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February 15:  Presidents' Day. No school for Boise School District students. 

February 16:  Fourth week of classes for winter Community Education begin.  Click here to review specific Community Ed classes starting this week.  Click here to register. Winter session runs January 25th through March 17th.  You can register up to the day a class begins! 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!

February 16:  Boise School District will hold a second Educational Futures Conference from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the District Services Center to help develop a new Facilities Master Plan that will guide our school district for the next 10-20 years.  Educators, students and parents from across the District will gather for an informative and interactive session covering the following topics:
  1. The results of the data collected during the first Futures Conference
  2. Updates and feedback on the development of Boise's Educational Standards
The conference will be moderated by the nationally recognized planning firm of DeJong - Richter.  

February 18: Orchestra concert featuring the Timberline High Orchestras, with East Junior High and Les Bois Junior High Orchestras.  Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Timberline auditorium.  There will be a silent auction and bake sale before the concert and during intermission.  All proceeds will benefit the Timberline Orchestra Students' Travel Fund.  Support your Boise  student orchestras, hear great music and enjoy shopping at our silent auction. 

February 20:  Timberline High School's TREE Club (Teens Reconnecting to Earth Experiences) will host the second annual Ignite the Change event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Timberline Auditorium. This free event includes inspirational speakers representing a wide variety of interests. Each speaker gets 5 minutes to share their stories of how they are making a difference.  This year's keynote speaker is Bruce Reichert who will get a full 30 minutes to share his award winning work with
Outdoor IdahoClick here to learn more. 

February 25:  An Information night for Boise School District sophomore and junior students and their parents interested in the health professions programs - CNA (Certified Nurse Assistants) and Dental Assisting programs will be held at Fort Boise learning center (300 W. Fort Street, Boise) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interested students must have completed a year-long Health Occupations or Sports Medicine One course to apply. Information will be presented on what the courses involve, transportation and financial requirements of both programs. Contact CNA Instructor Janet Tweedle at 854.3447 or[email protected] for more information.  

February 25 & 26: Students at Koelsch Elementary School will participate in the school's 8th Annual Jump Rope for Heart event to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  Jump Rope for Heart teaches students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community. Click here to learn more.  

February 25, 26 & 27:  Timberline High School Choir department is going THOROUGHLY MODERN this February! Save the date for Timberline's Annual "Those Were the Days" Dinner Show performance of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! Feb. 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 p.m.  E-mail [email protected] for ticket information.

Students Named Presidential Scholars Candidates:  The following high school students have been named Presidential Scholars candidates.  The United States Presidential Scholars Program is a program of the Department of Education that recognizes the academic achievements of distinguished U.S. citizens graduating high school. It is described as "one of the Nation's highest honors for high school students."  Click here to learn more. 

Shireen S. Bahadur
Timberline High School

Vivian S. Carpenter
Timberline High School Senior

Phillip H. Cathers 
Borah High School

 Parth Kashikar
Timberline High School Senior

 Dirk J. Lamb
Timberline High School Senior

Diana F. Lu
 Boise High School Senior

Nathan Marshall
Boise High School 

Jessica P. Remeis
Boise High School Senior

Daryl E. Vogel
 Borah High School Senior

Kylie M. Wolfe
Timberline High School Senior

 Matthew S. Mitchell
Capital High School Senior

Borah Students Earn National Recognition in Math Competition:   Borah High School has earned national recognition for four Borah students who have scored a perfect ten on round one of the four part Continental Math League (CML) Competition. These students are Alex Rooney, Nathan King, Jacob Wymer and Evan Magnusson (pictured).  "If one of these students is able to score a ten on the next round, then he joins an even more elite group of students who will remain tied for the national lead," explained Vic Hofstetter, Calculus/Physics Teacher, Borah High.   "This is a cool competition since there is only one division with schools like Borah, Palo Alto High, St. Louis University High School, the Gulliver Preparatory School,  etc. all competing against each other." This is not the first time Borah students have performed well in the CML competition.  Five years ago a Borah math student also had a remarkable result by scoring a perfect ten on round one of the CML competition.  

Nathan King
Borah High School 

Evan Magnusson
Borah High School

Alex Rooney
Borah High School

Jacob Wymer
Borah High School

Boise High Raises Funds to Fight Cancer:  The Boise High Girls Basketball is pleased to announce the success of their 8th Annual Pink Zone event on January 22nd. In addition to making the gym festively pink, the program achieved a very impressive goal with the money they raised for the Boise chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In total this year's group raised $2,270 which smashes their previous best of $1,571! They wish to sincerely thank all who bought tickets and otherwise supported this yearly event. The Lady Braves also want to thank Kyle Green of The Idaho Statesman who covered the event with an excellent video segment here

Capital High School DECA Club Recognized:  Capital High School's Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) has been recognized by the national organization for recruiting new members to the school's  DECA club.    Capital High School also earned a 2016 Chapter Certification as being a DECA School-based Enterprise, which means the school's DECA club wrote a project detailing how its business adheres to select model business standards.  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Timberline High Drama Club Recognized:  The Women's and Children's Alliance (WCA) is recognizing the Timberline High Drama Department for presenting WCA with a special donation. Members of Timberline's Drama Squad recently raised $400 in WCA's annual fundraiser performance known as the Holiday Coffee House.  A "coffee house" is an improvisation show in a coffee house-like setting that is completely run by the students. Click here to learn more.  

Understanding the "60%" Goal: In his latest Data Points blog, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes an in-depth look at the Idaho State Board of Education's "60% goal" that states:  "Sixty percent of Idahoans between the ages of 25-34 will have a post-secondary degree or certificate of value by the year 2020." 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. Read Dr. Coberly's latest edition of Data Points 

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 atLiberty 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.  

Seeking Applications from Parents and Self-Advocates:  The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking applications from parents and self-advocates to serve on the Council.  If you or someone you know wants to know more about the Council, the Council's Work Plan and the impact Council members, please contact the Council at 1-800-544-2433.  Click here to learn more.  

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, food & nutrition services staff and health technician.

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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