Lines From Les Bois

Spring Newsletter

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents and Patrons,

Greetings from Les Bois. We have had a great year thus far at our Junior High. Students are currently registering for their classes next year. Mrs. Dickson and Mrs. Briggs (school counselors) have been meeting with all of our students and helping them with this process. It seems to be going very well.


We look forward to a great Spring and a strong finish for the school year. I am continually impressed with our excellent faculty and their extreme care for the kids in our school. I am also impressed with our students. They are good to each other and seem to really enjoy being here at Les Bois. It is a pleasure to be the Principal of such a great school. I enjoy living in this community and seeing our community schools thrive. Thank you for your continued support!


Rich Clements

Principal

Les Bois


Message from our Assistant Principal:


Dear Les Bois Parents,

As we begin fourth quarter I would like to share a few reminders to ensure everyone has a strong and positive finish to the school year. I want to reiterate how important attendance is for the success of all students. Please take time to review your absences, and remember that students are allowed only nine absences per semester. Once a student exceeds nine absences, they will not earn credit unless a letter of appeal is submitted and approved. The same applies if a student earns more than six tardies in a class. You will be notified in the event that you are nearing nine absences or six tardies in any given class.


As the weather begins to warm up, please ensure your attire meets the requirements for the educational setting. The Student Handbook outlines the details/requirements for the school dress code, and you can also find this information online under Student Resources, Student Handbook.


Last, I would like to remind everyone of the cell phone/electronic device policy. Students may use their device before school, after school, and during break. It may also be used when given permission by a teacher or faculty member; otherwise all devices should be turned off and out of sight during the school day (see Student Handbook for more details).


Cherise Longoria

Asst. Principal

Les Bois Junior High School

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Boise Schools Bond: March 14, 2017

LES BOIS TO BENEFIT FROM BOND


On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Boise School District will hold a bond election to reinvest in our neighborhood schools and community with no increase in the current property tax rate.


For Les Bois Junior High School, passage of the bond will:


  • Provide the funding needed to replace Les Bois’ aging roof ($1,486,700.00).


LES BOIS ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOLS TO BENEFIT FROM BOND:


In addition to funding maintenance projects at Les Bois, passage of the bond will improve schools in our attendance area by:


  • Providing the funding necessary to address maintenance needs at:

    • Liberty Elementary School ($443,400.00)

    • Owyhee Elementary School ($186,200.00)

    • Trail Wind Elementary School ($264,300.00)

    • White Pine Elementary School ($3,024,700.00).

  • Constructing an addition at Timberline High School to ensure Timberline has both the space needed to accommodate future students and the educational facilities expected at a high-performing, comprehensive high school ($7,381,000.00). In addition, maintenance needs at Timberline will be addressed, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, fire safety and plumbing ($5,426,300.00).

  • Expansion of job training classrooms and community partnerships at Dennis Professional-Technical Education Center ($13,310,000.00).


Learn more at www.boiseschools.org

Counselor's Corner

SUMMER SCHOOL


Packets will be available in the counselor's office after spring break.


Regular High School will be at West Junior high School. June 5-July 28 (No School July 3-4).

8:00-4:00.


Alternative Junior High School (Pathway to Promotion) will be at Frank Church. June 5-July 14 (with July 3 and 4 off). 8:00-11:30 daily.



Alternative High School will be at South JH. June 5-July 28 (No School July 3-4). 8:00-4:00.


Vist the Boise School District Website late March for updated 2017 Information and Registration Links Boise School District / Teaching & Learning / Summer Programs

Testing

As we start into April we begin to schedule SBAC testing and EOCs.


SBAC testing
will begin in April, dates have yet to be determined. Please check with your student in April for dates.


Earbuds are needed for some sections of the SBAC Test

Some headphones will be available for students but there will not be enough for every student. If your student has earbuds, we encourage them to bring their own. The Les Bois Library sell earbuds for $1. (These are the same earbuds you can buy from the dollar stores.)


EOCs will be the last week of school.

Deliveries for students

Parents,

Please remember that the office will not deliver flowers or balloons to students. If you want to send your student these items please arrange for them to be delivered to your home. Thank you.

WIN A LAPTOP!

Open to all students grades 6-12. Take your report card to any D.L. Evans Bank and register to win a computer. Each 'A' that you have earned in a CORE class you get one entry. All entries due by June 30th, 2017. Laptops will be awarded in July.

Les Bois Library

The Les Bois Library will be celebrating Teen Tech Week and National Library Week with contests and giveaways. Look for announcements during those weeks.

  • Teen Tech Week: March 6th-9th
  • National Library Week: April 10th-13th


Final Due Date for Library Books

All Les Bois Library Books and Library Fines are due May 15th. Student with outstanding books and/or fine will not be issued a yearbook on Celebration Day. Please help your student return their library books and pay their fines.

Boise Public Library Card for Les Bois Students

Les Bois Junior High, in collaboration with the Boise Public Library, is excited to offer your student an opportunity to access the offerings of Boise Public Library with a

simplified card application process.


Combined with the resources of the Boise School District Libraries, this pilot program is intended to facilitate student access to a wider array of print and digital resources at the Boise Public Library. If your student already has a Boise Public Library Card they do not need to apply.


Use this link to access the library card application form by March 10th. Shortly there after, a Boise Public Library Card will be delivered to your student.


If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Branahl at Les Bois Junior High's Library, tricia.branahl@boiseschools.org.

Notes From The Nurse

Medications at School:

Parents: Please remember that ALL medications that students take at school must be dispensed out of the School Nurses Office unless parents/guardians have signed forms allowing the student to carry his or her inhaler or EPI pen. This is Boise School District Policy and is in the Student Handbook. It is for the safety of all students.

Over the counter medication, including allergy medications such as Benadryl must be brought to the Nurses Office and cannot be in a student’s locker or backpack. Parents will be called to verify that this medication can be given to their student. The medication will be labeled with your student’s name and placed in a locked medication cabinet. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information and let Mrs. Liming know if you have any questions.

Spring Sports

Spring Sports at Les Bois include...


Track: Mr. Bowman has a track calendar please click on the link: https://goo.gl/uevAjw


9th Grade Tennis click on link for schedule: https://goo.gl/RzHlme


7th Grade Volleyball click on link for schedule: https://goo.gl/RzHlme


Tennis and Volleyball coaches will provide more information on practices closer to start.


If you have a student participating in a Timberline Spring Sport schedules can be found at the following link: https://goo.gl/Xmb4lA or at the Timberline web page.

Boise School District Jobs

Boise School District Food Service

Come Join Our Team!

Now Hiring 3 hour Food Service Worker Positions at:

10:00-1:00: Borah, Capital, East, North, Timberline, West

10:15-1:15: Hillside, Les Bois


We are also hiring substitutes!

Mid-day positions during lunch service

Enjoy weekends, holidays, and summers off

Work with a great team, dedicated to serving students


To apply, go to

http://jobs1.boiseschools.org/winocular/jobs/Jobpost.exe

(Click on Classified > Food & Nutrition Services > 3 Hour Food Service Worker Pool or Substitute)

Upcoming Events

Les Bois Junior High

Attendance- marylou.focht@boiseschools.org

Registrar- lauren.harpe@boiseschools.org

Counseling office- alsy.cory@boiseschools.org

Principal- rich.clements@boiseschools.org

Assistant Principal- cherise.longoria@boiseschools.org

Main Office: (208) 854-5340

Fax: (208) 854-5341
Attendance: (208) 854-5344