D93 Family Update
April 6, 2023
Learning & Literacy Recognition
Natalie Woods is one of six Idaho math and science teachers who who will be considered for the national Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Natalie joined District 93 in 2015 when she accepted a math teaching position at Hillcrest High School. She has spent the past five years teaching math at Thunder Ridge High School. Ashley Preece, one of Natalie's students said, "She has the unique ability to push kids but not discourage them at the same time. I can't thank her enough.
Student Engagement Surveys
On April 10th, students will begin responding to our annual student engagement surveys. These surveys, which are required by the state of Idaho, help us understand how we're doing in important student outcomes in addition to academic test scores. These include ensuring that our students feel safe, connected, and cared for at school and how often students experience bullying and harassment.
Students will also respond to questions related to their self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making, essential non-academic outcomes identified on our Pyramid of Student Success. Students in 12th grade will also be asked about their plans after graduation.
Before schools begin to administer the survey on April 10th, we are providing parents with the opportunity to have their children take the survey at home or to withdraw their children from taking the survey completely. If you would like either of these options, please go to d93.org/student_survey. You will need to log in with your child's @d93mail.com account to either withdraw them from the survey or to complete it at home.
School Board News
May 16th Bond Information*
Elementary Enrollment Growth
It has been ten years since Summit Hills Elementary school opened, the last elementary school built in District 93. Over that decade, our elementary school population has grown by 700 more students. If approved by our voters, the proposed elementary school will provide an additional 750 seats for students with additional classroom space for special education programs.
* The interest rate anticipated on the proposed bond issue is 3.62% per annum. The total amount estimated to be repaid over the life of the bonds, based on the anticipated interest rate, is $37,783,835, consisting of $34,500,000 in principal and $12,273,750 of interest, less $8,989,915 in estimated bond levy equalization payments. The term of the bonds will not exceed seventeen (17) years from the date of issuance. The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the proposed bond levy is a tax of $36 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value, per year, based on current conditions. As of May 16, 2023, the total existing bonded indebtedness of the District, including interest accrued, is $98,737,850.
Zone 1 Vacancy
The current seat for Zone 1 Trustee is vacant. Any registered voter who resides in Zone 1 is eligible to apply for this vacancy as long as they or their spouse are not employees of the District. Individuals who are interested may apply by completing an online form available at d93.org/1140F.
Zone 1 is the southeast corner of Bonneville School District that includes residents who live in the following areas:
- East of 55th East and south of Lincoln Road
- East of the railroad tracks and south of 1st Street
- East of Ammon Road and south of 17th Street
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Family Events & Resources
EIRMC Health Minute
Opportunities for Students
Idaho Falls Power supports a variety of educational opportunities to empower today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders.
Each year, Idaho Falls Power sponsors several local high school students at the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association's (ICUA) annual Youth Rally. The mission of the Youth Rally is to inspire, pique curiosity and help youth develop the leadership qualities they possess. For one week, youth -- representing Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska -- converge in Caldwell, Idaho, at the College of Idaho Campus to participate in a variety of activities and classes to promote positive relationships and build skills in leadership, teamwork, perseverance, and more. Students have a chance to learn more about government, drug and alcohol awareness, business, and the electrical/energy industry. Activities include an obstacle course, dance, talent show, roller skating, volleyball, bowling, swimming at the water park, a tour of the Capitol, and more! It is a week filled with fun, friends, and learning and gives youth the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with other local area students and youths attending the rally.
Those selected to attend will receive a $500 scholarship. Delegates also have the opportunity to earn MORE scholarship money at the week-long rally and to compete to be selected as the Idaho Representative at the NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) National Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The National Youth Tour expenses are paid by the ICUA.
IFP covers all expenses for students to attend the event. The scholarship program is open to high school sophomores and juniors and whose parent or legal guardian is an Idaho Falls Power utility customer.
Applications are available at local high school counselor's offices, in person at the Idaho Falls Power office at 140 S Capital Avenue, or by CLICKING HERE.
Applications and essays are due by April 15, 2023 to be considered for the July 10-15, 2023 Youth Rally and can be dropped off or mailed to the Idaho Falls Power office or email them to: email@example.com, ATTN: ICUA Youth Rally Scholarship Application
D93 Get Help Line
Students, parents, and employees can reach out for help with bullying, harassment, suicidal tendencies, self-harm, threats, or to report weapons at school by going to d93.org/gethelp or sending the text @gethelp to 855-528-0074.