September 10: Boise School Board meeting, 6 p.m. Boise District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road. Review agenda. Public is invited to attend.
September 10: Fall 2018 Community Education classes begin Monday, September 10th. Review a list of classes beginning this week and 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.
Boise High Student Selected to Perform: Through his work with the Opera Idaho Children's Choruses, Boise High School Sophomore Sam Fritz (pictured) has been selected to be the featured soloist with the Boise Master Chorale and the Boise Philharmonic at their October 5th and October 6th concerts.
Cynthia Mann Elementary Teacher Attends Space Camp: Cynthia Mann Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Lisa Stitt (pictured) recently spent part of her summer at space camp. She participated in the Space Academy put on by Honeywell and sponsored by NASA. She's the only teacher from the Treasure Valley who made it in and one of only two teachers from Idaho to attend. It was a five-day camp held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The camp energized Stitt to share what she's learned with her students - teaching them all about the wonders of outer space. Read more...
Capital High Educators Recognized: Capital High School Debate Instructor/Coach Kara Smith (pictured) has been selected to receive the National Speech & Debate Association's Distinguished Service Gold Key. This award recognizes debate coaches who selflessly serve the Association, from hosting and tabulating debate tournaments, to serving as a local district leader, to serving as an advocate for speech and debate.

Capital High School Chemistry Teacher Sharon Cates (pictured) has been recognized for recently serving as a facilitator for The POGIL Project's three-day Northwest Regional Workshop, held at the University of Puget Sound. POGIL is an acronym for Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. It is a student-centered, group-learning instructional strategy and philosophy developed through research on how students learn best. 
Kara Smith
Capital High School Debate Instructor/Coach
Sharon Cates
Chemistry Instructor
Capital High School
Alicia Estey, Maria Greeley & Troy Rohn Elected to Boise School Board: Alicia Estey, Maria Greeley and Troy Rohn (each pictured below) were elected to the Boise School Board during the Trustee Election held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Three seats were open on the seven-member Board of Trustees, each with a six-year term in office. Maria Greeley and Troy Rohn were running for re-election to their second term on the Board. Alicia Estey was seeking her first term on the Board. Estey, Greeley and Rohn will be installed as elected Board members during the September 10, 2018 Boise School Board meeting. Learn more about the election.
Alicia Estey
Maria Greeley
Dr. Troy Rohn
Just for Kids - Boise School District's High Quality Child Care Program Now Hiring: Are you looking for a great job working with kids? Join our Just for Kids team as a child care provider: Review current job posting.
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.

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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