πŸ“šπŸŒŸ Join us in congratulating Boone High School student Miles Tungesvik on being named a Semifinalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program! This prestigious recognition puts him in an elite group of high scorers representing less than 1% of graduating high school seniors in the United States. Over 1.3 million students entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test last October, which is the initial screener of qualified applicants. Only around 16,000 high scorers were named Semifinalists. Semifinalists must meet several requirements to reach Finalist status, with about 95% expected to do so. Around half of the Finalists will earn National Merit Scholarships. Winners for 2024 will be announced between April and July of next year. Miles excels academically, taking on challenging coursework in Honors, DMACC, and Advanced Placement classes. He's also a well-rounded leader, actively participating in Band, Chorale, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Theater, National Honor Society, and more. We're incredibly proud and wish him success in the next competition stages! πŸ‘
3 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows Boone student who's a National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist
Attendance Awareness Month reminds us of the importance of being in school, on time, on a daily basis. If your student is healthy, make sure they are in school! And, if you need assistance, please contact your child’s school office. We’re here to help! πŸŽ“
3 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows the importance of school attendance
In observance of National School Backpack Awareness Day, we ask that parents and guardians make sure their children’s backpacks are sized correctly and worn properly. πŸŽ’ Find helpful tips: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/staying-healthy/backpack-safety/
5 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows checklist for backpack safety.
⏰All Boone CSD schools will have a 2-hour early dismissal on Wednesday, September 20.
6 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows early dismissal for Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Happy International IT Professionals Day! πŸ–₯️ Our IT pros power our aspirations and ensure every student has the digital tools they need to succeed. We appreciate all you do for our students, staff, and families!
6 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that it's International IT Professionals Day
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! πŸŽ‰ The Hispanic and Latino community is diverse, with people originating from various countriesβ€”each with its own unique culture, traditions, and histories. This month provides an opportunity to recognize and learn more about this diversity. Join us!
10 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that it's Hispanic Heritage Month
Is your student going off to college soon? πŸŽ“ Start saving now by opening a college savings account, applying for financial aid, and researching online courses to reduce costs!
11 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that September is College Savings Month
As we observe Attendance Awareness Month, it’s important to understand how chronic absenteeism can impact a child's future. Each missed school day is a missed opportunity. Give our students the chance to thrive by ensuring they arrive at school on time!
12 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that September is Attendance Awareness Month
September 8 is International Literacy Day! We’re committed to empowering students through reading and writing. Are you reading any great books at the moment? πŸ“šπŸ“
17 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that today is International Literacy Day
Did you know? By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. Every day of school counts. Regular attendance is the key to building positive relationships and becoming a knowledgeable, well-rounded student. Please help us reduce absences by ensuring your child is in school every day and on time!
18 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that chronic absenteeism can become a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
Attention Families! πŸŽ“ Did you know it's College Savings Month? College Savings Iowa is celebrating by giving one lucky Iowa family a chance to win a $5,290 contribution to their 529 account! πŸ’° College Savings Iowa makes it easy and affordable to save for higher education. It's a tax-advantaged way to invest in your child's future! Start early, save regularly, and watch your savings and your child grow together. Visit https://www.iowa529contest.com/ before September 30 to register for a chance to win this incredible giveaway!
19 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows college savings month registration information
REMINDER: Today (September 6) is a 2-hour early dismissal. Check your bell schedules for the appropriate pickup time! πŸ””πŸš—
19 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that today is an early dismissal
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. We stand united in our commitment to creating a safe, supportive environment for all our students. Let's break the silence, spread hope, and foster a community where everyone knows they are valued and supported. πŸ’š Dial 988 anytime to access the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for help.
20 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that September is Suicide Prevention Month
Happy Labor Day! We hope you are enjoying the holiday and the long weekend. School resumes on Tuesday.
21 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic celebrates Labor Day
πŸ“£ SAVE THE DATE! 🏫✨ Boone CSD is thrilled to invite our community members to join us on Saturday, October 7, as we open our doors for our Open House events, featuring our brand-new Ledges and Crossroads buildings. 🍎 Ledges (PK-1 Building) Open House πŸ“… Saturday, October 7 πŸ•› 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. πŸ“1805 Hancock Dr, Boone, IA 🍏 Crossroads (houses Futures & Homeschool Assistance Program) Open House πŸ“… Saturday, October 7 πŸ• 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. πŸ“215 W. 8th St, Boone, IA Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready for an incredible day of exploration, inspiration, and connection! We can't wait to see you there. 🌟
23 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows two upcoming open houses
Nailed it! 🌟 From reconnecting with friends to taking on new subjects, Boone CSD is off to an awesome start. Here's to a year filled with laughter, curiosity, and endless opportunities. Cheers to a fantastic journey ahead!
24 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows photos from the beginning of the school year
Did you know? Did you know? Missing just two days of school per month adds up to 18 days in a school year or 3 and 1/2 weeks of missed learning time. This can have a significant impact on a student’s ability to learn. Join us in making attendance a top priority this school year! πŸ’―
25 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows the impact of missed school days
πŸ“š First week of school = Success! πŸŽ‰ Excited to dive into a new year of learning and growth here at Boone CSD. Let's make memories, embrace challenges, and celebrate every achievement together! πŸ’ͺ🏼🍎
26 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows a great start to the school year
πŸ₯³ The day’s finally here! Today marks the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year for our preschool students. Have a great first day!
27 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that it's the first day of school for preschoolers
Dress your best and bring those smiles! High School Picture Day is Tuesday, August 29. BHS students should report to the auditorium to get their pictures taken. πŸ“Έ
28 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Graphic shows that picture day is Tuesday