School Pride

School Pride

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McTeacher's Night a Success

The North Cedar teachers and staff were kind to help at McTeacher's night at the McDonalds on 1st Street on Thursday, November 3rd. The teachers made people's orders, and cooked it. North Cedar Elementary School got a check for $745 from when the teachers worked. We received the check at our assembly on Tuesday, November 22nd.  Thank you for supporting North Cedar at our McTeacher’s Night!  By Michael, Grade 6

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Student Council Clean Up

Student council was asked to help do a few jobs around our playgrounds to make it safer and cleaner for the students.  We were happy to be able to give back and lend a hand.  We helped pick up big sticks and trash on the playgrounds.  We also helped put rocks back into the rock beds behind the school.  

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42 musicians earn trip to All State

By: Clare RolingerStomachs twisting into knots, the students incessantly shush one another as the platform slowly shutters the up the wall. The woman standing on the platform holds a tightly wound scroll in her hand. She stretches up onto her toes and pins the scroll to the wall, its contents still hidden from the ever anxious audience. Then, promptly stepping away, she lowers the platform, and the scroll drops.Screams fill the gym. Students cry and hug and jump and laugh. Some rejoice, ot [...]

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Food Fighters

By Claire SabinoIn the epic powderpuff volleyball game on Monday, Oct. 24, the teachers snagged their third consecutive title and by playing contributed to the food drive to help those in hunger.The sophomore boys lost in three sets to the staff, yet trumped the seniors in two sets. The juniors beat the seniors overall, yet they went neck and neck with the teachers, who eventually rose victorious. The seniors lost to the sophomores and the juniors.A huge asset of the winner team, counselor [...]

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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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Hansen Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

HANSEN ELEMENTARY RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL Cedar Falls Community School District’s Hansen Elementary is one of  279 public and 50 private schools across the country recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2016. The award is based on overall academic excellence and Hansen is recognized as anExemplary High Performing School. The Iowa Department of Education nominates up to five schools per year from throughout th [...]

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Nominate for the CFHS Exceptional Effort Award

Exceptional Effort AwardWant to nominate someone for going above and beyond or simply making your day!Please use this link ( to nominate a SOPHMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR, or STAFF member for our MONTHLY award sponsored by SENIOR LEADERSHIP 2017.Your nomination words will be shared with the recipient! Share your stories! Exceptional Effort would be awarded for acts of kindness, comm [...]

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Honoring Our Arts Teachers

In honor of National Arts In Education Week, we would like to recognize the contributions of our Art, Vocal Music and Instrumental Directors. We are lucky in our district to have such high quality staff. Our Arts staff at Lincoln are among the best of this group. Please join me in recognizing Lynsie Maynard (Art), Shelley Droe and Katie Kaddatz (Music), Ann Byersdorfer (Band) and Laurie Busch (Orchestra). Thank you for contributing to the education of the whole child!

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Lincoln Apparel

Would you be interested in some Tiger gear? We will be sending home order forms with all of our Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students. We will make these available to oldest and only for grades 3-6. If you would like to look over the samples of each item and in each size available on the table outside of the office doors. Each order supports the Tigers and Lincoln PALS!Lincoln Apparel Order form.pdf is due back MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH!!

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We Are Honored For Ms. Sullivan!

Kelly Sullivan, one of our 3rd grade teachers, has long supported the military due to her heritage. She has the opportunity on Tuesday, September 13th to support an Honor Flight. Please enjoy this article about this unique experience! Congratulations to Ms. Sullivan, we are proud of you!

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Hansen Remembers 9/11

An amazing morning gathering at the flag to remember 9/11. It was incredible to hear 600 kids singing the National Anthem, reciting our Pledge of Allegiance, and honoring those who lost their lives with a moment of silence. So proud of our school community. #weremember #neverforget#USA #hansenpride

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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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Holmes & Peet Teachers Receive Honors

Family and Consumer Sciences instructors are encouraged to be active in their community and profession. At the Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators Conference on June 13th, Maxine Barrows (CFCS), Tammy Knox, Brenda Patterson and Megan Droste received the award called BEST in Iowa. BEST stands for Belong (Professional Membership, Professional Leadership, Professional Committees, Community/School Involvement), Excel (Mentoring, Honors/Awards, Presentations, Published Articles), Study [...]

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Welcome Back Leaders!

Welcome Back Students and Families!  What a great start to the 2016-2017 school year.  As always we look forward to talking with you at input conferences about your child.  You are their first teacher.   We want to work as a team with you to ensure that your child shows tremendous academic growth this year!  We also want Orchard Hill to feel warm, inviting and like a family.   We believe all students are leaders.  We will help them find their strengths, learn how to set goals, and instill [...]

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Thank you Bill Close!

This is BIG! Bill, retired Peet Jr. High art teacher, introduced his new mega sculpture book at the Sturgis Falls craft fair on Sunday June 26. The book, entitled BIG, is a pictorial celebration and history of the mega sculptures Bill collaboratively directed, designed and built with his students, Peet staff, and the community during his teaching career at Peet. Proceeds from the book will be used to establish the smArt Start Scholarship Fund, providing a scholarship each year through the [...]

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Congratulations Seniors!

Congratulations to our 2016 graduating seniors! The CFCS Foundation, partnering with High School Senior Leadership,  welcomed our newest alumni at a rehearsal breakfast May 25th. We are proud as they celebrate their success as Cedar Falls High School graduates and wish them well as they begin the next chapters in their lives!

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Pride Hansen Elementary


Thanks for a great year Hansen Elementary! It was a wonderful year of learning and fun at Hansen! Here are a few highlights of our year: We were rated "exceptional" by the Iowa Report Card, Hansen was designated as a Blue Zone School, we created and met multiple academic and culture SMART goals, we learned about Mindset and GRIT, our MTSS framework is meeting the needs of indivudial students, and through it all we care about each student and make all of this learning FUN and engaging! Than [...]

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