September 3: Labor Day - No school for students in Boise School District (K-12).
September 4: Boise School District Trustee Election. Polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

September 10: Fall 2018 Community Education classes begin Monday, September 10th. Enroll online today at Choose from 270 personal enrichment classes, from Computers & Software, Culture, History & Travel, to Garden, Green Living & The Great Outdoors and Culinary Creations. Review Fall 2018 Community Education Course Catalog.

You'll find our Fall 2018 class catalog inserted into the Idaho Statesman on Sunday, August 19, 2018 (for Statesman subscribers), mailed to non-Statesman subscribers by Friday, August 31, 2018 and you'll also find copies of our class catalog in Boise library branches by Friday, Agust 31, 2018. Learn more at
Students Give Rave Reviews of New School and Classroom Additions: This week, dedication ceremonies were held for classroom expansions at the Dehryl A. Dennis Career & Technical Education Center and Timberline High School, as well as for the new Amity Elementary School. Students who spoke at the dedication ceremonies had nothing but praise for these new learning centers that will help prepare them for success in college, career and in life. The school projects were made possible thanks to voters, who passed the March 2017 Bond Election with 86% of the yes vote. Watch the following videos to hear more.
Naomi Valla
Dehryl A. Dennis Career & Technical Education Center Senior
Sophia DeMordaunt
Timberline High School Senior & Student Body President
Katie McCabe
Amity Elementary School 6th Grade Student
Alumni Share Thoughts About Boise Schools: In the following video, Boise School District alumni share their thoughts on the quality education available to our students.
Timberline Students Win Essay Competition: Fourteen Timberline High School students have been selected as winners in the 2018 Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Competition. They are finalists Lucas King and Mason McAbee and semifinaists Rachel Compton, Nicole Donald, Sophie McKay, Ellen Min, Victoria Mort, Kathryn Pierson, Noah Ricks, Lewsi Roek, Victoria Sabus, Mason Slaughter, Madison Thomas and Sage Warner. Finalists eceive $50 prizes and semifinalists, $30 prizes. The Timberline winners were selected from more than 300,000 entries nationwide., All students were in David Archibald-Seiffer's and Taryn Waddell's Accelerated English classes.
School's Open Drive Carefully Campaign: Boise Police Department and AAA are teaming up to raise awareness about safe driving now that school is back in session. Click on the following links to learn more:

READY! for Kindergarten Workshops Available: Free workshops to help prepare your child for school success will be available begining in September at the following schools. Click the links to learn more.

Educator Named Semifinalist: Heavy Equipment Diesel Technology Instructor Ron Martinez (pictured), Dehryl A. Dennis Career & Technical Education Center, has been selected as a Semifinalist in the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools-2018 Prize for Teaching Excellence. Learn more...
Data Points - What Does the SBAC Measure?: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a look at Idaho schools identified for high achievement on the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), as well as those identifed for high growth on the test.

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. 

Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. To receive emergency text messages

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District also has a mobile app to improve communication to parents and non-parents (e.g.District staff members, community members, etc.). The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app today to receive alerts from the Boise School District, including emergency alerts.
How You Can Help Keep Your School Safe: Are you concerned about someone’s behavior and the danger they may present to your child’s school? The following video explains how you can report suspicious activity anonymously. 

Working closely with local law enforcement agencies and media outlets, citizens just like you have helped Boise Area Crime Stoppers become an instrumental part in protecting the Treasure Valley. Thanks to this community support and the premise of anonymity, Crime Stoppers has been able to help solve seemingly impossible crimes with few or no leads all because of just one phone call - 208-343-COPS.
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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