Our favorite photos from 2017

Classwork in the snow, traveling with an alpaca and, not to be forgotten, the solar eclipse — 2017 has been a year to remember. Take a walk back through our favorite photos of 2017, featuring students, teachers, dogs and artists.

Snow day doesn’t stop teaching and learning at Bishop Kelly

The building was closed, but staff kept teaching — virtually — with online assignments. Educators took attendance and stuck to calendar and curriculum pace using technology and education apps.

 

Idaho City students tackle distances and angles

Glenn Bennett, a licensed land surveyor, is promoting his profession by mentoring students at Idaho City High.

 

West Side stories: Life after high school

This small, rural Idaho school churned out a 100 percent graduation rate in 2016. About half went on to college, a ratio that mirrors Idaho’s statewide go-on rate. Here are some of their stories on life after high school.

 

Eclipse photos: Educators and students experience astronomy

We caught teachers, students and dogs in action on social media while the solar eclipse was in full motion.

 

Students leave a permanent mark in Laurie Roberts’ classroom

A Boise teacher has nearly 1,000 notes from students on her classroom wall.

 

13-year-old violinist and dancer entertains Boise’s Downtown

The self-taught musician, inspired by YouTube and Madonna, performs at the Saturday market. “I want to make people happy,” he says.

 

Twin Falls teen and his alpaca bring joy to the community

Twin Falls High School senior Drew Moffitt travels with his pet alpaca to schools and senior centers to brighten peoples days.

 

Idaho teen turns surfer dude then legislative page

Grant Guymon went on a three-month Mexico adventure and came back to work at the Statehouse inspired to change the world.

 

World-class cellist changes tempo to teach Idaho kids

Ellen Sanders is taking her 40 years of experience as a musician and bringing it to the classrooms of the Blaine County School District.

 

Idaho School for Deaf and Blind boasts largest graduating class ever

The Gooding campus and outreach program continue to grow and offer more services after a near closure 10 years ago.

Further reading:

Top education stories of 2017

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