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October 24th, 2011

BHS grows dual enrollment program

October 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School's dual enrollment program has grown in recent years and students are now able to choose from 33 dual credit courses and other college credit options while in high school.
Blackfoot High School Principal John Pearce and Dean of Students and Counselor Vicki Johnson made a presentation to the Blackfoot School Board of Trustees last week about the advanced education opportunities currently offered at BHS.

Former parks employee seeks reduction of sentence

October 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The attorney representing Michael Roy Conn was in court Monday requesting reconsideration of Rule 35, a motion for reduction of sentence.
Conn is a former Blackfoot City Parks department employee who pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old in September 2010. He was sentenced to seven to 17 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.

October 23rd

Black-Snake alums win pair of state soccer championships

October 24, 2011

CALDWELL — It was a scene that played out all year long. Anytime Blackfoot or Snake River soccer was discussed you couldn't help but notice the smiles and the pride that fans showed towards the two teams.
What will catch those unfamiliar with the two squads by surprise is the genuine love that the two teams have for one another. Yes, long time rivals have become best of friends both on and off the field, well at least on the soccer pitch that is.

Community welcomes 116th soldiers home

October 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — For many members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team of the Idaho National Guard, being away from their homes and families is not a new experience — several just completed their second or third deployment— but each time coming home is just as sweet.
The community of Blackfoot welcomed home the 116th Saturday night with an informal bonfire and chili dinner. Several guardsmen and their families were in attendance.

October 21st

Tribal member offers cleanup solution

October 22, 2011

POCATELLO — A member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes with an extensive history as a non-degreed engineer disagrees with the Environmental Protection Agency's assertion that there is no safe alternative to capping the former FMC site of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund site, which lies largely within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
The site contains a variety of dangerous materials, including elemental phosphorus and radioactive materials.

3 Shelley schools earn state AYP

October 22, 2011

SHELLEY – Three Shelley schools—Shelley High School (SHS), Sunrise Elementary and Hobbs Middle School—received letters of commendation from the Idaho Department of Education. These three schools have met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards set by the State of Idaho.
“All three schools met AYP standards in all 41 categories,” said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.
The football team from SHS was also named academic state champions for fall sports in the 4A division, he said.

3 Shelley schools earn state AYP

October 22, 2011

SHELLEY – Three Shelley schools—Shelley High School (SHS), Sunrise Elementary and Hobbs Middle School—received letters of commendation from the Idaho Department of Education. These three schools have met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards set by the State of Idaho.
“All three schools met AYP standards in all 41 categories,” said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.
The football team from SHS was also named academic state champions for fall sports in the 4A division, he said.

October 20th

Blackfoot High's Kartchner receives ISJ education award

October 21, 2011

POCATELLO — Blackfoot High School government teacher Holly Kartchner was surprised when her name was left off the program of the Idaho State Journal's Business and Achievement Awards on Thursday.
She was more surprised a few minutes later when she was named as the 2011 recipient of the Education/K-12 award.
"I believe we need to fight the arrogance of ignorance," she said in accepting the award. "It's my responsibility to destroy that arrogance of ignorance and let (her students) become the community members she wants to be."

Moreland students get demonstration from INL firemen

October 21, 2011

MORELAND — In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, firemen from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) spoke to students at Moreland Elementary Thursday.
"In case of a fire in your house, what are you supposed to do?" asked INL fireman Todd Leavitt.
"Get out," was the reply.
"What if you can't get out of your room? Are you supposed to hide in a closet or under the bed?"
"No," the students replied.
"When we come crawling in to find you, slap the floor hard so we can hear you," Leavitt said.
"What if your clothes are on fire?" he asked.

Lloyd resigns from Blackfoot school board

October 21, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot School Board Trustee Bryce Lloyd submitted his resignation at the board meeting Thursday and Dr. Taylor Johansen was appointed to fill the vacancy.
In tending his resignation, Lloyd said he didn't have the time to devote to the school board and to his professional and personal obligations. Lloyd said he spoke to his constituents in Groveland to receive recommendations on who should be appointed to fill the Zone 4 vacancy. He recommended Johansen, who was approved on a 4-1 vote with Trustee Pete Lipovac casting the dissenting vote.

 

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