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What's Happening in Boise School District 


Friday, November 1 - Friday, November 22: The 2013 Operation Wish Book campaign will run November 1-22 with book collection boxes located at all Boise and Meridian public schools, as well as many charter schools, private schools and local businesses.  Operation Wish Book is a nonprofit organization operating in Ada County for over 20 years. Operation Wish Book places new books in the hands of children who do not own books. The books are distributed each year in December through the Salvation Army.  Please drop books off at any local school. Donations are also accepted. For more information contact Lucy Leavell (208-870-0254, [email protected]) or Betty Reimann (208-376-8687, [email protected]).


Monday, November 11:  On Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013, second-year and third-year Automotive Repair Technology students from the Dennis Technical Education Center will partner with the following automobile repair facilities to provide free oil changes for veterans from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..   


Maz-Tech Automotive

3310 W. State St.

Boise, Idaho 83703



Garry's Automotive

2200 S. Cole Rd.

Boise, Idaho 83709



Heritage Automotive

175 N. Linder Rd.

Meridian, ID 83642



Borah High Career Counselor Wins Annual Award:  Borah High Career Counselor Josh Ritchie was recently named Counselor of the Year by the Idaho Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.  Each year the organization acknowledges a counselor from each area for his or her outstanding work and effort to help students apply for college.  Borah High Senior MacKenzie Aime is a student who is not suprised Mr. Ritchie won the award.  "He got me started thinking about resumes, scholarship applications and intern opportunities, said Aime.  "He has helped me so much - he pushes kids to see what they can do and what they can achieve."  


Borah High Choir Raising Funds 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, one of only three such choirs in the U.S. to be invited this year.  The 37-voiced group needs to earn approximately $65,000 to participate. This is the Distinguished Concerts International and it's an honor equivalent to the World Series in Baseball for Tactus to be invited and attend. To learn more and donate click here.  To watch Tactus perform click here. Contact Borah's Choral Director,  Heather Prinzing[email protected] for further information.


Volunteer to Teach a Community Education Class:
Have a passion to share with others?  Consider teaching a Community Education class. We're currently recruiting instructors for our winter 2014 Community Education session that begins in January.  To learn more, and apply, click here.  

Now Hiring Food & Nutrition Services Staff & Substitute Staff:  Click here to learn more about applying for short hour and substitute positions currently available for the Food & Nutrition Services Department.

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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