Borah High School
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Please be sure to continue to communicate absences, appointments, and other concerns with office staff. The office will be closed the week of Spring Break.
For school news updates, follow us on Twitter @BorahHigh and on Instagram @BorahLions.
Junior SAT Day
More information to come as the date approaches! Be sure to contact your counselor with any questions.
More information will be provided to Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors via email as it becomes available.
Cap and Gown orders were due by March 1. If you haven't ordered a cap and gown yet, and would like to, please contact Ms. Lotridge in the Business Office: email@example.com.
College and Career Center
Virtual College Information Night, March 18th 7:00 pm
Please join Mrs. Kimball, Borah’s College & Career Counselor, to learn more about the college admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships. Please RSVP here. A link for the virtual meeting will be emailed out the day before the event.
Save The Date!
"Liberal Arts Colleges in the Pacific Northwest" Info Night -- w/ College of Idaho, Lewis & Clark, Linfield, U Puget Sound, Whitman, and Willamette [March 31st, 6:30 pm]. Curious about what a liberal arts education looks like? Plan to attend this virtual information session to learn more about a liberal arts education from some of the best in the Northwest! Registration information will be emailed out in the coming weeks.
Seniors, there is still time to apply for scholarships if you’re headed to college next fall! Here are a few to check out:
DL Evans Scholarship (due March 31st) Requirements: 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation, personal statement
Boise Schools Foundation (various deadlines and requirements)
Lightfoot Foundation (due April 15) Requirements: 2.5 GPA, household gross income cannot exceed $110,000/year
College Bound Checklist
For students planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2021, there are several tasks to complete this spring:
Sign up for Orientation. Whether virtual or in person, most colleges require new students to attend an orientation session where they will sign up for classes.
View & accept financial aid. Make sure students log into their college accounts to view their financial aid package. A financial aid package includes money offered from FAFSA (Pell Grants, Work Study, and Student Loans) as well as institutional scholarships.
Sign up for housing. If your student plans to live on campus, they will need to apply for housing through their college or university.
Senior Scholarship Fundraiser
Clubs and Activities
Lions' Den Tutoring
For more information, please contact Mr. McHenry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRIO Upward Bound
TRIO Educational Talent Search
Students that join TRIO are advised on where to start and what’s next in the college preparation process. Our college visits are some of the more exciting events we do to explore what colleges have to offer (currently on hold due to COVID-19). We’re currently recruiting sophomores and juniors. To learn more about TRIO ETS, please email Patty Alonzo at email@example.com or call/text 208-695-7856. Eligibility for the program is based on family income and education level of the parents.
Football Registration will be held in April. Date and Time TBA!
For the latest news and updates, be sure to sign up for Borah Lions Football Newsletter at www.borahlionsfootball.com!
Counselors and Social Worker
Mobile Food Pantry
El-Ada Community Action Partnership has made food boxes available for the Borah community! Come to Borah High School on the following dates to pick up a free food box.
We have three more scheduled events during the school year, and will continue on the third Thursday of each month throughout the summer as well!
Thursday, March 18th, 4:00 - 6:00pmThursday, April 15th, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Thursday, May 20th, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Lions Share Pantry
Please consider donating food or toiletry items to the Lions Share Pantry. Donations can be dropped off to Ms. King in the counseling office. Monetary contributions can also be made at the Boise Schools Foundation under "Lions Closet." Monthly Sponsorship opportunities are available as well! See the flyer here for details, and the image (right) for the items most needed in the pantry.
A Special Thank You
A special thank you to the following people/groups for their assistance with financial donations as well as assistance with donating food to our Lions Share Food Pantry in December, January, February and March:
- Borah Alumni
- Borah Counselors
- Borah Neighborhood
- Great Harvest Bread Company
- Inclusive Idaho
- Sawtooth Physical Therapy
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Millcreek Ward
- Bethany Tuggle and Ben Keeler for organizing ongoing donations through sponsorship and running the social media campaign.
Virtual Peace Room
The Borah Library website is the jumping off point for books, instruction and research in our subscription databases. Students will need a from-home password to access database content (reference books, articles, videos, statistics and more). As long as students are logged into Google Chrome with their BSD school account the from-home password link (in the middle of our “Research & Databases” page) will be open to them.
While we are no longer charging overdue fines, we do appreciate students who return books when they are finished using them. We’ve purchased lots of new, popular and award winning titles this year that we hope can be borrowed, returned and shared by all. If you’re curious here’s a link to our catalog. You’ll see our most recently added books, audiobooks and eBooks in the three banners.
2020 BSD XBooks Challenge
Congratulations to our four 2020 BSD XBooks Challenge winners- students Emmalee Beery, Miriam Fridel, Katelyn Whitmer and librarian Laura Johnston who read and tracked books in FIFTY! categories last year! You may see them in the halls wearing a custom sweatshirt recognizing their achievement!
2021 Borah Quad Book Challenge
We are super excited to offer a new and different reading challenge this year. It’s the 2021 Borah Quad Book Challenge open to all South, West and Borah students and staff. It’s a reading “half-marathon.” Read just 25 books from 25 categories. Talk to your student about signing up- see categories here.
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 topics.
The Library is Borah's Technology Hub! Be sure to head to the Library with any technology questions or concerns during the school day.
The Library has written up instructions to solve “most” chromebook issues. Save/bookmark this pdf: Student Chromebook Troubleshooting as it might be just what you need some day! If you continue to experience technical difficulties, please call the IT Help Desk at 208-854-6670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report loss or damage to the library within 24 hours. You will receive a loaned device while the problem is being resolved.
For items that are lost, stolen or damaged, your school administration team will determine if the loss will be covered under the Voluntary, Non-refundable Device Deposit. If the loss is not covered, the individual may be financially responsible.
Any questions, please contact Ms. Wilson at email@example.com.