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


Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16:  Book Fair, Washington Elementary School, 1607 N. 15th St.


Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17:  Book Fair, Wm. H. Taft Elementary Elementary School, 3722 N. Anderson St.


Tuesday, May 14:  PTA meeting, Washington Elementary School, 1607 N. 15th St., 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 14:  PTA meeting, Amity Elementary School, 10000 W. Amity Rd., 6 p.m. 


Tuesday, May 14:  PTO meeting, Monroe Elementary School, 3615 W. Cassia St., 6:30 p.m. 


Wednesday, May 15:  100 Year Dedication Ceremony, Lowell Elementary School, 1507 N. 28th St., 10 a.m.  The school will be presented with a new free-standing sign and students will give tours of the school. Public is invited to attend, including former Lowell students.  


Wednesday, May 15:  Senior Award Ceremony, Capital High School AVID Class of 2013, 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Hoff Building, 802. W. Bannock Ste. 202., Boise, by invitation only. Contact Kate Guerrero, Capital High School AVID Teacher, for more information.  


Boise School District has 30 graduating seniors in this year's AVID class, up from 18 the first year.  This is the 3rd graduating AVID class at Capital High School. 


Advancement Via Individual Determination is a nationally recognized program that prepares secondary students who are performing in the academic middle for college. AVID's first graduating class had a 94% college going-rate with two of those non-college-goers serving in the U.S Military. The return rate to sophomore year of college was 88%.   The second class, class of 2012, had a 88% going rate with a few of those in the U.S. Military and missions. The total number of students enrolled in the AVID program for the 2012-13 school year is approximately 1,100.


This year's AVID graduates have qualified for a a number of scholarships, including:
  • Two AVID graduates are recipients of the Michael and Susan Dell Scholars Scholarship for $20,000 each,
  • an AVID Julie Elliot Scholarship Recipient for $5,000,
  • a $20,000 Bev and George Harad AVID Scholarship recipient along with two $2500 recipients; and  
  • A number of AVID students have also qualified as Troxell Scholarship recipients, as well.
Post-secondary plans for this year's AVID graduates range from Baylor University to study pre-medicine to the University of Idaho  to study  Engineering and Washington State University to study Molecular Biology/DNA Analyst.


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 create 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.


Thursday, May 16:  Family Fun Night, Amity Elementary School, 10000 W. Amity Rd., 5 p.m.  


Friday, May 17:  Cultural Celebration, Hillside Jr. High School, 3536 W. Hill Rd., 8-11:30 a.m. Hillside 7th and 8th grade students will prepare and present cultural displays and share information about their chosen culture.  Culturally significant games/competitions will be available throughout the morning.


Friday, May 17:  Carnival, Hidden Springs Elementary School, 5480 W. Hidden Springs Dr., 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Hidden Springs students and their families are invited to enjoy live music and karaoke, teacher dunk tank, jump house, hair painting, games and more!


Friday, May 17:  Carnival, Pierce Park Elementary School, 5015 N. Pierce Park Ln., 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Pierce Park students and their families are invited to enjoy music, silent auction, face painting, games, contests, food and more! 


Friday, May 17:  Carnival, Monroe Elementary School, 3615 W. Cassia St., 6 p.m.


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 Students Participate in State Solo Competition:  BSD students took part in the Idaho State Solo Competition held in Post Falls on May 4.  Timberline High School students Ahmi Lim and Isaac Wolstenholme placed 2nd and third respectively on the cello, and Borah High School student Kevan Ash placed 1st on the Euphonium.


National Merit Scholarship Winners Announced:  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced this year's National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners.  The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.


National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.


Boise School District National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are Riley Freedman and Oh Sang Kweon from Boise High School, and Maneesha Julakanti from Timberline High School.


Monroe Students Participate in Competition:  Seven third grade students from Monroe Elementary School recently sanded, textured, placed glass eyeballs, and painted Piping Plover bird silhouettes which were submitted in the 43rd Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival in Ocean City, MD.  Under the direction of Shellye Lindsay and Gary Hendriksen, students Dylan Homan, Rachel Kyle, Brooklyn Lough, Sam Moore, Noa Neser, Will Thompson, and Lily Wilson spent 6 Monday lunch hours carving the birds.  All of the students earned Honorable Mentions in the contest, and Rachel Kyle earned 2nd place in her category and 3rd place in the Youth Under Age 11 division.  More than 550 international competitors entered over 1200 carvings in the contest.


BSD Counseling Supervisor Awarded:  Sandy Rumpel, Boise School District's Counseling Supervisor, was honored at the ACAEOP (Ada County Association of Educational Office Professionals) 2013 Annual Awards Breakfast as the 2013 ACAEOP Administrator of the Year.


Boise High Staff Member Recognized:  Shelly Heath, Assistant Athletic Director at Boise High School, has recently been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.


Capital High Band Director Honored:  Marty Worthington, Band Director at Capital High School, was recently named Idaho Music Educator of the year.


IHSAA Announces Spring Academic State Champions:  The Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) and its sponsor The United Dairymen of Idaho, recently announced the 2013 spring sports Academic State Champions.  This award is presented to the varsity team in each classification that achieves the highest cumulative GPA.  In the 5A Girls Golf division, Borah High School's team came out on top with a cumulative GPA of 3.777.


Garfield Elementary Wins Activity Challenge:  Garfield Elementary School won the grand prize in the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day School Physical Activity Challenge.  Over 400 students and staff participated in 30 minutes of activity and earned the school a $1,000 prize!


Capital High Seeking Volunteers:  Capital High School is hosting the annual senior project symposium on May 15 and 16 and needs volunteers to act as evaluators.  They are looking for about 90 volunteers each night to serve as evaluators in one of 4 sessions:  3:30-5:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:30 p.m. both nights.  To volunteer, contact Matt Jacobsen at [email protected].


Community Center Receives Grant and Donation:  The Community Center at Morley Nelson Elementary School recently received a $500 grant from the Boise Southwest Rotary Club for the purchase of reading materials, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries donated 200 new books to the center.


Nominate Your Favorite Teacher to Receive Grant:  The Smartsheet Idaho High School Inspirational Teacher Award will grant out five, $5,000 awards to inspiring Math and English high school teachers. Students can nominate teachers, who through their supportive, effective and innovative teaching, have inspired and helped them on their path to success. Nominations are a simple 100 word application and must be completed by a high school student. Applications are due by May 17, 2013. Each of the five winning teachers will receive a $5,000 prize to use in their classroom. Winners will be announced the week of May 27, 2013. Click here to nominate a teacher.    


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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