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What's Happening in Boise School District

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 23:  Community Education's Winter Session continues with a wide variety of classes to enrich your life. 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 26:  Treasure Valley Math & Science Center 2015-16 Applicant orientation night, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Click here for more information. 

February 26 & 27: Students at Koelsch Elementary are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. On Feb 26 & 27, from 10 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. each day, Koelsch will host its 7th annual Jump Rope For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth. Click here  to learn more.  

March 4:  Boise School District students will help mark March 4, 2015 as the first official year of celebration of Idaho Day. In 2014 Representative Linden Bateman championed legislative action to annually commemorate Idaho Day on March 4th. Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter will help kick off and commemorate the first Idaho Day Celebration with a program in the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol building. The ceremony is open to the public to attend and begins at noon. Celebration activities include the Governor reading a proclamation and taking part in a group selfie with Boise District students, student performances, and arts and cultural presentations. Click here for a listing of Boise Schools participating in the festivities and click here to learn more about Idaho Day.  

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. 

Students Named Presidential Scholar Candidates:  The following Boise School District high school students have been named candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.

Sebastian Arrizabalaga Timberline High School

Cara Board
Boise High School

Ian Faucher
Boise High School

Ross Griebenow
Boise High School

Eric Huang
Boise High School

Carl Krutz
Boise High School

Kalyn Lopez
Capital High School

Maeve McCormick Boise High School

Natasha Rehman
Boise High School

Kate Tsourmas
Boise High School

Emily Volk
Boise High School

Sienna White
Boise High School

Hidden Springs Elementary Physical Education Teacher Recognized Nationally: Paul Perotto is the physical education teacher behind Hidden Springs Elementary School's title as the top ranked school for raising funds for cardiovascular disease research through the national Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) program. SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators, will recognize Perotto with the 2015 SHAPE America National Jump Rope for Heart Recognition Award during its National Convention & Expo, March 17-21 in Seattle. Perotto will hold his annual JRFH and Hoops For Heart (HFH) school-wide event April 14 and 15. Click here  to learn more.  

Fairmont Jr. High Library Receives Local Grant:     Fairmont Jr. High Library recently received a $750.00 grant from CapEd toward creating a "MakerLab" within the school's library. The grant will go toward helping re-purpose a space in the library to house a lab available to students before school and during lunch and breaks. This will be a place where students can create with supplies such as Legos and K'nex, robotics and electronics and craft supplies. The lab will also allow resources for specialists to teach new skills in a workshop environment, such as crafts, soldering skills, higher level robotics, and also a place hold competitions. Picture left to right: Brian Walker, Fairmont Principal; Debbie Jenson, Fairmont Librarian; and Lisa Hamilton, Capital Educators Federal Credit Union.

Student Accountability on the SBAC:  The High School Graduation Requirement:  In this week's Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes an indepth look at how the Idaho State Board of Education's proposed rules to use proficiency scores on the SBAC to determine eligibility for high school graduation are littered with potential serious problems for students.  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. 

CDHD to Offer Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine to Children and Adults During Upcoming Clinics: On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Central District Health Department will offer a MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine for low-income children and adults. More details are available on the Central District Health Department website here. To make an appointment call 208.327.7450.  MMR vaccinations are also available at many of the following locations: Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, Primary Health on State Street in Boise, Unity Health in Meridian, Rite-Aid and Fred Meyer (call ahead to confirm vaccine availability). 

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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