Dennis Technical Education Center

January 2020

Career and Technical Education for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Serving the Boise School District and partnering with Kuna High School, Bishop Kelly High School, home-school, and online school students.

It's Time to Register for DTEC Courses!

It's time to get registered for the 2020-2021 school year! For Boise School District students, registering takes place during February through Infinite Campus online. Simply choose the DTEC class(es) you want along with your academic courses.

For Bishop Kelly and Kuna High School students, please see your school counselor.

For all other students who are not attending schools listed above, please contact us at 208-854-5814 for directions on how to Open Enroll and register for your course.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us!

Students of the Month

At DTEC we honor those who go above and beyond and recognize them as Students of the Month! Students of the Month receive a DTEC T-shirt, a $20 Gift Certificate to Eureka! Restaurant, and their own Student of the Month Parking Spot.

This month's recipients were:

1st Block: Angel Olivas Perez, Welding, nominated by Mr. Merryman

1st Block: Priscilla Latimer, Dental Assisting, nominated by Ms. Maxfield

2nd Block: Brynlea Holland, Welding, nominated by Mr. Merryman

2nd Block: Odin Femenia, Welding, nominated by Mr. Merryman

3rd Block: Darian Taylor, Auto Technology, nominated by Ms. Teng and Ms. Espinoza

3rd Block: Spencer Wilson, Mechatronics, nominated by Mr. Hughes and Ms. Wilson

Each of these students exhibited the Boise School District Values of Respect, Dignity, Honesty, Responsibility, and Teamwork, and are true leaders among their peers! Special thanks to Eureka! for supporting our students with their donated gift cards!

Northwest Equipment Sales Donates Semi Truck

Northwest Equipment Sales donated a 2012 Volvo VNL64T640 to the Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology program. The semi features a D13 motor with 500 horsepower and a12-speed i-shift transmission. Our students are thrilled for the opportunity to learn on this $23,000 donation! In addition, further demonstrating their commitment to the future generation of diesel technicians, Northwest Equipment Sales has hired a student from our program as an intern, giving him authentic experiences in industry before he graduates high school. We'd like to give a huge "thanks!" to Northwest Equipment Sales for all of their contributions!

STEM Expo Recap

We had a fantastic turnout for our first STEM Expo! Hundreds of Boise School District students and families attended the event. Experts in STEM fields discussed the fastest growing career paths and shared insight into the education students need to pursue their future careers. Current DTEC students demonstrated their technical and leadership skills throughout the night; their contributions were greatly appreciated!

Graduated Student Success!

Steven Rusingiza graduated from Borah High School and DTEC in 2017. After exploring a few different careers within the medical field, he decided that dentistry was most appealing to him. Not knowing what to expect, he signed up for Ms. Maxfield's Dental Assisting course at DTEC during his senior year. Once he was in the program, he knew he made the right choice.

Steven shares, "The program overall was very beneficial. It made me realize dentistry was the right career for me through the different [job] shadowing opportunities. Also, it provided me with a great instructor, Ms. Maxfield, who gave me an understanding of what it takes to become a dentist. The class also allowed me to have hands-on experience, learning different techniques and practicing them."

Steven recently came and volunteered in the Dental Assisting class, which was an excellent opportunity for our current students. Steven is now a junior at Boise State University studying Health Sciences and will be applying to dental schools in the summer of 2021. Steven credits his opportunity at DTEC on playing a big role in getting him on track to his career. Best of luck to Steven as he pursues his dreams!

How to Access Your Student's DTEC Grades, Attendance, Etc.

When you're logged into Infinite Campus, your student's primary school shows at the top of the screen. Click the down arrow next to it, and you'll be able to choose "Dennis Technical Education Center" to see your student's activity at DTEC.

Note: Some of our teachers utilize Schoology and grades/progress will also be located there. Parent access is available to the Schoology account. Please email your student's teacher for assistance getting access to this information.

Industry Partners: Need Skilled Workers?

Students at DTEC are encouraged to secure job shadow and internship opportunities! If you are seeking employees that can grow with your company or would like to share your passion with students, please contact Sean Kelly, Career Development Advisor / Industry Liaison, at

DTEC on Social Media!

DTEC is on Social Media!

Twitter: DTEC_BSD

Instagram: DTEC_BSD

Snapchat: DTEC_BSD

If you engage in these platforms, feel free to get involved and follow us. #BSDpride #DTECrocks

Wanted: Donated Vehicles for Student Projects!

If you have a running vehicle that is no longer in use and would like to donate it for our students to learn on, please contact John Connor at

Support DTEC Students through the Boise Public Schools Foundation

Are you interested in a tax-deductible donation? The Boise Public Schools Foundation will gladly accept your monetary donation to help students pay for supplies, materials, and personal protective equipment. You can donate online at and choose "Professional-Technical Scholarships" in the drop down box and type "DTEC" in the school box. You can also call the Foundation at 208-854-4065. Thank you for your support of our incredible students!

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