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Leaders in Learning

ExtraMile Arena first venue on college campus to be sensory inclusive

ExtraMile Arena debuted their brand new "FIRST Certified Sensory Inclusive College Arena" in the United States!

Great Student Award

Great Students of the Year: Boise student launches idea to bring clean drinking water to Honduran village

William Jewell is a senior at Timberline High School who is spending his free time working to bring clean drinking water to a Honduran island.


Innovative Educators

Galileo teacher reboots lessons with twist of technology

Problem solving using technology – this week's Innovative Educator is using students' love for tech to learn every subject. 

Anser Charter School students, teacher dive into creativity under the sea

Students at Anser Charter School are combining academics, character and craftmanship in Jessica McGinnis' classroom under the sea.

Boise school celebrates students' cultural diversity

Taft Elementary School students are growing in more than math and science – they are learning about and from each other – with teachers taking them around the world.

Boise teacher creates confidence through mathematics

Julianne Russell is on a mission to help students at St. Mary's Catholic School become confident problem solvers and reach their full potential.

Leaders in Learning

Idaho Botanical Garden STEAM Summer Camps for kids

The Idaho Botanical Garden is gearing up for its 2024 STEAM Summer Camps with four different offerings - spanning a range of activities and age groups!

Boise School District Community Education Program spring classes still open to public

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District, that does not stop in the classroom!

Six Idaho students announced as semi-finalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Six Idaho High School Seniors have been named as semi-finalists in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program!

Great Student Award

Timberline High’s Antonio Cariello cares about making a difference

Antonio Cariello is a senior at Timberline High School who is passionate about helping others.

Athlete James Campbell likes volunteering and aspires to be a doctor

As a sophomore at Owyhee High School, James Campbell is already making a big impact.

Boise High’s Tyson Russell works on projects that build community

Tyson Russell is a senior at Boise High School who enjoys building community.

Emma Thomas loves volunteering with children

Emma Thomas is a senior at Borah High School who spends much of her time volunteering with children.


Innovative Educators

Middleton teacher helps students dive into electricity, magnetism

Students in Katherine Ribordy's classroom are going beyond the basics of science and engineering, making electric circuits, electromagnets and more.

Nampa teacher partners with Idaho State Police for forensics course

Greg Kiester partnered with Idaho State Police and Saint Alphonsus to give students at Columbia High School an engaging and professional experience.

West Ada kindergarten teacher helps her 'little birds' spread their wings and fly

Carmen Larrinaga calls her classroom at Christine Donnell School of the Arts her nest, and the kindergarteners her little birds.

Caldwell special education teacher helps students nurture green thumbs

Laynee Miller planting the love of science in a unique way with special education students at Caldwell High School.

Leaders in Learning

Idaho National Laboratory STEM summer camps open for registration

The Idaho National Laboratory is hosting three summer camp programs for the summer season. The programs are free, and learning materials are provided to students.

West Minico Middle School selected as national finalist in Samsung Solve For Tomorrow

A big congratulations to West Minico Middle School in Paul, Idaho who was selected as one of ten National Finalists in the 14th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition!

Boys and Girls Club of Ada County set to open summer program registration April 15th

The Ada County Boys and Girls Club's Summer Programs open for public enrollment on April 15th!

Welding Wars Competition takes over Elevate Academy Caldwell

Students showed off their skills at Elevate Academy in Caldwell at their inaugural Welding Wars Competition!

Great Student Award

Timberline High’s Tabarek Farttoos is graduating early

Tabarek Farttoos is a senior at Timberline High School who has volunteered her time to help out several organizations.

Owyhee High School’s Kambrie Larson volunteers her time to help children

Owyhee High School senior Kambrie Larson is passionate about helping children.

Rocky Mountain senior Calvin Stuart runs the school

Calvin Stuart, a senior at Rocky Mountain High School, said he spends a lot of time making sure everything at the school is running smoothly.

Timberline’s Jiexi Mei volunteers at Boise Traditional Chinese Dance Group

Jiexi Mei, a sophomore at Timberline High School, passes on her talents to the younger generation through dance lessons.

CapEd in the News

CapEd’s Movie Trailer Contest Winners are Here!

Mellissa talks to the winners of CapEd’s 14th annual Movie Trailer Contest – the high school division.

Caped Credit Union Invests In Idaho Families With The YMCA

Downtown Boise will soon be welcoming a brand-new YMCA. In addition to the family physical wellness we’ve all come to know, the new structure will also incorporate opportunities for mental, educational and financial wellness too.


Innovative Educators

Meridian special education teacher boosts interest, literacy with decodable books

Jean Ramirez found books that help gain students' interest, but are also at their reading level.

Leaders in Learning

Children's Museum of Idaho expands, making more room for exhibits

The Children’s Museum of Idaho announced the groundbreaking of its newest expansion and nearing completion on its $2 million dollar renovation!

Idaho’s Workforce Development Council Offers Free Child Care Program

Working in partnership with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, Wonderschool offers free training programs to help providers either start or expand their small child care business in Idaho.

Two of Vallivue Middle School robotics teams qualify for the VEX World Championship

Some of Idaho's brightest middle schoolers travelled to East Valley Middle School in Nampa to battle it out for a top spot in the Idaho Vex Robotics Middle School State Championship!

Great Student Award

Thomas Jefferson Charter School’s Kassandra Zavala wants to use her degree to give back

Kassandra Zavala is a senior at Thomas Jefferson Charter School and does what she can to support her community.

Owyhee High School’s Gianna Tierney cares about her classmates

Gianna Tierney is an Owyhee High School senior who is looking out for her teacher and peers.

Idaho Arts Charter School student Kaden Allen is big on community service

Kaden Allen is a sophomore at Idaho Arts Charter School who has committed a lot of time to community service.

Ambrose School student Catherine Perrigo wants to use her scholarship to help people

Catherine Perrigo is a senior at Ambrose School who is a go-getter and wants to help people.

CapEd in the News

YMCA announces new $80M state-of-the-art downtown Boise hub

A multi-million-dollar donation, along with a land exchange agreement for future residential, has allowed the YMCA to begin revitalizing its downtown Boise facility.


Leaders in Learning

2024 Idaho First Tech Challenge State Championship

Idaho First Tech Teams across the Gem State converged at Scott Lowell Middle School over the weekend to battle it out for the title of Idaho First Tech State Champion!

Special Olympics Unified Basketball Tournament promoting social inclusivity and fun

Promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and a one-of-a-kind competition experience is the goal of Special Olympics Unified.

Volunteer to help with the Idaho First Robotics competition season

If you love Robotics and STEM, and want to help our local First Idaho Robotics League, listen up!

Invent Idaho's 2024 Invention Convention celebration student creativity and innovation

Invent Idaho's 2024 Invention Convention is celebrating student creativity and innovation, while teaching the inventive thinking process!

Great Student Award

Hannah Grago is dedicating time to teach elementary age kids

Hannah Grago of Meridian High School is only a sophomore, but her community service started well before that.

Eagle High School’s Eleanor Thornberry-Sherrod has a knack for helping people

Eleanor Thornberry-Sherrod is a senior at Eagle High School who dedicates her time to helping others.

Capital High School’s Sherlyn Mesillas Becerra wants to create a scholarship fund to help students like her

Sherlyn Mesillas Becerra, a senior at Capital High School, is making an impact in the Latino community and beyond.

Riverstone International student Aseese Sangha worked to create a safer school environment

Aseese Sangha is a senior at Riverstone International School who went above and beyond to make sure staff was trained to provide a safe school environment.

CapEd in the News

More Than Banking: CapEd Credit Union Awards Teacher of the Year Award to Mackay Educator

In October, Trent Van Leuven was selected as the 2024 Idaho CapEd Credit Union Teacher of the Year.


Leaders in Learning

Idaho's largest robotics event kindles competitive student spirit

East Valley Middle School hosted the largest robotics event in Idaho. Over 50 teams from 13 different schools participated in the middle school competition.

Boise School District Community Education Program winter sign-ups

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District, that does not stop in the classroom!

Volunteer to help with the Idaho First LEGO League competition season

If you love LEGOs and STEM, and want to help our local First Idaho LEGO League, listen up!

Boise School District debuts annual Holiday Card Contest Awards

The Boise School District is debuting the winners of their 2023 Holiday Card Contest winners!

Great Student Award

Eagle High School senior Tristan Walker steps up whenever he can

Eagle High School senior Tristan Walker is drawn to service.

Timberline’s Petra Smith wants to turn her love for children & science into a career

When Timberline High School senior Petra Smith sets her mind on something, she makes it happen.

Rocky Mountain High School’s Kaylee Crawford advocates for her peers

Kaylee Crawford, a senior at Rocky Mountain High School, is described in her scholarship application as someone who has an “innate passion to serve others.”

South Jr. High’s Amalia Farrow Neiwirth is helping people in need feed their pets

Amalia Farrow Neiwirth is a freshman at Boise’s South Junior High who is spending her free time helping people in need who have pets.

CapEd in the News

CapEd Credit Union Gives $100,000 to Local Early Childhood Learning Initiatives

CapEd has committed funding to support Idaho education with a strong emphasis toward the community’s youngest learners.


CapEd in the News

CapEd Credit Union Helps Idaho Food Banks School Pantry Program

CapEd is helping feed some of Idaho’s hungry students by donating $20,000 dollars to The Idaho Food Banks School Pantry Program.


Innovative Educators

'They get really excited': Boise teacher incorporates love of game shows with love of teaching

The 8th grade math teacher has a game show wheel in her class, which students spin for prizes after learning new concepts.

Leaders in Learning

Idaho's 2024 Teacher of the Year Trent Van Leuven of Mackay Jr/Sr High School

Idaho's 2024 Teacher of the Year is Trent Van Leuven from Mackay, Idaho!

Hubbard Elementary unveils their brand new Robotics Explorer LEGO Lab

It's a big day at Hubbard Elementary School in Kuna as they unveil their new Robotics Explorer LEGO Lab.


Leaders in Learning

Middle school girls explore future STEM careers through TechGirlz conference and program

The non-profit, Women Innovators, is giving middle school girls the chance to explore STEM through a program called TechGirlz.

Lee Pesky Learning Center Expands Literacy Pods for English Learners in Blaine County

The Lee Pesky Learning Center is expanding its literacy programming this fall for English language learners in Blaine County.

Treasure Valley students take science outside the classroom and into the Boise River

The Boise River provided an opportunity for Treasure Valley students, potentially igniting the spark for future scientists.


Leaders in Learning

Exploring the fascinating world of insects with a day of hands-on learning at Idaho's 22nd annual Bug Day

The 22nd annual Bug Day presented families with an enthralling day of bug-themed exploration and hands-on learning at the Idaho Botanical Garden!

Every Kid Outdoors program gives 4th graders free entry to national lands and waters

If you're looking to explore Idaho's public lands and waterways or travel the country in search of breathtaking natural views - it's now FREE - if you're in the fourth-grade!

Empowering Idaho teachers with free science training courses through the Idaho Department of Education

Idaho educators, if you're looking to connect with peers across the state and equip yourself with the latest methodology for science instruction - listen up!


Leaders in Learning

Boise School District Community Education Program fall sign-ups

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District, that does not stop in the classroom!

STEM Day with Idaho STEM EcosySTEM at the Western Idaho Fair

Put on by the Idaho STEM Action Center and the Idaho STEM Ecosystem, this interactive all-day event will give kids of all ages the ability to get hands on with a spectrum of STEM and STEAM activities.

ASM Materials Science and Technology Camp at Boise State University for local teachers

Boise State's Micron School of Science and Technology hosted a camp for local teachers and educators focusing on teaching materials science.

Idaho Botanical Garden STEAM Nature Camp brings learning outside

Cultivating knowledge with the added benefits of a natural learning environment.


Leaders in Learning

Boise WaterShed offering free & interactive water resource education

There are a lot of opportunities to get outside this summer, but what about enjoying the water, all while learning about local water resources and sustainability?

Boise Farmers Market Sprouts Club

If you've been to the Boise Farmers Market, you've seen the Sprout Kids Club sign.

Local Meridian High Schoolers win gold in HOSA Future Health Professionals International Competition

Meridian Medical Arts Charter sent 62 students to Dallas, Texas to compete in the 46th annual HOSA: Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference.


Leaders in Learning

Idaho teachers convene at I-STEM Institute for educational workshops

Educators from across the state are convening this week for STEM workshops.


Innovative Educators

Meridian teacher wows students with themed music, snacks and activities

In Christa Snyder's kindergarten class, each day is a letter of the alphabet. On Wednesday, the letter was 'U' and students enjoyed USA-themed activities and snacks.

Garden City teacher puts students in an artist's frame of mind

Christina Wilkens believes the true value of the arts is creative problem-solving, confidence in ideas and the ability to collaborate.

Leaders in Learning

Idaho Regional Botball Robotics Competition takes over Galileo STEM Academy

Last month, Galileo STEM Academy hosted the Idaho Regional Botball Robotics Tournament.


Innovative Educators

Meridian music teacher brings pop and classical together in the classroom

Inside Dave Gabbard's classroom at Hillsdale Elementary, you will hear Beethoven and Mozart, along with high-energy hits like Rascal Flatts' "Life is a Highway."

West Ada counselor creates soothing space at school

Abby Stringer says her refreshed office allows students to share feelings or just get away from it all.

Leaders in Learning

Results are in! Five Idaho teams compete in First Robotics National Competition

More than 18,000 students from 59 countries, including China, Turkey, Brazil, Romania, Australia and more, competed with team-built robots to complete specific challenges through team work.

Two Idaho robotics teams compete at First Robotics National Championship in Houston

Two student-led robotics teams from Idaho are in Houston this weekend to battle it out against 600 other teams from across the nation for the title of First Robotics National Champions.

Boise School District Community Education Program spring sign-ups

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District that doesn't stop in the classroom!

Idaho First Robotics Regional Competition heats up at the Ford Idaho Center

First Robotics teams across the Gem State converged at the Ford Idaho Center over the weekend to battle it out for the title of Idaho First Robotics State Champion.

Boise students earn top honors at Western Idaho Science Fair

Student projects from Treasure Valley Math and Science Center and Timberline High School earned Best in Fair at the 2023 Western Idaho Science and Engineering Fair.

CapEd in the News

Idaho Today: More than Banking with CapEd - How CapEd is supporting the arts

CapEd joins Rocky Mountain High School & Eagle High School.


Innovative Educators

Ambrose School teacher incorporates real-life experience into science lessons

Josh Baker, a civil engineer, takes pride in transforming lessons from books into something students can do, see and hear.

Melba teacher uses escape rooms to teach math: 'I want them to have a happy experience'

Courtney Linker was named to 2023 class of Extraordinary Educators.

Leaders in Learning

White Pine Elementary brings districts first book vending machine

Students are waiting anxiously to choose a book of their choice at this book vending machine located smack dab in the front of the school.

Timberline High School team advances to National Science Bowl

A Timberline High School team won the regional competition of the National Science Bowl (NSB) and are heading to compete in the finals in Washington DC in April!

Idaho students compete in Vex Robotics Middle School State Championship

Some of Idaho's brightest middle schoolers travelled to Boise State University to battle it out for a top spot in the Idaho VEX Robotics Middle School State Championship.

CapEd in the News

Idaho Today: CapEd More Than Banking - Banking Security

Banks have been front page news lately, CapEd shares how they're combatting bank security.


Innovative Educators

Boise teacher ignites preschoolers' senses with sensory tools

Raven Gadient has begun incorporating sensory tools into her classroom to help promote child development.

Caldwell teacher receives INDEEDS award

Syringa Middle School teacher Kristy Rudan received an Industry's Excellent Educators Dedicated to STEM award.

Leaders in Learning

Nampa School District's Nutrition Service's Food Show

The Nampa School District is serving up smiles, along with nutritious and delicious foods at their district Nutrition Service's Food Show at Skyview High School.

Lee Pesky Center debuts self-paced dyslexia course for Idaho educators, admin & counselors

Supporting students with dyslexia, that's the goal for Gem State educators.

Getting hands-on with science experiments at Science Expo 2023

Science Expo '23 is an annual event that brings Treasure Valley middle school kids onto NNU's campus for hands-on science lessons.

Boise State Physics' Mobile Planetarium bringing space science to students across Idaho

It's an out of this world experience - that started on the Boise State Campus.

Garden Valley teams head to Washington D.C. for Future Cities National Competition

Not one, but three teams from Garden Valley are headed to Washington D.C. this weekend to battle it out for the top spot in the nations Future Cities Competition 2023.

Garden Valley Future Cities team takes home national award in D.C.

Team Light of Learning's city "Hexagonia" won the best use of aerospace technology in a city, by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

CapEd in the News

Idaho Today: Business accounts with CapEd Credit Union

CapEd has resources that can help manage your finances.


Innovative Educators

West Ada teacher helps her 'little birds' spread their wings and fly

Carmen Larrinaga calls her kindergarten classroom at Christine Donnell School of the Arts in the West Ada School District her nest, and the students her little birds.

Leaders in Learning

United Way partners with CapEd helping fund local early childhood learning opportunities

Placing an emphasis on early childhood education, accessible to everyone regardless of background.

Supporting local classroom grants thru

If you care about education in Idaho, and you've heard of the crowdfunding website DonorsChoose, listen up.

Boise School District Community Education Program winter sign-ups

Learning is taking place all over the Treasure Valley, and for the Boise School District that doesn't stop in the classroom!

CapEd in the News

Idaho Today: Rise Program with CapEd Credit Union

Financial literacy is an important topic for kids to learn, but can also be a difficult topic for parents to teach.