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, May 3:  Family Fun Night, Garfield Elementary School, 1914 S. Broadway Ave., 6-8 p.m.

Friday, May 3:  Carnival, Hawthorne Elementary School, 2401 W. Targee St., 6-8:30 p.m. 


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.


Monday, May 6 - Thursday, May 9:  Annual Spring Art Show, Capital High School auditorium, 8055 W. Goddard Rd.  Monday - Wednesday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-12 noon.  Opening reception Monday, 6-9 p.m.


Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10:  Show your support for educators by thanking a teacher as part of this year's National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10, 2013.   This annual recognition program encourages parents, community members and others to take time out to show support for educators throughout America, including educators here in Idaho. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 is National Teacher Day.  A great way to thank a teacher is to support the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation.  The Foundation encourages you to recognize your teachers for all the amazing things they do during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Donating to a teacher's classroom through the Boise Public Schools Foundation is an easy and meaningful way to say thank you to teachers for what they give to our students every day and allows them to:
  • purchase needed software or a set of books for their library
  • replace classroom supplies without using their own money
  • take a field trip for hands on learning
  • fill other classroom needs on your teacher's wish list
Contributing to your teacher's classroom is a wonderful way of giving back to our teachers who give so much to our children.
When you make a tax deductible Go! donation, funds go to educators immediately. To donate today click here  


Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10:  School Nutrition Association's School Nutrition Employee Week.  This week provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to 32 million of America's students each school day.  In the Boise School District, over 22,000 meals are served daily during the school year.


Tuesday, May 7:  PTO meeting, Pierce Park Elementary School, 5015 N. Pierce Park Ln., 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 9:  PTO meeting, Horizon Elementary School, 730 N. Mitchell St., 4-5 p.m.


Thursday, May 9:  Art Show & Silent Auction, North Jr. High School, 1105 N. 13th St., 5-7 p.m.


Thursday, May 9:  Art & Music Festival, Riverside Elementary School, 2100 E. Victory Rd., 6-8 p.m.  Riverside students and their families are invited to view student artwork showcased throughout the school, participate in an art party with hands-on activities, listen to musical performances featuring the talents of Riverside students, and enjoy food available for purchase from 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Friday, May 10:  Adams Elementary School 2013 Art Auction, Beside Bardenay in downtown Boise, 6-10 p.m.  Adults only please.


Wednesday, May 15:  University of Idaho's Dancers Drummers and Dreamers ensemble performance, Borah High School auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia St., 7 p.m. U of I student choreographers, composers, dancers and musicians work together from the beginning of the semester to dreate original works for each show.  2013 marks the 22nd year of this program.  This year's performance will include Borah students.  Admission is free; donations accepted.


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.


TVMSC Students Finish Among Top Teams in Science Bowl:  Students from Boise School District's Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center (TVMSC) earned 4th place nationally in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy National Middle School Science Bowl held recently in Washington, D.C., and 2nd place nationally in the electric car competition.


The team consisted of students Luke Harmon, Derek Stein, Aditya Shekar, Lee Bousfield and Caleb Batten.  Of note is that the team was coached by 10th and 11th grade students Molla Omar Huq and Nishant Mohan.


The team was awarded $1,000 that will go to the TVMSC.


Dennis Center Students Participate in HOSA Competition:  Students enrolled in Boise School District's Dennis Professional Technical Education Center recently competed in the State Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition.   


Results from the 2013 State Competition held in Boise show Dennis Center students received the following awards/recognitions:  


State Board Members Elected:  Jonathan Bolanos (State Vice President Region III), Luke Tuttle (State Reporter/Historian)  

Silver Medal:  Megan Jensen (Nutrition), Paul Grigg (Biotechnology),Ted Hanson (Dental Science), Matthew Kline (Extemporaneous Speaking), Maliea Felton, Ted Hanson, Nick Lopez (HOSA Bowl).  


Bronze Medal:  Collin Noble (Human Growth & Development), Casey Dudley (Medical Law & Ethics), Hannah Roy (Medical Reading), Michael Danescu (Nursing Assist), Luke Tuttle (Epidemiology) and Amanda Haylett (Job Seeking Skills)   


The following students who qualified in the top ten now have a chance to go to the national competition in June in Nashville, Tennessee:


Cae Odell, Baylee Hiner (Nutrition), Esther Badiata, Jennifer Turner (Pathophysiology), Elizabeth Yffert (Pharmacology), Peter Donovan (Medical Math), Nick Lopez, Sam Chelewski (Biotechnology), Layton Elledge, Kylie Moulton (Dental Science), Michelle Blanco (Nursing Assisting), Layton Elledge (Healthy Lifestyles), Maliea Felton (Job seeking Skills), Kelly Hamblin (Medical Photography), Michelle Blanco (Researched Persuasive Speaking), Collin Noble, Megan Jensen, Andrea Shadduck, Casey Dudley (Team Medical Debate), Sydney Chapman, Amber Call, Alissa Palacios, Salome Paul (Team Medical Debate), Jennifer Turner, Esther Badiata (Forensic Medicine), Hannah Roy, Matthew Kline, Elizabeth Yffert (Health Education).
Boise High Students Attend State Solo Festival:  Five band students from Boise High School will represent their school at the State Solo Festival on Saturday, May 4 in Post Falls.  Those students are Jordan Miller (alto sax), Michelle Hembree (French horn), Amy Krutz (oboe), Peter Lindquist (trombone) and Skyler Wilson (tuba).
Boise High Tennis Team Wins Tournament:  Boise High School's varsity tennis team recently won the Capital Classic Tournament, beating out 32 teams.
Owyhee Students Place in District Track Meet:  At the recent District Track Meet, three Owyhee-Harbor Elementary School students qualified to advance to the City Track Meet.  Brianna White placed first in the 400 meter run, Tyler Photong placed second in the 70 meter dash, and Zoe Lister placed third in the 90 meter dash.  The City Track Meet will take place on Monday, May 6, 5 p.m., East Jr. High School (5100 E. Warm Springs Ave.).
BSD Students Participate in Art Contest:  The Idaho Human Rights Education Center announced the winners in its 13th Annual K-12 Art Contest.  The following Boise School District students were recognized:
4th-6th Grade:  Honorable Mentions - Joshua Freeman, Sarai Martinez, and Amelia Jensen, all Valley View Elementary School.
Junior High:  2nd place (tie) - Anna McClain-Sims and Alana Marlow, both East Jr. High; 3rd place (tie) - Brooke Foster and Mari Field, both East Jr. High.
Senior High:  1st place - Andie Hill, Borah High; 2nd place - Ashlyn Englehorn, Borah High; 3rd place - Amera Coronado, Borah High; Honorable Mention - Kristen Edwards, Borah High.
Overall Grand Prize:  Emma Rath, Borah High.
BSD Students Take Part in Earth Day Contest:  The 2013 Earth Day art contest awards ceremony took place on May 1 at the Foothills Learning Center.  This year's theme was Celebrating Idaho's Wildlife Heritage.  The Idaho Council on Industry and Environment sponsors this annual art contest to encourage students to think about environmental issues and express themselves artistically.  The awards were presented by US Rep. Mike Simpson.  Winning entries will be on display at the State Department of Education.


The winners are:
Best of Show: Chiara Fritsch, Boise High 
1st Place Art: Hayley Scarlett Hinrichs, Boise High
2nd Place Art: Joshua Faner, Frank Church High 
1st Place Poster: Alabama Heatherley, Frank Church
2nd Place Poster: Anna Ross, Boise High
Honorable Mentions:
Maya Garabedian, Boise High
Libby Sanders, Boise High
Hans Theiler, Boise High
Victoria Toomey, Boise High
Mikey Loga, Borah High
Krissy Houser, Borah High
Devon Austin, East Jr. High
Jordan Diehl, East Jr. High
Eric Yoon, East Jr. High
Ashley Lemas & Mattie Saums, East Jr. High  


Whitney Counselor Nominated:  Last fall, Whitney Elementary School Counselor Jennifer Tachell was awarded the Elementary School Counselor of the Year award from the Idaho School Counselor Association.  Recently, Tachell was notified that she has been nominated for National School Counselor of the Year.
Fundraising Efforts Underway for Monroe Walking Path:  Efforts are underway to raise funds for a walking path at Monroe Elementary School.  A link to the details about the path and how to donate can be found on KTVB's website: 


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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