blue ribbon medalWe are D91Proud of our five National Merit Scholarship seminfinalists! Stephen Casper, Kathryn Douglass and Cara Lybeck of Skyline High School, and Laurel Fuhriman and Andrew Jue, of Idaho Falls High School have been named semi-finalists in the Nation Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes academic excellence. Just 16,000 students nationwide or less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors are recognized with this honor. They will now compete with semifinalists from around the country for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million.

FAFSADo you have a senior heading to college next fall? Make plans to attend a FREE FAFSA workshop for all D91 seniors and their parents from 7-8 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Skyline High School. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required by most colleges as part of the application process and is used to determine eligibility for financial aid. Representatives at the workshop will provide more information about the FAFSA, offer tips and answer questions. Learn more.  Questions? Send them to us. 

Adv opp collegeThe Advanced Opportunities program lets students get a jumpstart on success after high school by providing money to pay for dual enrollment classes, AP test, certification exams and more. Those interested in taking advantage of this program for first trimester must sign up an create an account by Sept. 30. Learn More  Step-By-Step Insructions  Questions? Send them to us 

ElementaryBandOrchestraSign up now for our FREE elementary band and orchestra programs, which begin on Oct. 5 at Taylorview and Eagle Rock middle schools. The orchestra program is open to students in Grades 5 and 6. The band program is only open to students in Grade 6. Instruments are available for rent through the district or from local businesses. Students also need a music book. Transportation is available from all elementary schools to the middle schools, and sometimes transportation home can also be arranged.

Learn more about the programs, meet the teachers and shop for supplies and instruments at the Music Fair from 6:30 to 8 pm on Oct. 3 at Eagle Rock Middle School. Questions? Send them to us

School Lunch Please be aware the district is implementing a new charging policy for the 2016-17 school year in light of an increase in unpaid meal charges. Parents/guardians will be notified if their child has a negative balance or unpaid meal charges. After five days of unpaid meal charges, students will receive an alternate meal -- a muffin, cheese stick and milk for breakfast or a cheese sandwich and milk for lunch. Lunches can be paid for online or by sending a check to school. Our Child Nutrition Program continues to strive to provide all students with healthy nutritious meals. Questions about the new policy? Send them to us. 

hs redesign classroomThe Board of Trustees is continuing to review various options for updating and modernizing Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools. Based on the cost estimates of the redesigns, board members feel it makes sense to explore the idea of a redesign of Skyline and the replacement of Idaho Falls High School. Before any final decisions can be made, board members have identified some key questions that need to be answered: Those questions include: Where would a new high school be located if it were built? What would happen to the current IFHS building? What would be included in the redesign of Skyline? The board will continue working on these issues in the coming weeks. The ultimate goal is to create schools that support the kind of engaging and relevant instruction our teachers are striving to deliver.  See Hummel Architects' final report on the various proposals, as well as cost estimates from Bateman Hall and financial considerations from financial consultants.  The goal is to redesign the buildings so they can support the instruction needed to ensure our graduates have the knowlege, skills and attributes they need to be successful beyond high school. View Conceptual Floor Plans.  Learn More  Questions? Send them to us.