What's Happening in Boise Schools
In this Everything’s Possible moment, we share a post highlighting Anthony, a senior at Borah High School. We're lucky to have students like Anthony. Help show your support for Boise’s public schools and pride in your student by sharing Anthony's video with your friends and family.
Expand your knowledge with Community Education. Register online now for Winter Community Education classes. We offer affordable personal enrichment courses for all ages. Review a list of Community Education classes offered next week. Hurry, courses fill quickly!

SAVE THE DATES: Spring 2019 Community Education classes run April 22 - May 16, 2019.  Online registration opens Sunday, March 31, 2019. 
Kindergarten registration for students who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019, is set for Thursday, March 7, 2019 at your neighborhood elementary school.
  • Just For Kids offers safe and secure on-site child care at your neighborhood school since 1991.
  • Year-round reliable and affordable child care for children ages 5-12.
  • Open to accommodate early release days, parent-teacher conference days, & holiday breaks.
  • Just For Kids staff receive annual training in child development, CPR, first aid, behavior management & safety and security.
  • Now accepting four-year-olds at Amity JFK.

Visit the JFK website for information and to enroll. Watch the video below to learn more about the JFK program.
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, 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
Congratulations to Boise High School juniors Lana Ballenot and Mackenzie Martinez for winning first place in the Women's and Children's PSA contest promoting healthy teen relationships. The duo will share the $100 prize. Also, congratulations to Boise High juniors Thomas Rhodes and Chayton Aumeier whose PSA took second place, earning them $50; to Boise High student Baylie McCallister who won first place in the poster contest; and to North Jr. High student Jane Carney who won first place in the Junior High division.
Congratulations to the Timberline High School Mock Trial Team that competed during the weekend of March 2-3 at the regional competition. The team, made up of Rose Thompson , Maia Dickinson , Abigail Spencer , Molly Feeley , Sophia McKay , Adam Jones , and Schylar Smith (from Les Bois Jr. High) competed in three rounds and had a record of 2-1, losing only to last year's state champions. That record means that the team qualifies for state which will take place on March 13-15, 2019 in Boise. In addition to their wonderful team results, the following were also selected by the judges to receive special recognition:

  • Rose Thompson - Outstanding Attorney
  • Molly Feeley - Outstanding Attorney
  • Adam Jones - Outstanding Witness (In fact, Adam was selected as the Outstanding Witness by the judges in ALL 3 ROUNDS which is extremely rare!)
A number of Boise School District elementary students competed in the recent Invent Idaho State Finals event. The following students won awards:

  • Sydney Meng, White Pine, 1st place, Jules Verne, 1-2 grade division
  • Vibodh Ayyapureddi, Collister, Best of Category, Jules Verne, 3-4 grade division
  • Dev Alluri, Collister, 1st place, Non-Working Models, 3-4 grade division
  • Ben Robison, Roosevelt, 1st place, Working Models, 1-2 grade division
  • Addison Stafford, Mountain View, 2nd place, Working Models, 5-6 grade division
  • Kate Walsh, Highlands, 3rd place, Working Models, 3-4 grade division
  • Greta Salzman, Cynthia Mann, 2nd place, Adaptations, 1-2 grade division
  • Lily Colson, Highlands, 2nd place, Adaptations, 3-4 grade division
  • Jaida Mortensen, 2nd place, Adaptations, 5-6 grade division
  • Theodore Winkler, Highlands, 3rd place, Adaptations, 3-4 grade division
  • Christopher Irwin, Collister, 3rd place,Gadgets & Games, 1-2 grade division

In addition, Addison Stafford advances to Nationals and Vibodh Ayyapureddi advances to Nationals, as well as the U of I EXPO. The U of I EXPO will be held   April 26 and Nationals will be held May 29-31.
The Idaho School Nutrition Association held a state-wide art contest for National School Breakfast Week . The theme was 'Start your Engines with School Breakfast'. The grade group categories were K-5, 6-8, 9-12.

Boise School District Students placed first in two of the three categories!
The winners were:
  • 1st place - 6-8th grades - Gabriela Patlan, Whittier Elementary
  • 1st place - 9-12th grades - Sneha Sharma, Les Bois Jr. High

Both will receive gift cards from the State Association for $20.
Capital High School's DECA program recently received State DECA Chapter of the Year at the State DECA Competition. Capital has 19 students in this program. These members had to earn a GPA of 3.2 or higher and be actively involved in classroom, community, and competitions.

Those Capital High students are:
Aaliyah Martin , Alec Weber , Betsy Rosales , Caden Johnson , Delaney Reed , Emily Corbett , Gabrielle Bennion , Jason Rahimi , Kiauna Cardona , Lilly Knowles , Lindsey Spero , Lucy Jacobsen , Makayln Ashbaker , McCall Bennion , Mckell Walden , Natalie Gaus , Olivia Taylor , Rebekah Flannery , Tegan Maestretti .
David Chehey , Boise High School's College/Career Counselor, presented "Breaking the Waves" at the College Board's Western Regional Forum on February 22 in Newport Beach, CA; the session was centered on mindfulness, self-care, stress management, and work-life balance.

Also, Mr. Chehey was one of 32 Advanced Placement Coordinators from across the country selected to participate in the Advanced Placement Consultant training program for the College Board, held in San Antonio in early March; he will be presenting the newly-updated 2019-20 resources, ordering, and timeline changes/information to coordinators and administrators at several AP Summer Institutes.
Borah High School boys varsity basketball team won the Idaho State 5A Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 2, 2019 with a 62-50 win over Madison in the championship game at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. The win avenged an earlier loss to Madison and was Borah's 16th straight victory, including three straight at the state tournament by double digits. The win marks the 12th state championship earned by Borah, the most for any boys basketball program in Idaho high school history. The team is coached by Mr. Jeremy Dennis .

The Student Selection process has begun for applicants to attend Treasure Valley Math & Science Center (TVMSC) during the 2019-20 school year.

Boise School District's Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center is a magnet school program offered to exceptional public, private and home-schooled students in Southwest Idaho. TVMSC is a unique learning community offering a seamless, integrated progression of challenging mathematics, science, technology and research courses for high potential students in multi-age cohorts from 7th through 12th grades.

The application process is outlined on TVMSC's Application web page.

Applicants must complete the linked forms for 'Intent to Test' and 'Student Data' forms and return these to the TVMSC Office to reserve a space at one of the two Applicant Screening days.

Applicants for the 2019 - 2020 program must participate in one of the  Applicant Screening Days on either Saturday, March 2nd or Saturday, April 6th from 7:45 - 11:30 AM  at Riverglen Jr High/TVMSC.

TVMSC also invites families to one of two upcoming Orientation Nights. The  Orientation Nights  are held on either  February 28th  or  April 4th  from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. These Orientation Nights provide an overview of TVMSC's 7th - 12th program and the student selection process, an opportunity to have questions addressed, and an opportunity to visit classrooms to talk with staff members and current students.

The Orientation Nights and the Applicant Screening Days are held from at Riverglen Jr High/TVMSC, 6801 N Gary Lane, Boise 83714.

Online registration is open for students registering for the traditional secondary summer school program through the Boise School District. Please visit https://www.boiseschools.org/parents/summer_programs_2019  for information, forms and instructions.
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. 
  • March 3-9: The week of March 3-9, 2019, marks the celebration of School Social Work Week. With the theme of "Lucky Enough,” please join the Boise School District in highlighting the vital role school social workers play in helping students meet challenges on the road to becoming successful and productive young adults.
  • March 4-8: Celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), March 4-8, 2019 with Boise School District, Food & Nutrition Department! NSBW was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program. Since that time, studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to: Score higher on standardized tests, have better concentrations, memory and alertness. Learn more here.
  • March 7: Kindergarten Registration/Open House at your neighborhood elementary school.
  • March 8: Frank Church High School will host an event recognizing Boise Schools Food and Nutrition Services staff in conjunction with the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force as part of National School Breakfast Week. The event will take place at Frank Church High School, 8051 W. Salt Creek Ct., Boise, at 8:15 a.m. The event will showcase the value of the Breakfast in the Classroom program to students and allow local news media representatives the opportunities to videotape students and Food Service staff involved in the program. 
  • March 11: Regular monthly Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m. Public is invited to attend. Review meeting agenda.
  • March 15: End of Third Quarter - Early Release Pre K-6
  • March 18-22: Spring Break - No School Pre K-12
  • March 25-29: Public Schools Week 2019 to celebrate our nation's public schools and the importance of a strong public education system for our country's future economic strength. Use the hashtag #PublicSchoolProud to spread your positive public school message!
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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