What's Happening in Boise School District
Community Education's Winter Session continues with a wide variety of classes from which to choose. Click here
to review The Week Ahead With Community Ed. Register up to the day a class begins! With more than 300 lifelong learning classes, including courses in business and finance, arts and crafts, culinary arts, landscaping, music, dance, travel, health and fitness, there's something for everyone!
February 16: Presidents' Day - No school for Boise School District students.
February 21: The Capital High School Benefit Concert featuring Curtis Stigers will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital High School Auditorium, 8055 W. Goddard Rd., Boise. It will be a night full of great music and fun for everyone in your family. Curtis Stigers is the headlining artist for the night. Capital Jazz groups will be opening for him. Curtis Stigers is Idaho's own Emmy-nominated singer, songwriter, saxophonist, guitarist, and Capital High School graduate. Stigers is a platinum-selling recording artist and the co-writer and singer of FX TV's "Sons of Anarchy" theme song. Tickets are $15 presale, and $20 if purchased at the door. For more info and to buy tickets call Capital High Director of Choirs Benji Simmonds at 854-4575.
February 26: Treasure Valley Math & Science Center 2015-16 Applicant orientation night, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
March 12: Kindergarten students new to the District for the 2015-16 school year are encouraged to attend the District's annual Kindergarten Registration/Open House on Thursday, March 12th. Click here to learn more.
Borah High Student Named Gatorade Player of the Year: Borah High Senior Josh Szuch has been named 2014-15 Gatorade Idaho Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Click here to learn more.
Timberline High Senior Named Regional Finalist in National Scholarship Competition:
Timberline High Senior Kathryn Simonds is one of 250 Regional Finalists in the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
competition. Kathryn is one of only 3 from Idaho and the only one from the Treasure Valley selected.
Boise High Student Wins Video PSA Contest: Megan Schuessler, a senior in the Video Broadcast & Production course at Boise High, has been recognized for her public service announcement created for the Women's and Children's Alliance. Megan's PSA won first place in the category of Healthy Relationships and also earned Best in Show honors. With the award, Megan will receive $200 in prize money, and her PSA will be used for official use by the Women's and Children's Alliance to promote positive teen relationships. Click on the following video image to view Megan's winning PSA.
Winning Women's & Children's Alliance PSA
North Jr. High Student Named Finalist in National Awards Program: North Jr. High Ninth Grade Student Benjamin Seabourn has been named a Distinguished Finalist in the 20th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for his impressive community service activities. Benjamin founded the "Catalpa Quartet," a string quartet that plays for senior citizens and people in nursing homes and has raised $5,000 to pay for instrument repairs at elementary schools throughout Boise that cannot afford the repairs. Benjamin says the funds have gone to provide 1,250 bridges, 1,000 strings and 250 end pins, some of the most common instrument repairs. Benjamin will receive an engraved bronze medallion. Click here to learn more.
|2015 CO2 Dragster Championships
Boise District Students Combine Physics, Engineering and Speed in Drag Racing Competition:
CO2 powered drag racers flew down the gym floor at South Junior High School on Feb. 10 using high powered physics and compressed air. Students from all eight of the District's junior high schools competed in this first annual "Speed Day" competition designed to allow students to display their newly acquired STEM skills. Click the adjacent video image to learn more or watch local news coverage of the event here
Think Before You Link Resources from Discovery Education & Intel Security: A new digital safety program, Think Before You Link provided by Intel Security and Discovery Education is now available. Students and families are provided free interactive online learning modules that include real-world scenarios for cybersafety, cybersecurity and coming soon in March, cyberethics. Families can also access the Family Safety Blog and Parent Tips. Click here to learn more in this week's Activate 2 Learn blog post, which provides digital learning tips for students & families.
Pell Study Shows Income Gap in College Completion: In this week's Data Points
blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly analyzes a new national study that reveals more evidence of the impact of poverty on educational attainment. 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.
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.