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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...

TFSD #411 Board of Trustees Announces New Superintendent

The Twin Falls School District #411 Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Dr. Brady Dickinson will be filling the role of superintendent for the 2017-18 school year. They made this announcement Monday, April 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the District Office Board Room. Board Trustee Mary Barron commented that while the district is changing...

Superhero Reading Night

Part of being a Title I school is getting to host one Academic Involvement Event for parents each semester.  Bickel puts on reading and math nights every year, and they are a blast!  This semester, our Title Team came up with a superhero themed night of fun for the whole family.  Parents, students, and teachers alike...

Powerful Voices

On Saturday, February 4th, the combined choirs of Bickel, Lincoln, and Oregon Trail Elementary joined together to sing for Powerful Voices.  This annual fundraiser, held at The Orpheum Theater, benefits the CASA program.  The students sang “The Power of One” by Bomshel, “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King, and “Lean On Me” by Bill...

Blizzard Bliss

The abundance of snow these last few weeks have led to an abundance of fun for all (teachers included)!  When we weren’t having a snow day, we were bundling up and heading outside to make some chilly memories at recess.  Here are a few pictures of the festivities…

Care Center Christmas

A very warm “Thank you!” comes from everyone at the Twin Falls Care Center!  On Friday, December 16th, six huge boxes stuffed with Christmas goodies were delivered to the retirement home residents.  We brought items such as coloring books, calendars, stuffed animals, socks, slippers, scarves, lotions, candies, brushes, blankets, and much more.  On top of the...

Retirement Home Donations

Bickel has a special opportunity to “adopt” the Twin Falls Care Center for the duration of the 2016-2017 school year.  Doing this will provide the students with opportunities to reach out to the community, make new friends, and learn about empathy. Bridging generational gap(s) teaches so many valuable life lessons, and we are looking forward...

Math/Art Night

Bickel’s Math/Art Night was a success!  Families were invited to eat a pizza dinner and support 4th grade on their Capital Field Trip this Spring.  Every other grade level provided a blended math/art activity for everyone to participate in:  Kindergarten had a color by number activity, 1st grade made 10-frame robots, 2nd grade had a...

It’s “Voting Day” at Bickel too!

Bickel’s wonderful librarian, Mrs. Wright, has spent the last few months educating our 5th graders about the election process.  Each class created parties (day/night, dog/cat) as well as an independent party.  Students identified with a party and the nominations began.  After the preliminary speeches about their vision to improve Bickel, party candidates were chosen for each...

Generous Donations

Glanbia Cheese partnered with the Obenchain family as well as several other generous donors to make “Operation School Supplies” possible.  Through this program, all certified teachers in the Twin Falls School District received a $50 gift card to Office Max to help offset classroom supply costs for the 2016-2017 school year.  We are so thankful...

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