Boise School District News

Monday, January, 22, 2024

Great Student Award: South Jr. High's Amalia Farrow Neiwirth is Helping People In Need Feed Their Pets

Amalia Farrow Neiwirth is a freshman at South Junior High School who is spending her free time helping people in need who have pets.

Farrow Neiwirth has been selected for BoiseDev’s Great Student Award — where one student each week is selected for a $200 scholarship based on their good deeds in the community — from helping others, volunteering, and more.

You can find Amalia near the Roads Skate Park most Mondays with bags of pet food. She waits there for people in need to come by with pets, ready to hand out dog food. Her project is called “Boise Pet Helpers” and in addition to providing free pet food, she sometimes gives out items like leashes and collars when available.

Amalia is young, but determined. When asked what she wants to do after graduation, she proudly states she wants to be a veterinarian.

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Boise School Board Approves Lisa Roberts as Superintendent

On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the Boise School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Lisa Roberts, deputy superintendent, Boise School District, to serve as Superintendent of the Boise School District, effective July 1, 2024.

Board members applauded the selection of Lisa Roberts, expressing confidence that her appointment will allow for a smooth transition at a time when academic performance and student learning are thriving in the District, as is public support for the District. The appointment comes after current Superintendent Coby Dennis announced earlier this month his retirement, effective June 30, 2024, following 33-years of dedicated service to our Boise Schools commmunity.

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Announcing New Bus Locator App

We've got a NEW school bus locator app launching February 5th with our transportation partner, Durham School Services.

On this awesome new app, you can:

  • Create an alert to receive notification when the bus passes through an area.
  • Enable school notifications to receive notification when the bus arrives or departs the school.

  • 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲 for Boise School District: 𝟮𝟬𝟰𝟴𝗜𝗦𝗗𝗕𝗖
  • Find your student's bus numbers and student ID number in Infinite Campus:

Find more information in the parent user guide:

Upcoming Kindergarten Readiness Parent Workshops

There are upcoming virtual READY! for Kindergarten workshops starting soon all across Idaho! These workshops are a FREE learning resource for parents, caregivers and families provided by the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC). Each workshop offers information about how to "Play with a Purpose" by turning everyday moments into learning moments.

These workshops are for parents and caregivers of children ages 0 through 5. Families will receive free learning materials after each workshop. Learn more about READY! for Kindergarten and register for a virtual workshop by clicking the link below. Hurry, the next series of three workshops begins, Monday, January 22, 2024.

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Parenting Neurodivergent Children

As a school community, we believe in celebrating and embracing the diverse range of neurological differences that exist among individuals. That's why we are excited to announce a special parent engagement event focused on the topic of neurodiversity. This event will provide parents with valuable insights, resources, and strategies to support their neurodiverse children.

For more information, see below or register online to attend this parent engagement event. If you have any questions, please contact Boise School District Strategic Partnerships Coordinator Sara Nord at [email protected]

Announcing TVMSC Information Night

Boise School District's Treasure Valley Math and Science Center is an award winning, nationally recognized, free, public school magnet program of the Boise School District that prepares students for success in college, career and life. TVMSC students are focused on advanced studies in the areas of Math, Science, Research, and Computer Science. 

All interested students & families are invited to attend the TVMSC Information Night on Monday, January 22nd, 2024 at Riverglen Junior High School, 6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Further information about the screening and the application process can be found online. Have questions? Please call TVMSC Principal Helga Frankenstein at 208-854-6803 or email her at [email protected].

Learn Something New in the New Year! Community Education - Now Enrolling

Whether you're interested in learning a new skill, enhancing your professional development, or simply exploring a new hobby, we have something for everyone.


From hands-on workshops in arts & crafts, cooking, dance, fitness, pets & animal care and gardening to professional development courses in business and technology, our Community Education program aims to empower individuals with knowledge and skills that can enrich their lives and open new doors of opportunity.


Together, let's embark on a journey of growth, discovery and community building through education!


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Announcing Spring 2024 High School Graduation Dates

Boise School District is pleased to announce the following spring 2024 high school graduation dates.

Spring 2024 Graduation Dates

ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.

(unless otherwise noted)

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Boise Online School, 2:00 p.m.; Frank Church High School, 6:00 p.m. (both graduation ceremonies to be held at the Morrison Center)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Boise High School
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Borah High School
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Capital High School
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 – Timberline High School

Our Schools Care

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

Parents, have you wondered how to talk to your child about suicide? Find ways to start this important conversation with your child of any age at our Mental Health Resources webpage, where you will also find helpful information about support and resources for all Boise Schools families.

Send Students a Message of Support

We are preparing to deliver our community's messages of support to our students. If you have a message of encouragement to share, we would love to receive your positive words no later than January 31st, 2024. Thank you for your support of Boise School District students!

Send a Virtual Postcard - Messages of Support for Students

February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month

Gifts. Passions. Dreams. Possibilities.
Boise School District's Everything's Possible movement shares the dreams, aspirations and experiences of our students and teachers. As a parent, you see your child’s potential. And we see it, too. Everything’s possible.

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Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices.

Consumers can access the online application for the ACP at This site can also be accessed in Spanish at

Student Device Monitoring 

A reminder to parents that Boise School District provides parents/guardians with the ability to monitor your student’s activity on their District-assigned digital device via the GoGuardian Parent App: 

Keep In Contact
Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Learn more and sign-up.

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app offers emergency alerts and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Our Commitment to School Safety & Security
Dates of Interest
  • February 12: Regular Monthly Meeting of Boise School Board, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise. When available, Board agenda will be posted online.
  • February 19: Presidents' Day - No School Pre K-12
  • February 29: Kindergarten Registration, 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at your neighborhood school
  • March 15: End of Third Quarter - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • March 18-22: Spring Break - No School Pre K-12
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