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2018-19 School Year Calendar

The TFSD board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 school year calendar at their board meeting Wednesday, January 24. A committee with representation from each school and a parent representative developed the calendar. This year they sent out two surveys to gather information about what staff and parents wanted from the calendar. A couple of themes...

Support Bickel with Pride

Bickel is selling spiritwear to help fund school activities through the PTA.  Consider purchasing one of the many items that represent our amazing school by filling out the form sent home with your student this week.  Payment and orders will be due by Thursday, February 8th to the front office.  

Tubbs’ Berry Farm Field Trip

Bickel Elementary School was fortunate enough to receive an incredibly generous donation from a local church.  The donations received were to go specifically towards field trips–often an opportunity we don’t have because of limited funds.  Boy, were we excited!  Students, teachers, and parent volunteers got to experience a hayride tour around the farm, play in...

Early Release Times Change

The Twin Falls School District is adjusting the release times for early release days across the district. After the first early release day of the year, Friday, Sept. 1, some concerns were discussed and the subsequent release days will follow a schedule extended by 15 minutes. In order for the district to count early release...

The Great American Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 was The Great American Eclipse.  Because the Magic Valley was lucky enough to be in the viewing path, all Twin Falls schools participated in creating an amazing viewing experience for their students.  On Monday morning, Bickel teachers spent time teaching students about solar eclipses and how to view them safely.  Many...

Fifth Grade Trip Around the World

Today the fifth grade students geared up for an event they’ve been working on for the last quarter!  Each student chose a different country to research.  They then set forth to find information about their country’s geography, culture, national information, and other fun facts.  A report had to be written as well as a speech....

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8 – May 12

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th – May 12th.  Bickel’s amazing PTA is showing the love by passing out these sweet treats with an even sweeter note to our fabulous teachers.  Everyone appreciates feeling appreciated, so jump on board and let a teacher know how much they mean to you and your student this week!

Mini Grants

Through the Twin Falls School District Education Foundation, TFSD teachers were awarded over $28,000 in mini grant money this year!  Seven of those recipients are from Bickel!  Both of Bickel’s music teachers applied and were awarded brand new ukuleles, a fourth grade teacher received funds to support the fourth/fifth grade Wagons Ho! experience, and first...

TFSD School Board Approves Changes to the 2017-18 School Calendar

TWIN FALLS – Monday, April 10 the TFSD #411 Board of Trustees approved slight changes to the 2017-18 calendar they had previously approved in January. This change gives students and teachers Presidents’ Day, February 19, off and schedules a teacher training day when students do not attend school on February 20. To maintain the number...

TFSD Bell Schedule Committee Announces Start and End Times for the 2017-18 School Year.

TWIN FALLS – Over the past year, a committee with a broad representation, including staff, parents, community members, and students reviewed previous school start and end times to determine if the current schedule should be changed. An initial survey was administered and over 3,000 people responded. There were two themes that emerged from that survey...

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