South Hills Middle School
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.
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 www.bpahealth.com
to access the webinar on-demand (enter the Twin Falls School District with password 8339353816).
Hello TFSD Families!
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!
Oregon Trail Elementary School
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.
Admission is $2 at the door!
Don't miss the show!
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!
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.
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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.
Children's Museum of the Magic Valley
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!
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!