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What's Happening in Boise School District
March 13:   Click here to review and register for Community Education classes starting this week.  SAVE THE DATE: Online registration for our Spring session of classes begins Sunday, April 2, 2017 at  Find our Spring Class Catalog inserted into the Idaho Statesman on Sunday, April 2, 2017, mailed to residents and delivered to Boise Library Branches by Friday, April 7, 2017.

March 13:  Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m. Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise. Public is invited to attend. Agenda items include - NEA Teacher of the Year Recognition, Sonia Galaviz, Teacher, Garfield Elementary School; Presentation of Red Apple Award to Niki Jones, AVID, Fairmont Jr. High; Presentation of Golden Apple Award to Karen Hansen, Libary Paraprofessional, Morley Nelson Elementary School; Monthly Enrollment Report; Budget Development Schedule; and Personnel Report. Click here to review complete agenda. 

March 14:   Election Day. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to find your polling location.

On the ballot - Boise School District Bond to  reinvest in our neighborhood schools and community with no increase in the current property tax rate .

The bond:
  • Relieves student overcrowding
  • Expands critical job-training programs
  • Improves student access to music and athletics
  • Modernizes classrooms and schools
  • Increases student and staff safety
Click  here  for further details.  

March 15:  Hillside Junior High School Bridge students will host a Cultural Celebration on Wednesday, March 15th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Hillside Junior High School Gymnasium, 3536 W. Hill Rd. Dinner will be served and the Bridge Students will be performing.

March 16:   Fundraiser and Talent Night to benefit Boise School District's STEP Program (Student Transition Education Program). Join us for a heartwarming and fun night of talent and silent auction at Boise State University's Jordan Ballroom from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All funds will benefit students enrolled in the STEP Program.   $5 entrance fee at the door. Incredible silent auction items such as rafting trips, cabin in Yellowstone, plane ride with lunch, "stay-cations", and many other items. Current and past students from the Student Transition Education Program will perform. For further information, contact Karen Gillette at 890-2963.  

Eight Timberline High Students Win Writing Awards:  Eight (8) students in Taryn Waddell's Accelerated English 10 class at Timberline High School have been chosen as winners in the 8th Annual Writing Challenge for Stories of Transformation.  The students are as follows:

Sofia Edgar
Timberline High School

Bridget Fitzpatrick
Timberline High School

Jordan Gropp
Timberline High School

Dylan Habersetzer
Timberline High School

Emma Janzen
Timberline High School

Sarah McKeever
Timberline High School

Olivia Nelson
Timberline High School 

Ashley Tran
Timberline High School

Students Earn Top Honors at Invent Idaho Competition: Twenty (20) BSD students from grades 1-6 received awards at the Invent Idaho state competition recently held at the University of Idaho. Seven of these students received top honors and scholarships of up to $1,000 to compete at the  National Invention Convention  in Washington, D.C. in June.

Theses seven students are pictured below and their awards are as follows:
  • Jayden Loo, White Pine Elementary, 1st place for the Scooter Lock
  • Corrine Pixton, Collister Elementary, 1st place for the Noxilus
  • Kai Hatten, White Pine Elementary, Best of Category for the Ice-Bot
  • Vishali Sutharsan, White Pine Elementary, Best of Category, for the Banana Peel Mush Battery
  • Taelyn Baiza, Roosevelt Elementary, Best of Category, for Mare Sanum (Healthy Sea) Fishing Net
  • Reiya Kusama, Collister Elementary, Best of Category, for the Sleep Ninja
  • Alison Turcke, Highlands Elementary, People's Choice Award for The Binder Bolt
Taelyn Baiza
5th Grade
Roosevelt Elementary Scho0ol

Hatten Kai
6th Grade
White Pine Elementary School

Reiya Kusuma
4th Grade
Collister Elementary School

Jayden Loo
4th Grade
White Pine Elementary School

Corrine Pixton
5th Grade
Collister Elementary School

Vishali Sutharsan
6th Grade
White Pine
Elementary School

Alison Turcke
4th Grade 
Highlands Elementary School

Garfield Teacher Wins STEM Giveway:  First Grade Teacher Sarah Blackaller (pictured), Garfield Elementary School, has been selected as the winner of the Idaho STEM Action Center's February STEM Giveaway.  She will be receiving a Classroom STEM Bundle ($2,300 value), courtesy of the Idaho National Library (INL). This bundle includes:
  • Hydrogen Cart Kit
  • Tablet Device
  • Portable Document Camera
  • "INL STEM Help Wanted" Career Books
  • INL Classroom Materials Set (pencils or pens, sticky books, highlighters)
South Jr. High & Jefferson Elementary to Receive Donation of Science Books:  South Jr. High and Jefferson Elementary have been selected to receive a joint donation of 150 science books made possible by the Subura Loves Learning Project, an initiative to donate outstanding prize-winning books to schools.  The donation is made possible in partnership with the Science Books & Films (SB&F) Project at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The goal of the project is to engage young learners in the world of science and inspire them to want to learn more. 

Data Points - Boise District Enrollment: Setting the Record Straight: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at District enrollment in light of a recent op-ed that ran in the Idaho Statesman misrepresenting facts about the District. 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.

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  

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