April 26: Boise School District's JROTC celebrates its 100-year anniversary with a special ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Little Theater located at Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St. Boise. The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools and also in some middle schools across the United States and United States military bases across the world.

Members of the local news media 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
April 30: The 2nd week of Spring Community Education classes begin. It's our biggest and best Spring session yet!

For 45 years, Community ED has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!
May 3 & 4: Frank Church High School Horticulture Class Annual Plant Sale, 8051 W. Salt Creek St.. Directions: South Cole Rd - Right on Victory Rd. - Left on Trabuco (at traffic light) Plant sale located behind school in the greenhouse (follow signs). Funds support class projects! Learn more...
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 7: Online registration opens at 8 a.m. for Boise School District's Fifth Annual Girls Powered STEM Event to be held this summer. Last year, nearly 200 girls attended this event and registration closed in ten minutes. 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 9: Borah Lions 60th Anniversary & Scholarship Spaghetti Feed Fund Raiser will be held at the Borah High School Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, French bread, beverage and cake. It costs $7 for students, senior citizens, military, vets and first responders. $9 for adults and $25 for a family of four. Checks can be made out to the Boise Bench Lions. Entertainment is provided by Borah High Music Department. 

All proceeds go to the Borah High Scholarships and Student Body. It is hosted by the Borah High School student body and faculty. The dinner is sponsored by the Boise Bench Lions of Lions Clubs International. The meal will be prepared by alumni chefs Sam and Jack D'Orazio. For tickets call Jenni Kimball LPC 208-854-4388, Gary D'Orazio 208-842-5778 or Larry Locklear 208-866-1186 or email Heather Ray at borahchoir@gmail.com
May 14: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Boise. Public is invited to attend. When available, complete agenda will be posted on the Boise School Board Meeting Agenda website.

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 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.

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 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...
Riverglen & TVMSC Student Making News: Riverglen Jr. High and Treasure Valley Math & Science Student Veronica Richmond (pictured) participated in the Duke Talent Identification Program 7th grade talent search. Veroniica recently received word that her SAT scores have qualified her to attend the 2018 Grand Recognition Ceremony honoring students in the 7th Grade Talent Search with high ACT or SAT scores. Veronica is currently a 9th grader at Riverglen Jr. High but the Duke TIP program allows students who have been grade accelerated to qualify for the 7th grade talent search.  Learn more...
Music News From Timberline High: On Friday, April 6, the Timberline Jazz Band attended the Gene Harris Jazz Festival at Boise State University. They received superior ratings, and were selected as a winning band to open for the Headliner Concert, featuring the John Daversa Band.

On Thursday, April 19, the Timberline Concert Band and Timberline Wind Symphony performed at the District III Large Group Band Festival at Ridgevue High School in Nampa. Both groups received straight superior ratings, and the THS Wind Symphony received the festival's top score of 25 bands.
Music News From Borah High: Borah High Symphonic Band performed well at the recently-held festival performance on Thursday, April 19. They were very well received by the judges and the audience. The Symphonic Band again received a superior rating from all 3 judges for an average of 37.33 out of 40. 

Also congratulations to the following Borah students who competed at district and qualified for the state solo competition on Saturday, May 5 at Mt. View High School.

  • Cameron Echols- Clarinet
  • Isaac Everett- Alto Sax
  • Benjamin Buckingham- Tenor Sax
  • Kyle Thomas- Tenor Sax
  • Fernando Perez- Flute
  • Taylor King- Alto Sax
  • Caleb Mason- Bassoon
Capital High Advanced Creative Writing Students Receive Award: Capital High''s Advanced Placement Creative Writing Class taught by Instructor Paula Uriarte has been selected to receive an award due to their participation in the 2018 We Choose All of Us Story Share Challenge! "We have received hundreds of excellent submissions from across Idaho, and after careful review, your classroom/club submission was selected as an award recipient!" wrote Kelly Miller, executive director, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. " A check for $500 will be mailed payable to you this week for your class.  In recognition of all the students, teachers, and schools who devoted their time and support to help make this challenge a success, we will also send you We Choose All of Us T-shirts, buttons, and vinyl clings." Students are pictured with their T-shirts. 
Roosevelt Elementary Student's Artwork Featured: Taelyn Baiza (6th grade, Roosevelt Elementary) will have her artwork (pictured) featured in the 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Calendar.  Taelyn’s artwork was selected from more than 450 entries and is one of 13 pieces chosen to be included in the calendar.  According to the NOAA Marine Debris Program website: "The NOAA Marine Debris Program holds this annual art contest to reach K-8 students and help raise awareness about marine debris, one of the most significant problems our ocean faces today. The resulting calendar, featuring the winning artwork, will help to remind us every day how important it is for us to be responsible stewards of the ocean.”   

Taelyn is also one of several students selected to represent Idaho at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) at The Henry Ford Museum, May 31 - June 2, in Dearborn, Michigan.  Her “Invent Idaho” project, The Nautilus, deals with microplastic pollution in the oceans, The Great Lakes, and all waterways.  This is Taelyn’s second year attending NICEE.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Vists Boise High: On April 25th, writer Katherine Boo (pictured below) visited Boise High School. Boo, the prize winning author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers visited with Boise High students enrolled in Sharon Hanson's Language Arts class. Thirty students have spent the last two weeks reading and discussing Boo's book, and had a chance to ask questions while also learning about her life as a journalist and writer. Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.  A big thank you to The Cabin for supporting the Boise School District author visits this week, and during this Readings and Conversations series. In addition to The Cabin, private donors make the school visits possible.
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's Community Schools: A Culture Of Caring: Five Boise School District schools, Frank Church, Garfield, Morley Nelson, Whitney and Whittier have been designated as Community Schools. A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and family engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Learn more in the video below:
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 
(208) 854-4064 
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