Boise School District News

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Hands-On Extrication Exercise Inspires EMT Students

Students enrolled in Boise School District's Emergency Medical Technician program offered at the Dennis Technical Education Center recently participated in a Extrication Training Exercise led by the Boise Fire Department. Watch the following video to learn more about this exciting and valuable hands-on learning experience.

Learn More About Dennis Technical Education Center

Junior High Student Recognized

West Junior High Green Team member, Rebekah Dahlin (9th grade) has won Honorable Mention in the 2024 Arbor Day Photo Contest sponsored by the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Her photo, featured, below, is titled 'Frosty Leaves'. Award recipients will be honored at the State Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 26, 2024 10 am, at the Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise. Green Teams are a group of students dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and protecting the environment.

West Junior High Green Team member, Rebekah Dahlin (9th grade) won Honorable Mention in the 2024 Arbor Day Photo Contest sponsored by the Idaho Forest Products Commission for her photo titled 'Frosty Leaves'.

District Committed to Sustainability

Stakeholders Attend Sustainability Summit

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Boise School District held a Sustainability Summit as part of the District's commitment to creating a more environmentally-friendly and resilient community for students, staff, and families. Through strategic planning and collaboration with stakeholders, the district is working towards implementing sustainable practices that will have a positive impact on the environment and future generations. Stay tuned for updates on our sustainability efforts and join us in creating a greener and more sustainable future for all. Watch the following video to learn more about our Sustainability Action Planning Summit.

Sustainability Action Plan Summit Video

Earth Day Electronics Drive

Donโ€™t miss the Earth Day Electronics Drive! Bring your unwanted computers and electronics to your Boise School District schoolโ€™s front office between April 15th - April 22nd during school hours. (See list of items accepted below in orange.) Recycling payouts will benefit Boise Schools! Special thanks to our partners in this effort: Pacific e-Recycling! Note: Schools will be closed on Friday, April 19th.

High School Students Promote Reusable Bags Initiative

High School Student Elected to State Officer Position

Timberline High School junior Jalen Lu has been elected as the DECA State Vice President of Finance, which is a state officer position in the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). There are only 40 students in the state serving as state officers, representing each of the seven CTS)s with over 12,000 student members statewide. "Jalen is playing an important role in sharing the message of career and technical education (CTE)," wrote Gina Lyman, DECA State Manager. "He is a leader to his peers and is developing life-long skills needed to be successful after graduation." This year Jalen will participate in a Joint Student Leadership Conference, where all state officers come together to develop leadership skills, plan for their year and develop workshops.

Graduation Dates for Class of 2024!

It's almost time for graduation! Boise School District is pleased to announce the following 2024 high school graduation dates.

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)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Boise High School
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Borah High School
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Capital High School
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 โ€“ Timberline High School

Watch following video to learn more:

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.
Learn More About Summer Driver Education Program...

Free Summer Meals

Boise School District will once again participate in the federally-funded Summer Food ServiceProgram. 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.

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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.

Register Today! How Attached Connections Can Help With Suicide Prevention

We are thrilled to announce a special event aimed at empowering parents with the knowledge and tools to prevent suicide. This event is designed to provide valuable insights, resources, and strategies to help parents navigate the sensitive topic of suicide prevention. We understand the importance of equipping parents with the right information to support their children's mental health and well-being.

Boise School District is hosting with other local non-profits an event for parents about how creating deep connections is a key piece in suicide prevention. Please join us to listen to Dr. Kevin Skinner, a Marriage and Family Therapist, for an evening of education and therapeutic support to empower and give you hope as you support your child's well-being.

This event will be held at South Junior High, 3101 W. Cassia St., Boise, on Thursday, April 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and be a part of a movement towards preventing suicide. Register online now and be a part of this important conversation.

Together, we can make a difference.

For more information, see our flyer or if you have any questions, please contact Sara Nord at

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.

Learn More About Community Education...

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.

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  • 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 childโ€™s potential. And we see it, too. Everythingโ€™s possible.


Empowering students for success! Dive into Boise School District, where high schoolers flourish through collaborative learning and a myriad of opportunities. With 31 AP class offerings, over 200 sports, activities, and student-led clubs, plus a robust AVID college prep program with 1,200+ participants, every student finds their path to excellence.

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Student Device Monitoring 

A reminder to parents that Boise School District provides parents/guardians with the ability to monitor your studentโ€™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

  • April 19: No School Pre K-12
  • 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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