Caldwell School District Update
From Superintendent Dr. N. Shalene French
Caldwell Online Academy Student Author
Miche Ami just finished writing her first book. This amazing Caldwell Online Academy 8th grade student describes her book, Ends of the Earth, as fantasy action, with a little bit of adventure.
"It was just going to be a small little five minute 'what if' and it turned out to be so much more," said Miche. "A plot started coming out, characters started coming out, the beginning and the end, the series of events, and everything like that."
Miche says her teachers in Caldwell have inspired her to be creative. The process took her just under a year to complete, and she will be using the knowledge she has gained for her second book. She is hoping to finish the sequel in less than a year.
2022 Special Olympics Field Day
“All the smiles on the kids' faces really reminds us of what we do and our mission of serving those with intellectual disabilities and giving them opportunities to experience joy with other Special Olympics athletes and the community,” said Allison Hevner, Chief Finance Officer for Special Olympics Idaho.
College of Idaho student-athletes facilitated and helped students through different field day activities. In addition, Caldwell first responders gave tours of the fire trucks, police cars, and the SWAT vehicle. Mayor Jarom Wagoner also joined in the celebration.
Thank you to everyone who came together to make this event happen.
CHS Class of 2022 Honors Reception
Congratulations to Caldwell High School's Academic Honors Graduates.
CHS recognizes the "Top 10" senior honor students each year. This year, these graduates have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.03.
CHS also recognizes high-honors graduates who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. This year 43 seniors will be recognized for this achievement. In addition, 46 seniors will receive Advanced Placement recognition, while 10 seniors will receive a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) diploma, and four seniors will receive a Career Technical Education (CTE) diploma.
Principal Wilson says the Class of 2022 has persevered through a lot of trials and tribulations in their four years of high school, yet continued to dedicate themselves to their studies. "I'm just amazed everyday how they persevered and overcame the challenges of the last two years," said Wilson. "They have really taken advantage of all the programs we offer at Caldwell High School and have continued to excel in those programs."
Congratulations to all! The future is bright here in Caldwell.
Advanced Learning Program
The Advanced Learning Program provides opportunities for students who demonstrate academic readiness. Students are provided rigorous learning opportunities with dedicated teachers. The program is developed to support students with exceptional academic abilities and skills that are significantly advanced in relationship to students of similar age, experience, or environment.
Lorena, a fifth grade ALP scholar, says the program has helped her move out of her comfort zone and build up her confidence: "It helps build leadership, it also helps build independence because some of the projects we do with groups, but some we do by ourselves, so it teaches us responsibility."
You can find out more information about the Advanced Learning Program by clicking here.
Innovative Educator - Librarian Cheryl Griebenow
Summer Reading Celebration
The event will be held at the Reel Luxe Theatre in Downtown Caldwell. All participants can enter into a drawing for a $100 gift card to Rediscovered Books.
There is free parking behind the theater along the railroad tracks. We hope to see you there!
Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
Thank you to Caldwell Fine Arts for coming out to our schools and celebrating with our students!
Addressing Youth E-Cigarette Use and Vaping in Schools
You can talk to your children or other young people you know about the dangers of e-cigarettes. Tell them about the harm that nicotine in any form can do to their growing brain. Let them know that you have a strong stance against them using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, now or in the future. Even if you have used tobacco yourself, they will listen if you discuss your struggles with nicotine addiction.
Sometimes adults need help to start the conversation about health topics they're not familiar with, like e-cigarettes. This tip sheet below offers ideas for conversation starters, if you need a little help. Print it for yourself or share it with your children. Ask them what they think after reading the tip sheet.
WE ARE HIRING!
The Caldwell School District is looking for kitchen staff/cooks, custodians, special education paraprofessionals, safe school aids, community schools liaisons, substitute teachers, and behavior interventionists for all levels.
If you know someone who would be a good fit for any of these positions, please encourage them to apply online at www.caldwellschools.org.
We provide substitute teacher training through STEDI.org.