Thursday, April 21, 2022
2022 Boise Rotary Century Scholars Program
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the 17th annual Boise Rotary Century Scholars Program honored the top 100 graduating seniors from our community's public and non-public high schools: Bishop Kelly, Boise, Borah, Capital, Frank Church, Sage, Timberline and Riverstone.

This very special program was sponsored by several of the Treasure Valley's Rotary Clubs and other long time community supporters to recognize the exceptional value our entire community places on high academic achievement. Learn more by watching the following video of the evening awards ceremony and clicking the link to the program.
Area Director Debbie Donovan Receives WCA TWIN Honor
For nearly 30 years, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance in Boise has honored women who have excelled and made outstanding contributions in their fields.

Boise School District Director Debbie Donovan is among this year's Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) recipients. Donovan, Director of the Boise High Quadrant, joins a group of 11 women connected to Boise School District who have received the TWIN distinction.

"I am humbled and honored to have been selected to receive this recognition and to be in the company of such outstanding women," Donovan said. "It truly takes a team effort to do what we do for the children of our community and I believe this award serves as a symbol of the strong, collaborative leadership that makes Boise School District such a great place to work."

Donovan joined the Boise School District in 1982 as an elementary school teacher and also served students as an elementary school principal, district administrator of student programs and the last five years as district area director. Throughout her career, she has remained focused on providing support and encouragement for all students and staff to achieve their potential. Debbie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Idaho. and After a 40 year career as an outstanding Boise School District educator, administrator and leader, Donovan plans to retire at the end of the current school year.

"It has been my honor to serve the children of the Boise School District over these many years and to receive the TWIN Award at this, the pinnacle of my public school education career, is truly a blessing and I will forever cherish this recognition."
Boise School District to Recognize Earth Day By Encouraging Energy Conservation
Boise School District will once again host our annual Power Down Day on April 22nd (Earth Day)! All schools in the Boise School District are encouraged to participate and look for ways to conserve energy on this day (e.g., shutting off lights, if possible conduct some teaching outdoors, etc.). Idaho Power will be creating a report of the amount of energy our district saved on this day and our goal this year is to save over 10,000 kwh. 
Are you experiencing barriers getting a new job? On Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. a Job Fair will be held at Taft Elementary School, 3722 N. Anderson St., Boise, ID 83703. Multiple employers will be on-site to help provide employment resources and answer questions. Nearly twenty employers will be on hand to assist you, including the Boise School District. This is not only a job fair but an event that also provides resources to remove employment barriers and assist people in navigating those employment supports. In addition, traditionally people think of job fairs for people without jobs but this event is also fantastic for people who are looking to utilize their skills in a higher paying job and/or benefits.
Bands Receive Accolades
On Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, 28 bands from across southwest Idaho participated in the District-III April Large Group Band Festival at Vallivue High School. Out of those 28 bands, just 9 ensembles received Division I-Superior Ratings, including 3 from the Boise School District. All three bands from Boise Schools received straight Superior scores from all three judges, and ranked in the top 4 of all 28 bands. The BSD bands receiving these honors were: 

1. Timberline High School Wind Symphony
2. Timberline High School Concert Band
3. Borah High School Symphonic Band
Timberline High School Wind Symphony
Timberline High School Concert Band
Borah High School Symphonic Band
1st Annual Little Lion Egg Hunt
On Friday April 15th, 2022 Borah High School's Early Childhood Class sponsored the First Annual Little Lion Egg Hunt. The activities included a water table with ABC Ducks, Sensory Table, Decorating their Egg Hunt Bag, Hunting for Eggs and Meeting the Easter Bunny. 
This event helps high school students connect real world learning by interacting and supporting the learning of preschoolers.  See photos below.
Boise School Board Honors 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. For the month of April 2022, the Golden Apple Award was presented to Janna Gray, Administrative Technician, Just for Kids Childcare Program and the Red Apple Award was presented to Dr. Lisa Sterling, English Language Development Teacher, Hillside Junior High School. Watch the following award presentation video to learn more.
Pictured L to R: Dr. Lisa Sterling, English language Development Teacher, Hillside Junior High School Gray; and Boise School Board Trustee Elizabeth Langley.
Pictured L to R: Alison Giachetti, Just for Kids Program Coordinator; Jana Gray, Just for Kids Administrative Technician; and Boise School Board Trustee Beth Oppenheimer.
Schools Uniting Neighborhoods - Take a Virtual 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. Want to tour a specific school in-person? Schedule that here.
Elementary School Virtual Tour
Junior High School Virtual Tour
High School Virtual Tour
South & Lowell Pool Open Houses
The Boise Parks and Recreation Department is hosting open houses at South and Lowell Pools to gather additional community input on the future of the two recreation facilities. These workshop style events are part of the next phase of public outreach and engagement related to the aging above ground pools.
An open house is planned at each pool site during the month of April:
  • South Pool Open House , Tuesday, April 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. – 921 S Shoshone Street
  • Lowell Pool Open House, Thursday, April 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. – 1601 N 28th Street

Residents are encouraged to stop by to learn more about the current condition of the pools, talk with the City of Boise’s project team and view initial community survey results from outreach conducted in March.

There will be additional opportunities at the open houses for adults, kids and teens to provide input on the future of these two recreation amenities. Department staff plan to open the doors at each pool to allow the community to tour the inside. The Boise City Department of Arts & History will also be on hand to gather information on potential primary source materials, including personal recollections, historical records, photographs, and documents related to the two amenities, for inclusion in the Boise City Archives.

South and Lowell Pools were designed by architect Wesley Bintz and constructed around 1953 by Jordan and Sons of Boise. Recent assessments outline a variety of deficiencies with the pools and recommend significant steps to bring the facilities up to safety and accessibility standards. The two pools closed in 2020 due to COVID-19 and remain closed as next steps are determined.

For additional background information on the pools, to view facility photos and learn more about this project, visit the city’s website.
Lowell Pool
South Pool
Now Enrolling: Spring Community Education
Do you love to learn? Community Education has a class for you! Our spring session of courses is in full swing. Choose from nearly 200 personal enrichment classes. Online registration is going on now! The Spring Community Education session runs April 18th through May 12th. Learn more at
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.

Come Serve With Us

Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Currently, Boise School District has a number of open positions. Review our current job postings and apply online.
Emergency Broadband Benefit
Emergency Broadband Benefit: The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households can access the Emergency Broadband Benefit that provides a discount up to $50 per month toward broadband service. Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit
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.
Spring High School Graduation Dates
ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

  • May 19: Frank Church High School (graduation ceremony to held at the school, 6:00 p.m.)
  • May 23: Capital High School
  • May 24: Timberline High School
  • May 20: STEP Program Graduation, South Junior High auditorium,10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • May 20: Boise Online Secondary School Graduation, Frank Church Athletic Field, 4:30 p.m.
  • May 25: Boise High School
  • May 26: Borah High School

Live video streaming services will be provided for Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline high school graduation ceremonies.
Dates of Interest
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • May 18: Last Day of School for Seniors and Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • May 20: Early Release K-6, No School Pre-K
  • May 23, 24, 25: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release 7-12
  • May 25: Last Day of School - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • June 6 - June 30: Secondary Summer School - Semester 1
  • July 5 - July 29: Secondary Summer School - Semester 2
  • July 4: No Summer School
  • August 17: First Day of School for 2022-2023 School Year
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