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School superintendent to host Cedar Canyon parents
February 27, 2014 Jerry Purvis   

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Gering School Superintendent Bob Hastings will meet with Cedar Canyon School parents at the school on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. to hear their concerns about the school’s attendance model.

Last year, Cedar Canyon was changed from a K-6 elementary to a K-4, with 5th and 6th grade students attending Lincoln Elementary.

The meeting will focus on parent concerns and will help determine which grade levels will attend Cedar Canyon in the future. This past year, several parents have objected to the class structure, especially if one child attends Cedar Canyon and another goes to Lincoln Elementary.

Input from the meeting will be forwarded to the school board’s facilities committee for consideration. Also, with the completion of the kindergarten enrollment period, the district is looking at how many students they have in the elementary schools in order to determine how many classes will be needed.

Cedar Canyon Principal Mary Kay Haun said the informal meeting is to open up communication between the district and the parents to help determine their best options for future school years.

Cedar Canyon to host Soup Supper and Dessert Auction

Cedar Canyon school’s annualSoup Supper and Dessert Auction will be held this Friday, Feb. 28 at the school gymnasium. A meal of hommade chili, chicken noodle soup, cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served from 6 to 8 p.m.. A variety of desserts will also be auctioned off after the meal. Donations of special desserts will be accepted and appreciated.

The event is held as a major fundraiser and community outreach effort. Cedar Canyon Booster Club President Amber Rahmig said proceeds from the event will help support additional student and teacher projects. A portion of the money could also go toward new playground equipment.

Tickets are $3 for ages 4-12, $5 for 12 and over and children under the age of 3 eat free. Tickets will be at the door.
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