Midwest High School Hockey League Varsity Champions and JV 2nd Place team champion Waterloo Warriors will represent Iowa at the  USA Hockey High School National Championships  in Cleveland, Ohio, March 28 to April 1!
USA Hockey National
Championships Schedule
Thursday, March 28 (central times)
3 p.m. - Waterloo vs Smithtown Hauppauge HS (New York)
Friday, March 29
1:15 p.m. - Waterloo vs West Virginia East
Saturday, March 30
11 a.m. - Waterloo vs Jr. Golden Knights (Las Vegas)
Players from Cedar Falls  
Varsity Champions
Jack Harrison, CFHS
John Harrison, CFHS
Kole Latusick, CFHS
Eli Marchese, Peet
JT Metcalf, Peet
Cobie Morrissey, CFHS

Junior Varsity 2nd Place
JT Metcalf, Peet
Eli Marchese, Peet
John Harrison, CFHS
Harrison Foss, Peet
Jhandu Kyler-Pahnwar, Peet

2018-2019 Midwest High School League All Stars  
First Team
Kole Latusick
Second Team
Jack Harrison

2018-2019 Academic Achievement Award
Honoring Student Athletes with a 3.0 GPA or better.
Jack Harrison
Jhandu Kyler-Panhwar
Kole Latusick
Eli Marchese
JT Metcalf
Cedar Falls Community Invited to
Tour Aldrich Elementary
Event will include discussion of CFHS facilities needs.

The Cedar Falls Community School District will host a community meeting and tour of the new Aldrich Elementary on Thursday, March 28, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a presentation on the high school facility and process, as well as tours of Aldrich led by current Aldrich Elementary students. This will be an opportunity to see and hear how collaborative, flexible spaces impact, enhance and improve teaching and learning. To get to Aldrich Elementary, please take Hudson Road, to Viking Road, and north on Arbors Drive. I f you have questions on the high school facilities, please visit this website for more information.
The District is currently getting signatures for the petition that will be presented to the school board to put the high school bond vote on the ballot. You can print off the petition here, or stop into the district administration, 1002 W. First Street, to sign the petition.
The Cedar Falls School District will host ‘Let's Talk Mental Health: A Community Conversation’, on Monday, April 1, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Cedar Falls High School. The event is free and open to the public; no registration required. Free childcare and light refreshments will be provided.
There will be a vendor fair 5:30-6:15 p.m. At 6:20 p.m. will be Lyndsey Fennelly, keynote speaker, presenting on ‘Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health’. Fennelly was a 4-year starter and All-American at Iowa State University, who then was drafted into the WNBA in 2007. Upon graduation, she began training athletes both mentally and physically, offering motivational speaking and serving as a volunteer for community services in need. Recently she opened CampusCycle, a beat driven spin studio with 2 locations in Ames and Ankeny. Most importantly, she's a wife to Iowa State Women's Basketball Assistant Coach, Billy Fennelly, and a mom to Will and Callie.

Following will be two opportunities for breakout sessions; 6:55-7:25 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. The session topics and speakers include:
Youth Substance Abuse and Mental Health: A Risky Relationship
Jackie Preston - Pathways Behavioral Services
This presentation will provide definitions and descriptions for the most common for youth SA, youth MH, and co-occurring disorders. Relevant Black Hawk County data will be discussed. Special attention will be given to Adolescent brain development with pruning and myelination and how this is affected by substances. Information on Prevention and Treatment resources will be shared.

Building Resiliency by Failing Forward
Jake Schaefer - Cedar Valley Counseling Services and Angie Wittmer - Holmes Junior High
Setbacks and struggle are inevitable in almost every part of life. Building resiliency by learning how to handle those setbacks is a key part of adolescent development. In this session you will hear from both a mental health professional and a school counselor about the trends they are seeing in adolescents when it comes to building resiliency and overcoming obstacles and setbacks. Tips and methods to help your student work through setbacks and struggle will also be discussed.

Learning to Excel Through Anxiety & Stress
Emily Conrad - Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health
Anxiety is one of the most common concerns facing children and adolescents today. Anxiety can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including; tantrums, avoidance of situations, poor academic performance or attendance, elaborate rituals, or excessive worry. This session will include an overview of the anxiety and stress that today's students can face, the impact on functioning, and how to assist students in working through their struggles, overcoming barriers, and reaching their goals.

Community Resources in Supporting LGBTQ
Libby Fry - UNI Department of Social Work
This session will explore ways that loved ones, schools, and communities can support an LGBTQ individual and answer questions about the topic. We’ll also review concrete resources available in our community and hear first hand experience from a local parent.

Physical and Mental Wellness & Performance
Sara King and Jennifer Berendzen - Unity Point Psychiatry-Cedar Falls
Sara King is a psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in child psychiatry and Jenna Berendzen is a nurse practitioner specialized in women’s health and psychiatry. They will be discussing different roles within the specialty. These include psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, and therapists. Different common psychiatric diagnoses, symptoms, and treatment modalities will be explained. Lifestyle choices to promote physical and mental wellness will also be addressed.

Special thanks to these school counselors for organizing and planning this important event: Angela Wittmer, Holmes Junior High, Rebecca Lins, Peet Junior High, and Carrie Dieken, CFHS.
This year Iowa students in grades 3-11 will be taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). This assessment meets the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act and replaces the Iowa Assessments which our students have been taking since 2011. The ISASP was created to better align with the grade-specific Iowa Core standards and to provide a more accurate assessment of student learning.

All schools are required to give the ISASP in the spring. The assessments will be administered to Cedar Falls secondary students during the window of April 1 to 12 and to elementary students during the window of April 15 to 26. The new assessment will be covering the following subjects at the designated grade levels:
Reading Grades 3 – 11
Language and Writing Grades 3 – 11
Mathematics Grades 3 – 11
Science Grades 5, 8 and 10

One of the biggest changes for our students is that they will be taking the assessment using an electronic format, unless they have an accommodation which requires paper-pencil testing. The previous Iowa Assessments used a multiple choice question format, whereas the new assessment will have a variety of item types as well as open-ended essay questions.

PearsonAccess has developed practice tests to provide samples of the question and answer format. This can be accessed by students, teachers, and parents at the following site:

Since this is the first year for the assessment, we do not anticipate having the results available until late fall. If you have questions regarding our statewide assessment, please do not hesitate to contact your building principal.
Congrats to these CFHS students for competing at Regional Physics Competition at UNI!

Jackson G. & Ethan J.- 1st Catapult
Sam G.& Emily H. - 3rd Catapult
Will K. & Grant R. - 2nd Bridge
Taylor D. & Allison R. - 3rd Bridge
Zack B. & Matt C. - 1st Mousetrap Car
Keep up-to-date with #tigerpride @CFHSGoTigers @CF_HighSchool @PeetJH @HolmesJrHigh athletics & activities - RST Mobile App - this free activity scheduler pulls data from the Mississippi Valley Conference, all 7-12 sports and large ensemble!
UNI Dance Team Kids' Clinic
Saturday, April 6 from 8:30am - Noon
*Registration begins at 8:00am
West Gym - UNI Campus
Cost is $35 and all kids will receive a t-shirt.
Learn fun Hawaiian luau themed dances and meet TC and TK. 
Please register at the link by April 6:
Board of Education Meeting March 11, 2019

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