High School Newsletter
High School Newsletter, Sept 22
Saturday, September 30
Homecoming Dance 8-11 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4
PowderPuff Game at 6:30 p.m. (Game is $5 per person or $20 per family. No passes are accepted.)
National Honor Society Meeting in room 414 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Friday, October 6
FFA Alumni Association and Friends Annual Homecoming Tailgate Dinner
Homecoming Football Game
Saturday, October 7
Red Flannel Festival Marching Band Invitational
Wednesday, October 11
NHS Induction at 6 p.m. in the auditorium
Wednesday, October 18
NHS Hosted Blood drive - students only (Sign up information coming)
Wednesday, October 25
Junior and Senior Parent Night with Financial Aid Information
7:30-8:30 p.m. in the CSHS Auditorium
Homecoming Assembly, Friday October 6
On Friday, October 6 we will be having our Homecoming Assembly.
If your student needs to be signed out before the end of the day, please call the main office at 616-696-1200 before 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6.
Students are expected to remain in school until 2:18 p.m.
National Recognition Awardees from the College Board
We’re celebrating 15 out of 72,000 students from across the country who earned academic honors from College Board’s National Recognition Programs! They each received the National Rural and Small Town Award. The National Recognition Programs honor the strong academic achievements of underrepresented students. They’re an easy way for students to showcase their hard work in high school. The programs not only benefit students. They also benefit colleges looking to recruit diverse, talented students.
These students have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and are in the top 10% of PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT™ 10 assessment takers in each state for each program or have earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP® Exams.
Congratulations to the following students:
• Alexis Stefanski:
• Annalise Elliott
• Brielle Sarniak
• Brody Nichols
• Emma Merritt
• Haley Van Kampen
• Kaden Kirkwood
• Keaton Klaasen
• Lauren Fraser
• Makenzie Zimmer
• Molly Wierstra
• Parker Nyenhuis
• Parker Vaughn
• Taylor Diemond
• Wesley Schultz
COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2024 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
We are excited to announce that Jack Cairy, Josiah Miller, and Riley Robb have been named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
October is College and Career Month!
College and Military Visits
Various dates in October and Nov (more information from Counselors)
Junior and Senior Parent Night
Wednesday, Oct 25 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium
Juniors, Seniors, and their parents are invited to attend this critical event filled with important senior dates, college and career preparation steps, overview of the financial aid process. Becky Powell from GRCC’s Financial Aid department will guide families through the process of filing for/receiving financial aid.
Apply Yourself! Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays in October (all hours except the 4th hour)
Seniors will get a pass from their teacher to come to the garage off the cafeteria to work on preparation for their next steps after high school. (College applications, sending transcripts/scores, applying for jobs, completing resumes, etc.). Counselors will be available for support.
Career and College Spirit Week
October 16-19 (more details to follow)
Senior Prizes - Celebrate your Post Secondary Plans
Friday, November 3 - SWAG Giveaway for those who participated in College Month Activities!
FAFSA Filing Frenzy
Date in December TBD
If you have any questions about college month, reach out to your counselors and continue to watch for important communication about events in your gmail account!
Brie Cummings and Hunter Hendges
Alecia Alber and Cole French
Taylor Shadley and Kenneth Mitchell
Skylar See and Broden Cantu
Tennessee Traxler and Dylan LaFontsee
Hannah McCall and Ayden Cook
Mallory Paige and Luke Egan
Taylor Gunderson and Nicholas Robinson
FFA Homecoming Tailgate Dinner and Football Game
Support FFA at the third annual homecoming tailgate dinner on Friday, October 6 from 5-7 p.m. (gates to the Football game are at 6 p.m.)
- Pulled pork sandwich
- baked beans
- potato salad
- Dessert and water/soda
You can stay to eat or grab and go! All proceeds benefit the Cedar Springs High School FFA Chapter. Tickets can be purchased in the high school's main office or at Cedar Springs Mill & Supply.
PSAT/NMSQT Test on October 26
On October 26, all Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT test to prepare for the upcoming change to digital testing in the spring.
Content on the PSAT/NMSQT is very similar to the SAT, with Reading and Writing and Math sections.
To prepare, full-length adaptive digital PSAT/NMSQT practice is available on the Bluebook™ app. More resources are available at the Official Digital SAT Prep on Khan Academy.
Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT by visiting the CollegeBoard website.
Juniors Under the age of 18- Testing Consent Needed
Juniors who are under the age of eighteen and are participating in one of the Michigan SAT Suite of Assessments on a school day (SAT® with Essay, PSAT/NMSQT®, or PSAT™10) need parental consent to provide College Board with optional student information, opt into the BigFuture School™ mobile application, and opt into Connections.
BigFuture School allows students to receive their test scores on their mobile devices. Connections allow students to interact with colleges and universities to support planning for postsecondary success; through Connections, students can connect with colleges, universities, scholarship organizations, and other educational organizations without disclosing their personal information.
Steel for Steel Fundraiser Update
We are on our 5th Padnos dumpster for the Steel for Steel weight room fundraiser! The dumpster is now in the Northwest corner of the main parking lot at the high school. Thank you to those who have supported!
Please only fill the dumpster with recyclable metal, no trash. Fill in as far as you are able.
October Cedar Springs National Honor Society Study Sessions
After-school study sessions are available on Mondays and most Wednesdays (2:18-3:30 p.m.). National Honor Society members are available for tutoring one-on-one, or in a small group, or you can work independently on homework. Any subject area, no sign-up is required. Transportation is available via second route bus.
Upcoming Dates and Locations
Monday, October 2, in room 414 (Covey)
Wednesday, October 4, in room 302 (Schultz)
Monday, October 9, in room 414 (Covey)
National Scholarship Weekly Newsletter
Lake Michigan Credit Union’s Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Competition
High school seniors, you have the opportunity to win a $2,000 college scholarship by submitting an essay on the topic: “LMCU is celebrating its 90th birthday! What would you like to see celebrated by the time you’re 90?” Submissions are accepted from Oct 1-January 5.
Learn more at LMCU.org/Hutt. #HuttScholarship
Kent Career Tech Center (KTCT) Information
KCTC is focused on you. Your goals. Your future. Wherever you want to go, we help you get there. College, certifications, internship, apprenticeship, technical training, and a rewarding career are what we prepare you for - all while you're still in high school.
If you are interested in attending KCTC please review important information below to help you learn more, courses offered, and how to apply to attend.
Important KCTC Dates
- Sept 14-Oct 26: KCTC Program Visits
- Feb 7 and 8 (5-7p.m.): KCTC Open House
- Mid Feb-March: KCTC Enrollment
KCTC Program Visits
KCTC offers two types of program visits (you can go to either or both):
KCTC Tours (Sept 14-Oct 26)
A 2-hour building-wide tour and presentation offers an opportunity to explore the nearly 30 programs and state-of-the-art technology KCTC has to offer (See below for more information).
KCTC Career Pathways Visits (Nov-March)
Students seeking an in-depth KCTC experience may be interested in scheduling a pathway-focused visit. KCTC’s 30 programs are part of the six career pathways identified by the state of Michigan.
More information and a sign-up for the Career Pathway Visit will come out in October.
KCTC Full 30-program Tours
Visiting KCTC programs allows students to make wise scheduling decisions for the 2024-2025 school year. A program visit provides an improved chance of getting into the program of your choice when you request enrollment in February.
From September 14-October 26, students have the opportunity to visit KCTC (joining our 3rd session students traveling to and from the visit)
Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2:15 p.m.
Students interested in attending a tour, need to fill out the KCTC Tour Request form. Mrs. Johnson in Academic Services will assign you the next available tour. You will receive confirmation letter with the details of the visit that will need a parent's signature (to attend the visit), and teacher's signatures (to approve your absence). You will be marked as field trip for the hours you are attending the tour.
Students will take the KCTC bus at 11:10 a.m. from the Y (please take A lunch) and arrive back at school at 2:50 p.m. You will need a ride home.
Trinis Burrito Fundraiser
This fundraiser is intended for students to help pay for the senior all night party. Each burrito sold will earn $3.00 off the cost of the party for each individual. Please consider selling as many burritos as you can. Any extra money will be donated to the Senior All Night Party fundraising fund.
Please give order forms and money, in cash or check, to a known committee member. There is also a locked drop box in the high school office, where your student can drop it off. Students applying for financial assistance for the senior all night party must participate in the fundraiser.
Make Checks Payable to Cedar Springs All Night Party
Orders are due no later than Monday, October 9th
Pick up will be at the school on Wednesday evening, October 25th
Senior All Night Party Information
Register before January 12, 2024, to receive the early bird pricing.
When: Sunday May 19, 2024
Where: Secret Location
Cost: $100 (Cost increases to $125 after January 12, 2024 )
Deadline to Register: March 29, 2024
Download the registration packet below and drop it off in the SANP drop box located in the high school office or mail it to the address on the payment form.
If you have any questions please contact our Senior All-Night committee at email@example.com