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Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship

Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Program

BSD Journey Towards Sound Grading Practices

Please click here for an overview of our grading practices and additional resources.

Information from the Golden Eagle Booster Club

1) CAPITAL HIGH ALUMNI – Did you graduate from Capital? Please join the new Facebook group – Capital High School Alumni & Friends. This group will allow all classes to post their events and reconnect with the high school.

2) NOMINATIONS NEEDED – The booster club will be hosting its inaugural Gold and Black Gala on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the new Boise Centre East, as a fundraising event for the school. We will be recognizing three distinguished alumni at the dinner gala; the deadline for nominations has been extended to January 12. If you would like to request the nomination form, request more information about the event, be part of the planning committee, or make a donation for the auction, please send a message to

3) ALUMNI BASKETBALL NIGHTS – If you graduated from Capital, you and one guest may attend the girls’ games on Saturday, January 20, or the boys’ games onFriday, January 26, for FREE. On the 20th, game times are 2:00 for sophomores, 3:30 for junior varsity, and 5:00 for varsity. On the 26th, game times are 4:30for sophomores, 6:00 for junior varsity, and 7:30 for varsity. Come see one or all games.

4) SENIOR PARENTS – The Class of 2018 will graduate on May 24, at Taco Bell Arena. The parent-sponsored graduation party will be held that night at Wahooz, following the graduation ceremony. If you would like to be part of the planning committee, our next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m., inthe school cafeteria. If you have any questions, please send a message to

5) Fred Meyer's Community Rewards Program - Family and friends of Capital High School can support our fundraising efforts by linking their Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the booster club’s account (NPO # 90095) at The booster club will receive a donation when you shop using your Rewards Card, and you will still earn your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates. Check the bottom of your Fred Meyer receipt to confirm that you have linked your card to our account. We currently have only 20 households participating in this program with us. Please link your rewards card to the booster club’s account today.


College & Career Center News

PSAT Scores

PSAT scores are available to sophomores and juniors. I encourage students to log in to their Collegeboard account or create a Collegeboard account to see their scores and to link their PSAT scores to Khan Academy to help them prepare for the PSAT (next fall for sophomores) and/or the SAT (in April for juniors).

If there are any questions about accessing the scores, please have your sophomore or junior come in and visit with me.

SAT for Juniors

On April 10, all juniors will be taking the SAT during the school day for free. There will be no need to register for the test; that will be taken care of on the State level. This will be an official SAT.

Students will be taking the SAT without writing. So, for those looking at out of state schools, it will be important to find out if their choice of schools requires the writing portion, and if so, they will need to take the test with writing.

I encourage all college-bound students to also take the ACT, which also has an optional writing portion.

We will be putting more information out about this day in the next month and more about ACT/SAT testing in general.

College Application Deadlines

It’s important to keep up on the deadlines that colleges have for applications and for financial aid submissions. In the State of Idaho, there are several important ones coming up: (These deadlines are priority scholarship deadlines…meaning if you would like scholarship money, this is the deadline you need to meet, having completed your application and the FAFSA.)

NNU: January 15

BYU-I: February 1

BSU, College of Idaho, ISU: February 15

LCSC, CSI, NIC: March 1

CWI: April 30

So, there is still time to do the FAFSA. If you have not completed the FAFSA and need help, please contact me and I will be happy to set up a time for us to get the FAFSA completed.

**If you have applied to colleges but have not heard from them:

1) Have you checked your email? Many colleges will be communicating with you through email.

2) Have you submitted everything that is needed? Transcripts, test scores, etc.

3) Still haven’t heard from them? Call the admissions office and see what is missing in your file.

Job Resume and Interviewing Workshops

The Idaho Department of Labor offers students and adults workshops on complete a Resume and on Fine Tuning you Interviewing Skills at the Boise office (317 W Main St., Boise, ID)

Interactive Interviewing Workshop: Every Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Resume Workshop: Every Thursday, 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

College Visits: All visits are at lunch in the Career Center

Jan. 16: Lewis-Clark State College

Jan. 22: Idaho State University

Jan. 24: College of Western Idaho

Jan. 31: Aveda School of Cosmetology and College of Western Idaho

Health Professional Expo: The Boise School District is offering an evening of learning about the Health Professions. It will be an evening for anyone who may be interested or contemplating a career in the health sciences.

Please click here for more information about this presentation:

Registration for classes for 2018-19:

Beginning in February sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to register for classes for next year. To help them with this process, I am having students complete a career interest inventory sometime during the months of January and February, through their English classes or US History classes. I hope to show students that the results that they get can relate to the electives they wish to take to help them prepare for college or a career.

If students would like to visit with me about the best classes to take for certain careers, they are encouraged to fill out a call slip in the Career Center!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me either by phone or email and I am always happy to set up appointments for a face-to-face conversation.

Happy January!

Health Professions EXPO

Click on link for more information on Health Professions EXPO on January 31st

Sophomore Orientation (for all incoming Sophomores)

Sophomore Orientation (for all incoming Sophomores) will be held on February 5th @ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Main Gym. This is a great opportunity for all current 9th Graders to come preview Capital and all the exciting opportunities Capital offers (from AP Classes to Electives to Extra Curricular Activities).

Capital High School Graduation Date

Capital High School Graduation Date will be May 24th, 2018 at Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)

Senior Yearbook Dedication Ad

"This is a special reminder for parents of Capital High School seniors. The last discounted deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, on January 18th. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, to get another copy of the order forms, or to submit online, please visit"

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January 15th - Martin Luther King Jr Day

February 19th - Presidents' Day

Finals Schedule

January 16th

0 Hour Final 6:48 am - 8:15 am

7th Period Final 8:20 am - 9:42 am

1st period 9:47 am - 10:29 am

Break 10:29 am - 10:44 am

2nd period 10:44 am - 11:26 am

3rd period 11:31 am - 12:13 pm

Lunch 12:13 pm - 12:53 pm

4th period 12:53 pm - 1:35 pm

5th period 1:40 pm - 2:22 pm

6th period 2:27 pm - 3:07 pm

January 17th

1st Period Final 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Break 10:30 am - 11:00 am

2nd Period Final 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

January 18th

3rd Period Final 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Break 10:30 am - 11:00 am

4th Period Final 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

January 19th

5th Period Final 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Break 10:30 am - 11:00 am

6th Period Final 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Attendance Information


Thank you Parents for taking the time to call in your student when they are not going to be in attendance! Please remember that any absences not verified within 48 hours will result in a Truancy which could be followed by disciplinary action. You can call absences in at

208-854-4493. Permits to leave must be called in to 208-854-4494 and Thank you Parents for giving us ample time to get those delivered to your students, it is much appreciated. Our student assistants would like at least 1 hours notice for PTL's to be delivered so please make those calls early and we can have your student waiting for you at front of the school!

Annual Inclement Weather Notice to Parents/Guardians

Education is important and every missed day of school represents lost learning opportunities. However, the Boise School District’s primary concern is for the safety of all students, including students riding busses and walking or biking to school. If students cannot safely travel to school or if schools are not able to operate safely because of city-wide dangerous weather conditions, school may be cancelled. We will not cancel school on days with normal wintery conditions. Light snowfall, cold mornings or areas of ice are not sufficiently dangerous to force the closure of schools. With proper precautions including appropriate clothing, road deicing, and careful driving, students can travel to and from school safely. The Boise School District covers over 450 square miles of Ada County. We recognize that conditions vary throughout the District, even from street to street, in some cases. Conditions may be extremely dangerous in one area, while perfectly safe everywhere else. If parents believe it is too dangerous for their children to travel to school they have the option to keep their children home. If school is cancelled, it will be cancelled for the entire District The most frequent dangerous weather conditions facing Boise schools are: SNOW: Snow levels within the City of Boise are typically light or moderate. However, there is always the potential for a heavy snowfall to make traveling by vehicle or on foot dangerous. Historically, most snowfall only results in slow traffic and minor accidents throughout the City. Normal snowfalls would not result in school closures. COLD: Frigid temperatures are more serious than snow when making school closure decisions. On bitterly cold days our concern is for students walking to school. Extremely cold weather also impairs our ability to get busses running, which causes delays in pickup routes, delays which are much more dangerous to riders because of the low temperatures. ICE: Ice is our most dangerous winter weather condition. Freezing rain and/or refreezing of melted snow make our roads, streets and sidewalks extremely treacherous for pedestrians, and vehicles. Icy conditions may force us to close, even if it appears that no other dangerous conditions exist. How is the decision made to close or not to close school? Representatives from transportation agencies, the weather bureau, the highway district, city and county law enforcement agencies, and school administrators, including the Superintendent, check the roads and monitor information throughout the night and early morning hours. We confer by telephone early in the morning to reach a decision. If school will be closed, we will communicate to local radio and television stations to spread the word. We will also email parents, send a text message, post closure information at, on each school’s website, on our Twitter account @BSDEducation and on our Facebook page. To sign­up for the District’s emergency text messaging service for parents/guardians text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. Emergency text alerts are also available for non-parents (for example, District staff members) via the Boise School District's mobile app. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You can also view a short video further explaining our Inclement Weather Procedures on our Emergency webpage.

3rd Quarter Drivers Ed

3rd Quarter Drivers Ed will start on January 30th, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm in room 125. You can pick up Drivers Ed information packets in the main office.

Peer Tutoring Center open during Lunch

Student-run Tutoring Center during lunch in room 231, Ms. Zumwalt's room. We provide tutoring in all Maths, Sciences, English, Spanish and French.

Band Concert Information

Band Quad Concert on Jan. 30th, 7:00 pm in the Capital Auditorium.

Curtis Stigers Concert

The Curtis Stigers Jazz Benefit Concert will be on Feb. 21

Capital Talent Show

Thursday, February 15th at 6:30pm.
CHS Auditorium

$2 admission for students and adults

Elementary students and younger are FREE

Daddy Daughter Dance Information

Daddy Daughter Dance Feb 17, 2018 url:

Updates from our Debate Team

Please congratulate the following speech and debate students who had an outstanding showing at the Holiday Havoc tournament hosted by Columbia High:

Honorable Mentions--didn't trophy, but were next on the list!

Taylor Hanberg in Varsity Informative Speaking

Jordyn Walhof in Varsity Oratorical Analysis

Sarmad Talib in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking

Ella Schroeder in Novice Dramatic Interpretation


Robbie Spiers in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Wesley Capps in Varsity Congressional Debate

Wesley Capps in Varsity Dramatic Interpretation


Wesley Capps 1st place in Varsity Retold Story!

Over the break, the Debate and Speech team competed at a tournament at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. We competed against teams from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Arizona, and Florida.
We had a great weekend and out of our 8 competitors, 3 of them received trophies:

Ella Schroeder 6th place in Dramatic Interpretation
Robert Bratley 7th place in Congressional Debate
Wesley Capps 8th place in Congressional Debate

Thanks for all you do to support the Debate and Speech team!

Online Registration for Spring Sport Athletes

All Spring Sport Athletes must fill out the online registration and need a physical.

Boy's Basketball Information and updates

Here's the dates/times:

Jan 13th vs. Borah (Sophs @ 2:00, JV @ 3:30, Varsity @ 5:00)

Jan 19th vs. Eagle (Sophs @ 4:30, JV @ 6:00, Varsity @ 7:30)

This week is Coach's vs. Cancer week, where we will be holding fundraisers during the game, and all proceeds will be donated to a local charity!

Jan. 26th vs. Centennial (Sophs @ 4:30, JV @ 6:00, Varsity @ 7:30)

Jan 27th vs. Meridian (Sophs @ 2:00, JV @ 3:30, Varsity @ 5:00)

Jan. 31st vs. Boise (Sophs @ 4:30, JV @ 6:00, Varsity @ 7:30)

Feb. 2nd vs. Columbia (Senior Night) (Sophs @ 4:30, JV @ 6:00, Varsity @ 7:30)