April 18-21: We invite you to watch Boise District's robotics team, Team Tators, Team #2122 compete at the World Championships for FIRST Robotics in Houston, TX this week.  Qualifications and eliminations for each Division start Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.and run through 5:00 p.m.each day  
April 20: The public is invited to join Hawthorne Elementary School to celebrate the earth and expanding education beyond the concrete walls into a school garden and environmental education at our 5th Annual Earth Day Health Fair on Friday April 20, 2018, from 3:45-5:30 p.m. at the school. The family-friendly event is free and will feature fun educational experiences from local organizations and our very own classrooms, including: backyard chickens, worm composting, seed planting, art projects, healthy snacks, bike repair, yoga, and fish. Over 25 interactive booths, inside and outside the school, will include: Idaho Botanical Gardens, Foothills Learning Center, Idle Free Idaho, the Reuseum, Boise Urban Garden School, Boise Parks & Rec, Boise Bicycle Project, Zen Riot Yoga, the City of Boise and an exploration of our new Idaho Native Plants Learning Landscape & Teaching Garden and more. Hawthorne Elementary is located 2401 W. Targee St., Boise. Learn more...
April 21: Week of the Young Child Celebration featuring music & fun for the entire family! Idaho Botanical Garden, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event focuses on connecting you with quality community resources for young children. Enjoy live music and performances on the celebration stage. Learn more...
April 23: Community Education's Spring session of personal enrichment classes begins! Choose from hundreds of affordable lifelong learning courses. Review a complete list of Community Education classes beginning this week. From Garden, Green Living, Travel, Culinary Arts, to Business Professional Development and Fitness and Health, we have a class for everyone! For 45-years, Community ED has served as Boise's first-choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!
April 25: Timberline High School Academic Assembly, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Auditorium, 701. E. Boise Ave., Boise. This annual assembly will recognize the academic achievements of Timberline High School students. The assembly will also include a special presentation recognizing Timberline for once again earning the national distinction of being one of America's Most Challenging High Schools as identified by the Washington Post. Local news media representatives are invited to cover this event.
April 27: Boise High School Heart of the Brave Academic Assembly, 9:30 a.m., main gymnasium, 1010 W. Washington, Boise. Boise High School students will be recognized for their academic accomplishments. The assembly will also include a special presentation recognizing Boise High for once again earning the national distinction of being one of America's Most Challenging High Schools as identified by the Washington Post. Local news media representatives are invited to cover this event.
April 27: At 10:45 a.m., a re-dedication ceremony will take place on the campus of Hillcrest Elementary School for a tree that was planted back in 1964. The re-dedication ceremony is being coordinated by former Hillcrest teacher, Mr. Paul Schaffeld, whose class planted the tree in honor of JFK on Arbor Day back in 1964 (see photo). "The plaque that was originally placed under the tree is missing," said Schaffeld. "A former student asked if we could fix that." As part of the project, Mr. Schaffeld is looking to contact any former Hillcrest students from 1963, 64, 65. Contact Paul Schaffeld at pcschaffeld@earthlink.net
May 4, 5 & 12: Capital High School Horticulture Program Plant Sale. On May 4th, enjoy live music and treats by CHS Horticulture students from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Plant sale continues on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 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 9: Join the Boise Police Department for Bike To School Day at 8:15 a.m. as officers escort students on their way to Shadow Hills Elementary School. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the ride! Learn more...

May 18: Last day of school for high school seniors.

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.

June 1: Last day of school - Early release K-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 melanie.koch@boiseschools.org and Joan Bigelow, principal, Grace Jordan Elementary School at joan.bigelow@boiseschools.org
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!
Boise District Students Earn Top Honors at 2018 SkillsUSA State Competition: The Dennis Technical Education Center registered 64 competitors for the recent SkillsUSA Idaho State Leadership and Skills Conference held on April 5-6th.  Students competed in Leadership and Technical competitions against secondary students from across Idaho winning 9 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals, & 4 Bronze Medals. In addition, DTEC students were elected to 6 of the 8 possible State Officer Positions.  Review complete results.
Timberline High Quiz Bowl Team Earns First Place: On Saturday, April 14th, the Timberline Quiz Bowl team took first place at the Idaho State NAQT Championship. In the individual standings, Sabrina Zerrade took 2nd place and Sofia Edgar took 10th. Luke Woods and Zoe Smith rounded out the winning team. In addition, the team qualified (for a second time) for the national competition in Atlanta, GA. and brought home a trophy.  Review Quiz Bowl results.
Timberline Jazz Band Receives Awards: The Timberline High School Jazz Band received straight superior ratings, and were selected as the 5A winning band to perform at the headliner evening concert at the recently-held Gene Harris Jazz Festival. This marks the second year in a row for this band!
Boise High Student Competes in Snowboard National Competition: Boise High Senior Olivia Gill recently finished second at the USASA National snowboard Slopestyle competition. Olympic Gold Medal winner Chloe Kim presented Olivia with her silver medal (see photo below).The competition occured April 3rd at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Olympic Gold Medal winner Chloe Kim presented Olivia Gill with her silver medal.  
Boise High Senior Oliva Gill received a silver medal at the USASA National Slopestyle competition.
Borah High Student Promotes Reading Through Unique Project: Abbie Hagen (pictured), junior, Borah High School and Girl Scout Troup 37, recently refurbished some newspaper boxes to bring better access to reading material for our community. These boxes are called take-a-book, leave-a-book libraries. She organized a reverse scavenger hunt event (in which people drop books off at each box) on Saturday, April 28th.  Learn more...

Capital High School Student and Graduate Making News: Capital High School Senior Ayla Thayer (pictured) has received an appointment to West Point Academy and Capital High School 2016 Graduate Ty Miller (pictured) has received an Air Force Academy Appointment​. 
Ayla Thayer
Capital High School
Ty Miller
Capital High School
Graduate 2017
Fairmont Music Students Perform at Idaho Supreme Court: Recently, students enrolled in Fairmont Junior High School's Music Program performed at the Idaho State Supreme Court. Fairmont's choir performed at the Supreme Court for their annual memorial service commemorating those in the judicial system of Idaho who were lost this year. This event took place on March 22nd, 2018 and included the majority of the choirs at Fairmont Junior High School. Watch the outstanding musical performance in the video link provided below.
Where Are They Now? - Boise High Graduate Selected for Prestigious Scholarship: 2014 Boise High School Graduate Connor Hoffmann has been selected to receive a Truman Scholarship as a student at Montana State University. The Truman Scholarship program is a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship given to one college junior from each state who has demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to public service. Hoffman won the award for the state of Idaho. At MSU, Hoffman is triple majoring in chemical engineering, biological engineering and in the new directed interdisciplinary studies degree in the Honors College combining biological engineering, economics and political science. While Hoffmann served as president of the MSU chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, he led a nationwide coalition which successfully advocated that all chapters adopt substance-free facilities by 2020, essentially helping to change the fraternity culture. Learn more...
Capital High Coach & Educator Receives State Award: Capital High School Football Coach and Teacher Todd Simis (pictured) has been selected to receive the Idaho Youth Sports Commission's Positive Coach of the Year Award. The IYSC provides education, training and standards regarding fair play and sportsmanship while inspiring coaches to ensure sports are a positive experience for athletes, coaches and officials. Coach Simis will be recognized at the IYSC event and fundraiser on Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m. at Boise's JUMP. Of the ten finalists for this state award, five of the coaches are from the Boise School District: Manny Varela - Boise High; Becky Koessler - Timberline High; Ian Smart - Timberline High; Scott Moore - Capital High; and Todd Simis- Capital, Congratulations Coach Simis on being selected as the recipient of the IYSC's Positve Coach of the Year Award!
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...
Idaho Library Week Proclamation: On Wednesday, April 11th, librarians from Boise School District were invited to Governor Otter's office to declare April 8th-14th Idaho Library Week. The proclamation recognizes that libraries and library workers are an essential part of Idaho’s educational and information systems, promoting literacy and helping children and adults develop skills needed in a global information society. Pictured L to R: Kim Hampton, librarian at Lowell Elementary, Natasha Rush, librarian at Boise High, and Erin Downey, District Consulting Librarian.
Climate Education Conference Supports Student Scholarships: In April's Green Apple Bites e-publication, learn how your Boise School District is preparing students for the future by hosting a climate change conference recently held at Timberline High School. The conference supported more than 60 student scholarships, the recipients of whom were predominantly high school students from the Boise School Disrict. Also learn how students involved in Green Teams at their school are making a positive difference when it comes to recycling. Learn more...
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

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

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.
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Dan Hollar 
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Boise School District 
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