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What's Happening in Boise School District

March 23-27:  Spring break. No school for students in Boise School District. 

March 31:  At 12:15 p.m. at Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., State Representative Mat Erpelding (Boise), will participate in a $5,000 check presentation to the school as a result of a friendly competition he won between Idaho lawmakers to promote healthy eating and physical exercise.  The money will be used to purchase P.E. and recess equipment at the school.  A check presentation during recess will take place at 12:15 p.m. on the school's playground, and also students will take time to thank Representative Erpelding for his support.  

April 1:   Boise School District invites the public to review the textbook Math Models, which is currently going through the adoption process to be used in a new senior math 
class to be offered during the 2015-16 school year at all of the District's high schools.  From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise, the textbook will be on hand for review and the publisher will be available, as well.  Public comments will be taken on the proposed textbook from April 1st to 10th.  Comment forms will be able at the April 1st textbook adoption event. 

April 3:  Borah High School will hold its annual Borah's Senator's Choice Awards Assembly from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the main gymnasium. A number of awards will be presented to deserving students and staff, including a plaque commemorating Borah's qualification to be listed as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools as ranked by the Washington Post. Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, will present the award to Borah Principal Tim Standlee.  This is the seventh consecutive year that Borah High School will have made the national list.  

April 3:  Capital High School will hold its 11th Annual Academic Awards Assembly from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the school's main gymnasium. The school is inviting all Capital alumni to attend this special event to help celebrate Capital's 50th Anniversary.  Students and staff members will be honored, as well as the school, which, for the sixth successive year,  has qualified to be listed among America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. Coby Dennis, Deputy Superintendent, Boise School District, will mark this milestone by presenting Principal Jon Ruzicka with a special plaque commemorating this significant accomplishment.  

Borah Teen Starts Dedicated Path Toward Being a Surgeon:  Borah High junior Phillip Cathers wants to be a cardiac surgeon, so he enrolled in a nursing program and he's getting perfect scores in his Advanced Placement classes. Recently, Phillip was the focus of an article written by Idaho Education News. Click here to read the article and click on the adjacent image to watch a video about Phillip's academic success.  

District Students Earn Awards in  Math Competition:  The MathCounts Competition was recently held on Saturday, March 14 at Boise State University. The following Boise District students qualified to compete in the national competition and have each earned an all-expense trip to Boston to compete in the finals, in addition to each winning a $1,000 scholarship.  

2nd place: Anthony Luo -TVMSC (Treasure Valley Math & Science Center)
3rd place: Sabrina Zerrade - Riverglen/TVMSC
4th place: Dahsong Lee - East Jr. High

Other notable placements by District students:
5th place: Catherine Ji - North Jr. High/TVMSC
7th place: Jeong Hyun Chae -  East Junior High
10th place:. John Chen  - TVMSC

East Junior High School earned 2nd place in the Team Results.  

Owyhee Accepting Open Enrollment Applications for 2015-16:  Owyhee Harbor Elementary School is accepting open enrollment applications.  Do  you want your child to attend Owyhee next year and you don't live in Owyhee's attendance area? If you have a kindergarten student you must register at your neighborhood elementary school and also complete an Open Enrollment Application and be approved to attend Owyhee next year. If you live in Owyhee's attendance area you do not need to complete open enrollment paperwork and your child has first preference for enrollment at Owyhee.  

Summer Learning Opportunities:  The Boise District offers a wide variety of summer school classes for students to enhance their educational experiences.  The District offers remediation assistance for elementary students in math, language and reading.  Contact your elementary school for more information. Secondary students have the opportunity to take core classes for credit. Click here or on the adjacent image to learn more.  

Capital Music Students Earn Trophies:  Last weekend the Capital High Jazz groups went to Clackamas Community College to compete at the college's annual Jazz Festival. Capital Singers placed 3rd and the Capital High Jazz Ensemble placed 1st in their divisions. Singers is directed by Benjamin Simmonds and the Jazz Ensemble is directed by Casey Lindorfer.

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. 

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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