Here's a look at some of the events happening in your Boise School District:
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.
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 www.idhsaa.org
Monday, March 18: Victory Academy students will perform original one-act plays at the Boise State Special Events Center, 5 p.m. The performance is the culmination of working with BSU Professor Dr. Anne Gregory and her students. For seven weeks, Dr. Gregory and her students worked with Victory Academy students to learn about theater, play writing, and acting.
Monday, March 18: All-City High Schools Jazz Ensembles concert, Borah High School auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia St., 7 p.m. Concert is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 19: Les Bois Jr. High School choirs present "Music of the Decades," a benefit concert and silent auction, South Jr. High School auditorium, 3101 W. Cassia St., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $8 for adults and $5 for students of any age. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Refreshments served at intermission. Contact Patrick Scott, email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday, March 19: PTO meeting, Longfellow Elementary School, 1511 N. 9th St., 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19: PTO meeting, Mountain View Elementary School, 3500 N. Cabarton Ln., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19: Science Night, Cynthia Mann Elementary School, 5401 W. Castle Dr., 6:30-8 p.m. Featuring guest scientists and hands-on activities. Donations appreciated for this fundraiser that will support a field trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Wednesday, March 20: PTO meeting, East Jr. High School, 5600 E. Warm Springs Ave., 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 21: Math Night, Longfellow Elementary School, 1511 N. 9th St., 5:30-7 p.m.
Friday, March 22: End of third quarter, early release for students in grades K-6. See early release schedule here.
Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29: Spring break, no school for Boise School District students.
Saturday, April 6: Fairmont Falcon Jazz will perform the National Anthem at the Idaho Stampede basketball game at Century Link Arena in downtown Boise, 7 p.m. See any Fairmont Falcon Jazz member or Brenda Wilber for tickets. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 854-4843.
Timberline High Students Recognized: Tanisha Khurana and Steve Schulte, students at Timberline High School, were recently honored for their exemplary volunteer service by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barak Obama. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. Khurana and Schulte volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital in the Jr. Volunteer program.
Boise High Student Selected: Carnegie Hall has announced that Boise High School junior Michelle Hembree is one of 120 exceptional young musicians from across America who have been selected to create the first-ever National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). These musicians, who have been selected from 42 states across the country, will travel to New York City in June, 2013 for a rigorous two-week training residency before representing their country as the NYO-USA undertakes its inaugural international tour with stops at Washington, DC's Kennedy Center, followed by dates in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, and London.
BSD Students to Compete in Geography Bee: Cynthia Mann Elementary School student Manu Patranabish and North Jr. High School student Paul Faucher will compete in the 2013 Idaho National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, to be held in Rexburg on Friday, April 5. Students with the top 100 scores on a qualifying test were invited to compete at the state level. The state winner will receive $100, the "Complete National Geographic on DVD," and a trip to Washington, DC, where he/she will represent Idaho in the national Finals in May.
Borah Boys Basketball Reigns: For the second consecutive year, Borah High School's boys varsity basketball team has claimed both the Southern Idaho Conference and Idaho State championships in the 5A division, this year with only one loss on their record.
In addition, the team also took home the 5A Sportsmanship Award. This award is given to a school that demonstrates exceptional sportsmanship in the state tournament. Borah has won this award for the past three years.
Cynthia Mann Student Places Second: Cynthia Mann Elementary School student Sawyer Luthy recently competed in the Elk's Hoop Shoot series of competitions. At the Northwest District Regional Hoop Shoot Competition, Luthy placed second in his age bracket.
Taft Librarian Invited to Speak: Nancy Peters-Oliver, librarian at W.H. Taft Elementary School, has been invited by the Idaho Commission for Libraries to speak at the Idaho Library Association Conference in April. The presentation will be about the success of the new Mini-Grant program funded by the Idaho Legislature. This $5,000 grant enabled the school to purchase new non-fiction library books for pre-K through first grade classes.
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