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January 28:  Students from the Boise School District will be involved in JUMP Into Innovation Day, a free community event to be held Saturday, January 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at JUMP, located in downtown Boise, 1000 W. Myrtle Street.  The public is invited to attend and become inspired by more than 100 amazing student inventions during the 2017 Invent Idaho Regional competition as part of Innovation Day. JUMP into fun innovation-related activities like test driving VEX IQ robotics with Les Bois Junior High School, interactive learning with Engineers without Borders and playing with the latest cutting-edge technology with Boise State Creative Technologies Association, Microgravity University, and Space Broncos will be among other fun happenings. This is a great chance to explore JUMP, connect with community and get your innovation on! For more information about JUMP or Innovation Day, please visit the JUMP website at .

January 30:   Community Education's Winter session begins.  Click here to review and register for  classes starting the week of January 30th.     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 30, 31 & February 2:  Informational Math Nights for District 5th & 6th grade parents. Discussion of the recommended student placement in Math 6, Honor 6/7, and Compacted 7/8. These meetings are designed to help parents make informed decisions about what option is best for their student. Meetings will take place from 6:30 p.m. to  7:00 p.m. at the following locations:
  • South Jr. High: January 30, Library
  • Hillside Jr. High: January 31, Band Rm
  • East Jr. High: February 2, Library
Note:  The following video has been created to view in the event parents/guardians are not able to attend the math night events. 

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 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 fund a 10-year Educational Facilities Master Plan that:
  • Addresses our schools' most pressing needs regarding poor condition, overcrowding and improving educational adequacy while ensuring every school receives attention.
  • Makes significant facility improvements today while preparing for the educational needs of students well into the future.
  • Is accountable, addressing critical school facility problems now so they don't cost taxpayers more later.
  • Provides students with access to safe, modern classrooms and schools that reflect best practices and technology - ensuring students graduate career and college ready.
  • Demonstrates a thoughtful balance between hard data, demographic and enrollment projections and the input from parents, patrons, staff and students.
  • Serves as a clear reflection of our community's commitment to high-quality neighborhood schools.
 Click here to learn more. 

Building For Student Success - Our Results:    Boise School District is committed to providing high quality educational programs and preparing students for college, career and citizenship. What do Boise School District patrons get for their tax money?  
  • Boise School District is one of the highest performing school districts in Idaho, the region and the nation. 
  • 60% of Boise School District graduates attend college compared to 46% statewide.
  • Half of Idaho's 2016 National Merit Semi-Finalists came from the Boise School District.
  • Our students outperform Idaho and the nation on standardized tests, college entrance exams, and Advanced Placement (AP) testing.
  • 91% of Boise's AP test takers in the class of 2013 enrolled in college and 80% of those students are still enrolled.
  • All four of our traditional high schools are listed among America's top high schools by The Washington Post.
  • District patrons enjoy school choices such as Dual Language Immersion, Montessori, Classical, International, Math and Science, Professional-Technical and the Harbor Method.

District 6th Grade Students Explore Careers at Dennis Technical Education Center:  On Thursday, January 26, 6th grade students from throughout the Boise District explored career techical fields in a hands-on activity day at the Professional Technical Dennis Education Center .  The Center, which is nationally recognized for providing students with some of the most cutting-edge career technical programs available, offers a multitude of courses designed to prepare students for future success in career and in life.  Click here to review all programs offered at the Dennis Center. Pictured:  Cynthia Mann, Horizon and Mountain View elementary school 6th grade students explore the many career course offerings at the Dennis Pro-Tech Center. 

Angela Ni  
Timberline High School
Timberline High Senior Recognized:   Angela Ni, senior, Timberline High School recently earned 1st Place in Radio Speaking at the Eagle Debate Tournament.  

Timberline High Students Recognized:  The following 2D art students were recently accepted into the 2017 Annual Art Source Gallery exhibit from Timberline High School:

Timmery Brown - Untitled
Ian Hadrick - Max
Kyle Kerr - The Void
Kyle Kerr - The Weight of Stars
Emily LaFerriere - Depression
Seoungyeon Nam - Death and Beauty
Angela Ni - We are not Okay

The reception for the Emerging Artists' show will be Thursday, February 2nd from 6-9:00 P.M.

Timberline High Coach Recognized:  Larry Price, former head coach of the Timberline High Schools Varsity Baseball Team, was recently selected to receive the 2017 Merit Award as presented by the Northwest Baseball Coaches Association. Click here to learn more about Coach Price.

Adams Elementary School Students Recognized:  Third grade students from Siimone Mansfield's class won Best in Show for their wreath that they created and entered into the Festival of Trees competition. The students used Adams' glass kiln to make penguins (see photo).

New Food & Nutrion Services Website Designed to Serve You!:  Boise School District's Food & Nutrition Services recently launched a new state of the art website for students and their families. The website is loaded with nutrition resources to help students, teachers, and families learn about good nutrition and wellness, both at school and at home. One of the highlights of the website is our interactive menus. Click here   to learn more. 

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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