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What's Happening in Boise School District  

Sunday, May 18:  North Junior High School's Catalpa Quartet will perform their first annual benefit concert at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy at 4:00 p.m.  The concert is FREE but donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated.   At the start of this school year, four North 8th grade students formed the quartet which that helps Title I elementary schools in the Boise District with instrument repair. So far, the string quartet has raised almost $1,100 toward this effort by playing at various community events. This spring, the ensemble established the Catalpa Quartet Fund at the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation.  

Monday, May 19:  Applications for candidacy to the Board of Trustees for the Independent School District of Boise City will be available beginning Monday, May 19, 2014 in the Clerk's office, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, or on the District's main web site under Current Highlights and Events.  The deadline for filing the Applications for Candidacy is no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014. Click here to learn more.   


Wednesday, May 21:  Gala Alumni Concert and Reception, 7:00 p.m., to honor Boise High Orchestra Director Wendy Hartman's 35 years of service and innumerable contributions to the our community. This event is open to the public and former students are encouraged to attend. Click here to learn more. 


Wednesday, May 21, Wednesday, May 28, Thursday, May 29:  Athletic trainers from Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline high schools are running baseline concussion tests on four evenings this May (13th, 21st, 28th & 29th) for next year's 7th grade athletes.  Each session will be for a different High School Quadrant.  Click here to learn more.  


Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 22:  Hershey's Track & Field Games, Timberline High, 701 E. Boise Ave.  Registration begins at 4 p.m. both days.  Ages 7-10 will compete May 21 and ages 11-14 will compete May 22.  First and second place finishers qualify to participate in the South State meet in July in Rexburg.  State winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the North American Final on Saturday, August 2 in Hershey, PA. Participants must pre-register by Sunday, May 18 at the Boise City Recreation Office, 110 Scout Ln., Boise.  For more information see "Activities, Classes & Sports" at http://parks, or call (208) 608-7650.    


Thursday, May 22:  Frank Church High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Morrison Center. 


Tuesday, May 27:  Boise High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena.


Wednesday, May 28:  Marian Pritchett School graduation ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Borah High School Auditorium.


Monday, June 2:  Borah High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena.


Tuesday, June 3:  Capital High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena.


Wednesday, June 4:  Timberline High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena.


Wednesday, June 4:  Last day of school for District students, Early Release K-12. Click here for early release times.  


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. Classes begin June 10th. Click here for further information. 








Announcing Free Summer Meals!:  Boise School District's Food and Nutrition Services Program is once again partnering with The Idaho Foodbank to offer youth ages 1-18 free summer meals. Click here to learn more.  

Dennis Center Students Earn State Trophy:  Two students representing the Dehryl A. Dennis Technical Education Center took top honors at the May 9 state finals of the Idaho Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition in Nampa, besting nine other teams and earning the right to represent the state at the National Ford / AAA Student Auto Skills Competition  in June. 
Click here to learn more.     

Pictured left to right, Chase Gilbertson, Ron Martinez (instructor), and Luke Borden from Dehryl A. Dennis Technical Education Center, Boise, won the 2014 Idaho State Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition, May 9 in Nampa.


Four Boise High Students Receive Perfect Scores on College Entrance Exams:  Four Boise High School students recently received perfect scores on the SAT and/or ACT college entrance exams. Click on the image below to watch KTVB-TV's news coverage of this amazing accomplishment.  



Boise High Students Compete in International DECA Conference:  Five members of the Boise High School DECA Chapter recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend DECA's International Career Development Conference. The meeting was held May 5-7th, 2014. Over 17,000 high school students from the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Germany attended the 68th annual conference. 
Boise High School DECA members participating were Logan Simpson, Sarah Husney, Melanie Overstreet, Aaron Tate and Trevor Hattabaugh.    The students were recent state competition winners and earned the opportunity of participating at the international conference.


Sarah and Logan represented Boise High in the Financial Services Team Decision Making Event. Aaron and Trevor competed in the Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making Event. Melanie Overstreet attended the Senior Management Institute, a leadership training program for high school seniors.   


Students' Talents Featured in Valley Visions Publication:  Talented writers and artists from Boise School District schools are featured in this year's Valley Visions publication. This annual collection of student writings and art work has become a popular publication with students and parents alike. Click here to learn more and click here or on the adjacent publication cover to review this year's Valley Visions publication. 

Students Compete in Chalk HeArt Challenge:  In the recently held Chalk HeArt competition, Timberline High teams (teacher: Trish Thorpe) were awarded 2nd and 3rd place in the high school division.  North Jr. High teams (teacher: Hiram Miranda) were awarded 2nd and 3rd place in the jr. high school division. Click here to learn more.  

Junior High Music Students Earn Superior Ratings:  On Saturday, May 10, Hillside Jr. High School's 7th Grade Concert Band and the combined 8th/9th grade Concert Band each received first place trophies in their respective divisions in the Music in the Parks Festival in Utah.  In addition, North Jr. High School's Mixed Choir received a Superior Rating, Fairmont's 8th/9th grade Orchestra won first place in the String Orchestra Division 1A competition and Hillside Jr. High School's 7th and 8th/9th orchestras placed second in their respective divisions.
Les Bois Junior High Students Raise Funds as part of National Child Abuse Month:  Les Bois Jr. High students recently helped raise funds to support a program that helps children who have been sexually abused. On Tuesday, May 13,  Les Bois students presented a check for $1633.00 to a program known as FACES, a family advocacy group for sexually abused kids.  Click here to learn more about FACES. 

Pictured left to right: Evan Bradley, School Resource Officer; Jean Fisher, Deputy Ada County Prosecutor; Megan Smith, Les Bois Student Body President; Ivey Sackett, 8th grade student; Heather Hall, 8th grade student; Jan Bennetts, Chief of Staff, Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office; Bea Black, Executive Director, Women's and Children's Alliance; and Nate Dennis, Principal, Les Bois Junior High School.

Boise School District Retirement Announcements: Click here for available invitations and retirement notices for Boise School District employees who are retiring this year.  Best wishes to all those who are retiring! 

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 You can search for us by their name or by their non-profit number 88719.


Review The Week Ahead With Community Ed!:  Click here to review all the exciting Community Education classes beginning next week. Register up to the day a class begins!   From garden and green living, business and finance, to fitness and health, there's a class for everyone!  For 40-years, Community Ed has served as Boise's first choice for affordable and enriching lifelong learning opportunities.  Click on the adjacent image to review our complete Spring catalog of classes or click here to register for classes.  

What the Star Rating System Tells Us, Pt. 1: In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly explores Idaho's Star Rating System. 
His blog, Data Pointsis 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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