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
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.
Field Trips for each class will be:
1st grade - 04/14/2022
2nd grade - 04/21/2022
3rd grade - 04/12/2022
4th and 5th grade - 05/12/2022
6th grade - 05/23/2022
RRES will be holding its Field Day on May 5th.
Start time will be at 9:00 am.
There's An App For Us!
In case you haven't downloaded it yet, here is information about our CJSD 151 App. It is how we can best communicate with you!
Use the links or the QR code below to add it so you can...
- View news stories
- View calendar information
- View sports scores
- Access school and staff information
- Receive important alerts
Cassia County School District is working to meet the needs of our children in a number of ways. These unprecedented times have caused us to look for additional tools that keep students connected to positive messages of hope and resilience. Strong emotional health helps all students reach their potential as caring, contributing and responsible friends, family members, coworkers and citizens. Our district seeks to support students and families in comprehensive ways.
For students in grades 7-12, we have partnered with SchoolPulse to support encouragement through weekly inspirational messages that come to your child and you, if you opt in, through text messages. The messages provide skills for coping with daily challenges and promote productive skills for communication and relationships. This tool is intended to strengthen a student's built-in support system along with encouraging personal resilience.
This program is optional and is only accessed if someone opts in. There are no passwords or logins and it is free. Phone numbers and responses are completely confidential and anonymous and will not be used or shared for any reason.
Students, families, and teachers, are dealing with a broad range of personal difficulties that may be causing distress and some issues take more time and more specific help. The district continues to encourage students and families to reach out to our school counselors or utilize our Connect program (1-800-926-9619), when needed. SchoolPulse is a complement to other resources for students and families. The district encourages you to utilize your benefits through the district's EAP.
If you have specific questions, please contact your school counselor.
Students and parents can opt-in starting October 8.
The benefits of reading aloud to your kids.
2021-2022 Registration Information
Registration will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 10th and 11th from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
The first day of school is Monday, August 23rd.
Online registration is available starting August 10th , see instructions below.
Watch this video tutorial courtesy of the BHS counseling page for help with making changes to your schedule.
Online Registration Instructions
New students will set up a new account. If you do not live in this school district, you will need to go through the Open Enrollment Process at the District Office before you can enroll online.
Returning students may register at anytime. Once you are in the portal, you need to check the box that you live in the district.
To register online, Go to https://cas.cassiaschools.org.
You will need the student ID number, available from your school secretary, and Date of Birth to log in to the registration portal. Follow the online instructions to update any information. If the information in the grayed boxes are correct, you do not need to enter anything. After you are finished, click "Save and Next."
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.
Welcome to Raft River Elementary School!Raft River Elementary School is a rural school located in Southern Idaho surrounded by pristine mountains and picturesque farm land. Our administrators and teachers strive to work diligently to make Raft River Elementary School the best it can be. Each day we seek to work hand in hand with parents for the betterment of each student. Raft River Elementary School serves approximately 200 students.Feel free to roam our website and see what is happening atRaft River Elementary!