School Board Elections Tuesday
Patrons in Idaho Falls School District 91's Zone 1, will go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new school board member. Jeffrey K. Heath and Bryan Zollinger are running for the four-year seat, which represents the areas around A.H. Bush and Temple View elementary schools. Brian Hillman, who currently holds the seat, chose not to run for election. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. To 8 p.m. For information, check with the Bonneville County Elections Office.
Final Budget Recommendations Presented To Board
Final budget recommendations totaling about $4 million in cuts have been presented to the Board of Trustees. The recommendations include items from the Superintendent's List, as well as the items reviewed at the four April budget workshops. Input from patrons, parents and staff was also considered. As the list was compiled, the goal was to align the district's expenses with current revenues, while minimizing the impact on students and staff and maintaing all programs in some fashion because they are important to the district's diverse student body. Some items included in the recommendations are subject to negotiation with the IFEA.
The district needs to make between $3.5 million and $4 million in cuts to address reductions in state funding. The board won't officially adopt the FY2014 budget until its June 11 meeting. Questions? Send them to us.
Do You Want To Be A Mentor?
Students are looking for teachers, community members or business professionals to serve as Graduate Project mentors. Mentors must have some expertise or knowledge in the student's chosen field of study, and assist, encourage and support students as they complete each phase of the project, which is a new graduation requirement for all Idaho Seniors. If you are interested in being a mentor, please let us know. Questions? Send them to us.
Emerson Accepting Registrations for Summer School
Students in grades 7-12 can register now through May 31 for summer school at Emerson Alternative High School. Summer school provides students with an opportunity to make up classes or get ahead. Classes will be held Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. There will be three sessions: June 10-21; June 24-July 9 and July 10-July 23. Registration packets must be completed and returned to Emerson Alternative High School, 335 5th St. The student's school counselor must sign the eligibility page to determine fees. Classes cost $25 for alternative students, $75 for credit recovery and $150 to get ahead. For more information, contact Emerson High School at 524-7800 or send an email.
Graduation Ceremonies Set
Graduation ceremonies will be held June 3-5. Emerson Alternative High School students will graduate June 3 with a 7 pm ceremony at the Colonial Theatre.
Idaho Falls High School's commencement ceremony is June 4th at 7:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium. Each graduate will receive 4 tickets for reserved seating. Requests for additional tickets must be submitted to the main office in writing by a parent. Extra seating in the auditorium is not guaranteed but overflow seating is available in the Little Theater for closed circuit viewing.
Skyline High School's graduation exercises are June 5 at 7 pm in the gymnasium. Each graduating senior will receive 6 tickets. Extra tickets can be requested by completing the ticket request form, which is available in the office. All requests must be submitted by May 20. Congratulations to all our graduates!
Parents are encouraged to register their kindergartners early.To register, state law requires children to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Return the registration packet, along with proof of residency, a copy of the child's official birth certificate and up-to-date current immunization records, to the school you are zoned to attend.
The Common Core Is Coming. Are You Ready?
The world has changed, and the skills students need to succeed in the 21st Century and beyond have changed, too. Businesses want employees who know how to think and how to solve problems. In an effort to ensure students are properly prepared, Idaho has adopted a new set of standards called the Common Core State Standards. The new standards were developed by a coalition of states and have been adopted by more than 45 states and U.S. territories. Idaho Falls School District 91 and other school districts will implement them beginning in the 2013-2014 school year and will radically change how teachers teach and what students learn. Teachers, for in-stance, will rely less on textbooks and instead incorporate a variety of resources into their classrooms. Learn More. Questions? Send them to us