What's Happening in Boise Schools
Watch Sarri's video by clicking the above image. You can also view the video on the following social media links:

We are excited to share that we are building a new movement called Everything’s Possible to capture the dreams, aspirations, and experiences of the students and teachers who make up your Boise School District. We are lucky to have students like Sarri (featured in the adjacent video) as part of our school community and today we are proud to share Sarri’s moment with you.

Sarri's story is one of many that will be featured on our Everything's Posible website, which also includes informational stats, facts, ratings, and rankings that highlight Boise's unique values and what sets your 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!
Kindergarten registration for students who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019, is set for March 7, 2019 at your neighborhood elementary school.
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

More than 50 Idaho high school seniors from throughout Idaho are in the running as candidates for the  U.S. Presidential Scholars Program , according to the national committee that organizes the program on behalf of the White House. With 20 of these students from the Boise School District, that means Boise Schools represent 36% of Idaho’s Presidential Scholar candidates!

Candidates are selected for earning top scores on the SAT and ACT exams and also are evaluated for leadership and involvement in their schools and communities. All have been notified by email and will have until Feb. 26 to submit full applications for the prestigious honor.

Semifinalists will be announced April 17, and two top students – one male and one female – from each state will ultimately be selected on May 7. The Presidential Scholars will travel to Washington, D.C., June 23-25, where they will meet the president and have an opportunity to interact with distinguished scholars from around the country during three days of ceremonies, activities and forums. More information about the program and its history can be found at: http://www.ed.gov/psp . Boise School District students selected as candidates for this year’s honor are:
Anthony Brar , Boise High School
Abigail Chen , Boise High School
Scott Dayton , Boise High School
Andrew Every , Boise High School
Ian Hadrick , Boise - Timberline High School
Catherine Ji , Capital High School
Theodore Knoll , Timberline High School
Catherine Knothe , Boise High School
Dahsong Lee , Boise High School
Anthony Luo , Boise High School
Aidan McIntyre , Capital High School
Catherine Merrill , Borah High School
Khoi Nguyen , Timberline High School
Christopher Patrick , Boise High School
Thomas Ricks , Timberline High School
Hailun Wang , Timberline High School
Alec Weber , Capital High School
Quinn White , Boise High School
Sabrina Zerrade , Timberline High School
Grace Zhu , Boise High School
Taelyn Baiza , 7th grade, North Junior High and TVMSC, will appear on The CW's television program  Did I Mention Invention with Alie Ward  on February 23. Taelyn was filmed while showcasing her Invent Idaho project at the 2018 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) last May at The Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. Her project,  The Nautilus , dealt with the problem of microplastic pollution in the oceans and Great Lakes and went on to earn the Jules Verne Award for Forward Thinking Innovation and Global Change. This was the second year in a row that Taelyn was selected to compete at NICEE as an Invent Idaho student representative. Taelyn also earned the Jules Verne Award for Forward Thinking Innovation and Global Change in 2017 for her Invent Idaho project  Mare Sanum (Healthy Sea) Fishing Net Taelyn's accomplishment is representative of Boise School District's strong showing in Invent Idaho competitions, which result in many competitors going on to the state or national level yearly. Program footage can be viewed here .
The following band and orchestra students from Timberline High School were selected to represent Timberline in the Idaho Music Educators Association All-State Honor Band and Orchestra this week, and the National Association for Music Education All-Northwest Honor Band and Orchestra in February.
All-Northwest Band :
Connor Barnes , trombone
Wesley Nielsen , trombone
Minjun Kwak , alto saxophone
Ganguk Lee , percussion

All Northwest Orchestra
Julia Tan , violin 
Olivia DeAngelis , double bass
Camille Bryner , viola
Len Eppich , viola
Lewis Garner , cello
You-Jean Cho , violin
Reiko Tachibana , violin
All-State Band :
Wesley Nielsen , trombone
Nuha Akhtar , alto saxophone
Jay Chae , clarinet
Kaden Gunter , clarinet
Stephanie Kim , flute
Minjun Kwak , alto saxophone
Ganguk Lee , percussion
Madeline Ryan , clarinet
Jaren Taylor , French horn
Charlie Wingert , euphoium

All-State Orchestra
Jasehyun Nam , violin
Victoria Chiou , violin
Angus Baird , violin
Reiko Tachibana , violin
Lewis Garner , cello
Catherine Wells , violin
Emma Wells , cello
Len Eppich , viola
The annual Young Women and Leadership 2019 Conference is slated for Friday, February 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Andrus Center for Public Policy.
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. 
  • 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: 3rd Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Timberline High School. This annual fundraiser is presented by Timberline High Baseball and includes dancing, desserts, raffle prizes and more. Click here for more information.
  • 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 11:  Boise School Board regular monthly Board meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Public is welcome to attend. When available, Board meeting agenda will be posted 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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