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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 22:  Fifth 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 22:  The Capital High School  Music Department is holding a benefit concert featuring alumni Curtis Stigers at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital Auditorium. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Music Department at Capital. Tickets can be purchased in the main office at Capital, or by contacting one of the following music teachers:  Joie Cariaga - [email protected]; Casey Lindorfer - [email protected].  Click 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.

February is Love the Bus Month:  The annual campaign in February aims to recognize school bus drivers across the country for their dedication to provide safe student transportation every day.  Boise School District and First Student (the District's school bus contractor) want to take this opportunity to thank our drivers and monitors for their commitment to the students in their care.  Everyone in the community plays a crucial role in helping students travel to and from school safely. You can help by avoiding distractions such as talking on a cell phone or texting, remaining alert while driving near school buses and heeding their safety signals.  

March 10:  Boise School District will hold Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at neighborhood elementary schools for parents and their children enrolling for the 2016-17 school year. Please check your school's website for exact times. By state law, students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016. Students entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 1, 2016. Kindergarten registration forms will be available before the March registration for parents who wish to complete the forms before registration day. Contact the office at your neighborhood elementary school for details about obtaining these forms. If you aren't certain which school is in your attendance area, please contact the District's Transportation & Boundaries Office at 854-4167. We'll be happy to answer your questions! Click here to learn more. 

April 16:  The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is hosting its annual Treasure Valley College Fair in April. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to explore higher education options. More than 50 colleges from the Northwest and beyond are expected to be represented at this year's Treasure Valley College Fair on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Boise State University's Student Union Building. Hosted by the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling. Register at  Click here to learn more. 

Boise High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team Wins Academic State Championship:  The Idaho High School Activities Association is pleased to announce the Boise High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team has won the 5A Academic State Championship with a cumulative grade point average of 3.942. This award is presented to the varsity team in each classification that achieves the highest cumulative GPA.  The IHSAA and its official sponsor, The United Dairymen of Idaho and Boise School District, congratulate these student-athletes for their outstanding academic achievement and commitment to excellence through athletics.  

On President's Day, High School Students Connect with Former U.S. President:  On President's Day, February 15, about forty-five Boise High students accompanied by AP Government Teacher and Student Council Advisor, Monica Church and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and four-time Idaho Governor, Cecil Andrus (pictured) met in the Barbara Morgan Room in the LB Jordan Building for a live video Q & A with U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Coordinated by student Mojan Farid (2016), State Representative Melissa Wintrow and Michael Bartz (Content Program Specialist for the Idaho State Department of Education), the students asked two questions about the 1976 U.S. Presidential Election and financing of campaigns then and now. The event lasted an hour and Boise High was joined by a middle school in Topeka, Kansas whose students also asked questions. "President Carter made a special recognition of Governor Andrus' longtime friendship with the Carter family and his successful Alaska Wilderness Bill which doubled the National Parks system," said Church.  "The two speak often over the phone but it had been two plus years since they had seen each other in person."

Boise School District Launches Mobile App:  Boise Schools has a new mobile app to improve communication to you!   The mobile app provides a simple, yet effective way to stay in touch with your Boise school and school district. 

With the new mobile app, users will find useful links to:
          • Infinite Campus (parent log-in to student information system)
          • School Calendar
          • District & School News
          • Each school's website, including school maps and attendance phone numbers
          • Patrons & Parents resource links
          • Staff Directories
          • Athletics website
          • Emergency Alerts
          • Data Points - Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly's educational blog
          • District Twitter posts
          • District YouTube Channel
To download the new mobile app, click on one of the following links from your mobile device:
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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