Avery, Calder, Clarkia Idaho

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The Avery School District

The Avery School District will incorporate the core values of the community into an academically challenging curriculum.

Avery students will learn to think critically, to collaborate with others, and to use technology to become a successful citizen with a high moral standard and excellent character.

The Avery School District believes in equal treatment for all students and has high expectations for students' classroom performance and behavior. Students should learn to be responsible for their own actions in a respectful environment where they are both respected and respectful.

Imagine schools that:

  • Create excitement in the learning environment.
  • Appreciate the value of each child and build upon the child's strengths.
  • Allow all students, staff, parents, and community members to work together toward common goals.
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Technology Upgrades in Calder

The FCC has granted the Avery School District a grant to install "Fiber" internet service to the Calder School. The grant is funded by the FCC, using the taxes we all pay on our phones and the State Department of Education. Ninety percent of the $2.9 million to lay the fiber from Plummer to Calder was FCC money. The remaining ten percent came from Department of Education Funds.

While the funding is just to connect Calder School, the fiber will eventually offer better internet service to everyone along the line including St. Maries and the St. Joe valley.

District Upgrades

In anticipation of the greatly upgraded internet service, the District has invested its Technology Funding for the school in new classroom computers. The Jr. High classroom has 12 new Chromebooks. These small laptop style computers are stored in a charging station each night and operate wirelessly. Ms. Renee and the students will have the same access to educational materials that kids in Boise and Coeur D' Alane enjoy.

The four computers that were in the Jr. High last year have been moved to Ms. Ann's classroom. She has enough computers to allow all the students in each age group to be on a computer at the same time.

Mr. Watson, Technology Director, was able to arrange for new desks, donated by the University of Idaho, for Ms. Renee's classroom. The new larger desks will give students desktop space for books and computers at the same time.

The new fiber connection will allow us to upgrade the internal speed at the school with new high speed switches and routers, which will give students and teachers access to state designed video content.