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March 22:   2017 Be The Change Summit, Boise High School, 8:20 a.m. to 3:07 p.m.   The Be The Change Summit is a student-led and organized project-based learning experience for students to gain a greater understanding of a variety of topics related to being and making change in the community and experience the feel of a professional conference. The summit is the culmination of a school-year  long project led by Boise High students.  The Summit's keynote speaker is Asmaa Albukaie, who is Idaho's first Syrian Refugee and who now works as a refugee advocate in Boise.  Along with the keynote address, students will partake in a Student Involvement Center consisting of activity stations for students, including maker-stations, projects on Boise High's Downtown Teaching Farm and the Micron STEM Bus. The highlight of the day will be student presentations, featuring nearly 60 presentations on topics thematically related to being the change. NOTE:  Representatives of the local news media are invited to cover the 2017 Boise High School Be The Change Summit. 

Olivia Tocher

March 23 :   Olivia Tocher, (pictured) a 12th grade Graphic Design student enrolled at the Dennis Career Technical Education Center, has won a contest sponsored by Ada County Highway District to design a new wrap for an ACHD Road Sweeper Truck.  Olivia will be recognized for this accomplishment beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Dennis Career Technical Education Center, located at 8201 W. Victory Rd., Boise. ACHD will reveal the design by bringing a newly-wrapped Road Sweeper Truck to the Dennis Center for the awards ceremony. NOTE: Representatives of the local news media are invited to attend this awards presentation. 

March 24:  End of third quarter. Early release schedule for students in grades K-6 as follows:    

Standard Elementary School Early Release Schedule:
  • Kindergarten
    • 8:45AM - 10:30AM
    • 11:30PM - 1:15PM
  • Grades 1 - 6
    • 8:45AM - 1:15PM (lunch served)
Late Start Elementary School Early Release Schedule:
  • Kindergarten
    • 9:15AM - 11:00AM
    • 12:00PM - 1:45PM
  • Grades 1 - 6
    • 9:15AM - 1:45PM (lunch served)
March 27-31:   Spring break. No school for Boise School District students. 

April 2:  Online registration begins at for Community Education's popular Spring Session of classes. Choose from more than two hundred lifelong learning courses. Spring session runs April 24th through May 18th. We offer affordable personal enrichment classes for learners of all ages. This spring, learn something new and meet new people.  Enroll today!

Band Students Recognized:  T he following Borah Quadrant Band students recently participated in the District III Solo festival at BSU and received Superior ratings from the judges, finishing 1st or 2nd  in each category, which automatically qualifies them for the state solo competition at Post Falls High School in early May.

2nd Place-
Tenor Saxophone
Benjamin Buckingham
West Junior High School
9th Grade

1st Place- Euphonium
 Nick Clohessy
Borah High School
12th Grade

2nd Place-
French Horn
Molly Hansen
 Borah High School
12th Grade

3rd place-
(1st alternate)- Alto Saxophone
Taylor King
Borah High School
11th Grade

1st Place-
Fernando Perez South Junior High School
10th Grade

Orchestra Students Recognized:  The following Timberline High School music students  won first place  recently at the Boise chamber Music Society String Quartet competition.
Derek Focht
11th Grade
Timberline High School 

Lewis Garner
10th Grade
Timberline High School

Alice Jung
12th Grade
Timberline High School 

Tara Ann Lawrence
12th Grade
Timberline High School 

District Administrator Recognized:   Debbie Donovan, Administrator of Student Programs, Boise School District, is one of 50 women in Idaho selected to receive the Idaho Business Review's 2017 Women of the Year Award.  More than 200 Idaho women were nominated by peers, colleagues and mentors as part of the annual awards program that recognizes women for their contributions to their profession, their peers and their community.  The 50 women selected were honored at a reception, dinner and awards gala held on March 9, 2017 at the Boise Centre. 

Invent Idaho State Finals Award Winners Announced:   A list of s tudents who recently participated in the Invent Idaho State Finals and who took home awards can now be viewed here .  These include students who qualified to represent Boise School District at the National Invention Convention in Washington, DC.    Invent Idaho is the premier student invention program in the Northwest, having provided a forum for thousands of young inventors in grades one through eight since its inception in 1989.  Invent Idaho celebrates student creativity and innovation, while teaching the inventive thinking process in an interdisciplinary curriculum. Young inventors participate in progressive levels of competitions, including three Regional events held across Idaho, culminating in an Invent Idaho State Finals event. 

Now Open:  SUEZ Student Water Conservation Video Contest:  This fun and important contest is open to any student in the Boise School District enrolled in grades 9-12.  Individuals or teams create one video commercial promoting water conservation submitted in both a 25-seconds length and 10-seconds length.  Frist, second and third place entries will air on local television stations during the summer water conservation season. The first place spot will also air on Idaho Public Television (IPTV. The winner(s) will be invited to the IPTV editing room and will be highlighted in their monthly magazine, Channels.   Videos must be submitted by April 28, 2017. Click here to review contest rules and forms. 

Parents -  Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging:  The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians.  Click  here to learn more and sign-up.

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  

Boise School District | 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, Idaho 83709 | 208.854.4000

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