Capital Staffulty Newsletter


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Upcoming Events & Reminders

Monday, Nov. 5th - Great day to nominate a Staffulty of the Month

Tuesday, Nov. 6th - Great day to nominate a Student of the Month, AVID Site Team Meeting 3:20PM Brett Twiss' Room.

Wednesday, Nov. 7th - Whole School PLC on Focused Notes 7:30AM

Thursday, Nov. 8th - Debate/Speech Bear Brawl @ Central Valley Spokane, WA

Friday, Nov. 9th - Debate/Speech Bear Brawl @ Central Valley Spokane, WA, Girls Soph Basketball @ Timberline High 4:30 pm, Girls JV Basketball @ Timberline 6:00 pm, Girls Varsity Basketball @ Timberline High 7:30 pm.

Saturday, Nov. 10th - Debate/Speech Bear Brawl @ Central Valley Spokane, WA, Boys Varsity Cross Country NXN Northwest Regional, Girls Cross Country NXN Northwest Regional, Girls Soph Basketball vs Borah High @ Capital 3:00 pm, Girls JV Basketball vs Borah High @ Capital 4:30 pm, Girls Varsity Basketball vs Borah High @ Capital 6:00 pm.


Our Capital High family suffered a tremendous loss last year with the death of Drew Holstein on November 15th, 2017. Leading up to the anniversary, we are anticipating that students and staff will be impacted.

Please pay close attention to your students and anticipate some will have reactions. If you notice that any student or staff is struggling, please let administration or counselors know.

Please review class lessons you have planned around the anniversary dates for curriculum content that deals with death. Remember the circumstances of the death do not have to be similar to be emotionally challenging to students experiencing anniversary reactions. Consider substituting alternate assignments that focus on resilience, overcoming difficult life challenges, etc.

The bottom line is that anniversary reactions are normal reactions to extraordinarily upsetting events. While they dissipate on their own, it can really be helpful for students to feel that their loss- as well as the importance of their relationship to the deceased-are acknowledged. Your awareness of the dynamic of anniversary reactions and the fact that some students may need a little extra help to deal with them can go a long way in helping these kids get through a challenging emotional time.

Please take a moment to read the attachment as it provides some additional insight as well.

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Brenda Wright

I was born and raised on the east coast but Boise feels like home! Everyone here at Capital High School has been so welcoming to me. Prior to moving to Boise in July, I taught at the elementary level in Loudoun County, Virginia. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in ELL. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the amazing students and staff at Capital!

Hilary Jacobs part-time ELL tutor

My name is Hilary Jacobs and I am excited to be supporting students as a part-time ELL tutor at Capital. I grew up in Bend, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon (go ducks) with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and minor in English. I spent my post-undergrad years engaging in advocacy work in New Orleans and teaching ESL in Cancun, Mexico. I recently moved to Boise and I’m currently pursuing my Master’s of Social Work at Northwest Nazarene University. I’m thoroughly enjoying exploring this beautiful city and the surrounding trail systems and I’m looking forward to getting to know the Capital family this year!

Bailey Germann Attendance Admin

Hi, my name is Bailey Germann (sounds like Grrrman) I grew up in the small Colorado town of Steamboat Springs. Most people know it for the skiing but my chosen winter sport was hockey, which I still play today. One of the best things I have ever done in my life was studying abroad in college. My state-side school, Colorado State University, offered an exchange with the University of Tasmania in Hobart Australia so that is where I decided to go! Not only was it an amazing experience academically but I also made some life-long friends as well as met my husband while there. I am a #dogmom to a black lab named Bear and my husband Nathan is a hydro mechanical engineer. I am so happy to be part of the Capital Team!