Borah High - 2017 Summer Newsletter

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Contact Information

Main Office: 854-4370


Attendance Office: 854-4374


Fax Number: 854-4371


Website: http://borah.boiseschools.org/

From the Principal's Desk

We hope everyone is having a restful and relaxing summer! We have been busy preparing for the 2017-2018 school year. We had great year with the 7 period schedule and late start Wednesdays and will continue this for the fall of 2017. Students will have a late start on Wednesdays with first period starting at 8:20 am. The building will still be open and breakfast served at the same time on Wednesdays as it is the rest of the week. Busses will also run at their normal times on late start days. We are excited to see the students for registration on August 8th, 9th, and 10th. Counselors will be on duty starting August 2nd if you have any questions with your student’s schedule. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and look forward to seeing you in August!

Registration

Seniors - August 8th

8:30-10:00 Last Names A-L

1:00-2:30 Last Names M-Z


Juniors - August 9th

8:30-10:00 Last Names A-L

1:00-2:30 Last Names M-Z


Sophomores - August 10th

8:30-10:00 Last Names A-L

1:00-2:30 Last Names M-Z


Late Registration: Tuesday, AUG. 22ND 1:00-3:00 (after school)

Students who are unable to attend their scheduled registration time above MUST go to late registration on the 22nd.


**ANY STUDENT WHO IS NOT ENROLLED AT BORAH MUST FIRST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A COUNSELOR BEFORE REGISTERING**

Health Enrollment Form

Please print, fill out, and bring the attached health enrollment for to registration. Copies will be available during registration, although having it ready will expedite the process. Thank you.

Library News

Encourage your students to read every day. High school students can still make reading gains, develop new vocabulary and yes, work towards better scores on PSAT, SAT and ACT tests! Tap into these free local options:


1. Check out and read/listen to books through BSD's Overdrive. Google Borah Library, click "eBooks" and you'll see the Overdrive link and instructions.


2. All public library locations offer free library cards, summer programming for teens and a summer reading incentive program.


3. 2 Free downloadable audiobooks each week- http://www.audiobooksync.com/


We hope you're reading a good book too. Modeling that behavior is really important!


Borah Library Staff,

Jenn, Laura & Victoria

Borah Boys Soccer Information

2017 Boys Soccer – Borah High School


Summer Skills Camp:

July 10 – 13 at Borah’s soccer complex

4 pm – 6 pm

$50 before June 10, $60 after June 10


Preseason conditioning:

July 24 - 28

4 pm at Borah’s soccer complex

** Optional, but highly recommended **


Try-outs:

August 7, 8 & 9 at Borah’s soccer complex

4 – 6 pm each day

* Freshman & Juniors need a new athletic physical

Borah Girls Soccer Information

2017 Girls Soccer – Borah High School


Summer Skills Camp:

July 10 – 13 at Borah’s soccer complex

4 pm – 6 pm

$50 before June 10, $60 after June 10


Preseason conditioning:

July 24 - 28

4 pm at Borah’s soccer complex

** Optional, but highly recommended **


Try-outs:

August 7, 8 & 9 at Borah’s soccer complex

9 – 11 am & 6 – 8pm each day


* Freshman & Juniors need a new athletic physical

Borah Cross Country

A note from our Athletic Trainer

Will you be competing in Borah Athletics this coming 2017-18 school year?! Now is the time to get your paperwork required for participation taken care off!! All Freshman and Junior athletes are required to have a new physical completed and on file prior to the first day of practices. All other forms (Interim Questionnaire & Consent, Code of Conduct, and Concussion Acknowledgement) can be completed ONLINE! Directions for online forms and a download for the physical form can be found from the Borah Web Site under “Athletics & Activities”→ “Athletic Forms & Links” → “Athletic Participation Forms”.

Borah Marching Band

Marching Band Camp begins August 7 and is required for all 4th and 7th period Winds/Percussion & Color-guard students.


Dates: August 7-11 and 14-15

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Daily with a lunch break


During registration: band students will register on their assigned day FIRST thing in the morning and then come over to camp.


Meet in the band room. Bring your instrument, lunch, water jug, sunscreen, and wear tennis shoes.

Borah Physics Award

Borah Physics has achieved a significant milestone in placing 2nd, in our region, in the 2017 Physics Bowl competition. The team score consisted of the five individual scores by graduating seniors, Kyle Dinh, Morgan Draney, Evan Magnusson, Alex Rooney, and Joseph Davies. As Evan Magnussen said in his graduation speech – they got their great start in physics from our former teacher Joe Crotty.


"Congratulations! Borah High School has placed as the Second Highest Scoring School in Division 02, Region 14, in the 2017 Physics Bowl Competition sponsored by the American Associations of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Your school won because of the combined scores of your top five students."


"You, your school, and your students can take great pride in this accomplishment. This year there were more than 7,100 students participating from almost 277 schools from the United States, Canada, Kuwait, Mexico, Australia, Turkey, the Philippines, South Africa, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom, as well as almost 281 schools participating from China!"


It is true! Borah beat the Philippines and the entire state of Washington. There are a total of 14 Regions, and Division 02 means 2nd year AP Physics students. Looking at the team scores from the other Regions, one notes that Borah scored higher than any Northern California school (Region 13) and would have placed 3rd if scored with Southern California. Further Borah would have placed in the top 4 or won in any of the 14 Regions which included some notable high schools like Adlai Stevenson High School in Illinois and Princeton High School in New Jersey.


Mr. Hofstetter says, “I guess the message is, Take Physics.” He notes that physics is a prerequisite science class for engineers, as well premedical students, in college. Most of the students who do take an Engineering Physics course in college already have taken some physics in high school.

AVID Newsletter

Take some time this summer to….

  • Access your College Board account (already created for the PSAT/ SAT tests); use Big Future to explore colleges, careers, and scholarships.

  • Utilize the Khan Academy website to practice for next year’s SATs.

  • Visit our local university, Boise State, by scheduling online for one of their daily (10:00 am) tours.


New AP Offering for Fall 2017: AP Seminar

Teachers Jayne Davis (AP US History) and Pam Atkins (AP Literature) will participate in a week-long training workshop to teach the first year of a two-year College Board course series called AP Capstone. Incoming sophomores and juniors interested in this new two-year course based around research can find out more at https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/ap-capstone or by emailing AP counselor Jen Keavney.

A note from Borah BRIDGE

This spring our Bridge English 11 class had the pleasure of working with WITS, a program delivered through The Cabin, a Center for Readers and & Writers. This program supports creative writing enrichment in classrooms throughout the Treasure Valley. During the school year, The Cabin employs professional local writers—poets, novelists, playwrights, and journalists—to teach semester- or school-year-long writing residencies in classrooms.


This year Ms. Guisella Baruth came into the Bridge English classroom and worked with students to help them learn the English language through their own writing. Once a week for twelve weeks our students used their 5 senses to write, edit and rewrite their stories. Their stories grew from individual words into long, descriptive sentences about their lives. At the end of the twelve weeks our students had composed three different pieces of writing. From those pieces, employees of the Cabin chose a handful of stories that were officially published in Cambia, the annual WITS anthology of student writing. Six of our Bridge students had stories chosen to be in this anthology: Abdullah Ali Ahmed, Athraa Al Munshid, Marcela Diaz, Hsa Htoo, Zeynab Mardani, and Kevin Rodriguez.


Congratulations to these students as they are now officially published writers!


Borah Students Travel to Germany

It's Borah's German students' turn to visit their partners in Germany! We leave June 12 for three weeks in Berlin, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Munich. Two weeks will be spent with our host sisters in Bamberg, where we'll attend the Eichendorff school and get to know the families and the area. Ten students traveled here in April, and we are excited to return the visit! Those from Borah are: Amory Allen, Tommy Callaway, Storm Grasser, Abbie Hagen, Elijah Hartvigsen, Morgan Holinka, and Mrs. Beautrow. This trip is organized through the GAP-Program (German American Partnership Program). Check out the program online! https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/eng/gap.html