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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that CSI directly impacts the lives of well over 20,000 people every year? Thank you for your part in that and Happy Holidays!

(Source: Institutional Effectiveness)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
JeffGourleyJeffrey Gourley Accepted Testing Center Coordinator Position
The Student Success Center is excited to announce that
Jeffrey Gourley has accepted the position of  Testing Center Coordinator . Jeff began working in the Testing Center in 2010, full-time since 2011, giving him significant background and experience working in a testing center environment. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Applied Science from Boise State University and is currently working on a Master of Science in Organizational Learning and Performance from Idaho State University where he's engaged in leadership theory, organizational performance, and organizational assessment. 

We are excited to have Jeff in this position. He will begin Coordinator duties on January 2.

John Hughes
Instructional Dean of Student Success
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6549
FridayForumFirst Friday Forum Video
We had a great group at the First Friday Forum on December 7. Many thanks to those who attended.  If you missed out watch the video below. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Click here to watch the video. 

Kathy Deahl
Executive Administrative Assistant
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
CalendarThe Public Information Office is Selling CSI Calendars

Click here  to view a sample of the 13-Month Calendar.

Click here  to view a sample of the 11x17 Wall Calendar.

Click here to view a sample of the Desk Calendar.

Erin Giesler
Graphic Designer
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320
PhoneDirectoryOrder a Printed Copy of the CSI Phone Directory
 

Erin Giesler
Graphic Designer
egiesler@csi.edu | 208.732.6320
ClosureUpcoming Campus Closures
UPCOMING HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Campus will be closing at noon on Friday, December 21, 2018, and will remain closed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

EXCEPTIONS...
  • The CSI Blaine County and Mini-Cassia Centers will be closing at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018, and will remained closed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
  • The CSI Jerome and Gooding Centers will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
  • Eagle Central on the main Twin Falls Campus (Financial Aid/Scholarships, Advising, and the Office of the Registrar) will remain closed until noon on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
  • The CSI Student Rec. Center will be open normal hours during the break. They will be open from 4:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 24, and closed on Dec. 25.
  • The Herrett Center will be open normal hours during the break. They will be closed on Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.
PACEAnnual P.A.C.E Holiday Luncheon

Employees  will receive  1 raffle ticket  for showing up to the luncheon .
 
For any amount of donations that an individual employee donates,1 extra raffle ticket will be given (with a  max of 2 raffle tickets per employee).

Gilbert's Pantry is still in need of the following:
  1. Cooking Oil (small bottles) 
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Soups: chicken, beef, vegetable 
  4. Pasta
  5. Jam and Jelly
  6. Canned items: Chili, Pears, Peaches, Fruit Cocktail, Apple Sauce, Corn. 
  7. Sugar
  8. Laundry Detergent
     
The most requested items are cooking oil, sugar, and canned fruits.

*As much as Gilbert's Pantry appreciates your donation, please double/triple check that the item donated is NOT EXPIRED. 

P.A.C.E
Professional and Classified Employees
Vaping
Vaping Devices & Dangers Presentation for Parents & Instructors is 12/17 & 19

Millions of middle and high school students are now vaping. Are your kids/students? It's time to have the vaping talk. Free classes for adults in Magic Valley.

Vaping. E-cigarettes. Juuling. Did you know they're all the same thing? And they come in quite a few disguises these days. E-cigarette companies are now selling vape devices that are camouflaged as hoodie drawstrings, flash drives, battery chargers and pens. South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is helping parents and teachers with new classes that focus on the latest research on vaping, the history of these devices, and the risks e-cigarettes bring our youth.

"We are trying to help educate parents and teachers about the newest devices, what chemicals are in them, and how dangerous they may be," said Cody Orchard, SCPHD Health Education Specialist. "We want to give parents the right tools to protect their kids."

A recent survey from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows 3.6 million middle and high school students are now using e-cigarettes in the United States. This is an increase of more than 1.5 million students since last year.

The increased popularity of e-cigarettes among our youth raise concerns about early addiction, the effect of nicotine exposure on developing brains, exposure to harmful chemicals, and a potential transition over to traditional cigarettes.

Classes are free and open to anyone over the age of 18 years old:

Twin Falls High School, Roper Auditorium
1615 Filer Avenue
Monday, December 17th
7 - 8 p.m.

Buhl High School, Auditorium
#1 Indian Territory
Wednesday, December 19th
7 - 8 p.m.

For more information about tobacco cessation classes or to schedule a class, please visit phd5.idaho.gov/tobacco, to register, or contact Cody Orchard at (208) 737-5968.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
SRCCSI Student Recreation Center Updates
Click here to find Student Rec. Center hours and a flier about Pickleball!  

Membership Increases will Begin January 1, 2019:
The Student Rec Center will increase membership rates for the first time in over six years starting January 1, 2019. The increases will be as listed below:

Membership
Month
Annual
Individual
        23.00
    230.00
Individual & Spouse
        35.00
    350.00
Family of 3
        52.00
    520.00
Family of 4
        63.00
    630.00
Senior
        17.00
    170.00
Senior & Spouse
        26.00
    260.00
15 - 29 years
        16.50
    165.00
29 & Under & Spouse
        22.00
    220.00
Day pass 29 & Under
          3.50
Day pass 30 & Over
          4.00

We appreciate you choosing the SRC as your fitness facility and for partnering with CSI!

7-Day Membership Now Available Over Winter Break:
Are you home for the holidays or do you have family coming in over the break? We are offering a 7-day membership for returning students or for family members coming in for the holidays for only $8.00! We're offering this membership through January 13. Sign up at the SRC Front Desk!

SRC Winter Break Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30 am-10:30 pm
Friday: 4:30 am-10 pm
Saturday: 5 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 7 am-7 pm

The SRC will be open Christmas Eve from 4:30 am-12 pm!  We will be CLOSED the rest of Christmas eve and Christmas day. Enjoy time spent with loved ones!  We will close at 2:30 pm New Year's Eve.  We will be open New Year's Day normal hours!

Pickleball Now Offered at the SRC:
We are now offering pickleball courts for reservation at the SRC. Court space will be available:

MWF: 8:30 am-10:30 am
Tu/Th: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am-10:30 am (Tournament Play / Round Robin brackets)

Please click here or call 208-732-6471 to reserve court space. Only SRC members can reserve courts in advance.

Drop-In Fitness Schedules Over the Break:
With the holiday season here and the semester coming to a close, we will be offering limited drop-in fitness classes. See below for the following options:

Mondays:
5:15 pm POUND in Rm 231A with Robin (except Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve)

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 
5:30 am SPINNING with Tiffany (except Christmas Day)
9:00 am ZUMBA GOLD in Rm 236 with Robin (except Christmas week)
12:00 pm SPINNING with Tiffany (except Christmas Day)
6:15 pm REFIT with Erica (through Dec 19)

Wednesdays: 
9:00 am YOGA in Rm 231A with Kim

Fridays:
8:30 am STRONG in Rm 236 with Robin (except Christmas week)

Saturdays: 
8:00 am SPINNING with Nicke

25% Discount at the City Pool for all SRC Members:
All SRC members can get a 25% discount on a City Pool membership! This offer is good on monthly and annual City Pool memberships (day passes excluded!).  To confirm your SRC membership when you sign up for a City Pool membership, have the SRC Front Desk staff print you a copy of the receipt of your membership to bring with you! Come utilize the pool for lap swim, drop in swimming, triathlon training and more! The SRC hosts drop-in swimming classes in the morning on Tu/Th at 6:30 am, so now's your chance to come utilize the pool even more .  

FAMILY HOURS UPDATE:
Family hours in the SRC have changed due to pickleball times. See updated family hours below.

Monday - Thursdays: 5:00 - 8:00 am
Fridays: 5:00 to 10:30 am
Saturdays: 10:30 am to 12:00 Noon
Sundays: 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Please remember, for the safety of your children, do not leave anyone under the age of 12 unattended in the SRC facility - this includes up in the cardio loft and the track. Thanks!

Gym Building Updates throughout the Break:
The Main Gym entrance and side hallway will be getting re-carpeted during the break, so some areas will be blocked off as they work on replacing the flooring. Both will be accessible through this change but may have some re-routing through the process. Thanks for being flexible as our building gets a face lift!

John Twiss
Student Recreation Director
jtwiss@csi.edu | 208.732.6470
EmployeePhotoJanuary Employee Picture Opportunities
You have two opportunities this month and next to get a new CSI photo directory picture or to have an old one updated. Please note the following times, dates, and locations:
                  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 7 in SUB 248 (I'll begin right after the in-service breakfast, which will probably be earlier than 10:30)
As always, no appointment is necessary. Hope to see you soon!

Doug Maughan
Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262
ChildCareScholarshipsCSI Child Care Funds Available for Currently Enrolled Parenting Students
The College of Southern Idaho received a Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) Grant in October. The grant, just shy of $240,000, will be spread over a four-year period to provide an opportunity for currently enrolled parenting students to gain access to funds that will help cover child care costs. 

Students interested in applying must fill out one of the following child care scholarship award applications and submit it to the CSI Financial Aid/Scholarship Office on the main campus in Twin Falls by January 9, 2019:


Limited funds are available and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

John Hughes
Instructional Dean
jhughes@csi.edu | 208.732.6459 
AEDCPR1st Aid, CPR, and AED Training and Certification for Employees
Friday, January 11, of SPRING INSERVICE WEEK

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in HSHS 160

Taught by Christine Hammond & Joel Peacock

Register Online on Sheet 2 for one of 18 spots.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
Timesheet2019 Pay Dates and Timesheet Deadlines

Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208.732.6270 
HerrettHerrett Center Activities

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours.
 
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dec. 20
11:00 am
A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
Dec. 21
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
The Star of Bethlehem*
Dec. 22
1:30 pm
Accidental Astronauts/Sunny Bunnies on the Moon
2:30 pm
Let It Snow!
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
4:30 pm
The Star of Bethlehem*
7:00 pm
Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
Dec, 25
CLOSED
Merry Christmas!
Dec. 26
1:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
2:30 pm
The Longest Night*
3:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
Dec. 27
1:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
2:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
3:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
Dec. 28
1:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
2:30 pm
The Longest Night*
3:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
7:00 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
8:00 pm
Let It Snow!
Dec. 29
1:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
2:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
3:30 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
4:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
7:00 pm
Mars: One Thousand One
8:00 pm
Let It Snow!

*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

For Now Showing Options at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
For special events happening at the Herrett Center  click here
For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659


AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Men's Basketball Williston State College Dec. 28
7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Indian Hills CC - Ottumwa  Dec. 29 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Western Wyoming CC Jan. 3 7:30 PM Twin Falls, ID
Women's Basketball Salt Lake CC Jan. 5 3 PM Twin Falls, ID
Men's Basketball Salt Lake CC Jan. 5 5 PM Twin Falls, ID

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493


BallroomBYU Ballroom Dancers
January 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

BYU's Ballroom Dance Company is recognized both nationally and internationally as a treasured and unique university dance ensemble. Their new show, Swing 'n' Sway, is a spectacular show that presents ballroom dance in a theatrical environment with a contemporary point of view. Its innovative choreography is compelling, engaging and just plain fun! Audiences will be fascinated as couples dance a romantic waltz and will feel the energy as the company moves to the infectious rhythms of Latin America. Additional surprises throughout the performance makes Swing 'n' Sway a family-friendly show that should not be missed. Ballroom Dance Company is the current United States Ballroom Dance Formation Champion and is a frequent winner of the British formation Championships. Since its inception in 1970, Ballroom Dance Company has performed for millions of people in over 35 countries, including a command performance for the Queen of Thailand. The company is under the direction of Professor Curt Holman and his wife Sharon. Their distinctive style and artistic vision keeps BYU's ballroom program at the forefront of ballroom dance in America. This has led the President of the National Dance Council of America, Brian McDonald, to call the BYU Ballroom Dance Company "one of the Ballroom world's greatest treasures".

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

KevinAhfatPiano Celebration Series Presents Kevin Ahfat
Kevin Ahfat: National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist
January 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

As a pianist that leaves no question about his riveting presentation and technical finesse, pianist Kevin Ahfat is poised to become one of the young heirs of the classical piano realm, with a bold, boundary-pushing, millennial style matched by refined execution. Possessing a balanced mix of expressiveness and virtuosity, he summons plenty of thunderpower in the big moments, but clearly values musicianship over mere showmanship. In addition to being a two-time winner of the Julliard Concerto Competition, Mr. Ahfat has won top prizes at numerous competitions worldwide, including the Schimmel International Piano Competition, Steinway & Sons Concerto Competition, and the inaugural Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition. Currently, Mr. Ahfat continues his studies at the Juilliard School.

Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students and are available at the CSI Box Office.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

Over60Active Aging Spring 2019 Schedule
Course # Course Title
Days Times Dates Location Cost
HACT 156 C01 Over 60 & Getting Fit MWF 9-9:50 am 1/14-4/25 Gym Free
HACT 139 C01 Zumba Gold (Robin) MW 10-10:50 am 1/28-4/25 236 $35
HACT 139 C02 Zumba Gold (Teresa) MW 10-10:50 am 1/28-4/25 231A $35
HACT 139 C03 Zumba Gold (Robin) Tu/Th 9-9:50 am 1/28-4/25 231A $35
HACT 126 C01 Weight Training for Seniors Tu/Th 9-9:50 am 1/28-4/25 233 $35
HACT 121 C01 Yoga for Seniors Th 11-12:20 pm 1/28-4/25 231A $35
HACT 221 C01 Continuing Yoga for Seniors  MW 12-12:50 pm 1/28-4/25 231A $35
HACT S099 C05 Restorative Yoga for Seniors MW 11-11:50 am 1/28-4/25 231A $35
HACT 158 C01 Pilates for Seniors Tu/Th 8-8:50 am 1/28-4/25 231A $35
HACT 140 C01 Zumba Gold Toning Tu/Th 10-10:50 am 1/28-4/25 236 $35
HACT S099 C06 Fit, Fun & Over 40 Tu/Th 9-9:50 am 1/28-4/25 236 $35
HACT S099 C03
HACT S099 C04
Water Fitness (Pool Pass)
MWF 8-8:50 am 1/14-4/19 City
Pool
$47
$90

For more information about these classes call Ann Rolfes at 208-732-6475.

Shelly Wright
Director of Over 60 & Getting Fit & Active Aging Programs
swright@csi.edu | 208.732.6483 

GiftSaleHerrett Center Gift Shop Sale
Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director 
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
TreeDropOffChristmas Tree Drop-Off

The CSI Council of Horticulture Students has teamed up with Twin Falls County Parks & Waterways to offer Magic Valley citizens a Christmas tree drop-off option from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 4-5, at 1234 Highland Ave.

We will accept retired Christmas trees (Fir, Pine, Spruce, Juniper, etc.), but not fake trees, trees with ornaments, trees with lights, flocked trees, or deciduous tree limbs.

We are accepting a $5 donation to recycle these trees but drop-off is free. 

Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208.732.6431
CommEdScheduleCommunity Education Classes - Spring 2019

Magic Valley Symphony
Dates: Jan 8 - April 26
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Fine Arts 164
Cost: Free
Instructor: Ted Hadley

Dining with Diabetes (couple)
Dates: Jan 10-31
Days:Thursdays
Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m. 
Location: CSI Jerome Center
Cost: $30/Individual or $40/Couple
Instructor:  Gretchen Manker

Symphonic Band
Dates: Jan 14 - May 6
Days: Mondays
Time: 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Fine Arts 164
Cost: Free
Instructor: George Halsell

Judo for Beginners: The Gentle Way
Dates: Jan 15 - May 9
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Rec. Center 231A
Cost: $70 (Plus $20 Gi rental for each session)
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka

Advanced Judo
Dates: Jan 15 - May 9
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Time: Tues/Thurs 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sat 9-11 a.m.
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Rec. Center 231A
Cost: $80 (Plus $20 Gi rental for each session)
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka

CSI JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Dates: Jan 16 - May 8
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ben Britton
Fee: Free 
Location: CSI Twin Falls, Fine Arts 164

KARATE
Dates: January 16 - May 29
Age: Adults and youth 14+ (acceptations made with instructor's approval)
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m. & Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Fee: $80 + plus $25 gi purchase payable to instructor
Location: Rec Center 236
Instructor: Jesse Clark

MAGIC VALLEY CHORALE
Dates: January 17 - May 8
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Carson Wong
Fee: $10
Location: Fine Arts 133

Click here for more information or to register. 

Twin Falls Contact:
Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

Jerome Contact:
Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.324.5101
TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group


Amy Barker
Office Specialis t
abarker@csi.edu | 208.732.6800


WhoopingCoughWhooping Cough Outbreak in Blaine County School District



December 14, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release

Whooping Cough outbreak in Blaine County School District

BLAINE COUNTY - South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) has confirmed several students in the Blaine County School District have been diagnosed with Pertussis (whooping cough).

"Pertussis is a very serious disease, especially for infants under the age of one," said Tanis Maxwell, SCPHD Epidemiologist. "It's important to watch for symptoms so you can get medicine right away and protect the rest of your family from the bacteria."

Symptoms usually develop within one to two weeks after contact with a person with pertussis.

Symptoms:
Early signs include a persistent cough that follows a cold. The cough usually comes in explosive bursts ending with a high-pitched whoop as the person catches their breath. It can also cause vomiting. Between bursts of coughing, the person appears well; but the coughing attacks can continue for four to six weeks. Older children or adults may have less severe symptoms. People with a cough are contagious for three weeks if untreated and for five days after treatment has begun.

How is it spread?
Pertussis is spread by contact with droplets in the air from coughing or sneezing. People in close contact with a case of pertussis (such as family members or close friends) are more likely to become ill.

What do I do if I am showing symptoms?
If you or your child develops a persistent cough, even if you have been immunized, please stay at home and consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Children with symptoms of pertussis should not attend school until seen by a physician. Please call your local public health district office or your physician before taking a child in for testing. Special arrangements can be made to prevent spread to others at the time of testing.

How can I protect against Pertussis?
There is a vaccine to help protect against Pertussis. Children should receive Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccine beginning at two months of age. By the time of school entry, most children receive five doses of DTP vaccine. A single dose of a similar vaccine called TDaP is recommended for people ages 11-64. Protection from the vaccine may decline throughout a person's life. Older children and adults may be able to develop the disease even if they have been vaccinated.

SCPHD has pertussis immunizations available for babies, adolescents, and adults. Immunizations are available by appointment at all SCPHD offices in:

Bellevue: 788-4335
Gooding: 934-4477
Jerome: 324-8838
Mini-Cassia: 678-8221
Twin Falls: 737-5966

ISBOEStudent Mental Health Must Be Addressed

For Immediate Release                                                                    
December 18, 2018
 
Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
 
Student Mental Health Must Be Addressed
By Debbie Critchfield, vice president, Idaho State Board of Education
Conversations about student behavioral health from kindergarten through college are occurring throughout our state.  K-12 administrators report that they are spending half of their time dealing with student emotional needs even though full time counselors are available in their schools. In my home district of Cassia County, the mental health needs of our students tend to be the lead topic of community discussions.  Amid an increase in student difficulties caused by stress, grief, loss, addiction, peer relationships, anxiety and suicide - parents, teachers, counselors and school administrators are struggling to understand it, and to come up with plans to address it.
We regularly speak of improving student safety and yet spend only a fraction of time discussing the reasons why student safety is put at risk in the first place. Our education system does not have all the answers but it does have the ability, within its infrastructure, to assist national efforts intended to improve student wellness and mental health.
This issue is complex and must involve a variety of approaches and partners. During a recent meeting with student body presidents from Idaho's colleges and universities, the State Board of Education's executive officers, which includes myself, Dr. Linda Clark and Dr. Dave Hill, heard student leaders express the need for greater and expanded mental health resources. The Board will discuss this with the presidents of Idaho's colleges and universities during the regular December Board meeting this week at Boise State University.  The discussion will include what is needed on campuses to meet this growing demand.  Unidentified and unmet emotional health needs at educational institutions, can become problems for future employers and for society as a whole.
Parents, teachers and administrators all struggle with the dilemma, which can lead to dangerous situations as students act out, rather than reach out and speak out about their emotional needs.
The State Board of Education is taking a serious and deliberate approach toward improving mental health resources at our secondary and postsecondary schools and institutions.  Identifying areas where clear standards for social and emotional learning can occur tops the list. Superintendent Shari Ybarra and I began discussing this about a year ago and have identified places where the State Department of Education and the State Board can take needed actions to help support schools in this effort.
A State Board working group is also meeting this week to discuss a variety of strategies.  This ranges from looking at classes for future educators to in-field professional development for those already working in our classrooms.  Recommendations will be presented to the Board with an associated action plan.
We work to set and achieve academic goals both in statewide and local education plans, as we should. We set education policy and aim for rigorous targets, but for a growing number of students, there are complicated emotional needs that go untended often keeping students and their families in crisis and interfering with scholastic goals.

RelayLifeCreate a Relay for Life Team
Hello, I am a volunteer for the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY , and work on the Relay for Life event that is held in Twin Falls annually. I am looking to increase the number of teams participating in our event this year. I believe a lot of people at CSI may have been touched by cancer. Perhaps a family member or a friend has received the news "you have cancer". 

A Relay for Life team can be a group of 6 to 8 (or more), they focus on fundraising, and they invite cancer survivors to the annual event which will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 17, 2019, at the Canyon Ridge High School. Teams will also have tents alongside the football track where we will walk in support of those fighting cancer and in honor those who have lost the fight. Team members are welcome to hand out program or organization information from these tents. Relay for Life is full of fun, music, and food, all while raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Creating a Relay for Life team is an excellent teambuilding experience and it gives you an opportunity to promote your program to the community.

I am a cancer survivor and I appreciate the free services that the American Cancer Society provided me during my treatment at MISTI. I want others with cancer to know that they have help and it's just a phone call away.

If you would like to sign up a team please contact:

Cindy Wolf
American Cancer Society Volunteer
cindy.wolf@alliancetitle.com | 208.749.9653

NationalGuardIdaho Army National Guard


Who:  Idaho Army National Guard
What: $20,000 sign on bonus plus up to $8,000 tuition assistance a year
Contact: David Pak 208-509-0863

Note:  We want to make this document something you look forward 
to  reading each week and your feedback will help tremendously! 
Please  send  your information to klapray@csi.edu.
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