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May 26:  Boise School District requires a physical exam prior to 9th and 11th grade in order to participate in school sports.  On Thursday, May 26th, at Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., in partnership with St. Luke's Regional Medical Center and Ada County Medical Society Foundation, high school physical sports exams will be offered to District students.  Parental attendance is preferred. Click here and here for more information.  

May 26:  Marian Pritchett High School Graduation, 6:30 p.m., Timberline High School.  

May 29: The 2nd Annual Boise Euro Moto Show (BEMS), presented by Boise Desmo Motorcycle Club, is raising money for the Boise Schools Foundation's S.A.F.E. Program (SAFE). S.A.F.E. (Student Aid Fund for Emergencies) has a very simple and far-reaching goal, to provide emergency funds for students in need. The S.A.F.E. program provides for things like school supplies, doctor visits, shoes, class fees, counseling and groceries - basic needs to keep kids in school. The fun starts at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Westside Drive-in on Parkcenter Blvd. Thanks to Pilot Freight, Westside Drive-in and other generous partners, ALL proceeds raised will go directly to SAFE! Chef Lou- owner of Westside Drive-in has generously offered to donate all profits from both of the famous Westside Drive-in locations to SAFE! Click here to learn more. 

May 31:  Borah High School Graduation Ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Taco Bell Arena.  (Live streaming available on the day of the ceremony here.)

June 2:  Frank Church High School Spring Graduation Ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Morrison Center.

June 2: Last day of school for students in the Boise School District for the 2015-16 school year. Early release schedule for students in grades K-12. Click here for more information about the early release schedule.  

June 6 - July 1:  Secondary Summer School - Semester 1.  Click here for more information regarding Summer School. 

June 6 - 9:  Capital High School Boy's Basketball program will host a Youth Basketball Camp June 6th-9th at Capital High School, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is one of the Treasure Valley's only all-day basketball camps put on by a high school program. The cost is $90 per participant (All Boise School District families receive $10 off their fee). Click here to learn more.  

July 5 - 29:  Secondary Summer School - Semester 2.  

Just-Completed District Graduation Photos Posted on District Website:  A number of photos taken during the just-completed graduations for Boise, Capital and Timberline high schools can be found online by clicking on the following images from each graduation:  A schedule of future graduation ceremonies can be found here.  

AVID Students Honored:  On May 16, Boise Schools celebrated the 2016 AVID Senior class in the Borah High School Auditorium. One hundred and one students were honored for their accomplishments and participation in the District's AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. Also announced at AVID Senior Night, were the recipients of the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation's AVID scholarships:
  • Borah AVID Scholarship: Sally Naser
  • Capital McDowell AVID Scholarship: Pa Hit Paw
  • AVID Endowed Scholarship: Rose Jackson, Borah; Isabel McGuigan, Capital; George Kanku Ngalamulume, Borah
  • Bev & George Harad AVID Scholarship: Opeoluwa Abimbola, Capital; Eva Chung, Borah; Ramiz Hamidovic, Capital
AVID targets students in the academic middle of who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These students are capable of completing rigorous curriculum, but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their un-challenging coursework and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. 

AVID is working. More than 84% of AVID students go on to college. And it is growing, there are currently 1,000 students participating in AVID Boise Schools at every junior and senior high school. Your donation will help provide college scholarships, transportation for college visits and program supplies.

Sally Nasser
Borah High School 

Pa Hit Paw
Capital High School 

Rose Jackson
Borah High School

Isabel McGuigan
Capital High School

George Kanku Ngalamulume
Borah High School

Opeoluwa Abimbola
Capital High School

Eva Chung
Borah High School

Ramiz Hamidovic
Capital High School

Capital Student Selected for National Summer Program:  Capital High sophomore Kayshaunna Freeman (pictured) was selected to participate in the summer program, Carleton Liberal Arts Experience. Fifty current high school sophomores nationwide were selected to participate in this all-expenses-paid, week-long program on Carleton's campus. CLAE introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.

Timberline Student Receives Local Scholarship:  Timberline High graduating senior Mickelson, Brooke (pictured) is the recipient of a $250.00 scholarship from DL Evans Bank.

Boise Teacher Featured on Local News:  As part of a series of reports entitled Formula for the Future, KTVB-TV's Doug Petcash, this week featured an in-depth report about Karen Gillette in her role as the Boise District's Facilitator & Instructor of the Student Transition Education Program (STEP).  Karen was the recent recipient of a TWIN Award honoring her for her work in this important transition program for students with disabilities who are 18-21 years old.  Click here or on the adjacent video image to view KTVB's special report on Karen Gillette.

Timberline Music Teacher Named Music Educator of the Year:  Jose Rodriguez, Music Teacher at Timberline High School, has been selected by the Idaho District III Music Educators as the District III Music Educator of the Year. The process is decided by holding a vote of the entire body of approximately 150 music educators (ranging from general music, band, choir, orchestra at all levels of education) and then a selection committee comprised of former recipients of the award selects three finalists, each of the committee members observes the teaching of each candidate, and then the committee makes the final decision. Rich Lapp, Boise District Music/Art Supervisor presented the award this year. Click here to learn more. 

Timberline Teacher Named State History Teacher of the Year:  Carly Hill (pictured), a Social Studies teacher at Timberline High School, has been named the 2016 STATE History Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.   Carly will receive a $1,000 honorarium and the Timberline High School library will receive a core archive of history books and educational materials from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. She will also receive an invitation to a 2017 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar, a weeklong program which offers teachers daily discussions with eminent historians, visits to historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.

Started in 2004, the History Teacher of the Year Award highlights the crucial importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers from elementary school through high school. The award honors one exceptional K-12 teacher from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and US Territories. A "National History Teacher of the Year" will be selected from this list of state winners and honored at a ceremony in New York City. 
Click here to learn more. 

Timberline Tennis Shines at State:  Timberline High School Juniors Devon Austin-Canning and Claudia Dominguez capped off an undefeated season by capturing the 5A State Girls Doubles Championship. Claudia and Devon won Districts, The Capital Invitational, Tri Cities Invitational and the hearts of all of Idaho this past weekend with their dominant play.  Senior Scholars Spencer Ashworth and Brooke Hadley clutched the 5A State Mixed Doubles title cruising to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Boise High in the finals. Ashworth, a Rotary Scholar recipient and Hadley, a full-ride engineering scholarship recipient to University of Utah exemplify excellence both on an off the court.  Junior Sarah Dean cinched critical points for Timberline winning many critical singles matches.  This is the first ever Timberline State Tennis Team Championship! Click here for complete state tennis tournament results.  

5A Girls Tennis State Champions with banner: Left side - Claudia Dominguez Aparicio; Coach Becky Koessler; Brooke Hadley ; tennis partner Spencer Ashworth. Right side -Devon Austin-Canning; Kate Clayton;  Sammi Ma; and Assistant Coach Paul Koessler behind the girls

Timberline High 5A District Girls Tennis Champions (L to R): Claudia Dominguez-Aparicio; Coach Becky Koessler; Valerie German;  Devon Austin-Canning; Kate Clayton; Sammi Ma; Sarah Dean; Jaden Provant; Brooke Hadley; McKenna Wegner and Helen Wang.

Picture at the courts immediately after the State Championship (L to R): Head Coach Becky Koessler; Doubles Champions Devon Austin-Canning and Claudia Dominguez Aparicio; Mixed Doubles Champions Brooke Hadley and Spencer Ashworth Assistant Coach Paul Koessler.

Timberline Wins Lacrosse Championship:
Timberline's LaCrosse team (pictured) won the State Championship last night at Mtn. View High School.   

Boise High Wins State Boys Tennis Title: Boise High School's Boys Tennis Team won the Idaho 5A Tennis Team Title, topping Eagle. The Braves also had two second-place finishes (boys and mixed doubles) and took third and fourth in boys singles. Click here to learn more. 

Timberline's Price Repeats as State Baseball Player of the Year:  Timberline senior shortstop Parker Price (pictured) became the first player to win back-to-back Gatorade Idaho Baseball Player of the Year awards Tuesday. The future Gonzaga Bulldog batted .539 with 36 RBI's, leading the wolves to a fourth place finish at the 2016 state tournament. Click here to learn more. 

Borah's Christianson Sets Records at State Track Meet:  Sara Christianson (picured),  Borah senior and Oregon State signee, set a pair of all-classification state records at the state meet at Dona Larsen Park - 4:53.86 in the 1,600 and 10:36 in the the 3,200.

Borah's Relay Team Wins at State Track Meet:  Borah's Katelyn Powell, Amanda Chipman, Kiana Corpus and Malia Vineyard teamed to win the girls 4x200 relay (1:43.15) and 4x400 (3:57.45) at the Idaho 5A Track Meet. 

Katelyn Powell
Borah High School

Amanda Chipman Borah High School

Kiana Corpus
Borah High School

Malia Vineyard
Borah High School

Capital's Brixey Wins Four Events at State Track Meet:   Sam Brixey (pictured) Capital senior and Washington State-bound senior won four events at the 5A track state meet, repeating in the 100 (14.21) and 300 hurdles (38.01). Sam also added first-place finishes in the long jump (22-4) and the triple jump (46-8.25).

Capital's Ipsen Wins High Jump at State Track Meet:  A day after experiencing his first long jump loss in more than two seasons, Capital junior Britt Ipsen (pictured) put on a dominating performance, willing the state long jump title with a height of 6-8 .  

Capital's Cole & Taylor Win at State Track Meet:  At the recently held State Track Meet, the Capital High girls earned individual victories from juniors
 Emma Cole, pictured left, (100 hurdles, 14.93) and Kari Taylor, pictured right, (800, 2:14.04).

Grace Jordan Joggers Featured on Local News: Grace Jordan Elementary School is in the local spotlight after KBOI-TV recently visited the school to feature the school's Girls with Grace and Jaguar Jogger groups. Click here to view the story or click on the adjacent video image.  

L to R:  Shelly Parker, victim witness coordinator; Jean Fisher,  Ada County Prosecutor's Office Special Crimes Unit; Jan Bennetts, Ada County Prosecuting Attorney; Darrin Hulsman, Boise Police SUV; and Lori Ewing, Les Bois teacher.
Les Bois Students Raise Funds During Child Abuse Awareness Month:   Students at Les Bois Junior High School helped raise funds during Child Abuse Awareness Month held in April. Family Advocacy Center and Education Services of Ada County (FACES) was the recipient of the "Penny Wars" gift from Les Bois students.. Student leaders presented FACES with a check in the amount of $1626.70!  The students raised the money in a week and a half!  This is the 3rd year that Les Bois has donated to FACES.  The funds will be used to assist victims of child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault.  FACES wishes to thank Les Bois teacher Lori Ewing and her student leaders!

Students Helping our Community:  Twenty-three students from the Dennis Technical Education Center cleaned-up Cloverdale Road from Victory Road to Amity Road on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  Dennis Center staff members Mr. Cathey, Mr. Weathers, Mr. Cupps, and Ms. Wilson coordinated the community service effort to support the community and actively engage in SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America's skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work. 

Students Nominated for State Awards:  This year, Boise School District's Special Education Department made a concerted effort to collect nominations for the Idaho Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual Yes I Can! Award nominations. The Yes I Can! Awards Program was established in Idaho to celebrate the achievements of children and youth with disabilities, to encourage children and youth with disabilities to seek their highest potential; and to increase public awareness of the abilities, aspirations, and personal qualities of people with disabilities. Students can be nominated in one of nine categories including: academics, art, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living, self-advocacy and technology.

The following students were nominated by their special education teachers and related service professionals:
  • Kaleb McCloughan, STEP, Self-advocacy
  • Rachel Sachi, Riverside, Academics
  • Eliane Benge, Taft, Independent Living Skills
  • Noah Bishop, Timberline, Employment
  • Mei Quinn, West, Academics
  • Makambo Kamulete, Riverglen, Independent Living & Self-advocacy
Idaho CEC will consider these nominations and will announce the award winners by October 2016. Students who receive an award at the state level are then recommended for recognition at the national level.

Schools Awarded Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Program Grants:  Boise School District's Food & Nutrition Services Program has just received word that 15 elementary schools (two more than last year) have been awarded Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Program grants for the upcoming school year (2016-17) from the Idaho State Department of Education.  Click here to learn more.  

Free Summer Meals:  Boise School District will once again participate in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program.  Summer meals will be provided to children ages 1 through 18 at a number of school sites without charge. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday through Friday beginning June 6th through August 5th.  Idaho Governor Otter will proclaim June 6, 2016 to be Summer Food Service Program Awareness Day in Idaho.   Click here to learn more.  

Valley Regional Transit offers a 2016 SUMMER YOUTH PASS: This pass, good for those ages 6-18, costs $24 and provides for unlimited rides on ALL ValleyRide buses for June, July and August. These passes went on sale beginning May 23rd at all of our regular outlets, including Albertsons stores, The WinCo stores in downtown Boise and in Eagle, Boise City Hall, the ACHD Commuteride office on Fairview, and at the VRT administrative offices, 700 NE 2nd Street in Meridian. For more information on either summer ride program, you can call Rideline customer service at 345-7433.

Free Developmental Screenings:  Boise School District provides free developmental screenings for children ages 3 to 5 with developmental concerns. You may call 854-5520 to set-up an appointment if you have a child who may have possible delays in the following areas:
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Concepts
  • Motor Skills
  • Self Help Skills
  • Social Emotional
  • Vision
  • Hearing.
Screening dates:
  • August 29, 2016 (sign up by Aug. 24)
  • September 19, 2016 (sign up by Sept. 14)
  • October 17, 2016 (sign up by Oct. 12)
  • November 14, 2016 (sign up by Nov. 9)
  • January 23, 2016 (sign up by Jan. 18)
  • February 27, 2017* (sign by Feb. 22) *for children not eligible for kindergarten.

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. 

District Retirement Function Announcements: Click here to review a current listing of individual retirement functions for employees in the Boise School District.  

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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