Capital High Newsletter
PSAT Schedule for October 16th
PSAT Day Bell Schedule
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
(Juniors & Sophomores)
8:20 Juniors and sophomores report to assigned testing locations*
Pre-Administration Activities and Procedures
8:50 Begin Reading Test (60 min.)
9:50 Break (5 minutes)
9:55 Begin Writing & Language Test (35 min.)
10:30 Begin Math Test - No Calculator (25 min.)
10:55 Break (5 min)
11:00 Begin Math Test - With Calculator (45 min)
11:45 Collect testing materials
11:56 Dismiss for Lunch
12:36-1:23 5th Period
1:28-2:15 6th Period
2:20-3:07 7th Period
*(Please see student test location rosters on bulletin board outside of main office.)
PSAT Day Bell Schedule
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11:00 Mandatory Senior Graduation & Class Meeting (Main Gym)
Seniors enter (5 minutes)
Welcome and Introduction (Mr. Gardner)
Senior Teacher “Persevering” Presentation (15 min)
Mrs. Carter, Mr. Twiss, Mrs. Uriarte
Senior Class Officers (1 min)
Josten’s Graduation Presentation (Jon Wilson) (30 min)
“Finish Strong” Mr. Simis (5 minutes)
11:56 am Dismiss for Lunch
12:36-1:23 pm 5th Period
1:28-2:15 pm 6th Period
2:20-3:07 pm 7th Period
Josten's Senior Orders due on October 23rd
STUDENTS & STAFF OF THE MONTH (September)
STUDENTS & STAFF OF THE MONTH
Students & Staff of the Month
ACADEMICS: Michelle Conrado
ACTIVITIES: Sadia Abdulkadia
ACTS OF SERVICE: Natalie De Rose
ARTS: Connor Hankel
ATHLETICS: Emily Garus
ATTENDANCE: Braydon Barnes
ATTITUDE: Tristyn Shivel
EAGLE PRIDE: Angel Duran
STAFF: Jami Fenwick
SENIOR PARENTS-ADS FOR GRADS!
The year has started and already the memories are in the making! Capture the times with a Senior Ad in the Talon yearbook! A variety of prices and ad sizes gives you great options to personalize your senior's yearbook in a very special way! Prices go up on October 15th so act today!
For more information and for answers to frequently asked questions, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com or call 951-274-9561
DECA's 2019 Make-A-Wish kid is a 7 year old named Wyatt
Make-A-Wish Community Project - Ways to get involved
Donate online www.tinyurl.com/donate-2-wyatt
Buy Stars from any of Capital's marketing students
Donate Toys - Throughout the assembly we provide Wyatt with toys from our faculty and staff. So far we only have a few donated and could use some help in this area. Toys can be sent to room 211
Bring Money October 3rd (loose change or cold hard cash) for the Miracle Minute during the homecoming assembly and then again at the homecoming game
To view a video of Wyatt and his family click the video above.
Homecoming Week Sept. 30th - Oct.5th
a dance of the decades
Powder puff @ 7:30pm on baseball field
Bonfire after powder puff on JV softball field (time depends on when games are done!)
Girls soccer (6:00) @ home
Volleyball (6:30) @ home
Boys soccer @ 5:15 @ home
Assembly- Make a Wish Bring Change!
Hoco football game @ DLP @ 7
Theme: Beat Borah!
Tailgate @ DLP 5:45-6:45
Battle Bus leaves @ 5:15
BOWLING NIGHT @ WESTY’S 9:30-11:30
tickets - $2
(sold same week of hoco week)
Homecoming dance- 7:30-10pm
capital aux gym
$10 sold week of hoco
$15 @ the door
Dress up days:
M: Beach Theme
T: Disney Day
W: Spirit Day
TH: Beat Borah
October 7th-11th college application week!
Oct. 9th College-Wear Wednesday
(Come get a treat in room 111 if you participate!)
Corsages & Boutonnieres for Homecoming
DECA is excited to partner with Dream Farm Flowers to bring you corsages and
boutonnieres for homecoming! Make your students life easy and have them pre order corsages and boutonnieres when they purchase their homecoming tickets. Flowers will be sold at lunch the week of homecoming and can be picked up the morning of Saturday Oct. 5th at Capital from 10:00-11:30am. Please bring money at the time of order.
**For corsages students can pick a main color and an accent color**
See pictures below
STUDENT DROP OFF & PICKUP ZONE
Attention Parents & Students, the student drop off zone is in the East Parking lot.
Parents and Students will no longer be able to drop off/pickup students at the front of the School, due to continued issues with buses not being able to gain access to the bus pickup/drop off zone. Please help keep the drop off area running smoothly by pulling all the way up to the student entrance double doors near the south end of the east student parking lot.
Thank you for all your help with this matter.
All vistors please report to main office with Government-issued ID
College & Career Center
Dates to Know:
Oct. 7: FAFSA Night @ 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium
Oct. 7-Oct 11: College Application Week @ Capital
Oct. 16: PSAT for all sophomores and juniors
Oct. 29: Christian College Fair, 6-8 p.m. Tree City Church
Oct. 30: Boise National College Fair, 9-2 and 6-8 p.m., Expo Idaho
Beginning October 1, the FAFSA will open for the 2020-2021 school year. All families of seniors planning to go on with ANY kind of education beyond high school is strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA. This form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, helps students qualify for all forms of financial aid: grants, scholarships, loans and work study.
The form is available online and requires families to use their 2018 (yes, 2018) tax information to complete it.
Monday, Oct. 7, I will have a Financial Aid Officer come to make a quick presentation about the FAFSA process in the auditorium. After the presentation, anyone wanting to either get started on their FAFSA or to complete their FAFSA will come to the Career Center where the Financial Aid Officer and myself will help families with the FAFSA.
If you would like help, please bring your 2018 tax information with you.
I will also be available for extended hours on the following nights (3:30-6:30) in the Career Center to help any families with their FAFSA: (Remember to bring your 2018 tax information!)
October 8, 15, 22 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19.
College Application Week
The week of October 7, all seniors will be invited to complete the Apply Idaho application during their American Gov’t classes. If students do not have an American Gov’t class, I will be calling them out of another class on Friday, the 11th.
Our goal is to make sure all students have the opportunity to go to college and to see how easy it can be to complete an application.
Students are encouraged to memorize their Social Security number as a piece of the Apply Idaho...they DO NOT have to have it but it does help link their college application with the FAFSA. So, if possible, please have them memorize the number!!
Seniors should have received their Direct Admit letter from the State Board of Education the last week in September. This letter explains to them the public colleges in the State of Idaho for which they can apply and be admitted, depending on their cumulative, unweighted GPA and SAT or ACT scores.
PSAT: Wednesday, Oct. 16
All sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16. There is nothing that sophomores or juniors need to complete to be registered. The schedule will be a regular Wednesday schedule. Students will need to be in their testing rooms at 8:20 a.m. ready to begin. Testing will end at by lunch time and students will return to their regular scheduled afternoon classes after lunch.
Students should bring #2 pencils, a small snack, calculator they use in math and a picture ID with them. They are asked to leave backpacks and all electronics, especially cell phones in their lockers. If they are found using any electronics, they will be dismissed from the testing.
All students have been given a presentation about the test and given a practice booklet through their English classes. If a student does not have an English class, they are encouraged to drop by the Career Center for a booklet.
Results will be available in December.
Boise National College Fair: Wednesday, October 30
The annual Boise College Fair will take place at the Expo Idaho. All juniors will be bussed to the event for an hour long opportunity to visit with over 130 college representatives from across the country and internationally.
This event is open to the public and families are encouraged to attend the evening session from 6-8 p.m.
To prepare juniors for this event, I will be having juniors create an account on Scoir (They will be asked to invite parents to make an account!) and I will have them do a college sort to help them think about the criteria that is important to them in looking for a college. They will also receive a list of colleges that will be attending the Fair to help them plan their visit on the 30th.
College Visits for October:
October 1: University of Chicago @ Break
October 2: University of Puget Sound @ Break
October 7: Northwest Nazarene University @ Lunch
October 8: Linfield College @ Break
October 10: University of Alaska-Fairbanks @ Break
Boise State University @ Lunch
October 15: Willamette University @ Lunch
October 22: Carroll College @ Break
University of Idaho @ Lunch
October 23: Davidson College @ Lunch
October 24: Colby College @ Lunch
October 28: University of Portland @ Lunch
October 29: Whitworth University @ Break
Lewis & Clark College @ Break
Weber State @ Break
Concordia-Portland @ Break
Northern Arizona University @ Lunch
Christian College Fair @ Tree City Church 6-8 pm
October 30: Boise National College Fair
October 31: St. Martin’s University @ Break
Texas Christian University @ Break
University of Tennessee @ Break
University of San Diego @ Lunch
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Army
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28: Navy
Oct. 9: Air Force
Oct. 9, 23: Marines
Oct. 4, 18: Idaho National Guard
FAFSA Nights: Remember to bring 2018 tax information
Oct. 7: Presentation and then completion 6:30
Oct. 8: Drop-in 3:30-6:30
Oct. 15: Drop-in 3:30-6:30
Oct. 22: Drop-in 3:30-6:30
Save the Date
No School November 25th - 29th (Thanksgiving Break)
End of Semester Testing - Tuesday, December 17th (Full Day)
**Morning bus pickups will be at regular time**Cafeteria and Library will be open for students**
End of Semester Testing - Wednesday, December 18th (Final Schedule 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)
End of Semester Testing - Thursday, December 19th (Final Schedule 9:00 am - 12:30 pm )
End of Semester Testing - Friday, December 20th (Final Schedule 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)
No School December 23rd - January 3rd (Winter Break) *School Resumes January 6th
GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME
Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick child at home or send them off to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. Please consider these guidelines:
- Colds: Please keep your child at home if he/she has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his/her ability to perform in school. (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy). If your child experiences green nasal discharge that continues throughout the day, or a cough lasting longer than ten days, or is accompanied by fever or chills and is productive of discolored sputum, consult with your physician.
- Conjunctivitis (Pink-eye): Following a diagnosis of bacterial conjunctivitis, the child may return to school after the first dose of prescribed medication. Students with viral infection may return when eyes are clear.
- Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
- Fever: A child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
- Impetigo: A child with impetigo may return to school 24 hours after treatment has begun. A doctor's note of proof of prescription is recommended.
- Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child's return to school.
- Strep Throat: A child with strep throat may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun.
A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.
Choir Fall Concert
Fall Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, October 8; 7:00 PM
Capital High Auditorium
October 12th the band will be competing at the Wasatch Front Marching Invitational in Herriman, UT
October 19th the is the Treasure Valley Festival of Band at Ridgevue High School
October 26th is the District III Marching Band Competition at Boise State University
If travel is something you have always wanted to do, consider an adventure to Europe! We are traveling to Austria/Switzerland/Germany spring of 2022!
Send your student on a trip of a lifetime, or travel as a family! Interested? Contact Mrs. Carter at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit with her at parent/teacher conferences.
Boy's Basketball Tryouts
Boy's Basketball Tryouts are coming up! There will be three days of tryouts:
Friday, November 15th after school
Saturday, November 16th in the morning
Monday, November 18th after school
Teams will be announced following tryouts on Monday.
All players will need their online paperwork submitted before they can tryout!
Pre-Season workouts will begin in late October and early November.
More information coming soon!
If you have any questions on the Boy's Basketball program, please contact Coach Moore at: email@example.com
Thank you! Go Eagles!
There are still opportunities to see your Capital lacrosse team. We have 4 more games at Meridian and Centennial. Our combined team is playing really well. If you have any lacrosse questions please email me at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Date Time Place Opposing team
Oct. 5th, 11 am Meridian Kuna/Mountain View
Oct. 5th, 1 pm Meridian Rocky Mountain
Oct. 12th, 11 am Centennial Kuna/Mountain View
Oct. 12th, 1 pm Centennial Centennial
We will also have games on October 19. Ask Ms. Cates for details.
Thank you Kara!