BCSD will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow, Thursday January 19th.
20 days ago, Rachel Taylor
2 hour late start
Students of all grade levels at Boone CSD receive opportunities to grow their communication, civic and global engagement, self-awareness, life-ready, resilience, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills. Recently, 3rd grade students learned that gingerbread houses are a real architectural style that originated in Haiti and are some of the only buildings to remain standing after the massive earthquake that struck in 2010. Students experimented with designing a building that is strong enough to withstand an earthquake using a simulation. This real-world challenge provided a global lens for engineering. Keep growing those critical thinking and problem-solving skills!
20 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight
Due to incoming inclement weather, there are no evening activities tonight at BCSD.
21 days ago, Boone CSD
no activities
This month is National Mentoring Month! We would like to take some time to highlight several mentors and model teachers at Boone CSD for their hard work and dedication! When asked what she enjoys most about being a mentor/model teacher, Stacie Larson said “I love helping others!” Your generosity and talents are greatly appreciated, Ms. Larson! Thank you for all you do to support our schools and community.
22 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Highlighting Our Boone CSD Mentors!
BAND HAPPENINGS: 5th graders are looking ahead to accomplishing our goals for 3rd quarter: earning their green belts and preparing for the Bandorama Concert on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Gym. Our 8th grade band is preparing for the solo and small ensemble contest. As part of our 8th grade band curriculum, all 8th grade students will prepare and perform a solo. On contest day, they will perform for a judge's comments and rating. This contest is a chance for students to show off their hard work in middle school band by being able to play their instrument alone and with others!
23 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Band Happenings
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day! While there’s no school today, we encourage our students to take some time to learn more about Dr. King’s life and legacy. By helping to transform America during the Civil Rights movement, his words and actions paved the way for a better future.
23 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
MLK Day
Lunch Update: We will be serving Calzones on Tuesday, January 17 and Lasagna roll-ups on Friday, January 20.
23 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Lunch Update
Reminder: Please take a few minutes to fill out our quick interest survey regarding 3-year-old preschool/childcare. The survey will close January 16. Thank you! https://forms.gle/nAwEbfThxZdTQjrZA
23 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
3-year-old Preschool Interest Survey
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, we’re highlighting several mentors and model teachers who help make Boone CSD the best we can be! “I love being able to connect with new teachers to the district,” said Kaitlin Petersen. “I want our staff to feel this is a welcoming environment and a great place to work.” We appreciate all you do to support our staff and students, Kaitlin!
25 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Highlighting Our Boone CSD Mentors!
The Boone Community School District challenges all students to grow their communication, civic and global engagement, self-awareness, life-readiness, resilience, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills. Kindergarten and 1st grade students recently learned the foundational skills of paper engineering, including folding, creasing, cutting, and curving to change a two-dimensional piece of paper into a 3D structure. They used creativity and problem solving to design an object out of a single sheet of paper. Way to go, students! Keep an eye out for more Portrait of a Graduate highlights.
26 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight
Calling ALL 2023 Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and new to Boone 1st grade Parents: Save your spot for our new early childhood building, Ledges Elementary, starting Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m.! The first 100 people who save their spot will receive a FREE Ledges t-shirt for their child! Sign-up can be completed at our Early Childhood Save Your Spot Night at the above time at Lincoln Elementary or online at our website: https://www.boonecsd.org/. We recommend using a desktop, laptop, or tablet to complete the form online. Highlights of Ledges Elementary include: 🍎 Brand-new building staffed by qualified educators, trained in best practices for early learning! 🍎 Classrooms with flexible seating and responsive to early learners. 🍎 Library, Art, STEM, and a brand-new gym! 🍎 Natural light and indoor space for your child to move and grow! 🍎 Wrap-around child care for four-year-olds! Please note the following age requirements: 🍏 Preschool: Must be 4 years old by 9/15/2023 🍏 Transitional Kindergarten: Must be 5 years old by 9/15/2023 🍏 Kindergarten: Must be 5 years old by 9/15/2023 AM and PM preferences will be granted in the order your sign-up is received! To learn more about our staff and programming, please visit https://sites.google.com/boone.k12.ia.us/earlychildhoodregistration/home
27 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Save Your Spot!
At Boone CSD, we consistently challenge students to develop their communication, civic and global engagement, self-awareness, life-ready, resilience, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills. What do 3rd graders do when they are tasked with a challenging problem to solve? These students were challenged to build the tallest structure possible using only 20 paper plates. They used teamwork, their prior knowledge of paper engineering, and lots of trial and error. Self regulation strategies learned during guidance time came in handy as they problem-solved. Way to go, 3rd graders! Keep an eye out for more Portrait of a Graduate highlights!
27 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight
In honor of Thank You Month this January, we would like to highlight the Boone Hope Foundation! The Boone Hope Foundation is the only teacher-led charitable foundation of its kind, according to the National School Foundation Association. In the fall of 2005, an in-service session on poverty prompted employees of the Boone Community School District to try to make a difference in the lives of Boone students and the community. In early December of 2005, Boone schools’ employees raised funds by serving desserts, entertaining, and providing baskets for a silent auction at the first Festival of Hope at the Boone County Hospital. As a result of strong public support, the employees formed the Boone Hope Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides one-time assistance to students and their families in times of need or emergencies. The Boone Hope Foundation services the students of Boone Community, Sacred Heart, and Trinity Lutheran Schools. This year’s Hope Festival on December 3 raised a total of $24,792! We are deeply appreciative of the Boone Hope Foundation and the support they provide to our community. To learn more about the foundation and their work, please visit https://www.boonehope.org/default.aspx.
28 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Thank You Month
January is National Mentoring Month! We would like to highlight our mentors and model teachers at Boone CSD throughout this month for all their hard work in setting up our staff and students for success. Mentor Meaghan Otting stated “I enjoy helping teachers who are new to teaching or new to the district feel comfortable and cared about! During my first few years, there were so many people who helped me, and it's nice to give that back to others.” Thank you, Meghan, for your important work as a mentor. We appreciate you!
29 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Highlighting Our Boone CSD Menors!
To develop their Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills as part of Boone CSD’s Portrait of a Graduate, 4th grade students have been working on various projects to grow as learners! Students utilized critical thinking skills in their exploration with Cubelets Robotic Blocks. They were given the challenge of discovering the function of each block (sense, think, or act) through trial and error. Then, they used their understanding of the blocks’ functions to design a simple robotic device. Projects like these ensure that students in all grades receive opportunities to grow their communication, civic and global engagement, self-awareness, life-ready, resilience, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills. Keep an eye out for more of our Portrait of a Graduate highlights!
30 days ago, Jerry Gallagher
Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight
COMING FALL 2023: Our brand-new building, Ledges Elementary, will begin serving all PK-1 students this fall! Information about the building’s spaces, programming, schedules, staff, childcare, required health forms, and more are available at https://sites.google.com/boone.k12.ia.us/earlychildhoodregistration/home. Check out the website to view photos of Ledges Elementary, and be sure to save your child’s spot on the website on January 26 at 6:00 p.m. We look forward to welcoming our young learners and their families to Ledges Elementary!
about 1 month ago, Jerry Gallagher
Save Your Spot!
Check out this week's issue of the Toreador Times! https://www.smore.com/9eqb4
about 1 month ago, Boone CSD
Our 4th grade students have been working on projects that highlight the Critical Thinking and Problem Solving piece of Boone Community School District’s Portrait of a Graduate. They collaborated with classmates to build a hole for a mini-golf course. They applied their understanding of angles and perimeter to complete the space. They had to solve problems together in order to stay within the length, width, and perimeter constraints. At Boone CSD, we are committed to ensuring students in all grades receive opportunities to grow their communication, civic and global engagement, self-awareness, life-ready, resilience, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills. Stay tuned for more of our Portrait of a Graduate highlights!
about 1 month ago, Jerry Gallagher
Portrait of a Graduate Spotlight
Save your child's spot at our new Prek-1st school Ledges Elementary! #discoverthebooneedge #rolldors
about 1 month ago, Boone CSD
Save your spot
Get the Scoop from the Supt! Episode 5: Snow Days https://youtu.be/n86W43Bb2TY
about 2 months ago, Boone CSD