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What's Happening in Boise School District 


Celebrate Family Time by Eating Together:  Drug Free Idaho encourages local families to participate in Family Dinner Night on Monday, September 23.  Kids who have dinner with their family:
  • Are less likely to engage in high risk behaviors
  • Say the best thing about eating dinner together is spending time as a family
  • Are less likely to have friends who use substances
  • Are less likely to use drugs or alcohol in the future
Farm to School Program and Collister Student to Take Center Stage:  Boise School District students will celebrate the return of the Farm to School Program with a Harvest Day celebration on Thursday September 26th.  Lunch menus will feature local foods including Idaho trout from Hagerman, Idaho potatoes and other local fresh fruits and vegetables.


Also highlighted on menus throughout Boise Schools, will be a delicious Veggie Barley Salad inspired by a recipe created by Collister Elementary third grader Mac Wirth (pictured left).  Mac's recipe was picked as the Idaho winner in the "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge," a competition promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, Epicurious, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education. News media representatives are invited to Collister Elementary School, 4426 W. Catalpa, at 11 a.m. to interview Mac and cover lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Learn more.  
Business Education Teacher Receives Award: DeEtte Huelse, Business and Marketing teacher at the Dennis Technical Education Center and Boise High School, was nominated for and received the Junior Achievement Teacher of the Year Award. Junior Achievement is a partnership between businesses and schools, designed to inspire and prepare students for economic success. Pictured left to right:  Ian Johnson, co-host/presenter of Achievement Awards; DeEtee HuelseLori Grow, VP of Corporate Planning and CRO, Idaho Power.   
Valley View Elementary School Receives $7,500 Grant:  Valley View Elementary School recently received a Junior Achievement grant to support hands-on curriculum designed to empower Valley View students to own their economic success. Students will learn concepts such as needs vs. wants, economic development, globalization, entrepreneurship, goods and services. Pictured left to right: Joan Harrie, 4th grade teacher, Valley View, (Co JA School Champion);  Julie O'Meara, President JA Idaho; Cathy Lynch, 1st grade teacher, Valley View, (Co JA school Champion); Travis Huffman, VP and Relationship Manager, US Bank; and Glenn Aguiar, Principal, Valley View. 
null Capital High Student Named National Scholar: Sergio Rodriguez-Orellana was selected as a National Hispanic Scholar by the National Hispanic Recognition Program based on his PSAT/NMSQT score and having a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Nanci Giovi-BonaminioTaft Teacher and Students Raise Funds for American Heart AssociationCongratulations to W.H. Taft Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Nanci Giovi-Bonaminio and Taft students for raising $3,633 for Jump Rope For Heart.  The school will receive an MVP Award on Thursday, October 3 from the American Heart Association in recognition of their achievement.
Taft Elementary School to Celebrate Healthy and Sustainable Practices:  On Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Taft Elementary School will celebrate Worldwide Green Apple Day of Service to showcase the school's very successful garden, as well as highlight groups and businesses from the community that have continually supported the kind of healthy and sustainable practices that are part of the Taft culture.  The celebration will be held during the school's annual school festival.  Taft is located at 3722 N. Anderson St. 
"On-the-Air" - Boise Schools Preparing Students for Sucess in College, Career and Citizenship: On Wednesday, September 18, KIDO AM 580 morning Talk Show Host Kevin Miller focused on Boise School District's efforts to prepare students for success beyond high school. A panel of experts were interviewed:  Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District; Amy Everson, AVID Teacher, Borah High School, Borah High AVID Senior Jack Ray; and Lindsey Yundt, Math Teacher, South Junior High School.  Listen to the program here.  
Boise's "Best Scavenger Hunt": The Tour of Boise is Boise's "best scavenger hunt" ... where people discover the gems that make Boise a Treasure! On Sunday, September 29, participants will use clues and a map to answer questions about public art, architecture and Boise history. The 2013 Tour will visit many unique Boise150 history icons. Open to all ages & abilities (run, walk or stroll) as individuals or teams of up to 4. Children under 13 must be on a team with an adult. Healthy  snacks and a fun raffle will be provided when you return to the Start/Finish at Julila Davis Park, Shelter 1, across from the tennis courts. For more information and a registration link, click here 


Fall in Love with Community Education:  It's a great time to enroll in a Community Education class!  New classes are starting daily.  Choose from 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. Register up to the day a class begins, space permitting. Learn more and register here.    
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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