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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Peet’s March Madness delivers fun, funds on range of activities

Student Life Peet Junior High

By Staff Writers Sabine Martin and Mia DexterThe March Madness event on March 3 at Peet included a wide variety of activities (including Team Jamie’s dodgeball championship and a book fair in the library) and raised funds for upcoming building improvements. Rows of students lined up on opposite ends of the old gym at Peet Junior High after school hours on Thursday, March 3. Gym teachers Will Carter and Ethan Jennings stood between them, counting down. “3 … 2 … 1 … DODGEBALL!” as both team [...]

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cross Named Principal for Aldrich Elementary

District District

Cedar Falls Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Andy Pattee is pleased to announce Kim Cross will serve as the first Principal for Bess Streeter Aldrich Elementary, which is set to open August 2018. This will be a new assignment for Ms.Cross, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. She is currently Principal at Southdale Elementary.“The district is extremely fortunate for Kim to make this move to Aldrich Elementary. Her experience and knowledge will be ideal as she opens the new building and bui [...]

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Strub Named Southdale Principal Beginning with 18-19 School Year

District Southdale Elementary

Cedar Falls Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Andy Pattee is pleased to announce Jason Strub will become the Principal at Southdale Elementary beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. “I'm excited for the opportunity to lead a building that already has amazing teachers and staff as well as top notch students. I also look forward to continue building relationships with parents and the community to create a fun and safe learning environment for all our students,” Mr. Strub said. Mr. Strub has bee [...]

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Shooting High: Rocket club aiming for national competition in Washington, D.C.

Activities and Extracurriculars Cedar Falls High School

By Rachel Schmid on March 3, 2017Walking into the basement during a “normal Tuesday” during A shift of power hour for a rocket club meeting, one might expect to see a ton of kids crowded around a rocket, possibly fighting over the next launch or the color that they could spray paint it next, but after opening the door of the old drivers ed room, one is greeted by music playing from a speaker and a group of students who were more than willing to share their excitement of this program and th [...]

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Friday, March 3, 2017

School Board Approves Land Purchase for New High School

District Cedar Falls High School

By Tehya Tournier The school board on Monday, Feb. 27 approved buying 50 acres off of West 27th Street for a potential site to construct a new high school.A new high school will have to go through a public referendum, called a general obligation bond.  In order to get a new high school approved, the vote requires 60 percent or higher in favor of the new building.“The expected cost of a new high school is around $80-$85 million. This will allow for a 50-year plan and maximize the life cycle [...]

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