Admin News

Minidoka County School District

Week of January 25-29

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Upcoming Dates

January 26- Cabinet & Safety Meeting

January 26-New Admin Meeting 10:30-1:00

January 27- IBB Training 5:00 PM (DATE CHANGE)

January 28- Minidoka Technology Audit--CANCELLED

Feburary 11-IBB training for negotiations team only

February 23-IBB training

Admin Agenda January 26

Focus Areas

Please click below to take the survey. Select 4-5 areas you feel would best.


Please turn in Parent Teacher Conference Numbers to Ashley by January 29. Data collected should be by teacher. If you need the excel sheet formatted sent to you, please let Ashley know.

Student Achievement Goals

Student Achievement Goals for 2015-2016 were decided upon at the beginning of the year. However, the cut-offs for teacher evaluations were not. At the admin meeting these were briefly discussed. Please complete the rubric for your level, making sure all schools have agreed, since they must be uniform across the district. These need to be completed by January 29. If you have questions, please let Ashley know. (link below)

STAR Screening

Just a reminder for elementary schools. The STAR Screening date is 1/1-1/30. It looks like a handful of students have not been testing. Scores will be uploaded into Mileposts next Friday. Please make sure students have tested by that date.


New Interim Assessment Reports will be available starting January 19, 2016. These reports will show item level performance by target for ICAs and IABs at both the individual student level and classroom level. They are available in the ONLINE REPORTING SYSTEM (ORS) on the Portal and can be used with any Interim assessments given this year
Measurement Incorporated is now hiring teachers for summative assessment scoring during the test window. You can apply and get further information on the Portal (right side column of the home page)

Tip for Healthy Living

Healthy Living Tips from Dr. Oz

1. Stretch! Morning is best for an energizing yoga-based workout that includes forward bends, reaching for the ceiling and push-ups, says Dr. Oz, who devotes seven minutes to yoga every morning. It helps focus the mind and provides an adrenaline boost.

2. Take 10,000 steps. Walking elevates your mood, challenges your heart (the best way to keep it fit) and can even help reduce food cravings. Wear a pedometer and strive to take at least 10,000 steps a day, including one brisk 30-minute walk or three 10-minute walks.

3. Floss. Taking care of your teeth and gums is not only good for your mouth: Unloved gums can spread bacteria to the bloodstream and lead to inflammation and heart disease. Dr. Oz won't leave the house in the morning without flossing. He also recommends a sonic toothbrush—they do make a difference.

4. Not a fish fan? Get omega-3s from plants. The fatty acids found in cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel and herring help maintain optimal levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, and lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol. But if you're not a fish eater, pop an algae-based omega-3 supplement that contains the same omegas as fish oil.

5. Drink filtered tap water.Many people get thirst and hunger confused, causing them to snack when they're thirsty. The solution: Drink cold water—it quenches thirst, helps you feel full and keeps your body operating at full capacity.

6. Break your multivitamin in half. To get a steady supply of vitamins and minerals all day, take one-half of a multivitamin with breakfast and the other with dinner. Don't take them right before bed—the B vitamins can disrupt your sleep. If your multivitamin has less than 1,000 IU of vitamin D, take a D supplement as well—and read the label carefully to make sure it's D3, the most easily absorbed form.

7. Kick the sugar habit. White sugar and high-fructose corn syrup have almost no nutritional value, and over-consuming them increases your risk of obesity, heart disease and even depression. Carry apples, carrots and nuts with you so you're prepared when snack cravings strike. Skip energy bars and drinks—they don't provide the same sustained energy that fresh whole foods do.

8. Make television work for you. If you're going to flip on the TV, you should exercise while you watch. Dr. Oz likes to walk on a treadmill while enjoying a TV show, but working out with light (three-pound) dumbbells or even walking in place is better than simply sitting.

9. Take a nap. Getting less than seven hours' sleep at night triggers higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can lead to weight gain and depression. On busy days, Dr. Oz shuts his office door and grabs a 20-minute nap. No time for that? You can get to sleep more easily at night by turning off the TV and computer at least an hour before bedtime—their bright lights can fool your body into staying awake.

10. Do Good! "One of the best ways to fight stress in your life is to do something good for someone else—an act of love or generosity."

From our sister publication, Remedy's Healthy Living, Winter 2010

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