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It’s not every day that a principal gets the opportunity to recognize the efforts of one of their incredible teachers. Today I do. It’s with great honor and admiration that I recognize Mrs. Lyndsay Hart as Boundary County School District’s November Certified Employee of the Month.
Mrs. Hart teaches 5th grade at Mt Hall Elementary. Students and staff would agree that Mrs. Hart is truly something special, and she makes Mt Hall a fun and safe place to be. Mrs. Hart lives up North with her husband, Nate, and her two kids, Wyatt and Maddie. Aside from spending time with her family, Mrs. Hart also enjoys the great outdoors, and she is an avid runner. One fun fact about Mrs. Hart is that she’s from the East Coast, so you can catch her on a Sunday rooting for her favorite NFL team, the New England Patriots.
What I truly admire about Mrs. Hart is her dedication to her students. Mrs. Hart taught first grade for 10 years before making the jump to 5th. Even with big shoes to fill, Mrs. Hart took on the challenge, and made 5th grade an exciting place where students are challenged, nurtured, and prepared for their next adventure of middle school.
Outside of her classroom, Mrs. Hart helps out by filling in as Lead Teacher. Mrs. Hart takes on this big responsibility with tremendous patience and grace. I truly appreciate her in this role. It’s a huge undertaking and sometimes takes Mrs. Hart away from her class, but she does it with ease. In addition to Lead Teacher, Mrs. Hart also finds time in her day to meet with students of all grades. Her classroom is a popular spot for students to eat lunch, and she is constantly inspiring the students at Mt Hall through her role as our Student Leadership advisor.
It’s a great honor to work with a teacher with as much dedication as Mrs. Hart. She not only inspires students to do their best, but also staff. She is a compassionate leader, and so worthy of this honor. Thank you, Mrs. Hart for all you do for the students and staff at Mt Hall Elementary. Go Mrs. Hart and Go Wildcats!
Mrs. Sheila Lavala has supported and taught students in Boundary County School District 101 for the past five years. She has spent the last 3 years at Valley View Elementary School teaching students in the Title 1 program. She plays a large role in our Title 1 room and is a leader within our great school.
The staff at VVES appreciate Ms. Lavala’s time, energy, and her positive attitude. Another colleague stated, “she always puts students first and does a great job keeping them engaged.” Mrs. Lavala is a wonderful team player who has a heart for all people and treats everyone with kindness.
Mrs. Lavala’s students like her because “she helps us with our work and makes it fun!” Another student stated, “she makes me laugh while I’m learning.”
Mrs. Lavala has a husband and a son who is a senior at Bonners Ferry High School. During her free time she enjoys watching her son play football and compete in pole vaulting in the spring. She also enjoys gardening, organizing events for women throughout the inland northwest and working with her husband at Boundary Marital Arts.
BCSD 101 is very lucky to have Mrs. Lavala within our district educating and supporting students.
Emergency School Closures
With the winter months at hand, Boundary County School District No. 101 wants to inform patrons that school closures due to weather/road conditions will be announced on the following:
RADIO STATIONS TV STATIONS
KBFI 1450 AM KREM TV Channel 2
KPBX 92.1 FM KXLY TV Channel 4
KDRK 94 FM KHQ TV Channel 6
KPND 95.3 FM
K102 & AM
Emergency school closure information will be on our emergency telephone line 267-8934. The District will also be using the power announcement system to notify parents, guardians and staff of any school emergency, including school closures. It will also be posted on our district’s website at www.bcsd101.com and posted on www.newsbf.com.
Please use these sources to learn of closure information. Also remember inclement weather may cause buses to be less punctual so dress your children accordingly to meet these conditions.
CHRISTMAS BREAK: The last day of school before Christmas Break is Thursday, December 22nd and is a full day. Christmas vacation will begin December 26-January 5th, 2016. School resumes on Monday, January 9, 2017.
October 25, 2016
Friends of Boundary County,
I have enjoyed writing this edition of the “Supt Scoop” to our community. Good things are happening! And yes, challenges will keep us striving for ways to improve. I’ll begin with the best news—Bonners Ferry was awarded the “High 5” grant sponsored by Blue Cross of Idaho. This will bring up to $250,000 into our community and be dedicated to our youth. I look forward to working with Mayor David Sims, Gary Aitkens Jr., Dennis Weed and the community as we measure the best opportunities for our children. This is wonderful and exciting on many levels! On another level of progress, the BCSD is the main reason a fiber optic connection is headed north—this news is tentative at this point. We have met with Fat Beam, a company out of Coeur d’Alene. The School Board will look into this partnership, as well as other business items at our next meeting at 6:00 PM, November 7th, at the District Office. The future is coming, like it or not; let’s make sure we are controlling our own destiny.
Last week, a Board of Trustee’s advisory committee, the Executive Council, met to discuss policy and procedures. Of course, student safety is always primary on our minds. To assist and improve instruction we will begin to offer specific and specialized training for our substitute teacher core. With the four day week, there is no time to waste in the classroom. The days of busy work and “baby sitting” are over. I look forward to assisting all our employees and students in becoming more productive.
As information is king, another improvement which will help all of us is the new district-wide calendar. Go to our web-site at www.bcsd101.com. The new item we created is on the right hand side of the main page. It is a daily calendar of upcoming events in all Boundary County Schools. I am proud to acknowledge you will see very few, if any, school events on a Wednesday evening after 6:00 PM. A promise I intend to keep! This site is also a great location to keep up on your child’s academic growth. Just get your PowerSchool login from the teacher or school secretaries to track your child’s progress and attendance.
Now to address the challenges. I talked with Nurse Moore over the weekend. Head lice is having a banner year. Karen and our volunteers are having a hard time keeping up; it is a real head scratcher! At school we have educated our students in proper etiquette: keep hats, heads and clothing to self; though it is hard to stop hugs and group selfies. We give out RID shampoo and other supplies geared toward control of further spreading. However, unless infested homes take special steps to eradicate the lice, they will continue to catch a ride back into our schools. If we can get enough help, we will complete a district-wide check and maybe get on top of it (so to speak)! Let us know what you can do!
Finally, BCSD participates annually in a Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Whether or not your child eats hot lunch, we still benefit from the completed forms being turned in. Financial support through the lunch forms comes into our schools in many ways. All information is confidential. Contact Tammy Schneider or the school secretaries for more info. Thanks for helping!!!
Congrats to all of our fall season athletes! Thanks for the efforts in and out of the classroom!
11/3 End 1st Quarter
11/6 End daylight savings time “Fall Back”
11/20 FREE Community Thanksgiving Supper 3:00-7:00 PM in BCMS. Sponsored by the Ministerial Association and BCSD.
Respectfully submitted by
Gary Pflueger, Supt.
STATE BOARD SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING
The Board and the Idaho Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Interim Committee have partnered to release a public opinion survey for all Idahoans to provide their input on how Idaho public schools are funded.
(Boise). The Idaho State Board of Education and the Idaho Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Interim Committee are partnering to collect public input from Idahoans on how the state’s public schools are funded. Starting Tuesday, October 4, 2016, an online public opinion survey will be available for any Idaho citizen to provide comments and opinions regarding how public school districts and public charter schools in the state are funded.
The survey has been developed in support of the work of the Idaho Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Interim Committee, which is charged with undertaking a complete study of the public school funding formula and making recommendations for improvement. The Interim Committee will evaluate the existing formula to assess how it meets the needs of different learning modalities, serves Idaho students, and provides fiscal stability to public school districts and public charter schools.
In a joint statement, Interim Committee Co-Chairs Representative Wendy Horman and Senator Chuck Winder said, “An important part of our work is to learn what Idahoans think about the way we currently fund our public schools and see where they believe we can make improvements. It is critical for us to hear from Idaho citizens throughout the state if we are to make effective and lasting improvements in how we fund Idaho schools.”
The survey can be accessed online from the State Board’s homepage www.boardofed.idaho.gov, and all responses are anonymous. The survey will be open for at least two weeks, and the results will be publicly reported back to the Interim Committee.
The State Board of Education is charged with the general supervision and governance of the public educational institutions and the public school system of the State of Idaho. To learn more about the Idaho State Board of Education, please visit www.boardofed.idaho.gov.
|Christmas Vacation, No School
||December 26-January 5
|Return To School
|Civil Rights Day, No School
|President's Day, No School
|Spring Break, No School
|Memorial Day, No School
|Last Day For Seniors
|Last Day of School K-11
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