District News

Cross Country Team Helps Food Bank
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The Post Falls High School Cross Country Team recently volunteered to assist the Post Falls Food Bank with a remodeling project.   Over 20 students and coaches helped moved shelving and other hard to move items after school hours.  Coach Brian Trefry stated;  “This team is not only committed to running but to making our community better”.   Thank you team!

 

Post Falls High School Joins Rachel’s Challenge

All Post Falls High School students and staff participated in the initial training for participation in Rachel’s Challenge on October 18. 

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Board Appoints Bridget Eismann for Vacant Zone 4 Trustee Position
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The Board of Trustees appointed Bridget Eismann to fill the open Zone 4 position during the regular September board meeting on September 12, 2016.  The position became vacant as a result of the resignation of Trustee Donagene Turnbow.  The four current Trustees unanimously approved Eismann and commented that they felt she would be “a wonderful addition to the Board”.  Welcome Trustee Eismann and thank you for your service!

The Board of Trustees also took action to elect Dave Paul as Board Chairman and Bonnie Beaulieu as Board Vice-Chair.

Harmon is appointed Principal at PFMS

The Board of Trustees appointed Mr. Brad Harmon as the principal of Post Falls Middle School starting fall 2016.  Brad most recently served as the assistant principal at River City Middle School starting in 2012.  Mr. Harmon was the principal of New Vision High School from 2010 to 2012 and was a classroom teacher at Post Falls Middle School and River City Middle School from 2004 to 2010.  Brad will replace Principal Debbi Davis who took a job out of state after serving as the PFMS Principal for 11 years.  Brad is a graduate of Post Falls High School, the University of Idaho and the University of Phoenix.

Winter Weather 
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Winter Weather May Cause School Closures

On occasion it is necessary for school to be cancelled because of inclement weather. The district will provide up-to-date information regarding potential closures at this site. Other emergency information can be found under Current Emergencies on the district website. In most cases, the decision to keep school open or to close school will be made by 5:30am.

The district takes very seriously any safety related issues for students, staff, parents and patrons caused by severe weather. The district Transportation Supervisor assesses the current driving conditions prior to 5:30am and is in contact with the Idaho State Police and officials with the City of Post Falls and the Post Falls Highway District to gather information regarding road conditions. The Superintendent and the Transportation Supervisor will review the available road condition information and will drive various roads to see first hand the current driving conditions.

The Superintendent will make the decision whether to conduct school or not. If the decision is to close school, the local media will be contacted immediately. The district provides the information to KXLY, KVNI, KCDA, KISS, KDRK radio and KREM-2, KXLY-4 AND KHQ-6 television stations. The district will also utilize the SchoolMessenger notification system for parents with texting capabilities on their cell phones who have opted in to the SchoolMessenger system.

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PFHS Student Will Perform at Carnegie Hall

 Olivia Ward, a Junior at Post Falls High School, has been selected for the 2017 High School honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.  She will perform Alto 1 in February with the High School Honors Chorale Ensemble.

Earlier this year, Olivia auditioned and was selected as one of the top high school performers.  She is one of 750 high school students selected from over 18,000 nominations this year.  Olivia is a member of the Troubadours at PFHS.  In response to her selection as a Finalist, Olivia said, “Oh my gosh!  I’m going to New York to sing at Carnegie Hall!”   Olivia is also a member of the PFHS Varsity Swim Team and is a member of National Honor Society.    Congratulations Olivia!

District Sees Enrollment Growth

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Student Enrollment grew by approximately 2% this fall.  The district enrollment is now 5,838 students as compared to 5,733 last year at this time.  River City Middle School saw a large increase in its enrollment.  Current enrollment is 662 as compared to 618 this time last year.  The opening of the new Greensferry Elementary School helped to handle this student growth as well.  Greensferry opened with 340 students.  The majority of those students came from Prairie View Elementary School and Ponderosa Elementary School.  The district will continue to monitor student growth and plan for future facility needs. 

VIEW ENROLLMENT CHART HERE
District Construction Update

District Construction Update

The citizens of Post Falls School District approved a $19.5 million Bond Levy in March of 2015 to fund numerous construction projects throughout the district. The multiple projects were constructed over a two year period. The following is an update regarding the progress to complete the approved projects.

Greensferry Elementary School The district awarded a contract to general contractor CNI to build a 50,000 square foot elementary school in the spring of 2015.  The new school was constructed and opened this fall for 340 students.  A dedication for the new school was held on September 1.  The majority of the students that currently occupy our beautiful new school come from two schools; Prairie View Elementary School and Ponderosa Elementary School.  The school was needed to relieve overcrowding at both schools.  Greensferry Elementary School is located on the corner of Bunting Avenue and Greensferry Road.  The school was named after the historical ferry crossing of the Spokane River.  Kathy Baker, formerly at Ponderosa Elementary School, now serves as the principal at Greensferry.

High School Auditorium  The district awarded a contract to general contractor Ginno Construction to construct a Performing Arts Auditorium at Post Falls High School. Construction started in the spring of 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by October of this year. The auditorium will be available for use by mid-October.

High School Auxiliary Gymnasium  The district awarded a contract to general contractor Ginno Construction to construct an Auxiliary Gymnasium at Post Falls High School. Construction started in the spring of 2016. The project has been completed and the facility has been available for student use since September.

River City Middle School Second Story Addition The River City addition was available for students and staff when school started on September 8, 2015. Eighth grade students have occupied the second story classroom addition. The district owes a debt of gratitude to our contractor, CNI, for being able to complete the project on time. The construction timeline was very short considering the size of the project.

West Ridge Elementary School Classroom Addition Two classrooms were added to West Ridge Elementary School during the summer of 2016. The two rooms are currently occupied by staff and students. Darden Enterprises constructed the project.

Mullan Trail Elementary School Update  During the summer of 2015 Mullan Trail Elementary School went through a major update with the addition of new energy efficient windows, exterior siding, new dropped interior ceilings, new carpet and paint. The project was ready for staff and students last fall.

Heating Units The district installed new heating units in three buildings during the summer of 2015; Frederick Post Learning Center, Mullan Trail Elementary School and Seltice Elementary School. The new units replaced units that were over 35 years old. The new heating units are energy efficient models.
 

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