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600 dozen donuts are on the way to school. Students will be picking up at the end of the day, so they can get them delivered to you. Thank you to those that supported the junior class with this fundraiser! … See MoreSee Less
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Well I'm pretty sure i said on someone's fb post a couple weeks ago that I would take a box..but dont remember who…lol..guess when they show up at Hardware Hanks I will know :)
Thanks to everyone that supported the Juniors by buying donuts fron Milly Carcamo. I am proud of everyone that worked to sell, and especially my daughter. This event she was determined to show her Dad her work ethic and ended up actually outselling everyone. Dad said no one goes door to door anymore, they just have their parents post it on media & there's no WORK to it. SHE sold THE MOST BOXES with a whopping 51!!! Bella also went door to door for the Christmas cookies, nuts, etc & sold a huge amount (I think she sold the most in her class then too). We will work hard to get these delivered promptly!
I'm a little salty that out of all the teenagers who come to the salon didn't hit me up ☹️
I must have missed this fundraiser. 😢
If you end up with extra I would take 1 or 2 dozen.
Keep up the good work!
Are they all spoken for!
Way to go
So very proud of these girls!!! We just returned from 2 days in Cedar Rapids where we attended the State Leadership Conference for FCCLA. Bianca Swartz stepped up in her leadership role as a district officer, leading our group ice breaker and helping lead our district meeting. The others competed in the following Iowa Events for the first time. They worked their butts off and are even more determined for next year!!!
Please help me in congratulating the following:
Kaylee Kisky 2nd-Level 3
Maddison Jessen 3rd-Level 3
FCCLA Creed Speaking:
Mili Waugh 1st Level 2
Izzy Triggs 3rd Level 3
Annabell and Breanna Edwards-Participation
$15 Fashion Challenge:
Kaylee Gregg-Participation … See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to each of you!!
Congratulations to all!
Way to go!!
One year ago agriculture students in the Junior Class brainstormed ways to raise a steer at the school. They worked through the process of receiving approval from the school administration and City of Leon, designed a facility, and then were at a standstill as they tried to figure out how to pay for it!
I often talk about how amazing our community is, and this was proven when I received a call from the Decatur County Development Corporation, who had heard the students needed a barn for their steers and they were willing to make that happen. From here it snowballed with a generous donation from GRM Networks, RPP Grant, and being awarded a grant application through R.O.C.C.S., which the students completed!
This generosity from so many allowed students to expand their plan and with the help of Brian Broich, CD Transportation Director, the students revamped their plan to include not only a beef facility, but also a swine facility! With the help of many we were able to make this facility happen; Calieb Kistler and his construction class, Onstot Construction, DCLI, Beaumont Specialty Products, Keeney Fencing, MFA, Gilbert’s True Value, Leon Hardware and Appliance, Decatur County Secondary Roads, IDEAL Ready Mix, North Lumber and Home Center, Porter Electric, Alliant Energy, Hog Slat, M&M Welding, Delta Metals, Smith Feeder Supply. and United Farmer’s Cooperative. Chad Wiig worked with us through Cactus Farms, who donated the sow and assisted in her care to help us raise her piglets. Lamoni Livestock Auction purchased two steers for us, donating one of them to the project! Throughout this process Brian Broich, Bob Jensen, and many of the drivers at the CD Transportation jumped in to help whenever possible!
One year later, utilizing the CD LIVESTOCK FACILITY, we have raised 23 broilers, 13 market hogs, and 2 market steers. ThIs yielded 204 pounds of chicken, 2691 pounds of pork, and 1,744 pounds of beef. This product should feed our school throughout 2023.
This endeavor would not be possible without Joy Evertsen, Food and Nutrition Manager of the Central Decatur School, who is not only willing to utilize the meat as part of the school lunch program, but advocates for agriculture every opportunity she is given! … See MoreSee Less
Beyond awesome on so many levels!!
Am Grand River native, Grand Valley ag graduate, really glad to see the enthusiasm and cooperation taking place. If rural communities don't advocate for agriculture, no one will.
This says so much about the schools dedication to the students and the community! Also the nutritional benefits from the meals the children will receive! Pat on the back to all!
That is a wonderful and awesome project more schools should do this as well
Wow! That's commendable!! Wish more schools would do this! This is absolutely amazing!! Good job!!
Absolutely unbelievable a great adventure for those students
That’s awesome for school foods and meals
There are so many neat things that happen due to the support of our community, but I feel like this might be one of my all time favorites! This week 17 agriculture students from Decatur and Ringold county were able to become A.I. Certified to breed beef cattle. This opportunity was made possible by some amazing local A.I. Technicians who are willing to share their experience in order to train the students. These A.I. Technicians include; Jon Rockhold, Ty Hunt, Daryn Yoder, Nate Pierschbacher, and Curt Widmer. Lamoni Livestock Auction, Jason Allen and Jared Miller, provide the facility and the cattle in order to support this project, and all the meals are provided through generous contributions from Alysha Van Laar of American State Bank, Decatur County Cattlemen’s and Ringold County Cattlemen’s. We were also thankful for Hilltop Vet Clinic who allowed us to utilize their working facility for the certification! Agriculture instructors; Lacey Whitaker, Brandi Boyd, and Morgan Quick also make this certification possible by volunteering their time presenting the curriculum provided by Genex Cooperative. A special thanks to Ananias Swartzentruber and Bray Pierschbacher for assisting with the certification! Students from Central Decatur Community School that participated in this certification include; Grant Boyd, River Hamaker, Kale Rockhold, Jamie Oesch, and Wade Hill.
Many of these students plan to take the knowledge gained back to their family farms, and yet others hope to apply this knowledge to future careers in the veterinary and reproductive technology field.
Thank you to everyone that makes this event a possibility! … See MoreSee Less
This…is the purpose of our high school, preparing students for their chosen trade after they graduate, in this case…agriculture. Great job!!!
Today is the last day of the third quarter! The school year will be wrapping up before we know it. Let’s finish strong! 💯 … See MoreSee Less
REMINDER: Join us TOMORROW for South Elementary’s Little Cards Preschool Registration Day, from 8:00am to 3:00pm!
To qualify for three- and four-year-old preschool, your child must be three years old on or before September 15. No appointment is necessary for this event! Please prepare to bring your child for preschool readiness testing.
To complete an application at this event, you will need:
✅ Proof of income for the past 12 months
✅ Proof of your child’s date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, baptism record, immunization record, etc.)
✅ Proof of residency (e.g. a piece of mail with your address on it)
For more information, call South Elementary at 641-446-6521 OR the SCICAP Central Office at 641-774-813, ext. 242. We’re excited to meet our students! … See MoreSee Less
March 22 is Wellness Wednesday! Wear any color in recognition of Autism & Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and staff may wear jeans for $5. All proceeds will benefit the Student Crisis Fund. … See MoreSee Less
March 21, 2023
On Tuesday, many school districts in Iowa have been affected by false reports of an active shooter on their campuses. From what we understand, schools have received internet-based phone calls with these threats, which turn out to be unsubstantiated. It appears to be part of a hoax known as “swatting.”
While Central Decatur has not experienced this issue directly, we wanted to make you aware.
We would like to continue to encourage our students and school community to report anything that could constitute a threat to school safety. As always, we work closely with local law enforcement to assist in these situations.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your attention to this important update.
Superintendent … See MoreSee Less
The Student Council & LifeServe Blood Drive will take place Wednesday, March 22, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Central Decatur High School. We encourage everyone who’s able to come out and make a donation! … See MoreSee Less
These posts arent showing up on my newsfeed frequent enough to know whats going on in time, I learned about this a day late, as I was looking on the CD Facebook page for the lunch menu, it still isn't working on the website either 🙄. A weekly handout worked much better for me, and paper notifaction sent home is an easier reminder for me #80sbaby
Speed and Agility Training:
6:45-7:30 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays
Locker rooms are available for use afterwards
Please bring a change of clothes for school … See MoreSee Less
Central Decatur is hiring for an evening custodian 2:30pm-7:00pm.
Contact Becca Crouch at email@example.com for questions and an application. … See MoreSee Less
Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful spring break. Let’s have a great rest of the school year! … See MoreSee Less