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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 IdahoChildren 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 KeyWith 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 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.  

Liberty Elementary Nationally Recognized:  Liberty Elementary School has been recognized by the National PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence.  Liberty is one of two schools in Idaho to earn this title. Click here to learn more. 

Dehryl A. Dennis Professional - Technical Education Center Recognized:  The Dehryl A. Dennis Professional Technical Education Center has once again earned certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for its Heavy Duty Diesel Technology Program. The certification is good for five years. In issuing the certification, an evaluator wrote: "This program is the best diesel medium heavy duty truck program I have evaluated in the state of Idaho at the secondary level."


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 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.  


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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