Emmett School District Newsletter
Congratulations to the Class of 2022
Message from Superintendent Woods:
May signals the end of the school year, but we have some very serious learning days ahead for our students before school wraps up on the 20th for seniors and the 26th for everyone else. A lot happens in this final month as teachers prepare students for the summer, reinforcing fundamentals that provide the foundation for a strong knowledge base.
Of course, there’s graduation. It’s a big final step for students in our K-12 education program. It’s a culmination of everything students have learned, from simple addition to algebra. There’s a lot of line for some students, make or break scholarships, grades and job opportunities. It’s when the rubber hits the road. It’s when life gets real. Congratulations to our graduating Huskies and Cougars!
Then we start again. In fact, we’ve already begun preparations for the new school year. Before we get too far, I want to personally thank parents and the community for your support during the past year. Teachers and support staff deserve a huge note of appreciation for their dedication. It truly takes a commitment at every level to provide a safe and productive learning environment.
Where do we go from here? Join us June 23rd
We'll focus on growth in Gem County during our next meeting
A year ago, voters rejected a bond proposal to build a new high school and remodel our other buildings to bring them back to acceptable levels. Some people think our school facilities are acceptable. Others do not.
It’s a big divide.
Meanwhile, growth in our community continues. We don’t have complete numbers for the city, so we’re only sharing the county numbers at this point.
We’ve had two community meetings with about 6 people at each. It’s not enough to talk about our next steps.
Our next meeting will be 6:30 pm Thursday, June 23, at the Butte View Complex board meeting room. We will focus on growth in Gem County.
If you are interested in attending those meetings, please send an email to email@example.com or call the District Office at 208-365-6301 to give us your name and email address so we can contact you about future meetings.
May 18: Last Collaboration Day
May 20: Seniors' Last Main Day
May 20: Black Canyon High School, 2 pm at Black Canyon Jr-Sr High School.
May 26: End of 4th Quarter/Semester
May 26: Last Day of School (Half Day)
May 26: Emmett High School Graduation, 7 pm at the Ford Idaho Center, no tickets required.
May 26: Deadline to submit applications for free and reduced lunches. Click here to read more about this and find an application.
May 27: Teacher Workday (No School)
May 30: Memorial Day
June 3: Secondary Summer School begins, see more information below
June 13: Public Hearing for the 2022-2023 budget, begins at 5 pm in the Board Room, Butte View Complex.
June 13: Board meeting, 6pm in the Board Room, Butte View Complex
July 11: Board meeting, 6 pm in the Board Room, Butte View Complex
June 23: Community Meeting to discuss next steps regarding Emmett School District growth and the future of our school buildings.
August 18: Open Houses at the schools - 5-7 pm elementary and 6-8 pm secondary
August 22: First Day of School
September 5: Labor Day - No School
Find the complete calendars by clicking on this link and looking at the top left.
You are invited: Graduation ceremonies set
The community is invited to attend graduations ceremonies for Black Canyon Jr-Sr High School and Emmett High School.
- Black Canyon seniors will graduate at 2 pm Friday, May 20th, at the Black Canyon Multipurpose Room.
- Emmett High seniors will graduate at 7 pm Thursday, May 26th, at the Ford Idaho Center.
- No tickets are required.
Middle School wins $100,000 fitness center
Ribbon cutting for the state-of-the-art cardio/strength center will be held in the fall
Emmett Middle School is one of three Idaho schools to receive a state-of-the-art $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center featuring a circuit training center that includes stationary multi-exercise equipment for strength and cardio fitness.
The award includes customized design, delivery and installation of the equipment within the school’s existing building structure. Once the fitness center is installed at the Emmett Middle School, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this fall.
Physical Education Teacher Dana Williams said the application was a group effort with help from fellow staff members Jeremiah Wright, Denise Sherman and Shannon Anderson. She asked students Bailey McMillan, Ellie Gurney, Ty McConnell, Lincoln Thayn and Daxtyn Williams to help make a video for the grant.
“We are so excited to have access to more fitness opportunities. Our middle school physical education department has a variety of physical education opportunities with regular PE, weight training, walk fit, adaptive PE and adaptive PE mentoring,” Williams said. “This fitness center just enhances the opportunities as now we can add fitness classes and give PE classes access to fitness equipment that are regularly used by the weight training classes. This is a great thing for EMS.”
“I’m excited that so many elementary and middle schools took the opportunity to apply for this gift from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils,” Gov. Brad Little said. “There were so many entries that really highlighted how our state, educators and students prioritize fitness. Congratulations to the three winning schools and everyone who applied.”
“We had a tremendous response from schools throughout the great state of Idaho,” said fitness icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld, NFGFC chairman. “None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of Gov. Brad Little and Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, who helped make this campaign a huge success by putting the health and well-being of children first.”
“These three schools really embodied our mission of building a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world,” Steinfeld said. “Congratulations to all. We look forward to visiting these schools during our ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the fitness centers this fall!”
School Board approves renaming of football field, gym
Special honor for Villanueva and Mullins
Thank you to Huskie Alum Scott McGann for taking the initiative to honor two men who had lasting impacts on Emmett High School and the community.
Last week, the Board of Trustees approved the request to name the High School football field after Tony Villanueva and the High School gym after Ray Mullins.
Preschool applications due June 30
The Emmett School District has opened registration for the 2022-2023 school year preschool program. The deadline to submit applications is June 30.
On or about July 1, 36 students – 18 for the morning session and 18 for the afternoon session will be selected in a lottery drawing and parents will be notified after July 4th.
Little Huskies Preschool enrollment packets can be picked up at the District Office, 119 N. Wardwell Ave., or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool Program Director Shannon Anderson asks parents to register, only if their child meets at least one of the following situations:
The student is currently on the waiting list for Head Start.
The student did not qualify for Emmett School District developmental preschool services.
The student qualifies for services under the McKinney-Vento Act (see paperwork included in registration packet for details.)
The student is currently on the waiting list for another preschool, or the student is not enrolled elsewhere.
The student lives in the household of an immediate family member who is an employee of Emmett School District.
Congrats to Emmett Employees of the Year
Congratulations to our Employees of the Year and retirees of 2022. The Gem County Education Association selects the candidates after nominations are sought.
They, along with our retirees, were honored at a dinner earlier this month.
Free & Reduced Meal Applications due May 26
Since the start of the pandemic, we have been proud to serve all students breakfast and lunch at no cost regardless of the family income. Free meals will end prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
The District will need to charge for meals, starting August 22.
So, we are asking families to submit a 2021-2022 SY Free & Reduced Meal Application before May 26th, and a 2022-2023 application again in August, to ensure your student has a 30-day carryover status into the new school year. Doing it twice eliminates gaps between school years.
Applications are completely confidential and will not be shared.
- Read more and see the application - English
Las solicitudes son completamente confidenciales y no se compartirán. Leer más para ver la aplicación - Spanish
Summer School activities scheduled
Secondary Summer School: Registration/first day of will be held June 3 at Black Canyon
Emmett Summer School begins June 3rd! Registration will be held along with an orientation on the same day at Black Canyon Junior Senior High School!
Emmett School District’s Summer School at Black Canyon for middle and high school students begins Friday, June 3rd, according to Summer School Principal Stu Peterson. Summer School ends Friday, July 8th, or earlier if required course work is done.
Middle School Registration: Friday, June 3rd, 7:30-11:30
High School Registration: Friday, June 3rd, 12:00-4:30
Black Canyon Junior-Senior High School, 400 S. Pine St. Suite #2
Free "jump start" classes planned for Incoming 6th graders at EMS
Lunch, t-shirts and learning supplies will be provided.
Choose one of the following ways to register:
1) Call: Denise Biegler-Sherman 208/365-2521x1218 and leave a message with the following information
2) Email: Denise Biegler-Sherman email@example.com with the following information
3) Go online and fill out the registration form: https://forms.gle/yfvBdLv9NqNwMwt68
Elementary school scheduled for classes that begin June 13; invitations were sent home to parents if their children qualified in math/literacy
Emmett School District’s Elementary Summer School will be at Carberry Elementary June 13- July 1, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am -1:00 pm, .
Invitations were sent home to parents, whose children qualified, earlier this month.
No fees are required to attend this summer program.
Breakfast & lunch will be provided.
Transportation may be provided based on availability.
The Elementary Summer School program is geared to help students who need to work on math and literacy skills before proceeding to the next grade level. It is going to be a hands-on learning experience with an emphasis on science.
For more information, call Dr. Love at (208) 365-0839 X1422 or email DrLove@isd221.net.
School District Policies: Do you know where to find them?
The Board of Trustees and district staff have been updating policies. You can find current and updated policies here.