Nurse News – Tips to help sleep

A good night’s sleep is especially important because it helps improve concentration and memory formation. It allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and refreshes your immune system, which in turn helps to prevent disease. People who don’t sleep well are more likely to suffer from depression, attention and memory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, and it can lead to serious health problems, including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight problems, and breast cancer in women. Sleep is just as important to our physical and emotional health whether we are children or adults.

Waking up in the middle of the night is called insomnia, and it’s a common problem. Mid-sleep awakenings often occur during periods of stress. Over-the-counter sleep aids rarely offer significant or sustained help for this problem. Rest with some good sleep habits can help you catch more ZZZs and stay asleep through the night. Try some of these strategies to relieve insomnia. See attached for some sleep tips… Tips to Try if Insomnia Strikes

David Warren Cuddy Scholarship – Application Deadline March 20th

This year three graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and student leadership will be the recipient of the David Warren Cuddy Scholarship Award. Candidates will have exhibited their leadership skills through their role in student government, as a yearbook editor, an athlete or in some other school wide capacity.  Sound like someone you know? For more information on qualifications and how to apply, see DAVID WARREN CUDDY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FLYER

Junior Day – March 1st – Registration Deadline February 24th

PEAKS Testing March 25-April 5

PEAKS is a computer-based assessment administered to students in grades 3-9 (English language arts and mathematics) and in grades 4, 8 and 10 (science) each spring. This state-required assessment provides students the opportunity to show their understanding of important skills in these content areas of their grade level.

For more information and ways to help your child prepare, please review the PEAK Flyer

NAEP Testing for 8th Graders – February 6


This is a reminder that NAEP will take place at Steller Wednesday February 6th. Eight grade students will be tested in either Reading or Math and both tests are online.

There will be two test sessions, both in the MPR. The first group starts at 8:30 and will report to the MPR instead of their first hour class.

The second session starts at 11:30. Students need to bring a sack lunch and we will give them an early lunch break.

NO PHONES, SMART WATCHES, OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES ALLOWED. Please make sure to turn your phone off and leave it in your backpack or locker.

Students have received a note today about what session they are placed in (decided by the NAEP team) and they are asked to share the information with parents.

I have posted information about NAEP earlier, so please do a search on Flash for more information. If you have any questions, please call or send me an email.

~ Marianne

Women in Engineering Exploration – Register by Feb. 5

Introduce your students to engineering concepts through STEM education and:

  • Hands-on activities alongside current U of I students.
  • Discussions with successful female engineers in the region.
  • Tours of innovative engineering laboratories on campus.

Women in Engineering Exploration

for 9th-10th grade girls

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019


Registration closes Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Students can ask questions and gain a better understanding of college life at the University of Idaho, through campus tours and spending the day with current U of I engineering students.

Travel scholarships and free overnight stay in U of I housing available.

Questions? Email Marie Wagner, Student Services Coordinator at