Happenings at the Tech Center!
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.
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
- Every Fifteen Minutes video
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month
Mini-Cassia PAuSe Suicide Prevention Awareness and Support and a group of Cassia High School seniors are working together to spread awareness of mental health and suicide prevention.
Two activities are currently being planned, a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk and a Community event featuring speaker Gabe Salazar.
The Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk will be on Friday, September 17 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Riverside Park in Heyburn. Because every life matters! You are not alone! Come walk with us!
The Community Event will be on October 15 at 7:00 PM in the King Fine Arts Center. Gabe Salazar will be presenting "Born on accident, living on purpose, resiliency, hope and finding direction in a hopeless situation."
For more information, see the flyers below or contact PAuSe at email@example.com or www.pauseminicassia.com
Flu Mists for Students
The Health Department will be coming to our schools for student flu mists. See the attached document for when and where your child can get the flu mist. This is the typical flu mist, unrelated to COVID vaccines.
Parental consent forms are attached and must be filled out in order for your child to receive the mist.
Bring a copy of your insurance card. If you have no insurance, you will be billed.
- All children (18 yrs and under): $20
- Adult Flu (19 yrs+): $40
- Hi-Dose Flu (65 yrs+): $83
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.
It's OK to say I need help.Contact Blomquist Hale Student Assistance for help. 800-926-9619