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Student Eating Snow Cone

In April, Wilcox's CRW, Kim Jackman created an attendance competition to help increase the attendance rates at school. A bracket was created and hung in the school cafeteria for learners to see, and at the end of the month the class with the least number of absences won a pizza, movie, and snow cone party. Congratulations to Mrs. Wilkes' second grade class for winning! 

Jacob Dobson

Please join us in congratulating Simplot Inspirational Teacher of the Year finalist, Jacob Dobson. Mr. Dobson teaches 4th grade at Wilcox Elementary School.

This year, the Simplot Education Council received 2,377 nominations for 398 teachers in Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25. Finalists will be featured daily through Thursday, May 9, 2024. Three Simplot Inspirational Teacher Awards will be announced on Friday, May 10, 2024 – one for a teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In addition, 5 finalists have been selected for each category and each will be awarded a $100 check. The Simplot Inspirational Teacher Award Recipients of 2024 will each be presented a $500 check on behalf of the Council.

“I'm nominating my son's teacher Jacob Dobson from Wilcox Elementary. He has been an amazing teacher to my son. He has worked really hard to help my son do better in school. Has made him want to work harder and do better. He has taken the time to come up with a point system with him. So if he gets all his points in that week he gets extra playing or gets a treat or something like that. It has made him want to do better. I honestly don't think my son would be doing this well if it wasn't for Mr. Dobson. He is honestly the best teacher my son has had and honestly the only one that actually cares about him doing better instead of just putting him in a corner. My son has picked up his scores in his ISTATION testing that's all to do with Mr. Dobson. Mr. Dobson has definitely gone the extra mile to help my son. He even messages me whenever I have questions about how he's doing and he gets right back to he doesn't care that I message him or even when I need to call to ask questions. I truly wish there were more teachers like him. If I could keep my son in his class for the rest of the time he is in school I would. My son enjoys going to his class every day before Mr. Dobson didn't want to go to school so I completely think Mr. Dobson deserves this award. I have talked to many parents and they all love him and believe the same thing I do. He's a wonderful teacher. Thank you.” Heather B. - Parent

Lindsay Collier

Please join us in congratulating Simplot Inspirational Teacher of the Year finalist, Lindsay Collier. Ms. Collier teaches kindergarten at Wilcox Elementary School.

This year, the Simplot Education Council received 2,377 nominations for 398 teachers in Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25. Finalists will be featured daily through Thursday, May 9, 2024. Three Simplot Inspirational Teacher Awards will be announced on Friday, May 10, 2024 – one for a teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In addition, 5 finalists have been selected for each category and each will be awarded a $100 check. The Simplot Inspirational Teacher Award Recipients of 2024 will each be presented a $500 check on behalf of the Council.

“She teaches us with Legos.” Dustin L.

“She always helps us and helps others, she is so much fun.” Laura Y.

“She is nice and lets us play. I learn a lot.” Orion M.

“We are her friends and she is nice. She loves us. She keeps us safe.” Dakota D.
“Ms. Collier makes school fun when kids aren’t happy.  She is very smart at math, she is very brave when it's needed. She is really smart and brave around big animals.” Charlotte C.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

This school year, Wilcox's wonderful librarian, Ms. Chella has created an after school Dungeons and Dragons club open to learners and staff of all skill levels to learn and play. The club is already so popular that we have started a waitlist for learners wanting to join. 

There are many benefits for your child in playing a collaborative, role playing game such as D&D. These types of games encourage and support: 

  • Creativity and storytelling
  • Vocabulary development and active listening
  • Teamwork and problem solving skills
  • Social-emotional skills
  • Basic math skills 

Interested in learning more about Dungeons and Dragons? Ms. Chella has provided some links to help you learn more! 

How to Play

5 Reason Why Kids Play

DND Club
Mrs. Anderson and Student  STEM Night

Wilcox hosted our annual science fair and family STEM night. Student science projects were judged throughout the day and prizes were awarded and displayed during our STEM night. Learners also got to participate in a STEM activity in their classroom, before enjoying some pizza and getting to take home a STEM at-home activity book.

It was great to see so many Wilcox learners and families participate in our great event!

District News

2024 Simplot Inspirational Teachers of the Year Jenni Peterson PHS English Teacher Andrew Banks HMS Geography Teacher Lindsay Collier Wilcox Kindergarten Teacher

Join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of Jenni Peterson, Andrew Banks, and Lindsay Collier as they are honored as the 2024 Simplot Inspirational Teachers of the Year!

Now in its 31st year, The Simplot Education Council meticulously reviewed 2,377 nominations for 398 exemplary educators. Out of these, 15 outstanding finalists were recognized with a commendation and a $100 prize, while our distinguished trio of winners were each awarded a $500 check.

Let's extend a resounding round of applause to all our dedicated teachers for their exceptional teaching methods and unwavering commitment to educating the students of PCSD 25.

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P.I.E.S. Awards February 2024 Brett Barton 4th Grade Teacher Wilcox Elementary School

The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25’s Employee-of-the-Month P.I.E.S. award recognizes employees who Positively Influence Educational Success. The award is for employees who go above and beyond in that effort. 

This month we recognized Mr. Brett Barton as February’s PIES Award recipient. Mr. Barton teaches 4th grade at Wilcox Elementary School.  

Mr. Barton was nominated for the PIES Employee of the Month award by Wilcox Principal Mrs. Campos. 
n her nomination, Mrs. Campos wrote, “Brett Barton is a quiet, compassionate educator. He has been a part of our school district for over 20 years and in that time has experienced many changes in technology, curriculum, programs, innovations, and policies. Through all of that, I have never heard him speak an unkind word or share a negative thought about anyone or anything. Brett is usually the 1st or 2nd person in the building each morning. His classroom is organized and welcoming to all learners and staff. You will always hear soft background music playing throughout the day and the classroom atmosphere is calm and inviting. Learners know they are cared for in his classroom. He willingly collaborates with his colleagues and shares ideas and suggestions in a positive forward forward-thinking way. Mr. Barton has a fabulous sense of humor and engages students in learning through funny voices, animated stories, and focused and targeted instruction. Mr. Barton is well-loved by our entire Wilcox community!”

Mr. Barton was recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and received a $50 gift card from the educational partner for this award, Lookout Credit Union. 

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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?

Elementary

New Elementary Transfer Form

Returning Elementary Transfer Form

Secondary

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.
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