Borah High 4th Quarter Newsletter

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Contact Information

Main Office: 854-4370

Attendance Office: 854-4374

Fax Number: 854-4371

Letter from the Principal's Desk

We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing spring break as we prepare for the final push to graduation. Seniors last day will be on Wednesday, May 18th with the final day for Sophomores and Juniors on May 25th. The Borah High Graduation Ceremony will be May 26th at Boise State at 6pm. At this point we don’t know of any restrictions in the number of friends and family who can attend the ceremony. We will update you immediately if there are any changes for graduation attendance.

-Mr. Standlee

Food Service Updates

During the 2022-2023 school year the Boise Schools will be charging for breakfasts and lunches because the federal pandemic waivers have expired. Families will need to complete a free/reduced lunch application in order to continue to receive free lunch at Borah. Applications will be available in July at or at Borah's registrations for next year. Families that receive food stamps will be directly certified for free lunch and will not need to do an application. If you have any questions, please see the Boise Schools food service website at



  • All students are required to obtain a permit to leave if they are leaving during school hours.
  • Exceptions: during lunch time or if he/she has an off campus class and are leaving at that time.
  • Any missed class must be excused by a parent or guardian.
  • If your student is going to be gone for more than 1 day and you already know, it's fine to excuse them with one call.

You can contact Ms. Little at 854-4374 or


College Information Night, March 31st, 6:00 pm

Please join Mrs. Kimball, Borah’s College & Career Counselor, to learn more about the college admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships. Please RSVP here. The event will take place in Borah’s Auditorium. A recorded version of the presentation will be sent to those who cannot attend.

SAVE THE DATE! Treasure Valley College Fair - April 30th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Boise State University will host a college fair for students and families on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 in the Student Union Building. Over 50 colleges from the Northwest and beyond are expected to be represented. The fair is an excellent opportunity for students to explore higher education options. You can register ahead of time or on site.

Spring Scholarships

Seniors, there is still time to apply for scholarships if you’re headed to college next fall! Here are a few to check out:

College Bound Checklist:

For students planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2022, there are several tasks to complete this spring:

  • Sign up for Orientation. Whether virtual or in person, most colleges require new students to attend an orientation session where they will sign up for classes.

  • View & accept financial aid. Make sure students log into their college accounts to view their financial aid package. A financial aid package includes money offered from FAFSA (Pell Grants, Work Study, and Student Loans) as well as institutional scholarships.

  • Sign up for housing. If your student plans to live on campus, they will need to apply for housing through their college or university.

Graduation Cap & Gown


Graduation is right around the corner! Please make sure to order your cap and gown by the following deadline: APRIL 1, 2022.

You will receive more information about graduation in the upcoming weeks, but for now, please keep this information in mind:

  • You are responsible for ordering your cap and gown

  • Every cap and gown ordered comes with a tassel

  • You will pick up your cap and gown at the Senior Breakfast in the spring

  • Graduation will be at ExtraMile Arena on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7:00pm


Events for students & families to explore college options

Treasure Valley College Fair

50 + colleges from around the country

Boise State University, Student Union Building

Saturday, April 30th 1-3 pm

Idaho State University

Bengal Visit Day

Saturday, April 23rd 2022

Register here

University of Idaho

Sneak Peek

Friday, April 8th 2022

Register here

Boise State University

Bronco Day

Saturday, April 9th 2022

Register here


Senior Eduardo Hernandez was highlighted by Tallo, a STEM outreach company, highlighting his work in his computer science courses.

Senior Jacob Pham shot the video in his Video Production course.

The video is hosted here:


Borah Theater Arts will be performing spring shows. All performances will take place in The Little Theatre.

Theatre 3 One-Act Plays, April 7 & 8 @ 6pm (doors open @ 5:30):

15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play AND The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet

Theatre 4 & 5, April 14, 15, & 16 @ 7pm (doors open at 6:30):

Tuck Everlasting


The Borah Spirit Squad will be having tryouts in May for the 2022-2023 season.

Please check our website and social media for updates!

Dance Team: @bhslionettes

Cheer Team: @borahcheerleading



The Borah Drag Racing Team has their first event of the new season . The first High School Drag Race is on Saturday April 16th, 2022 at Firebird Raceway. The gates will open at 8:00 A.M. Please come out and support your Borah Drag Racers.

If anyone has questions , come and see Mr. Blanc in room 310. Remember all you need is a driver's license and a car to race, to join the team. Most students race the car they drive to school .


Sports Medicine is running an event for athlete's to get their physical exam completed in May.

SAVE THE DATE: Athletic Physical Exams . . . Tuesday, May 24th

This event will happen at Borah High School from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Cost is $20.00 (cash, check, or credit card)

This is for athletes to complete a physical exam that is required for participation in athletics.

All incoming freshmen and juniors will need a new physical exam.

Additional information can be found on the website and Flier.


Borah Debate is closing the season strong with excellent showings at the National Qualifier Tournament (qualifying 5 students to Nationals), District Debate Tournament (2nd place overall; 7 students qualified to State) and District Speech Tournament ( 3rd Place Overall; 15 students qualified to State).


Hospitality Service Team Torie Kinghorn/ Isabelle Phithak 1st place

Integrated Marketing Written Isabelle Phithak 2nd place

Principles of Hospitality Molly Sawyer 2nd place

Business Service Marketing Jacob Robinson 3rd place

Food Marketing Jacob Van Lith 3rd place

4 other top 5 finishers 9 of 11 competitors went on stage and placed top 5


World Languages at Borah

Our World Languages are off to a strong start in the second semester. In addition to vocabulary, grammar, great conversations and presentations, each department has been working on special cultural projects.

In French. students have been researching fashion, French castles, and creating original stories. German students are studying Heroes & Resistance (World War 2) and planning trips to Germany. In Japanese, students are also planning travel as well as studying Japanese Bonsai. (We actually planted our own trees.) Latin is studying history and Spanish is very busy. We are traveling to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Island using the Virtual Reality goggles from our fabulous library. In other Spanish classes students are preparing for AP exams (Language and Literature) and also studying fashion and shopping.

All of our classes use the target language.

*German would like to mention a great opportunity for a short cultural exchange. Next fall, Borah will be hosting German students through the German American Partnership program (GAPP). We still need a few more host families for their short stay.


Borah High School's Child Development Class will host a PreSchool Easter Egg Hunt on April 15th 9:00-10:30am.

There will be games and activities and chance to meet the Easter Bunny!

If interested, please complete the following form:

See flier for more information



Daily Theme, Healthy Snack, Learning Activities

Ages 3-5

Cost $10.00 (donation)—for all 3 weeks


Tuesdays 8:50-10:35

  • April 19
  • April 26
  • May 3

Wednesdays 8:50-10:35

  • April 20
  • April 27
  • May 4

Thursdays 8:50-10:35

  • April 21
  • April 28
  • May 5


  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 6

May 10- Playschool Graduation/Celebration

Please complete application form by 4/13

Questions? Contact

Phone (208) 854-4432 FAX (208) 854-4371

See flier for charted schedule


We have been assisting many classes and students doing research during 3rd quarter. We suggest doing preliminary research (we call lower case “r” research) by opening multiple tabs and reading about your topic of interest from many angles. This is also known as “lateral reading.” Then, armed with more background and a list of specific keywords, students go to the Borah Library Database page (subscriptions to thousands of professional journals, newspapers, reference books, audio/video and scholarly works, for what we call the upper case “R” research). If students use these sources in papers/projects the source should then be cited, or listed, on their bibliography page. A citation is a description of where/who the original source came from. The databases produce the citations for us, which is amazing and time saving!

It’s not too late to sign up for the BSD XBooks Reading Challenge. Read details here. There are many very easy and quick categories to encourage us all to read in different directions.

Spring break travel? Ask your student to download an audiobook for everyone to enjoy from our district shelf found using the “Sora” app- instructions are on our Digital Reading page.


Does your student need extra support?

Borah is offering support groups to all students and are accessed by both those seeking connections and those needing intensive support. The purpose of a support group within the high school setting is to provide participants with a comforting, safe environment where they feel free to express themselves. In addition to providing emotional support, group participation also allows students to establish meaningful and trusting relationships with their peers. If you would like to sign your student up for a group or have any questions, feel free to contact our school social worker Becky woodland at or 208.854.6916.


Thank you to Starbucks on Apple and Boise Avenue and to Great Harvest off of Curtis and Fairview. They have continued to donate to our food pantry and support our students for the past two years!