Boise School District News
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Celebrating the Start of the 2023-2024 School Year!
There's nothing like the first day of school to capture the excitement and promise of a new school year! Below are some photos taken during the first day of school on August 16, 2023. With the 2023-2024 school year now well underway, we want to take this opportunity to wish you a successful school year!
Ali Ward Selected for National Sustainability Fellowship
Alison Ward, Sustainability Supervisor for Boise School District, has been selected to receive a Leaders in Sustainability Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year from the Center for Green Schools

The Leaders in Sustainability Fellowship was designed to support K-12 district-level staff who are committed to leading change toward more sustainable, resource-efficient and healthy school systems. The fellowship offers professional development opportunities, training, coaching, and collaboration opportunities. 

Ali was selected through a competitive application process. As part of the fellowship, she will take part in collaborative training with other sustainability champions across the country and will receive complimentary registration, lodging and travel to the Green Schools Conference and Expo and School Sustainability Leaders’ Summit in March of 2024. This is Ali’s 18th year with Boise Schools and her 22nd year as an educator. 

The Center for Green Schools defines sustainability through three pillars: environmental impact, health impact, and environmental literacy. One of the Center’s core beliefs is that green schools prepare students to lead the world toward a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable future.

Congratulations, Ali! We are grateful for all you do to help create a more sustainable future for Boise School District.
Boise School Board Corner
Trustee Bennion Sworn Into Office
Newly appointed Trustee Dr. Paul Bennion was sworn into office during the Boise School Board's regular monthly meeting held on Monday, September 11, 2023. Trustee Bennion was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board. The Board followed a public process in selecting Mr. Bennion, who was selected from among four finalists. Trustee Bennion will serve until the next regular election of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, September 3, 2024, when he will have the option to run for the unexpired term of the office, which runs until September of 2026.
Honoring Those Who Serve Our Students
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.

Congratulations to Dennis Konrad, Assistant Principal, Borah High School, for being selected to receive the Red Apple Award for September 2023 and congratulations to Daniel Rangel, Head Custodian, Fairmont Junior High School, for being selected to receive the Golden Apple Award for September 2023. Read the words of nomination for Dennis Konrad and Daniel Rangel.
Pictured L to R: Maria Greeley, Vice President, Boise School Board and Dennis Konrad, Assistant Principal, Borah High School.
Pictured L to R: Dave Wagers, President, Boise School Board; and Daniel Rangel, Head Custodian, Fairmont Junior High School.
Now Enrolling Fall Community Education Classes!
We are thrilled to announce online registration for our Fall Community Education is now open. 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!

Review our Fall 2023 Community Education course catalog to learn more. 

Enroll today at  
Interested in Athletics?

Boise School District has always been highly regarded for academic achievements. At the same time, we have always been considered a leader throughout Idaho and the Pacific Northwest in the area of athletics. Many of our programs have become models for other districts. Below are the try-out dates and first days of practice for the 2023-2024 athletics program. Please contact your school for more information.
Free Parenting Workshops

Boise School District is partnering with Family Advocates to provide FREE ten-week parenting workshops. These workshops include dinner, childcare and resources. While the English parenting workshop at Morley Nelson Elementary School is currently filled, space remains available to attend the South Junior High parenting workshop, which will be hosted in Spanish. If you would like to attend the Spanish workshop at South, please fill out the following online interest form by 9/26 and we will reach out to you about the registration process.

Please reach out to Sara Nord if you have any questions at 208-559-3107 or [email protected]. If you are interested in learning more about future Parenting Workshops and parent engagement opportunities, please complete this Parent Engagment Sign-Up Form.
Supporting Student & Family Well-Being
Boise School District families can access free, confidential counseling, consultation and referral services through the Student and Family Assistance Program. This program provides short-term, solution-focused assistance to enrolled K-12 students and their immediate families.
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.

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.
Dates of Interest
  • October 9: Boise School Board regular monthly meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. When available, meeting agenda will be posted online.
  • October 13: End of First Quarter - Elementary Pre K-6 No School
  • October 18: No School Pre K
  • October 19: No Pre K-6 Elementary Classes - Parent Conferences
  • Elementary evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Junior High evening conferences will be held Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday October 18, 4-7 p.m.
  • High School evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, 4-7 p.m.
  • October 20: No School Pre K-12
  • November 20-24: Autumn Break - No School Pre K-12
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