Capital High Newsletter



Students & Staffulty of the Month


ACADEMICS: Carlee Olson

ACTIVITIES: Tonancy Baeza

ACTS OF SERVICE: Riley Grenicko

ARTS: Morgan Cole

ATHLETICS: Moses Estrada

ATTENDANCE: Tiffany Schlesinger

ATTITUDE: Bethanie Lani

EAGLE PRIDE: Eldar Tucakovic


Pre-registration for the 2019-2020 school

Pre-registration for the 2019-2020 school year starts soon! Students will be able to select classes in Infinite Campus beginning January 22nd. For class information and graduation requirements, please check out our site Counselors will be going into classrooms to assist students as well. Deadline to select classes is February 15th.

Career Center Information and Reminders


There’s still time to complete the FAFSA. If you are going on to any kind of schooling...Career-Technical, 2-year, 4-year, cosmetology, etc. you should complete the FAFSA.

The FAFSA is available at If you would like help completing it, contact Mrs. Cupps to set up an appointment!


Boise State and Idaho State have priority scholarship deadlines of February 15. Applications, transcripts with test scores and FAFSA need to be submitted.

LCSC has a March 1 deadline and CWI is March 31.

Please check your colleges to find what their scholarship deadline is!

There are plenty of scholarships available on the Naviance website...92 of them right now. Two are Capital High students only scholarships...the Capital High Heritage Scholarship and the Walter & Lillie Steele Scholarship.

Any student who has a 2.75 unweighted GPA and is planning on going to and Idaho college/university should also do the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship.

Log in to your Navaince account, click on Colleges at the top of the page, click on “scholarships and money”, Click on “scholarship list.”

Have you received any scholarship awards!? Make a copy of the award and bring it into Mrs. Cupps; scanned copies are welcomed. This would be ALL scholarships you have been awarded whether you have decided to accept them or not. These scholarships will be placed in the graduation program.

A tentative deadline for turning in these scholarships is May 1.

Visitations and other Dates:

February 6: National Guard

February 7: ISU Information Night at ISU-Meridian

February 12: New York Film Academy

February 13: Marines

February 15: Registration for next year classes closes

February 19: Air Force

February 20: National Guard

February 22: AP Exam Sign up deadline

February 28: University of Idaho


The SAT is coming! The Idaho School Day SAT is April 9. All juniors will be taking the exam as part of their graduation requirement and as an OFFICIAL SAT!

Students can prepare for the SAT by linking their PSAT scores in the Collegeboard account to Khan Academy which is the best way to prepare for the SAT. It looks at the student’s PSAT score and determines where the student needs help.

More information will be coming soon!

College-bound juniors are encouraged to not only take the SAT but also the ACT. Juniors need to register for the ACT on their own by going to where they will create an account and register for the test. Fee waivers are available for families who qualify free/reduced lunches. The waivers can be picked up in the Career Center.

Students can re-take either test in the Fall of the senior year, to be completed by December 2019 for application and scholarship purposes.

Mark your calendars...Sophomore & Junior College Information Night will be held Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. The focus will be on Juniors but I encourage sophomores and parents to attend.

Agenda items include: SAT/ACT testing, college selection, the application process, financial aid/scholarships.

Higher Education Day for Juniors at Capital will be February 27. During 3rd and 4th hour, all juniors will have the opportunity to visit with 3 Idaho colleges/universities to learn more about their programs. More information will be given to juniors as we draw closer to the day.


Sophomores and parents are welcome to the College Information Night on March 11. See the above information.

I encourage sophomores to link their PSAT scores to Khan Academy in their Collegeboard account to help them prepare for the next PSAT in October of the next school year.

Young Women in Leadership Conference

This is an excellent opportunity for young women and men to participate in skill building activities connected to leadership. I have attached a flyer and a link to the registration page.

Tutoring Center Information

Do you need help with math or science? Would it help to hear an explanation from a peer? Are you stuck? Do you want to improve/solidify your grade and/or your understanding?

Writers' Block

The Capital Writing Center


Attention Parents & Students, the student drop off zone will now be in the East Parking lot.

Parents and Students will no longer be able to drop off/pickup students at the front of the School, due to continued issues with buses not being able to gain access to the bus pickup/drop off zone..

Thank you for all your help with this matter.

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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

Graduation Date

Capital's Graduation Date is May 23rd, 2019 at 7:00 pm Taco Bell Arena

Sadies Dance

Sadies Dance February 9th

Treasure Valley Skate (State St and Collister)

Skating: 9:15pm-9:45pm

Dancing: 9:45pm-11:00pm

Skating/Dance Ticket: $5

Just Dance Ticket: $3

Informal- Matching T-shirts and Socks!

Benefit Concert Featuring Curtis Stigers

Music Department Benefit Concert Featuring Curtis Stigers

Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital High School Auditorium

Tickets are $15/pre-sale and $20 at the door

Call 208-854-4592 to purchase tickets.

Orchestra Information

District III Orchestra Festival, Tuesday, February 26 in the auditorium (all day event).

Band Information

Congratulations to the following students as they participate in the All-State Jazz Band and Concert Band!

Aaron Hunt -Jazz Band Guitar

Kyle Doster - Jazz Band Trumpet

Daniel Fuhriman - Jazz Band Bass Trombone

Blake Stigile - Jazz Band Trombone

Nathan Patchen - Jazz Band Tenor Saxophone

Aaron Orenstain - Concert Band Percussion

Adria Bower - Concert Band Bassoon

Also Congratulations to Adria Bower for making the All-Northwest Concert Band on Bassoon!


February 19th is the Curtis Stigers Jazz Benefit Concert, 7pm at Capital High School! Please email or call 208-854-4592 to order tickets.

February 21 - The Capital High Symphonic Band will be performing and receiving at in the Morrison Center as a part of the BSU Band Clinicon from 8am-9am.

Information from DECA

DECA State Competition Feb 25, 26 Nampa Civic Center

Daddy Daughter Dance

DAddy Daughter Dance K-6th grades Capital High Main Gym, Feb 23, 2019 7-9 pm

Drama National Qualifiers

National qualifiers with a Superior rating

Danny Auston

Christian Howington

Reagan Mayfield

Tanner Carter (Riverglen)

Hanna Fuhriman (Riverglen)

Nationals is in Nebraska this summer.

2020 Spring Break Trip to Italy

How would you like to send your student on a trip of a lifetime? Mrs Carter is currently enrolling students to travel Italy during Spring Break 2020! (Parents can sign up too!) This is an 11 day trip and includes, Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii and Capri! Interested? Send her an e-mail at:
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Debate/Speech Results

Jan 4-5 at Gonzaga University

Natalie Talcott 3rd place in Editorial Commentary

Isaac Page 4th place in Editorial Commentary

Jan 11-12 at Boise High

Wesley Capps 2nd in Retold Story

Wesley Capps 3rd in Congressional Debate

Jordyn Walhof 1st in Oratorical Analysis

Natalie Talcott 4th in Oratorical Analysis

Natalie Talcott/Jordyn Walhof Quarterfinalist in Policy Debate

Sarmad Talib 1st in Big Questions Debate

Isaac Page Finalist in Congressional Debate

Jan 18-19 at Eagle High

Wesley Capps 1st in Dramatic Interpretation

Wesley Capps 2nd in Congressional Debate

Jordyn Walhof 1st in Oratorical Analysis

Jordyn Walhof/Rachel Edmondson Quarterfinalist in Policy Debate

Isaac Page Top Speaker in Congressional Debate

Sarmad Talib Finalist in Congressional Debate

We are just about to finish out our regular season, and then off to districts! Please wish this students congratulations for their hard work this season and wish them luck at districts!

Boys Club Lacrosse Information

Boys Lacrosse Club is getting geared up for spring. Our parent meeting will be Feburary 12th at 7:00 in the Capital Cafeteria. We are looking for interested players in 9th-12th grade. Come and see what this fast-paced, exciting game is all about.

Spring Sport Athletes

Spring Sport Athletes - Softball, Baseball, Tennis & Track: it's time to make sure your sports ware registration & physicals are up-to-date. All athletes need to do sports ware registrations yearly & all juniors need a new physical completed before tryouts or the first day of practice. If it is not done, you will not be able to practice.