What's Happening in Boise School District
Monday, March 10: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Board Room, District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road. Some of the agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Ron Martinez, Heavy Duty Diesel Technology Instructor, Dennis Technical Education Center; and presentation of Golden Apple Award to Melissa Schultz, Sign Language Interpreter, Jefferson Elementary School. Review complete agenda here.
Thursday, March 13: Boise School District will hold its annual Kindergarten Registration/Open House for incoming kindergarten students on Thursday, March 13th. Click here to learn more or here for information in Spanish.
|Nate Marshall, Eric Huang, Karthik Mouli, Yoon Ji Ra and Coach Robert Bellomy (Boise High Physics Instructor)|
Boise High School Team Wins Regional Science Bowl: A team of students (pictured) representing Boise High School won the regional High School Science Bowl and have qualified to participate in the Final Competition in Washington, D.C. in an all-expense- paid trip, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The high school competition began in 1991 as the National Science Bowl (NSB) as a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the Nation. A team of middle school students from Boise's Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center recently won the regional Middle Science Bowl and also earned an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the Finals in Washington, D.C.
Boise High Wrestling Coach Recognized: Boise High Wrestling Coach Bill Braseth (pictured) won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the District Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. The award is in appreciation of exemplary support and services to Idaho high school athletics and sports officials and was presented to Coach Braseth from the Third District Officials Association.
National Merit Finalists Announced: The following students have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC): Boise High School: Holly Apsley, Tristan Arnold, Emily Blosser, Matthew Clark, Philipp Collet, Andrew Davey, Ryan Davey, Connor Hoffmann, Madeleine Kim, Morgan Labrie, Yoon Ji Ra, Alexander Rant, Carl Rustad, Naomi Savin, Joseph Schofield, Lukas Schwarz, Everett Smith, Hans Theiler, Rebecca Whitney; Borah High School: Jeffrey A. Bishop; Capital High School: Peter Huang, Derrick Knox, Dillon Knox, Parth Raina, Miranda Tang, John Van De Graaff; Timberline High School:
Elijah Benson, Ryan May, Lynn Myers. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)-a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year-and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. Beginning in March and continuing to mid-June, NMSC notifies approximately 8,000 Finalists that they have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship® award. Click here to learn more.
The Week Ahead with Community Ed: Enrich your life -enroll today in a Community Education class! Our popular Community Education Winter session continues with a wide variety of personal enrichment classes designed just for you. Click here to learn more, on the adjacent catalog image, or here to review classes starting next week - March 10th. Community Education - for 40 years, we've served as Boise's first choice for life long learning opportunities!
Riverside Elementary Boys' Basketball Team Wins Championship: At the conclusion of the 2014 elementary boys' basketball season, 25 teams participated in an optional single elimination tournament. The teams played a regulation game with modified high school rules along with official referees. The final game included Riverside Elementary vs. Amity Elementary. Riverside won this extremely close game by 2 points in the last seconds of the game. This is Riverside's third consecutive boys' championship! Riverside team was coached by John Bale, Erin Martin, Brenley Box and Jason Shanks (see photo). All teams showed a great deal of talent, enthusiasm and sportsmanship.
Boise School District Launches Student Achievement and Trend Analysis Blog: Boise School District has launched a blog dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis. The blog, titled "Data Points", is written by Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly and intended for parents and patrons interested in an objective, data-driven look at student performance in Boise and across Idaho. The blog is available through Google Sites or you can read it here.
Help Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Earn Donations by Shopping with Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington - including the BPSEF. Sign-up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by their name or by their non-profit number 88719.
|Doodle 4 Google: Share & Collaborate|
Digital Learning Tip #12 - Inspire Creativity and Collaborate with Doodle 4 Google. Artists and engineers from Google invite K-12 students to Doodle 4 Google during their annual competition. This year the doodle theme is "If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place..." To enter the competition, you can download and print the application form, then parents can submit their child's doodle online or by mail by March 20, 2014. There are prizes to be awarded to state and national finalists, but perhaps the best treasure might be the collaboration that you could have, as a family, during the creation of the doodle! Continue to inspire the creative process by checking out the Classroom Activity Packs! Watch the adjacent video as a Google Doodler shares about how collaboration helps inspire her and her creative artwork.
Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Learn more and sign up by clicking here.
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