What's Happening in Boise School District
June 2: Last day of school. Early release K-12. Click here for early release schedule.
Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Some of the agenda items include 2015-16 Strategic Plan Action Plans, Connecting Civics and Citizenship presentation, Enrollment Report, Public Hearing and Approval of 2015-16 budget. Public is invited to attend. Complete agenda will be posted here
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.
Winning Conservation Video from Timberline High School
Boise District Students Produce Winning Conservation Videos: A team of 11th grade students from Timberline High School produced the winning public service announcement in United Water Idaho's 2015 Summer Conservation Video Contest. The students, (pictured L to R) Chris Nyborg, Jarrett Tapella, Beryl Sabin, and Jacob Stutsman, are enrolled in teacher Scott Steckel's Advanced Digital Video I
I class (pictured). Their class received a $1,500 donation from United Water's Public Affairs Manager Mark Snider (pictured) to the Boise Public Schools Educational Foundation. Students from North Jr. High also placed second and third in the competition. Click here to learn more and click on the adjacent video image to watch the winning video. Click here to watch the 2nd place video and click here to watch the third place video.
Timberline Student Wins 1st Place in Journalism Contest: Noora Muhamad (pictured), a senior at Timberline High School, wrote an article entitled "Gateway to Legalization: Will Marijuana Spread into Idaho as Surrounding States Legalize It?" which originally appeared in the December, 2014 edition of TimberLines, the school's newspaper. The article won first place for its category in the Media Network Idaho high school journalism contest and was automatically entered into the 2015 National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest, where it took second (the highest finish for Idaho entries).
Timberline Baseball Player Named Gatorade Player of the Year: Parker Price of Timberline High was chosen as the 2014-15 Gatorade Idaho Baseball Player of the Year on Thursday, May 28. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior right-handed pitcher and shortstop led the Wolves (26-4) to the 5A state championship in May. Click here for more information.
BSD Schools Receive Grants from Lowe's: Two Boise schools received grants from Lowe's Toolbox for Education. Lowe's awarded Garfield Elementary with a $4,835 grant for the school's Inclusion and Improvement Project. The project made Garfield's garden (pictured) and playground areas more inclusive to all students and increased the effectiveness of the garden for teachers and students. The project improved the school playground and garden by adding a Buddy Bench to the playground, building and installing two Little Free Libraries, expanding the school garden and creating an outdoor classroom area adjacent to the garden. In addition, North Junior High's Library Media Center received a $5,000 grant to begin transforming the library into an inviting and engaging area for students to gather and work. The money will be used to purchase comfortable seating, charging stations and display furniture.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation Announces College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners: The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMCS) recently announced approximately 2,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Boise District students who received these scholarships are Capital High School student Kalyn Lopez and Timberline High School students Jacob Fackrell and Jonah Feldman. Click here to learn more.
Boise High Student Achieves Perfect Score on ACT: Boise High School student Nate Marshall (pictured) earned a perfect score on the ACT test. Nate, son of John and Shannon Marshall and a junior at Boise High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36. Click here to learn more.
Boise District Advanced Placement Exam Numbers, Participation Surge:
In this week's Data Points blog post, Boise District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly examines the dramatic increase in the number of District students taking challenging AP exams during 2015, as well as an increase in the number of AP tests. Data Points is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and is available here or click on the above Data Points image. The blog is intended for parents and patrons interested in an objective, data-driven look at student performance in Boise and across Idaho. Click here to read 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.