Summer meals are being served in several communities around Cedar Rapids from June 19, 2017 - August 4, 2017. Breakfast is served 8:30 - 9:00 am and lunch is served 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Elementary aged kids throughout the Corridor are invited to take part in the Kernels Summer Reading Program. Reading scorecards can be downloaded by visiting www.kernels.com and clicking on the "Community" tab. Prizes can be claimed in the Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop at Veterans Memorial Stadium by showing your reading scorecard at any level to redeem your prize.
Tomi Fuchs named 2017 Outstanding District Volunteer. A woman who cooks and serves up breakfast each month at Nixon Elementary School in Hiawatha has been named the 2017 Outstanding District Volunteer by the Cedar Rapids Community School District.
Healthy Child Screening Day is on April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Downtown Library (450 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids)
Walk into the preschool class of Libby Richardson and Mary Aull and you get the usual sense of unbridled energy emitting from 4-year-olds.
Nixon 5th-graders are decorating their classroom door in a Mad Hatter theme for a school-wide contest next week.
Title I, is a federally funded program which provides assistance to schools that have a high percentage of the students in the school receiving free or reduced lunch. Title I services and funds are provided to support additional instruction in the areas of mathematics and reading. Our school has a school-wide Title I program.
The 2017-2018 Cedar Rapids Community School District calendar has been approved by the Board of Education. Students at all schools will begin class on August 23, 2017. The final day of classes is scheduled for June 1, 2018. Spring break will take place the week of March 12, 2018. Early dismissals on Fridays will continue to provide professional learning time for staff.
The essential question in Mrs. Tatum's reading class has been focused on "How can problem solving lead to new ideas?" Students have read several stories about how people used problem solving to create new inventions.
Wednesday, October 5th is picture day! Bring your best smile!
Students were working to identify the properties of seeds & how many seeds were in their fruit through their investigation.
Thank you so much for your patience this week as we implemented a safer pick-up
system. We have more than cut our time in half this week, and will continue to
make adjustments to help improve the process. Please click on DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT below for more information on the new system.
The first day of school is August 23. There is an early dismissal. The hours for the first day are: 8:45am - 2:15pm
Nixon students hard at work putting their finishing touches on the 2015 - 2016 school year. Have a great summer!
Fourth grade students working on their bead projects for their mothers for Mother's Day.
Congratulations to Kurt Noack, the 2015-16 District Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. He is an essential part of the Nixon school community. He volunteers every day for as many as 7 hours. He listens, interacts, and challenges students as they read. He keeps them focused as they take reading counts tests. He plays math games. He is a lunch buddy.
Bring your young child to the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library and receive free vision, hearing, dental and developmental screenings. The health screenings are for any child between 6 months & 5 years.
About 750 students with low reading assessment scores from Cedar Rapids Community schools will be invited to attend six weeks of free courses this summer, thanks to funding from a grant announced Thursday.
Nixon students enjoyed our recent PBIS celebration of learning assembly led by our "Zones friends" blue zone (sad, sick, tired), red zone (anger) yellow zone (joyful / hyper / distracted) and green zone (calm, focused, ready to learn).
IA Assessment testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be the week of February 29th to March 4th. Please have your student get lots of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and be on time. Your help with this is greatly appreciated! Thank You!
Mrs. Tatum’s third grade class has been studying perimeters over the last week in math. The students in her math class investigated perimeters through a hands-on learning activity. Mrs. Tatum created shapes out of painters tape on the floor, and students had to measure the side lengths and total the perimeter of each of the shapes.
On January 29th, we held our annual Math Morning Breakfast at Nixon Elementary School. Families were invited to join their children for math games and activities revolving around each of the five Standards for Mathematical Practice (Iowa Common Core). Each game focused on a skill students are engaged in learning throughout their year in math class.
The first Theory of Action Task Force meeting was held Feb. 3, 2016, at the Educational Leadership and Support Center. The Task Force includes a diverse representation of the District community working together to establish a system of rules, procedures, and assumptions the District can use to support and advance our vision of “Excellence for All.”
Equity Plan Implementation: A Community Conversation Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the African American Museum of Iowa - 55 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids
The Iowa Department of Education has released the Iowa School Report Card, a new web-based system to evaluate and rate each public school based on performance on a required set of measures, such as student attendance and graduation rates.
On December 11, 2015, Mrs. Tatum’s third grade class at Nixon Elementary, had a painting party from The Potters’ Obsession. Students participated in painting two ornaments. The Potters’ Obsession is a local painting place located in Cedar Rapids, just off of Center Point Road.
The fifth grade reporters were interviewing teachers who were sharing positive behavior reports on their classes/students.
Great news!!! Nixon Elementary has been given an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) by the good people at Mercy Medical Center. An AED is a device that may save a life in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA is the nation’s leading killer, taking over 300,000 lives annually.
Parents and community members are invited to attend the annual ‘State of the District’ event on Friday, Dec. 11. The program will feature updates on District goals and innovative initiatives in teaching and learning.
All District offices closed November 25 - 27, 2015 for staff learning day and holiday break.
America Reads at Nixon on October 23.
Nixon Principal DeeAnn Crozier was a guest reader at the Hiawatha Public Library. Their theme was "Lunch with a Local Hero". Several Nixon families enjoyed a leisurely sack lunch while being read to by DeeAnn.
Cedar Rapids offers several different summer reading programs. Three of those are the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Kernels, and The Play Station.
Click "Read More" to find details on these fun summer reading programs.
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