Thursday, March 16, 2023
Timberline Team Advances to National Science Bowl
A team of students from Timberline High School won the regional competition of the National Science Bowl (NSB) and are heading to compete in the finals in Washington, D.C. The NSB draws in more than 14,000 middle and high school students annually and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.

The Science Bowl is a trivia-based buzzer game where students compete against other teams to answer questions. The questions focus on STEM subjects, including disciplines of Earth and Space, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Energy and Math.

Timberline HS was represented at the regional competition by two teams, the A-Team and the B-Team comprised of students in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

The A-Team won the 2023 Regional Championship and will head to the National competition at the end of April. The B-Team made it far into the final elimination rounds at regionals.

This marks the third in recent years that a team from Timberline has won the regional trophy (2020, 2022, 2023) and advanced to the finals.

“The National Science Bowl® is an extraordinary competition that brings together young minds across America through science and technology,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, DOE Office of Science Director, “and I would like to congratulate the Timberline High School team as they advance to the National Finals! Good luck to you – our future scientists, visionaries, and leaders!”
The A-Team from Timberline High School wins regional championship in National Science Bowl competition.
Science Bowl teams from Timberline High School.
Front row (L to R): Corrine Pixton, Kathy Lie, Towako Tamano, Stephanie Liu, Blessy Bellamkonda, Jacob Meyer and Austin Giffen
Back Row (L to R): Jessica Rice, Luke Bousfield, Joseph Thomson, Vishal Suresh, Pierre Lehn.
Boise School Board Corner
Board Presents Red & Golden Apple Awards
Members of the Boise School Board recognized two deserving District staff members during the regularly scheduled monthly Board meeting held on March 13, 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 March, the award recipients were K. Kirkendall, Cisco Networking Academy Instructor, Dennis Technical Education Center (Red Apple Award); and Doug Ford, Head Custodian, Boise High School (Golden Apple Award). Learn more by watching the following video:
Trustee Andy Hawes presents Doug Ford, Head Custodian, Boise High School, with the Golden Apple Award for the month of March, 2023 during the March 13 Board Meeting led by Board President Dave Wagers (pictured far right).
Trustee Andy Hawes presents K. Kirkendall, Cisco Networking Academy Instructor, Dennis Technical Education Center, with the Red Apple Award for the month of March, 2023.
Borah Athletic Director Chosen as AD of the Year
Borah High School Athletic Director Mr. Vince Mann is the 5A Southern Idaho Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year, as chosen by his fellow athletic directors. Congratulations to Mr. Mann and Borah High School!
PowerDown Spring Challenge
In an effort to be good stewards of our energy resources, we invite you to help your school participate in the Spring 2023 Powerdown Challenge

Student clubs and leadership teams, please help power down with your teachers by following our Spring Powerdown Checklist on/or before school dismissal on Friday, March 17, 2023, and enter the data online, or by scanning the QR code on the following flyer, as you go from room to room.
Bond Progress Updates
Thanks to passage of the 2017 Boise School District Bond Election (86% yes vote) Boise School District has been able to make improvements to a number of schools. The following are part of the final phase of implementation of the 2017 Bond projects. When complete, these projects will serve the educational needs of our students well into the future. Learn more by visiting our 2017 Bond Project Update website. Thank you, Boise voters!
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Reading, talking, and purposeful play with your child helps
their minds grow strong and bright! Learn ways to help your child be
READY! for Kindergarten by taking these FREE parent workshops
online! You’ll learn new skills and helpful tips to nurture your child’s
development in ways that foster essential early literacy, math and
social-emotional skills! Available for parents/caregivers of children entering Kindergarten this Fall! Register online today!
Pillars for Parents
On April 6, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Whitney Elementary School (1609 S. Owyhee St.) the Boise School District will offer a course to provide practical tips to build strong resilient children. Pillars for Parents will focus on the following learning targets:

  • Learn positive ways to manage challenging behaviors.
  • Practical skills you can implement at home.
  • Using common language between home and school environments.

Complete the online registration form to attend the April 6th course. Questions? Please contact Shelley Rhinehart at (208) 854-4170.
Student and Family Assistance Program
Boise School District is proud to partner with BPA Health to offer the Student and Family Assistance Program for all students attending a school in the Boise School District. The program is available at no charge to all students, parents, and siblings under age 26, beginning when a family member or legally responsible adult calls the program. BPA Health specialists can connect you with professional, face-to face or virtual counseling (up to 5 free sessions) and local resources, as well as referrals for any necessary further services (legal, financial, and work/life).

Parent/Guardian Q & A Sessions

Boise School District parents/guardians are invited to attend upcoming 30-minute virtual meetings to learn more about the Student Family Assistance Program. Please join us at one of the dates listed below:

For additional information or to start your free sessions today, call 1-833-935-3816. Watch the following video to learn more.
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
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.

How does Mr. Yeggy get kids interested in Astronomy class at Timberline High?

"We've got quantum mechanics, relativity, astrophysics, all these really cool dynamics of the universe and its weird behaviors. Reality is stranger than fiction when you look at it enough. 'Let me show you,' that's what I would say."
Great teachers don't just teach — they get involved.

"You want to know about us and how we're doing. I feel like you can tell if one of us is having a rough day, and you always try to bring our mood up and help us out."
—Alyssa, a junior at Timberline High, on her ceramics teacher, Mr. Henderson (pictured).
"One teacher who impacted me in a positive way was Miss Loftis, my health teacher. She made learning fun, made sure she knew all her students closely, and I looked forward to being in her class every day" - Sneha, a Timberline High School graduate
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
Now Hiring! School Bus Drivers
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 2022-2023 athletics program. Please contact your school for more information.
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
  • March 17: End of Third Quarter - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • March 20-24: Spring Break - No School Pre K-12
  • March 26: Online registration for Spring Community Education opens
  • April 10: Boise School Board Meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W.
  • 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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