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October 17:  Red Ribbon Week (October 20-24) kicks-off on Friday, October 17 with the annual Red Ribbon Rally attended by local students on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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. In addition, 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 23:  From 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center students and family members are invited to a Solar Eclipse Party at TVMSC/Riverglen, 6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise.  Click here to learn more.  

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. 

Capital High School Celebrates 50th Anniversary:  Since 1965, Capital High School has offered our community's students the finest educational program possible. This school year, Capital celebrates its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the school recently held a barbecue at the beginning of the varsity football game held on October 10th at Dona Larsen Park. In addition, a 50th Anniversary article was written for the school's newspaper, CHS Flight.  Click here to read the article written by CHS Flight Editor in Chief Selma Kovac. 

Fuel Your School Program Will Support Public Education:  During October, when you fuel up with 8 or more gallons of fuel at a participating Chevron or Texaco station, Chevron will donate $1.00 (up to $250,000) to help fund eligible classroom projects for public schools in Ada County.   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. 

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.  Click here to learn more about Community Education -  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.  

Assistance League Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Area Students:  This years marks a quarter of a century the Assistance League of Boise (ALB) has been helping students in need through ALB's Operation School Bell Program.  Since opening in 1990, Operation School Bell� has dressed in excess of 42,000 area students in brand new clothing!  Children (K-6 grades) are identified by Ada County public school personnel and brought to Operation School Bell� by school personnel. These children in need are outfitted from head to toe by caring member volunteer "personal shoppers". Students "go shopping" for brand NEW clothing with a member volunteer in ALB's Philanthropic Center. Thank you, Assistance League, for your support of Boise's students! 

Boise Schools Offers Digital Citizenship Resources:  In this week's Activate 2 Learn blog, take an in-depth tour of all the digital citizenship tools offered by Boise Schools to support students and families about how to navigate and interact in online spaces. Click here to learn more.  

Clearinghouse Finding on Factors in College Entry, Science & Engineering Majors:  In his latest blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly writes about how the National Student Clearinghouse provides interesting reports about patterns of college attendance and graduation patterns nationwide.  His blog, Data Points, is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and is available 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.

Become a Part of Boise School District's Food & Nutrition Team:  Are you looking for flexible part-time work that allows you to be home when your kids are home? Boise Schools' Food & Nutrition Services is looking for school lunch employees for regular and substitute positions. Click here to learn more.  

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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