#KSD Ready & Resilient

Update from Kuna Superintendent Wendy Johnson


In this update:

  • Gearing up for the year's biggest celebrations: Graduation!
  • Summer learning opportunities
  • Future Ready: Kuna students earn welding certifications
  • In case you missed it! KSD Orchestra concert
  • "Be Outside Kuna" starts today!
  • Mark your calendar to sign up June 7-12 for Kuna Library Summer Reading Program
  • COVID data dashboards
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Gearing up for the year's biggest celebration: Graduation!

Kuna Families

We're looking forward to celebrating with our families our high school graduations!

In our last update about graduation ceremonies, we were looking for a venue that would not restrict the number of guests at Initial Point's graduation. Since then, Idaho moved to Stage 4 of Reopening and no limits on group size.

Initial Point's ceremony will remain at the Kuna Performing Art Center (KPAC) with everyone welcome at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26.

The next day, Thursday, May 27 is a district wide 2-hour early release to allow families and staff to participate in KHS graduation activities at the Idaho Center in Nampa at 3 p.m.

We are so excited to be able to host both of these important celebrations in person this year!

Sign-up for Elementary Summer Program open!

Shortly after the school year ends, we will offer summer learning opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students through June.


A free extended learning opportunity for elementary children called HEROES (Health, English, Reading, Opportunities, Engineering, Science.) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 14 to July 2.

This summer program focuses on building language and math skills through integrated experiences in all of the HEROES subjects.

This is open to all our elementary students but will be hosted at one or two of the schools to be determined based on interest. Busing and meals will be provided!

Please register using this registration form.


The focus of our middle and high school programs will be on credit recovery. Our elementary summer program will be focused on providing any student an opportunity to restore learning opportunities that were disrupted as a result of the pandemic.

You should have received information about these from your child's school. If you didn't, please call the school office.

Future Ready: Kuna students earn welding certifications

Last week, several Kuna High School students passed difficult performance tasks to earn several welding certifications. Earning these certifications while in high school gives our students an advantage in applying for higher skilled (and paying) jobs. Thank you to teacher Travis Edwards for your dedication to our welding students!

Special recognition goes to Dylan Miller and Ethan Wesley. Dylan is the first Kuna student to pass the extremely difficult SMAW 3G weld, and Ethan passed the challenging GTAW 3G and 4G welds.

  • Josie Baker: GMAW1G
  • Seth Barrus: GMAW4G
  • Kayla Browning: GTAW1G
  • Ryan Eakin: GMAW 3G
  • Makayla Greany: GMAW 3G, GTAW 1G
  • Kolby Mendes: GMAW 3G, GMAW 4G, GTAW 2G, GTAW 1G
  • Dylan Miller: GMAW 3G, GMAW 4G, SMAW 3G
  • Ryver Mills: GMAW 3G
  • Kasen Mower: SMAW 1G
  • Blake Nourse: SMAW 1G
  • Beau RamseyGMAW3G, GMAW 1G, SMAW 1G
  • KaedonSchutz: GMAW 3G
  • Cameron Turcato: GMAW 3G
  • Hayden Van Acker: GMAW 1G
  • Ethan Wesely: GTAW 3G, GTAW 4G
  • Isaac Wheeler: GTAW1G
  • Dominic Wurtz: SMAW1G
  • Tristan Yore: SMAW1G

What do all those acronyms mean?

  • GMAW = Gas Metal Arc Welding (wire feed or MIG welding)
  • SMAW = Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick welding)
  • GTAW = Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG welding)
  • 1G = flat groove weld
  • 2G = horizontal groove weld
  • 3G = vertical groove weld
  • 4G = overhead groove weld
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In case you missed it! KSD Orchestra concert

Our orchestra program held its final concert of the year last week. The photo above is from the combined final number performance which included student musicians from Fremont Middle, Kuna Middle, and Kuna High schools.

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"Be Outside Kuna" starts today!

We're joining our city and local businesses in encouraging families to get outside and enjoy physical activities this summer and ... perhaps win some great prizes!


Starts: Friday, May 21
Ends: Wednesday, Aug.11


GET YOUR BINGO CARD! Online to download and print: Be Outside Kuna BINGO Card (It also is attached to this email) or pick up at:

  • Kuna City Hall (751 W 4th St. Kuna, ID)

  • Kuna Parks and Recreation Dept. (270 Orchard Ave, Kuna)

  • Freedom Fitness (1075 E Kuna Rd. Suite 110, Kuna)



  • Mark off the squares by completing the listed activity.

  • Bring each BINGO (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) into the Clerk's Office located in Kuna City Hall for a prize!


  • Cards are due by Aug. 11

  • Bring your blackout card to the Clerk's Office located in Kuna City Hall to be entered into a drawing for a prize!

  • All BLACKOUTS are invited to join Mayor Stear for lunch in the park AND are entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing for a chance to win: a BIKE from Rise Above, a SCOOTER from Freedom Fitness, or a BASKETBALL HOOP from the City/Parks Dept.

Call the Clerk's Office at 208.387.7726 OR come visit us at Kuna City Hall!

Be sure to follow the Be Outside Kuna BINGO Facebook Event Page and the City of Kuna Facebook for updates!

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Mark your calendar to sign up June 7-12 for Kuna Library Summer Reading Program

The Kuna Library has a great line up of activities planned for its annual summer reading program. Kids who sign up June 7-12 can get a free book! You can learn more here.

Staff & Teacher COVID Data Dashboard

Information about staff and teacher absences in our school related to COVID

Student COVID Data Dashboard

Information about student absences in our school related to COVID.

Superintendent Wendy Johnson

I am a superintendent of an amazing school district in Kuna, Idaho. I love serving children, teachers and families and having an impact on the future. #ksdready&resilient #ksdempower #futureready