The Week Ahead With Community Ed  
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Here's a list of Community Education classes beginning next week (March 10-13). Register up to the day a class begins!
Adoption 101:  Ever considered adoption? Adoption 101 is a class that teaches participants about the adoption process and types of adoptions. Participants will also learn about the history of adoption and adoption law in Idaho. Participants will learn the services available to birth parents. Click here to learn more and register. 
Beginning Woodturning- Turning a Wooden Pen:  Have you ever wanted to learn how to turn wood on a wood lathe? You will learn the basics of woodturning as you craft your very own writing pen. This handsome pen will become your favorite, whether you keep it for yourself or give it away. All materials are provided at class. Click here to learn more and register. 
Backyard Chickens for Beginners:  Backyard chicken coops are cropping up everywhere.This can be a relatively inexpensive, fun hobby which also provides fresh eggs! Get the whole family involved in this new venture. Click here to learn more and register. 
Budgeting for Beginners:  This class enables students to track and begin to control their spending and saving habits. Materials fee includes a take home budgeting book. Click here to learn more and register. 
Essential Computer Skills:   For beginners!  Learn basic terms, step-by-step use of the computer, and the Windows environment, as well as a brief overview of software applications.   Class is for PCs not MACs.  Students must know how to type 20 words per minute, and be able to use a mouse. This class is for people who think that if you touch the computer, you'll break it, and you will never figure out how to use it.  You can ask all of those questions you were afraid to ask! Click here to learn more and register. 
HP Life Training - Writing a Marketing Plan:  This topic introduces the novice entrepreneur to the initial steps necessary for writing up the marketing section of a Business Plan. This class will build on concepts presented in the Basics of Marketing but attendees can attend one without the other. Students will be introduced to the Marketing Mix: Product, Place, Price and Promotion, and learn basic word processing. While the class is open to anyone, the material is targeted to the entrepreneur who has not started their business. Click here to learn more and register.  
Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway: Join this experienced historian to discover Idaho's Main Oregon Trail  Back Country Byway from Glenn's Ferry to Boise.  Pictures and diary quotes will be used to describe the route thousands of emigrants traveled over 150 years ago. Click here to learn more and register.
Office Stretches to Survive!:  If you sit all day at a computer at work, this is the class for you! Conda will take you through a series of stretches and exercises that you can do at your desk to release stress, stay healthy and avoid common problems. Click here to learn more and register. 
Beginning Woodcarving - Small Western Boot:  Carving is great fun and a hobby you can do anywhere. You will learn tool basics, layout and proper technique. You will be carving a small Western boot in relief. To see a sample of the project, stop by Woodcraft to take a look. Tools supplied by Woodcraft. Click here to learn more and register. 
Foam Rolling to Increase Mobility:  Foam Rolling is an excellent way to ease body aches and pains from exercise and life, as well as improving mobility. Learn how to use a foam roller to target areas of body pain and relax the muscles to ease pain. This is great for stay-at-home moms with back aches, office workers stuck at a computer all day, to Olympic athletes. Click here to learn more and register. 
Freedom From Allergies - NAET Technique:  Hidden allergies may be the cause of eczema, digestive or behavioral disorders. Learn about NAET, a non-invasive technique for identifying and treating food & environmental allergies and sensitivities. Click here to learn more and register. 
Get Bent - Understand and Love Your Curls:  There is a way to live with and love your curls! Students will learn the science and anatomy of curls, the reasons why the "straight hair" world of products and styling will never work for your delicate curls, plus how to care for, cut and live with your curls in harmony. Click here to learn more and register. 
Substitutions to Save Money:   Learn to make this - with that - and save money in the kitchen! You can make costly commercial items for almost nothing! In this class, you will learn how to make substitutions for:
  • Butter
  • Condiments
  • Sauces
  • Eggs
  • Specialty products such as Chinese noodles, chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and much more!
Click here to learn more and register. 
How to Explore Careers with Your Children:  The importance of educating children is never lost on us! In this class you will learn how to help your elementary aged child learn about possible future careers. Led by an experienced teacher, he will guide you through how to teach your children about this important, and sometimes overwhelming topic at a level they can understand and carry with them as they grow. Click here to learn more and register. 
Meditation for Relaxation:  This 90-minute workshop will teach some background about why meditation has been used by millions of people worldwide to relieve stress and improve quality of life. Students will have the opportunity to practice meditation during this workshop and will leave with a meditation CD to use at home. Click here to learn more and register. 
The Ways We Learn - Help Your Child Succeed:  Wondering how you can foster your child's learning and reduce school frustration? Discover the unique learning strengths and preferences each one of us has, and how to unlock your child's potential. Click here to learn more and register. 
Click on the image below to review our complete Winter catalog and click here to register.  

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The Community Education Team

Notice of Participation

The Boise School District is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment. Patrons who participate in the Boise Schools District Community Education program agree to abide by Boise School District Policies, as applicable. See for a complete review of Boise School Board policies.


Notice of Risk

Participation in a Boise School District Community Education class may be dangerous and cause injury. Participants and their invitees assume all risk of participation. The Boise School District is not responsible for any injury or damage suffered by a participant/student, or that person's invitees, nor responsible for any medical, dental, chiropractic or hospital bill related to participation in a Community Education activity. By participating in Community Education you are expressly agreeing to assume the risk of participation, to release the District from all claims for liability, injury, or damage, and to hold the District harmless from such.


Community Education classes are authorized to take place on Boise School District property. When appropriate, the class instructor may obtain written authorization to conduct class at another location.

Class Content Disclaimer

The Boise School District Community Education volunteer instructor/presenter is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Boise School District and the District is not responsible for the accuracy, validity, benefit nor detriment that may result from an instructor's information or presentation.


Religious/Sectarian Program

Attendance and participation in Boise School District Community Education classes are voluntary. Community Education classes may provide information about and discuss sectarian or religious doctrines. Community Education classes are not part of the District's required curriculum. The District's religious expression policy respects the right of each individual to follow his/her own beliefs, so long as the beliefs do not infringe upon the rights of others.



Each participant consents to the use of photographs or videotapes taken of them for future program promotional or marketing materials.


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