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, May 2:  PTO meeting, Garfield Elementary School, 1914 S. Broadway Ave., 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 2:  Art Show, Boise High School, 1010 W. Washington St., 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Highlighting the talents of Boise High's visual artists.  Everyone welcome!


Thursday, May 2:  Family Fun Night, Garfield Elementary School, 1914 S. Broadway Ave., 6-8 p.m.


Thursday, May 2:  Carnival, Hawthorne Elementary School, 2401 W. Targee St., 6-8:30 p.m. 


Thursday, May 2:  STEP (Student Transition Education Program) Variety Show, Silent Auction, and Spring Craft Sale, Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.  $5 donation at the door.  Funds raised will provide opportunities for students with disabilities to attend non-academic classes at Boise State University, self-advocacy conferences, and other community activities. 


Friday, May 3:  Music Week School Night Concert, Taco Bell Arena, 7:30 p.m. 


Saturday, May 4:  12th Annual Hornet Run, 5K race begins and ends at East Jr. High School, 5600 E. Warm Springs Ave., 9:30 a.m.  $20 to participate, $10 for East students; cost includes t-shirt.  Funds raised purchase items for East Jr. High PE and athletics.


Saturday, May 18:  Rummage Sale, Hillside Jr. High School, 3536 W. Hill Rd., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Donations accepted between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday (to donate large items such a furniture, contact Dr. Michael Fischer [email protected].  Proceeds to benefit Hillside's bands and orchestras.


BSD Schools Take Top Honors in Jazz Competition:  Jazz bands from East Jr. High School and Borah High School took top honors in their divisions in the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in March.


BSD Students Win Awards:  A number of Boise School District high school students received awards in the Media Network Idaho 2013 High School Writing Contest.  First-place winners in their respective categories will be entered in the National Federation of Press Women's high school communications contest which will be held in August in Salt Lake City.


The following students were recognized:


Cartoon:  3rd place - David Tufts, Timberline

Columns:  3rd place - Brittni Hanrahan, Borah

Editorial:  1st place - Ben Wieland, Timberline; 2nd place - Chloe Salzetti, Timberline;

3rd place - Grace Gibney, Borah


Feature:  1st place - Grace Gibney, Borah; 3rd place - Chloe Salzetti, Timberline;

Honorable Mention - Savannah Harrelson, Borah

Illustration:  2nd place - Emma Hood, Timberline; 3rd place - Matsuko Stoddard, Timberline

News:  1st place - Amber Darrah, Borah; Honorable Mention - Sara Rostron, Borah

Opinion:  2nd place - Sara Britton, Timberline; DJ Klick Jr., Timberline

Reviews:  2nd place - Sara Rostron, Borah; 3rd place - Alexia Neal, Borah

Sports Story:  3rd place - Alissia Harris, Borah; Honorable Mention:  August Mckernan, Borah

Single Page Layout:  1st place - Georgette Siqueiros, Timberline; Savannah Harrelson, Borah;

  Honorable Mention - Robert Houchens, Timberline


Sports Photo:  1st place - Jaynee Nielsen, Borah; 2nd place - Korey Combs, Borah

Feature Photo:  1st place - Alissa Ousley, Timberline; 2nd place - Jaynee Nielsen, Borah;


 3rd place - Autumn Whittaker, Borah


Video Feature:  DJ Klink Jr., Timberline

School Sweepstakes Award:  Borah


Borah Band Students Earn Superior Ratings:  Borah High School band members participated in the District III Solo and Ensemble Festival in March.  Several students received Superior ratings, qualifying them to participate in the State competition in May.  Those students are Spencer Esmond, Bari Sax; Sam Carlson, Keyboard Marimba; Ian Hooyboer, Multiple Percussion; Kevan Ash, Euphonium; alternate Erin Sandmeyer, Trumpet; alternate Christine Kickel, Flute.


BSD Students Earn First Place in History Day Competition:  Les Bois Jr. High student Mary Roedel and South Jr. High School student Nora Harren recently took first place in the Junior Group Division at the Idaho History Day Competition.  With their first-place win, Roedel and Harren qualified to move on the the National History Day Competition to be held in Baltimore, MD.  More information about these competitions can be found online at and 



News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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