Burley High BPA State Results
March 19, 2022
- Eight Burley High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) students earned the right to advance to the National competition to be held May 4 – 8, in Dallas, Texas.
- Cree Milliron was elected to be the Idaho BPA Vice President of Marketing
- Six additional students placed in the top 10 in the state for their events.
2022-2023 Idaho Battle of the Books
It's like sports but with books!
Idaho Battle of the Books, or IBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program open to all Idaho students in grades 4-12. IBOB is meant to:
- expose students to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints
- encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading
- share the love of reading with students who have not yet discovered that for themselves
- broaden reading interests
- increase reading comprehension
- promote academic excellence
- promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students
Lists of books are chosen, and questions are written, for each grade level division; elementary (grades 4-6), middle/junior high (grades 6-9) and high school (grades 9-12). Students read the books, discuss them, and then compete in teams of four students to correctly answer questions based on the books in a quiz show format. Levels of competition begin at the school or local library level, and continue into regional and state competitions.
Teams are currently being created for the middle/junior high division at Burley Junior High School (grades 7-8) and Declo Junior High School (grade 6). If you are interested in participating at your school, contact your school librarian or reading teacher. Librarians or teachers with questions can contact Cindy Young at BJHS or find more information and the lists of books at the IBOB Website: idahobattleofthebooks.org
Copies of the 2022-2023 Middle/Junior High titles have been added to our Sora collection and are listed here:
- Fever 1793 – Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Blackbird Girls – Anne Blankman
- The Rig – Joe Ducie
- It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel – Firoozeh Dumas
- Starfish – Lisa Fipps
- The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice – John Flanagan
- The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Dan Gemeinhart
- When Stars are Scattered – Victoria Jamieson
- OCDaniel – Wesley King
- Bloom – Kenneth Oppel
- Pony – R.J. Palacio
- The Someday Birds – Sally J. Pla
- Peak – Roland Smith
- Loot – Jude Watson
- Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld
- Dealing with Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede
Math Tutoring Available
For all BHS students who need a little extra help
- Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m. in Room 209
- Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. in Room 214
Ebooks and Audiobooks for Everyone!
All Cassia students, faculty, and staff now have free access to checkout and place holds on books and audiobooks from the Burley, Rupert, and Jerome Public Libraries through the Sora Reading App by adding the Libri Systems Library to your App.
See this flyer for instructions.
See your school librarian if you need help.
When Should I Stay Home?
The district leadership has created a graphic to help parents determine when they should consider keeping their children home and when they should consider having them return to school. Both English and Spanish versions of the charts are available for downloading below.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Call 911 for an immediate emergency
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
Contact the Hotline if you or someone you know is in crisis or emotional distress. The Hotline is available 24/7, TEXT support is available Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to Midnight, but CHAT support is currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. It is available to everyone, is free, and is confidential.
Student CONNECT Program
Connect is a resource to help address a broad range of personal difficulties that may be causing distress. This benefit is free to any Cassia student grades K-12.
Free Online Reading Materials
The closure of our school libraries has made it difficult for students to access enough books, specifically fiction. The District Librarian has created a blog to provide information on free online reading materials.
Access the blog here: https://www.cassiaschools.org/Page/6638
Idaho K-12 Report Card
The State Department of Education’s revamped K-12 Report Card is available online, providing a user-friendly way for parents, educators and others to access information about schools and districts throughout the state. Part of the state’s new accountability system, the new site provides information about multiple student performance indicators, offering context in addition to the data.
You can access the report card online at idahoschools.org.
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