Wednesday 20 Mar 2019

Shoshone Elementary School
elemlogo61 E. Highway 24 Shoshone, Idaho 83352elemlogo

Phone (208) 886-2381 Fax (208) 886-2742

Emily Nelsen, Principal
Wendy Auker, Administrative Assistant


Scholastic Book Fair

bfOur annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 18-21 in our library. Students will have the opportunity to view and purchase books during their regular library time or before and after school. Parents can also purchase books before or after school and during Parent Teacher Conferences. Be sure to stop by our book fair when you come in for your child’s conference. If you can’t make it to our book fair but would like to purchase books you can do so by going to:

School Pictures - April 2nd

pdInter-State Studio will be at our school on Tuesday, April 2, taking individual student and class photographs. Please watch for a flyer to come home with more information.

Inter-State Studio will also take kindergarten graduation pictures on Tuesday, April 2.   Please watch for a flyer to come home with more information.


World's Finest Chocolate

fchocOn Thursday, February 28, your child brought home a packet of information regarding our “World’s Finest Chocolate” elementary fundraiser. You and your child can help us raise money for our school by selling chocolates to family member and friends. (We discourage door-to-door-sells unless child is accompanied by an adult.) Money raised will be used to improve our playground. Last year we purchased new playground equipment for every classroom and two Buddy Bench’s. We appreciate your support.

Alien & Planet Design Challenge

Thank you to every student that participated in Mrs. Nelsen’s Design Challenge. We had over 125 fun, creative designs.

We would like to congratulate the following students for winning their grade level design challenge. Each winner received $5.

Read more: Alien & Planet Design Challenge

Extended School Day Ends

edAt 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 our extended school day ends for all grades. When we return from spring break on Monday, April 1, school will dismiss at 3:35 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. Buses home will run approximately 20 minutes earlier than they do now.


We will hold pre-school eligibility screening on Thursday, April 25, 5:30-8:00 p.m. The purpose of this screening is to help us identify resident preschool children delayed in learning. This delay could be due to social skills, self care needs, physical development, gross/fine motor skills or in speech and language. 

This service is available to all resident, 3-5-year-old children. To be eligible for testing your child must turn three before May 31, 2019. If you have developmental concerns about your preschool child, please call our elementary office at 886-2381 ext. 138 so we can schedule a screening appointment for your child. Screening will take approximately 45 minutes.



Shoshone School District Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held in our kindergarten classrooms on Thursday, April 25, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Please bring your child with you when registering him/her for kindergarten. Registration and screening will take approximately 45 minutes.  

In order to register your child for kindergarten he/she must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2019 (no exceptions). To complete registration, parents must provide child's official state birth certificate and current or completed immunization record. Children must be current on their immunizations to register. If your child is not current on their immunizations, please call South Central Public Health District at 737-5966 to make an appointment.  

If you do not have an official birth certificate and your child was born in Idaho, you may obtain one from Idaho Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, Idaho 83720-0036 (208-334-5988) or by going online at  

If your child was born in another state, we have addresses for each of the states Bureau of Vital Statistics. Please call the school elementary office at 886-2381 ext. 138 for information. Please remember that we need the official birth certificate not a hospital certificate.

leaShoshone Elementary is proud to be in it's third year on a journey toward becoming a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement process based on the ideas that everyone can be a leader. This approach empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. By developing the WHOLE-child: socially, emotionally, academically and ethically, we will create a school climate which promotes greatness!  Check out the Leader in Me website.



We would like to thank all our teachers, parents and students who voted for our new mission statement. The following statement won by 83% of the vote.

"I Can" Common Core!

ccHave you ever wondered what those Common Core Standards REALLY mean to students What are they going to need to know to be proficient?  Check these documents out! These are GREAT documents for TEACHERS, PARENTS, and even STUDENTS!


Read more: "I Can"  Common Core!

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