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Autism Awareness Event April 30

2016 Autism Event FlyerThe 4th Annual Council Bluffs Autism Support Group Awareness Event on Sat, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Iowa School for the Deaf campus. Join us for the 5K, 1-Mile Fun Walk, the Pancake man, other food for sale, specialty vendors,bounce houses, raffles, face painting, crafts, photo booth and more! Registration OPEN NOW!

For more information, to volunteer or to register for the 5K/Run or Fun Walk, please visit www.cbautism5krun-walk.com

 

The 4th Annual Council Bluffs Autism Support Group Awareness Event on Sat, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Iowa School for the Deaf campus. Join us for the 5K, 1-Mile Fun Walk, the Pancake man, other food for sale, specialty vendors,bounce houses, raffles, face painting, crafts, photo booth and more! Registration OPEN […]

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2nd Trimester Honor Rolls Announced

The second trimester for the 2015-16 school year is complete!  Congratulations to these students for making the honor roll!

Gold level represents a GPA of 3.80 or higher, silver level represents a GPA of 3.5-3.79, and bronze level represents a GPA of 3.0-3.49.

Kirn Middle School

Abraham Lincoln High School

Thomas Jefferson High School

The second trimester for the 2015-16 school year is complete!  Congratulations to these students for making the honor roll! Gold level represents a GPA of 3.80 or higher, silver level represents a GPA of 3.5-3.79, and bronze level represents a GPA of 3.0-3.49. Kirn Middle School Abraham Lincoln High School Thomas Jefferson High School

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Council Bluffs recognized as Iowa Technology Community of the Year Finalist

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Pictured in the back row, from left, are Don Kohler, Chris Russell, Michelle Bandur, Craig Carlsen, Jay Killion, Dan Kinney, Matt Walsh, Mark Howard, Jon McGreevey, David Fringer and Bob Mundt. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Diane Ostrowski, Lori Shields, Martha Bruckner, Kristine Plunkett, Wendy Schultz and Mike Wolf.

The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to be a part of the effort that earned the city the honor of being named a finalist for the Iowa Technology Community of the Year Award presented by the Iowa Technology Association. A group of community representatives represented the city at the Association’s Prometheus Awards on April 14th to be recognized as a finalist.

The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to be a part of the effort that earned the city the honor of being named a finalist for the Iowa Technology Community of the Year Award presented by the Iowa Technology Association. A group of community representatives represented the city at the Association’s Prometheus Awards on […]

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Former Walnut Grove Building Update Session-Monday, April 18th

Are you interested in hearing how the Walnut Grove Elementary School property will be transformed?

Monday, April 18th
6-7 pm
Franklin Elementary School
3130 Avenue C

As you may know, the Council Bluffs Community School District sold the Walnut Grove Elementary School property in the fall of 2015. The City of Council Bluffs Planning and Community Development Department, Neighborhood Works Home Solutions and Iowa Western Community College will be partners in transforming the property into new family housing.

To provide additional information and insight into the plan, members of each of the partner organizations will host an informational meeting.
No need to register for the meeting. If you have any questions, or would like additional information following the meeting,
please call 712-328-6443 or email dostrowski@cb-schools.org.

Are you interested in hearing how the Walnut Grove Elementary School property will be transformed? Monday, April 18th 6-7 pm Franklin Elementary School 3130 Avenue C As you may know, the Council Bluffs Community School District sold the Walnut Grove Elementary School property in the fall of 2015. The City of Council Bluffs Planning and Community […]

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Grade 8-11 Students/Parents Particpated to College Crossroads Event

College Crossroads Road SignHundreds of parents of students in grades 8 through 11 in the Council Bluffs Schools attended an important district-wide college and career planning event at Abraham Lincoln High School on Tuesday, April 19th. At the 2nd annual College Crossroads evnt, students and parents gained valuable insight by visiting with representatives from more than 20 colleges, universities and the military at a College Fair, and participating in a variety of helpful sessions, featuring expert presenters.

Here is a link to the full program so you can plan to attend next year’s event:  College Crossroads Session Booklet 2016

Hundreds of parents of students in grades 8 through 11 in the Council Bluffs Schools attended an important district-wide college and career planning event at Abraham Lincoln High School on Tuesday, April 19th. At the 2nd annual College Crossroads evnt, students and parents gained valuable insight by visiting with representatives from more than 20 colleges, universities […]

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Thomas Jefferson Booster Club 10th Anniversary Jacket Backer Dinner and Auction A Success!

12718184_776533529117303_8317032397085673572_nThank you to everyone who organized and attended Thomas Jefferson’s Booster Club’s 10th Anniversary Jacket Backer Dinner and Auction on April 9th, 2016.

Photos from the event can be found on Facebook at this link.

Thank you to everyone who organized and attended Thomas Jefferson’s Booster Club’s 10th Anniversary Jacket Backer Dinner and Auction on April 9th, 2016. Photos from the event can be found on Facebook at this link.

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Special District-Wide Pre-School Screening April 4th

stockvault-students113094This District-Wide screening will be held at all Council Bluffs Elementary schools, except Crescent.

No appointments are necessary on this day.

This April 4th screening is only for children who will be 4 years of age by September 15, 2016.

Please come at any time between noon and 6 PM.

 

Please bring:

  • Your preschool child
  • Child’s birth certificate with raised seal
  • Copy of immunization records
  • Verification of income for 2015 – only accepted documents are:
    • 1040 Federal income tax form reflecting the adjusted gross income
    • A copy of your FIP card or benefits statement

Screenings will be held at the following elementary buildings:

**Spanish interpreter will be onsite

This District-Wide screening will be held at all Council Bluffs Elementary schools, except Crescent. No appointments are necessary on this day. This April 4th screening is only for children who will be 4 years of age by September 15, 2016. Please come at any time between noon and 6 PM.   Please bring: Your preschool child […]

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New Raise.me Micro-Scholarships for University of Iowa Available for CB Students

Representatives of the University of Iowa traveled to Council Bluffs and nine other pilot sites around Iowa to annouce the launch of a new micro-scholarship site for students to earn scholarship funds. Representatives of Thomas Jefferson High School joined the group at Abraham Lincoln High School to particpate in the launch. Students in the Council Bluffs Schools planning to attend the University of Iowa and Iowa Western Community College are invited to create an account on the Raise.me micro-scholarship platform, designed to encourage and improve college readiness among Iowa high school students.
Using Raise.me, high school students are eligible to earn up to a total of $1,200 in “micro-scholarships” to attend the UI by meeting certain criteria, such as achieving an A or a B grade in select math classes or being involved in arts, athletics or other extra-curricular programs.
“Even if they ultimately decide not to attend the University of Iowa, participating students will be better prepared for success at any post-secondary institution,” said Brent Gage, UI associate vice president for enrollment management.
The micro-scholarship platform is a partnership between the UI and Raise.me, with the support of Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Raise.me screen shot
For more information about the micro-scholarships or Raise.me, go to admissions.uiowa.edu/all99 or to www.raise.me.

Representatives of the University of Iowa traveled to Council Bluffs and nine other pilot sites around Iowa to annouce the launch of a new micro-scholarship site for students to earn scholarship funds. Representatives of Thomas Jefferson High School joined the group at Abraham Lincoln High School to particpate in the launch. Students in the Council […]

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2016 Iowa Legislature Information

State of IowaYou are invited to stay informed about the 2016 Legislature and the discussions related to education.  Find contact information for our legislators and links to updates on our Iowa Legislature 2016 page. Click Here

You are invited to stay informed about the 2016 Legislature and the discussions related to education.  Find contact information for our legislators and links to updates on our Iowa Legislature 2016 page. Click Here

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Deadline is March 1st to Enroll Into CB Schools from another Iowa District

Area parents who not live in the Council Bluffs School District are welcome to file an application to request “Open Enrollment” for their children to attend a school within the school district.  The deadline to submit the application is March 1st for next school year for all students entering grades 1-12.  The deadline for children entering kindergarten is September 1st. You may submit the application and take the opportunity to visit the school of your choice within the school district to take a tour and visit with faculty and staff members.  Submitting an application by the March 1st deadline does not prohibit you from attending your home district’s school next year if you decide not to open enroll.

Click here for more information and to access the application.

Area parents who not live in the Council Bluffs School District are welcome to file an application to request “Open Enrollment” for their children to attend a school within the school district.  The deadline to submit the application is March 1st for next school year for all students entering grades 1-12.  The deadline for children entering kindergarten is […]

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