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What's Happening in Boise School District

Are you Ready for the New School Year?: Click here to find everything you need to get ready for the upcoming 2014-15 school year in the Boise School District, including our new online school bus stop locator, school supply lists, registration times, free and reduced lunch information, immunization clinic schedules, special education preschool screening dates, etc. 

Just for Kids Now Enrolling:  Boise School District's Just for Kids (JFK) childcare program is now enrolling for the 2014-15 school year.  JFK is an on-site child care service provided by the Boise School District for ages 4-5 (Pre-Kindergarten) as well as K-6 students. We work hard to provide a fun, educational experience for all children. Our staff members are highly trained and all are certified in CPR and First Aid. In Best Of Treasure Valley 2014 voting, Just For Kids was named one of the top childcare providers in our community. Click here for more information about the Just for Kids childcare program.  
August 16:   Join Us for the 2014 Movies Under the Stars!


What:   Free family movies and fun! Presented by the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation and Boise City Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, Boise - Park Center and Drug Free Idaho.  Mobile Recreation Unit sponsored by FitOne.

Where:   Julia Davis Park at the Gene Harris Band Shell - 700 S Capitol Blvd.

When:   7:00 pm - Free games and crafts for kids with the Boise City Parks & Recreation's  Mobile Recreation Unit, free face painting and music.   Dusk - Movie begins!

August 16: The Lego Movie


August 18:  Ada County Health District (ACHD) is offering back-to-school immunization clinics for students. Click here for more information.  

August 19: At 5:30 p.m., at the Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise, you will have an opportunity to meet the candidates running in the September 2nd Boise School Board Election. Click here for more information about the candidates and the election. 

August 24:  Online registration begins for Boise School District's Fall Community Education session. Click here to learn more.  
August 25:  First day of the 2014-15 school year for students in Boise School District. Early release for K-12 students. Click here for the early release schedule. 
August 26:  At 9 a.m., at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, meet the candidates running in the September 2nd Boise School Board Trustee Election. Click here to learn more.  
September 1:  Labor Day. No school for students in Boise School District. 

September 2:  Boise School Board Trustee Election.  Polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for complete election information, including candidate profile information, polling locations, voter registration information, absentee ballot
information, etc.

Presidential Scholars Program Seeks Idaho Students: Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Presidential Scholars Program.  Students chosen will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June and the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. The program is designed to honor high school seniors who show academic excellence as demonstrated through the current SAT/ACT, while also demonstrating leadership, service, and persistence. All seniors graduating between January and June of 2015 who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who attend public, parochial, or independent schools, as well as those who are home-schooled, are eligible. Please send the following for each nominee to Idaho Department of Education Communications Specialist Brady W. Moore at [email protected]:  



Home mailing address�         

High school name, mailing address and CEEB code (Find your school's CEEB code here.)


Nominations are due to the Idaho Department of Education before November 1, 2014. For more information contact Brady W. Moore at [email protected] or visit:


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.

Boise High Student Recognized:  2014 Boise High Graduate Joseph Parker Hinton recently received a Silver Medal in the Congressional Awards program.  He was awarded the medal at a ceremony with Senators Crapo and Risch and Congressman Labrador at the Idaho Capitol on Monday, August 11th. The Congressional Award is given to young people ages 14 - 23, who accomplish goals in Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.

Boise High Student Selected as Gatorade Athlete of the Year:  In its 29th year of honoring our nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, recently announced Emily Hamlin, a Senior at Boise High School, as its 2013-14 Gatorade Idaho Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Hamlin is the first Gatorade Idaho Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Boise High School.The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Hamlin as Idaho's best high school girls track and field athlete. Click here to learn more.