Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ethan Wiechmann Explains the CF High School Center for Advanced Professional Studies

July 25, 2018 - High school students have an uphill battle after graduation when it comes to being ready to have marketable experiences and skills that employers want.  How do students who have the drive and passion, but not the portfolio to land that good job down the road acquire those skills?  

Ethan Wiechmann, the director of the Cedar Falls High School CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) Program, helps students prepare life skills for that purpose and solve problems in business, education collaboration within the community.  The CAPS students get to work job shadowing and with mentors problem solving on projects with the latest in technology, so they can hit the ground running right from the beginning to land a job.  They have opportunities to present their findings to corporate partners and learn to hone soft skills which help improve their leadership qualities for all-around experiences.

Written by Lynn Barnes

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Doug Nefzger is Coordinating BIG THINGS in the CF Community School District

July 11, 2018 - Doug Nefzger (Business Manager of Cedar Falls Schools) gave us definitive proof that parents and the citizens are getting their money's worth with all the new building construction going on at the schools.  Doug talked about the new Aldrich Elementary School building and gave us a virtual tour of the 20 million plus dollars project with the cutting edge pod concept designs providing the students with a world-class education for many years to follow.  

Doug also talked about the 10 million dollar project that  was juggling his attention as well at the Orchard Hill Elementary School and the massive undertaking going on there concurrently.  Doug said there are moving the portable classrooms to the High School to handle the student over-crowding; because the student base has mushroomed there as well.  

To top everything off, Doug has to keep on top of the gigantic 8.8 million dollar construction project going on at the North Cedar School.  Life is busy for Doug, but he is making a big difference in many people's lives in Cedar Valley.

Good job Doug!

Written by Lynn Barnes