Principal's Message

Russ Lee

4/18/2019Mr Lee Photo 

Mastery Campus


For 2019/20 we will be making some exciting modifications to Mastery Campus.  


  • Students can take one, two, three, or four classes. The more classes a student takes the more flexibility the student will have.
  • Students will need to check in with their scheduled teacher at the beginning of each hour.
  • Students can only switch between classes if they are on pace. That pacing will be determined by the teacher.

Some new courses we will be offering through the mastery campus are;

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Fundamentals of Health Professions (FHP) 
  • Information Technology Stem Courses (IT Stem)


Students wanting to enroll in Mastery campus will need to sign up for Mastery Campus by filing out a form with the counselors or the Online request form.

Students will then be selected in the following order or until we reach a maximum number of 125 students.

  1. Current Mastery Campus Students
  2. Incoming Freshmen
  3. Current Freshman and Sophomores that are currently not enrolled in mastery campus.






Wow! It’s been a fun semester so far. I want to express my appreciation to the great teachers we have here at PHS. Mr. Harrison and I are excited for this opportunity to work here at PHS. We have great students, exceptional teachers and phenomenal staff.

Remember, according to state law, a student can only miss 7 days per semester. Ideally; we would like students to attend every day, but we also know that we cannot control when we get sick.

We have top notch students and because of that we should have high expectations for them. I believe it is our responsibility as educators and parents to prepare our students and children to do hard things. Things they are not even aware of at this time. Just because something is difficult doesn’t mean our students shouldn’t try, it just means they should try harder.

Communication between students, teachers and parents will ensure student success.Teachers please convey any concerns with parents. Parents please share any concerns you have with your students’ teachers. Powerschool is a great way to keep informed of student progress. Anytime you would like to communicate with me, please call me at 208-852-0280, or email me at



Preston High School Vice Principal - Dr. Lance Harrison


Mr. Harrison



High School, what an exciting time of life! While considering advice to share with our amazing Preston High School students, I turned to the words of Robert Folghum as conveyed in his book, All I really need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Might we each apply this counsel in our daily interactions with others.


All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.


These are the things I learned:

* Share everything.

* Play fair.

* Don't hit people.

* Put things back where you found them.

* Clean up your own mess.

* Don't take things that aren't yours.

* Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.

* Wash your hands before you eat.

* Flush.

* Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

* Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

* Take a nap every afternoon.

* When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.

* Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

* Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.

* And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.


Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living. Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.


(Source: Fulghum, Robert. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things. New York: Villard Books, 1988.)



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