Borah High School

Fall 2020

Mission

The mission of Borah High School is to promote equity through valuing and empowering our diverse, multicultural community. Borah challenges students to problem solve, think critically and creatively, and grow intellectually. Borah helps students cultivate an honest work ethic, perseverance, and self advocacy, as they discover their potential plan for the future success.

Social Media

For school news updates, follow us on Twitter @BorahHigh and on Instagram @BorahLions.

Counselors: @BorahCounselors

Athletics: @BorahAthletics

Upcoming Events

Back to School Information

In lieu of Back to School Night, teachers will be emailing information about their class on/by September 14th. Please be sure to watch for an emails from your student's teachers.


If you need to update your contact information, please log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need your password reset, please contact Rhonda Bergersen at rhonda.bergersen@boiseschools.org.

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

We will be hosting VIRTUAL Parent Teacher Conferences on the evenings of October 20th and 21st. Teachers will be available to meet via videoconferencing. We will send out a schedule to sign up for an appointment with your student's teachers as the event approaches.

Student Spotlights

Borah Student Attends Apple Summer Camp

Alexandre Bakarani had the opportunity to participate in Apple’s Engineering Technology Summer Camp, where he spent the summer learning the fundamentals of hardware engineering. After a fun and educational summer, Alexandre and his family credit Borah High Computer Science Teacher Sam Stafford for providing the support and encouragement to apply for the camp. Read more here: Borah High Student Selected as One of 25 Students Nationally to Attend Apple Computer Summer Camp

AVID students fulfill Boise Schools Foundation Kindness Grant

Last fall, Borah High School teachers and counselors were awarded a Boise Schools Foundation Kindness Grant. The grant allowed students to prepare and send Care Packages to AVID graduates who were in their first semester of college. Senior AVID students assembled the packages and wrote notes of encouragement to their former peers. AVID students are often the first in their families to attend college, which can make navigating the first year difficult and sometimes lonely. The care packages included items that were intended to help students stay healthy, both physically and mentally, as well as encourage academic success.

College and Career Center


1. New College & Career website: Students and parents are invited to check out the new site to learn more about:
    • College admissions

    • Financial aid

    • Scholarships

    • Testing

    • Career exploration

    • Virtual college fairs and events


2. FAFSA Opens October 1st!

Attention Senior parents: if your child plans to attend a college or training program next year, I encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the only way to receive federal financial aid, which includes grants, student loans, and work study. Many college scholarships also require FAFSA completion.


Before you can submit the FAFSA, I encourage you to do the following:

  1. Create a FSA ID for both the student and parent

  2. Gather your 2019 federal tax forms and W2s

  3. Find bank statements, records of investments, or records of untaxed income (if applicable)

  4. Watch this video about the different types of financial aid available


3. Attend a Virtual College Fair!

While COVID 19 has impacted a student’s ability to visit a college campus in person, they can still connect with colleges and universities virtually! Several virtual college fairs are being offered throughout the fall. Register online - https://virtualcollegefairs.org/

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Clubs and Activities

National Honor Society Update

Upcoming meetings:

- 9/4 during lunch (11:50-12:15)

- 9/18 during lunch (11:50-12:15)


A Google Meet link for these meetings will be sent to members via e-mail. Reach out to Ms. Potter for more information: stephanie.potter@boiseschools.org

Borah Gear

Show off your Borah Spirit! Use code GRANDOPENING20 for a 25% off discount through 9/18/20. Borah Lions Sideline Store

Athletics

Dance and Cheer

Dance Coach: Brittany Zeigler

Cheer Coach: Mariah Young-Ybarra

Spirit Squad Advisor: Brittany Zeigler

Email: borahspiritsquad@gmail.com

Follow us on social media for updates: @bhslionettes & @borahcheerleading

We can't wait to get our season started this year! We have 21 Lionettes Dancers and 21 Borah Cheerleaders.

Volleyball

Volleyball Coach: Ryan Kennelly


Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates: @borahvolleyball

Counselors and Social Worker

In This Together!

Borah has a school social worker who is here to help. You can reach her through email (rebecca.woodland@boiseschools.org), phone (208-854-6916), or text (406- 848-4925)‬. She also has a website with more information at https://sites.google.com/boiseschools.org/woodland/home

Lion's Share Food Closet

The food closet is located at the main entrance near the front doors. It is stocked with food and toiletry items for students and their families to access.


Please consider donating food or toiletry items to the Lions Share Food Closet. Donations can be given to Kris King in the Counseling Office, and you can contact her at kris.king@boiseschools.org for a list of items if needed. Monetary contributions can also be made at the Boise Schools Foundation under Lions Closet. See the list below for ideas:

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Virtual Peace Room

We are operating in uncharted territory right now that nobody could have possibly imagined or prepared for. The Boise Schools Virtual Peace Room is a fantastic resource for these times of uncertainty.

Library News

Welcome to the Borah Library! While we can't welcome you inside right now, our website is ready for visitors. Take a look at the Borah Library homepage. As we teach students, just Google, "borah library." It's the quickest route! You'll notice more immediate links for help and information available from home. Students should bookmark our site as they will return over and over to use our research databases, catalog, help links and online book checkout.


Please follow us on Instagram! @borahlibrary. We feature virtual book displays (all books available on Overdrive, eBook, eAudiobook platform), book talks, tech advice, research tips, and overall well-being.


If your student needs a particular library or textbook they can request curbside pick-up in front of the school Mon-Fri using this Google Form (also linked on our homepage) https://rb.gy/g8atbl


We are very approachable and would be so excited to Google Meet, email, or chat with your student about any of their school needs.

Districtwide Updates

Enroll Now for Fall Community Education

Boise School District is excited to offer you over 100 Community Education courses this FALL. Please note that classes will be taught ONLINE or at one of our many off-site locations. Our schools will NOT be used this session. Online registration is open now!


For more than 45 years, our Community Education program has served as Boise's first choice for affordable lifelong learning opportunities for all! Our popular FALL session runs Monday, September 14th through Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. Review our FALL 2020 Community Education course catalog. Learn more at www.boiselearns.org

Annual Notification Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information

The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as it relates to the release of student directory information to the public. To learn more, log on to www.boiseschools.org and navigate to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. Or, please call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.