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:


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


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


Friday, April 19:  Capital Singers Show, Capital High School, 8055 W. Goddard Rd., 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.).  Join Capital Singers for their annual jazz showcase.  Tickets:  $4 for students and seniors; $6 for adults; kids age 10 and under get in FREE.  Open to the public.


Saturday, April 20:  Shop & Swap, Pierce Park Elementary School, 5015 N. Pierce Park Ln., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Monday, April 22 - Thursday, April 25:  Book Fair, Cynthia Mann Elementary School, 5401 W. Castle Dr.  In addition,  the school will hold Evening of the Arts, Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.   View student artwork, participate in silent art auction, purchase tasty treats at the bake sale, enjoy art activities and more!


Wednesday, April 24:  Math Night, Monroe Elementary School, 3615 W. Cassia St., 6:30-8 p.m. 

Friday, April 26:
  Movie Night, Hidden Springs Elementary School, 5480 W. Hidden Springs Dr., doors open 6:30 p.m., movie starts 7 p.m.  Snacks available for purchase.  Free admission.  Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, April 27:  Washington Elementary School's Auction for the Arts, 500 S. 8th St in downtown Boise, 7 p.m.  Live and silent auctions featuring art by Washington students.  Tickets $20.  Adults only please. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]      

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.


Highlands Elementary Students Place in Tournament: Students from Highlands Elementary School competed in the state Tournament of Innovation recently held at the Discovery Center.  In order to qualify for the state competition, students needed to place in the top three at the regional event. The following students created working and non-working models for the competition, and won the following awards:


Kendra McDaniel - Best of Category, 3rd-4th grade, non-working; Ava Steckel - 3rd place, 3rd-4th grade, non-working; Gracie Maulik - 1st place, 3rd-4th grade, working; Joshua Hansen - 3rd place, 3rd-4th grade, working.


Highlands Elementary Students Participate in Competition: Two students from Highlands Elementary School participated in the State Competition for National History Day at the College of Idaho on Saturday, April 6, 2013.  Kate Roth and Harriet Parkinson were both awarded 3rd place in the Youth Exhibit category and will each receive a $500 scholarship to the College of Idaho.  Learn more here.    


Capital High Band Wins Award:  Capital High School Band Director Marty Worthington was recently notified that the Capital High School Band has received a Grammy Award from the Grammy Awards Foundation based on the strength of the program, and a $2,000 grant.  They were chosen from among programs in the Idaho/Montana/Wyoming region of the country.


Capital High School Named Seven's Best: KTVB-TV, Channel 7, has named Capital High School the Treasure Valley's Best High School.  The award was presented to the school for its community service efforts.  Learn more here.  


Timberline High Student Elected:  Timberline High School student Jonathan Bolanos was elected as area Vice President for the State of Idaho at the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) state convention held on Saturday, April 13. Learn more here.  


Timberline High Student Accepts Appointment: Timberline High School student Audrey Florence has been recognized by the United States Coast Guard for superior academic achievement and leadership potential.  Florence has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy and will be sworn in as a member of the class of 2017 in July.


BSD Orchestra Students Compete: The Boise Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce the results of the Eighth Annual Young Artists String Quartet Competition, as judged Saturday, April 13, by the members of the Alexander String Quartet, who performed the night before on the Boise Chamber Music Series.   First place, including the $800 prize, in the Pre-College round was awarded to the Boise High String Quartet: Emma Ryan and Jacqueline Audas, violins; Ian Faucher, viola; and Kathy Audas, cello; coached by Wendy Hartman, and performing works by Grieg and Beethoven.  Pre-College Runner-Up prize of $600 was awarded to Capital High School Quartet: Christa Cole and Miranda Tang, violins; Bailey Clark, viola; and Jacob Hynes, cello; coached by Sandy Shoen.  Other high school quartets selected to perform at the event were the Timberline Quartet and the Caldwell High School Chamber players. Learn more here.  


BSD Students Participate in Design Competition:  The 2013 Engineering Design Competition promotes and recognizes industrial design and engineering skills by high school students within the Boise School District and is a collaborative effort with a Boise hi-tech company, Sawtooth Ideas. As part of this competition, Pre-Engineering students submitted detailed plans in five design categories, targeted at woodworking and do-it-yourself builders. These plans were judged by local professionals. The results are as follows:


Grand Prize - Mackenna Landis and Nicole Dewey for the Rotating Bookcase - Timberline High

1st Place - Ross Griebenow for the Zeotrope - Boise High

2nd Place - Courtney Sell for the Windmill Tea Light Cover - Timberline High

3rd Place - Michael Porter for the Convenient Storage Shelves - Timberline High

Honorable Mention - Will Funke for the Separable Display Case - Timberline High

Honorable Mention - Dean Yuan and Harrison Parker for the Wall-Mounted Bookcase - Boise High

Honorable Mention - Zack Philips and Tommy Elliot for the Six-Slot Charge Tower - Boise High

Honorable Mention - Jordan Hilgeman for the Gear Table - Timberline High

Honorable Mention - Carrie Fanter and Luise Winslow for the Bookcase - Boise High

Honorable Mention - Will Sexton and Sam Teutsch for the Watch - Boise High


Awards :

~Framed certificates for all winners (including Honorable Mentions); gift certificates for Grand Prize through 3rd place; and

~an engraved plaque for Timberline High for the Grand Prize.


BSD Students Capture Honors in Photo Contest:  BSD students recently took top honors in the Arbor Day student photo contest sponsored by the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Students from throughout Idaho participated in the annual Look to the Forest Arbor Day Photo Contest.  About 190 photographs were submitted.  Three division winners and 21 honorable mentions were selected by a panel of judges.  Two first-place winners from BSD will receive a $50 cash prize and a tree from the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association to plant at their school or in a public area.  Those students are Christopher Bridgewater (5th-6th grade), a student at Garfield Elementary School, and Audrey Kujawa (9th-12th grades), a student at Timberline High School.


The following BSD students received honorable mentions in their respective grade levels:

5th-6th grade:  Brayden Allman, Mountain View Elementary School

7th-8th grade:  Jada Haney and Bryan Roberts, both students at East Jr. High School

9th-12th grades:  Jayne Nelson, Borah High School; Kirsten Robinson, EastJr. High School


Dennis Center Students Participate in Idaho SkillsUSA Competition:  Students from the Dennis Professional Technical Education Center recently too part in the Idaho SkillsUSA competition.  The Dennis Center and its satellite professional/technical education programs within the walls of District home high schools took home 25 medals in all - including 10 gold, six silver and nine bronze medals - from competitions held at various locations around the Treasure Valley.  Gold medal winners and the state officer will advance to the 2013 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to be held in June in Kansas City, KS.


The state officer and medal winners from the Dennis Center are as follows:

State Officer - Hanna Pagenkopf, Boise High 

Gold - Vasiliy Yaroshchuk, Auto Refinishing, Borah High       

Gold - Russell Soroka, HD Diesel, Borah High 

Gold - Zach Negomir, Internetworking, Kuna High 

Gold - Michael Taylor, Carpentry, Timberline High 

Gold - Shelby Irwin, Job Interview, Boise High 

Gold - Patrick Watkins, CNC Milling, Frank Church High 

Gold - Alex Pineda, Collision Repair, Capital High 

Gold - Career Pathways Team:

           Caleb Delisio, Boise

           Hayden Miles, Borah

           Mitchell Woods, Centennial

Silver - Brandon Kittelmann, Computer Maintenance, Timberline High 

Silver - Cordel Gardner, Collision Repair, Borah High 

Silver - Jacob Dyer, HD Diesel, Kuna High 

Silver - Hanna Pagenkopf, CNC Milling, Boise High

Silver - Emma Hood, Photography, Timberline High 

Silver - Grayson Wolf, Telecommunications Cabling, Timberline High                                

Bronze - Stuart Spurlock, Electronics Technology, Capital High 

Bronze - Chase Gilbertson, HD Diesel, Centennial High 

Bronze - Edward Teets, Internetworking, Capital High 

Bronze - Michael Shuter, Telecommunications Cabling, Boise High 

Bronze - William D'Onofrio, Photography, Timberline High 

Bronze - Cynthia Chanady, Photo Journalism, Timberline High 

Bronze - Welding Fabrication Team:                                                               

              Tyler Carlson, Capital High 

              Austin LuthyCapital High     

              Jacqueline Whitaker, Centennial High 


Washington Elementary Teachers Attend Conference:  On March 16-17, Libbie Hayden, Angela Housley, and Nancy Neely attended the ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. They were joined by Boise State University colleague Sara Fry in presenting a workshop called, "Elementary Students Take Action through Service-Learning and Inquiry (S-L/I)." The presentation was the result of their involvement in a Service-Learning and Inquiry institute offered by the Boise State Writing Project. In addition to presenting, Hayden, Housley, and Neely attended professional development workshops by leading educators and an inspirational keynote address by Pulitzer prize-nominated writer and African-American activist Maya Angelou.


BSD Teachers Receive Awards:  Two BSD teachers recently received Adviser Mentor awards at the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) State conference.  Family and Consumer Science teachers Marcia Farrar (Riverglen Jr. High) and Andi Foley (Boise High) will be presented with the award at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Nashville, TN in July.


Picnic Shelter to be Constructed at Hawthorne Elementary:  Boise Mayor David Bieter recently announced the 2013 recipients of the City of Boise Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants program.  This year, 17 capital grants and nine mini grants were awarded to neighborhood associations in Boise.  Among the grant recipients is the Vista Neighborhood Association which was awarded $34,840 to construct a picnic shelter at Hawthorne Elementary School.


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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