If you would like your name in the Yearbook to be different than it is on official school records, your parent needs to e-mail Mr. Coburn with the name you would like in the yearbook by December 1st.
The schools of Preston School District are helping host a clothing drive for the Twin Falls Homeless Shelter. If you have any gently used or new coats, hats, or gloves you would like to donate, there are donation boxes at each school in the main hallways. Thanks for your thoughtfulness at this time of year! The drive will go through November 16th.
Vending Machine rules
Students are not to be buying vending foods and bringing food to their lockers or into the halls. Students can eat the vending food at lunch in the cafeteria. Students are not squirrels so there is no need to hoard food. J
Quarter 2 starts Monday, October 30th
Quarter ends today. Students, who had PE Q1, will go to a technology class on Monday. Technology students will attend PE on Monday, October 30. Schedules do not change other than that one hour.
Qualifications for Incentives will begin Q2
Semester 1 Incentive is going up to Cherry Peak. There is tubing, skiing, snowboarding and/or a movie on the top floor of the ski lodge. Everyone who has not been in detention more than two time, 7 or less absences, no D’s or F’s will be able to attend this year. Those who do not like snow can stay in the lodge and have board games, activities, and a movie. We are excited to offer this. Being tardy will begin again at 0 on Monday, October 30th for Q2. Behavior can throw your child into detention. The 4th tardy in a class they will cause a detention and every Tardy after the 4th, detention will be assigned.
We would appreciate it if you pay all library fees, lunch money or school fees as well.
Please encourage your child to try for the Incentive. We believe they will enjoy the day with us up at Cherry Peak.
Halloween Schedule does not change
On Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, we will hold a 1st hour assembly, so you cannot pick up your child during this time. All students will be in the gym and to find and retrieve a student, becomes almost an impossibility.
The Student Council has planned a Halloween Dance again this year. 6th grade will have their dance 5th hour, and 7th & 8th will be combined during 6th hour. There will be an alternate activity for those not wishing to participate in the dance.
Costumes are allowed that day at school. All costumes need to follow the school dress code, and no more than half your face may be painted. Face paint must be applied BEFORE school. We also CANNOT allow masks. If you have any questions about the dress code, please see the handbook.
The orchestra concert will be held Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 pm in the high school cafeteria, and the band concert will be held Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 pm, also in the high school cafeteria.
There will be two days of open gym held for 8th grade boys wanting to play basketball. These will be on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00 pm in the old gym at the high school, and on Thursday, October 26th at 4:00 pm at the junior high.
TRYOUTS will be held next Monday October 30th in the junior high gym after school.
Practice will start on Monday, October 16, at 4:30 pm.
Practices will be held in the high school wrestling room.
Parent Meeting will be held Monday, October 16th at 6pm after the first day practice in the wrestling room. A parent needs to attend.
For all those interested who are still playing Football, if you would please attend the parent meeting on Monday the 16th.
Any questions, please call Jason Keller @ 208-339-1245
We have flyers with this information at the office.
Open GYM for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball
For all boys who want to try out for basketball, there will be an open gym at 6:00 pm on Monday October 16 at the Preston High School "old" gym. Tryout times will be announced soon.
Cross Country Meet at the golf course in Preston Wednesday
There is a meet at the golf course on Wednesday, October 11. The runners will be excused at 2:15 but the meet will be later.
Girls begin at 3:30 and the boys will run at 3:50.
Team pictures will be this day also in their team shirts.
Sources of Strength Team members will meet the first time in Mr. Ashcroft's room (Room #23) after school. It is a get-to-know you meeting and a planning meeting for their first campaign.
We have a great assortment of Books available next week for you to buy for your middle school aged children for Christmas or for just wanting to be great readers. It will begin on Monday, October 2. It will be open from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm. Monday thru Wednesday.
Thursday, Oct 5, is our Student-Led Conferences beginning at 1:00 so we have our Book Fair only in the morning until 11:45 and the Book Fair will begin again at 4:30 pm through 6:30 pm.
We are asking kids to not bring slime to school. Apparently it’s making the rounds and we’ve had some carpet ruined from it. Students will be expected to pay for any damage they cause with slime if they choose to bring it. Thanks for the support we receive by parents and the community.
The Photographers will be set up here ready to go by 8:00 am in the morning Sept. 27. If you bought a package of pictures and need a retake, send the package back with the student. They can turn it in and have a retake taken.
Also, those students who have NOT had their picture taken by Bells this year, will be called down for pictures to be used for the yearbook.
The retakes are for only those students who have bought packages.
FALL LEARNING EXTRAVAGANZA- TODAY AT 5:00 PM to 7:00
Fun Activities planned – Moved Inside of the Preston Jr. High in the Gym and Cafeteria. Park in back.
Don’t forget to bring your “Summer Reading Calendars”!
Sign up for C.A.S.T. Program will start on October 2, Monday.
3:45 pm to 5:45 for the “After School Program”. 7:00 am – 7:50 for the “Morning Program”
Sign up forms with all the information you need is at the office. Please have the sign up forms signed and turned in before your child attends this program.
There is a field trip planned for October 3rd also to go visit a bee keeping field and learn all about the business. Permission Form will be give out on Monday for the Tuesday Field Trip. Students will find Fun Activities and help with homework in the C.A.S.T. Program.
For 7th and 8th Graders, there is an application at the office for the CAST F.I.R.S.T. Robotic Indians.
It is a VERY demanding club because they do meet on some Fridays and Saturdays from October through February and every Wednesday after school. Even if a student was on the team last year, they have to reapply. Grades need to be above a C in every class to participate. If any is interested, pick up a form at the office.
Sources of Strength Club- Forms available at the office
The Sources of Strength program (www.sourcesofstrength.org) is a widely used national best practice program. The form at the office describes what you may expect if your child participates. We feel is a great group experience that learns different ways of coping with problems, sometimes serious problems, that they themselves may have. They will participate in school projects to send out positive peer-to-peer messages about Sources of Strength and how to locate trusted adults in order to help students who are struggling.
Bell Photographers will be here on Wednesday, September 27, for “retakes”
If you bought a packet and was not happy with it, please send it back to school with your student and they will do a retake and replace your packet. Also, this is a good time to have your child take a picture for a packet if you missed doing it at the beginning of the year. They will only be here for a short time in the morning.
Book Fair Coming up – October 2nd thru October 5th
Save your pennies and look forward to coming to our Book Fair that will be held in our Library during the parent conference week. Lots of good books will be available and fun items. Book Fair will begin on Monday, October 2, and will run through Thursday, October 5th. Book Fair will be open during School hours and from 4:00 pm through 6:30 pm during parent conferences.
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