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What's Happening in Boise School District

January 11:  Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Agenda will be posted here.  

January 13, 14 & 15:  Secondary end of semester testing. Early release for students in grades 7-12. Click here to review early release schedule.  

January 15:  End of first semester. Early release for students in grades K-6. Click here to review early release schedule. 

January 15:  Boise State University's Frank Church Institute will hold its 32nd annual Frank Church conference from 8:30 a.m. - noon on Jan. 15 in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom. This year's theme, "Clash of Cultures: The Middle East in Turmoil," focuses on a global issue that has local implications in Idaho. Click here for more information. 

January 18:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No school for students in Boise School District.   

January 22:   Boise High Girls Basketball is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Pink Zone event occurring on Friday, January 22nd. This very special event is held on a yearly basis to support the local Boise chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The high school gym, fans, players, and referees participate by being dressed in pink and the school holds a raffle to raise money for this great cause. In the first year, this event raised approximately $600. Last year, a raffle raised $1,571, and in this, the event's 8th year, Boise High hopes to set the bar even higher. Every year, ALL money raised goes directly to the Boise chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Tickets for this year's raffle are sold at both boys and girls basketball games leading up to the event. Games are at 4:30 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.; and 7:30 p.m. on January 22nd at Boise High School.

January 25:  Boise School District will provide developmental preschool screening for children ages 3 to 5 years of age.  Please call 854-5520 to set up an appointment by January 20th if you have a child who may have challenges in the following areas:  Self Help Skills; Speech; Language; Social Emotional; Concepts; Hearing; Vision and Motor Skills. Services are available for children with special needs through the Boise School District Early Childhood Special Education Program.  

5th & 6th Grade Parents Invited to Math Informational Meetings:  Boise School District's Math Department will hold a number of brief informational meetings this month to help parents of 5th and 6th grade students better understand the possible math course placement options for their student.

"The meetings will also review the District's secondary mathematics course sequence so parents understand how their student can meet their mathematics goals before high school graduation," said Dr. Teri Thaemert, District Math Supervisor. 

Click here for complete information on the Math Informational Meetings for 5th grade parents. Click here for complete information on the Math Informational Meetings for 6th grade parents.

Register Now for Winter Community Education Classes:  Online registration is underway for Community Education's popular Winter session of classes.  Click here to review classes and register. Winter session runs January 25th through March 17th.  Choose from hundreds of lifelong learning opportunities, from fitness, health, arts and crafts, travel, business and finance and much, much more! For more than forty years, Community Ed has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning opportunities. Get out of the house this winter and learn something new with Community Ed!

Now Accepting Applications for Montessori Program: Boise School District's Public Montessori program is accepting applications from now until February 12th.  The program, which is offered at Liberty Elementary School, is focused on fostering self-motivated, responsible, lifelong learners by providing an opportunity for students to meet high academic standards using the Montessori Philosophy and methods of education.  A lottery will be held on February 19th.  Families will be notified by mail the week of February 22nd.  Parent Information Night will be in the Liberty Library, 1740 E. Bergeson, on Wednesday January 20th from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 PM. Click here for more information and click here for an application.  

Updated Elementary February Menu Calendar:  Boise District parents should be aware of a change that has been made to the elementary school lunch calendar for February.  Click here to review the revised elementary school lunch calendar which correctly states that school will be in session on February 4th and 5th.  This revised menu calendar lists the planned meals for these days and can also be found on the Food & Nutrition Services Elementary School Menu website here.  

Winter Weather Procedures - Keeping Students Safe:  When winter weather comes our way, the Boise School District has a plan to keep our students safe.  Click here to learn more about the District's Winter Weather Procedures  or click on the adjacent image to view a video explaining the procedures.  

From Boise To...Anywhere They Want:  In his latest Data Points blog, Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District, takes a look at the wide variety of colleges throughout the U.S. attended by Boise District graduates. 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.

Neighborhood Gyms Open for Weekend Youth Activities : Youth from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in supervised open gym play at eight neighborhood schools this winter. Open gym is a free service provided by the Boise School District and the Boise Parks & Recreation Department. Gyms are open on the weekends from Dec. 5-March 13 (Valley View Elementary and West Jr. High will open on Dec. 12). All gyms will be closed on holidays. Ages, schools and hours are:

* Hawthorne Elementary School, 2401 S. Targee St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
* Koelsch Elementary School, 2015 N. Curtis Rd. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
* Valley View Elementary School, 3555 Milwaukee St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
* Garfield Elementary School, 1914 S. Broadway Ave. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday

* South Junior High, 3101 Cassia St. 1-4 p.m. Sunday
* West Junior High, 711 N. Curtis Rd. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday
* Les Bois Junior High, 4150 E. Grand Forest Drive. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday
* Hillside Junior High, 3536 Hill Rd. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday
* East Junior High, 5600 Warm Springs Ave. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday

For more information, contact Karen Hostetter at 208-608-7652.

Substitutes Needed:   Boise School District is in need of both certified and classified substitutes.  
  • Selected applicants interested in substituting as a certified substitute must meet the minimum requirements of having at least a Bachelor's Degree and must attend a teacher training class.
  • Certified positions include elementary and secondary teacher and nurse.
  • Classified positions include tutor, special education paraprofessional, detention monitor, school support, administrative assistant and health technican.

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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News Media Contact:
Dan Hollar
Public Affairs Administrator
Boise School District  
(208) 854-4064
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