Sport Court and Field Completed!

Your generous donations made it possible!

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Fall Festival & Ribbon Cutting Event with BSU Student-Athletes!

On behalf of all of us at North Star, thank you for your generous support of the Sports Complex and Playground Campaign these past two years! Together, we have made great strides in the vision to create a functional play, athletic and learning space for our students and community. We would not be where we are today without the generous support of so many of you!


To celebrate, please join us for our annual Fall Festival with a ribbon cutting event and celebration on Sept 21, 2018 from 6-8 pm. We are thrilled to announce Boise State Student-Athletes will be with us that day to help celebrate our new backyard! Come and join us for a 3 point contest, shoot around or to get your picture with your favorite student-athlete. More information will be coming soon on the Fall Festival. Mark your calendars for this special event!

What's next?

When we launched this campaign in 2016, we knew that this was an ambitious and unprecedented goal for our school. While we have not reached the dollar amounts we had initially sought, through in-kind gifts, reorganizing the construct of the phases and managing the project internally, we have been able to make our money go further than expected.


As we enter our third and final year of the Sports Complex and Playground Campaign, the Administration and Development Committee have determined the following priorities for the remainder of the campaign:

1. Additional parking lot/drop off pick up area

2. Outdoor classroom and plaza brick/paver area

3. Shade sails for elementary courtyard and secondary courtyard

4. Track


We will have more information on these priorities in the coming months. Please stay tuned for how you can help us achieve these goals!


We continue to seek leadership donations from businesses and foundations. If you, or someone you know would be interested in supporting our school in a leadership capacity, please contact Joanna O'Donnell at jodonnell@northstarcharter.org for more information.

Stewardship Corner

As recipients of your generous donations, we take seriously our role as stewards of your gifts. The complexity of the work being done in the Sports Complex and Playground project prevents us from going into much accounting detail here, but this information is available if you desire. Please contact Joanna O’Donnell jodonnell@northstarcharter.org or 208-939-9600 ext 406.

Keeping Our Focus on the Why and our Outcome

As efforts continue to move the Sports Complex and Playground campaign forward it's sometimes helpful to pause and reflect on our why. Why does this project matter to our school, our students, and our community? What are our final outcome? The Field of Dreams video is a great way to refresh commitment to our why and our outcome. We invite you to watch and hear from students, faculty, and parents explaining WHY the sports complex is an important priority for North Star and be inspired by the amazing outcome we are all striving towards.
North Star Charter School Field of Dreams

Project Impact - From our Physical Education Department

"The Sport Court will be used for many activities such as volleyball, basketball, and maybe even tennis which I've always wanted to teach!!! The extra square footage outside of the gym will allow the kids to be more focused (and less noise!) and safer with less students in one place.

Leveling the field is also extremely important! We have many challenges due to holes in the field. Additionally our track team will be able to practice on a level ground which will improve running form and injury prevention!" Emily Parker, Elementary PE Teacher


"The new fitness equipment has given us a great reason to be outside! It’s allowed me to be more creative with different exercises that can be done on the new equipment.


I'm looking forward to the new sport court and a leveled field! The sport court gives us the opportunity to teach the students new and different sports/games that don’t exist in the gym. It will allow some classes to use the full gym, while other classes can be in the field or on the sport court. A level field will allow us to play sports in the field, without worry about injury on an uneven field. Our track and cross country team will be able to practice on our own field which will lead to potentially more students participating in those sports." Trevor Holladay, Secondary PE Teacher

Special Thanks

THANK YOU to the North Star Development Committee for all of their hard work and support! Lindsey Burnett, Christianne Crump, Colleen Foss, Rod Givens, Blake Hansen, Laiena Leatherman, Jaime Liversage, Katie McDaniel, Ty Whitt, Marcus Young, Stephanie Young

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

In addition to the many families that are investing in the Sports Complex and Playground Campaign, we are fortunate to have the following businesses partnering with us as leadership donors. Please join us in thanking them for their support!


For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanna O'Donnell jodonnell@northstarcharter.org

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors