2018 High School Graduation Ceremonies: Following are the remaining high school graduation ceremonies for the class of 2018:

May 29, 2018, (Tuesday) - Timberline High, 7 p.m. Taco Bell Arena at Boise State University. Live video streaming of Timberline High School graduation ceremony 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
Boise & Beyond - 2018 Graduate Focus: Student Profiles of Success: Boise School District's 2018 high school graduates are preparing to succeed beyond high school. In the following videos, meet some of our outstanding 2018 graduates and learn how the Boise School District has helped them prepare for success in college, career and citzenship
Meet Boise High 2018 graduate Will Tanguy who is heading to the University of San Diego to study behavioral neuroscience. 

Will was a panelist on “Idaho Reports”, a Public Televsion program on which he participated in a discussion about guns, violence, state laws and how to make things better.

Will attended Highlands Elementary School and North Junior High School on his way to Boise High School. He credits his many opportunities in the Boise School District in helping prepare him for success in college and beyond.
Meet Boise High School 2018 graduate Therese Etoka who is heading to Connecticut College to major in International Relations with a Political Science emphasis & minor in French. 

She served as President of the Boise High School Humanitarian Club and as a Member of the Climate Justice League and currently works with refugees and immigrants. She testified before Boise City Council for updated building codes (which they passed) and wrote an Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion on the topic.

Therese attended Pierce Park Elementary School and Hillside Junior High School on her way to Boise High School. She feels well prepared to succeed in college because of her experience in the Boise School District. 
Meet Borah High School 2018 graduate Beck Dengler who is heading to Northwestern University to study pre-law and/or writing (playwright/author). He is a huge fan of Malcom Gladwell and hopes to write similar books some day.

Beck enjoyed participating in Borah's Debate Team and is already writing his own play! He was a student at Monroe Elementary School, and South Junior High School before attending Borah High School. As he prepares for life beyond Borah and Boise, Beck reflects fondly on his years in the Boise School District. 
Meet Borah High School 2018 graduate Sophie Van Pelt. She plans to be the first in her family to graduate from college. She is heading to MIT in the fall on a full ride scholarship. She's already spent 6 weeks there last summer in the MITES program (Minority Introduction to Engineering & Science) taking classes from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. every day. 

Sophie attended Jefferson Elementary School, Hawthorne Elementary School and South Junior High School on her way to Borah High School. She credits Boise School District for helping her and other students prepare for post-secondary success. 
Meet Capital High School 2018 graduate Fanisee Bias who will be the first person in her family to attend college. She will be on a pre-law path at University of San Diego with the ultimate goal of creating laws/policy to help citizens both locally and nationally. 

Fanisee has a diverse background of experiences. She attended 6 different elementary schools, moved back and forth from Utah to Boise to Utah to Nampa to Boise as her family life changed. She has used the challenges in her life to focus on doing good for others.  

Meet Capital High School 2018 graduate Jai Bansal who is heading to University of California, Berkeley to study Computer Science/Math and also to continue his involvement in environmental issues. 

Jai was born in Boise (1st generation American) and moved back to India for 1st-4th grades where his father started his own business. They moved back to Boise (Nampa/Eagle) for more opportunities and he started at Capital High as a sophomore. 

He thanks Capital High School and the Boise School District for being so welcoming and supportive. 
Meet Frank Church High School 2018 graduate Abigail Larsen who is heading to College of Western Idaho this fall and ultimately planning to earn her Doctorate in Criminal Psychology.  

Abigail has overcome a great deal in her life and wants to use her experiences to help others. She thanks the staff at Frank Church High School and the Boise School District for being so supportive. 
Meet Megan Byres Timberline High School 2018 graduate who will attend the University of Colorado, Boulder this coming fall to study physics with an eye toward completing graduate studies in quantum physics. 

Megan is a "1st generation American" in her family, as her parents emigrated from South Africa. She has been interested in physics since she was 5. She served as Timberline's Science Bowl Captain and plays the oboe in the school band. She believes her education and experience in the Boise School District has prepared her well to succeed in college, career and in life.  
Meet Aaron Christensen Timberline High School 2018 graduate who is heading to BYU to study economics and finance. Aaron attended Adams Elementary School, Collister Elementary School's Highly Gifted Program and East Junior High School before attending Timberline High School. He's enjoyed a wide variety of opportunities at Timberline, including Advanced Placement courses, band, athletics & clubs.  

He credits his well-rounded Boise School District experiences and education for preparing him to succeed beyond high school. 

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 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!
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

August 20: First day of the 2018-19 school year. Review complete 2018-19 School Year Student Calendar.

September 4: Boise School Board Trustee Election. Learn more...
Horizon Student Recognized: Josie Gregory (pictured), 4th grade, Horizon Elementary School, has been chosen as Tour Guide of the Year at the Bown House.   Juno Van Ocker from the Assistance League of Boise, will be at Horizon for the end-of-the year awards assembly on Friday the 1st of June from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. to present the award to Josie.The Bown House tour is part of Boise School District’s 4th grade curriculum on Idaho history. Each year, approximately 2500 students enjoy a two-hour tour and participate in hands-on activities reflecting life and times in the late 1800s. Our costumed volunteers guide the children in experiencing the strictness of the schoolroom, churning butter and making biscuits, dressing up in period clothing, quilting a square, playing pioneer games, choosing which crops to plant and learning about survival on the Oregon Trail. Learn more...
Boise School District Athletic Teams & Athletes Win State Championships: The following Boise School District high schools have won spring 2018 5A State Championships:

  • State 5A Champion Boise High School Softball Team
  • State 5A Champion Timberline High School Baseball Team
  • State 5A Champion Timberline High School Girls Tennis Team
  • State 5A Champion Timberline High Tennis Doubles Team: Sammi Ma and McKenna Wegner
  • State 5A Champion Capital High School Girls Singles Tennis: Gina Dudley

In addition, a number of individual athletes took home state championship trophies after competing in athletic events including tennnis and track and field events. Review complete 5A State Tennis Tournament results and review complete 5A State Track and Field results.
Timberline High School Girls Tennis Team
2018 State 5A Champion
Timberline High School Baseball Team
2018 5A State Champion
Timberline High School State 5A Champion Tennis Doubles Team: Sammi Ma and McKenna Wegner
Boise High School Softball Team State 5A Champion
Students Partcipate in 'Black Out Day': In May's Green Apple Bites e-publication, learn how students from West Junior High School recently participated in a initiative to conserve energy on Wednesday, May 9th. In addition, find out how worms are helping Borah High school learn about composting. Also, the first Sustainability Summit is planned for August 9th and 10th here in Boise. 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...
Data Points - What's In A Survey Question?; and The Disappearing Students: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes an in-depth look at a recent survey from Boise State University compared to a Boise School District survey regarding public attitudes about education. Dr. Coberly also takes a closer look at a recent Idaho Education News article regarding students graduating from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy and how the article doesn't tell the whole story about Idaho's charter schools experiencing enrollment loss as classes of students move toward graduation. 

Data Points is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and is intended for parents and patrons interested in an objective, data-driven look at student performance in Boise and across Idaho. 
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...
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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