Monthly Edublog- Volume 3
Dear LPOSD Families -
What a terrific start to our year! Every day I see students engaged at school – reading, calculating math problems, creating art, connecting with their peers at lunch, playing kickball outside, and much more. When I talk with students, they are genuinely happy to be back at school. It is so inspiring to see young minds eager to learn and grow 😁.
Much gratitude to all the families that attended one of our three Community Input Forums last week. Getting to meet you, hear your concerns, answer questions, and talk face-to-face was truly invaluable. We look forward to reading the input and working together to build our District’s next 5-year Strategic Plan. If you have not had the opportunity to complete the survey, take less than 10 minutes and access the survey HERE. Your opinion matters - thank you, bwm
Dr. Becky W. Meyer, Superintendent
More on Community Forums
If you have not yet participated in the Strategic Planning Survey as a parent, staff, student, grandparent, or neighbor, please do so at your earliest convenience (link below). The survey will close on Friday, October 21, 2022. We truly value the input of all stakeholders and desire to have a higher participation rate to guide the 5 Year Strategic Plan. Thank you!
Sandpoint Rotary Donates $80,000 to Book Trust
Since 2014, Lake Pend Oreille School District has taken part in a program called Book Trust. The intent of the program is to supply entire primary grade levels across the district with access to interest-based choices for reading. In Book Trust, each child is given a budget of $7.00. They get to manage that budget and select books from Scholastic Reading Club, which they can bring home to read with their families and keep. When students have a choice to read books about topics of interest, it fosters a love of reading! LPOSD is the only school district in the state to take part in the program, and the results are outstanding!
This year, LPOSD is able to offer the program to students in Kindergarten through Third Grade thanks to local partnerships. PAFE donated over $11,000 to the program, and Rotary gave $50,000 raised from the CHAFE 150...but then added an additional $30,000 check to help fund the program! This will result in over 1,000 children who are building their personal libraries to read and re-read beloved books, enhancing their opportunity to read at home! The chart below shows the powerful impact that reading at home has on student achievement. Families and educators in LPOSD are so thankful for the Book Trust Program!
This parent and educator, shares a bit about Book Trust from her unique perspective.
Honoring Constitution Day in Our District
LPOSD celebrates constitution day
Two-hundred and thirty-five years ago, on Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed by 39 delegates in Philadelphia. Following this, founders worked alongside states to create solutions that would allow for the Constitution to become ratified. The compromises with states like Massachusetts resulted in ratifying 10 amendments to the U.S.
Litehouse Charity Golf Classic Benefits PAFE, Expands Funding for LPOSD Programs
The 2022 Litehouse Charity Golf Classic took place on September 7, raising incredible amounts of money to benefit education in our community.
PAFE Executive Director Amy Longanecker reports, "the tournament was a huge success, with proceeds benefitting the Panhandle Alliance for Education. Over 110 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course with special guest PGA Professional Justin Lower on-hand for anyone willing to challenge him. Great feedback was received when Litehouse employees and vendors learned they were helping to support the addition of the Residential Carpentry and Pre-apprenticeship Program at Sandpoint High School."
LPOSD is grateful for the continued support of Litehouse over the decades, and loves the powerhouse partnership between PAFE and Litheouse Inc. supporting local education!
RAPTOR VISITOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO LPOSD
- All schools will utilize Raptor Visitor Management System to strengthen school safety
- Allows LPOSD to know who is in buildings at all times
- All visitors entering a district building will be asked to present an ID (Such as a Driver's License)
- IDs get scanned in to the system
- Once entry is approved, Raptor issues a badge identifying the visitor
- Your cooperation and support to enhance school safety is appreciated!
Do You Follow Us on Instagram?
Recently, LPOSD #84 started an Instagram page where we share video and picture highlights from all around the district. Give us a follow, if you aren't already. Click the photo to see more posts!
N. ID High School Aeropsace Program Provides STEM Training
Watch this outstanding video featuring ACES (Aerospace Center of Excellence Sandpoint)! Ken Larson and other volunteers selflessly dedicate time to create unique opportunities for student career pathway education in aerospace and aviation. "We Build 'Em, We Fly 'Em"!
October 12th is Walk and Roll to School Day
Lake Pend Oreille School District Safe Routes to School invites local families to join students for Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 12th. Walk and Roll to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safe routes for walking and biking, and to emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children and pedestrian safety. This event builds connections between families, schools, and the broader community. For more information on how each school will participate in this event, click on the document below.
Copy of Walk and Roll School Details
Invitation: Walk and Roll to School Day You're invited to join your future community successors on International Walk and Roll to School Day: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022 Walk and Roll to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasiz...
LPOSD Students Featured on the Front Page!
SHS Teacher Receives Leading Idaho Grant
Congratulations to teacher Liz Smith, on acquiring a CTE Leading Idaho grant to fully fund "Body Interact" (a clinical simulator) for her classes. Sandpoint High School was one of 27 rural secondary schools to receive grant funding. With more than $50,000 awarded to SHS for the purpose of infusing new technology to strengthen CTE opportunities for students, the money will pay for 5 years of the virtual patient-simulator.
This year, roughly 65 SHS students (enrolled in Medical Terminology and CNA courses) will utilize the technology to develop critical thinking and teamwork skills. Bonner County's future doctors, nurses, and health specialists are being equipped with state of the art technology thanks to you, Mrs. Smith!
Watch the video below to learn more about Body Interact.
Schweitzer Funatics Program - Application Deadline Approaching
- Scholarships for the Funatics program are funded by North Idaho Mountain Sports Education Fund Inc.
- The organization will sponsor over 100 children
- Eligible children for the scholarship are Bonner and Boundary County residents, ages 7-17. Children qualify based on economic need and will receive a season pass + equipment rental + a Saturday or Sunday lesson program.
- Application requirements include letters of recommendation and tax return info.
- Apply here at the NIMSEF website until October 5th.
Are You a Great Candidate?
Various other positions available. We have plenty of great opportunities to be a part of our team!
U.S. Government Program Offers Free Passes to 4th Graders
Click the photo below to sign your child up for the program!