What's Happening in Boise Schools
Season's Greetings to You and Yours!
Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly sends holiday greetings to you in the following video message complete with holiday music performed by some of our outstanding students and staff. Happy Holidays everyone!
The Class of 2018 - Where Are They Now?
In his latest Data Points blog post, Dr. Coberly reports on the college status of our 2018 high school graduates. His findings show 2018 graduates are attending college in 37 states and the District of Columbia.

The Timberline High School Jazz Band 1 performed at the District III Jazz Festival on Friday, November 30th and all three judges awarded the ensemble Superior ratings, and one of the Festival's top scores, marking the 9th year in a row that Timberline's Jazz Ensemble has received a Superior rating at this festival. 
The Borah High Jazz Ensemble performed at the District III Jazz Festival held on November 30th.
40 bands participated being adjudicated by University Jazz professors from Washington,Wyoming, Alabama and Idaho. Out of 100 points, Borah scored a 98,98,95 = 97 average for a Superior rating. The Borah Jazz Ensemble has been rated Superior 26 of the past 27 years and has earned the highest score at this festival 12 times; the only band to have achieved this level of success in District III.
Tol Gropp , athletic director, Timberline High School, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Mr. Gropp is one of only 11 high school athletic directors in the nation to receive this coveted award.

Laurie Roberts , language arts teacher, Timberline High School, has been selected to receive The Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching. Alan and Wendy Pesky, founders of the Lee Pesky Learning Center, created the award in 2011 with the College of Education through a mutual vision to honor and recognize inspiring teachers.

Vonda Franklin, teacher, 4th grade, Washington Elementary School, has been named a State Finalist in Math for the national Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

Nice LouFoua, 2015 graduate of Capital High School, is the focus of a recent article by Northwest Nazarene University for her efforts in graduating NNU with Honors in 3 1/2 years. LouFoua is the first in her family to go on to college and graduate. At the age of 5, she and her family fled their war-torn country (Republic of Congo) and arrived in America in search of a better life.

LouFoua was enrolled in the Boise School District's AVID program - a proven college readiness system that prepares all students for success.

National Champion Returns to DTEC
John Myers (2018 Capital High graduate) learned automotive skills at the Dennis Technical Education Center. In June, Myers earned a Gold Medal in Automotive Service Technology at the 2018 Nationals SkillsUSA Championships. This week, he returned to his alma mater to be presented with the national award and to encourage other students to follow their own career paths.

Watch interview below with John Myers.
2019 Health Professions EXPO
Do you want to learn more about the hottest growing jobs? Then be sure to attend the 2019 Health Professions Expo on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. That’s when you’ll learn from nurses, emergency personnel, veterinarians, doctors, radiologists, medical school students, university representatives and more about what it takes to successfully pursue a career in health care.

Ring in the New Year With Community ED
Learn something new in the New Year! Take a Community Education class! Online enrollment begins Sunday, January 6, 2019. Choose from more than three hundred personal enrichment classes. We offer classes for all ages!

2019 High School Graduation Dates
Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m.

Boise High, May 21, 2019
Borah High, May 22, 2019
Capital High, May 23, 2019
Timberline High, May 20, 2019

Parent Math Nights
Informational math nights will be held for 5th grade parents in January 2019 to help them make informed decisions about what math option is best for their student.

District Supports Boise Kind
Boise School District is joining with the City of Boise and other community leaders and organizations in support of a new initiative to promote kindness in our community. A culture of kindness, respect & dignity is not new to Boise, nor to our schools.

  • Boise teachers are the best educated in Idaho - 68% of our teachers hold a Master’s Degree and the average teaching experience in the Boise School District is 14 years, with almost 50% of our teachers having served 16 years or more. 
  • On the SAT, Boise's 11th graders score at the top of the state, considering demographics.
  • In 2018, Boise students took 37% of Idaho's Advanced Placement exams with 9% of the student population.
  • 84% of District patrons identify the school district as doing good work.
When winter weather strikes, Boise School District has a plan to keep our students and staff safe. Learn more about the District's Winter Weather Procedures or watch the adjacent video. Sign-up for emergency text messaging .
Are you concerned about someone’s behavior and the danger they may present to your child’s school? The following video explains how you can report suspicious activity anonymously. 
  • December 19, 20, 21: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release 7-12
  • December 21: End of First Semester - Early Release Pre K-6
  • December 24 - January 4: Winter Holiday Break - No School - Pre K-12
  • January 6: Community Education Winter session online registration begins
  • January 7: School Resumes
  • January 22: Community Education Winter session begins
  • January 23: Boise School District Health Professions Expo 2019, Dennis Technical Education Center Annex, 3324 S. Pro Tech Dr. Boise, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thanks to St. Luke's for being a major sponsor.
  • January 23: 4th Annual STEM Matters, Idaho Capitol Rotunda, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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