No School Monday, Elementary Conferences Thursday & Friday
There will be no school on Monday. It is a workday so teachers can finish second trimester grades, and plan for the beginning of the third trimester, which starts on Tuesday, March 10. Elementary schools will have early dismissal on Thursday and no school on Friday for parent-teacher conferences. Questions? Send them to us.
IFHS Girls Basketball Academic Champions!
The Idaho Falls High School Girls Basketball team was recently named 5A Academic champions. Congratulations!
Supplemental Levy Election
Patrons will go to the polls on March 10 to vote on renewal of the district's $6.8 million supplemental levy. The levy provides the district with critical funding to recruit and retain the highest quality teachers, and to ensure all students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to be successful after high school. The levy is not new and it will not impact taxes.
Polls will be open from 8 am to 8 pm, and voters will cast ballots where they vote in the general election. Find your polling place.
School Board Seats up For Election
Three seats on the Idaho Falls Board of Trustees are up for election in May, but Declaration of Candidacy Forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20. The seats up for election are: Zone 3, which is currently held by Lisa Burtenshaw; Zone 4, which is currently held by Larry Haws; and Zone 5, which is currently held by Deidre Warden. Learn More
Interested candidates must live within the zone they wish to represent. They must complete a Declaration of Candidacy Form and obtain at least 5 signatures from qualified electors in their zone. The signatures must then be certified by an official at the Bonneville County Elections Office, 605 N. Capital, and the form must be turned in to Carrie Smith at the District Office by 5 p.m. March 20. Questions? Send them to us.
Register Now For Kindergarten
Kindergarten registration begins Wednesday, March 4. The district has seen record numbers of kindergarteners in recent years so parents are encouraged to register their child early, which should increase the odds of the child being able to attend their neighborhood school. Not sure what school you're zoned to attend? See D91 School Boundaries map.
Registration packets should be completed and returned to the school families are zoned to attend. Parents also should bring a copy of the child's official birth certificate, current immunization records and address verification. State law requires children to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. Questions? Send them to us.
Being Successful On and Off The Court
Developing a winning mindset is key to success on and off the court, and a FREE workshop at 6:30 pm on March 12 at Taylorview Middle School will give student athletes and their parents some tips for developing that kind of mindset. The workshop is sponsored by Idaho Falls School District 91's Athletic Advisory Committee. Questions? Send them to us.
Lampshade Auction To Raise Money For Books
Local artists have taken 19 lampshades and turned them into works of art, and now you have the chance to own one of these unique pieces. The Lighting the Way to Literacy reception and lampshade auction is from 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 12, at the Willard Arts Center. All money raised will go to buy books for next year's One District, One Book project. Thank you to the Idaho Falls Rotary Club, Idaho Falls Arts Council and Riverbend Communications for supporting this event. Learn more and view the lampshades.
Lights, Camera, Action! District Musical Begins March 13
The Pirates of Penzance is this years District Musical, and shows are planned March 13, 14, 16 and 17 at 7 pm in the Compass Academy auditorium. Tickets are available from cast members or at the door. They are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Enjoy the show!