Sports Complex and Playground Groundbreaking

North Star Charter School

Groundbreaking of Sports Complex and Playground Campaign

Phase I

 

Press Release, for immediate release, 12:15 p.m. October 11, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, North Star Charter School (NSCS) of Eagle, Idaho broke ground on Phase I of a $2.5 million Sports Complex and Playground Campaign.   This new Sports Complex and Playground will transform roughly 6 acres of NSCS property into a 5 lane all-weather track, multi-use sports field, a sport court, 6 circuit fitness area, outdoor classroom, extended playground, student drop off/pick up lane, and an additional parking lot.

Phase 1 of the project includes the new playground, sport court and 6 circuit fitness area.  These additions will provide NSCS‘s roughly 1000 students with a wider variety of physical fitness and play activities.  Research has shown that fitness, athletics and play have significant impact in both the academic and social development of students, thus increasing NSCS’s tradition of achieving high academic interests.

 

As a public charter school, NSCS receives public funding but about 22% less than the district schools. Funding for Phase 1 of this project largely came from NSCS Board, parents, staff, and friends.

 

North Star Charter School is a K-12 public charter school located in Eagle, Idaho.   Founded in 2003, NSCS provides students a world-class education characterized by a safe, supportive and structured learning climate that encourages high academic achievement, intellectual confidence, leadership and virtuous citizenship.  The school’s charter articulates the vision of its founders to think critically and to become virtuous citizen leaders in our local and world community.  NSCS curriculum offers an emphasis on business and economics across grades K-12 and the opportunity to participate in the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program in grades 11-12.

 

For more information on North Star and the Sports Complex and Playground Campaign, please visit our website at www.northstarcharter.org

 

Questions may be directed at Joanna O’Donnell,  jodonnell@northstarcharter.org

Middle & High School FALL SPORTS MEETING

 Fall Middle & High School Sports Meeting

Attention All Middle and High School Students and Parents:

Preparation for this season’s Fall Athletic Programs is underway. North Star currently offers cross country and volleyball for grades 7-12.  Parents and students interested in participating will need to attend the below informational meetings. This will be an opportunity to meet the new Athletic Director, volleyball and cross country coaches, turn in paperwork, fees, etc.

Grades 7-12 Volleyball: August 10th  at 6 p.m. in the North Star Cafe

Grades 7-12 Cross Country: August 10th  at 7 p.m. in the North Star Cafe

 
FORMS AND PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED INTO BY AUGUST 10th IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE FIRST PRACTICE ON AUGUST 11th
 
All necessary paperwork can be found on the North Star Website under AthleticsRemember all 9th and 11th graders (and any new student to North Star in grades 10 & 12)  need a physical prior to being eligible to practice. There has been a change in fees for the upcoming school year in order to cover the cost of purchasing new uniforms/ equipment/etc. It will be $175 for high school and $150 for Middle School. If you have any questions please let me know.

 

ELEMENTARY Information

Elementary Families,

 

Below you’ll find important elementary (grades K-5) information to help you gear up for school and plan:

SAVE THE DATE

There will be more info to come as the events get closer

August 15th from 4:30-5:30 :  Meet and Greet (drop off supplies and meet teachers)
August 17th:  First Day of School
September 5th 5:30-7:00Back to School Night for grades K-4 ( Informational Night -parents only)
5th Grade Info Night – Date to be announced soon!

CLASS LISTS

Class lists are on the front doors of the elementary entrance. They will stay up for the next few weeks. Please keep in mind that teachers worked very hard to carefully place each child based on many factors including teacher/ student relationship, social consideration, and academic needs. We are hopeful that you trust how seriously the teachers take this important task.
Students will not be changed once the lists are posted as we are confident in the placements that teachers have made.   The secondary school does not post class lists, so this information is for K-5 only!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Elementary SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

IMPORTANT VOLLEYBALL SUMMER Information

Below you will find the summer information for students interested in Girls High School Volleyball (grades 9-12).

Mandatory Informational Meeting: August 10th  at 6 p.m. in the North Star Cafe

 
FORMS AND PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED INTO ME BY AUGUST 10th IN ORDER TO ATTEND PRACTICE ON AUGUST 11th
 
All necessary paperwork can be found on the North Star Website under AthleticsRemember all 9th and 11th graders (and any new student to North Star in grades 10 & 12)  need a physical prior to being eligible to practice. There has been a change in fees for the upcoming school year in order to cover the cost of purchasing new uniforms/ equipment/etc. It will be $175 for high school and $150 for Middle School. If you have any questions please let me know.

 

We are looking forward to a great season this fall!

 

Katie Francis
Athletic Director
Coordinator of Teacher and Student Success