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What's Happening in Boise School District

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

October 28 and October 30:  2014 Boise Youth Barbership Festival, Oct. 28 and Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Morrison Center. 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. 

October 29:  No Kindergarten classes due to parent teacher conferences.

October 29:  Boise National College Fair, Expo Idaho, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parents and their students are encouraged to attend.  Representatives from colleges and universities from throughout the nation will be available. Informational seminars will also be held offering information on applying for college, financial aide and applying for scholarships. Boise National College Fair is a free event.  Click here to learn more. 

October 30:  No K-6 elementary classes due to parent teacher conferences. Evening parent teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30.  No evening parent teacher conferences will be held on Friday, October 31 due to Halloween.  

October 31:  No school for Boise School District students.  

November 1 - 21:  Give the gift of reading by donating a new book to the 2014 Operation Wish Book campaign. Operation Wish Book celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. From November 1st to 21st, book collection boxes will be located at all Boise and Meridian public schools, as well as many charter schools, private schools and local businesses.  Operation Wish Book is a nonprofit organization operating in Ada County for over 20 years that places new books in the hands of children who do not own books. In December, the books are distributed through the Salvation Army. Donations are also accepted. For more information contact Lucy Leavell (208-870-0254, [email protected]) or Betty Reimann (208-376-8687, [email protected]). 

Frank Church High School - Where small class sizes and individual attention help students succeed!
Frank Church High School - Where small class sizes and individual attention help students succeed!
Frank Church High School - A Great Example of a Public School Doing Things Right: Frank Church High School is a school of choice in the Boise School District designed to assist students in developing academic and work readiness skills, with the goal of earning a high school diploma. Click on the adjacent video image to learn more or click here.  

Food Summit Held:  Through student presentations on food, farming and sustainable agriculture and student directed panel discussions, Boise High students recently explored an issue that is vital for each and every one of us - food. Boise High students held a Food Summit on October 15th, which provided an authentic learning experience focused on sharpening critical thinking and communication skills. Click here to learn more.  

National School Lunch Week Big Hit with Students:  The Boise School District recognized National School Lunch Week October 13-17. The theme was "Get in the Game with School Lunch".  The District's Food and Nutrition team created a fun atmosphere throughout the District by featuring events and activities that promoted students living a healthy lifestyle. Click here to learn more and view photos of some of the events.  

Timberline High Boys Varsity Soccer Team Wins Academic State Championship:  Timberline High School's Boys Varsity Soccer Team has won the 5A State Academic Championship for Boys Soccer. The award is presented by the Idaho High School Activities Association, which honors the varsity team in each classification that achieves the highest cumulative grade point average. Timberline's Boys Varsity Soccer Team was honored for their cumulative GPA of 3.730.  

Students Hear Anti-Drug Message:  Hundreds of students from area schools gathered on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse on October 17th to participate in the annual Red Ribbon Rally. The event serves as the official kick-off to Red Ribbon Week (October 20-24) - a nationally recognized anti-drug campaign that delivers one of the most important messages students will ever receive - that they have the choice to live a drug free life. Capital High Singers Choir and Grace Jordan Elementary's Choir performed. During Red Ribbon Week, a variety of school events were held, 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 view photos taken of this year's Red Ribbon Rally.  

South Junior High School Students Win Grant:  South Junior High School's Future City team received a $500 grant from CH2M Hill, the only team in Idaho to receive such a grant.  The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in February. South students plan to make t-shirts, a banner and possibly participate in a field trip to feeder schools (6th graders can compete), and downtown to tour Boise City Hall and meet city engineers. 

Fuel Your School Program Supports 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. 

Free Developmental Screening:  During the 2014-15 school year, the Boise School District offers free developmental screening for children ages 3 to 5 years of age with developmental concerns. Click here to learn more. 

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.  

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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