Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 💕 Thanksgiving is a good time to pause, reflect and be thankful for all that we have and all that we value. There is a great deal to be thankful for in West Ada and I am incredibly thankful for our school community. Our success as a school district would not be possible without your partnership. We are beyond grateful to have such committed educators, families and students and I am lucky to share in this journey of keeping children at the center of our hearts, our mission and in every decision we make. I look forward to reconnecting after the break, until then, have a safe and joyous start to the holiday season. I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! - Dr. Bub, Superintendent 🧡💛🤎
Congratulations to @wasd_cte and @mvhs_mavs senior Shelby Wallace, who signed a Student To Registered Apprenticeship Program (STRAP) agreement with Sheet Metal Workers Local 55 and will be employed as an apprentice with @ymcmechanical. This was signed at the “Pacific Northwest Education Conference” held at Boise Grove Hotel. This is such a great opportunity for Shelby, and we are proud of her accomplishments! What is the Student To Registered Apprenticeship Program? This is a program sponsored by @idaholabor where a student is hired by a partnership company and begins on the job training while still attending high school. After graduating from high school, the student will have completed a portion of the apprenticeship program and will continue working with employer in the apprenticeship program with an advancing wage scale.
Congratulations to @mvhs_mavs senior Chase Crawford on being the runner up for the Bright Future Scholarship hosted by @idaho_national_lab A senior at Mountain View High School Chase will receive a $6,500 scholarship for his response to the prompt: “How do the actual risks and benefits of nuclear energy compare with other existing energy technologies and those that will be part of the world’s Net-Zero future?” In his presentation, Chase made some conclusions, including that nuclear energy is essential to a realistic, economically viable net-zero future because of its ability to replace coal and other GHG-emitting energy forms as well as its constant available energy. Outside of school, Crawford enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and rock climbing. This figures in where he would like to go to college, most likely a place where mountains are not far away like Utah State University. Congratulations Chase!!!! We are beyond proud of you and this major accomplishment. #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
Congratulations to our Chief of Staff and the 2022 Clerk of the Year, West Ada’s Niki Scheppers! Niki was nominated for this recognition because of her commitment to excellence and extremely efficient work. Her peers have praised her ability to manage and juggle meeting logistics, learn District operations, and dive-in on procedures. Niki quickly builds trust with those around her and is a valuable resource for the Board of Trustees. Niki is instrumental in West Ada’s success. Congratulations on this well-earned distinction, and thank you for all that you do, Niki! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
Emergency Medical Technician- EMT Basic is a yearlong capstone course offered as part of West Ada’s @wasd_cte pathways. When completed this program provides students the opportunity to take the National EMT exams needed to get certified as a pre-hospital care provider. EMT is a great introductory medical course that gives students the foundational skills they will need to further their education in all areas of healthcare. At the completion of the EMT course students receive all the training and certifications they will need to go directly into the work force right out of high school. Today, @governorbradlittle visited our state of the art ambulance 🚑 simulator. The simulator is funded by grant funds from the Governor’s Leading Idaho Plan for secondary education. Over the past two years, West Ada CTE has been awarded grant funds and last year received the Building Idaho’s Future Initiative Grant in the amount of $144,960.79 to fund equipment in the following programs: • EMT • Rehabilitation Services at Eagle High School • Diesel Technology This year West Ada received the Leading Idaho Grant in the amount of $260,550.00 to fund software/equipment in the following programs: • Rehabilitation Services • Law Enforcement Governor Little visited @renaissancehs today to experience first-hand the ambulance simulator, stretcher and lucas device which was purchased with grant funds last year as well. Thank you Idaho. Thank you @governorbradlittle #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
There’s still time to purchase tickets for the West Ada Athletics & Activities Fundraiser. Grand Prizes include this 2023 RZR 900 Trail Premium courtesy of @cmcompanyinc Our first drawing for regional prizes is October 24! Purchase your tickets while supplies last. Please visit the following link for more information: https://www.westada.org/page/activities-athletics-fundraiser #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
Why eat with West Ada? Fun facts about the turkey sandwich with cheese sandwich in West Ada 🥪 We are still accepting free and reduced meal applications through the Titan portal. Apply today!!!! Consider eating with West Ada! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
Congratulations Eagle High School Boys Golf ⛳️ for being recognized as @idhsaa State Academic Champions!!!!! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd @officialehsmustangs
Join us in celebrating National School Lunch Week this week!!!! Check out these groovy menu items in honor of NSLW… ☮️ ❤️ and school lunch!!!! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd #nslw
Congratulations to Eagle High School on being the 2022 Boys 5A Golf State Champions! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd Congratulations Mustangs! 💚🤍💚🤍💚🤍
Congratulations to Rocky Mountain High School on being the 2022 Girls 5A Golf State Champions! Congratulations Grizzlies!!!! 💜🖤💜🖤💜
It is National Community Schools Coordinators Week. We are honored to celebrate our West Ada Community School Liaisons. Thank you to Kamille Peck (McMillan), Sarah Henthorn (Desert Sage), and Emily Coltrin (Peregrine) for the work they do to support our students and families of West Ada. Their commitment to students and families inspires us! Our Community Schools are strategically located within the district at three Title I schools to provide resources, support, and services. To learn more about Community Schools: https://youtu.be/DUW26K-R1oM #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
The Meridian AG EXPO is happening. All West Ada first and second grade students are attending - learning from upperclassmen in the district. Thank you CTE for providing this awesome opportunity to our students and community.
It's National IT Professionals Day! Join in celebrating our IT professionals and technical experts throughout West Ada who assist our staff, students, families and schools on a daily basis. These behind-the-scenes operators take care of the nuts and bolts in our system to ensure we can all be successful! THANK YOU! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
On Wednesday, October 12 students in grade 10 will be participating in the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. We ask that you please read this message in its entirety as there is important information pertaining to all high school grade levels (9-12). 9th Grade – Freshmen: • Wednesday, October 12 is a regular school day for freshmen. 10th Grade – Sophomores: • Sophomores have the opportunity to take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test), a short form of the SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test on October 12. Families have the opportunity to OPT IN to this assessment in PowerSchool. Students who have OPTED IN on PowerSchool or have no response in PowerSchool have been pre-registered and will take this exam at NO COST. Families who wish not to have their student test and have not completed the PowerSchool School Form may still complete the school form in Power School or contact your student’s counselor by September 28. The PSAT is not used for college admissions. However, the PSAT does provide good practice for students prior to college entrance exams. 11th Grade – Juniors • Wednesday, October 12th this is a regular school day for juniors. However, as a Junior, you may elect to take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test) in order to qualify for scholarship competition. If you are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT you need to sign up with your school's Bookkeeper by Wednesday, September 28th. The cost to take the exam is $18.00 and can be paid on myschoolfees.com. 12th Grade – Seniors • Wednesday, October 12 this is a regular school day for seniors.
Did you know that West Ada School Nutrition Services serves 6,000 healthy breakfasts a day? 🤯🤯🤯 During the month of September, the @westadafoundation will receive funds 💵 donated to the Nourishing Neighbors campaign at five participating Meridian Albertsons stores. These funds will ensure that West Ada students receive a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Next time you’re at your local @albertsons, please consider donating at checkout to the Nourishing Neighbors campaign to help ensure every student in West Ada has a healthy breakfast. Participating stores: • Albertsons at 20 East Fairview, Meridian, ID 83642 • Albertsons at 4700 North Eagle Road, Boise, ID 83713 • Albertsons at 3301 W Cherry Lane, Meridian, ID 83642 • Albertsons at 4657 S. Eagle Rd. Meridian, ID 83642 • Albertsons Market Street 3499 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian, ID 83642 @albertsons #nourishingneighbors #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
West Ada School District and College Board are proud to announce that Eagle High School student Zoe Bean has earned a $40,000 scholarship through BigFuture. "We're all so happy for Zoe. Winning this incredible scholarship is a great reward for all the planning she's put into her life after graduation,” said Dr. Derek Bub, West Ada Superintendent. “Zoe exemplifies the 'Choose Challenge' motto we've adopted for the 2022-2023 school year, and we couldn't be more proud." BigFuture, driven by College Board, provides guidance to high school students by recommending steps students can take to explore career interests, identify potential majors, find colleges and scholarships and access financial aid. It rewards students’ planning efforts with drawings for several $500 scholarships and bi-monthly $40,000 scholarship drawings. “Now more than ever, students need simple and credible tools to help them choose the college and career that’s right for them,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We’ve integrated these scholarship steps into BigFuture so every student—no matter where they are on their journey to college—can take the steps Zoe has taken to raise their hands and earn themselves a big future.” Zoe is the first student to receive this scholarship in the state of Idaho. She plans on studying nursing upon graduation. #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
FREE English class are Centennial High School!!! Childcare provided for children ages 3-10 and potty-trained.
Welcome to Star Middle School’s pre-engineering class. Mrs. Leininger’s students are working on a fun and challenging collaboration/team-building and resilience-building activity. Students worked together to create a chain reaction using craft sticks. They focused on the importance of failure as part of the learning process, teamwork in achieving challenging goals, and being kind and encouraging to our peers. Great job Cowboys! #learningisfun #wearewestada
Thank you for sharing your first week of school memories with us! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd 💙💛💙💛💙