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What's Happening in Boise School District  
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.   


Friday, June 6:  Summer Music Program begins. The District has a long tradition of providing today's young musicians with the opportunity to get a "jump start" on or continue their music education during the summer months. Click here to learn more and register.


Tuesday, June 10:  Summer School programs begin in the Boise District.  The District offers a wide variety of summer school classes for students to enhance their educational experiences, including remediation assistance for elementary students in math, language and reading. Contact your elementary school for more information. Click here to review all of our summer school programs and registration information. 


STEP Students Graduate:  A graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 21st for eleven students enrolled in the District's Student Transition Education Program (STEP). STEP is a final stepping-stone from public education to adult life and provides intensive instruction in four specific areas for students with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 21: Vocational, Independent Living, Personal/Social and Leisure/Recreation. Transition programs are not intended to replace high school; instead they are continuing education opportunities in age appropriate settings. STEP programs closely resemble adult experiences that students move into after completion of traditional high school. The programs provide a supportive setting to assess and deal with the difficulties that students encounter as adults. Special emphasis is placed on making activities realistic and meaningful.Congratulations to our STEP graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments! 


2014 STEP graduates pictured left to right in the back row: Alex Boyd, Caimen Lopez, Binali Khazikov, Taylor Romans (in the crown), Jacob Huber, Josh Ball, Brandon Staley, Garrett Thowless; front row, left to right: Amanda Verrinder, Angie Selig and Makayla Pelkoski


Boise High Student Selected for National Youth Science Camp:  Boise High Senior Patrick O'Neil has been selected as the only student from Idaho to participate in the National Youth Science Camp sponsored by the National Youth Science Foundation this summer from June 27- July 20 in Charleston, WV. Patrick will take part in a month-long journey of science, technology, engineering and mathematics exploration. He will graduate from Boise High this spring and plans to enroll this fall at Stanford University to study Physics Research. Click here to learn more about the National Youth Science Camp.   



Boise High Student Honored:  Boise High School student Katie Saad will be recognized at the Soroptimist International of Boise awards and installation dinner in June.  Saad recently won the club's Violet Richardson Award which recognizes young ladies for their volunteerism in the community or at school.  Saad was selected from six applicants because of her involvement with the United Way Junior Service Club and Create Common Good.






Capital High School Wins State Baseball Championship:  For the Capital High School Varsity Baseball team (19-6), the fifth time was the charm against Eagle High School (21-6).  On Saturday, May 17th, both teams squared-off in the biggest 5A baseball game of the season - the State Championship Game. This season Eagle High had beaten Capital four times. But during the Championship Game, Capital shut down Eagle by a final score of 7 to 1.  When the final out was made, Capital's players tossed their gloves high in the air and dog-piled on the third-base side of the pitcher's mound. After hugs with each other and handshakes with the Eagle team, the players sprinted to left field for pictures in front of the Memorial Stadium scoreboard (see photo). Learn more here



District High School Athletes Take Top Spots in State 5A Track and Field Meet: A number of Boise District high school athletes took first place in the Idaho State 5A Track and Field Championships, held May 16th and 17th in Boise. Click here for complete results for the girls and click here for results for the boys. Click here to learn more about Boise High distance runner Emily Hamlin's performance in winning four 5A girls races.  


District High School Athletes Win at State 5A Tennis Championships:  The Timberline High School girls tennis doubles team of Kourtney Brown and Brooke Hadley (pictured) won the Idaho 5A Girls Championship this past weekend. In addition, the Boise High Girls Tennis Team (pictured below) won their second consecutive state title and Boise High's Bianca Mok (pictured) won her third straight singles tennis title.  Learn more here.    



Kourtney Brown
 Timberline High School

Brooke Hadley
Timberline High School

Bianca Mok
Boise High School



Boise High Girls Tennis Team (pictured along with Boys Team)



North Junior Counselor Named District Counselor of the Year:  Laura Mundy, Department Chair at North Junior High School,  has been selected as the Boise District's Counselor of the Year. Laura was nominated by her Principal, Dr. Teri Thaemert.  Dr. Thaemert describes Laura as having many personal qualities that are desirable in a counselor. "Laura is a true student advocate who has built a great rapport with her students and has a wealth of knowledge to share with teachers and parents when there are concerns with students," explained Principal Thaemert. Laura is also described as a great listener and an effective problem solver. Her ideas are student centered, solution oriented and focused on the goal ahead. She is also described as being approachable for students and staff. 


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.   









Community Education Focused on Fall:  Be sure to put the following on your calendar: Boise District's Community Education program kicks-off its popular fall session with online registration beginning Sunday, August 24, 2014.  Recruiting of volunteer instructors for the fall session begins July 14, 2014. To be considered, click here to review application procedures.   The fall session runs September 15th through October 23rd.  For more than forty years, Community Ed has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning opportunities. Learn more at 


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.


Limited English Students in Idaho and Boise: In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly analyzes data regarding Limited English students in Idaho and Boise. 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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