Thursday, May 25, 2023
Congratulations 2023 Graduates!
Boise School District congratulates our 2023 graduates! We extend our best wishes for a bright future - full of promise, potential and opportunities for success in college, career and in life. Please keep in touch as you enter this new and exciting chapter of your lives!

To date, we have held graduation ceremonies for students in our Student Transition Education Program, Boise Online School, Frank Church High School, Borah High School and Capital High School.

The two remaining commencement ceremonies are for Timberline High School, May 25, 2023 and Boise High School, May 26, 2023 (both to be held at ExtraMile Arena beginning at 7 p.m.)

  • For live stream links and videos of the graduation ceremonies, along with photos taken of the ceremonies, visit our 2023 Graduation website.
Boise School Board Corner
Message from Outgoing Board Member
Trustee Andy Hawes (pictured) will step down from the Boise School Board in June after receiving a job offer that will take him to Gig Harbor, Washington. Before resigning from the Board, Trustee Hawes took some time to reflect on his service to the Board and issue a challenge to District Patrons.
BSD Students to Attend National Youth Science Camp
Two Boise School District students have been selected to join peers from around the nation at this year’s prestigious National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp), to be held June 19 – July 12.

Elena Li, a junior at Timberline High School and Maya Mazariegos, a senior at Borah Senior High School will join will join STEAM-focused students from across the nation and select countries for the chance to interact with rising and leading science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) professionals at the all-expenses-paid residential camp in West Virginia. 

Camp attendees will also travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional members, tour museums and attend a panel discussion held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Elena Li
Timberline High School
Maya Mazariegos
Borah Senior High School
STEMversity Camp
Boise School District will hold a STEMversity Camp at Jefferson Elementary School on June 6, 2023 to instill curiosity and confidence in 4th-6th grade students at a day-long camp, with near-peers and STEM professionals. Register today!

BSD Students Take Home Top Honors
Boise School District students regularly participate in the annual career technical education conferences that attract thousands of students from throughout Idaho. The conferences include competition among students and this year the results show Boise School District students earning top honors. The conferences included the State DECA Conference for Business/Marketing students, State HOSA Conference, State FCCLA Conference for Family and Consumer Science students, State SkillsUSA Conference for Trade and Industry students and the election of SkillsUSA Idaho State Officers and DECA Idaho State Officers. Learn more by clicking the following link:
Les Bois Students Earn Awards in National Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Students from Les Bois Junior High School recently participated in the annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Contest. The contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students may express their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.

Results from Les Bois Junior High School show students took home a number of awards, including Conservation Message Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions Awards.
"Conserve the color and beauty in our world, it brings light and happiness in our life."
Conservation Message Best of Show
Kelsey Davis
7th Grade
Les Bois Junior High School
Kelsey's artwork (pictured above) received Honorable Mention
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. 
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.
Leaders Save Lives - Blood Drive Drive
Attention students, join the impressive group of youth across the national who are helping save lives by coordinating a summer blood drive as part of the Leaders Save Lives program with the American Red Cross.
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.
A Message About Online Safety from Boise Police Department
The Boise Police Department is warning students and parents about an increase in sextortion - a scam that BPD says is currently targeting males 14 to 25 years of age on social media. Sextortion is defined as an interaction on social media or dating app (Snapchat, TikTok, Tinder, etc.) where intimate photos are shared, and one person involved in the interaction threatens to release the images unless they are paid money.

"The FBI, in partnership with Homeland Security Investigations and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, is issuing a national public safety alert regarding an explosion in incidents of children and teens being coerced into sending explicit images online and extorted for additional explicit material or money-sextortion," said the FBI in a recently released statement.

Warning signs of those students being targeted include:

  • Nervousness, anxiety, depression, heightened emotions
  • Isolating self
  • Asking for money with no explanation
  • Feelings of desperation and hopelessness
  • Having suicidal thoughts & self-harming behavior

Please talk with your teens about Sextortion, if they are online they are being targeted.

For more information visit:

Dates of Interest
  • 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. Boise School Board website.
  • July 5-28: Secondary Summer School - Semester 2
  • August 16: First Day of School - Early Release K-12
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