Thursday, April 13, 2023
Celebrating Early Learning 
Boise School District is committed to providing a high-quality education delivered by our highly-qualified and passionate educators. With that in mind, in recognition of this year's National Week of the Young Child Boise School District is shining the light on some of our early learning programs. During the Boise School Board's April 10th Board meeting, trustees received an early learning program presentation, and watched the following video about our Pre-K program at Hawthorne Elementary School and Madison Early Childhood Center program.
Free Developmental Screening
Free Developmental Screening Flyer - Spanish Language
Science Teacher Named Idaho's Finalist for National STEM Award
Kameron Yeggy, Science Teacher, Timberline High School, has been recognized as an Idaho finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Mr. Yeggy will be celebrated on August 3, 2023 at the Idaho Council of Teachers of Mathematics/Idaho Science Teaching Association Annual STEM Conference in Boise. Each year the Idaho PAEMST selection committee nominates up to three finalists in each award category, Mathematic and Science. The nominees are then submitted to a national selection committee made up of K-12 teachers, administrators, university professors and STEM education researchers who will select the PAEMST awardees at the national level.
Career Technical Education Instructor Making News
Norm Markham (pictured above) is a top-notch Collision Repair Instructor at the Dennis Technical Education Center. Mr. Markham loves to share his passion for careers in the auto body industry with his students. Now he's sharing that love on a national stage. Mr. Markham was recently interviewed for an article written for the Body Shop Business national trade website. In the article, Mr. Markham talks about how his career started and how the collision repair industry is a viable career path for his students.
Boise School Board Corner
April 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 April 10, 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 April, the award recipients were Jerod Morehouse, Math Teacher, Timberline High School (Red Apple Award); and Stacy Garey, Administrative Assistant, Amity Elementary School (Golden Apple Award). Watch the following video to learn more.
Boise School Board Trustee Beth Oppenheimer presents Jerod Morehouse, Math Teacher, Timberline High School, with the Red Apple Award for the month of April, 2023 during the April 10 Board Meeting.
Boise School Board President Dave Wagers presents Stacy Garey, Administrative Assistant, Amity Elementary School, with the Golden Apple Award for the month of April, 2023 during the April 10 Board Meeting.
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! Review Community Education classes beginning the week of April 17, 2023.

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 plant sales.
You're Invited to Listen to Student Voices
On April 20th, the Timberline High School Tree Club will present Student Voices: The Future We Want! at the Timberline High School Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Timberline TREE Club is a group of highly motivated students committed to raising awareness about the issues that matter the most to them. By thinking globally and acting locally, TREE Club members have been at the heart of Timberline's sustainability initiatives and have proven to be instrumental in the implementation process of meaningful change within the Boise School District.  
Annual Día de los Niños 2023
Attention Boise School District families: The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is partnering with local libraries and organizations to bring its annual Día de los Niños event to the Treasure Valley. You are invited to attend this special event, which will celebrate children, families, and literacy. The event will take place at Cecil D. Andrus Park (across from the Statehouse, downtown Boise) on Sunday, April 30, 2023, from 12 to 4 p.m. This fun, free event offers entertainment, information, and resources helpful to parents of children of all ages.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), often known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30.

Celebrated since 1925 throughout Mexico, Día emphasizes the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds through bilingual storytimes, family literacy fairs, community events, and other programs that encourage family reading and increased understanding of other cultures.
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.
Earth Day Electronics Drive
Boise School District is pleased to announce a new Earth Week opportunity to help our schools and families safely recycle electronic waste (old phones, laptops, drives, and so on), keeping it out of our landfill and reclaiming valuable metals in the process. Bring your unwanted computers and electronics to your school's front office between April 17th and 19th during school hours. Please bring only items that are listed on the left side of the following flyer:
Results from Spring PowerDown Challenge
In an effort to be good stewards of our energy resources, Boise Schools participated in the Spring 2023 Powerdown Challenge. The results are now in as indicated below. A special thank you to Idaho Power for helping track the energy usage data, to our students and teachers who "unplugged" before spring break, and to our District's Facilities & Operations Team that works to maintain and schedule our energy usage in our buildings.
Boise Plogging Invitation
Members of the general public are invited to participate in plogging. What is plogging? It's running for exercise and picking up trash you find along the way. It's good for the body, mind, soul, and environment! Plogging started in Sweden but is making its way to the U.S.
Attention Female High School Students - Are You Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement?
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 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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