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:


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.   


Saturday, March 9:  Whittier Elementary School will hold an art installation charette to brainstorm ideas for a public art project to be situated adjacent to the 30th Street Extension, which is along the West side of the Whittier playground. The public is invited to attend. This collaborative community design event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  at Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St.  Click here for more information.  


Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15: Book Fair, Trail Wind Elementary School, 3701 E. Lake Forest Dr.


Monday, March 11: PTO meeting, Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St., 3:45 p.m.


Monday, March 11: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Josh McConnell, Math Teacher, East Jr. High School; presentation of Golden Apple Award to Doug Rebischke, Glass and Carpenter Shop Foreman, Facilities & Operations; Enrollment Report; Personnel Report. Public is invited to attend.


Monday, March 11: The Idaho Japanese Association invites junior high/high school students, teachers, and staff to a free movie entitled Light Up Japan, Boise State University Student Union Building, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is an uplifting story of the ongoing recovery effort after the March, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. For information contact Ayako Nozawa, [email protected].    


Tuesday, March 12: PTO meeting, Collister Elementary School, 4426 W. Catalpa Dr., 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 12: PTA meeting, Washington Elementary School, 1607 N. 15th St., 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 12: PTO meeting, Morley Nelson Elementary School, 7701 W. Northview St., 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 12: PTO meeting, Hawthorne Elementary School, 2401 W. Targee St., 6 p.m.


Tuesday, March 12: PTA meeting, Jefferson Elementary School, 200 S. Latah St., 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 12: Borah Jazz Night, Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St., 7 p.m. Featuring Borah's jazz combos including CDVE, Squids, and Calamari. Tickets: $3/students, $5/adults, $15/family of 5 or fewer. Includes dessert, coffee and hot chocolate!


Wednesday, March 13: PTO meeting, Adams Elementary School, 1725 E. Warm Springs Ave., 11:30 a.m.


Thursday, March 14: PTO meeting, Highlands Elementary School, 3434 N. Bogus Basin Rd., 1 p.m.


Thursday, March 14: PTO meeting, Longfellow Elementary School, 1511 N. 9th St., 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 14: PTO meeting, Riverside Elementary School, 2100 E. Victory Rd., 6 p.m.


Thursday, March 14: Kindergarten Registration at your neighborhood elementary school, 4:00 to 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 dedicated staff at your child's school. Registering students will receive a Kindergarten Readiness packet! Learn more by clicking here.   


Friday, March 15 Hawaiian Family Bingo Night, Riverside Elementary School, 2100 E. Victory Rd., 5:30-8 p.m. Join the Riverside community for dinner and a fun night of bingo. Win fun prizes!


Friday, March 15: Totally 80's Dance, Adams Elementary School, 1725 E. Warm Springs Ave., 6-8 p.m. Raid your mom and dad's closet for some totally awesome 80's gear! Old concert t-shirts, leg warmers and neon are totally radical, for sure!


Saturday, March 16: Boise High School cheerleaders will compete at the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) State Cheer Competition at Northwest Nazarene University. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. to the general public. Tickets are available through the IHSAA website

Tapping Technology to Advance Learning: An up-close look at how technology is advancing student learning reveals just how much Boise School District classrooms are changing.  A series of videos produced by the District's Public Affairs Office examines how students and teachers are successfully utilizing new and exciting technology to enhance learning for all students. Click here to watch the videos.    


Dual Language Informational Meetings: Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., and Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St., will be offering two informational meetings for anyone interested in learning more about their dual language programs.  Their dual language programs provide literacy and content instruction in two languages (English/Spanish) and integrate native English speakers with native Spanish speakers.  The dual language programs focus on learning content through the language.  The dates for the informational meetings at Whittier will be March 12th at 8:15 a.m. and March 21st at 5:30 p.m.  The dates for the informational meetings at Whitney will be March 13th at 8:00 a.m.  and April 3rd at 5:00 p.m.  Click here for more information about the Dual Language Immersion Program.   


Boise High Student Named to National Youth Orchestra of USA:  Carnegie Hall has announced that Boise High School junior Michelle Hembree is one of 120 exceptional young musicians from across America who have been specially selected to come together from June 30 through July 23, 2013 to create the first-ever National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.  Hailing from 42 US states-from Eagle River, Alaska to Miami, Florida; from Seattle, Washington to Sioux Falls, South Dakota; from Honolulu, Hawaii to Kalamazoo, Michigan; from Los Angeles, California to Marietta, Georgia and beyond-these young orchestral players, ages 16-19, have been recognized by Carnegie Hall as being among the finest in the country following a comprehensive audition process. Hembree plays the french horn and is the only student from Idaho named to the National Youth Orchestra of USA.  Hembree and her family would like to thank Nick Clements, Band Director, Boise High School, and Dr. David Saunders, Professor of Horn and Music Theory, Boise State University Music Department, each for their support and encouragement. 


The musicians of the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will travel to New York in late June 2013 for a rigorous two-week training residency on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, working with some of the country's best professional orchestral players. The young musicians will then have the opportunity to represent their country as the NYO-USA undertakes its inaugural international tour with stops at Washington DC's Kennedy Center, followed by dates in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London.   Read the news release here.   

Boise High Student Named to All Star Team: Boise High School junior Harrison Hansen was named to the All Star Team during the recent Gallaudet University Western Region Academic Bowl competition.  The Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind (IESDB) Academic Bowl team participated in the Gallaudet University Western Region Academic Bowl competition in Vancouver, Washington February 15-18, 2013. The team placed fourth in its bracket, just missing the opportunity to participate in the national competition at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C.  Coaches from participating schools voted on the "All Star" team members. They based their choice on the individual students' performance in matches (number of questions answered and number of questions answered correctly) as well as their attitude, leadership, and teamwork abilities.


Capital Student Represents Idaho: Capital High School student Khadija Khan traveled to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and to represent teenagers in the State of Idaho. She attended and spoke at the White House event on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with White House Advisor on Violence Against Women Lynn Rosenthal and senior Administration officials, met with Vice President Joe Biden, attended and spoke at a Congressional Briefing on Teen Dating Violence and the Violence Against Women Act, and met with U.S Senator Mike Crapo.     


Capital High School Student Successfully Competing on Ski Slopes: Capital High School 10th grade student Jake Barrett is a successful slopestyle skier for the Idaho Mountain Freeride Team. The competition at Brundage Ski Resort last weekend was his last qualifying event for the USASA Sanctioned Slopestyle Series and a qualifier for the National Championships. The event was open to all age groups; Jake is in the 13-15 age group and he placed first. USASA stands for United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association. USASA ranks  their competitors by taking their top 3 finishes and Jake is now ranked 44th in the nation for his age group. Jake's best were a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish this season. He was also invited to compete in the Junior National Championships in Park City, Utah last week for the USSA (United States Ski Association) but chose to forgo that in order to train for Nationals, which will be held at Copper Mountain, Colorado the first week in April.  This is Jake's second year qualifying for Nationals in Colorado.  


Hillside Jr. High Recognized: Hillside Junior. High School recently placed 3rd in the Idaho Green Schools Challenge. The school was awarded a trophy and $500 check at the Idaho Environmental Education Association awards ceremony on Friday, March 1.


Riverside Boys Basketball Team Recognized: Riverside Elementary School's boys 5th/6th grade basketball team recently won the 2013 Boise School District Basketball Championship.


Varsity Extra:  Winter All-Conference Awards:  Boise School District congratulates the students and coaches who are recipients of winter all-conference awards, including 5A Southern Idaho Boys Basketball Player of the Year Isaiah Wright, Borah High School, Boys Basketball Coach of the Year Cary Cada, Borah High School, and Boise High School Girls Basketball Team, Idaho State Academic Champions with a cumulative GPA of 3.804.  Click here for more information about the Winter 2012-13 Idaho State Academic Award program. Click here for a complete listing of award recipients.   


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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