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What's Happening in Boise School District

October 10:  Capital High School will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a barbecure before the school's Homecoming varsity football game at Dona Larsen Park, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Capital's homeside ticket entrance. Volunteers and donations are needed to make this event successful. Click here to learn how you can help and click here to learn more about Capital High School.  

October 11:  Tiny House Tour (a tour of homes in Boise's North End approximately 1,000 square feet or under). This is a fund raising event sponsored by the Boise High School Chamber Orchestra. Click here for more information. 

October 13:  Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m, Board Room, Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Public is invited to attend. Click here to review meeting agenda. 

October 13 - 17: National School Lunch Week. To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Boise schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 13-17, 2014. The theme, "Get in the Game with School Lunch," will feature events and activities that promote the importance of balancing healthy eating with physical activity and exercise. Click here to learn more. 

October 14:  Capital High School Orchestra Concert featuring Nancy Wilson, Cellist and Retired Capital High School Orchestra Teacher, will be held in the school auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. Concert is free. Music of the Baroque era will be performed. 

October 14: Get your hearing checked for free at the Speech and Language Clinic at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, in Meridian. Click here for more information. 

October 20-24:  Red Ribbon Week is a nationally recognized anti-drug effort that delivers one of the most important messages students will ever receive- that they have the choice to live a drug free life. This year, Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison, will be the featured speaker at the annual Red Ribbon Rally on Friday, October 17, 2014, to be held at the Idaho Statehouse from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Boise School District's Capital High Singers Choir and Grace Jordan Elementary's Choir will perform. During Red Ribbon Week, a variety of school events have been planned, such as hearing drug free messages through school wide assemblies, making pledges to stay drug free and participating in drug free activities. Click here to learn more about Red Ribbon Week. 

October 20-24: In recognition of National School Bus Safety Week, schools in the Boise District will honor school bus drivers and staff on Wednesday, October 22nd - School Bus Appreciation Day.  Parents can show their appreciation to school bus drivers and staff members with a simple "thank you" card or "wave of appreciation" to bus drivers as they pick-up or drop-off their student from school. In the Boise School District, approximately 6-thousand students are bussed safely each day to and from school. School bus drivers travel two million miles each year in the District utilizing 151 school buses. Click here to learn more about the District's Transportation program.

October 24:  End of first quarter. Early release for students in grades K through 6.  Click here for early release time schedule.  

2014 Boise Youth Barbershop Festival: Tuesday, October 28th & Thursday, October 30th at 6:30 p.m., the Morrison Center presents the 2014 Boise Youth Barbershop Festival. Join more than 600 area high school students, as well as the International champion quartet "The Ringmasters". Admission is free. Click here for more information. 

Balloon Release Honors Life of Dona Larsen:  On Thursday, September 25th, family members and friends of the late Dona Larsen gathered at the athletic complex for which she is honored to remember and celebrate her life. Dona Larsen passed away on September 18th at the age of 86. A balloon release was held at Dona Larsen Park between the 1st and 2nd quarters of the Boise High versus Meridian High varsity football game. The athletic complex is located at the site of the former East Junior High School, where Dona Larsen worked as an influential teacher and coach for 30 years. Read more about Dona Larsen's life here.

Review the Week Ahead With Community Ed:  Click here to review 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! 

Volunteer to Teach a Community Education Class: Have a passion to share with others?  Consider teaching a Community Education class. We are currently recruiting instructors for our winter 2015 Community Education session that begins in January.  To learn more, and apply, click click here.  

Create a Homework Routine in Three StepsAre you looking for ways to get into a homework routine? Helping students find a time and place for completing homework assignments can be a great start.  Click here to learn more in this week's Activate2Learn blog post.  

BSU Retention, 6-Year Grad Rates Soar:  In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes an in-depth look at how Boise State personnel are making significant progress in the retention and graduation rates among their undergraduate students.  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.

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.  

Annual Asbestos Notification Letter:  Click here to read the annual public notification from the Boise School District's Facilities and Operations Department regarding asbestos. 



News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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