What's Happening In Boise School District
November 4: Boise Veterans Day Parade. The 2017 parade is planned to start at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 4th in downtown Boise. A special opening ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the Idaho State Capital steps. PLEASE NOTE: The start time may change depending on television broadcast schedules. The parade route starts at 10th and Jefferson. It proceeds East on Jefferson to 4th Street, turns south on Bannock, and goes West to 11th Street.​

November 4 to March 11: Open Gym program runs on Saturday and Sunday at a number of Boise School District schools. Open Gym is presented by Boise Parks and Recreation 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.

November 10: Veterans Day observed. A number of schools will be honoring our Veterans with a variety of Veterans Day events/performances.

November 10: Roosevelt Elementary School students will participate in Rake- Up Boise by raking up leaves for residents in the surrounding neighborhood beginning at 1:00 p.m. Students will rake-up leaves for a couple of hours and then return to school for a pizza celebration in front of the school around 2:30 p.m.

November 11: Veterans Day

November 11: The public is invited to attend the 17th Annual All-District Employee Holiday Art & Craft Bazaar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., West Jr. High School, 8371 W. Salt Creek Ct., Boise. Money raised from table fees goes to the Idaho Food Bank Boise District Student Back Pack Program. Patrons are encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank or a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.

November 11: Borah High School Choir 1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., school cafeteria. Purchases benefit the Borah Choir.

November 13: At 9:00 a.m., Roosevelt Elementary will launch a school fundraiser for the Music and Memory Program, a program that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. As part of the fundraiser, Roosevelt students will interview seniors at a local rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility to identify music that brings back fond memories. The students will then download that music onto iPods and deliver them to the seniors for the holidays.

November 13: Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Boise District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road. Some of the agenda items include presentation of the Red Apple Award to Marie Kingsbury, District Services Center, Consulting Teacher and presentation of the Golden Apple Award to Jathan Edge, Behavior Support Specialist. Public is invited to attend. When available, the Board meeting agenda will be posted online.
November 13 - 17: American Education Week will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week.

November 20 - 24: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School K-12

December 21: Early release K-12

December 22 - January 5: Winter Holiday Break - No school K-12
Now Recruiting WINTER Community Education Instructors: This winter, share a skill or knowledge with others by teaching a Community Education class. We're currently recruiting volunteer instructors for our WINTER session (January 22nd through March 15th). For more than 45 years, Community Ed has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. From business and finance, gardening, cooking, travel, arts and crafts, health and fitness, fly fishing and photography, to everything else in between, our volunteer instructors offer a wide variety of classes! 

It's easy to be considered for teaching a Community ED class. Simply complete our Volunteer Instructor Application and Class Proposal Form and visit our Community ED website to learn more about our popular program. 
Students Invited to Submit Art for Holiday Cards: The Idaho State Department of Education is now accepting Holiday Card Contest submissions from Idaho students in grades K-6. Winning entries from each grade level will be published on the State Department of Education website, and one drawing will be selected for use as the department’s official holiday card. The young artist who submits the winning design will receive cards for personal use. For a look at past winners and contest guidelines, go to https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/card-contest/. The deadline for submitting artwork is Monday, Nov. 13. Entries should be mailed to Idaho State Department of Education, Holiday Card Contest, attn.: Jo Ann Bujarski, P.O. Box 83720 Boise 83720-0027. 
Timberline High Musicians Earn Recognition: The Timberline High School Marching Band and Color Guard competed in the 2017 Mel Shelton District-III Marching Competition on Saturday October 28 at Boise State University and received 2nd Place Overall in the 5A-Large Division, 3rd Place Color Guard in the 5A-Large Division, and 2nd Place Overall Sweepstakes out of 26 competing bands, the highest placement ever for the Timberline program. Pictured are Senior Drum Majors Justin Granados and Aaron Christensen and Color Guard Captain Sara Valuet.
Robotics Students Receive Grant : Students at Boise School District’s Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center have found outside support as they use robots to build skills in science and engineering. The Monsanto Fund recently awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to Team Tators Robotics (Team #2122) to support their FIRST Robotics activities and encourage local students who participate in the program. Employees from the local Monsanto site invited the Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center to apply for the grant in September. Learn more...
Boise Bridge Students Win Soccer Championship: Nations United's U16 and U19 team both went undefeated and recently won the Idaho Rush Soccer Club fall tournament.  The team is compromised largely of former and current Bridge students from Hillside Jr. High and Borah High School. Big thanks to all the dedicated Boise District educators for all the work they put into this team. The Bridge program is a program-within-a-school program that provides an intensive English language program to limited and non-English speaking secondary students.
Work Progressing on New Boise High Braves Athletic Complex: Work is well underway on Boise High's new athletic complex, which is located off Fort Street in Boise's north end. On October 25th, landscapers began to lay sod on the project's two soccer fields. An architectural rendering of the Boise High Braves Athletic Complex shows the project also includes a softball field and football field. It's important to note that the addition of this athletic complex for Boise High addresses a long-standing inequity issue at Boise High compared to the District's other traditional high schools. The Boise High campus sits on 11.5 acres. The District's other high school campuses (Borah, Capital and Timberline) each consist of 40-50+ acres.  Estimated completion of the new Boise High Braves Athletic Complex is the fall of 2018.
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.
Timberline Student Receives Local Award: Timberline High School Senior Chad Higbee, pictured, recently received the Rotary Outstanding Student award. The award was presented in October during the Boise Rotary Luncheon held in downtown Boise.
Boise District Educator Receives State Recognition: At the recently-held Idaho Speech Arts Teacher's Association Conference, Capital High and Timberline High Debate Teacher Kara Smith, pictured, was selected as the Idaho Debate Teacher of the Year. The award is presented annually to one outstanding educator in Idaho.
Capital High Educator Receives National Recognition:  Capital High School Orchestra Director Sandy Shoen, pictured, has been selected as one of only 16 conductors nationwide to participate in the New York Conducting Institute's January 2018 International Women's Conducting Workshop with Maestro Janna Hymes.
Year Two of Boise Pre-K Program Yields Impressive Results::In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at how year two of the Boise Pre-K program is yielding impressive results.   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.  

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Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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