In February, the roof collapsed at Lowell Elementary due to snow. Luckily, no one was hurt. However, the building won't reopen until next school year.
Franzen said the Band program is so much more than a class — but a place where students can express themselves and showcase their love of music to the community.
Stacy Gary, Jennifer McCartan and Angie Chambers are third grade teachers at North Cedar Elementary in Cedar Falls. The teachers hope to use the award money to buy Guided Reading Nonfiction Scholastic Short Reads.
One teacher wins $1,000 for the fourth Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award this school year.