Boise School District News

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Love the Bus Month Honors Bus Staff

As part of "Love the Bus Month," the Idaho Department of Education recently recognized two of our school bus drivers for ensuring the safety and security of our students! Rachel Suchan, driver, and โ€œBig-Daveโ€ Buckholz, bus assistant, were presented with the Love the Bus Award by the Idaho Department of Education. Watch the video below to learn more about how they went above and beyond to ensure the safety of a Boise School District student.

Thank you to each and every one of our incredible school bus drivers! We're so grateful for all of you and the care you take each day to ensure Boise Schools kids get to and from school safely. Thank you to our bus partner, Durham School Services for the excellence you provide in coordinating transportation for the children in our community!

Learn More...


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 February 12, 2024, Trustees recognized the following individuals.

Read the words of nomination for Jennifer Hirschi.

Read the words of nomination for Lindsy Thomas.

Read the words of nomination for Heather Torigian.

Boise High's Avery Howell Honored

Boise School District and Boise High School are honored to celebrate Avery Howell as she received her McDonald's All American Games @mcdaag Jersey along with being celebrated by students, staff and the community.

Watch Howell compete on April 2nd on ESPN 2.

Howell was selected along with 24 players around the nation to compete in this prestigious game. She is the second player from the state of Idaho to be selected for this showcase.

Avery Howell

Boise High School Senior

Photo Courtesy of Michael Najera

Kindergarten Registration/Open House Day!

Today, February 29, 2024, is the day we welcome our class of 2037! It's Kindergarten Registration/Open House Day! Boise School District is currently accepting Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year. We offer free, full-day kindergarten at all Boise School District elementary schools. You may register your Kindergarten student using our online Kindergarten Registration System. Be sure to attend our annual Kindergarten Registration Day/Open House at your neighborhood school on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from approximately 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Learn More...

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.

Healthy Relationships - Family Night

Boise School District is partnering with the Women's and Children's Alliance to host a family night for high school students and their parents/guardians to talk about healthy relationships. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and this family night is a great way to learn about strategies to help your teen and help build healthy relationships. 

This event could also be beneficial for students entering high school next school year. Parents are welcome to attend without their teen.

Parents and teens will go to separate workshops that focus on the following:

  • Technology and relationships,
  • Setting healthy boundaries in dating relationships,
  • Tips on how to have conversations about healthy relationships with your teen, and more!

Please join us at Capital High School, 8055 W. Goddard Rd., Boise, ID 83704 on February 29th from 5:30-7pm. Dinner will be provided. If you need childcare for younger siblings we will have that available. Please register online. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Nord at [email protected]

February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month

February is ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’”๐’• ๐‘บ๐’†๐’๐’‡-๐‘ฌ๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’†๐’Ž ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰!

According to a recent psychological research review, having high (vs. low) self-esteem has wide-ranging positive impacts, including better social relationships, more success at school and work, better mental and physical health, and less antisocial behavior. (Robins & Orth, 2022)

Dangers of Vaping: What Parents Need to Know in 2024

This school year, youth vaping is as big an issue as ever, especially given growing mental health challenges among youth. Behind the bright colors and sweet flavors of e-cigarettes are harmful chemicals and nicotine addiction. Join Parents Against Vaping to learn the essentials for helping kids avoid or quit vaping. Our virtual presentation Dangers of Vaping: What Parents Need to Know in 2024 will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00pm Eastern Time. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and recognize tobacco industry tactics targeting youth
  • Explain the dangers of nicotine e-cigarettes/vapes, non-nicotine vapes, and other new tobacco products
  • Know the steps to protect youth and how to advise others to get involved
  • Take action in their own communities 

If you can't make it, don't worry! Parents Against Vaping will be offering this presentation throughout the rest of the year on May 12, September 10, and November 19.

Make sure to register for the March 12 event using the button below. This event is FREE and open to all, including parents, people who work with youth, and others. The recording will be available to all registrants after the webinar. 

Register Today!

Understanding Special Education

Please join us for our workshop that helps guide parents through the Special Education Process! This opportunity will be at Garfield Elementary School, 1914 S. Broadway Ave., Boise, ID 83706 on March 5th from 5:30-7pm. We will share helpful information for parents starting the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process or have gone through it but want to review all of the different components. We will also discuss the role of the parent in this process and share resources. Dinner and childcare will be provided! Please register online. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Nord at [email protected]

Learn More...

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.

  • ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ for Boise School District: ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด๐—œ๐—ฆ๐——๐—•๐—–
  • Find your student's bus numbers and student ID number in Infinite Campus:

Find more information in the parent user guide:

Learn Something New in the New Year!

๏ปฟCommunity 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!


Enroll today at  

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 childโ€™s potential. And we see it, too. Everythingโ€™s possible.


Empowering futures through hands-on learning! With over 5,000 students enrolled in career-technical programs, Boise School District cultivates a pathway to success that blends practical skills with academic knowledge.

Read Our Inspiring Stories
Instagram  Linkedin  Facebook  

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: 


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

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

  • February 29: Kindergarten Registration, 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at your neighborhood school. Learn more...
  • March 3-9: National School Social Workers Week
  • March 15: End of Third Quarter - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • March 18-22: Spring Break - No School Pre K-12
  • April 19: No School Pre K-12
  • 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

Review School Year Calendars...
Notice: If you are a Boise School District staff member, you are provided a District email address. This email address is provided to you in part for the distribution of District communications; as such, you are required to check your email and remain active on District mailing lists. If you are an employee of the Boise School District, please do not unsubscribe from this mailing list. If you are a parent or guardian of a student in the Boise School District, this newsletter is intended to inform you about happenings in the Boise School District. As such, we ask that you please do not unsubscribe from these emails.

Boise School District | 208-854-4000 | 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, Idaho

Boise School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all individuals. Learn more...

Facebook  X  Instagram  Youtube