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Last Day of School

Top 10 Academic All-State

UNI, City of Cedar Falls and School District Receive Partnership Award

UNI, the City of Cedar Falls and the Cedar Falls School District were awarded the John Milton Overman Award for Partnership for the Tennis Courts Project. 
Cedar Valley Character Counts Awards
C e d a r   V a l l e y   C h a r a c t e r   C o u n t s   C o m m i t t e e   r e c o g n i z e s   i n d i v i d u a l s ,   b u s i n e s s e s   a n d
o r g a n i z a t i o n s   w i t h   C h a m p i o n s   o f   C h a r a c t e r   a w a r d s each year.  Maddie Gallagher, 6th grader at Orchard Hill Elementary was awarded the Youth of Character Award and  Andrea Christopher, Principal at Orchard Hill Elementary, was awarded the Educator of Character Award.
Susan Langan Honored

Scoring for the Salvation Army
Kimball & Beecher Family Dentistry Presented Donation Matching $1 for Every Point the Cedar Falls Tigers Scored in Football and Basketball During 2017-18 Season
Kimball & Beecher Family Dentistry presented the Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls with a donation for $3,849 at the Salvation Army's offices in Waterloo.
"This is actually amazing because it's going to be able to help us serve so many more people," said Niki Litzel, Salvation Army Community Resources Coordinator. "Our kettles came up a little short at Christmas time, so this will help make up for that."
The donation event wrapped up the first season of the Scoring for the Salvation Army Campaign, an effort ran in conjunction with Coloff Media radio station Cruisin' KCFI's (1250 AM & 105.1 FM) play-by-play broadcasts and coverage of Cedar Falls High School athletics during the 2017-18 sports season. Kimball & Beecher Family Dentistry sponsored the campaign and pledged to donate $1 for every point the Cedar Falls Tigers scored in varsity football, girls' basketball and boys' basketball during the 2017-18 campaign.
"When the station called us a year ago to ask us to if we'd be willing to donate a dollar for every point scored, it took us about a second to say 'yes'," said Dr. Beau Beecher of Kimball & Beecher Family Dentistry. "We were really excited to be able to partner with the station (KCFI), give to the Salvation Army, and cheer on a great high school sports program."
The Cedar Falls Tigers had a record-breaking scoring season in 2017-18 across the three varsity sports, combining for 3,849 total points. The Tigers' football team earned a trip to the state playoffs, their girls' basketball team qualified for the state tournament, and their boys' basketball program captured its first state championship in school history.
Pictured Above: Dr. Beau Beecher (Kimball & Beecher Family Dentistry), Ryan Schultz (Cedar Falls Head Boys' Basketball Coach), Niki Litzel (Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls Community Resources Coordinator), Major Harold Puff (Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls Corps Officer), and Brad Remmert (Cedar Falls Head Football Coach)
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 7-11, 2018
  "A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life....A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential." - John C. Maxwell

Join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by sharing your words of appreciation and thanks to our Cedar Falls Schools active or retired teachers, coaches, mentors, or other special staff person!

Recognize your favorite teacher or staff by sending a personal note or share a positive story. Notes and /or stories can be shared directly with the Foundation via
Additionally, the Cedar Falls Schools Foundation has a way for you to thank or honor the memory of someone who has made a difference and, at the same time, provide enrichment experiences for other District students.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift in the name of the honoree. Your donation will help the Foundation continue its work providing innovative and creative programs for students in and out of the classroom.  Donations/tributes can be made online #ThankATeacher
Aldrich Elementary

Road Less Traveled Conference

Rainbow Rocks

CF Schools Coaches Present


Developing Expressions - Exhibit of Student Artwork at Hearst Center

Congratulations Class of 2018!
It's hard to believe it's almost time for graduation! The Foundation's Alumni Network is partnering with High School Senior Leadership to provide free breakfast tickets for every graduating senior.

If you'd like to honor your senior with a breakfast tribute gift, please send a check to the Cedar Falls Schools Foundation or make an  online donation here.

In appreciation, your name or business will be displayed at the breakfast and you will receive a thank you letter from the Foundation for your tax deductible contribution. Thank you for supporting their celebration!
Register NOW for Sturgis Falls Half Marathon & 5K
Register NOW for Pat Mitchell Memorial Golf Outing
Registration info available online.
Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 Gateway Academy

CF Schools Foundation You Can Help X 2
From now until  April 30th, new or existing University of Iowa Community Credit Union members have the opportunity to match gifts to the Foundation of $25 to $500 thru the Grow Schools Initiative. For as little as $5 you can open a new UICCU account, with no minimum balance requirement.

If you'd like to give a gift to our students and schools this month and double your impact, deposit your gift in your UICCU account and   complete this form online , selecting Black Hawk Co., then Cedar Falls Community School District Foundation. UICCU will send both your gift and a matching gift to our Foundation at the end of April.

A tremendous thank you to UICCU, for supporting our students with this generous partnership!
Health Office Reminders
Vaccine Requirements: Reminder for parents of students of 7th and 12th grade students 2018-2019:   When scheduling your medical provider visits keep in mind that the Meningococcal Vaccine, specifically A/C/Y/W vaccine, is REQUIRED for all incoming students entering 7th and 12th grades for the 2018-2019 school year. Students must have the vaccine prior to the first day of school to attend and will not be permitted to attend until the vaccine is received.
Incoming 7th graders have an additional requirement of a Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine booster. Contact your student's health office if you have questions.
End of the school year medication pick-up:  Parents plan to stop by the Health Office to pick up your students unused medications at the end of the school year; prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our goal is to avoid destroying expensive medications that you have provided for your student.
New medications and medication doses  to be administered at school require a signed parent permission form. Please stop by the Health Office to complete the form. For the safety of all students medications should not be carried by your student or stored in their locker. We are here to help, if you have questions please contact us to learn more.
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PowerSchool/Web Store Password Reset
Parents, when you need to reset your PowerSchool Portal or Web Store/Online Payment password, please use this link. The ' Forgot Username or Password' link on this page does not work. The District is working to fix the link.



Road Closures
Please be aware of road closures and traffic pattern changes on West 4th Street and West 12th Street.

Board of Education Update
Watch the April 23 meeting.

The next Cedar Falls Schools Board of Education meeting will be May 14, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Falls City Hall.  Agendas, documents and materials for all board of education meetings can be found on the Cedar Falls Schools website   . Watch previous meetings on the District's YouTube Channel Meetings will be available live at . This format works best with Internet Explorer.

Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) Report
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