D91Proud Celebrates Graduates

In just a few weeks hundreds of seniors will graduate from Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools, Compass Academy and Emerson Alternative High School. Some will go on to four year colleges in Idaho and across the country. Others will go into the military. Still others will enroll in professional-technical programs or join the workforce. Check out our D91Proud Facebook page every day over the next three weeks to learn more about some of our graduates. They make us D91Proud!



All our schools will be dismissed an hour early on Tuesday, May 24, to allow teachers to meet and vote on the tentative agreement that's been reached for the 2016-2017 school year. All morning kindergarten classes will begin and end at the regular time. Afternoon kindergarten classes will be dismissed an hour early with all the other students. There will be no ELL kindergarten or afternoon pre-school classes that day. Questions? Send them to us. 

Learning SpaceParents, patrons and staff are invited to see conceptual designs for the High School ReDesign Project at an Open House at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Willard Arts Center, 450 A St. These concepts have been developed by teams of teachers from Idaho Falls and Skyline High Schools who have been working with Hummel Architects. The Board of Trustees in a May work session will review the concepts. In July, they will receive preliminary costs and concepts and then decide on the best way to move forward with this project to upgrade and improve our school buildings. See the Latest Concepts  Questions? Send them to us.  Learn More.

graduationSeniors across the district are preparing for graduation. Commencement exercises for Compass Academy and Emerson Alternative High School will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 31. Graduation exercises for Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools will be held on June 1 and June 2 respectively.  

Idaho Falls seniors will receive four tickets for commencement exercises in the Civic Auditorium. Parents can request additional tickets in writing through the school secretary. Extra seating in the auditorium is not guaranteed. Skyline seniors will receive six admission tickets. Additional tickets can be requested by filling out a form and submitting it to the office by May 20. Additional tickets will be districted at the June 2 practice. Questions? Send them to us.

violinStudents in going into 6th grade and above have the chance to take summer band classes and summer orchestra classes, which will be held June 9-July 8 at Eagle Rock Middle School. Band students can pick from a number of instruments including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tuba percussion and more. Orchestra students would have the chance to earn either the violin, viola, cello or bass.

Students will need to have an orchestra or band book and the instrument of their choices. Instruments can be rented from the district music office for $30. Music office hours vary so call 525-7572 to make arrangements. Questions? Send them to us.

Kindergarten ReadinessOur kindergarten roundups are over, but there's still lots you can do over the summer to help your child be successful when they start school in the fall. The most important thing is to help them develop a love of learning. Read to them. Show them how to hold a book. Ask your children questions about the story. Find books about things your children loves. More Tips ...