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, April 5: Boise School District's Community Education program begins online registration for Spring 2013 classes.Click here   for a complete list of available classes and registration information.


Friday, April 5: The Boise High School Band presents Boise Jazz Night, a benefit concert to support Boise High Bands, at the Mardi Gras, 615 S. 9th St., 7 p.m. Includes performances by the Kings of Swing and select bands from Boise High, North Jr. High, and Hillside Jr. High. Advance ticket prices are $15/adults, $10/students and seniors, $150/table of eight. All tickets at the door $10. Performers and children under age 3 get in free.


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, [email protected] or call 854-4843.


Monday, April 8: PTO meeting, Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St., 3:45 p.m.


Monday, April 8: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. Agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Kelly Brady, 5th/6th grade highly gifted teacher, Collister Elementary School; presentation of Golden Apple Award to Marcia Dunham, behavior interventionist, Koelsch Elementary School; Enrollment Report; Personnel Report.Public is invited to attend.


Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12: Book Fair, Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St.


Tuesday, April 9: PTO meeting, Collister Elementary School, 4426 W. Catalpa Dr., 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 9: PTA meeting, Washington Elementary School, 1607 N. 15th St., 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 9: PTO meeting, Pierce Park Elementary School, 5015 N. Pierce Park Ln., 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 9: PTA meeting, Amity Elementary School, 10000 W. Amity Rd., 6-7 p.m.


Tuesday, April 9: PTO meeting, Hawthorne Elementary School, 2401 W. Targee St., 6-7 p.m.


Tuesday, April 9: PTA meeting, Jefferson Elementary School, 200 S. Latah St., 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 10: PTO meeting, Adams Elementary School, 1725 E. Warm Springs Ave., 11:30 a.m.


Thursday, April 11: PTO meeting, Longfellow Elementary School, 1511 N. 9th St., 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 11: PTO meeting, Hillcrest Elementary School, 2045 S. Pond St., 4-5 p.m.


Thursday, April 11: PTO meeting, Horizon Elementary School, 730 N. Mitchell St.., 4-5 p.m.


Thursday, April 11: PTO meeting, Valley View Elementary School, 3555 N. Milwuakee St., 7-8 p.m.


Friday, April 12: Bingo Night, Amity Elementary School, 10000 W. Amity Rd., 6-8 p.m.


Friday, April 12: South International Festival, South Jr. High School, 3101 W. Cassia St., 5:30-8 p.m. Evening includes silent auction, drawings, music, food and more. Come celebrate the diversity of South Jr. High! For more information contact Chris Litzsinger at [email protected] or 854-6149, or Tammy Burks at  [email protected] or 854-6113


Friday, April 12: Highlands Elementary School Art Auction, Crane Creek Country Club, 6 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Adults only please.


BSD Students to Compete in Geography Bee: Amity Elementary School student Lindy Wells and Riverglen Jr. High School student Grace Rosenvall will compete in the 2013 Idaho National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, to be held in Rexburg, ID 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.


Capital Students Advance: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students from Capital High School participated in a District competition in February. Five members qualified to participate at the State level in their respective categories. Amanda David and David Snow took gold in the Chapter Service division, Alyssia Weed received silver in the Career Investigations division, and Nerea Seria earned bronze for her Life Event project. Alexandra Medly prequalified for State and was not required to participate in the District competition. These students, along with FCCLA Instructor Tera Chase, will head to the State competition to be held in Boise in April.


Capital Students Compete: Capital High School's DECA chapter is the largest in the Treasure Valley with 58 students. These students participated in the State competition in March where 44 students received medallions for their events. They were also the only ones who received the Honor Award for chapter campaigns in Entrepreneurship, Community Service, and Promotion. These students will advance to Nationals to be held in April in Anaheim, CA.


In addition, Capital senior Saylor Fisher is now the State DECA President and junior Emily Hutchison is the Central District Vice President.


DECA is a non-profit organization that helps prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


Capital Students Win Gold: Capital High School's BPA (Business Professionals of America) team won gold in the Video Production category at the State finals, after winning silver in both Video Production and Broadcasting in the regional preliminaries. The team consisted of students Weston Durland, Nick Hoover, and Jeremy Hunt. The team will now head to the National competition to be held in Orlando, FL, in May.


Capital Wrestlers Place: Six Capital High School wrestlers recently placed in the State competition held at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Alex Ekins placed first overall and won the title of 5A State Champion in his weight division. Other students who placed included Jacob Fields, Hunter Manwaring, Jaren Kahoiwai, Blake Collins, and Wesley Raich.


Capital Student Recognized: The National Strength and Conditioning Association recently awarded Capital High School student Makena Simis with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award which recognizes student athletes who are dedicated to strength training and conditioning.  Simis carries a 3.6 GPA and is ranked in the top 25% of his class. In addition, Simis is a two-year first team All-Conference quarterback who was recognized this past season as the Conference Player of the Year.


Cynthia Mann Students Compete: Students from Cynthia Mann Elementary School recently competed in the 2013 Micron Math Meet. The following students were recognized: First Place Individual - Nick Romans; Second Place Team - Overall - Adam Pettyjohn, Peter Wieber, Sarah Kessler, Basil Wright, Nick Romans.


Cynthia Mann Students Collect Books: In preparation for their upcoming music program on Africa on April 12, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students at Cynthia Mann Elementary School heard Vincent Kituku speak about his experiences growing up in Kenya. In response to his talk and to what they have been learning, the entire school began to collect books and money to ship to  Kikeneini Primary School in the Yatta District in eastern Kenya. Kikeneini Primary School is in a very remote area with few resources. Rainfall is erratic, so drought and famine are common. The stick and mud building is a school for 350 students and only 9 teachers.  To date, Cynthia Mann students have collected 22 boxes of books and enough money to ship 10 of them. They will continue collecting money through April 12.


Valley Visions Unveiling: Boise School District high schools collaborated to produce the literary/arts magazine, Valley Visions. Submissions from Boise, Borah, Capital, Frank Church and Timberline high schools were selected by student editorial boards consisting of art and writing representatives. These submissions reflect the talent and diversity of students across the District. The public is invited to a Valley Visions Unveiling where participants will see an art and photography display and hear the voices of the writers reading their original work. This publication celebration will be held at the Boise School District's District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., on Monday, April 22nd, from 7-9 p.m. Contributors receive a complimentary copy of Valley Visions.   Additional copies of the publication will be available for purchase.


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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