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What's Happening in Boise School District

2014-15 Back to School Information: Click here to find information you need to get ready for Monday's start of the 2014-15 school year in the Boise School District, including our new online school bus stop locator, school supply lists, school year calendar, free and reduced lunch information, special education preschool screening dates, etc. 

August 23:  Borah Park Movie Under the Stars. Kids games with Boise Parks and Recreation's Mobile Recreation Unit from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Movie (E.T.) will begin at sundown. 


August 24:  Online registration begins for Boise School District's Fall Community Education session. Click here to review classes and register.  
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.

An Inspirational Kick-off to the 2014-15 School Year: Thanks to Wells Fargo and The Boise Public Schools Foundation, the District was able to hold its first live all staff opening day meeting in seven years. Speakers included Boise School Board of Trustees President AJ Balukoff, Capital High Senior Thomas Haggerty and Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly. Thanks to the more than 3,000 teachers, administrators and support staff who packed CenturyLink Arena today to welcome the upcoming school year.

What I Like About My Boise School
What I Like About My Boise School:  Student representatives from each school in the Boise District recently shared what they like about their school. Click on the adjacent image to hear what they had to say.  

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:



District Teacher/Librarian Recognized:  Becky Proctor, teacher/librarian at West Junior High School, has been named President-Elect of the Idaho Library Association. Her year of service will begin at the October state ILA conference in Lewiston. 




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.

Idaho SAT Math Scores Improve in 2014:  In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly analyzes the results of the 2014 SAT school day administration.  His blog, Data Points, is 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.