May 4: Frank Church High School Horticulture Class Annual Plant Sale, 8051 W. Salt Creek St.. Directions: South Cole Rd - Right on Victory Rd. - Left on Trabuco (at traffic light) Plant sale located behind school in the greenhouse (follow signs). Funds support class projects! Learn more...
May 4, 5 & 12: Capital High School Horticulture Program Plant Sale. On May 4th, enjoy live music and treats by CHS Horticulture students from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Plant sale continues on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Capital High School is located at 8055 W. Goddard Rd., Boise. Credit, check or cash will be accepted. All proceeds fund Capital High's Horticulture Program! Learn more...
May 7: The 3rd week of Spring Community Education classes begin. It's our biggest and best Spring session yet!

For 45 years, Community ED has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!
May 7: Online registration opens at 8 a.m. for Boise School District's Fifth Annual Girls Powered STEM Event to be held this summer. Last year, nearly 200 girls attended this event and registration closed in ten minutes. Learn more...
May 7- 9: Teacher Appreciation Week:   National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week . Celebrate and recognize the dedicated teachers who make our Boise Schools so successful! Use #ThankATeacher and/or #TeacherAppreciationWeek on social media to recognize the dedicated teachers who serve our students each and every day. Recognize your student's teachers by donating directly to their classroom. You can donate online at . Teachers use the funds for whatever is needed most in their classroom - from books and supplies, to technology needs. 
May 9: National School Nurse Day. Help celebrate our school nurses who work hard to see that students across the country are able to fully access their education because of the interventions and actions performed by school nurses every day. 

May 9: Join the Boise Police Department for Bike To School Day at 8:15 a.m. as officers escort students on their way to Shadow Hills Elementary School. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the ride! Learn more...
May 9: Borah Lions 60th Anniversary & Scholarship Spaghetti Feed Fund Raiser will be held at the Borah High School Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, French bread, beverage and cake. It costs $7 for students, senior citizens, military, vets and first responders. $9 for adults and $25 for a family of four. Checks can be made out to the Boise Bench Lions. Entertainment is provided by Borah High Music Department. 

All proceeds go to the Borah High Scholarships and Student Body. It is hosted by the Borah High School student body and faculty. The dinner is sponsored by the Boise Bench Lions of Lions Clubs International. The meal will be prepared by alumni chefs Sam and Jack D'Orazio. For tickets call Jenni Kimball LPC 208-854-4388, Gary D'Orazio 208-842-5778 or Larry Locklear 208-866-1186 or email Heather Ray at
May 11 & 12: Borah High School Horticulture Program Annual Plant Sale, Borah High School Greenhouse, 6001 W. Cassia St. (behind the main school building, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 11 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12. Contact Jeremy Thompson at 208-854-4412 or at for further information.
May 14: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Boise. Public is invited to attend. When available, complete agenda will be posted on the Boise School Board Meeting Agenda website.

May 15: The general public is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the District's outstanding music students and staff at this year's 100th Anniversary of Music Week at the Music Week School Night event, to be held at Taco Bell Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. No tickets are required. This popular event will feature nearly 2,000 student performers, from 4th grade through 12th grade, performing in honors choirs, bands, and orchestras. Learn more...
May 17: Youth Job Fair, sponsored by Idaho Department of Labor, Capital High School, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All students are welcome to attend! Learn more...

May 18: Last day of school for high school seniors.
May 21: Athletic physicals offered for next year's (2018-19) freshman and junior athletes in the Boise School District. This is the Boise School District's annual athletic physical exams for incoming 9th and 11th grade athletes. It is sponsored by the Ada County Medical Society (ACMS).  Cost is $20.00. All proceeds support the athletic training departments at Boise School District high schools. Following are physical exam schedulels for each high school's quadrant area:

  • Boise: 5:00 pm – 5:45 p.m.
  • Borah: 5:45 pm – 6:30 p.m.
  • Timberline: 6:30 pm – 7:15 p.m.
  • Capital: 7:15 pm – 8:30 p.m.

May 28: Memorial Day - No school for students in Boise School District (K-12).

May 30, 31 & June 1: Secondary end of semester testing - Early release 7-12.

June 1: Last day of school - Early release K-12.

June 5 - 29: Secondary Summer School - Semester 1

July 4: Independence Day Holiday - No Summer School

July 2 - 27: Secondary Summer School - Semester 2
May 30: Grace Jordan Elementary School and Morley Nelson Elementary School will each celebrate their 10 year anniversary on May 30! Both schools will celebrate these important milestones at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  The public, including the local news media, is invited to attend these celebrations. All former students, staff and community members are welcome. We will be displaying pictures, notes, cards and short videos of the journey of our schools. Please consider submitting relevant school pictures to the principal at each school: Melanie Koch, principal, Morley Nelson Elementary School at and Joan Bigelow, principal, Grace Jordan Elementary School at
Grace Jordan Elementary School will hold its Ten Year Anniversary Celebration on May 30th!
Morley Nelson Elementary School will hold its Ten Year Anniversary Celebration on May 30th!
High School Students Receive National Recognition: Anne Nygard (pictured), 17, of Boise High School has been named one of Idaho's top two youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As a State Honoree, Anne will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in late April to Washington, D.C., where she will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named America's top youth volunteers of 2018.

Anne, a high school junior, has collected more than 300 pairs of gently-used running shoes for refugee students in Boise and hosted events to distribute the shoes and teach the recipients about running. Anne traces her concern for refugees to an event she attended when she was 9. "To this day, I remember the tears of many of these people from the Congo and Vietnam as they told their stories," she said. "Those who come here have fled horrors that we hope to never experience in our lives. I believe the least we can do is be kind to them."

In addition to Nygard, Kayla Watson (pictured), a junior at Timberline High School, has been named a Finalist in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Watson started a club that paired high school tutors with young refugees from a local elementary school, providing the kids with role models and academic support during the stressful transition to an American school.  Learn more...
Anne Nygard
Boise High School
Kayla Watson
Timberline High School
Students Earn Medals at State Competition: Several Boise School District students earned medals in the recently-held state FCCLA ( Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) event:

  • Chapter Service Project Portfolio (Senior), Andrew Dimathas, Lomoro Aggrey, Gold Medal, 1st Place
  • Cupcake Decorating (Senior), Rachel Johnson, Bronze Medal, 4th Place
  • Focus on Children (Senior), Fanisee Bias, Petie Schill, Silver Medal, 3rd Place
  • Spotlight on Projects - National Programs (Senior), Otilia Lopez, Gold Medal, 1st Place.
HOSA Idaho State Leadership Conference Results: Students in Boise School District's Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) courses participated in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Idaho State Leadership Conference on April 12th - 13th. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Top 10:

  • Medical Math: 3rd Place: Mikella Kent - DTEC/Borah High
  • Medical Terminology: 8th Place: Liam Rivera - DTEC/Capital High
  • Job Seeking Skills: 10th Place: Jordan Diehl - DTEC/Timberline High
  • HOSA Bowl: 3rd Place: Liam Rivera and his teammates from Capital High School
  • HOSA Bowl: 4th Place: Lucky Mendoza, Kaysa Pfannmuller, Eden Shuldes and their teammate from Boise High School
Capital High Football Program Receives Grant: USA Football has awarded a $500 grant to Capital High School's Football Program. The grant is a credit toward new uniforms and apparel from Badger Sport, the official youth apparel provider of USA Football.
Capital High Music Students Earn Recognition: The Capital High Symphonic Band performed at the District III Large Group Band Festival on Thursday, April 19th. The band received a superior rating from all of the judges earning the second highest score of the two-day festival with a 37.66 out of 40.
Dennis Technical Education Center Fundraiser: Students enrolled in Boise School District's Dennis Technical Education Center's Construction Program built two playhouses/garden sheds (pictured below) that will be raffled off to help raise money to send DTEC students to the SkillsUSA National Competition this summer in Louisville, Kentucky. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each. Drawing will be held May 11th at 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 208-854-5819. Learn more...
Boise School District Announces Change in Locations for 2018 Summer School Programs: Due to summer road construction and District facility upgrades, the following Boise School District Summer School programs will be relocated:  

  • Traditional Secondary Summer School Program (grades 7-12) will move from West Junior High to Riverglen Junior High (6801 N. Gary Ln., Boise). 
  • Alternative Jr. High Summer School Program and Limited English Proficient (LEP) Summer School Program (both programs serve students in grades 7-8) will move from Frank Church High School to Borah High School (6001 W. Cassia St., Boise). 

Secondary Summer School Registration Now Online: Register online now for Summer School! Boise School District has moved to an online registration system and registration is now open for 2018 Traditional Secondary Summer School. Learn more...

In addition, Boise School District offers a wide-variety of additional summer school learning programs, including Alternative Junior High School Summer Program, Alternative Secondary Summer School Program, Summer Driver Education Program, and elementary summer school. Learn more...
Boys Basketball 2018 Summer Camp: Capital High School will once again offer a Summer Youth Basketball Camp for all students/players from across the District. Dates are June 11-14 and cost is $90 per player ($75 for BSD employee family members. Learn more...
Boise District Educators Receive Recognition: The following Boise School District teachers have been nominated by the Boise School District for recognition by the State Department of Education as part of the Idaho Teacher Appreciation Project.

  • Kim Cadwell, Roosevelt Elementary
  • Bob Stefanakos, Les Bois Junior High
2018 High School Graduation Dates: Boise School District announces the following high school graduation dates for 2018:

2018 High School Graduation Dates
Taco Bell Arena at Boise State University, 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

May 22, 2018, (Tuesday) - Boise High
May 23, 2018, (Wednesday) - Borah High
May 24, 2018, (Thursday) - Capital High
May 29, 2018, (Tuesday) - Timberline High

Live video streaming of graduation ceremonies for Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline will be provided. 

Frank Church High School:
Spring Graduation: May 31, 2018, (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. at Morrison Center

STEP Program: May 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m. at Boise Senior Center
Marian Pritchett School: May 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Timberline High

Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. To receive emergency text messages

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District also has a mobile app to improve communication to parents and non-parents (e.g.District staff members, community members, etc.). The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app today to receive alerts from the Boise School District, including emergency alerts.
How You Can Help Keep Your School Safe: 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. 

Working closely with local law enforcement agencies and media outlets, citizens just like you have helped Boise Area Crime Stoppers become an instrumental part in protecting the Treasure Valley. Thanks to this community support and the premise of anonymity, Crime Stoppers has been able to help solve seemingly impossible crimes with few or no leads all because of just one phone call - 208-343-COPS.
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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