An open letter to the Kuna School Board
Dear Board Members,
I just wanted to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation for all that the staff of Initial Point High School does to make graduation possible. I know that, without their efforts and dedication, more students would “fall through the cracks” and would drop out of school. I realize that it takes effort on the part of the student to accomplish their goals, but without the help and direction of the good people of Initial Point these ‘at risk’ students would probably give up.
The teachers and staff of Initial Point take on the responsibility of making sure these students meet all the requirements to graduate. For this they have my great admiration and thanks. Their boundless reserves of patience, tenacity and ingenuity make it possible for students who don’t fit the standard mold of the main-stream high school student to attain a high school diploma and move on to be successful in their future lives. I am happy that there are people like them who care so much for our young people.
Watching one of these students finally walk down the aisle, and up on the stage to receive his/her diploma, is a moment many parents despair of ever seeing. If you could see the faces of the students after the graduation ceremony you would see a picture of radiant joy and pride of accomplishment. It is a testament to their hard work and the dedication of the Initial Point staff to all their students.
Initial Point is truly a school of second chances, and I would recommend it to anyone in need of one.
Once again, thank you, Initial Point staff and teachers…thank you for your hard work, thank you for caring, and thank you for “being there”.
–Pamela Steffen, Kuna
I would like to express a sincere thank you and congratulations to our outgoing police Chief Lt. Kody Aldrich. As a chairman for Kuna days the last six years I have had the opportunity to work directly with the Chief. He was always respectful and helpful. Never once did I ever feel that he let his ego or position come into play. The Chief was always offering his help before I could even ask for it. He always made sure I knew he was there with any questions or concerns that I needed addressed. As a residence of Kuna I always felt safe knowing that the Chief’s priority was what was best for Kuna. I always sensed pride in him in what he was doing for this city. The Chief earned my respect for his integrity, honesty, and willingness to do what was best for the city of Kuna. Kody, I thank you for all your help and commitment to this community. I wish the best for you in your future endeavors.
— Pat Jones, Kuna
This week’s Kuna Melba News is a little smaller than most weeks due to tight holiday deadlines. Do not fret, dear readers, we plan on being back up in size very soon.
With summer almost here and school almost out, we will be covering less school sports and more outdoor recreation sports in the upcoming months.
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– Mark Barnes