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All elementary and middle schools had greater than 96% average daily attendance throughout the 2015-16 school year!

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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.

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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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Live Stream of 2017 Graduation Ceremonies available

Thanks to the Tucker Career and College Center, Adviser Randy Lau, and the District Tech Department, the graduation ceremonies for the Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Class of 2017 may be viewed live on YouTube on Sunday, June 4.  The link to the live feed and then the archived video will be accessible on the District’s YouTube page at the time of the ceremonies.

The Abraham Lincoln High School Ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. and the Thomas Jefferson High School Ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
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Thanks to the Tucker Career and College Center, Adviser Randy Lau, and the District Tech Department, the graduation ceremonies for the Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Class of 2017 may be viewed live on YouTube on Sunday, June 4.  The link to the live feed and then the archived video will be accessible on the District’s YouTube […]

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Parents Invited to Participate in Survey About Our Schools

All parents and guardians in the Council Bluffs Schools are invited to participate in a survey about the school experience. If you did not already participate in the phone survey, please take a few moments to complete the online survey for each of the schools your children attend. We value and appreciate your feedback and will use the information to continue to enhance the school experience for children and families. The survey will remain open until Friday, May 12th, at noon. Thank you!
Parent Survey

All parents and guardians in the Council Bluffs Schools are invited to participate in a survey about the school experience. If you did not already participate in the phone survey, please take a few moments to complete the online survey for each of the schools your children attend. We value and appreciate your feedback and […]

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2016-17 School Year Trimester 2 Honor Rolls Announced

Congratulations to these students for making the 2016-17 school year Trimester 2 honor roll!

For Abraham Lincoln High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Kirn Middle School and Wilson Middle School:

  • Gold level represents a GPA of 3.80 or higher
  • Silver level represents a GPA of 3.5-3.79
  • Bronze level represents a GPA of 3.0-3.49

Congratulations to these students for making the 2016-17 school year Trimester 2 honor roll! For Abraham Lincoln High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Kirn Middle School and Wilson Middle School: Gold level represents a GPA of 3.80 or higher Silver level represents a GPA of 3.5-3.79 Bronze level represents a GPA of 3.0-3.49 Abraham Lincoln […]

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Dr. Vickie Murillo Named Next Superintendent of Schools

The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Dr. Vickie Murillo as the next Superintendent of Schools on April 11. Dr. Murillo will succeed current superintendent Dr. Martha Bruckner, who began in this role in July of 2007 and will retire on June 30, 2017.

Following an extensive process to seek input from community members, staff and parents, and a national search, the Board selected Murillo from among 57 candidates and five finalists considered for the position.

“Dr. Murillo will bring to our district the desired experience and skills that were identified in community focus groups and in nearly 600 online surveys completed, School Board President Troy Arthur said. “We are confident she can lead us toward the future, continuing to raise the bar for all students in the Council Bluffs Schools.”

Dr. Murillo is currently the Chief Academic and Accountability Officer at Kansas City (Missouri) Public Schools, a district with 14,500 students. In this role, she has supervision and budgetary responsibility for curriculum, instruction and professional development in the educational departments of: assessment, adult education and literacy, early learning, exceptional education, career and technical education, guidance and counseling, federal programs, language services, students in transition, early college academy, athletics, and grants. Prior to becoming the chief academic and accountability officer, Murillo worked at all levels in education, from teacher and instructional coach to principal at the elementary and secondary levels.

Dr. Murillo received her Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership from Baker University, her master’s degree at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and her Bachelor of Education degree at Evangel University.

 

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The Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Dr. Vickie Murillo as the next Superintendent of Schools on April 11. Dr. Murillo will succeed current superintendent Dr. Martha Bruckner, who began in this role in July of 2007 and will retire on June 30, 2017. Following an extensive process to seek input […]

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Kindergarten Roundup for 2017-18 school year set for April 20

Parents, please bring your soon-to-be kindergartner to this exciting event to interact with other children as you learn more about the kindergarten experience. You are asked to bring your child’s birth certificate and current immunization record to enroll your child in kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year at the event.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:30-5:15 p.m. or 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Please plan to attend at your home school. Parents interested in transfers to a different school within the district will be able to apply at the event. To inquire about your home school location, please call 712-328-6446.

Select one of the times to attend the orientation. Please arrive at the beginning of the time and plan to stay for the full session.

State law requires a child entering kindergarten to be 5 years of age by September 15 and students must have a current immunization record on file before starting school. Interpreter services are available upon request by contacting your school.

Parents, please bring your soon-to-be kindergartner to this exciting event to interact with other children as you learn more about the kindergarten experience. You are asked to bring your child’s birth certificate and current immunization record to enroll your child in kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year at the event. Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:30-5:15 […]

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Kindergarten information night for parents – April 4

Are you prepared for your first child to attend kindergarten?

All first-time kindergarten parents are invited to learn what kindergarten is like in the Council Bluffs Community School District. If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 15, please join us for an informational presentation about kindergarten entrance requirements, what your child will learn, and the routines your child will encounter with the school experience.

Tuesday, April 4
6 to 7 p.m.
Council Bluffs Schools Educational Service Center
in the Omni Business Centre
300 West Broadway, Suite 1600

Also, save the date for kindergarten roundup on Thursday, April 20. This is when you’ll visit your child’s school, meet the kindergarten teachers, and register your child for next school year.

Questions can be directed to 712-328-6446.

 

Are you prepared for your first child to attend kindergarten? All first-time kindergarten parents are invited to learn what kindergarten is like in the Council Bluffs Community School District. If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 15, please join us for an informational presentation about kindergarten entrance requirements, what your […]

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College Crossroads set for March 27

All Southwest Iowa 8th through 11th grade students and parents are invited to join Council Bluffs Schools on March 27 at 5 p.m. as we host more than 60 colleges, universities and military representatives at our biggest college planning event of the year. College Crossroads 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School will bring to life the possibilities students can pursue following high school. It’s not too soon to visit college representatives or attend a few sessions to learn about scholarships and financial aid, plus much more. There will be a chance for prizes and giveaways! We don’t want you to miss this!

Please view this FLYER for more information about the events from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to preregister. Even if you are not sure you can attend, register now.

You can view the College Crossroads information booklet here.

All Southwest Iowa 8th through 11th grade students and parents are invited to join Council Bluffs Schools on March 27 at 5 p.m. as we host more than 60 colleges, universities and military representatives at our biggest college planning event of the year. College Crossroads 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School will bring to life the […]

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