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What's Happening in Boise School District 

Thursday, September 12:   Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong will visit  Highlands Elementary School, 3434 N. Bogus Basin Rd., to talk about eating healthy and exercising daily. It's Highlands'  kick-off event for Fuel Up To Play 60, a program sponsored by the NFL and National Dairy Council that promotes a healthy lifestyle. The assembly will be held from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Contact P.E. Specialist Jenny Tobin at 854-5050 for more information.     


Capital High School Teacher Receives Milken Award: Cindy Wilson, Social Studies Teacher at Capital High School has been honored as one of  three teachers to receive the 

Treasure Valley's Milken Educator Award.   Founded in 1985 as an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation, the Milken Educator Awards program rewards and inspires excellence in the world of education by honoring top educators around the country with $25,000 unrestricted awards. Read more  here.   


Boise School District Students Take Top Honors in National Merit Semifinalists Program:  A total of 32 students from the Boise School District have been named 2014 National Merit Semifinalists. Boise Schools' showing represents 40% of Idaho's National Merit Semifinalists - an impressive figure considering the District has only 9% of Idaho's public school students. A total of 80 students statewide were named to the prestigious scholarship program.   Students in Boise Schools named as Semifinalists include:  Boise High - Holly Apsley, Tristan Arnold, Emily Blosser, Matthew Clark, Phillipp Collet, Andrew Davey, Ryan Davey, Luke Harmon, Connor Hoffmann, Madeleine Kim, Morgan Labrie, Yoon Ji Ra, Alexander Rant, Carl Rustad, Naomi Savin, Joseph Schofield, Lukas Schwarz, Samuel Simpson, Everett Smith, Hans Theiler, Rebecca Whitney; Borah High - Jeffrey Bishop; Capital High - Peter Huang, Derrick Knox, Dillon Knox, Parth Raina, Miranda Tang, John Van De Graaff; Timberline High - Elijah Benson, Kyle Downey, Ryan May, Lynn Myers.  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.   
Grace Jordan Elementary Counselor to Receive State Award: Grace Jordan Elementary School Counselor Lindsy Thomas has been selected to receive the Idaho Elementary Counselor of the Year Award from the ISCA (Idaho School Counselors Association.

Timberline High Teacher Receives National Recognition: David Archibald-Seiffer
Language Arts educator at Timberline High School, has been named an Educator of Distinction by the the National Society of High School Scholars for his accomplishments as a teacher and for being an exceptional role model for his students.The NSHSS, founded in 2002 by Claes Nobel, of the internationally known Nobel Prize family, provides scholarships, conferences, student ambassadorships and other resources for high achieving students in high schools nationwide.  


Learn Something New and Meet New People with Community Education:  There's something for everyone in this fall's Community Education session! Choose from more than 250 classes, including personal enrichment, kid and family fun, business and professional development, health & wellness, culinary creations, computers and software, culture, history and leisure, fitness, garden, green living and the great outdoors.  This fall, get out of the house, meet new people and learn something new!  Fall session runs September 16 to October 24. You can register up to the day the class begins, space permitting. Learn more and register by clicking here.  


Kids Day of Service event at Garfield School:  Whole Foods Market Boise recently partnered with Garfield Elementary, Boise Urban Garden School and Let's Move Boise to offer a garden bed-building extravaganza. On the evening of September 10th, volunteers helped create garden bed frames for Garfield Elementary, as well as other schools in the Boise District. The event also offered a variety of free activities and healthy snacks for kids. Activities included educational programs on the basics of healthy eating from Whole Foods Market and the Junior League of Boise, gardening programs with the Idaho Botanical Garden and Boise Urban Garden School, dodgeball and games with the Boise Parks & Recreation Mobile Recreation Van, and much more. 


Now Hiring School Bus Drivers:  First Student is currently hiring and training full and part time school bus drivers.  Click here for more information.  



News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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