Vote YES on August 28th


ON AUGUST 28TH, residents of District 91 have a unique opportunity.

By voting “YES” on the proposed bond, we can build a brand new Idaho Falls High School near Taylorview Junior High on 49th South. And, we can do a top-to-bottom renovation of Skyline High School. Best of all, we don’t need to raise the tax levy rate because of District 91’s financial strength, rising property values, and rapid growth.

 

 

 

Athletics are a vital resource not only to the student athlete but beyond the high school years

"Athletics are a vital resource not only to the student athlete but beyond the high school years. CEOs of companies like to hire people who have been part of a team that are pulling in the same direction, athletics helps in bonding and a common goal."

-- Marco Martin
2017-10-03T22:46:21+00:00
"Athletics are a vital resource not only to the student athlete but beyond the high school years. CEOs of companies like to hire people who have been part of a team that are pulling in the same direction, athletics helps in bonding and a common goal." -- Marco Martin

Athletics help keep kids in school

"Athletics help keep kids in school, and the better our facilities the more students we can have participating and help keep engaged, the better our community will be."

-- Chase Meyer (Skyline HS Head Track Coach / Assistant Football Coach)
2017-10-03T22:45:41+00:00
"Athletics help keep kids in school, and the better our facilities the more students we can have participating and help keep engaged, the better our community will be." -- Chase Meyer (Skyline HS Head Track Coach / Assistant Football Coach)

Our community is a symbol of our progress

"Our community is a symbol of our progress. As such it is necessary to attract individuals and families to Idaho Falls, giving them reasons to want to live in our great city. We need the infrastructure that communicates the message of growth. Our school facilities play a vital role in this initiative. As we provide modern facilities with the supporting technologies we will pay it forward to future generations that fuel our community for years to come."

-- Drew Facer, President & CEO - Idahoan
2017-09-29T01:05:53+00:00
"Our community is a symbol of our progress. As such it is necessary to attract individuals and families to Idaho Falls, giving them reasons to want to live in our great city. We need the infrastructure that communicates the message of growth. Our school facilities play a vital role in this initiative. As we provide modern facilities with the supporting technologies we will pay it forward to future generations that fuel our community for years to come." -- Drew Facer, President & CEO - Idahoan

It is important to educate the whole student

"As a teacher, I think it is important to educate the whole student. That education cannot take place without the arts: music, drama, art, writing.  Students who participate in music and drama are more confident, more self-assured and able to express themselves more eloquently. If I had my way, music would be a core class and taught K-12. Drama increases a student's creativity and social skills. It is, yet, another way to learn to communicate. Mathematics and science are both applied in drama and music. It is important for students to be allowed to strengthen their creative abilities. Most importantly, the arts improve a student's self-esteem."

-- Cindy Benson, Former Drama and Choir teacher 
2017-09-29T18:03:09+00:00
"As a teacher, I think it is important to educate the whole student. That education cannot take place without the arts: music, drama, art, writing.  Students who participate in music and drama are more confident, more self-assured and able to express themselves more eloquently. If I had my way, music would be a core class and taught K-12. Drama increases a student's creativity and social skills. It is, yet, another way to learn to communicate. Mathematics and science are both applied in drama and music. It is important for students to be allowed to strengthen their creative abilities. Most importantly, the arts improve a student's self-esteem." -- Cindy Benson, Former Drama and Choir teacher 

Having a time and a place each day for every student and athlete to get the blood flow going makes for a happier, healthier, and more productive learning environment.

"Having a time and a place each day for every student and athlete to get the blood flow going makes for a happier, healthier, and more productive learning environment. We have a diverse student population that can benefit from having the necessary facilities to explore various athletic interests and develop good habits."

-- Alan McMurtrey (IFHS Head CC Coach and PE Instructor)

 
2017-10-03T22:44:59+00:00
"Having a time and a place each day for every student and athlete to get the blood flow going makes for a happier, healthier, and more productive learning environment. We have a diverse student population that can benefit from having the necessary facilities to explore various athletic interests and develop good habits." -- Alan McMurtrey (IFHS Head CC Coach and PE Instructor)  

Collaborative and flexible spaces will benefit student learning

"Collaborative and flexible spaces will benefit student learning through increased communication and small and large group efforts. Flexible space in classrooms and flexible time for students in the form of blended learning will allow them to more effectively juggle various obligations and opportunities as they continue to work towards a high school diploma."

-- Aaron Jarnigan, principal at Skyline High School
2017-09-22T01:48:57+00:00
"Collaborative and flexible spaces will benefit student learning through increased communication and small and large group efforts. Flexible space in classrooms and flexible time for students in the form of blended learning will allow them to more effectively juggle various obligations and opportunities as they continue to work towards a high school diploma." -- Aaron Jarnigan, principal at Skyline High School

Flexible learning spaces

“Updated, flexible learning spaces will allow us to better prepare students for college and careers, now and in the future!”

— Gregg Baczuk, Social Studies Teacher at Skyline High School
2017-09-20T16:57:42+00:00
“Updated, flexible learning spaces will allow us to better prepare students for college and careers, now and in the future!” — Gregg Baczuk, Social Studies Teacher at Skyline High School

Honoring Our Heritage

“The legacy of Idaho Falls does not lie with one building or one era, but with the idea of working to build community and make this a better place for others. Some of our earliest pioneers were women who formed the Village Improvement Society with an intent to clean up our dirty streets with trash cans and parks lined with trees. They started libraries and formed a school board. They banded together and led the campaign for women’s right to vote, 24 years before the 19th Amendment. Our region continued to embrace progress when enterprising community builders saw the many benefits to our area if we worked to have the INL come to town. We continue to have individuals and businesses that see this as a unique area worth investing in and preserving. But honoring and preserving our history doesn’t mean that we can’t progress or change. In our community, our heritage is one that has been a leader in looking out for others and improving our city. Idaho Falls High School is a great building, that will continue to be fully used, but the students deserve forward thinking which can help accommodate the vast changes in technology and instruction that shape education today. We shouldn’t get hung up on one era.”

-- Carrie Anderson Athay, Curator, Museum of Idaho
2017-09-20T16:56:09+00:00
“The legacy of Idaho Falls does not lie with one building or one era, but with the idea of working to build community and make this a better place for others. Some of our earliest pioneers were women who formed the Village Improvement Society with an intent to clean up our dirty streets with trash cans and parks lined with trees. They started libraries and formed a school board. They banded together and led the campaign for women’s right to vote, 24 years before the 19th Amendment. Our region continued to embrace progress when enterprising community builders saw the many benefits to our area if we worked to have the INL come to town. We continue to have individuals and businesses that see this as a unique area worth investing in and preserving. But honoring and preserving our history doesn’t mean that we can’t progress or change. In our community, our heritage is one that has been a leader in looking out for others and improving our city. Idaho Falls High School is a great building, that will continue to be fully used, but the students deserve forward thinking which can help accommodate the vast changes in technology and instruction that shape education today. We shouldn’t get hung up on one era.” -- Carrie Anderson Athay, Curator, Museum of Idaho

Civic Auditorium

“With the generous donation of $750,000 from Mr. Bill Maeck, $1.5 million dollars will be invested in the Phase I renovation of the Civic Auditorium, enabling it to once again become a jewel in our community. With the passage of the bond to rebuild and relocate IFHS, the Civic Auditorium Committee and the Idaho Falls Arts Council see an opportunity to expand the Civic Auditorium into the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts by using the additional space in the back of the Auditorium for adequate stage prop storage, more rehearsal and practice rooms, as well as classrooms. This additional space will allow for more frequent shows, art instruction, ADA accessible bathrooms, and a kitchen.” — Arthur Kull, Past President, Idaho Falls Symphony Board of Directors

-- Arthur Kull, Civic Auditorium Committee Chairman
2017-09-19T03:11:20+00:00
“With the generous donation of $750,000 from Mr. Bill Maeck, $1.5 million dollars will be invested in the Phase I renovation of the Civic Auditorium, enabling it to once again become a jewel in our community. With the passage of the bond to rebuild and relocate IFHS, the Civic Auditorium Committee and the Idaho Falls Arts Council see an opportunity to expand the Civic Auditorium into the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts by using the additional space in the back of the Auditorium for adequate stage prop storage, more rehearsal and practice rooms, as well as classrooms. This additional space will allow for more frequent shows, art instruction, ADA accessible bathrooms, and a kitchen.” — Arthur Kull, Past President, Idaho Falls Symphony Board of Directors -- Arthur Kull, Civic Auditorium Committee Chairman

Competition & Auxiliary Gyms

“As a community, we are stronger when government entities band together and collaborate. Using the current High School to enhance the gym time of our community is the right way to help our residents have the space they need to become healthier through competition and activity.”

-- John Radford, Idaho Falls City Council
2017-09-20T16:55:07+00:00
“As a community, we are stronger when government entities band together and collaborate. Using the current High School to enhance the gym time of our community is the right way to help our residents have the space they need to become healthier through competition and activity.” -- John Radford, Idaho Falls City Council

Environments matter!

“I think the positive impact of a new school on our students cannot be underestimated. Environments matter!

To engage students in activities that deepen critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity, we need more space and flexibility in our instructional spaces, allowing for greater diversity in learning activities. For example, when students work in small groups to analyze or design, they need a little separation – something that is difficult to do in a small room full of desk rows or a room with fixed furniture. Similarly, we currently have no good spaces for two teachers to hold classes together – whether to host a guest speaker or to work on an interdisciplinary project. Also, our students have few places to meet and work outside of the classroom; they are either in our library when it is available or sitting in our hallways and stairwells.”

— Wendi Straub, Science Teacher at Idaho Falls High School
2017-09-20T16:58:14+00:00
“I think the positive impact of a new school on our students cannot be underestimated. Environments matter! To engage students in activities that deepen critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity, we need more space and flexibility in our instructional spaces, allowing for greater diversity in learning activities. For example, when students work in small groups to analyze or design, they need a little separation – something that is difficult to do in a small room full of desk rows or a room with fixed furniture. Similarly, we currently have no good spaces for two teachers to hold classes together – whether to host a guest speaker or to work on an interdisciplinary project. Also, our students have few places to meet and work outside of the classroom; they are either in our library when it is available or sitting in our hallways and stairwells.” — Wendi Straub, Science Teacher at Idaho Falls High School