State Superintendent Debate Is Oct. 30
Compass Academy students are planning a debate between Jana Jones and Sherri Ybarra, the candidates running for Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction. The debate is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Compass Academy. Beverages and child care will be provided. To learn more or to submit questions or highlight issues go to: www.tinyurl.com/2014-Debate
IFHS Plays In State Volleyball Tournament Friday
Idaho Falls High School is hosting this year's 5A State Volleyball Tournament, which begins on Friday. The Tigers are the District 5/6 champions. They play their first match at 8 a.m. Tournament Information.
Open House Set For New Skyline Science Wing
Parents and patrons are invited to tour the newly renovated Skyline Science Wing during the Open House planned from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. The $1.7 million project included adding three additional science labs, creating bigger classrooms that are better suited for today's hands-on science instruction, improved technology and enhanced safety features. The improvements were paid for using money from the $53 million bond patrons generously approved in 2012. Questions? Send them to us
D91 Receives $15,000 Grant From INL
A $15,000 grant from the Idaho National Laboratory's STEM Education Program will help enhance science and math instruction by providing teaches with technology and tools they can use to make instruction more relevant and engaging. The money will pay for a ShopBot for Eagle Rock Middle School's pre-engineering/technology program; Vernier sensors and probes for Physics classes at Idaho Falls High School; and a video production lab at Compass Academy. Thank you to the INL!
Board Adds 4th Calendar Option
The Board of Trustees has added another option to the calendars under consideration for the 2015-2016 school year. The new proposal has a start date of Aug. 31, a week off at Thanksgiving, a week off at Christmas, but moves Spring Break to the week of March 21 so that it aligns with District 93's proposed Spring Break. The change would also allow students to be in class for a week before state testing begins. The options include a start BEFORE Labor Day, a start AFTER Labor Day and a mid-week start. The board will accept input through December. Board members are expected to make a final decision and adopt a calendar at its Dec. 10 board meeting. Comments? Send them to us.