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Bus Stops, Pick Up and Drop Off Times Updated

School BusThe schedule of bus pick up and drop off times has been updated! Take a look to confirm your bus stop times. If you need to know your bus route or bus stop, please call 712-328-6411. Please note that the bus may be a little late the first few days of school. Please be patient if the bus hasn’t arrived even up to 10 minutes after the scheduled time. Finally, remember the first day of school is a Monday early-release day. All after-school drop off times will be adjusted accordingly.

Please CLICK HERE to view or download the bus schedule.

The schedule of bus pick up and drop off times has been updated! Take a look to confirm your bus stop times. If you need to know your bus route or bus stop, please call 712-328-6411. Please note that the bus may be a little late the first few days of school. Please be patient […]

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Have You Downloaded the Council Bluffs Schools NEW Mobile App?

As we prepare to begin the 2015-16 School Year in the Council Bluffs Schools, we want to thank all staff members, parents, students, partners and friends of education for your interest in keeping up with the District on our website! We invite you all to Stay Connected  using our NEW free mobile app, Council Bluffs Comm Schools. Simply download it for your iPhone or iPad from the App Store, or for your Android device from the Google Play Store. Then, indicate which schools you wish to follow to be kept up to date and “in the know!” Have a terrific Year!
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As we prepare to begin the 2015-16 School Year in the Council Bluffs Schools, we want to thank all staff members, parents, students, partners and friends of education for your interest in keeping up with the District on our website! We invite you all to Stay Connected  using our NEW free mobile app, Council Bluffs Comm […]

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Upward Bound and College Access Program Sends Students to Washington, D.C.

During the week of June 14-19, four of our most recent graduates representing the Upward Bound and College Access Program (CAP) at Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln High Schools will have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital in order to participate in a study visit focused on international relations. Participating in this unique experience arranged by the Close Up organization are Daniel Cano-Pargas (AL CAP), Annie Duncan (TJ CAP), Nathan Gregg (TJ Upward Bound), and Kyla Kern (TJ Upward Bound).

Since 1971, Close Up has facilitated Washington D.C. educational trips for middle and high school students. Their mission is to “inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise their rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.” This is evident by the full schedule each day, allowing the group of students from around the nation to explore D.C. landmarks and memorials, engage in discussion and activities surrounding domestic issues and foreign policy, meet with their members of Congress, and observe Congressional committee hearings.

The four students were chosen by Upward Bound and CAP staff based on an application and essay. All expenses including airfare, lodging, and meals are covered by the programs they represent. Upon arrival in D.C., students will be greeted by Close Up staff who provide instruction and round the clock supervision throughout the experience. Congratulations, students, and enjoy this opportunity!

During the week of June 14-19, four of our most recent graduates representing the Upward Bound and College Access Program (CAP) at Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln High Schools will have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital in order to participate in a study visit focused on international relations. Participating in this unique […]

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Future Jacket Summer Athletic Development Sessions Available to Students

Hosted by the Thomas Jefferson High School Coaching Staff and Activities Department. Students may participate as many days as they would like. All Sessions will be supervised by coaching staff members. It is advised that elementary-age children be checked in the first time by a parent so that contact information can be shared. Click on the flyer below for more information.

Questions? Contact Thomas Jefferson High School at 712-328-6493.

Future Jacket Summer Program 2015

Hosted by the Thomas Jefferson High School Coaching Staff and Activities Department. Students may participate as many days as they would like. All Sessions will be supervised by coaching staff members. It is advised that elementary-age children be checked in the first time by a parent so that contact information can be shared. Click on the flyer below […]

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2015 Graduation Commencement Ceremonies Available Online

If you missed the 2015 graduation ceremonies, don’t worry! The Thomas Jefferson Jacket Journalism team has them filmed and uploaded on their YouTube channel! We have them available for you here on our website.  Find the links for the 2015 graduation commencement ceremonies, as well as previous board meetings, here.

If you missed the 2015 graduation ceremonies, don’t worry! The Thomas Jefferson Jacket Journalism team has them filmed and uploaded on their YouTube channel! We have them available for you here on our website.  Find the links for the 2015 graduation commencement ceremonies, as well as previous board meetings, here.

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Live Streaming Available for High School Graduation Ceremony

Thanks to the Thomas Jefferson Journalism department, Adviser Rob Lindquist, and the District Tech Department, the graduation ceremonies for the Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Class of 2015 may be viewed live on YouTube on Saturday, May 30th.  The link to the live feed and then the archived video will be accessible on the Jacket Journalism YouTube page that day.

Click Here for the link to the YouTube page, and look for the video link, which will appear on Saturday under the Jacket Journalism banner at the top of the page.The Abraham Lincoln High School Ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the Thomas Jefferson High School Ceremony is at 1 p.m. at the Mid-America Center.

Thanks to the Thomas Jefferson Journalism department, Adviser Rob Lindquist, and the District Tech Department, the graduation ceremonies for the Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Class of 2015 may be viewed live on YouTube on Saturday, May 30th.  The link to the live feed and then the archived video will be accessible on the Jacket Journalism […]

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2015 Employees of the Year Announced

Announcing the Council Bluffs Community School District Teacher and Support Staff Member of the Year! Congratulations to Longfellow Paraeducator, Diane Duschanek, and Roosevelt Elementary Teacher, Anne Brooks! Both are extraordinary representatives of the dedicated and caring staff members who serve the students in our school community!

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Congratulations to our 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Nancy Reiff, and our 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year, Barb Ryan! Thank you for your service and dedication to our students!

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Announcing the Council Bluffs Community School District Teacher and Support Staff Member of the Year! Congratulations to Longfellow Paraeducator, Diane Duschanek, and Roosevelt Elementary Teacher, Anne Brooks! Both are extraordinary representatives of the dedicated and caring staff members who serve the students in our school community!                   […]

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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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