Press ReleaseFor Immediate Release
What's Happening in Boise School District 
Here's a look at some of the events happening in your Boise School District:


Thursday, February 21-Saturday, February 23:   15th Annual "Those Were the Days" Dinner Theatre, Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave. Timberline High School choirs will present "Crazy for You," the new Gershwin Musical. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 for the show and cookies. Tickets for Thursday's performance are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 for the show and dinner. Tickets for Friday's and Saturday's performances are $25 for adults, $15 for students. More information can be found on Timberline's website: Sponsored by Modern Dental.


Friday, February 22: Magic Night featuring Magician Brad Hatcher, Owyhee-Harbor Elementary School, 3434 W. Pasadena Dr., doors open 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $5 per person, will be available at the will call table the night of the event. Concessions will be available for purchase from Owhyee PTO.


Friday, February 22: Capital High School Music Department presents the Second Annual Jazz Benefit Concert featuring Curtis Stigers, the Capital High School Jazz Ensemble, and Capital Singers, Capital High School auditorium, 8055 W. Goddard Rd., 7 p.m. Tickets $15. For tickets and information contact Marty Worthington, 854-4592. Proceeds to benefit Capital High's Music Department.


Monday, February 25-Wednesday, February 27: Book Fair, Maple Grove Elementary School, 2800 S. Maple Grove Rd. Family Night, Tuesday, February 26, 6-8 p.m.


Monday, February 25-Friday, March 1: Book Fair, Monroe Elementary School, 3635 W. Cassia St. Reading Night, Wednesday, February 27, 6:30-8 p.m.


Monday, February 25-Friday, March 1: Book Fair, Riverside Elementary School, 2100 E. Victory Rd.


Monday, February 25: Boise Walk 150 Kickoff, Jefferson Elementary School, 200 S. Latah St, 11:30 a.m. Boise Mayor David Bieter is challenging Boise residents to participate in the Walk 150 campaign and will be walking with Jefferson students on this day. Walk 150 is Mayor David Bieter's program to challenge residents to walk 150 miles in 2013 in honor of the city's sesquicentennial celebration. The Mayor will be joined by Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly and representatives from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Let's Move Boise and the Boise Parks & Recreation Department.  Following remarks to officially launch the year-long program, the Mayor will lead Jefferson students on a walk around the school grounds.  The goal of the program is to encourage citizens of all ages to improve their health by walking at neighborhood schools, parks and businesses throughout the city.  Media is encouraged to attend.   


Monday, February 25: Preschool Screening, Madison Early Childhood Center, 2215 W. Madison Ave. Services are available for children with special needs through the Boise School District Early Childhood Special Education Program. Please call 854-5520 to set up an appointment for a screening if you have a child who is from 3 to 5 years old and may have possible problems in one or more of the following areas: Self Help Skills, Speech, Language, Social Emotional, Concepts, Hearing, Vision, Motor Skills.


Monday, February 25: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Chris Taylor, science teacher, South Jr. High School; presentation of Golden Apple Award to Tony Wray, special ed. assistant, East Jr. High School. In addition, South Jr. High School's Paw Out Bullying club will make a presentation, sharing with the Board data they collected from the school and explain their anti-bullying plan for South. Public is invited to attend.


Tuesday, February 26: National Education Association's Read Across America Cat-a-Van Reading Tour will stop and Grace Jordan and Jefferson elementary schools with a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat. The NEA and Renaissance Dental will bring books, toothbrushes, and other giveaways to children in need. The tour will stop at Grace Jordan, 6411 W. Fairfield Ave, from 10-11 a.m., and at Jefferson, 200 S. Latah St., from 1-2 p.m.


Thursday, February 28: A Reading Night to Remember, Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St., 5-6:30 p.m. Students are asked to bring a shoe box or similar container so that each child can make their own time capsule! Extra boxes are welcome.


Thursday, February 28: Reading Night, Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., 5:30-7 p.m.


Thursday, February 28: Snuggle Up and Read, Hillcrest Elementary School, 2045 S. Pond St., 6-8 p.m. Activities include bookmaking, door prizes, book exchange, book walk, guest readers and more. Come in your pajamas and enjoy reading activities for the whole family!


Friday, March 1: Movie Night, Morley Nelson Elementary School, 7701 W. Northview St., doors open 6:10 p.m., movie starts 6:30 p.m. Raffle tickets for a movie basket will be for sale for $1. Bring treats to enjoy! No outside beverages please; bottled water will be available for 25 cents. Students must be accompanied by an adult.


Friday, March 1: Movie Night, Hidden Springs Elementary School, 5480 W. Hidden Springs Dr., doors open 6:30 p.m., movie begins 7 p.m. Wear your pajamas and enjoy this fun, family event! Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Friday, March 1: Longfellow Elementary School Art Auction, at the Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St. in downtown Boise, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for a fabulous parent's night out! Cost is $5 at the door.


Capital Student Wins Scholarship: Capital High School student Khadija Khan has been selected as a finalist for a Coca-Cola Scholarship. Approximately 2,200 applicants were selected as semifinalists. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. From the 2,200 semifinalists, only 250 finalists were selected. Finalists will travel to Atlanta, GA, in April for personal interviews by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education, and the arts. Fifty students will then be designated as National Scholars and will receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students will be designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.


Timberline Student Wins Award: Timberline High School student Evan Fishburn recently won a Gold Key award for poetry from the Idaho Scholastic Art and Writing awards. Gold Key winning entries are automatically entered into the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.


2013 Presidential Scholar Candidates Announced: The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors. In 1979, the program was expanded to recognized students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. Annually, up to 141 students are chosen from among outstanding graduating seniors to become U.S. Presidential Scholars.


The following BSD students have been selected as candidates for the 2013 Presidential Scholars Program:


Boise High: Hailey Chambers, Abigail Darmody, Ariana Garabedian, Carl Harmon, Adam Jiang, Danny Kaiser, Oh Sang Kweon, Guang-Yi Lee, Jeehae Lee, Erik Parkinson, Yoon Su Ra, Emma Ryan.


Capital High: Mauston Beauchaine, Christa Cole, Noel Smith.


Timberline High: Sarah Graham, Maneesha Julakanti, Cynthia Le, Matthew Miller.


Southwest Regional Invent Idaho Winners Announced: Two Boise School District elementary schools participated in the Southwest Regional Invent Idaho competition on February 8 and 9. Students from Cynthia Mann and Collister elementary schools who placed in the regional competition will move on to the state event on March 8 and 9. The following is a list of students who placed in their respective categories:


Best in Show

Grades 1-4: Elsa Coulam, Collister



Grades 3-4: 1st place, Malia McColl, Collister; 2nd place, Olivia Schutz, Collister; 3rd place, William Butler, Collister. Grades 5-6: 1st place, Ethan Hinkle, Cynthia Mann.


Working Model

Grades 1-2: 1st place, Kayla Wieckowski, Cynthia Mann; 3rd place, Jackson Olsen, Cynthia Mann.


Jules Verne

Best in Category: Meg Conklin, Collister.


Non-Working Model

Best in Category: Claire Gordon, Cynthia Mann. Grades 1-2: 1st place, Jasper Hansen, Cynthia Mann. Grades 3-4: 1st place, Jamie Hamlin, Collister; 2nd place, Tori Gidley, Cynthia Mann; 3rd place, Jonas Habig, Cynthia Mann. Grades 5-6: 2nd place, Eli Anderson, Cynthia Mann.



Best in Category: Kade Aldrich, Cynthia Mann. Grades 3-4: 1st place, Isaac Myers, Cynthia Mann; 2nd place, Joshua Richmond, Cynthia Mann; 3rd place (tie), Avery Peterson, Cynthia Mann and Alec Batten, Cynthia Mann. Grades 5-6: 1st place, Nick Romans, Cynthia Mann.


Timberline Student Selected: Timberline High School student Noel Smith has been selected for the Questbridge Scholars Program and will attend the University of Pennsylvania.


BSD Consulting Teacher Wins Award: Dr. Molly O'Shea, a consulting teacher for the Bridge program, a program for newly arrived refugee/immigrant students at Borah High School, has been selected to receive a Refugee Champion Award. Champion Awards recognize service professionals or volunteers who have contributed significantly to the advancement of refugee resettlement and the betterment of refugees' lives in Idaho.


Maple Grove Principal Recognized: Mark Jones, principal at Maple Grove Elementary School, has been selected to receive the 2012-13 Gem Distinguished Service Award from the Idaho Association of Elementary School Principals. He was identified for his outstanding school leadership, his mentorship to other administrators, and his service to the community.



News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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