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What's Happening in Boise School District

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 20:   Annual "release party" for Valley Visions, the Boise School District's full color high school literary and art magazine, 7:00 p.m., Boise District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd. More than 100 students' works appear in Valley Visions each year. Published art, stories, poems and essays are selected by a student editorial board in a blind adjudication process. Valley Visions (VV) is printed on high quality glossy commercial stock by HiTech Color of Boise.   The April 20 event includes a "gallery stroll" with artists explaining their works, and readings of literary pieces by their authors.  Copies of Valley Visions are available for purchase. Contact David Archibald-Seiffer, VV District Literary Coordinator, at [email protected] or Debbie Chojnacky, VV District Art Coordinator, at [email protected]The cost is $15.00 per copy. Click here for more information. 

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 22:  The public is invited to join Hawthorne Elementary School for our 2nd Annual Earth Day Health Fair  from 3:45 - 5:30 pm at the school, 2401 W. Targee St. The family friendly event is free and will feature fun education experiences from local organizations and our very own classrooms, including:  backyard chickens, worm composting, seed planting, art projects, gardening science books, healthy snacks, and local honeybees.  Over 15 interactive booths, inside and outside the school, will include:  Idaho Botanical Gardens, Treasure Valley Beekeepers, Boise Urban Garden School, MK Nature Center, Boise Parks and Rec and 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. 

May 1:  The general public is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the District's outstanding music students and staff at this year's Public School Gala Night event, to be held at Taco Bell Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m. This popular event is part of our community's annual Music Week festivities/performances. Click here to learn more.  

Boise District FIRST Robotics Team Qualifies for World Competition: The Boise School District's FIRST Robotics team is headed to the World Championships scheduled for April 20-22.  The team is ranked #14 in the world out of 3,000 teams. Click here to learn more.  

White Pine Student Appears on National TV:  White Pine Elementary School 3rd grade student Gus Hickman appeared on the TODAY show last Friday, April 10th because of his unique invention that earned him an award in the recently held Invent Idaho Competition. Click here to watch Gus' appearance on the TODAY show.  

District Students Earn Awards at HOSA competition:   Boise District secondary students took home awards at the recently held state competition for Health Occupations Students of America competition. Click here to learn more. 

News from Our Outstanding Music Students:  North Jr High Jazz Band received 2nd place in the "A" High School division at the recently held CBC Jazz Unlimited Music Festival in Pasco, WA. On Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2, bands from across the Treasure Valley, Oregon and Montana performed and competed at the 18th annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival.  On Wednesday, East Jr. High's Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Enrique Martinez, was selected as Winning Band of the Day, and chosen to play on the evening headliner concert featuring the Gene Harris Super Band and guest headliner, David Liebman. On Thursday, Timberline High School's Jazz Ensemble was selected as one of two winning bands, and was chosen to play on the evening headliner concert featuring the Gene Harris Super Band and David Liebman. This is the second year in a row for both groups to receive said honors. Click here to learn more.  

Weather Station to Provide Students with STEM Opportunities:  Thanks to a generous donation from the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), the Dennis Technical Education Center now has a remote access weather station on site. "This is great opportunity for the Dennis Technical Education Center and the Boise School District to use the weather station as a part of their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum," said Micheal Hughes the Department Head/Lead Instructor of the Electronics Technology Program. Click here to learn more. 


Schools Awarded Grants:  Borah High and South Junior High Food Service programs have been awarded grants from the Idaho Dairy Council to purchase food service equipment for the 2015-16 school year - an additional salad bar for the Borah cafeteria and a cheese shredder for South's food service kitchen.  Click here to learn more about the Borah grant and click here to learn more about the South grant. 

#LoveMySchoolDay was a HUGE SUCESS!:  On Friday, April 10,  more than 200 tweets were generated about all the great things we love about Boise District schools!  Thanks to all of the schools who participated in the event! Click here to enjoy a Storify of the day's tweets.  Schools are now encouraged to use #BSDPride to share the positive things going on in your school!

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.  

Just for Kids Taking Summer Enrollment:  Just For Kids, Boise District's Child care program, is now enrolling for summer.  Click here for more information or call 854-6720.  

Mayor Seeking Students to Serve on Boards/Commissions:
Boise Mayor Dave Bieter is putting out a call for students to serve on various boards and commissions in the City of Boise. Click here  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.

News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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