Dennis Technical Education Center

DTEC January 2019 Newsletter

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.

How to Register for 2019-2020 DTEC Classes

It's time to get registered for the 2019-2020 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! The registration window is open February 1st through February 28th.

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 Keturah Williams, Gavin Fuentes, Erick West, Richard Rodriguez, Pollux Bailey-Picarella and Gabriel Jenkins. Each of these students exhibited the Boise School District Values of Respect, Dignity, Honesty, Responsibility, and Teamwork, and are true leaders among their peers! They were nominated by DTEC staff members: Ms. Wilson, Mr. Kirkendall, Mr. Haylett, Ms. Teng, Mr. Pyle, and Mr. Cupps, respectively.

Special thanks to Eureka! for supporting our students with their donated gift cards!

Holiday Change and Toy Drive Results

DTEC Students and Staff raised $925 in a change drive for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and collected 275 toys for the Idaho Ronald McDonald House prior to the Winter Break. We are incredibly proud of their accomplishment and generosity! Special thanks to Ms. Teng for organizing the event and to the SkillsUSA and HOSA officers who helped get the word out.

National Gold Medalist Returns to DTEC

Graduate John Myers returned to his Automotive Technology lab in December to share his experience at SkillsUSA Nationals with current students, teachers, and local media. For taking the gold medal at the 2018 SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference in Automotive Technology, John received multiple awards, scholarships, tools of the trade, and even earned a new vehicle for DTEC students to learn on! We are incredibly proud of John and thankful for his contributions to the continued success of DTEC!

9th Graders Visit DTEC

Freshmen from across Boise School District had an opportunity to explore all of the programs DTEC has to offer in a hands-on, in-lab setting on January 15th. Students rotated between our DTEC Main and DTEC Annex buildings while learning about all of the different elective options they could take starting their Sophomore years. It was a fantastic event! Pictured: Freshmen learn about opportunities in Heavy Equipment / Diesel Technology.

Graduated Student Success!

Connor Wernz attended Boise High School and DTEC from 2007-2010. While at DTEC, he took Automotive Technology for three years and completed an internship. After graduation, Connor attended the College of Western Idaho for Automotive Technology and earned a Technical Certificate. He worked as an automotive technician for 7 years, while cultivating a passion to work on ship engines. To make his dreams a reality, Connor enrolled in Skagit Valley College's Marine Maintenance Technology program in Anacortez, Washington. With his background in automotive, Connor was able to quickly advance through his coursework and is enjoying working on $100,000 to $12,000,000 yachts! He attributes his foundational skills to DTEC. We are inspired by Connor's ambition and his drive to follow his dreams!

Welding Machine Raffle

The DTEC Welding Department is raffling off a brand new Millermatic 211 Welding Machine sponsored by NORCO to help send SkillsUSA students to state and national competitions. Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through welding students or by calling 208-854-5819. Huge thanks to our amazing industry partner, NORCO, for supporting SkillsUSA with this raffle!

4 Wheeler Raffle

Want to throw your name in to win a 2018 Polaris Sportsman 450 4-Wheeler and Trailer while helping SkillsUSA and HOSA students raise money to pay for their state and national competitions? We can help!

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through students, by calling 208-854-5819, or on our school webstore HERE. Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors: Kenworth, Jackson Group, and Peterbilt! Click on the image for more information.

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 (Auto Body, EMR/EMT, and Auto Tech) 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.

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!

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

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

DTEC on Social Media!

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

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