What's Happening in Boise Schools
Monday, January 28, 2019 students attended Whittier Elementary School for the very first time, following construction of the new, modern and state-of-the-art school. Watch as students enjoy their first day at the new school, all made possible thanks to voters' approval of the March, 2017 Bond Election (86% yes vote).
Boise School District has launched a new interactive website as part of our Everything's Possible movement to raise awareness about the many opportunities our public schools offer students and families.

Fresh, powerful and compelling stories from students and teachers are now featured on the Everything's Possible website, as well as informational stats, facts, ratings, and rankings that highlight Boise's unique values and what sets the Boise School District apart.
Register online for Winter Community Education classes. Choose from more than 300 personal enrichment courses, many of them brand new and exciting. We offer classes for all ages. Review a list of Community Education classes beginning this week. Hurry, courses fill quickly!
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
  • Frank Church High, Jan. 17, 2019, 7 p.m. @ South JHS (Winter); May 21, 2019, 5 p.m. @ Morrison Center (Spring)
  • Marian Pritchett, May 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. @ Timberline High
  • STEP Program, May 16, 2019, 10 a.m. @ South JHS
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.
Timberline High School student Amber Barnett (pictured) recently received an honorable mention award in Next Gen Personal Finance's (NGPF) second annual PAYBACK Challenge. Over 800 students from across the U.S. submitted essays last fall. Each honorable mention award-winner will receive a $500 award from NGPF to be used for educational purposes.
Ron Martinez (pictured), a Heavy Diesel Equipment Technology teacher at Dennis Technical Education Center , has been selected as one of 15 second place winners in the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2018 Prize for Teaching Excellence! Over $1 million in prize awards were announced across the country to 18 winners – three 1st place and 15 2nd place awardees. First place winners and their skilled trades programs each receive $100,000; 2nd place winners and their programs each receive $50,000. Thirty-four semi-finalists will receive $1,000 in-kind donations from Harbor Freight Tools.
Gavin Spears, a student at Timberline High School, was recently recognized as a 7's Hero by KTVB. Watch the news clip here.
Timberline High School student Letizia Moro (pictured) has earned an Honorable Mention from the National Center for Women & Information Technology .

NCWIT announced the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing national recipients, honoring 400 women in high school from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.

Each year, U.S. high school women in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to receive recognition for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. This year, 40 winners and 360 honorable mentions were selected from more than 4,300 amazing, talented young women.
Timberline High School's AP 2D Design, AP Drawing and advanced Commercial Photo students have been accepted as finalists in this year's Annual Emerging Artist Show at Art Source Gallery in downtown Boise. The opening of the show is set for Thursday, February 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The following students have been selected for the 2019 Art Source Emerging Artist Show: Cho Youjean , Tyler McFarland , Ben Lim , Jake Stranzl , Sydney Routin , Kaitlyn Lessard , Isabelle Hanson , Brayden Gropp , Maia Dickinson , Timmery Brown .
Congratulations to the following Borah High Band students for their Individual success in recent auditions and their acceptance into the following Honor Groups.

The Idaho Music Educators Association All -State Honor Bands:
Caleb Mason - Bassoon
Fernando Perez - Flute
Autumn Kuhn - Alto Sax
Ben Buckingham - Tenor Sax
Kyle Thomas - Tenor Sax
Jacob Miller - Trumpet
Anysa Chantaminavong - French Horn, Alternate
Parker Chapman - Bari Sax, Alternate
Ryan Beery - Bari Sax, All-State Jazz Ensemble  

The NAfMe All-Northwest Band in Portland:
Cameron Echols - Clarinet
Fernando Perez - Flute
Ben Buckingham - Tenor Sax

The Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto competition:
Cameron Echols - Clarinet, Winner.
On Saturday, January 26, the Timberline High Girls Varsity Basketball team (pictured) volunteered at the Idaho Foodbank where they helped sort and box over 6,300 pounds of donated food. The Foodbank employees complimented their work ethic and the students represented Timberline and the Boise School District well.

Hundreds of secondary students from throughout the Boise School District and their families (approximately 900 individuals) attended the 2nd Annual Health Professions Expo held on January 23 where they learned from health care professionals about what it takes to pursue a rewarding career in the field of medicine.

"I'm proud to have been a part of this evening that showcased the wealth of opportunities available to our district's students and families, in a fantastic state-of-the-art facility," said Laura Gibson , Health Expo Organizing Committee. 

"This is such a high-quality, information-rich experience for students and families. Wheels were turning in the panel discussion I hosted. There will be more health professionals in our state because of this event!", said Sue Lovelace , Organizing Committee Member. "I want to give particular shout-out to the Borah High students who worked diligently as volunteers, and then attended sessions, asked great questions, and fully participated."
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. 
  • January 29: SheTech Explorer Day, Boise State University, free hands-on tech conference for high schools 9th through 12th grade.
  • January 29: Timberline High School Band Annual Combined Concert, Silent Auction and Dessert Night. Free admission. Silent auction opens at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria, concert begins at 6:30 PM in the auditorium.
  • January 31: Trail Wind Elementary STEM & Pizza Night, 5:30-7 p.m. Check out this video here.
  • February 2:  Engineering & Science Festival, Boise State University, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This is a free event for the community, with over 75 hands-on activities, demonstrations, and presentations for families and K-12 students. Learn more here.
  • February 4-8: National School Counseling Week 2019, "School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life," will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Counselors serve students in each school within the Boise School District supporting the development of students in many ways as they grow into healthy, productive and successful community members.
  • February 6: Garfield Elementary Family STEM Night @ Discovery Center of Idaho, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • February 8: Boise High Band Jazz Night Fundraiser, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Basque Center, tickets $20.00 each can be purchased online.
  • February 18: Presidents' Day - No school for Pre K-12 students.
  • February 19: Capital High School Music Department Benefit Concert Featuring Curtis Stigers, 7:00 p.m. in the Capital Auditorium. Tickets are $15/presale or $20 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the music department. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Casey Lindorfer at (208) 854-4592.
  • February 23: Yard sale fundraiser for Borah High School Choirs, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Borah High Auditorium. Click here for more information and when/how to donate.
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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