High School Newsletter
High School Newsletter, Aug 25
Friday, Sept 1-Monday, Sept 4
Labor Day Break (No School)
Wednesday, Sept 6
Jostens Presentation - Freshman Class Ring 9 a.m.
Jostens Presentation - Senior Cap and Gown 9:50 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept 13
Jostens - Senior Cap and Gown Money Collection
Friday, September 22
Half Day for Students - Dismissal at 10:48 a.m.
Reading and Book Selections in the Classroom
While CSPS strives to provide as much choice as possible to our students when they read, we also understand that parents have the right to guide their students’ choices, too.
Reading is a central focus in our classrooms, as we know that the ability to read and comprehend leads to lifelong success. Because of this, in our classrooms, we make every effort to provide students with opportunities for the reading practice they need to establish and maintain reading lives.
CSPS encourages all parents and guardians to be aware of what their students are reading. If you feel that a book your child has selected is not suitable, please reach out to the classroom teacher. We want to help you and your student find a book that inspires reading growth and fits with your family’s standards.
Please take a moment to read the full memo about reading and book selection options in our district.
You will receive an email with a link to your photos about a week after picture day. You can create an online account here using event code FE266123.
- Preview - View your photos online | a few days after picture day at jostenspix.com
- Personalize - Choose from a variety of backgrounds and personalize with your student's name
- Pay - Buy only the photos you want, photos are shipped directly to you.
Retakes will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023.
2022-2023 Yearbook Pick Up
For 2023 graduates, graduates or immediate family members can pick up the yearbook from the high school's main office during office hours.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any yearbook questions.
2023-2024 yearbooks can be ordered at www.yearbookforever.com.
Student Skills Group Opportunity - TRAILS
Many of our students experience emotional ups and downs throughout their high school years. Research indicates that students with solid self-awareness and good coping skills do better academically and socially during high school and beyond.
This year our school is working with TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) to support our students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health. We will be offering a skills group for students experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
If you are interested in this group, please read this letter for details and return the attached permission slip by August 31.
Fall Play Auditions - “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood”
Auditions: Wednesday, Sept 6 and Thursday, Sept 7 from 2:45 p.m.-5:35 p.m.
Each session will have 6 people, and auditions will last approximately 30 min
Arrive to the auditorium at least 5 min before your scheduled audition time.
Bring a completed and signed audition packet and contract to your auditions (needs to be signed by both the student and the parent/guardian). Audition Packets are available in either Mrs. Teunissen’s
room (410) or Mr. Sturgeon’s room (313).
Callbacks: Friday, Sept 8 (if needed)
PowderPuff Sign-Ups and Practice Dates
Students interested in participating in the Junior/Senior PowderPuff game can sign up Sept 5-8 during lunch. The cost to play is $25 and includes your Jersey and mouthguard. Players must attend at least two of the practices to participate in the game.
Practices will take place at the football practice area next to Cedar View Elementary from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept 20
Sunday, Sept 24
Wednesday, Sept 27
Sunday, Oct 1
“Steel for Steel” Fundraiser
The "Steel for Steel”Fundraiser is still happening!
Drop off scrap metal and steel in the green PADNOS recycling bin located in the northeast corner of our student parking lot (near the tennis courts). The bin will remain until we fill it (currently on our fourth bin)!
The donation will help our weight room get new 'steel' supporting our strength and condition program!
Our afterschool strength and condition program is open to all students as a way to grow fitness, confidence, relationships, and school pride!
Student Job Opportunities
Facilities Services Student Cleaners Part-Time Ages 16+
Our facilities team is looking for student cleaners who are interested in joining the team.
The schedule is part-time after school from 3-5 p.m. (10 hours a week). If you are interested visit our website and apply online
Senior Yearbook Information
2024 Senior Survey for Yearbook
Seniors are asked to fill our the senior yearbook survey for senior quotes, extracurriculars, and information about senior portraits. The deadline for the survey is December 1, 2023.
Be sure to complete the survey before then to ensure your senior quotes are added to the yearbook.
Senior portraits are due December 2, 2023, and can be sent to email@example.com. Files must be named with the senior's legal last name and legal first name (ex: SmithWilliam.jpg).
Senior Yearbook Ads
The Cedar Springs High School Yearbook staff is now accepting senior recognition ads for the class of 2024. These ads will be featured in a special section of the 2023-2024 yearbook. Please take this special opportunity to tell your seniors how proud you are of their achievements! Senior ads are available for a limited time on a space-available basis. Senior Yearbook Ads are due March 27, 2024. View the Senior Ad Guidelines on our website.