Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools


We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

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  • We are committed to eliminating bullying in our schools. When you see someone being bullied, don't stand by —choose action! READ MORE about this initiative.

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General Info:

  • It's School Phsycology Awareness Week - power up and be a positive charge!

    It's School Psychology Awareness Week! 

    Be a positive charge! Across our district we have teachers and staff, programs and initiatives promoting the importance of being a positive force in school, in the community. Today and every day, we encourage students to ACT! Speak up, stand up when bullying occurs, engage in learning, try a new activity, clean up trash, do something kind, make a new friend. Take a moment to read more about how you and your student can contribute to a positive climate in our schools!

    Power Up at School: Our schools have many programs and activities promoting positive change! Ask your student about those available in their school and find out how your family can get involved! [For example: Green Dot and Wessler training in our high schools, S.P.A.R.K. at CHS, Kindness Campaign at Lakes Magnet, Olweus Antibullying curriculum in our middle school, Buddy Benches at all elementary schools.]
    Power Up at Home: There are many ways families can help children take action to make positive changes [from]. As parents and caregivers, you can:
    1. Talk to your kids about sparks—actions that can help them be a positive charge. Spark ideas include: dream, laugh, connect, imagine, create, encourage, share, listen, help, explore, try, speak up.
    2. Help your children develop positive relationships with peers and adults, and model respectful, caring behaviors with others
    3. Help your children identify their strengths and interests, learn new skills. Emphasize that learning and growing require trying new things and that success comes from small steps to a long-term goal.
    4. Encourage goal setting and mapping out a plan for achieving the goals. Talk with your children about steps they have taken, what worked and what didn’t, and what they might do next.
    5. Praise attempts, as well as success, and make sure that you focus on the effort or hard work put into the success. Emphasize the importance of deliberate practice that talent is developed over time through skillful practice.
    6. Create an environment at home that allows your children to explore building (playing with blocks, helping with projects, and more), drawing (crayons, finger paints, paper), and music (on the radio, with children’s instruments, or through formal training through school or community resources). This may help to identify special interests.
    7. Help your child work through setbacks, or lack of self-confidence, by helping to identify negative thoughts that may suggest concerns about his or her ability to be successful. As a parent, you can help children see what the small steps are and how persisting and overcoming obstacles is a part of succeeding. Help your child realize that setbacks are not permanent or all-encompassing.
    8. Seek out support systems available in the community to help your children learn new skills and thrive, such as tutoring or mentoring programs. Encourage your children to participate in community activities that may help them to develop positive behaviors, such as being grateful. In particular, volunteer activities may encourage the development of positive behaviors. Consider participating in community events yourself as a role model.
    9. Encourage your children to participate in school and community activities that may help them to develop positive behaviors, such as being grateful. In particular, volunteer activities may encourage the development of positive behaviors. Consider participating in community and school events yourself as role a model.

     READYROSIE is a FREE dynamic resource for parents & mentors!

    Do you have a child age 0 to 3rd grade? If so, you need Ready Rosie! ReadyRosie offers quick and easy weekly literacy and numeracy activities to do with your child modeled on video in English or Spanish. Once you sign up FOR THIS free SERVICE, ReadyRosie will send you three messages a week, including tips and videos, modeling games and conversations that will help your child be successful in school.  Learn more now!

    Below: Katie Semko, kindergarten teacher at Skyway Elementary, explains the benefits of this resource.

    Sign up for Emergency Texty Alerts now! Stay Connected:

    ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR TEXT ALERTS? If you have a student enrolled in one of our schools, take a moment over the summer to ensure you have opted-in for emergency text alerts from our district [To receive you must have "opted-in sometime in the last 10 months]. Currently, these alerts are used during the school year to notify you quickly in the event of any emergency or time-sensitive situation. TO OPT-IN: Email your cell number to or call 208-664-8241 x1073.

    ARE YOU A COMMUNITY MEMBER, LOCAL BUSINESS OR SCHOOL PARTNER? Now you can sign up for text alert as well! Sign up to opt-in to receive "community alerts" for snow day messages, updates on issues that may affect traffic or safety in your neighborhood. Sign up now by school.


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In the News:

  • There's No Place Like Sorensen

    A tornado of talent has touched down at Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities. Since the beginning of the school year, the entire student body... [Click title to read more]

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  • Right Back Where They Started

    Time, money and a lack of land available for purchase are pushing Coeur d’Alene school officials to take a harder look at the Hayden Lake Elementary site for a new building. [Click title for more]

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  • North Idaho School Adds Chickens

    October 30, 2017: The students in a North Idaho classroom will not be cooped up this winter. Northwest Expedition Academy elementary school in Hayden, Idaho received 12 chickens ... [Click title for more]

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  • A Colorful Lesson in French

    October 26, 2017: Ashley Linford filled in little pictures with her crayons, making sure the one labeled "jaune" was yellow and "vert" was green. “It’s good,” she said with a shy smile. "I’m learning the colors in French." [Click title for more]

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  • CHS Students Take a Stand Against Bullying

    October 25, 2017: “Stand up for what’s right for the school and we’re trying to get rid of what bullying is,” Parker Drechsel said. Drechsel was one of several Coeur d’Alene High School students that approached Principal Troy Schuller ... [Click title for more]

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  • School APProval: Giving Parents Tools to Keep...

    October 19, 2017: After a series of threats at Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene, the school district is giving parents the tools necessary to keep up with their kids social media use. [Click title for more]

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  • More Students Triggers Levies in Schools Districts

    Septrember 9, 2017: Student attendance is on the rise at Kootenai County’s three largest school districts and emergency levy funding was approved Friday in two districts to accommodate that growth. [Click title for more]

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  • Language Lift for Little Ones

    August 30, 2017: The school is the fifth location in the state, and the first in North Idaho, to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures. [Click title for more]

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  • A Deeper Dive into the Go-On Rates

    August 31, 2017: The Coeur d’Alene School District had one of the state’s highest college “go-on” rates in 2016. But Trina Caudle already has her eyes on the next round of numbers. She hopes the district’s new college and career counselors will ... [Click title for more]

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  • When Life Gives You Lemons...

    September 1, 2017: She’s just 6 years old, but Amiah Van Hill is on a campaign to sweeten up a sour situation, and it’s working. [Click title for more]

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