Borah High School

Quarter 2

CONTACT INFORMATION

Main Office: 854-4370

Attendance Office: 854-4374

Fax Number: 854-4371

From the Principal's Desk

Thank you students for a great 1st quarter. As we move toward the completion of the 1st semester I encourage all students to continue your hard work in your classes. With winter approaching I invite all students to get involved in the many opportunities Borah offers such as athletics, academic organizations, clubs and other activities. The final day of this semester is December 22, please contact your student's teachers and/or counselor with questions or information as we work to support your student's academic progress.


Go Lions!

- Mr. Standlee

2022-2023 BELL SCHEDULES

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

WINTER ATHLETICS

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

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. 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.


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 Winter 2022:


- 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 rebecca.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.


Thank you to the Ladies Philoptochos Society for their donation of items to the pantry.

1ST SEMESTER FINALS

Finals week is December 20 - 22.

Please be sure to attend each day to ensure you complete your final exams.


See Bell Schedule by clicking HERE

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 at "Lion's Den" in the Library (Mon-Thurs 3:20-5 PM). 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. 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/

COLLEGE BOUND

College Bound Checklist:

For students planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2023, there are several tasks to complete this spring:

  • Apply to colleges. Each college's deadline is different!

  • Search for Scholarships. Scholarship deadlines are often before application deadlines. Reach out to the college's Financial Aid Office with scholarship questions.

  • 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.

FAFSA

Borah is holding a hands-on FAFSA Night, Wednesday, November 2nd from 6-7:30 PM in Borah's Library. This is the opportunity to receive help filling out the FAFSA.


FAFSA window is open now! Seniors, be sure to complete your FAFSA (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

Not College Bound?

- Students can attend a trade/technical school or program, go into the workforce, complete a mission, or join the military.

- No matter what option you choose, a plan still needs to be made.

- Use Next Steps Idaho website to help create a post graduation plan.

SENIORS (JOSTENS INFORMATION)

Senior Picture Re-Takes


  • November 16 (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