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What's Happening in Boise School District

February 27:   Click here to review and register for Community Education classes starting the week of February 27th.    From culinary arts, to fitness and health, we offer a wide variety of personal enrichment courses. Community ED serves as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning! Continue your journey with us and discover the possibilities!

February 28:   Curtis Stigers Jazz Benefit Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital High Auditorium. Join us as CHS welcomes Capital alumnus Curtis Stigers for a concert benefiting the music department and its students. A renowned and accomplished jazz musician, Stigers gives back to his alma mater in this special, one-night event which also celebrates the recent release of his newest album, One More for the Road. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Music Department at Capital High School. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Tammy Bush at (208)854-4498 or in person at the Capital High School Business Office.

March 1 &2:  Koelsch Elementary School will host its annual Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for youth.  Click here to learn more. 

March 2:  In recognition of  Read Across America Day  (Dr. Seuss's birthday), North Junior High School will hold its first-ever read-a-thon in the school library to celebrate reading, writing and literacy! We begin at  7:30 a.m.. , with one guest reader every 15 minutes, until  2:30 p.m.  = 7 hours of uninterrupted reading aloud!  Readers include various student and staff volunteers, as well as two local disc jockies, a representative from Rediscovered Books , as well as a number of Boise School District Administration officials. 

March 2:  Whittier Elementary School STEM Night, for Whittier families and students, 5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., Boise. Come enjoy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with hands-on classes and presentations from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Pizza and drinks will be available from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Click here to learn more. 

March 2:    Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center will be holding the first of two Orientation Nights for prospective families to attend.  At Orientation Night, TVMSC staff provide an overview of the TVMSC program, the student selection process and an explanation of how the multi-aged 7th - 12th Cohort levels of the program are assigned. There will also be an opportunity for questions or concerns to be addressed. Attendees are provided opportunities to visit with current TVMSC students and parents.  They will also visit the classrooms. 

Orientation Night will be held in Riverglen's Large Gym from  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 6801 N. Gary Lane. Parents and students are welcome to attend.  The following  Saturday,  March 4th , TVMSC will hold the first of two Student Selection Screening Days.  Student Selection Screening is from  7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  in Riverglen Jr High's cafeteria.  

To reserve a space at the screening, families need to submit a copy of the Intent to Test form found here. The form needs to be sent to TVMSC's office via email, fax or US Mail.  This process will be repeated in April.  On  Thursday, April 20th , the second and final Orientation Night will be held from  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   This will be followed by the second and final Student Selection Screening Day on  Saturday, April 22nd  from  7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. .  Again, these will be held at Riverglen Jr High.  

March 3:  Fourth grade students from Longfellow Elementary School will be singing at the Idaho Day program to be held at the Idaho State Capitol on Friday, March 3rd, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 2nd Floor Rotunda, 700 W. Jefferson.  A wide range of state and local agencies, school districts, and community organizations from across the state are participating in this year's Idaho Day Celebration; event organizers expect over 150 people in attendance. Each year, the Idaho Day celebration serves not only as a reminder of our state's origins, but also to educate our community on different aspects of our history. This year, Idaho Day will focus on Idaho the beautiful to remind Idahoans of why they love Idaho and provide an opportunity for them to showcase their favorites to the community. Click here for a list of Boise School District schools participating in activities in recognition of Idaho Day 2017. 

March 4:  The 53rd Annual All-City Honor Concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Timberline High School Gymnasium. The concert will involve more than 250 student musicians and will feature the kiwanis Boys Choir under the direction of Tara Mason, the Elementary Honor Choir directed by Kristi Poole, the Intermediate Honor Band directed by Marty Worthington, and the Intermediate Honor Orchestra directed by Ana Robs. The instrumental and vocal students will combine on a mass finale directed by the Supervisor of Music, Rich Lapp.  This concert is free to the public, however we will gladly accept donations before and after the concert to help offset production expenses.We hope you will come out and support these fine 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade student musicians with your attendance and applause.

March 6 - 10:   National School Breakfast Week.  This year's theme, "Take the School Breakfast Challenge," encourages parents, students and school officials to start their morning with a healthy breakfast. Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little will be reading a Governor's Proclamation for Idaho School Breakfast Week at Pierce Park Elementary (5015 N. Pierce Park Ln.) on March 8th from 8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Lt. Gov. Little will then sit with students to enjoy a healthy morning meal.  This breakfast program provides children a significant portion of the nutrition they need to learn and be healthy.  After the proclamation reading, students will have the opportunity to view a video filmed at Whitney Elementary highlighting breakfast in the classroom in the Boise School District.  Click the above video image to learn more. 

March 9:  Kindergarten registration will take place at your neighborhood elementary school. Further information is provided below and here

March 14:   On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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 would address these top challenges:
  • Overcrowding with student populations so large schools can't function properly
  • Using portable classrooms to address overcrowding and safety
  • School parking lots overflowing into busy streets at critical times, creating safety issues
  • Older school buildings that are simply out-of-date and some that are too costly to repair
  • Aging electrical systems that cannot support modern technology
  • Structural issues that could result in safety concerns
  • Classrooms and schools that are physically unable to meet modern educational standards

If approved, the bond will provide students access to modern classrooms and schools that reflect best practices in education and technology - ensuring students graduate college and career ready.

Click  here to learn more. 

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). Please plan to jon 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 and 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. It is sure to be a night you will not forget! For further information and questions, please contact Karen Gillette at 890-2963.  STEP  is a safe place where students and staff treat others with respect, given quality care and feel valued as individuals. Students develop friendships and work hand in hand with the community to gain knowledge and experience. The overall goals are to develop vocational, self-determination, self advocacy and life skills to reach maximum independence.  Students can be referred to the transition program by parents, student, and home school special education team. Click here to learn more. 

Boise School District 2017 National Finalists Announced:    Today Boise School District announced the names of 45 high school students selected as National Merit Finalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered this spring.  

The naming of these Finalists comes after the Boise District received word in the fall that half of Idaho's total number of 2017 National Merit Semifinalists (95) were from the Boise School District (47).  Boise School District enrolls about 9% of the total number of public school students in the state of Idaho.  Click here to learn the names of the Boise School District's 2017 National Merit Finalists. 

Timberline High Students Score Well on National Exam: Congratulations to Timberline German students who took the National German Exam.  Alex Mikhalev scored in the 90th percentile - meaning he scored higher than 90% of all students who took the exam.  He is eligible to receive a Study trip abroad to Germany!  Lukas Stein received the Bronze Award for his score.  Taylor Colson, Emma Charlier and Mary Roedel all scored above the 50% ranking. 

Timberline Student Qualifies for Nationals:   Congrats to the state debate qualifiers from Timberline High - Jennifer Ryu and Angela Ni both of whom qualified to state in Congressional Debate and will be competing at state in Twin Falls on March 10-11, 2017.  Both Jennifer and Angela will now represent the state of Idaho at Nationals in Birmingham, Alabama in June as a part of the Worlds Debate Team.

Angela Ni
Timberline High School

Jennifer Ryu
Timberline High School

Calling All Community Education Instructors:  Do you have a skill, talent, hobby or interest you would like to share with the community? Community Education wants YOU! We are always searching for new instructors to join our wonderful team of volunteers. Community Education is recruiting for our upcoming Spring session of classes. If you are interested in teaching Community Education classes, please access the documents below to submit your application and proposal:

Why become a volunteer instructor?
  • To have FUN!To enhance personal well being - volunteers live longer, healthier lives
  • To build networks for personal and professional growth
  • To share talents, skills, and expertise
  • To inspire lifelong learning in others
  • To create a more productive and enriched community 
How to apply:

If you are interested in teaching Community Education classes, please click the links below to submit your application and proposal:

Parent Education Spring Classes Available:   Boise School District has developed a parent education program to offer support and skills to assist parents or guardians with raising happy and responsible kids.  Classes are offered throughout the city's school buildings at different start dates throughout the semester and are taught by certified school counselors who have extensive training and experience.   Parent education classes are available twice a year, fall and spring. The cost of the class/es is based on a sliding scale.  Lifetime memberships are available.  Classes that are offered change, but may include:  "Parenting with Love and Logic", "Parenting Teens with Love and Logic", "Co-parenting through Divorce or Separation", and others. 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.

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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