blue ribbon medalWe are D91Proud of our five National Merit Scholarship seminfinalists! Stephen Casper, Kathryn Douglass and Cara Lybeck of Skyline High School, and Laurel Fuhriman and Andrew Jue, of Idaho Falls High School have been named semi-finalists in the Nation Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes academic excellence. Just 16,000 students nationwide or less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors are recognized with this honor. They will now compete with semifinalists from around the country for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million.

ElementaryBandOrchestraSign up now for our FREE elementary band and orchestra programs, which begin on Oct. 5 at Taylorview and Eagle Rock middle schools. The orchestra program is open to students in Grades 5 and 6. The band program is only open to students in Grade 6. Instruments are available for rent through the district or from local businesses. Students also need a music book. Transportation is available from all elementary schools to the middle schools, and sometimes transportation home can also be arranged.  Learn more about the programs, meet the teachers and shop for supplies and instruments at the Music Fair from 6:30 to 8 pm on Oct. 3 at Eagle Rock Middle School. Questions? Send them to us

CollegeStudentsThe annual Southeast Idaho College Fair is from 5 to 8 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Skyline High School. Middle and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend the event, which features representatives from dozens of state and regional colleges, universities and technical schools. There will also be breakout sessions on topics such as Financing Your Education, Next Steps and Advanced Opportunities.  Questions? Send them to us. 

hs redesign classroomThe Board of Trustees is continuing to review various options for updating and modernizing Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools. Based on the cost estimates of the redesigns, board members feel it makes sense to explore the idea of a redesign of Skyline and the replacement of Idaho Falls High School. Before any final decisions can be made, board members have identified some key questions that need to be answered: Those questions include: Where would a new high school be located if it were built? What would happen to the current IFHS building? What would be included in the redesign of Skyline? The board will continue working on these issues in the coming weeks. The ultimate goal is to create schools that support the kind of engaging and relevant instruction our teachers are striving to deliver.  See Hummel Architects' final report on the various proposals, as well as cost estimates from Bateman Hall and financial considerations from financial consultants.  The goal is to redesign the buildings so they can support the instruction needed to ensure our graduates have the knowlege, skills and attributes they need to be successful beyond high school. View Conceptual Floor Plans.  Learn More  Questions? Send them to us.