CHS Newsletter for February


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Students & Staffulty of the Month

Students & Staffulty of the Month (January & February)

Congratualtions to the following students and staffulty who were randomly selected from all the student and staffulty nominations during the month of December & January. Thank you for all you do to make Capital High the best! #LikeAnEagle

16-17 January & February

ACADEMICS: Firace Kabongo



ARTS: Shelley Toussau

ATHLETICS: Sean Ferguson

ATTENDANCE: Adrian Sanchez

ATTITUDE: Bella Brothers

EAGLE PRIDE: Laura Segura

STAFFULTY: Carla Zumwalt

Pre-registration for the 2017-2018 School Year

Pre-registration for 2017-2018 school year will occur during February. Students can start selecting classes in Infinite Campus on February 6th. Check out our

website for all pre-registration info, forms and class descriptions. Counselors will be in the Career Center during lunches on February 14th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th to help students. Deadline to select classes is February 24th.

Senior After Graduation Party

Class of 2017

After Graduation Celebration

May 23, 11 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Wahooz Family Fun Zone


The Class of 2017 will have the entire Wahooz Family Fun Zone to celebrate their graduation! Unlimited games, attractions, entertainment, food and raffle prizes are a part of this fun and safe celebration. Don’t miss out! Tickets will be on sale soon. Watch for announcements and flyers!

Class of 2017 After Graduation Party Needs Your Donations!

We need your donations! Capital’s Class of 2017 After Graduation Party needs donations of CASH, PRIZES, GIFT CARDS and GIFT CERTIFICATES! Help us provide exciting raffle prizes for the all-night graduation party. If you would like to make a donation, please contact: or

2017 Senior Recognition Ads

Parents feel free to design and submit senior ads, its not just for the students.

Senior Graduation Date:

May 23rd 2017 at Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)

No School February 17th

No School February 20th - President's Day

Spring Break

March 27th - March 31st

Bond Information


On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Boise School District will hold a bond election to reinvest in our neighborhood schools and community with no increase in the current property tax rate.

The District is able to raise $172.5 million WITHOUT increasing the current property tax rate for property owners due to:

  • Sound financial management and long-term planning

  • Rising property values in Boise

  • The expiration of the 2012 levy and 1996 bond

  • The restructuring of other long-term debt

The bond addresses overcrowding, outdated and aging facilities, and gives students access to modern classrooms and schools that reflect best practices in education and technology - ensuring students graduate college and career ready.

Learn more at

Annual Inclement Weather Notice to Parents/Guardians

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 city­wide 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, and post closure information at and on our Twitter account @BSDEducation. To sign­-up for the District’s emergency text messaging service text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. You can also view a short video further explaining our Inclement Weather Procedures by going to and then clicking on the Emergencies tab found under Parents & Patrons > Parent Information.

Attention English Language Learners

The yearly ACCESS tests will be given to you in the library on February 21 and 22. Please be on time when the call slip comes to you. Remember that when you pass all 4 of the ACCESS tests in the same year, you do not need to take those tests again next year.

Advanced Opportunities

Parents and students please note the Idaho State Department of Education's deadlines for requesting Fast Forward funds to pay for spring concurrent credit classes and AP tests:

*Concurrent/Dual Credit Registration Deadline: February 24, 2017

*AP Exam Registration Deadline: March 3, 2017

Career Center Information

Visitations coming up:

2/2: University of Idaho admissions representative will be in the Career Center at lunch

2/3: Lewis-Clark State College will be in the Career Center at lunch

2/7: YMCA Summer Camp is hiring and they will have a representative at Capital to talk with students about their summer jobs.

2/9: Boise State admissions representative will be in the Career Center at lunch

2/9: Silverhawk Aviation School will be in the Career Center at lunch

2/13: Capital High alum and representative of the College of Arts & Science at UI will be in the Career Center at lunch

2/15: Hispanic Family Night at Capital at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and several presentations for Hispanic Families wanting to learn more about going to college. See Mrs. Cupps for more information.


As scholarship notifications come in, please make sure you make a copy of the award and turn it in to Mrs. Cupps in the Career Center. Please include all scholarships...those you are accepting and those you are not accepting. These awards will be placed in the graduation program.

The award letters can be copied or scanned to Mrs. Cupps but I must receive something from the organization (college or otherwise) giving the award that shows you have received the scholarship. We will be accepting awards until the first part of May.

NCAA Presentation:

Jenny Bellomy, Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance at BSU, will be presenting NCAA eligibility information for students and families, grades 8-12, at the Capital High Auditorium, on Monday, February 27, starting at 7 p.m. All prospective athletes and families are welcome!

DECA Competition

March 9 -11

Daddy Daughter Dance April 8th for grades K-6 Main gym $5 per person

BIG Rummage Sale April 8th 8am-2pm Aux Gym

Talent Show

February 23rd @ 6:30 in the Auditorium

Music Performance Dates

Curtis Stigers Jazz Benefit Concert February 28 at 7:00 pm in the Capital Auditorium tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.

Join us on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital High School Auditorium as CHS welcomes alumni Curtis Stigers for a concert benefiting the music department and its students. A renowned and accomplished jazz musician, Stigers gives back to his alma mater in this special, one-night event which also celebrates the recent release of his newest album, One More for the Road. The new album brings two worlds together—old-school pop and big band jazz—with Stigers’ own version of the Frank Sinatra/Count Basie Orchestra marriage that originated 50 years ago at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and resulted in Sinatra at the Sands. Joining him are Capital Singers and the Capital Jazz Band. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Music Department at Capital High School. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Tammy Bush at (208)854-4498 or in person at the Capital High School Business Office.

February 2nd - Quad Choir Concert at 7:00 pm

February 7th - Quad Choir Concert at 7:00 pm

February 17th - BSU Vocal Jazz Festival (Singers & Classics)

February 21st - Orchestra Pre-Festival Concert at 7:00 pm at Capital

February 25th - DIII Vocal State Qualifying Solo Festival

February 27th - DIII Vocal Ensemble and Non-State Solo Festival

Capital Debate

The Capital Speech and Debate team for taking 4th place overall at the Mustang Mashup hosted by Eagle High School last weekend (1/20 -1/21).

Individual award winners are:

Jordyn Walhof and Rachel Edmundson 1st place Novice Policy Debate

Drew Holstein and Mckell Walden 2nd place Novice Policy Debate

Daniel Liu 2nd place Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Brandon Hemphill and Carson Lloyd 5th place varsity Policy Debate

Daniel Liu 5th place Informative Speaking

Daniel Liu 4th place speaker Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Rachel Edmundson 3rd place speaker Novice Policy Debate

Connor Lynch and Christian Rupp 5th place speakers Varsity Public Forum Debate

The following students for their outstanding performances at the Mt. View tournament last weekend (1/27-1/28)!

Daniel Liu 2nd place Informative Speaking and 3rd Place Lincoln Douglas Speaker

Grace McGrorty 2nd place Public Forum Debate (this is especially fantastic because Public Forum debate is done with a partner, but Grace's partner was too ill to attend the tournament. She debated all 6 rounds by herself against teams from other schools!)

Carson Lloyd 3rd Place Impromptu Speaking

Rachel Edmondson 4th Place Retold Story

Natalie Talcott and Jordyn Walhof Honorable Mention in Policy Debate

We finish our regular season this weekend in Spokane. Thank you so much for your continued support of the speech and debate team


Wrestling Results

Capital Wrestling had a solid showing at the Tiger Griz Invitational. The team finished tied for 8th out of 28 teams. We had 4 placers in the top 3: Payton Dye 1st, Sean Ferguson and Cade Krishnek -2nd, and Austin Iorga -3rd. JT Titmus was also the JV Champion at 132 lbs. Please congratulate these young men as we prepare for Districts/State

Capital Wrestling had a solid night (1/25) beating Mountain View and Kuna in dual action. Capital 51 - MTN VIEW 30 AND Capital 45 - Kuna 37!

Capital Wrestling had a successful weekend (1/27-1/28) at the North Idaho Rumble in Coeur d' Alene placing 5th out of 20 teams. Champions were Austin Iorga and Payton Dye , Runner up was Cade Krishnek, and placing 4th was Sean Ferguson and Braeden Silvers. Thanks for your support and we would love to see you this Wednesday (Feb 1) as we take on Columbia - one of the top wrestling teams in the state!

Spring Sport Athletes

Attention Spring Sport Athletes:

All consent for participation, contact and medical history information is now online. We will not accept paper form any longer.

Please go to the Capital Athletics website:

Look under announcements: Electronic Athlete Registration Instructions.

If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact head athletic trainer Pam Arriola at

Bond Information


On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Boise School District will hold a bond election to reinvest in our neighborhood schools and community with no increase in the current property tax rate.

The bond would address these top challenges:

  • Overcrowding with student populations so large schools can’t function properly

  • Using portable classrooms to address overcrowding and safety

  • School parking lots overflowing into busy streets at critical times, creating safety issues

  • Older school buildings that are simply out-of-date and some that are too costly to repair

  • Aging electrical systems that cannot support modern technology

  • Structural issues that could result in safety concerns

  • Classrooms and schools that are physically unable to meet modern educational standards

If approved, the bond will provide students access to modern classrooms and schools that reflect best practices in education and technology - ensuring students graduate college and career ready.

Learn more at