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2907, 2019

A Message to Our Children and Our Community an Op-Ed

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Parents, Schools, Students|

After recent events, both locally and on a national level, I’d like to share a few words. Parents, if you have a minute, would you mind sitting down and please read this letter with your child? Thank you. On behalf of your teachers, school staffs, and principals, I hope you have a wonderful summer break. I hope it has been filled with things like sleeping out on the [...]

2707, 2019

Teton High School Student Athlete Cooper Cooke, Finishes As Reserve Champion at NHSFR

By |July 27th, 2019|Categories: District|

Reigning All-Around Idaho State Cowboy, Cooper Cooke, Finishes As Reserve Champion at National High School Finals Rodeo Saturday in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Cooper Cooke, an incoming Teton High School junior competing in his first NHSFR, claimed reserve champion in bareback riding with 226 points. The runner-up finish was paced by a seventh-place score of 74 in Saturday evening's short go and by winning the first go-round earlier in [...]

1807, 2019

TSD School Board Votes to Retire Redskins Name at Teton High

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: District|

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees voted 4-1 at a special working meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to “retire the Redskins name.” The decision eliminates taxpayer funds for the transition and sets the stage for the board to create a plan to accomplish that goal with community input. The exact motion, made by board member Mary Mello with suggested amendments from board member Jake Kunz, was: “I [...]

1607, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Construction Projects For TSD401

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: District|

Why are actual costs higher than pre-bond budget estimates? The primary reason is change in scope. To meet educational needs, adjustments were made in the size of each school, resulting in a net increase of 8,398 square feet (SF). All but 60 SF of this total is accounted by making Victor Elementary larger and Driggs Elementary smaller. Renovations of critical importance, brought forward by the public during pre-bond focus groups, [...]

1607, 2019

School Board accepts GMP for Teton Middle School, the final bond project

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: District|

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees voted unanimously (4-0) on Monday, July 15, 2019, to accept the Guaranteed Maximum Price presented by Headwaters Construction for renovation and additions at Teton Middle School in Driggs. This is the final piece of six projects approved by Teton County voters in November 2017 at an estimated cost of nearly $37.3 million. It brings the overall actual costs above the approved bond [...]

1207, 2019

Secretary of State: mascot question on ballot is not an option

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: District|

Neither the school board nor the public can ask to have the question of keeping or changing the Teton High mascot put on November’s ballot, according to Dorothy Canary, Elections Compliance Specialist for the Secretary of State’s office in Boise. “The election process is for electing school board trustees and bonds and levies, so, unfortunately, they would not be able to put the question about the school mascot on the [...]

1107, 2019

TSD 401 Board sets additional July meetings

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: District|

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees has scheduled a working session regarding the Teton High School mascot on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 pm at Driggs Elementary. During its regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, July 8, the board listened to four hours of public comment and then discussed the issue for nearly another two hours before coming to a consensus to schedule a work-session regarding the mascot decision. Board [...]

2906, 2019

TSD 401 Board Meets at THS Auditorium on July 8

By |June 29th, 2019|Categories: District|

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the TSD401 Board of Trustees, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm, will be held in the THS auditorium rather than at the District Office in order to accommodate a larger-than-usual expected attendance. The agenda includes discussion of the Teton High School mascot. Representatives from the Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) will facilitate the public-comment section of the meeting, which takes place early in [...]

306, 2019

Nearly a hundred students graduate from Teton School District 401 high schools

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: District, Students|Tags: |

Eighty-three students graduated from Teton High School on Friday, May 31, 2019, according to Teton School District #401 officials. This group joins the fifteen students from Basin High who received diplomas on Wednesday, May 29, bringing the graduation total for this year from the two public schools in Driggs to 98. The theme of the THS graduation ceremony was “The Adventure Begins.” The evening was marked by music, student engagement, [...]

2204, 2019

From a parent’s perspective – By Nell Hanson

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: District|

In both response to and in support of the recent editorial by Ella Hundere Dahlgren, a senior at Teton High, I feel a need to give a “Shout Out” to our local school district and to share the gifts that our now 25-year-old daughter received from her experiences at Teton. Our oldest daughter, Lydia Hanson, was born here and began her education with Teton School District 401 in kindergarten. She [...]

1104, 2019

Board sets Teton High mascot discussion for July meeting agenda

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: District|

The board of trustees for Teton School District 401 will discuss the Teton High School mascot at its regularly-scheduled meeting in July. The meeting, Monday, July 8, 2019, will begin at 5:30 pm in the auditorium of Teton High School in Driggs. Public comment will be taken on the issue at that time. Patrons are encouraged to provide input to school board members by email prior to the meeting; all [...]

1303, 2019

Education is what you make it

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: District, Students|

By Ella Hundere Dahlgren Growing up in Teton County and attending our local schools, I have had dozens of parents ask me if I think my education has been adequate and pepper me with question such as do you think the quality of education you have received will affect your chances of being admitted to your choice college? Do you feel deprived of your true potential? Do you wish you [...]

703, 2019

Legends of the Game honor awarded to 1976 Teton Redskins

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Activities, District, Students|Tags: , |

One of the best basketball teams in Idaho history was awarded the Legends of Game this past weekend at state championships in Nampa. That team is the 1976 boys' Teton Redskins. The award was created in 2001 to honor historically outstanding athletics for the State of Idaho. It includes boys' teams from up to 30 years ago and girls' teams from up to 20 years ago. Read the full article [...]

1302, 2019

ICRMP will pay balance of missing funds; district hires new Business Manager

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: District|

Teton School District’s insurance carrier, Idaho Counties Risk Management Program, is covering the financial net loss of funds from the fraud discovered in December, according to an announcement by Superintendent of Schools Monte Woolstenhulme at Monday night’s board meeting in Driggs. The amount has yet to be confirmed but will include nearly $300,000 of the original loss plus some of the expense of the cybersecurity investigation, Woolstenhulme said. The district [...]

502, 2019

All Teton Schools to be closed 2/6, 2/7 and 2/8

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: District|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2019 All Teton Schools to be closed 2/6, 2/7 and 2/8 After reviewing the increasing absenteeism of 20% or higher this week of students and staff and substitutes, due to illness, all schools at Teton School District 401 will be closed Feb. 6-7-8. This decision has been made in reviewing information with principals, medical professionals, and other school districts in Eastern Idaho that have taken [...]

3101, 2019

Teton and Basin High Schools to be closed Friday 2/1/2019

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: District|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2019 Teton and Basin High Schools to be closed Friday 2/1/2019 The Principals of Teton and Basin High Schools in Driggs, along with Superintendent of Schools Monte Woolstenhulme, have been monitoring the high number of student and staff illness at the schools. The decision has been made that both schools will be closed on Friday, February 1st in an effort to allow students and staff [...]

2901, 2019

Tetonia Elementary School to be closed

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: District, Featured|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2019 Tetonia Elementary School to be closed Principal Megan Christensen and Monte Woolstenhulme, TSD 401 Superintendent of Schools, have been monitoring absences this week due to the high number of students out because of illness at Tetonia Elementary School in Tetonia, Idaho. The decision has been made that school will be closed for the remainder of the week (Wednesday, January 30 - Friday, February 1). [...]

1501, 2019

School District will file FOIA request with FBI for 2017 info

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: District|

Press Release Monte Woolstenhulme, Superintendent, Teton School District #401 office phone: (208) 228-5923, [email protected] Chris Isaacson, Chair, Board of Trustees for Teton School District #401, cell phone: (574-286-4365), [email protected] Jeanne Anderson, PR Consultant, Teton School District No. 401, mobile phone: 208-360-6518, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2019 School District will file FOIA request with FBI for 2017 info A standing-room-only crowd attended the regularly scheduled meeting of the board [...]

1101, 2019

Recovered School District funds have been deposited

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: District|

Monte Woolstenhulme, Superintendent, Teton School District #401 office phone: (208) 228-5923, [email protected], Chris Isaacson, Chair, Board of Trustees for Teton School District #401, cell phone: (574)-286-4365, [email protected] Jeanne Anderson, PR Consultant, Teton School District No. 401, mobile phone: (208)-360-6518, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2018 Recovered School District funds have been deposited Funds recovered by Comerica Bank -- $484,332.66 – have been confirmed as deposited in the account [...]

2812, 2018

School District investigation of fraud continues

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: District|

At a special executive session of the board of trustees for Teton School District #401 on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 in Driggs, board members discussed the status of the ongoing investigations into a fraudulent payment of $784,000, transferred to an account in error on Dec. 20. The money, intended for Headwaters Construction of Victor, came from funds that are part of the state-held school-bond account. The district continues to cooperate [...]

810, 2018

Teton School District 401 Supplemental Levy Information

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: District, Featured|

INVEST IN OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE Vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, 8am - 8pm Early voting now open at the Teton County Courthouse (closes Friday, Nov. 2, at 5pm) Renewing this levy will allow the district to: Pay higher salaries than funded by the state Attract and retain great teachers and staff Hire more staff than the state funds, allowing for: smaller [...]

705, 2018

We appreciate our teachers!

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: District, Featured|Tags: , , , , , |

As the saying goes: "If you can read this, thank a teacher." Or, if you can figure out how much to leave as a tip on a restaurant charge -- thank a teacher. Or, if you can estimate how much paint is needed to cover a wall -- thank a teacher. Or if you know that you have to shake up oil and vinegar to make it mix -- thank [...]

2901, 2018

Winter Sports Is A Great Reason To Get Out Of School

By |January 29th, 2018|Categories: Activities, District, Featured, Students|Tags: , , , , , |

There’s a lot of great reasons to get out of class when you are a kid. How about getting out to go skiing? Now how about getting out one day a week for several weeks to ski with your friends? Not into downhill skiing? There’s always ice-skating, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and swimming to keep you busy and out of school. Winter sports in Teton Valley are a great way to [...]

2405, 2017

Working hard to empower our students to reach their full potential

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: District, Featured|

Teton School District 401 serves nearly 1,800 students in the Teton Valley area, including students from Alta Wyoming and Swan Valley. With 225 staff of which 114 are certified teachers, counselors, and administrators, we work to provide a safe and exceptional learning environment where career and college readiness are the academic cornerstones of a relevant and progressive education. Here are a few highlights of your public schools: First, full-day kindergarten [...]

2203, 2017

School Bond Information

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: District|Tags: |

We're planning for the future, and we want YOUR input. We've got talented teachers, exceptional administrators, passionate parents, and a dedicated student body. But we're growing, and we're growing quickly. Our elementary schools are currently running near or at capacity, meaning there is very little room to accommodate an increase in population. The buildings are showing their age and need significant improvements in the near future. You can help us [...]

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