April Newsletter

North Idaho Christian School News


April 11, 2019 Volume 5, Issue 9

School Scoop... The SAT scores are in. Congratulations to those who took the SAT, your effort is evident. The combined average SAT score for the six 11th and 12th grade students from NICS is 1210. Way to go!!! The average NICS EBRW score is 608 and the average NICS Math score is 605. The latest College Board data indicates that the average SAT score for graduating seniors was 1060 (533 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW), 527 Math), which means that good SAT scores for 2018 are those above the average SAT score of 1060. Additionally,Idaho’s public school combined average is 1006 and here locally the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy combined average is 1287. What a great start to the addition of the SAT.


Teacher Recognition... Shelley Booth is an excellent teacher who consistently engages her students with new ideas and innovative ideas. She creates a learning environment conducive to the grade level she is teaching and is not afraid to embrace change. Mrs. Booth not only brightens the halls with her deep seeded joy but works countless hours to bring the very best education to NICS. Thank you Shelley, you are a cut above.  #communityinChrist #educationpoweredbyJesus


Feed the Need On-Campus Mission Project! April 18th we will pack 10,000 meals for hungry children in Haiti!


Canned Food Drive

 April 25th

Volunteer drivers needed.


All Praise Night 

Tuesday, May 14th at 6 pm.

ROYALS – IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE! Contact Mrs. Wilhite (4th grade) to sign up.    


NICS P.T.O. Jennifer Scott. 208.691.8110

Upcoming Events:

Iowa Testing starting April 15th. Students in 1st-11th grade will participate in standardized testing. Please encourage your child to get a good night's rest and do their beston the test. This will help NICS provide the best academic rigor and support for each student as well as make any necessary changes.

Junior High Girls Retreat. Young ladies in 7th and 8th grade will be at Cocolalla Bible Camp on April 18th & 19th.

Arbor Day Field Trip. Elementary Students (1-6) Will be heading to Atlas Elementary to learn more about local tree history, how to take care of trees and much much more.


North Idaho Christian School exists to challenge and inspire individuals to impact the world by growing in Christ-like character through academic excellence rooted in Biblical truth. NICS is a ministry. We are the body of Christ.The parents, faculty and staff are the ministers of this school. Time, talents,and efforts are given generously to this school by this group of faithful servants. Thank you to all of the past, present, and future ministers who use your gifts to bless NICS. We are truly grateful, thankful and blessed by your service. Happy to be partnering with you on this journey.


Thank you for your patience over the last couple of weeks as we made updates and additions to the online enrollment. The early registration ends today and we are grateful for all of those who registered early.


In Case You Missed It...  


Scrip is simply the name given to the process of buying a gift card from the school and using it to purchase everyday items.  In return NICS receives a kickback which helps keep tuition rates lower. You can purchase gift cards in the office or online. Place orders online at shopwithscrip.com and use school code C8L336F229L94. Parents that buy scrip get to deduct one hour of service time for every $100 they spend buying scrip!!   

Happy Scrip-ing!

Parent Service Hours

Each household is to provide a minimum of 15 hours of service for the school year. A single parent household only needs to meet half of that, or 7.5 hours. NICS provides a wide variety of service opportunities throughout the school year for families to choose their involvement.  If you are ready to serve, please inquire with the ladies in the front office to receive more information about parent service hours. 



Blog Post written by:
Paulette O'Neal
School Counselor