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 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.


Friday, May 24:  Highlands Elementary School's 3rd/4th grade combo class will be doing a Living Wax Museum showcasing Famous Idahoans, Past and Present from 1-3 p.m. in the school's gym, 3434 N. Bogus Basin Rd.


Monday, May 27:  Memorial Day holiday.  No school for Boise School District students.


Friday, May 31:  Last day of school for Boise School District students.  Early release grades K-12.  Grades 9-12 will release at 12:15 p.m.; grades 7-9 will release at 12 noon.  Elementary grades will release as follows:


Amity, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Lowell, Madison Early Childhood Center, Morley Nelson, Shadow Hills, Riverside and Whittier:
9:15 - 11:00 AM
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Grades 1 - 6
1:45 PM (lunch served)   

All other elementary schools:
8:45 - 10:30 AM
11:30 - 1:15 PM
Grades 1 - 6
1:15 PM (lunch served)


Plan to Attend High School Graduations:  Mark your calendars and plan to attend Boise School District's high school graduations.  Ceremonies are scheduled as follows:


Frank Church High - Friday, May 24, 7 p.m., Morrison Center  

Timberline High - Tuesday, May 28, 7 p.m., Taco Bell Arena

Boise High - Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m., Taco Bell Arena 

Borah High - Friday, May 31, 7 p.m., Taco Bell Arena

Capital High - Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m., Taco Bell Arena


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 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.


Hidden Springs Elementary Teacher Receives Award:  Chris Conant, 2nd grade teacher, Hidden Springs Elementary School, recently entered a video that contained a portion of a student using e-mail and Google Apps for Education in the classroom, along with a narrative of what they are used for in the classroom.  With the Digital Learning Day Video Contest, Conant was awarded $1,000 which he used to purchase Google Chromebooks for his students to use Google Apps for Education.


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.  Boise Mayor Dave Bieter visited both Whittier and Jefferson elementary schools, as well as Whitney Elementary School who came in 3rd for most miles walked, to congratulate students on a job well done.  Whitney's first grade students who earned the most miles presented Mayor Bieter with a "Whitney Walkers" t-shirt! Collectively, students at seven BSD elementary schools walked or ran 9,087 miles in just a few months.


Join Boise Public Schools Education Foundation for Movies Under the Stars:  Free family movies and fun! Presented by the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation and Boise City Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Huntington Learning Center, Boise - Park Center.

Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to spend an evening at Julia Davis Park's Gene Harris Band Shell.  The fun begins at 7 p.m. with free games and crafts for kids with the Boise City Parks & Recreation's  Mobile Recreation Unit, free face painting and music. Movies begin at dusk.  Dates and movies are as follows:

Saturday, June 22 - Hotel Transylvania

Saturday, July 20 - Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift

Saturday, August 17 - Back to the Future 


Click here for more information about the movies, and for tips to make the evening fun and enjoyable for everyone!


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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