Monday, April 10, 2023
Earth Science Comes to Life for Students with Arbor Day Learning Activity 
Recently, West Junior High School students helped plant a Kentucky Coffeetree on their school's campus as part of a hands-on earth science lesson and to recognize Arbor Day, which will be held nationally on Friday, April 28, 2023.

A special thank you to Mike Andrews, City of Boise, Forester; Tanya Gordon, Earth Science Teacher, West Junior High School; and the administration of West Junior High School for making this learning opportunity possible for our students.

Watch the following video to learn more:
Boise High Student to be Honored at Human Rights Forum
The 8th Annual Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum will honor Boise High School senior Lauren Legarreta (pictured) for her commitment to civil, civic engagement. The Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum celebrates the legacy of an outstanding leader in human rights. Ms. Shuler was a founding member of City Club and an advocate for children.

In honor of Lauren's work to advance opportunities for young people, the 2023 Forum is led by a high school student planning team, coached by City Club of Boise mentors. The Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum: "I'm Fine." A Conversation About Teen Mental Health will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at JUMP on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

District professionals, District patrons and the general public are invited to attend the Forum and to share in a celebration of Ms. Legarreta's achievements and Marilyn Shuler's heritage. Register for the Marilyn Shuler Forum online.
Boise School Board Corner
Boise School Board - Trustee Spotlight
Maria Greeley (pictured) currently serves as Vice President of the Boise School Board. All four children of Vice President Greeley and her husband Neil, were educated in the Boise School District and graduated from Borah High School. Maria loves hiking and traveling with her husband to visit their children. She has been involved in the Boise School District for the past fifteen years in various roles, including her children’s school’s PTO, and spokesperson during the highly successful 2012 and 2017 levy and bond campaigns. 

Maria was motivated to serve as a school board trustee because she was inspired by our teachers and the impact they have on all students, the benefits of a high-quality comprehensive public education and a passion for community involvement. 

Vice President Greeley’s favorite aspects of being a trustee are celebrating students and staff members, visiting schools and learning the cultures of the schools, and working on various District oversight committees.
232 Year Old Violin Donated to Borah High School Orchestra
Borah High School's Orchestra program has a new and unique musical instrument for students to enjoy thanks to Boise Rotary Sunrise Rotarian Pattie Richey. Pattie was looking for a solution on what to do with the beautiful and very old violin after her husband Chadwick E. Richey passed away in 2019. The violin’s history was traced to the luthier shop of Johann Benedictus Gedler in the Bavarian region of Germany where it was estimated to be created in 1791. Chad had owned it and played it for many years starting in the 1930’s. He used it to audition for the Junior Symphony of Los Angeles and continued to play in this ensemble until he left the USA for military service in the US Navy in WWII.

Pattie wanted to ensure that it found a proper new home. She looked into selling it and received feedback that it was worth somewhere between $1000 and $15,000. But simply turning it into cash did not seem to be the “next chapter” that she wished to write for this
unique instrument.

After making a few calls, she got in touch Borah High School Orchestra Director Cristin Newhall who was very interested in the violin. Pattie and Cristin met and after talking for a few minutes, Pattie knew that she had found the right home for this violin. The
instrument will stay with Borah and the lead violin player in Borah's orchestra will be allowed to play it each year under the supervision of Ms. Newhall. This unique violin will thus be back in rotation and will be played regularly by a rolling cast of young musicians. Thank you to Pattie Richey for this amazing donation that will inspire a growing list of talented young musicians for years to come.
Boise Rotary Sunrise Rotarian Pattie Richey and Borah High School Orchestra Director Cristin Newhall pictured with the 232-year old violin that was donated to Borah's Orchestra program.
Community Education - Learn Something New This Spring!
This Spring, Boise School District is excited to offer you in-person Community Education classes, as well as online courses.  

Select from two hundred personal enrichment classes! From Active Aging, Arts, Culinary Arts, Music, Leisure, to Dance, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Computers & Technology, Culture & History, Garden & The Great Outdoors, and much more!

Enroll today at  

Annual Plant Sales to Benefit Horticulture Programs
Each year, students enrolled in the Boise School District's Horticulture programs hold annual plant sales to showcase their skills and talents in raising healthy plants, with the proceeds collected going to support their respective school's Horticulture program. Below is information about upcoming Horticulture Plant Sales.
Student Wins First Place in Movie Trailer Contest
Congratulations to Boise High Senior Fynn Erman for winning first place in the 13th Annual CapEd Movie Trailer Contest held at the Overland Park Cinemas on Wednesday, March 15th. With his win, Fynn earned $500 and a 1-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Fynn's movie trailer, entitled Hack Erman: And the Multiverse of Times Collapsed, earned top prize from all 44 entries in the high school division. Boise High Sophomores Halle Lowman and Kieran Eames also had trailers selected as Top Ten in the contest.
Students Earn Top Honors at State Events
Recently, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and National Geographic state events were held in Idaho and a large number of Boise School District Career and Technical Education students placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the state level and now these students are eligible to go onto the national events.
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 begins for Summer 2023 programs in late March, 2023. 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.
Spring 2023 Graduation Information
Boise School District is pleased to announce the following spring 2023 graduation dates.

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

Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline High School graduation ceremonies will be live streamed and posted on the Boise School District's main home page:
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.

Take a Virtual School Tour
As a parent, your process of selecting the best school for your child(ren) is important, and we know that. Virtually walking the halls, witnessing those valuable teaching/learning moments, and feeling that sense of safety and home should be an easy and rewarding part of the process.

Let us help with that!

Select a video below to see firsthand how Boise School District challenges and engages our community’s young minds through excellent curriculum and highly-qualified, passionate teachers, regardless of grade or specific school location.
Elementary School Virtual Tour
Junior High School Virtual Tour
High School Virtual Tour
Show Your Pride With Boise Schools Gear!
Caps, keychains, and even fashion for your four-legged friend — show your Boise School District spirit by shopping our new online store!
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
  • April 10: Boise School Board Meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. When available, agenda posted online.
  • April 21: No School Pre K-12
  • May 8: Boise School Board Meeting 6 p.m., District Services Center
  • 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
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