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What's Happening in Boise School District

May 15:  White Pine Elementary School Carnival, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here  for more information.

May 18:  The final week of spring Community Education classes begin.  Click here to review classes starting this week and register. New and exciting lifelong learning opportunities are waiting just for you!  Enroll today!

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 17:  Highlands Elementary Cookies for Kids Cancer 5K and Bake Sale, 1:30 p.m. Old Timer's Shelter, Ann Morrison Park.  Runners and walkers can do a full 5k (two laps) or a half (one lap) on the path along the Boise River.  Great race for a great cause, made possible through the help of hundreds of Highlands students.  Entry is $15 and covers cost of tee shirt. Remainder of all proceeds go to Cookies for Kids Cancer, a national organization dedicated to treating and curing pediatric cancers.  Click here to register and like us on Facebook.

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 25:  Memorial Day Holiday. No school for Boise School District students.

May 26:  Boise High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m. Live streaming of the ceremony will be provided here

May 27:  Capital High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m.  Live streaming of the ceremony will be provided here.  

May 28: Timberline High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m. Live streaming of the ceremony will be provided here.   

May 29:  Borah High High School graduation ceremony, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 p.m. Live streaming of the ceremony will be provided here.  

May 29:  Highlands Elementary School's 4th annual Living Wax Museum will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Students from Mrs. Troy's 3rd and 4th grade class will be showcasing famous Idahoans as history "comes to life".

May 29 & June 1-2:  Secondary end of semester testing. Early release grades 7-12. Click here for early release schedule.  

June 2:  Last day of school. Early release K-12. Click here for early release schedule.  

Timberline Girls Varsity Golf Team Wins State Academic Honor: 
Timberline High Schools Girls Golf team has won the 5A State Spring Academic Championship with a cumulative 3.855 GPA. This award is presented to the varsity team in each classification that achieves the highest cumulative grade point average.   The Idaho High School Activities Association and its official sponsor, The United Dairymen of Idaho, congratulate these student-athletes for their outstanding academic achievement and commitment to excellence through athletics. 

STEP Students Graduate:  Congratulations to the following Boise District students who graduated this spring from the District's STEP program:  Pictured left to right, back row: Yusuf Hasnain, Stephanie Sanders, Ray Hemminger, Shawn Emmen, front row: Sarah Long, Barbie Lopez and DJ Campbell. The STEP program received a $2000 On-the-Spot Grant at the 2015 Idaho Community Foundation Annual luncheon. STEP competed with two other organizations in Boise and received the most votes from the luncheon attendees. The grant will help promote the Student First Language project that began with People-First Language, a video about how you talk about someone with a disability. This is an educational video that needs to be shared for the benefit of the world! Spread the word. Click here to watch this important video.  

AVID Students Graduate: Congratulations to the 102 AVID seniors who are graduating this year. An AVID graduation ceremony (pictured) was held May 14th in the auditorium at Capital High School.  AVID is a nationally recognized college preparatory program offered within the Boise School District in which secondary students become the facilitator of their own academic success. In short, AVID inspires, encourages and prepares students to succeed in college and beyond! Typically, AVID students will be the first in their families to attend college, and are from low-income or minority families. Students are taught important study skills and encouraged to take accelerated classes.  It's a program that's succeeding! Click here to learn more. 

Timberline High Students Involve Elementary Students in Outdoor Science Project:  On Thursday, May 14th, Timberline High's Science Department had their students work with students from four feeder elementary schools (Liberty, Riverside, Trailwind and White Pine) conducting outdoor science experiments while learning about ecology concepts. Elementary teachers said the project was a huge hit.  "Timberline Science classes got together with our 5th graders down at the Boise River and taught them all about ecology with different stations set up learning about water chemistry, activity in the water, and plant life," said Lindsey Elliott, Liberty Elementary School 5th grade teacher.  "It was a great hands-on learning experience for our students and we are so thankful to have been able to be a part of it."

Students Selected to Receive National Merit Scholarships:  Boise High seniors Ian Faucher, Eric Huang and Kate Tsourmas (pictured left to right) have been selected to receive $2,500 National Merit Scholarships each by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Click here to learn more. 

District Social Worker of the Year Award:  Barbara Campbell, (pictured) Social Worker at South Junior High School, Grace Jordan and Jefferson elementaries, has been selected to receive the Boise School District's Social Worker of the Year Award.  


District School Nurse of the Year Award: South Junior High School's Marianne Palaia (pictured) has been selected to receive the Boise School District's School Nurse Of The Year Award.  

District School Counselor of the Year Award:  Cynthia Mann Elementary School's Michele Conant (pictured) has been selected to receive the Boise School District's School Counselor of the Year Award.  

Summer Food Program Announced:  The Boise School District will once again participate in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to children, 1 through 18 years, without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Click here for details on when the meals will be provided at the sites and times.  

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. 

Boise School Board Approves Pilot Pre-Kindergarten Program:
On Monday, May 11, 2015, during its regular monthly Board meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Boise School District approved a three-year, joint pre-kindergarten program between the District and the City of Boise to be held at Hawthorne and Whitney elementary schools.The goal of the program will be to close or reduce the achievement gap for students entering kindergarten. Click here 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.  

Community Education is now recruiting and preparing new class offerings for the Fall 2015 session and we would love to have YOU teach with us!  This six week session runs September 14 - October 22.  Community Education classes are held at three local schools - Timberline High, West Jr. High, and Hillside Jr. High - or can be conducted at the instructor's place of business if necessary.  Click here for more information.  

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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