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What's Happening in Boise School District  

Friday, May 30:  Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson will attend Riverglen Junior High School's end-of-year awards assembly at 2 p.m. to honor retiring School Resource Officer Russ Swift, who is retiring after serving 15 years in the Boise Police Department and 10 years as SRO at Riverglen. Riverglen is located at 6801 N. Gary Ln., Boise.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 2, 3, 4:  Secondary end-of-semester testing. Early release for students in grades 7-12. Click here for early release times.  
Wednesday, June 4:  Last day of the traditional school calendar. Early release for students in grades K-12. Click here for early release times. 
Monday, June 2:  Borah High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena. For the first time, live web-streaming of the Borah High graduation ceremony will be available here


Tuesday, June 3:  Capital High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena. For the first time, live web-streaming of the Capital High graduation ceremony will be available here.


Wednesday, June 4:  Timberline High School graduation ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena. For the first time, live web-streaming of the Timberline High graduation ceremony will be available here


Wednesday, June 4:  Last day of  the traditional school year for Boise District students. Early release for students.  Click here to review early release times.   


Friday, June 6:  Summer Music Program begins. The Boise 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.


Monday, June 9 to Thursday, July 31:  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. 








Tuesday, June 10:  Summer School programs begin in the Boise District.  We offer 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. 





Sunday, August 24:  Online registration begins for Boise District's popular Fall Community Education Session. Register online at  Look for the Fall course catalog to be inserted into the Sunday, August 24 Idaho Statesman and mailed to residents that week. 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 


Monday, August 25:  First day of the 2014-15 school year. Click here for the complete 2014-15 traditional school calendar.    


Photos from Recently Held High School Graduation Ceremonies:  Click here to view Idaho Statesman photos of Boise High School's graduation ceremony held on Tuesday, May 27 and click here to view District photos of Marian Pritchett High School's graduation ceremony held on Wednesday, May 28. 

Capital High Students Selected:  Capital High School students Quinci King and DeVonte Smith were recently selected for the Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.  Fifty high school students who have just completed their sophomore year were chosen to go to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.
Quinci King
Capital High School
DeVonte Smith
Capital High School

BSD Students Recognized: recently announced that Capital High School student Conner Poulson has been selected as the inaugural 5A Boys Student-Athlete of the Year, and that Boise High School student Natasha Dacic has been selected as the inaugural 5A Girls Student-Athlete of the Year.


Conner Poulson
Capital High School

Natasha Dacic
Boise High School


College-Sponsored National Merit Scholars Announced:  National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. The list includes students from all four of Boise's traditional high schools - Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline high schools. Click here to learn more. 


Boise High HOSA Students Compete:  Boise High School seniors Harmony Coleman and Jake Noeker recently competed in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) State Competition. They placed 3rd at State in CPR and First Aid and will compete in the National HOSA competition in Orlando, Florida at Disney World. They will be competing alongside students from 50 states and 7 U.S. Territories for a medal.


Harmony Coleman
Boise High School

Jake Noeker
Boise High School


Jared Litster
Boise High School
Boise High Student Selected for All-Star Team:  Boise High School's Jared Litster was selected for the Idaho High School Lacrosse All-Star team. The game will be Saturday, June 7 at BSU's Lincoln Field.













BSD Musicians Awarded Scholarships:  Two Boise High School musicians recently received scholarships to help them further their music studies.  The Boise Choristers, an all-female choral group that has existed in the Boise area for 75 years, awarded scholarships to violinist Jacqueline Audas and cellist Katherine Audas, both seniors at Boise High.


Jacqueline Audas 
Boise High School

Katherine Audas 
Boise High School

Boise School District and Boise Education Association Approve Contract for 2014 - 2015: The Boise School District and the Boise Education Association (BEA) recently approved the contract for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Click here to learn more.  


Boise District Thanks Supporters of Special Education Students:  The Boise District would like to thank employers and public agencies that support our special education high school students in providing opportunities for unpaid employment training.  Click here to learn more.


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.


Update on Classes of 2007 and 2008 - Degrees Obtained: In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly releases further data illustrating the degrees obtained and major areas of post-secondary study for members of the high school graduating classes of 2007 and 2008. 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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