Capital High Newsletter

APRIL 2023

Mission: Educating today for a better tomorrow. Vision: District: We graduate each student prepared for college, career and citizenship. School: Educators at Capital will work collaboratively to inspire learning, growth and citizenship while preparing students for post-secondary endeavors.


Best in the Nest is a long standing tradition that was revived last year. It is an awards ceremony that primarily celebrates academic excellence. The event focuses on our senior class and awards students nominated by each department, our top ten scholars, National Merit honorees, and several other awards. We also celebrate new inductees into the Capital High School Hall of Fame. We are seeking corporate sponsors to help us fund the venue (Stueckle Sky Center), programs, awards and refreshments. We want this to be a special event that will be memorable for our students and families. Please distribute this information to any potential partners, or consider partnering with us if you have a business that would like to be a sponsor. Because this is an event honoring academic achievement we are providing exceptional benefits to our sponsors that cannot be gained by sponsoring an athletic or performing arts entity alone. You can contact us by emailing our principal Derek Gardner at or calling our main office 208-854-4490. We would like to thank our Capital Family for your support.
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-May 24th - ExtraMile Arena: 1401 Bronco Lane Boise, ID 83706, 7:00 PM

The Class of 2023 graduation ceremony is just around the corner. Seniors - you must have a cap, gown and stole to participate in the ceremony. Josten's is no longer accepting online orders so if you still need one you must call Josten's at 208-343-0175. Cap, gown, tassel & stole is $45.58 (tax included). if you need financial assistance, please contact your school counselor.

The online ordering site will open up approximately 3 weeks prior to picture day and will close by 9:00 am the morning of picture day. Click the button for additional picture day information and online ordering on the Dorian site.


Do you have one?

Purchase a 2023 Yearbook now in the business office.

Only a limited number will be available once they arrive, get yours before they are GONE!

Summer 2023 Driver Education

We will offer two sessions of Driver education this summer.

The first session will be June 1st – June 29th

The second session will be July 6th – August 3rd

Classes are in three-hour blocks 7-10 am, 10-1pm, 1-4pm

1 1/2 hours are in a classroom the other 1 ½ in a car.

Classes are Monday-Friday, all classes are held at Fairmont Jr. High.

Registration will begin April 1st.

You will need to have your permit purchased before registering.

Here is a link to the website:


ABSENCE LINE: 208-854-4493

PERMIT TO LEAVE 208-854-4494

Thank you for giving us ample time to get those delivered to your students, it is much appreciated.


Main Office - 208-854-4490

Counseling Office - 208-854-4499

Attendance Office - 208-854-4493

Attendance Office PTL Line 208-854-4494


2022 - 2023 Boise School District 1 to 1 Device Responsible Use and Non-Refundable Damage Deposit (Voluntary). Please click on button for more information

Did you know that the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League has a mountain bike racing team and club for students at Capital High? If you are interested in connecting with some great people for some fun rides, or interested in the fall race series, you should join! There will be a meeting for students and parents on April 6th at 6:30 in room 232 to orient new members of the club and to discuss preseason and regular season plans. Email or go speak to Mr. Mattravers in room 232 if you have any questions!

2023 Schedule

Student Travel Opportunity: Adventure Awaits in Scandinavia!

Hi families! Capital students have an opportunity to travel to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia on a trip the Mr. Mattravers is planning with EF Tours. This tour is not affiliated with Capital High School.

When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident and we would love to have your student join us on this adventure. In this info session, we'll talk about:

● How this opportunity will benefit your child

● What we'll see and do on our trip

● Everything that's included in this experience

● How we'll be keeping the trip safe

● How to enroll on the trip (before it fills up!)

Registration for this info session is mandatory to help organize our meeting and to notify attendees of a change in time or location if necessary. A parent or guardian must attend. Can't make it? Choose "No, but send info" so you don't miss out.

Meeting registration link:

Contact Mr. Mattravers if you have any questions!

Can't wait to see you there!

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Students parking at Capital must have a 2022-2023 parking permit present in vehicle. Parking Tickets will be issued to any vehicle parked at Capital that does NOT have a parking permit visible in vehicle.

Parking Permit $15.00 (Please bring: car registration, drivers license & proof of insurance to the bookroom. A parking permit will be issued to each student for one vehicle.)

Please do NOT park in numbered spots, those are reserved for Capital Staff. Please do NOT park in RESERVED PARKING SPOTS (marked with signs). You will be ticketed!

Durham School Services Calls for Awareness and Action on Alarming Increase of School Bus Stop Arm Violations in Boise, Idaho

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4/12 - SAT for Juniors

4/15 - Prom

4/19 - Field Day Fun Day

4/21 - No School

5/1 - 5/12 - AP Exams

5/18 - Seniors Last Day

5/23 - 5/25 - EOC's (Early Release)

5/24 - Capital Graduation - 7:00 PM, ExtraMile Arena

5/25 - Last Day of School for Sophomores and Juniors

Volunteers Needed for Camp Invention 2023 - see flyer below


Parents are the Solution Part 6

Talking to Your Teen about Drunk Driving

Please read the information below and then talk to your teen.

Click on this text to view both pages,

and to download for future use.


Many questions can be addressed through email. If you have a quick question, please email first:

School Counselors:

Mrs. Glouser (A-D)


Mr. Donnelly (E - LL)


Ms. Ayres (LM - RI)


Mrs. Taylor (RO- Z)


School Nurse Mrs. Howard


School Psychologist Mrs. Elliott


School Social Worker Jana Mansfield

Assistant & IDLA coordinator Mrs. Weems


College & Career Counselor Mrs. Chojnacky


Registrar Mrs. Rogers 208-854-4516


If your student is outside Capital's attendance boundaries, you must fill out an open enrollment form or an open enrollment continuation form for the 23/24 school year. The deadline to have these forms turned in is February 1st. Your student can pick up a form at the counseling office or download it from the Boise School District website and send it to me via email at