District News

Board Approves Supplemental Levy Election

On January 9, 2017 the Post Falls School District Board of Trustees approved a Supplemental Levy Election to be held on March 14, 2017.  For more information regarding the Levy Election please see the attached flyer.  

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National Merit Finalist

Ashley Dewitt, a senior at Post Falls High School, is a finalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program. She qualified based on her outstanding performance on the PSAT and SAT college entrance examinations.  Students earning the National Merit Scholarship Finalist standing must score in the top one-half of one percent of the two million students who take the PSAT during their junior year.  In addition, they must score equally high on the SAT in their senior year, submit an application with teacher recommendations and demonstrate a commitment to academics and student involvement.

Ashley plans to attend Washington State University in the Honors College, majoring in microbiology and political science with a minor in Spanish. Ashley is state president and international co-vice president for Job’s Daughters, a young women’s service and leadership organization. She is also president for the Post Falls chapter of National Honor Society and participates in Quiz Bowl. Ashley currently holds an impressive 4.27 accumulated grade point average. She has completed multiple dual credit courses through University of Idaho during her sophomore, junior and senior academic years. She will receive a $2500 college scholarship and qualifies for additional National Merit Scholarship monies to be awarded later this spring.  Colleges and Universities compete to get Merit Scholars to attend their programs.

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Harrison Baker: DAR Essay Contest Winner

The Lt. George Farragut Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Coeur d’Alene awarded Harrison Boyd Baker as winner of their state American History Essay contest for 8th grade.  He will now go on to compete regionally. Harrison is the son of Bruce and Kathy Baker and a student at River City Middle School. The students in Nancy Hick’s 8th grade English class entered the contest with the prompt “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks”.  Congratulations Harrison!

Local Dentists Provide Dental Education

The Post Falls School District would like to thank the following local dentists for volunteering their time to conduct dental education presentations for all students grades K – 6:
Dr. Barlow – Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Peach – Peach Orthodontics
Dr. Curtis – Curtis Orthodontics
Dr. Elliot – Post Falls Family Dental
Dr. Dance – Dr. Dance Dentistry for Kids

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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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


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. 


Congratulations PFHS Robotics Club!

The PFHS Robotics Club received a $500 contribution from Esterline Advanced Input Systems of Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday, January 10th.  This money will be used to help fund the group’s participation in the First Tech Challenge Idaho Championship being held at the University of Idaho on February 11th, 2017.  This is the club’s second year at the high school and it will be their second trip to the competition.

Invent Idaho Winners


Lily Still – 3rd place – 1-2 adaptations
Logan Lamb – 3rd place – 3-4 adaptations
Scarlet Malone – 3rd place – 1-2 adaptations
Jules Verne/Cobin Seath – 1st place – 1-2 adaptations
Jules Verne/Kyjaun Mayer – 3rd place – 3-4 adaptations
Jules Verne/Tori Sims – 1st place – 3-4 adaptations
Jules Verne / Clark Massey – 3rd place – 1-2 non working
Rayleigh Reynolds – 2nd place – 1-2 working model
MacKenzy Nelson – 1st place – 1-2 working model
Jaren Wallace - Best of Catergory for working model

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