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With focused attention on the behavioral health needs of students in Cassia County which includes new programs and resources to support healthy minds, school counselors are at the center of it all. National school counselor week (Feb 4-8) recognizes the work of these important human resource…

The Idaho State Board of Education today unveiled a new online tool designed to make information about student access, progress and success at Idaho’s eight public colleges and universities easily accessible to the public.

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Hopefully you too had a wonderful Christmas, spending time with family, eating too much food, and exchanging gifts to commemorate the season. As we relax and enjoy the company of friends and family our thoughts often turn to the new year, wondering what it will bring, perhaps planning vacati…

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OAKLEY - Selected from thousands of entries nationwide, Lisa Hitt and Oakley High School have been named the Idaho state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for its proposed plan to address vaping.

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Cassia School District is pleased to announce that Raft River’s school counselor has been named the 2019 School Counselor of the Year.

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Why are so many people surprised when I tell them I love working at Cassia High School? I have witnessed several shocked expressions and even a few jaw drops when I tell them that it is amazing. They just can’t believe that I love teaching here. From what I’ve observed, the perceptions in ou…

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CASSIA -– Teachers don’t care who puts out good educational resources, they are just excited when great new tools make their way into the classroom. Three weeks ago, Cassia County teachers were introduced to a new online classroom system as another option for making their classrooms more eff…

CASSIA - By ninth grade, studies show that attendance can predict graduation rates even better than eighth grade test scores. Added to that, chronic absences in the sixth grade prove to be early warning signs for students at risk for dropping out of high school. Children chronically absent i…

BURLEY - Do you ever wonder why the government is so concerned about what we eat? There are many federal and state regulations related to food, some are designed to reduce hunger, reduce poverty, boost agricultural production, or increase general health to save on rising medical costs. Whate…

BOISE – Help shape the future of assessments in Idaho by participating in the Smarter Balanced online panel for achievement level setting.

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BOISE – A walk or bike ride to school in the morning can be invigorating, and the journey home may help children unwind after spending a day in the classroom. However, it also brings inherent risks, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

CASSIA COUNTY – College and career opportunities are available to high school students more than ever before. Added to these opportunities, the state of Idaho will be paying up $200 for every junior and $400 for every senior to make it easier to get college credit and career certifications w…

Lockers from White Pine Elementary School will find a new home in the coming weeks. To address overcrowding issues at White Pine, the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms will be converted into classrooms. The tile floor and sinks will remain in the room.  Lockers will be transported and installed …

BURLEY – It is easy for parents to become frustrated while helping students with homework. Depending on the subject, the year in school and the level of confidence a parent has with a particular topic, help will vary from house to house. In particular, there has been a lot of discussion conc…

Top robotics teams from around the world, including teams from the US, Mexico, Egypt, Canada, China, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Lebanon, battled it out in Honolulu to find the best of the best.

CASSIA COUNTY – Retired educator and Cassia School Board member Steve Lynch was re-appointed to the Chairman’s position at the July meeting of the school board. Lynch was first voted as the chairman in 2013 following the term of Mike Mathews.

St. Nicholas Catholic School in Rupert met their Accelerated Reading goal and earned an afternoon of fun and exercise at Elevate Gymnastics in Burley. “Working with Jennifer at Elevate Gymnastics was easy and it made for a great reward and incentive for our kids. They had a blast learning ne…

BOISE – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to overhaul this morning the nearly two-decade old federal e-rate program. Luna served as the Co-Chair of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Digital Learnin…

BURLEY - When community members from Oakley and Malta approached the Cassia School Board of Trustees in May with a formal request, they may have been somewhat surprised to find themselves a part of the solution to their own request.

There has been much written about S.T.E.M. in recent years. Numerous studies have shown universities in the U.S. are not graduating enough engineers to meet current and future demands. Thus, the increased emphasis to raise the awareness of students and parents in the hope more students will …

Cassia School district nurse, Kyle Hodges, was named School Nurse of the Year for Idaho at the association’s annual meeting in Boise in May. Mrs. Hodges has been the district nurse for 6 years. Prior to Mrs. Hodges’ hire, secretaries were left to administer medications and handle medical iss…

Cassia School Board of Trustees has hired Mr. Teryl (Terry) Johnson as the new administrator at Raft River Elementary School beginning school year 2014-2015. He replaces Mr. Jerrod Dastrup who has taken an administrative position in Wyoming.

BOISE – Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna announced today that 117 Idaho elementary schools are being awarded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants to fund healthy and nutritious snacks within the school day.

RUPERT – An estimated 80 percent of Minidoka County School District students have access to the internet at home.

RUPERT – The use of the Love and Logic program has drastically changed the way teachers teach and the way students learn at The Learning Center (TLC).

Why did America launch astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and ‘70s and then never go back? Did we learn everything there was to know there or get bored with it? A new program that debuts at the Faulkner Planetarium Tuesday, May 27, ‘Back to the Moon for Good,’ shows why the moon is still a …

Why did America launch astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and ‘70s and then never go back? Did we learn everything there was to know there or get bored with it? A new program that debuts at the Faulkner Planetarium Tuesday, May 27, ‘Back to the Moon for Good,’ shows why the moon is still a …

The Cassia Alternative High School and the Soroptimist Club of Burley have partnered with the University of Idaho Extension Office to provide a “Cooking 101” educational program to teen parents.  The program began in 2010.  Grace Wittman, Extension Educator with the University of Idaho, teac…

MINI-CASSIA – The Idaho State Golf Championships came to the Magic Valley this week with the 4A tournament being held in Twin Falls and the 2A championships being held at the Rupert Country Club in Rupert.  

Mt. Harrison High School is celebrating excellence!  On Friday, May 23, 2014, at 1:00 PM, we will honor distinguished students who have surpassed expectations and taken their educational experience to new heights.  With each award, as we observe their achievements, the students come away wit…

Cindy Hansen, Burley High School’s Teacher of the Year for the 2013-14 school year is pictured with her Bel Cantos Choir. Cindy has been teaching for 38 years, 26 of them at Burley High School.

Education has long been a priority in the United States as early colonists established schools to foster religious education, advance society, and encourage economic development.  Colleges were opened as early as 1656.  The United States Constitution does not specifically address education b…

Raft River Junior High students’ influence is reaching around the globe, with the help of teacher Bonnie Tracy.  

Mathematics has often been termed the “gatekeeper” of success or failure for high school graduation and career success (National Research Council). A recent article stated the following: The discipline of mathematics presents many challenges to dissimilar learners. According to the Research …

RUPERT – Longtime Minico High School dance education teacher Sandee Nelson, of Hazelton, recently received the Northwest District Dance Education Teacher of the Year Award.

BURLEY - Cassia County educators are encouraged by good signs as they teach students to use more critical thinking. For years, many teachers have reported that the approach many kids took to learning their subjects could be summarized by this sentence, “tell me what the answer is.” Added to …

RUPERT – A Minico High School senior concerned about world hunger plans to do something about it.

RUPERT -  In education today, it’s not so much about students memorizing and reciting answers. Now it’s about knowing the reason for the answer.

RUPERT – The Minidoka County School District narrowed its list of possible superintendents down to four candidates earlier this week. Of those four, two work as educators in the district.