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Evening Events Cancelled

Snow Cancellations    

Due to the anticipated snow accumulation and icy conditions, this evenings events/competitions will be cancelled. High school practice and fitness center access will be allowed until 5:00 pm. 

Weather Cancellation

Snow Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the anticipated snow accumulation and icy conditions, this evenings events/competitions will be cancelled. High school practice and fitness center access will be allowed until 5:00 pm.

Fitness Center Closing Early

DUE TO WEATHER:

The FITNESS CENTER will be closing at 5:00 pm today and will not be open on Wednesday morning. (1/23/19)

No AQUA ZUMBA tonight. (1/22/19)

No AM SWIM on Wednesday. (1/23/19)

 

Featured Grade Level of the Month- 4K Featured Grade Level of the Month- 4K

Featured Grade Level of the Month- 4K: The holidays are always a busy time and 4K is no different!  Preparations for their Holiday Concert were in full force...learning songs, creating crafts and props, and learning movements.  The concert was well attended and a true joy for one and all. 

Milwaukee Kids Expo 2019 Milwaukee Kids Expo

Milwaukee Kids Expo Debuts February 9-10, 2019 at State Fair Park. Learn, Explore + Play!

Beat cabin fever at the Milwaukee Kids Expo on February 9-10, at State Fair Park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! The inaugural two-day event offers interactive exhibits and play opportunities for kids of all ages as well as samples, shopping and valuable resources for parents.

Play Zones will be set up throughout the site, including bounce houses, a petting zoo, a rock-climbing wall, pony rides, caricature paintings, a maze challenge and more. Stop by the Main Stage for interactive science shows, fairytale princess sing-a-longs, ballet school demonstrations. Meet local child-related vendors & businesses ranging from toys and games to sports and fitness classes, learning devices, safety products, day cares, schools, camps and much more!

Tickets for adults are $7 in advance or $9 at the door; Tickets for kids are $5 in advance or $6 at the door; Kids 2 and under are FREE! Tickets are on sale now at milwaukeekidsexpo.com/tickets.

For a full list of exhibitors and the complete event schedule, visit milwaukeekidsexpo.com.

 

Parent/Community Survey Results

Rocket Cedar Grove-Belgium Parents and Community Members

Thank you to all of CGBSD's parents and community members who took time to complete the Parent/Community Survey. The survey results can be accessed by clicking the link below. The survey feedback will prove helpful to the Board of Education and the administrative team in improving areas identified in need of attention as well as helping to shape the district's strategic plan. Further exploration and analysis of the survey feedback are critical to the district's commitment to continuous improvement work. If you have any questions about the survey data, please do not hesitate to contact me at 920-668-8686. 

Survey Results

For the betterment of CGBSD, 

Jeanne Courneene 
District Administrator

Snow Ball Dance
Toy Drive 2018 Toy Drive 2018

Our annual Toy Drive was a success.  Once again, the toys were picked up by the Kapco Toy Sleigh.  The toys that our school collected were used to fill "wishes" for kids in the CGB Holiday Assistance Program.  Additional toys were then given to the AM620 WTMJ and Kapco Kids 2 Kids Christmas program.  These toys will be distributed by local Salvation Army programs.  

 
 
Club Wrestling

​CLUB WRESTLING:  Any K-8th student interested in participating in the Junior Rocket Wrestling club program, there will be a parent meeting with registration on Tuesday December 18th in the high school study hall at 6:30 p.m.  There are flyers with more information in the stand outside the middle school office.   Any questions, please call John Morgan at 262-227-6650 or Chad Hoopman at 414-336-5571.  Thank you.

School Crossing Guard Recognition Week Crossing Guards

When you see Mrs. Wonser and Mrs. Isken,
Please be sure to
 STOP and show your appreciation!

Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week - January 14-18, 2019

Winter Swim Lessons Winter Swim Lessons

WINTER SWIM LESSON INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Winter Swim Lesson registration is now open for the January session. We will be conducting lessons on eight (8) weekdays at either 3:50 pm or 4:55 pm. (We will not have Saturday lessons due to the number of other activities going on). Class sizes are limited, and will book up quickly.

Click Here for more information

Featured Grade Level of the Month-Third Grade Truly flexible seating and furniture in Mrs. Brock’s room is a hit!

Featured Grade Level of the Month-Third Grade:  Third graders have been busy learning how to tackle new nonfiction texts including learning how to identify the languages experts use to how different text structures can convey different information.  Digging in to become experts themselves!  High marks go out to the third grade team for also digging into the Writing Workshop Units of Study to complement the Reading Units.  This is not an expectation, but the team is working hard to try (and learn!) what they can in preparation for full implementation in the next couple years.  The challenges and rewards of opinion writing have been on the agenda these past few weeks.  Do you know how multiplication and division are linked?  Third grade students are certainly discovering that in math.  In social studies, third grade is looking at enhancing their curriculum with some new resources and materials for next year.  A visit to the Nutcracker rounded out December, too!  It’s been a busy month!

 

Vendor & Craft Fair
Featured Grade Level of the Month-Fourth Grade 4th Grade Heritage School

Fourth graders have the pedal to the metal!  Recently finishing up their “character studies” in reading, unit projects demonstrated all they learned about character changes and impacts on storylines.  The classes have moved on to dissecting the qualities of good nonfiction books and how to best learn from these sometimes challenging texts.  Realistic fiction writing rounded out their language arts time.  Wisconsin history, geography, and culture is a year long endeavor, of course.  Trips to the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MoWA), Heritage School, and our state capital later this year round out this very integrative approach to learning social studies concepts.  Lots of learning happening!

 

R News and Highlights Newsletter

Please CLICK HERE to read the latest CGBSD Newsletter,
 R News and Highlights

Parent & Community Survey Survey

As part of the district’s commitment to continuous improvement, the Board of Education is seeking your input regarding many facets associated to the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District. Your input will prove helpful in establishing district goals as part of the district’s strategic plan as well as ensuring that the district continues to offer effective programs and services for its students while demonstrating fiscal responsibility. 

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, depending upon whether or not you include comments. Your contribution to the Board of Education’s work in establishing priorities for the school district would be helpful and greatly appreciated. 

Additional information about the survey:
     * All responses are confidential. Responses will be computer generated, which protects the privacy and confidentiality of each responder.     
     * The survey will be closed at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Parent & Community Survey

Sincerely, 

CGBSD Board of Education

Featured Grade Level: Specialist

Featured Grade Level:  Specialists:  Art, Music, Physical Education, Library Media Arts

In physical education, students are excited to monitor their health with new heart rate monitors.  As always, a very active and exciting time for students.  In music, recorders and music reading round out a well balanced foundation of musical knowledge.  Our library has undergone quite a transformation!  In art, students are studying the art of  Britto and have fierce lions to show for it!  Ms. Ackley also has “Art Workshops” running.  This month students are making “Day of the Dead” masks to go with a Halloween Theme!

 

Annual Meeting of the Cedar Grove-Belgium Area School District

Budget Publication 2018/2019
Cedar Grove-Belgium Area School District

The Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 pm in the Cedar Grove-Belgium High School Study Hall. The Board of Education of the Cedar Grove-Belgium Area School District hereby presents, for the review of the electors, the 2018/2019 budget as required by the s65 093(3) WI Statues. All accounts are presented in a modified accrual accounting system as prescribed by the Dept. of Public Instruction. Copies of the detailed budget documents are available during normal office hours at the District office. 321 N. 2nd Street, Cedar Grove as well as the Belgium Village Hall, National Exchange Bank, Cedar Grove, Port Washington State Bank, Belgium and Cedar Grove Piggly Wiggly.

2018/2019 Annual Report & Budget

I-43 Rehabilitation Project in Ozaukee County Department of Transportation

I-43 Rehabilitation Project lane closures for October 15th to October 21st

Traffic restrictions on I-43 in Ozaukee County

(Port Washington) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region announces I-43 Rehabilitation Project lane closures and restrictions from October 15th to October 21st in Ozaukee County. Drivers should be aware of reduced speed limits on the posted detour routes as well as the lane closures on I-43, and remember to use caution while traveling through any work zone. This advisory does not include closures by local authorities for accidents or unusual incidents (such as weather).

 

Art Workshop clay minions

The CG-B Rec Department, in conjunction with Ms. Ackley, our Elementary School Art Teacher is offering a Thanksgiving-themed Art Workshop, available to 1st & 2nd grade students (Three Thursdays in November) and 3rd & 4th grade students (Three Tuesdays in November) from 3:45-4:45pm in the Elementary School Art Room (Room 101).  Cost of the workshop is only $15 and each session is limited to the first 24 students who sign up.  Links to the Registration forms are found below:

Art Club Grade 1-2

Art Club Grade 3-4

Child Development Screening Child Development Screening

On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Cedar Grove-Belgium Elementary School will conduct Child Development Screenings.  The screenings will be held from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Individual screenings will be scheduled every 45 minutes.  We encourage the participation of parents with children between the ages of 2 years, 9 months and 5 years of age who have not yet participated in some form of preschool screening and who have not entered four or five year old kindergarten.  This screening is also designed for pre-kindergarten children who have recently moved to the community and have not previously been screened.  This service is provided at no cost to residents of Cedar Grove-Belgium School District only. Please call Shelly Abler at 920-668-8518 or 877-280-7361, ext 304 to schedule a screening time.

In order to keep our records up to date, please let us know of all preschool children living in your household.  Thank you!

Homecoming Festivities

Homecoming

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

12:45 pm  King & Queen Coronation and High School Pep Rally

1:45 pm Homecoming Parade

4:30 - 7:00 pm CGBEA Brat Fry

7:00 pm the Cedar Grove Rockets take on the Random Lake Rams

Saturday, October 13, 2018

8:00 - 11:00 pm Homecoming Dance

Fitness Center will close at 6PM Tonight! Closing Early

The Fitness Center will close tonight at 6:00 pm (Thursday, October 11, 2018). 

Scholastic Book Fair Book Fair

The Book Fair will be hosted in the "Little Theatre" in the elementary school from 10/18 - 10/24/18. 
 

The hours are as follows:
October 18th from 9:00am to 2:00pm, and 4:00pm to 7:00pm
October 19th from 9:00am to 2:00pm
October 22nd from 9:00am to 2:00pm
October 23rd from 9:00am to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 7:00pm
October 24th from 9:00am to 11:30am
Please stop by and check it out!

School Board Appreciation Week

The Video Production Class gives a shout out to our board of education! 

 

 

PTSO Spiritwear Spiritwear Store

The PTSO is excited to offer CGB Rockets Spiritwear for sale starting October 5th!  There are many new trendy styles, designs and colors to choose from. All orders are shipped directly to you.  If you place your order between October 5th and October 22nd you will also receive free shipping. Flyers/order forms with basic options will be sent home with Elementary students the first week in October and will also be available in each school office.   For additional designs, styles and options, check out the website www.cedargrovespiritwear.com.  All proceeds go towards the PTSO’s support of our schools.  Go Rockets!

Cedar Grove Fire Department Safety Day

SAFETY DAY:  Cedar Grove Fire Dept. is sponsoring Safety Day! It’s a free and fun event for kids and big kids (grown ups) to come check out a variety of Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement agencies! Don’t miss your chance to see a grease fire demonstration and US Coast Guard helicopter landing!!  Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 - 2:00 at Independence Park.  For more information click here.

CG-B Walkathon- October 11, 2018 walkathon

On Thursday, October 11th, Cedar Grove-Belgium Elementary and Middle schools will be participating in a WALKATHON!
We invite family and friends to join us in helping raise funds to support educational opportunities and resources for students and staff at Cedar Grove Belgium Elementary and Middle school. Each participant will raise funds by asking family and friends to sponsor them. Sponsors can also pledge with a flat donation. Prizes will be awarded. Students can earn 1 raffle ticket per $25 earned. There will also be a classroom party for the highest earned class in the middle school and elementary school.  The Walkathon will take place on the High School track. Rain date: October 15th.

Walkathon Sign-up Genius

Walkathon Flyer

PTSO

National Manufacturing Day Manufacturing

Visit Manufacturing Day at GenMet
GenMet Corp.
10245 North Enterprise Dr.
Mequon, WI 53092

October 5, 2018

CG-B Education Association Brat Fry Brat Fry

The annual Cedar Grove-Belgium Education Association Brat Fry will be held before the Homecoming game on Friday, October 12th. The brat fry will be held in the High School Commons from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.  All profits are awarded to CG-B students in the form of scholarships. Come on out to support our students and cheer on the Rockets!

Rocket Spirit Wear! logo


Going... Going... Don't wait until it's GONE to order your CGB ROCKET Spirit Wear!
Now thru October 1st! 

Click Here for Store

Items will be delivered to school and can be picked up or sent home with your child.
Orders will arrive near the end of October.

PTSO Welcome to the New Year Join Us
National School Bus Safety Week! School Bus Safety Week

10 WAYS TO BE COOL ABOUT BUS SAFETY

 

Cub Scout Sign Up! Cub Scouts

CUB SCOUT SIGN-UP FOR NEW SCOUTS!

Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 pm in the Cedar Grove Elementary School Commons. Invite your friends and join the fun and adventure.

Fitness Classes Bosu Ball

Fitness Options Expanding

Beginning in September, Cedar Grove-Belgium School District Residents will have expanded fitness opportunities!  We have partnered with the Oostburg Fitness Center, to make available offerings in both locations to all of our residents.  The schedule you see below has a wide variety of options at these locations:

  • Cedar Grove-Belgium Fitness Center
  • Cedar Grove-Belgium Pool
  • Oostburg Fitness Center

Starting September 5th, you will be able to purchase a Punch Card, which will cost $30 and is good for 10 classes at any location (there is no expiration to the card), allowing you to tailor this to your schedule and needs.  The comprehensive schedule (for all locations) will also be available on our website  http://www.cedargrovebelgium.k12.wi.us/ in the next few days.

We are excited to partner with Oostburg and extend these wellness opportunities to all of our residents.  As always, we are looking for additional offerings, and should you have a class you or someone you know would like to teach, let us know!  Should you have any questions, please contact Scott Parsons, Community Recreation Coordinator at sparsons@cgbrockets.com

Ozaukee County 4-H Open House 4H

Attend a 4-H Open House!
Tuesday, September 11
Divine Savior Catholic School
305 Fredonia Avenue, Fredonia
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

or
Wednesday, September 12
Ozaukee County Fairgrounds
Pavilion South
W67 N866 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Admission is free and all are welcome.

4-H Flyer

Third Annual Color Run

Come join us for the Third Annual CGB Color Run on September 21, 2018!  Proceeds will benefit the physical education department. See registration form for details.  Please register by noon on Friday, September 7th.  Thank you!

PTSO PTSO Picnic

The Cedar Grove Belgium PTSO will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, August 2nd at 6pm in the Cedar Grove Public Library. We invite you to join us and be part of the exciting year we have planned! Many hands make it happen. Without your support we couldn’t do what we do as an organization. We look forward to seeing you tonight!

Also, please plan to join us at our NEW "Back to School Picnic" this year.

Elementary School Aide school

Elementary School Aide

The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District has the need for an elementary school aide to work approximately 27-28 hours a week starting in the 2018-2019 school year.  This individual will be responsible for working with children in an academic setting. Job responsibilities include: working with individual and small groups of students, supervision, and supporting teachers in the classroom.  Previous experience in a school setting and/or substitute teaching license preferred, but not required. If interested, please send a resume to Jeff Kondrakiewicz at jkondrakiewicz@cgbrockets.com and fill out the application for employment non-certified position on our school website.

CG-B Girls Basketball Camp Basketball

CG-B GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP -- STILL TIME TO REGISTER!

Any girls entering 4th through 9th grade who are interested in participating in a basketball camp this summer, you still have time to register! Deadline is Friday, July 20th.  Any questions, please contact Scott Parsons at sparsons@cgbrockets.com or Jason Jones at jjones@cgbrockets.com  

Registration Link

That's a Wrap! Ozaukee Press Picture

Cedar Grove-Belgium School District wrapped up its newly revamped Summer School Program just in time for the 4th of July!
Read more here! Ozaukee Press

Have a great summer!

 

Girls Soccer Team Earns WIAA Division 4 State Runner-Up!

 

Girls Soccer

Congratulations to the players and coaching staff for an outstanding season and state championship performance!

We are proud of you!

Statebound! State Bound!

For the first time in school history, CGB Girls Soccer is headed to state!

The Rockets defeated Oostburg 1-0 for the Sectional Championship. CGB is the #1 seed heading into the state tournament. The Rockets will take on Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld at 11:00 am Friday, at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.

Let's Go Rockets!!

The soccer club has reserved a bus to help transport all of the fans! We will be charging $3 for the bus ride and the club will pay the remainder. The cost to get into the game is $8 (children under 6 are $1). There is also a fee to park your vehicle should you wish to drive down and support the team on your own. Any children under 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult. If you ride the bus down you must ride it back to Cedar Grove. Pick up and drop off will be at the High School. A second bus will be provided if this one fills up quickly. Let's fill this bus and show the girls some support!

Bus Sign Up

District Newsletter District newsletter

The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District R News and Highlights is R way of keeping community members informed about the great things taking place in our schools.

Check out the latest District Newletter here.

Cedar Grove Public Library

Attention all student entering grades 5-8!  The public library is offering a summer reading program called Libraries Rock!  Signups begin on Monday, June 11.  Stop in the library this summer to see what books your middle school staff members recommend that you read.  We are competing to see which of us has the most students read their recommendations, so help out your favorite staff member! There will also be a special middle school activity every Tuesday at 1:30 beginning June 19th.  There are flyers available in the office.

CGB Girls Basketball Camp

CGB BASKETBALL CAMP:  Any girls entering 4th through 9th grade who are interested in participating in a basketball camp this summer, we have registration forms available in the stand outside the middle school office as well as on the school website. Registration deadline is Friday, June 22nd.  Any questions, please contact Scott Parsons at sparsons@cgbrockets.com or Jason Jones at jjones@cgbrockets.com

 

Books for the World Books for the World

BOOKS FOR THE WORLD  Cedar Grove -Belgium's very own Elementary Principal Mr. Kondrakiewicz was happy to deliver unneeded books to the Madison Breakfast Rotary’s Program “Books for the World.”  Mr. Kondrakiewicz saw their operation first hand and they were THRILLED to get our donation. 

Fitness Center/Gym & Swim Kick Off!

Registration2018-19 FITNESS CENTER / GYM & SWIM REGISTRATION

We will kick off the Registrations for the 2018/2019 Fitness Center and/or Gym & Swim on Tuesday, June 12th from 5:30 to 7:30pm in the High School Office. Memberships run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  

In addition, you will also have another opportunity to register for the upcoming Summer Swim Lessons.

If you are unable to make it on June 12th, you may either mail or drop off your form to Scott Parsons, Community Recreation Coordinator, at the High School Office.

Registration forms for both Fitness Center / Gym & Swim and Summer Swim Lessons may be found in the links below.

Fitness Center/Gym & Swim Pass

Summer Swim Lessons

 

Gym & Swim

Swim 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Gym & Swim Schedule:

Saturday, June 2: 1- 3pm

June 4th - June 15th: Mon. & Wed. 7-8:30pm

June 18th - July 30th: Mon., Wed. & Fri.
1- 3pm.  Mon. & Wed. Evenings 7-8:30pm

Aqua Zumba: Tues. & Thurs. 6-7pm
(no aqua zumba on 6/19, 6/21, 7/24, 7/26)

AM Lap Swim: Mon. Wed.&  Fri. 5:30 - 6:45am

Water Aerobics: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 6:45 - 7:30am

Swimming Lessons Still Available

Closed July 4th

For more information please contact Scott Parsons
sparsons@cgbrockets.com

 

 

UW-Sheboygan Youth STEM camps

STEM

The UW-Sheboygan campus is offering new Youth STEM camps during the summer that will be geared towards ages 8-14. These week-long camps will feature content in biomedical, mechanical, and civil/environmental engineering. UW-Sheboygan is also offering a college prep course called the High School Engineering & Leadership Experience which is for juniors and seniors. The Engineering camp is available for a UW elective college credit or without credit registration option. UW-Sheboygan has partnered with several local engineering companies for this week-long immersion camp.

Please click here for more information

CG-B Recreation Department Community

The response to our Recreation Department survey exceeded our expectations! I want to thank those of you who took time and provided valuable information as we move toward Fall 2018 and begin our initial programming. We anticipate having the program descriptions and registrations available in July. (and look to start in September)

Several individuals expressed an interest in teaching/facilitating a particular course, which will be invaluable to us. If you are interested in teaching a particular program, please take a moment and fill out the attached survey. I will touch base with you very shortly. 

Survey

Thank you,

Scott Parsons

Community Recreation Coordinator
sparsons@cgbrockets.com

 

No Gym & Swim Wednesday!

ClosedThere will be no Gym & Swim on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sorry for any inconvenience

Technical Difficulties Phone Lines are Down

We would like to make you aware that the middle and elementary schools have experienced a phone outage over the last couple days.  Service has been sporatic.  It is in the process of being repaired.  If you are unable to reach the office by phone, we are able to be reached by email.  We are hoping to have this resolved very soon.  Thank you for your patience!

Happy School Nurse Day School Nurse

WOW! We have ALOT to celebrate this week!

Teachers, Lunch Ladies and........ Nurses!

May 9th is School Nurse Day and we want to thank CGB's school nurse Mrs. Van Eerden! Mrs. Van Eerden has been with our district for the past 4 years. She has an office in the elementary school and serves all 3 schools. She also teaches at Alverno College. Some of her interests include summertime bike rides with her husband, spending time with her family and coffeelaugh

THANK YOU MRS. VAN EERDEN!!

PTSO PTSO

The mission of the Cedar Grove-Belgium Parent-Teacher-Student-Organization is to expand and enhance the educational opportunities available to the students of the Cedar Grove- Belgium School District.

 Check out our Facebook page!

 PTSO Funding Request

 Our final meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00 PM in the Elementary School library. At this meeting we will be reviewing any events left in the school year, final funding requests and remaining disbursements to be funded, as well as upcoming events and ideas for the 2018/2019 school year. Lastly, we are always looking for additional volunteers, this meeting will give you the opportunity to sign up for a committee or other volunteer opportunities. If you are currently a committee chairperson or committee volunteer, this is the meeting we will be accepting additions or changes to these committees. Join us

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher appreciation

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We would like to take advantage of this special week to acknowledge the passion and dedication of our wonderful staff at Cedar Grove-Belgium schools.

THANK YOU!!

Featured Grade Level of the Month- 2nd Grade:

Featured Grade Level of the Month- 2nd Grade:  Spring is in the air in second grade!  Our study of the life cycle of insects is in full flight!  Students are learning about the different stages caterpillars go through in their journey to become butterflies and are always excited when a new one makes an appearance.  Our Painted Lady Butterflies will be released soon!  In writing, students are learning how to add dialogue and descriptive words in their stories.  “Painting” their story’s pictures with words helps students to connect to the writing process.  In reading, a study of character traits is the highlight in Reading Workshop student book clubs.  Digging into character traits, actions, responses, and interactions with other characters helps students build strong connection to the story and builds reading comprehension.  Warm recesses are also helping get a little extra energy out!

 

 

No Gym & Swim Saturday! Closed

 

Gym & Swim will be

CLOSED

 Saturday, May 5th. 

Children's Book Week

What is Children’s Book Week and how can you join in the celebrations?

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

The 99th anniversary of Children’s Book Week will take place April 30 – May 6, 2018.

For more information check out this website: http://everychildareader.net/cbw/about/ 

Featured Grade Level of the Month

 

Instructional Aides: We are always appreciative of the instructional aide support we have in our school!  From work with kids, supervision of recess and lunch, ACCESS testing, technology, 4K, helping in the library, or getting materials prepared for our teachers, each of our aides provides critical support and help in our classrooms.  Thank you to all of our aides for their hard work this and every school year!

Elementary School Earns Honor School of Recognition

Congratulations to the elementary school staff and Principal Jeff Kondrakiewicz having earned a 2017-2018 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award on the basis of being a high-progress school. In order to achieve high progress status, the school needed to meet the following criteria:

 
*fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing student growth in reading and mathematics; and 
 
*have achievement gaps that are less than 3 percentage points between student groups or show evidence of reducing gaps greater than 3 percentage points. 
 
This is the second year in the past three years where the elementary school has earned the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award. 

 

School Nutrition Employee Week

Let's Celebrate!

School Nutrition Employee Weekyou're the best

May 7-11, 2018

Cedar Grove-Belgium School District is proud to celebrate School Nutrition Employee Week!

Nutrition is vital to the health and future of our students. This week we are recognizing our food service staff for their dedication and commitment.

THANK YOU LADIES!

10th Annual Coach Sandee Memorial Golf Outing 2018 Sandee Memorial Golf Outing

Benefitting Rocket Football

Parent Meeting Parent Meeting

School Safety 
Information Meeting for Parents

On Wednesday, April 25th, a school safety information meeting for parents will be held in the high school study hall room starting at 6:00 pm. The district and school administration will review the components of our district-wide emergency response plan, provide a summary of the ALICE training students and staff received, share information about mental health services, and have a question and answer session. The meeting will be approximately one hour.

Summer Swim Program 2018 swim

CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM SCHOOLS
SUMMER SWIM PROGRAM 2018

Welcome to the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District Summer Swimming Lessons.  Our in-person registration will be Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00 to 7:30 PM, in the Middle School commons. Should you not be able to make that evening, you are welcome to send in your registration or drop off at the High School Office.  Please let me know should you have questions. 

Thank you!

Scott Parsons

sparsons@cgbrockets.com  

Click here for registration

Full Circle happy

Former Cedar Grove-Belgium high school graduate Chris Uselding makes the national news with a heartwarming story. 

Click here to view!

25th Annual Rocket Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Basketball 3-on-3

It's 3-on-3 Basketball time!   
The 25th Annual Rocket Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is April 19-21, 2018.  Ages grade 3 through adult.  Click here for a registration form.  For more information visit the Rocket Basketball Club website at www.rocketbasketball.com.  Questions email Josh at jketterhagen@cgbrockets.com or call at 920-889-0063.  Deadline is April 12 to ensure the correct t-shirt size.

District Newletter Newsletter

The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District R News and Highlights is R way of keeping community members informed about the great things taking place in our schools.

Check out the latest District Newletter here.

4th grade lumberjack breakfast Lumberjack Breakfast

Fourth grade has been busy!  As part of their study of Wisconsin, students and staff celebrated with their traditional “Lumberjack Breakfast,” attended by all 4th grade students and many parents, as well!  Students also engaged in a variety of lumberjack activities. 

Click here to see pictures!

End of the Quarter End of 3rd Quarter

 

End of 3rd Quarter:  March 23, a full day.

Spring Break:  March 24 - April 1. 

School Resumes April 2.

Grades will be posted to the Infinite Campus Portal on Wednesday, April 4.

Ozaukee Press Article - Inaccurate Information

Ozaukee Press Article - Inaccurate Information

The Ozaukee Press dated Thursday, March 15, 2018 included an article titled CG-Belgium School District didn't allow student walkout on March 14. The headline is simply not true. No Cedar Grove-Belgium student was prohibited from participating in the walkout as long as an excused absence was on file in respective school offices. The article failed to accurately represent the understanding and support that was provided to all students whether they remained inside a school building or outside a school building as part of a national school walkout that was held on March 14. The administration fully supported any student who had an interest in participating in the national school walkout. The Ozaukee Press was contacted regarding the inaccurate information. The Ozaukee Press indicated it intends to provide a correction with associated March 14th details in its next issue. 

Featured Grade Level of the Month - 4K

Our 4K students have had a busy month!  Students and staff talked with a local dentist and received some great tools to help them keep their teeth clean!  Students have studied healthy teeth habits and even did some fun activities and writing to go along with it!  Our 4K also celebrated Valentine’s Day with some fun parent outreach.  Other academics focused on the beginnings of Touch Math, rhyming and word patterns and a start to the ever exciting unit of Dinosaurs!  There is always a lot going on in our 4K classrooms!
 

Elementary Yearbooks

Cedar Grove-Belgium Elementary School yearbooks for the 2017-2018 school year are now available to order online!  The cost: $12.00 each.  To order, please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter 10750518 for the Yearbook ID code.  Order deadline is 3/30/2018.

National School Walkout Event- CGBSD Response

Dear Parents and Guardians of Students of the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District, 

The school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, which resulted in 17 students and staff losing their lives has rocked schools across the nation. As many schools grapple with the aftermath, students, staff, and community members are demanding action to help stop school violence. A number of local, state, and nationwide movements have been spurred as a result.

The CGBSD administration is aware of events that are planned around the country and in Wisconsin in response to the Florida shooting and the national conversation that has unfolded. A great deal of attention is currently focused on a national student “ walkout” scheduled for March 14, 2018, the one month anniversary of the Florida shootings scheduled for 10:00 am for a duration of 17 minutes; one minute for each life lost at Stoneman Douglas High School. The walkout was organized by Women’s March Youth EMPOWER in response to gun violence plaguing our schools.

 

Navy SEAL Commander Shane Anderson Shane Anderson

CGBSD recently invited local superintendents, law enforcement representatives, and buildings and grounds personnel to hear district parent, and Navy SEAL Commander Shane Anderson address school safety. Mr. Anderson shared ideas about safeguards and solutions, emergency action plans, staff training opportunities, and provided an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions and share thoughts and ideas.

Thank you Mr. Anderson!

Spring Book Fair

The CGB-PTSO is looking for volunteers to help with the Scholastic Spring Book Fair from April 9th through the 13th.  If you would be willing to help in this capacity, click here.

Summer School Course Catalog Summer School

Attached you will find the Summer School 2018 Course Catalog and directions on how to register.  All of our new procedures and courses are listed in this very informative packet. 

Summer School Catalog
Spanish Version of Summer School Catalog

There is much that has changed and many new course offerings for one and all!  We hope you enjoy these new course offerings and new structure!  Our staff looks forward to seeing you all in summer!  If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Kondrakiewicz at jkondrakiewicz@cgbrockets.com 

Summer school registration closes on April 6.

Thank you!

Good Luck Wrestlers! State Wrestling

The Cedar Grove- Belgium School District will be represented in the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend by Josh TeStroete (145), Bryce Morgan (152) and Brett Feind (220). All wrestlers will wrestle in the 7:00 pm round on Thursday night at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Good Luck Gentleman!
We Are Proud Of You!

Congratulations Coach Hatfield! Mr. Hatfield

The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) is honoring Tim Hatfield for his commitment to coaching. Coach Hatfield will be receiving a 30 Year Service Award from the WFCA . Coach Hatfield is an 8th grade Social Studies teacher at CGBSD. He has been leading students and athletes here at CGB since 1987. Thank you Coach Hatfield for your dedication to our students and football program!

“One coach will influence more people in one year than the average person will do in a lifetime.”  Billy Graham

#weRone
#LeaveYourMark

2018 Recreation Survey Recreation

THE NEW COMMUNITY RECREATION PROGRAM IS HERE and is looking to hear from YOU!   The new program will focus on providing affordable activities, courses, and workshops for all age groups.  I have attached a short survey to allow you the opportunity to share with me your opinions on what may be of interest to you and your family, and what you would consider attending.   The results of the survey will determine what type of programming we will offer, beginning in the fall of 2018. 

There are three components to the survey (please complete what is applicable to you and your family):
•    Youth
•    Adults
•    Seniors

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and your opinions are vital to shaping our initial offerings!  I look forward to hear your ideas and with your help build a successful community recreation program.
Thank you for your time and cooperation in completing this survey. 

Survey Link

Sincerely,

Scott Parsons, 
Community Recreation Coordinator
Cedar Grove-Belgium School District 

sparsons@cgbrockets.com 

Swim Lessons

Schedule Change

The Saturday, February 24th Swim Lesson session has been rescheduled for Saturday March 3rd. (same times)

Grade Level of the Month- 5K:

There is always a ton of fun happening in 5K! The 100th day of school, our PBIS Celebratory Dance Party, and Valentine’s Day makes it an exciting time to be a kid.  Our 5K teachers have been busily implementing Reader’s Workshop and using their new reading level data to plan strategy groups and instruction to meet these little readers right where they are at.  It is a joy to see kids reading and interacting with literature in new and challenging ways.  In science, animals, trees, weather, and motion are all areas students are the subjects of hands on experiments.  Number sense, understanding teen number concepts, and addition strategies round out the math curriculum.  Tons of learning!

Crisis Response
Our Deepest Sympathies Lily

Our deepest sympathies go out to the students, staff, families, and all who were affected by the senseless tragedy that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
Please be assured that while no none can plan for such a horrific event, CGBSD is doing and will continue to do everything we can to keep our students safe.

No School Friday

No School on Friday

Open Enrollment

Open EnrollmentEach year parents can apply for their children to attend school in a district other than the one in which they reside. This Open Enrollment allows families the flexibility of residency while achieving the goal of a high quality education for their children.

Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins February 5, 2018 and closes April 30, 2018.  Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website to learn more about Public School Open Enrollment.

Explore our website to learn why you should enroll your child in the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District!

4K Registration

4-Year-Old Kindergarten Registration for
2018-2019 School Year is OPEN!

Do you or someone you know have a child who is eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten next school year?  Please keep in mind that 4K registration for NEXT school year will BEGIN FEBRUARY 1, 2018!  Registration will run all month. Our staff hopes this earlier window will provide accurate information about our incoming 4K class and allow our staff time to plan and prepare for these newest members of our school!  A child is eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten if he or she was born ON or BEFORE September 1, 2014.

If your child is eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, information will be sent to you soon.  If you haven’t received any information by February 12th, please contact Shelly Abler at 920-668-8518 ext. 304 or sabler@cgbrockets.com

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Little Rockets Basketball Kids playing basketball

Little Rockets Basketball
Organized and Run by the Rocket Basketball Club
Saturdays, March 3, 10 & 17, 2018

Boys & Girls: 4 Years Old-Grade 2
This program is designed to foster, encourage, and promote the playing of the sport of basketball by stressing fundamental skills and teamwork. Little Rockets is organized by adults of the Rocket Basketball Club with assistance on Saturdays from high school players and parents.

Registration Form

Stem Forward STEM
2018 Summer School Course Proposal Form

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2018 Summer School
Information & Course Application for Teachers
Cedar Grove-Belgium School District
Summer School 2018 Dates:  June 11-29, Monday through Friday
Course Times:  8:00 am, 9:15 am, and 10:30 am

Welcome to Summer School 2018!  We are excited that you are interested in teaching in our summer school program!  Much has changed this year, so please read this information over carefully and contact our school should you have any questions.  Forms for both skill builder courses and self-designed enrichment courses are provided in this packet.

2018 Summer School Course Proposal Form

Jeff Kondrakiewicz, Elementary School Principal
jkondrakiewicz@cgbrockets.com 

 

SOUPer Bowl Food Drive Food Drive

The Elementary School is collecting non-perishable food items.  The Soup-er Bowl food drive will run from January 22nd through February 2nd and the donations will be received by the Cedar Grove Area Food Pantry.  The food pantry serves about 25 families from our CGB community each month by distributing bags of non-perishable food, milk, eggs and paper products.  During the food drive, place your items in the bin of the team you’d like to see win the Super Bowl.  These bins are located in the elementary school lunchroom.  Your choices are the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.  At this time the food pantry is particularly in need of cereal, peanut butter, pasta and canned fruit.  Of course any donations are appreciated!  Thank you for your support!

 

Featured Grade Level of the Month - 1st Grade

First grade was busy during the month of December and into January with preparations needed for the Holiday Concert, Mrs. Peterson’s Farewell, festive activities, and Winter Break all happening this past month!  Each classroom visited the TeRonde House just down the road to learn about our community’s history and heritage.  Work began on the study of Non-Fiction texts in reading while some teachers in first grade are dabbling in Writing Workshop, too.  Interactive flat panel boards arrived and teachers are excited to learn more about integrating them at our January in-service day.  In math, subtraction strategies by counting down to ten is the focus.  In science, the study of plants and animals, sound and light, and weather dominated the hands on activities and investigations.  First grade is always a busy place!

TeRonde House

 

Public Library Books Book return

A friendly reminder from our library staff that students can return their public library books to our elementary library.  A box is set aside and someone from the library will pick them up.  No matter how late the books are, when students return them to us, they are not considered overdue.

Summer School Teachers 2018

 

Summer School Teachers

The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District is seeking grades K-8 certified teachers and interested instructional aides for its 3 week long summer school session held Monday June 11 through Friday June 29, Mondays through Fridays.  Summer school includes three classes (8:00 am, 9:15 am, and 10:30 am) that are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length.  Summer school pay is $23 per hour for teachers (Total pay: 73 hours).  CGBSD is seeking teachers who have an interest in teaching remedial classes in reading and/or math, teacher-designed "enrichment/fun" high interest student centered courses, and swimming lessons.  Please send a letter of interest or email to: Jeff Kondrakiewicz, Elementary Principal at Cedar Grove Belgium Elementary School, 321 N. 2nd Street, Cedar Grove, WI 53013  or jkondrakiewicz@cgbrockets.com and the appropriate application materials and course design documents will be sent electronically to you.  Application deadline is March 1.

District Newsletter Newsletter

The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District R News and Highlights is R way of keeping our community members informed about the great things taking place in our schools.

Check out the latest District Newsletter here.

Special Ed Aide

Special Education Aide

The Cedar Grove Belgium Middle School has an opening for a part-time special education aide. The duties would be working in an inclusive environment as well as with students in the special education room to assist with their academic and behavioral progress. If you are interested, please contact Tamra O'Keefe, Director of Pupil Services at (920) 668-8518 X303.

 

 

Thank You!

NEBATCedar Grove-Belgium School District would like to thank National Exchange Bank & Trust for their generous support of our beautiful fitness center.
If you'd like information on joining the fitness center please contact the district office.

Have You Thanked a Crossing Guard Today? Thank you!


Wendy Wonser
Jean Isken
Audry Thurman
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Update Information for the New Year! Infinite Campus

Happy New Year! 

Parents: Please update your contact information and preferences in Infinite Campus to ensure notifications about school delays or closings and other important events are delivered to you.

Click here to update your information

Pool Holiday Hours & Winter Swim Lessons Pool

The pool is open! 

Winter Swim Lessons begin Sat., January 6 
Register by emailing Scott Parsons sparsons@cgbrockets.com by Dec. 31.

Registration Form

Monday & Wednesday -  7:00-8:30pm Pool & Gym. 8:30 -10:00pm Basketball
1st & 3rd Saturday -  1:00-3:00pm Pool & Gym
Tuesday & Thursday -  6:00pm Aqua Zumba
Monday, Wednesday & Friday -  5:30 - 6:45am Open Lap Swim. 6:45 - 7:30am Water Exercise

Happy Holidays Happy Holidays
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018

Winter Break starts Monday, December 25.
Classes resume Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Computer Science Education Week Hour of Code

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week by checking out Hour of Code, a nationwide initiative to introduce students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. 

Click Here Now!

*This link can also be found on our website under the technology tab.

Holiday Open House

Cedar Grove-Belgium Education Foundation
Holiday Open House

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Saturday, December 9th
9am – 2pm

CGB Middle School Gym

CGB High School Drama Performance Who's Dying to be a Millionaire?

Cedar Grove-Belgium High School
Proudly Presents 2 Comedy Plays:

December 1 & 2 at 7:00 pm
                     MS Auditorium
 

Pool Closed Pool Closed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the pool will be closed for the next several weeks. Please  continue to check the website for updates. The gym will remain open during normal hours. 

District Newsletter

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Check out the latest District Newsletter:
R News and Highlights 
You can find it in the Quick Links section on the District page of the CG-B website or click below.

R News and Highlights

 

 

Featured Grade Level of the Month- 3rd Grade Reader's Workshop Mystery Unit

Third grade has been deep into solving the mysteries of their Mystery Unit in Reader’s Workshop!  Teachers and kids are enjoying learning about the literary qualities of these texts and the motivation of characters in them.  In science, students are studying life structures and optimal conditions for growth while monitoring plants.  In math, addition and subtraction with regrouping is leading right into multiplication!  This newly established team of former and new third grade teachers is thrilled with the “calm start” they have had to the school year!

 

PTSO Scholastic Book Fair Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair will run from 4/9-4/13

Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9-3 and Friday 9-12
Wednesday, April 11th we will be available from 5-7 in conjunction with the PTSO meeting and the art display.   
 
Our online fair is up and running now through April 21st Shop the Book Fair Online
 
Come and check it out!
Friday, November 3, 1/2 Day of School!

On Friday, November 3, classes will be dismissed as follows:

Middle School - 10:55am.
High School - 11:00am.
Elementary School - 11:55am.

*No lunch will be served.

 

Featured Grade Level of the Month- 4th Grade Grade 4 Trip to Madison
Veterans Day Program Veterans Day

Veterans Day Program
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:15 am
High School Gym

The public is invited to pay tribute to our local veterans by attending our annual Veterans Day Program. We will be recognizing the service our veterans have provided for our great nation. Musical selections will be performed by the high school choirs and bands. Refreshments will be served to veterans in the commons prior to the program.

National School Board Appreciation Week CGBSD Board Members

Thank You School Board Members!

From left to right,
Daniel Bruhn 
Kurt Kraus
Laura Schieffer
Aileen Dahlke - Clerk
Lori Gruell - Treasurer
Nancy Niebauer - Vice President
Chad Hoopman - President

 

Pool Closed Closed

The CGBSD Pool will be closed from the morning of Wednesday, September 20 through October 31, 2017 for maintenance.  Thank you for understanding.   If you have any questions, please contact Patti Hinze at phinze@cgbrockets.com Thank you.

CGB-PTSO Walkathon PTSO Logo

On Thursday, October 5th, the middle and elementary schools will be participating in a walkathon!  The PTSO invites family and friends to help join us in helping to raise funds to support educational opportunities and resources for students and staff at Cedar Grove-Belgium Schools.  Each participant can raise funds by asking family and friends to sponsor them.  Sponsors can also pledge with a flat donation.  100% of the profits from this event will go straight into our schools.  Pledge sheets and pledges are due October 5th, 2017.  Thank you for your support!

Back to School Night Back 2 School

Please join us on August 30 for "Back to School" night from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Read more for details.

9th Annual CG-B Education Foundation Golf Outing 9th Annual CGB Education Foundation Golf Outing
PBIS Celebrations! PBIS Bouncy Houses
Great Cause, Great Day Great Cause Great Day
Coach Sandee Memorial Golf Outing Coach Sandee Memorial Golf Outing

9th Annual Coach Sandee Memorial Golf Outing

New District Website
Grade Level of the Month - Grade 4
National Merit Scholar
Bob Lenz Motivational Program Life Promotions
Buy a Yearbook Yeabook

Buy a yearbook for $50 before December 1st, or otherwise $60. Additional features are available.

Click Here to purchase yearbook. 

 

GLEE for Kids

Come join in the fun! Glee for Kids is a great way for students in 2nd through 8th grade to experience what it is like to perform in front of an audience while being part of a fun upbeat group. For older students planning to join the high school choirs, it is also a way for students to discover what choir is like at the high school. Participants will learn a song and dance to go with it in a Glee-like style and will perform with the CGBHS Rocket Choir in "Rockets on Broadway." Practices will be on Friday October 5th, and Friday October 19th from 3:00-5:30pm.  Registration is $25 for one student and $15 for each additional student from the same household. The cost includes t-shirt, snacks, and 4 ticket vouchers per household for the Rockets on Broadway performance. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Ruona.

Back to School Open House

Back to school Open House

PTSO Back to School Night & Picnic Back to School Picnic

PTSO Back to School Night & Picnic- Come and enjoy a hot dog or sub, meet your child's teacher and get your child's picture taken. 

When: Wednesday, August 29th 2-5 pm (picnic outside from 3-6)

Please see August Newsletter for more information.

ES Registration Information

ES Registration Information

Home Run Club Tailgate Tailgate Party

The annual Home Run Club Packer Tailgate Party will be held on Sunday, September 16 at the Belgium Community Park. Watch the Green Bay Packers take on the MN Vikings at noon. Brats, Burgers, Hot Dogs and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Meat Raffle, Gift Basket Raffles and much more!

Proceeds from the Packer Tailgate Party go towards; Scholarships to CGB High Students, Girls JV/Varsity Softball Teams, Boys JV/Varsity Baseball Teams, Youth Diamond Sports and other club needs. 

Come on out and support our youth while cheering on the Packers! It's a Win-Win!

I-43 Rehabilitation Project in Ozaukee County Roadwork

I-43 Rehabilitation Project in Ozaukee County

Last week’s rain and the holiday work restrictions limited our closures.  Even with the rain, the I-43 diamond grinding project is still scheduled for completion around the middle of October. As for this week, the diamond grinding and crossover construction is still ongoing. You may notice new signage as asphalt shoulder work will begin later this week.