What's Happening in Boise School District
August 14:   Boise School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m. , Board Room, District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise. The Board will: receive monthly agenda items that they will review and vote on and receive the annual tax certification. Public is invited to attend. Complete agenda is posted on the Boise School District Board of Trustees Meeting Packet website.

August 19:  Families will enjoy a fun-filled evening of kids' activities and great films as part of Movies Under the Stars in Boise.

The fun begins at 7 p.m. with free games for kids provided by the Boise Parks and Recreation Mobile Recreation Van. Kids will get moving with capture the flag, dodgeball and other field games.

At dusk, family-friendly movies are shown on a huge 30' inflatable movie screen. The free family movies and fun are presented by Boise Parks and Recreation and the Boise Schools Education Foundation with support from Wesselman Solutions.

Remaining movies and locations include:

August 19: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Julia Davis Park, 700 S Capitol Blvd.
August 26: BFG - Molenaar Park, 2815 S Maple Grove Rd.

August  20 Online registration for Fall Community Education classes begins. Choose from hundreds of personal enrichment courses. From fitness, health, culinary arts, to computers, arts and crafts, travel and garden, green living and the great outdoors, there's a class for all ages!  Learn more and register online beginning Sunday, August 20th at www.boiselearns.org.   For more than 45-years, we've served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!  

August 21:   On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible across the state of Idaho.  A total solar eclipse occurs when a new moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow across the Earth. Although Boise is not in the path of totality, it's predicted that Boiseans will still be able to witness 99.48% obscuration for our area. The Idaho Office of Emergency Management has a created a comprehensive solar eclipse website with links to valuable information to help you prepare for safe viewing of this event, including information about solar eclipse eyewear to prevent any permanent eye injury.  

August 22:  First day of school for students in the Boise School District- Early release K-12

September 4:  Labor Day - No school K-12. 
Back to School:  Boise School District has created a  Back to School website with useful information to help you prepare for the first day of school.  Find school supply lists, school bus stop information, school meal menus,  addresses and phone numbers for schools, school year calendar information, and dates and times for important back to school nights - everything you need to start a great school year! 

District Accepting Public Comments Regarding Proposed Calendar Modification:   Boise School District is currently taking public comments regarding a proposed modification to the 2018-2019 school year calendar. 

A public comments website has been created to accept input from Boise School District parents/guardians, students, staff members and patrons.

With a focus on student achievement, the Boise School District's Board of Trustees in October of 2017 will consider modifying the 2018-19 school year calendar to end the First Semester prior to the Winter Holiday Break, which will result in ending the school year before Memorial Day weekend, the last week of May.

Currently, First Semester ends about two weeks after Winter Break and secondary students spend that 'break' studying and preparing for their final exams. The school year currently ends after Memorial Day in June. Learn more...
Breakfast, Lunch & Supper Served in Boise School District:  Boise School District participates in the USDA National School Breakfast, National School Lunch and Child and Adult Care Food Program's At Risk Supper Programs. Breakfast and lunch are served at all Boise schools. Suppers are provided at 7 schools with Boise Parks & Recreation after school programs including Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Jefferson, Morley Nelson, Whitney, and William Howard Taft. Free & reduced price meals are available to students who qualify and are free to students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision schools. Free & reduced price meal applications are now being accepted. Apply on-line at  https://foodservice.boiseschools.org   Learn more...

Kathy Carpenter
Food Service Manager
Morley Nelson Elementary School 
Morley Nelson Elementary School Food Service Manager Wins National Recognition:  The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has awarded Kathy Carpenter from Morley Nelson Elementary the Northwest regional Manager of the Year Award, considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn. The award recognizes a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program. Learn more...

Peggy Bodnar
Food & Nutrition Services 
Boise District Food & Nutrition Services Supervisor to Serve in State Position:   Peggy Bodnar, Supervisor of the Boise School District's Food & Nutrition Services Department, has been elected as President of the Idaho School Nutrition Association for the 2017-18 School Year.

Now Hiring Food Service Staff Members:   Boise School District's Food & Nutrition Services is now hiring staff members to serve our students.  If you're looking for a rewarding position that makes a positive difference in a student's life, consider becoming a member of our Food & Nutrition Services team! To learn more, visit the Boise School District's Job Posting website .  

Boise District Schools to Receive Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grants:  A number of elementary schools in the Boise School District will receive Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The elementary schools selected include Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsch, Lowell, Morley Nelson, Mountain View, Owyhee, Valley View, Whitney, Whittier, and William Howard Taft. Students at these schools will recieve a variety of free, fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day.  Section 19 of the National School Lunch Act requires that schools with the highest free-and reduced-identified enrollment be given priority for participation in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. This selection criterion ensures that the program benefits children who generally have fewer opportunities to consume fresh fruit and vegetables on a regular basis.

Now Hiring School Bus Drivers - Bonuses Offered:  First Student, Boise School District's school bus contractor, is curently hiring school bus drivers.  First Student is proud to offer:

  • $1,500 bonus for CDL drivers with School Bus experience (expires 9/1/2017)
  • $1,000 bonus for NON CDL drivers (expires 9/1/2017)
  • Child ride-along program
  • Training leading to a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Many opportunities for additional hours
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Competitive houly wages.
Apply online at apply.firstgroupcareers.com or call 208.854.5230.  Learn more...
Maple Grove Elementary Choir
Maple Grove Elementary Choir
Talented Maple Grove Elementary Choir Performs at Back To School Meeting:   Maple Grove Elementary Choir, under the direction of Andrew Flory and Brenda Winkle, performed at the recently held 2017-2018 Boise School District New Professional Staff Meeting held at South Junior High School's auditorium. Click the adjacent video image to watch these talented music students perform. 

Timberline High Students Recognized: For the fourth year in a row, students from the Accelerated English 10 classes at Timberline High School taught by Taryn Waddell and David Archibald-Seiffer have been named winners in the national "Anthem" essay competition sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute. Awards carry cash prizes and certificate recognition.
  • Logan Woodhouse - Finalist
  • Miranda Lamb - Semifinalist
  • Maddie Ryan - Semifinalist
  • Paris Thompson - Semifinalist
  • Kenneth Wu - Semifinalist
  • Makenna Kuecks-Semifinalist
Data Points - Comparison of Teachers Salaries & Costs in NW Cities: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at a recent study comparing teacher salaries and costs among northwest school districts.   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.  
Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians.  To receive emergency text messages sign-up on our emergency text messaging registration webpage

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
Boise School District | 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, Idaho 83709 | 208.854.4000  ww.boiseschools.org

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