What's Happening in Boise School District
November 22: Boise Holiday Parade will take place in downtown Boise at 9:45 a.m. featuring marching bands from Boise High School, Capital High School and Riverglen Junior High School, as well as many Boise District students involved in community service organizations such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, among many others. Click here to learn more.
November 24-28: Thanksgiving Holiday Break. No school for students in Boise School District.
Borah High Band Student Selected to Perform: Outstanding music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have been selected to participate in one of the National Association for Music Education's 2015 All-Northwest performing groups. Among the 1,000 musicians chosen is Borah High School student Peter Daniel who has been selected to perform in the NAfME All-Northwest Band in the Instrumental - Percussion category. NAfME All-Northwest high school bands, orchestras and choirs will perform in Spokane February 12-15.
North Junior High Student Recognized: On Monday, November 17th, the North Junior High School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society met for a lunch presentation by the Women's and Children's Alliance. At the meeting, 9th grader Trinity Hobdey was introduced as being the very first female Junior High School Ambassador for the City of Boise and she was awarded with her Ambassador pin.
Fairmont Junior High School Teacher to Speak at National Convention: The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased to announce that Emily Morgan will be speaking at the NCTE Annual 2014 Convention in Washington, D.C. Morgan, a Language Arts teacher at Fairmont Junior, will present as a member of the panel, "Promoting Activ(ist) Identities: Inquiry, Literacy and Service Learning." Click here to learn more.
Fairmont Celebrates 50 Years of Educational Excellence: One of Fairmont Junior High's focuses this school year is to celebrate the school's 50th Anniversary. The doors to Fairmont opened back in 1964. The school's staff, students and parents want to take this opportunity to thank the Fairmont Community, past and present, for establishing and maintaining high standards for student achievement and citizenship. Click here to learn more about Fairmont.
Students Brave Cold & Snow to Compete in Annual Potato Sack Race: More than 150 students from Koelsch Elementary, grades 3-5, recently participated in the fourth annual Simplot Potato Sack Race for a chance to qualify for the finals held on the blue turf during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. In total, approximately 500 students from five Boise District elementary schools competed in the semifinals, racing for one of 10 slots in the finals. The schools were chosen due to their participation in the Lifetime Mover's Program, which is funded through the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation. Click here to view more photos taken of the race.
Schedule Set for Selection of New Trustee: Boise School District today announced the schedule for the selection of a new Trustee to fill a seat recently vacated. The term of this appointment will be to fulfill the six year term of Joan Boren, which will expire on September 6, 2016. Applications will be available beginning Friday, November 21, 2014 on the District website (www. boiseschools.org) or in the Clerk's office at 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise. Note: District offices will be closed November 24-28 due to Thanksgiving break. Click here for more information.
The Boise Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce that from now through the holidays, Internet Auto Rent and Sales will donate a portion of every auto sale to the Foundation's SAFE (Student Aid Fund for Emergencies) program. SAFE provides emergency funds for school supplies, doctor visits, shoes, class fees, counseling and groceries - basic needs to keep kids in school. For more information about SAFE, please visit www.boiseschoolsfoundation.com. For more information about Internet Auto Rent and Sales, please visit www.internetautoboise.com/.
Wanted: School Bus Drivers: If you are interested in working as a school bus driver, call 854-5230. Schools will receive a $100 credit toward a future field trip if the bus drivers hired identify a school's reader board or newsletter as the place they first learned about the job opening.
Parents: 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.
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