October 6: Timberline High School's select choir, "Encore", submitted an audition recording this summer, and was selected to perform at the Idaho ACDA (American Choral Director Association) Fall In-service Conference. The performance will be held on Saturday, October 6th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise. The performance is open to the public.  
October 8: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Agenda items include Presentation of Red Apple Award to Shirley Bryant, 4th grade teacher, Amity Elementary School; Presentation of Golden Apple Award to Lizette Montes, behavior support specialist, Grace Jordan Elementary School; Bob Wand Memorial Art Presentation to Willow Rohweder, 3rd grade student, Longfellow Elementary School; Selection and Installation of New Trustee; and 2019-20 School Calendar. Public is invited to attend. Review complete Board agenda .
October 8: Check out the interesting, affordable and enriching Fall 2018 Community Education classes
beginning this week. Community Education is Boise's first choice for lifelong learning! We offer personal enrichment classes for people of all ages. Choose from Computers & Software, Culture, Culinary Creations, History & Travel, to Garden, Green Living & The Great Outdoors, to name a few. Review Fall 2018 Community Education Course Catalog.
October 12: Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 9 a.m. As part of the ceremony, students from Adams Elementary School will perform Idaho's official state song - "Here We Have Idaho".
October 12 - 14: Stinker Stores are partnering with the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation to support our SAFE program that serves students and families. Over the weekend Oct. 12 - 14 at participating Boise Stinker store locations, one-cent for every gallon of gas pumped will be donated to the SAFE program. We are hoping to raise $10,000 to support our students & families!

The following Stinker Stations will participate:

  • Boise Quad -1620 N. 13th Street; 2323 W. Main Street
  • Borah Quad - 8155 Franklin Road;1525 Orchard Street
  • Capitol Quad - 10677 W. Ustick Road; 3203 N. Cole Road
  • Timberline Quad - 2550 S. Apple Street; 1607 Broadway Avenue
  • Frank Church - 2959 S. Cole Road
October 15 - 18: To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves everyday, Boise schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 15-18, 2018. The theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs. National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Boise’s schools. During this week, special menus, decorations, activities and prizes will all be part of the celebration. Visit our Boise School District menus for specific details.  Learn more...
October 18: Navegando Adelante, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Capital High School, 8055 W. Goddard Rd., Boise. Learn about the college admissions process, find out about financial aid and scholarships and get help completing your FAFSA application. Learn more...
October 18: Gifted and Talented Information Night, District Services Center, Board Room, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come and learn about the types of gifted programs offered in the Boise School District, as well as the referral process and how students qualify. Gifted staff will be attending to discuss the pull-out program, the full-time program, and the highly gifted program.  For more information please contact [email protected] (208-854-4101). Se habla español 208-472-3594. 
October 19: End of first quarter - Elementary K-6 no school.
October 22: The Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group, are excited to announce a concert at Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St., Boise at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions. Every year,14 rising Yale seniors are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs and take the year off of school to tour and perform. The concert will serve as a fundraiser for the Borah Choral Department. Tickets are available at whiffs.ticketbud.com and are $15 General Admission / $5 Student / $25 Priority Seating. 
October 24: No Pre K & Kindergarten classes - Parent Conferences.

October 25: No Pre K-6 Elementary classes - Parent Conferences:
  • Elementary evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25
  • Secondary evening conferences will be held held during the week of October 22nd through the 25th

October 26: No school - Pre K-12
October 31: Boise National College Fair, Expo Idaho, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free and open to the general public. Visit with hundreds of college representatives from around the globe. Find the college that's right for you!
Community Schools = Strong Community: Boise School District's Community Schools are helping make our community stronger by engaging students and families so they can succeed. The following video showcases the positive impact our Community Schools are having on the students we serve and their families.
Capital High Student Recognized: Capital High School Senior Ryan Hibbs (pictured) has been recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program. The College Board’s NHRP program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. Colleges use this program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students.

The College Board reaches out to students who:

  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year
  • Are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino
  • Achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score (this qualifying level may vary by state, region, and territory each year)
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year
Timberline High Speech & Debate Team Recognized: The National Speech & Debate Association has recognized Timberline's Speech & Debate Team for earning an impressive number of points and degrees ranging from the Degree of Merit with 25 or more points to the Degree of Premier Distinctiion with 1,500 or more points. Because the Timberline chapter achieved a total of 100 or more degrees last year, it has ranked among the top 25% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the Association's prestigious 100 Club.
Garfield Teacher Recognized: Garfield Elementary School Vision Specialist Carol Scholz, (pictured) has been selected to receive a Commitment to Community Award from Community Partnerships of Idaho, Inc. for her outstanding accomplishments in valuing individuals with disabilities as important members of our community. The award will be presented to Ms. Scholz in an awards luncheon to be held on Friday, October 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom in the Boise State Union Building.
Just for Kids - Boise School District's High Quality Child Care Program Now Hiring: Are you looking for a great job working with kids? Join our Just for Kids team as a child care provider: Review current job posting.
READY! for Kindergarten Workshops Available: Free workshops to help prepare your child for school success will be available begining in September at the following schools. Click the links to learn more.

Data Points - Boise School District's Data-Informed Marketing Campaign: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a look at the rationale behind the District's new marketing initiative. 

Data Points is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and is intended for parents and patrons interested in an objective, data-driven look at student performance in Boise and across Idaho. 
Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: 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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