W h a t' s H a p p e n i n g I n B o i s e S c h o o l D i s t r i c t
December 19: Capital High School alumni are invited to Capital High School to visit with students and faculty on Tuesday, December 19th. Capital High will be opening the Career Center as a place for alums to gather to visit with faculty and current Capital High students.  
December 19 & 20: Borah High School Choirs present "That's Christmas to Me" free winter concert, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 19th and 20th at 7 p.m., Borah High School Auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia St., Boise. 'Tis the Season of Music - Come Relax and Enjoy!

December 21: Early release K-12. Review school early release times.

December 22 - January 5: Winter Holiday Break - No school K-12
Boise School District Annual Holiday Music Video Sampler & Message: Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District, sends holiday greetings to you in this annual video message that includes music from our outstanding students and staff. Happy Holidays everyone!
January 7: Online registration begins for Winter 2018 Community Education classes at www.boiselearns.org.  Choose from hundreds of personal enrichment classes for all ages! Expand your mind by learning something new in 2018 by enrolling in a Community Education class. From arts and crafts, computers and culinary arts, fitness & health, to garden, green living & the great outdoors, we have a class for everyone! Winter Community Education session runs January 22nd through March 15th. Community Education - for more than 45 years, we've served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!
January 8: School resumes
January 9 - 23: Informational Math Nights for 5th and 6th grade parents. These sessions will help parents make informed decisions about what option is best for their student when it comes to placement in math courses. There will be a discussion of the recommended student placement in Math 6, Honor 6/7, and Compacted 7/8, as well as an explanation about the secondary math course sequence. Parents may attend any of the following math meetings at these locations and times:

  • Lowell Elementary: January 9, Library, 8:00 - 8:30 am
  • East Jr. High: January 9, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Fairmont Jr. High: January 10, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Hillside Jr. High: January 11, Band Room, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Roosevelt Elementary: January 16, Library, 4:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Les Bois Jr. High: January 16, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • South Jr. High: January 17, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Highlands Elementary: January 18, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Riverglen Jr. High: January 22, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • West Jr. High: January 23, Library, 6:30 - 7:00 pm

January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School K-12

January 17, 18, 19: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release *7-12

January 19: End of First Semester - Early Release K-6
January 31: All Boise District Junior and Senior High students and parents are invited to Borah High School for our first ever Health Professions Expo!

College & program representatives will provide hands-on student experiences & answer questions about specific fields. Learn about entrance into medical school, gain information & advice from practicing doctors, nurses & health profession specialists. Explore District courses, programs & certificates that lay the foundation for success in health-related fields.

The first 50 students will receive earbuds and all students visiting booths and/or panel sessions will be entered into a drawing to win an i-Pad! Food, coffee and water will be provided. Review the Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Health Professions Expo 2018. Many thanks to the generous support of St. Alphonsus and St. Luke's.
Boise High Student Recognized: Boise High School Senior Claire Manning (pictured) received notice on November 15, 2017 that she is a winner in the 2018 YoungArts Foundation Competition. Claire has won this award in the Visual Arts category for her work in pottery.
Claire was selected out of approximately 8,000 applicants through a blind adjudication process by a panel of highly accomplished artists. As a winner, Claire has been invited to participate in YoungArts Week in Miami and in Los Angeles during 2018 as a guest of the Foundation. YoungArts winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for emerging artists in the U.S., which includes financial, professional and artistic development opportunities over the course of their careers.
This year’s winners represent 47 different states, and Claire is the only winner from the state of Idaho. As a YoungArts winner, Claire is now eligible for the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award. For more information about this Foundation and its annual competition, see the YoungArts website at: www.youngarts.org
Claire acknowledges the art instruction and support she has received from David Scott at Boise High School and Jerry Hendershot at Timberline High School.
Boise High Students Partner with City of Boise Public Works to Produce Video: Four of Boise High Vmy advanced video students partnered with Colin Hickman and Catherine Chertudi (City of Boise Public Works) to create a video (see video below) about the composting process.  The students pictured are all juniors (left to right): Sam Herbold, Curtis Bohlscheid, Mason Standal, and Caden Reynolds. The students are taught by Video Production Instructor Kim Brydges.
Boise District Music Educator Recognized: Chris Purdy, the band and general music teacher at Mountain View Elementary, was selected as a Seven’s Hero by KTVB-TV. Click the photo to watch the story that ran over this past weekend on KTVB-TV as part of the Seven's Hero awards program.
Capital High Jazz Ensemble Recognized: The Capital High School Jazz Ensemble was recognized for an outstanding performance Friday, December 8th at the District III Jazz Festival held at Capital High school. The band was one of 7 band to receive a Superior Rating out of the 41 bands that participated. You can see the Capital High Band in action on February 21st at 7 p.m. in the Capital High Auditorium! 
Where Are They Now?: Former Fairmont Junior High School Falcon and Capital High School Eagle graduate Randy Foristiere (pictured) credits Boise District's AVID Program for his current success as a West Point Cadet. Randy is pictured with Fairmont Junior High School Principal Quane Kenyon.
District Educator Reaches Out to Future Educators: Dr. Teri Thaemert, Math Supervisor for the Boise School District (pictured), was a guest speaker in College of Western Idaho instructor, Cathy Carson’s, Math for Elementary Teachers (MATH 157) classes the week of Dec. 4th. Dr. Thaemert shared her professional knowledge and experience as a teacher, principal, and curriculum supervisor, with these future educators. Class discussion covered a wide range of topics including curriculum, instructional methods, assessment, classroom support, and professional training and development. Students enjoyed directing questions about real-world issues to someone working in local schools.
Students - Looking For Something To Do On The Weekends? Open Gym program runs on Saturday and Sunday at a number of Boise School District schools. Open Gym is presented by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Boise School District. Participating schools include Garfield and Hawthorne elementary schools (K-6 children only) each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Les Bois, East, South & West junior high schools (7-12 students only) at various times on Saturday and Sunday.  Review the program flyer for specific times and information.
2018 High School Graduation Dates Announced: Boise School District has announced 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:

Winter Graduation: February 1, 2018, (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. at Borah High School 
Spring Graduation: May 31, 2018, (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. at Morrison Center
Winter Weather Procedures - Keeping Students Safe:  When winter weather comes our way, Boise School District has a plan to keep our students safe.  Learn more about the District's Winter Weather Procedures on the District's Emergency website or click on the adjacent image to view a brief video explaining the procedures. The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians, as well as for non-parents. You may sign-up for emergency text messaging by visiting our Emergency website.

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

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

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