CHS Wolves Football Preview

KMVT’s coverage of the Castleford Wolves football program.


Meet Ms. Dotter!

Originally from the Los Angeles area, Jessi Dotter recently moved to Buhl from San Francisco. She has worked in education for an embarrassingly long time, holding a mixed bag of positions, from dance teacher to family experience specialist at the headquarters of a national summer camp chain. In 2017, Jessi completed a master’s degree in English and creative writing and began a career teaching those subjects. Since then, she has taught creative writing at the grade school level and, for the past two years, English at the high school level. She loves working with teens (eye rolls and all) and is so excited to share her passion for literature and writing with her students this year. 

Jessi and her husband Mike decided they needed a big change from living in the city, and the small-town life appealed to them. With family in Buhl, the area was a natural choice. They are already loving the slower pace, welcoming people, and beautiful scenery. 

Jessi’s three main goals for this year are to get to know her students and the surrounding community better, help students tangibly improve their writing skills (no matter what level they are currently working at), and simply survive the school year!

Jessi is excited to help students gain confidence in themselves as readers, writers, and individuals. She hopes to help all students reach their own personal goals this school year. 

Community BBQ

What a Day!

Castleford School District welcomes Charles Day! Mr. Day has been hired to teach fifth-grade. In his thirteen-year career in education, he has taught both second-grade, fifth-grade, and been an administrator. He plans to bring student-centered, project-based learning to his classroom with an emphasis on student leadership. Castleford’s small-town culture is what attracted him to the district: he is excited to get to know the staff, the students, and their families.

Mr. Day is originally from Wenatchee, Washington. He has been in the military for the past twenty-one years. He completed his active-duty training at Mountain Home Air Force Base and returned to Idaho about seven years later. He is currently a captain in the Idaho Army National Guard and serves as the Echo Company Commander in Jerome.

Mr. Day has three sons and one daughter. His two youngest children still live at home.

Paraprofessional Opening

Castleford School District is hiring a paraprofessional for the 2019-2020 school year. Contact the district office for more information at 208-537-6511. You can access an application here:

Castleford School District is an equal-opportunity employee



Mrs. Reynolds — 2.0!

Castleford is getting a new Mrs. Reynolds. Madison Henken (soon-to-be Reynolds) is joining Castleford High School’s staff as a math teacher. This will be her first teaching position, which she acknowledges will be both challenging and rewarding. “I am excited to get my first year under my belt and to be fully submerged in this area. I am looking forward to starting this new chapter of my life!”

Madison is originally from a small town of about 9,000 people near Seattle. She attended Boise State University, where she met her fiancé Rylee Reynolds. After graduating from BSU, she worked as a Sports Coordinator with the YMCA in Boise.

She recently moved to Castleford and is excited to be starting her teaching career as a “transplant” in the Castleford community. “I am really excited to be working close to home and to be living in the community that I will be teaching in. My biggest goal for this year is to get to know the community better. My other goal is to make a positive impact on my students. I know that there will be some areas that I fail, at considering this is my first time teaching, but I want my students to still feel like they are better mathematicians as well as community members.” 

Madison enjoys traveling; she has been to five countries outside of the United States. She comes from a large family and is looking forward to having a family of her own.

Sports Physicals

All seventh-graders, freshman, and junior athletes (or those who haven’t played sports before) must have a current sports physical on file before the first day of practice. Junior high and high school volleyball and football practice begin on Monday, August 12. 

CSI Dual Credit

Nikcole Zamarripa will be at registration to provide more information about CSI’s new partnership with Dual Enroll for Castleford’s dual-credit students.


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