8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Faculty In-Service
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Back to School Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5th Grade Band Concert
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM All Staff In-Service
August 24, 2017
August 25, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM FB vs. Wahpeton
August 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM XC at Spartan Duals
August 28, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM JHFB vs. Milnor/North Sargent
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM JVFB vs. Milnor/North Sargent
August 29, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM JHVB vs. Valley City
August 31, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM JHVB vs. MPCG
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM C, JV & V VB vs. MPCG
The High School Office will be open 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday throughout the summer. Please call 701-347-5352 if you have any questions. Thanks and have a GREAT summer!
Early Out/Late Start Schedule
Due to Professional Development requirements, please add the following Early Out and Late Start dates to your calendar.* September 27 - Late Start* October 18 - Early Out* November 22 - Early Out* March 21 - Late Start* April 18 - Late StartNOTE: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.
Referendum Project ~Private/Public Fundraising~
Referendum Private & Public Donations
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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Registration NOW Open!
Central Cass Public Schools student registration link is NOW OPEN for the 2017-18 school year. We hope you find the NEW online registration option convenient. If you have any questions, please call the office at 347-5352 or come to the main office and our staff will be happy to assist you. We will also have computers set up in the main office on August 14th and 15th from 1:00-7:00 pm if you prefer to come to the school to register or pay fees. ALL families must complete/update registration information, and make all fee payments PRIOR TO the start of school. Thank you!Click HERE to register!
Back to School Letter and Information
Click HERE for the following:
- Back to school letter from Mr. Forness
- Approved list of 2017-18 school fees
- Construction site and parking map
- Free and Reduced Lunch application and information
- The Back Pack Program application
- City of Casselton bus stops
Site Safety Message
Dear Central Cass patrons and community members,
As you can clearly see there is much activity with all the construction taking place on the north side of town. While much of it is related to the school project there are other projects (DOT 5th St. Project, Casselton Farms Housing Project and Steve Link’s Housing Development) taking place simultaneously. There will be a tremendous amount of truck traffic and heavy equipment work taking place this summer. .
Krause Anderson, our Construction Manager at Risk (CMaR) has asked us to communicate the need to be cognizant of safety issues. Please remind your children of the following:
- Be aware of truck and heavy equipment traffic.
- Be careful while crossing streets, walking or driving through the parking lot. Please follow signage.
- Public entry to the building should only be Door #1.
- Do not enter construction areas (inside or outside) without permission or hardhat.
- Stay out of fenced in or blocked off construction sites.
- No access to the baseball field area from the west side of the school beginning June 5th until further notice, as construction on the new elementary will begin.
We recognize this project is a massive undertaking and provides short-term inconveniences and challenges, but the end result will be a wonderful addition to the school facilities and park board programming. Again, SAFTEY is of the utmost concern, and we would appreciate your assistance in assuring that rules are followed and the project can move forward without incident.
Students First, Community Always, Excellence Forever
Ten Central Cass elementary teachers attended a two day conference with the "2 Sisters" - Gail Boushey and Joan Moser in Minneapolis, MN. They got a close up look at The Daily Five and CAFE approach in action. The "2 Sisters" provided hundreds of classroom teachers insight in the new method for increasing literacy and learning in the classroom! Central Cass Elementary will be starting its second year implementing The Daily Five. The teachers who attended this years conference are excited to share everything they learned at the conference with the rest of our staff!
Three Central Cass teachers; Mrs. Grommesh, Mrs. Pilon, and Mrs. Hoffman attended the Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference in Bismarck. Workshops included a focus on technology and preparing students to become career-ready. CTE gives the opportunity to explore project based learning, and tools to enhance student engagement and the real-world connections. According to Wayne Kutzer, ND State CTE Director, Career and Technical Education is the single best option for a majority of students!
WASHINGTON, DC. August, 2017 – DeAnn Grommesh, a teacher at Central Cass Public School in Casselton, ND was one of 30 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Graduate School USA. The goal of the program is to educate teachers and students about critical food safety issues such as foodborne illnesses by exploring the science behind them. In addition, participants learn about nutrition, food allergies, cosmetics safety, and color additives from FDA experts. The teachers also receive nutrition education material to help teach their students how to use the Nutrition Facts label to make better food choices.
In the fall of 2016, two middle school students approached Superintendent Forness with ideas to better improve our existing playground. They had created a presentation board with ideas and even researched prices they had found for different pieces of equipment. Mr. Forness brought the ideas to the school board, which they stated was the first time students have gone through so much work expressing their needs. The school officials wanted to make sure some of the girl’s ideas were used in the new playground being built to the north of the school. Today, Mr. Forness took both girls, their younger sisters, and their mothers on a private tour of the newly developed site to show them the progress thus far. The girls were very excited to be the first to see the site, before it opens to the public and loved all the ideas that were incorporated into the design. Mr. Forness promised construction workers have a lot more to set up before the first day of school and students will not be disappointed!
Members of the Central Cass FFA chapter helped serve Banquet in a Field on August 1st. This event is put on by CommonGround ND and is hosted by Peterson Farm Seeds at Prosper. Banquet in a Field is designed to connect non-AG consumers with farmers and ranchers in ND, as they enjoy a meal, made from ND products, in a field. The FFA members enjoyed the experience, were able to taste some of the food that was served, and was able to promote agriculture.
Mistie Holland, Technology Integrationist and Dana Stansbery, Library and Media Specialist wrote and submitted the grant for Central Cass and plan to purchase four filled makerspace stations with the grant dollars. The focus will be to add agriculture exploration to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Center, along with supplies needed for the centers to properly function. Holland states, “The makerspaces will include moveable carts that are filled with materials that 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.” “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.
The High School Trapshoot State Shoot was held on June 17 at Horace Shooting Park. Central Cass was one of 33 teams participating and ended up in 7th place for team. D. Klingbeil earned 3rd place in the varsity level at the state shoot. Central Cass also won Conference 1 with D. Klingbeil winning overall shooter and 1st place for the conference. B. Christensen placed 2nd in the boys division. In the girls division for conference 1 G. Loegering won 1st place, M. Knutson won 2nd place, and E. Loegering won 3rd place. Pictured: Back row: Coach Kittleson, C. Schlect, T. Bladow, E. Baril, D. Klingbeil, B. Christenson, and B. South. Front row: G. Loegering, M. Knutson, E. Loegering, and J. Heuer. Missing from the picture: C. Radermacher
On May 30th through June 2nd Central Cass teachers Stephanie Anderson, Brent Nelson, Renae Amundson, Justine Kapaun and our Food Service Director, Marty Kapaun and Food Service Worker, Melissa Czapiewski attended the 31st anniversary of the Rough Rider Conference in Medora, North Dakota. They attended several workshops that expressed the importance of movement in the classroom and in our personal lives. They learned about the growing problem of Type 2 Diabetes in the state of North Dakota and how to take action in our youth. They also attended workshops that dealt with school safety. As part of the conference they worked on updating our schools current wellness policy.
Top Squirrel News
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. Dignitaries included former Governor Jack and Betsy Dalrymple, Lee Anderson the Mayor of Casselton, Architects, Contractors, Administrators, Board Members, Representatives from the Fundraising Committee, PTA, Parks and Rec, and several students. Students played songs and listened to speakers before watching the dignitaries dig! It is an exciting time to be a squirrel!
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. Pictured are a couple of Mr. Maasjo's 2nd grade students with the new iPad cart.
The Casselton Ambulance team in association with ETA is spending the day at Central Cass to train all faculty and staff in adult, child and infant CPR and AED usage. Everyone took part in an online training earlier this week for the recertification process and will do in-person training today with the Ambulance team to make sure everyone in our building is certificated and prepared in case of an emergency. Thank you to the Rural Cass Ambulance Team for helping our faculty and staff with this process.
Architects, STEM Consultants, administration and teachers have been busy collaborating ideas on what our new STEM center will look like at Central Cass. The state of the art design will encompass Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through fun, hands-on experiences where real learning occurs. Click the header for a link to look at a rendering of what our STEM center has the potential to look like. Note; furniture and details will change, but the walls and floor plan will likely stay the same with minor tweaking. To move the screen to look around, click and drag the screen. Pictured is Mr. Forness looking through 3D Binoculars at the rendering presented by Zerr Berg Architects. We have several sets of the binoculars in the main office if you want to see it for yourself in 3D.