A message from our Superintendent
Dr. Ronald R. Bolinger
Welcome to the American Falls
School District located in the
historic city of American Falls and home to the
Five-Star Award winning American
Falls High School. American Falls has been the site of the
largest reservoir in Idaho
since 1925 when the dam was built and the town was moved to its present
site. We are pleased to provide an
outstanding education to our students.
prepare students to interact productively and effectively in society.
teach students the necessary academic and life skills for future education
and be job ready.
The nearly 1500 students with approximately 100 staff and
125 classified personnel are here to serve our students and parents in our four
schools and one alternative school. We
offer a variety of specialty programs including dual enrollment classes at the
high school, gifted and talented programs at elementary, Gear-Up college
preparatory for middle school and high school and Professional Technical
Education and our award winning FFA program.
In the American
Falls School District,
you will find:
to college and career readiness
core and the development of creativity and thinking skills with an
emphasis on integration of technology
- A safe
and secure learning environment
and compassionate staff committed to providing the best education for each
and every child
for meaningful parent involvement
to the arts including band and choir programs beginning in the elementary
grades. The district’s outstanding
art program offers course work including ceramics, painting and drawing at
the middle school and high school levels
This is a list of our 2014 Seniors who were awarded
GEAR UP scholarships this year.
The winners of the inaugural IdahoSports.com Student-Athletes of the Year have been announced!
Congratulations to our very own Lindsey Woodworth!!!
also Lindsey Woodworth is -Outstanding Mathematics Student of the Year-receipent of $500 scholarship from Betaseed and Chapman Seed
We would like to Congratulate Tiffani Schutt who was given the Outstanding Art Student of the Year award.
Congratulations to ESL Students of the Year:
and Miguel Mata Rangel
Senior Projects of the Year:
Golden Pride Award Winners
2013-2014 School Year
A hearty congratulation to our Golden Pride Award recipients who have been recognized by the American Falls School Board for "above and beyond" services to our district. They represent the professional and support staff that equal excellence for our students.
American Falls High School was highlighted for the Golden Pride Awards during the May board meeting held on May 28, 2014. Nominated were teacher Rebecca Pulliam and paraprofessional Carly Flandro. The Golden Pride Award is given monthly to school district employees who exemplify “above and beyond” effort in their assignment of service for the students in the American Falls School District.
Pulliam has been a Math teacher at American Falls High School for one
year. Her nominee wrote: Very early in the year we had common core
based training on how to do inquiry based learning. At that very time, Mrs. Pulliam was
struggling with her sixth period class due to their low level of engagement and
general interest in the subject. She
took it upon herself to integrate the methods the staff was being taught into
her Foundational Algebra class. The
students instantly responded with improved engagement and performance.
few weeks ago, the CSI supervisor for our dual enrollment Calculus class was
observing Mrs. Pulliam and afterword made it a point to come and see me about
her class. He explained that that class
was prepared as any college class for the Calculus final. He also observed her teaching methods and
commented that he wished their college teachers would or could teach like Mrs.
very blessed to have Mrs. Pulliam on staff.
Her students recognize her concern for them and dedication to their
success. Teachers generally become
experts on a subject and when asked what they teach, they might say something
like I teach Math. Mrs. Pulliam is much
more than an expert in Math. She is an
expert in kids, and I would say the better description is that she teaches kids
first, math second.
has been a paraprofessional at American Falls High School for one year. Her nominator wrote: In the short amount of time Carly has been at the high school she has had a huge impact. She works with Debbie Akers in the school within a school program and has done an excellent job working with those kids; kids who often struggle academically for whatever reason. She has a very calming personality but also very assertive at the same time; it is unique combination. Kids respond to her very well and learn a great deal from her. She also is an ESL ad for part of the day traveling in and out of different classrooms. Every teacher she has worked with is extremely impressed with her and grateful to have her in the classroom. In our weekly staff meetings she is frequently given multiple “shout outs” (this is how we honor each other for the great things we do). On top of this she was the most efficient and most reliable of all the proctors during the SBAC and ISAT month of testing. She also has been running our PASS program and has done a magnificent job in doing so. She gets kids to produce multiple missing assignments during the day of PASS. Whenever something new pops up and we need someone to take charge or cover something she is the first person that comes to mind and I have never heard her say “no”. She takes on all these different responsibilities with a smile. It is for these reasons I think Carly Flandro deserves the golden pride award.
Upcoming Summer events in our Community
(Click on calendar Below to enlarge)
American Falls School 2014 Calendar
We have implemented a new district-wide library program.
It is web-based,
anyone can access the library catalogs anywhere with internet service
by using the link below