In This Issue
Congratulations to our Gold Star Teachers!
Ashley Cardamone, Art, Holme Junior High
Tammy Frahm, Special Education, CFHS
Marit Beisner, Kindergarten, Cedar Heights Elementary
Ben Byersdorfer, Band, Peet Junior High
CF Schools Graduation Rate Tops 96%
Becker Named AD
Troy Becker has been named Activities Director for Cedar Falls Schools, he replaces Gary Koenen who is retiring at the end of the school year. Becker has been with the school district since 1994, most recently as Associate Principal/Assistant Activities Director since 2007. Along with many committees and leadership roles in the District, Becker has been head coach for men's cross country and women's track and field. He guided the men's cross country program to two State Championships, six top three state team finishes, six MVC Divisional Conference Championships, six MVC Super meet titles and six District championships. In 2016, he was named a finalist, one of eight in the country, for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association coach of the year finalist.

"I'm very excited to have been chosen for this position as it has been my biggest professional goal. Cedar Falls is a special place and I look forward to doing anything I can to help all of our students find success and involvement in our many programs," said Becker.

Becker is also the Sturgis Falls Half Marathon & 5K Runs Race Director, which has raised over $20,000 for the Cedar Falls Booster Club.

Prior to working for the district, Becker was Health Promotions Director with the YWCA of Black Hawk County and worked for Waterloo Schools and Webster City Schools.

Becker received his bachelors, and two masters degrees, one in physical education and one in secondary administration, from UNI.
Cedar Heights Students Raise Money for Burkett/Everman Family
These three Cedar Heights Elementary students planned a 'Candy Day' fundraiser,
which raised over $1400, for the family of Amari Burkett and Ava Everman.
Amari and Ava went to Orchard Hill Elementary.
Steve Ventura Praises Our Staff
W h e n   y o u   w o r k   w i t h   e d u c a t o r s   w h o   b e l i e v e   i n   t h e   t h e m s e l v e s   a n d   t h e i r   s t u d e n t s -
n o t h i n g   i s   i m p o s s i b l e !   # t i g e r p r i d e   @ a a p a t t e e   @ c f _ c o a c h e s   @ C F _ s c h o o l s
Congrats to CF Jazz One
C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s   t o   C F   J a z z   O n e   o n   a n   o u t s t a n d i n g   d a y   a t   I o w a   J a z z   C h a m p i o n s h i p!
F o u r   s t u d e n t s   w e r e   r e c o g n i z e d   f o r   t h e i r   o u t s t a n d i n g   s o l o s :
L a r s   C h r i s t i a s o n ,   E l i   S m i t h ,   W i l l i a m   S i m s   a n d   J o h n n y   H a r t l e i p

NASA Student Launch
C o n g r a t s   C e d a r   F a l l s   H i g h   S c h o o l !
J u d g e s   C h o i c e   A w a r d
A N D   B e s t   R o c k e t   F a i r   D i s p l a y   A w a r d !   # t i g e r p r i d e

Orchard Hill Elementary Collects Cans for Swartdogs
T h a n k s   O r c h a r d   H i l l   E l e m e n t a r y   f o r   c o l l e c t i n g   1 9 , 0 0 0   c a n s   t o   h e l p   f u n d   o u r   t r i p   t o   t h e
D e t r o i t   W o r l d   C h a m p i o n s h i p !   Y o u   a r e   a l l   a m a z i n g !
W e   l o v e d   d e m o n s t r a t i n g   o u r   p r a c t i c e   r o b o t .   # F I R S T i n I o w a   # o m g r o b o t s
Developing Expressions - Exhibit of Student Artwork at Hearst Center

Courier Article                 Courier Editorial

Register NOW for Sturgis Falls Half Marathon & 5K
2018 Gateway Academy

Honor Your Graduating Senior!
The Foundation's Alumni Network is partnering again this year with High School Senior Leadership to provide free breakfast tickets for graduating seniors. If you would like to honor your senior with a breakfast tribute gift, please consider a donation through the CF Schools Foundation! In appreciation for your donation, your name or business will be listed on the table recognition cards at the breakfast. Thank you for supporting their celebration!
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
Reminder for parents of students of 7th and 12th grade students next school year: when scheduling your medical provider visits keep in mind that the Meningococcal Vaccine, specifically A/C/Y/W-135 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 (DTaP) vaccine booster. Contact your student's health office if you have questions.
Parents plan to stop by the Health Office to pick up your students unused medications at the end of the school year. This pertains to 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.
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.



Hiring Seasonal Groundskeepers

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 9 meeting.

The next Cedar Falls Schools Board of Education meeting will be April 23, 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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