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What's Happening in Boise School District

August 29:  At 6:00 p.m. at the Boise School District Services Center, Board Room, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise, you will have an opportunity to meet the three candidates running in the September 6th Boise School Board Election. Click here for more information about the candidates who are pictured below and learn more about the election or click on their photo below to learn more about their candidacy. 

Candidates for Boise School Board
Beth Oppenheimer

Dave Wagers

Monica Walker

August 30 & 31: Boise School District will  hold two community dialogue sessions as part of its Facility Master Planning Process to develop a long-range Facility Master Plan to guide the District for the next ten years and establish priorities for identified facility needs in our schools and facilities. Click here to learn more.  Dates and times of the community sessions are as follows. 

Community Dialogue #1
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cynthia Mann Elementary School
5401 W. Castle Dr.

Community Dialogue #2
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Whitney Elementary School
1609 S. Owyhee St.

September 5:  Labor Day. No School K-12 students. 

September 6:  Boise School Board election.  Two trustees will be elected each with a six year term. Polling locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the Boise District. Click here for a list of polling locations and click here for complete Trustee Election information, including information about the three candidates running in the election.  

September 12: Boise School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m. Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Agenda will be posted here. Public is invited to attend.
District Students Describe What They Like Best About Their Teacher(s): Click on the adjacent video image to hear what Boise District students like best about their teacher(s). This video was presented to District staff during the District's annual Opening Day meeting to inspire, energize and motivate staff members as they begin the 2016-17 school year.

Award-Winning Teachers Featured In Video: Recipients of the Boise School District's highest staff awards, the Red Apple Award (certified staff) and the Golden Apple Award (classified staff), share their thoughts about working in the Boise School District in this video, made possible with the support of the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation. This video was presented to District staff during the District's annual Opening Day Meeting as they prepared for the start of the 2016-17 school year.  

Five Timberline High Students Win Ayn Rand Nationwide Essay Competition: Five Timberline sophomores were named winners in the nationwide essay contest sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute. Meg Byrnes and James Wadner, students in Taryn Waddell's Accelerated English 10 class were finalists. Semi finalists were Meghan Stegner and Maddie Sudac from David Archibald-Seiffer's Accelerated English 10 class, and Lukas Stein, another of Ms. Waddell's students. The winning essays focus on responses to essay prompts based on Ayn Rand's novella Anthem. Winners received certificates, gifts, and cash or gift card rewards. Teachers of winning students receive gifts for their efforts in facilitating student participation. More information can be found on the Ayn Rand Institute web site. 

Boise High Students Win State Video Contest: Two Boise High Video Broadcasting & Production students, Tyler Lynn & Kevin Gilley, won the "Life or Meth" 30-second commercial contest run by the Idaho Meth Project. Their commercial (link provided to right) was selected as the winning entry for the entire state of Idaho. With the accolade, the boys won $2,500 in cash and a trip to the Series Festival Celebration in Denver, Colorado held on June 23rd. 

Register NOW for Fall Community Education Classes:  Online registration begins for Boise School District's FALL Community Education session. Click here  to register for classes. There's a class for everyone! Click here to review our Fall course catalog and find our printed catalog in the Sunday, August 21st Idaho Statesman (subscribers only). Fall session runs September 12th through October 20th. Choose from more than 250 affordable, exciting and enriching lifelong learning classes designed just for you!  

Share Your Passion with the People - Teach a Community Ed Class: Have a passion, skill or knowledge you want to share with the public? Consider teaching a Community Education class. Click here to learn more.
Idahoans View Public Schools Favorably: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at a new poll from Dan Jones and Associates, published this week in Idaho Politics Weekly, that shows 2/3 of Idahoans view public schools favorably or very favorably.  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. Click here to read more. 

After School Meals Offered to Students: Boise School District is partnering with Boise's Park & Recreation Department to provide supper meals as part of the federally funded USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Children will have access to after-school meals at no cost when participating in the Community Center activities at Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Jefferson, Morley Nelson, Whitney and William H. Taft. Click here to learn more.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Free & Reduced Price Meals:  Boise School District participates in the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Free and reduced price meals are provided to qualifying children unable to pay the full price for meals.  Applications are currently being  accepted. Click here for more details or click here to apply online. 
Our Students Need You! Boise School District is in need of substitutes!

Why sub with us?

  • Make a difference. Positively influence the lives of today's youth.
  • Flexible schedule. As an on-call substitute, you can choose which assignments you accept.
  • Good pay for a day's work.  Sub pay has been increased this school year!
  • Generate extra income. Great for retirees or anyone in need of extra cash!
  • Experience and exposure.  Subbing can serve as a stepping stone to a permanent position with greater job security and benefits.
  • Receive free District-sponsored training.
  • It's Easy! Complete a simple, online application.

Click here to get started!

School Bus Drivers Wanted: FIRST Student, Boise School District's school bus provider, is currently hiring school bus drivers for the 2016-17 school year. Click here  to learn more.  

Share Your Passion with the People - Teach a Community Ed Class:  Have a passion, skill or knowledge you want to share with the public? Consider teaching a Community Education class.  Click here to learn more.

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 Available: Boise School District has 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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