What's Happening in Boise School District
March 2: 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!
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 or on the adjacent image to learn more.
Attention Capital High Alumni & Students - Special 50th Anniversary Yearbook on Sale Now: Capital High School commemorates 50 years of educational excellence this year. In celebration of this special milestone the school is publishing a special 50th edition Talon Yearbook. Click here or on the adjacent image to learn more on how to purchase your copy today. In addition, the school is inviting all Capital alumni to attend the school's 11th Annual Academic Assembly in the Capital main gymnasium on April 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to help celebrate Capital's 50th Anniversary.
Students Compete in Micron Math Meet: 5th and 6th grade math teams from around the Boise District competed in the annual Micron Math Meet on February 13th and 20th. This year's math meet included an engineering activity to highlight group collaboration, proportional reasoning and algebraic thinking. The following schools were represented at the math meet: Cynthia Mann, Mt.View, White Pine, Riverside, Collister, Pierce Park, Highlands, Hidden Springs, Valley View and Horizon.
East Jr. High Students Enjoy New Wall Thanks to Businesses: Thanks to generous donations from some local companies, East Junior High School students now have a new wall ball to enjoy. "It has been a positive addition for East students and the East community, said East Principal David Greene. "We very much appreciate the support and leadership shown by the local businesses involved in this project." Special thanks go to the following companies for supporting construction of the wall ball: Foundations LLC, Ryan Marcum; Hardrock Excavation, Dave Callister;
American Construction Supply, Jared Wheeler; Clements Concrete, Andy Phelps; and Northwest Concrete Pumping, Chris Sams.
Olympic Gold Medalist Visits Roosevelt: Kristin Armstrong (2x Olympic Gold Medalist) paid a visit to Roosevelt Elementary School on February 24th as part of the school's Fuel Up To Play 60 Kick Off Assembly. Fuel Up To Play 60 is a program sponsored by the NFL and the national and local dairy council that focuses on exercising 60 minutes a day and eating healthy. Pictured: Armstrong shows students one of her Olympic Gold Medals.
Demographic Changes in Boise School District: In this week's Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly explores demographic changes that have occured in the Boise District over the years. 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.
Create and Collaborate with Google Apps for Education: Collaboration from all over the world is taking place using Google Apps for Education. Cloud-based computing has made building a professional learning network a reality for many teachers and students. Lesson planning, strategy sharing, support for resources and tools are a few of the benefits. Click here to learn more in this week's Activate 2 Learn blogpost.
CDHD to Offer Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine to Children & Adults During Upcoming Clinic:
Central District Health has a limited number of adult MMR doses still available and is offering MMR appointments on Monday, March 9th at their Boise office (707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise). Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. CDHD will also offer appointments throughout the week for those unable to come in on March 9th. Please call 327-7450 to make an appointment at the Boise clinic. CDHD provides all types of vaccines year-round to children ages 0-18. Anyone needing to get their child caught up on the MMR vaccine or any others, can call to make an appointment. More details are available on the Central District Health Department website here
. 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.