What's Happening in Boise School District
September 8: Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Agenda will be posted here. Public is invited to attend.
September 12: Nearly 100 fifth grade students from Maple Grove Elementary School will serve as the lead choir during a Star Spangled Banner sing-a-long event at the State Rotunda from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem. This event is sponsored by The American Choral Directors Association of Idaho. Children of all ages, school, community and church choirs and the general public are all invited to participate. There will be a sing-a-long of some favorite patriotic music including My Country 'Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful, God Bless America, You're a Grand Old Flag and, of course, The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. With a little help from Boise Schools Music Department and the State Department of Education participants will wave the U.S. Flag and celebrate our National Anthem in a fun and public way. Folks all across the country are encouraged to log on to www.starspangledmusic.org to learn more about the history of the National Anthem.
September 15: Fall 2014 Community Education session begins and runs through October 23rd. There's a class for everyone! For more than forty years, Community Education has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning opportunities. Click here to review classes and register.
Calling all Interested 11th Grade Students: Student-Led Service Organization One Stone is looking for 150 Treasure Valley 11th graders to participate in its two-day Think Challenge Oct. 2nd & 3rd. The event pits the creative brainpower of high school juniors against issues of systemic complexity created by adults. Registration deadline is September 15th.
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 www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by their name or by their non-profit number 88719.
Are Idaho's Kindergarten Students Ready for Reading?: In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes an in-depth look at how well Idaho's kindergarten students fared on the Idaho Reading Indicator, a measure of reading readiness. 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 adjacent 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. Click here to learn more and sign-up.
Public Affairs Administrator
Boise School District