New School Year

It’s the beginning of the end of summer. As a student, I did not enjoy this time of year. Instead, I enjoyed the lazy days of summer – swimming in the river, hanging out with siblings, and staying up late. As an educator, I’ve come to love this time of year. After spending most of the summer in my office, rarely seeing students and teachers, I look forward to interacting with my peeps.

As I write, we are in the middle of registration at the high school. Football, cross country, and volleyball practices have started. The first volleyball action is a jamboree in Wendell on August 18, with the first home action against Castleford on August 30. The first football action has our team traveling to Watersprings on August 26, with the first home game on September 2 against Murtaugh. GO HUSKIES!!

 I recently learned of mental health support provided to Idaho’s youth under 18 years old. From correspondence received from the Idaho State Department of Education, “Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a system of care for youth in Idaho under 18 years old who may benefit from mental health support.  YES uses a youth and family-centered, team-based, and strengths-focused approach for early identification, treatment planning, and implementation of mental health care.  Please visit the YES Website or contact the Counselor, Mrs. Hamilton, for more information.