Parent Teacher Conferences

Melba Junior/Senior High School will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences on Friday, October 23, from 8:00 – 4:00pm. Parents are invited to pick up student report cards and talk with teachers. If you are unable to attend and would like to schedule a conference at another time, please call the office at 208-495-2221.

September Students of the Month

Congratulations to Katie Shurtleff and Josh Leavitt who were Melba Junior/Senior High School Students of the Month for September.

Katie is a senior at Melba High School and carries a perfect 4.0 GPA. She is described by her teachers as “delightful to have in class” and “not only bright, but thoughtful and an asset to our district.”

Josh is also a 4.0 GPA student who contributes a great deal to our school. He is in the 7th grade at Melba Junior High School where he serves as Student Council Treasurer. Helpful, kind, intelligent, and funny are the words used in his nomination for this award.

We are proud of these outstanding students!


2016 Melba Community Calendar

The time to order your 2016 Melba Community Calendar is here!

The calendar is a 12 month tear-off calendar. If you purchase an ad or calendar the birthdays and anniversaries of those who live in your household will be placed on the calendar. Ads come in two sizes and prices: small (2” x 1 1/4”) $35 and large (3 3/4” x 1 1/4”) $70. The cost of a calendar is $6.

If you are interested please contact Heidi Stirm by email or by phone at 495-2221 ext 1014 before October 1, 2015 with the names and dates you wish to include.

Melba High School Dual Credit Classes

Dual Credit is being offered at Melba High School through numerous classes. Most classes are yearlong, excluding Government and Spanish. The registration date for semester classes is September 25, and for yearlong classes is February 26, 2016. Registration packets for the yearlong classes will be passed out after the first of the year.

The Cost for dual credit classes is $65 per credit. For example, a 3 credit class will cost $195. To take these same classes at a college is $139 per credit or $417. That is a savings of $222 for the school year. What a great deal!

Students who turn 16 during this school year can take dual credit classes. For Juniors, the Fast Forward program from the State will pay for 3 credits, and for Seniors it will pay for 6 credits.

For more information contact: Mr. Lenz, Mr. Lincoln, or any dual credit teacher and see the list below:

Melba High School Dual Credit Classes

Old High School Bricks for Sale

Did you want that piece of Melba History? They’re here!

Bricks from the old high school are ready and being sold by Melba Business Professionals of America. The cost is $10 a brick with part of the proceeds going towards Special Olympics. If you would like them shipped, shipping will cost an additional $6.95; otherwise we will deliver them to you locally. If you are interested, contact Mindy Lincoln by email with the subject line “Bricks”. Or simply send a check made out to Melba High School to the school: Melba High School, Attn: Mindy Lincoln, PO Box 185, Melba, ID 83641. When the check is sent, please also include a note that indicates the delivery address and good delivery times. A receipt will be included with the brick upon delivery. We thank you for your support.

Old HS Brick

Melba Sports Gear

For all your Melba sports fan gear visit the Mustangs apparel shop at There are hundreds of products in sizes up to 6X and discounts for bundles. Show your Mustang pride today!

2014-15 Yearbooks Available

2014-2015 yearbooks are here! There a limited amount of extra yearbooks that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis. They can be purchased now in the office.

Get Your Season Passes Now!

It’s time to get your Season Passes for Melba High School Athletics!

Passes are good for all regular season home games including football, volleyball, basketball and wrestling. Passes are not valid for jamborees, District or State Tournaments.

Pass Prices are: Individual $90, Couple $140, Family $160

Gate prices per game are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students without activity cards. Season passes are a great savings! Get yours now at the high school office or first home volleyball and football games.

August 2015 Principal’s Corner

August 2015

Melba Junior/Senior High School Parents and Students,

I hope that you all had a very nice summer. It is awesome to live in our valley and enjoy the great Southern Idaho weather and area. I hope that you are all as excited to start the school year as I am. Melba is a special place, we all know that. That is why we all choose to live here. I want to encourage you to be involved in the school. Attend events. Have fun and contribute to the positive and enthusiastic energy that our students have. Get to know your student’s teachers. Attend back to school night and introduce yourself to them. Send them emails. Follow along on Powerschool and visit teacher web pages. Ask your student what they are learning in class. Such simple ways of showing interests will greatly help your child in school.

We have a few new staff members this year. Each one is very excited to join our fantastic team and great community of Melba.

New staff members:

High School Math–Martin Luttrell is a Melba graduate who taught in Kuna the last 2 years.
Jr. High School Math – Renae Jones joins us after having taught in Utah.
High School English – Laura Heritage has taught in Nampa and most recently at CWI.
Jr. High School English – Alyssa Jones is a BSU graduate and is also our Cheer Coach.
Jr. High School Special Education – Elizabeth Lawson joins us from Meridian.
Music – Tami Runyon previously taught in Fairfield, Idaho.
Volleyball Coach –Andrea Terpestra recently finished playing Volleyball at NNU.

I look forward to working with you this year. Remember, NOBODY has it better than Melba!


• School will start 3 minutes later at 7:55. It will end at 3:45. Please see the website for the new schedule.

• 7th Grade Orientation Aug 10th from 10:30 to 12:00. Incoming 7th graders are invited to attend an orientation just for them. Come get a tour of the school, see your classrooms, ask questions, find out about athletics and club opportunities, and learn what it means to be a Mustang. Parents are welcome to attend as well.

• Many beginning of the year documents (Computer use policy, handbook, athletic forms, etc.) will now be found online. We will not be sending them home. If you need a hard copy of any of these documents the office will be glad to print them off for you.

• Zero Club – Starting the second week of school, Melba Jr/Sr High School will have a Zero Club. Students who have a 0 in any class as a missing assignment at break on grade check day will be placed on a watch list. The student will be notified by their 4th period teacher that they are on the watch list. If the student is still has a missing assignment the following week at grade check they will be placed on the Zero Club list. The 4th period teacher will notify the student that they are on the Zero Club list. Zero Club results in a mandatory lunch-time study hall. Students will go directly to the lunch study hall room. Lunch will be provided. During this time students will eat lunch and work on classroom work. It is not a social time. A student who is assigned to Zero Club will attend every day of the week, even if they get off of the list that week. They will not be released from attending Zero Club until grade checks. Once a student is off of the Zero Club list, if he or she has another 0 missing assignment, the student will return to the watch list.

• Parking Lot/Driving in/Busses – The busses will all drop off on Broadway for both Elementary and Secondary Schools. Please plan to not drive North on Broadway. To drop off your students or to park in the parking lot enter from Southside. Plan to exit drop off area by going south down Broadway (towards the store).

• Back to School Night – Thursday, Aug 13th 5:00 to 7:00. Come and meet your student’s teacher and see the classroom.

I look forward to working with you this year. Remember, NOBODY has it better than Melba!

Eric Forsgren, Principal