What's Happening in Boise School District
January 10: Boise High Girls Basketball Team will hold its 7th Annual Pink Zone Event in the Boise High gymnasium to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold leading up to the event, and all money raised will go 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, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Boise. Cost is $30. Click here to register.
January 12: Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Board Room, District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Some of the agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Laurie Roberts, Language Arts Teacher, Timberline High School; presentation of Golden Apple Award to Mustafa Okanovic, Head Custodian, Taft Elementary School; and Selection of Trustee to fill vacancy on Board (click here to learn more). Click here to review the complete meeting agenda. Public is invited to attend.
January 12: Paul Tillotson Benefit Concert, 7:00 p.m., Borah High Auditorium. Free admission with donations taken at the door. Proceeds will go towards a $1000 scholarship given to a Borah music student.
January 14, 15, 16:
Secondary end of semester testing. Early release for students in grades 7-12. Click here
for early release schedule.
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
Parents and students are invited to attend an important educational event from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Capital High School's Auditorium designed to teach participants about the dangers of social media. Click here
for more information.
Boise High Student Recognized:
Boise High Senior Emily Hamlin has been named Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2014 Cross Country season. Emily also received this honor last spring for the Track and Field season. Click here
for more information.
STEP Students Named "7's Heroes": Students enrolled in Boise Schools' STEP (Students in Transition Education ) program have been named 7's Heroes for appearing in a video designed to help others see beyond their disabilities. Click here to learn more.
Enroll Now! - Winter Community Education: Online registration for Boise Schools' popular Winter Community Education session is going on now. Choose from more than 300 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.
What is Your "Stop, Drop, and Roll" for Online Emergencies?: With the start of the new year, this is a great time to revisit or start family conversations about Digital Citizenship. Strategies for respectful participation and staying safe online are a couple of topics to get you started. Click here to read more in this week's Activate 2 Learn blog post.
Boise District Class Size Updated:
In this week's Data Points blog post, Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District, starts the new year by looking at average class sizes in the District. 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.
Winter Weather Procedures:
When winter weather strikes, the Boise School District has a plan to keep students safe. Our winter weather procedures begin the night before a storm hits and we consult with a variety of organizations in determining how winter weather impacts our school operations. You can do your part by making sure you are prepared for inclement weather. Learn more by clicking here or click on the adjacent image to view a brief video explaining our procedures.
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.