Borah High School Newsletter

January/February 2019

Upcoming IMPORTANT Dates

Sophomore Orientation: February 4th, 6-7pm Main Gym

National Letter of Intent Ceremony: February 6th, 12pm - Main Gym

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony: February 11th - 7pm - Auditorium

Spring Break: March 18th-22nd

Rotary Scholar Dinner: April 16th

AVID Award Night: April 17th

Senator's Choice Assembly: April 19th (9:30-10:30)

Borah Awards Night: April 29th

Prom: May 4th

AP Testing Week: May 6th-17th

Athletic Awards Night: May 20th

Graduation: May 22nd - 7pm, Taco Bell Arena - BSU

What is Sophomore Orientation?

This night provides an opportunity for incoming sophomores (currently 9th graders) to see the programs, courses, and electives Borah has to offer. Counselors and administrators will be present to answer any questions. Monday, February 4th from 6-7 in the new gym.

Sign Language Class

Though Borah's 'Beginning Sign Language' class is full for this semester, students still have an opportunity to participate in the school's new sign language club that meets on Tuesdays during lunch in Room 302. Both the club and the class allow students to learn and practice basic sign language skills in a fun environment no matter their experience or skill level.

Track & Field

Track season begins February 22nd. Open to all eligible 9-12th grade students.

News from our Athletic Trainer

Are you planning on playing a Spring Sport?

If you havn't done so this school year already . . . you will need to make sure you have a current physical on file and have completed online paperwork prior to the first day of practices!! You can find information on the Borah Website under Athletics.

It's a little early, but we are already planning for NEXT YEARS athletics!! Next years Juniors will need to complete a new physical exam AFTER May 1st of this year. We will again be offering a chance to get this completed with the help of the Ada County Medical Society. This event will take place on May 15th from 5:00-8:30 pm at Borah High School. Form can be found on the Borah Website.

Big picture

Registration Information

Dear Borah Parents,

Borah students will register for Fall 2019 classes using the online registration system in Infinite Campus on February 12th for senior year and 14th for junior year; you can view this system, and students can make changes starting now until these dates. We’ve included in this mailing, a sample of the “Class Planning Form,” a pre-registration form that will be completed by your student, with input from his or her teachers and counselors in the upcoming weeks. The form lets you see some of the considerations that your student used to create next year’s schedule.

For students, selecting appropriate course choices each year can be challenging. Schedules must incorporate required credits in math, science, history, and English. Students should consider increasing the level of rigor in their schedules while creating balanced selections, including elective choices, support classes, Tech center classes, and concurrent or Advanced Placement options.

This year, our staff has made a school-wide commitment to helping students make informed course selections based on academic performance, personal goals, and teacher recommendations. Teachers will make discipline-specific recommendations and counselors will present information on required credits, program options, and balanced selections. We hope the information on the planning form helps you talk with your student about his or her choices. You can view your student’s full transcript through Infinite Campus and see descriptions of all available courses found in the BSD Student Handbook under Parents and Patrons on the Borah website. If you have questions, please contact your student’s counselor.

Thank You,

Borah High School Staff

Big picture


It's not too late for your student to join the 1st ever District "Extreme Read Challenge," Read 50 books from 50 categories in 2019! Read here for more details-

Stop by the Library and ask one of the librarians to tell you more about it!

Our students do a lot of research during 3rd quarter. We train them to log in to the Chrome browser with their BSD login to be able to view our "from home database passwords." If they suddenly seemed panicked and can't get to the articles they need for a paper, you might remind them this is an option

Free & Reduced Lunch during Government Shutdown

Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price School Meals During the Federal Government Shutdown -Families can apply for free or reduced-price school meals at any point during the school year. This is a long-standing rule to reflect the many changes in families' economic circumstances that can occur. This practice applies to households with furloughed employees. Families may apply online at . The online application is a quick and accurate way to complete a free and reduced-price meal application and is available in English and Spanish. English and Spanish paper applications are also available at Borah High School in the main office, the Boise School District Services Center, and the Food & Nutrition Services Office.

2019-20 Spirit Squad (Cheer & Dance)

Friday March 29th: Packets for Tryouts released

Friday April 12: Packets for Tryouts due

April 17th - April 19th: Tryouts for 2019-2020 Season

Theater Productions

Upcoming shows!

Theatre 3's night of One Acts! Check Pleas & 15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play: Feb 28, March 1 @ 6:00

Theatre 4's production of Promedy: March 13, 14, 15 @ 7:00

Theatre 5's production of 4 A.M. & The Magic Hour: April 4, 5, 6 @ 7:00


Thanks to generous students, staff and families Borah's very first "Wish Week" supporting Make A Wish Idaho raised $6,000.00 !! Go Lions!

Mr. Drobny and Ms. Miller will be wearing Spiderman suits all day Jan. 23rd as the Senior class collected the most money in our class competition.

Big picture

Introduction to Engineering and Design

The Introduction to Engineering and Design classes are finishing up their cube designs next week and will be starting to design their USB drives after that.

Choir News!

Visit the Borah Choir Website for the latest and greatest about what events and concerts are taking place:

Here are some highlights (details are on the website):

  • January 21-24- PizzaPieCafe Fundraiser - we get 25% of every order (not using a coupon) if you mention Borah Choir! (see Flyer)
  • 25 January- MAiN Event- 3:30-7:30pm in the Borah Auditorium. All of the men in choir from South, West, and Borah combine to have a great time singing, playing, and performing together! Concert at 7pm- FREE
  • 2 February- Mandatory Variety Show Rehearsal- all of Tactus and Ars Nova, including the acts- 9:30am-3:30pm- Bring a lunch
  • 5/6 February- Tactus and Ars Nova Variety Show- 7pm in the Auditorium
  • 9 February- Can't Buy Me Love- Valentine's Day Market and Bazaar- 9am-3pm in the Auditorium (see flyer)
  • 14 February- BSU Jazz Festival- CDVE
  • 23 February- Rummage Yard Sale Fundraiser- 8am-3pm in the Auditorium (Please see flyer to leave donations)
  • 23/25 February- DIII Vocal Solo Festival
  • 28 February- South Quad Concert- CDVE
  • 5 March- West Quad Concert- CDVE

Contact Heather Ray with any questions, ideas, concerns: