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WINGS program session planned

SUNDAY, AUG. 16, 2009

COEUR D’ALENE – A free information session for high school juniors and seniors interested in the North Idaho College dual credit program will be held in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room in NIC’s Edminster Student Union Building on Thursday, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The program, known as WINGS, or Win by getting a Good Start, gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in NIC classes for high school and college credit, giving them a head start on their college career.

The courses are offered at half the cost and are accessible to students through interactive video conferencing, along with on-site instructors.

For more information, call (208) 769-3229.

School signup begins Aug. 25

COEUR D’ALENE – The Coeur d’Alene School District will begin registering students for the 2009-’10 academic year on Aug. 25.

Kindergarten students can register between 8 and 11 a.m. at their schools, with the exception of Atlas, Ramsey and Skyway elementaries. Those students will be attending the new Hayden Kinder Center, 9650 N. Government Way, and can register at the center between noon and 6 p.m. Kindergarten students will undergo a short prescreening at time of registration.

Students in grades 1 through 5 and 6 through 8 also can register between noon and 6 p.m. at their respective schools.

Information on Lakes Magnet Middle School uniforms is available at http://lakes.cdaschools.org.

Coeur d’Alene and Lake City high schools will register students who are new to the district Aug. 25 and Aug. 26. New students need to call the school for an appointment. High school offices are open Monday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and will open daily beginning Thursday.

Students returning to CHS and LCHS will need to register by grade level and last name between Aug. 27 and Sept. 1. For details visit the Coeur d’Alene School District Web site at www.cdaschools.org.

New students must bring a certified birth certificate, an up-to-date immunization record and proof of residency such as a utility bill or rent receipt. Returning students must show proof of their current residence.

Registration for School PLUS, the before- and after-school child care program, will be on Thursday and Friday. Call (208) 769-0700 for more information.

School begins Sept. 8 for all students. Supply lists are on the school district’s Web site.

Tribe donates school supplies

WORLEY – The Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe will donate more than 700 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Plummer Worley School District for students in need for the upcoming school year. Tribal youth leaders helped fill the backpacks with the supplies.

Students will receive their backpacks on Sept. 8, the first day of school.

The cost for back-to-school supplies for elementary, middle, and high school students totaled $30,000.

In its history, the Tribe has donated more than $15 million to Idaho schools. The Plummer Worley School District has received more than $3 million since 1993.


 

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