What's Happening In Boise School District
January 29: Community Education Winter session of classes begin. Review the wide variety of classes being offered and enroll online. Hurry, classes fill quickly!

This is our biggest and best Winter session yet! Choose from more than three hundred personal enrichment classes.

From culinary arts, health & fitness, garden and the great outdoors, to computers and technology, we offer fun and affordable classes for all ages! Register online today at www.boiselearns.org
January 29: Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children will host free Ready! for Kindergarten workshops for families of children ages 3-5 (entering Kindergarten in 2018 or 2019). These free workshops will show you how to prepare your preschool age child for school success. A series of three workshops will be held at Morley Nelson Community School, Classroom #50, 7701 W. Northview St., Boise:

  1. January 29th from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  2. February 12th from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  3. March 12th from 9:15 am.. to 11:15 a.m.

Sign-up today at www.idahoaeyc.org/ready or call Morley Nelson Elementary School at 208-854-4642. Breakfast will be provided, as will childcare for children ages 1-5. Be Ready! for the first day of school! Information in Spanish.
January 31: All Boise District Junior and Senior High students and parents are invited to Borah High School for our first ever Health Professions Expo! - 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St., Boise.

College & program representatives will provide hands-on student experiences & answer questions about specific medical fields. Learn about entrance into medical school, gain information & advice from practicing doctors, nurses & health profession specialists. Explore Boise School District courses, programs & certificates that lay the foundation for success in health-related fields.

The first 50 students will receive earbuds and all students visiting booths and/or panel sessions will be entered into a drawing to win an i-Pad! Food, coffee and water will be provided. Review the Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Health Professions Expo 2018. Many thanks to the generous support of St. Alphonsus and St. Luke's.
February 1: Jefferson Elementary School 2nd Annual STEM Night, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Jefferson students & their families are invited to attend. Jefferson students in attendance will receive a special STEM gift. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more...
February 1: Civics Assembly to be held at a number of Boise School District elementary schools for 5th grade students featuring filmmaker and author Loki Mulholland (pictured). Mulholland, a native of Virginia, is an award-winning filmmaker, and the son of Civil Rights legend Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Loki has spoken all over the country on the subject of the Civil Rights Movement and current race relations.

Civics Assembly schedule:
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Taft Elementary
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Lowell Elementary
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Riverside Elementary
February 13: Capital High School will host American Novelist Colson Whitehead (pictured) from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the school's library on February 13th. Whitehead will meet with students to discuss writing and his work Underground Railroad, which a group of 25 students and teachers have been reading. The discussion will be student-led with four of Capital's Writer's Guild students, Shelley Toussau, Bailey Arendt, Kensie Labree-Scarborough and Peyton Wagner. Whitehead will be in Boise as part of The Cabin's Readings and Conversations. Whitehead's visit to Capital High School is sponsored by the John William Jackson Fund, University of Idaho, Boise State University and the Boise Public Library. 
February 15: Mountain View Elementary School STEM Night, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students and their families are invited to join us for a night of exploring, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We are serving dinner provided graciously by Cafe Ole' from 5-5:30 and then 13 different community partners will be set-up in classrooms providing hands on activities from 5:30-7:00 p.m. We are kicking off our STEM day with an assembly with Dr. Picklestein that morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Learn more...
February 21: The 7th Annual Capital High Jazz Benefit Concert featuring Curtis Stigers at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital High Auditorium, 8055 W. Goddard, Boise. Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 208-854-4498. It is going to be a great concert!
Announcing 2018 Kindergarten Registration: Boise School District's elementary schools will hold Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Make plans now to attend and enroll your child in one of our nation's highest performing public school systems. Learn more...
Borah High Senior Nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program: Borah High School Senior Beck Dengler (pictured) has been nominated for the U.S. Presidential Program by QuestBridge. He was one of only 35 National College Match Finalists nominated for this distinction this year. Beck was chosen as a QuestBridge College Prep Scholar during his junior year and a QuestBridge College Match Scholar his senior year.  Beck has been accepted into Northwestern University via early decision. As a nominee, Beck's next step is to submit an invitation-only application to become a Presidential Scholar. 
South Junior High School Receives National Recognition: The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce that Boise School District's South Junior High School is being recognized as a ASCA Model Program (RAMP). The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools in the U.S. that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Since the program’s inception, more than 800 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients. South Junior High School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Los Angeles on Monday, July 16, 2018, for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs. Research shows comprehensive counseling programs lead to better student outcomes. Read press release.
Results from Boise High's Pink Zone 2018: The final numbers have been calculated, and on behalf of the Boise High Girls Basketball Program, Boise High is pleased to announce that this year's Pink Zone game raised $3,492.35 for our local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This mark beats our previous high of $3,196 from last year's event and brings our overall total to $17,677.10 to this cause for the past ten years.  

Special thanks to Simplot that sponsored this year's shirts, Southwest Airlines volunteer Peggy Luke who donated two round-trip tickets for our raffle, the many businesses who donated gift certificates and items for our raffle, and the Capital Girls Basketball program which partnered with Boise High for the game. Further kudos to all of the Boise High players and coaches who diligently worked to sell tickets and shirts for the event. Thank you for your commitment to the cause!

(Pictures courtesy of Brenda Robinson)
The Flu and What You Can Do: This Winter 2018, Boise School District has had several confirmed cases of influenza. Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly. While flu illness can vary from mild to severe, individuals may need medical care because of the flu. Here's important information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provided as a public service to assist Boise District parents, students and staff members during this flu season. 
Data Points - Boise's 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists - Where Are They Now?: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at the District's 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists and answers the question - where are they now?

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. 
Students - Looking For Something To Do On The Weekends?: The Open Gym program runs on Saturday and Sunday at a number of Boise School District schools. Open Gym is presented by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Boise School District. Participating schools include Garfield and Hawthorne elementary schools (K-6 children only) each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Les Bois, East, South & West junior high schools (7-12 students only) at various times on Saturday and Sunday.  Review the program flyer for specific times and information.
Looking for a fun way to get involved, have fun and make a difference? : ChairHoops is an all-ability wheelchair basketball tournament and fundraiser held annually by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department’s Adaptive Recreation Program. You do not have to have a disability to play – we provide the sport wheelchairs! It’s a great opportunity for families, groups of friends and colleagues to have a good time, do a little team-building, and support Adaptive Recreation in Boise.

Teams are made up of 10 or more male and female players in any combination. All players receive a tournament T-shirt and each team is guaranteed three games.

Thursday, March 22: Evening games at Fort Boise Community Center
Friday, March 23: Evening games at Timberline High School
Saturday, March 24: Daytime games at Timberline High School

2018 High School Graduation Dates Announced: 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:

Winter Graduation: February 1, 2018, (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. at Borah High School 
Spring Graduation: May 31, 2018, (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. at Morrison Center
Winter Weather Procedures - Keeping Students Safe:  When winter weather comes our way, Boise School District has a plan to keep our students safe.  Learn more about the District's Winter Weather Procedures on the District's Emergency website or click on the adjacent image to view a brief video explaining the procedures. The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians, as well as for non-parents. You may sign-up for emergency text messaging by visiting our Emergency website.

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

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

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News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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