May 11 & 12: Borah High School Horticulture Program Annual Plant Sale, Borah High School Greenhouse, 6001 W. Cassia St. (behind the main school building, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 11 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12. Contact Jeremy Thompson at 208-854-4412 or at for further information.
May 12: Capital High School Horticulture Program Plant Sale, Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Capital High School is located at 8055 W. Goddard Rd., Boise. Credit, check or cash will be accepted. All proceeds fund Capital High's Horticulture Program! Learn more...
May 14: The 4th and final week of Spring Community Education classes begin. Review a complete list of Community Education classes beginning this week . Enroll today!

For 45 years, Community ED has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!
May 14: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Boise. Some of the agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to English Language Learner Teacher Caroline Brokaw, Hillcrest Elementary School; presentation of Golden Apple Award to Public Affairs Administrator Dan Hollar, Boise School District; ASB Student Representative Reports; Monthly Enrollment Report; Report from Ada County Assessor Bob McQuade; 2018-19 Budget Presentation; Advertising of 2018-19 Budget & Hearing; Election Committee Polling Locations Report; Safety Busing Report; and Out of State Trips Report. Public is invited to attend. Review complete Board agenda.
May 15: The general public is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the District's outstanding music students and staff at this year's 100th Anniversary of Music Week at the Music Week School Night event, to be held at Taco Bell Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. No tickets are required. This popular event will feature nearly 2,000 student performers, from 4th grade through 12th grade, performing in honors choirs, bands, and orchestras. Learn more...
May 17: Youth Job Fair, sponsored by Idaho Department of Labor, Capital High School, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All students are welcome to attend! Learn more...

May 18: Last day of school for high school seniors.
May 21: Athletic physicals offered for next year's (2018-19) freshman and junior athletes in the Boise School District. This is the Boise School District's annual athletic physical exams for incoming 9th and 11th grade athletes. It is sponsored by the Ada County Medical Society (ACMS).  Cost is $20.00. All proceeds support the athletic training departments at Boise School District high schools. Following are physical exam schedulels for each high school's quadrant area:

  • Boise: 5:00 pm – 5:45 p.m.
  • Borah: 5:45 pm – 6:30 p.m.
  • Timberline: 6:30 pm – 7:15 p.m.
  • Capital: 7:15 pm – 8:30 p.m.

2018 High School Graduation Dates: Boise School District announces the following high school graduation dates for 2018:

2018 High School Graduation Dates
Taco Bell Arena at Boise State University, 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

May 22, 2018, (Tuesday) - Boise High
May 23, 2018, (Wednesday) - Borah High
May 24, 2018, (Thursday) - Capital High
May 29, 2018, (Tuesday) - Timberline High

Live video streaming of graduation ceremonies for Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline will be provided. 

Frank Church High School:
Spring Graduation: May 31, 2018, (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. at Morrison Center

STEP Program: May 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m. at Boise Senior Center
Marian Pritchett School: May 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Timberline High

May 28: Memorial Day - No school for students in Boise School District (K-12).

May 30, 31 & June 1: Secondary end of semester testing - Early release 7-12.
May 30: Grace Jordan Elementary School and Morley Nelson Elementary School will each celebrate their 10 year anniversary on May 30! Both schools will celebrate these important milestones at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  The public, including the local news media, is invited to attend these celebrations. All former students, staff and community members are welcome. We will be displaying pictures, notes, cards and short videos of the journey of our schools. Please consider submitting relevant school pictures to the principal at each school: Melanie Koch, principal, Morley Nelson Elementary School at and Joan Bigelow, principal, Grace Jordan Elementary School at
Grace Jordan Elementary School will hold its Ten Year Anniversary Celebration on May 30th!
Morley Nelson Elementary School will hold its Ten Year Anniversary Celebration on May 30th!
June 1: Last day of school - Early release K-12.

June 5 - 29: Secondary Summer School - Semester 1

July 4: Independence Day Holiday - No Summer School

July 2 - 27: Secondary Summer School - Semester 2
Boise Schools Food Service Professional Named Regional Employee of the Year: The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has named Marlene Toothaker from Boise School District, ID, the Northwest regional Employee of the Year. The award recognizes the valuable contribution of school nutrition employees who exhibit a remarkable commitment to the school meal program and the students they serve. For 24 years, Marlene Toothaker has been dedicated to providing students with high quality, nutritious school meals. She currently works at Horizon Elementary and Morley Nelson Elementary schools and has implemented a unique marketing campaign for the schools’ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Learn more...

District Music Students Earn Medals at State Competition: The following high school students competed at the State Solo Competition this past Saturday and represented their school and the Boise School District very well!

Boise High School
  • Rachel Lee - 2nd Place, Flute Solo 
  • Dahsong Lee - 1st place, Clarinet Solo 
  • Abby Chen - 3rd Place, Viola Solo 
  • Jusung Lee, Abby Robison, Anaise Boucher Browning, Ben Seabourn - 3rd Place String Quartet
  • Anthony Luo, Louis Dhoore, Cate Knothe, Camille Broski, Jake Anderson - 1st Place String Quintet 

Borah High School
  • Fernando Perez - 1st Place, Flute
  • Cameron Echols - 3rd Place, Clarinet
  • Taylor King - 1st Place, Alto Saxophone
  • Isaac Everett - 6th Place, Alto Saxophone
  • Benjamin Buckingham - 1st Place, Tenor Saxophone
  • Kyle Thomas - 3rd Place, Tenor Saxophone
  • Caleb Mason - 4th Place, Bassoon

Capital High School
  • James Trandem - 1st Place, Trumpet
  • Ali Martz, Elora Dawson, Kyle Kaupins, Jake Gardiner, Jack Gambassi - 2nd Place Woodwind Quintet

Timberline High School
First place winners:
  • Reiko Tachibana - Violin
  • Simon Estrera - Keyboard Percussion
  • Timberline Woodwind Quintet

Second place winners:
  • Minjun Kwak - Alto Sax
  • Noah Russell - Snare Drum
  • Lewis Garner - Cello
  • Tablerock String Quartet

Third place winners:
  • Oliver Blumenstein - Bassoon
  • Aaron Christensen - Alto Sax
  • Justin Granados - Horn
  • Challis Holloway - Oboe (East JHS)
Boise High students (L -R): Liam Marchant, Dominik Sparling, and Therese Etoka) who recieved the Upstander CARE award from the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.  
Boise High Students Receive Recognition: Boise High students Liam Marchant, Dominik Sparling, and Therese Etokarecently recieved the Upstander CARE award from the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights . Students received up to $1,000 each as a part of their recognition for acting as upstanders in our community and beyond - those who recognize a wrong and take action to make it right. While being an upstander is everyone's responsibility, each winner's achievement(s) displays a remarkable choice to combat intolerance, prejudice and injustice and make a constructive contribution(s) in reshaping his/her world. Emphasis was given to accomplishment(s) that exhibit sustainable acts of compassion, acceptance, respect and empathy toward others. The Wassmuth Center award strives to encourage young activists and inspires each of us to become an advocate for change. 
Capital High School Student Receives National Recognition: Capital High School senior Elsie Childress (pictured) has been selected to receive a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship. Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice. Learn more...
Timberline High Student Receives Recognition: Timberline High sophomore Sophia Burchfield (pictured) is the winner of the Idaho Level 3 Letters About Literature competition. Sophia's letter will now be entered into the national round of judging. The letter writer selected for first place at the national level is eligible to receive a cash award of $1,000. Two honorable mention winners will be selected for a prize worth $200. Winners will be announced by the end of May 2018. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Learn more...
L -R: Mrs. Stefanakos, Kendall Hall, Celeste Carmean, Ellie McFarland, Elyse Wiskirchen, Remington Novak (student teacher)
East Students Earn Art Awards: Students from East Jr. High School earned awards in the 2017-18 Idaho Power Student Art Contest. Idaho Power holds an annual art contest for students in grades K-9 to promote ways to save energy and environmental stewardship. More than 30 students and their teachers will be recognized in the Idaho Power service area. A total of four students from East were recognized for their artwork:

  • Kendall Hall, Runner-Up, Grade 7 (Ways to Save Energy)
  • Celeste Carmean, Winner, Grade 8 (Ways to Save Energy)
  • Ellie McFarland, Runner-Up, Grade 7 (Environmental Stewardship)
  • Elyse Wiskirchen, Winner, Grade 7 (Environmental Stewardship)

District Students Earn Nation Merit Scholarships: National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. Nationwide, a total of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the 12 Idaho students selected for the National Merit Scholarship award, five are from the Boise School District. Those Boise School District students are pictured below: Learn more...
Megan Byres
Timberine High School
National Merit Scholarship $2,500
Probable Career Field: Physics
Jusung Lee
Boise High School
National Merit Scholarship $2,500
Probable Career Field: Undecided
Laura Pape
Boise High School
National Merit Scholarship $2,500
Probable Career Field: Education
Benjamin Seabourn
Boise High School
National Merit Scholarship $2,500
Probable Career Field: Military Services
Alyssa Yuan Lu
Boise High School
National Merit Scholarship $2,500
Probable Career Field: Consulting
Dennis Technical Education Center Fundraiser: Students enrolled in Boise School District's Dennis Technical Education Center's Construction Program built two playhouses/garden sheds (pictured below) that will be raffled off to help raise money to send DTEC students to the SkillsUSA National Competition this summer in Louisville, Kentucky. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each. Drawing will be held May 11th at 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 208-854-5819. Learn more...
Boise School District Announces Change in Locations for 2018 Summer School Programs: Due to summer road construction and District facility upgrades, the following Boise School District Summer School programs will be relocated:  

  • Traditional Secondary Summer School Program (grades 7-12) will move from West Junior High to Riverglen Junior High (6801 N. Gary Ln., Boise). 
  • Alternative Jr. High Summer School Program and Limited English Proficient (LEP) Summer School Program (both programs serve students in grades 7-8) will move from Frank Church High School to Borah High School (6001 W. Cassia St., Boise). 

Secondary Summer School Registration Now Online: Register online now for Summer School! Boise School District has moved to an online registration system and registration is now open for 2018 Traditional Secondary Summer School. Learn more...

In addition, Boise School District offers a wide-variety of additional summer school learning programs, including Alternative Junior High School Summer Program, Alternative Secondary Summer School Program, Summer Driver Education Program, and elementary summer school. Learn more...
Boys Basketball 2018 Summer Camp: Capital High School will once again offer a Summer Youth Basketball Camp for all students/players from across the District. Dates are June 11-14 and cost is $90 per player ($75 for BSD employee family members. Learn more...
Become a Certified Sailing Instructor: Sailing in Boise? Yes, sailing in Boise! Plans are underway to launch sailing camps in the summer of 2019. To prepare for the launch, the City of Boise is partnering with Southern Idaho Sailing Association (SISA) and Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach (SISO) this summer to certify sailing instructors in Boise. Learn more...

Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. To receive emergency text messages

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District also has a mobile app to improve communication to parents and non-parents (e.g.District staff members, community members, etc.). The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app today to receive alerts from the Boise School District, including emergency alerts.
How You Can Help Keep Your School Safe: Are you concerned about someone’s behavior and the danger they may present to your child’s school? The following video explains how you can report suspicious activity anonymously. 

Working closely with local law enforcement agencies and media outlets, citizens just like you have helped Boise Area Crime Stoppers become an instrumental part in protecting the Treasure Valley. Thanks to this community support and the premise of anonymity, Crime Stoppers has been able to help solve seemingly impossible crimes with few or no leads all because of just one phone call - 208-343-COPS.
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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