Brooke Kerley, student host for the new Borah Pridecast, got together with five faculty members May 4 to put finishing touches on the inaugural podcast, which was released May 9. Believed to be the Boise School District's first podcast, the Pridecast features varied student voices, hosted by Kerley and faculty members Chuck McHenry, Pat Rose, Rod Wray, Jennifer Boyd and Laura Johnston.
Finals week kicked off at Boise State University on May 1, but it's not all studying and stress. The university had a group of therapy dogs come to the quad to help students relax and enjoy themselves.
Meridian Technical Charter School enrolls no more than 200 students each year in classes that cater to computer science, information technology, programing and web design. The school has an above average go-on rate as students are able to take college credit and gain internship experience before graduation.
Meridian Medical Charter School students can get a head start pursuing careers in nursing, medicine and other healthcare occupations. The intensive program also provides a window into the world of medicine for students still wondering if that's the career for them before heading to college.
Four Caldwell High engineering students are taking their robot to the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Ky. in April. The team Ares Ballistics has spent 120 hours designing and creating a robot to perform specific tasks and compete head-to-head with teams from other states.
A group nearly 200 strong gathered in front of Boise City Hall Saturday to rally support for the $172.5 million Boise school bond that goes before voters on Tuesday. Mayor Dave Bieter and other advocates addressed the crowd in support of the bond that would replace aging and unsafe schools. The bond would also expand some existing buildings to relieve overcrowding.