Council Bluffs Community, organizations, and staff members have donated enough money to reach the $1 million match donation by April 1st. The Nonpareil talks about the campaign so far in this article. The new athletic complex will include […]

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Franklin Elementary Open House Success

Franklin Elementary hosted their open house for the public after completing a number of extensive renovations to their building this year. Some Franklin 5th graders gave tours of the renovated space to neighbors, parents, staff members, and members from the Board of Education. The event was topped off with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the renovations.

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Franklin Elementary hosted their open house for the public after completing a number of extensive renovations to their building this year. Some Franklin 5th graders gave tours of the renovated space to neighbors, parents, staff members, and members from the Board of Education. The event was topped off with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the […]

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Roosevelt TAG Students Earn 3rd Place in the National Park Trust Buddy Bison Carbon Reduction Contest

Recently Roosevelt 5th grade TAG students studied oceanography and climate change.  They partnered with Caesar’s properties and participated in the first National Park Trust Buddy Bison Carbon Reduction Contest. Roosevelt was the only school in Iowa participating in this contest and they competed with other elementary schools across the United States, including schools in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and North Kansas City.  The purpose of the contest was to empower students to reduce their carbon footprint and GO GREEN through weekly and fun action items.  Some of the things the 5th graders did to earn carbon reduction points were turning off lights, powering down computers, recycling old cell phones and ink cartridges, reducing paper usage, investigating waste in landfills, using reusable water bottles, using power strips to cut down on “energy vampires”, and the students made digital presentations to encourage business partners to cut down on energy usage. Points for the contest were awarded to the schools for the action items they completed to reduce their carbon footprint.  The total points earned were added together with Caesar’s properties to create a grand total for our region.  Roosevelt took third place in the contest and received a check for $550 that will be used for a visit to a park towards the end of the year.  Congratulations Roosevelt TAG students for all your hard work!

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Recently Roosevelt 5th grade TAG students studied oceanography and climate change.  They partnered with Caesar’s properties and participated in the first National Park Trust Buddy Bison Carbon Reduction Contest. Roosevelt was the only school in Iowa participating in this contest and they competed with other elementary schools across the United States, including schools in Atlantic City, Las […]

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Kirn Students Place First at Southwest Iowa Math Bee

FullSizeRender (1)Congratulations to the 2015 Southwest Iowa Math Bee participants for their outstanding day! In the Team Effort, KIRN placed FIRST out of all of the Southwest Iowa schools who participated (Team Members: Daniel Fitch, Rowan McCollough, Caitlin Weber, Bailey Christensen & Harper Snead). In the Individual Efforts, Caitlin Weber and Bailey Christensen finished in the Top 25 and Daniel Fitch finished FIRST in the overall competition.  Well done, everyone!

 

Congratulations to the 2015 Southwest Iowa Math Bee participants for their outstanding day! In the Team Effort, KIRN placed FIRST out of all of the Southwest Iowa schools who participated (Team Members: Daniel Fitch, Rowan McCollough, Caitlin Weber, Bailey Christensen & Harper Snead). In the Individual Efforts, Caitlin Weber and Bailey Christensen finished in the Top […]

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Tucker Center Students Advance in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Elizabeth Cline (TJ), Zane Taylor (Tj), Erick Avalos (TJ), Gabriella Kesterson (AL), James Keller (TJ), Shelby Wetzel (AL) Autumn Bettcher (AL), & Kyra Christensen (AL).

The Optimist International Oratorical contest is sponsored annually by our local Optimist Club benefiting our local youth.  The official theme for this year is:  “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future”.  The Club Contest was held March 28, 2015.  Those advancing will be competing on April 11, 2015 for the Zone Contest.  Congratulations to all that participated and best of luck to those advancing to Zonals!

The Optimist International Oratorical contest is sponsored annually by our local Optimist Club benefiting our local youth.  The official theme for this year is:  “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future”.  The Club Contest was held March 28, 2015.  Those advancing will be competing on April 11, 2015 for the […]

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February Living the Mission Awards Granted

The February “Living the Mission” Employees of the Month have been recognized by the Board of Education. Carrie Pope is an art teacher at Kirn Middle School, and Martina Hendrix is the registrar at Thomas Jefferson High School. They each received a trophy and a gift card provided by the C.B. Community Education Foundation. Congratulations! (Carrie Pope left; Martina Hendrix right)

Carrie Pope Martina Hendrix

The February “Living the Mission” Employees of the Month have been recognized by the Board of Education. Carrie Pope is an art teacher at Kirn Middle School, and Martina Hendrix is the registrar at Thomas Jefferson High School. They each received a trophy and a gift card provided by the C.B. Community Education Foundation. Congratulations! (Carrie Pope left; Martina […]

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Help Support Youth Softball!

Help support youth softball in Carter Lake and Council Bluffs with the TJ Softball Golf Outing! This event will take place Saturday, May 16th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shoreline Golf Course in Carter Lake. For registration fees and more information, or if you are interested in becoming a hole sponsor, download this form.

Also, don’t miss the spaghetti feed on Saturday, March 28th at the Eagles Club on 16th Street. Tickets are $6 at the door.
It is always a great time. Come support COBRA, TJ Baseball and TJ Softball!

Help support youth softball in Carter Lake and Council Bluffs with the TJ Softball Golf Outing! This event will take place Saturday, May 16th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shoreline Golf Course in Carter Lake. For registration fees and more information, or if you are interested in becoming a hole sponsor, download this form. […]

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