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What's Happening in Boise School District 

July 13:  Boise School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise.  Some of the agenda items include Early Graduation Requests, Proposed Idaho School Boards Association Resolution, Approval of 2015-16 Board of Trustee Meetings and Locations for Posting Notices, Website Update, Opening Meeting Expectations and SBAC Update.   Public is invited to attend. Click here to review complete agenda.  

July 18: Families will enjoy a fun-filled evening of kids' activities and a great film as part of "Movies Under the Stars" in Boise. On July 18 the fun begins at 7 p.m. with free games for kids provided by the Boise Parks & Recreation Mobile Recreation Van. Kids will get moving with capture the flag, dodgeball and other field games. Then, the movie Goonies will be featured.  Don't miss the fun! It all happens at Julia Davis Park located at 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.  Presented by Boise City Parks & Recreation and Boise Public Schools Foundation. Sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, Boise - Park Center and Drug Free Idaho.  Click here to learn more about Movies Under the Stars, including dates and locations of other movies featured this summer.  

August 23:  Online registration begins for Boise District's Fall Community Education Program. For more than forty years, Community Education has served as Boise's first choice for life long learning opportunities. Click here to learn more.

August 24: First Day of the 2015-16 school year. Early release for K-12 students. Click here to review the complete 2015-16 school calendar and the early release schedule.    

Kayla Perez and Marvin Rogers work on a math problem at Lowell's Power Scholars Academy.
Boise, YMCA Partner to Keep Learning Fresh During Summer:  Boise is one of a handful of districts nationwide participating in a unique summer learning program aimed at preventing "the summer slide" - the loss of academic skills during the summer for some students. Lowell Elementary School, in Boise's north end, is the site of the Power Scholars Academy, a pilot program serving more than 2-hundred students by improving their math and reading skills to better prepare them for success in the coming school year.  Click here and here to learn more about this program. 

Boise District Students Capture Gold at National Conference:  Borah High Junior Amber Siddoway (pictured) received a gold medal at the National FCCLA Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 8th.  Amber competed in the event Recycle and Redesign. She created  a mosaic of a sunflower using recycled materials (pictured).  Amber also successfully completed a leadership training and will receive a certificate.  

From Riverglen Junior High School, Kacie Holloway (9th grade) and Colton Rothwell (9th grade) competed in the National FCCLA Star Event, Chapter Service Project where they also each earned a gold medal.  Kacie and Colton implemented a project where they created quick, healthy food labs and lessons on healthy living and exercise in Family Consumer Science classes at Riverglen. They also successfully completed a Leadership training course that enhances their leadership skills.  FCCLA helps students to develop their leadership skills and career preparation.
Kacie Holloway

Colton Rothwell

Emily Hamlin
Boise High Athlete Recognized:  Boise High's Emily Hamlin has been selected as a two-time winner of Gatorade Idaho Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Click here  to learn more. 

Ramey Uriarte
Boise Teacher Honored with Presidential Award: Boise District Educator Ramey Uriarte has been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  Mr. Uriarte serves as a Math Coach in the Boise District. He is one of only 108 instructors nationwide to be recognized by the President for teaching in math and science. Award recipients come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Each awardee will receive a citation signed by President Obama and a $10,000 award from NSF. Awardees also will travel to Washington, D.C. for an awards ceremony at a later date. Click here to learn more.  

Boise Represented at Teachers' Institute: Boise School District was well-represented by teachers from Boise High School, Borah High School, Frank Church High School, Timberline High School, Fairmont Junior High School, Les Bois Junior High School and the District Services Center at the recently-held Teacher Institute on the Rule of Law and Role of an Independent, Impartial Judiciary.  The workshop was intended for secondary school teachers and was held at the United States Courthouse in Boise on June 4-5, 2015.  The workshop was a collaborative effort of the Idaho federal courts, Idaho Supreme Court and The University of Idaho College of Law, and was designed to enhance knowledge of the judicial process by teachers of government, history and social studies.  Click here to learn more.  Click here to learn more about the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center.  

Summer Driver Education in Full Swing:  Boise District's Driver Education program is in full operation during the summer months. A special thank you to motorists in advance for exercising patience and understanding as you share the road with our student drivers.   

Teacher Evaluation and Contract Renewal:
In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly examines the District's process for teacher evaluations and available resources for teachers.   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.

News Media Contact:


Dan Hollar

Public Affairs Administrator

Boise School District  

(208) 854-4064

[email protected]    


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