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, April 11: Lowell Legacy Open House, Lowell Elementary School, 1507 N. 28th St., 6-7:30 p.m. Parents are invited to view their students' projects featuring a 100 year theme.


Friday, April 12: Arbor Day Celebration, Taft Elementary School, 3722 N. Anderson St., 1:30 p.m. Come join a tree planting celebration with Taft students! Boise City will have a representative on hand to read the Arbor Day Proclamation and a special program is planned featuring Tim Womick, the modern-day Johnny Appleseed!


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] 854-6149, or Tammy Burks at [email protected] or 854-6113.


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


Friday, April 12: Sock Hop, Monroe Elementary School, 3615 W. Cassia St., 6-8 p.m. 50s/60s theme dance for the entire family! Cost is $5/family or $2/family with a baked good.


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.


Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19: Mini Book Fair, Pierce Park Elementary School, 5015 N. Pierce Park Ln.


Monday, April 15 - Thursday, April 18:  Book Fair, Longfellow Elementary School, 1511 N. 9th St.


Tuesday, April 16: Culture Night Potluck, Grace Jordan Elementary School, 6411 W. Fairfield Ave. Special presentation for Parents of English Learners begins at 5:30 p.m.; entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Families are invited to bring a dish to share from their heritage. Program will include Columbian dancers, Basque musicians, American and European folk songs, and much more!


Tuesday, April 16: PTO meeting, Mountain View Elementary School, 3500 N. Cabarton Ln., 6:30 p.m.


Friday, April 19: Bingo Night, Jefferson Elementary School, 200 S. Latah St., 5:30-7 p.m.


Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 3: Dennis Technical Center Auto Detailing Fundraiser, Dennis Technical Education Center, 8201 W. Victory Rd. Help send students to the National SkillsUSA Competition! Auto detailing includes wash, wax, windows, wheels, interior and carpets, head lamps, and engine compartment. Please remove all trash and personal items. $150 value for only $55! Call 854-5819 to schedule an appointment.


Amity Student Wins Award: Amity Elementary School student Hailey Miller recently received the Award of Excellence for her musical composition entry at the State level of the Reflections contest.  


Boise Schools to Offer College Entrance Test Preparation Summer Course: A one semester, one credit elective college entrance test preparation course will be offered by the Boise School District during the upcoming summer session. The class is geared toward high school students planning to take the ACT, SAT, PSAT,OR PLAN college entrance tests in the near future. The exams are required by virtually all four year universities. College Entrance Test Preparation will be offered during the first summer session, June 10 through July 3 at Timberline High School, from 1 PM to 4 PM.   The course covers analysis of the exams, scoring, general and specific strategies, exam section content, types of questions,, practice exercises, speed reading and timed test taking. The instructor is David Archibald-Seiffer, who has been offering the class at Timberline for the past six years. Registration is through the Boise School District summer program office. Information about fees and registration forms can be found by clicking here.   Students can also register through their counselors. Questions about the course should be directed to the instructor at [email protected]


Boise Schools Summer Programs: Boise School District offers a wide variety of summer school programs for students. Learn more at the District's Summer School program website by clicking here.   


TVMSC Team Competes in Robotic Competition: A team from the Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center (TVMSC) recently competed in the Spokane Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The team had six weeks to design and build a competition-ready robot that could shoot Frisbees through openings in a wall and then hang from a tower. The team made it to the final match of the quarter finals before being eliminated. A video of a match at the Spokane Regional Competition can be viewed by clicking here.   


BSD Students Sweep Spelling Competition: The annual Spelldown competition was recently held at the Boise School District's District Services Center. Students in grades 4-6 are eligible to participate in the competition. The winners are as follows:


Grade 4: Champion - Neema Etoka, Pierce Park Elementary; 1st Runner Up - Elijah Thibodeau, Cynthia Mann Elementary; 2nd Runner Up - Corrina Berger, Riverside Elementary.


Grade 5: Champion - Elia Barth, Adams Elementary; 1st Runner Up - Alison Swinney, Shadow Hills Elementary; 2nd Runner Up - Emma Jones, White Pine Elementary.


Grade 6: Champion - Ivy Shanafelt, Whittier Elementary; 1st Runner Up - Tenaya Madsen, Grace Jordan Elementary; 2nd Runner Up - Megan McManus, Riverside Elementary.


Capital Student Competes: Capital High School student Jake Barrett recently returned from competing in the USASA (United States of American Snowboard Association) National Championships held in Copper Mt., CO. Barrett placed 6th in the Men's 13-15 age group in the Slopestyle Event, and 2nd in the Men's age 14 and over for the Rail Jam Competition. This is the second year Barrett has competed in this event.  In addition, Barrett was also invited to the USSA (United States Sports Academy) Junior Nationals to be held in Park City, UT.


Capital Students Awarded Scholarships: Capital High School students Weston Durland and Heather Haws were recently notified that they have each won a $20,000 Dell Scholars college scholarship along with a laptop computer and printer. "These are the first AVID students in the District to receive this scholarship, and they have truly invested in what AVID has required of them and are so deserving," said Kathryn Guerrero, AVID Instructor, Capital High School.   AVID is a college preparatory program offered within the Boise School District in which secondary students become the facilitator of their own academic success. In short, AVID inspires, encourages and prepares students to succeed in college and beyond! Learn more about AVID here.    


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 22, 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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