August 19: Online registration for Fall 2018 Community Education classes begins Sunday, August 19, 2018. 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 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
August 20: First day of school for students in the Boise School District. Early release schedule is in effect for K-12. Review complete 2018-19 School Year Calendar. Complete 2018-19 back to school information.
August 21: Boise School District Candidate Forum hosted by Boise Metro Chamber, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Boise Metro Chamber, 1101 Front Street, Suite 100 Blue Cross of Idaho Conference Room (BCC - Large Conference Room). To attend, register online at Boise Metro Chamber.
August 22: Deadline to sign-up for an appointment for a developmental screening if you have a child who is from 3 to 5 years old and who may have posible delays in the following areas: Speech, Language, Concepts, Motor Skills, Self Help Skills, Social Emotional, Vision or Hearing. Special Education Services are available for children with developmental delays through the Boise School District Early Chilhood Special Education Program. For an appointment, call 208-854-5520. Learn more...
August 25: Dedication ceremony, 12 - 12:30 p.m., Boise High School Braves Athletic Complex. While not part of the 2017 Bond, the Braves Athletic Complex is a significant investment in Boise High’s students. It contains two regulation soccer fields, a junior varsity softball field, and a junior high and sub-varsity football field that are also being used for varsity football practice. The new parking lot and field house will be ready by late August. News media representatives and public are invited to dedication ceremony.

August 27: A forum to introduce candidates for the Boise School Board will be sponsored by the Boise Schools Education Foundation and will be held in the Board Room of the Boise School District’s Service Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise on August 27, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Public is invited to attend. Boise School District 2018 Trustee Election information.
August 28: Dedication ceremony for Derhyl A. Dennis Career & Technical Education Center Addition, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 3324 S. Pro Tech Drive, Boise. This 2017 bond supported project is the result of working closely with industry representatives in identifying the need for upgrading and expanding job training programs at the Center to help students better prepare for future postsecondary and career success. News media representatives and public are invited to dedication ceremony.
August 29: Dedication ceremony for Timberlne High School Classroom Addition, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 701 E. Boise Ave., Boise. This 2017 bond supported project will provide modern science labs and art classrooms that better meet the educational needs of students and staff members. News media representatives and public are invited to dedication ceremony.
August 30: Dedication ceremony for new Amity Elementary School, 10000 W. Amity Rd., Boise. This 2017 bond supported project, will provide a new modern educational facility to better serve the needs of our students, staff members and our school community.   News media representatives and public are invited to dedication ceremony.
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.

District Students Named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners: The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of about 550 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. These Merit Scholar designees join approximately 3,500 other college-sponsored award recipients nationwide who were announced in June.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

The following three students from the Boise School District were selected as Merit Scholarship Winners:
Sierra Budinoff
Boise High School
Graduate 2018
National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship
Probable career field: Mechanical Engineering
Hanna M. Kessler
Capital High School
Graduate 2018
National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship
Probable career field: Computer Science
Jackson B. McEachern
Boise High School
Graduate 2018
National Merit Emory University Scholarship
Probable career field: Undecided
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Award: Boise School & Nutrition Services has beenawarded over $310,000 in USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program grant funds for 14 elementary schools for the 2018-2019 school year. The goals of this nutrition and education program are to expand the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables students experience, increase students' fruits and vegetables consumption, and have a positive impact on students' present and future health. Congratulations to the following schools: Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsch, Lowell, Morley Nelson, Mountain View, Owyhee, Whitney, Whittier and Taft elementaries. 
Boise School District Educator Named State History Teacher of the Year: Maple Grove Elementary School 4/5th Grade Teacher Kelly Holder (pictured) has been named the 2018 History Teacher of the Year for the state of Idaho. As a recipient of this award, Ms. Holder receives $1,000, a ceremony in her honor, and she becomes a candidate for the National History Teacher of the Year Award, announced in September 2018.

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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