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More Counselors Needed for Coeur d'Alene School District

A hike in troubling student behaviors at Coeur d’Alene School District middle and high schools is prompting a cry for more counselors.

Trustee Dave Eubanks has advocated for more counselors during discussions at school board meetings.

“We have had a very worrisome number of suicides and suicide attempts in recent years,” Eubanks said Wednesday. He guessed most of them happened at the middle schools, but some at the high schools as well.

Current counselors, board members and administration said they all want to see a better environment for counselors so they can focus more on students and their social and emotional needs.

Read the full story in the Coeur d'Alene Press

Jobs Plus Connects Dots With Education

Recent developments in local education were among the success stories celebrated Thursday during the Jobs Plus annual meeting attended by about 300 at The Coeur d'Alene Resort.

"One of the key components (to recruiting and expanding businesses) is a well-educated, well-trained and ready workforce," said Gynii Gilliam, president of the Coeur d'Alene area economic development corporation.

Gilliam said it's going to take government, colleges, the K-12 school system and businesses working together to overcome the challenges of creating and retaining such a workforce and "connect the dots" of economic development, which has been a Jobs Plus theme over the past year.

Read the full story in the Coeur d'Alene Press

North Idaho Summer Camps & Programs

The North Idaho Family Magazine published its annual list of summer camps & programs, including residential camps, day & week-long programs in North Idaho.

Pick up a copy of the North Idaho Family Magazine at the Kroc Center, Heritage Health, St. Vincent de Paul, United Way, or visit http://nifamily.com/north-idaho-summer-camps.

Tribe announces $1.37M in education donations

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe announced it recently donated $1.37 million to area schools and nonprofits.

In a ceremony at the Stensgar Pavilion at the Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley earlier this month, the Tribe’s leaders thanked teachers and administrators in attendance for their work and dedication.

“Education changed my life and opened so many doors for me. In fact, I don’t think there’s a job or career in this world that’s as important as teaching. The work our educators do prepares our students to lead and helps to solidify a more secure future both for our students and our state. We’re grateful for their efforts and their dedication to our students,” said Chairman Chief Allan.

Read the full story in the Coeur d'Alene Press

Schools look to boost mentor programs

Schools look to boost mentor programs

Board of Education to distribute $5M to Idaho districts

State Senate Bill 1290 and its companion bill, House Bill 629, direct the State Board of Education to distribute $5 million throughout Idaho school districts, based on enrollment numbers, for the purpose of giving students the "opportunity to identify academic strength, areas in need of improvement and areas of interest for the purpose of making informed choices and setting post-secondary education and career goals." Officials in the Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will likely use the funds to pay for a successful college-planning program already in place in those districts. Coeur d’Alene plans to use the funds to establish a brand new program.

Read the Full Story in the Coeur d'Alene Press

Idaho trying to help more students go on to college

Wide gap in educated workforce, Idaho boosting high school advising programs, "Summer Melt" shrinks college-bound pool, Coeur d'Alene High Schools awarded, first generation college bound students, "gap year" gamble, ...

Read the article in the Spokesman Review

EVENT - Every Thursday in March & April: FAFSA Help Sessions @ North Idaho College

Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1 to 3 p.m.
Every Thursday in March/April
No appointment needed.
Just stop by the Financial Aid window in Lee-Kildow Hall.

We're here to help!

Phone: (208) 769-3368
Email: finaid@nic.edu

EVENT - April 5: 8-in-6 "Advanced Opportunities" Information Night

From the Coeur d'Alene School District Web Calendar:

8-IN-6 INFO NIGHT

Middle school students and parents are invited to Canfield Middle School on Tuesday, April 5th at Canfield Middle School for “8-in-6 Information Night,” providing information about the State of Idaho’s suite of “Advanced Opportunities” for students to take online courses free of charge, test out of coursework, and possibly meet high school graduation requirements early.

Counselors from each middle school and high school will join Mike Nelson, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, to discuss course options, planning and information about each of the programs available to students in middle and high schools.

Our event begins at 6:00PM in the Media Center.

For initial information, please visit the district’s Advanced Opportunities page at our district website.

EVENT - April 13: EXPANDING COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY @ Lake City High School

April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Presentation & Book Signing

In an interactive, hands-on presentation, Author, Speaker, and Trainer, Stanley B. Lemons, talks with parents and students about the educational path from middle and high school to college. Mr. Lemons highlights critical steps for students to be successful in school and ultimately to earn their college degree.

The event is open to the public and will be at Lake City High School (6101 N. Ramsey Road in Coeur d'Alene)

Pre-register on the events page of www.expandingcollegeopportunity.com your copy of the Expanding College Opportunity book an student workbook on the website. Order online today! A limited number of copies of the book and student workbook will be available for sale the night of the event, with scholarship opportunities for families who may need or want assistance covering the cost of the materials. 

Proposed: Hayden Canyon Charter School of Expeditionary Learning

Read all about it in the CDA Press:

http://cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_82a5d531-2576-5565-917a-48dc64c4e7ec.html

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