Our first SHARE A SHOUT OUT… Congratulations Jack!!!!! ⛈ 🌪 ⛈ Jack Allen will be a sophomore this year at @ohsstormofficial. Jack competed at Worlds for Taekwondo in Denver Colorado this summer and took a World Title in Escrima Sparring. He also took silver in Sword Sparring & Bronze in Traditional Sparring. He takes Taekwondo at Legacy Martial Arts in Meridian and is also an instructor. 🤩 Shout out to Jack for his hard work and for Jim & Heather Neitzell, studio owners at Legacy Martial Arts and all the instructors for helping Jack reach this achievement! @legacymartialarts #wearewestada #proudtobewasd #shareashoutout
Future stormies!!! 🥎 ⛈ • Repost from @owyheesoftball • That’s a wrap on our first camp of the summer! Thank you to the parents and players who braved the heat, and a special thanks to our very own student athletes who helped make the last two nights so successful! Up next is our ages 12-14 camp in August!
Centennial Patriots Mountain Bike Team is celebrating International Mountain Bike Day in the foothills!!!! A ride at Pole Cat and some out Peggys. #patriotproud
Several of our wonderful West Ada Librarians 📚 are attending an ICfL library Summer Summit in Lewiston, Idaho! Thank you for your dedication and commitment. #wearewasd #proudtobewasd #wearewestada
Galileo STEM Academy's robotics teams competed at the Global Conference for Educational Robotics (GCER) last week in Norman, Oklahoma. Their varsity team placed 2nd in their division following a run-off match. The JV team placed 2nd in their division. The school was also awarded the KISS Award (Keep it simple students) for their robot(s) being simple yet highly effective and consistent in completing targeted tasks. Galileo’s design is not only simple, but also robust and well built. In addition, Galileo’s 4th and 5th grade JBC students completed multiple coding challenges over the five-day conference developing a stronger knowledge of C coding language. 📸 Photos: • The first is Calvin Knight and Aubry Oakey (not pictured is Abi Perdomo) on the Varsity Team. • Picture 2 is our JV team with Bailey Couture and Theron Bennett. • Picture 3 is our JBC team with Tavin Bennett, Johnathan Mullen, and Amelia Turner. #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
Eagle High School's first Kids Camp was a total success!! Be on the lookout for another camp coming soon! LETS GO MUSTANGS!
Administrators and faculty from Meridian Middle School are hard at work during summer attending an AVID conference in Seattle, WA. #wearewestada
Dylan Reynolds, Rocky Mountain High School Class of 2022 is #westadaready. Dylan will be attending the US Military Academy at West Point after graduation with aspirations of serving active duty in the ARMY and then going in to law enforcement. Dylan is #westadaready for his future!!!
Ponderosa Elementary School recently partnered with Two Men and a Truck moving company to collect and deliver donations to the Women and Children’s Alliance. Such a great partnership giving back to the community. Way to go Eagles!!!
The Virtual School House Music and Art Club is a full year after-school program, that met in person for the first time just recently. 🎨 Students completed a jaguar 🐆 art project, made friends and had fun!!!
Frontier Elementary second graders learned about properties of materials and matter while constructing buildings out of index cards. What an exciting way to apply classroom learning!!!
Ben is a student at Pepper Ridge Elementary. In 2019, when Ben was in Kindergarten, he was planning a lemonade 🍋 stand to make some money. After a visit to the Humane Society 🐾 that week, he saw that some of the cat 🐱 enclosures didn't have toys and it broke his heart. He decided he would donate whatever money he made to them instead. He raised $220 and stayed true to his word and donated every penny. Due to Covid he took a break in 2020, then resumed in 2021. That year he raised $600. This year during Spring Break, he held his third one. The Idaho Humane Society shared it on their page, then some radio stations picked it up as well. Ben had tons of visitors from all over and he raised $1800, all of which he gladly handed over again. Ben plans on having a lemonade 🍋 stand every Spring now, just in time for "kitten season" when they need supplies the most.
Congratulations to RMHS senior, Christa Rice! Christa was awarded the 2022 Elyse Maree Prow Memorial Scholarship today. Elyse was a 2018 graduate of RMHS who lost her battle with cancer last year. Elyse’s parents created this scholarship to honor Elyse.
Your Idaho 15s D1 state champions - Eagle High School Girls Rugby!! Amazing job for the hard work and dedication from our lady mustangs!! Congratulations to our very own head coach Kraig Smikel for receiving the Michael James Sims award for his commitment and love for the sport!
McMillan Elementary School 4th graders had the opportunity to visit Governor Brad Little at the Capitol today. What a great opportunity to apply learning outside of the classroom!!
This week our PRINCIPAL PRIDE spotlight is on Rachel Edwards, Meridian Middle School • Number of Years in West Ada: 21 • Number of Years at current school: 1 • What I like about West Ada: That we are all focused on how we can support students in these changing times. • The best thing about being a Principal is...Our staff and students!!! I love the relationships we build daily with our students and community. • Family: I have been married for 20 years and have 3 children who are all attending West Ada schools. • Favorite Food: Chips and Salsa...all day every day! • Favorite TV Show: I can watch reruns of Friends any day of the week. • Hobbies: Shopping for shoes.....I also love to read, cook, and spend time with my family. • Fun Fact: I owned a dance studio before I got into education. We are so lucky to have such exceptional leaders in West Ada. Thank you for your continued leadership, dedication, service and compassion to those you serve!
It is our pleasure to announce that West Ada School Nutrition Services will be providing FREE MEALS to children ages 1-18 this summer. We invite you to join us for a "Summer Feeding Kick Off Event" on June 9 from 12:00-12:45 at Tully Park - 2500 N. Linder Road in Meridian where School Nutrition Services will be celebrating healthy free meals for the summer with raffles and activities at this community event. For more information on participating West Ada locations that will offer free meal this summer, please visit - www.westada.org - or call 208-855-4575.
Congratulations Grizzlies!!!! 💜🖤🐻 Rocky Mountain High School Girls Golf ⛳️ took home the State Championship title today at Red Hawk Golf Course in Nampa! In addition to being named state champions, grizzly golfer 🏌🏼♀️ Lauren Parrish, won the individual state championship with back-to-back 68s. Nice job Lady Grizz Golfers! #wearewestada #proudtobewasd
West Ada is hiring! Use the QR code to apply for a summer grounds worker position today!!! Summertime positions are available to students 16 years of age and older. Apply now: https://www.applitrack.com/meridian/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance%2fCustodial&subcategory=Summer+Grounds+Worker
Girls On the Run is an after school running club at Meridian Elementary School organized by teaching staff. Part of their program is a community service project. This year, members picked the Meridian Schools Clinic as the place they would like to do their community service giving back to their local community.