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What's Happening in Boise School District 

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 $10 and for students grades K-12, $8. 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. 
Monday, October 14:  Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Board Room, District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise.  Public is invited to attend. Some of the agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Rob Parsons, Biology, Video Production/Broadcasting Instructor, Capital High School; Golden Apple Award to Tricia Holloway, Administrative Assistant, Borah High School; Bob Wand Memorial Art Presentation; New Boise Hawks Stadium Presentation; and Audit Report.  Complete agenda here

Tuesday, October 15:
A long-awaited neighborhood park on the Boise Bench will open at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Boise Mayor David Bieter, neighbors and third-grade students from nearby Hawthorne Elementary School. Terry Day Park, 1225 S. Federal Way, was created in 2006 when Patrick O. Day donated 7 acres of land to the City of Boise in honor of his late wife, Terry Day. For information about the park, please see or call (208) 608-7700.

Wednesday, October 16:
  From 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Amity Elementary School students in Cassie Ward's 6th grade class will participate in an event to draw attention to childhood obesity. Saint Alphonsus and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Help Students Fight Childhood Obesity Inside the Classroom are partnering with Go Noodle to participate in this event, along with Olympic Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton, who will visit and lead the class in Go Noodle interactive brain break activities. Over 100 classrooms within the Boise School District  are using Go Noodle and have already achieved an amazing 6,800 minutes of desk-side activity in just one month. 
Friday, October 18:  Red Ribbon Rally, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Idaho Statehouse. Students will gather to hear Monte Stiles as the featured speaker at this year's Red Ribbon Rally.  Mr. Stiles is a motivational speaker who has almost three decades of experience as a federal drug prosecutor fighting against drug abuse and those who profit from it. During Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 21 to 25) students in the District will participate in a variety of school events such as:  hearing drug free messages through school wide assemblies, making pledges to stay drug free and participating in drug free activities. 

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.   

Taft Elementary School Teacher Recognized:
  Dena Duke, second grade teacher at William Howard Taft Elementary School, is the recipient of the seventh annual A Day Made Better, in which Office Max associates surprise teachers in their classrooms with $1,000 worth of school supplies.  The national initiative aims to relieve and support teachers who spend their own money on much-needed classroom supplies.  OfficeMax consumers and business clients contributed nearly $700,000 in additional school supplies through this summer's in-store supply drive held at OfficeMax stores across the country.  These additional supplies were donated October 1, 2013 to W.H. Taft Elementary, in addition to the supplies that Mrs. Duke received.


Annual Asbestos Notification Letter:  Click here to read the annual public notification from the Boise School District's Facilities and Operations Department regarding asbestos.


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:  Don't miss out on Community Ed's Fall session! Next week marks the start of another full slate of popular personal enrichment classes!  It's not too late to register. You can register up to the day the class begins!  Click  here to get the scoop on next week's classes and register.  Boise's Community Education, your choice for life-long learning!
Volunteer to Teach a Community Education Class: Have a passion to share with others?  Consider teaching a Community Education class. We are currently recruiting instructors for our winter 2014 Community Education session that begins in January.  To learn more, and apply, click here.  

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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