American Falls School School District #381 Administrative Offices
Chief's Summer Reading Challenge The Council of Chief State School Officers, in partnership with MetaMetrics®, is coordinating a national, state-led summer reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement during summer break. The “Chief's Summer Reading Challenge” will raise national awareness of the summer loss epidemic, share compelling research on the importance of personalized reading activities, and provide access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading and the initiative as a whole.
GEAR UP TutorMr. Lance has graciously volunteered to be the GEAR UP Tutor this year. He will provide tutoring services starting Thursday,
(9/11) from 7am-8am in Room #1. Tutoring will be available Monday-Friday until the end of the 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.
William Thomas Middle School Teacher Ashley Matthews and Media Assistant Elizabeth Pedroza were awarded the Golden Pride Award for “above and beyond” service for the month of April during the regular board meeting held on April 29, 2015.
Ashley Matthews has been the 8th Grade Language teacher for the past two years. Her nominator wrote:
For the past two years, I have had the extreme pleasure of not only working on the same team as Ashley Matthews, but carpooling with her as well.
As a first year teacher she was impressive, but it seems a though she jumped 3 or 4 years in experience since then. This is her second year, and she has not only corrected what she didn’t like about how she handled her first year, but has excelled in her effectiveness beyond normal in such a short time. She is a rising star among teachers, and I hope she finds a home away from home here at William Thomas Middle School.
Ashely is an incredible teacher who truly cares about the students she teacher. Her students love her and can feel her concern for them to be happy and successful. Her lessons are prepared for high student interest and engagement. The accomplishment she has made in the area of writing with our 8th graders is phenomenal. She is an excellent team member and plays a key role in the success of the 8th grade team and school as a whole. She serves on the school PBIS Team and works in a leadership role as our building Write Tools trainer and coordinator.
Elizabeth Pedroza started working as a Media Center Assistant at WTMS this year. Her nominator wrote: Elizabeth serves as one of the media specialists at the middle school. She does an excellent job helping students and teachers with their library needs. Her friendly attitude makes our library a welcoming place for all to come. She also serves as one of the main interpreters at the school. She does an excellent job of communicating very difficult conversations always making everyone comfortable. She held a very successful “Book Fair” this year. She also serves as the testing proctor for the 7th grade team. Betty is a valuable member of our WTMS Staff. We really appreciate all of her efforts in helping our school succeed.
American Falls School District
is Committed to the arts including band and choir programs beginning in the elementary grades.
The district’s outstanding arts programs offers course work including ceramics, painting, drama, music and drawing
at the middle school and high school levels
AF Actors Win State Championship!!!
American Falls High School Alumni, Jordan Bowman, with Zachary Buker, founders of the new production company, Opera Elect, http://operaelect.org/ performed on April 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the American Falls High School Fine Arts Center.
Our AFHS Choir performed with Opera Elect.
Everyone enjoyed their wonderful talent and witty & lighthearted banter between well-known works by Mozart, Schubert, and Donizetti.
Jordan and Zach spoke about some fun opera history and the exciting start-up of their company. Jordan was delighted in sharing her work with her hometown. She is thankful for all the support she has received over the years from family, teachers, and friends.
Upcoming Events in our Community
We have implemented a district-wide library program.
It is web-based,
anyone can access the library catalogs anywhere with internet service
by using the link below