Borah High School
For school news updates, follow us on Twitter @BorahHigh and on Instagram @BorahLions.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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:
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:
Create a FSA ID for both the student and parent
Gather your 2019 federal tax forms and W2s
Find bank statements, records of investments, or records of untaxed income (if applicable)
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/
Clubs and Activities
National Honor Society Update
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance and Cheer
Dance Coach: Brittany Zeigler
Cheer Coach: Mariah Young-Ybarra
Spirit Squad Advisor: Brittany Zeigler
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.
Counselors and Social Worker
In This Together!
Lion's Share Food Closet
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 email@example.com 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:
Virtual Peace Room
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.
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