Twin Falls School District

Twin Falls School District


For recent alumni of Twin Falls High School, you might have had the opportunity to take a science class from Ms. Dodds. Ms. Dodds taught science in the TFSD for many years. One of her students, Jill Chaffin, was so inspired by her that she became a science teacher as well. She now teaches at South Hills Middle School and is instilling the same love and passion for science that her mentor inspired in her.

South Hills Middle School
Hello TFSD Families!

Each month BPA Health (the company that provides five free counseling sessions to TFSD students and their family members) also provides a monthly webinar to help support students and their families. This month's topic is getting a good night's sleep! Visit to access the webinar on-demand (enter the Twin Falls School District with password 8339353816).
Parent involvement can help students reach their goals. That's one reason why Magic Valley High School hosted Pastries with Parents! The students involved in the Skills for Success class planned and organized the event and saw a great turnout! They had to really go outside their comfort zone. They helped promote the event by going around the school and informing all the classes about the event. They also had to make the flyers and set up for the event!

Third-grade classes at Oregon Trail Elementary School just completed a phenomenal project integrating all kinds of learning with a fun hands on project. The classes studied maps, picked jobs, and built model towns.

Oregon Trail Elementary School
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At Canyon Ridge High School, Mr. Palmer's Market Economics students competed in a Food Truck Design unit, including "non-price competition factors" to give their products an edge. Students queried each other on the soundness of their strategies and designs before voting for their top choice. What a cool project!

Congratulations Dusty! Helping our students succeed takes all of our staff members. We are so grateful for talented individuals like you!
Get your dose of TFSD History on this !

940-1950: A Nation at War

Much of this time period was dominated by World War II. The war caused a labor shortage in Twin Falls as men went off to fight in the war. As a result, schools closed for periods of time in the fall to allow students to help with the harvest. There were two other noteworthy events that happened during this time. The first was in 1947 when the Union School was added as a K-6 school to the TFSD. The second and most significant event occurred in 1948 when the County of Twin Falls was consolidated and went from 25 school districts to seven (Twin Falls, Buhl, Filer, Kimberly, Castleford, Hanson, and Murtaugh). As a result of this action, 5 rural school districts were added to Twin Falls Independent School District, and the district was renamed Twin Falls Class A District No. 411. The new boundary was roughly the boundary that exists today encompassing about 100 square miles. Later it just became the Twin Falls School District No. 411. The number represents the county (41) and the largest district (1).

The superintendent during this time was Alvin W. Morgan who served from 1941 to 1951. He was born in Seattle in 1901 and died in 1988. He graduated from Malad H.S. in Idaho. His first wife committed su***de in Portland after an illness in 1946. Morgan attended the University of Idaho (Go Vandals) and served as the superintendent in Firth and Blackfoot before coming to Twin Falls. After Twin Falls, he served as superintendent in Anchorage, AK.

Magic Valley High School recently celebrated College Week! They had representatives from the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. And, received a prize from student Andrew Quintana a prize from The ISU Tech Expo in March.

Getting parents involved in their child's education is a big part of what makes our students successful! We are so grateful for the parents who are ready to be part of the educational process. Our schools do a great job creating opportunities for parents to learn alongside their children. Check out some pictures from one such event at Rock Creek Elementary School! Thank you the Children's Museum of the Magic Valley for providing some fun activities!

Children's Museum of the Magic Valley

At Canyon Ridge High School , Lillian's Cawley's HOSA students, Brooklyn Anton and Vanessa Cortez (both sophomores) took first place in their HOSA Regional Competition in the Health Career Display and Presentation. Mrs. Cawley's students share their representation of the digestive system as other students critique, question, and give evaluative feedback.

What an exciting time of year! Kudos to the middle school staff members who start early to make sure the incoming sixth-grade class is ready for the next school year!

Our mission is to provide a quality education necessary for students to be successful in life. We ha

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Just a friendly reminder! All TFSD schools participate in collaboration Monday and students will be dismissed early. Click here to see your school's end time on Monday:

P.S. Check out the brand new Harrison Elementary School page!

Mondays are early out at 2:00!


Today is the first day of school in the Twin Falls School District. It is an honor to have every child in our schools. Let’s all work together to make it the best year possible for our kids.


Wondering what TFSD staff members are up to all summer? Many participate in professional development and planning to prepare for the coming school year! We are proud of our dedicated educators who continually go above and beyond for our students and the community! Here's a picture of some of our secondary administrators during a learning opportunity in July.

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 08/10/2023

Wondering what TFSD staff members have been up to all summer? On August 3, the Idaho National Guard hosted about 80 teachers for the Red Apple Flight at Gowen Field. Six teachers from Twin Falls High School were chosen to attend. The event included flying in a Blackhawk helicopter, checking out their tanks and artillery, and learning more about the Idaho National Guard. It was a great experience!


The FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL is one week away! We can't wait to see our students! It's going to be a great year in the TFSD!

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 08/09/2023

I want to take a moment to show off a display at one of our schools here in the Twin Falls School District. We are proud to be a part of this great country and can’t wait for school to begin next week! What a wonderful public school system we have!


Way to go Tom Nava, Custodian at the District Office. He is the Classified Employee for the month of July. Coming from Billings, Montana, Tom gets his inspiration from his parents, Bud and Margaret Nava. Tom’s favorite hobby away from work is fishing in the Hagerman Valley. He is always reliable and a positive person to be around. He gives back to his community and volunteers. Someday he would like to travel to Egypt to see the pyramids. He enjoys working for the public and wants to be remembered as a nice man. He claims that every day is the best day on the job!

Supervisor’s note: Tom always does everything asked of him and more. He looks for things that need to be addressed and brings them to my attention. He is very thorough in his work and takes great pride in what he does for the district. He is always helpful and courteous to others. We appreciate having him as a custodian. Congratulations, Tom!


Hats Off to Ken Shaffer, Carpenter for the Maintenance Department. He is the Classified Employee of the Month for July.

Ken gets his inspiration from his loving wife. His favorite hobbies are work and classic cars. He is very dependable and can always be counted on. He chose this career because it is what he likes to do. He would like to do more car shows and spend more time with family. He would like to be remembered by all the buildings he did work for throughout the school district. The best day on the job was “when I finished from my wall at Sawtooth School.”

Supervisor’s Note: Ken is a very enjoyable employee to work with and an excellent carpenter who has been with the maintenance department for many years. He will be greatly missed when he retires at the end of July. There has never been a job too small or too big for him. There is nothing he can’t build: furniture, cabinets, walls: every project he has done for the school district. When he has completed a project at one of the schools, we often hear what a beautiful job he has done. Congratulations, Ken!


Congratulations to Chelsea Popplewell, HR Manager at the District Office. She is the Employee of the Month for July.

From Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chelsea says her family and parents are her inspiration. She is loyal and loves anything to do with water (boating, swimming, etc.) She was a college diver and coached diving at the NCAA I level for 7 years. Someday she would love to go on a cruise around the Greek Islands. She went into this position to work with a lot of different types of people and to have an impact, if even indirectly, in the lives of children. She would like to be remembered as a person of integrity and that she loved her family with all her heart! Every day so far is the best day on the job. “I’m so new that I’m learning so much every single day, that’s what makes it enjoyable!”

Director’s Note: Chelsea is an absolute rock star! She has only been with us for about five months, but she has sure hit it out of the ballpark during this time! She is amazing in her role as the HR Manager. She has a cheery, positive personality and has done a fantastic job of learning the ins and outs of HR. She has jumped in with both feet and has already hired a lot of teachers and staff for next year. She is eager to learn and is always willing to help out. She is such a compassionate person and goes out of her way to make sure our employees experience top notch customer service. We are so fortunate and blessed to have Chelsea on our team! She is absolutely appreciated and a true pleasure to work with! This honor is well deserved! Congratulations Chelsea!!

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 07/04/2023

Summer school is fun in the TFSD! These students from the Oregon Trail Summer School took a field trip to Texas Roadhouse to learn about how bread is made. All students were engaged in this tasty lesson! Texas Roadhouse


Congratulations! Twin Falls High School Student Benjamin Rands won $2000 as the 2nd place winner in Excel at the National Microsoft Championships in Orlando, Florida.


Summer school in the TFSD is just another fun learning opportunity! Prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first-grade students went on many trips this year but one of their favorites was visiting the Herrett Center. They watched The Little Star That Could, had a story time, and did hands-on activities making craters. While at the center they explored the museum exhibits and the Wooly Mammoth and other fossils were a highlight. And of course, they enjoyed lunch outside the Herrett Center after the fabulous field trip.


We are excited to see all the learning happening with our summer school students this year! As an example, check out our pre-kindergarten students working on developing fine motor skills in a variety of engaging hands-on activities. This helps develop hand strength which is needed for handwriting! We all know playdough is fun but it also combines fine motor skills and sensory activities.

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/29/2023

Last month, one MVHS and 17 TFHS students Participated in THE STATE Esports COMPETITION. TFHS Lightspeed was represented across the board as the only High School with four teams to qualify for and compete at State. Thank you to Sarah LaMarche for leading this group!

Here are the results:
Super Smash Brother Ultimate: 4th Overall
Valorant: 4th Overall
Overwatch2: 6th Overall
RocketLeague: 7th Overall


Perrine Elementary School fifth grade went on a field trip to the CSI Ropes Course. Here are Freshta Alizada and April Nu showing us how to face our fears. These students are from Ms. Bryan's class.

College of Southern Idaho

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/27/2023

Canyon Ridge High School athletes from Laurie Hall and April Giauque’s classes, and Partners from Kristy Oberg’s CRHS Student Council classes, competed with Burley High School Unified Program in a Pickle Ball Tournament! Everyone had a great time!

Special Olympics Idaho

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/26/2023

Students at Morningside Elementary School were rewarded with 35 minutes of bouncing fun per class to celebrate the end of the year. It is always fun to see the joy it brings students when they arrive at school and see the bounce houses. Teachers at Morningside also got some play time on the bounce houses! These teachers have some skills!


Sawtooth Elementary School's fourth grade made a trip to the Idaho Capital last week. Look who they were able to meet! Ms. Rios’s class lucked out and was in the right place at the right time to meet Governor Little.

Sawtooth Elementary PTO Governor Brad Little

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/24/2023

Congratulations to the TFHS tennis team! They had district championships in Boys Doubles: Noah Cox and Brett McQueen and Girls Singles: Mazie Walter. In addition, Mixed Doubles Libby Traveller and Alex Coates took 3rd. All five qualified for state.

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/23/2023

Lincoln Elementary School hosted a fun-filled Field Day during the last week of school. What a fun way for students and staff members to celebrate the beautiful weather and the end of the school year.

Lincoln Elementary School

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/22/2023

At Oregon Trail Elementary School, third-grade students read a book called Roxaboxen, which is a true story of a group of kids that turned an empty field into a town. They used rocks as borders for roads, crates for businesses, and sticks for horses. The students completed several writings, used compare/contrast, practiced mapping skills, and then built their own town. They each chose a business and made business plans. They built their house and business at home as a family project.

Oregon Trail Elementary School

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/21/2023

At Rock Creek Elementary, Cami Dry, Steve Fullmer, and their crew put on a fabulous Miscal Joust. Everyone performed well! What a fun-filled way to end the school year!


Congratulations to Lincoln Elementary School teacher, Mrs. Mette! She was named Teacher of the Month in May out of the entire Magic Valley by Smiles 4 Kids Twin Falls. Her class got donuts too!

Lincoln Elementary School


Over the course of the year, the Bickel fourth grade has been raising money for the Bickel Food Pantry. After discussing a selection from a reading series about a successful penny drive, the class decided to try doing the same thing. The class raised $30.34 in change and challenged others to join in. There were contributions that came in from all over the country (12 different states!!). The total amount raised was $1,909.30. The money was used to resupply the school with tissues and to buy a new freezer for the food pantry. When generous people band together, a little goes a long way!

Bickel Elementary School

Photos from Twin Falls School District's post 06/18/2023

South Hills Middle School hosted its fourth annual Dare to Dream Interactive Family Career Night Monday, May 8th. Businesses from all over the Magic Valley showcased their careers through interactive stations and activities. In addition to SHMS students, incoming 6th graders were also in attendance. This was their largest family night turnout with 618 people!

South Hills Middle School

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District of School Operated Social Media Policy 4170

The District recognizes the value in using social media tools to reach students, parents, and community members in an effective and efficient manner. This policy establishes guidelines for the use of District- and/or school-operated social media sites. The policy does not apply to private student or parent organizations.

The best, most appropriate District/school use of social media tools fall generally into three categories:

1. As a means of disseminating time-sensitive information as quickly as possible (example: school closure due to weather conditions);

2. To promote upcoming District/school events, such as athletic competitions and other curricular and extracurricular events; and

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201 Main Avenue W
Twin Falls, ID

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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850 Federation Road
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