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What's Happening in Boise School District

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

May 4:  Click here to review the list of Community Education classes beginning the week of May 4th.  

May 6:  Deadline for Boise Parks and Recreation's Annual All City Track Meet. Click here to learn more.

May 8:  South Jr. High will host the 6th annual Dodge Ball tournament for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  All money raised will help a student's wish come true. This student is facing a life threatening illness.  There will be raffle prizes.  The cost is $5 at the door and admission includes a free pasta dinner.  Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for dinner and the tournament will begin at 6:15 p.m.  This is a community event and everyone is welcome.  

May 13:  STEP graduation ceremony at Ft. Boise Senior Center, 8:30 a.m.

May 17:  2nd Annual Catalpa Quartet Benefit Concert, Morrison Center Recital Hall (Room C-200), 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Four 8th grade students at North Junior High formed the Catalpa Quartet to raise funds for instrument repair at low-income elementary schools in the Boise District. Drawing upon their personal love of music, the Quartet aims to help others realize the same positive benefits that a musical education can provide, i.e. focus, memory, collaboration, and active listening. To date, the Catalpa Quartet has raised $6,100 for the repair of instruments at Title I elementary schools. Please join us in "changing lives one note at a time," by attending this year's Benefit Concert. The concert is free but donations will be accepted.

May 20:  Marian Pritchett School graduation ceremony at Timberline High School, 6:30 p.m.

May 20:  Cynthia Mann Elementary School 25th Anniversary Celebration. Click here to learn more.  

May 21:  Frank Church High School graduation ceremony at Morrison Center, 7:00 p.m.

May 26:  Boise High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m. 

May 27:  Capital High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m. 

May 28: Timberline High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m.   

May 29:  Borah High High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m. .  

Boise High's winning National Oceanic Sciences Bowl team (L to R): Karthik Mouli, Nate Marshall, Eric Huang, Ben Huang & Coach Tony Baca.
For Second Straight Year Boise High Students Win National Oceanic Sciences Bowl:  Returning champions Boise High School won the 18th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl� (NOSB) Final, held April 23-26, 2015 at Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.  Twenty-three high schools from around the United States competed in this year's NOSB Finals Competition.  The NOSB is a interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more. 

Top row, (L to R) - Becca Anderson, Boise District Language Arts Supervisor; Binna Jensen, Idaho Statesman Events & Promotions Manager; Athena Schlyer, Events & Promotions Assistant; Dr. Don Coberly, Boise District Superintendent. Middle row - (L to R) - Caleb McMurran, Liberty (5th grade 2nd runner up); Michael Orm, Jefferson, (6th grade 1st runner up); Clare Ness, Riverstone International (4th grade 1st runner up). Bottom row - Thomas Duff, Trail Wind (4th grade Champion); Alex Andersson, St. Joe's (6th grade, 2nd runner up); Paige Danes, Hawthorne (4th grade 2nd runner up); Berit Schaus, Roosevelt (5th grade, 1st runner up); Xiola Bagwell, St. Mary's (5th grade Champion). Not pictured:  Neema Etoka, Pierce Park (6th grade Champion).
Annual Spelling Bee Results:  
The Boise School District hosted its annual Spelldown competition at the District Services Center March 30-April 2. The District invited public, private and charter schools to select students in grades 4-6 to participate. 

Results show six out of the nine awards presented were earned by District students. Award recipients were presented with Barnes & Noble gift cards from the Idaho Statesman and a plaque at an awards ceremony held on April 2nd at the District Services Center.

Free STEM Workshop for Students:  Join us at Hidden Springs Elementary (on August 4th) or Whitney Elementary  (on August 5th) for a FREE workshop incorporating women from the local STEM fields in Boise. Girls going into grades 4-6 will be offered a chance to participate in two breakout sessions featuring an activity related to a specific STEM career. Following the breakout sessions a complimentary lunch and round-table discussion with the STEM representatives will be provided. Registration is limited to the first 50 students at each location.Click here to register.  

Dennis Center Students Earn Scholarships for Leadership & Dedication:  Each year, the AED Foundation and mikeroweWORKS join together to award students who have shown leadership and dedication to their school and community, passion for the diesel industry, and high academic ratings with a $1000 tool scholarship. This year's scholarships were presented to Luke Borden, Boise High School, Senior and Erin Hastings, Kuna High School, Senior. Both students also attend the Dennis Professional Technical Education Center.  Luke is an award-winning third year diesel and collision repair student and Erin is a third year diesel student  who recently completed a six month internship at Western States CAT in Meridian.  Pictured (L to R):  Ron Martinez, Dennis Center Heavy Duty Diesel Instructor, Erin Hastings, Luke Borden and Cameron Pickett, Western States CAT.  

Boise District Summer School Registration Now Underway: Attention junior high and high school students! If you're interested in accelerating in some of your core classes, improving your GPA, or freeing up space in your class schedules for next year, consider taking a Summer School Class. Classes run June and July 2015. The Secondary Summer School site will be located at Borah High School this summer. Classes for semester 1 are from June 8th - July 2nd. Classes for semester 2 are from July 6th - July 31st. Click here for information on courses and to register for classes, or visit your school counselor. The District also offers remediation assistance for elementary students in math, language and reading. Contact your elementary school for more information. 

High School Performance, Student Reaction to the SBAC and Charter "Diversity" all on Data Points:
  Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes an in-depth look at a number of educational issues this week in his Data Points blog, including news that Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline high schools once again appear on the annual listing of America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. Click here to read this week's Data Points blog post.

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.  

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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