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Dr. Murillo Releases Post 100-Day Plan

Dr. Vickie Murillo completed her first 100 days as the Superintendent of the Council Bluffs Community Schools on October 8. In order to commemorate her first 100 days, Dr. Murillo released a Post 100-Day Plan based on the feedback she received during her Listening & Learning sessions, community tours, and meetings with staff members and other stakeholders.

Click here to view Dr. Murillo’s post 100-Day Plan, here.

Dr. Vickie Murillo completed her first 100 days as the Superintendent of the Council Bluffs Community Schools on October 8. In order to commemorate her first 100 days, Dr. Murillo released a Post 100-Day Plan based on the feedback she received during her Listening & Learning sessions, community tours, and meetings with staff members and other […]

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Two Council Bluffs Community School Students Receive Belin-Blank Awards

Jocelyn Miller and Eleanor Preston, both students at Kirn Middle School earned Belin-Blank Awards over the weekend at a ceremony held on the University of Iowa campus.  Miller and Preston were selected based on their performance on the I-Excel Test.

In order to be recognized at this ceremony, students in grades 4-12 must either 1) earn top scores in the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS), 2) were selected to one of the Belin-Blank selective programs, or 3) receive special recognition in a Belin-Blank Center program.

Each student was asked to select a teacher who has made a profound impact on their education. This year Holly Sharp, a TAG teacher at College View and Elizabeth Becker a 4th grade teacher from Longfellow, were selected by Miller and Preston to be recognized. Each teacher was allowed to walk across the stage with their student to receive an award.

 

Jocelyn Miller and Eleanor Preston, both students at Kirn Middle School earned Belin-Blank Awards over the weekend at a ceremony held on the University of Iowa campus.  Miller and Preston were selected based on their performance on the I-Excel Test. In order to be recognized at this ceremony, students in grades 4-12 must either 1) […]

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Thomas Jefferson Wrestling Coach Advances To Final 15

Thomas Jefferson wrestling coach August Manz advances into the final public voting round of the U.S. Cellular’s “Most Valuable Coach” contest.

After being selected by a panel of judges, August Manz was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Coaches” across the nation and moved into the first public voting round. In order to be selected as a “Top 50 Coach” judges evaluated the essays based on the nominee’s community impact, school impact, leadership impact, and representation of sponsor’s licensed markets.

The first public voting which took place from September 19 to October 9 determined the “Final 15 Coaches.” As part of being recognized as a “Final 15 Coach” Thomas Jefferson High School will receive a $5,000 donation from U.S. Cellular and an assembly will be held to honor the work Coach Manz does for his school and community.

Public voting to help determine the Grand Prize winner from among that “Final 15 Coaches” has already begun, but you can vote once per day until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 14 at TheMostValuableCoach.com.

U.S. Cellular launched the Most Valuable Coach contest to recognize current high school head and assistant coaches who have made a profound impact on their school and community, and who exemplify great leadership qualities.  

Thomas Jefferson wrestling coach August Manz advances into the final public voting round of the U.S. Cellular’s “Most Valuable Coach” contest. After being selected by a panel of judges, August Manz was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Coaches” across the nation and moved into the first public voting round. In order to be […]

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District Promotes Points of Pride

The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to share a summary of the Points of Pride from our schools and district-level departments.  We value the opportunity to share good news with our school community and encourage everyone to celebrate with us. Read the Points of Pride as they appeared in The Daily Nonpareil.

The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to share a summary of the Points of Pride from our schools and district-level departments.  We value the opportunity to share good news with our school community and encourage everyone to celebrate with us. Read the Points of Pride as they appeared in The Daily Nonpareil.

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Baker Receives National Attention

Thomas Jefferson Junior Cameron Baker scored five rushing touchdowns against Sioux City West last Friday. Perhaps the most intriguing moment of the game came in the second quarter when Baker broke seven tackles and scampered 80 yards to the end zone, receiving national attention from media outlets around the country.

His mother, Holy Baker, shared the video of her sons unbelievable run on Twitter. Outlets such as USA Today, Bleacher Report, MaxPreps, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and SportsCenter have shared the highlight via social media. The video on Bleacher Report’s Facebook page has more than 403,000 views and 14,000 impressions as of Wednesday morning.

Thomas Jefferson defeated Sioux City West by a final score of 56-21. In the game, Baker tallied 336 yards on the ground which also included a 96 yard touchdown run in the second half. Thomas Jefferson as a team rushed for a total of 610 yards which included 400 yards in the first half.

Baker currently leads Iowa Class 4A with 862 rushing yards and is tied for second with nine touchdowns.

Thomas Jefferson (3-1) will be back on the field this Friday to take on Des Moines North (0-4) at Gale Wickersham Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Junior Cameron Baker scored five rushing touchdowns against Sioux City West last Friday. Perhaps the most intriguing moment of the game came in the second quarter when Baker broke seven tackles and scampered 80 yards to the end zone, receiving national attention from media outlets around the country. His mother, Holy Baker, shared […]

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Higgins Family Honored With Fight for Iowa Award

Ryan and Kara Higgins recently received the Fight for Iowa award at the Iowa-Wyoming football game on September 2, for their willingness to help others across the globe. Upon adopting two children from Rwanda the Higgins family was struck by the amount of orphans living in poor conditions.

Ryan, a teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School, and his family helped develop a sponsorship program, which has provided support for hundreds of children in Rwanda.

The Fight for Iowa award is awarded to individuals who best embody the values, determination, and integrity that Iowa stands for. Whether it is an individual who has made a significant impact in their community or contributed to a significant accomplishment, the University of Iowa is looking for people who consistently fight to represent themselves, their families, and their state.

To learn more about the Fight for Iowa Award, click here.

To view the video of the Higgins family, click here.

Ryan and Kara Higgins recently received the Fight for Iowa award at the Iowa-Wyoming football game on September 2, for their willingness to help others across the globe. Upon adopting two children from Rwanda the Higgins family was struck by the amount of orphans living in poor conditions. Ryan, a teacher at Abraham Lincoln High […]

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Reliving Friday’s Matchup

Thomas Jefferson defeated Abraham Lincoln on Friday, September 8 by a final score of 33-8. Relive some of the greatest moments of the 113th meeting between the crosstown rivals, by viewing our online gallery here.

Thomas Jefferson defeated Abraham Lincoln on Friday, September 8 by a final score of 33-8. Relive some of the greatest moments of the 113th meeting between the crosstown rivals, by viewing our online gallery here.

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The Goal Smasher

Jose Soria, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School had one goal in mind for his summer vacation, and that was to continue his passion for education. Soria enrolled part-time at Iowa Western Community College as part of the concurrent (or joint) enrollment program, in order to complete courses towards a degree in nursing.

Read the full article here.

Jose Soria, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School had one goal in mind for his summer vacation, and that was to continue his passion for education. Soria enrolled part-time at Iowa Western Community College as part of the concurrent (or joint) enrollment program, in order to complete courses towards a degree in nursing. Read the […]

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New Student Registration Dates Set

All new families are invited to visit our schools to meet the principal, tour the school and complete all paperwork.  We can’t wait to meet you!

All Elementary Schools:  August 9th from 11 am – 7 pm
Middle Schools:  August 15th from 11 am – 7 pm
Abraham Lincoln High School:  August 9th from 12 – 7 pm and August 10th from 11 am – 6 pm
Thomas Jefferson High School:  August 9th from 12 – 7 pm and August 10th from 10 am – 5 pm

All new families are invited to visit our schools to meet the principal, tour the school and complete all paperwork.  We can’t wait to meet you! All Elementary Schools:  August 9th from 11 am – 7 pm Middle Schools:  August 15th from 11 am – 7 pm Abraham Lincoln High School:  August 9th from 12 […]

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Parents Invited to E-Register for Next School Year

The Council Bluffs Community School District has implemented an Electronic registration process that will allow you to re-register your child for school on-line, without having to complete and return paper registration forms. Parents should have received an email with instructions about this E-Registration process.  If you did not get the email, please contact your student’s school and request the information for the PowerSchool parent portal.

Completing this process will enroll your child for the 2017-2018 school-year. It also ensures that we have your current and correct contact and address information, which is important for emergencies, and so that you may receive all the necessary information concerning school and upcoming important dates for your child. Here is a link to PowerSchool for you to access E-Registration:  https://ps.cbcsd.org

E-registration is for current 2016-2017 students enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year.  For Preschool student enrollment information, please call 712-227-0098.  For Kindergarten 2017-2018 students who did not attend Kindergarten Round-up, please contact your child’s school.

If you have moved, and your child will be attending another Council Bluffs school, please call your child’s new school for enrollment information.

All information must be updated by June 19th, 2017.   Please call your child’s school if you have any questions.  Thank you!

The Council Bluffs Community School District has implemented an Electronic registration process that will allow you to re-register your child for school on-line, without having to complete and return paper registration forms. Parents should have received an email with instructions about this E-Registration process.  If you did not get the email, please contact your student’s school and […]

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