Welcome to American Falls School District #381
Thank you for visiting the American Falls School District, one of the top school districts in Idaho.
 We invite you to explore our website to tour information concerning our district or any of our schools.
 On behalf of the students, staff, administration and Board of Trustees, 
we stand committed to maintaining and constantly improving the education and services for our students.


American Falls School School District #381 Administrative  Offices
827 Fort Hall Avenue - American Falls, Idaho 83211 - phone: (208) 226-5173  fax: (208) 226-5754

September 2  First Day of School (Regular Day)  



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.


  • To prepare students to interact productively and effectively in society.
  • To 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:

  • Commitment to college and career readiness
  • Preparation for Idaho core and the development of creativity and thinking skills with an emphasis on integration of technology
  • A safe and secure learning environment
  • Caring and compassionate staff committed to providing the best education for each and every child
  • Opportunities for meaningful parent involvement
  • Commitment 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



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Congratulations 
GEAR UP IDAHO

This is a list of our 2014 Seniors who were awarded 
GEAR UP scholarships this year. 
 
Charen Anglesey

Madyson Cutler

Mckayla Elquezabal

Guadalupe Fonseca

Colin Jensen

Bianca Montoya

Hunter Morris

Kameron Prust

Maria Sanchez

Aaron Stahlman

Scholarships


Congratulations

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:
 Alma Rangel 
and Miguel Mata Rangel
Senior Projects of the Year: 
Lupe Fonseca, 
Haylee Ward  
 Bianca Montoya,
 Emilio Ruiz, 
Miguel Valdovinos,
 Alex Medel



 


 



Letter to Parents The new Idaho Core Standards

Letter to Parents about The New Idaho Core Standards






 



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.


May 2014

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.




Ms. 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. 

Also, a 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. Pulliam. 

We feel 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.  

Ms. Flandro 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 






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Calendar


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

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