American Falls 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.
American Falls High School Drama Teacher Dana Facer and Secretary Pam Schroeder were honored for the Golden Pride Award during the regular board meeting on May 26, 2015. The Golden Pride Award is given to those outstanding employees of the school district who have provided “above and beyond” service for the district, students and teachers.
Dana Facer has been the Drama and Speech Teacher at AFHS for the past 12 years. Her nominator wrote: Dana Facer is an outstanding teacher with an incredible work ethic and a true love for her students. She wears many hats and wears them all very well. She teachers the freshman communication class, as well as our drama and theater classes at the high school. She also travels to the middle school to teach speech and debate. She is the speech and debate coach at the high school and has produced eight national qualifiers. As our drama teacher she constantly directs amazing plays, has earned 3 state championships and 3 second place finishes at state, and has placed best in show at the ISU one act festival twice. Her love for her students’ shines when you observe her interactions with them whether it is while they are working on a speech, building a set, rehearsing lines or sewing a costume. She spends countless hours after school and on the weekends with her students pushing them to greatness. She has a growth mindset and is always willing to take on a challenge and try new things. I would like to share a thank you note a student wrote for her which shows the impact she has on her students. “Thank you for everything you’ve done for me this year. Doing speech and debate along with competition drama and the shows you have helped me grow as a student, person and actor. Thank you for everything, thank you.” Dana is always eager to help any student or faculty member and does so with a smile and we all love her for that. Dana is very deserving of this recognition.
Pam Schroeder has been at AFHS as the secretary for the past year. Her nominator wrote:
Pam has been a welcome addition to the American Falls High School staff this year. From the first day of school I knew we had hit the jackpot with Pam. She is amazing and we have not skipped a beat. Her position is multifaceted, complex and vital to the success of the school and she does it flawlessly. She always has a smile on her face and a pleasant thing to say. Lately she has been working tirelessly on registration and graduation often staying late; even asking “is it okay if I come in on Saturday”. She has done such an outstanding job, at a recent faculty meeting when we were discussing registration and the work she has done a teacher said “o my gosh I totally forgot this is her first year”. Pam has truly made the school a better place and we all thank her for that.
Fired - Up Summer Program
Monday: through Thursday from
Where: William Thomas Middle School
What: breakfast, morning academics, lunch, enrichment activities
How to participate: Contact for more information.
Kimberly Walker -Program Director FIRED UP Afterschool
American Falls School District #381
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Phone: (208) 220-1164
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