What's Happening in Boise School District
April 1 - 30: Public comments are currently being accepted on the proposed textbook Math Models, which is currently going through the adoption process for use in a new senior math class to be offered during the 2015-16 school year at all District high schools. Sample text books are available for public review in the lobby of the Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with a comment form that can be completed and turned in at the lobby's front desk.
April 13: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Board Room, District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road. Some of the agenda items include Presentation of Red Apple Award to Scott Crandell, Community Resource Worker, Capital, Taft, Cynthia Mann; Golden Apple Award to Brenda Burton, Administrative Assistant, Riverside Elementary School; Technology Report; Monthly Enrollment Report; and Property Acquisition. Public is invited to attend. Click here for complete meeting agenda.
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 idahostatesman.com/scholars. See the Data Points blog post below to learn what happened to the 2014 Scholars as they enrolled in college.
The annual STEP (Student Transition Education Program) fundraiser 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 17: Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony, 1:30 p.m., Hillcrest Elementary School, 2045 S. Pond, Boise. Click here for more information.
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 22: The first ever Ignite the Change event will be held at 7 p.m. at Timberline High School auditorium, 701 E. Boise Avenue. This free inaugural event is open to people of all ages. Ignite the Change is the vision of Timberline High School's Environmental Science teacher, Dick Jordan. Click here to learn more.
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 school's playground. 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.
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.
April 27: Boise District's Spring Community Education session begins. Click here to review classes and register. Click the adjacent image to review our digital class catalog.
Student Selected to Study in Germany: Carl Krutz, Boise High School senior, has been selected as a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) participant for the 2015-2016 school year. The U.S. State Department funds this full-scholarship exchange for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. Click here to learn more.
Pictured L to R: Benedicta Wilson 96 years old and Delphine Aldecoa 92 years old, sisters of Manuel Aldecoa. Back Row, L to R: Steve Mendive (Boise High AP American Government Teacher), Sydney Jones (Boise High Junior Class Vice President), Ashley Erickson (Boise High Senior Class Vice President), Senator Crapo, Cole Parkinson (Boise High Student Body President), Jeff Roberts (Boise High Assistant Principal).
Boise High Graduate Posthumously Awarded Medals for WWII Service: On April 8th, at Nampa's Warhawk Museum, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo presented seven medals to the family of 1936 Boise High Graduate Manuel J. Aldecoa (1917-1943). The WWII P-38 fighter pilot was killed on Thanksgiving Day in Lille, France in combat with a highly decorated German Ace who had already downed 56 Allied planes. Neither pilot survived.
Manuel J. Aldecoa
Second Lieutenant Aldecoa was part of 55th group, 343rd Fighter Squadron. He was in the first group to fly '38s from his base in England. He had flown escort protection for heavy bombers in the Wilhelmshaven, Munster and Bremem raids.
Senator Crapo presented Manuel's sisters, Benedicta Wilson and Delphine Aldecoa, (pictured) both of whom are also Boise High graduates, and who served as WWII air traffic controllers, the following seven awards for the service of their brother: Purple Heart, Air Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Honorable Service Lapel Button.
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.
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.