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The Class of 2013 earned a record $9.5 million in college scholarships!


Carter Lake Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

On Wednesday, 10/29, Carter Lake held their Pink-Out Day sponsored by Mr. Andy Ahrenholtz, PE teacher, for Breast Cancer Awareness. Way to go Carter Lake!

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ALHS Annual Fall Production, “Antigone”, Premieres November 6th

ALHS drama department will perform “Antigone” as their fall production this year. “Antigone” was adapted by David Rush from Sophocles’ classic tragedy. The performances will be held on November 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.Antigone

2013-14 Annual Report Published

The 2013-14 Annual Report has been completed! You can find it in the Daily Nonpareil, in the school buildings, and here on our website. You can find it on the right hand side of your page under Quick Links, as well as under the District drop-down tab. One of the highlights from last school year is that the graduation rate has once again increased, for the 8th year in a row!

Ribbon Cutting Celebrated by Community

Members of the Board of Education and the Council Bluffs Chamber Cee Bee Ambassadors helped cut the ribbon on the new Educational Service Center offices at the Omni Centre on October 20th. Members of local businesses and the community were there to support the district and check out our new offices!

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Join Us! Educational Service Center Open House

Please join us for the Educational Service Center open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to be held this coming Monday, October 20th. Open the story for more details. (Click on the image to enlarge)

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Student Art is on Display at the Educational Service Center

The first Student Art Showcase for the 2014-15 school year is Tuesday, October 14th! Everyone is welcome to join us. There will be entertainment provided by our students, as well as light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you at the Educational Service Center on 300 West Broadway, Suite 1600, between 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night.

Submit your 2015 TJ Hall of Fame Nominations

The nominations for the 2015 TJ Hall of Fame will be taken until Nov. 17, 2014.


Forms are available in hard copy at TJHS, or online, here. (Open the story to click the link.)

2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Are Underway!

Are you a middle or high school level student who’s making a difference through volunteering? Apply for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards! You could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. next May!

Maybe you planted new trees in an old park. Maybe you held a garage sale and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. Perhaps you collected forgotten toys and gave them to children who would appreciate them.

No matter your volunteer project, we want to hear about it in your application for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards!

Every middle level and high school in the nation can select a local honoree. If you are named a local honoree, you’ll be eligible for statewide recognition, a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a guardian to Washington, D.C., where the top ten youth volunteers of America will be named. The ten National Honorees receive additional $5,000 awards, gold medallions, crystal trophies, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for charities of their choice.

If you want to apply, or know someone who is eligible, visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.  The application deadline is November 4, 2014.

For further information, please call 877-525-8491, or go to the application website, listed above.

Internet and Social Media Safety Session Available for Parents

HSAC Education Series - Internet SafetyThe HSAC Children, Youth and Families Committee put together an Internet and Social Media Safety session for parents. It will be held this coming Thursday, September 18th, at Thomas Jefferson High School from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Dinner and childcare will be provided for all families who attend! Click on the image for more details!

Art Educators to Host Artists for Future Artists Show

photo (15)The Council Bluffs Community School District is hosting a showcase of the talents of the educators in the District’s Fine Arts Department at the “Artists for Future Artists” show

Saturday, September 13th during an open house
11am-1pm at the Harvester Artists Lofts
1000 South Main St. Council Bluffs, IA 51503

This show will feature a display of artwork created by Council Bluffs Community School District arts educators. Music educators will provide entertainment as well.

The community is invited to attend this art open house at no cost.