As students—and teachers—awaited the final ringing of the school bell, the declaration of the end of the school year and beginning of summer, it is the ideal time to reflect back on the incredible work of those teachers who dedicate each and every day, September through June, to the students in our community. And it’s the time to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of Boundary County Middle School students.
The last week of school was staff appreciation week, where, thanks to the generous efforts of P1FCU and other community members, teachers and staff were treated to a week filled with kind gestures, all in thanks for their hard work, support and sacrifice given to each student at the school. Tokens of appreciation included catered breakfasts and lunches for teachers and staff, as well as other kind gestures and gifts.
Maria Martinez was recently selected Boundary County School District’s Classified Employee of the Month. Martinez strives to help students as much as possible, all while making the day brighter for all who come in contact with her.
Several students and staff were also recognized for their trustworthiness—April’s trait for the month—and selected as April’s Citizen of the Month. Students were Cecilia Roemer (sixth grade), Rose Owens, (seventh grade), Emma Pinkerton (eighth grade) and Terese Luikens (staff).
The students and staff were recently honored with a visit by Miss Idaho, Kylee Solberg, who stopped in to speak about her incredible journey, sharing the message with those listening not to allow anyone to stereotype you into inaction, and to be cautious of social media. Solberg was well-received and spoke to all classes during their advisory time as well as the leadership class to end the day.
Additional end-of-the-year highlights included student Emmet Melior’s fourth-place standing in the State Geography Bee Championships! The track team also had a great season, and literally ran away with the victory at their only home meet of the season.
Students took the state ISAT tests, working hard and bringing their best to the table. Thank you to the parents, staff, teachers and community for supporting these boys and girls during this stressful and important time.
As with the end to every school year, kids were anxious for end-of-the-semester testing, parents planned and executed a fun and memorable Eighth Grade Promotion Dance, and the eighth-graders enjoyed a carefree day at Silverwood Theme Park to reward their hard work, not just for this year, but for their three years at Boundary County Middle School.
In addition, as the school year came to a close, art students created fantastic art, computer students created a unit on 3D printing and band students competed and earned high scores. There was no slowing down for these students.
May was also a busy month as students eagerly participated in cheer tryouts, a drama presentation, choir concert, Forget Me Not walk/run, talent show, Reality Town, field day and finishing out the year with their last day of school June 8.
After a year of hard work, it’s time for both school staff and student to enjoy some well-deserved time off. Enjoy your summer! And … go Badgers!