Jenifer Achievements

Award-Winning Jenifer Projects

Particle Acceleration, international 1st place,  ISEF 1988
NASA space experiment design, national winner, 1989
NASA Shuttle Orbiter Naming Contest, Idaho winner, 1989
Economics America, 1999
Cybersurfari, 1999, 2000
ESRI Community Atlas, 2002
eCybermission, 2004
5th Street Cemetery Necrogeographical Study, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
Outstanding Student Council Award, 2007-2008, Idaho Association of Student Councils
Association of American Geographers Citation Award for GIS in 2012

Jenifer Staff Recognized

Steven Branting, Lewiston Teacher of the Year, 1991
Larry Dean, Lewiston Secondary Teacher of the Year, 1995
Joy Beckman, Region II Middle School Teacher of the Year, 1997
Georgia Lenzmeier, Lewiston Teacher of the Year, 1998
Larry Dean, Region II Middle School Teacher of the Year, 1999
Bob Donaldson, Idaho Secondary Principal of the Year, 2002
Dawn Burr, Region II Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2003
Kelly Norwood, Lewiston Teacher of the Year, 2003
Jeremy Feucht, Lewiston Teacher of the Year, 2004
Mike Renzelman, Lewiston Teacher of the Year, 2005
Rita Eisele, Region II Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2005
Leonora Caldwell, Lewiston Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2006
Scott, Gratz, American Legion Teacher of the Year, 2008; Lewiston Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2008
Dawn Burr Lewiston Teacher of the Year, 2008
Denise Ronzzo, Region II Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2008
Heather Ohrtman-Rogers, Region II Middle School Teacher of the Year 2009
Lindsay Falkenstein, Lewiston Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2010
Skip Atkinson, Lewiston Teacher of the Year, 2010
Joy Beckman, Lewiston Secondary Teacher of the Year 2011
April Niemela, Lewiston Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2012
JoAnne Greear, Idaho Secondary Principal of the Year, 2012
Annie Bynum, Lewiston Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Erion Smith, Lewiston ESP of the Year 2014-2015
Cindy Brotnov, Region II Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016
Mike Peterson Lewiston ESP of the year (Non-direct) 2016-2017

Contests & Scholarships

Jenifer students have won many regional, national and international awards.  A complete web site is set up for access to the major programs available.  In any given year, more than $100,000 is awarded through these projects.

Gifted Program

The school’s gifted program offers many special activities throughout the year, including preparation for the PSAT, all of the national and state mathematics contests, and special scholarships.  The gifted program advocates a “revolving door” philosophy that allows students to work with the school’s facilitator on special topics throughout the year or for a selected period of time.

Mathcounts

The Jenifer Mathcounts program is one of the most successful in Idaho.  State champions in 1998 and 2005, Participation is by invitation only and requires successful completion of a set of selection examinations.  Students are nominated each spring by teachers to participate in the Mathcounts talent search.  Selected 7th and 8th graders receive special training in algebra and geometry and work from August through March of the school year.

School on the Road

Students at Jenifer regularly travel on well-supervised educational field trips, many of which are based on special topic such as the history of Lewiston. Teacher develop interesting activities to accompany the visitations to various sites.

 Classroom Resources Clearinghouse

Students and teachers may find this site helpful.  It includes topics on:
– Challenges Outside the Classroom
– Geography and History
– Gifted Students in the Classroom
– Idaho Digital Learning Academy
– Language Arts
– Math and Science
– Teacher Tools
– Webquests

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