Early Summer Update 2024

Collaborative Members: Bliss Bears, Wendell Trojans, Hagerman Pirates, Camas County Mushers, Glenns Ferry Pilots, Richfield Tigers, Shoshone Indians, Dietrich Blue Devils, Carey Panthers, Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, and Idaho College Savings Program “Thank you so much for inspiring our kids. I love hearing their conversations as they research and learn about the […]

Winter Update 2024

Dear Friends and Supporters of HDCC: I hope our HDCC year four winter update finds you well. I have just finished several weeks of travel to our nine collaborative school districts – Bliss, Wendell, Hagerman, Camas County, Glenns Ferry, Richfield, Shoshone, Dietrich, and Carey – where I hosted 35 aspirational workshops in grades 5-8. The scholarship application […]

Sun Valley Community School Magazine: Winter 2024 article on HDCC

New school year provides parents a golden opportunity to build future aspirations

A guest column which appeared in the Idaho Educational News and the Idaho Mountain Express on the importance and benefit of starting aspirational conversations with students at an earlier age. Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on August 18, 2023 I’m not exaggerating when I say that the back-to-school season is one of my favorite times of […]

Spring Update 2023 Newsletter

Late Winter/Spring Update: From The Road

Bags hosting a workshop for 5th graders at Camas County School Bags: “Do you ever dream about what you want to do or be when you get older?” “I want to be a truck driver.” “I want to be a geologist.” “I want to be a baker.” “I want to be a professional skier.” “I […]

HDCC Y1 and Y2 Superintendent Survey Feedback – June, 2022

To better gauge HDCC’s work in its five school districts after two years with an eye towards continuous quality improvement, we asked our collaborative superintendents to respond to the following questions. What follows are their collective responses and insights. (Quotes appear in the order of Q1 respondents.) What have been the greatest benefits of HDCC’s […]

HDCC Year #2 Highlights

“My students really enjoyed this experience (writing their application responses) and it was really cool to listen to them research and think about their future! I have not had students do this kind of thinking before and I definitely see the benefit of it! I hope we can do this again next year.” Glenns Ferry […]

A Case for Education Beyond High School

There is strong agreement across the spectrum of professions that some degree of post high school (secondary) education, no matter what form it takes – trade and vocational certificate programs or two to four year university/college – is not only beneficial but essential in earning a livable wage in the 21st century. Though we cannot […]