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6th to 7th Student/Parent Meeting

We will have a 6th grade to 7th grade transition meeting for 6th grade students and parents on Tuesday, April 10th from 7:00-8:00pm at Peet Junior High.  You will start in the front gym with a quick welcome by Mr. Boevers then students and parents will be able to tour PJH and visit with the teachers.We hope to see all 6th grade families on Tuesday, April 10th.6th to 7th Student/Parent Orientation PPT

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Creative Drama

Cedar Heights is partnering with UNI professor Gretta Berghammer and her Creative Drama students this semester.  Several Cedar Heights classes will have the opportunity to participate in activites at UNI with Professor Berghammer and her students.  Miss Mescher's class was the first class to go to UNI on Sept. 11.  The first graders were given a UNI student partner and participated in a variety of activities involving shapes.  They moved their bodies in different ways to form shapes, lette [...]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences March 7 & 9

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week!Conferences will be held at Cedar Heights on Tuesday, March 7 from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Thursday, March 9 from 1:00-8:00 p.m.If you were unable to schedule a conference using the online scheduler, please contact Ingrid or Mariela in the main office at 319-553-2863 to schedule your child's conference.The book fair will be going on during conferences.Just a reminder: Monday will be a regular school dayTuesday will be a regular school day, with confe [...]

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STEM in 4th Grade

This year, the 4th grade teachers received a grant for Making STEM Connections program that was developed by the Science Center of Iowa and we have started exploring the Maker Movement in our classrooms.  We have discussed the Design Cycle and how we can Explore, Design, Build, and Test and Improve.  Students have started hands on project that allow them to work through the Design Cycle in hands on ways!  One fourth grade class has take old, used or recycled objects and upcycled them into [...]

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Camp Invention is Coming!

Camp Invention is coming to Cedar Heights from June 19-June 23rd! The theme of this years camp is Launch! Your child could become a "Duct Tape Billionaire" by designing products they could market and sell. We know they will "Have a Blast!" with this friendly challenge involving physics as they build their own bubble blaster, engineer a cardboard castle, design snowball throws...and really...giant air cannons!! Have you heard the new craze of makerspaces? Camp Invention will have "Mission S [...]

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Preschool Registration January 27 at Noon

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be Friday, January 27, beginning at Noon. Registrations will only be accepted online and the link will be posted on the district website.The Cedar Falls Schools Preschool Program is in its seventh year. This program is funded by the Statewide-Voluntary Preschool Grant and Head Start dollars. Children that live within the Cedar Falls Schools’ boundaries, and that will be age 4 by September 15 of that school year, are eligible to participate in [...]

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Osmos in 1st grade

Cedar Heights 1st graders had an amazing time experiencing the Osmo. What's an Osmo you might be asking? Osmo is hands on—it's a set of iPad games played with real-world pieces. You set the ipad on a unique stand with a red plastic reflector that redirects the iPad's front-facing camera to the game pieces as your child interacts with them on a table or floor. The first graders had a great time manipulating the pieces to solve problems in order to fill their aquarium with fish. The Osmo is [...]

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Just a little coding!

4th graders at Cedar Heights have been working really hard with learning to code with Ozobot. What's ozobot you ask? Ozobot is the world’s smallest smart robot. This right brain – left brain integrating bot builds both creativity and coding skills in ages 6 and up. The coding that the 4th graders have been working on is static coding. The codes that students are making use the colors black, red, blue, and green. Combinations of those colors enable ozobot to do different things like give th [...]

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Pack the Bus

It is that time of the year again Cedar Heights! It is PACK THE BUS time. We are looking to help out cancer patients who will be receiving treatment at The Hope Lodge in Iowa City. This is another way the Cedar Heights Community can come together to help some needy people out. We probably all know of someone who is or has battled this horrible disease. Some items that they are in need of are… 1) paper plates and bowls2) plastic cups / coffee to go cups3) paper towels4) Ziplock bags ( gallo [...]

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Cedar Heights Elementary

Gold Badge Award

Congratulations to Gavin Steege. He received the Gold Badge Award for his commitment to the Cedar Heights Safety Patrol. He has done an outstanding job of keeping his fellow students safe as they arrive at school each morning and depart in the afternoons. He has volunteered numerous times to take on extra duties too. Thanks for your hard work, Gavin!

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Fun Run 2016

Thank you to everyone that helped make the Cedar Heights Fun Run a success. We would especially like to thank our sponsors.Check out photos from the event at https://peakart.smugmug.com/Cedar-Heights-Fun-Run-2016/n-Cb9tFD/.Sylvan Learning Center, Cedar FallsCedar Valley Dental AssociatesJones Law FirmThe Runner's FlatUniversity Hy VeeKimball & Beecher Dental, Cedar FallsBrummel Madsen InsuranceHansen's DairyCedar River Runner's Club

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September Kids of Character

Each month we will be recognizing students who exemplify the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  Selected students will be recognized at our monthly Character Counts celebration, receive a certificate and will be invited to attend a celebration in their honor.  September’s Kids of Character were:Matthew BrodahlGracie KorfKylen DugganZoey BergerSavannah MandtLilly BakerKinnick GreerDeacon HiltonJasper WarnerGrant JonesChase [...]

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Using iPads in 1st Grade

          Cedar Heights First Graders are hard at work learning about reading, writing and math this year!  We are so fortunate to have iPads available in our classrooms to enhance our learning.  The first grade students have been using the iPads for a variety of activites including listening to fluent reading and practicing reading books with an app called Kids A-Z.  They have also used iPads to practice math skills, scan QR codes to find information, listen to stories, and record themsel [...]

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National Arts in Education Week

We thank our amazing art, vocal music, band, orchestra and drama teachers! Our district is so lucky and very blessed to have such talented, passionate teachers for our students!Art TeachersVocal Music TeachersBand InstructorsDrama TeachersLisa KlenskeEliott KranzKyle EngelhardtMichelle RatheEmily LuensmannAlice PruisnerGerald RamseyJoe FrennaAshley CardamoreSarah DeutschLaura EngelhardtLeesa TalbotDagan RobertsonAaron HansenBen ByersdorferAlice PruisnerChad WolfNancy DreyerEric LinsSaman [...]

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Did you know each time a child is absent one day, it can take TWO days to catch up? Did you know that missing just two days of school per month means a child will miss 10% of instruction for the school year? Do you know that missing 10% of school means that your child may fall behind? Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success-both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child g [...]

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Free Summer Lunches for Kids & Teens

Holmes JHS, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare are offering free summer lunches to youths and their families.  Kids and their families are enjoying a good lunch and activities this summer at Holmes.  All are welcome, come check it out.  Dates: July 11th- August 11thMonday –ThursdayTimes: 11:45-12:15pm Meal Service12:20-1:00pm Youth ActivitiesWhere: Holmes Jr. High CafeteriaEnter in the back doors next to basketball court. No R [...]

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2016-2017 Registration Information

Welcome to Cedar Falls Schools!From preschool through high school, our school district is proud to offer excellent educational choices to students and families.On this page, you will find everything you need to enroll and register your child for school. Whether you are new to the school district, registering your child for the first time in preschool or kindergarten, or been in the District for sometime, please see the list of registration forms here.If you have any questions or need addit [...]

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