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What's Happening in Boise School District

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. Click on each candidate's photo below to review their Candidate Profile.  

Candidates for Boise School Board
Beth Oppenheimer

Dave Wagers

Monica Walker

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.

Your Input Needed : Complete Questionnaire Regarding District Facilities: Your voice is needed to help Boise School District design a long-range facility plan that will help determine what the future will hold for the students attending our community's schools. Complete our online questionnaire as part of the District's 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.
The online questionnaire is open to the public following two Facility Master Planning Community Dialogue sessions held on August 30th & 31st. Click here to learn more and to complete the questionnaire.

Boise Photography Project Showcases Refugees: The first installment of Stronger Shines the Light Inside, a photography
project located in downtown Boise, features incredible stories and beautiful photographs of refugees in Boise, including many Borah High students. Photographer Angie Smith's work will be on display through November 1st in front of City Hall, along the Grove Plaza walkway and at 10th and Bannock streets.

High School Music Students Selected for All-State Honor Groups: More than 70 high school music students from Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline high schools have auditioned for and been selected to participate in the Idaho All-State Honor Groups that will perform with guest conductors at the Idaho All-State Idaho Music Educators Association Conference this November. The 2016-17 IMEA All-State Groups will be held November 17-19, 2016 on the campus of NNU in Nampa. The Mission of IMEA is to promote and advance Music Education in all Idaho schools, to foster personal and professional growth of music educators and to standardize and enhance musical opportunities for all students throughout Idaho. Click here to review the complete list of Boise District high school music students selected for this prestigious honor.

Register NOW for Fall Community Education Classes:   Click here  to register for FALL Community Education classes.  From Creative Arts, Culinary Creations, Business and Professional Development, to Computers, Garden, Green Living and the Great Outdoors, we have a a class for everyone! Click here to review our Fall course catalog. Fall session runs September 12th through October 20th. Choose from more than 250 affordable, exciting and enriching lifelong learning classes designed just for you!  For 45 years, Community ED has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us and discover the possibilities! 

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. 

John Connor
Roger Cathey
Professional Technical Instructors Receive National Recognition:  Automotive Technology Instructors John Connor and Roger Cathey, Professional Technical Dennis Education Center, were recently recognized during the 
ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service
Excellence) Annual Instructor Conference in Concord, NC as 2016 ASE Alliance Instructor Honorees. The conference provides world-class training for instructors.  "This results in students and graduates who are ready to enter the workforce because of their dedication of their instructors to continuous learning, " said Trish Serrartore, president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Connor and Cathey are two of 44 outstanding instructors nationwide working in Auto, Medium/Heavy and Collision Technology Programs who were named 2016 ASE Alliance Instructor Honorees. 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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