Schools Closed Oct. 3 For In-service
All schools will be closed on Friday, Oct. 3, for district and state in-service. During in-service, teachers traditionally take part in a variety of professional development activities or attend state workshops to perfect their instructional practices. District Calendar
PSAT Is Oct. 15
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, sophomores and many juniors will take the PSAT. All sophomores will take the test, which provides students with a change to gauge their college readiness. For juniors, the test is a qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship. Interested juniors must order a test and pay a $15 fee in their high school office. The deadline for juniors to sign up is Friday, Oct. 10, but a limited number of tests are available so students should sign up as soon as possible. For more information visit www.collegeboard.org. Questions? Send them to us.
Wrestling Starts Soon in Middle Schools
Middle school students interested in wrestling can register any time for the upcoming season. Registration for all District 91's athletic programs are now done online. The first wrestling practice at Taylorview and Eagle Rock is Oct. 13. Participation fees can be paid at the offices at Taylorview or Eagle Rock. Questions? Send them to us.
IFHS Seeks Parent Input
Idaho Falls High School's programs are being reviewed this year to make sure they meet the high standards you have come to expect from IFHS. All Idaho high schools undergo this kind of rigorous, on-site external review every few years to ensure schools are providing students with opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential. An important part of this accreditation review is feedback from parents. IFHS parents are asked to take a few minutes to complete the following online survey All responses are anonymous. If you prefer, paper copies of the survey and Spanish surveys are available in Idaho Falls High School's office. Questions? Send them to us
Learning Math In New Ways
One of the principles of the new K-6 Math In Focus curriculum is to help students develop a deep understanding of math concepts. The goal is to give them a strong foundation so they can make connections between numbers and make sense of complex mathematical relationships. To do that, new concepts are introduced with concrete materials such as manipulatives. Students then move to a pictorial representation using charts or diagrams, and eventually move to a symbolic representation using numbers and symbols and algorithms. Learn more about this concrete-pictorial-symbolic approach to learning math or view the Math Resources. Questions? Send them to us.
Help Stop Spread of Enterovirus
Please be aware that several Idaho Falls children have been admitted to the hospital with symptoms consistent with the Enterovirus, which causes respiratory illness. Symptoms are similar to those of a cold and can include: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, rapid breathing, wheezing, lethargy, mild fever, runny nose, sneezing and cough, skin rash, body and muscle aches and mouth blisters. Parents should be aware that respiratory symptoms can progress quickly and children with asthma are particularly vulnerable to the virus. Anyone with particular questions or concerns should contact their family physician or the Eastern Idaho Public Health District at 533-3152. Learn More Questions? Send them to us