THOMAS – The Twin Butte Lions Club have scheduled its summer barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at Rockford Park.
“The more people come, the more money we have to help the school,” said Lions Club member Glenna Hale.
Mick Parris, Hale and the Lions Club wants to help schools and teachers in the Snake River School District. They encouraged teachers to write grants.
“Contact us for guidelines for grants,” Hale said.
The Lions Club has given a grant to the marching band to cover the cost of cleaning their uniforms. Field trips were also suggested.
The Snake River School/Community Library is open and is having a book sale. The cost is 25 cents per book.
“We are selling books that have not been checked out for three years,” said Librarian Sherrilynn Bair.
Summer school begins in August, two weeks before school starts. Twenty-five to 30 students are expected at the Snake River Junior High to study math in this quick start program. Classes will be from Monday through Friday. This is paid for by a school improvement grant, said Federal Grant Coordinator L.T. Erickson.
Extended Reading Intervention is scheduled for the same two weeks of August at the Moreland and Riverside Elementary schools.
Continuing work on the schools was outlined.
The Idaho State Department of Education awarded Snake River High School a plaque for being an accredited high school for 75 years.
“This was a complete surprise to me,” said Superintendent Russell Hammond, “because Snake River High School has not been in existence for 75 years.”
This plaque is recognizing the 75 years of high school accreditation from the start of the Moreland, Thomas, Pingree and Rockford schools. These schools joined together to become the Snake River School District.
“It’s nice to know my mom’s high school certificate is valid,” Hammond said.
Trustees Randy Jones and Carol Hepworth received thanks and plaques for their work on the board.
Dylan Webb represented Snake River at the Business Professionals of America National Convention in Washington, D. C., in May.
“It was a total culture shock,” Webb said. “It was my first time on an airplane and my first time leaving Idaho.”
The culture and food were different, he said.
“I met a lot of people,” Webb said. “I’m really glad I went; it was an amazing experience and I’m looking forward to doing it again.”
A change in the boundaries and legal description of trustee zones 2 and 4 was approved by the Snake River trustees. These boundaries were changed according to the 2010 census.
The focal point of the June meeting was the budget hearing.
Of the budget, business manager Chris Nelson said, “These were very, very, very hard decisions.”