Caldwell School District Update

From Superintendent Dr. N. Shalene French

November 17, 2022

Honoring our Veterans

We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Veterans Day every November 11th to honor our Veterans and our active-duty military. It is a privilege to pay tribute to all American Veterans who have served our country honorably during war or peacetime. We are humbled by their example, devotion, and sacrifice. We are so thankful for their willingness to protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy.

Spotlight on Fall Sports

We had an exciting 2022 fall sports season!

Congratulations to our boy's soccer team for winning the 2022 State Championship, after defeating Bishop Kelly in a dramatic penalty kick shootout!

Our boys' soccer team finished the season undefeated. They scored a total of 96 goals and only allowed nine goals scored against them during the season. We also want to take this opportunity to thank them for their example of sportsmanship.

Congratulations to all of our fall sports teams on their successful seasons! Thank you to our student-athletes and coaches for representing Caldwell High School and the Caldwell Community.

Highlighting our Fine Arts

The Caldwell High School Marching Band added another trophy to their collection, as they placed 2nd in the 4A Division at the District III competition last month.

The Cougar's theme for this year was The Nile, the River of Life with musical pieces centered around an Egyptian setting. The 40-student marching band has been improving every year. Out of the 25 schools competing in the entire competition, which includes 5A schools, Caldwell placed 12th overall.

"They worked really hard and did everything that I had asked of them. This year was exciting because the students kept getting better and better," said Jeff Nelson, Director of Bands.

Nearly 3,000 high school students from around the Treasure Valley participated in the season finale for local school marching bands.

Caldwell High School Madrigals

The Caldwell High School Madrigals recently had six singers selected for All-State. Over 1,900 musicians auditioned for less than 500 spots between choir, band, and orchestra. Caldwell High is honored to have six choir students selected for All-State.

The award-winning Madrigal Choir will perform their Holiday Festival at Caldwell High School on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Latinos in Action Course

Latinos in Action helps bridge the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students to create positive change in our community. Latinos in Action accomplishes this by focusing on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills.

Because of this unique combination, the Latinos in Action model has proven effective throughout the United States. In 2015, LIA was awarded the White House Bright Spot for Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Excellence in Hispanic Education.

Even though Latinos in Action is in its inaugural semester at Caldwell High School, the students are already experiencing many leadership opportunities. For example, Latinos in Action students help tutor elementary students at Washington Elementary School every Thursday.

"I like being able to connect with (the elementary) students because it allows them to be in an environment with older people," said Sophomore, Jolette Peralta. "This really allows us to bring out our leadership skills."

Last week, Latinos in Action students had the opportunity to hear from the Founder and President of Latinos in Action, Dr. Enriquez. Dr. Enriquez developed Latinos in Action with the end goal to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness.

Latinos in Action operates as a year-long elective course. Caldwell High School is the first school in the Treasure Valley to offer this leadership class.

Community Schools

Caldwell School District has recently expanded its Community Schools Strategy. Community Schools now include Washington, Lincoln, and Sacajawea Elementary Schools.

Community Schools is a local engagement strategy that creates and coordinates opportunities with its public school to accelerate student success. It serves as a means to focus on local decision-making that responds to the unique needs of each school community.

"We can't do it alone. Everyone has special connections to key demographics, patients, and community members. We know that connecting with them helps us connect with more families," said Jesus Blanco, Community Outreach for Terry Reilly Health Services.

By bringing together the assets of a neighborhood, Community Schools can efficiently and effectively utilize resources to advance the well-being of children and their families. If you would like to find out more information on Community Schools or know who your Community School Liaison is click here.

Crosswalk Safety

We have witnessed people driving far too fast in school zones and not stopping at crosswalks. We have to ensure our students' safety as they walk to and from school.

With these darker mornings, we encourage you to be on the lookout for those still walking, biking, and waiting for the bus.

Parents, if your child walks to school consider having them wear bright clothes, bring a flashlight or headlamp, or wear reflectors in an effort to make them more visible.

We ask everyone to please remain vigilant when driving in school zones. For those who bring your children or siblings to school, we ask that you be patient and thoughtful during pick up and drop off time.

Viral video of SRO dancing at Caldwell High School homecoming dance

A video of Caldwell Police Department School Resource Officer Eric Resendez went viral for all the right reasons when he busted a move on the dance floor with the kids at Caldwell High School’s Homecoming Dance.

Find out why he says it was a great way to connect with the students.

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Community Events

Looking for something fun to do? Below are a few upcoming community events happening in Caldwell. To find out about more events happening in Caldwell visit the City of Caldwell Community Events Calendar.


Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Caldwell School District has a number of open positions.

If you know someone who would be a good fit for any of these positions, please encourage them to apply online at

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