The Wildcat Wire

March 1 - March 5, 2021

Parent Conferences- Tues March 2nd

  • Virtual: Appointments will be virtual via zoom
  • Scheduling: Mentors will be sending communication for parents to sign up for a conference time
  • Time: 4pm to 8pm


**While Mentors will be sending communication for sign up, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s mentor to schedule a time for Tuesday.

Course Requesting for Next School Year


It is course requesting time for the next school year. Over the next couple of weeks students will be selecting courses and alternate options for next year. We need you to review class options and be prepared to select courses.


The courses you request, electives and alternates will determine your schedule next year.


Please take time to look at options, what is required, and be purposeful in your choices. Changes may not be possible in the fall.


Please review the dates below for your grade level. On the first date, you will meet with your mentor to review the requesting process, course requesting worksheet, and resources. The second date is when counselors will answer your questions and help you to complete the requesting process in Class Choice for next year’s classes. Your attendance is important!


March

2nd 9th grade course selection w/ counselors in BCA—Y students

3rd 10th grade Mentors review requesting resources w/ mentees

4th 9th grade course selection w/ counselors in BCA—X students


8th/9th 10th grade course selection in Speech/Multi-Media

10th 11th grade Mentors review requesting resources w/ mentees

11th/12th 11th grade course selection w/ counselors in US History


This link NSD High School Courses will take you to the Nampa School District Courses webpage.


On this page is helpful information for course requesting:

  • NSD Course Catalog -- provides course descriptions and all course requesting information
  • CTE/ICAT (career technical education) information – Pathway Reference Guide, Certification info, videos
  • Grade level course worksheets – identifies required classes and electives you will request each academic year
  • Quick Course Listing – lists courses available by grade level, identifies where the course is offered
  • Q & A about course selection and scheduling


Please review this information before requesting day. Make educated decisions for your next steps in your education!


We encourage you to look at the options for dual credit (college credit along with high school credit) courses. If you have questions about these courses, set up a time to talk with your counselor or the College and Career counselor.

Secondary to 4 Days a Week Starting March 29th

Wednesday will be a remote learning and intervention day


School Board Trustees met on Feb. 16 and made adjustments to the secondary school schedule, aligning it with the elementary schedule. Effective March 29 (the Monday after spring break), secondary students will attend school full-time, in-person four days a week, with Wednesday as a remote learning and intervention day.


More here.

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Attendance Information

Our attendance information for the week of February 16th-19th

9th – 94.8%

10th – 92.8%

11th – 93.3%

12th – 93.2%

Overall – 93.6%

Thank you for your help in getting kids to school during these difficult times for everyone. We are coming back to school with all students in session 4 days during the week on Monday, March 29th. To finish out the 4th quarter and the school year on a successful note attendance is going to continue to be very important. Every Wednesday there will be a time in which students need to check in with their mentors this is important to continue to do to get any academic or attendance support as needed.

Team & Staff of the Month - March

Staff of the Month goes to... Mr. Mestrovich!


Team of the Month goes to... Performing Arts! Congrats to Mrs. Calhoun, Ms. Hoovel, Ms. Rowley, Mrs. Whitmore, Mr. Stoppenhagen, Mr. Dion, Mrs. Caloca-Sene, Mr. McEntee, Mr. Mego & Ms. Roundy.

Senior Parents - Project Grad

Parents,

It’s time to talk Project Graduation! What is Project Graduation? It’s an after-graduation party that provides your Student with a safe environment to celebrate with their classmates. Let’s keep our Graduates safe all while providing for their well-earned last hoorah!


What can I do? The Senior class needs a committee of Senior parents to coordinate Project Grad. Would you like to Chair this event? Could you be part of the planning committee? If you are interested, please contact Caitlin Morris for more information at camorris@nsd131.org.

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College & Career Corner

Medical Simulator

From our Army Recruiters:


We have been informed that we have a STEM opportunity that could possibly benefit your student body. As of now it is allocated for your school on 5 April. This opportunity includes a Semi Trailer that comes with a medical simulator. This medical simulator provides your students with an interactive informational experience about different medical careers within and outside of the Army. I understand that there could be issues with Covid-19 restrictions, however the Army has taken steps to minimize the risk of exposure.


It will be here during both lunches on April 5th in the back parking lot.

College Rep Visits

Monday: College of Idaho

Tuesday: CWI

Thursday: Army

Friday: Army

Virtual College Visits - Wednesday March 3rd

DigiPen Institute of Technology: Is a four-year college outside of Seattle specializing in video game design and development, animation, computer science, and music and sound design. Please drop in to learn more!

https://digipen.zoom.us/j/93456448582


Montana State University: As Montana’s premier flagship university, MSU offers something beyond the conventional college experience. The people who live, work and play at MSU aren’t afraid to venture from what they know-to find a new place, to learn new things. Our researchers are pushing boundaries in their fields to make cutting-edge discoveries. Our professors are empowering students to go beyond the classroom to solve important real-world problems. Our students are making millions of acres of nearby wilderness their classroom, lab spaces, and playground. As a top-tier research institution, MSU is among the top 3 percent of colleges and universities in the nation for research expenditures. With a 90% undergraduate student population and over 250 academic programs in 8 different colleges, students never lack the opportunity to get engaged outside of the classroom and in participate in cutting-edge research.

https://zoom.us/j/91227844833