SPIRIT WEEK: January 25-30 - Events as follows....

Monday: Class Accessory Day (9th-Bling Jewelry, 10th-ties, 11th-sunglasses, 12th-hats, Staff-scarves)

                      At 8:25-8:40 Introduction of the Court in the gym. (Period 1 shortened.)

                      Jazz Band Competition at West Delaware (Manchester) at 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Toss Back Day (Wear something from the past.)

                      Basketball CPU vs Independence at 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Girls at home in the gym and boys at Independence.

Wednesday: Dress for Success Day

Thursday: Fictional Character Day

                      Wrestling CPU Double Dual vs Maquoketa, Midland and Maquoketa Valley at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. 

Friday: Black & Gold Day w/Battle of the Classes at 2:15-3:22 p.m.

                       Basketball CPU vs Marion. Boys at home with 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Girls are at Marion at 6 and 7:30 only. 

Saturday: Black Light Dance at the Middle School Gym 8-11 p.m.







We are in the year 2016 and before we know it graduation will be here. The seniors and their parents really need to keep up with the bulletins and double check all counselor's newsletters and scholarship dates. Below is the primary information you will need. Be sure to mark them on your calendars. You are free to contact the office if you have any other questions....thank you!

Class Motto: “ You have roots to remind you where you are from…wings to show you what you can become.” – Author Unknown

Class Colors: Black & Gold

Class Flower: Yellow Rose


April 17 &18 - Senior Science Trip (for Seniors w/Credits)

May 6 - Senior Trip to Minneapolis

May 7 - Prom 2016 / Post Prom to follow @ Primary Building

May 23 & 24 - Final FINALS 

May 24 - Last full day of High School

May 25 - Senior Awards Day with Graduation Rehearsal to follow (Mandatory)

May 29 - Class of 2016 Commencement 2 p.m. in the high school gym. 


Senior Yearbook Photo Information

Senior Photos – Class of 2016

First of all, thanks to all of the seniors who have brought in pictures or have sent them for the yearbook.  For those of you who have not done so, here are some guidelines that we like to use on our senior pages.

Ø  A Color Photo – the yearbook is all color, so we need a color photo.

Ø  Can be an indoor or outdoor pose with a solid or simple background –background should not distract from the student.

Ø  Head and shoulder view.   (Cannot get a close-up of your face if full body.)

Ø  Vertical pose.

Ø  Wallet size photo. 

Ø  Clothing and appearance must be in accordance with school dress code guidelines.

Ø  No name stamping on the photos.

Your photo may be submitted as a print or in digital form.  Digital images should be at least 300 dpi.  Your photographer can submit them or you can send them by email to dmarshall@cpuschools.org or on a cd or flash drive.  If submitting in print form, we will scan your photo and return it back to you. 

All senior photos for the yearbook should be submitted by March 1, 2016.

Also, these photos will be used, and can be used, in the senior interview for the Linn News Letter for the CPU page, written by our students.  If you want another photo used for the Linn News Letter, please send both photos and designate which one goes where.  In May, these pictures will also be used for the senior supplements to the two local papers. 

Baby Photos

In addition to the senior photos, a power point will be put together for the prom and graduation which will include their senior photos and the students’ baby photo.  You can start sending in the baby photos and they will be scanned and returned to you, or if you have a digital image of a baby photo, we can use that also. The baby photos can go to Diane Marshall at dmarshall@cpuschools.org at the High School or Jill Jirak, jjirak@cpuschools.org at the Primary Building.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Marshall at 849-1102 Ext. 91260 or by email at dmarshall@cpuschools.org


eFile For a Fast Income Tax Refund!

Get your Iowa income tax refund in 10 days or less when you file electronically.  eFiling is fast, safe, and easy! 

Most students are eligible to eFile for free!  Beginning in mid-January, the Iowa Department of Revenue Web site (www.iowa.gov/tax) will feature links to software companies offering online filing of income tax returns.  File your federal and Iowa income tax returns together from the Department’s Web site. 



Important Dates AT A GLANCE:

January 13 -  Board Meeting - HS Library - 6pm

January  15 - Term 2 FINALS

January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Professional Development 

January 19 - Term 2 FINALS 

January 20 - Term 2 FINALS  /  End of Term 2

January 21 -  Term 3 Begins - New Semester

February 3 - 9 A.M. Late Start

February 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

February 17 - 9 A.M. Late Start / Board Meeting - HS Library - 6pm

February 23 - Early Dismissal K-12 Grade Parent Teacher Conferences

February 25 - Early Dismissal K-8 PTC's - NO High School Conferences

February 26 - NO SCHOOL

March 1 - Class of 2016 Yearbook Photos Due

March 2 -  9 A.M. Late Start

March 16 -  9 A.M. Late Start / Board Meeting - HS Library - 6pm

March 24, 25 & 28 - NO SCHOOL - Break

March 23, 29, and 30 - Term 3 FINALS

March 30 - End of Term 3


Iowa Child Labor Work Permit Form

Effective June 1, 2015 school administrators will no longer be issuing Iowa Child Labor Work Permits.  Youth, parents and employers complete a simplified form.  The form and instructions are available on the Division of Labor website at www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/childlabor.htm. For additional information please email iachildlabor@iwd.iowa.gov.  



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