Lines From Les Bois

Summer Newsletter

Year End Wrap Up

Dear Les Bois Parents,

As the school year has come to an end, we want to thank you for the opportunity to work with your students. We have a tremendous faculty and staff here at Les Bois. I am fortunate enough to witness the great effort of our teachers. It is not uncommon for me to see several of our staff here on weekends working on lessons, grading papers, and preparing their rooms for activities. This is an incredible group that I believe the community is lucky to have teaching their kids.

I hope you have an incredible summer with your children. We look forward to a great 2017-18 school year. Information concerning important dates in the fall will be a part of this newsletter. Please make a note of schedule pick up days as well as fall sports start days.

I would like to thank our PTO for their tremendous generosity this year. Several materials and projects were completely funded due to their incredible efforts. I encourage as many as possible to get involved in our PTO and support our school!

We will miss our great 9th grade group. They will do very well at Timberline and we look forward to hearing great things about their high school experience.

Ms. Longoria has accepted a district position as a Special Education Supervisor for the Boise School District. She has done a great job as our Assistant Principal these last two years. Jessica Cromie will be our new Assistant Principal. She joins us from Horizon where she was the Assistant Principal.

We look forward to seeing you all next year! It is a pleasure to be the Principal at one of the best schools in Idaho. Have a great Summer!

Thank you.

Rich Clements


Les Bois Junior High School

Important Back To School Dates

New student registration: August 3rd - 7th @ 8am Daily

9th Grade Schedule Pick up day: August 8th 8am-10am

8th Grade Schedule Pick up day: August 8th 12-3pm

7th Grade Schedule Pick up day: August 9th 8am-11am

7th Grade Orientation: August 9th 2:00-3:30pm

First Day of School: August 22nd, Early Release

Labor Day: September 4th, No School

Fall Sports

Summer/Fall Sports at Les Bois

8th Volleyball starts Friday Aug 11 at 3:00 (meet in the large gym)

9th Volleyball starts Monday Aug 14th at 3:00 (meet in the large gym)

Football starts Monday Aug 14 at 3:00 (both teams and meet in the locker room)

Cross Country starts Monday Aug 14th at 3:00 (meet in the small gym)

8th Tennis starts Wednesday Aug 16th at 3:00 (Meet at the courts) 7th Tennis starts Tuesday Wednesday Sept 20th

Golf...Starts the first week of school..Announcements will have meeting time and place

Mrs. Hall puts her Albersons Grant money to great use

Thank you Albertsons for the generous grant to help our adaptive PE program purchase new exercise equipment! With the funds, the class was able to buy one stationary bike, one recumbent bike and an oval trampoline! We are grateful for your support in creating a positive, healthy environment for our students! Thank you Albertsons for your generous donation to our school! Also, thank you to the yearbook class & Mr. Kinzer! We are grateful for the time and effort the class took to assemble the equipment!

Counselor's Corner

New 7th Graders, don't forget to come to 7th grade orientation. August 9th 2-3:30.


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.

Notes From The Nurse

7th Grade

  • Boise School District policy requires that the pre-seventh grade physical be completed after May 1st of the student's 6th grade year.
  • 7th Grade physical allows student to participate in PE thorugh 12th grade and all sports for 7th & 8th Grade

9th Grade

  • In order to participate in 9th and 10th grade sports the Idaho High Schools Activities Association requires that a physical be obtained in 9th grade. Must be obtained after May 1st of the student's 8th grade year.

Junior High Health Requirements:


For all students entering 7th grade , the following immunizations are required (in addition to current requirements):

  • 1 Tdap
  • 1 Meningococcal

Please review your student’s immunization status with your physician to ensure that your student meets these requirements, Mail, fax or bring a copy of your students immunizations to the Nurse.

Central District Health provides immunizations. To make an appointment and inquire about fees and payment options call 208-327-7450.

You may mail completed physicals, health Enrollment forms and immunization updates to Wendy Liming RN School Nurse, Les Bois Jr. High , email, fax, or bring them on your student’s Registration Day .

Blazers blazing a new trail....

Our awesome Assistant Principal, Cherise Longoria will be leaving us next fall and will be the Special Education Supervisor. We will miss her dearly but excited for her to start a new chapter in education.

Our Technology Guru, Gabe Garcia is leaving us this fall to join Riverglen Jr. High and Capital as their Computer Apps and Video Broadcasting teacher. Good luck Mr. Garcia. We will miss you.

Mr. Kinzer, our in-house Teacher is blazing a new trail altogether. He will be a farmer and handy man extraordinaire.

Mrs. Coon, our History Buff is moving and will be pursuing her love of history on the East Coast.

We wish them well and will miss them all.

New Faces at Les Bois

Les Bois is welcoming 5 new Blazers and 1 position change this fall.

Jessica Cromie, our new Assistant Principal, comes to us from Horizon and Grace Jordan Elementary where she has been the Assistant Principal.

Ian Smart joins us in the mornings for 9th grade P.E. Ian is the Head Football Coach at Timberline.

Christopher Skinner is new to the Boise School District and will be teaching Video Broadcasting and Computer Apps.

Chesney Davey is also new to the Boise School District and will be teaching English and Social Studies.

Dustin Golden is not new to Les Bois but will now be the new In-House Teacher. He will be phenomenal!

New History Teacher is unknown at this time.

They will all be great additions to the Les Bois staff and will be Blazer Strong in no time.

Supply List

Junior High School List

●Large 3 ring binder (3 “or wider) with dividers, paper, and a pencil pouch ● Composition Notebook* ● Colored Pencils ● Scissors ● Highlighter pen ● Blue or black pens ● #2 wooden pencils ● Glue sticks ● Box of facial tissues ● Spiral notebooks* ● Earbuds*available at dollar/discount stores *Teachers will let students know the first week or two of school the specific type of notebook(s) that will be needed

PTO News

Greetings from Les Bois PTO.

We are happy to say PTO had a successful was a success. We were able to fund many events this year that include: Out of the box, robotics, theater, a new flag for our school as well as the new outdoor classroom. We have a new board we would like to introduce to you.

President: Ed Holiday

Vice President: Valerie Robenstein

Treasurer: Barb Coleman

Secretary: Mandy McDaniel

Outpost Coordinator: Jennifer Buatte

Dances: Amber Chalas

Box Tops: Veronica Shipley

Volunteer Coordinator: Tom Stark

Please say hello and welcome them to their new roles when you see them. We still have two positions open that I would encourage you to consider. These are Teacher Appreciation as well as Tee shirt coordinator. If you are interested in these positions, please email me asap.

I would remind you, that at our school, we are fortunate that we do not have to participate in a fundraiser to promote and fund activities at our school. To continue in this tradition, we will need you to volunteer at the Outpost.

On a personal note, it has been my pleasure to be your PTO President for the last two years. I can tell you that without the excellent support of the staff and administration at Les Bois, we would have not been able to accomplish all of the great things we have in the past years. I am excited to see all of the projects and goals that we have been able to achieve and hope to see them continue in the future.

Have a great summer!



June 5 – June 23

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

• Morley Nelson Elementary – 7701 W. Northview St.

June 5 – July 28

Supper: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Morley Nelson Elementary – 7701 W. Northview St.

• Whitney Elementary – 1609 S. Owyhee St.

• Grace Jordan Elementary – 6411 W. Fairfield Ave.

June 5 – August 4

Breakfast: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Supper: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

• Hawthorne Elementary – 2401 W. Targee St.

June 26 – July 28

Breakfast: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

• Whitney Elementary – 1609 S. Owyhee St.

• Koelsch Elementary – 2015 N. Curtis Rd.

• Lowell Elementary – 1507 N. 28th St.

• Morley Nelson Elementary – 7701 W. Northview St.


June 5 – July 28

Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

• South Jr. High – 3101 W. Cassia St.

• West Jr. High – 8371 W. Salt Creek Ct.

• Frank Church High (through July 14) – 8051 W. Salt Creek Ct.


Free Lunch ‘Picnic in the Park’ will also be served at several locations throughout the

Boise area provided by The Idaho Foodbank. Please visit their website

Spring Break 2018

Hello Blazer families,

During spring break of 2018, Lori Ewing and Angela Heindel will be leading a trip to New York, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia and we need to find out who might be interested in getting more information as it becomes available.

Adult family members are invited to join us as well as siblings as long as they are at least 12 years old at the time of the trip. We will be traveling with School Tours of America, a well-established and highly respected student travel company. $99 will get you registered and will be applied to the trip cost. There are discounts for early payment and School Tours of America has tools available to help you raise money for your trip.

If you have any interest in the trip and would like to get information as it becomes available, please email us at lori.ewing@boiseschools or


Lori Ewing and Angela Heindel

Les Bois Junior High



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Main Office: (208) 854-5340

Fax: (208) 854-5341
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