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C.A.K.E. Awards January 2024 Photo Collage Seth Broberg and Addison Taylor

Congratulations to Seth Broberg, a 5th grade learner attending Washington Elementary, and Addison Taylor, an 11th grade learner attending Pocatello High School, who were chosen as the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 January C.A.K.E. award recipients. C.A.K.E. stands for Character, Attitude, Kindness and Encouragement.

Seth was nominated by his teacher, Ms. Jennifer Durrant.  In her nomination letter, Ms. Durrant wrote, “Seth consistently demonstrates remarkable kindness and compassion towards his classmates. He goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone understands and is ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. What sets Seth apart is his extraordinary work ethic. Every day his gives his personal best, tackling challenges with a positive attitude and perseverance. Even when he faces difficulties, he remains undeterred and approaches each obstacle as an opportunity to grow. Seth exhibits exceptional integrity and respect in all interactions- whether with peers or adults. His behavior is a testament to his understanding of the importance of treating others with kindness and courtesy. It's a privilege to be part of Seth's learning journey and we are all grateful to have him as part of our learning community. ”

Addison was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Jenni Peterson. In her nomination letter, Ms. Peterson wrote, “Academically, Addie is an amazing learner. She asks questions and critically thinks about topics and focuses deeply on the quality of her writing. The most exceptional trait of Addie is her character. She is incredibly kind, generous, and helpful. She always comes to class with a giant smile on her face. She truly lights up the classroom. Her peers are drawn to her because of the kindness she exudes. Addie is also a phenomenal dancer. She is able to balance high academic achievement, while being successful in her dance career. Addie makes me want to be a better person. She spreads joy and happiness in a world that truly needs it. She is an amazing dancer, friend, and learner. I am beyond proud of the human she is.”

Seth and Addison were recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. McDonald's provides each learner and their nominators with a gift card, along with $50 to purchase books for the school’s media center in the recipients’ names.

PCSD 25 believes a safe, supportive, caring and respectful environment is critical to student learning. The District Education Foundation, in partnership with the local Johnson Family McDonald’s, supports the Learner-of-the-Month C.A.K.E. Award to recognize students who show great character.  The district recognizes one elementary learner and one secondary learner from October through May. Nominations for the C.A.K.E. Award are submitted by a teacher who has observed the nominee’s behavior, and are approved by the school’s principal.

Back to School

When is the first day of school for the 2024/2025 school year?

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024

When is the last day of school for the 2024/2025 school year?

  • Thursday, May 29, 2025

How do I apply for my child to receive free and reduced meals?

Online Application Instructions

  • Free and reduced meals will continue to be provided for those learners who qualify during the 2024-2025 school year. To qualify for free and reduced meals, parents and guardians are encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application after July 1, 2024. For more information refer to our Food Services website

When is graduation for the Class of 2025?

  • New Horizon High School: Thursday, May 29, 2025 6:00 p.m.
  • Highland High School: Friday, May 30, 2025 10:00 a.m.
  • Century High School: Friday, May 30, 2025 1:00 p.m.
  • Pocatello High School: Friday, May 30, 2025 4:00 p.m.

When do I find out about transfers?

  • The elementary transfer meeting is Thursday, August 8, 2024.
  • Secondary schools transfers are notified within 60 days of submission of the application.

How do I transfer my learner?


New Elementary Transfer Form

Returning Elementary Transfer Form


High School/Middle School Transfer Application

When is Registration?

  • Students who are new to PCSD 25: Register online by completing the Online Registration. After completing the registration online, call your neighborhood school after August 1 to confirm.

When is schedule pick-up for middle school and high school learners?

  • August 7 and 8, 2024
    • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

When is Back to School Night?

  • Middle School Back to School Night is August 19, 2024 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where is my Bus Stop?

What time does my child’s school start? What time does my child’s school dismiss?

Start and Dismissal Times for Schools

What school supplies will my child need this year?

Elementary School Supplies

Middle School Supplies

High School Supplies are listed on the course syllabus

Where is the 2024-2025 school calendar located?

What are the upcoming school closure dates? (No School)

  • ALL Grades: Monday, September 2, 2024 - Labor Day
  • Grades K-5: Thursday & Friday, October 3 & 4, 2024 - Parent Teachers Conferences
  • Grades 6-12: School will be in session Thursday, October 3. Closed Friday, October 4, 2024 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • ALL Grades: Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - Election Day
  • ALL Grades: Thursday, November 14, 2024 - End of Trimester/Record Day
  • ALL Grades: Friday, November 15, 2024 - Teacher Professional Development Day
  • ALL Grades: Monday - Friday, November 25 - 29, 2024 - Thanksgiving Break
  • ALL Grades: Monday - Monday, December 23 - January 3, 2025 - Winter Break. School resumes Monday, January 6, 2025.
  • ALL Grades: Monday, January 20, 2025 - Idaho Human Rights Day
  • ALL Grades: Friday, February 7, 2025 - Parent Teacher Conference Grades K-8
  • ALL Grades: Monday, February 17, 2025 - President's Day
  • ALL Grades: Friday, February 28, 2025 - End of Trimester/Record Day
  • ALL Grades: Monday - Friday, March 24 - 28, 2025 - Spring Break
  • ALL Grades: Monday, May 26, 2025 - Memorial Day
  • ALL Grades: Thursday, May 29, 2025 - Last Day of School

What is the best way to monitor my child’s progress during the school year?

  • Parent engagement has a direct correlation to student success. PCSD 25 parents can log into the Campus Parent Portal and stay engaged with information at-your-fingertips throughout the school year. Parent favorites include:
    • Access to student grades 
    • Review attendance and absences 
    • Monitor assignments due or upcoming exams 
    • Notifications for School/District Announcements 
    • Lunchroom information 
  • To download the Campus Parent Portal app on your mobile phone. Visit the App or Play Store on your mobile device and search for “campus parent portal”. If you need login information, please contact the Help Desk: (208) 235-3219.
Take Flight You Put the MORE in MORE Together

As the school year winds down, I have reflected a lot on the many accomplishments of our district. We have indeed taken flight this year!

Instructionally, we have learned to adapt in an ever-changing world of technology and yet remain committed to personal learning and interactive experiences. Academically, we strive to meet our learners' needs in our classrooms with engaging, problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative opportunities. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities continue to flourish with numerous district, state, national and academic championships. 

As with any success, these results do not come without the preparation, drive, hard work, passion and dedication of each team member. These values are the foundation of our culture and I am fortunate to be on a team that exhibits these characteristics on a daily basis. 

In the past couple of weeks, it has been affirmed to me that our district truly embraces our motto of "More Together." In our efforts to adjust to a devastating fire, I watched, listened and facilitated multiple meetings in which representatives of administration, the Board of Trustees, Maintenance & Operations, Food Service, Transportation, Technology and a BLT came together to brainstorm ideas for solutions that capitalized on each team member's valuable input to maintain the continuity of learning and activities while making efforts to minimize disruptions. It was obvious through this experience that this type of problem solving happens continually throughout our district. Please know how much each of you are appreciated as you take part in daily discussions that have the same goals in mind. 

It is with admiration and respect that the Board and your district leadership flight team recognize all of your contributions not only this week, but the entire year. And please, enjoy a fun experience with your gift card.

Superintendent Dr. Douglas Howell

#PCSD25 #MoreTogether

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