Capital High Newsletter





ACADEMICS: Ivy Davidson

ACTIVITIES: Hanna Elguezabal

ACTS OF SERVICE: Lily Balanoff

ARTS: Alex Spoon

ATHLETICS: Jayce French

ATTENDANCE: Samantha Wells

ATTITUDE: Julyn Willett

EAGLE PRIDE: Naomi Lukehart

STAFF: Matt Fuhriman

Idaho State Department of Education Parent Engagement Survey

Dear Capital Parent/Guardian:

One of the pieces of Idaho’s new school accountability system is a parent survey. This survey asks for your input on several topics to help measure how our schools are doing in meeting your needs.

To access the survey, visit Then pick your student’s school from the drop-down menu. Please complete a survey for each school your child attends.

The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. You can submit your survey from February 18 thru March 31, 2020.

We will use these survey responses to identify opportunities to maximize satisfaction, engagement, and communication. Additionally, the state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s new school report card (

Thank you for participating in the survey. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Principal.


Derek Gardner

Congratulations to the following Student for being accepted into the 2020 Valley Visions

Graduation date for Capital High School 2019-2020

Graduation will be held on May 18th, 7:00 pm at ExtraMile Arena

SENIORS - Please Verify your name for the correct spelling on your diploma

Please Verify your name for the correct spelling on your diploma. The name on your diploma MUST be your legal name that appears on your birth certificate. A list of seniors is posted outside of the counseling office until March 13th. If there are any changes, please fill out a green slip in the counseling office. Thank you

Cap and Gown information for Seniors

Parents and Guardians,

The deadline for ordering your cap and gown has come and gone! If you have not yet ordered it you must go online to or call Jostens at 208-343-0175 and order the cap and gown directly. It is extremely important to get these Items ordered as soon as possible. Students must have the proper graduation attire in order to be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Parent-Sponsored Graduation Party

The Class of 2020 will graduate on Monday, May 18, at Extra Mile Arena. The parent-sponsored graduation party will be held that night at Wahooz, from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. The entrance fee is $60 per graduate for unlimited food, drinks, and fun. Tickets will go on sale after Spring Break. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Khan Raffle Promotion


Khan Academy Raffle Promotion


To increase the number of students utilizing Khan Academy and increase the number of minutes students are using Khan to ultimately help us reach our schoolwide literacy goal!


February 23-April 13

  • Monday Minute Turn In- each Monday students login to their Khan account to access their total minutes.

  • Print minutes and turn into library by the end of the day on Monday

  • Tuesday admin will draw 3 names and the winners will get their choice of gift card


Students will turn in a printout of their minutes to the boxes located in the library. Each of the boxes are labeled:

  1. 5-99 minutes = 5 dollar gift card

  2. 100-299 minutes = 10 dollar gift card

  3. 300+ minutes = 15.00 dollar gift card


All Capital Students



Lunch Detention Dates: February, March, April, and May

Location: Room 112

Day Time Minutes Served

Monday 11:46-12:16 30 minutes

Tuesday 11:46-12:16 30 minutes

Wednesday 12:01-12:31 30 minutes

Thursday 11:46-12:16 30 minutes

Friday 11:46-12:16 30 minutes

Friday School Scheduled Dates: February, March, April, and May

Location: Room 112 or 119

Day Date Time Minutes Served

Friday February 21, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes

Friday February 28, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes

Friday March 6, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes

Friday March 13, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes

Friday April 3, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes

Friday April 17, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes

Friday May 1, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes

Friday May 15, 2020 3:15-6:15 180 minutes


If you are planning to attend Capital High School next year and live outside our boundaries you must complete an open enrollment continuation form and have it signed by parents or guardians for the 20-21 school year.

The form can be picked up at the counseling office OR you can print one out on the Boise School District website: under the Parents & Patrons tab. It is titled OPEN ENROLLMENT CONTINUATION FORM.

In order to keep your student a part of our Capital Family we need to have all the proper paperwork on file so don’t delay, please turn your form in ASAP!

Thank you!

Mrs. Weems

Counseling Secretary

Capital High School

Information from College and Career Center

Scholarship Award Letters:

Please make a copy or scan a copy of any scholarship award letters and get them to Mrs. Cupps. These awards will, whether they will be accepted or not, will be placed in the graduation program. The deadline will be at the end of April.


There are still quite a few scholarships available to students that can be viewed on this document.. We have 4 that are specifically for Capital High students.

*Capital High Heritage: created by our Capital High alumni

*Walter & Lillie Steele: also from a Capital High family

*Jason Eddy Into the Starry Night: for an art student from an alum family

*Eagle’s Wings Wrestling Scholarship


As of the writing of this article, we have 54% of our seniors who have submitted a FAFSA!!!

There’s still time. Go to to complete your financial aid form. See Mrs. Cupps if you have any questions.


Students interested in going to CWI this fall should sign up in the Career Center to get their CWI student account and get all steps taken to register for classes for the fall.

Our CWI admission rep will be here Wednesday, March 18 to help all students going to CWI with their next steps.


Bronco Day, our campus wide open house event, is happening in two months on April 11th. We would love to invite you and your high school students/families to come experience how great Boise State is.


UI Bound for all seniors attending UI in the Fall:

Sneak Peek is April 10 for all interested students:

On March 12, the University of Idaho will be at Capital (Pres. Green is scheduled) to encourage students about going on to further their education...not just a bachelors but any degree!!

The presentation will be taking place during 6th hour (1:15) in the Auditorium. Parents are welcome to attend.

The U.S. Navy will be bringing their Virtual Reality bus to Capital on Monday, March 16. Students will need to register for the visit and present a parent-signed permission form in order for them to attend this event. This information coming soon!

This is a state of the art immersive experience, with a virtual reality mission, electronic data capture and digital technology at every touchpoint. The goal is to transform and elevate the way people think about the Navy, while generating a high-caliber recruit pool.

College Visits:

March 4: CWI @ lunch

March 11: Yale (student who graduated from Renaissance) @ lunch

University of Idaho @ lunch

March 17: University of Utah @ break

March 18: CWI (Registration for students attending in the fall)

March 20: Boise State

No School

March 23rd - March 27th - Spring Break

Curtis Stigers

Tickets are now on sale for the Music Department Benefit Concert featuring Curtis Stigers!! The annual concert will take place on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital Auditorium. For Curtis Stigers—the award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist—the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, his commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music. Stigers is an alumnus of Capital High School, and gives back to his alma mater each year by wowing audiences at the Music Department Benefit Concert. Stigers will perform a solo set as well as collaborative charts with the Capital Jazz Band and Capital Singers. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door with all proceeds benefiting Capital music students. Get yours by calling (208)854-4498 or from any CHS jazz student.

7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance - Hosted by Capital High DECA

7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance - Hosted by Capital High DECA

When: Saturday March 14th, 7:00-9:00 pm (6:30 doors)

Where: Capital's Main Gym

What: A special evening for dads and daughters

Price: $20 for dad, daughter, photo booth, flower, and cake

$10 for each additional daughter

Questions: email

Join us for a magical night your daughter will never forget!

Spring Assembly - Hair Donation

-Hair Donation at Spring assembly: March 20th, must donate at least 8 inches of hair, can sign up outside of Ms. Ciaccio’s room (111)

Save the Date

April 4th - Prom

April 7th - Curtis Stigers

April 10th - Academic Assembly

April 14th - Senior Meeting, SAT Day (11th Grade) & ISAT Testing (10th Grade) schedule and information in April Newsletter.

April 27th - May 1st - Art Show

May 15th - Senior Last Day

Orchestra Information

District III Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival. March 11. BSU. All day.

Choir Information

March 17 Choir Quadrant Concert #1

7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Capita Singers, Fairmont Harmonics, Valley View Choir, Morely Nelson Choir, Koelsch Choir, Horizon Choir, Mountain View Choir (invited both nights)

March 19 Choir Quadrant Concert #2

7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Capita Singers, Riverglen Dynamics, Shadow Hills Choir, Pierce Park Choir, Mountain View Choir (invited both nights)

Band Information

March 4 - Band Solo and Ensemble Festival at Boise State University

March 11-15 - Jazz Ensemble and Capital Singers competition at Clackamas Community College in Portland.

March 21 - Treasure Valley Indoor Championships at Capital High School, Winterguard will be competing