News

Rolling Hills Charter Students Welcome First Lady for Literacy, Idaho Day Celebration

Students in costumes from their favorite books ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter got a special visit from First Lady Lori Otter as part of a school wide literacy celebration at Rolling Hills Public Charter School on Monday. The first lady spoke to students, teachers, and parents about Idaho Day on March 4th and more »

Teacher Shares Behind the Scenes of Student’s Mt. Everest Challenge

From Northwest Professional Educators Beth Richtsmeier, a teacher at Meridian Technical Charter High School, shared about her student’s High Five Mt. Everest Challenge project to Cindy Omlin at Northwest Professional Educators. Beth was one of several teachers that have guided three juniors to create an innovative coding project to track legislators activity levels, while encouraging overall fitness. more »

N. Idaho STEM Charter Teams Place 1st, 2nd in Robotics Competition

Students from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy took home both Champion’s Awards at the FIRST LEGO League Robotics state championship at the University of Idaho in January. The Champion’s award winners are teams who had the total package – the embodiment of the FIRST LEGO League vision. The first place “1980’s Something Space Guys” team won the “Golden Ticket” to more »

Charter Students Design Site to Track Lawmakers’ Steps

By Jennifer Swindell From Idaho Education News February 2, 2015 Did Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking really walk 61 flights of stairs in one day? “Yes I did!” she declared. Thanks to a group of students at Meridian Technical Charter High School, not only are voting records of lawmakers open to public scrutiny, but so too are more »

Charter School Kicks Off National School Choice Week in Boise

An Idaho ♥ Education Choice partner is kicking off National School Choice Week 2015 in Boise with educators and families at the “Coffee Kickoff” on January 26, 2015. A local charter school community celebrate National School Choice Week 2015 with coffee, doughnuts, and comments from education leaders. Celebration participants made posters with personal statements about why choice is more »

Xavier To Buy School Building

By Julie Wootton From The Magic Valley Times-News January 22, 2015 TWIN FALLS • After struggling for years with high rent and nearly closing two years ago, Xavier Charter School is buying its building. The public charter school has reached a verbal pact with its landlord and is waiting for the official contract, said Xavier more »

Out of this World with Jean Robinson!

By Cindy Omlin From Northwest Professional Educators December 31, 2014 Back in 2005, Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy teacher Jean Robinson and a trio of students from across the United States and Mexico had the opportunity to work with Dr. Kobie Boykins, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, and NASA’s more »

Reservation Revives Native Language

By Nate Sunderland From Idaho Education News December 2, 2014 FORT HALL — Foreign language immersion programs across the country are training students to better interact with the world outside the United States. But at Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy in Fort Hall, foreign language immersion has a more inward-looking purpose. The K-6 charter school is more »

Rolling Hills Delights Crowds at Eagle Country Christmas Celebration

Rolling Hills Charter School participated this past weekend in Eagle’s annual Country Christmas celebration. Students and school volunteers worked to promote  and grow essential writing skills while helping community children draft letters to Santa. Students in Rolling Hill’s music program performed square dances for the crowd accompanied by the school’s choir.   Learning and serving more »

Liberty Charter Students Make Big Food Donation

From Idaho Press-Tribune December 6, 2014  NAMPA – Students at Liberty Charter School in Nampa gathered 7,752 cans of food for the Salvation Army as part of a one-week food drive. Just around 419 students at the K-12 school gathered the cans the week after Thanksgiving. The junior class alone managed to gather 1,100 cans. more »
« Page 1, 2, 3 ... 9, »