What's Happening in Boise Schools
In this Everything’s Possible moment, we share a post highlighting Grady, a 4th grade student at Roosevelt Elementary School. We're lucky to have students like Grady. Help show your support for Boise’s public schools and pride in your student by sharing Grady's post with your friends and family.
Borah High School Senior Katie Luong (pictured) is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from Blue Cross of Idaho. Her winning essay , about what motivates her to pursue a career in medicine, was selected after she attended the 2019 Health Professions Expo, sponsored by the Boise School District. Katie will attend the University of Utah this fall.
She has volunteered extensively at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Idaho Red Cross, Ada County Community Library and is involved in a number of school & community organizations - Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), National Honor Society and Girl Scouts.

Katie is pictured (L to R) with Holly Sue Kerns , community relations, Blue Cross of Idaho and Jenni Kimball , college & career counselor, Borah High School.

In the brief video below, Katie shares her college and career plans and explains how attending the Health Expo influenced her future plans.
Dr. Betty Olson (pictured), administrator, Student Programs, Boise School District is the receipient of a TWIN Award as presented by the Women's & Children's Alliance. The annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award:

  • Honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles
  • Salutes corporations/organizations whose policies and practices encourage high achievement by women and provides equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds
  • Provides an opportunity for women to network
The West Junior High School Robotics Team traveled to East Junior High for a District robotics event on Friday, March 8, 2019 and won each event! Students competed in three events including a Solo Driving Challenge, Team Driving Challenge, and Programming/Autonomous Challenge. There was also a trophy awarded for overall points. 

Ali Abdelnaby , Tyler Danielson , and Andrew Wood were awarded Team Driving trophies; Ethan Edgett , Ethan Hunt , and Isaac Shores were awarded the Solo Driving and Team Driving trophies; and Hayden Gray , Aaron Cockrell , and Enoch Goretoy were awarded the Programming/Autonomous and Overall Points Champion trophies! Congratulations to these robot engineers from West Junior High!
Congratulations to the following Borah High Band students. They recently competed at the District 3 Solo and Ensemble Competition, placed first or second in their instrument category, and received a Superior rating on their performance, therefore automatically qualifying them for the State Competition at Idaho State University in May.

District Results:
Fernando Perez - Flute, 1st Place
Cameron Echols - Clarinet, 2nd Place
Caleb Mason - Bassoon, 2nd Place
Kyle Thomas - Tenor Sax- 1st Place
Benjamin Buckingham - Tenor Sax, 2nd Place
Borah Flute Choir - Lauryn Patton , Sarah Benson , Fernando Perez , Gracie Stamey , Abigail Robinson , Rachel Puzey , Elizabeth Iverson , Victoria Stapley , 1st Place
Congratulations to Boise High Senior, Sarah Picker . She has been selected as Idaho's top High S chool Youth Volunteer in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. As a State Honoree, Sarah will receive a $1000 award, and engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. for a series of national recognition events from May 4-7, 2019.
Sarah Picker
Congratulations go out to all of our Boise School District students who participated in the National Braille Challenge again this year. They all worked very hard to prepare and competed with students across the state of Idaho!

Boise School District has two Braille Challenge Idaho statewide winners in the Junior Varsity Division this year!

  • Emilia Lane, 9th Grade, North Jr. High - Statewide First Place Junior Varsity Division
  • Cindy Barajas, 8th Grade, North Jr. High - Statewide Second Place Junior Varsity Division
Emilia Lane
Cindy Barajas
Congratulations to Kellen Hulquist , a 6th grade student at Washington Elementary School, and to Ben Jensen , a 6th grade student at Shadow Hills Elementary School, for placing 2nd and 3rd respectively in the National Geographic State Bee held in Rexburg on Friday, March 29. Learn more...
Kellen Hulquist
Ben Jensen
Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m.
(Live video streaming will be provided of the Boise, Borah, Capital & Timberline graduation ceremonies)

  • Boise High, May 21, 2019
  • Borah High, May 22, 2019
  • Capital High, May 23, 2019
  • Timberline High, May 20, 2019
  • Frank Church High, May 21, 2019, 5 p.m. @ Morrison Center (Spring)
  • Marian Pritchett, May 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. @ Marian Pritchett School
  • STEP Program, May 16, 2019, 10 a.m. @ South JHS

The Student Selection process has begun for applicants to attend Treasure Valley Math & Science Center (TVMSC) during the 2019-20 school year.

Boise School District's Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center is a magnet school program offered to exceptional public, private and home-schooled students in Southwest Idaho. TVMSC is a unique learning community offering a seamless, integrated progression of challenging mathematics, science, technology and research courses for high potential students in multi-age cohorts from 7th through 12th grades.

The application process is outlined on TVMSC's Application web page.

Applicants must complete the linked forms for 'Intent to Test' and 'Student Data' forms and return these to the TVMSC Office to reserve a space at one of the two Applicant Screening days.

Applicants for the 2019 - 2020 program must participate in one of the  Applicant Screening Days on either Saturday, March 2nd or Saturday, April 6th from 7:45 - 11:30 AM  at Riverglen Jr High/TVMSC.

TVMSC also invites families to one of two upcoming Orientation Nights. The  Orientation Nights  are held on either  February 28th  or  April 4th  from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. These Orientation Nights provide an overview of TVMSC's 7th - 12th program and the student selection process, an opportunity to have questions addressed, and an opportunity to visit classrooms to talk with staff members and current students.

The Orientation Nights and the Applicant Screening Days are held from at Riverglen Jr High/TVMSC, 6801 N Gary Lane, Boise 83714.

Online registration is open for students registering for the traditional secondary summer school program through the Boise School District. Please visit https://www.boiseschools.org/parents/summer_programs_2019  for information, forms and instructions.
Expand your knowledge with Community Education. Register online for Spring Community Education classes. We offer affordable personal enrichment courses for all ages. Hurry, courses fill quickly!

Spring 2019 Community Education classes run April 22 - May 16, 2019. 
  • Just For Kids offers safe and secure on-site child care at your neighborhood school since 1991.
  • Year-round reliable and affordable child care for children ages 5-12.
  • Open to accommodate early release days, parent-teacher conference days, & holiday breaks.
  • Just For Kids staff receive annual training in child development, CPR, first aid, behavior management & safety and security.
  • Now accepting four-year-olds at Amity JFK.

Visit the JFK website for information and to enroll. Watch the video below to learn more about the JFK program.
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. 
  • April 5: Boise high Chamber Orchestra: 26th Annual Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Rockies, Tickets - $10. Learn more...
  • April 8: Boise School Board regular monthly meeting. The following staff awards will be presented: Red Apple: Heike Golden, World Studies Teacher - Fairmont Junior High School; Gold Apple: Donna Bray - Food Service Manager- Frank Church High School. When available, complete agenda will be posted on Board meeting webpage. Public is invited to attend.
  • April 16: 14th Annual Boise Rotary Century Scholars program, recognizing the top 100 graduating high school seniors in Boise, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Boise State University, Jordan Ballroom. Students from the following high schools being recognized: Bishop Kelly, Boise, Borah, Capital, Frank Church, Riverstone international, Sage International and Timberline.
  • April 18: STEM Night, Mountain View Elementary School, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mtn. View families invited to attend.
  • April 20: Week of the Young Child Celebration, Idaho Botanical Garden, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE event to connect parents with community resources and enjoy activities with their children.
  • April 22: Power Down Day in the Boise School District. To celebrate Earth Day, schools will be saving energy by shutting off lights, planning low-tech lessons, eating outside, etc. Learn more...
  • April 24: Parent Information Night Regarding Dangers of Vaping, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., South Jr. High School, 3101 W. Cassia St., Boise. Learn more...
  • April 28: Dennis Technical Education Center Show & Shine Car Show. 11a.m. - 3 p.m., Dennis Technical Education Center, 8201 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Concessions and raffle tickets available for purchase.
  • May 10: Dedication Ceremony/Open House for Boise High School Gymnasium & Performing Arts Addition, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., with tours for the general public provided from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., 1010 W. Washington St.
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Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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