Boise School District News

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Students Take Top Honors at Math Competition

Five East Junior High School students helped their school come out on top in the 2024 MATHCOUNTS competition for the entire state of Idaho. 

Anna Lim, Sophie Hung, Sophie Wu, Aidan Li, and Enoch Shao not only helped East place 1st overall in Idaho, all five of them made the top ten individual rankings prior to the countdown round. Enoch and Aidan both qualified for Nationals, each breaking in the top four, with Aidan winning the countdown round. Anna Lim started the countdown round in 9th place and advanced FIVE CONSECUTIVE RANKS to 4th place, securing her a spot at Nationals.

"In all my years coaching, this is easily one of the wildest countdown rounds Iโ€™ve witnessed," said Charles McAllister, math teacher, East Junior High School and head coach for MATHCOUNTS. "What Anna pulled off is nothing short of legendary. The top ten mathletes, after the written competition, compete against each other in ascending rank. It's possible to begin the countdown round at a certain rank and end it at another. It's what makes Anna advancing from 9th place to 4th place during the countdown round so impressive!"

Sophie Wu placed 6th overall, and Sophie Hung placed 5th overall. Enoch Shao placed 3rd overall, and Aidan Li started the countdown round in 2nd but finished in 1st.

This means of the four students who will represent Idaho at the Nationals competition in Washington, D.C. in May, three of them are from East Junior High School - Aidan Li, Enoch Shao and Anna Lim.  The fourth student, Ruiza Sun, attends our Treasure Valley Math & Science Center.

Pictured L to R - back row: Charlotte Meng, Sophie Hung, Hayoung Kim, Anna Lim, Chloe Yong, Joy Tang, Lalitha Danana, JiaXin Lu, (the little guy is Enoch's little brother, he wanted to hold the sign), Aidan Li, Enoch Shao, and Ethan Pu; in front row: Sophie Wu and Charles McAllister, Mathematics Teacher, East Junior High School, Head Coach for MATHCOUNTS.

Students Earn Top Honors at Micron Math Meet

This year's Micron Math Meet was a huge success. The following elementary schools participated: Valley View, Cynthia Mann, Roosevelt, Collister, Highlands, Pierce Park, Hawthorne, Trail Wind, Mountain View, Whitney, Liberty, Whittier, and Garfield. Sponsored by the Micron Foundation, the annual event promotes math education among elementary school students and encourages them to love math through hands-on learning and STEM opportunities. Review the results from this year's Micron Math Meet.

5th Grade students from Boise School District compete in the annual Micron Math Meet.

More than sixty 6th Grade students from Boise School District participated in the annual Micron Math Meet.

Micron Math Meet 2024 Results

Timberline Boys Basketball Earns 2nd Place in State Tournament

Adams Earns District Championship in Boys Basketball

5th and 6th grade boys from 28 of our elementary schools had the opportunity to compete in our annual elementary basketball tournament. This tournament allows students to experience a higher level of competition while still honoring our Boise Schools athletics values of fun and participation. 

The tournament is set up in a "March Madness" style with brackets for each quadrant. The champions of each quadrant made up the "final four," which were Hidden Springs, Adams, Horizon, and Jefferson. The championship game was between Adams and Jefferson. 

We appreciate all the teams that participated and made this opportunity a positive experience for our students! Congratulations to all who competed and to this year's District champion: the Adams All-Stars!

Head Coach Greg Reed (pictured second from right).

Cheer Showcase Draws Praise

More than 60 student athletes from across the Boise School District showcased their skills and talents at the Second Annual Cheer Showcase held on March 9, 2024 at East Junior High School. East, West, North, Fairmont, Riverglen and Les Bois junior high schools, as well as student athletes from Timberline High School participated in this event, which culminates the Cheer season - held from August to March. Teams showcased their skills and abilities and received feedback from judges on their routines. Three divisions were available for teams to enter: Sideline Cheer, Pom Routine and Showcase. "With Cheer being so new under the sports umbrella, we are trying to build our Cheer programs and the sport in general," said Andy Nemeth, District Elementary Athletics Director and North Junior High Athletic Director.

"The cheerleaders work incredibly hard to support every sport during the school year and this allows everyone to return that favor.  We appreciated all the support from our families, as well as our teams supporting one another in making this showcase one to remember. Let's keep watching this sport grow!"

Review More Photos from Cheer Showcase

Preparing Career-Tech Students for Successful Futures

Our career-technical education students are preparing for their bright futures! Recently, students from the District's Auto Technology & Auto Body programs, who are enrolled at the Dennis Technical Education Center, attended the Boise Roadster Show and learned about the career opportunities in this $51 billion aftermarket speciality industry. Student Career Day at the Boise Roadster Show provided a forum for our career-tech students to view firsthand many of the finest show vehicles from throughout the west and Idaho, several of which have been featured throughout social media, magazines and select TV programs. Students also visited with industry representatives and car owners to learn more about the industry and explore careers in this growing industry. Watch the following video to learn more.

Learn More About Dennis Technical Education Center

Celebrating Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month in March, one of our amazing U.S. History teachers, Kelly Richmond, North Junior High School, explains, in the following video, the value of the female perspective in history and tells us about a few women who made important strides in suffrage and other important movements in women's history.


Red & Golden Apple Award Recipients

Each month during the school year, the Boise School Board honors deserving teachers and support staff through the District's highest awards program - the Red Apple Award for teachers and the Golden Apple Award for classified employees. During the Board meeting held on March 11, 2024, Trustees recognized the following individuals.

Read the words of nomination for Amber Tetrick.

Read the words of nomination for Joni Lehman.

Board of Trustees Accepts Oppenheimer Resignation; Announces Timeline and Process for Appointment

At their regularly scheduled March Board meeting, the Boise School District Board of Trustees formally accepted the resignation of Trustee Beth Oppenheimer, as well as established the timeline to fill the vacancy on the Board. Trustee Oppenheimer had stated her intention to resign in mid-February, following the announcement that she has accepted a new job in Washington, D.C. 

Learn More About Trustee Appointment Process
A Champion of Idaho Children Says She's Ready for a National Challenge

Spring Break PowerDown Challenge

In an effort to be good stewards of our energy resources, we invite you to help your school/district site to participate in the Spring 2024 Powerdown Challenge. Last year we saved over 900,000 kWh of energy throughout our breaks. Let's see if we can save more this year. Have a happy and safe break. 

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Sustainability Committee

Earth Day Electronics Drive

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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.

Celebrating National School Social Work Week

National School Social Work Week is marked every first full week of March to celebrate school social workers across the nation and appreciate their work in helping students achieve academic success. Here's to our incredible school social workers making a positive impact every day in Boise Schools! Watch the following video to learn more.

How Attached Connections Can Help With Suicide Prevention

Boise School District is hosting with other local non-profits an event for parents about how creating deep connections is a key piece in suicide prevention. Please join us to listen to Dr. Skinner, a Marriage and Family Therapist, for an evening of education and therapeutic support to empower and give you hope as you support your child's well-being. This will be held at South Junior High on April 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided. For more information, see the flyer or register online here. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Nord at [email protected].

READY! for Kindergarten

After attending our Kindergarten Registration Day/Open House on Thursday, February 29, 2024 do you feel like you need more support?  Boise School District has partnered with the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IDAEYC) to offer a program called READY! for Kindergarten. This program is designed to help parents prepare their children for kindergarten. The program will take place at the Madison Early Childhood Center on April 2nd, 16th, and 30th. Each of the three workshops will provide educational materials and toys that are appropriate for your child's age. In addition, dinner and childcare will be provided. Please register online here. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Nord at [email protected].

Angst Film Showing and Panel

Boise High School will host a Film Showing and Panel Event featuring the documentary Angst on March 27th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. This event is designed for families and is suitable for children aged 10 years and above.  There will be childcare for younger siblings. The event will begin with families visiting tables of community partners. The purpose of the film is to offer insight into anxiety, particularly in younger individuals, help them cope with their symptoms, and encourage those who are struggling with anxiety to seek help. To learn more about this event, please see this flyer or register online hereIf you have any questions, please contact Sara Nord at [email protected].

Announcing New Bus Locator App

We've got a NEW school bus locator app 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.

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  • Find your student's bus numbers and student ID number in Infinite Campus:

Find more information in the parent user guide:

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Student Device Monitoring 

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


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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.

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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 โ€“ Timberline High School

Dates of Interest

  • March 15: End of Third Quarter - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • March 18-22: Spring Break - No School Pre K-12
  • March 24: Online Registration for Spring Community Education Opens.
  • April 15: Community Education Spring Session begins.
  • April 19: No School Pre K-12
  • May 9: Last Day of Community Education Spring Session.
  • May 16: Last Day of School for Seniors, Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Pre K
  • May 17: Early Release K-6
  • May 21, 22, 23: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release 7-12
  • May 23: Last Day of School - Early Release K-6
  • June 4-28: Secondary Summer School - Semester 1 (19 days)
  • July 1-26: Secondary Summer School - Semester 2 (18 days)
  • July 4th & 5th: No Summer School
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