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January 20:  Secondary schools, grades 7-12, regular schedule, no exams & no early release (snow day makeup). 

January 20:  End of first semester. K-6 - FULL DAY SCHEDULE (NO early release - snow day makeup).

January 23:   Community Education's Winter session begins.  Click here to review and register for  classes starting the week of January 23rd.     Choose from hundreds of new and exciting personal enrichment classes for all ages!   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 23rd through March 16th. For 45 years, Community Education has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning! Continue your journey with us and discover the possibilities!

January 24:  Paul Tillotson Music Scholarship Concert Presents a Tribute to Paul Tillotson, Tuesday, January 24th at 7 p.m., Borah High School Auditorium, featuring The Frim Fram 4 and Borah Jazz Band, Choir and Orchestra. Click here to learn more. 

January 25:   Ninth grade students from across the Boise School District are invited to attend the Professional Technical Dennis Education Center 's annual Rigs and Gigs Event on Wednesday, January 25th. This hands-on event allows students to explore careet technical education classes they can take in high school. Students will be transported during the school day for the event. For more information, please contact: Chelsie Wilson at
Pictured are students enrolled in the Precision Machining program.  Click here to review course descriptions of career technical education classes offered.  

January 26:  6th grade students from across the Boise School District will have an opportunity to explore career techical fields in a hands-on activity day at the Professional Technical Dennis Education Center on January 26th. For more information, please contact: Chelsie Wilson at  Click here to review descriptions of the District's Career Tecnical Education programs.   Pictured are students enrolled in the Residential Carpentry/Building Construction program.  Note:  Local news media representatives are invited to attend this event. Click here for a rotation time schedule of participating schools. 

January 26: Dennis Technical Education Center will hold its annual Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to showcase the Center's career technical education programs that provide students with valuable technical and leadership skills. Pictured is the Welding Technology program. With successful passage of the Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Boise School District Bond Election the District's Professional Technical Education Center will be expanded to offer Electrical, Plumbing and Heating-Air Conditining job training classes.  Parents, students, industry partners, and community members are invited to attend the Dennis Technical Education Center Open House.  Click  here to learn more about the Dennis Technical Education Center and click  here to read the Center's latest newsletter. The Dennis Technical Education Center is located at 8201 W. Victory Rd., Boise. 

February 13:  Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. When available, the Board meeting agenda will be posted here. Public is invited to attend. 

February 17:  No school, K-12 grades. 

February 20:  Presidents' Day - No school, K-12 grades. 

February 22:   Deadline to sign-up for free developmental screening. If you have a child who is from 3-5 years old and may have possible delays in the following areas:  Speech; Language; Concepts; Motor Skills; Self Help Skills; Social Emotional; Vision and Hearing.  Special Education Services are available for children with developmental delays through the Boise School District's Early Childhood Special Education Program. Click here to learn more. 

March 9:  Kindergarten registration, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at your neighborhood elementary school. 

March 14:   On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Boise School District will hold a bond election to reinvest in our neighborhood schools and community with no  increase in the current property tax rate.  

The bond will:

  • Address critical school facility problems and student overcrowding now so they don't cost taxpayers more later
  • Provide students access to safe modern classrooms and schools
  • Ensure students graduate college and career ready
  • Make facility improvements to every school in the District
 Click here to learn more. 

Mandy Simpson
Boise High School
Boise High Senior Recognized:  Mandy Simpson, Senior, Boise High School, was recognized on Tuesday, January 17th before the Boise High Girls' Varsity Basketball game for her nomination to the McDonald's All-American Game . Click here  and here to learn more. 

Capital and Timberline High Students Named Coca-Colar Scholarship Semi-finalists:   Five students from the Boise School District, out of a total of 23 students from Idaho, have been named Semi-finalists in the annual Coca-Cola Scholarship competition.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The following students from the Boise School District have been named Semi-finalits and now advance to the next round! Click here to review the list of Idaho students named Coca-Cola Scholarship Semi-finalists. 

Harley Goul
Capital High School

Alexander Hamrick
Timberline High School

Braedon Silvers
Capital High School

Andrew Zhang
Boise High School

Henry Zhang
Capital High School

Pre-Engineering Students Win Award:  The Pre-Engineering SkillsUSA students received an award for the Christmas tree they entered in the recently held Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees event at the Boise Centre on the Grove. The s tudents from the District's SkillsUSA Pre-Engineering program at Boise and Timberline high schools, designed their own ornaments using 3D printed and laser milled ornaments 

Data Points - This & That For January: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly provides a brief overview of four local and national articles of interest.  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.  Read Dr. Coberly's blog post here

Winter Weather Procedures - Keeping Students Safe:   When winter weather comes our way, the Boise School District has a plan to keep our students safe.  Click  here  to learn more about the District's Winter Weather Procedures  or click on the adjacent image to view a video explaining the procedures.  The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians.  Click here to sign-up.

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  

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