What's Happening in Boise School District
September 19: FALL Community Education session enters its second week, with new classes beginning. From creative arts, culinary creations, computers and software to fitness, music, dance, personal finance & investments and pets and animal care, Community ED has a class for all ages! Enroll today. Click here to review classes beginning this week and register.
Timberline High School
Timberline High Student Nationally Recognized: Timberline High School Senior Kassidi Petersen is one of the top Idaho competitors that will advance to the national competition for the STAR Program
(Students Taking Action with Recognition) in Washington, DC. Over 4500 students across the US participated in the National STAR program that is offered through FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Boise District Students Named National Merit Semifinalists: A total of 47 Boise School District high school students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. That represents half of Idaho's National Merit Semifinalists (95). These academically talented high school seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. Click here to review the list of District students named National Merit Semifinalists and click here to learn more about the program.
Capital High Students Participate in Real-World Marketing: About 155 students at Capital High School are participating in a program to gain hands-on marketing skills through Sandy Murin's marketing classes. Murin is instructing students on marketing skills they can use in planning the school's annual Kids For Wish Kids event, a program that raises money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Read more here.
Boise School District Selected to Receive National Health Award: A partnership program between Boise School District and Boise Education Association to improve employee health and reduce costs is earning national attention. On September 13, 2016, The Health Project, announced Boise School District has been selected to receive the 2016 C. Everett Koop National Health Award. This prestigious national award recognizes organizations with outstanding health promotion programs that produce documented health improvements and cost savings. Click here to learn more.
|Pictured left to right: Roger Cathey, Dennis Technical Education Center Automotive Technology Program Lead Instructor, Trish Serratore, President of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) and John Connor , Dennis Technical Education Center Automotive Technology Program Instructor.
Dennis Center Instructors Recognized at National Conference: 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.
Boise Public Schools Foundation Announces Innovation Grant Awards: Boise Public Schools Education Foundation recently completed its 2016-17 Innovation Grant Awards. This year, more than 40 teachers and thousands of students will benefit from nearly $127,000 in grants. Innovation Grants give those select educators who dare to explore, experiment and think big the additional resources needed to develop exciting new classroom experiences for students at every grade level. The Innovation Grant program began in 1985 as the Teacher Grant program and has contributed more than $2.5 million to more than 1,300 projects. Click here to review a list of the Innovation Grant Awards.
Data Points - This & That For September: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly highlights the Idaho Reading Indicator results, the Boise Pre-K Program, the District's 2017 National Merit Semifinalists, a New York Times Magazine article on Boise's refugees and the partnership with First Tee Idaho. 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 blog post here.
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.
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