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Former Price Lab students make Cedar Falls their choice

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Kyle Wiebers made his decision on where to go to school late. The former Price Lab/NU High School student made the decision at the end of July.

"I was weighing the extra curricular's over academics and this was the best fit for me so I could do both," said Wiebers.

Wiebers went to Price lab starting in sixth grade. Now a junior, he said it was a tough decision picking Cedar Falls High School.

"It was definitely tough going from that small school where you know everybody in your class to come to this gargantuate school, but it's been a good transition," said Wiebers.

Administrators knew this year would be challenging. The Cedar Falls School District has grown to more than five thousand students.

"We usually get about anywhere between thirty and fifty kids a year, but this year was about eighty," said Susan Langen, Cedar Falls High School Counselor.

Langen admits it's been busier this year, but she says it's been a good start with most office calls focused on schedule changes.

"We have had some class changes making sure they were in the right classes because the math curriculum was really different and some of the foreign language classes," said Langen.

As for new Cedar Falls superintendent Mike Wells, he is really pleased with the addition of all the former Price Lab/NU High school students.

"There is a transition. It's a much larger school district, but I have heard nothing but positives from the parents. They are very welcoming with our teachers and administration," said Wells. "I'm sure there will be bumps in the road and as those come up we will address them."

As for Wiebers, he's excited for the new school year, but says he'll never forget the past.

"We will always remember NU, but though we do have to put that in the past we are always going to have those friendships and always have those bonds and no body can take that away from us," said Wiebers.

A large amount of former Price Lab/NU High students went to Janesville Community Schools. Superintendent Steve Gray said 77 of those students chose to go there.

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