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, Stinker will donate a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gas purchased to the Boise Schools Foundation to help students and families in need! 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: Check out the list of 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 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 16: Borah High School Choirs Present the Fall Concert on Tuesday, October 16th at 7 PM at the Borah High School Auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia.
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!
Boise School District Celebrates Its AP Capstone Diploma Recipients: In the Boise School District, sixteen (16) students have earned the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma, as well as the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2017-18 school year. AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from the College Board based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. Both courses prepare students for college and career success through the development of critical thinking, academic research, collaboration, presentation, and time management skills. Learn more...
Schools Focusing on Sustainability: In October's Green Apple Bites, a newsletter focusing on the District's sustainability efforts, learn about how your Boise Schools are helping our environment by being involved in projects where students are making a positive difference. Read more...
Adams Choir Helps Dedicate New Idaho State Museum: On Friday, October 12, 2018 the Adams Elementary School Choir participated in the official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Idaho State Museum located in Julia Davis Park in downtown Boise. As part of the ceremony, the choir performed Idaho's official state song - "Here We Have Idaho" (watch video below). View photos of the ceremony and visit by Adams students to the new museum .
Timberline Marching Band & Guard Recognized: The Timberline High Marching Band and Guard competed last Saturday (Oct. 6th) at the Liberty Marching Arts Challenge in Portland, Oregon. The band received awards for Best Music, Best Percussion, and 2nd Place overall in their division. The band also qualified for finals and competed at a very high level, representing Boise and Timberline extremely well! 
READY! for Kindergarten Workshops Available: Free workshops to help prepare your child for school success are available at the following schools. Click the following links to learn more and register.

Boise School Board Selects Dennis Doan to Fill Vacany: Following a public process to fill a vacancy on the Boise School Board, the Board of Trustees selected Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan (pictured) to replace the seat vacated by Doug Park, who stepped down to pursue other opportunities. Doan was one of four finalists for the position, which attracted a total of six applicants after the Board announced a public process to fill the vacancy. Learn more...
Data Points - Comparisons of Charter/Public School SBAC Achievement: In the latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly compares student achievement data from charter schools and public schools on the SBAC - the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium standardized test that is used in Idaho. 

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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