Central Cass Schools

Fostering Student Excellence

Today, Tomorrow, Always

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    We hope you find the online registration option convenient. If you have any questions, please call the office at 347-5352 and our staff will be happy to assist you.  Thank you!  

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Online Absence Form

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Early Outs Schedule

  • Please add the following 'Early Out' dates to your calendar.  The early outs are due to Parent Teacher Conferences.
    • November 13th
    • April 4th
    Note: Classes will get out at 1:25 pm and there will be no afternoon preschool session.
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Summer Hours

  • Due to the construction project taking over most of the building this summer, the District Office will be closed to the public.  Office hours this summer will be by appointment only.  If you wish to make an appointment, please contact
    Nancy Nelson at 
    or 701.799.4213
    (OR) Morgan Forness at 
    or 701.866.2434.

    Thanks and have a GREAT summer!

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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  • Attention Rural Bus Routes

    We are in the process of finalizing our routes with our drivers. The information will be sent out in a letter at the end of the week. If you have not received a letter by Tuesday, August 21st, please contact the District Office immediately. Thank you!

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  • Safety and Security Issues 
    The school construction site will soon be completed and vacated. However, we still have approximately three weeks of continued activity and ask that you be cognizant of the contractor's equipment and access needs for them to finish up their work and at NO TIME should anyone be on the school grounds or access the school without permission or supervision. We have been very appreciative of your cooperation on this matter during this time. Please Note: The Cass County Sherriff's Dept. will continue patrolling the areas around the school 24/7 until the start of school to help enforce safety for all.

    School Access 
    5th Street Project is almost finished with the road opening soon. The new drop off loop, parking lot and sidewalks are also nearing completion.

    The east parking lot near the Activities entrance is the last portion of work to be completed. Access to the east side has been closed off this week and will most likely not be ready until after August 20th, weather permitting. Until that time, access to the school, locker rooms and athletic fields will occur at Door #23 on the South/West Side of the school and students will walk through the school with staff supervision to get to the north side of campus. Parking will be either on the street, in the new elementary or south side parking areas until further notice.

    Three New Entrances (see map below) 
    *The District Office and MS/HS Entrance is located on the south side of the school and accessed from 5th Street. There will be a drop off loop in front of the doors and a visitor/parent parking lot south of the old elementary school.

    *The Elementary Office Entrance and Parking Lot located at the far west of the building is intended for elementary staff and parents. The drop of loop will be for buses during the hours of 8-8:30 am and 3:00-3:30 pm.

    *The Activities Entrance is on the far East side of the campus. The East parking lot will serve this area for student parking during the day and all event parking in the evenings. This new lot has over 200 spaces and will serve us well for both daytime and evening activities.

    School Access Map

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  • Newsletter

    Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff,

    In just a few short weeks we will begin another school year!  It has been a very busy summer with all aspects of the building project nearing completion.  We are on schedule and will begin school as planned on Thursday, August 30th It is such an exciting time for our students, the staff, and the community as we unveil our new and improved campus. 

    With the completion of the building, will come a continued time of change and adaptation for our students, faculty, and staff as we continue our mission of "Building relationships and Fostering Excellence."  I would encourage us to look at this time as a vibrant opportunity in academics, extracurricular programming, STEM education, Project Based Learning, and improved facilities.   Ultimately, our goal is to have an instructional institution that meets the learning styles and needs of all kids and also prepares them as best we can for the rapidly changing world.

    We have put together important information on everything you will need to know for back to school.  Please check out our digital newsletter below!  Thank you and here's to another GREAT year!

    Mr. Forness

    Read our Digital NEWSLETTER here!!!

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Students First, Community Always, Excellence Forever

  • New Hires

    Welcome to Central Cass! Pictured at in-service from left to right: Mr. Weinmann-Ag Education and FFA, Mrs. Lynch- Elementary Principal, Mrs. Terveen- 5th Grade, Mr. Godfrey- Rural Cass Special Education, Miss Weber- 1st Grade, Mrs. Akers- 5th Grade, Miss Horgan- 1st Grade, Miss Davis- 1st Grade, Amy Warrey- Casselton Community Healthy Youth Director, Mr. DeHaven- Middle School Science, and Mr. Richter- High School Science/Math.

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  • Two New Principals

    Lyndsy Lynch has accepted the elementary principal position (Grades K-4) and Lisa Narum has accepted the middle school principal position (grades 5-8.) Originally from Casselton, Lynch attended college and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota while earning her Masters in Education in Educational Leadership through Minnesota State University Moorhead. She will begin her 11th year in education, previously teaching for nine years in the Wahpeton Public School system before accepting the elementary principal position for one year at Milnor Public Schools. Narum recently served as the Middle School Lead Teacher at Central Cass where she also taught the sixth grade Make a Sound Choice course. Prior to that, she served as a middle school teacher at Central Cass for 12 years. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Valley City State University and a Masters in Education in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University. This will be her 15th year at Central Cass.

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  • Unpacking Evening in the Early Childhood Wing

    On the evening of July 25th, the preschool through grade one teachers along with some special education teachers were allowed in the early childhood wing of the construction area prior to the final completion of the building. Teachers spent the evening bringing in supplies and unpack before the building gets closed back up for final construction to be completed. They will be allowed back in sometime the week before school starts and were excited to see their rooms nearing completion and getting a chance to do some much-needed work before they are allowed back in.

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  • Monsanto Grant

    Employees from Monsanto award Central Cass a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund's 2018 site grant initiative. Mistie Holland, technology integrationist and Dana Stansbery, Library and Media Specialist wrote and submitted the grant for Central Cass and plan to purchase agriculture exploration activities consisting of Soil and Water Science, Indoor Gardening and Decomposition, Solar Energy, Pollination Garden, North Dakota Bread Basket, and Virtual Field Trips to add to our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Center, along with supplies needed for the activities to properly function. Holland states, "The items will allow students to become inquiry-based learners and meet the needs of our students' desire to be challenged and empowered through project-based learning, enhancing STEM education at Central Cass." The environment within our school that we are focusing on with this grant opportunity will be our newly built STEM Center. Within our STEM center, we hope to provide interactive opportunities for students to create, invent, and solve problems that connect science, technology, engineering, and math relative to real-world work experiences. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders. STEM-related careers, specifically agricultural related, are some of the fastest growing and highest paid jobs of the 21st century. "We're happy to support Central Cass with this Monsanto Fund grant." Stated the leadership at Monsanto's Research Center in Glyndon MN -Keith Jackson and John Gulleson.

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  • Nurtured Heart Approach Conference

    Central Cass teachers Sara Barnard, Kristie Morris and Julienne Olson attended a six-day Nurtured Heart Approach conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The intensive training focused on building relationships that are genuine and powerful. Through the connections, kids are able to build an inner wealth that promotes success in themselves, in those around them and in the community. Barnard, Morris, and Olson will use the Nurtured Heart Approach in their continued staff and community training at Central Cass. Pictured are all participants who attended the conference with Howard Glasser (far right), creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

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  • Rough Rider Conference

    Central Cass teachers Stephanie Anderson, Justine Kapaun and Cassie Bastian attended the 32nd anniversary of the Rough Rider Conference in Medora, North Dakota. They attended several workshops that expressed the importance of movement in the classroom and school safety. As part of the conference, they worked on updating our school's current wellness policy.

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  • STEM Class at VCSU

    Seven Central Cass teachers spent the week, June 4-8 at a STEM Professional Development grant project, Implementing Integrative STEM Education in the Classroom hosted by the Great Plains STEM Education Center (GPSEC) at VCSU. The GPSEC provides professional development programs for K-12 teachers and administrators and promotes high-impact, effective learning opportunities for students. The Central Cass teachers spent the week focusing on essential problem-solving and communication skills related to STEM education.

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