Wednesday, May 17, 2023
2023 Graduation Information
Boise School District is proud to present the class of 2023 during the following graduation ceremonies.

Boise High School, Boise Online School, Borah High School, Capital High School, Frank Church High School and Timberline High School graduation ceremonies will be live streamed and the links to those video live streams will be posted on our 2023 Graduation webpage when available.

Congratulations to our 2023 graduates and best wishes for a bright future full of promise, potential and opportunities for success in college, career and in life. 

Spring 2023 Graduation Dates
ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 - STEP Program (10 a.m.; South Junior High School Auditorium)

  • Monday, May 22, 2023 - Boise Online School (3:00 p.m.; Morrison Center)

  • Monday, May 22, 2023 - Frank Church High School (7:00 p.m.; Morrison Center)

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – Borah High School

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023 – Capital High School

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023 – Timberline High School

  • Friday, May 26, 2023 – Boise High School
2023 Boise Rotary Century Scholars
Boise School District is proud to announce the following high school seniors have been selected as 2023 Boise Rotary Century Scholars.

The Boise Rotary Century Scholars program recognizes high performing students who have substantially exceeded the minimum grade point average requirement of 3.75 and represents the best in music, the arts, service to community, athletics and academics in each of our high schools.

This is the 18th annual Boise Rotary Century Scholars awards program. Each year, approximately 100 graduating seniors are selected from the City of Boise's high schools, including: Bishop Kelly High School (12), Boise High School (24), Borah High School (19), Capital High School (17), Frank Church High School (5), Riverstone International School (2), Sage International School (2), and Timberline High School (21).
2023 Spring Academic State Champions
The Idaho High School Activities Association is pleased to announce the 2023 Spring Sports Academic State Champions. This award is presented to the varsity team in each classification that achieves the highest cumulative grade point average. The IHSAA congratulates these student-athletes for their outstanding academic achievement and commitment to excellence through athletics and activities.
Boise High School Boys Track Team won the Academic State Championship this school year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.640. The Boise High School Boys Track Team also won the 5A District Title.
District Athletic Competition Results
Boise School District athletic teams annually compete at the District and State level thanks to the District's offering of a comprehensive athletic program for our students. Results from District and State athletic competitions can be reviewed on the Southern Idaho Conference website, which is updated on a regular basis. We congratulate our student-athletes for competing at the highest level, including the Boise High School Boys & Girls Track Team that won the 5A District Title and Boise High Girls Tennis Team, that won the 5A District Title (pictured below).
Boise High School Girls Track Team won the 5A District Title.
Boise High School Girls Tennis Team won the 5A District Title.
Longfellow Helps Launch Gorongosa School Project
Pilot Kindergarten Program, Vihno, Mozambique
Congratulations and many thanks to parents and students from Longfellow Elementary, and third grade teacher, Tricia Poppy! Recently, Longfellow students participated in a fundraiser during Kindness Week (Feb. 13-17) that raised over $3,000 for students in Africa, specifically the communities surrounding Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.  

Boise State University collaborates with Gorongosa National Park on multiple research programs in and around the park, largely relating to restoring the park’s wildlife. Later this summer, Boise State will add a new program to train and assist teaching staff to develop a kindergarten curriculum to ensure students entering primary school are prepared for first grade. The need is visible, as the community schools surrounding the park have minimal infrastructure, few teaching and school supplies, and little funding to provide for basic student needs (see above photo). Given the long history of collaboration, joint support of the program is a perfect fit for the Boise School District and Boise State University. 

Longfellow students jumped right in with the inaugural fundraiser. Zoo Boise offered a special field trip for Longfellow students which raised the most money, and Longfellow held a grade-level fundraising competition, with the funds to be used for school supplies to be sent to the schools surrounding the Park. 

Moving forward, we hope to expand the project to support a number of these programs in dozens of communities surrounding the Park. The opportunities, and the need, are immense. 

Schools in the District or parents interested in participating can contact Tricia Poppy ([email protected]) or Dan Skinner ([email protected]) to involve your students or your school in this fantastic project. If you would like to donate directly, please go here.
Supporting Student & Family Well-Being
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Boise School District families received information about how they can access free, confidential counseling, consultation and referral services through the Student and Family Assistance Program. In May, postcards (see below) were mailed to every Boise School District family. 
Boise School Board Corner
May Red & Golden Apple Awards
Board Recognizes Outstanding Staff Members
Members of the Boise School Board recognized two deserving District staff members during the regularly scheduled monthly Board meeting held on May 8, 2023. Each month the Board recognizes deserving staff members with the Red Apple Award (certified staff members) and the Golden Apple Award (classified staff members).

For May, the award recipients were Jon Ruzicka, District Athletics, Activities, Physical Education and Health Supervisor, (Red Apple Award); and Shauna Chadwick, Human Resources IT Systems Analyst, District Services Center (Golden Apple Award). Watch the following video to learn more.
Boise School Board President Dave Wagers presents the Red Apple Award for May 2023 to Jon Ruzicka, District Athletics, Activities, Physical Education and Health Supervisor.
Boise School Board President Dave Wagers presents the Golden Apple Award for May 2023 to Shauna Chadwick, Human Resources IT Systems Analyst.
Trustee Spotlight - Nancy Gregory
Nancy Gregory (pictured) currently serves as a Trustee on the Boise School Board. She was elected to the Board in September 2002 and served as President of the Board from September 2014 to 2020. Her work on the school Board has included policy development, legislative advocacy for public schools, and work on boundary, strategic planning, transportation and facilities committees. 

Nancy has volunteered in classrooms, served on numerous building and District committees, mentored parents, and served as PTA/PTO president numerous times. Trustee Gregory's favorite aspects of being a trustee are collaborating with fellow trustees, hearing students talk about their favorite teachers, and participating in the excitement of graduations. 

Nancy currently serves as the President of the Idaho School Boards Association supporting trustees statewide in Leadership Development, advocacy, and member services. 

"I firmly believe that a cohesive, high functioning board is vital to the success of a school system and leads to better outcomes for students," said Trustee Gregory. "We do high level governance work so our teachers are supported in the classroom delivering quality instruction across many disciplines. Student success is our mission." 
Free Summer Meals!
Boise School District will once again participate in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program. Breakfast and/or lunch will be provided to children ages 1 through 18 at a number of school and park sites without charge.
Summer Mobile Care Clinics Available
Boise School District will partner with St. Luke's Children's Hospital to provide the following mobile care clinics at our summer school sites. Call 208-706-6457 to schedule an appointment.
Ready! for Kindergarten
When it comes to early learning, young children learn best through engagement with people they love and trust. READY! For Kindergarten is a program that creates workshops for parents that show them different ways to foster their children's essential pre-literacy, math, and social-emotional skills through songs, activities, and reading.
Summer Driver Education Program
Registration for the Summer Sessions of Driver Education is now open.

  • All classes are held at Fairmont Junior High.
  • First Session dates: June 01 - June 29
  • Second Session dates: July 06 - August 03
  • Registration is online only.
  • Fee is $265
  • Limited spots available so register quickly.
Summer School Program
Boise School District offers a wide variety of summer school programs for students to enhance their educational experiences. Our summer programs range from elementary to high school. Registration for Summer 2023 programs is now open. For detailed information on each of the Summer School options that are available for Boise School District students in Summer 2023, please visit our Summer School 2023 website.
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.

Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. Learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program.
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.
Dates of Interest
  • May 18: Last Day of School for Seniors, Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Pre K
  • May 18: STEP Program Graduation (10 a.m.; South Junior High School Auditorium)
  • May 19: Early Release K-6
  • May 22: Boise Online School Graduation (3:00 p.m.; Morrison Center)
  • May 22: Frank Church High School Graduation (7:00 p.m.; Morrison Center)
  • May 23: Borah High School Graduation, ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 24: Capital High School Graduation, ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 25: Timberline High School Graduation, ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 26: Boise High School Graduation, ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 23, 24, 25: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release 7-12
  • May 25: Last Day of School - Early Release K-6
  • June 5-19: Secondary Summer School - Semester 1
  • June 12: Boise School Board Meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center
  • July 5-28: Secondary Summer School - Semester 2
  • August 16: First Day of School - Early Release K-12
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