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What's Happening in Boise School District  

Thursday, April 10:  Treasure Valley Math and Science Center Orientation Night and Student Applicant Screening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for prospective TVMSC families  in the Riverglen Junior High Cafeteria,  6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise. This will be followed by the final applicant screening for TVMSC's 2014 - 2015 school year on Saturday, April 12th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All students must check in prior to 7:45 a.m.  Testing is at Riverglen Junior High School.  

Please click here refer to the website at for additional application information and forms.  


Monday, April 14:  Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise. Some of the agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Pat Louderback, AVID District Director and Consulting Teacher, presentation of Golden Apple Award to John Christy, Book Warehouse Manager, Facilities and Operations and Class Size Update. Review complete agenda here.  


Monday, April 14:  Whole Foods Bring Your Own Bag -- and Donate to Boise Schools! 

Beginning Monday, April 14th, customers who bring their own bag to Whole Foods Boise will have the option to donate their 5% bag credit to the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation. A great combination of sustainability and charitable giving -- all for your Boise schools! 


Tuesday, April 15:  2014 Boise Rotary Century Scholars Program, a program honoring Boise's top 100 graduating seniors, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Boise State University Jordan Ballroom. This is the ninth annual Boise Rotary Century Scholars program.  Each student being recognized has substantially exceeded the minimum program grade point average requirement of 3.75 and represents the best in music, the arts, service to community, athletics and academics in each of Boise's public and non-public high schools:  Bishop Kelly, Boise, Borah, Capital, Frank Church, Riverstone and Timberline.  This year's Distinguished Alumnus Address will be presented by Mr. Ben Ysursa, Idaho Secretary of State who recently announced his retirement. Look for the program publication inserted into the April 15th Idaho Statesman and online at
Tuesday, April 22:  Hawthorne Elementary is excited to break ground on their first ever vegetable garden and celebrate their new permanent picnic shelter on site at 2401 W. Targee Boise, ID 83705 on Earth Day, Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 4:00 - 6:00pm. Hawthorne Elementary School received significant grant monies to do so, from the City of Boise Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant Fund, Boise Urban Garden School, and Whole Foods Boise and the Whole Kids Foundation. Click here to learn more.  
Friday, May 2:  Academic Assembly, Boise High School, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., new gym. A celebration honoring the accomplishments of Boise High's graduating seniors!

Saturday, May 3:  13th Annual Hornet 5K Run/Walk.  The Hornet Run is a non-profit event that supports East Junior High School athletics and physical education.  Race begins at 9:30 a.m. at East Junior High, 5600 E. Warm Springs Ave., Boise. Click here to learn more, including how to register. Or, contact Chuck Johnson or Rose Liddle at 854-4730 for more information.  
Boise District High Schools Again Earn National Rankings:   For the fifth consecutive year, the Washington Post has listed all four of Boise's traditional high schools in its annual listing of our nation's most challenging high schools. Learn more here.  
Capital High School Senior Receives National Attention for Ice Hockey:  Capital High graduating senior Alexander Waddell is the focus of an article posted on for his performance during the Toyota-USA Hockey Tier II Youth National Championships held in New Jersey. The talented forward ended up being the top scorer in the 18-and-Under A division, leading the Idaho Junior Steelheads to the title game. Learn more here


South Junior High School Educator Selected for Overseas Summer Seminar: South Junior High School French and English Teacher Christine Olley has been selected for a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar called Memories Divided and Reconciled: World Wars I and II in France Today. Each year, National Endowment for the Humanities offers opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics.  On average NEH seminars receive a total of 5,700 applicants.  An NEH Summer Seminar for school teachers enables sixteen NEH Summer Scholars to explore topics and readings with a leading scholar.  Learn more here
Register Today for Spring Community Education Classes!:  Click here to review classes and register for Boise School District's Spring Community Education Session.  From garden and green living, to business and finance, to fitness and health, there's a class for everyone!  For 40-years, Community Education has served as Boise's first choice for affordable, exciting and enriching lifelong learning opportunities.  Click on the adjacent image to review our complete catalog of classes.  

May Brings Music Week Events/Activities:  Boise School District's award-winning music program is on full display during the month of May.  Each year, music students throughout the District reach out to our community by offering free performances as part of Music Week activities. For a complete review of this year's Music Week schedule click here. In addition, click here for a schedule of elementary spring performances and here for a schedule of secondary spring performances. In addition, click here for information about this year's School Night Concert to be held on Friday, May 2.   

Digital Learning Tip #15: Navigating using a mouse or a trackpad/touchpad can be tricky! Students can practice many navigation skills, such as scrolling, using drop down menus, radio buttons, and accessing links using an interactive resource provided by Palm Beach County Library System. Check out the following Mousercise exercises and Mousing Around tutorial!

When you'd like to practice speed and accuracy of using a mouse or trackpad/touchpad, visit FunBrain: Math Arcade! Clicking around the various math games can help students become more fluent with online navigations skills, while supporting this content area. 

Explore a Great Summer of Learning - Summer School Program Information Available Now:  The Boise School District offers a wide variety of summer school classes for students to enhance their educational experiences. Click here for further information. 








A Closer Look at Increasing 'Go On' Rates at Boise and Capital: In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly digs into the reasons behind Boise and Capital high schools increasing college go on rates. His blog, Data Points, is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and is available through Google Sites or you can read it here or click on the Data Points image. The blog is intended for parents and patrons interested in an objective, data-driven look at student performance in Boise and across Idaho.  


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.  


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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