Keep it going Tigers!
CFHS Jazz One recorded three selections as part of a blind-audition process to be chosen and will perform a statewide livestream. The committee only accepts one high school jazz band to perform. This is the third time in school history that the High School Jazz Band has been invited to perform at IBA (previous performances were in 2015 and 2018).
Here's a short clip of the jazz band playing Stevie Wonder's "I Wish"; Eli Smith on guitar, and Ahmad Madlock on vocals.
As each school semester progresses, students enrolled within the Center for Advanced Professional Students (CAPS) program from Cedar Falls, Jesup, Denver, Don Bosco, Wapsie Valley, and Columbus Catholic take on the role of associates. Their task is to learn more about project management and process through direct interaction with professionals and real-world assignments in order to prepare them for careers and life after graduation. 

Three CAPS associates, Taha Ashar, Kylie Bonorden, and Sofie Peterson in the Cedar Falls CAPS Business Solutions strand, will be working directly with the City of Cedar Falls to create a social media campaign highlighting the activities and destinations that make Cedar Falls a great place to live. 

“The campaign is about shining a light on the features and people of our community,” said Cedar Falls Communications Specialist Amanda Huisman. “We want to invite residents to rediscover and engage with the things they love in the area, such as the trails or local businesses and districts, and maybe find something new. Summer is coming and it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy Cedar Falls.” 

Providing an opportunity for associates to interact with professionals has always been a top priority for the CAPS program. Associates will work closely with Huisman who will give direct feedback on their professional skills as well as management of the project. 

“Our associates are asked to grow in four pivotal areas during their time with us,” said CAPS Instructor Chris Wood, “These points of focus are innovation, problem-solving, professional skills, and career exploration.” 

“COVID has challenged our associates similarly to the rest of the working world. We have had to learn to pivot, work in new ways, and be creative when seeking out client projects. The City of Cedar Falls has provided our program a great opportunity to engage in our community and with professionals who have provided a project worth making an impact on.” 

CAPS and the City of Cedar Falls social media campaign is set to run in the month of April and will be featured on the City of Cedar Falls Facebook and Twitter pages @citycf as well as their Instagram page @cedar_falls_iowa. More information on the CAPS program can be found on their website at
Congrats to Zoe Edgington, CFHS Senior, a 2021 National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing award recipient!
She was selected from over 4,200 applicants and is the only student from Iowa selected
for recognition at the national level and one of seven students selected as a winner of the Iowa NCWIT AiC Award. Kenton Swartley nominated Zoe and said, "Zoe is very deserving of this award has been an invaluable member of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 525, the Swartdogs. Zoe has been a key member of our programming team and instrumental in coding our robots as well as helping to train younger team members."
Our food service staff celebrated warmer weather this week by having a tropical day in all the buildings! They dressed in bright shirts, wore fun sunglasses and leis and even had face masks will have pineapples on them. They also added some tropical menu items; mango salsa, tropical fruit and kalua pork on a sweet bun. Thank you to our great food service staff!
Cedar Falls Schools will be hosting a virtual screening and panel discussion of the new documentary LIKE. More than 2 billion people have smartphones today and we check our phones on average an incredible 150 times every day. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways - but what is the cost of our dependence, and our children’s reliance, on screens?

LIKE reveals the true effects of technology on the brain and uncovers the impact social media can have on our lives. The film’s mission is to educate, inform and inspire people to effectively self-regulate their screen time.

LIKE Virtual Screening and Panel Hosted by Cedar Falls Schools
Thursday March 25
6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
Visit the District Equity Website for New Resources
for Students, Staff and Families
Learn about topics that impact LGBTQ youth. From bullying to drag 101 to a panel for parents, there is something for everyone! Celebrities, Influencers, Authors, Advocates & more! Keynote speakers at the conference are passionate about empowering LGBTQ youth. Exhibitors believe LGBTQ youth belong front and center in our communities. Attendees interact with local & national groups at this one-of-a-kind event.
Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity is a collection of projects and resources made by and for people in the Cedar Valley to promote racial justice and activate systemic change in our communities. The Quest’s collection of local materials includes essays, videos, performances of poetry, artwork, podcasts, toolkits, events, and more.
Cedar Falls Schools is excited to announce that the virtual campus will once again be offered for the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more about the campus, visit our updated website. In order to secure your spot in the virtual campus, this form must be filled out by April 1st. The deadline for choosing the virtual learning platform will be April 1 and we will not accept any late requests. CFCSD is thrilled to offer this option to families for next school year.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union have implemented a Unified Non-Contact Period.  The dates of this period are Sunday, July 25-Sunday, August 1. IHSAA information available online.

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