State Testing Is Starting
State testing, which is required for all of Idaho's public school students, will begin district-wide on . Each school has a testing schedule which can be found on their website. If you have a high school student, please take a moment to view the BFHS schedule. They will have a few days during this time with an altered rotation of classes. If you have any questions, please contact the building principal or Robin Merrifield at the district office (208) 267-7962 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boundary County School District #101
Zones 3 and 4 Trustee Positions Up for Election May 19, 2015
Zones 3 and 4 Trustee positions are up for election on May 19, 2015. The Zone 3 Trustee position is currently held by David Brinkman and Zone 4 is held by Melanie Staples. Trustees serve four year terms beginning July 1. If interested, Declaration of Candidacy forms are available at the school district office located at 7188 Oak Street, Bonners Ferry, Idaho or at the Boundary County Clerk’s office. Completed applications must be filed with the district clerk no later than March 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. If running as a write-in candidate, April 3, 2015 is the last day the declaration of intent can be filed with the district clerk.
The Boundary County Clerk runs all elections. Information can be found at the following website: http://boundarycountyid.org/clerk/voting.htm or to speak to someone in the Clerk’s office call 208-267-2242.
Certified Employee of the Month
March, Certified Employee of the Month – Jenny Mackey
Jenny Mackey is an exceptional teacher. Walk in to her class anytime to witness for yourself students meaningfully engaged in exploring a math topic and Mrs. Mackey walking around the room stopping often to help students discuss a math problem. You will see students who have not only been taught math but been taught how to discuss math with each other. You will see students who have been taught how to conduct themselves appropriately in a classroom to learn math. Furthermore, you will see students who trust and respect Mrs. Mackey and thus work harder to learn her subject. Mrs. Mackey has embraced the idea of teaching math from multiple perspectives so that students may learn how to solve math problems their own way not just her way. This provides students the opportunity to not just do math but more importantly how to understand math. Mrs. Mackey provides students a solid foundation of math concepts so they will be ready to tackle increasingly harder math concepts in their future. I applaud Mrs. Mackey’s efforts to help students learn math concepts. Thank you Jenny!
Classified Employee of the Month
February, Classified Employee of the Month – Kelly Schmier
Last fall Mrs. Schmier was hired to run our physical education, music, and art programs at Naples Elementary. A nine year resident of Naples, Kelly has been heavily involved at the school as a parent, PTSA representative, and volunteer in the past. Her hard work and sacrifice on behalf of the school, coupled with her experience as a pre-school teacher, made her an easy choice to bring on board as an employee last fall. Her positive impact over the past six months has been immense.
Mrs. Schmier has quickly won over our students and staff with her enthusiasm, energy, and proactive attitude. Watching her work you would never guess she is new to elementary teaching. She is a natural in her approach to kids, and has the unique ability to formulate activities and give instruction in a way that keeps student engaged and motivated. Whether she is teaching basketball skills, serving food in the kitchen, teaching songs on recorders, or demonstrating how to sculpture in one of our HATS classes you can guarantee that students will be enjoying themselves.
Kelly has brought an innovative approach to our elective courses. Her creative talents have been a perfect fit with the mission of Naples Elementary. She has consistently gone the extra mile this year with projects in order to ensure the best experience for our students. Moreover, she has proven herself to be flexible, positive, and willing to take on new assignments for the betterment of our school.
Mrs. Schmier is very gifted as a teacher and I expect her to someday have her own classroom and students. But until then, we are blessed to have her in her current assignment. She has made our school a better place and is deserving of this award.
Congratulations Mrs. Schmier!
Employees Of The Year & Friend of Education
Certificated: Lisa Iverson
Classified: Jessica Vickers
Friend of Education: Sandy Garner
BIG THANK YOU!
Big Thank You to the Hall Mountain Fire Department for donating and installing a stainless steel counter top in the Mt. Hall Kitchen.
BCSD Awarded Patriotic Employer
On , Dick Conley, Superintendent; Melanie Staples, School Board Member, and Tim Gering, High School Principal were presented with an award which recognizes them as a PATRIOTIC EMPLOYER for contributing to National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by Supporting Employee Participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force.
♦ Nominated by Luke Omodt, High School History Teacher and National Guardsman.
♦ Presented by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.