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
American Falls School District
Winter Weather Safety Procedures
winter weather like snow or extremely sub-zero temperatures are forecast, the
safety of road conditions, school parking lots and sidewalks for our students
and staff becomes our top priority. Our
transportation, maintenance, and administrative personnel work closely together
in these situations to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions and to
make necessary plans for the safety of staff and students.
these days, we begin monitoring weather conditions by traveling roads and
working with county highway crews to make a safety decision by 6:00 a.m. about
whether to have school that day since our first bus leaves at 6:05 a.m.
it is necessary to close school, we begin notifying TV and radio stations,
faculty and staff. Our decision
regarding school operations and whether roads are safe for travel are made with
SAFETY as the top priority.
procedures also call for temperatures at -20 or below including wind chill to
trigger dismissal of school for the day also for safety of students traveling
to and from school.
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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 Intermediate School was highlighted for the Golden Pride Award during the regular board meeting November 25, 2013. Nominated this month were Reading/Language teacher Nathan Lammers and Computer Lab teacher Hannah Graham. The Golden Pride Award is given monthly to individuals that go “Above and Beyond” in their service to the students of the American Falls School District.
Nathan is a first year teacher at AFIS. His nominator wrote: Nathan deserves the Golden Pride Award because he creates engaging and effective lessons which help foster learning in all of the students he teaches. He collaborates effectively with staff and teachers by designing, sharing, and helping create lessons which will benefit our school. He always has a bright, positive attitude. Last, he is willing to go above and beyond normal teaching by participating in all school activities, even when it is after contracted hours, such as the Halloween Spook Alley. All in all, Nathan is a great asset to our district and deserves this award.
Hannah has been with the American Falls School District for the past two years. Her nominator wrote: Miss Graham came to us with very little practical teaching experience, but her willingness to learn, and her ability to learn quickly has made her a great asset and resource for our school.
Miss Graham teaches the afternoon computer enrichment classes at the Intermediate School. She does a wonderful job teaching the students keyboarding and other skills. She has a calm and friendly demeanor that allows her to effectively communicate with her students and other staff members. In addition, she is fluent in Spanish and spends many extra hours interpreting for parents and translating important school documents into Spanish so we can more effectively communicate with our Hispanic patrons.
Hannah has also been working at Hillcrest for the last year and half as a part-time LEP and Migrant program assistant. Hannah typically works with students who come to us in the 2nd or 3rd grade speaking little or no English. She is a quick and willing learner pressing herself to become a more efficient and effective teacher. Her positive, kind and supportive manner coupled with an understanding of the need to move students along the learning continuum make her a perfect fit for this position. Students love her and she is sensitive and thoughtful of their needs. In the time she has been at Hillcrest, she has significantly impacted the lives of the students she works with.
The staff at Hillcrest and the Intermediate School applaud and support the Golden Pride award for Hannah. She definitely demonstrates the qualities of what Golden Pride is all about. Congratulations!
Golden Pride Award Winners Archive
Thank you American Falls Rotary Club
Thank you American Falls Lions Club
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American Falls School 2013 - 2014 Calendar
"Becoming a Love & Logic Parent" Class
The district is offering the "Becoming a Love & Logic Parent" class starting on
This is not a class specific to any particular age of kids, the tools and techniques taught are applicable to relationships with kids, students, spouse and people in general. The best part of this program is it offers tools for whatever stage of parenting someone may be in, for example; raising small children,
power stuggles, preparing for independence or just wanting some new ideas to try.
We have both Spanish and an English speaking classes being taught,
Dates: Oct. 30th, Nov. 6th, 13th, 20th, Dec. 4th, 11th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
(Babysitting will be provided)
Location: Hillcrest Elementary
Cost: $8.00 (covers the cost of the book)
Six-week parenting program designed by Love and Logic.
*“How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?”
*”How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?”
*”How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?”
*”Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene?”
*”How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?”
*”How do I get him to stop spitting his peas and whining at dinner?”
And many other day-to-day parenting challenges...
This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!
Please register for your upcoming Becoming a Love and Logic Parent class
Hillcrest Elementary at 226-2391 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
American Falls Education Foundation
The BAR J Wanglers
In Concert Live at the
American Falls High School Auditorium
Location: 2966 South Frontage Road
American Falls, Idaho
Date: January 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets will be Available at:
American Falls School District
Vickers Western Store
Some folks call it a western music show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music; others call it the best musical experience in the west. Call it what you want to - the fact remains - The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, deliver some of the purest harmony, best musicianship and funniest ranch humor ever seen on stage. As soon as the Bar J Wranglers take to the stage, listeners leave behind their busy life and settle into a time long ago - a time of the singing cowboy.
The Bar J Wranglers have performed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 7 nights per week during the summer months, entertaining 700 nightly, at the acclaimed Bar J Chuckwagon. During their off season, the Wranglers perform all over the world, bringing their style of western music, stellar harmony, outrageous comedy and remarkable musicianship to people of all ages and backgrounds. They have entertained for local, regional and national conventions throughout the west and have been hired for hundreds of city concerts, holiday parties and other smaller venues. They have been featured on TNN with Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Randy Travis, as well as live performances on the Discovery Channel and the Travel Network.
If you are a fan of the Old West, great family entertainment, or if you are just appreciative of a job well done, and if you haven't seen the Bar J Wranglers, you won't believe what you've missed -- the best of the Old West.
For More Information About the Education Foundation (click here)
Hispanic Parent Meeting
When: Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Place: Intermediate School/Band rm.
Time: 7:00 pm
The Parent Association is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.
Please be on time, so we can end promptly at 8:00 pm.
Hope to see you there!
Junta de Padres Hispanos
Cuando: Jueves, 20 de Febrero, 2014
Donde: En la Escuela Intermedia/Salón de Música
Horario: 7:00 de la tarde
La Asociación de Padres es la estructura por la cual los padres en una escuela puedan trabajar juntos por la mejor educación posible para sus hijos.
Por favor sea puntual, para que podamos terminar a las 8:00.
¡Esperamos verte allí!