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October 17, 2014 • October 17, 2014 • October 17
BSD Announces Google Apps
for Education
Boise School District employees attend a workshop on Google Apps for Education recently adopted
by the District.
B
oise School District has now made available
to teachers, staff, and students the power of
Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for
Education are intended to enhance critical
thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication for students and staff. This supports
classrooms by providing tools for collaboration,
communication, and online cloud-based file
storage. Students will be provided secure
Google accounts by the District along with
training and information on how to responsibly
use these learning tools. All Google accounts
for staff, teachers, and students are expected
to be used for educational and professional
purposes.
Google Apps for Education, which is used by
colleges and universities including Boise State
University and some public schools across the
U.S., gives students a place to write and store
information in a “cloud” – remote Google
servers that handle computing functions and
data storage.
Google Apps for Education is currently offered
at 17 Boise School District schools as part of a
five-year rollout begun this year that will eventually cover all grade levels in the District. And,
Educating Today
for a
Better Tomorrow!
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for now, the District is focusing on a few apps
including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and
Google Slides (applications similar to
Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
programs respectively). In addition, students in
grades 9-12 will be provided with a secure
Gmail account to be used for educational
purposes; students in grades K-8 will not be
provided with Gmail accounts.
Google doesn’t make any money on the
program which is free to school districts and is
free of advertising.
Digital Citizenship and 21st Century Skills are
concepts which help teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/
children/technology users should know to use
technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship
and 21st Century Skills are more than just a
teaching tool; using these tools can be a way
to prepare students/technology users for
college and career.
In This Issue...In This Issue...In This Issue...In Thi
Red/Golden Apple Recipients . . . . pg. 2
Bob Wand Art Award Recipient . . pg. 3
Volunteer with Community Ed! . . . pg. 3
School News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 4
Staff News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 5
Coming Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 6
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Paula Uriarte Receives
Red Apple Award for October
D
uring the Boise School Board meeting held on October 13
2014, Paula Uriarte, language arts teacher, Capital High
School, received the Red Apple Award for October. Below are
the words of nomination read by the Board of Trustees in recognition of this honor:
It is our pleasure this evening to recognize an individual who has
served the children of the Boise School District for almost 11 years.
This person does extraordinary work in her classroom every day.
This person is well-respected in her school, the District, and in the
state as a leader in using the best instructional practices for her
students. She has been an instrumental leader at Capital High
School in helping all teachers unpack and understand Common
Core curriculum and how it can be implemented in all subjects. She
has committed impressive hours of professional development to the
Boise State Writing Project and currently serves as an Idaho Core
Teacher. This person is a National Board Certified Teacher and is
one of the Integrated Instructional Leads at Capital High.
Board Trustee Joan Boren (right) presents the Red Apple Award for
October 2014 to Paula Uriarte, language arts teacher, Capital High, at
the Board meeting held on October 13, 2014.
This person has a thorough understanding of the writing process, spends countless hours grading and reading student writing in order
to effectively help students become better writers. The rapport that she builds with students is exemplary, and an example of how
teachers can build trust with students so that the student and the teacher are engaged in critical thinking, all while having fun and learning
new curriculum.
Tonight it is our distinct honor to present the Red Apple Award for October 13, 2014 to Paula Uriarte, language arts teacher, Capital
High School, for outstanding service to education and for educating today for a better tomorrow.
Debbie Zarkos Receives
Golden Apple Award for October
D
uring the Boise School Board meeting held on October 13
2014, Debbie Zarkos, administrative assistant, Dennis
Technical Education Center, received the Golden Apple Award
for October. Below are the words of nomination read by the
Board of Trustees in recognition of this honor:
It is our pleasure this evening to recognize an individual who has
served the children of the Boise School District for more than 22
years. This person is always friendly and willing to assist anyone
who asks.
Among other duties, this person ensures that the District’s professional technical education programs meet a number of demanding
state rules and regulations and are in compliance. When there is
a question, she knows exactly who to call and immediately prioritizes the District’s needs. She is knowledgeable, organized, and
proactive in maintaining state compliance and ensuring that individual program needs are met. In short, she is the rock of the programs at the Dennis Professional Technical Education Center.
Board President Nancy Gregory (left) presents Debbie Zarkos, administrative assistant, Dennis Center, with the Golden Apple Award at the Board
meeting held on October 13, 2014. Board Trustees Brian Cronin and
Doug Park look on.
In addition, this person is a conscientious worker who pays attention
to the smallest of detail. She can answer almost any question about the Dennis Center, and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will
quickly find out. She always has positive comments and a cheerful disposition and sees that all staff members feel important as people
and as professional educators. She has a great sense of humor and is a pleasure to work with. She plays a key role in making sure the
District’s professional technical education programs continue to succeed in preparing our students for college, career and citizenship.
Tonight it is our distinct honor to present the Golden Apple Award for October 13, 2014 to Debbie Zarkos, administrative assistant,
Dehryl A. Dennis Professional Technical Center, for outstanding service to education and for educating today for a better tomorrow.
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North Jr. High Student Receives Bob Wand
Memorial Art Award
D
uring the Boise School Board meeting held on October 13
2014, Maggie Reynolds, a student at North Jr. High School,
received the Bob Wand Memorial Art Award. Reynolds was a
student at Highlands Elementary School at the time she created
the artwork that won the award.
Bob Wand was an art supervisor who served the District from
1958-1981. The “Bob Wand Memorial Traveling Art Exhibit”
and Purchase Award are in honor of his dedicated service and
love of art. 100 pieces of art are juried and selected from
thousands of entries each spring to travel to various schools in
the fall. From those entries, one is selected for the purchase
award. The winner receives a cash award from the District, a
framed copy of their art, and a package of art supplies from
the District’s Art Cottage. The original piece of art will be
displayed at the District Services Center.
Board President Nancy Gregory (left) presents Maggie Reynolds, a
student at North Jr. High, with a framed copy of the artwork that won
the Bob Wand Memorial Art Award.
Volunteer with Community Ed!
the support of dedicated volunteer instructors to carry on the
mission of providing life long learning opportunities to the Boise
community. The Treasure Valley continues to appreciate the
Community Education’s generous and knowledgeable instructors.
Community Education is currently seeking instructors for the
winter session, which begins January 26, 2015. Volunteer
instructors inspire lifelong learning in others; share talents, skills
and expertise; create a more productive and enriched community; build networks for personal and professional growth; and
enhance personal well-being. Plus, volunteer instructors have
fun doing it!
If you have a craft, talent or skill you would like to share with
others, go to www.boiselearns.org and click on the “Teach With
Us” link on the left side of the page to download an Instructor
Application and Class Proposal. You can also send an e-mail
to [email protected] or call 854-4047 to discuss
your Community Education class idea! Some classes specifically
requested by patrons include Basic Car Care, Basket Weaving,
Bicycle Repair and Safety, Dog Grooming, DIY Bird Feeders,
Guitar, Juicing, Languages, Piano Lessons, Raising Teens, Watercolor Painting, and Wilderness First Aid to name a few.
Community Ed welcomes new class ideas! Arts and crafts classes, such as
DIY Bird Feeders, are always very popular.
F
or over 40 years, the Boise School District Community
Education program has successfully offered volunteerinstructed evening classes at a low cost to youth and adults at
local neighborhood schools. Community Education structures its
program in response to community interests and relies solely on
DEADLINE for class proposals for the winter session is Friday,
November 21.
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School News School News School News School News School New
Boise Quadrant
Boise High Junior Receives Trip to Washington, D.C.
Boise High School junior Olivia Coca has been selected to attend National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
in Washington, D.C.
Catalpa Quartet Raises Funds for Instrument Repair
North Junior High School students in the school’s Catalpa Quartet have raised nearly $5,000 for use by orchestra teachers to
repair instruments. Lauren Vandervelden, Jusung Lee, Anaise Boucher-Browning, and Ben Seabourn make up the Catalpa
Quartet and raised these funds last school year by playing at low-income housing for the disabled & elderly, assisted living
and nursing home facilities, various community events and North’s spring benefit concert. The students say their hope for this
school year is to continue to raise money for the Catalpa Quartet Fund and add some concerts/visits to a couple of the Title I
schools to make a personal connection with the orchestra students.
Capital Quadrant
Capital High Celebrates 50th Anniversary
To commemorate Capital High School’s 50th Anniversary, a barbecue was held before the school’s varsity football game at
Dona Larsen Park on Friday, October 10. Since Capital High School opened in 1965, the “Home of the Eagle Pride” has
sustained a tradition of outstanding performance in academic achievement, activities, and athletics. Congratulations Capital!
Assistance League
Celebrates 25 Years of
Helping Area Students
School Lunch
Recipe Contest
T
his years marks a quarter of a century the Assistance League
of Boise (ALB) has been helping students in need through
ALB’s Operation School Bell Program. Since opening in 1990,
Operation School BellВ® has dressed in excess of 42,000 area
students in brand new clothing! Children (K-6 grades) are identified by Ada County public school personnel and brought to
Operation School BellВ® by school personnel. These children in
need are outfitted from head to toe by their caring member
volunteer “personal shoppers.” Students “go shopping” for
brand NEW clothing with a member volunteer in their Philanthropic Center. Thank you, Assistance League, for your support
of Boise’s students!
T
he school lunch recipe contest is a fun, new program sponsored by the Boise School District with Let’s Move! Boise. The
goal is to increase awareness about healthy lunches served in
our schools and to encourage kids and their parents to cook up
recipes together at home. The winner is eligible for prizes and
lunch with Boise Mayor Dave Bieter at their school. The winning
recipe will be served that day in all Boise elementary schools.
A kick-off event involving students and a local chef was held on
October 16 at White Pine Elementary School.
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October 2014
CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL - RETIREMENT
Andersen, Neil - East Jr. High, Head Custodian
Augdon, Ellen - East Jr. High, Assistant Head Custodian
Coates, Thora - South Jr. High, Custodian
Randolph, Kathleen - Riverglen Jr. High, Food Service
Valentine, Nancy - DSC, Clerk - Food Service
CERTIFIED PERSONNEL - LEAVING THE DISTRICT
Cochran, Daniel - Frank Church High, Teacher
Scott, Francesca - Lowell Elementary, Teacher
Sempsrott, David - Whittier Elementary, School Nurse
CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL - LEAVING THE DISTRICT
Betz, Pamela - DSC, Admin. Assistant
Burnside, Jeri - Shadow Hills Elementary, Admin. Assistant
Crist, Suzi - Boise Evening School, Student Records Assistant
Frangiosa, Moraima - Horizon Elementary, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Geraci, Karen - Owyhee Elementary, Educational Tutor
Grewatz, Nancy - Whitney Elementary, Food Service
Haney, Christine - JFK, Child Care Provider
Hatch, Sheryl - South Jr. High, Food Service
Klinobchoei, Siriyakorn - Capital High, Custodian
Levtzow, Robert - Boise High, Custodian
Matheson, Jennifer - Collister Elementary, Spec. Ed. Assistant
McConnell, Gerald - Washington Elementary, Custodian
Meldrum, Cally - West Jr. High, Library Professional
Mueller, Kacey - DSC, Behavior Interventionist
Orr, Sally - DSC, Clerk - Human Resources
Smith, Sherri - Owyhee Elementary, Food Service Assistant
Mgr.
Walters, Brandon - Koelsch Elementary, ELL Tutor
Ward, Gregory - Hidden Springs Elementary, Custodian
CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL - LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Hatch, Lisa - Koelsch Elementary, School Support Assistant
CERTIFIED PERSONNEL - NEW
Baumann, Joseph - Riverglen Jr. High, Teacher
Grimes-Logue, Erin - Capital High, Teacher
Rinaldi, Kelly - Frank Church High, Teacher
CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL - NEW
Akpan, Tina - ESC, Behavior Interventionist
Arciga, Leticia - Grace Jordan, Admin. Assistant
Barnhart, Tina - Collister Elementary, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Christopherson, Chris - Valley View Elementary, Spec. Ed.
Assistant
Dosier, Yvonne - West Jr. High, Food Service
Fine, Brooklyn - Garfield Elementary, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Fugal, Jeremy - Morley Nelson Elementary, School Support
Assistant
Griebenow, Cheryl - West Jr. High, Library Professional
Hatch, Lisa - Koelsch Elementary, School Support Assistant
Hill, Brenda - Fairmont Jr. High, Food Service
Jensen, Jennifer - ESC, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Kepner-Roberts, Tracy - Riverglen Jr. High, Food Service
Kuykendoll, Jenny - Morley Nelson, ELL Tutor
McClure, Bryan - Hillside Jr. High, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Peterson, Katherine - Koelsch Elementary, ELL Tutor
Peterson, Matthew - ESC, Behavior Interventionist
Phillips, Annelise - DSC, Clerk - Human Resources
Posey, Austin - White Pine Elementary, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Ray, Jamy - Liberty Elementary, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Sandru, Shawn - Liberty Elementary, Food Service Assistant
Mgr.
Semsack, Nicole - Timberline High, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Sweley, Shandy - Horizon Elementary, Spec. Ed. Assistant
Trongale, Kristi - Koelsch Elementary, School Support Assistant
Walters, Brandon - Koelsch Elementary, ELL Tutor
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Autumn is...
Autumn is...
The smell of pumpkin pie wafting through the
air,
The feeling of colorful, dry, crunchy leaves in
big piles,
The sight of young and old putting on costumes
for a scare,
The sounds of kids screaming wildly at houses,
The taste of baked turkey, fresh from the oven.
Autumn is...
The smells of cookies and pies sitting on tables,
The feeling of pumpkin goo oozing out of
pumpkins,
The sight of red and yellow leaves falling from
the trees,
The sounds of creepy music at Halloween parties,
The taste of sweet, creamy hot chocolate
warming my body.
Autumn is...
The smell of hot, steaming potatoes in pools of
gravy,
The feeling of hot, minty chocolate warming
fingers,
The sight of orange pumpkin pies smothered in
whipped cream,
The sound of adults talking over coffee,
The tastes of candy explosions in my mouth.
Faith Ambrose
Grade 6, Koelsch Elementary
Alex Erstad, teacher
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Squash
orange, plump
growing, climbing, rotting
glowing in the night
Pumpkin
Neva Olson
Grade 3, Collister Elementary
Ann Allen, teacher
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Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...
Liberty Elementary
Monster Mash
BOX TOP
BINGO NIGHT
Trail Wind Elementary
Friday, October 17 • 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, October 23 • 5-8 p.m.
Admission: $3/person or $10/family
Haunted Hall $1 per trip or 6 trips/$5
Riverside Elementary
Fall Family
Fun Festival
Students must be accompanied by an adult
Sock Hop
Thursday, October 23 • 5-8 p.m.
Hawthorne Elementary
Friday, October 17 • 6-8:30 p.m.
Face Painting, Cake Walk and More!
Enjoy pizza, apples w/caramel & water for $3!
The 61st Annual
Boo Bash
Junior High School
Band, Orchestra, and Choir Clinic
Roosevelt Elementary
Friday, October 24 • 6‐7:30 p.m.
Costume Party
Friday, October 17 • 7 p.m.
Borah High School Gymnasium
Trunk-R-Treat
Whitney Elementary
Friday, October 24 • 6‐8 p.m.
School Bus
Safety Week
Halloween Dance
October 20-24
Red Ribbon Week
October 20-24
Garfield Elementary School
Friday, October 24 • 6-9 p.m.
Love
Yourself!
Be
Drug
Free!
Halloween Dance
BOO BASH
Monroe Elementary
Friday, October 24
6 p.m.
Adams Elementary
Thursday, October 23• 6-8 p.m.
Students must be accompanied by an adult
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Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...
BOISE
GHOULS AT S CHOOL
National College Fair
Grace Jordan Elementary
Monday, October 27
6-7:30 p.m.
Expo Idaho • Wednesday, October 29
9 a.m.-2 p.m. • 6-8 p.m.
Students must be accompanied
by an adult
Students and their parents are encouraged to attend!
Informational seminars will be held at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,
1:15 p.m., and 7 p.m. This year’s seminar topic is Searching, Applying &
Competing for Scholarships offering information on financial aid and
scholarships and tips on completing applications.
Representatives will be available from colleges and universities including:
Book Fairs
Penn State University
Arizona State University
Purdue University
Boise Bible College
Rocky Mountain College
Boise State University
California Polytechnic State University Seattle Pacific University
University of Idaho
College of Western Idaho
University of Montana
Colorado State University
University of North Dakota
Concordia University
University of Oregon
Florida Institute of Technology
University of Utah
George Fox University
Gonzaga University
University of Washington
Lewis & Clark College
University of Wyoming
Montana State University
Vanderbilt University
Northwest Nazarene University
Weber State University
Oregon State University
Washington State University
and many more!
Visit www.nationalcollegefairs.org for the most updated list of colleges
Cynthia Mann Elementary • October 27-30
Garfield Elementary • October 29 & 30
Grace Jordan Elementary • October 27-30
Highlands Elementary • October 27-30
Horizon Elementary • October 27-30
Koelsch Elementary • October 24 & 27-30
Lowell Elementary • October 24 & 27-30
Pierce Park Elementary • October 27-30
Valley View Elementary • October 28-30
Boise Schools
Roadmap to Retirement
Hillcrest Elementary
Tuesday, October 28
6-7:30 p.m.
Workshops
Wednesday, October 29
Tuesday, December 2
Tuesday November 18
Tuesday, January 13
Wednesday, January 28
Games! Raffle! Cake Walk!
Trick-or-Treating! More!
all meetings at 4 p.m. at the District Services Center
to schedule contact [email protected] or call 854-4075
2014 Boise Youth Barbershop Festival
Tuesday, October 28 & Thursday, October 30
6:30 p.m. both evenings
The Morrison Center
HALLOWEEN
Join more than 600 area high school students as well as
the international champion quartet The Ringmasters
Free Admission
October 31
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Classifieds Procedure
Only District employees may place ads.
Family members are excluded from using
this free service. “Services” ads may be
used only for employees who are the operators of a business.
Submitting Your Ad
E-mail your ad to Lauren Herceg, communications assistant, Public Affairs/Information
Office at [email protected] or
type and print your ad on a sheet of white
paper and then mail it to: Public Affairs/
Information Office, Attention Lauren Herceg,
8169 W. Victory Road, Boise, ID 83709.
E-mail is preferred, but please do not type in
all caps. Include your name, school/building, daytime telephone number and which
category you would prefer to have your ad
listed under:
• Vehicles for sale
• For sale
• For rent
Fall Poem
• Services
• Wanted
• Miscellaneous
Around the District reserves the right to edit or
omit ads. Ads typically run twice, unless you
request otherwise.
We Want to Hear from You!
Around the District is a publication of the
Boise School District designed and written for
the reading pleasure of Boise School
District staff members (during the school
year). Are there things you would like us to
cover in future editions of Around the District?
Is Around the District serving as an effective
communication tool for things happening
within the Boise School District? Drop Dan
Hollar, Administrator, Public Affairs, an
e-mail at [email protected] and
let us know your thoughts. Thanks in
advance for your feedback! We are here to
serve you!
Fall
Yellow, red
Falling, crunching, inspiring
Everything is changing.
Jumping, laughing, thanking
Brown, orange
Fall
Aly Cox
Grade 2, Riverside Elementary
Tara Leach, teacher
Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...Coming Up...
District III Marching
Band Festival
Trail Wind Elementary
Saturday, November 15
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
BSU’s Albertsons Stadium
Saturday, November 1 • 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 2
Daylight Saving
Time Ends
The 13th Annual
All-District Employee
Holiday Art & Craft Bazaar
Turn your clocks back 1 hour!
Saturday, November 15 • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
West Jr. High School
NPOTUFS!NBTI
VENDORS NEEDED!
Mountain View Elementary
Friday, November 7
5:30-7 p.m.
$25 per table space plus donation to the
Idaho Food Bank or Toys for Tots
Registration due by November 7
Veterans’ Day
Tuesday, November 11
Contact Robi Hathorn at
[email protected]
for more information
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