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Northwest Public Schools | April 21, 2024

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Note from the Principal-April 2023

Note from the Principal-April 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Wow!  April already! It is a very busy time for all I know but want to communicate with you regarding happenings at Cedar Hollow.  

Our NSCAS (Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System) window opened today and our students in grades 3-8 will be taking tests this month to determine progress through the year.  We take our students’ progress very seriously, and I know you do as well, so please take note of the testing dates for your child(ren) and help them prepare with plenty of sleep and a great breakfast, if possible.  

3rd Math (April 27)  and ELA, which is English Language Arts (April 19)

4th Math (April 27) and ELA (April 13)

5th Math (April 25, 26), ELA (April 12, 13), and Science (April 19, 20)

6th – 8th Math (April 26-28), ELA (April 3, 4), and Science (8th grade only) (April 20, 21)

Hopefully you received communication from us regarding our talent show opportunities.  Again that will be Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 PM, so if you have questions, please contact the office.  

A reminder of important dates as we move nearer the end of the year:

Monday, April 24 – No School, Staff Inservice

Monday, May 1 – Grades 5-8 Band Concert at Northwest 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 2 – Grades 5-8 Vocal Concert at Northwest 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 4 – Grades K-4 Vocal Concert at Northwest 6:30 pm

Friday, May 12 – Field Day for Grades K-6 at Northwest 12:45 pm

Tuesday, May 16 – Fun Day at Cedar Hollow – during normal school day

Wednesday, May 17 – Last Day of School – Noon Dismissal – Awards Assemblies

8th Grade – 8:15 – 9:15

Kindergarten – 4th Grade 9:30 – 10:30

5th Grade – 7th Grade 10:45 – 11:45

Lastly, I want to let you know of staff changes for next year.  We are saying goodbye to wonderful staff members and welcoming some exceptional additions!  Connie Cochnar, Angela Blank, and Jocelyn Glenn will be leaving Cedar Hollow.  To fill Connie’s place as she is retiring as one of our elementary special education teachers, KImberly Terry will take Connie’s place in that role.  

The additions we are thrilled to have added to our Cedar Hollow family are:  Molly Nicol (Kindergarten for Mrs. Terry), Danielle Sloan (2nd grade), and Amber Clausen (middle school math).  Mrs. Nicol and Mrs. Clausen both come to us from GIPS and Mrs. Sloan comes to us from Centura Public Schools.  Welcome to all!