Friday, December 20, 2013

CAP Winter Service Project

Career Aspirations Program (CAP)
This Christmas season, the students involved in CAP participated in a service project for the younger students at Sacajawea Elementary.  Each CAP student assisted other students in kindergarten through second grade to complete holiday art projects.  After lots of hard work completing the projects, there were lots of smiles on all the children, and successful artwork items to take home for the holidays.  CAP kids developed valuable characteristics of leadership and serving others, while being positive members of the Sacajawea community.  The teachers found the extra hands extremely helpful, and were also enjoying seeing some former students from years past.  All in all, the service project was a complete success!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Holiday Sing-Along Friday, December 20th - 10:45

Come sing with the Sacajawea students and staff on Friday at 10:45.
Ven a cantar con los estudiantes y los maestros de Sacajawea.  Viernes a los 10:45.

Where: Sacajawea Gym
When: Friday, December 20th at 10:45 AM
Why: To sing.  To have fun.  To celebrate holiday traditions from many cultures.
Who: Our whole Sacajawea "family."

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

4th and 5th Grade Boy's Basketball Clinic - December 14th

Future Cougars Youth Basketball Clinic

  • Who: Boys in grades 4-8 are invited to come and receive instruction in the fundamentals of the game (passing, shooting, ballhandling, rebounding, defense) from the CHS coaching staff and players. We believe in developing the youth basketball players in our school district to be the best they can be. 
  • Date: Saturday December 14, 2013, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Place: Caldwell High School Gym, 3401 South Indiana Avenue, Caldwell, ID
  • Cost: FREE! 
  • What You Will Need: Participants need tennis shoes/basketball shoes, shorts, & t-shirt.
  • What You Will Get: All participants will get quality instruction from CHS coaches and players. 
For all questions regarding the CHS basketball youth clinic contact Head Varsity Coach Bob Peterson at or 208-455-3304, Ext. 509

Friday, November 22, 2013

Career Aspirations Program- Building Tomorrow's Leaders

Career Aspirations Program
The initial meeting of CAP was held yesterday.  104 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students stayed after school to discuss their future goals, learn about different careers and opportunities, as well as develop their team building and leadership skills.

Students wrote personal short-term and long-term goals for their lives and brainstormed a list of various careers opportunities they could pursue.

During a team building activity, small groups of students worked together to build the tallest structure out of mini-marshmallows and toothpicks.  The activity worked on communication, and decision making skills.

Sacajawea 3rd Grade Swimmers In The News

Sacajawea 3rd grade kids were the featured swimmers in this channel 7 news story on Wednesday night.  I don't see any video available on the web but here is the slideshow.

Link to Story and Slideshow

Friday, November 8, 2013

Boise State Football Players Share With Sacajawea 4th Graders

November is a month where many people share what they are thankful for in their lives.  On November 8th, fourth graders at Sacajawea were very thankful that Brad Larrondo (Assistant Athletic Director for Football) brought part of the BSU football team to share the importance of reading in their lives, getting a good education, honesty, team work, and responsibility. The team emphasized the importance of accountability (you own the consequences of your decisions and choices), unity (being a team player), and integrity (doing the right thing in public and in private—living the truth).  

Thank you Brad for bringing such shining examples of these values!  We are thankful to #19 Mercy Maston, #3 Cleshaw Page,  #4 Darian Thompson, #5 Donte Deayon, #6 Chaz Anderson, #22 Chanceller James, and #30 Jonathon Moxey! What an amazing day!  The teachers had to scrape the kids off the ceiling when they were done, but it was well worth it!

Thanks also to Ms. Simpson for making the arrangements for this fantastic event for the 4th grade team.