District News

  • Seniors and Parents Invited to FAFSA Blitz

    The Council Bluffs Community School District would like to invite seniors and their parents to FAFSA Blitz, an event where they can get help completing the free application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA Blitz takes place on Monday, March 21st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Council Bluffs Public Library.

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  • Enrollment Now Open for CB Virtual Academy in 2022-23

    The Council Bluffs Community School District invites families from throughout Iowa to enroll in the CB Virtual Academy for the 2022-23 School Year. CB Virtual Academy is an official Iowa-approved online school, providing students with access to real-time and on-demand instruction in grades K-12.  All courses are taught by licensed teachers utilizing the Council Bluffs Community School District’s curriculum and the Iowa Academic Standards. Students in the Virtual Academy have access to a broad range of both core subject area content and elective courses utilizing the district's Google Classroom course management system and Google Meet for real-time instruction.

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  • District Welcomes Three New Board of Education Members

    Three new members of the Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Education took the oath of office on November 9th. They are beginning a 4-year term on the Board. Congratulations to Lauren Myers, Patrict Peters and Jared Tripp. Read more about them on the Board of Education page.

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  • School Bus Routes and Schedules Posted on School Websites

    Parents are invited to review the most recent school bus stop schedule on their school's webstie. Please check back regularly to see if any information/times have changed. For the first week of school, we ask for your patience if any of the routes are delayed. Pleae contact your school or First Student bus company if you have questions or if the bus is more than 10 minutes late. First Student: 712-320-8999.

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  • 2021-22 School Year Calendar Available

    The end of the school year is approaching fast, and we know many families are planning ahead to next school year. The 2021-22 calendar can be found in the green QuickLinks on the bottom of this homepage of the website. Look there for other helpful information as well.

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  • Four Seniors Honored by Governor Kim Reynolds at Iowa Governor Scholar Ceremony

    Four members of the Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Class of 2021 are being honored at an April 25th ceremony hosted by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds as part of the Governor’s Scholar Recognition Program.

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  • Council Bluffs Schools Releases First Semester Honor Roll

    The Council Bluffs Community School District releases its first semester honor roll for the 2020-21 school year. The honor roll features students who reached either Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. We could like to congratulate these students for their hard work during the first semester!

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  • Council Bluffs Vex Robotics Club Students Qualify for World Championship

    Three Council Bluffs Community School District Vex Robotics teams accepted bids to the 2021 Vex Robotics Live Remote World Championship during a robotics tournament at Thomas Jefferson High School.

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  • Registration for Summer Exploration Now Open

    Registration is now open for Council Bluffs summer programming. Parents of middle school students are invited to register. Parents of current 8th graders are invited to register your child for the LYFT program at their high school.

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  • Superintendent Murillo and Board of Education Host Town Hall Meetings

    Members of the school district community participated in Community Town Hall meetings to learn about progress made on the district's Strategic Goals, hear about the feedback received during a recent ThoughtExchange survey, and ask questions about the goals and future plans. A Question & Answer document as well as a video of the event will be posted on the district's website.

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  • Thomas Jefferson High School teacher named to state Computer Science Work Group

    Thomas Jefferson High School teacher Denise Hoag, has been named to the state Computer Science Work Group, where she will help make recommendations on computer science instruction.

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  • Former Tinley School 1953 Time Capsule Contents Revealed

    The time capsule was sealed into the cornerstone of Tinley School on the corner of Avenue G and N. 8th Street in Council Bluffs in 1953. Now, the contents have been revealed! Thanks to the Council Bluffs Public Library and the CB Alumni & Friends Network, many of the items are now on temporary display on the main floor for all to see. History buffs, alumni and former staff at the building may also want to watch the video when the time capsule was opened to reveal the contents.

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  • Council Bluffs Community School District Celebrates Teachers by Announcing Very Own Teacher Appreciation Week

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  • Sanders is Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Teacher of the Year

    Wilson Middle School physical education teacher Billy Sanders has been named the 2019-2020 Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Teacher of the Year.

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  • AL Sophomore JoAnn Hacker selected as a member of the Statewide Broadband Council

    JoAnn Hacker, a sophomore at Abraham Lincoln High School, and nine other high students from across the state were selected to serve on the Iowa Communications Network’s (ICN) Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council for the 2020-21 school year.

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  • District Shares Fall Sports Spectator Guidelines; Invites Fans to Watch Games Online

    The Council Bluffs Community School District has developed guidelines for spectators to meet health and safety guidelines during our Fall Athletic Season. The biggest change for this year will be limitations on the number of fans/spectators allowed at football and volleyball games as well as swim meets at Kirn Pool.

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  • School Year to Begin in Hybrid Phase

    Superintendent Dr. Murillo shared at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday her decision to begin our Council Bluffs Community School District school year in the Hybrid Phase. With fewer students in school on a daily basis, and layers of health and safety measures in place, our goal is to safely reopen our schools and keep them open.

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  • Digital Preschool Screenings for 2020-21 School Year

    The Council Bluffs Community School District will offer families of children three or four years of age on or before September 15, 2020, the opportunity to be digitally screened for placement into our preschool programs for the 2020-21 school year. The digital screening window will be open from Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 7.

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  • Update on Planning for the 2020-21 School Year

    Superintendent Dr. Murillo provides an update to staff and parents on the plans for the opening of schools on August 24, 2020.

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  • Department of Education Approves CB Schools For Virtual School

    As families and students prepare for the 2020-21 school year, the Council Bluffs Community School District is adding an all-virtual option to best serve K-12 students for the fall. The district’s application to be the sixth accredited institution was approved by the Iowa Department of Education in June. The all-virtual option will allow district and non-district families greater flexibility to determine which education setting best meets the needs of their children.

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