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Book drive started for Kinder Center

Sun., Oct. 18, 2009

Bryan Elementary is hosting a book drive for the Coeur d’Alene School District’s new Kinder Center, beginning Monday and continuing through Oct. 30.

The Kinder Center is a new school this year and doesn’t have a library. Bryan is asking for donations of new and gently used books for Pre-K, kindergartners, first-graders, and second-graders.

A collection box will be in the foyer at Bryan.

For more information, call (208) 664-3237.

National Merit honors for Lake City seniors

Lake City High School announced students who received National Merit Semifinalist and National Merit Scholar honors among 16,000 students. The high school seniors now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for more that 8,200 National Merit Scholarships, totaling $36 million, that will be awarded in the spring.

Lake City senior David Bjelland received the honor of National Merit Scholar.

Seniors awarded semifinalist honors include: Mason Shaw, Lara Zipperer, Scott Watford and Matthew Hall.

Perfect attendance could mean new bike

Skyway Elementary fifth-graders will have the opportunity to get a new bike this school year, just for being on time.

Parker Toyota and Horace Mann Insurance have come to together to encourage students to have perfect attendance all year. Students must make it to class before every bell, every day.

Perfect attendance guidelines to earn a bike are: full attendance for all four quarters of school, no tardies and no early releases. Students will have their names placed in a drawing for a bike if they earn three quarters, to allow for necessary absences due to illness, of perfect attendance.

The Panhandle Health District and Skyway Elementary School nurses are expressing concern about the seasonal and H1N1 (swine) flu. They are emphasizing that if students are sick, they need to stay home.

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