PowerSchool for Parents & Students will be shut down this Friday December 13 while an upgrade is performed. Depending on how quickly the upgrade can be completed, access may be limited over the weekend as well. Parents and students should be able to use PowerSchool again by Monday morning, December 16.
Eagle Rock Students Take EXPLORE Test
All 8th graders at Eagle Rock Middle School this Tuesday and Thursday will take the EXPLORE test, which indicates college readiness, identifies areas of need and provides students with suggestions on improving skills. The test also helps students build high school course plans, learn about careers and prepare for college and careers. Learn More. Taylorview Middle School students will take the test in January.
Ethel Boyes Celebration on Dec. 16
Parents, patrons, students and staff are invited to join us for the grand opening celebration of Ethel Boyes Elementary School. Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce's ambassadors will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16. An Open House is planned that evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The open house will include a short presentation, scheduled tours of the building, refreshments and a slide show. Learn More about the district's efforts to upgrade its school buildings.
D91 Focuses On Improving Writing Skills
Elementary school teachers across the district are piloting a new writing program that focuses on narrative writing, argumentative writing and informational writing. The goal is to help students develop the skills they will need to write scholarly papers in middle school and beyond. Learn More.
Skyline Encourages All Students to Succeed
Skyline High School's student government association produced the following video to encourage all students to work hard and succeed in school. The video is part of the school's ongoing efforts to create a school culture in which all students feel accepted. Enjoy! The Words We Live By.
D91 Prepares For New State Assessments
Idaho Idaho State Department of Education is administering new assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts that are aligned to the new Idaho Core Standards. The new Smarter Balanced Assessment or SBAC will replace the ISAT students usually take in math, reading and language in the spring. The state will field test this new test in Spring 2014, and then officially administer it in Spring 2015. The field test will give schools, teachers and students the chance to prepare for the SBAC. Learn More. See a sample of the new assessment.