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  • Student Council working at the Rural Cass County Food Pantry

    The Central Cass High School Student Council happily assisted the Rural Cass County Food Pantry inventory on January 15th! Great job to them, lending a helping hand!

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  • Central Cass Robotics

    Congratulations to the Central Cass Robotics team for placing 2nd at the NDSU scrimmage on Saturday, January 11th! Keep up the good work!

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  • Hour of Code

    Central Cass participated in our ALL school hour of code today, January 10th! Students were intermixed by different grade levels and sent throughout the school to code. It was a great event and the students were excited to dive deeper into coding together and didn't want the hour to end!

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  • Cookie Baking in 4th Grade

    Mrs. Ebertowski's fourth-grade class spent the afternoon learning how to bake holiday cookies and treats. There were several parent and grandparent volunteers that helped the students as they mixed, poured, formed, pressed and baked the treats.

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  • Kindergarten 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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  • 4th Grade Class Codes with Mr. Rexine from EduTech

    Mrs. Nelson's 4th graders spent the afternoon coding with EduTech's Information Technology Specialist, Mr. Kelly Rexine. Students used the Micro:bit to make a digital name tag, a rock/paper/scissors game, Bluetooth communication device and made their own music. Makecode.com was the site they used to help understand and create their code. It was a fun day of learning and exploring the possibilities of coding our physical world. Thank you to Mr. Rexine for spending the afternoon with us!

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  • 23 and Debt Free

    The Central Cass Family and Consumer Science Department hosted the 23 and Debt Free presentation by Annika Joy Caldwell on December 10th. Central Cass Juniors and Seniors were in attendance to learn what they can do to help stay out of debt.

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  • Polar Express Party

    As part of a thematic unit, the kindergarten students had a Polar Express Party. They wore their pajamas, read the book, and then took the "Polar Express" down the hall where they watched the movie on the big screen in the theatre. Students later had hot chocolate with marshmallows. Pictured is Mrs. Robinson's Class making their way down the Polar Express Tracks.

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  • State Student Council Conference

    Four Central Cass High School Students are in Bismarck attending the State Student Council Conference this week. This is a two-day event based upon student - lead learning and leadership at it's finest!

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  • Health, Tech, and Trades Career Expo

    On December 5th, sophomores attended the Health, Tech, and Trades Career Expo at the FargoDome. This event is part of Central Cass High School's Career Development programming. During this event, almost 4,000 area students experienced interactive, hands-on, exhibits and learned about future career opportunities from industry professionals. To prepare, students completed career interest inventories on their ruready.nd.gov account and explored their top three career clusters. Students have also been working on their high school plan of study to help them plan coursework that will support future goals. Ask your student(s) to show you the careers they were most interested in from the Career Interest Inventory and while at the Career Expo. For more information on the Health, Tech, and Trades Career Expo, go to http://httcareerexpo.com/

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  • Balloons over Broadway

    The second-grade classes recently read the book Balloons over Broadway, by Melissa Sweet. The story is about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City that started in 1924. After reading the book the students made their own balloons and had a parade down the elementary halls on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to celebrate all they have learned. Many classes lined the halls of the elementary to see the balloons and real-life parade.

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  • Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

    As part of their Thanksgiving celebration, the Central Cass Kindergarteners had their annual Thanksgiving Feast this week. They dressed up and carved paper bag turkeys that were filled with popcorn, crackers, pretzels, and other goodies. They talked about things they were thankful for while learning all about the traditions of Thanksgiving. Thank you to all the parents who helped donate supplies to make this fun activity a success.

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  • Early Childhood Class Visits TNT Fitness

    Miss Olson's Early Childhood Class had a great time visiting TNT Fitness this week. The 3-5-year-old students and teachers spent the afternoon balancing, bouncing, moving and playing.

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  • Dr. Craig Wilson of Texas A &M University visits Central Cass 5th Graders

    Central Cass was visited by a special guest on Friday, Nov. 22. Dr. Craig Wilson of Texas A &M University and the USDA lab came to teach about the importance of inquiry and good science as well as check up on our 5th graders' Corn Earworm projects. Texas A&M sent the worms to the students in Jenna Akers and Jessica Burn's 5th-grade science classes so that they could raise them and determine what factors affect the growth and metamorphosis rate of this pest species. The students have been using experimental design to create original insect research projects and collecting data each day. Two groups will be allowed to present their research to USDA scientists on the NDSU campus as well as tour the research labs at the facility. Dr. Wilson has taught science all over the world and was a fascinating and entertaining motivator for the students as he guided them through some exciting science activities in the STEM lab and critiqued their research posters.

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  • Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive

    Great job to everyone who helped donate to the Rural Cass County Food Pantry for the Central Cass Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive, filling over 75 baskets! A special thank you to the Middle School Student Council students and Mrs. Kapaun for helping deliver the items! Way to go!

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  • FCCLA Convention

    On Thursday, October 31, the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members of District 6 held a meeting at Central Cass High School. This meeting takes place every year as all members gather in support of the organization and commit to new positions. This year celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of FCCLA. This year’s meeting was presented in a new style called FACSx Talks. It was based on the popular TEDx Talks where instead of one speaker presenting for forty-five minutes to an hour, there are more speakers presenting for only fifteen minutes. The FACSx style was well received. It helped the students see a wide variety of presenters and organizations. The meeting consisted of many guest speakers. State supervisor, Ann Dietchman, introduced herself as the new state advisor for FCCLA. She shared her story of how FCCLA impacted her school and career achievements. Kirsten Keally from WDAY spoke to the members about public speaking and her experiences in reporting. In the afternoon, employees from Friends of the Children, a nonprofit in the FM, presented what they do to help underprivileged children succeed. Central Cass FACS teacher/FCCLA advisor, DeAnn Grommesh, gave a speech about the 2019-2020 theme: Our Story. The meeting ended with the installation of new district officer positions for 2020-2021. Congratulations to Tessa Thurlow from Fargo Davies for being elected as the new District 6 FCCLA president, as well as all the incoming officers. We look forward to the new upcoming year!

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  • Forness visits the University of Princeton

    Last summer Central Cass STEM Coordinator and Science Teacher, Sara Forness worked for the PRAXIS Testing company, ETS along with 3 science education professors from around the United States to look at the new NGSS Science Standards. Their assignment was to create a document that covers the content all general high school science teachers should know prior to teaching in a classroom. Last week they presented the revision to a panel of 6 science education professors and 6 high school teachers at the University of Princeton. They reworded the document to develop the test questions which will be used for the PRAXIS General Science Knowledge test most states use to license future middle and high school science teachers. Each state gets to pick their own “cut” score for a potential teacher, but ETS also gives what it feels is a recommended pass score for this particular test. Forness states, "It was both interesting and challenging trying to get all to agree on not only what is important to test, but how much weight the test will place on the big concepts we need to teach kids." After three days of 'brain drain,' Forness was able to spend Saturday touring the Princeton Campus and was able to stop by Einstein’s home, a place he requested not be memorialized and is now owned by a private family. He rode his bike to Princeton, a few blocks away, each day to play “physics” with the professors there during his final 22 years of life. "I hope I can still “science” when I am 76 years old!" states Forness.

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  • Middle School Musical

    Great job to all our Middle School student actors, actresses, tech crew helpers and Theater Director, Mr. James Fornes for the great job presenting Honk Jr. this past weekend! You all did a great job and we are very proud of you

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  • Juniors recreate Walt Whitman Poems

    Mrs. Young's junior class has been studying Walt Whitman. As a final project, they chose a Whitman poem and turned it into a children's book. They were given an elementary grade level, so they knew how to adjust and create their book to fit the learning of a younger audience. It was exciting to watch them take so much ownership of these books because they knew they had a live audience with this project.

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  • District 22 Representative Brandy Pyle visits Central Cass

    Guest reader, District 22 Representative Brandy Pyle visited Central Cass today. She read the book Grace Goes to Washington by Kelly DiPucchio, to Mr. Maasjo's second-grade class during library time. Representative Pyle talked to the students about the three branches of government, her role, and how laws are made in North Dakota. The students enjoyed the story and learning about our government!

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