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From the monthly archives: August 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'August 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Relief from School Fees for Idaho Parents

... School districts across Idaho are tossing class fees and shortening school supply lists in response to a November district court ruling that class fees are unconstitutional. ...

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University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho: Computer Science/Information Technology Survey

This survey will assist the University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene in designing computer science and information technology educational programs to best meet the needs of future students.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the following seven questions. We appreciate your time. Please feel free to contact me with any additional comments.

Karen Thurston

University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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Hard of hearing preschool planned in Cd’A

"North Idaho’s early learners who are deaf and hard of hearing will likely receive additional local educational support next year.

The Idaho Bureau of Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind is preparing to open a Total Communication classroom for preschoolers, the first in North Idaho, and plans are in the works for it to be hosted by the Coeur d’Alene School District. ...

... The classroom in Coeur d’Alene will serve children from throughout Idaho’s Region 1 which comprises the state’s five northern counties. Each school district will be responsible for their students’ expenses and transportation to Coeur d’Alene.

The IESDB serves children from birth through age 21. However, according to the organization’s administrator, Brian Darcy, 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents, which means those hard of hearing kids are usually identified a little later. ... "

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Free College Financial Planning Night


Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their

We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the information you need to maximize the financial aid you are eligible to receive! There are new FAFSA timelines that your family needs to be aware of! Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis, without putting a strain on the rest of your finances .

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to increase your tax deductions and tax credits.
  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages.
  • How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school.
  • Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Family Contribution.
  • How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts.
  • How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family.
  • How to lower your “out-of-pocket” costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school.


Hayden Lake Charter School - District Weighs Options

The Coeur d’Alene School District is looking at three options for the focus of the Hayden Lake Magnet School.

The district is looking to use a currently vacant elementary school building at the corner of Government Way and Hayden Avenue as the campus for a new magnet school. The Coeur d'Alene School District and Board of Trustees called for proposals for the new school from staff, parents and community members this spring. After going through all the proposals, the district narrowed them down to four options. ...

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Help Build ReadyRosie in the Coeur d'Alene & Hayden Communities

Hello Community partners!

We’re excited to invite you to partner with us to bring ReadyRosie to the Coeur d’Alene & Hayden communities! As a reminder on August 17th from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. @ the Community Library Network at Hayden (8385 N Government Way, Hayden Lake, ID 83835) we will be meeting with other area daycares, educators, organizations, and citizens excited about early childhood education to learn more about the program, understand the research behind it, and work together to develop an implementation plan for the Coeur d’Alene & Hayden communities to “get the word out.”

To remind you about what ReadyRosie is . . . This parent engagement tool reaches parents directly through their cell phones / other technology. Based on Early Childhood standards, ReadyRosie focuses on building reading and numeracy skills for children starting at birth! Check out the demo at

More information:

Anna Wilson, Director of Title Programs Coeur d’Alene School District

FREE TICKETS to Think Big Festival for High School & College Students

*** University of Idaho is providing FREE TICKETS ($225 Value) for the THINK BIG FESTIVAL for High School & College STUDENTS ***

From Innovation Collective:
"We are gearing up for the Think Big festival this August 26-27, and wow, is it going to be great! Drone racing, world class speakers, self driving cars and amazing people! Come join over one thousand others for the festival as we make an effort to empower our local communities.

We also have an incredible opportunity this year to provide a special offer to any high school or college student interested in attending the festival.

The University of Idaho has purchased tickets from Innovation Collective for the first 60 students that would like to attend the festival free of charge. This is an amazing opportunity for the future entrepreneurs in our community to attend the festival at no cost to them and be exposed to cutting edge technology being used today. Tell your kids, your nieces, nephews, neighbors, your barber and butcher that University of Idaho is paving the way for a great future!"


** Use the PROMO CODE ThankUofI for the free STUDENT tickets. **

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