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  • Million Word Club

    Congratulations to these Central Cass students who read over one million words this school year and made their way into the Million Word Club! Some reading more than two and three million words! Librarian Mrs. Stansbery and Library Assistant Mrs. Bosse, along with classroom teachers, tracked words read for students in grades 2-8. Each student who read over one million words received a certificate and a Million Word Club T-shirt. Keep Reading!

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  • Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year

    Congratulations to Sally Dumas for being named Central Cass Teacher of the Year 2020 and to Francie Albaugh for being named Central Cass Classified Employee of the Year 2020!

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  • 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorian

    Central Cass High School is pleased to announce the Valedictorians and Salutatorian for the Class of 2020. Katherine Kempel daughter of Greg and Susan Kempel, Ema Lee daughter of Mike and Angela Lee, Christian Lietz son of Broc and Karen Lietz, and Rebecca VanHal daughter of Chris and Leta Beth Van Hal has been named as Valedictorians. Greta Gibson daughter of Don and Valorie Gibson has been named Salutatorian. All five are exemplary students and citizens and have been involved in numerous activities and programs.

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  • Kingsley Accepts Technology Coordinator Position

    We are excited to announce Alex Kingsley has accepted the Technology Coordinator position at Central Cass for the 2020-2021 School Year. He will be working with Mr. Ott for the remainder of the school year, who will be retiring in May. Kingsley’s experience includes seven and a half years of IT experience with the Fargo Public Schools District Office Help Desk and six years of IT experience at Network Center Inc. You may also recognize him as our Head Girls Track and Field Coach for the Squirrels! Please help us congratulate and welcome Alex Kingsley to Central Cass as a full-time employee.

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  • Grabbing Items from the School

    We opened the school on March 17th and March 19th for students to come in and grab what they need. It was a sad day for everyone but the teachers and staff stepped up and had everything bagged and ready for easy distribution.

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  • Sandbagging 2020

    A big shout out to our 8th graders that helped fill sandbags at Sandbag Central this year. Sandbag Central closed operations Friday, March 13, but they needed one last hurrah from volunteers to reach their goal of 225,000 sandbags.

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  • North Sargent Speech Meet

    Casselton placed 3rd at the North Sargent Speech Meet this weekend. Congratulations to following students for placing: K. Kempel - 5th in Dramatic Interp, S. Kempel - 8th in EPR, J. Schneider - 8th in Entertain, K Kempel - 1st and qualifying for state in Extemp., S. Stautz -1st and qualifying for state in Radio, K. Kempel & S. Kempel - 5th in Serious Duo, A. Sears & J. Schneider - 1st and qualifying for state in Humorous Duo, A. Sears - 2nd and E. Loegering - 5th in Humorous, and E. Loegering - 2nd, A. Nicholson - 7th, and E, Wheeler - 8th in Storytelling

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  • Healthy Youth Coordinator

    The Central Cass School District, Casselton Parks and Rec, City of Casselton, Cass County Sherriff's Department, Casselton Ministerium, Casselton Business Association, and Sinner-Bresnahan Healthy Kids Initiative are excited to announce that Lori Faleide has been hired as is the new Community Healthy Youth Coordinator. She starts her new position in April, working with the existing coordinator, Amy Warrey who will be leaving the position at the end of the school year. Lori will work closely with the School, Park Board, PTA, FCA, CBA, Sinner Bresnahan – “Healthy Kids” and other youth advocates to create positive activities to decrease the access and usage of drugs and alcohol by young people, and support overall community health and wellness. Faleide grew up in West Fargo and graduated from the University of North Dakota with degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. While there she ran for the women’s cross country and track team. She previously was a police officer for the City of Fargo, Executive Safety and Security Manager for both SAKs incorporated and the Target Corporation and has also been an assistant track coach and substitute teacher at Central Cass. She currently lives in Casselton with her husband, Jason, and children Abby (Senior), Sam (Sophomore), Emmy (6thgrade), Sophie (3rd grade) and two dogs Willow and Oakley. Congratulations to Lori Faleide and we look forward to working with you!

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  • West Fargo Sheyenne Speech Meet

    Good job to the students who participated in the speech meet at West Fargo Sheyenne this weekend. K. Kempel placed 3rd in Dramatic Interp. and 8th in Serious Prose and S. Stautz placed 6th in Radio.

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  • Kids Heart Challenge

    At the beginning of the Kids Heart Challenge, the students set a goal to raise $10,000. As an incentive to beat the goal, Physical Education Teachers Ms. Vaudrin and Mr. Nelson offered to get pies thrown at them. It was a record-breaking year as more students than ever before participated and a grand total of $15,671 was raised for the American Heart Association. The top fundraisers got their chance today to pie the teachers in the face, during Morning Assembly. Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for this great cause!

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  • Dental Health Month

    February is Dental Health Month. Dr. Hagen and Dr. West-Roehl and their staff invited the kindergarteners to the office to learn more about keeping their teeth healthy. Thank you, Hagen Dental, for the wonderful opportunity!

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  • Kempel and Lee awarded to the Class B Academic All-State Team

    The North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals is excited to announce that the 2020 North Dakota Academic All-State Teams have been selected. 207 high school seniors are nominated by their school principal and compete for the honor on a state-wide basis in both Class A and Class B divisions. Student selection is based on overall grade-point averages, ACT or SAT test scores, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and leadership qualities. Central Cass is pleased to announce that senior Katherine Kempel was selected to the Class B Gold Team of the 2020 Academic All-State Team and Ema Lee was selected to the Class B Silver Team of the 2020 Academic All-State Team. Congratulations to our two seniors on this elite honor.

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  • United Way of Cass Clay recognizes Central Cass

    Each year, United Way of Cass Clay recognizes a select group of companies and community members who have gone above and beyond for their service and involvement. We are excited to share that Central Cass Public School was one of the select groups nominated for the LIVE UNITED award! The United Way visited Central Cass today to deliver the nomination and to congratulate our counselors and Mr. Forness. The winners of each award will be announced at their LIVE UNITED Awards and Annual Meeting Event on March 24th.

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  • Fargo Shanley Speech Meet

    Congratulations to the students that participated and placed at the speech meet this weekend at Fargo Shanley: Humorous Duo: J. Schneider & A. Sears- 2nd, Speech to Entertain: J. Schneider- 5th, Serious Duo:K. Kempel & S. Kempel- 1st, EPR: K. Kempel- 1st *State Qualifying, Dramatic Interp.: K. Kempel- 3rd, and Storytelling: E. Wheeler- 4th

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  • Premier Night

    Premier Night! What great talent The Film Dudes were able to showcase with our 3rd-grade classes creating 4 movie trailers while K-2, 4-5 showed their Mannequin Challenge skills off. This school year we were blessed to host The Film Dudes, Eric, and Matt, for two weeks. They spent their time teaching acting, filmmaking, and social media basics to each grade level (K-5) for a week this fall. Their second week was focused on our core group with 3rd grade going a little more in-depth to create the movie trailers. We will be sharing Trailers, Mannequin Challenges, and a Behind the Scenes film once we have all of them ready to go. Thanks to everyone who was able to join us tonight for our Premier Night! Thanks to the ND Council of Arts to allow these great talents to be brought into our school.

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  • Enderlin Speech Meet

    Good job to the Central Cass students that participated in the speech meet this weekend in Enderlin and congratulations to E. Wheeler for placing fifth in Storytelling and J. Schneider for placing sixth in Entertain.

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  • Environmental Science class presented their Urban Forestry Plan

    Groups of students in Mrs. Forness' Environmental Science class presented their Urban Forestry plans to a panel of judges on Friday, February 7th. Four foresters, two NRCS conservationists and an arborist/professor from NDSU questioned the students as they showed slides, presented handouts and ideas to represent how they believe the city of Casselton should best attack the upcoming Emerald Ash Borer issue in our community. 60% of our trees are ash and this invasive, ash-eating pest is only a few hours drive away. Students performed a computerized baseline survey of the trees in our community, identified strategies to help preserve the trees we have and to increase biodiversity by the removal of select ash trees and the planting of a variety of tree species. The students showed off many creative ways to inform the public of this expensive problem that will soon become an important issue in Casselton. They also learned a great deal from the professionals as they were questioned. The project is designed not only to teach important forestry techniques but also to help students realize that they can have an impact on how their city handles community issues. Thanks go out to Sharon Bartels, Chad Zander, Jeff Miller, Tony Peterson, Dr. Todd West, Yvette Gherke, and Paul Ott for help in making this project possible.

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  • Donuts with Dad

    The kindergarteners had a great couple mornings inviting their dads/granddads (or other special people) to school to help learn about the letter "D," talking about all the things they love about each other, and getting to eat donuts with them. Thank you to everyone who was able to come to school to celebrate this special day with us!

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  • Feed My Starving Children

    Central Cass Middle School students, staff, and parents had a great time volunteering with Feed My Starving Children at the Fargo Scheels Arena. Thank you to all who made this experience a success! Thank you, Mrs. Anderson, for organizing an opportunity for our kids to give their time!

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  • PreK Read Aloud Day

    Mrs. Bartholomay's Pre-Kindergarten class had a 'Read Aloud Day' on February 5th where they invited parents, grandparents and several Central Cass staff members to their classroom to read. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and make this day so special for our emergent readers!

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