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Middle School Open House Dates

Students near river working with science

 Middle School Open Houses for Parents and Students 

It is an exciting time for 5th graders in the Blaine County School District.  Students are nearing the end of their elementary school experience and preparing to transition to middle school.  Three are two options for middle school in the Blaine County School District (North Valley).  Both schools have the same attendance boundaries for Grades 6-8.  Wood River Middle School (WRMS) is located in Hailey and Ernest Hemingway STEAM School is located in Ketchum.  Each school is unique and offers different opportunities for students.  Parents and students are invited to visit both schools next week at their Open Houses.

Transportation is provided for middle school students living in Ketchum, Hailey, and Bellevue for both middle schools.  

Please note: 

  • Dual Immersion is only available at Wood River Middle School.
  • Ernest Hemingway STEAM School enrollments will be determined by lottery because space is limited.  
  • Pre-registration forms are due to classroom teachers by Friday, January 17.

Parent and Student Open Houses

Ernest Hemingway STEAM School
Monday, January 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Wood River Middle School*
Wednesday, January 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

*Please arrive early for parking and seating.

For more information, go to or call Hemingway STEAM School at 208-578-5050 or Wood River Middle School at 208-578-5030.