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


Monday, February 25-Friday, March 1: Book Fair, Monroe Elementary School, 3635 W. Cassia St.


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


Friday, March 1: Snuggle Up and Read, Hawthorne Elementary School, 2401 W. Targee St., 4-6 p.m. Family fun includes guest readers, book walk, prizes, milk and cookies!


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: 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.


Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8: School Breakfast Week. Boise School District cafeterias will celebrate National School Breakfast Week with a writing contest at elementary schools. Writing contest forms and additional information can be found at During National School Breakfast Week, school breakfast will feature new menu options to help kids get excited about eating a healthy breakfast. This national campaign recognizes National School Breakfast Week, launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children and the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.


Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8: Story Laboratory Book Fair, Owyhee-Harbor Elementary School, 3434 W. Pasadena Dr., Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Don't miss Family Night, Thursday, March 7, 5:30-8 p.m.!


Tuesday, March 5: PTO meeting, Pierce Park Elementary School, 5015 N. Pierce Park Ln., 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 5: PTO meeting, Cynthia Mann Elementary School, 5401 W. Castle Dr., 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 5: Family Reading Night/Ice Cream Social, Garfield Elementary School, 1914 S. Broadway Ave., 6-7:30 p.m.


Thursday March 7: PTO meeting, Horizon Elementary School, 730 N. Mitchell St., 8 a.m.


Thursday March 7: Snuggle Up and Read, Shadow Hills Elementary School, 8301 W. Sloan St., 5-7 p.m. Thursday March 7: Bingo Night, Valley View Elementary School, 3555 N. Milwaukee St., 6 p.m.


Thursday March 7: PTA meeting, Liberty Elementary School, 1740 E. Bergesen St., 7-8 p.m.


Friday, March 8: 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.


Saturday, March 9: Roosevelt Elementary School's Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser, Crane Creek Country Club, 500 W. Curling Dr., Boise, 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, adults only please. An online auction is also available; visit and select Roosevelt Elementary School to view auction items and to bid. Auction runs from March 1-15.


Saturday, March 9: An Evening with the Borah Boosters - Through the Decades, at the Basque Center, 601 Grove St., downtown Boise, 6:30 p.m. Live music, auction, and dinner. $25/person in advance, $40/person at the door, $200/VIP table for 10 guests. Celebrate everything great about Borah! Funds raised directly support Borah classes, clubs, and programs. Contact Josh Ritchie at [email protected] or Jenn Boyd, [email protected] for more information.


Thursday, March 14: Kindergarten Registration at your neighborhood elementary school, 4-5:30 p.m. Per Idaho law, students entering kindergarten MUST be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for kindergarten in any given year. Bring your child's birth certificate and immunization records. Learn how to prepare your child for kindergarten, ask questions, and meet the staff at your child's school. Registering students will receive a Kindergarten Readiness packet!


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


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; 2nd place, Esha Kusuma, Collister; 3rd place, Chase Winner, Cynthia Mann. Grades 3-4: 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.


National Merit Scholarship Finalists Announced: Established in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. Since its founding, NMSC has recognized 2.9 million students and provided over 377,000 scholarships worth about $1.5 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence.


The following BSD students have qualified as National Merit Scholarship Finalists:


Boise High: Samuel Baskin, Hailey Chambers, Adam Christensen, Riley Freedman, Ariana Garabedian, Carl Harmon, Adam Jiang, Daniel Kaiser, Oh Sang Kweon, Guang-Yi Lee, Joseph Lovelace, Erik Parkinson, Yoon Su Ra, Katherine Rogers, Emma Ryan.


Capital High: Christina Wilmot, Ben Larson, Alec Newman, Braden King, Christa Cole.


Timberline High: Sarah Graham, Maneesha Julakanti, Matthew Miller, David Mortin, William Scoggin.


Riverside Student Wins Contest: Corrina Berger, a student at Riverside Elementary School, recently won the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Growing Contest. Berger's cabbage earned her a $1,000 scholarship toward her future education. In 2002, Bonnie Plants started the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program with a mission to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people. Each year, they distribute more than one million free cabbage plants to third grade classrooms across the country. As part of the program, Bonnie Plants awards a $1,000 scholarship to one student in each state. Teachers submit a class winner and a child is chosen by each state's Director of Agriculture.


Cynthia Mann Student Continues to Advance in Hoop Shoot Contest: Sawyer Luthy, a student at Cynthia Mann Elementary School, is participating in the Elk's Hoop Shoot competition. There are six age groups in the competition: boys age 8-9, girls age 8-9, boys age 10-11, girls age 10-11, boys age 12-13 and girls age 12-13. Luthy won his age division at the school level, local level, regional level, and state level. He now goes on to compete at the national level in Portland, OR.


Horizon Teacher Recognized: Gracie Nelson, a 5th grade teacher at Horizon Elementary School, was surprised on Tuesday, February 19, with a classroom shower hosted by the Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International. One goal of Delta Kappa Gamma, a women's educational sorority, is to assist new teachers through gifts of time, talents, mentoring, and classroom support. Nelson, a first year teacher, received $400 and classroom goodies from the Chapter.



News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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