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What's Happening in Boise School District

December 19:  Early release K-12 students. Click here for early release schedule. 

December 22 - January 2:  Winter holiday break. No school for students in Boise School District. 

January 4:  Online registration begins for Boise School District's popular Winter Community Education session. Choose from more than 3-hundred personal enrichment classes, including courses in business and finance, arts and crafts, culinary arts, landscaping, music, dance, travel, health and fitness, and many, many more!  Beat the winter blues by getting out of the house, meeting new people and learning something new with Community Ed! For more than forty years, we've served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning opportunities. Click here for more information.  

January 5:  School resumes for students in Boise School District.

January 5:  A free after school program begins at Hawthorne Elementary School. Click here for more information. 

January 10:  Boise High Girls Basketball will hold its 7th Annual Pink Zone Event in the Boise High gymnasium to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.  The girls basketball program will sell raffle tickets leading up to the event, and all money raised goes directly to the local Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Games against the visiting Centennial Patriots will be at 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30 p.m.  Fans are encouraged to wear pink and support the cause by purchasing raffle tickets.  This year the Lady Braves hope to best last year's mark of $1,500 raised. Click here to see what prizes will be awarded. Call the school at 854-4270 for more information. 

January 10:  Are you interested in starting a garden program at your school? Already have a garden, but want to find the resources to help it grow? Teachers, parents and school administrators are invited to attend "Just Add Water," a school garden workshop, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10th, at the Library! at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road.   The workshop is presented by the Boise Urban Garden School, Let's Move Boise, the University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County and the Idaho Botanical Garden with support from the Junior League of BoiseCost is $30. Click here to register.  

January 14, 15, 16:  Secondary end of semester testing. Early release for students in grades 7-12.  Click here for early release schedule. 

January 16:  End of first semester. Early release for students in grades K-6. Click here for early release schedule. 

January 19:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No school for students in Boise School District.  

Boise School District 2014 Holiday Music Video
Boise School District 2014 Holiday Music Video
Music Students Featured in Annual Holiday Music Video:  In what has become an annual tradition, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly sends holiday greetings to you in this musical video, with a sampling of performances by some of the District's excellent student choirs and orchestras, under the direction of our fine music education staff. Click here or on the adjacent image to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.  

Timberline Helps Local Families During the Holidays:  Timberline High School students and staff members are helping 14 local families this holiday season by providing gifts to 52 family members.  Timberline girl's and boy's basketball team members, school clubs, teachers, administrators, and a few outside businesses all supported this holiday initiative.  Pictured are presents provided for one of the families. This is just one example of many schools in the District helping to support members of our community during the holidays. 

Borah Student Earns Perfect SAT Math Score:  Hailey Jorgensen, a Borah High School senior, recently scored a perfect score of 800 on the Math portion of the SAT test.   The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math - subjects that are taught every day in Boise's high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

District Students Perform Well in Math Competition:  Boise School District elementary school students competed well in the 6th Annual Idaho Map Cup.  The contest, which kicked off in November, engaged 736 elementary schools and nearly 23-thousand Idaho students who completed more than 120-thousand math lessons and solved more than 2.9 million complex math problems.  First Runner Up was Mr. Keiser's 6th grade class at White Pine Elementary School, Second Runner Up was Mr. Robinson's 4th grade class at Collister Elementary School and the Evening/Weekend Warrior Award was presented to Ms. Troy's 4th grade class of Highlands Elementary School.  Click here  for more details.

15 Applicants Received for Boise School Board Vacancy:  A total of 15 applications have been received for the current vacancy on the Boise School Board. Click here to review the applications and learn more about the selection process.  

 Where are Boise's Engineering Grads?:  In this week's Data Points blog post, Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District, investigates where recent Boise District engineering college graduates have landed jobs. Data Points is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and is available here or click on the above 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. 

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 For more information about Internet Auto Rent and Sales, please visit

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.


News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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