In This Issue
CFHS Student Scores Perfect on ACT
CFHS Volleyball Ranked #1

Cedar Falls Teacher Honored with Tools for Schools Award
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Cedar Falls Kindergarteners Training Service Dog "Victor"

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Cedar Falls Cross Country Rich Engel Classic 2017
Cedar Falls Cross Country Rich Engel Classic 2017
Cedar Falls Cross Country Rich Engel Classic 2017
Prep of the Week - Luke Gillett
Luke Gillett's first taste of varsity football was barely enough to whet the appetite.

After completing just three full games at the start of his junior season, the Cedar Falls quarterback has feasted on opposition through the first four games of his senior campaign.

Gillett has passed for 777 yards with completions on 63 percent of his throws and 10 touchdowns with no interceptions. His surgically repaired knee has added 207 rushing yards and two scores as Class 4A's No. 6 Cedar Falls (3-1) has surpassed 30 points each week against a collection of teams that own a combined 11-1 record in games, read more.

Tiger Hi-Line
Cedar Falls Schools Foundation Offers Excellence Grants 
The Cedar Falls Schools Foundation is pleased to offer Excellence Grants again this year for enhanced teaching and learning.
  • Grants are to be used for projects or activities that will improve your students' educational experiences
  • Grants are available for $100 to $1,000
  • Grants are to be used during the 2017-18 school year
Several additional Excellence Grants are being offered this year for:
  • Science classroom projects, from Matt and Steve Slykhuis in memory of their parents Jane and Jerry Slykhuis
  • Science classroom projects, from Linda Brooks in memory of her husband Tom
  • Kindergarten projects, in memory of Carol Brenden
  • Administrator projects, in memory of Norm Swanson
Please visit the  CFS Foundation Excellence Grant  page for more details about this year's grants and to submit an online application.
  • Application deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Grants recipients will be selected by October 27, 2017
  • Submit your online application here
Thank you for helping our donors make a difference in your students' lives!

Board of Education Update

Eric Giddens, Sasha Wohlpart, and Jeff Orvis will be joining the Cedar Falls Board of Education, beginning with the September 25 meeting. 

Incumbent Joyce Coil was also elected to fill the final two years of Jim Kenyon's term.

Watch the September 11 board meeting.

The next Cedar Falls Schools Board of Education meeting will be September 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Falls City Hall and will be shown on Cedar Falls Channel 15. 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 ChannelMeetings will be available live at This format works best with Internet Explorer.
CF Partners for Healthy Schools
Safety Basics Steps for Families
September is Attendance Awareness Month
Please help spread the word about the importance of #schooleveryday!  Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student's academic performance. That's just two days a month and that's known as chronic absence.
  • Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.
  • An estimated 5 million to 7.5 million U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year.
  • Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent. Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
  • The academic impact of missing that much school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused. Suspensions also add to lost time in the classroom.
  • Low-income students are four times more likely to be chronically absent than others often for reasons beyond their control, such as unstable housing, unreliable transportation and a lack of access to health care.
Grandparents! Neighbors! Family friends! Teachers! Here is something you can do today to help reduce chronic absenteeism: Let a student in your life know that you care -- you care that they get to school, that they do well, that they have the support they need. It makes all the difference!


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