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What's Happening in Boise School District

September 24:  Boise School District students will highlight the Farm to School Program with a Harvest Day celebration on Wednesday September 24th.  The annual Harvest Day celebration integrates education about the Farm to School Program, healthy eating, and the importance of Idaho agriculture as part of school meals.  Lunch menus will feature local foods including Idaho potatoes, corn, beans and watermelon, local dairy foods including cheese, milk, yogurt and sour cream, locally baked breads, and other local fresh vegetables.

News Media representatives are invited to cover a special Harvest Day Event that will take place at Koelsch Elementary (2015 N. Curtis Rd.) on September 24th, in the cafeteria from 11:25 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  A local watermelon farmer and dairyman will be avilable for for interviews as they serve students school lunch.  Boise School District has participated in the Farm to School program since 2010.  The goal of the program is to offer students a variety of local items each week, especially during the fall harvest season. The program has been so successful that, often times, several local items are provided in one day!  Students are regularly offered local milk from Meadow Gold Dairy, Franz bread baked in Nampa, and fresh fruits and vegetables grown throughout the Treasure Valley. 


Announcing Google Apps for Education:  We are proud to announce that Boise School District has now made available to teachers, staff, and students the power of Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for Education are intended to enhance critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication for students and staff. Click here to learn more. 

College and Career Readiness -  A New Spin on Virtual College Campus Tours: Google has expanded their Street View offerings to take prospective students on virtual walking tours of hundreds of college campuses. Learn more here

Paying for College:  Focus of Article Written by Boise Teacher: David Archibald-Seiffer, College Entrance Test Preparation Teacher at Timberline High School, has had the first of several articles relating to college admission published on the National Society of High School Scholars web site.The article, which can be read here, focuses on how students and families can pay for college. Subsequent articles will cover "Selecting a College," and "The College Application Process." 

Marian Pritchett School Program Celebrates 50 Years of Educational Excellence: This year, Marian Pritchett High School is celebrating 50 years of providing excellent academic and social services to pregnant and parenting teens in our community.  To commemorate this historic occasion, the school recently held a 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, featuring a special anniversary video with inspirational interviews from Marian Pritchett graduates. Click here or on the adjacent image to view the video.  Click here to view photos taken of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. 

Review the Week Ahead With Community Ed:  Click here to review all the Fall Community Education classes set to begin next week.  You can register up to the day a class begins. There's a class for everyone! Click here to learn more about the Community Education Program -  serving as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning opportunities for more than forty years! 

Time to lace up those sneakers!: From Oct. 1-31, Boise elementary school kids are invited to participate in a school walking challenge. The schools with the most miles walked and highest participation rate will each win each $500 for playground or fitness equipment. A toolkit is available with a sign-up form and promotional ideas to inspire you to get trucking!  Click here for more information or go to Or, contact Amy Stahl, Community Relations Manager, Boise Parks & Recreation at [email protected] or 208.608.7611.

Coaches Recognized: The following coaches at Boise High School will receive awards at the next District III Coaches Banquet.  

Tommy Buford - State Distinguished Coach Award
Nikki Clark- Vega - State Distinguished Coach Award
Jake Wimer and Cori Mooney - District III 5A Track Coaches of the Year
Keith Carlton - District III 5A Golf Coach of the Year

Local, National and International Learning Connections With Digital Resources:
Digital resources can offer learning connections in our local, national, and international communities. These resources might take us on a virtual field trip, help us celebrate an event, or introduce us to others from around the globe. Here are some happenings that were available this week to learners of all ages and many have archived resources for you to enjoy.   Read more here on our new Activate 2 Learn blog. 

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.  

Fuel Your School program will support public education in Ada and Canyon counties by helping K-12 educators receive funding for eligible classroom projects through, an online organization that organizes funding for schools across the country. will use Chevron's donations to help fund eligible classroom projects. Projects are funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on Chevron encourages teachers to post eligible classroom projects for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to help prepare students who may be interested in these types of advanced technical jobs. Click here to learn more.

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.

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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