Cottonwood School District enrollment for 2012-2013 is up from a year ago. We ended week one with 404 students K-12. Our enrollment at the start of 2011-2012 school year was 387 students K-12.
Our district has been consolidated into two schools with an Elementary K-6 and a Junior/Senior high 7-12. We vacated an elementary building in 2011 and just this past summer moved out of our Kindergarten building. Both buildings are for sale.
Our Junior/Senior high school curriculum provides students with opportunities to take online courses, technology, industrial arts, art, music and drama. We pride ourselves in having diverse electives available for our students. Our junior and seniors have opportunity to take college level courses and get dual credit. As of August 31 we have junior and seniors signed up for 65 dual credits. We are proud to say that a number of our students have graduated from high school with enough college credits to be considered sophomores when they transition to post secondary.
Our extra-curricular options provide students with opportunities to excel outside of the school day as well. Students participate in football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, softball, baseball and cheerleading. We are into our sporting season as we have had volleyball and football games, and a cross county meet.
Knowledge Bowl is an option for both junior high and high school students. The first high school Knowledge Bowl meet is September 17 at Kamiah. Junior High will host their first meet on November 5.
We received notice Friday that our elementary and junior/senior high schools are 4 star schools. We continue to provide a superior education for our children. This is made possible by the support of our school board, community and parents. We are looking forward to another great year.
Rene’ K. Forsmann