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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. **

Fall Parenting Classes - ICARE

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 
Tuesday’s Aug 23 & 30,2016 
(Attend both classes)
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm  
Church of the Nazarene 
4000 N. 4th St. Coeur d’Alene 
 Cost: $50 Includes parent workbook

Date: Wednesdays, September 7- December 7, 2016 (no class November 23rd) 
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm 
Place: 180 Living Building 1323 E. Sherman Ave. CDA 
Cost: $110 
Advance signup required! 208-676-1515 Or email:

Nurturing Skills For Families
Date: September 13 -November 29, 2016 
Time: Tuesday evenings, 
5:30-7:00 PM 
Place: Community United Methodist Church 1470 W. Hanley Ave, Coeur d’Alene

Cost: $100

Visit for more info

Lake City Public Library Closed Aug. 1-14

COEUR d’ALENE – Lake City Public Library (LCPL) will be closed Aug. 1-14 due to school district maintenance.

Located within the Lake City High School library at 6101 Ramsey Rd., LCPL has its own collection of books, computers for public use, and public Wi-Fi___33. The branch can be designated to receive items placed on hold from any library in the Cooperative Information Network.

LCPL has extended summer hours until school resumes. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m.; and Thursdays, 1-7 p.m.

After the closure children’s programs will resume at LCPL including LEGO Club, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and Storytime (geared for preschool and younger school-aged children), Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

School-year hours are Monday through Thursday, 3-6:30 p.m.

The phone number at LCPL is 208-763-0814, its website is; and its e-mail is The Branch Manager is JD Smithson.

Nonprofit Leadership Program Fall Classes Announced

Sept. 10    Brand Matters
Sept. 10    Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget
Sept. 27    How to Connect, Activate, and Keep Volunteers Part 1
Oct. 10    How to Connect, Activate, and Keep Volunteers Part 2
Oct. 11    Leadership Challenge: Accepting Those We Don’t Know Through Inclusiveness
Oct. 18    Addressing Prejudice and Intolerance as a Community Leader
Nov. 1    Ethics and the Law Part 1
Nov. 8    Ethics and the Law Part 2
Nov. 11    Organizational Intelligence: Optimize Decision Making
Nov. 11    Organizational Effectiveness: Strategies for Creating Organizational Success

Nov. 15    Effective Social Media: Techniques Made Easy

Visit for pricing & registration information.

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

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

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