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  • Community Meetings

    We believe this is an important time for Central Cass Schools as we look at our current “state of affairs” and proactively plan for the next 25 years of growth. During any time of growth and transition, it is natural and positive to have questions. With the transparent and inclusive planning process, the school board feels the voice of the community came through helping to outline our current state and recommendations. If you have not done so yet, we sincerely hope you will go to our website and look through the final Master Planning Report and Demographic Study, under the Referendum Link. This is the data and documentation outlining our school, needs, and associated recommendations.

    Further, we sincerely hope you can attend any of the following community meetings to allow for updated information and sharing of the potential plans for the school.

    • Sept 6 Chaffee/Embden/Lynchburg 7:00 PM @ St. Peters Church 
    • Sept 7  Casselton 8:00 PM @ CCHS Media Center
    • Sept 22 Absaraka/Wheatland 8:00 PM @ Absaraka Community Center
    • Sept 26 Amenia 8:00 PM @ Pro-Seed
    • Sept 27 Prosper 8:00 PM @ Peterson Farms Seed
    • Sept 29 Casselton 8:00 PM @ CCHS Media Center
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  • 1:1 Orientation Meetings

    All students entering grades 6-12, along with a parent, need to attend one of the four orientation meetings held at the following times and locations in order to meet the technology requirements set forth by Central Cass School District.

    Tuesday, August 23rd 4:45-5:30 pm S. Gym

    Tuesday, August 23rd 5:30-6:15 pm S. Gym

    Thursday, August 25th 3:30-4:15 Media Center

    Friday, August 26th 7:30-8:15 am  Media Center

    Attendance of the orientation, along with signing the Central Cass Chromebook/MacBook Device Agreement ensures that your child will be able to take his/her device off campus. If you are unable to attend any of the above times, please contact Nikki Wixo to set up an alternate time.

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  • School Resumes

    School will be back in session on Thursday, August 25th.  Enjoy your Summer Break!! 

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Featured District News

  • Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference in Bismarck

    Heather Vandrovec, DeAnn Grommesh, Mary Beth Pilon and Lisa Hoffman attended the Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference in Bismarck. (Heather Vandrovec not pictured) The conference theme Creating Excellence, Taking Action and Empowering Students focused on how Family and Consumer Science (FACS), Business/Marketing, Career Development, Information Technology and Agricultural Education creates excellence through the connection and relevance to real world learning. CTE courses focus on empowering students by teaching them the critical skills of thinking, teamwork and collaboration to empower students to make career and life decisions for their future.

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  • Nurtured Heart Conference

    Four teachers from Central Cass attended a week long training in the Nurtured Heart Approach in Fargo at the end of July. As new trainers Bard Cote, Kristie Morris, and MaryBeth Pilon completed 50 hours of training and Julienne Olson, as an advanced trainer, completed 61 hours over the week long time frame. The Nurtured Heart Approach is a way for us to build stronger and deeper connections with our students and people in our lives. This is done through focusing on the positive things that are happening. Through the approach we recognize students for displaying the important values and life skills we are working so hard to achieve, instead of dwelling in the moments when things are not going well. Pictured with Howard Glasser, creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

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  • LEGO Symposium

    Library and Media Specialst; Dana Stansbery and Technology Integrationist; Mistie Holland attended a LEGO Symposium class at Valley City State University on Saturday, August 6th. They learned how to use LEGOs in the classroom to help students become problem solvers and ones that can express themselves; while being hands on. They also discovered ways to enhance the math, science, language arts, media, and technology curriculums through the use of LEGOs. They also explored LEGO robotics that used code, iPads, and a lot of imagination.

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  • Introducing our NEW Website and Facebook Page!

    Get connected with our new Website and Facebook page! This will be your number one resource to staying informed with what is happening at Central Cass! Check back often as some of the links are under construction but will be updated soon!

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  • Two High School Teachers attend NDCTE

    High school teachers Kaylie Young and Maureen Svihovec took in the NDCTE Convention; North Dakota Council of Teachers of English. It is an annual convention where English teachers from across the state come together in Mandan and get inspired for the upcoming school year! This year's theme is "The Drive to Thrive" with keynote speaker Meeno Rami inspiring conference goers with her book "Thrive."

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  • Central Cass is a 1 to 1 School!

    Starting in the Fall of 2016, students in grades 6 – 12 will all have their own device that will allow for them to have increased opportunities as they go through school. Classroom teachers will be using a learning management system to provide assignments, handouts and reminders of important dates. There will be many new tools and resources available for both students and teachers, and it should be a very exciting time at Central Cass. In preparation, phase two of the 1:1 in the high school was approved by the Central Cass School Board at the February meeting. The device that was chosen and approved are 11” MacBook Airs. This is a conventional laptop that will allow for the students to explore and utilize a number of applications, save their files on the device, and sync their files with their Office 365 account. The MacBook Airs will be leased for the first four years and then purchased for one dollar on year five. The lease route was chosen to keep expenditures the same as if the district upgraded two computer labs each year. The current labs and portable laptop carts in the high school will be phased out, and all computer activities will then take place on the students’ laptops. The middle school and high school faculty are working together on a device policy handbook. Currently, the handbook is written for middle school use with Chromebooks, but a new policy will include the MacBook Air laptop. The policy is also under review as the first year of 1:1 in the middle school comes to a close and faculty review and update the policy after using the device in the classroom for the first year. There will be parent / student meetings at the beginning of the 2016 -2017 school year to go over the guidelines of both Chromebooks and MacBook Airs. The high school faculty was polled last fall as to what software applications they would like to see on the laptops other than the conventional applications found within Microsoft Office. Although Office will be available to use on

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  • Back to School!!! Red Carpet Ready!

    Lights! Camera! ACTION! The teachers have been working hard and are excited to meet you! They are rolling out the red carpet and will be dressed in their best as they present the new school year! Elementary classrooms will be open Tuesday, August 23rd from 4:30-6:30. Middle School and High School will have there Student/Parent 1 to 1 Orientation Meetings NOTE: All middle and high school students and a parent must attend one of the four provided orientation meetings before their computer will be issued for the 2016-2017 school year. Details Tuesday, August 23rd 4:45-5:30 pm S. Gym Tuesday, August 23rd 5:30-6:15 pm S. Gym Thursday, August 25th 3:30-4:15 Media Center Friday, August 26th 7:30-8:15 am Media Center

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  • Helping Your Child Climb to Success in School!

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