Student Advisory Group

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    We believe our students deserve to have a voice in how the school district provides for student learning and how our schools can be improved. That's why we created the District's first Student Advisory Group, that began in the fall of 2020.
    We invited students in grades 2nd through 12th to apply to be part of this new Student Advisory Group. This allows the students an opportunity to work directly with the Superintendent and District administrators, and to collaborate to help provide solutions to issues most important to students.
    Students that were selected (below) to be part of the advisory group meet regularly during the school year to discuss their interests, priorities and ideas for improving schools and student learning. Representatives of the group provide students in their schools with updates about School Board activities, and the Student Advisory Group chairperson will represent the group’s views to the School Board.
    ATTENTION: The Student Advisory Group is now accepting applications for 2023-2024 representatives. Students will meet once a month (with an optional second day a month) to plan for student engagement, voice student ideas, concerns, and feedback, and to ensure that the district office and school board are able to hear from students. Students who desire to represent their schools should be prepared to attend all meetings and be willing to share the concerns of their friends and classmates in a mature and responsible manner.  Student SAG reps are the mouthpiece for the concerns and dreams of their school populations.
    Interested students should fill out the application form electronically (or middle school or elementary may print it and deliver it to the front office of the school listed below) AND ask a teacher who knows you well to fill out an electronic (or printed) Teacher Recommendation form. (When asking a teacher to recommend you, please send them the link to the Teacher Recommendation Form via an email.)
    APPLICATIONS along with a TEACHER RECOMMENDATION survey must be received by Friday, September 29th.  Notification of selected SAG members will occur no later than October 13.
    *High school student reps must turn in their application/teacher recommendation electronically.
    *Middle School student reps can turn in their application/teacher recommendation electronically or by printing.  Please deliver the printed versions to Lakes Middle School c/o Jeni Nelson.
    *Elementary School student reps can turn in their application/teacher recommendation electronically or by printing.  Please deliver the printed versions to Sorenson Elementary School c/o Charlene Babb.
    Contact our Student Advisory Group:
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SAG Representatives By School

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    Elementary SAG Team

    Middle School SAG Team

    High School SAG Team

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    Sarah Rush

    Peyton Jett

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    Isabella VanLehn

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    Adeline Thorhaug

    Evan Wallace

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    Olive Looney

    Brian McNamee

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    Eve Frati


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    Hayden Meadows:

    Dominic Abell

    Arianna Cantanese

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    Blair Burke 

    Vinni Gongora

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    Revy Young

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    Evellyn Howard

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    Ezra Swingrover

    Finley Taylor

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    Miles Haas

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    Knowlton Nelson 

    Kindyl Camarata

    Elizabeth Phillips

    Katherine (Kat) Baker 

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    Ace Adams

    Max Gage

    Frankie Drake 

    Torben Higgins 

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    McKinzie Jones 

    Emika Hinkins

    Liam Cargo 

    Jude Stowell 

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    Caleb Torgenson  (SAG Vice-Chair) 

    Austin Proctor

    Ava Dircksen

    Brady Gatten

    Kilee Williams

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    Luke Sharon  (SAG Chair)

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    Maddie Gilmore

    Anna Palus

    Joel Bryan

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    Bridgett Murphy

    Erin Carton

    Student Representative List 
     Updated 12/18/2023

SAG Teacher Advisors



Degrees and Certifications:

BA Secondary English/Education, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA MFA Film & Television Writing, Chapman College, Orange, CA

Ms. Rachel Karns

High School Advisor
CHS Honors English Teacher

I love reading and writing and challenging students to discover their capabilities.  I ask for every student's best effort and best attitude. Every student in my class is worth educating, and I value their presence.  Learning is a partnership that can open so many doors. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year!

14 years of teaching experience.
















Degrees and Certifications:

National Board Certified Teacher - Exceptional Needs Specialist M. S. Education - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment - Walden University B. S. Education - Secondary Education English & Language Arts - University of Idaho

Ms. Jeni Nelson

Middle School Advisor
Lakes Middle School Teacher

Coeur d'Alene School District - Middle School Educator of the Year 2017-2018 


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Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Idaho.

Ms. Charlene Babb

Elementary School Advisor
Sorensen Magnet School of The Arts and Humanities Teacher 

Actively involved in the ITAG (Idaho Talented and Gifted Association) and have attended most every Gifted and Talented Conference provided in the area.