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Did you know?

USDA has extended free meals to children through September 30, 2021. Please see details of the USDA notice.

Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress

ISASP (Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress) will be coming in April and May. The Middle School and High School will test the week of April 12-16th and Franklin the week of May 4th - 11th. The buildings will be sharing more information with families about upcoming testing.

During National School Breakfast week one of our Middle School employee Shari Williams made Strawberry Banana Smoothies! They also made Monster Cookie Energy Balls. Check out the recipe!

No Bake Monster Cookie Energy Balls


1 ½ cups Old Fashioned Oats

½ cup Peanut Butter

⅓ cup Honey

¼ cup Mini M&M’s

¼ cup Mini Chocolate Chips

½ tsp. Vanilla

1.Mix all together in a medium sized bowl and stir until combined.

2. Roll pinto 1 ½ inch balls and place on silicone baking sheet or parchment paper.

Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set and store in the fridge.

*The possibilities are endless to this recipe. Mix in or substitute any of your favorites like Protein Powder, Dried Cranberries, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseed, Coconut, Chia Seeds, Peanuts etc…*

The Elementary Schools have begun to give out 'Dors Awards monthly for students who are making progress in many ways! Here are the winners in Mrs. Troncoso's class for March!

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Mrs. Klepper's class is observing and recording about plants! They are ready for Spring!

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Congratulations to our students who received Kid of Character Certificates at Franklin Elementary!

The Franklin Elementary Showcase virtual concerts were a success! Students performed so well! Be sure to check out the link on YouTube-Boone TV!

Franklin Elementary Art Showcase! So much creativity!


On Saturday, March 13th, the Boone High School speech team performed virtually at State Individual Speech Contest at Johnston High School in Johnston. Seven of Boone’s fifteen performances earned the highest rating (I).

Three judges evaluated each performance awarding students a rating on a scale of 1-4. Students must receive a minimum of two one ratings in order to earn an overall rating of a 1.

Senior Carlee Carpenter earned straight I’s in Acting, and received All State honors as well. This is the second year in a row that Carlee has qualified for All State, and she has competed in both Large Group and Individual Speech all four years of high school.

Junior Logan Shearer also earned straight 1’s in Spontaneous Speaking as well as receiving All State honors. This is the first year Logan has competed in Individual Speech, and he found great success.

Sophomore Clara Carpenter earned straight 1’s in Storytelling.

The following students earned two I’s from three of their judges:

  • Allie Hunter (sophomore) in Acting.

  • Sierra Sherry (sophomore) in Poetry.

  • Mabel Overton (sophomore) in Original Oratory.

  • Evie Bell (junior) in Reviewing.

  • Chloey Davidson-Germain in Original Oratory.

  • Maverick Meimann (senior) in Poetry.

  • Akela Salter (senior) in Solo Musical Theatre.

Also earning a I rating from one judge were:

  • Collin Holman (freshman) in Improvisation Acting.

  • Evie Bell (Junior) in Storytelling.

Also participating at state were Chelbie Brown and Gabriel Wolf.

Last year, in March of 2020, three students received All State nominations, however, due to Covid we were unable to get a picture and recognize them. Congratulations to Sierra Sherry in Poetry, Jason Prazak in Improvisational Acting, and Carlee Carpenter in Solo Musical Theatre.

High School Students are getting into the Zone with the use of new wrist IHT Heart Rate Monitors. The monitors give students instant feedback on heart rate (how many minutes they were in their target heart), calories burned and cardiorespiratory fitness. Performance is not measured against classmates but rather on individual performance.

EDGE/EXCEL Service Day

Business partners and non-profit organizations are key to our EDGE/EXCEL authentic projects,internships, and mentorships. If you are a current EXCEL/EDGE student OR a prospective student, feel free to join us! The community has done a lot of us this year in terms of giving back and we'd like to do the same. On May 1st from 9:00-12:00, we would like to offer you the opportunity to join Mrs. Greenfield and Mrs. Hyman for an Arbor Day Celebration. We will be planting up to 150 seedling trees, educating the community on tree species, planting specifications and other science-based topics and giving away one seedling per family/individual that comes out to plant. Hours would be able to count towards NHS volunteer hours or Silver Cord Hours, plus volunteering looks really good on resumes and applications. Many of you are realizing the importance of that right now. If you are able to join us even for part of the day, please complete the following form.

Arbor Day EXCEL/EDGE Sign-Up

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Seniors and Parents

We have more local scholarships coming due! The BHS Class of 1951 Scholarship and the Boone Day Breakers Kiwanis Scholarship need to be turned into the Counseling Center by Friday, April 9th. There are also several local scholarships due by April 15th. Be sure to keep up to date on the Boone High School Scholarship Opportunities Page. Page 1 is a brief list of links and deadlines, page 2 gives more in-depth information about each scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Jacobson, in the BHS Counseling Center or at

Don't forget about THE LAST DOLLAR Scholarship. This is a state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are recent high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time OR recent high school graduates who are enrolling in an eligible program part-time and are employed in an approved work-based learning program OR adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

This program, as the name implies, is intended to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Credentials include postsecondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Click this link for more information.

You can still find our scholarship page both on the new app and the new website under Boone high school- "parents and students". You can also follow the link below.

The Active scholarship list is the first sheet, showing just the scholarship title, with a link to the application, and the deadline. At the bottom, you can tab to sheet 2. This sheet contains information about each scholarship. It describes the scholarship including eligibility criteria. If you have questions, you can talk with Lisa Jacobson in the Counseling Center or email Start applying and Good Luck!!

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Do you want to get notified on the latest district news? Want to look up your child's lunch menu on your phone or tablet? Sign up for the district app! Easy to use with all the latest news right at your fingertips!

Boone CSD App and New Website Now Available!

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Boone Community School District now has an App as well as a new website! Check out the video here to learn more information about the app, how to download it, what it offers, and how to allow push notifications to be alerted in real time from the district!

The district website and all of the contents are still located at

Boone CSD's App Launch Video

Teacher Request Form

The deadline for teacher request forms is April 1st. Please know the district policy discourages parents from requesting a specific classroom teacher and instead asks about the strengths and areas of need for the student.

Boone Hope Foundation

A Message from The Boone Hope Foundation Board: Our organization is dedicated to supporting students, staff, and families within our school district community! We provide assistance in emergency type situations relating to shelter, food, clothing, medical, and transportation. If you or someone you know is in need of our assistance, feel free to reach out via our website (, Facebook page, or you can also reach out to any Hope Foundation Board Member personally.

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High School Activities

Breakfast - April 2021

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Lunch - April 2021

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