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What's Happening in Boise School District    


Tuesday, October 8: Idaho's First Lady, Lori Otter will visit Jefferson Elementary School, 200 S. Latah St., to speak with kindergarten-3rd grade families about the importance of reading to children. She will then read to Jefferson students. The First Lady will start her presentation at 8:30 a.m. Contact Teacher Elizabeth Nelson at 854-5260 for more information.  
Friday, October 11:  A special school assembly will be held at 9:30 a.m. at South Junior High School, 3101 W. Cassia, St.  to honor 8th Grade Science Teacher Chris Taylor, who has been selected for a deep sea science expedition from October 16 to 23 in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The expedition is sponsored by JASON Learning, an education partnership between National Geographic Society and Sea Research Foundation, which is an internationally acclaimed, exploration-based program that links students-inside the classroom and out-to real science and scientists through technology intensive, inquiry-based curricular experiences. Taylor will share his findings with students and fellow educators upon his return. Learn more. 


Saturday, October 12: District III Marching Band Competition, BSU's Bronco Stadium, beginning at 2 p.m. Twenty-eight bands from across the Treasure Valley will compete this year. Tickets for adults are $8 and for students grades K-12, $6. Gates open at 1 p.m. Schedule is as follows:
Cole Valley 2:00 p.m.Emmett 4:30 p.m.Timberline 7:15 p.m.
Marsing 2:15 p.m.Bishop Kelly 4:45 p.m.Nampa 7:45 p.m.
Melba 2:30 p.m.Middleton 5:00 p.m.Borah 8:00 p.m.
Cambridge 2:45 p.m.Caldwell 5:15 p.m.Fruitland 8:15 p.m.
Payette 3:00 p.m.Skyview 5:30 p.m.Capital 8:30 p.m.
Parma 3:15 p.m.Columbia 5:45 p.m.,Boise 8:45 p.m.
Weiser 3:30 p.m.Rocky Mountain 6:15 p.m.Eagle 9:00 p.m. 
Homedale 3:45 p.m.Centennial 6:30 p.m.Vallivue 9:15 p.m. 
Mountain Home 4:00 p.m.Meridian 6:45 p.m.BSU's Blue Thunder Marching Band 9:30 p.m.
Kuna 4:15 p.m. Mountain View 7:00 p.m.Awards 9:45 p.m. 
Friday, October 18: The 60th Annual Junior High School Music Clinic Concert will be held Friday evening, October 18th, at 7:00 PM, at the Borah High School Gymnasium.  The eighth- and ninth-grade combined bands and choirs from each Junior High and the eighth- and ninth-grade combined orchestras from Hillside, Riverglen and Les Bois and Fairmont  junior high schools will perform selections under the direction of three guest conductors, who will work with the students for two days prior to the concert.This year's guest conductors include orchestra clinician Dr. Ted Ashton, BYU-Idaho; band clinician Dr. Gregory Springer, BSU; and vocal clinician Heather Prinzing, Boise Schools. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Donations to help with costs of the event will be taken at the door.  


Borah High School Boys' Choir Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall: Borah High School men's choir, Tactus has been invited to sing  at Carnegie Hall, in New York City on January 19, 2014.  The 37-voiced group needs to earn funds in the neighborhood of $65,000 - 70,000 by December 1st.    This  is the Distringuished Concerts International and it's an honor equivalent to the World Series in Baseball for Tactus to be invited and attend. For additional information please contact Borah's Choral Director, Heather Prinzing: [email protected]


The Week Ahead with Community Ed:  Next week marks another launch of exciting, personal enrichment classes for the Fall Session of Community Education! It's not too late to register.  Click here to explore next week's classes and learn how to register.  Boise's Community Education, your choice for life-long learning!  
Now Hiring School Bus Drivers:  First Student is currently hiring and training full and part time school bus drivers.  Click here for more information.  

Now Hiring Substitute Staff  Members: Click here to learn more about applying to serve as a substitute in the Boise School District. 

News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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