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 Ceremonies: Boise School District will hold the following high school graduation ceremonies for the class of 2018:

2018 High School Graduation Ceremonies
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. 

May 30, 2018, (Wednesday) - Marian Pritchett School, 6:30 p.m. at Timberline High

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

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
Congratulations 2018 STEP Graduates!: On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 a total of 15 students enrolled in the Boise School District's Student Transition Education Program (STEP) participated in a graduation ceremony held at the Boise Senior Center. S.T.E.P. is a safe place where students and staff treat others with respect, given quality care and feel valued as individuals. Students develop friendships and work hand in hand with the community to gain knowledge and experience. The overall goals are to develop vocational, self-determination, self advocacy and life skills to reach maximum independence. Students are 18-21 years of age and work on the following transition areas: vocational/employment, self-management/home living, personal/social, leisure/recreation and general community functioning.  Students can be referred to the transition program by parents, student and the home school Special Education team. Congratulations to the following 2018 STEP graduates. Best wishes for a bright future!

  • Benjamin Asker
  • Haily Frye
  • Victoria Balanoff
  • Alan Munoz
  • Anthony Lewis
  • Danielle Dow
  • Frank Su
  • Hannah Hughes
  • Noah Barker
  • Jared Blanton
  • Kenya Fowler
  • Tishina Scherrer
  • Hannah Jeannel
  • Jacob Stoddard
  • Robert Rodriguez
Congratulations 2018 STEP Graduates!
Athletic Teams Earn State Academic Championships: The Idaho High School Activities Association is pleased to announce the 2018 spring sports Academic State Champions. This award is presented to the varsity team in each classification that achieves the highest cumulative grade point average. The IHSAA and its official sponsor, The United Dairymen of Idaho – A partner of Dairy West, congratulate the following student-athletes from the Boise School District for their outstanding academic achievement and commitment to excellence through athletics.
Boise High School Girls Track, 3.798 GPA
Boise High School Girls Golf, 3.885 GPA
Capital High School Boys Golf, 3.786
Students Participate in VEX Robotics Competition: On Friday, May 11, 2018 students from Boise School District junior high schools participated in the VEX Robotics Competition. Teams of students were tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship.
Turtles Fly Too Offers Unique Educational Experience at Timberline High School: A group of Timberline High School students recently got an opportunity to see local veterinarian Rick Shackleford dissect a Kemp's Ridley Turtle which died in the cold. It's the smallest and most endangered species of sea turtle in the world. The procedure, known as a necropsy, was made possible by a non-profit called Turtles Fly Too, which has a mission to save sea turtles, many of which are threatened or endangered on the brink of extinction. Learn more...
Looking For A Great Job Working With Kids?: Boise School District's Just for Kids child care program is now hiring. Join our team as a Child Care Provider. 

  • No experience necessary
  • Starting hourly wage is $11.32 an hour*
  • Positions are located at various schools
  • Must be able to travel and work at any of the thirteen JFK child care centers and work a variety of shifts
  • Must be available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and/or 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with shifts up to 19.75 hours per week. Summer employment is available up to 40 hours per week.
  • Applicants must be able to obtain a Boise City Child Care License and CPR and First Aid Certifications.
  • We offer a $100.00 hiring bonus for new hires who come to us with a current Boise City Child Care Provider License.
  • To apply, visit Boise School District's Job Center webpage

 *No benefits are provided. 
Have a Passion to Share with Others?: Community Education is now recruiting volunteer instructors for our Fall 2018 session of classes. We are always searching for new instructors to join our wonderful team of volunteers. Diversity is the key to meeting the community's needs, so we are always open to fresh ideas for new and interesting courses.  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...
Summer Driver Education Program Now Enrolling: Boise School District’s Driver Education is currently accepting students for our July classes. We have six classes at Valley View Elementary on Milwaukee St. We are your most affordable choice for Driver Education. Our fee is only $230 which is the best deal in the area. Go to the Summer Driver Education webpage for further infrormation.
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...
Music Educator Receives State Award: Timberline Orchestra Director, Phyllis Saunders (pictured), has been selected as Idaho Music Educators Association District III Music Educator of the Year! "As her colleague for the past 10 years, I can tell you the award is very well-deserved," said Jose' Rodriguez II, Timberline Band Director (pictured).
District Technology Staff Recognized: David Roberts, District Information Technology Administrator and Kimberly Smith, District Information Technology Educational Manager, have each been recognized for earning Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation by passing a rigorous certification exam. The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), signifies that David Roberts and Kimberly Smith each has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to our K-12 school systems. 

"Earning the Certified Education Technology Leader certification demonstrates a commitment to bringing 21st century learning to our nation’s schools. Because of the CETL recertification requirements, certified leaders pledge to stay current in this ever-changing field of education technology,” said Keith Krueger, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of CoSN. 
David Roberts
Information Technology Administrator
Boise School District
Kimberly Smith
Information Technology Educational Manager
Understanding & Using PSAT/NMSQT and SAT Scores for Idaho Parents and Students: To assist parents and students in interpreting scores from the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT, the Idaho Department of Education has published an online guide that will help walk parents and students through how to access score reports and what the scores mean and other valuable information. 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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