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What's Happening in Boise School District

October 2:  State Inservice day. No school for Boise School District students.

October 3:  State Inservice day. No school for Boise School District students. 

Olivia Coca
High School Junior Receives Trip to Washington, D.C. Boise High School junior Olivia Coca has been selected to attend National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists in Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more. 

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! 

U.S. Air Force X-1 Supercar Attracts Attention:  Students from the Dennis Professional Technical Education Center were wide-eyed as they got an upclose look at the the U.S. Air Force's X-1 Supercar.  The state of the art vehicle was in town on Thursday, September 25 as part of a visit to the Treasure Valley. Click here to learn more about the vehicle.  

Boise Schools Going Google: The Idaho Statesman recently featured an article about the Boise School District's efforts to provide Google Apps for Education to students as part of a new initiative to enhance learning opportunities. Click here to read the article. Click here to learn more about the initiative. 

Harvest Day in Boise Schools Celebrates Farm to School Program: Wednesday, September 24 the Farm to School Program took center stage at Koelsch Elementary School, where students were treated to a healthy lunch complete with locally grown and produced foods, including watermelon from Rod Nielsen's Parma farm.  Idaho's NewsChannel 7 covered the event. Click here to view the news coverage or click on the adjacent image.  Click here to learn more about how a new grant from the USDA is aimed at growing the Farm to School Program. 

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.

An Internet Safety Discussion Opportunity (Kahoot! Style)Are you looking for ways to help students navigate and use the Internet in a safe and productive way? This can be a daunting task to do alone. As part of this week's Activate2Learn blog post, click here to learn more about current research, tips, and tools to help keep kids safe.

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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