In This Issue
District Named to AP Honor Roll
Cedar Falls School District Placed on the College Board's 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in 
Student Access and Success
Cedar Falls School District is one of three in Iowa and one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP ® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Cedar Falls School District had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or highe r. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP. Read more.
CFHS Skilled Trades Career Fair

Slykhuis Showcase
Michelle Droe is a Grammy Finalist

A Heartfelt Thanks from the CF Schools Foundation

A Heartfelt Thanks from the CF Schools Foundation

This time of year is one of the Foundation's favorites. We're given the opportunity to reflect on the remarkable difference donor gifts have made to the students in our Cedar Falls Schools. It's our pleasure to announce that almost $100,000 was given to the District this past year through the Foundation.

Our donors made that happen!
As this past year has shown -- by working together, we can make a difference!

It's not too late to give a tax-deductible, year-end gift to ensure continued growth and educational impact in the Cedar Falls Schools -- just visit the  Foundation's website and click donate.

Thank you! Your generous gifts every year help our students every day.
Congrats to CF Dance Team

Congrats to the CF Dance Team for competing at state and placing  1 s t   i n   a l l   M a l e ,   3 r d   i n   p o m &   4 t h   i n   h i p h o p!
Coaches Present at UNI

Cedar Falls Schools' Instructional Technology Coaches shared invaluable
expertise with UNI Ed Tech & Design students. Students were challenged and engaged with most
recent technologies as they thought about incorporating the 4 C's and the
SAMR model in their future lessons.
Hour of Code

Students across the Distict participated in #hourofcode, the 
largest learning event in history, with more than 100 million 
students worldwide participating! Southdale had John Deere 
volunteers come into class.
Thank you to the YPN of NE Iowa Regional Board of Realtors

Thank you to the Young Professionals Network of the Northeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors for collecting and donating new hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for our schools. Thank you to  Ellie Fulks, Haley Anderson and Cole Stricker from the YPN. Pictured are North Cedar Elementary first graders and Principal Johnston.
Daytime Food Service and Para Educator Position Openings

Support Extending the State Penny Sales Tax
Please contact your legislator to give your support to
extending the State Penny Sales Tax !

The one-cent sales tax for school infrastructure is known in law as Secure an Advanced Vision for Education ( SAVE ). This critical funding stream is set to expire in December 2029, creating an abrupt end to millions of dollars of school funding for safe and modern buildings and other school infrastructure such as technology, while shifting the entire burden for school facility funding to property tax payers. In Cedar Falls, the extension would mean the reality of a new high school coming much sooner.
Board of Education Update
Watch the December 11 meeting.

The next Cedar Falls Schools Board of Education meeting will be January 8, 2018,  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 Channel Meetings will be available live at . This format works best with Internet Explorer.

Winter Break Camp
Don't be stuck at home! Come explore the visual arts by creating projects made from a variety of materials in this dynamic winter break camp! Painting, printmaking, drawing and jewelry will be explored. Snacks are provided. Campers bring their own lunch.
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Rownd Classrooms
Fee: $110/camper ($99 member)
Wednesday Early Out Movies 
Time: 2-4:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 An American Tail
Art Days Away: Feb. 15 & Mar. 9 (ages K-6)
Get your hands dirty and make art in these single-day camps held on public schools' professional development days. Painting, drawing, printing, ceramics, and more are explored throughout this day-long event; art is ready to take home at the end of the day. Snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon, campers bring their lunch.
Time: 9 am-4 pm
Location: Rownd Classrooms
Fee: $35 ($31.50)/day
Spring Break Camps, Mar. 12-16 (ages K-6)
Our day camps are the perfect place to try new mediums and make projects to take home! Snacks provided in the morning and afternoon. Students must bring a sack lunch.
Time: 9 am-4 pm
Location: (ages 5-8) Rownd Classrooms
(ages 9-12) McElroy Classroom
Fee: $30 ($27)/day, $140 ($125)/week  

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is sponsoring a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service January 15, 2018, at the Cedar Falls Public Library from 10-11:30 a.m. 
Kindergarten through 5th grade students and families are invited to attend and participate in making service projects for others in the community.
For more information, please contact Jean Seeland at the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley   319-272-2087 or
Dr. King taught us that everyone has
a role to play in making our community strong.

Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) Report
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