Boise School District News

Thursday, May 2, 2024

District Named National Leader Twice In Efficient & Healthy Schools Program

Boise School District has been named one of the top schools in the nation for improving energy efficiency and for supporting healthy schools as part of the Efficient and Healthy Schools Program. The national program recognizes schools by highlighting best practices and exemplary solutions to improve energy performance and indoor air quality. Nationwide, only 13 K-12 school districts were honored, receiving 15 total awards. Of those 15 awards, Boise School District received two notable achievements in the Data Detective and Solutions Strategist categories.

Boise School District leaders applaud the efforts that led to this national recognition. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, as well as our dedication to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact, said Coby Dennis, superintendent, Boise School District. 

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Adrenaline Rush: 2023-2024 Athletics Highlights Video

We're excited to share with you a new video that showcases the incredible diversity of athletic programs available to students across our Boise School District. From basketball to cross country, soccer to softball, and everything in between, our District offers a wide range of opportunities for students to stay active and engaged both in and out of the classroom. Whether your child is a seasoned athlete or just starting out, there's something for everyone in our athletic programs. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this exciting glimpse into the world of athletics in Boise School District.

Boise School District Athletics Program

Dallas Harris Elementary Dedication

Boise School District officially dedicated Dallas Harris Elementary School on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The school was made possible thanks to voters who passed the 2017 bond election and the Harris Family who donated the land upon which the school was built.

The school, located in southeast Boise, provides students with a high-quality student-centered learning experience led by some of the highest qualified staff in the state of Idaho. The dedication ceremony featured a ribbon cutting ceremony and a check donation in the amount of $100,000 to the school by the Harris Family.

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Author Visits Boise Schools

Students at Grace Jordan Elementary and other Boise School District elementary schools had an awesome visit from author Ben Clanton, who is perhaps most famous for his "Narwhal and Jelly" books. Ben shared with students his new book, "The King of the World," which is about Rot, a potato, and was very fitting for the Idaho audience. Thank you for visiting, Ben! Watch the following video to learn more.

High School Students Promote Reusable Bags Initiative

Students Walk for Water

Hawthorne Elementary 6th graders organized a Walk for Water to raise money and awareness for people around the world who don’t have access to clean water.

Students in grades K-6 walked or ran around the school track carrying a total of 970 gallons of water over two days during their lunch recess. Borah High Green Team members also joined in the fun. Thanks to generous donations from Hawthorne friends and families, the Walk for Water committee is proud to announce that $6,457 was raised to help people in Guatemala get clean water in their households!

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Owyhee Elementary to Transition to Early Childhood Learning Center Beginning 2025-2026 School Year

After careful consideration and planning, beginning with the 2025 - 2026 school year, Owyhee Elementary School will be converted from a traditional K - 6 elementary school to an Early Childhood Learning Center. 

To help current Owyhee families prepare for the change, the Boise School District will host two Parent Engagement meetings on Thursday, May 2nd or Tuesday, May 7th, 2024. Both meetings will be held at 6:00 pm in Owyhee’s gymnasium, 3434 W. Pasadena Dr., Boise. Owyhee staff, district administrators, as well as representatives from our transportation and special education services will be on hand to provide further information and answer questions.

In addition to staff and parent notification, the district will redraw the enrollment boundaries for nearby elementary schools to include families currently enrolled at Owyhee. That process will include parent input. Details of the boundary change process will be shared with the Boise School Board of Trustees at their May 13th meeting, and the proposal for new boundaries will be presented to the Board of Trustees when the process is complete next year.

Owyhee’s planned conversion is the next step in the District’s plan to more fully support the specific needs of early learners. Earlier this year, the District announced that our existing Madison Early Childhood Center, including Head Start, will move to our Fort Boise facility for the beginning of the 2024 - 2025 school year. The District has already begun transforming Fort Boise from a temporary elementary school to a purpose-driven early childhood learning center. 

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Graduation Dates for Class of 2024!

Graduation is just around the corner! Dates, times, and links to the live stream broadcasts for graduation ceremonies are as follows:

Spring 2024 Graduation Dates

ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.

(unless otherwise noted)

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Boise Online School, 2:00 p.m.; Frank Church High School, 6:00 p.m. (both graduation ceremonies to be held at the Morrison Center)
  • Frank Church High School Graduation Live Stream Link
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Boise High School
  • Boise High School Graduation Live Stream Link
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Borah High School
  • Borah High School Graduation Live Stream Link
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Capital High School
  • Capital High School Graduation Live Stream Link
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 – Timberline High School
  • Timberline High School Graduation Live Stream Link

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Annual Plant Sales

Spruce Up Your Garden & Show Your Support for our Students!

We are thrilled to invite you to our High School Annual Plant Sales, where you can support our horticulture programs for students. By attending these events, you not only get the chance to bring home beautiful plants for your garden but also contribute to the growth and development of our students. Our horticulture programs provide valuable hands-on learning experiences that help students develop important skills and knowledge in plant care, landscaping, and sustainability.

Join us and explore a wide variety of plants carefully nurtured by our students. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, our plant sales have something for everyone. Your support will directly benefit our horticulture programs, allowing us to invest in resources, tools, and educational opportunities for our students.

Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students while adding some greenery to your life. Mark your calendars and spread the word - we look forward to seeing you at the 2024 High School Annual Plant Sales!

  • Friday, May 3, 2024, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, 2024, 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Borah High School Plant Sale, 6001 W. Cassia St., Boise, ID 83709 (Borah Greenhouse, behind the main school building).
  • Friday, May 10, 2024, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Capital High School Plant Sale, 8055 W. Goddard Rd., Boise, ID 83704 (Capital Greenhouse, located just outside the Julius Jeker Planetarium).
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2024, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Frank Church High School, 3608 S. Milwaukee Ln., Boise, ID 83709

Borah High School Annual Plant Sale

Capital High School Annual Plant Sale

Frank Church High School Annual Plant Sale

Summer Driver Education Program - Enroll Today!

Are you a parent concerned about your teenager's safety on the road? Look no further! Our summer driver education program is designed to equip young drivers with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the roads safely. With a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on driving practice, we aim to instill confidence and responsible driving habits in teenagers. Enrolling your teenager in our program not only enhances their driving skills but also reduces the risk of accidents and promotes overall road safety. Give your teenager the gift of a comprehensive driver education this summer!

Summer 2024 Driver Education Program

  • 1st Session: May 29 - June 26
  • 2nd Session: July 2, July 8 - August 2
  • Location: Fairmont Junior High School, 2121 N. Cole Rd., Boise, ID 83704
  • Open to students age 14 1/2 to 21. Driving permit must be purchased from DMV in order to register for Driver Education Program.
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Free Summer Meals

Boise School District will once again participate in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children ages 1 through 18 at a number of school and park sites without charge. Depending upon the site, meals will be available beginning May 24th through August 9th. Further information will be available in early May on our Food & Nutrition Services website.

Free Summer Meals Information 

National School Principals Day

On National Principals' Day (May 1, 2024), and every day, we are thankful for all our school principals contribute to Boise Schools. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to our District's mission of Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. We appreciate each and every one of you!

Our Schools Care

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

Parents, have you wondered how to talk to your child about suicide? Find ways to start this important conversation with your child of any age at our Mental Health Resources webpage, where you will also find helpful information about support and resources for all Boise Schools families.

Spring Community Education - Enroll Today!

Online registration for our Spring Community Education session is in full swing. At Boise School District, we believe in the power of education and its ability to transform lives. That's why we are dedicated to providing high-quality educational opportunities to individuals in our community.

Our newly expanded Community Education program offers a wide range of personal enrichment courses and workshops (more than 250 classes!) designed to cater to the diverse interests and needs of our community members. Enroll online today! Click on the following image to review our course catalog.

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Math Series Available for Kids

Turning Pages is a math series for kids available on YouTube! It features local members of the Boise community. In each episode, a local community leader explains how they use math in their career and reads a favorite story. There are even math activities you can do at home! Check it out in the following video:

Announcing New Bus Locator App

We've got a NEW school bus locator app with our transportation partner, Durham School Services.

On this awesome new app, you can:

  • Create an alert to receive notification when the bus passes through an area.
  • Enable school notifications to receive notification when the bus arrives or departs the school.

  • 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲 for Boise School District: 𝟮𝟬𝟰𝟴𝗜𝗦𝗗𝗕𝗖
  • Find your student's bus numbers and student ID number in Infinite Campus:

Find more information in the parent user guide:

Gifts. Passions. Dreams. Possibilities.


Boise School District's Everything's Possible movement shares the dreams, aspirations and experiences of our students and teachers. As a parent, you see your child’s potential. And we see it, too. Everything’s possible.

Unlocking potential, one lesson at a time: Boise School District's commitment to academic rigor, meaningful engagement, and nurturing environments empowers every child to thrive.

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Student Device Monitoring 

A reminder to parents that Boise School District provides parents/guardians with the ability to monitor your student’s activity on their District-assigned digital device via the GoGuardian Parent App: 

Keep In Contact

Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Learn more and sign-up.

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app offers emergency alerts and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Dates of Interest

  • May 9: Last Day of Community Education Spring Session.
  • May 13: Regular monthly meeting of the Boise School Board, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. When available, agenda will be posted online.
  • May 16: Last Day of School for Seniors, Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Pre K
  • May 17: Early Release K-6
  • May 21, 22, 23: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release 7-12
  • May 23: Last Day of School - Early Release K-6
  • June 4-28: Secondary Summer School - Semester 1 (19 days)
  • July 1-26: Secondary Summer School - Semester 2 (18 days)
  • July 4th & 5th: No Summer School
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