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CB Blast from the Past… for the Future!

Join us for the Blast from the Past…for the Future fundraiser event on Saturday, April 18th from 5-9 p.m. The event will be held at the 100 Block on West Broadway. Tickets can be bought discounted online before the event for $15, and $20 on the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the new CB Athletic Complex! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Join us for the Blast from the Past…for the Future fundraiser event on Saturday, April 18th from 5-9 p.m. The event will be held at the 100 Block on West Broadway. Tickets can be bought discounted online before the event for $15, and $20 on the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated […]

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High School Graduation Ceremonies Broadcast LIVE!

If you are unable to attend the high school graduations this Saturday at the Mid America Center, feel free to tune in live by opening the story and clicking here. There will be a link that says “watch” for the graduation you would like to see.

The ceremonies will also be available to watch after they are over at the same website.

If you are unable to attend the high school graduations this Saturday at the Mid America Center, feel free to tune in live by opening the story and clicking here. There will be a link that says “watch” for the graduation you would like to see. The ceremonies will also be available to watch after they are […]

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Family Wellness Fair is Approaching!

The Live Well Council Bluffs Family Wellness Fair is coming up on April 26th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School. The event is free and open to the public! There will be all sorts of activities focusing on fun and fitness, healthy eating, workshops, and health screenings! Click the flyer for more details.

Family Wellness Fair

The Live Well Council Bluffs Family Wellness Fair is coming up on April 26th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School. The event is free and open to the public! There will be all sorts of activities focusing on fun and fitness, healthy eating, workshops, and health screenings! Click the flyer […]

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No School on Wednesday, February 5th Due to Winter Weather

There will be no school on Wednesday, February 5th, due to the winter weather. This snow day will be made up on Thursday, March 6th. Please be safe and stay warm

There will be no school on Wednesday, February 5th, due to the winter weather. This snow day will be made up on Thursday, March 6th. Please be safe and stay warm

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Nominate an Educator for the Nelson Excellence in Teaching Award

Nelson Award LogoThe H. H. “Red” and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes those individuals who go above and beyond to demonstrate leadership and vision in our schools.

Nominations for these awards will be accepted through February 21, 2014. Making a nomination is a fantastic way to give a teacher the recognition he/she deserves. Five teachers will each receive a $5,000 check, a specially designed trophy and public recognition. You may nominate your favorite teacher online only by Clicking Here.

Nominees must have a minimum of two years experience as a certified teacher or counselor in the Council Bluffs Community School District (K-12). Nominations will be accepted from students (current and former), parents, fellow teachers, school administrators and the general public. Individuals cannot nominate themselves.

The H. H. “Red” and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award Program is administered by The Omaha Community Foundation. Neither the Nelson Family nor administrators from either of the eligible school districts are involved in the process. Judges are independently selected by The Omaha Community Foundation and neither the Nelson Family nor school district administrators are aware of their identity. Recipients of the Nelson’s Excellence in Teaching Award Program are at the sole discretion of the judges.

Past Council Bluffs recipients include: 

2008
Joan VonTersch-Crampton, Roosevelt Elementary
Albert Hudek, Ed.D., Thomas Jefferson High School
Mary Reid, Lewis & Clark Elementary

2009
Christy Boldt, Longfellow, Pusey, and Washington Elementary Schools
Terry Hanzlik, Abraham Lincoln High School
Barbara Schmid, Longfellow Elementary School
JoAnn Tews, Walnut Grove Elementary School

2010
Jane Burgett, Carter Lake Elementary
Deb Goodman, Thomas Jefferson High School
Jim Misner, Kirn Middle School

2011
Kristy Courter, Abraham Lincoln High School
Karla Hughes, Thomas Jefferson High School
Terry McNeal, Edison Elementary

2012
Deb Carlson, Hoover Elementary
Deb Masker, Kirn Middle School
Diane Storey, Thomas Jefferson High School

2013
Kay Durfey, Kanesville Alternative Learning Center
Sandy Leaders, Thomas Jefferson High School
Dirk Waller, Abraham Lincoln High School

The H. H. “Red” and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes those individuals who go above and beyond to demonstrate leadership and vision in our schools. Nominations for these awards will be accepted through February 21, 2014. Making a nomination is a fantastic way to give a teacher the recognition he/she […]

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No School on Monday, January 6th

There will be no school on Monday, January 6th, due to the forecasted extremely cold temperatures. The Kids & Company program will be open at Bloomer and Franklin for students already enrolled. Stay safe and warm!

There will be no school on Monday, January 6th, due to the forecasted extremely cold temperatures. The Kids & Company program will be open at Bloomer and Franklin for students already enrolled. Stay safe and warm!

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2014-15 Calendar Approved

The calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved by the Board of Education! Click here to view/download the new calendar.

The calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved by the Board of Education! Click here to view/download the new calendar.

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New Way to Pay for School Meals

myschoolbucks logo circleWe are introducing a new way to pay for school meals with My School Bucks! The first step parents need to take is to register your child for a free account. You can then access your account balance, set up automatic payments, schedule email reminders, and download the free app for use with your smartphone! Parents can still access the “old” system to check your account balance and pay for meals.  However, we would like to encourage parents to start using My School Bucks to become familiar with the new system. Open this story and click on the image or this link to be connected.

We are introducing a new way to pay for school meals with My School Bucks! The first step parents need to take is to register your child for a free account. You can then access your account balance, set up automatic payments, schedule email reminders, and download the free app for use with your smartphone! […]

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New Teacher Aaron Rindone Joins Passages

Please help me in welcoming new teacher Aaron Rindone to the Passages staff.  Aaron joins us after working in the district as a paraeducator supporting students at Kanesville Alternative Learning Center.  Aaron will be teaching the majority of math at Passages.  We look forward to keeping him on staff in his new position!

Please help me in welcoming new teacher Aaron Rindone to the Passages staff.  Aaron joins us after working in the district as a paraeducator supporting students at Kanesville Alternative Learning Center.  Aaron will be teaching the majority of math at Passages.  We look forward to keeping him on staff in his new position!

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