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.
Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS) program needs Idaho high school juniors. Application will close November 13, 2017. ISAS is an interactive, online experience highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at Boise State University and NASA Ames Research Center. Students will explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, with an emphasis on space exploration, during their online experience with Idaho Digital Learning. Students who are selected to come to Boise State University and NASA Ames Research Center will continue their STEM studies with hands-on team activities while mentored by STEM professionals and Master teachers. ISAS is a great opportunity for Idaho high school juniors. It’s out of this world.
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Help the SPARK Afterschool Program collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Donations will be accepted now through October 18th. There are donation boxes in every school in the district. A list of items needed can be found on this flyer.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. The Idaho State Department of Education has organized its bullying resources here.
Students are busy preparing their senior projects; which are phenomenal! Examples of projects are: