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What's Happening in Boise School District

October 23:  End of first quarter. Early release for K-6 students. Click here for early release schedule.   

October 23:   Beginning Friday, October 23rd at 12:30 p.m. the Boise School District will begin transitioning to our new website - SharpSchool. This process could take as long as 48 hours. During this time, it is possible that you may not have access to the District's current website provider, SchoolFusion. Bookmark the following URL for Infinite Campus so that you can access it directly during the transition process: Contact your school if you need help with your username or password.  The transition to the new website should be complete by Tuesday, October 27th in time for parent-teacher conferences.  

When the transition is complete, the District website address will remain the same: You will be able to access each school's new SharpSchool website by clicking on the Select a School tab shown in the following image:

The new website design will allow you to find the information you are seeking quickly and easily, including teacher pages, school and classroom calendars, academic resources, menus and transportation routes. In addition, a News & Announcements section will be regularly updated to include important information about your Boise Schools.  A new mobile app will be designed in the near future to help connect parents to the new website anytime and anywhere.

October 26:  The Boise School District is embarking on an exciting process of developing a new Facility Master Plan that will guide our school district for the next 10-20 years.  To that end, an Educational Futures Conference will be held Monday, October 26th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the District Services Center.  Educators, students, parents and community leaders will gather for an informative and interactive session designed to help answer two questions vital to the success of Boise's students:
  1. What are the biggest educational challenges Boise School District will face in the next 10-20 years?  
  2. What do you believe should be the priorities of the updated facilities planning process?
The conference will be moderated by the nationally recognized planning firm of DeJong - Richter.  Click here for the conference genda.  

October 27:  At 10:00 a.m. at Washington Elementary School, 1607 N. 15th St., Boise, 6th grade student Hanna Fuhriman (pictured) will be honored for receiving the grand prize in a national contest.  The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority is pleased to announce that the 11 year old has been selected as the national grand prize winner in the contest "What Home Means to Me".  The contest is sponsored by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), based in Washington, D.C. The contest is open to children in grades K -12 who are residing in affordable housing and community developments that are owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies throughout the United States.  Entries include artwork and an essay evaluated and ranked at the local, regional and national levels.  As the Grand Prize winner, Hanna will receive an all expense trip to be honored in Washington D.C. in the spring of 2016.  Her artwork will grace the cover of a calendar that is distributed to every member of Congress and throughout the United States. Click here to learn more. 

October 30:  No School K-12 students.  

November 14:  14th Annual Boise School District Employee Holiday Bazaar - November 14th, West Junior High School, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..  Vendors are still needed. To participate as a vendor, you must be a District employee or immediate family member participating with a District employee, retiree, substitute, or regular District volunteer. If interested, please email [email protected] prior to November 6th.

District Teams Earn Fall Academic State Championships:  The Idaho High School Activities Association has announced the Fall 5A Academic state Championships and the following varsity high school athletic teams captured top honors.  Click here to learn more. 

Boise High Girls Soccer
Cumulative GPA: 3.809

Timberline High Boys Soccer
Cumulative GPA: 3.543

Boise High Volleyball
Cumulative GPA: 3.835

Boise High Girls Cross Country
Cumulative GPA: 3.961 

Tweet and Shout About BSD Success!:  Be sure to share your Boise School District pride on Twitter by using the hashtag #BSDpride. Capture all the great things happening in your Boise school by sharing tweets, photos and videos to help celebrate your school's success!

Boise's Limited English Population - World Cultures in Our Community: The arrival of Limited English students in the Boise District in the past 30 years has a brought incredible cultural diversity to our schools and the community.  Students from around the world have contributed much to the academic, social and extra-curricular environments of our schools. In this edition of Data Points, Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District, takes a closer look at the District's LEP population.   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.

Community Education Recruiting Volunteer Instructors:  Community Education would love to have YOU teach with us!  Recruiting for the Winter 2016 session will begin the week of October 26 and run through November 20.  This eight-week session runs January 25 - March 17, 2016.  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.  Classes operate from 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Please note that your class does not have to run the full eight weeks; you can schedule the number of class meetings you need in order to cover the material you wish to present. To apply to become a volunteer instructor and submit a class proposal, visit and click on Teach With Us!  Boise Schools Community Education has been a valuable part of the Treasure Valley for more than 40 years, bringing lifelong learning opportunities to the community.  For further information, call 854-4047 or e-mail [email protected].

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.

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Dan Hollar
Public Affairs Administrator
Boise School District  
(208) 854-4064
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