Valley Wide Cooperative and Land O’ Lakes teamed up to give Fernwaters a grant award for $2700.00 to purchase a second welding machine. We will use CSP grant funds to purchase two others, bringing our total to four. Therefore, we will continue our extended learning welding courses with 4 new $3000 welding machines owned by the school. These courses will be offered free of charge to Fernwaters students and at a cost of $350 to other students and adults in the community.

Welding courses begin in June for both middle school youth and students or adults 14 and up. Our second youth welding course begins June 16 with four Fernwaters students. It runs for 6 consecutive Tuesday mornings. And we are are offering our first adult class simultaneously. We have one seat left if anyone is interested. It will run for 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Fernwaters students are learning throughout the summer. Twelve of our students are taking 20 diverse IDLA (Idaho Digital Learning Alliance) courses, including math, PE, health, keyboarding, veterinary science, and mythology and folklore.


Things are getting even better next year. We’re doubling our art time. Students in grades 6-8 will have art twice per week (Tuesday & Thursday). Also, Eryk will be teaching Friday group music lessons in piano and violin as part of our extended learning opportunities.

Fernwaters is welcoming some new families. Although most of our incoming students have siblings, some families will be new to the Fernwaters school, and we look forward to meeting them. If you are the parent of a new Fernwaters student, please remember to turn in your enrollment paperwork. It can be mailed or dropped off at the school. The drop box remains out front.

Stay tuned for summer plans to celebrate our 8th grade promotion, welcome our new 4th graders, and enjoy a Fernwaters picnic.

Take care and thanks for your continued support!

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