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.
South Central Public Health will be holding two immunization days for school required immunizations, one at the Twin Falls Office and one at the Heyburn office. These will be walk in clinics and are for high school juniors and seniors, but all school immunizations for any age will be available.
Please share this information. These clinics are a great way to help protect children on summer vacation and take one task off of your back to school to-do list in the fall. Please contact any of the SCPH offices with questions or for additional information. See the attached 2021-22 Guide to School Immunizations from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Heyburn South Central Public Health
Friday, May 6, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
485 22nd Street
Twin Falls South Central Public Health
Monday, May 9, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
1020 Washington St. N
- Immunization Day Clinic Information, English
- Immunization Day Clinic Information, Spanish
- Parents Guide To School Immunizations
IT"S HERE!!! White Pine Elementary Schools Christmas program. It is a great, enjoyable program to watch. Since all grades are included the following is the time for each specific grade so you can jump to your students portion.
AM Kindergarten/Preschool - Beginning 4th Grade -28:11
1st Grade - 6:05 5th Grade - 35:36
2nd Grade - 12:09 6th Grade - 43:34
3rd Grade - 19:05 PM Kindergarten/Preschool - 52:39
Outtakes after credits at 1 hr point
Avenues for Hope Giving Drive
Help Cassia School District 151 with their mission to care for children with needs arising from homelessness and food insecurity.
Proceeds provide services and fulfill unique needs of students in Cassia Schools, such as:
- Food Insecurity
- Emergency Lodging
- Medical / Dental Care
Visit avenuesforhope.org to fınd more information or to donate to the cause.
The Newest Diary of A Wimpy Kid Book is in Sora!
Go big or go home! Big Shot is now available in the Sora Reading App in both ebook and audiobook versions. See your school librarian if you need help accessing the Sora Reading App.
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. To subscribe, text DECLOHS to 78573 and your child (and you) will immediately gain access to positive content.
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!
South Central Public Health Department will be offering Flu shots to our staff and Flu mist to our students. Attached is a copy of the schedule and forms to be filled out. Please fill out the forms in advance, Flu Consent Form and Client Consent form. Bring a copy of your insurance card or if no insurance, you will be billed.
Adult Flu (19 yrs+): $40
Hi-Dose Flu (65 yrs+): $83
All children (18 yrs and under): $20
SPARK Afterschool Registration is Online
SPARK Afterschool offers a safe and fun environment for students during after-school hours. SPARK provides a snack, homework help, physical activities, and enrichment activities.
SPARK runs Monday thru Thursday
- Declo Elementary and Junior High
- 3:20 PM to 6:20 PM
- Mountain View and White Pine Elementaries
- 3:25 PM to 6:25 PM
Click here to access the online application
If you have any questions or difficulties accessing the form please contact:
Tiffany Kahalioumi, Program Director
- Declo Elementary and Junior High
Returning Student Online Registration
Returning Student Online Registration will open to Parents/Guardians on August 9th for 2021-2022 School Year. You will be receiving mail before August 9th with login information to register your student. If you do not receive a letter with the login information please contact the school August 10th-11th from 8 am-3 pm. All returning students are required to register online each school year. All NEW students who have never attended a school in Cassia County nust register in person on the 10th -11th from 8 am to 3 pm. Kindergarteners who registered in April do not need to reregister you already did in April.
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.
Accessing our website and connecting to our schools just got a WHOLE LOT EASIER. We have a NEW APP! Search for "Cassia School District" or "CSD 151" and start the download!
Welcome back! We are so excited to start school on Monday, August 23. Our new times will be from 8:10 to 3:25 Monday through Thursday for students in grades for first through sixth. Morning kindergarten will be from 8:05 to 11:15 and afternoon kindergarten will be from 12:15 to 3:25. Our staff will be working until noon every Friday to do PLC work, professional development, and to prepare for the next week.
White Pine is a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) school. We focus on the good behaviors we want to see in all settings at school. Be sure to ask your child about our Bobcat tokens and WOW tokens. This program has really helped create a more positive atmosphere at our school!
We would love to have parents and grandparents volunteer in our school! If you are interested, please call me at 208-878-6632.
See you soon!