Board Adopts New 13-14 Calendar
The Board of Trustees has adopted a new calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. The calendar includes a late start every Monday, which will help the district achieve its goal of increasing student achievement. The late start Monday will provide teachers with an hour of dedicated time each week to focus on helping all our students excel. They will use the time to study student achievement data, implement new curriculum to meet new state standards and discuss teaching strategies, best practices and interventions that will address individual students' learning needs.
To provide this time, all schools in the district will start an hour later on Mondays. They will start at their regular time every other day of the week. So, for example, middle schools and high schools will open at 9:30 am on Mondays, and 8:30 am every other day of the week. Other calendar changes include: 1. Five minutes added to the elementary school day every day; 2. Classes will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3rd; 3. Last day of school on June 6th; 4. No more early release on Wednesdays at Theresa Bunker, Dora Erickson, Linden Park and Hawthorne elementary schools. Frequently Asked Questions. 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.
D91 Is Ready For Idaho Common Core
Teachers in Idaho Falls School District 91 have spent a lot of time in the last few years preparing to implement the new Idaho Core Standards this fall. Teams of teachers have been developing local curriculum to support the new standards and participating in professional development on how to teach the new standards. Teachers, for in-stance, will rely less on textbooks and instead incorporate a variety of resources into their classrooms.
In an effort to ensure students are properly prepared for college and the world of work, Idaho adopted the Common Core Standards in 2011. The standards were developed by a coalition of states. They were built on the best and highest standards in the U.S. with input from teachers and parents across the country. More than 45 states and U.S. territories have adopted the standards. They will be implemented in Idaho beginning this fall. Learn More. Questions? Send them to us