Capital High School Newsletter


Students & Staffulty of the Month

Students & Staffulty of the Month


ACADEMICS: Mokoma Tsunekawa

ACTIVITIES: Trinity Despeaux


ARTS: Kirah Jensen

ATHLETICS: Cade Krishnek - Wrestling

ATTENDANCE: Ruth Sengambi

ATTITUDE: Amber Garcia

EAGLE PRIDE: Lillian Tovar

STAFFULTY: John Georgeson

Sophomore Orientation (for all incoming Sophomores)

Sophomore Orientation (for all incoming Sophomores) will be held on February 5th @ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Main Gym. This is a great opportunity for all current 9th Graders to come preview Capital and all the exciting opportunities Capital offers (from AP Classes to Electives to Extra Curricular Activities).

2018-2019 Pre-registration information for Capital

Pre-registration for the 2018-2019 school year will start in February. All students who are currently enrolled at Capital can select next year's classes starting February 15th. Counselors will be providing students with course lists and planning forms. This information is also available at Next year's classes must be selected in Infinite Campus by Friday, March 2nd. All students who are open enrolled at Capital High School need to turn in a completed open enrollment continuation form by February 12th. Those forms can be found at

Check out the following news items from your Golden Eagle Booster Club.

1) GOLD & BLACK GALA – The booster club will be hosting its inaugural Gold and Black Gala on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the new Boise Centre East, as a fundraising event for the school. We will be recognizing three distinguished alumni at the dinner gala – Bryan Stith (Class of 1996), Toni Lawson (Class of 1984), and Curtis Stigers (Class of 1983). Please join us to celebrate Capital’s past, present, and future. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online at . If you would like more information about the event, please send a message to

2) DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED - We need items and experiences for the silent auction and live auction at the Gold and Black Gala. We also need business sponsorships to cover the costs of putting on the event. Proceeds from the gala will be invested in Capital’s AAA – academics, activities, and athletics. If you can help with a donation or sponsorship, please send a message to

3) SENIOR PARENTS – The Class of 2018 will graduate on May 24, at Taco Bell Arena. The parent-sponsored graduation party will be held that night at Wahooz, from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. The entrance fee is $60 per graduate for unlimited food, drinks, and fun. Tickets will go on sale in March. If you have any questions, please send a message to

4) SOPHOMORE ORIENTATION ON FEBRUARY 5 – The booster club will be selling spirit wear at the orientation.

5) FRED MEYER’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM - Family and friends of Capital High School can support our fundraising efforts by linking their Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the booster club’s account (NPO # 90095) at The booster club will receive a donation when you shop using your Rewards Card, and you will still earn your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates. Check the bottom of your Fred Meyer receipt to confirm that you have linked your card to our account. We currently have only 27 households participating in this program with us. Please link your rewards card to the booster club’s account today.

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Colson Whitehead, author of Pulitzer and National Book Award winning novel Underground Railroad will be visiting CHS

Colson Whitehead, author of Pulitzer and National Book Award winning novel Underground Railroad, will be visiting Capital on February 13th. Several students and teachers have been exploring his work in a school wide book club. Whitehead will talk with students in a conversation led by Writer's Guild students Kensie Labree-Scarborough, Bailey Arendt, Shelley Toussau and Peyton Wagner. Whitehead will be in Boise as a part of The Cabin's Readings and Conversations and his visit is sponsored by the John William Jackson Foundation, University of Idaho, Boise State University and the Boise Public Library.

Career Center Information


A big application day is coming soon: February 15 for BSU and ISU and College of Idaho. All materials for this priority deadline must be submitted: transcripts, test scores (on the transcript), application and FAFSA.

If a senior has submitted an application but has not heard from the college, the senior should call the admissions office to find out if the application was received and what is still missing from their application.

FAFSAs can still be submitted. If you need help, please let me know, I’ll be happy to aide you in the completion of this very important form!

So far: 50.9% of our seniors have submitted a FAFSA! 46.3% are complete. I’m working with those who do not have a complete FAFSA. Good job, Capital!!

Most students will not receive a financial aid package until the middle of March.


Don’t forget to look at the scholarship list on Naviance. There is a long list!

**As seniors begin getting scholarship notifications, please make a copy of those notifications and bring them into the Career Center. These notifications will be placed in the graduation program!**


We will be completing a career interest inventory the week of Feb. 12 on Naviance. I am hoping that with the inventory students can see what electives for next year would be a good match for them, as they register for classes.

The School Day SAT will be April 10. All juniors will be taking the SAT during the school day. Students can prepare by picking up a practice booklet from the Career Center and by linking their PSAT scores with the Khan Academy on their Collegeboard account. There is nothing at this time that juniors need to do to register for the SAT.

Practice for the SAT:

SAT test scores will be available sometime in May. I will let everyone know what the timeline is for the release of scores.

Idaho Higher Education Day will be held at Capital on Wednesday, Feb. 14, during 6th and 7th hour. Juniors will have the opportunity to visit with 3 Idaho colleges/universities to learn more about their educational programs.


We completed the Cluster Finder Interest Inventory on Naviance. Students can view their results and share them with their parents. As with juniors, I have encouraged students to consider the electives they take based on the results of this inventory.

College Visits:

Feb. 1: Grand Canyon University @ 11:40

Feb. 2: CWI Day at Capital

Feb. 9: Lincoln Technical Institute @ 11:40

Feb. 14: Higher Ed Day for Juniors

Military Visits:

Feb. 5, 12, 26: Navy

Feb. 6, 20: Marines

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28: Army/Idaho National Guard

Feb. 16: Air Force

FLU AND WHAT YOU CAN DO Important Information From Your Boise School District Winter 2018

This Winter 2018, the Boise School District has had several confirmed cases of influenza. Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly. While flu illness can vary from mild to severe, individuals may need medical care because of the flu. The following information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is provided as a public service to assist Boise District parents, students and staff members during this flu season.

How does flu spread?

Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly by droplets made when someone with flu coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. A person also can get the flu by touching something that has flu virus on it and then touching their mouth, eyes, or nose.

What are flu symptoms?

Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults). Some people with the flu will not have a fever.

What to do if you get the flu?

  • Make sure to get plenty of rest and drink enough fluids.

  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone (this applies to students, parents and District staff members).

  • The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher.

  • Talk to your doctor early if you are worried about you or your child’s illness.

How long can flu be spread to others?

People with flu may be able to infect others from 1 day before getting sick to up to 5 to 7 days after. Severely ill people or young children may be able to spread the flu longer, especially if they still have symptoms.

How to protect against the flu:

  • Get a flu vaccine* (vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older). According to regional and national medical professionals, it’s currently not too late to get a flu shot.

  • It’s especially important that young children and children with long-term health conditions get vaccinated.

  • Caregivers of children with health conditions or of children younger than 6 months old should get vaccinated. (Babies younger than 6 months are too young to be vaccinated themselves.)

  • Another way to protect babies is to vaccinate pregnant women. Research shows that flu vaccination gives some protection to the baby both while the woman is pregnant and for up to 6 months after the baby is born.

*Flu vaccine is updated annually to protect against the flu viruses that research indicates are most likely to cause illness during the upcoming flu season. Flu vaccines are made using strict safety and production measures. Over the years, millions of flu vaccines have been given in the United States with a very good safety record.

Other ways to protect you and your child against the flu?

  • Stay away from people who are sick.

  • If you or a family member is sick with flu-like illness, try to keep him or her in a separate room from others in the household, if possible.

  • The CDC recommends that individuals stay home for at least 24 hours after his or her fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever reducing medicine.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after it has been used.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Clean and disinfect hard surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs, including bathroom surfaces, kitchen counters and toys for children. Clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.

For more information, visit or call 800-CDC-INFO



Thank you to our parents for calling ahead for permits to leave campus! Calling ahead makes things easier for our student assistants to get your student out promptly.

A new procedure will be put in place second semester: If a parent comes in to the school to check out their student, please come in to the attendance office and fill out a permit to leave card. As you fill out the card I will have time to find where your student is so that I can give the card to our student assistant who will deliver it.

Remember to call and excuse your student if they are going to be absent. After 48 hours the unverified absence will turn in to a TRUANCY which can bring about consequences.

If you need to speak to me regarding your student's attendance, don't hesitate to leave me a message @ 208-854-4493 or email me at and I will return the call or email as soon as possible.

Just as a reminder:

Permit to leave phone number is 208-854-4494

Reporting an absence phone number is 208-854-4493


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February 19th (President's Day)

March 26th - 30th (Spring Break)

Save the Date - Capital Junior and Senior Prom

April 14th
Information on Cinderella's Closet

Information on Cinderella's Closet (Rent your dress or tux for $15.00)

Capital High School Graduation Date

Capital High School Graduation Date will be May 24th, 2018 at Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Senior Yearbook Dedication Ad

***February 13th is the Final Deadline****

Yearbook Price Information and Reminder to Reserve your Yearbook

Cost to reserve a yearbook is currently $60. However the price goes up to $65 on March 1

Annual Inclement Weather Notice to Parents/Guardians

Education is important and every missed day of school represents lost learning opportunities. However, the Boise School District’s primary concern is for the safety of all students, including students riding busses and walking or biking to school. If students cannot safely travel to school or if schools are not able to operate safely because of city-wide dangerous weather conditions, school may be cancelled. We will not cancel school on days with normal wintery conditions. Light snowfall, cold mornings or areas of ice are not sufficiently dangerous to force the closure of schools. With proper precautions including appropriate clothing, road deicing, and careful driving, students can travel to and from school safely. The Boise School District covers over 450 square miles of Ada County. We recognize that conditions vary throughout the District, even from street to street, in some cases. Conditions may be extremely dangerous in one area, while perfectly safe everywhere else. If parents believe it is too dangerous for their children to travel to school they have the option to keep their children home. If school is cancelled, it will be cancelled for the entire District The most frequent dangerous weather conditions facing Boise schools are: SNOW: Snow levels within the City of Boise are typically light or moderate. However, there is always the potential for a heavy snowfall to make traveling by vehicle or on foot dangerous. Historically, most snowfall only results in slow traffic and minor accidents throughout the City. Normal snowfalls would not result in school closures. COLD: Frigid temperatures are more serious than snow when making school closure decisions. On bitterly cold days our concern is for students walking to school. Extremely cold weather also impairs our ability to get busses running, which causes delays in pickup routes, delays which are much more dangerous to riders because of the low temperatures. ICE: Ice is our most dangerous winter weather condition. Freezing rain and/or refreezing of melted snow make our roads, streets and sidewalks extremely treacherous for pedestrians, and vehicles. Icy conditions may force us to close, even if it appears that no other dangerous conditions exist. How is the decision made to close or not to close school? Representatives from transportation agencies, the weather bureau, the highway district, city and county law enforcement agencies, and school administrators, including the Superintendent, check the roads and monitor information throughout the night and early morning hours. We confer by telephone early in the morning to reach a decision. If school will be closed, we will communicate to local radio and television stations to spread the word. We will also email parents, send a text message, post closure information at, on each school’s website, on our Twitter account @BSDEducation and on our Facebook page. To sign­up for the District’s emergency text messaging service for parents/guardians text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. Emergency text alerts are also available for non-parents (for example, District staff members) via the Boise School District's mobile app. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You can also view a short video further explaining our Inclement Weather Procedures on our Emergency webpage.

ArtSource Gallery

Parker Kriel Portfolio (Judge would like MONSTER to be hung to represent portfolio)

Bella Brother - This is not a Painting of Flowers

Leo Hayden - Lizard Man with Palatte Knife

Blake Herring - Bird

David Johnson - Fish Pond

David Johnson - Frenchie

Reed Johnson - Muddin

Colette Raptosh - Trash

Colton Rothwell - Red Rocks

Colton Rothwell - Ferry lady

Brad Schmidt - Uncle Eddie's

RECEPTION: Opening reception will be First Thursday February 1st from 6-9 at the ArtSource Gallery. Awards will be announced at 7 pm. Categories will include BEST OF SHOW, 1st, 2nd, 3rd (and probably 4th) for the categories of SCULPTURE, DRAWING/PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, and PORTFOLIO. The show will hang through February and then come down on the last Sunday of the month. Then work will need to be promptly picked up before the end of March.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM ALL. And a big thank you to all participants who submitted and made it a great year.

Capital Theater

The Eagle Pride Players are presenting From the Silver Screen to the Stage February 20th at 7:00. A Variety Show where the Advanced Actors are adapting Oscar nominated films for the stage. $3 general admission in the CHS Auditorium.

Orchestra Concert

Orchestra Concert, February 27, 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Free admission.

Band Updates & Information

Feb. 20 Symphonic at Boise State Band Clinic on

Feb. 21 Curtis Stigers!

Feb. 21st at 7:00 PM in the Capital High Auditorium. To purchase tickets please e-mail or call 208-854-4498

Feb 23-24 Jazz Band goes to Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival!

Capital Debate Team Tournament Results

Congratulations to the following students who earned trophies at the Mustang Mashup Tournament hosted by Eagle High School on Friday January 19th and Saturday January 20th. This tournament also included the addition of the first ever "Drew Holstein Memorial Top Speaker Award."

Please congratulate the following:

Wesley Capps 1st place Dramatic Interp

Wesley Capps Congressional Debate Quarterfinalist

Jordyn Walhof 5th place Oratorical Analysis

Jordyn Walhof 3rd place Varsity Policy Speaker

Robbie Spiers Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Quarterfinalist

Robbie Spiers 3rd place Speaker Varsity Lincoln Douglas

Robert Bratley 7th place Congressional Debate

Isaac Page 8th place Congressional Debate

Katie Lotz 3rd place Radio Speaking

Anna Ramos 4th place Retold Story

Sarmad Talib Congressional Debate Quarterfinalist

Thanks so much for your continued support of the speech and debate team!

Online Registration for Spring Sports

Spring Sports begin February 23rd. All Spring Sport Athletes must have a Physical & Online Registration completed before tryouts

Boy's Basketball Games in February

Tuesday, Feb. 6th at Mountain View (4:30, 6:00, 7:30pm)

Thursday, Feb. 8th at Nampa (4:30, 6:00, 7:30pm)

Club Lacrosse Information

Spring lacrosse is getting started soon at Capital. Lacrosse is a fast paced and exciting game and is one of the fastest growing sports in Idaho. We will have an informational parent meeting Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 in the Capital High Cafeteria.

Practice will begin on Monday, February 26 at Fairmont JHS If you have any questions Contact Amy Walk at 208-571-8013.