Welcome to Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School!
1st quarter down!
I think that everyone would agree that the 1st quarter flew by! I loved seeing all of the students and families again at the beginning of year open house and Welcome Back Barbeque. The excitement of the beginning of the year was contagious and continued throughout the rest of the quarter. Now that the quarter has ended, we hope to maintain this positive momentum as we move into the second quarter.
Parent teacher conferences are right around the corner, scheduled from 3:30-6:30pm on November 15th and 16th. We hope to see many parents and students in attendance. It’s a great opportunity to get to know each other better and provide cohesive support to help educate all of us. It’s also great chance to showcase our students’ achievements.
Winter sports are beginning, and we hope to fill the bleachers this season as we strive to see our athletes grow stronger in our pursuit of the elusive state title. This year has seen much positive sportsmanship and collegiality. Several schools and coaches have given positive feedback about our teams and school during fall athletics. Let’s keep this going and show our pride in that blue and gold!
An exciting new opportunity for students is beginning under the Idaho Self-Directed Learner initiative. Beginning second quarter, students who meet specific guidelines around academic and behavioral expectations will be afforded the opportunity to design a more personalized education plan/schedule. With input from the school and family, students may create a program that is more tailored to their individual needs and can expand learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. These opportunities may include enrichment, career readiness, apprenticeships, and more. We are excited to see what the future holds with this endeavor.
For all families, it is crucial to remain focused on attendance. Students who do not attend school are more likely to fall behind and face academic challenges. Please assist us in our efforts to help students succeed by ensuring they come to school regularly.
If you have any questions about anything, please stop by or give me a call at any time. I love being part of this community and am proud to represent this school.
Sincerely, Phil Kemink