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What's Happening in Boise School District

March 7:  Seventh 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!

March 7:  Timberline High School's Wolf Connection Leadership would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the 10th Annual Senior Citizen PROM and  to bring parents, grandparents and any other senior citizen (including yourself, if it applies) to this event.  Please mark your calendar for Monday, March 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM at Eastwind Community Church (In Surprise Valley).   There will be food, music, games (all free!). For more information,  contact [email protected]

March 8:  As part of its Civility Project Forum, City Club of Boise invites District parents, staff members, students and patrons to their next forum entitled Our Schools: An Incubator for Civility. The forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the South Junior High School Auditorium. Register online here by 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 8th.  

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 click here to use the District's School Boundary Locator, or contact the District's Transportation & Boundaries Office at 854-4167. We'll be happy to answer your questions! Click here to learn more about Boise School District's Kindergarten Registration program. Central District Health will offer immunization clinics on March 7 and March 28 for incoming Kindergarten students and students needing an immunization. Click here for more information about the immunization clinics. 

March 15:  Poeting Reading Night, presented by Fairmont and West junior high school 9th grade students, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Borah High School Auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia St.. A combined poetry reading for family, friends and teachers.  

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. 

Defending National Ocean Sciences Bowl Champions from Boise High Qualify for Nationals:  For the second year in a row, Boise High's A Team, the reigning National Ocean Sciences Bowl Champions, has qualified for Nationals.  This year, Boise High brought two teams to the regional Salmon Bowl held February 27th at Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.  
The A Team, the defending regional Salmon Bowl champs and the National champions, were expected to be the powerhouse and did not disappoint. They made a clean sweep of the tournament, defeating five teams in the opening round robin and then four more in the single elimination brackets to take home the championship for the third time in as many years.

The younger and much less experienced B Team started by soundly beating a much feared rival, Neah Kah Nie A Team right off the bat and then proceeded to a 4 for 5 showing in the round robin. In the afternoon, Boise High's B Team performed well, beating every other team in the single elimination rounds to reach the finals, against the Boise A Team.

"Though the weekly scrimmages in Mr. Robert Bellomy's classroom showed the dominance of the A Team, the B Team matched the A Team point for point until the halftime of the final," wrote Andrew Huang, father of A Team Member Benjamin Huang.  "The second half showed the A Team's depth as they took it away."

Boise High's A Team (pictured below) consists of Annie Xia, Ade Arjona, Benjamin Huang, Karthik Mouli and is captained by Nate Marshall.

Boise High's B Team consists of Gina Werdel, Minji Ko, Hao-Hao Wang, and is captained by Caleb Batten.

The A team will now travel to North Carolina in April to defend its title in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

Pictured left to  right:  Karthik Mouli (Boise High '16), Benjamin Huang (Boise High '16), Rachel Klopenstein (Oregon State University) Tony Baca (Coach), Nate Marshall (Captain, Boise High '16), Adelaide Arjona (Boise High '16) and Annie Xia (Boise High '17).

Boise District Students Qualify for State Geography Bee: The following five students from Boise School District schools have qualified for the annual Idaho State Geography Bee. Each year, thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.  Click here for a complete list of 2016 State Qualifiers.  

Adele Davis
6th Grade
Roosevelt Elementary School

Lucy Reynolds 
6th Grade 
Horizon Elementary School

Ryan Slater 
8th Grade 
North Junior High School

Jack Solleder
6th Grade
Cynthia Mann Elementary School

Heidi Waite
7th Grade
West Junior High School

Professional Technical Dennis Education Center Students Receive Awards:  For the first time in Dennis Technical Education Center history, two students took home  gold medals in the recent SkillsUSA Idaho T-shirt and Pin Designs competition.  Borah High School Senior Maddie Ceglecki (pictured), in her third year of the Graphic Design Program, won the T-shirt design contest and Eagle High School Junior Gabrielle Loewen (pictured), in her second year of the Graphic Design Program, won the Pin design contest.  All SkillsUSA Idaho competitors and advisors will receive these T-shirts and pins for the state competition held April 7-8, 2016.  Both students are eligible to present their designs at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, KY this June. 

Maddie Ceglecki pictured with Graphic Design Instructor Tony Maurer and Career Development Advisor Chelsie Wilson. Maddie's winning graphic design is below.

Gabrielle Loewen pictured with Mr. Maurer and SkillsUSA Idaho State Director Matt Rehl. Gabrielle's winning graphic design is below.

Volunteer During Spring Break:  The Boise YMCA is looking for high school student volunteers to help out with their SPLASH prgram over spring break. Positions available include: Swim Instructor Aide; Safety room Aide; Registration Assistant; Deck Attendant; and Locker Room Attendant. Click here and here for an application and more information, or call Ashley Schilz, Assistant Aquatics Director at 344-5502, ext. 229, or [email protected]

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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