Student Life

Student Life

Orchestra Peet Junior High

NEISTA Orchestra

We had a great day at the Northeast Iowa String Teachers Association 2020 honors orchestra on Saturday! CF Jr highs had great representation including getting the top two chairs in the cello and second violin section and the second chair in viola. The following students participated:Violin 1 (out of 20 total)Emma Halvorsen - 5th chair HJHSummer Lim - 7th chair HJHBritain Atkins - 9th chair HJHChandler Taylor - 12th chair PJHViolin 2 (out of 18 total)Diya Pradeep - 1st chair Orchard Hill El [...]

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10+%281%29 Hansen Elementary

Don't forget your winter gear!

Winter is finally here! Student's will continue to have outdoor recess unless the temperature or windchill dip below zero. When the snow flies, students will be required to wear snow pants and snow boots in order to play in the snow. Thank you for sending your child(ren) with the proper clothing to keep them warm and healthy this winter!

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Image1 Peet Junior High

Adopt A Families

Peet students and staff fund raised through December to raise money for adopt a family. We were able to provide gifts for four Peet family‘s including their siblings. Thanks to everybody that helped!!

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Untitled+design Holmes Junior High

Poetry Out Loud

Congratulations to Joe Kangas, Eli Flint, Skylar Zimmerman, and Amya Thornton for competing at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition at the Hearst Center for the Arts! Advancing to the state competition in March is Amya Thornton with Skylar Zimmerman as the first runner-up.

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For+peet%27s+sake Peet Junior High

Click here for info...

If you know your student will be absent on Friday, December 20 for all or part of the day, please call (319)553-2771.Students who have classes at the high school must attend those classes at the normal scheduled time.See Mr. Boevers or Mr. Urbanek with questions.

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Cc Peet Junior High

2019 State Cross Country Pep Bus Sign-Up

The bus will be free for 9th-12th XC members. If not a XC member, the cost is $6.00 - 7th - 12th grade. Adults are welcome to sign up also. This DOES NOT include the admission fee of $10 which will need to be paid at the gate in Fort Dodge (Kennedy Park). We must have 35 people signed up and paid to make this possible. Money will be refunded if there are not enough signed up by the deadline. Please pay your pep bus fee in the main office at your respective school. The bus departs at [...]

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Mental+health+flier+fall+2019+update Cedar Falls High School

Mental Health Night - Monday, Oct. 28

Please join us on Monday, October 28th at CFHS for a very interesting and helpful evening.  Let's Talk Mental Health: A Community Conversation will help you understand one family's journey dealing with mental health issues.  Joan Becker will share the story of her son and how their family dealt with his mental illness and what has happened since he shot the Parkersburg football coach ten years ago.The keynote will start at 6:00 p.m. but join us at 5:30 p.m. to walk around and visit w [...]

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Fall+2019+conferences Peet Junior High

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Peet Parents and Guardians:You are invited to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 7 from 4:00-7:30pm in the Peet Back Gymnasium. There will be no classes for students on Friday, November 8. Report Cards will be distributed in the Front Entrance Hallway. Teachers will be located in the back gym.  Please limit conference time to not more than five minutes with each teacher.Attached below is the schedule for Part-Time/Shared Teachers.  All other tea [...]

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Green+machine Cedar Heights Elementary

Pack the Bus for Hope Lodge!

PACK THE BUS 2019Cedar Heights is teaming up with the American Cancer Society for PACK THE BUS!!!   We are looking to help out cancer patients who will be receiving treatment at The Hope Lodge in Iowa City.  The 6th grade will be heading up this service project. Each week they will collect items from all the classes and count them for a little “friendly competition” among the entire school.  There will be a leaderboard displaying the top 3 classes which will be updated on Thursday of each [...]

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State%2bvb Peet Junior High

2019 State Volleyball Information

2019 State Volleyball T-shirt Order Form (Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 7 by 1:00 p.m.)Pep bus information for 9th - 12th grade students only:The Cedar Falls Tiger Volleyball team will be playing in the state tournament Tuesday, November 12 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.When they win on Tuesday, the next game will be on Thursday, November 14 beginning at 10:00 a.m. When they win on Thursday, the championship game will be on Friday, November 15 beginning at [...]

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Patt+meeting Peet Junior High

Volunteer at Peet!

PEET PATT: (Parents And Teachers Together) Parents are invited to join PATT and participate in PATT activities. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17 from 6:00-7:00pm in the Peet Library. The PATT parent group organizes volunteers for numerous school activities including dances, Adopt-A-Family, Cabaret, etc. They also fundraise for the school to help provide food for conferences and celebrations, and help with school donations such as the water bottle filling station [...]

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Img 1695 North Cedar Elementary

Leader in Me Assembly Held in New Gym

With the completion of our new North Cedar Elementary Gym, we are also now able to hold all-school assemblies once again.  Our October assembly focused on the Leader in Me habit of being proactive.  A skit was presented by several teachers displaying the differences between being proactive and reactive.  Students also had the chance to spin our GREAT wheel.  All students who received positive green notes for displaying one or some of the Leader in Me 7 Habits had their names in a drawing.  [...]

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1st+day+19 20 Peet Junior High

Begin Year Info - click here

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE:PEET TRANSITION DAY SCHEDULE:  August 26, 2019Morning (ALL 7th grade Students & 8th/9th NEW Students)7:55                     New Students should report to the cafeteria8:00                     Announcements8:15 – 9:15          Morning transition sessions, students will be engaged in orientation activities«««««««««««««««««««««««««««««««««««««««««At 9:15             8th & 9th grade students will be allowed in the hallway to organize their lockers [...]

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Back+to+school+ +input+conferences Orchard Hill Elementary

Input Conferences - How to Sign up

This year we were unable to use Canyon Creek for input conference sign up.   Parents will sign up for input conferences at Backpack Night 4:30-6pm.  If you are unable to sign up during backpack night please call the office and we can assist you.  We will use Canyon Creek again for Fall and Spring conferences.  Thank you! 

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Back+to+school+ +dates+to+know Orchard Hill Elementary

Back to School - What You Need to Know!

Orchard Hill Families - Here is the important information we want you to know! We will email homeroom assignments during the afternoon on Friday, August 16th. We send them one grade level at a time, so please be patient if you have multiple children at Orchard.Note these important dates!8-22 - Backpack Night, 4:30-6 PM8-26 - First Day of School! 1:50 PM Dismissal8-27 - 1:50 PM Dismissal, Input Conferences 2:15-6:15 PM8-28 - 1:50 PM student dismissal8-29 -  1:50 PM student dismissal, Input [...]

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Back to school+night+19 Peet Junior High


"Back to School Night"  Parents & Students, you are cordially invited to attend Peet Junior High’s “Back to School Night”, Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 – 7:30pm. This will be an open-house style event (drop-in).  Students will be able to pick up their schedules, ID cards, and chromebooks.  Locker information will be printed on student schedules, and students will have an opportunity to organize their lockers. Teachers will be available in their rooms for students and parents, and will [...]

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Back+to+school Cedar Heights Elementary

Meet the Teacher Night on August 22

Meet the Teacher (Backpack) Night will be held at Cedar Heights on Tuesday, August 22 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  This is the opportunity for students to bring their supplies to school before the first day and meet their teacher.  Our PTU (Parents and Teachers United)  will be having an ice cream social and school supply drive that night.Throughout the school year, situations arise causing extra school supplies to be needed in our kid's classrooms. When this happens, teachers wind up using their [...]

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School+pics Cedar Falls High School

School Picture Retakes

Sophomores and Juniors!2019 Picture Retake BrochurePictures that were taken during registration days in August will be distributed to students during Power Hour on Monday, Sept. 16.The portrait ID and access ID are included in these packets that will be distributed at this time.  We have no way of looking this information up.  If further information is needed about the portrait ID or access ID, you may contact Lifetouch.  Picture retakes are scheduled for Monday, September 23 during Power [...]

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Boost Peet Junior High


BOOST - Incoming 7th grade students: SIGN UP HEREMonday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15Boost 2019 will be offered the week of August 12 - 15 (Monday - Thursday) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This program is intended to allow incoming seventh graders (current sixth graders) the opportunity to explore Peet Junior High and meet teachers, fellow classmates, guidance counselors and administrators. Students will receive their class schedules, locker assignments and combinations. Participants will t [...]

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Untitled+design+%288%29 Peet Junior High


Maddy McFarland: Shuttle Hurdle Relay 7th place 1:06.73, 100 Meter Hurdles 14th place 15.82Myah Brinker: Discus 7th place 119'4"Anisia Smith: 4x100 Meter Relay 5th place 48.6, 100 Meter 14th place 12.8, 200 Meter 20th place 26.83, 4x200 Meter Relay 9th place (she didn't give me a time)Koda Beland: 3rd in Wheelchair Shot Put, 5th in Wheelchair 100 Meter, 6th in Wheelchair 200 Meter & Wheelchair 400 Meter

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Composition+project Peet Junior High

Composition Project

This week we completed our comission project for the 7th grade jazz band. The Peet JH Band parents commissioned a new work for the Peet JH 7th grade Jazz Band, and yesterday the students got to work with the composer, Steve Shanley, on the original work Calypso Angelical. Students learned about all areas of playing and some new approaches to jazz improvisation during the clinic.  A huge thanks to band boosters and Peet JH parents for your support! This piece will be performed at the May 21 [...]

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8th+band Peet Junior High

8th Grade Band

Below are pictures from a Masterclass with the UNI Wind Ensemble.  This group is UNI's premier ensemble under the direction of Dr. Danny Galyen.  The Peet 8th grade band was invited to perform their full Iowa Bandmasters Program alongside these college musicians!  Mr. Byersdorfer and Mr. Lins were given the opportunity to conduct and learn from Dr. Galyen while the kids learned tips and ways to improve their own performance through sitting among the college students who play the same instr [...]

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2019+variety+show North Cedar Elementary

Click Here for Variety Show Info and Permission Form

NothNorth Cedar Elementary School will hold its annual Variety Show on Wednesday, June 5th at 9:15 a.m. in the school library. Limited seating will be available.  Permission forms are due May 3rd and the form is available below. Students will need to prepare and practice their act and audition for Mrs. Guse and Mrs. Kaddatz.  We look forward to another great show this year! 2019 Variety Show Parent Permission Slip.pdf

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6th+ +7th+%281%29 Peet Junior High

6-7 Orientation

6th Grade Parents/Guardians, We wanted to send out a reminder that our 6th to 7th grade orientation is this coming Tuesday, April 9th from 7pm - 8pm.  We will start in the front gym with a short orientation by Mr. Boevers and conclude with time families can walk around the school and meet our Peet staff!  Students are very welcome to come with their parents/guardians as it will give another opportunity to become familiar with our building and meet staff.  We hope to see you there! Sincerel [...]

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Extended+day Peet Junior High

Extended Day

Due to the historic winter weather we have endured the past few months, the CedarFalls School District will make adjustments to our daily schedule starting Monday, March 25; the first school day back following Spring Break. We will add 15 minutes of instructional time to the end of each day, this means that the student academic day will end at the following times:High School: 3:10 p.m.Junior High Schools: 3:15 p.m.Elementary Schools: 4 p.m. (Wednesdays at 2:05 p.m.)Preschool: 2:05 p.m.This [...]

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Variety+show Peet Junior High

Peet Variety Show

Congratulations to the 100+ cast, crew, and musicians involved in the Peet Junior High Variety Show this last weekend! 750 people attended the shows and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing your great talent and humor and representing Peet JH well!

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State+bbb+2019 Peet Junior High

Click Here!

For 9th Grade students only: There will be no pep bus for Thursday, March 7. Tickets can be purchased at the high school for $10.00.  The Tigers will play at 6:30pm on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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Band+photo Peet Junior High

Iowa Bandmasters

Congratulations the Peet Junior High 8th Grade Concert Band on being selected as the 3A/4A Middle School performing ensemble for the 2019 IBA Conference held in Des Moines!  This achievement is the highest honor that a band in the state of Iowa can achieve and is a show of the great commitment to music from the students, directors, administrators, and community of Cedar Falls.  Nine (9) Iowa Middle and High Schools Bands have been selected to perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association C [...]

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Text+placeholder Peet Junior High

Student Groups Update!

LEAD:  Photo to the left: Our girls leadership planning team has switched gears from planning out LEAD (Loving Everything About Differences) each week to now working towards the completion and implementation of the 7th grade girls presentation.  These girls take ideas from current 7th graders on relevant and meaningful topics, and then, add personal stories and discussion questions to make this presentation geared towards large group share-out and small group discussion and application!  T [...]

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Untitled+design+%285%29 Peet Junior High


Peet's school counseling program has met the criteria to become a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association!  The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary comprehensive school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling. Since the program’s inception, more than 820 schools have b [...]

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New+year Cedar Heights Elementary

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, Cedar Heights Families!!We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing break.  We are excited to hit the ground running in 2019!  School will resume on Wednesday, January 2 at 8:45.  We will dismiss at our regular Wednesday time at 1:50.January 2 will will be a Day 2 and a Band/Orchestra Day D.  Students in Miss Morgan's, Mrs. Brown's, Mrs. Evens', and Mrs. Gerbig's classes will have P.E.Students in Mrs. Nuese's, Mrs. Plagge's, Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Graf's, Mrs. Beisner's Mrs. Gre [...]

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Winter+2018+ +construction+update Orchard Hill Elementary

Construction Update - December 2018

Dear Families,We are on schedule to move in to the new part of our addition in January.   When that happens several changes will take place for drop off and pick up.    We will communicate these messages via email and Facebook.  I will also be updating families at our monthly POWWER mtgs so please plan to attend if you are interested.   In the next few days our current drop off lane will be painted for parking spots.  We will continue to use this lane in the AM only for drop off.   Familie [...]

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Scheduling+dec Orchard Hill Elementary

Important Dates to Know - December

Important Dates to Know - DecemberDecember 4 at 7pm at Cedar Falls High School - 1st- 3rd Vocal ConcertDecember 11 at 7 pm at Cedar Falls High School - 4th-6th Vocal ConcertDecember 13 at 6:30 pm at Southdale - 6th grade Band ConcertDecember 15 9AM-3PM - Gift Wrapping at Orchard HillDecember 18 at 7 pm at Cedar Falls High School - 5th-6th Orchestra ConcertDecember 21 at 3 pm at Orchard Hill - Kindergarten Vocal ConcertDecember 24-January 1 - No SchoolJanuary 2 - School resumes at 8:45 am

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Scheduling Orchard Hill Elementary

Important Dates to Know - November

Important Dates to Know in NovemberNovember 2 - Noon DismissalNovember 13-15 - Scholastic Book FairNovember 13 - Picture RetakesEvening Conferences November 15 - Noon DismissalAfternoon and Evening ConferencesNovember 16 - No SchoolNovember 17, 9AM-Noon - Can and Bottle Drive - Orchard Hill School Bus LaneNovember 21-23 - No SchoolNovember 27 - POWWER meeting at 7pm in the library

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Tiger+proud+shirt Peet Junior High

Tiger Apparel

Our Tiger Proud Tiger Time Enrichment group has designed and are selling short and long sleeve t-shirts, crewneck and hoodie sweatshirts.  These shirts are offered with 2 amazing Cedar Falls Tiger designs that are suitable for all ages.  Proceeds from the sales of the shirts will benefit students here at Peet and their families.Thank you for your support!Tiger Proud Order FormOROrder Online HEREDesign #1Design #2

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State+conference+info Peet Junior High

State Information

State Conference Time!Football Playoffs - CHAMPIONSHIP Game InformationCF will play Dowling Catholic on Friday, November 16 in the UNI-Dome beginning at approximately 7:06 p.m.** PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL OR ON-LINE USING THE PROMOTION CODE BELOW.  CEDAR FALLS WILL RECEIVE A SMALL CREDIT FOR EVERY TICKET WE SELL. Advanced ticket may be purchased  through the high school office on Monday through 3:00 pm on Friday during office hours. Office hours are 7:30 am to 3: [...]

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2018+fall+pt+conferences Peet Junior High

P-T Conferences

Peet Parents and Guardians:You are invited to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday, October 29 and Thursday, November 1 from 4:00-7:30pm in the Peet Back Gymnasium.Report Cards will be distributed in the Front Entrance Hallway. Teachers will be located in the back gym.  Please limit conference time to not more than five minutes with each teacher.Attached below is the schedule for Part-Time/Shared Teachers.  All other teachers will be here for each conference session.We look forward [...]

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Green+machine Cedar Heights Elementary

Pack the Bus at Cedar Heights!

It is that time of the year again Cedar Heights!  Cedar Heights is teaming up with the American Cancer Society for PACK THE BUS!!!   We are looking to help out cancer patients who will be receiving treatment at The Hope Lodge in Iowa City.  The 6th grade will be heading up this service project. Each week they will collect items from all the classes and count them for a little “friendly competition” among the entire school.  There will be a leaderboard displaying the top 3 classes which wi [...]

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Science+donation Peet Junior High

Science Donation

Dear Veridian Credit Union,Thank you for your recent donation of $100.00 in pennies!  As our science curriculum is changing to more hands on project based student learning we are finding our needs for materials are growing.Pennies believe it or not are very versatile in science.  The great thing is that they are reusable and will be used at both our junior highs in all grade levels of science for the following labs/activities. Testing to see how weight of cars can affect speed and ene [...]

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Food+drive Aldrich Elementary

Contribute to Aldrich Student Council Food Drive October 14-24

The Aldrich Student Council is sponsoring a food drive from October 14-24. Students can bring in canned foods, boxed  foods, or money. Student Council will pick up the items from the classrooms each day at 9:00. The collected items will be displayed in the Heart. Food and monies will go to the Northeast Iowa Food Back. Thank you for your support! 

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Lone+tree+road+ Peet Junior High

Service Project

Thursday, September 27, the 7th grade Peet Students participated in a service project planting 50 trees on Lone Tree Road with many local businesses.  Special thanks to Mrs. Beneke and Mr. Beland, 7th grade Science Teachers, for helping organize our students to make it a successful service project!

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Picture+re takes+%283%29 Peet Junior High

Picture Re-Takes

Did you miss school pictures on August 30 & 31?  If you get your pictures back from LifeTouch and they are not what you expected, do not worry, we have a picture re-take day! On Tuesday, October 9th starting at 7:30am in the library, we will hold our picture re-take day.You must sign-up in the Peet Office for picture re-takes.  On the day of picture re-takes, you must turn-in your old pictures that you were not satisfied with in order to get a new photo taken.If you are taking pictures [...]

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Class+of+19 Cedar Falls High School

Class of 2019 Important Information

Top 10 Important DatesSenior Information BookletSenior Parent PresentationClass of 2019 Graduation InformationInstructions for archiving or transferring your Google DriveTransfer your school Google Drive to another Google account or archive your information. Transfering is probably the easiest and quickest method.  Below are two videos to help with this process.  If you need any help stop in the library.  Your accounts will be closed by the end of June.  Transferring documentsArchiving [...]

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Farmtoschool Aldrich Elementary

Farm to School Snack Program

The goal of the Farm to School program is to bring healthy food from local farms to school children and teach them about the path from farm to fork through taste-testing and cross-age teaching. This experiential learning can help children appreciate fresh, local foods early in life.  Two volunteers are needed per classroom.  The dates for the snacks are September 7th for 6th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd grades and September 21st for PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Here is the link to sign u [...]

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Img 8804 North Cedar Elementary

Be PROactive instead of Reactive!

Mrs. Cline's 2nd grade students are pictured here working on their proactive skills.  All classes have been practicing ways to be proactive in the classroom, on the playground, on the bus, and anywhere they may be during their school day. Teachers have focused on specific proactive skills each day so far this school year.  

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Ch+buddy+bench+sit Cedar Heights Elementary

Cedar Heights has a Special Graduate!

Cedar Heights is very excited to announce that Victor, our service puppy in training has officially passed his Public Access Test, and is an official service dog!  He can now wear the special SERVICE DOG:  DO NOT PET! vest.Congratulations, Victor!  We are so proud of you, and we know that you are going to do great things and make a difference in a veteran's life!

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Locker Cedar Falls High School

Student Locker Information

Student locker information was emailed to the student gmail account on Tuesday, Aug. 21.  Please check your student email for this information.  If you don't find it there, please also check your SPAM folder.  This information is not found on your student PowerSchool account.  There are yellow signs posted in several places in the hallways that show the location of lockers.  You will need to contact the main office for any further details.

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18 19+school+pics+%282%29 Peet Junior High

School Pictures

SCHOOL PICTURES: School pictures will be taken on Thursday, August 30 (B day) and Friday, August 31 (A day) during PE classes.  All students, regardless of picture purchase, will be photographed free for school records and the memory book.  Picture order forms can be picked up in the front office. If ordering, payment for pictures is required at the time of photographing.  Make checks payable to LifeTouch.  Money back guarantee.        Order school pictures online by clicking HERE and [...]

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Aldrich+elementary+parent teacher+organization+meeting+%281%29 Aldrich Elementary

Aldrich Elementary Parent Meetings

There will be two parent meetings for Aldrich Elementary families in July, both meetings will be held at the District Administration Building, 1002 W. First Street.Thursday, July 19 - 6:30 p.m.Tuesday, July 31 - 6:30 p.m.Come help us start our parent group at Aldrich and meet other families. We will work on starting the organization and seeing about different committees.

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Back to school+night+18 Peet Junior High

Tuesday, August 21

“BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT”:  Parents& Students, you are cordially invited to attend Peet Junior High’s “Back to School Night”, Tuesday, August 21 from 6:00 – 7:30pm. This will be an open-house style event (drop-in).  Students will be able to pick up their schedules, ID cards, and chromebooks.  Locker information will be printed on student schedules, and students will have an opportunity to organize their lockers. Teachers will be available in their rooms for students and parents, [...]

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32267106 2134823293421035 4786452446769577984 o Cedar Heights Elementary

"Pupdates" coming to Cedar Heights!

Introducing the Cedar Heights Fourth Grade Pup-Date Reporters Project.  This is a collaboration between Mrs. Beisner, Mrs. Ahrens, the Fourth Grade Students and Fourth Grade Teachers.  You can follow the progress of our  Fourth Service Puppy In Training at Cedar Heights with help from the Pup-Date Reporters. Watch for the monthly updates!

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Tree+planting Peet Junior High

Tree Planting

Shout out to English teacher Melanie Wirtz who was awarded a Green Scene grant of $1,400 to purchase 7 trees for PJH! Thanks to Jordan’s Nursery, Holmes retired teacher Sue Green, and our amazing students and staff who helped get the job done on a gorgeous day!

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Kiln+donation Peet Junior High

Kiln donation

Mrs. Hoop, the mother of a former Peet student (Sofia Munoz) was generous enough to offer an unused item that she acquired with the intent of using it to create a small business. Since her plans to use the kiln never came to fruition, she decided to offer the kiln to the district for use by the school. Knowing that kilns can be quite costly on the front end to purchase, Mr. Wolf offered to take the donation for Peet. It will be used for smaller loads of ceramics and glass fusing by the stu [...]

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Zaugg+family+resize Holmes Junior High

Abbi Zaugg - Doodle 4 Google Winner

Representatives from Google recently attended a ceremony at Holmes to announce that eighth grader Abbi Zaugg is one of the 53 state and territory winners in its annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo, inspired by the theme “What Inspires Me" with her doodle, “Galaxy of Music.” On her entry, Abbi said, “I love music and art. They inspire me and help me to express myself. I think the neat thing is that we are j [...]

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Aldrich+elementary+parent+meeting Aldrich Elementary

Aldrich Elementary Parent Meeting

Dear Incoming Aldrich Families,We will be having a “Parent” night for Aldrich families on Tuesday, May 8 th from 6:30-7:30 to meet and greet and answer questions you may have. Please come to the AEA (the old PIPAC Center) to meet families who will be moving to Aldrich together and to ask any questions about Aldrich that we can answer for you. If you are unable to make it, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have regarding Aldrich Elementary and our upcoming scho [...]

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Engineer+day Peet Junior High

"Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Day

15 of Peet's 7th grade girls attended John Deere's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Day. It was a fun day learning about engineering with activities beginning with a scavenger hunt, building and racing a mini robot, designing a marshmallow catapult, and ended with a contest to build the best working roller coaster with straws.

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Road+less+traveled Holmes Junior High

Road Less Traveled

On April 12th Holmes Jr. High sent a delegation of 39 young women in 9th Grade Physical Science to the Taking the Road Less Traveled conference on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa. The conference is a program promoting women in science, technology, engineering, and math careers. Following an opening address focused on bravery and perseverance, the group separated into breakout sessions exploring different STEM majors and careers. Breakout sessions featured a range of science an [...]

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6th+to+7th+student+parent+meeting Peet Junior High

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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Conditt +tigerway Peet Junior High

March TigerWay Award: Conditt

March TigerWay AwardLyle Conditt nominated by Mrs. BoyerLyle noticed that one of the math department's calculators had a broken case with a wire sticking out of it.  He asked permission to take it home and repair it with his own materials and time.  The next day, he returned the mended calculator to the math department. 

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Yarrow +tigerway Peet Junior High

February TigerWay Award: Yarrow

February TigerWay AwardEmma Yarrow nominated by Mr. Wolf Emma Yarrow consistently demonstrates doing things right by doing things that are not required. She is kind and soft spoken to everyone. Cleaning counters, sinks and brushes as well as being a great role model for consistently putting great effort into everything and not doing just what is easy at a high level. A silent leader by example is what she is. If students need a good example of what to do and how to do it, look no further t [...]

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Bhc +tigerway Peet Junior High

February TigerWay Award: Black History Committee

TigerWay AwardAhmad Madlock, Garrett King, Aniyah Henderson, Sophia Woods, Keith Nelson, Travis Redd, Dinari TurnerThe Black History Month Committee spent many hours planning and preparing for the month’s activities. Not only were they responsible for the assembly planning, but daily announcements, posters and Character and Leadership presentations through the months of January and February.

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525 2 Orchard Hill Elementary

Pop Can Collection for High School Robotics

UPDATEWe raised almost $1000 for the Cedar Falls Robotics Team!  Thank you for all of your donations!  Read this great article about our students!The Cedar Falls robotic's team 525 Swartdogs has made it to the World Championship in Detroit, Michigan later this month.  The team qualified by being the 2nd place team in a North Dakota regional event in March.  They also finished 2nd place out of 61 teams in the Cedar Falls regional event last weekend.  Robotics involves the use of computer pr [...]

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Talent+show Cedar Heights Elementary

Talent Show Information

We are starting to get things underway for our annual Talent Show!  Our Cedar Heights' Got Talent show will be held on Friday, May 25, and Tuesday, May 29. Here's what you have to know about our show:All Cedar Heights students are invited to be part of the show.All acts have to be 3 minutes or less.  We will cut acts at the 3 minute mark.All music choices must be appropriate for an elementary audience.  No inappropriate language or mature references will be allowed.  Students who want to b [...]

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Dress Up Days for Music in Our Schools Month!

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and we are extending the fun into April.  April 2-6 we will be having dress up days to celebrate all things music!The dress up days are:Monday, April 2:  Pop Star Day (come dressed as your favorite pop star)Tuesday, April 3:  Jazz/Blues Day (wear blue)Wednesday, April 4:  Country DayThursday, April 5:  Rock and Roll DayFriday, April 6:  Wear Orange Day in memory of Mr. BartlettWe want to thank the music teachers at Cedar Heights:  Mr. Hansen, Mrs. Tura, [...]

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Pep Bus for Friday - Championship Game

9th grade students - the high school will be offering a pep bus for Friday games in Des Moines as the state tournament.  Tomorrow's game will be at 8:15pm. The bus will only be open to 50 students (1 bus).SIGN UP HERE - PEP BUS GOOGLE FORM - Championship GameFirst come, first served between Peet, Holmes and the High School.The cost for Friday will be $6.00.  You will not need to fill-out a parent permisson form, we just need a phone call or note from a parent.  You will need to sign-up on [...]

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Copy+of+state+bbb+2018 Peet Junior High

Pep Bus for Friday - Championship Game

9th grade students - the high school will be offering a pep bus for Friday games in Des Moines as the state tournament.  Tomorrow's game will be at 8:15pm. The bus will only be open to 50 students (1 bus).SIGN UP HERE - PEP BUS GOOGLE FORM - Championship GameFirst come, first served between Peet, Holmes and the High School.The cost for Friday will be $6.00.  You will not need to fill-out a parent permisson form, we just need a phone call or note from a parent.  You will need to sign-up on [...]

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State+bbb+2018 Peet Junior High

State Men's Basketball - Pep Bus

State Men's Basketball - Pep BusIf you are planning to attend this year's State Men's Basketball Tournament, there will be certain procedures you will need to follow in order for your absence to be excused.  This year's state Men's Basketball Game will Wednesday, March 7th at 12:15pm in Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena.We will offer a bus pep for 9th through 12th grade if we have enough interested students for the Wednesday, March 7 game. The bus would leave from Peet Juinior High School at [...]

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Black+history+month+assembly Peet Junior High

Black History Month Assembly

All School Assembly CelebratingBlack History Month 2018Assembly Presenters:Mayor Quentin Hart is the first African American elected to the office of Mayor for the City of Waterloo, Iowa. Preceding the election, Mr. Hart was the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs for Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, providing leadership for multicultural initiatives and promoting awareness and appreciation for diversity on campus and the community. In the eight years preceding his mayor [...]

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Thanks Orchard Hill Elementary

Thank you!

POWWER wants to thank everyone for their wonderful support of all of the fundraisers we have had this year and previous years!This month we made great strides in our goal to purchase swings.  Last night at the Pizza Ranch fundraiser we raised $917.12.  Our Hurts Donut Fundraiser raised $1,333.50  We have raised $5,169.62 of our $40,000 swing goal so far this year. Thank you again, we appreciate your support!

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Cabaret+2018 Peet Junior High

Cabaret 2018

This last weekend, over 600 people came out to see the great talent showcased in the Peet JH Cabaret Variety Show. With over 120 students involved in the performance and production, this continues to be a highlight for those involved. The show included vocal features, jazz bands, vocal ensembles, magic, dancing, and a whole lot of laughs. Congratulations to all involved in putting on a great show!

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Character Counts at Cedar Heights

Cedar Heights is proud to be a Character Counts school.  We try hard to incorporate the six pillars of character in all areas of our day.  Each month we have an assembly that focuses on one of the six pillars and we recognize students that have been kids of character over the past month.  Our kindergarten and sixth grade students and our first grade and fifth grade classes are "pillar pals" and do activities based on Character Counts together at least once a month.  Our 2nd-4th grade stude [...]

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Screen+shot+2018 02 07+at+10.09.43+am Southdale Elementary

Dance Marathon

Put On Your Dancin’ Shoes!For the 8th consecutive year, Southdale will be hosting a school-wide Everything For the Kids Dance Marathon on Friday, February 16.  The Dance Marathon will be the final event in the school’s week-long fundraising project which supports the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network. We have raised over $1,000 each year during our fundraiser, and we are striving to meet or exceed our past goals.  During the week leading [...]

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North Cedar Concert "Season"

The 5th and 6th grade students presented a construction-themed concert to parents and guests at Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday, January 25th.  Due to construction at North Cedar the concerts for this school year will be held at Lincoln Elementary.  The next concert is by the 3rd and 4th grade students on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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Gold+star Peet Junior High

Nominate your teacher!

The nominations for the 2018 Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching are now open! Do you have a teacher who has made an impact in your life?  Someone who has gone above and beyond as an educator? If so, send in a nomination! Your favorite teacher could be honored at a flashy award ceremony and win $1,000 for their hard work! Nominations are due by midnight on February 20th, so submit yours online or in the library, Counseling Office or front office today!!

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Neista+2 Orchard Hill Elementary

NEISTA Honors Orchestra

30 Students from the Cedar Falls Schools Orchestra Program were accepted into the NEISTA Honors Orchestra Festival, held on Saturday, January 25th, in Waverly, IA.  Most students were in 8-12th grade, but one student represented Orchard Hill. Congratulations Mihika Iyer! She worked hard learning the music, auditioned for a chair placement and ended the day performing with the group with a concert at 4:00pm.  

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Traffic+updates North Cedar Elementary

Click HERE for Construction Related Traffic Information

All car traffic will be directed down Green Avenue and then onto Fern.  Buses will remain on the North side of the building.  We are asking that parents park along the West lane (opposite the building) of Fern if they need to/wish to exit their vehicle to pick up their child.  Please call the North Cedar Elementary Office if you have any questions.

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Orchestra+ambassadors Peet Junior High

Visit to the Western Home

The Peet Orchestra Ambassadors to a trip to Western Home to perform for the residents on Thursday, December 14 during their lunch time. Sixteen students participated in five small ensembles and brought a lot of joy to the residents there!

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Symphony Comes to Cedar Heights

On Tuesday, November 14 we had some special visitors come to Cedar Heights.  Jason Weinberger  and 8 members of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra came to give a special performance to our 3rd-6th grade students.  We learned about Mozart, the time period he lived in, and how music was performed and enjoyed during that time period.  We also learned about the oboe, bassoon, French horn, and clarinet and how Mozart used those instruments in his compositions.  They also answered quest [...]

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Cedar Heights Celebrates Veteran's Day

Each month at Cedar Heights we focus on a different pillar of character. During the month of November we are focusing on the pillar of Citizenship.  One of the areas we really looked at was how we can honor our brave veterans and thank them for their service to our country.  To prepare for our special assembly to honor our veterans Mr. Hansen worked in Music to teach our students the National Anthem, and Mrs. Ahrens read the book Let's Celebrate Veteran's Day by Barbara deRubertis.  Our st [...]

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Book+fair+art Cedar Heights Elementary

Book Fair During Conferences

The book fair is back at Cedar Heights for the week of conferences!  Here's what you need to know about the book fair:All of the profits will be used to buy new books and resources for our library.The fair will only be open for purchases during conference hours.  Students will not have an opportunity to purchase books during the school day, or before or after school.The hours for the book fair: Tuesday, November 14 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Thursday, [...]

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State+volleyball+semi+finals+2017 Peet Junior High

State Volleyball Pep Bus - CLICK HERE

Deadline to sign-up: Wednesday, November 8 by 2:30pm – grades 9-12 A minimum of 25 students must be signed up and paid by the deadline. Peet students must sign-up on the google form listed below, paid the $6.00 to the Peet office and turn in permission form to the office. Permission form needs to be filled-out by parent/guardian – Permission forms were emailed out to all 9th grade parents/guardians Information: Students will be picked [...]

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Vets+day+assembly Peet Junior High

More Info -- RSVP Here!

Peet Community -On Friday, November 10, we will have a special assembly honoring and recognizing our nation's veterans. The assembly is scheduled from 9:30 - 10:10 at Peet Junior High and will highlight the service of our veterans through music and a multi-media presentation. We welcome veterans from throughout our community and as a part of our school. A reception for veterans in attendance will follow the assembly. If you are a veteran and would like to participate and be recognized for [...]

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Fall+pt+conferences Peet Junior High

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Click Here

Parents and Guardians:You are invited to attend Parent‑Teacher Conferences on October 30 & November 2.The schedule for conferences is as follows:MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 3:30-7:30 PMTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – 3:30-7:30 PMThere will be NO classes for students on Friday, November 3.Report cards will be distributed in the Front Entrance Hallway.  Teachers will be located in the new gym.Please limit conference time to not more than FIVE minutes with each teacher.Note the schedule listed b [...]

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Hat+day+2017 Peet Junior High

Hat Days

We will offer “HAT DAYS” on Monday, October 30 through Thursday, November 2 for any student who donates $1.00 to the student food drive. Students will turn in their $1.00 (each day if they choose) in the front lobby and get a stamp to show they have donated to the food drive.  If you would like to make a donation to the food bank to help CFHS during their student food drive, you can donate online at:  The High School has set a g [...]

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Red+ribbon+week+2017 Orchard Hill Elementary

Red Ribbon Week - Oct 23-27

Orchard Hill Red Ribbon Week ActivitiesOctober 23rd-27th, 2017Overall Theme: “We’re All Wonders: Kindness Matters!”Monday, October 23rd: “We’re All Wonders: Seek First to Understand”Tuesday, October 24th: Put First Things First: “Chews to Read as Readers Become Leaders” (Gum Day)Wednesday, October 25th: “Rock the Red: Orchard Hill Leaders Rock Kindness” (Wear Red)Thursday, October 26th: Begin with the End in Mind: “My Future is Bright; No drugs in Sight” (Dress in bright colors)Friday, Oct [...]

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2019+food+drive Cedar Falls High School

2019 Student Food Drive

The 2019 Student Food Drive will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and conclude on Friday, Nov. 8To help those in need in the Cedar Valley, the Student Food Drive is an effort conducted by area high schools to collect and donate food to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The purpose of the drive is multifaceted. In addition to collecting food and funds for those in need, the Drive: Gives students a chance to help their school and other groups in the community Promotes volunteerism and community inv [...]

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Team+spirit+day Cedar Heights Elementary

Team Up Day on October 13

Friday, October 13 will be Team Up day at Cedar Heights!!!We have a family that has been affected by a fire, so we are going to team up to help them out.Students will be able to wear favorite team hat/shirt to school that day with at least a $1 donation.We are looking forward to seeing your team spirit, and thanks so much for helping support our Cedar Heights family!!

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Picture+day Cedar Heights Elementary

Picture Retakes on October 26

Lifetouch Photography will be back at Cedar Heights to take pictures of students who missed our initial picture day in September, as well as retakes for families that would like to have new pictures taken.Students who missed picture day can bring their order envelopes that day, if you need envelopes, there are some available in the office.Families who would like retakes need to send the original pictures to school with the student to get those taken.

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Marking the Miles in Mile Club

Mile Club is off to a great start! This club is for 3rd-6th grade students who wish to run during lunch recess. The totals are in for the month of September and it appears that 4th Grade Peters' class is in the lead with 110 miles! The North Cedar School total is at 270 miles!Our current "Top Runner" for the month of September is Triven Frey. Congratulations, Triven! Students can earn mile club tokens when they turn in their cards. Remember, exercise helps to build strong minds and bodies!

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Creative+drama Cedar Heights Elementary

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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Flag Raising Tradition Continues

Cedar Heights kicked off the 2017-18 school year with it's annual flag raising tradition.  Each year at about 9:15 on the first day of school the entire school gathers in the circle drive.  Mr. Ortman starts our time off with a greeting and introduction of new staff, followed by the raising of the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Here are some photos of our flag raising this year.  Thanks so much to Mrs. Kim Pierce and Mr. Paul Lee for the pictures!

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Welcome to the jungle Cedar Falls High School

2017 Homecoming - Welcome to the Jungle

2017 Homecoming week will  be Sept. 24th-30th.Please stay tuned as more information will be posted here as we get closer to the event.Sunday, Sept. 24thDecorate the HallwaysPowder Puff Game at 6pm - Hauser FieldMonday, Sept. 25thToga/Pajama DayTuesday, Sept. 26thTacky TouristWednesday, Sept. 27thWhat Not to WearThursday, Sept. 28thCountry Vs. Country ClubFriday, Sept. 29thSpirit Day CF vs. Cedar Rapids Washington - UNI DomeSaturday, Sept. 30Homecoming Dance - Orchard Hill ChurchGuest Dance [...]

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Nest+2 North Cedar Elementary

Students Attend "Nest" Dedication

On Thursday, August 31, North Cedar Elementary students and staff took a nature walk through the North Cedar Natural Resource Project.  Their destination was a large, heavy, steel nest.  Students and staff attended the dedication ceremony of “Nest”, a steel sculpture created by artist Tommy Riefe.  Kristina Mehmen of the Cedar Falls Public Art Committee introduced Riefe to the students.  Riefe explained his inspiration for “Nest” was from walking the same path the students had just [...]

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Safety+city North Cedar Elementary

Kindergarten to Safety City September 19th

North Cedar Kindergarten students will attend Safety City  September 19, 2017, at the Target Distribution Center. Safety City has been in existence for more than two decades and the purpose is to teach kindergarten children important safety habits: CFU personnel discuss dangerous wires & power cords Cedar Falls paramedics demonstrate emergency medical services CF Fire Dept. reviews routine fire safety & prevention CF Police Dept. demonstrates bicycle & pedestrian safety An Iowa [...]

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Back+to+school+night+2017 Peet Junior High

Back-to-School Night

We will hold a Back-to-School Night for all Peet families on Tuesday, August 22nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Peet Junior High.  The following will be distributed on this night: School IDChromebookLocker information Student schedules **to students who have completed online registration and paid fees  Students will also be able to meet teachers and staff, get to know the building and put school supplies in their school lockers prior to the first day of school. Iowa Sports Supply will also [...]

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Meningococcal Peet Junior High

Required Vaccine - 7th Grade

For the 2017-2018 school year, and all future school years, all student entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004, will need proof of one dose of meningococcal  conjugate vaccine, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption.Each current student affected by the new law and have not yet met the requirement will be notified direct.You may contact school nurse, Kerri Clausman, at, medical provider, o [...]

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School+registration Hansen Elementary

Registration Information!

Hansen Families:The 2017-2018 school year is quickly approaching! This year the district is introducing on-line registration (InfoSnap), a feature of PowerSchool, which allows you to register your student(s) online for the upcoming school year. All students are required to be registered using this feature. Online registration is open in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and is currently available through the first day of school, Thursday, August 24. You can register your student(s) at [...]

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Winners+ +bike+club+s17+ +namescroppedout Holmes Junior High

Holmes Bike Club

The Spring Session of the Holmes Bicycle Club had "check-in" days for 8 weeks in April and May.  David Butler, Will Coloff, Charis Crozier, Colin Seeks, Nick Thompson and Aleah Timm all had perfect attendance.  They each earned a $10 gift certificate to Bike Tech and had their name in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate.  Nick Thompson was the lucky winner.  Neel Shah rode his bike 7 of the 8 days and also earned a $10 gift certificate to Bike Tech.  Grace Bobeldyk and Eli Flikkema ro [...]

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Tiger Pride Garden

Looking for something to do this summer?Come to Messy Mornings in the Tiger Pride Garden! Tuesdays 10‐11 am at Tiger Pride GardenstarƟng June 6th Join UNI students in learning gardening basics suchas planƟng, weeding & harvesƟng Enjoy taste tasƟng fresh produceBring your friends and come see how fungardening can be!

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Cedar Heights Gets a New Principal (For a Day)!

This year Cedar Heights students has a little extra incentive to sell tickets for the raffle at our Fun Fair.  The prize for the student who sold the most tickets got to be principal for a day.  There was some pretty heavy competition, but at the end of Fun Fair, we had a clear winner:  1st grader Kenny B.!Mr. Ortman took a step down to assistant principal as Mr. B. became principal on Thursday, May 18, and he had a big job ahead of him.  He had to greet students in the morning, introduce [...]

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Lincoln+playground+picture Lincoln Elementary

Pocket Change For The Playground!

Next week we will continue to raise funds for our playground installation with Pocket Change For The Playground. Our goal is to have our students donate pocket change to help with the costs of this project. Each classroom will have a collection bucket with totals being posted on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The top class will earn a picnic lunch! Our school goal is to raise $1000, which we will celebrate with a pajama day!

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Gold+star+teacher+sarah+carlson Peet Junior High

Gold Star Teacher Award - Congratulations Mrs. Carlson!

We are pleased to announce that we have a Gold Star Teacher among us at Peet! Congratulations to Sarah Carlson, US History teacher at Peet Junior High! Mrs. Carlson was suprised with the award in her classroom with her students, husband, Peet staff and administrators, and KWWL! Gold Star teachers are honored through nomination, and we are pleased to have had many deserving nominations at our school. Mrs. Carlson will be honored on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7 PM at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Perform [...]

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18th+annual+mayors%e2%80%99+top+teen+award Peet Junior High

18th Annual Mayor's Top Teen Award - Hunter Peterson

The 18th Annual Mayors’ Top Teen Awards and Mother Moon Service Scholarships were presented by the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. The awards program, which recognizes outstanding youth volunteers in the Cedar Valley, included an evening reception for teens, their parents and friends. Award criteria included demonstrating excellence in volunteerism in the Cedar Valley and a setting a good example as a role model for others. Teens ages 13-18 [...]

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Visit+the+hill Peet Junior High

Visit the Hill

Visit the Hill is an annual advocacy experience for those who assist students in the college admission process at both the postsecondary and secondary levels. Students, from both levels, attend this event as an excellent learning opportunity in how government works.During Visit the Hill, participants are provided the necessary training and information to help lobby for issues critical to the interests of students transitioning from high school to college. After lunch with other attendees a [...]

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Fun+fair Cedar Heights Elementary

Fun Fair Volunteers Needed!

Our Cedar Heights Fun Fair will be held on Friday, May 5 2017.  This event is sponsored by our PTA, and the money that is raised through our Fun Fair helps fund technology, teacher grants. and other projects around our school.  This is a really fun event, but we need lots of volunteers in order to be successful.There are 2 shifts for the evening:  5:00-6:30 and 6:30-8:00.  If you are able to volunteer, you can sign up here: yo [...]

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Holmes Students Advocate for Afterschool Program

The Holmes delegation of Jakobi Davis, Zoe Edgington, Lillie Fitzgerald, Jacob Smothers, Lily Watson, Noah Weigel, Dan Bower and David Welter meet with Representatives Bob Kressig and Timi Brown-Powers in the House Chambers. Six Holmes students joined their ECHOES After School program coordinator Dan Bower and recently retired Holmes Principal David Welter as they traveled to the State Capitol in Des Moines on February 14 and 15. The trip was part of a STEM awareness initiative hosted by t [...]

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950.00 Cedar Heights Elementary

Pennies for Puppies and Dollars for Dogs a Success!

Our focus for Character Counts for the month of February was on Caring, with a specific focus on the idea of caring for our country.Mrs. Beisner, one of our kindergarten teachers is a puppy foster for Retrieving Freedom, Inc., in Waverly.  They train future service dogs that will help disabled veterans, children with autism, and children with diabetes.  Mrs. Beisner has fostered 3 dogs with Retrieving Freedom, Inc.:  Jake, Turner, and Victor.  Victor has been doing some of his training at [...]

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March+madness+%234+%283%29 Peet Junior High

March Madness

MARCH MADNESS 2017: Thursday, March 2 - 5:30-8:00pm Peet Jr HighFAMILY FUN EVENT: March Madness 2017Silent Auction in the front lobbyFree-Throw Contest in the back gymTrivia Contest in the libraryNEW: Book Fair in the libraryNEW: Dodgeball Tournament in the front gym!!!Student who participate in an event, will get 1 raffle prize per event participated in, to enter into a drawing to win one of 3 AWESOME prizes!Participation Raffle Prize #1: 2 free 60 minutes passes to Sky Zone in Cedar Rapi [...]

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Math+counts Peet Junior High

Math Counts

On February 10th, eleven students from Peet went to the Regional MathCounts Competition at Hawkeye.  The Peet Team placed 4th out of over 15 schools and Cory Roth and Alexandra Somodi individually earned spots in the top 10 out of over 100 students.  In the final countdown round, the top ten students compete head to head to decide who will advance to the state competition.  Cory finished second overall and Alexandra finished 6th.  Both, Cory and Alexandra will advance to the State MathCoun [...]

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Cabaret+blog+post Peet Junior High

Cabaret 2017

Cabaret 2017 Trailer Cabaret 2017: Friday, February 24 - 7:30pm                          Saturday, February 25 - 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $6.00 - on sale before school and in the office until 3:30pm

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Lincoln+playground+picture Lincoln Elementary

Wacky Winterfest Fundraising Will Expand Our Playground Equipment!

We are happy to share our plan for the money we raise during Wacky Winterfest!  Starting in the fall, a playground committee worked to develop plans to add equipment to our west playground. Yes, that's right, add additional equipment! After receiving options from three different companies and seeking student feedback, we are pleased to share the design plans with our students and families. Using money raised during Winterfest, it is our goal to complete installation in the spring. In order [...]

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Carter+%26+mason Holmes Junior High

Math Peer Tutors @ Holmes Jr. High

Students that need help with their math - either due to being absent or finding a concept difficult can get one-on-one help during Tiger Time from another student through the Math Peer Tutor program. The 36 Math Peer Tutors (grades 7th, 8th, 9th) are students that excel in math and find doing math problems to be fun. This is the second year for the Math Peer Tutors program. Luke Becker and Blair Hudson are the sponsoring math teachers. A big thank-you goes out to the Cedar Falls [...]

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Cedar Heights Safety Patrol Welcomes Special Guests

The Cedar Heights Safety Patrol welcomed some special guests over the last couple of months.  Each speaker talked to our Patrol members about important issues that they face as members of our Safety Patrol.Cedar Falls Schools Superintendent Dr. Andy Pattee spoke about leadership:                   Officer Zach Ladage our school resource officer from the Cedar Falls Police Department spoke to the students about safety:                   Cedar Falls Mayor Jim Brown spoke to the students abou [...]

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August+website+calendar North Cedar Elementary

August Calendar

8.18- Class Assignments are sent to families via email8.22 - Backpack Night 5:00-6:30 PM8.24 - Dismissal at 1:50 PM8.25 - Dismissal at 1:50 PM8.28 - Input Conferences 2:15-6:15 PM; 1:50 PM student dismissal8.29 - Input Conferences 2:15-6:15 PM; 1:50 PM student dismissal8.30 - 1:50 PM student dismissal8.31 - Begin regular dismissal time, 3:45 PM

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Winter+break+book+challenge Orchard Hill Elementary

Winter Break to Read

The Orchard Hill library is holding a “winter break to read” contest again this year.  Each student should have gotten a blue bookmark to take home for Winter Break. If they read 5 books (or for older students every 100 pages counts as a "book") and have it signed by a parent, they are entered into a drawing for a prize.  Some of the prizes include lunch in the library, an extra book checkout, reading time with Mrs. Rausch, Mrs. Smith, or Mrs. Newgard, and lots of other great prizes.  Not [...]

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The secret life of pets poster Lincoln Elementary

PALS Family Movie Night on December 9th!

Please join us for PALS Family Movie Night on Friday, December 9th beginning at 6 PM. We will enjoy The Secret Life Of Pets in our cafeteria. We encourage families to bring blankets and sleeping bags to enjoy the movie together. We will soon announce some additional fun for the evening! See you there!

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Kindness in Chalk Day

On Oct 11th Cedar Heights celebrated 'Kindness in Chalk' day.  Student council sponsored this day to promote kindness and remind students of our expectations at Cedar Heights.  We decorated the front sidewalks with many uplifting and positive messages to greet the students as they came in.  We also provided chalk for each grade level so students could add their own messages to the rest of the sidewalks during recess time.  

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Happy Mondays!

"Happy Monday" and "Good morning" were words that our students heard on Monday morning as they walked in our front doors.  We have started a student greeter  team on Mondays.  Their job is simply to wish students a good morning and help them get the week off to a good start.  Here is our first group of student greeters, holding doors and spreading positive messages. 

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Orchard Hill Book Fair

The Orchard Hill Elementary School Book Fair is here, November 14th-November 17th. Students will have the opportunity to preview the fair and create their own wish list during class on Monday, November 14th. The Book Fair will be open for purchases according to the following schedule:Tuesday, November 15th:         4pm-8:00pm (during conferences)Wednesday, November 16th: 2pm-3:30pmThursday, November 17th:      12:00pm-8:00pm (during conferences)Can't make it? Order online and have it ship [...]

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Bike+club+winners+ +f16 Holmes Junior High

Bike Club Winners

Holmes Bicycle ClubAdvisors:  Sue Green & Lauren BauerSponsors:  Bike Tech & Iowa Bicycle CoalitionFall 2016 – Attendance Winners                 8/8 Fridays                               7/8 Fridays               6/8 FridaysEmma Bonjour           Makayla Kinder          Katie Butler               David AslamovGrace Bobeldyk         Mason Niu                 Antoine Cuhat            Joey PhillipsDavid Butler              Jordan Rundel           Isaiah JenningsWill Coloff       [...]

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State+volleyball Peet Junior High

State Volleyball - Pep Bus Sign-Up

State Volleyball Pep Bus Information/Sign-up - 9th grade onlySteps to sign-up for State Volleyball Tournament Pep Bus:1. Sign-up Via Google Form: State Volleyball Pep Bus Sign-up 2. Pay $16.00 to the Peet Office (cash or checks made out to CFHS)3. Turn in Permission Form - permission form has all information regarding the specifics of the Pep Bus.

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Halloween Orchard Hill Elementary

Halloween Activities

Orchard Hill will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31.  The parade will start at 2:45 on the blacktop (weather permitting).  K-3 students will march in the parade and 4-6 students will be spectators.  Parties will follow in the classroom.  Students should bring their costumes to change into on that day.  We ask that costumes be appropriate for school. That means if toy weapons are a part of the costume, the weapon part of the costume needs to stay home. You can use it for trick or tr [...]

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Red Ribbon Week

Theme: Rock the RedActivities:  Monday- Decorate your Tiger Time Door with Rock the Red Be Drug Free themes. Students will hang ribbons on classroom doors.Tuesday- Continue with door decorating, lunch presentation in the gym, "This is your Brain on Drugs"     Wednesday- Rock Star Photo Booth during lunch and before school, students may have their pictures done in the Rock the Red Photo Booth.         Thursday- Red Pride Day- Wear your Tiger Gear and Rock the Red!Friday- Students may bring [...]

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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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Hunger ... It's NOT a Game

The annual NE Iowa Food Bank Student Food Drive is a student organized competition among area schools that promotes both leadership and volunteerism, while also collecting nonperishable food items for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.  The food drive lasts six weeks, beginning October 3rd and concluding November 14th.  Click here to learn more.Cedar Falls Student Food Goal: 20,000 lbs of foodUpcoming Events for Cedar Falls High School:Thursday, Nov. 3 - Selling Popcorn & Collecting at [...]

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Expectations Peet Junior High

Homecoming Game Expectations

Here are the expectations for all junior high schools who plan to attend the homecoming football game at the UNI-Dome:All Jr. High Students attending the football game tonight will need to be seated in the North West corner of the UNI-Dome. Students will not be allowed to walk to the visitors side of the dome. If you go to the concession stand or bathroom, you will need to return to your seat to watch the game. We want you to come and cheer for the tigers, but only come to the dome if you [...]

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Food+drive+2 Peet Junior High

Food Drive

Northeast Iowa Food Drive is beginning MONDAY, October 10th!  This is the Food Bank's largest food drive of the year, so they are really counting on us to help the many struggling families in the Cedar Valley.  This year the Food Drive is from October 10th until November 4th.  Thanks again for your support! OUR CURRENT GOAL is 20,000 lbs of food from our district donation. THANK YOU for any help! 

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#PeetPride Award - Hunter Peterson

#PeetPride Award: Hunter Peterson nominated by Mrs. HendricksonHunter was a tremendous help with getting all of the Chromebooks ready for the students this summer. Hunter also volunteered his time to help with 7th graders at Boost this summer! Hunter's optimism and enthusiasm are contagious. Thanks for your help, Hunter!

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#PeetPride Award - Rachel Brokenshire

#PeetPride Award: Rachel Brokenshire nominated by Mrs. LinsRachel took initiative with an idea she had this summer and spent her own time in making it happen! She was passionate about students walking through the doors of Peet Junior High and feeling welcomed, celebrating that we are all a part of a team! She organized a group of students, came up with the design, and purchased decorations to make the front entry way and the front sidewalks colorful and unforgettable! Her idea came to life [...]

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Hat Day

Here is another way Peet Families can help with the North Cedar Flood Relief:UPS is teaming with Cedar Falls High School to help provide flood relief for residents of Cedar Falls.UPS is delivering a truck to Division Street in front of Cedar Falls High School. We can stock that truck with needed supplies to help our flood victims here in Cedar Falls. Help show your support to the many Cedar Falls students and families that are going through a tough time.Here are items that are needed. Plea [...]

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Stars+%26+stripes Cedar Falls High School

2016 Homecoming Information

The 2016 CFHS Homecoming is October 3-7.  Please check here for information updates throughout the weekEvents:Friday, October 7Spirit Day: Red, White, and Black  DayFootball Game / CoronationCedar Falls vs. West Waterloo7:30 pm UNI DomeWe will crown the homecoming king and queen during halftime of the football game. Saturday, October 8Homecoming Dance8:00-11:00 pm at Orchard Hill Church 

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Rock+the+word Peet Junior High

Rock the Word

On September 14, five award-winning authors will be visiting for Rock the Word, a program from the Never Counted Out foundation. These authors are committed to empowerment through artistic expression, a Creative Revolution, where every student is a writer and every voice counts. They will be at Peet on Wednesday, September 14, and Holmes on Thursday, September 15.

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You Are Invited To Popsicles On the Playground!

You are invited to Popsicles On The Playground! This event is intended to help our Kinder families begin to get to know each other, we will add that all are welcome! The fun begins at 6:15 on our east playground. Immediately following this event, we will hold our first PALS meeting of the school year at 7:00 PM in our Media Center. Free child care will be provided! See you there!

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Our Fundraiser is Underway!

Our Fundraiser is underway! Last Friday, students came home with a packet. We are encouraging each student to sell 10 items safely. This money will be used by PALS as we consider upgrades and improvements to our playgrounds, especially our West playground. We appreciate parent support!

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Magazine Sales Kick-Off

If your family plans to order magazines, please order through:Great American at using the Peet code of: 2623916You can renew and order new magazines and Peet will receive 40% of the purchase price.

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Interested In Starting Or Continuing A Lego League Team?

The Cedar Falls Schools will hold a training and orientation session for new coaches of FIRST Lego League or FIRST Lego League Jr. teams.  Returning coaches are also welcome to attend.  The session will be held from 8:30-11:00 AM, Saturday morning, September 10 at Cedar Falls High School.  Parents who are considering starting new teams yet this fall should contact Kenton Swartley (

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Img 2220 Lincoln Elementary

Introducing the Lincoln Safety Patrol!

We have a great group of students leading our Safety Patrol leaders this year at Lincoln! They have volunteered to help our students and families cross the streets safely each morning and afternoon. They are supported by Mrs. Kowalski as well as many other staff who help out each day. Thank you Safety Patrol team for putting first things first with student safety!

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Cedar Falls High School

CFHS Picture Day - Monday, Aug. 29

Picture day is Monday, August 29 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the auditorium.Sophomores will take pictures during their study hall, PE, or Health classes.   Juniors will be asked to take their pictures before school between 7:30 a.m. and 9:20 a.m., during their study hall, release, or during Power Hour.Lifetouch Picture Order Form

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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Lincoln Families - As we begin a new school year, we would like to share our arrival and dismissal plans to support safety and to maintain a focused learning environment. In the morning: We will maintain our drop off routines. Cars may continue to use the 8th Street loop to drop off students. We will continue to have our Safety Patrol students support crossing around the school. Buses will continue to drop off using the 7th Street loop. We welcome students to our playgrounds after 8:30 whe [...]

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Lincoln Gardens Donate to the Food Bank!

Our Lincoln gardens have been productive this summer! Due to a combination of warm weather and daily watering, we are seeing a large yield. Our green beans were ready to be picked and one of our valued Lincoln families volunteered to help pick them. As we didn't want to waste this fresh produce with our students enjoying summer break, these helpers donated 18 pounds of green beans to the Food Bank! Wow! This is a true win-win for our community and school!

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Summer Lunch Opportunities

New program for Summer 2016Holmes Junior High School will be offering a free meal service to your students and families this summer.  No Registration will be required.  This service is available to all youth 18 and under and adult chaperones may eat too.  Please let students and their families know about this service so that the can benefit.  Free Summer Lunches for Kids and TeensDates:  July 11th - August 11thTimes:  11:45-12:15 pm Meal Service & 12:20-1:00 Youth ActivitiesLocation:   [...]

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Lending+library Orchard Hill Elementary

Lending Library

As you know we are committed to inspiring a love of reading.  This summer we will be hosting a lending library in the front lobby of Orchard Hill.  Please feel free to stop in during the hours of 9-12pm M-F and either take a book or leave one.  Also remember there are some great opportunities for readers through our Waterloo Bucks program, Barnes and Noble, and our local public library.

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