Activities and Extracurriculars

Activities and Extracurriculars

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Join Virtual Spirit Days April 6-10

Even though we are closed right now, you can still show your AldrichPride in your at-home classroom! Send pictures of your virtual dressingup to, casey.reyonlds@cfschools. We'll put them on Facebook and Twitter. It will be great to see pictures of all of our students!

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HyVee Receipt Collection Info

Hy-Vee Cash 4 StudentsWhat’s the scoop?Area schools and child care facilities are able to collect any Cedar Falls, Waterloo, or Waverly Hy-Vee receipts and we will give back $1 for every $250 in receipts submitted!Receipts for this year’s program must be from the Cedar Falls, Waterloo or Waverly Hy-Vee food stores or gas stations and must be dated June 1, 2019 through April 28, 2020. Some limitations do apply. The program does not include any alcohol, tobacco, postage stamps, lottery ticke [...]

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BoxTop App! Help us earn even more!

LEARN MORE ABOUT THEBOX TOPS BONUS APPHOW IT WORKS:Browse and select offers within the App; then purchase those participating products at any store.Upload your receipt using the App.We’ll confirm your purchase via e-mail and credit your school’s account for any offers you selected and qualified for.You can view the credits you’ve earned for your school on the “My Activity” tab in the App or by visiting “My School Earnings” at came up with this simple Ho [...]

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Holmes Orchestra Students Participate in Kennedy Orchestra

On March 7th, a talented group of students from Peet, Holmes, and Orchard Hill all participated in the Kennedy Honors Orchestra in Cedar Rapids, IA. Of the 200 students gathered from over 40 schools, 19 of them were representing Cedar Falls Schools. These students participated in the Gold Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra. Holmes Jr. High’s very own Orchestra teacher, Kim Tura, conducted the Green Orchestra. We give our highest congratulations to all the students who participated and sho [...]

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Holmes Science Team Wins Third Place at Science Olympiad

Holmes Jr. High Science Club competed in the Science Olympiad on the University of Northern Iowa’ campus this past weekend. The two teams did outstanding! The Red Team placed 3rd overall and the White Team placed 9th. The Science Club also had individuals achieve great success. Here is a list of all the medals students received: 1st Place - Anatomy and Physiology Nadia Patel & Param Sampat 3rd Place - Circuit Lab         [...]

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Holmes Student Britain Atkins (7th) Wins State Spelling Bee

Holmes Jr. High 7th Grader Britain Atkins competed in the State Knights of Colombus Spelling Bee this past weekend and ended up taking first prize!The state spelling bee comes after a long process of competitions. Competitors must first survive their local and regional spelling bee competitions in order to qualify for the State Contest. Only the top 2 from each competition move on. At the State Competition, Atkins endured 1.5 hours of intense spelling, outlasting the rest of his competitor [...]

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Amya Thornton Headed to D.C. for Poetry Honors

Students around the country gathered together this weekend in their home states to practice the art of recitation of poetry in the Poetry Out Loud competition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Holmes Junior High's very own Amya Thornton (9) was selected as the winner for the Iowa contest and will be headed to Washington D.C. to compete in the national contest, all expenses paid! Amya memorized and performed three poems. She recited "How to Triumph [...]

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Spring Break Reading Challenge

Spring Break is almost here, and Mrs. Chopard has a special reading challenge for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade!  Students will receive a Reading Challenge card during library class.  They should record the number of minutes they read every day during Spring Break on their Reading Challenge card and have a parent or guardian sign the card each day.  Students must return their Reading Challenge cards to their classroom teacher by Wednesday, March 25.  The top three readers in e [...]

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Mother Son Dance March 6

Cedar Heights Families, Faculty and Staff,We are excited to announce the signup for the Mother Son Dance begins today! All Cedar Heights boys K-6 th grade are welcome to bring their mom or a significant motherly role model to the Mother Son Dance on Friday, March 6 th 6:30-8:30pm! Cedar Heights Faculty and Staff who have boys K-6 are also welcome to attend even if their boys don't attend Cedar Heights! We do have a capacity limit of 400 people, so sign up early to reserve your spot!For tho [...]

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PTU Movie Night January 31

The Cedar Heights PTU will be hosting a Movie Night on Friday, January 31 at 6 p.m.  They will be showing The Secret Life of Pets 2.A few reminders about movie night:Doors will open at 5:30, with the movie beginning at 6.The movie is free of charge, with popcorn and water available for purchase at 50 cents each.Please bring blankets, lawn chairs, and pillows (and any necessary stuffed animals) for seating.Students MUST be accompanied by an adult to supervise them at all times.  We will not [...]

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