Hemingway Elementary plans to expand to grades 6-8

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KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Parents and students in the Wood River Valley have a new choice for students advancing to 6th grade. Hemingway Elementary is planning to expand to grades 6-8 with a focus on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and math integrated across subjects and throughout the learning experience.

“Currently Hemingway is pre-K through 5 and then students who want to stay in the public school system go down to the middle school which is located in Hailey, Hemingway is up in Ketchum. Now residents of Ketchum will have the opportunity for their students and their children to stay in Ketchum for grades 6-8, if there’s enough interest in that. And then we’ll also have transportation so students from Bellevue and Hailey can choose to go to Hemingway as well if they’re in what Hemingway has to offer, which is a smaller school and a focus on STEAM, which is science, technology, engineering, art and math,” said Heather Crocker, Blaine County School District.

The Blaine County School District is inviting parents to some upcoming information meetings about Hemingway Elementary as a new choice for middle school.

The first meeting is on Wednesday, January 18 at Bellevue Elementary from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Alturas Elementary from 7pm to 8pm.

Another meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19th at Hailey Elementary from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Finally on Tuesday, January 24th at Hemingway from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

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