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Principal for New Elementary School

The Board of Trustees of Post Falls School District have appointed Mrs. Kathy Baker as the principal for the yet to be named new elementary school currently under construction. Mrs. Baker is our most senior elementary principal and her experience and skills will be highly beneficial as we prepare to open the new school for students in the fall of 2016. Mrs. Baker has been serving as principal of Ponderosa Elementary since 2003. Although Mrs. Baker is looking forward to her new opportunity in the district, she will long cherish the memories and relationships developed over the years at Ponderosa. The district will begin a process shortly to select the next principal of Ponderosa Elementary.

Valedictorians Selected

Meghan McLeod and Tanner Short have been selected a co-valedictorians of the Class of 2016.
Meghan is the daughter of Leroy and Lisa McLeod. Meghan has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist. She is involved in numerous activities including Tennis, Troubadours, Key Club and National Honors Society. She also is a volunteer at the legal aid office at Fairchild Air Force Base. She has a 4.30 grade point average. She will attend the University of Oklahoma.
Tanner Short is the son of Tim and Barbara Short. He is also involved in numerous activities including Tennis, Soccer, Cross Country, Drama, Key Club, Robotics, Forestry and National Honors Society. He has a 4.28 grade point average. Tanner will attend the University of Utah.

Post Falls Seniors Earn $4.3 Million in Scholarships

The Post Falls High School graduating Class of 2016 have received over $4,300,000 in college scholarship offers.  This year’s graduating class included a National Merit Finalist, Meghan McLeod.  Meghan scored in the top ½ of 1% of all high school students from across the country on the Scholastic Achievement Test (S.A.T.).  The following is a sampling of scholarship awards:

Ben Gibson - Gonzaga University - $76,000
Hannah Flaa - Empire Vending - $500
Tayler Ekness - University of Idaho - $16,000
Tarin Drapeau - Eastern Washington University - $40,000
Emily Davis - Post Falls Rotary - $1,000
Emily Danforth - Mary Emmett Scholarship - $1,000
Michelle Conn - Lewis and Clark State - $6,000
Star Bower - McGinley Trust - $1,500
Trevor Barlow - University of Utah - $80,000
Samantha Babcock - North Idaho College - $1,500
Janie Anderson - University of Rochester - $45,000
Emily Allis - Schneidmiller Scholarship -$38,264
Hunter Klass - Idaho State University - $2,500
Dominick Luby - Kiwanis - $500
Blake McLean - Post Falls Lions - $1,000
Sarah Mull - Idaho Opportunity Scholarship - $4,000
Connor Parks - Washington State University - $11,000
Marcy Peterson - University Of Idaho - $16,000
Aleah Rogers - Northern Arizona University - $16,000
Kirsten Rowley - North Idaho College Foundation - $1,500
Katie Schini - Ohio Northern University - $64,000
Tanner Short - University of Utah - $120,000
Zachary Smith - Pacific University - $46,000
Sara Waddell - Oregon State University - $56,000

Negotiations Meeting Scheduled

The Post Falls School District Administration and the Post Falls Education Association will hold a negotiations meeting on June 30, 2016 at 9:00am at the Post Falls High School library. This meeting is noticed per Idaho Code 74-206A(3).

PVE Students Excel at Math Competition

Prairie View’s fourth grade team consisting of Caden Schneider, Morgan Baker, Matthew Moler and Tevin Burns brought home a 1st place trophy in their division of the competition, with Matthew Moler placing first in the individual contest! This trophy follows behind Prairie View’s fourth grade 5th place trophy from a competition attended in April.

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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 following is an update regarding the progress to complete the approved projects:
River City Middle School Second Story Addition The River City addition was available for students and staff when school started on September 8. 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.
New Elementary School The district conducted a bid opening on July 28, 2015 and has awarded the bid to Contractors Northwest Inc. (CNI). The project construction is underway. Footings have been poured and masonry block walls are being built. The timeline is to have the outer shell completed before winter (“dried in”) in order to allow interior work to continue. The new school will be ready for occupation prior to the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
Mullan Trail Elementary School Update This summer 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 this fall.
Heating Units The district installed new heating units in three buildings this summer; 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.
High School Auditorium The district architect will begin putting the finishing touches on construction documents for the Post Falls High School Performing Arts Auditorium project. The goal is to put the project out to bid prior to the new year. Upon bid approval and appropriate construction weather, the district would like to begin construction early this spring.
High School Auxiliary Gymnasium The district architect is also working on the construction design documents in preparation to bid this project at the same time as the High School auditorium project. This project will be constructed during the spring and summer of 2016 as well.
Frederick Post Learning Center Update The district will update the Frederick Post building during the summer of 2016. This major update will include the addition of new energy efficient windows, exterior siding, new dropped interior ceilings, new carpet and paint.
West Ridge Elementary School Classroom Addition Two classrooms will be added to West Ridge Elementary School during the summer of 2016.

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