We Are D91PRoud Of Our Teachers, Coaches of the Year
Congratulations to Zola Jensen, who was recently named Idaho's Chorale Director of the Year, and to Sean Schmidt and Scott Berger, both of Skyline, who were named the Post Register's Cross Country Coach of the Year and the Post Register's Football Coach of the Year. Thank you for all you do!
Wilson Appointed to Zone 1 Board Seat
The Board of Trustees has appointed Larry S. Wilson to the Zone 1 Seat. He will replace Bryan Zollinger, who is resigning from the board to serve in the Idaho Legislature. Wilson will officially be sworn in after Zollinger resigns his seat at the board’s regular meeting on Dec. 14. The Zone 1 seat comes up for election in May, and Wilson will have to run for election if he wants to continue serving on the board. Learn more. Questions? Send them to us.
D91 Looking For Input On School Calendars
The Board of Trustees is currently taking input on the proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year, as well as calendars through 2021-22. The first day of school on all the calendars would be the last Wednesday in August and the last day of school would be during the first full week of June. All calendars include a week off at Thanksgiving, two weeks off at Christmas and a week-long Spring Break.
Board members are planning to adopt the calendars during their December meeting. Submit Comments
D91 Recruiting Teachers For the 2017-18 School Year
Idaho Falls School District 91 is committed to employing the most qualified teachers and staff. The job market for good teachers is so competitive now the district is beginning its recruiting efforts early this year with the first Teacher Job Fair on Jan. 7.
We anticipate openings for elementary teachers, secondary teachers in English, math, science and social studies and special education teachers for resource rooms, special programs and early childhood education.
D91Gives Highlights Community Service Projects
This week, we launch D91Gives, a three-week effort on our D91Proud Facebook page that highlights the many community service projects our students, teachers and schools do during the holiday season. Students make blankets, collect canned food, send Christmas cards, sing at senior centers and do even more to spread joy around our community. Check out the page every day for new stories, and then please like and share them.
All Seniors To Take Civics Test In April
Beginning with the Class of 2017, all Idaho students must take the U.S. Citizenship Test, and score at least 60 percent in order to pass. All seniors in District 91 will take the Civics Exam at 10 a.m. on April 11, which is the same day juniors will be taking the SAT. Here are some study aides to help students prepare for the exam. The 100 Questions&Answers Flash Cards Questions? Send them to us
Help Your Child Become A Good Reader
There are lots of things you can do to help your child learn the basic skills they need to become proficient readers. The first step is for children to learn their letters and letter sounds, and then they start blending those sounds to create words. Singing songs, reading rhyming books and saying silly tongue twisters are some ways you can help your child to become more sensitive to the different sounds in words. More Tips. Questions? Send them to us.
Board Continues Work To Update High Schools
Since the Board of Trustees is considering the replacement of Idaho Falls High School with a brand new school, it has issued a new Request For Qualifications for both Construction Manager/General Contractor services and Professional Design services.
This is part of the ongoing process to determine the best way to update and modernize our high schools. After reviewing concepts and cost estimates for a redesign of Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools, board members this summer decided to look at pursuing an extensive redesign of Skyline and a new school for IFHS.
Board members are continuing to research where a new IFHS might be located and what would happen to the current building. The Board of Trustees has not made any final decisions on this project. The ultimate goal is to create schools that support the kind of engaging and relevant instructions students need to be successful beyond high school. Updates will be provided as the board continues to work through this process. See Hummel Architects' final report on the various redesign proposals, as well as cost estimates from Bateman Hall and financial considerations from financial consultants. View Conceptual Floor Plans. Learn More Questions? Send them to us