What's Happening In Boise School District
March 23: End of third quarter - Early release K-6.

March 26 - 30: Spring break - No school K-12.
April 1: On Sunday, April 1, 2018, online registration opens for Community Education's popular Spring session of personal enrichment classes.

On April 1, log on to www.boiselearns.org to review all of the wonderful, affordable and intriguing Community ED classes (a total of more than 200) and then register online.

Review our Spring 2018 Community Education course catalog now and then remember to register online beginning Sunday, April 1, 2018 at www.boiselearns.org
April 5: Garfield Elementary School will host the STEM+C Airplane Design Final Competition from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Event is sponsored by Boise State University, National Science Foundation, Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise School District. Garfield School community is invited to attend. Learn more...
April 5: Trail Wind Elementary School presents its First Annual STEM Night, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Children attending must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Learn more...
April 7: Borah High School Choir will hold a Yard Sale at the school's auditorium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the school's choir program. Borah is located at 6001. W. Cassia in Boise.
April 19:  Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children will host free  Ready! for Kindergarten workshop at Garfield Elementary School from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for families of children ages birth to age 5. This free workshop will show you how to prepare your child for school success.
Sign-up today at  www.idahoaeyc.org/ready or call Garfield Elementary School at 208-854-4950. Dinner will be provided, as will childcare for children ages 1-5. Be  Ready! for the first day of school! Information in Spanish.
April 21: Week of the Young Child Celebration featuring music & fun for the entire family! Idaho Botanical Garden, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event focuses on connecting you with quality community resources for young children. Enjoy live music and performances on the celebration stage. Learn more...
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, are invited to attend these celebrations. All former students, staff and community members are welcome. We will be displaying pictures, notes, cards, 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 melanie.koch@boiseschools.org and Joan Bigelow, principal, Grace Jordan Elementary School at joan.bigelow@boiseschools.org
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!
A Boise District Story of Student Success: Timberline High School Senior Chance Russman is President of Idaho SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce by providing career and technical educational programs, events, and competitions. Chance is heavily involved in the Boise School District's state-of-the-art Dennis Technical Education Center program. His story is one of commitment, perserverance and a vision for his own future. In the following video, Chance Russman talks about his experiences moving through several schools as a child, and how SkillsUSA and career & technical education, specifically how the Dennis Technical Education Center, have helped him find his direction and passion.
Boise District Students Earn National Art & Writing Awards: Eight of the 11 Idaho teens selected to receive National Scholastic Awards are from the Boise School District. Presented by the nonprofit
organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition programs for
creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing
were submitted to more than 100 Affiliate Partners across the country.

101​ ​creative teens​ from Coeur D'alene to Mountain Home to Nampa received regional honors, including Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Voices nominations, from local Idaho Scholastic Writing Awards. See the attached pdf for a full listing. These students were honored in an
awards ceremony at Boise State University on February 23rd. Those receiving Gold Key
recognition are also considered on the national level. Eleven Idaho teens​ were selected for
their work for national recognition, including the following eight students from the Boise District.

It is worth noting that each year only eight students nationwide receive the Gold Medal for
Writing Portfolio, and each receives a $10,000. Alexandra Swerdloff of Boise High is the third
Idaho writer to ever receive this award. National Gold Medalists will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2018. Learn more...
Hallie Hinchman
10th grade
Boise High School
Gold Medal for Flash Fiction
Catherine Ji
10th grade
Capital High School
Silver Medal for Poetry
Jaden McGinty
12th grade
Boise High School
Silver Medal for Humor
Fiona Stanton
11th grade
Boise High School
Gold Medal for Poetry
Alexandra Swerdloff
12th grade
Boise High School
Gold Medal for Writing Portfolio
Gold Medal for Journalism
Katrina Wright
8th grade
North Junior High School
Gold Medal for Short Story
Anders Zunich
12th grade
Boise High School
Silver Medal for Short Story
Beatrix Zwolfer
12th grade
Boise High School
Gold Medal for Dramatic Script
Silver Medal for Writing Portfolio
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Visits Borah High School: Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen (pictured centered) recently visited with Borah High's Bridge program students. Nguyen was in Boise for The Cabin's Readings and Conversations lecture series. He was hosted by Jen Boyd in the Borah library on March 7th and talked with around 40 Borah students. Nguyen's talk focused on the experiences of refugees and the importance of being heard. Several Bridge students shared original pieces of writing with Nguyen and the audience. "As always, we really appreciate the opportunity to interact with such influential writers who visit Boise as part of the Cabin's amazing lecture series," said Pam Atkins, AP Literature/AVID 12 teacher. 
Timberline High Music Students Earn Awards: The Timberline High School Chamber Orchestra received straight superior ratings at the recently-held District Festival. In addition, the orchestra won first place, as well as second place in small ensembles, at the Northwestern Orchestra Festival in Gresham, Oregon held on March 10. Also, on Saturday, March 17 two quartets placed first and second at the Boise Chamber Music Society String Quartet competition. The orchestra’s next performance will be April 18, featuring senior soloists.
First place Timberline High Chamber Orchestra students pictured L to R: Reiko Tachibana, Leyandra Snyder, Camille Bruner, and Lewis Garner. 
Second place Timberline High Chamber Orchestra students pictured L to R: Hannah Lim, Julia Tan, Derek Focht, and Andrea Hagge.
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

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.
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News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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