Borah High School

Fall 2022

CONTACT INFORMATION

Main Office: 854-4370

Attendance Office: 854-4374

Fax Number: 854-4371

From the Principal's Desk

The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start. This school year will include our traditional athletics, assemblies and extracurricular activities. I encourage students to get involved in one or all of these activities in tandem with in person learning and academics. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 18 (4-7 PM) and Wednesday, October 19 (4-7 PM). There will be no school on October 21. Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity to meet your student's teachers and check on your student's progress through the 1st Quarter which ends on October 14. Please contact your student's teachers and counselor anytime you feel your student is in need of additional academic support.

Go Lions!

- Mr. Standlee

2022-2023 BELL SCHEDULES

Click HERE for the daily bell schedules for the 2022-2023 school year.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Come meet your student's teachers and experience Borah High School.

August 29

6:00 - 7:30 PM

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL Vs OWYHEE

Homecoming game at Dona Larsen Park. Come support our Borah Lions.


September 22


Kickoff at 7:00 PM

FALL ATHLETICS

Come out and support Lion Athletics. Please see the athletics schedule here

HOMECOMING DANCE

Homecoming Dance


At Borah High School from 7 - 10 PM


September 23

PARENT TEACHER CONFERNCES

October 18 & 19, 4:00 - 7:00 PM


Meet your student's teachers and see their progress through the 1st Quarter

BORAH CHEER & DANCE

The Borah Spirit Squad is back in season! The Spirit Squad is made up of 25 Varsity Dancers and 25 Varsity Cheerleaders. We are looking forward to our Fall season on the sideline at Football Games. Stay updated on our events, fundraisers, and performances by following us on social media!

Dance Team: @bhslionettesdance

Cheer Team: @borahcheerleading

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/borahspiritsquad

BORAH HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Borah's Student Services team provides support for our students in the areas of Academic Planning, College and Career Counseling, and Personal/Social Development. In providing a comprehensive system in these areas, we are helping students to develop the necessary skills they will need to achieve their goals in high school and beyond. Each student is unique and we are committed to empowering them to discover their strengths that can lead them to their future success.


Borah would like to welcome Ms Porchia as the College and Career Counselor. Her goal is to provide guidance and resources to help all students uccessfully create their post-graduation plan. View the Career Center website or reach out to Ms Prochia for more information. Career Center website: CLICK HERE


Ms Porchia's contact information:

sherise.porchia@boiseschools.org

208-854-4388



Twitter: @borahcounseling

Instagram: @borahcounseling


Click HERE to find your counselor, their contact information and additional information regarding the counseling department.

BORAH FOOD PANTRY

Key Club and the El-Ada Community Action Partnership are hosting a mobile food pantry the 3rd Thursday of each month throughout the school year. Distribution will take place in the front parking lot at Borah from 4pm-6pm. You or your parents can stop by and pick up a box of food on your way home. Food boxes vary by month but often include fresh or canned fruit, vegetables, meat and essential household items. We distribute to roughly 100 families each month and our supply is limited, so first come, first served.

Current dates for fall 2022:

- September 15th

- October 20th

- November 17th

- December 15th


Contact Rachel McIntosh at rachel.mcintosh@boiseschools.org with questions.

LIONS SHARE FOOD PANTRY

The Borah community has benefited immensely from our Lions Share Food Pantry by having a resource located at school within the neighborhood for students and families to have convenient access to basic food and toiletry items. If you would like to make donations you can drop them off in the Borah Counseling Office to Kris King or you can make a monetary donation to the Lions Share Food Pantry account through the Boise School District Foundation. If your family is in need of more assistance than the pantry can provide, please contact our Borah Social Worker, Becky Woodland, at becky.woodland@boiseschools.org. If you have questions or would like a list of frequently used items, please contact Kris King at 208-854-4387 or kris.king@boiseschools.org.

BORAH DRAG RACING TEAM

The Borah Drag Racing Team has its last race of the season on Sept. 10th, 2022.

The gates will open at 8:00 A.M. Saturday. Any questions please see Mr. Blanc in room 310.

The Drag Team meets every Tuesday during Lunch.

GERMAN AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (GAPP)

The Borah German American Partnership Program (GAPP) is getting back underway this year. If you are a sophomore or junior who has completed or will complete German II this year, you are invited to participate in our exchange program in June 2023. We will be traveling to our partner school, Von der Leyen Gymnasium in Blieskastel, Germany in June and then be hosting our German partners in September/October 2023 here at Borah. We also are recruiting extra Borah families who are interested in short term hosting, no German required! Please contact Frau Steiner via email diana.steiner@boiseschools.org for more information.

BOISE SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE ELECTION

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022 polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the Boise School District as the 2022 Trustee Election is held. To be able to vote in the election, you must be 18 years of age, have lived in the Boise School District for 30 days and be registered to vote in Ada County. Completed Absentee Ballot request forms must be received by the Boise School District by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022. Visit the 2022 Trustee Election website to learn more, including candidate profiles, sample ballot and polling locations.

1 - 1 Devices

All students are required to use a Boise School District 1 - 1 device (Chromebook). These devices have pre-loaded classroom tools, software, etc. which can only be accessed through a BSD 1 - 1 Device. Personal devices (laptops, phones, etc.) will not work for students in accessing classroom content.


1 - 1 Device Responsible Use Agreement

Student Technology Use Policy 3239

Borah Support Groups

Does your student need extra support?

Borah is offering support groups to all students and are accessed by both those seeking connections and those needing intensive support. The purpose of a support group within the high school setting is to provide participants with a comforting, safe environment where they feel free to express themselves. In addition to providing emotional support, group participation also allows students to establish meaningful and trusting relationships with their peers. If you would like to sign your student up for a group or have any questions, feel free to contact our school social worker Becky woodland at rebecca.woodland@boiseschools.org or 208.854.6916

ATTENDANCE

Reminders:


  • All students are required to obtain a permit to leave if they are leaving during school hours.
  • Exceptions: during lunch time or if they have an off campus class and are leaving at that time.
  • Any missed class must be excused by a parent or guardian.
  • If your student is going to be gone for more than 1 day a parent/guardian may excuse the student with one call.


You can contact Ms. Meldrum at 854-4374 or kellyn.meldrum@boiseschools.org

BORAH LIBRARY

The Borah Library is open every day 7:20-3:20. Students can enjoy after school study time in the Library when “Lions Den” kicks off (select days 3:20-5pm). We assist students daily in finding the perfect book, be it print and/or eBook/eAudiobook. Students complete, print and submit assignments here. Students can access a plethora of professional and academic news and research through the “Database” page on our website. This is a 21st century library commons and we encourage students and classes to make use of our diverse collection of technology and tools: audio/video recorders, editing software, iMac, Adobe Suite, tablets, programmable robots, 3D printer, cutting tools, craft supplies and games. Stop by or check out more about the library on our website: http://borah.boiseschools.org/students/library. We’re here for you 24/7! Also, if your student has any issue with their BSD issued Chromebook the Library is here to help!

FOOD SERVICE

During the 2022-2023 school year the Boise Schools will be charging for breakfasts and lunches because the federal pandemic waivers have expired. Families will need to complete a free/reduced lunch application in order to continue to receive free lunch at Borah. Applications will be available in July at https://foodservice.boiseschools.org/ or at Borah's registrations for next year. Families that receive food stamps will be directly certified for free lunch and will not need to do an application. If you have any questions, please see the Boise Schools food service website at https://foodservice.boiseschools.org/

FAFSA

FAFSA window opens October 1 (Deadline March 2023)


Click Below to access the FAFSA website:

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa


See Ms Porchia in the College and Career Office with FAFSA questions.

sherise.porchia@boiseschools.org

SENIORS (JOSTENS INFORMATION)

Senior Presentation (Jostens)

  • Seniors will receive information from Jostens regarding caps/gowns, senior pictures, etc. in the auditorium at 10:50 AM on October 4th


Senior Pictures

  • October 5 & 6


Senior Picture Order Day

  • October 11
  • 7:30 AM - 1 PM (Cafeteria)

INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL

Sign up for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Parents can monitor attendance and academic through this portal at any time.


Click HERE or visit by clicking the link below.


https://boiseschools.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/boise.jsp

FOLLOW US

Follow Borah!


Twitter: @borahhigh

Instagram: @borahlions