What's Happening in Boise Schools
“My favorite subject is art because yesterday we got to make snowflakes, and we hung them up on our window. And now every time I go past my school, I see our snowflakes in the window.” — Wyatt Shackelford, 1st grader at Garfield Elementary 

Watch Wyatt's video by clicking the following social media links:
In this Everything’s Possible moment, we introduce you to Wyatt Shackelford, 1st grader at Garfield Elementary (pictured).

Wyatt's story is one of many featured on our Everything's Possible website, which also includes informational stats, facts, ratings, and rankings that highlight the unique values that set your Boise School District apart.
Boise School District offers a wide variety of course offerings to satisfy our students hunger to learn. Watch as Culinary Arts students from Borah High School receive real-world experience in putting their newly acquired knowledge and skills to the test.  
Register online now for Winter Community Education classes. Choose from more than 300 affordable personal enrichment courses, many of them brand new and exciting! We offer classes for all ages. Review a list of Community Education classes beginning next week. Hurry, courses fill quickly!
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.
  • Offering 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.

Visit the JFK website for information and to enroll.
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
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) took center stage for an incredible night of learning on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 when Garfield Elementary School families attended the first-ever Garfield Family STEM Night at the Discovery Center of Idaho. View photos from event.

A Message From Central District Health Department
Measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.

How can I protect my child against measles?
Measles can be a serious illness. For maximum protection against measles, school-aged children should have received two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. If you are unsure about your child’s immunization status, please check with your health care provider who, in many cases, can look up your child’s immunization record. Consider also reviewing your own immunization status and that of others in your household.

The MMR vaccine is both safe and effective. Two doses offer 97% protection for your child’s lifetime. Central District Health Department provides vaccines for children through age 18. In Ada County, call 208-327-7400 to make an immunizations appointment.

Measles Symptoms
Symptoms generally appear about 7 to 14 days after a person is infected. Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • High fever
  • Cough
  • Rash – starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body
  • Runny nose
  • Red eyes

Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots (Koplik spots) may appear inside the mouth.

If you suspect you or anyone in your family may have measles, please call your health care provider in advance to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room, unless someone is experiencing a medical emergency.

Additional Resources
The Boise School District Invent Idaho Competition hosted over 140 amazing student inventions from grades 1 through 6. Invent Idaho allows students to tackle real world problems using creativity and initiative thinking skills. Dozens of state standards are covered in the areas of science, technology, and communication. We had a tremendous showing with over 50 winners going on to the regional and state level. See a list of winning entries and photos from the event.
Thirty-three students from the Timberline High School Speech/Debate team recently journeyed to Spokane, WA for the Thomas S. Foley Memorial Tournament. Timberline had a great tournament earning First Place in Sweepstakes (Overall Team Award.)  Below is the list of students who earned medals (the asteriks after each name represent the number of events in which each student earned a medal).
Andrea Hagge****
Scott Fitchett**
Abigail Spencer*
Ethan Fite**
Joekeo Manibusan****
Bridget Fitzpatrick*
Madi Jozwik***
Schylar Smith**** (Les Bois)
Jacob Reichle ****
Divyanshu Tripathy*
Victoria Mort***
Cameron Honovich**
Korbin Hansen*
Charlotte Fry**
Adam Jones*
Matt O'Meara***
Chase Thuleen***
Leelynn Huett***
Bryn McDaniel**
Ian Hadrick****
Molly Feeley***
Jack Burum******
Kenneth Wu*
Rose Thompson*****
Sophie McKay**
Maia Dickinson**
Jesse Ruerhwein*
Claire Paschke**
Andrew Paschke****
Danny Orrock*
Congratulations to the following Capital High School musicians as they participate in the All-State Jazz Band and Concert Band:

Aaron Hunt - Jazz Band Guitar
Kyle Doster - Jazz Band Trumpet
Daniel Fuhriman - Jazz Band Bass Trombone
Blake Stigile - Jazz Band Trombone
Nathan Patchen - Jazz Band Tenor Saxophone 
Aaron Orenstein - Concert Band Percussion
Adria Bower - Concert Band Bassoon

Also Congratulations to Adria Bower for making the All-Northwest Concert Band on Bassoon!
North Junior High School 9th Grade Student Lily Ireland (pictured) is the recipient of an iPad that was awarded to her as part of a contest held at this year's 2019 Health Professions Expo . 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. Lily said she was glad she attended the Health Expo, where she gained valuable information about pursuing a career in the health care industry. Lily is pictured with North Junior High Assistant Principal Hannah Courtright and Boise School District Public Affairs Administrator Dan Hollar (Health Professions Expo Organizing Committee Member).
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 11:  Boise School Board regular monthly Board meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Public is welcome to attend. Review Board agenda
  • 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. Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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