Arrow-right Camera

Idaho Voices

Education notes: Bicycle ride benefits trail, Lakes school

Students and their families at Lakes Magnet Middle School will take a bicycle “fund” trail ride on Saturday in the Saddle-Soup-Skedaddle on the Prairie Trail.

Beginning at 11 a.m., starting from Coeur d’Alene’s Fort Ground Grill, Lakes trail riders will head north up the Prairie Trail portion of the Centennial Trail. The ride will end at 2:30 p.m., back at the Grill, where students and their families will no doubt be ready for a hearty meal, including soup, of course, a sandwich and something to drink.

The $15 fee or $45 charge for a full family will raise money for the Centennial Trail Foundation and Lakes.

For more information about the ride or how to help, call Bicycle Sales and Services at (208) 667-8969 or visit

Junior Achievement at Ramsey

A recent donation by US Bancorp Foundation has made it possible for Junior Achievement of the Inland Northwest to support Junior Achievement programs at Ramsey Elementary School.

According to a press release from Junior Achievement, it received $4,500 to help continue the programs at Ramsey. The programs help students realize the importance of finishing high school and help prepare them for their future.

For more information, visit

Inspection for CdA science lab

The Coeur d’Alene High School Science Department has been reviewing the safety of their laboratory, according to the high school’s Sept. 27 newsletter.

The inspection will look at the safety guidelines for teachers and students, a chemical inventory of the classrooms, the disposal of unneeded and/or dangerous chemicals and review the chemical hygiene plan.

Erik Karns, the science department co-chair said, “Our goal is to provide a safe working environment for our teachers and students.”

The newsletter also states that in the upcoming months, the department will plan on addressing the science curriculum’s “scope and sequence,” develop a common laboratory policy and put together a physics curriculum that all teachers will teach in the second semester. The science department also plans on meeting with the science teachers at Canfield Middle School regarding the “scope and sequence” for grades 6-12.

The Idaho State Board of Education awarded Priest River Lamanna High School the Additional Yearly Growth Award for 2010.

Priest River is among nine Idaho schools selected for the award. It had a 12.53 percent improvement in math with the free/reduced lunch students and a 10.96 percent improvement in math with the caucasian students.

Click here to comment on this story »