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  • Central Cass receives $8,000 Bayer Fund grant

    Employees from Bayer; Keith Jackson and John Gulleson recommended Central Cass to receive an $8,000 grant from Bayer Fund. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase an agricultural exploration augmentative interactive sand table for Central Cass’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) center that will teach various properties of topography, hydrology, geomorphology, and land management. Mistie Holland, technology integrationist wrote and submitted the grant for Central Cass and plans to purchase a ‘TopoBox Augmented Reality Sandbox’ to add to the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Center. Holland states, “I saw an Augmented Interactive Sandbox last summer while visiting the Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson, ND while on vacation and knew we needed one for our new STEM center! It will allow students to become inquiry-based learners and meet the needs of our students’ desire to be challenged and empowered through hands-on, project-based learning that will enhance 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 Bayer Fund grant!” Stated the leadership at Bayer’s Research Center in Glyndon MN -Keith Jackson and John Gulleson. In 2019, Bayer Fund awarded more than $1.4 million through this program to nonprofit organizations in rural communities to help address essential needs in Food & Nutrition, STEM Education, and Community Development. Nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $7 million through this program over the last five years.

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  • Central Cass Middle School gets Backpacks from the Bremer Backpacks Initiative.

    This summer, 25 Middle School students from Casselton will receive brand-new backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies through the Bremer Backpacks initiative. Made possible by Bremer Bank’s expanded partnership with United Way, this first-of-its-kind initiative ensures more than 5,000 children in need across the Upper Midwest will be well-equipped to tackle the upcoming new school year. During the week of June 10, hundreds of Bremer employees volunteered in shifts to assemble the backpacks at the company’s Service Center in Lake Elmo. Stocked with classroom essentials including crayons, markers, colored pencils, notebooks, pocket folders, glue sticks, scissors, pencil pouches, erasers, and pencil sharpeners, completed backpacks were distributed to more than 65 Bremer locations throughout its footprint in Greater Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Launched in conjunction with Bremer’s 75th year in business, the Bremer Backpack initiative represents the company’s philanthropic mission – originally stemming from founder Otto Bremer – to invest in the communities they serve. This initiative also follows Bremer’s recent rebrand, in which a new logo and website were launched to signal the bank’s focus of meeting its customers where they are and in a way that provides value to them. “For 75 years, Bremer Bank has defined its purpose as helping our communities grow and prosper,” said Jeanne Crain, president, and CEO of Bremer Bank. “We are proud to continue this commitment through the Bremer Backpack initiative and are thrilled to have a such a dedicated partner in the Greater Twin Cities United Way.” “When it comes to educational success, our vision is that all children are ready to thrive academically, personally and socially,” said John Wilgers, president and CEO of Greater Twin Cities United Way. “We are grateful to Bremer Bank for its support and commitment to helping students in the Upper Midwest start the year off ready to learn.”

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  • State Softball Champions 2019

    Congratulations to the Central Cass 2019 State Class B Champions!!!

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  • All-State Softball 2019

    Congratulations to L. Buhr and P. Richter for being named to the All-State team and to L. Buhr who was also selected as ND Senior Athlete of the Year! Coach Scott was also named Coach of the Year. Great job everyone! We are very proud of you!

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  • Hat Day for the Hahn Family

    The Central Cass Elementary raised $1,060 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of phy-ed teacher Chris Hahn and his family. Mrs. Lynch surprise the Hahn family a check on the last day of school.

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  • C. Merrigan wins Leadership and Character All-American Award

    Congratulations to C. Merrigan of Central Cass for winning the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the United States Marine Corp Leadership and Character All-American Award. The award is given for outstanding leadership and performance, academic excellence, fighting spirit, mental toughness, and work ethic on and off the mat. Great job C. Merrigan! We are proud of you!

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  • 3rd and 4th Grade Book Challenges

    Throughout the school year, the third and fourth grade ELA classes worked towards reading books in various genres. Teachers challenged her students to read 20 books for 3rd grade and 40 books for fourth grade throughout the year within the specific genres. Great job to them!!! Note: several students were absent when we took the picture.

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  • Million Word Club

    Mrs. Stansbery, Library Media Specialist, along with classroom teachers in grades 3-5, created the Million Words Club. When students read 1/4 million or reached the goal of one million words, they would get their picture up on the wall and earn a certificate. The following students met the quarter million, half million, one million words club! Several students were not pictured due to being absent or not available during the time of the picture, but that's a lot of kids! Great job everyone!

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  • Raised Beds

    Mr. Wienmann's Ag Education Class recently designed, built and planted raised beds. The beds will be used by students and the FFA for course work, studying, and exploring how different plants in our region grow. The material used for building the beds was supplied by the Cass County Farm Bureau. We would like to thank them for supporting the youth in our community and taking the initiative to offer and provide funding for our school project.

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  • State Track

    Congratulations to the Central Cass Girls Team for taking 4th place, and to the Central Cass Boys team for taking 5th place, at the ND State Track & Field Meet this past weekend. Also congratulations to the following for placing at state: Pole Vault: K. Quam tied for 5th place, Boys 300m Hurdles: B. Knutson - STATE CHAMPION, Girls 4x200m Relay: E. Wisnewski, K. Grommesh, M. Jacobson and D. Smith - STATE CHAMPIONS, Boys 4x200m Relay: J. Totay, T. Doboyou, W. Ellison and W. Koetz - 5th place, Girls 100m Dash: E. Wisnewski - 4th place, Boys 100m Dash: J. Totay - 2nd place, Girls 400m Dash: D. Smith - 4th place, Boys 400m Dash: B. Knutson - 5th place, Girls 200m Dash: E. Wisnewski - 2nd place, Girls 4x100m Relay: E. Wisnewski, K. Grommesh, K. Garcia and D. Smith - STATE CHAMPIONS, Boys 4x100m Relay: J. Totay, W. Koetz, W. Ellison, and B. Knutson - STATE CHAMPIONS, Boys 4x400m Relay: T. Doboyou, J. Totay, W. Koetz and B. Knutson - 6th place

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  • National Honor Society Inductees

    Congratulations to 41 students who were inducted into the National Honors Society at the Awards Convocation Ceremony on May 22, 2019.

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  • 2nd Grade Visits NDSU

    On Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd the second-grade classes traveled to NDSU to visit Don Carey "The Bugman." Don is an entomologist at NDSU. He showed the students different insects as well as some chemistry using dry ice. The students were entertained and amazed with Don's presentation.

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  • 1st Grade Field Trip

    The Central Cass first graders were able to spend the day at TNT Fitness in Fargo and then went to an area park for a picnic lunch and ended the day playing and exploring. Thank you to the chaperones and teachers for making the day a success!

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  • All Region Softball

    Congratulations to the Central Cass All Region Softball players and Coach Kost!

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  • Region Softball Champions

    Congratulations to our Softball Team for winning Regionals! Good luck at State!

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  • All Region Baseball

    Congratulations to the Central Cass All Region and Honorable Mention All Region baseball players!

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  • Preschool Visits TNT

    Miss Olson's Preschool 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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  • Farrier Training

    Mr. B. Forness’ Construction Trades class took the classroom outside to learn the art of shoeing a horse. The trade also known as a farrier and is an important part of keeping a horse healthy and able to work and travel long miles. Forness states that he became a good farrier because of his work in carpentry. Students learned the technique and the importance of a well-cared for horse.

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  • High Tunnel Garden

    Mr. Weinmann's Ag Ed classes were recently awarded grant dollars from the USD Orchard Grant. Students have been busy assembling the high tunnel garden which will add over a month to the growing season. Students plan to plant potatoes, onions, and cucumbers in the high tunnel and will donate the produce back to the school lunch program and the local food pantry.

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  • SE Region Track and Field Championship

    Congrats to the girls for winning the SE Region Championship for the 2nd year in a row and to Coach Grommesh for getting Coach of the Year and to K. Grommesh for being named Outstanding Senior Athlete!

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