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What's Happening in Boise School District

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.  

Summer School Registration Underway:  Boise District offers a wide variety of summer school programs, including a summer music program.  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. 

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. 

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.  

2015-16 School Calendar:  Click here to review the 2015-16 school calendar. 

2015-16 Developmental Screening Dates:  Click here to review the 2015-16 Developmental Screening dates for children ages 3-5 with developmental concerns.  

District Athletic Teams Win State Championships: The following Boise School District athletic teams have won spring 5A State Championships:

Boise High School Boys Tennis Team Won the 2015 5A State Championship.
Click here to learn more. 

Boise High School Girls Track Team Won the 2015 5A State Championship.
Click here to learn more. 

 Capital High Boys Track & Field Team won the 2015 5A State Championship.
Click here to learn more. 

Timberline High School Varsity Baseball Team won the 2015 5A State Championship. 
Click here to learn more. 

Cynthia Mann Elementary School 25th Anniversary
Cynthia Mann Elementary School 25th Anniversary
Cynthia Mann Elementary School Celebrates 25 Years:  On Wednesday, May 20 students, parents, former and current staff members of Cynthia Mann Elementary School came together to celebrate the school's 25th anniversary.  The school opened in 1990 with an enrollment of 550 students. Shirley Ewing, the school's first principal from 1990 to 2003, was a special guest at the ceremony, and explained to students why their school was named after Cynthia Mann. Also in attendance was former Cynthia Man Principal Rick Bollman (2005-13), Dr. Don Coberly, District Superintendent, Dr. Ann Farris, Boise High Area Director, and current Cynthia Mann Principal Tammy Burks. Click on the adjacent image to watch a video produced by Idaho Education News of the ceremony.

Hidden Springs Trout Release
Hidden Springs Trout Release
Trout Release Hosted by Students: Hidden Springs Elementary students celebrated the school's 3rd Annual Trout Release party at Eagle Island State Park on Thursday, May 14th. The release culminates the school's Trout in the Classroom project -  an environmental education program in which students in grades K-12 raise trout from eggs to fry, monitor tank water quality, engage in stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, begin to foster a conservation ethic and grow to understand ecosystems. This year's Trout Release Ceremony, enjoyed by more than 50 Hidden Springs Elementary students and parents representing all grade levels K-6, included a trout release ceremony, Gyotaku (fish painting), fish dissections, pop can casting, and a potluck style BBQ. The event serves as a great way to celebrate community, friends and family while learning about ecology, biology and the role trout play in our ecosystem, economy and culture.  Click the above image to watch a video about the trout release.  

Timberline Librarian Recognized:  Tina Roehr, Timberline High School Librarian, has been selected to receive the 2015 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant in the amount of $3,060 for the TECH BUDDIES project.  With this funding, Roehr will invite White Pine Elementary School students to participate with Timberline students in creating and discovering more in the world of technology, including a higher experience using a 3D printer.   

Boise High Coach Recognized:  Boise High's John (Keith) Carlton has been selected to receive the Idaho State Coaches Association's Distinguished Coach of the Year Award in Golf.  This award will be presented to Coach Carlton  at the association's annual awards banquet.  

Advocate of the Year Award:  Boise School District has awarded its annual Advocate of the Year Award to the Assistance League of Boise.  Dawn Tolan, the District's Counseling/Social Work Consulting Teacher, presented ALB's President Becky DeArmond with the award on May 18th (pictured).   For many years, Assistance League of Boise has helped improve the lives of Boise District students by sponsoring a number of philanthropic programs, including:
  • Operation School Supplies - Designated school supplies are purchased, assembled, and distributed to Ada County public schools(K-8). Teachers and counselors provide students in need with the same supplies as their classmates.
  • Operation School Bell - Provides Ada County public school children in need (K-6) with new clothing, a shoe voucher, a hygiene kit, and a book. Children are refered by school officials.
  • Cinderella's Closet -  Ada County high school students are able to borrow, for a nominal fee, formal wear from our large selection. Dreams come true for their special occasions of Homecoming and Spring Prom.
  • Project Hearing -  Assistance is provided to the hearing impaired of Ada County. Hearing impaired students receive educational grants to further their education. Hearing aids and special equipment are also provided.
  • History in the Bown House - This 1889 restored house teaches real-life history lessons on how our forefathers lived. Fourth grade Ada County students tour the house.

Click here to learn more about Assistance League of Boise.

Schools Receive Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grants:  A total of 13 Boise District elementary schools elementary schools are being awarded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants to fund healthy and nutritious snacks within the school day. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that allows schools the opportunity to offer children samples of fruits and vegetables.  The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to try more fruits and vegetables, in addition to what is offered in the National School Lunch Program. Click here to find out which Boise schools received grants.  

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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