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October 10:  FALL Community Education session continues with new personal enrichment classes starting the week of October 10th. Click here to review and enroll in upcoming classes. We offer lifelong learning classes for all ages!  

October 10:  Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Boise School District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise.  Some of the agenda items include - Presentation of Red Apple Award to Natalie Lutes, Special Education Teacher, Boise High School and Golden Apple Award to Paul Hunter, Head Custodian, Grace Jordan Elementary School. In addition, the annual Bob Wand Memorial Art Award will be presented to Gentry Powell, White Pine Elementary School, 5th Grade Student (pictured). Review the complete meeting agenda here.  Public is invited to attend. 

October 13:  Community Health Screening open to the general public to provide free flu shots and basic physical and dental exams to uninsured adults and people who have limited access to preventive care.  Click here to review English flyer and here to review Spanish language flyer for more information.

October 17:  The public is invited to attend a meeting 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Capital High School, 8055 W. Goddard, Boise, to help Boise School District plan for a new generation of neighborhood schools to serve our students and community. The District is currently involved in an exciting process of developing a new Facility Master Plan that will guide our school district for the next 10-20 years. Use your voice to help the District make choices about school facilities. The purpose of the public meeting is to show how results from a recent public questionnaire affected a draft Facility Master Plan that is currently being studied by the District. The Public will be provided an opportunity to weigh in on the draft plan. Click here to learn more about the Facility Master Planning process.  

October 17:  Crew members from the USS Boise (Los Angeles-class Attack Submarine) will visit four elementary schools in the Boise School District.  CDR Chris Osborn, Commanding Officer; Senior Chief Jeffrey Skogen, Chief of the Boat;
LT William Reade; Petty Officer Brandon Perkins; and
Petty Officer Joshua Gonzales will visit schools. 
Local news media representatives are invited to cover the following school visits:  
  • 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. Adams Elementary (Timberline High Area), 1725 E. Warm Springs Ave.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Whittier Elementary (Boise High Area), 301 N. 29th St.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Hawthorne (Borah High Area), 2401 W. Targee St.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Morley Nelson (Capital High Area), 7701 W. Northview St.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise dons a Boise State Bronco-colored lei as it returns to Naval Station Norfolk from a regularly scheduled deployment on Nov. 8, 2012 (U.S. Navy photo).

October 18:  Make plans now to "Go On" to college by attending the upcoming Boise National College Fair.  On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Expo Idaho nearly 200 colleges, universities and military service academy representatives will be on hand at the Boise National College Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The event is free to the public and parking is free, as well. Click here for a list of higher education institutions attending the Boise National College Fair and click here for more information about the college fair. 

October 19: National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. The week of October 17-21 is National School Bus Safety Week. In appreciation of school bus drivers and transportation staff, Boise School District will celebrate Wednesday, October 19th, as Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  Schools, students, staff and others are encouraged to post notes of appreciation in school newsletters on school reader boards or have students make cards for their bus drivers.  

Pictured L to R: Mike Sallee, Horace Mann Insurance; Stephanie Myers, President, Boise Education Association; Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District; and Sonia Galaviz, 5th Grade Teacher, Garfield Elementary School.
Boise District Educator Receives Prestigious National Teaching Award:   Garfield Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Sonia Galaviz is one of only five recipients nationwide to win the 2017 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.  She was very surprised when she received recognition for earning the national award during a state teaching workshop held October 6th at Timberline High School.  Galaviz will travel to Washington, D.C. in February to formally receive the award and $10,000 at the National Education Association's Foundation Gala. Click here to learn more. 
Reading Success Earns Amity Elementary Students Hot Air Balloon Visit:  Students from Amity Elementary School earned a special visit by the Capital Educators Federal Credit Union hot air balloon thanks to their success over the summer participating in a Treasure Valley school reading challenge. Amity students read a total of 19,117 minutes, placing the school among the top schools in the Treasure Valley. As a reward for their hard work, students received a special hot air balloon demonstration on beautiful fall day, Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Click here to learn more. 

Garfield STEM Night Features Hands-On Learning Opportunities:  Garfield Elementary School's 2nd Annual STEM Night held on October 4th attracted hundreds of students and their families as part of an initiative to encourage children to explore hands-on activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Jobs involving STEM professions are expected to grow and hosting a STEM curriculum night "is a critical step toward getting students interested as early as possible," said Sonia Galaviz, Garfield 5th Grade Teacher, and STEM Coordinator. Click here to learn more and click here to review some photos taken of the Garfield STEM Night. 

Farm to School Event Brings Idaho Produce to Boise's Schools:   The official start to Idaho's Farm to School Month occurred October 3rd at Whittier Elementary School. During lunch, the school took "One Small Step" by adding fresh Idaho apples and vegetables to their salad bar. The menu addition was used at all cafeterias in the Boise School District on October 3rd, and included 40 cases or about 6,500 Idaho-grown apples. Throughout the year, Boise schools also will serve Idaho grapes, green peppers, garbanzo beans, trout, potatoes and a wide variety of dairy products.  "Students, parents, faculty and food service staff in our district are really supportive of preparing and eating locally grown and produced items," said Peggy Bodnar, RDN, LD, SNS, Food and Nutrition Services supervisor for the Boise School District. "We love supporting the local economy, and the foods Idaho produces taste fantastic!" Click here to learn more and click here to review some photos taken of Whittier's kick-off event.   

Data Points - Idaho's Kindergarten Enrollment Continues Downward Trend: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at the current downward trend in kindergarten enrollment across the state of 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

Job Opportunity for Students at YMCA:  Treasure Valley YMCA has need for 50 students, ages 16 and up, to  serve as Youth Basketball Referees and Site Leads for Y-Ball and AAU protgrams at the Y. If interested, attend a Hiring Fair scheduled for October 5th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1177 W. State St., Boise. 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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