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Students Across District Support Fallen Police Officer

Students from across the District showed respect today in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco’s funeral procession. We express our condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues, and thank the students who respectfully and graciously showed their support for law enforcement today. Below are just a few pictures of our students from today’s event. To see more, visit our Facebook page.

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Students from across the District showed respect today in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco’s funeral procession. We express our condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues, and thank the students who respectfully and graciously showed their support for law enforcement today. Below are just a few pictures of our students from today’s event. To see more, […]

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College View Hosts Public International Baccalaureate Open House

You’re invited to attend the College View Elementary International Baccalaureate 5th Grade Exhibition on Tuesday, June 2nd, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at College View Elementary School. This open house will be a student-led unit of inquiry and a culminating experience for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program! All are welcome to drop by any time during the event. Open the flyer for more details.

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You’re invited to attend the College View Elementary International Baccalaureate 5th Grade Exhibition on Tuesday, June 2nd, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at College View Elementary School. This open house will be a student-led unit of inquiry and a culminating experience for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program! All are welcome to drop by […]

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Student Work Published in The 2015 Write Touch

Congratulations to the students listed below for being selected to be published in The 2015 Write Touch publication! Students in the Council Bluffs Community Schools, Lewis Central Community Schools, Saint Albert Catholic Schools, Heartland Christian School, Children’s Square U.S.A., and Iowa School for the Deaf were all invited to submit entries. In coordination with the Council Bluffs Optimist Club, writing and art selections were chosen to be published in The Write Touch. To see the 2015 and previous publications, click this link.

The following students were honored and published in The 2015 Write Touch (in order of appearance in the publication):

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Brianna Schiller, 8th grade, Kirn Middle School (cover)

Trevor DiColandrea, 11th grade, Abraham Lincoln High School
Dalton Redden, 6th grade, Wilson Middle School
Grant Muilenburg, 12th grade, Lewis Central High School
Jonathan Ybay, 12th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School
Sara Braymen, 12th grade, Lewis Central High School
Taylor Hartenhoff, 6th grade, Kirn Middle School
Patrick Neal, 8th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Kaitlin Ceder, 7th grade, Wilson Middle School
Alayna Murphy, 8th grade, Kirn Middle School
Courtney Christensen, 11th grade, Abraham Lincoln High School
Danielle Doebelin, 12th grade, Lewis Central High School
Candy Heyer, 11th grade, Abraham Lincoln High School
Lillianna Thompson, 8th grade, Kirn Middle School
Brooklynne Preston, 11th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School
Macy Higginbotham, 7th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Mackenzie Trowbridge, 10th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Natalie Cochrane, 11th grade, Lewis Central High School
Kolaiah Murphy, 9th grade, Heartland Christian School
Rylie Morton, 7th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Sandra Castillo, 12th grade, Lewis Central High School
Harper Snead, 6th grade, Kirn Middle School
Calab Holder, 10th grade, Abraham Lincoln High School
Athena Arculeo, 8th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Jane Helms, 7th grade, Wilson Middle School
Kendal Bainbridge, 11th grade, Abraham Lincoln High School
Reegan Wolford, 7th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Alesha Johnson, 8th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Brigit Geiver, 7th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Grace Phillips, 7th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Beatriz Figueroa Estrada, 7th grade, Kirn Middle School
Jade Thomas, 12th grade, Kanesville Alternative Learning Center
Maya Campbell, 7th grade, Wilson Middle School
Stephanie Kalick, 10th grade, Lewis Central High School
Megan Gonzales, 12th grade, Lewis Central High School
Joseph Hannon, 6th grade, Kirn Middle School
Katie Hiers, 12th grade, Abraham Lincoln High School
Gracie Gunter, 7th grade, Wilson Middle School
Dylan Marshall, 8th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Jack Geier, 8th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools
Zoe Trager, 8th grade, Saint Albert Catholic Schools

Congratulations to the students listed below for being selected to be published in The 2015 Write Touch publication! Students in the Council Bluffs Community Schools, Lewis Central Community Schools, Saint Albert Catholic Schools, Heartland Christian School, Children’s Square U.S.A., and Iowa School for the Deaf were all invited to submit entries. In coordination with the Council […]

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April Living the Mission Employees Recognized

Jolene Hansen and Stephanie KrychThe April Living the Mission Employees of the Month have been recognized for their service to our students! Congratulations to our April Licensed Staff Member of the Month, Stephanie Krych, and our Support Staff Member of the Month, Jolene Hansen! Stephanie is and ELL teacher at Longfellow, and Jolene is an administrative assistant at Kirn Middle School. They were both awarded trophies and certificates funded by the Community Education Foundation.

The April Living the Mission Employees of the Month have been recognized for their service to our students! Congratulations to our April Licensed Staff Member of the Month, Stephanie Krych, and our Support Staff Member of the Month, Jolene Hansen! Stephanie is and ELL teacher at Longfellow, and Jolene is an administrative assistant at Kirn […]

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Parents Invited to Participate in School Climate Survey

The Council Bluffs Community School District values input from parents on the experience within our schools.  Would you please take time prior to May 15th to complete a 10-question online survey?  Thank you.  Click Read More to Access the Survey Link.  En Español.

The Council Bluffs Community School District values input from parents on the experience within our schools.  Would you please take time prior to May 15th to complete a 10-question online survey?  Thank you.  Click Read More to Access the Survey Link.  En Español.

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Kirn Students Qualify for National History Day Competition

Congratulations to Kirn’s National History Day Qualifiers! These students will travel to Washington D.C. to share their projects.

National Qualifier: Jocelyn Hendrix, Alexis Poserio–Group Website–A Man, A Mouse and Legacy;

Brianne McDermott–Individual Exhibit–Sargent Shriver and the Peace Corps;

National Qualifier: Gabby Dour– Historical Paper–Nellie Bly;

National Alternate: Kenadie Doty Individual exhibit–Thurgood Marshall; and

Deb Masker Behring Teacher Ambassador

Students who received commendations are:

Mia Kawamitsu–Outstanding project in Civil Rights; and

Anna Boes Outstanding project in Social History

 

 

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Jocelyn Hendrix and Alexis Poserio

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Kenadie Doty

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Congratulations to Kirn’s National History Day Qualifiers! These students will travel to Washington D.C. to share their projects. National Qualifier: Jocelyn Hendrix, Alexis Poserio–Group Website–A Man, A Mouse and Legacy; Brianne McDermott–Individual Exhibit–Sargent Shriver and the Peace Corps; National Qualifier: Gabby Dour– Historical Paper–Nellie Bly; National Alternate: Kenadie Doty Individual exhibit–Thurgood Marshall; and Deb Masker Behring […]

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CB Athletic Complex Groundbreaking Underway!

The Council Bluffs Athletic Complex groundbreaking was this morning, and we are so excited for this project to begin! Phase 1, renovation of the football field and track, will be complete before the first home football game of 2015.  Thank you to all of our community partners who have helped make this a reality! We are excited to have this project underway and see the progression that it will make!

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The Council Bluffs Athletic Complex groundbreaking was this morning, and we are so excited for this project to begin! Phase 1, renovation of the football field and track, will be complete before the first home football game of 2015.  Thank you to all of our community partners who have helped make this a reality! We […]

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ALHS Junior Receives TOYO Recognition

Congratulations to ALHS junior, Alyson Sorensen, for being honored as one of the Omaha Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Omahans. She received the TOYO recognition as part of a ceremony this past weekend. Students are selected for this honor because of their service to the community. Aly, as part of her senior project and with her passion for community outreach, volunteered extensively with a metro-area non-profit, YES (Youth Emergency Services), that provides services to homeless teenagers. Aly is fifth from the right in this photo of all ten honorees.

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Congratulations to ALHS junior, Alyson Sorensen, for being honored as one of the Omaha Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Omahans. She received the TOYO recognition as part of a ceremony this past weekend. Students are selected for this honor because of their service to the community. Aly, as part of her senior project and with her […]

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40 Council Bluffs Students Receive Full-Ride to IWCC

A great program has started for Council Bluffs students, called the Pottawattamie Promise, ensuring and encouraging students to advance to higher levels of education and helping them succeed! Check out this article in the Nonpareil about the new initiative!

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Congratulations to the Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln students who were honored this year with full-ride scholarships to Iowa Western!

Thomas Jefferson Recipients:

  • Alexis Alcaraz
  • Erick Avalos
  • Juan Ceballos
  • Marshal Fallet
  • Andrew Fielder
  • Elijah Fisher
  • Taylor Hammond
  • Jacob Higgins
  • Haleigh Hughes
  • Samantha Kennedy
  • Sabrina Litton
  • Anna Lozano
  • Rashelle Lustgraaf
  • Kristen Lyons
  • Dylan Montgomery
  • Carly Olson
  • Mariah Sinnot
  • Kaylin Skillett
  • Grady Wagaman
  • Clair Yale

Abraham Lincoln Recipients:

  • Michael Bertrand
  • Jennifer Christensen
  • Veronica Christensen
  • Elise Crosen
  • Matt Cumberland
  • Megan Figueroa
  • Abi Fisher
  • Jordan Freeman
  • Deja Hathaway
  • James Keller
  • Wayne Kinney
  • Hayley Lee
  • Eduardo Mora
  • Amber Mullen
  • Jasmine O’Neal
  • Tony Outlaw
  • Elpidio Saldana
  • Brittney Sales
  • Trever Tanner
  • Don Vinkenberg

A great program has started for Council Bluffs students, called the Pottawattamie Promise, ensuring and encouraging students to advance to higher levels of education and helping them succeed! Check out this article in the Nonpareil about the new initiative! Congratulations to the Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln students who were honored this year with full-ride scholarships […]

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Kindergarten Ahead Event This Week

Kindergarten Round Up/Ahead is this Thursday, April 23rd at your child’s home school! The time slots to attend are either 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

All incoming kindergarten students and their parents will get to meet the teachers, see the school, experience kindergarten classrooms, and register for next year.

Any student turning 5 on or before September 15th is eligible to attend kindergarten beginning August 2015. Proof of birthday and current immunizations are required.

Kindergarten Round Up/Ahead is this Thursday, April 23rd at your child’s home school! The time slots to attend are either 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. All incoming kindergarten students and their parents will get to meet the teachers, see the school, experience kindergarten classrooms, and register for next year. […]

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