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Early Out/Late Start Schedule

  • Due to Professional Development requirements, please add the remaining following Early Out and Late Start dates to your calendar.
    March 21 - Late Start 
    April 18 - Late Start 
    Late Starts ~ Classes start at 10:45 am.  There will be no breakfast served and no morning preschool session.
    Early Outs ~ Classes get out at 1:25 pm.  No afternoon preschool session.
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Referendum Project ~Private/Public Fundraising~

New Goal Thermometer total $28,000,000

Mission Statement

  • The Mission of the Central Cass School District is to foster student excellence in cooperation with family and community and to provide educational opportunities in a safe and caring environment.

Central Cass School Song

Cheer, Cheer for the Red and the White!
Cheer, Cheer to make our team fight!
Show the world what we can do!
Our fighting spirit will pull through!
What though the odds be great or small;

CCHS will win over all!

As our loyal sons go marching onward to VICTORY!

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  • Letter from Mr. Forness

    Building Update #5

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  • K-12 Holiday Christmas Concert

    Dear Faculty, Staff, Parents & Students, 

    As the temperature begins to get colder outside we realize in a few short weeks, the holiday season will be upon us.  In the Central Cass Music Department, beginning preparations for holiday concerts began nearly 6 months ago.  In June, the music department met with a number of administrative members to plan out concerts for the year.  We knew going into the meeting that we would all have to “tighten our belt” with regards to concerts knowing that something better will be on the horizon.  

    Certain concerts were eliminated this year as time and space would not allow for it.  For other concerts, we had to get creative…  Such was the case with this year’s Holiday Christmas Concert.  In the past, classes and schedules would be shuffled around to allow the elementary students the opportunity to occupy the South Gym for the week for rehearsals and programs.  In the high school, we had a separate concert in the weeks before or after the elementary concert.  

    With the elimination of the South Gym and amidst the Boys and Girls Basketball seasons (elementary, middle school and high school), the luxury of time and space were no longer an option.  Thus, the idea of a K-12 Holiday Christmas Concert came about.  

    While we understand that a weekend concert is not ideal, time and space issues became a significant factor.  The date of the concert was set for Sunday December 17th.   This date was chosen for a number of reasons.  First, by having the concert on a Sunday afternoon, we hope to avoid significant disruptions from both an athletic perspective as well as a classroom perspective, as the gym is also used daily for PE class by both the middle school as well as the high school.  Second, we hope to allow janitorial and music staff adequate time for set up and tear down.  (This scenario will only affect two days of classroom instruction and athletic practice as opposed to one week).  Finally, while the number of parking spaces we have is growing, it still may not be enough to accommodate a concert of this magnitude.  With that being said, an afternoon concert would hopefully help with regards to safety, avoiding potential dark and icy roads.

    The title of this year’s concert, “On a Silent Night…” will feature both sacred and secular Holiday Christmas music.  The concert will take place on December 17th in the Central Cass North Gymnasium.  Grades K-1 will have their concert at 2 PM.  Grades 2-12 will have their concert at 4 PM.  The second concert should last approximately 1 ½ hours and will feature students in both band and choir.  

    We ask that all students in Grades 2-8 report to their home rooms at 3:30 for roll call. 

    The concert attire for the students is as follows:

    • MS/HS Ladies:  Dress Pants/Skirt (fingertip length) or dress (any color), plain top (any color), dress shoes, preferably flats
    • MS/HS Gentlemen:  Dress Pants (any color), Button-down Shirt (any color), Tie, Dark Socks & Dress Shoes
    • Elementary students: Nice holiday dresses, pants etc.

     If your child doesn’t own any of the above-mentioned items please contact your teacher to help procuring these items for you.

    As we look to the future of Central Cass, the new additions will be a welcome blessing allowing us the time, space and flexibility to serve our students and our community.  Until that time, we can only ask for your continued support as we endure these “growing pains” with the hope of something better on the horizon.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  Thanks!

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Students First, Community Always, Excellence Forever

  • Wax Museum

    Mrs. Kapaun's 6th grade Language Arts class has been working on writing informational essays and research processes this month.  Students were assigned to choose a person of interest and to read a "Who Was..." book.  As they learned about the research process they explored using at least four different sources and then wrote their biography.  During the biography writing students worked on using TEEs paragraph writing.  Once their paper was complete it was time to bring their characters to life.  Each student dressed up as their person and memorized a 3-4 sentence speech for a wax museum.  Speaking standards were assessed for this portion.  Students had a great time and enjoyed everyone who visited the museum.

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  • Gingerbread Houses

    The Central Cass Kindergarten students along with parent and grandparent volunteers spent the morning decorating gingerbread houses to wrap up a thematic unit on Gingerbread. The students helped provide the supplies to decorate and were very creative in their designs. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who were able to come for the morning to help with this special project!

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  • Mrs. Grommesh receives $1200 from the Cass County Endowment Fund

    Mrs. Grommesh receives $1200 from the Cass County Endowment Fund to purchase a new RealCare Baby 3 and accessories. Students A. Schumacher, A. Olson-Tingelstad, and J. Adelman are currently in Mrs. Grommesh’s Child Development class and helped accept the award. At the award ceremony, they explained what they have done in class so far and shared what they have learned from participating in the RealCare Infant Simulator Program. The RealCare Baby 3 is the newest in technology and gives students a realistic experience in caring for a newborn. Students have to feed, burp, rock and change the baby. The electronic baby simulator holds students accountable by tracking, measuring and reporting on care events, mishandling, head support, surrounding temperatures, time in the car seat and clothing changes.

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  • Central Cass Teachers Visit Mapleton Classroom

    As a part of the North Dakota Mentorship Program, first year teacher Mr. Plante and his mentor, Mrs. Robinson observed in Ms. Kayla Delzer's 3rd Grade classroom at Mapleton Elementary. They observed flexible seating, whole brain teaching strategies, writers workshop, math centers, and Daily Five. Ms. Delzer is globally awarded teacher and keynote speaker, as well as the co-founder of Happy Go Teach.

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  • 9th Grade Ag students visit NDSU Greenhouse Complex

    As part of their Plant Science Unit, Central Cass 9th graders toured the NDSU Greenhouse complex. They were able to see the different North Dakota crop greenhouses at the complex, speak with a wheat research assistant about some of the trials and stages of wheat growth, and were able to see different plants undergoing disease stages and pest infestations. Students were also able to visit with workers in the seed storage area to learn about the amount of research being done for plant diseases all over the world in the biosecurity level 3 greenhouses.

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  • Teachers get Sneak Peek Tour

    Brandon Kaster from Kraus-Anderson Construction invited the First Grade, Kindergarten, and Preschool teachers on a tour of the new early childhood wing being built. The teachers were thrilled to see the classroom spaces, how everything is coming together thus far and to ask questions. They are looking forward to the next sneak peek they get as construction continues.

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  • Polar Express day in Kindergarten

    As part of a thematic unit the kindergarten students ended the week with a Polar Express Party. They wore their pajamas, read the book, and then took the "Polar Express" down the hall to the library where they watched the movie on the big screen. Students later had hot chocolate with marshmallows.

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  • Central Cass wins Regional Volleyball

    Congratulations to the VB team for claiming 1st place in Region 1 and advancing to the State Tournament. Congrats to C. Kieffer, L. Pyle & P. Richter for being named to the All-Region Team and to L. Pyle for being named Region 1 Senior Athlete of the Year. Click the heading to read the article in the Inforurm.

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  • Ground Breaking Ceremony

    Central Cass Public Schools announced the groundbreaking of the $26 million dollar facilities improvement and expansion project. The Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on Monday, May 15, 2017 on the elementary playground, the future location of the new Early Childhood Center.

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  • iPads Purchased with Grant Dollars

    We are excited to share that Central Cass has been awarded $5,000 from the ND Educational Technology Council. The funding from this grant helped with the purchase of 24 iPads with cases. This will allow elementary classrooms, on a rotational basis to go 1:1 for whole group instruction and projects.

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