Boise Valley Adventist School

Boise Valley Adventist School


Dave and Tristi got to be guests on a Zoom chapel this morning! Thanks for having them Boise Valley Adventist School!
Boise Valley Adventist School are keeping spirits up. Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Thank you for the warm welcome! We are looking forward to an awesome school year. 💙
Muddy trail? Not at the World Center for Birds of Prey. These great volunteers from Boise Valley Adventist School rocked it today! Thank you all so much!

Boise Valley Adventist School is a Seventh-Day Adventist elementary school serving Pre-K through 8th

Operating as usual


Our next fundraiser for 8th grade coming up next Wednesday October 26!


No school tomorrow due to water line repair, resulting in water shut off.

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 10/04/2022

This year we are focusing on an anti-bullying campaign. A couple of Fridays ago, Mrs Davis kicked it off by talking about bullying actions, not just words, and better actions to demonstrate. Several teachers have put up fun bulletin boards discouraging bullying. Students signed an anti- bullying pledge. We want our school to be a friendly, welcoming place that students feel included and happy. Thank you to all that entrust your children to us!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 09/27/2022

Tomorrow September 28th from 11am to 9 pm. BVAS family night out fundraiser for 8th grade is with Panda Express on Eagle Rd. Also, Panda Express is now serving Beyond veggie meat! Panda Express requires their own flyer to be presented at the time of purchase for the donation to count, first picture in post.

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 09/25/2022

This Wednesday September 28th BVAS family night out fundraiser for 8th grade is with Panda Express on Eagle Rd. Also, Panda Express is now serving Beyond veggie meat! Panda Express requires their own flyer to be presented at the time of purchase for the donation to count, first picture in post.

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 09/23/2022

Thanks to all that attended and all that helped with last nights school carnival. The smiles and laughter is proof it was a huge success! Here's a glimpse.....


Tonight 5 to 7! See you there!!


This Thursday!


Mr Stokes grade 5/6 classroom is executing a monthly, student-led newsletter. Students choose articles to include, and if necessary, interview students and staff for their article. The class has an editor in chief and sometimes include pictures in the articles. Here are two 5th grade students interviewing a 1st grader.


Reminder today is early release day.


The Outdoor School trip for our 7th and 8th graders has been a scheduling nightmare, but the smiles on our students faces says it all!!! They are hiking near Palisades Lake in eastern Idaho! Please pray for their safety and fun outdoor adventure as they learn about outdoor skills.


This Friday evening at Cloverdale SDA Church.

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 09/04/2022

The students were thrilled with Fridays Chapel, as Mrs. Lawson arranged the Go Team Therapy Dogs to come onsite. 10 different dogs came; from St. Bernard "Thor" to Golden Retriever "Lacy" and more in between. We learned the difference between a Therapy dog and a Service dog. Therapy dogs jobs are to bring happiness and smiles to the people they meet. Service dogs jobs are to provide safety and protection to their owners. You always need to ask before petting Therapy dogs or Service dogs. Thanks Mrs. Lawson, Monique and the Go Team Therapy Dogs that gave us such a memorable Chapel!


Back to school night this Thursday at 6:30

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 08/21/2022

It's gonna be a fantastic year! Here's the first few days of 2022/23 proving so!


Teacher Spotlight:

Before I started teaching at Boise Valley Adventist School, I was a high school social studies teacher at a few of our SDA academies. I was born and raised mostly in Texas with a few years in Arkansas. I graduated from Southwestern Adventist University in 2014 with a degree in social studies and an emphasis in education. Currently I am taking graduate classes at Walla Walla University.

​I am married to the most wonderful woman ever and this year will be our 10th anniversary. We have 4 children, 2 of which attend BVAS in Mrs. Lawson's classroom and they love it.

I try to focus on collaboration and projects in my class. In social studies we will be doing 4 projects a year, 1 per quarter. I feel like projects allow students to be as creative as they want to be and teach them how to work with others. I try to show God through example and having discussions in class. I also don’t assign homework. The only time a student should bring something home is if they didn’t finish it in class. I also am excited to start coaching sports again this year.

In my personal life I enjoy playing sports. Standing at 6 ft 7 in tall, I excel at both volleyball and basketball. I also enjoy hiking, camping, and many other activities.

My favorite memory verse is 1 Samuel 14:6 6 Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 08/08/2022

Thanks to those that came out to spruce up the school during yesterday's work bee, as we gear up for another school year! Many hands truly do make light work and mother nature helped us out with 80 degree temps. It felt hotter, but all was good and much was accomplished!


Teacher Spotlight:

Before coming to Boise Valley Adventist School, I, Stephen Stokes, was the Principal and 5-8 teacher at Adventist Education Simi Valley Elementary. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and having attended Union College, I started teaching in Southern California beginning in 1983. I took a 5-year detour, from 2009 to 2014, to teach internationally in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and China. I consider myself a lifelong educator with a passion for building vision in each educational system I have taught. God has given me a life full of adventure that I enjoy sharing in my classroom. Come into grades five and six at any given time; you will most likely see at one time or another the following tendencies:

Students in a collaborative environment even when many students prefer to work alone. Collaboration fosters the development of new ideas and exposes students to opposing viewpoints.

Students are working on projects that generate opportunities for creative expression. These projects allow for surprising outbursts of understanding.

Topics approached in an inquiry-based context. Allowing students to come a new topic as an answer to a question is a cornerstone of my class instruction.

Journal writing is often considered a dying art, but not in my room. We use writing skills in almost every subject.

Hands-on learning provides a fantastic opportunity to give the students another anchor for learning.

As the needs continue to change, I will continue to integrate the necessary flexibility to ensure that each child has the best opportunity to gain the highest level of success at the next level.

With all the high expectations that academic rigor brings, it is clear to all my students that every skill and talent they have is God-given. By using their talents to the highest degree, they honor God the Creator. We daily rededicate our lives to the highest purpose of service in our commitment to Jesus Christ.

Also, please pray for him as he has hip surgery tomorrow. He's been in alot of pain and discomfort his first year with us, so were hoping his second year brings relief!


Teacher Spotlight:

Hello! My name is Courteney Mace and I’m overjoyed to begin my 2nd year working as the PreK/Kindergarten teacher again this year.

I have previously attended Caldwell Adventist Elementary, Gem State University and Walla Walla University. I have my degree from Boise State University in elementary education and I am STEM certified with an endorsement in Literacy. I am currently getting my masters from Walla Walla University in leadership.

I want to instruct my students through music, nature, hands-on activities and God’s love.. I will be including each of my student's individual learning styles and interests into our school day for maximum love for growing our minds and bodies together. I hope to be a mentor for each young person who enters my classroom by showing Christ’s love through my actions and words.

When I am not at work, you can find me outside with a good book or playing sports. On average, I read about 2-4 books a month and I can’t wait to share my love of reading with my students! I also love working out, tending to my garden, cooking, hanging with family and friends and playing golf!

I cannot wait to begin another amazing year!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 07/27/2022

School starts in just 4 short weeks, so we were glad to get in a fun day at Roaring Springs with friends from school yesterday!



Welcome to the 1st & 2nd grade class! My name is Melanie Lawson and I look forward to a great year with your children.

I am a graduate of Walla Walla University, where I received a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction. In addition, I hold endorsements in Special Education, Elementary Education, Psychology and Religion and am state and denominationally certified, with my most recent achievement adding STEM certification.

I have taught for 30 years, 17 of which have been at Boise Valley Adventist School. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy nature, puzzles, and spending time with my family.

​The purpose of our class is for each child to know Jesus and His unconditional love for them. To learn of His character traits and model them in their own lives. It is a privilege to work in God's ministry and share His love with others and I am refreshed every time a child smiles, learns a concept or lights up with a new discovery. In my classroom:

• I believe God should be the center of our class.

• I believe learning is a lifelong adventure.

• I believe in facing each day with minds open to knowledge and hearts open to love.

• I believe in the freedom to wonder, to ask, to explore and to create.

• I believe that success means doing our best, being our best and feeling proud of our efforts.

• I believe every child has special talents.

• I believe in the God given value of each child.

Informative field trips, creative educational activities, developing friendships and worshiping God through our curriculum are just a few of the highlights in our class.

God's presence and blessings are apparent in our school, and I look forward to another great year working in His mission field.


Hello! I am Sabrina Seigal and I am so excited to be joining BVAS.

I have recently graduated from Walla Walla University with a bachelors in elementary education and a math for middle level teachers minor. I am very passionate about math, and I can't wait to share that enthusiasm in the classroom.

One of the biggest goals that I have for my classroom is for my students to know who Jesus is and how to be more like Him. This includes learning how to treat others, how to help those in need, and how to build and maintain a relationship with God.

I love to incorporate small group learning into the classroom so that I can spend time with each student regularly. While I am passionate about STEM and excited to incorporate it more in my classroom, I also enjoy the arts, and I'm excited to show my students how STEM and the humanities can work together. While academics are very important, I also believe that school is a place to teach students how to be a friend, how to care for oneself, and how to think critically.

I love to continue learning in my free time by picking up new hobbies and researching topics that I find interesting. Some of my hobbies include reading, playing the guitar, crocheting, and traveling.

I'm so excited to be a part of BVAS this year!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 07/04/2022

Thank you Camp IdaHaven for giving so many of our students such fun memories. Cub Week wrapped up yesterday and now Junior Week is underway.

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 05/27/2022

Congratulations to our 8th grade graduates.
Natalia Hendrick
Patrick McMillin
Josalyn Robb
You'll be missed tremendously, but the wishes and blessings sent you with you are tenfold!!! Good Luck as you move to this next phase and enjoy every minute! 💕


Congrats to our students who graduated from PreK/K last night! Thanks Miss Mace and Mrs Lemon for an insightful year of new life lessons!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 05/11/2022

Thanks to all the Moms and other role models that play such a vital role in our kids lives! Moms, Muffins n Prayer was a great opportunity to come into school, pray with your child, then grab a muffin to start the day. A huge shout out to our #1 Home & School team for facilitating it yesterday!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 05/10/2022

Thanks to our fantastic Home & School for hosting our fun Hawaiian luau theme day today. The decorations were amazing, the flower leis were fun and to end the day with a Pina Colada was delish!


Reminder that tomorrow is Hawaiian day!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 05/06/2022

Thank you Gem State Adventist Academy for hosting our elementary schools' Track n Field Day yesterday. All the students did well and had fun. The weather cooperated, for the most part. Congrats to all those that placed!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 04/30/2022

Today was a special chapel due to Puget Sound Adventist Academy's choir and band performance. Thank you to PSAA Music Director Ms. Michele Stark who inquired a few months ago about stopping by. Our students were blessed today. Safe travels PSAA and a huge shout out!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 04/25/2022

Impact Sabbath is a high day when the student body permeates the Cloverdale SDA Church service. From prelude to postlude and everything in between, the school is it! If you missed it on April 16, we're sorry, but watch for it in April 2023 . . . and if you saw it, we hope you were impacted!

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 04/20/2022

Our 7/8 grade class is enjoying Project Impact this week. They're serving others through a variety of outreach projects. The last couple days, they organized and cleaned storage space at Boise Valley Adventist School and helped spruce up the exterior grounds at Gem State Adventist Academy.

Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 04/18/2022

The mobile Fire Safety House came to visit our 1st and 2nd graders. They were such good listeners. Students learned the proper way to feel for heat from a door and to stay low. These skills can stay with our kids forever. Thanks to our first responders that help keep us safe and come to our aid so quickly when needed!



Photos from Boise Valley Adventist School's post 03/08/2022

Pictures from our Invention Convention last week. Such creativity!

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