ALL SENIORS NEED to attend an informational meeting during GST on Wednesday, April 5. This meeting will be held in the new gym, and we will share information regarding Prom, Graduation, the Awards Ceremony, and several other important ‘need to know’ details.

Attention students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11: Are you interested in student government? Now is the time to get involved in Student Senate for the 2017-2018 school year. Class representative petitions are available starting on Wednesday, March 15 from Ms. Lansing (room 205) or Mrs. Raker (room 113). Completed petitions are due by Wednesday, March 22 at 3:30 to Ms. Lansing or Mrs. Raker.

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to serve as Student Senate Officers for the 2017-18 school year: President – Brooklyn Waller; Vice President – Naryah Moore; Secretary – Brianna Banowetz; Historian – Addi Dostal; Chaplain – Spencer Owen; Sergeant-At-Arms – Sidney Michel; School Board Representative – Nicole Bickel

Attention Seniors:  Three $1000 Optimist Club scholarships will be awarded in May to students planning to attend a community college or vocational/technical school in the fall.  Applications are available in the guidance office and will be due April 15th.

Crayon and Marker Recycling with Jackson County Conservation

Do you have a sad old shoebox with old crayons sitting on a shelf?  How about those questionable markers in the back of a desk drawer?  Clear them out and give them new life.  Jackson County Conservation is working with the Crayon Recycling Program and Crayola to provide a way to recycle these items.  In a landfill, a standard crayon make take up to 100 years to decompose and marker barrels can take thousands.  The crayons are sorted by color, melted and the wrappers are skimmed off and sold as fire starters.  The crayon wax is poured into molds to make more crayons, available at .  Markers have the ink wadding and tip removed then the #6 plastic barrels can be converted to a fuel to primarily run generators.

Crayons and markers can be dropped off at the Hurstville Interpretive Center and at Imagine the Possibilities.  Other locations are welcome to start their own collections in collaboration with JCC efforts.  Additional information and questions? Contact Jen at 563-652-3783  or

Seniors who signed up to participate in Senior Survivor should meet in the west gym on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:50 PM. All students, staff, and parents are invited to attend the event starting at 7:00 PM.

Still time to audition for the CAGE Lip Sync Contest!  Please see Mrs. Krum even if you interested in participating.  The Lip Sync Contest will be held this Friday, March 24 at 7:00 pm at the Art Experience downtown.  We will also be featuring some of the CAGE students performing their speeches for the community.  We hope to see you there!!


Dancers In Company

Sunday, March 26, 1:00pm @ Maquoketa Art Experience

Donations accepted and appreciated for this event.

The University of Iowa’s premiere touring dance company, Dancers in Company is in its 33rd year.  The company presents works by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers created around this year’s theme of “home.”  Using dance to investigate personal, local, and global issues relating to home, UI Dance students will perform a thrilling and diverse  concert and use workshops and public discussions to facilitate community conversations throughout Iowa.