Boise Valley Breaks Ground for New Gymnasium

June 01, 2004 | Allan Sather

You can't argue with a kid on a mission: "I’m going to sell candy to give money for the gym. Half I’ll keep, half I’ll give to Jesus and half will be for the new gym." This kindergartner brought pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters totaling $13 and put it in the hand of the principal.

This has been the kind of giving that has put Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) over its fundraising goal to start building the long-awaited gym. The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 17.

The addition will provide a gym and additional classrooms for the two classes now held in modular classrooms. This is part one of a three-phase expansion to the school.

BVAS was the first parochial school in the Boise area. Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the school, which was housed at several locations before a devastating fire made the move to its present location on North Cloverdale Road necessary.