Friday, November 1 - Friday, November 22: Give the gift of reading by donating a new book to the 2013 Operation Wish Book campaign. From November 1st to 22nd book collection boxes will be 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 that places new books in the hands of children who do not own books. In December, the books are distributed through the Salvation Army. Donations are also accepted. For more information contact Lucy Leavell (208-870-0254, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Betty Reimann (208-376-8687, email@example.com).
Saturday, November 16: The Capital High School Band is hosting a Craft and Vendor Fair with Children's Corner this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 8055 W. Goddard Rd.. This fundraiser will help to replace old instruments and keep the Capital Band up to date. The band is hoping to raise around $1,000 to help with the cost of replacing instruments and buying music.
Monday, November 18: Parents/guardians and students are invited to attend a anti-cyber bullying event at the Timberline High School Auditorium, 701 E. Boise, Ave, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. Learn about cyber bullying, including what to do if you know someone is being bullied, stories from survivors, what you must know and resources available. Information will be provided by Boise Police Department, Boise School District, Ada County Paramedics, Girl Scouts of America, Idaho Attorney General's Office, and Idaho Parents Unlimited. Learn more here.
Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22: American Education Week. A number of schools in the District will be recognizing the work of staff members with a variety of activities and events. American Education Week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.
Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29: Thanksgiving Holiday Break. No school for Boise School District students.
Hillside Jr. High On-Line Auction: Hillside Jr. High parent Booster Club invites the public to view their On-line Auction by clicking here. The proceeds will go directly to purchasing much-needed classroom equipment for the school.
Digital Learning Tip: Boise School District is helping lead the way with new and innovative use of technology to benefit students and teachers. The District's K-12 Instructional Technology Manager, Marita Diffenbaugh, recently kicked-off a district-wide training for Digital Citizenship! Digital Footprints, Copyright/Creative Commons, and Online Safety are themes you'll hear more of this school year as Boise's educators share relevant digital learning with students. Beginning today, we'll run this section called Digital Learning Tip to help you understand all this new tech talk. To get started, click on the image above to explore the question - what kind of digital footprint are you leaving?
Digital Footprints are left behind every time we search, play games, participate in social media, or publish online. We are recording our history, as it is happening. We have access to the world in seconds, and this has become a powerful tool for educating us all. Educators and families can work together to help guide young people, as they create their own digital footprints. Common Sense Media, www.commonsense.org, provides tools for us to use from lesson plans, games, videos, and family tip sheets. Here are some resources to guide you in a discussion about Digital Life for Elementary Students, and Junior/Senior High School Students.
Sign-Up Today for Emergency Text Messaging Service: The Boise School District is pleased to announce the launch of a new service that will allow us to deliver important safety and security information to parents via text messaging. To sign-up simply text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. To learn more click here.
Click above to learn more and hear Tactus perform.
Donate to Help Borah Choir 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 and one of the highest honors in music. The group needs to earn approximately $65,000 to be able to participate. To learn more and donate click here.
Community Education Needs You!: Share your passion and expertise by teaching a class through Boise School District's Community Education! For more than 40 years, we've been Boise's first choice for life-long learning opportunities. We're currently recruiting volunteer instructors for our winter 2014 session that begins in January. To learn more, and apply, click here.