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What's Happening in Boise School District 

September 7:  Labor Day Holiday. No school for Boise School District students. 

September 9:  Teacher Preview Night at the Discovery Center of Idaho, sponsored by the Micron Foundation, 7-9 p.m., 131 Myrtle St., Boise. Teachers and their families are invited to attend. Enjoy FIZZYologyThe Science Behind Bubbles while you learn about the Discovery Center of Idaho's new field trip program, next exhibition SuperStruct:  Some Assembly Required and upcoming facility improvements. Click here to learn more and RSVP.  

AP State Scholars Named:  Two students from Boise High School have been named Idaho's Advanced Placement (AP) State Scholars. The State AP Scholar Award is granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.  The two students named AP State Scholars from Idaho graduated from Boise High School in 2015 and are identified as Eric Huang and Emily Volk. 

Eric Huang
Emily Volk

Christopher Huntsman
District Student Wins National Competition: Christopher Huntsman, a recent Boise High graduate, has been named a winner of the 2015 VSA Playwright Discovery competition. Christopher will travel to Washington, D.C. in September to meet with the other winners at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Christopher, who has autism, is interested in pursuing a program of study in digital filmmaking and video production, game art and design, or media arts and animation. In 2014 he completed a street-art mural painting on display in downtown Boise and participated in VSA Idaho's Work of Art project with three other local teen artists. Click here to learn more.  

General Motors Donates Engine to Dennis Professional-Technical Education Center:  GM recently donated 10 engines to the Boise District's Dennis Pro-Tech Center. The donated engines, part of 1,100 engines donated nationwide,  will raise the level of training for Dennis Center Automotive Technology students and allow the instructors to teach their students at a higher level. "We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians," said Rick Jackson, manager for GM's Automotive Youth Educational Systems Programs. 
"The Dennis Center plays an important role in helping the auto industry fill a critical need: developing and retaining skilled automotive technicians," said Dr. Irene Westrick, Dennis Center Principal.  "This generous donation from GM enables us to deliver the highest quality education to our students." 
Enroll Now - Fall Community Education:  Online registration is underway now for Boise District's Fall Community Education Program. Click here to review classes and register, or click on the adjacent image to review our catalog of classes.  Nearly 300 classes, including many new ones, offered this fall! Community Education serves as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning opportunities. Enroll today!

Drug Free Idaho Youth Leadership Council Seeking Members:  High school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply for positions currently open on the Drug Free Idaho Youth Leadership Council. This is a great opportunity for students who are:
  • Interested in reducing substance abuse in the community.
  • Looking for continual volunteer hours.
  • Interested in promoting a positive social norms campaign.
  • Have a willingness to collaborate with students from other schools and community leaders.
Click here for more information. 

Auditions For All-City Honor Choir:  Boise School District will hold auditions on Monday, August 31 and Monday, September 14 for the All-City Honor Choir for students in grades 4, 5 & 6. Click here for more information. 

Planning For My Future Art Contest:  Public school students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the Idaho State Department of Education's Planing For My Future Art Contest. Students who participate are encouraged to capture their personal vision of what it means for schools and students to achieve, and to visualize their college or career goals for the future showing persistence, determination and grit.  Click here for contest details.  

A Closer Look at School Ranking Systems & Interesting ED News : In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly examines school rating systems, including rankings from
Newsweek, U.S. News and World Reports and the Washington Post, as well as a round-up of interesting education news from August.  Data Points is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and 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. 

School Bus Drivers Wanted: FIRST Student, Boise School District's school bus provider, is currently hiring school bus drivers for the 2015-16 school year. Click here  to learn more.  

Just for Kids Childcare Program Hiring:  Boise School District's Just for Kids Childcare program is hiring childcare providers. Click here and then on Classifieds and follow the link to the JFK job postings. 

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
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