October 2017

North Gem Patrons,

The 2017-18 school year has been going well! I want to thank all those who have been supporting our school and attending our middle school and high school activities this past month, especially all of our homecoming events. I also want to thank everyone who has supported the North Gem Education Foundation. Because of your generosity, this year our education foundation was already able to contribute funds for elementary and high school field trips, an incentive program for our middle school, and the purchase of new instruments for our music program. The ed. foundation will also continue to work hard to secure grants and other funding to support our schools’ programs throughout the school year. We express appreciation to all of the members of the North Gem Ed. Foundation board, especially our grant writer Rhonda Banks.

Along with all of the help that our school is receiving from our community, we also received some additional support from many people in our region. On Tuesday, September 19th, a team from Channel 3 Eyewitness News, including anchorman Todd Kunz and weatherman Steve Cannon, brought donations of school supplies to our school. The team had collected those donations during the Eastern Idaho State Fair and chose our school district to receive them. There were a great variety of supplies that will be useful in our classrooms. In all, there were 1,672 items donated. We are grateful for the generosity of Channel 3 News and all those from southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming who donated.

As we look ahead to October, please remember that we will have a Fall Break with no school on Monday, October 9th and Tuesday, October 10th. This break will allow for students, staff, and their families to participate in the opening day of deer season, a day which historically has had poor attendance in our schools. Next month, we will also have parent-teacher conferences in the evening of October 26th. More information about parent-teacher conferences will be coming in the weeks ahead. The sophomore class will also be presenting a Halloween Carnival for the North Gem community on Saturday, October 28th at 6:30 pm.

Great things are going on at North Gem School District! Please check the North Gem Events Calendar on our website for up-to-date information about the things going on at our school. We express our appreciation for all of your support as we work to make our district even better. GO COWBOYS!!!

Please click here to see our North Gem Events Calendar.

Thank you,

David Sotutu 


P.O. Box 70
360 South Main
Bancroft ID, 83217

Phone: (208) 648-7848 ext. 17
Fax: (208) 648-7895