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 17:  Hawaiian Luau Carnival, Koelsch Elementary School, 2015 N. Curtis Rd., 5:30-8 p.m.  Koelsch students and their families are invited to enjoy games, a cake walk, talent show, raffle, dinner and more!


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.


Tuesday, May 21:  PTA meeting, Jefferson Elementary School, 200 S. Latah St., 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 21:  Music for Money, Borah High School Music Department Benefit Concert, Borah High School Auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia St., 7 p.m.


Thursday, May 23:  Hershey's Track & Field Games, Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St., events begin at 4:45 p.m.  Open to kids ages 7-14.  Participants will have the chance to qualify for the 36th Annual North American Final meet held in Hershey, PA, August 1-4, 2013. Participants must pre-register by May 21.  Contact the City Recreation Office, 110 Scout Ln., Boise, 83702, or call 208-608-7650 for more information.


Timberline Student Recognized:  Timberline High School student Cynthia Le was recently selected as a 2012-13 winner of the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement.  Le is one of two possible winners selected, and receives a $2,000 scholarship from the Siemens Foundation. 


Boise High Students Receive Award:  The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students, and honors about 5000 of the highest scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT�.  Among those students recognized by NHRP this year are Boise High School students Marisa Mejia and Julen Totorica.


Boise High Tennis Team Wins Tournament:  Boise High School's varsity tennis team recently won the Capital Classic Tournament, beating out 32 teams.


Boise High Counselor Serves on Selection Committee:  David Chehey, counselor, Boise High School, was one of only 7 high school counselors in the nation (the first and only one from Idaho) chosen to serve on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's selection committee. Along with 7 college admissions personnel, the group spent 4 1/2 days in Evanston, IL reading 15,049 Finalist applications in order to select the top 2500 Merit Scholarship Award winners. Committee members were not permitted to read applications from their home state.


Boise High Teacher Selected:  Ali Ward, science teacher, Boise High School, was recently selected as Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the American Chemical Society.


Boise High Teacher Receives Grant:  Sheryl Howe, science teacher, Boise High School, recently received the Murdock Partners in Science Grant.


Boise High Staff Member Receives Grant:  Boise High School's DeEtte Huelse recently received the Discover Pathway to Financial Success grant.


West Jr. High Teacher Nominated:  Jonelle Warnock, English teacher, West Jr. High School, is being nominated by the Idaho Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) for an award that recognizes exemplary teaching at the secondary level through the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence is awarded annually at the national NCTE convention to recipients from each state.


Hillside Jr. High Students, Local Artist, Paint Mural:  Hillside Jr. High School art students, along with local artist Ward Hooper, painted a 17' x 10' mural in the school's cafeteria.


BSD Elementary Schools Participate in Walk 150 Challenge:  A number of Boise School District elementary schools participated in the Walk 150 Challenge.  Whittier Elementary School had the highest participation with 75% of students taking part.  Jefferson Elementary School earned the most miles walked with 3,965.  Collectively, students at seven walked or ran 9,087 miles in just a few months.


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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