Capital High School Newsletter


Important Schedule Information for April 9th

Educational Extravaganza Schedule

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Seniors day starts at 9:30 am - 12:25 pm

9:30 am Meet in main gym

  • Important mandatory Senior Class Meeting

  • Josten’s Graduation Presentation

  • Shakespeare Performance

  • Opportunity Fair

(Summer jobs, Career & College options)

12:25 pm Seniors to Lunch and are dismissed for the dayS

Juniors day starts at 7:45 am - 12:25 pm

7:45-12:25 Meet in pre-assigned classroom to take SAT Test

12:25 Juniors to Lunch and are dismissed for the day

Sophomores full day

7:45 Meet in pre-assigned classroom

  • ISAT Testing

  • Shakespeare Performance

  • Opportunity Fair

(Possible summer jobs, Career & College options)

  • Genius Hour Presentations

3:07 Sophomores are dismissed for the day


Students & Staffulty of the Month


ACADEMICS: Isabella Elliott

ACTIVITIES: MacKenzie Thiel

ACTS OF SERVICE: Elizabeth Brown

ARTS: Alexie Johnson

ATHLETICS: Grant Player

ATTENDANCE: Abucar Mohamed

ATTITUDE: Haidyn Courtney

EAGLE PRIDE: Tyler Rhodes

STAFFULTY: Ryan Hofmann

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Academic Assembly April 12th @ 9:20 am in Capital Main Gym

Theme for this years' Academic Assembly is Battle of the Bands
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Culture Week and International Potluck

Capital will be celebrating our diverse cultures the week of April 22-26. A family friendly International Potluck will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 25th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Cafeteria/Courtyard area. Students and families are invited to come and bring food from your culture to share with others. There will be light food provided. Enjoy cultural entertainment and speakers from our Capital community and beyond. This is a celebration of the wonderful diversity we have here at Capital and we hope everyone will come and join us for this fun, family friendly event.
Link to sign up for International Potluck

Please click on link to signup to to bring a dish to share on the 25th

State of Idaho nominee to the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) National Award.

Cadet Melissa Virgen is the State of Idaho nominee to the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) National Award. National Award winners are presented medals and substantial awards: 1st Place $2500, 2nd Place $1500, and 3rd Place $1000.
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DTECH New Student Orientation/Open House May 16th

We wanted to let you know we will be having a new student orientation/ open house on May 16th here at DTEC from 5:30-6:30. This is an opportunity for all new students and parents to come meet their teacher and learn more about the program they have signed up for. Our hope is this will help to cut down on the number of students who drop the class in August and September because the class wasn't what they thought it was. Teachers will run 2 consecutive 30 minute presentations where they will go over their class, curriculum, expectations, & any equipment needed. There will also be time for parents and students to ask questions. If the class isn't what they want, we can help them find a class that might better fit their needs.

Please share this with your students who are coming to DTEC for the first time. Returning students and the public are also more than welcome to come out and see what we offer. Thanks!

Career Center


It’s not too late to complete the FAFSA, if you haven’t already done so. This is the form that helps students attending just about any postsecondary education program, get money for school.

As of the writing of this, Capital has 52% of our students have completed a FAFSA!

If you need help, please don’t hesitate to contact me!!

Scholarship awards are still being taken. With financial aid packages beginning to show up either in the mail or in emails, make sure you send me a copy of the award letter so that we can get them in the graduation program. The deadline for turning in scholarships will be May 1.

There are a couple of scholarships still open!!

*Capital High Heritage Scholarship: Given by alums of Capital, a $1000 scholarship will be given out this year… Due April 15

*Haugse-Cossey: This scholarship is for students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, must show financial need, and must be a permanent resident of Ada County. The application is attached. Due April 15

*Lightfoot Foundation: Based primarily on financial need (families must earn less than $110,000), cumulative 2.5… Due April 15

*Walter & Lillie Steele: A Capital High only scholarship, 8-$1000 will be given to CHS students. Based on need, academics, and school and community involvement. Due April 10

*Windmere Foundation Scholarship: 5-$1000 scholarships will be given, based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and need. Due April 15

There are still quite a few other scholarships listed on Naviance. Please check them out!!

Looking for a Job?!!

The Opportunity Fair on April 9 will be your chance to look for a career or just a summer job. Seniors will be attending the Opportunity Fair during the day, from 11:30-1:50. Colleges, military, volunteer organizations, apprenticeships, and companies looking to hire for summer jobs will be in attendance. Need a resume? Come see Mrs. Cupps for help.

Some of the organizations coming include: Idaho Department of Labor, Citibank, Idaho Youth Ranch, Roaring Springs, Boise Hawks, Western Heating and Air to name just a few!!

Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to attend the Treasure Valley College Fair on Sunday, April 7, from 1-3 p.m. in the BSU Student Union. Parking is free in the Lincoln Garage. Over 50 colleges from the Northwest and beyond will be in attendance to visit with students and parents about their schools.

Students are encouraged to register for the fair at

The School Day SAT will be given on April 9. Juniors will report to their assigned classroom by 7:45 a.m. The following materials will be needed for testing:

*Picture ID

*Calculator used in math class

*Small snack

*#2 pencils (not mechanical!!)

Students SHOULD NOT be bringing any electronics with them to the room. If student must bring electronics, especially phones, they will be asked to power them down immediately. If they are caught with a phone during testing they will be subject to being taken from the testing and will not receive a score for this SAT.

Students will complete testing around 12:15 and will be released for the day. Lunch will be served at the end of testing.

We encourage students to be in attendance for this test!! Not only is it a piece of the college application process but it is a graduation requirement. All students are required to take a college entrance exam prior to graduation. If they do not take the School Day test, arrangements will have to made for them to take the test on a Saturday.

Scores will be available sometime in the middle of May.

We are encouraging Juniors to attend the Opportunity Fair after their test, it is not a requirement but if they are looking for summer employment or volunteer opportunities, this would be great for them to attend!

I will be offering the College Information Night program again on Tuesday, April 23 @ 7 p.m. Any family who was not able to make it for the Information Night in March is welcome to this one!

College Visits:

April 3: University of Utah 3:07 (After school)

April 6: Service Academy Days: 1-3 p.m. Lincoln Auditorium of the State Capitol

April 7: Treasure Valley College Fair: 1-3 p.m. BSU Student Union (Open to All Students and Families)

April 8: University of Wyoming 9:37 (Break)

Pacific University 9:37 (Break)

University of Arizona 9:37 (Break)

Oregon Institute of Technology 9:37 (Break)

University of the Pacific 11:41 (Lunch)

University of Alabama 3:07 (After School)

Northern Arizona University 3:07 (After School)

Carroll College 3:07 (After School)

Westminster College (SLC) 3:07 (After School)

April 17: Boise State 11:41 (Lunch)

April 18: Savannah College of Art 9:37 (Break)

April 23: University of Idaho 11:41 (Lunch)

Military Visits (All at lunch):

April 3: Idaho National Guard

April 10: Marines

April 16: Air Force

April 17: Idaho National Guard

Capital will be offering the ASVAB on April 11 at 12:30 p.m. The ASVAB is the military entrance exam and is used to help place enlisted into jobs. There is NO obligation to the military if you take this exam.

The exam will be completed on computers this time around and so students will get a score immediately.

Students must sign up in the Career Center to take the exam.

Junior and Senior Prom

~ This Magic Moment~

Saturday, April 13th


Boise Train Depot

$15 each ($20 at the door)

Boise School District Student Calendar 2018-19

May 17 Last Day of School for Seniors and Early Release Pre K-6

May 21 High School End of Semester Testing - Early Release 10-12

May 22,23,24 Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release *7-12

May 24 Last Day of School - Early Release Pre K-12

June 4 - 28 Secondary Summer School - Semester 1

July 4 Independence Day Holiday - No Summer School

July 1 - 26 Secondary Summer School - Semester 2

Elementary 1:15 (lunch served) or **1:45 (lunch served), Senior High 12:30 (no lunch served), Junior High 12:00 (no lunch served). Pre K & Kindergarten AM: 10:30 or **11:00; Pre K & Kindergarten PM: 1:15 or **1:45. (**Late Start Schools: Amity, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Lowell, Madison, Morley Nelson, Riverside, Shadow Hills and Whittier)

*End of Semester Testing Days: Junior High releases 1:15 on days 1 & 2 (lunch served - May 22, 23), and 12:00 on day 3 (no lunch served - May 24).

Senior's Last Day of School will be May 17th

Tips for Senioritis.

Are your seniors tired of school? Are they spending more time napping than homework? Are they drained of all motivation? It sounds like senioritis. There can be some serious consequences for students who don’t take their last semester serious. Colleges can rescind their acceptance. It can mess up their financial aid plans if the student’s GPA drops. If grades get bad enough, students may need Summer School to finish up. Summer School!!

There are several ways to help them make it to the finish line. Talk about their main plans - graduation, college and work. Though senioritis is normal for students, it is also normal to pull it together to finish strong. Most students find that spring semester moves fast; deadlines come fast too. Here is an article with some basic tips for how to help students with senioritis:

Capital Graduation

Capital Graduation will be on May 23rd at Taco Bell Arena 7:00 pm
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Many thanks to the following donor individuals, families, and businesses contributing to the success of this year's Graduation Party for the Class of 2019:

Our Capital Family is simply the BEST! Many thanks to the following donor individuals, families, and businesses contributing to the success of this year's Graduation Party for the Class of 2019:

Kathi and Don Baumgartner

Cara and John Beers

Kim Blaser – Jamaca Me Tan

Allison and Dean Brookins

Chris and Ty Bryan

Susan Buxton and Grant Walden

Lisa Cardona

Charlotte and Scott Clothier

Becky and Darrell Early

Kary and Scott Ferguson

Charity and Mark Girard

Jennifer Graening

Hall-Dudney Family

Carrie and Dean Hastriter

Chris Heise – The Boardroom

Kelly and Robin Hibbs

Eric Holley – Oliver Finley

Ji Family

Jannica and Todd Johnson

Jonna Weber Real Estate

Kristi and Andrew Knowles

Krishnek Family

Kayce and Rob McEwan

Melt Organic

Kerrylyn Miller

Tim Miller

Oliver’s Daily Grind

Quitugua Family

Natalie and Loren Roberts

Robinette Family

Smith Horras, P.A.

April and David Southwick

Stuart Family

Talcott Family

Joanne Taylor

Amra Temim-Godinjak

The Summit Youth Academy

Jennifer and Justin Thiel

Simon Toussau

Margie and Fred Waddel Family

Amy and Gary Walk

Weyand Family

Robin and Gale Zickefoose

Contributions are still being happily accepted to offset the cost of the seniors' t-shirt "tickets", to purchase additional gift cards for raffle prizes, and to help insure every student who wants to attend will have help with the ticket cost, if needed. Please direct questions to the Fundraising and Donations Committee via Carrie Hastriter at

The Golden Eagle Booster Club

The Golden Eagle Booster Club would like to thank and recognize the following donors to our online auction held in the fall of 2018. We raised over $2,700 that will be invested in the Academics, Activities, and Athletics at Capital.

DECA ICDC Orlando Florida April 27-May 1

Orchestra Information

Spring Orchestra Concert featuring the seniors

Thursday, April 25

7:00 PM at the Capital Auditorium

Reception after the concert

Band Information

Band Concerts:

April 1 at 7pm - Boise Schools Spring Jazz Night at Borah

April 4 all day - Gene Harris Jazz Festival

April 16 at 7pm - Symphonic Band Pre-Festival Concert at Capital

April 18 at 1:20pm - Band Festival at Vallivue High School

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Boys Basketball Information

Summer Basketball (for players entering grades 9-12) will begin in mid-May.

Please contact Coach Moore with any questions!

Boy's Basketball Summer Camp for grades 3rd-8th grade will be on

June 10-13th, from 9am-3pm each day.

More details will be sent out next month!

Go Eagles!

Boys Lacrosse

Hi Capital Friends and Family, the boys lacrosse season is well underway. We have 14 games in April and would love to see you cheering on our eagles. We play every Tuesday in April as well as Thursday April 4 at 6:00 at Fairmont Junior High. Our full schedule can be viewed at Lacrosse is an exciting game to watch and we have some of the best players in the state. Come support our team! Contact Ms. Cates at with any questions.

2019-2020 Physical Information

High school 11 th graders, and junior high 9 th grade students participating in their school’s athletic programs may receive a physical exam at this time. Wednesday, May 15th @ Borah 7:15 - 8:30 High School $20.00 Click on link for more information.