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    Rebuilding America's pool of construction workers

    When the 2008 recession hit homeowners - and homebuilders - hard, more than 1.5 million residential construction workers left the industry. Fewer than half of those jobs have since been recovered, and few young people are looking to careers in construction, plumbing, welding, and other skilled trades. Mark Strassmann looks at the shortage of skilled labor (desperately needed to build or repair housing in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) and talks with "This Old House" veteran Norm Abram and Mike Rowe, former host of the series "Dirty Jobs," about reconstituting America's blue-collar work ethic.

    Click here to watch Rebuilding America's pool of construction workers


    Students are busy preparing their senior projects; which are phenomenal!  Examples of projects are:

    • design dream home with floor plans using AutoCADD
    • building functional robots
    • overhauling a heavy duty engine
    • studying the effects music has on Alzheimer patients
    • 3D animation 
    • creating a business
    • photography
    • Every Fifteen Minutes video

Announcements

  • 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

    Download a flyer with titles and covers here


     

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  • Sora Sweet Reads Summer Reading Resources

    All of Cassia County School District is gearing up for summer break. While summer presents an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine, we want our students to continue to find ways to learn while away from the classroom.

    We have an exciting reading service available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. What better way to engage your student’s mind than through reading?

    Running from May 4 to August 17, 2022, the Sora Sweet Reads program offers a collection of Juvenile and Young Adult titles that will be prominently displayed in Sora for quick and easy unlimited access. You can explore the title offerings and learn more about the program here: https://resources.overdrive.com/sora-sweet-reads/.

    Sora provides a quick and easy way to access digital book titles from our school. Students can log in using their school gmail and instantly access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Get started today at https://soraapp.com or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS. Our Sora library is named Cassia County School District.

    Do you have questions or need more information? Contact your school librarian.


     

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  • Safety is one of our district's top priorities. Tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issues you're concerned about can be reported through our SAFE SCHOOL ALERT system.

    Every report that is recieved through the SAFE SCHOOL ALERT system is immediately reported to our school administration so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And,tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.

    If you have information about a threat to our safety, or the safety of an individual, do your part and report it!

    If You See Something Say Something


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    Bell schedule.

    Cassia Regional Technical Center Bell Schedule

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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  •  When Should I Stay Home?

    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.


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  • Suicide Prevention Resources
    Law Enforcement

    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.

    1-208-398-4357

    1-208-398-HELP

    Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

    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.

    1-800-273-8255

    1-800-273-TALK

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Talk to Someone Now

    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.

    1-800-926-9619

    Cassia County School District: CONNECT Program


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  • Mini-Cassia Food Pantry & Distribution Sites

    Here is a list of food pantry and food distribution sites in the Mini-Cassia area that are partnered with The Idaho Foodbank.


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  • Emergency School Closure Food Plan

    The district is providing free meals for children 18 and under. Please follow this link for more information.


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  • The Right Way to Wash Your Hands

    Frequent hand-washing can keep you from getting sick from viral and bacterial infections, including the coronavirus. Following these simple tips will help you eliminate germs.

    Watch The Video


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  • It's OK to say I need help.

    It's OK to say I need help. Contact Blomquist Hale Student Assistance for help. 800-926-9619

    Contact Blomquist Hale Student Assistance for help. 800-926-9619
     
     

     

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