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November 11:  Boise Fire Fighter's Local 149 will distribute 260 new American-made coats to 17 elementary schoools in the Boise School District.  BFF Local 149 has been collaborating with Operation Warm to raise over $9000.00 in generous donations from union members and local businesses.   Coats will be distributed on November 11th, and the following local elementary schools will receive between 20 and 50 coats: Taft, Whittier, Whitney, Jefferson, Hawthorne, Valley View, Garfield, Lowell, Koelsch, Cynthia Mann, Horizon, Amity, Mountain View, Hillcrest, Grace Jordan, Morley Nelson and Monroe. 

The Press in invited to cover the coat distribution at the following locations on November 11th, 2016:
Whitney Elementary: 9:00 A.M.,   (1609 S Owyhee St)
Whittier Elementary: 10:00 A.M.,  (301 N 29 th St)
Cynthia Mann Elementary: 11:00 A.M.,  (5401 Castle Dr)
Valley View Elementary:  1:00 P.M., (3555 N Milwaukee)
Morley-Nelson Elementary: 2:00 P.M. (7701 W. Northview)

Click here to learn more. 

November 11:  Boie Schools will honor Veteran's Day with a number of Veteran's Day ceremonies to be held throughout the school district, including a ceremony at Borah High School's Memorial, (6001 W. Cassia St.), which will take place at 11:11 a.m. and include:
  1. Presentation of Colors by the Borah ROTC (All female which is the Veteran's Day theme this year)
  2. National Anthem
  3. Reading of Flanders Fields.
  4. Reading of the names of the Borah Alums killed in action.

November 14:   Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Some of the agenda items include:  Bond Election Resolution; presentation of Red Apple Award to Brett Dewey, Special Education Teacher, Owyhee Elementary School; presentation of Golden Apple Award to Kathy Kite, Account Technician, District Services Center; Star Update, and Recognition of "Yes I Can" and "Braille Challenge Awards".  Review complete agenda here. Public is invited to attend.  

November 14-18:  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.  2016's theme, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," is reflected in special observances each day of the 2016 weeklong celebration:
  • Monday, November 14, 2016: Kickoff Day
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016: Parents Day
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016: Education Support Professionals Day
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016: Educator for a Day
  • Friday, November 18, 2016: Substitute Educators Day
On Wednesday, November 16th a special celebration will  be held at Horizon Elementary School, 730 N. Mitchell St., 8:00 a.m., to honor Educational Support Personnel.

November 14-18:  National School Psychology Awareness Week presents a great time to send appreciation to your school psychologist for all the great work they do for students, staff and families! Schools around the country will be participating in activities designed to engage school staff and students to reflect on how "Small Steps Change Lives."  During School Psychology Awareness Week this year, schools throughout the U.S. will highlight the contributions of school psychologists in strengthening positive relationships between students and school staff, establishing welcoming school environments, and reinforcing gratitude, respect, and resilience in our school community. 

November 14th - December 16th: Public comments will be accepted on the proposed textbook adoptions for K-5 Math and World Studies, which is currently going through the adoption process for use in K-5 math classes and Jr. High World Studies classes to be offered during the 2017-18 school year.  Sample text books will be available for public review in the lobby of the Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with a comment form that can be completed and turned in at the lobby's front desk.

November 21-25:  Thanksgiving holiday break - No school K-12.

November 23 :   Maple Grove Singers (grades 4, 5, and 6) will be singing on the Main Stage at the 2016 Festival of Trees on Wednesday, November 23 from 1 - 1:45. Come join the fun!

Fairmont staff and AVID officials celebrate the school earning the distinction again as a National AVID College Readiness Demonstration School.
Fairmont Junior High School Again Earns National Recognition: Fairmont Junior High School has again been selected as a National AVID College Readiness Demonstration School. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories. AVID officials visited Fairmont on November 10, 2016 to evaluate the school's AVID program. After a day long evaluation process, AVID officials announced that Fairmont's AVID program has been re-validated through 2019 as an AVID National Demonstration School. This is the second such national re-validation earned by the school. "None of this is possible without the incredible support we receive from everyone involved - students, parents, staff and district support," said Fairmont Principal Brian Walker. "We have an amazing district to work in and we love what we do! Thank you for giving us an incredible platform for Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow!" 

Boise High Senior Earns Title of Miss Idaho Teen USA:    Gabriella "Bella" Simpson, 17, a senior at Boise High School, is the new Miss Idaho Teen USA. She will be competing on the national stage at Miss Teen USA during the summer of 2017. (Miss Teen USA is part of the Miss Universe Organization owned by WME | IMG.)  Simpson competed at Boise Spec Center on Sunday, November 5th with a total of 27 contestants in her division. Simpson was judged on three categories that were equally scored: Interview, Evening Gown, and Swimwear.  This is Simpson's second year competing for the title. She also earned the Miss Photogenic award, decided by the public through online votes. This is her second year receiving that award, as well.  

Simpson plays coed soccer, and volunteers much of her time for organizations around Boise. These include the Idaho Humane Society, Idaho Food Bank, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and many others. While balancing school, sports, and volunteering, Simpson plans to attend college in the fall and subsequently attend law school. Simpson is a very family oriented and people friendly person who looks forward to representing Idaho.   Click the video image to watch the crowning ceremony (courtesy of  

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.  

Our Students Need You! Boise School District is in need of substitutes!

Why sub with us?
  • Make a difference. Positively influence the lives of today's youth.
  • Flexible schedule. As an on-call substitute, you can choose which assignments you accept.
  • Good pay for a day's work. Sub pay has been increased this school year!
  • Generate extra income. Great for retirees or anyone in need of extra cash!
  • Experience and exposure. Subbing can serve as a stepping stone to a permanent position with greater job security and benefits.
  • Receive free District-sponsored training.
  • It's Easy! Complete a simple, online application.

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Data Points - This & That For November: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at educational issues making news in November, including a post about new programs that provide optimism in boosting "GO ON" rates.   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

Share Your Passion with the People - Teach a Community Ed Class: Have a passion, skill or knowledge you want to share with the public? Consider teaching a Community Education class. Click here to learn more.

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.

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

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