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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, 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.  

April 5:  Online registration for Boise District's Spring Community Education session begins. On April 5th members of the general public will be able to click here to review classes and register.  In the meantime, click here to review our digital class catalog.  Spring session runs April 27th through May 21st. Register up to the day a class begins, space permitting.  

April 9:  Holocaust Survivor Ela Weissberger (pictured) will share stories of the years that she, her sister and her mother were held in Theresienstadt, the camp in Terezin, Czechoslovakia, where Nazis shipped many artists, musicians, children and the elderly during World War II.  An Evening with Ela Weissberger will be held at Borah High School, Auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia Street, Boise, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend this free event. Click here for more information.  

April 14: Rotary Club of Boise presents the 2015 Century Scholars Awards to Boise's top 100 students in a special ceremony to be held in the Jordan Ballroom of the Boise State Student Union Building from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  An audience of hundreds will gather to applaud the accomplishments of the top graduating seniors from Boise's public and non-public high schools.  A special insert announcing the names of the selected students will appear in the Tuesday, April 14th Idaho Statesman and online at  See the Data Points blog post below to learn what happened to the 2014 Scholars as they enrolled in college. 

April 16:  The annual STEP (Student Transition Education Programfundraiser and talent night will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the BSU Student Union Building in ballrooms A/B. The evening will feature a talent show and silent auction. All proceeds raised will go toward student activities, work uniforms, BSU scholarships and classroom supplies. Family and friends are invited to attend.  

April 18:The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is hosting its annual Treasure Valley College Fair on April 18th. Over 50 colleges from the Northwest and beyond are expected to be represented. The fair is an excellent opportunity for students to explore higher education options. The College Fair will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Boise State Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom. Free parking is available at the Lincoln Parking Garage.  Click here to learn more and register. 


April 24:  The general public is invited to attend the official dedication of the new Music Park at Lowell Elementary School, 1507 N. 28th St., Boise, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the playground at the school.  Lowell students, parents, staff, friends of the school and the community are invited to attend.  The opening ceremony will include a drumming circle and speeches. Special thanks go the Lowell PTSA, the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation and the North End Neighborhood Association for making this Music Park possible.  Lowell Elementary has been working for the past year to raise funds and install the Music Park on the school's playground.

April 27:  Fairmont Junior High School will hold an Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the school's 50th Anniversary. Cake will be served. The general public, former Fairmont students and staff, and friends of the school are invited to attend.  

Kendall Thiede
Catherine Dillon
Timberline High Students Receive National Awards: Kendall Thiede and Catherine Dillon, sophomores in David Archibald-Seiffer's Accelerated English 10 class at Timberline High School, have won second and third place prizes respectively in the "Letters About Literature" competition sponsored by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Their submissions were selected from more than 69,000 entries nationwide. Kendall and Catherine will be honored at an Idaho Statehouse Luncheon later in the spring. Kendall's letter was to author Khalid Hosseni, author of And the Mountains Echoed, and Catherine's letter was to Charles Bukowski for Alone With Everybody.

South Junior High 9th Grade Boys Win City Basketball Championship:  South's ninth grade boys beat Fairmont 49 to 38 win the city championship on March 19.  The Bobcats only scored two points in the first quarter and were behind 14-2 to the team that had beaten them twice in the regular season.  South is coached by Cotton Ward, pictured left.


District Educators Awarded Grants:  Three Boise District instructors have been awarded grants of $15,000 each to improve science education in the Pacific Northwest through the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, WA as part of its Partners in Science Program. Sharon Cates of Capital High School will be studying environmental chemistry of aqueous Buckminsterfullerence colloids with  Dr. Kevin Ausman.  DJ Eberlin from Borah High will be studying post fire erosion in the wildland urban interface with Dr. Jennifer Pierce and Gina Lockwood, also from Borah High will be  studying the role of structural and chemical diversity in the sagebrush steppe with Dr. Jennifer Forbey.
Click here to learn more. 

Sharon Cates
Science Teacher
Capital High School

DJ Eberlin Science Teacher Capital High School

Gina Lockwood
Science Teacher
Borah High School 

Calling All Idaho 4th Grade Classrooms!:  The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is launching a Name the Mascot competition for Idaho's 4th grade students. Click here to learn more. 

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.  

2014 Boise Rotary Century Scholars - A Stellar Group:   Each year the Rotary Club of Boise recognizes the top students in Boise for their  high academic achievement. As we approach this year's awards ceremony set for April 14th, Boise District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a look back at the 2014 Scholars - a group of Boise School District students who are now enrolled far and wide across the United States (and even abroad) in college.   Click here or click on the adjacent image to learn more in Dr. Coberly's latest Data Points blog post, which is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysisClick here to learn more about the 2014 Century Scholars. 

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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