December 1 - 20: Winter is coming and many local children in low-income households do not have proper footwear to keep their toes warm. Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise Police Department and United Way of Treasure Valley have teamed-up to collect new and gently used children's shoes this holiday season (sizes 1-7).
Donate at these Treasure Valley locations:
Ada County Sheriff's Office
Boise Police Station
Your Local City Hall in Boise, Eagle, Star & Kuna
Boise Towne Square Mall
December 11: Boise School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Some of the agenda items include ASB Student Representatives Reports; Christmas Card Student Art Contest Recognition; Festival of Trees Student Artwork Contest Recognition; Presentation of Red Apple Award to Matt Siron, Counselor, Mountain View Elementary School; Presentation of Golden Apple Award to Kris Foss, Administrative Assistant, Shadow Hills Elementary School; Monthly Student Enrollment Report; and ANSER Charter School Annual Report. Review complete Board meeting agenda on the
Boise School Board meeting webpage.
December 11: Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children will sponsor a workshop for parents to help prepare their child for success in kindergarten.
READY! for Kindergarten is a free workshop that will be held at Koelsch Elementary School on December 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
READY! for Kindergarten is a nationally recognized model of parent education workshops which are designed to support parents at home with what they already do, play with their children. Sign-up today at
www.idahoaeyc.org/ready or email
email@example.comSpanish language flyer available.
December 19 & 20:Borah High School Choirs present "That's Christmas to Me" free winter concert, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 19th and 20th at 7 p.m., Borah High School Auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia St., Boise. 'Tis the Season of Music - Come Relax and Enjoy!
December 21: Early release K-12
December 22 - January 5: Winter Holiday Break - No school K-12
January 7: Online registration begins for Winter 2018 Community Education classes at
www.boiselearns.org. Choose from hundreds of personal enrichment classes for all ages! Expand your mind by learning something new in 2018 by enrolling in a Community Education class. From arts and crafts, computers and culinary arts, fitness & health, to garden, green living & the great outdoors, we have a class for everyone! Winter Community Education session runs January 22nd through March 15th. Community Education - for more than 45 years, we've served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!
January 8: School resumes
January 9 - 23: Informational Math Nights for 5th and 6th grade parents. These sessions will help parents make informed decisions about what option is best for their student when it comes to placement in math courses. There will be a discussion of the recommended student placement in Math 6, Honor 6/7, and Compacted 7/8, as well as an explanation about the secondary math course sequence. Parents may attend any of the following math meetings at these locations and times:
Lowell Elementary: January 9, Library, 8:00 - 8:30 am
East Jr. High: January 9, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Fairmont Jr. High: January 10, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Hillside Jr. High: January 11, Band Room, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Roosevelt Elementary: January 16, Library, 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Les Bois Jr. High: January 16, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
South Jr. High: January 17, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Highlands Elementary: January 18, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Riverglen Jr. High: January 22, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
West Jr. High: January 23, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School K-12
January 17, 18, 19: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release *7-12
January 19: End of First Semester - Early Release K-6
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!
College & program representatives will provide hands-on student experiences & answer questions about specific fields. Learn about entrance into medical school, gain information & advice from practicing doctors, nurses, dentists & health profession specialists. Explore District courses, programs & certificates that lay the foundation for success in health-related fields.
The theme of the Longfellow entry is "Boise Lives Sports!" Longfellow's Green Team is in the Elementary School-under 300 cartons division. Longfellow's entry is made out of 163 empty milk cartons. Judges will be evaluating pictures of the Longfellow project and letting the school know on January 3rd if Longfellow has won the division category ($1K) or Grand Prize ($5K).
The voting is happening right now online and is for the People’s Choice Prize ($2.5K). Hurry, voting continues through today, Friday December 8, 2017.
Two Boise High Students Score Highest Possible Composite Score on ACT: Two Boise High School students have scored the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT (American College Test), a national college entrance exam. The two students are Anthony Luo, a junior and Jack Lauer, a senior (both pictured). This achievement on the ACT is significant and rare, especially to have two students from the same high school earn the highest possible ACT composite score. On average, only around one-tenth of 1% of all test takers earn the top score. According to the ACT, among U.S. high school graduates in the class of 2017, just 2,760 out of more than 2 million students who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36. "Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead," wrote ACT in congratulatory letters to Luo and Lauer. ACT scores are accepted by all major U.S. four-year colleges and universities. Test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions.
Boise High Student Recognized: Boise High School Senior Denzel Balbosa (pictured) was sworn in as a United States Citizen on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Capital High Graduate Named Rhodes Scholarship Finalist:Zachary Lien, Capital High School graduate of 2014 (pictured), has been named a
Rhodes Scholarship Finalist for the University of Idaho. The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.
TVMSC Student Named National Academic Quiz Tournament Middle School Player of the Week:Veronica Richmond, Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center, 9th grade student (pictured), has been named
National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Middle School Player of the Week. This is a signficant accomplishment, as Idaho has never had a middle school student recognized for NAQT recognition prior to this. Veronica was chosen because she had the highest score of any student in the U.S. at the NAQT tournaments that particular week.
Timberline High Band Recognized: The Timberline High band performed last Friday at the District 3 Jazz Festival at Capital High School. The band received a Superior Rating, and was the highest scoring band out of all 41 bands in attendance from across the Treasure Valley. Come come hear this very high energy band perform on January 30 at their winter concert!
Borah High Jazz Ensemble Recognized: Borah High Jazz Ensemble was recognized for an outstanding performance last Friday at the District III Jazz Festival held at Capital High school. The band again received a Superior Rating and have earned a Superior Rating 25 of the past 26 years.
Student Artwork Selected for District Annual Holiday Card: Adams Elementary School 5th grade student
Mihaya Sakai's artwork was selected as the winner of this year's Boise School District Holiday Card Contest. Mihaya is a student in Ms. Reeves' 5th grade class. Her depiction of holiday ornaments (pictured) was selected from among two thousand (2,000) entries submitted by students in grades K-6. As the Grand Prize Winner, Mihaya will receive a certificate of participation, 50 cards featuring her artwork, and a $25 gift card to Quality Art. Mihaya will be recognized during the December 11th Boise School Board meeting.
Student Holiday Artwork Selected:The Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees Choice Art Contest Recipient is Hailey Taylor, 5th Grade, Cynthia Mann Elementary School. Hailey's teacher is Ms. Hennessy. Hailey's artwork (pictured) was chosen from among two thousand (2,000) entries submited by students representing every elementary school in the Boise School District.
District Music Students Perform Holiday Music: The sights and sounds of the holiday season come alive in the Boise School District this time each year. Parents, guardians, community members and District patrons enjoy a wide variety of holiday concerts performed by outstanding District music students and their teachers. Enjoy these brief videos of students performing holiday music for your enjoyment!
Students - Looking For Something To Do On The Weekends?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.
2017 Bond & Maintenance Projects Update - Thank You, Boise!: Significant progress is being made on a number of capital projects thanks to overwhelming passage of the March 2017 Bond Election. Below is a brief update with links to further information:
Construction of a new Amity Elementary School on the same site to replace the 1979 building with an earthen roof plagued with leaks. The new school will provide a modern educational facility to better serve the needs of our students, staff members and our school community.
Wall, mechanical mezzanine and roof framing continues.Concrete placement is wrapping up. Initial phases of underground site drainage and utility infrastructure are complete.
Concrete foundation work for the Music Building is 75% complete, structural steel columns have been installed in the Old Gym and upgrades of the existing roof diaphragm system are in progress.
An expansion of Timberline High School to handle growth in Southeast Boise. When finished, the project will provide modern science labs and art classrooms that better meet the educational needs of students and staff members. Given the explosive growth in Southeast Boise, the new addition will relieve overcrowding at Timberline, as well as provide students with modern educational facilities.
Building is ‘weathered in’. First and second floor concrete slabs are completed. Stairs are completed. Exterior masonry veneer is beginning.
Mechanical rough-ins are in progress. Installation of new cooling tower equipment is scheduled for Christmas break.
Building an addition on to the Dennis Technical Education Center, which will allow the District to expand job training programs at the Center to help students better prepare for future postsecondary and career success. Expansion of the Pro-Tech Center will allow students to gain valuable skills with the addition of the following, industry-aligned job training programs:
Heating-Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Structural steel and metal framing is 90%
complete. The roof is approaching 50% completion. Exterior moisture-proofing is in
progress. Interior framing is beginning. Mechanical-electrical-plumbing trades continue
Construction of a new Whittier Elementary School on the same site to address overcrowding, safety issues and critical facility needs. The new Whittier Elementary School will help address current student overcrowding, improve student and staff safety, meet modern education standards, and honor the overall mission of the school.
Installation of sewage pump station is complete and the existingschool has been connected to the new system. Building pad prep is in progress. Forming and placing concrete footings is in progress. Site drainage components are being installed.
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
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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