CHS Newsletter for March


Capital Presidential Scholars

Here are the students who were selected candidates for Presidential Scholar at Capital:

Connor Lynch

Grace Rosenvall

Ivan Vazquez

Andrew Zhang

Daniel Liu

Ellie Van De Graaff

Henry Zhang

Students & Staffulty of the Month

Students & Staffulty of the Month (March)

Congratualtions to the following students and staffulty who were randomly selected from all the student and staffulty nominations during the month of February. Thank you for all you do to make CHS the Best! #LikeAnEagle

16-17 March

ACADEMICS: Ayla Thayer



ARTS: Bailey Arendt

ATHLETICS: Colton Profic


ATTITUDE: Joshua Boettcher

EAGLE PRIDE: Cameron Godeny


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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.

For Capital High School, passage of the bond will:

  • Provide funds to address fire safety, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and auditorium improvements at Capital High School ($7,503,130.00).

Learn more at


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.

In addition to making significant facility and maintenance improvements to Capital High School ($7,503,130.00), the bond will support Capital High’s attendance area schools by providing funding to address facility and maintenance needs at:

    • Fairmont Junior High School ($7,817,700.00)

    • Riverglen Junior High School ($1,722,300.00)

    • Horizon Elementary School ($3,500,000.00

    • Koelsch Elementary School ($2,179,400.00)

    • Morley Nelson Elementary School ($107,600.00)

    • Mountain View ($8,886,350.00)

    • Pierce Park Elementary School ($13,856,920.00)

    • Shadow Hills Elementary School ($2,537,600.00)

    • Valley View Elementary School ($11,651,200.00)

    • Whittier Elementary School ($13,856,920.00).

  • Expand job training classrooms and community partnerships at Dennis Professional-Technical Education Center ($13,310,000.00).

Learn more at

Last Day of School for Seniors

May 19th

Senior Graduation Date:

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

Spring Break

No School March 27th - 31st



Parents please be aware of the two phone lines for the attendance office.

854-4493-This is the phone line to leave student absences ONLY.

854-4494-This is the PTL line for students who need permits to leave ONLY, as these are time sensitive they are retrieved as soon as the message is left on the voice mail to deliver to your student as soon as possible.

Please help our student assistants that deliver these PTL’S by giving them plenty of time to get these permits to your students. One hour’s notice is much appreciated!

Remember: Parent phone calls cannot excuse a tardy, only medical notes or an official appointment notice will excuse a tardy.

Career Center Information


On April 11, all Idaho juniors will be taking the SAT during the school day for free. Our State Legislature requires a student complete a college entrance exam prior to graduation; so, they set up this day and are paying for the test to be taken.

The counselors have completed registration for the SAT in US History classes and now I will spend the next two weeks catching up with juniors who were absent or don’t have an US History class.

This is an official SAT the juniors will be taking so it’s important that they understand the implications for colleges and scholarships. Juniors will be able to use the scores from this SAT to apply and be admitted to colleges and universities, as well as compete for scholarship money.

Juniors can prepare for the SAT by looking through the SAT practice booklets that were given to them during registration, as well as linking their PSAT scores to Khan Academy, which will look to see where they were low on the PSAT and help them prepare for the SAT.


I also encourage all college-bound juniors to register for an ACT this spring. The ACT is just that much different than the SAT to make it important for them to also take it. Then in the fall of the senior year, students can retake the SAT and/or the ACT (depending on which they like better) to, hopefully, get a higher score.

There are two ACT tests this spring to register for…

April 8 with a March 3 deadline and

June 10 with a May 5 deadline.

Students register for the ACT at

The ACT is given on Saturdays and does have a fee...however, if a student’s family qualifies for free/reduced lunches, the student can come to the Career Center to pick up a fee waiver before registering for the test. This is the same for any re-take of the SAT. If a student wants to retake the SAT, it will be on a Saturday and it will have a cost but fee waivers are available for those who qualify.

It’s important to note that colleges will accept EITHER of these tests. And, colleges will take the higher score, no matter if it was the first or the tenth!

Thursday, March 9 @ 11:40 BSU representative will be in the Career Center.

Monday, March 13 @ 11:40 Boise Barber College will be visiting in front of the main office.

Monday, March 13 @ 11:40 Idaho National Guard recruiter will be here in front of the main office

On Tuesday, March 14 @ 6:30 I will have a Junior Parent and Student College Information Night in the Capital High Library. I encourage all families to attend. I will be discussing SAT/ACT testing, college selection, scholarships/financial aid, and answering your questions.

On Saturday, April 1: Pacific Northwest Association of College Admission Counseling will present the PNACAC Spring College Fair at BSU from 3-6 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom. There will be over 50 colleges and universities in attendance. This fair is especially set up for juniors and their families but everyone is welcome. Juniors are encouraged to register for the college fair at

Boys and Girls State...each year the American Legion and its Auxiliary across the country, in each state, hold a week long Boys State and Girls State. During the week long event, juniors from across the State of Idaho will converge on the NNU campus to create a mock federal, state, and city government. There will be mock elections, mock legislation, etc. and the culminating event is the elected officials meeting their counterparts in Boise! This is an amazing opportunity to meet people from across the State of Idaho and to learn some strong leadership skills. I encourage any young man or woman to strongly consider this event as a leadership opportunity!!!

Boys State will be June 4-10 and Girls State will be June 11-16.

It’s an exciting event that I was part of many moons ago in Wyoming.

Seniors and parents:

Remember to get a copy of your scholarship award letters in to Mrs. Cupps. We would like all of your awards to go into the graduation program. All scholarships, whether you decide to accept them or not, from colleges and organizations are wanted!! You can make a copy, send by email, fax, etc. Our deadline to get award letters in is May 1.

As financial aid packages come in, before accepting any piece of the package, please make sure you understand the implications of the award. If you have any questions, please call the school's financial aid office or come in and visit with Mrs. Cupps to learn more about the package you have received.

Robbie Cupps

College & Career Counselor

Capital High School

Music Schedule for March


March 7- Quad Concert

March 20 - Band Pre-Festival Concert

April 4 - Choir Pre-Festival Concert


Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival - March 14 at BSU.


Legally Blonde
Wednesday-Friday March 15-17
Tickets are $6 Presale $8 at the door

Twelve Angry Jurors
(Drama Department Show)
March 21, 22, 23
7:00 pm
Tickets $4

Buy tickets to both shows and save! $9 Presale or $11 at the door will get you into Legally Blonde and Twelve Angry Jurors

DECA State Competition

DECA State competition March 9-11

Daddy Daughter Dance

4th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance for girls K-6 sponsored by DECA April 8th. Dance will be held in Capital High School's Main Gym, cost $5.00 per person. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Dance starts at 7:00pm ends at 9:00pm

DECA Rummage Sale

DECA Rummage Sale - April 8th 8 - 2 pm


Last day to reserve a yearbook at the $60 price is March 24. Price goes UP to $65 after that. Reserve your yearbook in the Business Office or call 854-4498 or go to the CHS webstore at

Golden Eagle Scarves for sale

Capital Student Council is selling EAGLE PRIDE scarves. Stop by the business office with $20 and Tammy will send you home with one of these!

100% of the profit will go toward our Student Council trip to the Josten's Renaissance conference this July!

Thank you for your support!

Club Unified Fundraiser

Club Unified will be holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Glenwood & State March 8th from 4:00pm-10:00pm. When ordering/paying please tell them you are from Capital High Club Unified and they will donate a portion of your purchase!

Capital Debate

Please congratulate the 7 state debate qualifiers from Capital: Daniel Liu, Carson Lloyd, Connor Lynch, Grace McGrorty, Brandon Hemphill, Katie Lotz, and Robert Bratley. These students will compete at state debate at Twin Falls on March 10-11, 2017. In addition, Capital won the 5th place sweepstakes award at the district 3 tournament!!!

The team will now shift focus to district speech on March 18th to try to qualify for the state speech tournament to take place in April.

Thank you for your continued support of the speech and debate team :)

Kara #debatelikeaneagle

Dance Team


The 52nd Pacific Northwest Dance Competition will be held at Capital on March 11th. The competition starts at 8:30 am, and we expect a fun filled day of dance entertainment from teams around the Treasure Valley. Entry: Adults $7, Students and Seniors $5, Kids age 10 and under are free.

Golden Girls Tryouts and Kids Clinic

April with be a busy month for the Golden Girls! Try outs for the 2017-18 team will be held the week of April 10th-14th. The Kids Clinic will be held April 18th and 19thconcluding with a performance at the Golden Girls Spring Show on Friday April 21st. For information on Tryouts or Kids Clinic contact:
Jami Fenwick at or

Shannan Lawrence at

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