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March 12 & 14:  Recently, Boise School District participated in a Civility in our Schools forum sponsored by City Club of Boise. The forum was held on Tuesday, March 8th at South Junior High's Auditorium. Panelists included Tamara Fredrickson (pictured far right), District Student Services Administrator (Counseling & Health); Janet Cherry (pictured second from right), Principal, West Jr. High School; Stephanie Myers (pictured far left), Special Education Teacher and Boise Education Association President; and Isabel Cortens (pictured second from left), Timberline High Senior and Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Student Director. The forum was moderated by Bill Russell (pictured standing) and will be rebroadcast on Boise State University Public Radio on KBSXD 91.5 FM on Saturday, March 12th at 8 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14. On Tuesday, March 15th the program will be posted online at City Club of Boise.

March 14:  Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., Board room, Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Some of the agenda items include presentation of Red Apple Award to Frank Robinson, 4th grade teacher, Collister Elementary School; presentation of Golden Apple Award to Lori Greenaway Collins, special education paraprofessional, Morley Nelson Elementary School; Budget Development Schedule; and Prioritization List of ACHD Projects. Click here to review complete agenda. Public is invited to attend.  

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.  

March 18:  End of third quarter. Early release K-6.  Click here for early release schedule.

March 21 - 25:  Spring break. No school for Boise School District students. 

April 3:  Online registration for Community Education's popular spring session of classes begins at  Choose from a wide variety of lifelong learning classes.  From garden, green living & the great outdoors to culinary arts and kids and family fun, we have classes for all ages! Spring session runs April 25 to May 19. Our class catalog will be posted online at by April 3rd and you may also obtain a printed course catalog in the Sunday, April 3 Idaho Statesman (subscribers only), in your mail by April 8, and in Boise Library branches by April 8.  For more than forty years, Community Ed has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning opportunities. Continue your lifelong learning journey with us and discover the possibilities!  

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. 

1st Place TVMSC team from left to right, front row: Hanna Kessler, Colin Reeder and Coach Cecilia Cadei. Back row: Coach Julie Ekhoff, Matthew Mitchell, Ryan Zubery, Aditya Shekar and Tyler Wood.
TVMSC Wins Regional Science Bowl; Teams from Boise High and West Jr. High Take Home 2nd &  3rd Place Trophies: It was a strong showing from Boise School District schools that competed in the recently held Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl. Students from Treasure Valley Math & Science Center took home first place, Boise High won second place and West Jr. High earned third place. 

A total of twenty schools competed testing students' knowledge of science subjects and concepts.  Boise District fielded five teams, including Boise, Borah, Timberline highs and Hillside and West junior highs. The Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl is sponsored by the Micron Foundation and was held March 7 at Boise State University. The event serves as the official regional bowl for the National Science Bowl competition for high school students coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. The winning TVMSC team receives an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event in Washington, D.C. April 28-May 2.   Following are team photos of the Boise High 2nd place team and West Junior High 3rd place team:

2nd Place Boise High team coached by Robert Bellomy (pictured far right). Pictured left to right: Nate Marshall, Jusung Lee, Anne Xia, Karthik Mouli and Caleb Batten. 


3rd Place West Junior High team coached by Arwen Gelsthorpe (pictured far right). Pictured left to right: Tanner Holt, Andrew Kitterman, Angela Parker, Marilyn Willis and Paytin Snowball.

Timberline High Leadership Students host Annual Prom for Senior Citizens:  Recently, Timberline High's Wolf Connection Leadership Program sponsored its 10th Annual Senior Prom for nearly 100 Boise area senior citizens. The dance was a celebration of relationships that students have nurtured through regular visits to local retirement centers and the Idaho Veterans Home. Click here to learn more.  

TVMSC Student One of 20 in Nation Selected for Prestigious Internship:  Treasure Valley Math & Science Center student Kendra Noneman (pictured) has been selected to participate in a Blue Waters Internship, one of 20 in the nation.  As an incoming freshman at Boise State, Kendra will work under her Materials Science and Engineering mentor (from the internship she created last fall at BSU, Eric Jankowski - Materials Science & Engineering). As part of the Blue Waters efforts to motivate and train the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the program is sponsoring 20 undergraduate research interns each year. The goal is to engage undergraduate students in petascale computing research and development projects. The program provides each student a stipend totaling $5,000 and a two-week intensive high-performance computing workshop. 

Timberline Students Recognized:  Timberline sophomores Anna Gable and Kade Olsen had their literary work selected to be published in Our Gender Revolution magazine. Their writings were selected from more than 3,000 high school applicants across Idaho.  The Our Gender Revolution Conversation Guide was designed for activists, advocates, teachers and community members working to end gender based violence.  

Anna Gable
Timberline High School

Kade Olsen
Timberline High School

Those 'Crazy' "College Readiness" Indicators:  In this week's Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes an in-depth look at the variety of college readiness indicators and how they are providing us with dramatically different estimates of where Idaho's high school college readiness performance stands. 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 Data Points blog post here.  

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]

Spring Break Bogus Basin Camp:  Need something to do during Spring Break? Head up to Bogus Basin to participate in Boise Parks & Recreation's Bogus Basin Spring Break Camp. Click here to learn more.  

Register for Summer School:  The registration form for Boise School District's Traditional Secondary Summer Programs for grades 7 -12 is now available on the District website here.  The District offers a wide variety of summer school classes for students to enhance their educational experiences. Click here to learn more about our Summer Program. 

Wanted:  Donated Vehicles - Running or Not:  The Professional Technical Dennis Education Center is looking for donated vehicles, running or not.  These donations provide educational opportunities for students. Many vehicles are refurbished and sold or disassembled and recycled providing funding for programs. This is an excellent tax benefit from donating that extra vehicle that has been sitting in your driveway. For more information please feel free to Email Norm Markham @ [email protected]

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.

Mobile App Now Available: Boise School District has launched a mobile app to improve communication to you.  The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  

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

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