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October 24: Red Ribbon Week (October 24-28) kicks-off on Monday, October 24th with the annual Red Ribbon Rally attended by local students on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Red Ribbon Week is a nationally recognized anti-drug effort that delivers one of the most important messages students will ever receive - that they have the choice to live a drug free life. This year, Miss Idaho America, Kylee Solberg; Miss Teen Rodeo Idaho, Ashley Kerby; and Miss Boise Teen USA, Gabriella Simpson, will be the featured speakers at the annual Red Ribbon Rally. In addition, Boise School District's Shadow Hills Elementary Choir, directed by Gina Spangler, will perform. During Red Ribbon Week, a variety of school events have been planned, such as hearing drug free messages through school wide assemblies, making pledges to stay drug free and participating in drug free activities. Click here to learn more about Red Ribbon Week and click here to review the agenda for Monday's Red Ribbon Rally.  

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

November 2:  No kindergarten classes - Parent Conferences.

November 3:  No K-6 elementary classes - Parent Conferences:
  • Elementary evening conferences will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3
  • Secondary evening conferences will be held during the week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 3
November 4:   No school K-12

November 21-25:  Thanksgiving holiday break - No school K-12.

You're Invited To Complete Online Questionnaire Regarding School Facilities:  The public is invited to weigh-in on a draft Facility Master Plan that is currently being considered by the Boise School District. The draft Plan would help guide the District for the next 10-20 years. The draft plan is the result of a year long public process to evaluate Boise's neighborhood schools, 52% of which are more than a half-century old. Click here to learn more and to complete the questionnaire. 

USS Boise Crew Touts STEM Education During Visit to Boise Schools:  Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas are important for students to study if they one day hope to serve on a U.S. Navy submarine. That was the message crew members from the USS Boise, a nuclear-powered, Los-Angeles class attack submarine, stationed out of Virginia, brought to students at four Boise elementary schools during a visit on Monday, October 17, 2016.  

The crew visited Adams, Whittier, Hawthorne and Morley Nelson elementary schools. During the visit, students got an up-close look at a replica of the USS Boise thanks to a local U.S. Navy submarine veterans group that brought the model to each school. The USS Boise crew visit was led by Commanding Officer Chris Osborn and included Senior Chief Jeffrey Skogen, Chief of the Boat; Lieutenant William Reade; Petty Officer Brandon Perkins; and Petty Officer Joshua Gonzales. Click on the video image below to learn more. 

Boise Educator Receives State Award:  The Idaho Association for the Gifted has presented its 2016 GEM Award to Dianne Bevis, GATE Teacher, Riverside Elementary School. Dianne received the award during a recent GATE meeting held at the Boise District Services Center. Pictured left to right: Kelly Brady (Treasurer), Ingrid Jungen (President) and Dianne Bevis, GATE Teacher, Riverside. Supporters describe Dianne as "making an enormous difference in the lives of many, generous with support, advice, expertise and her time - all with grace and professionalism." 

Boise Art Educator Receives State Award:  Johanna Dejong, (pictured center) Art Teacher, North Junior High School, has been selected to receive the Idaho Art Education Association Middle School Art Teacher of the Year Award.  Dejong is pictured with the President of IAEA, Michele Chmielewski and Katie Shanafelt, of Boise High and IAEA Secretary on Oct. 8th at the IAEA Art Conference in Coeur D' Alene, ID. 

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!

Data Points - Historical Context for Enrollment Growth/Decline: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at public school enrollment trends across the Treasure Valley.  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.  

Correction:  The recent announcement of Commended National Merit Scholars in the Boise School District has been revised here due to incorrect information provided to the District.

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News Media Contact:
Dan Hollar
Public Affairs Administrator
Boise School District  
(208) 854-4064

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