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

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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 Formal Retakes

October 2nd 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Senior formal pictures taken on October 2nd will replace previous picture.


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 or call 951-274-9561

DECA's 2019 Make-A-Wish kid is a 7 year old named Wyatt

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2019 Make-A-Wish (Wyatt)

Make-A-Wish Community Project - Ways to get involved

Donate online

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

October Events

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

*senior night*


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



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

F: Throwback

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.


Corsages $25

Boutonnieres $10

Combo $30

**For corsages students can pick a main color and an accent color**

See pictures below

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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

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences in Capital Main Gym

Tuesday, October 22nd 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 23rd 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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

FAFSA Information:

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

Military Visits:

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

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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


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.

Authorization for Medication Administration

Please click on link for more information

Free Family Strengthening Support Group

Click on button for more information.

Drivers Education

Next session of Driver Education begins Tuesday, Oct. 22. The cost is $255. We meet in Trunnell's room, 125.

Choir Fall Concert

Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital Auditorium

Fall Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, October 8; 7:00 PM

Capital High Auditorium

Free admission

Band Information:

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

Travel opportunities

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: 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:

Thank you! Go Eagles!

Sports Ware Instructions

Must be completed before Tryouts/Practice


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 or


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!