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October 17:  Fall Community Education session continues with new personal enrichment classes starting this week, our final week of the Fall session. Hurry to register! Click here to review and enroll in upcoming classes. We offer lifelong learning classes for all ages!  

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.  

October 21: Washington Elementary students will be participating in the school's 10th annual Jog-A-Thon. This fun, healthy non-competitive school fundraiser was developed as a community and family-focused alternative to the traditional school fundraiser of selling items such as cookie dough or wrapping paper. The formula is simple and effective. Local community businesses, most of which are owned by or employ parents of Washington Elementary students provide a race clock for the day as well as T-shirts and goodie bags for student runners. Each child gathers pledges from parents, family, and friends for running. Then, on October 21st, students ages 5 through 12 sprint, run, jog, hop, skip, and walk around the school block as many laps as they can in 20 minutes as their parents, teachers, and peers cheer them on. The result: a fun, physical workout for over 300 children and a school fundraiser that keeps all money raised within the school. The fun begins at 9 a.m. at Washington Elementary, 1607 N. 15th St., Boise.

October 28:  End of first quarter. Elementary K-6 no school. 

Students Named Commended National Merit Scholars:  The following Boise School District students have been named Commended National Merit Scholars. Approximately 1.5 million high school students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT�) each year.  In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT� receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. The names of Boise School District's National Merit Semifinalists were announced here in mid-September.  Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit� Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.    

Ava Anderson
Boise High School

Savannah Armstrong Borah High School

Jacob Chalin
Boise High School

John Daniel
Boise High School

Joseph Davies
Borah High School

Peter Dean-Erlander Boise High School

Annie Eismann Timberline High School

Sierra German Timberline High School

Joseph Gibson
Capital High School

Alexander Hamrick Timberline High School

Mahalie Hill
Boise High School

Kendra Hollar
Capital High School

Jack Hurty
Boise High School

Hyonoo Joo Timberline High School

Samantha Kraus
Borah High School

John Lee
Timberline High School

Savannah Linz
Boise High School

Connor Lynch
Capital High School

Vincent Ma
Timberline High School

Anna McClain-Sims Borah High School

Dalton Miller Timberline High School

Hannah Mills Borah High School

Angela Ni
Timberline High School

Erica Ringer
Boise High School

Jennifer Ryu Timberline High School

Emily Seibold Timberline High School

David Shin
Timberline High School

Derek Stein
Timberline High School

Kendall Thiede Timberline High School

Ellie Van De Graaff Capital High School

Timberline Marching Band and Color Guard Earn Awards:  The Timberline High School Marching Band and Color Guard traveled this past weekend to Logan, Utah (pictured) and won awards for Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Marching, and 1st Place Overall in their division. They also received the highest score of all Idaho bands at the competition. Jos Rodrguez is the Timberline High School Band Director.

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!
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  • Experience and exposure. Subbing can serve as a stepping stone to a permanent position with greater job security and benefits.
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School Psychologist Receives State Award:  Mary Campbell (pictured) was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award last week through the Idaho School Psychologist Association. Mary has served students in California, Kuna, Nampa, and currently the Boise district.  She is an asset to our team.  Mary assisted the implementation for special education programming for Structured Learning Centers for students with Autism and is a trainer for the STARS Curriculum.  She has served on committees with the State Department of Education, and has taught Counseling and Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics courses as an adjunct professor for BSU.   She is actively involved with the Idaho School Psychologist's Association,  and in 2009 was honored with the ISPA Distinguished Service Award.  She continues to serve her fellow school psychologists, now in the capacity of the Government and Public Relations  Representative, a role she has embraced.

Boise District Educators Receive State Awards: Laurie Roberts from Timberline High School and Paula Uriarte from Capital High School (pictured L to R) received the Idaho Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Teacher of the Year award last night at an author event at Bishop Kelly High School. They are pictured with ICTE Board member Brandon Bolyard.

Data Points - Planning For Success: Boise School District Strategic Actions: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at how the District's Strategic Plan action items are making a positive difference in the District.  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.

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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