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REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 preschool will be
Friday, January 25, 2019, at Noon.
Please watch here for link to register.

Also listed is the information parents need to register.

The Orchard Hill Elementary preschool classroom may not be ready for the start of the school year. If it is not, those students will go to preschool at Aldrich Elementary until their classroom is ready at Orchard Hill Elementary. Preschool is 8:45 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. every day school is in session. There is no wrap around care.
Iowa High School Press Association named the CFHS newspaper, broadcast and yearbook students as the top high school journalism staff again this year! Congratulations to all the students and Advisor Brian Winkel!
What could be better than a good dinner (lasagna, salad, breadsticks, desserts) and lots of robots? Tickets are $10 per person, with one free ticket available per family that brings an FLL or FLL Jr. team member. Purchase tickets at the door or mail kenton.swartley@cfschools.org .
Juniors and sophomores, join us Monday, January 28 at 6 p.m. for a great career and college presentation to help you plan for your future! Bring your parents/guardians and all of your friends! See Schoology or your email for more details. Representatives from Iowa, UNI and Hawkeye will also be present for you to ask questions and find out information!

Seniors, if you need help filling out the FAFSA sign up for help! John Holland from ICAN will be here on Tuesday, January 29, but you MUST sign up using the link on your email or on Schoology.
The Cedar Falls Lions Club is seeking nominations for an exceptional educator who goes above and beyond to create opportunities that foster student growth, embodies civic action and engages others in service, and inspires and promotes a spirit of life-long learning. A candidate for this award must be a full-time practicing pre-K-12 teacher or administrator in the Cedar Falls Community School District, Valley Lutheran School, or St. Patrick Catholic School. If you are an administrator, staff member, student, parent, or community member who knows such an educator, you are invited to submit a nomination. Educators may not nominate themselves. The recipient of this award will receive $500.00 and a plaque recognizing him/her as the Cedar Falls Lions Club Outstanding Educator of the Year. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2019.
Nominations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• A demonstrated commitment to service learning, including engagement of students in service to the community
• A collaborative style that is responsive to diverse student, parent and community interests and needs
• A record of character development that reflects service to others and the promotion of kindness and generosity within the school and the community
• Strong leadership and involvement in promoting initiatives that result in educational excellence
• A record of advocating for student learning; a champion of education.
Join us for the 2019 CFHS Dance Kids Clinic!
February 9, 2019
8-11:15 a.m.
Cedar Falls High School
Free Preview show will take place at 11 a.m.
Registration fee $30 per student. Checks payable to Cedar Falls Dance Team. Bring your check or cash on February 9. Please contact Coach Nolte at  coach@cedarfallsdance.com  with questions.
The Character Awards honor Cedar Valley individuals, organizations and businesses in seven categories. These representatives consistently demonstrate good character through being their best self (moral character) and doing their best work (performance character). These awards, with the exception of the Environmental Steward award, are based on the state awards given annually by the Robert D. and Billy Ray Center at Drake University.

Categories include:
  • Business/Organization of Character, which is presented to an organization (including non-profit) that demonstrates a commitment to good character in its professional culture and climate;
  • Adult Citizen of Character, presented to a Cedar Valley resident whose actions demonstrate a continuous commitment to good character;
  • Youth Citizen of Character, presented to one student who has demonstrated adherence to the Six Pillars;
  • Educator of Character, presented to an educator or administrator who teaches and models good character and has impacted students through leadership and innovative character development;
  • Pursuing Victory With Honor, presented to an athletics team, coach, student-athlete or organization that demonstrates commitment to sportsmanship and good character;
  • School of Character, presented to a school whose faculty, staff and students practice good character; and
  • Environmental Steward of Character, presented to an individual or organization (including non-profit) that demonstrates commitment to preserving our environment for future generations.

The Six Pillars of Character include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Nominees for the Character Awards must reside in the Cedar Valley area. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting Nancy Justis,  njustis@cfu.net ; or Bruce Clark,  brc4isu@yahoo.com . Nominations are due by March 1 and should be mailed to Clark at 1938 Harrow, Waterloo, IA  50701.
Board of Education Meeting January 14, 2019

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