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What's Happening in Boise School District  


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:  Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Boise District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Some of the agenda items include: 2014-15 Budget Recommendation/Public Hearing/Board Action, Monthly Enrollment Report and Early Graduation Requests. Click here to review the complete meeting agenda. Public is invited to attend.  


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. 






Monday, July 7:   The deadline for filing the Applications for Candidacy for the Boise School Board is no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014. Click here to learn more.


Monday, July 14:  Boise School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Agenda will be posted here.  


Monday, August 11:  Boise School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Agenda will be posted here.  


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.    


Driver Education Accepting Applications for July Classes:  Boise School District's Summer Driver Education program is currently accepting applications for classes that begin in July. Click here for more information.   






2014-15 Supply Lists Now Available:  Click here to find the complete list of 2014-15 school supplies for each grade level in the Boise District.




BSD High Schools Receive Recognition:  All four of Boise School District's traditional high schools have been recognized by the  National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).  Boise, Borah, Capital, and Timberline high schools have been named Safe Sports School 1st Teams by NATA and each school will receive a banner, a congratulatory letter, and certificate.  






Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Board Names Incoming Directors:  Boise Public Schools Education Foundation has announced the following incoming directors and Executive Committee members for the 2014-15 school  year:


Incoming Foundation Directors

Maria Greeley, Boise School District Trustee 

Diana Lachiondo, Boise City

Nick Marshall, Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group

Norman Schlachter, Community Patron

Deb Watts, Boise School District

Sandy Winters, Boise School District


Incoming Foundation Student Directors: 

Mansoor Nadir
 Boise High Student Director

Addie Farr
 Borah High Student Director

Anjelica Lee
 Capital High Student Director

Isabel Cortens
Timberline High Student Director

2014-2015 Foundation Executive Committee

President - Pamela Solon

Vice President, Development - Sue Lovelace

Vice President - Steve Skaggs

Treasurer - Norm Schlachter

Secretary - Toni Ramey

Immediate Past President - Darin DeAngeli

Marketing Committee Chair - Krista McIntyre

Innovation Grant Committee Co-Chair - Debbie Donovan 



Schuyler Mickelson of Capital High School received a scholarship for vocal performance from the Boise Choristers, an all-female choral ensemble that has been in existence in the Boise area for 75 years.








Gabrielle Foote of Capital High School has been recognized as part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program.  NHRP enables students to receive a prestigious certificate of recognition from college Board and highlights their outstanding educational achievements to top colleges and universities. 







Dennis Technical Education Center Program Selected for Award:  The Dennis Technical Education Center was recently notified that its Diesel program has been selected as an Exemplary Award Finalist.  Winners will be announced at the Idaho Division of Professional Technical Education Summer Conference on June 16.


High School Athletic Staff Recognized:  The following high school athletic staff members have received recognition during the 2013-14 school year, including recognition from the Southern Idaho Conference:   


Joline Armuth
Timberline High
SIC Volleyball Coach of the Year 

Kirk Copeland
Timberline High
SIC Football Coach of the Year

Tol Gropp
Timberline High
SIC Athletic Director of the Year, State Athletic Director of the Year, NIAA State Award of Merit

Todd Simpson
Timberline High
Co-SIC Boys Golf Coach of the Year

John Carlton
Boise High
Co-SIC Boys Golf Coach of the Year


Kathryn Hilburn, a ninth grade student at North Jr. High School, produced the first place winner in United Water Idaho's inaugural Summer Conservation Student Video Contest.


Hilburn's entry, titled "Show Water You Care," was judged to be the video that best communicated a strong conservation message in a clear and easily understood manner. 


In recognition of her achievement, United Water made a $1,500 donation to the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation for her class, Ronald Scott's Accelerated Biology class.  Additionally, the video will be aired on local TV stations as part of United Water's annual summer water conservation public service media campaign.  The public service announcements will begin airing in mid-June.  Hillburn's video will also appear in various online platforms, including the utility's Summer Conservation Guide and social media outlets.


The student video contest was open to all 9-12 grade students in the Boise School District and Bishop Kelly High School.  The winning entry can be viewed by clicking the following video image.

United Water Idaho 2014 Conservation Video Contest Winning Entry by Kathryn Hilburn


Josh Ritchie, Borah High School Career Counselor, has been elected to a three year term on the Executive Board of the Pacific Northwest Association for Admission Counseling (PNACAC) serving as President Elect next year, then President, then Past President. Mr. Ritchie will also serve as a delegate for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) those years.  "Borah is working hard to distinguish ourselves as a college bound school and I hope this recognition will speak to that," explained Mr. Ritchie.The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is made up of about 1000 high school counselors and college admission staff  and serves the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, to promote ethical standards and provide resources for its members to guide and empower students as they prepare for college admission.


Nancy Elliott, Counseling Department Administrative Assistant, Riverglen Junior High School, has been named Boise School District's Counseling Advocate of the Year.  The annual award is presented by the Boise School District's Counseling Department to a staff member who goes above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for their school's Counseling program. Here are some of the words written about Mrs. Elliott from those at Riverglen who nominated her: "Nancy is great with our kids and equally great with the parents. She has a way to help them know that we care about their child and we want to help their child find success. She listens to their concerns then either helps them or directs them to the person who can help them. She does this in a professional, calming manner. Parents love her, too."  

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.


What the Star Rating Systems Tells Us, Pt 2 and Teacher Evaluations and Standardized Test Scores: In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly sheds further light on the state's Star Rating System and also delves into the topic of teacher evaluations and standardized test scores.  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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