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PFHS Seniors Receive $5.45 Million in Scholarships


Members of the Post Falls High School Senior Class have been offered $5,445,235 in scholarships from colleges and universities.  This is a record amount of scholarship money.  The class includes National Merit Scholar, Ashley DeWitt.   Kaytlyn Brenneman is the valedictorian with a 4.36 grade point average.  Savannah Bravo and Alexis Young are co-salutatorians.  Click read more below to view list of sampling of scholarship offers.

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Math Is Cool

River City Middle School and Post Falls Middle School students competed in a Washington State Math Is Cool competition on May 20th.  River City Middle School placed 2nd at the competition and Post Falls Middle School placed 3rd.  Congratulations to all involved!  

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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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.


Reverse Job Fair Prepares Seniors For Careers

230 seniors participated in the 2017 Reverse Job Fair held on March 22.  The seniors are interviewed multiple times by 185 local business leaders regarding their future chosen careers.  Each senior investigates a career of their choice, puts together a portfolio including information about their job shadow and creates a tri-fold display with information regarding that career.  The seniors with the best overall plan and interview are eligible for scholarship money donated by local businesses.  Seniors from Post Falls High School, New Vision Alternative High School and Genesis Prepatory School participate.  The list of the award winners are as follows:

$1,000 North Idaho College – Madison Thompson

$1,000 North Idaho College – Abbigail Hathaway

$1,000 Kootenai Health – Lexis Fouts

$1,000 Lewis-Clark State College – Rebecca Skarisky

$1,000 Advanced Benefits – Akira Nelson

$1,000 North Idaho Higher Education – Pedro Romero

$500 STCU – Jayme Cord

$500 Post Falls Chamber – Jillian Woodward

$500 River City Leadership – Andy Oseguera

$500 Idaho Forest Group – Lyndsay Frey

$500 Express Employment Professionals – Kailey Garcia

$500 Knock Marketing & Design – Molly Fromm

$500 Post Falls Rotary – Brianna Slattery

$500 Post Falls School District – Wesley Brown

$500 Post Falls Community Ambassadors LLC – Madison Bechard

$500 Post Falls Kiwanis – Abigail Meyer

$500 IAFF Local 2856 – Josh Rogne

A special thank you goes out to the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Department of Labor for their leadership putting this event together.  Other contributors include Idaho Central Credit Union, Spokane Packaging, Unitech Composites, Pita Pit, Columbia Bank, Idaho Forest Group, STCU, Century Publishing, and Real Life Ministries.


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!

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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