Lines From Les Bois

Spring Newsletter 2017-2018

Letter from the Principal

Dear Les Bois Parents,


We are off to a great start with second semester. Our kids here at Les Bois are great and very fun to work with. Students are beginning the registration process for next year. You should have been receiving information and details concerning registration from your students. If you have any questions please contact the school.


Our teachers are outstanding here at Les Bois. We have been participating in training to help us better work with all different learning styles and abilities of students. We are fortunate to be part of a school district and community that values education and provides such training.


Important dates and events are included in this newsletter and on our school website. Please review often and let us know if you have any questions.


It is a pleasure to be here at Les Bois. My wife and I live in S.E. Boise and love the wonderful people that live in this area. I enjoy working with all of our staff and students each day. Les Bois is a very special place!


Thank you.


Rich Clements

Principal

Les Bois Junior High School

854-5342

rich.clements@boiseschools.org


Jessica Cromie

Assistant Principal

Les Bois Junior High School

Jessica.cromie@boiseschools.org

Yearbooks for sale 28 dollars

Yearbook

If your student still wants a yearbook there is time to pre-order.


Purchase a yearbook here at the Les Bois Webstore.

Or you can bring a check or cash to the Registrar's office. Make sure you put yearbook and your student's name in the memo on the check.


If your student isn't sure if they already purchased a yearbook have them check the list at the Registrar's office.

Important Dates

February 19th: President's Day (No School)


February 23rd: School Dance 6-8pm


March 7th: Incoming 7th Grade Orientation 6-7 pm Les Bois gym


March 8th: 7th Grade Girl's Volleyball starts


March 23rd: End of Third Quarter/ full day of school


March 26th - 30th: Spring Break


April 2nd: 9th Grade Tennis Starts


April 9th: Track Starts


April 13th: School Dance 6-8pm


April 16th: State Testing all week


April 25-28th: Cheer-leading Tryouts


May 18th: Out of the Box Day


May 18th: Farewell To Freshman Dance 6-8


May 25th: Celebration Day (end of year assembly and yearbook signing)


May 28th: Memorial Day (No School)


June 1st: Last Day of School (Early Release @ 12:00)

New Club at Les Bois

Les Bois is fortunate to have a lot of fun after school activities and clubs. This spring a new club will be starting.


The Les Bois Dirt Bike/ATV club will be starting in March. The start date will depend on snow melt. The purpose of the club is to get people who enjoy riding motorcycles and ATV’s together. The club will meet 2 Saturdays a month at a nearby trail to ride for a few hours. If you have questions please contact Ms. Hart in room 120 or by email at Jeanna.hart@boiseschools.org

Nurse's Notes

It's time to start thinking about next year. Every year Jr. High School students need to fill out a new Health Enrollment Form. This form updates the nurse on health issues and gives permission for the Nurse's office to give specific over the counter medications at school. When you click on the link hit make a copy, print out, fill out and send back to school with your student or email to wendy.liming@boieschools.org

Counselor's Corner

Registration materials for current 7th/8th graders will come home Feb 14th & 15th. Eighth grade will pre - register on 2/21 and seventh grade on 2/23.


If you have a 6th grader who will attend Les Bois next year registration will take place in March. The counselors will be visiting the 6th grade classes and sending information home about classes and registration. Make sure to attend the incoming 7th grade Student/Parent Open House and Orientation Night at Les Bois, March 7th from 6-7.


Parents, please check in with your students about minor school supplies for second semester. Now that we are over halfway through the year, many students need to restock on paper, pencils, and pens. If you need assistance with any supplies please have your student check with the counselor's office.


Summer School:

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


Regular Summer School will be at West J.H. 8 am - 4 pm

First semester: June 5- 29

Second semester: July 5-31


Alternative H. S. will be at South J.H. June 5 - July 31 (No school 3-4) 8 am -4 pm.


Find updated info on District Summer School Website.

Les Bois Library

The Les Bois Library has been a busy place this winter with its lunch time programs: Art Day, Build It Day, Fidget Day, and Puzzle Day. We have also had the Boise Public Library visit for Books and Bites. As the weather grows warmer, we look forward to using the Outdoor Classroom attached to the library for class visits and more library programs.
It is not too late to participate in 2017-2018 Les Bois Book Challenge has begun. Read 26 stories in 26 weeks and earn prizes for every 5 books read. Students may start the Book Challenge anytime but books finished before November 1st, 2017 and after April 30th, 2018 may not be used for the contest. Stop by the library to pick up the log book with all the details or print your own from here (file should be printed on 8.5"x14" paper). Challenge runs from November 1st through April 30th.

Important Dates:

  • The library will be celebrating Teen Tech Week March 5th-9th. Students should stop by the library anytime this week to celebrate with activities and prizes.
  • The 2017-2018 Les Bois Book Challenge will wrap up April 30th. All booklets must be submitted and turned into the library by May 7th to claim prizes. Congratulations to students who have already won prizes.
  • All library books, class novels, and textbooks will be due May 15th. If a student has lost a book, he or she will need to pay for the book or purchase a replacement copy for the library. Please speak to the librarians for more information.

track and volleyball

Spring Sports


7th Grade Girl's Volleyball: Tryouts March 8th. Must have physical and waiver turned in.


9th Grade Tennis: Starts Monday, April 2nd. Must have physical and waiver turned in.


Track (all grades): Starts April 9th. Must have physical and waiver turned in.


More information will be announced during school to students. Game Schedules can be found on the school District Schedule page and all games and meets are posted on the the Les Bois Sports Calendar.

PTO

Well, the first half of the school year has concluded, and in that time your PTO got a lot completed for you, your students, and your school. First semester your PTO organized 2 successful school dances, approved all teacher fund requests, and what we are most excited about is the approval of 2 new filtered, chilled, water stations for the students. Phase one will see the installation of the 2 water stations placed in the most strategic high traffic areas.


The PTO is ALWAYS looking for your help! We have meetings every other month for only an hour. Please watch for our emails for opportunities to help out. We have openings for the Outpost, dance volunteer opportunities, and teacher appreciation opportunities. For more information please email your President @ LBPTOINFO@GMAIL.COM


Please remember we are a Box Top school, so please save, have grandma and grandpa save, aunts & uncles, neighbors and friends cut and save those Box Tops.


Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at our next meeting, Tuesday, February 13th @ 6:30 in the Library!!!


~Tom Starr --PTO President

GO BLAZERS!!

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- jessica.cromie@boiseschools.org

Main Office: (208) 854-5340

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