Capital High Newsletter


Students & Staffulty of the Month

Students & Staffulty of the Month


ACADEMICS: McKell Walden

ACTIVITIES: Kaylee Youngblood


ARTS: Rudy Dye

ATHLETICS: Nicole Powers

ATTENDANCE: Amna Al Daoudy

ATTITUDE: Gavin Murphy

EAGLE PRIDE: Samson Barnett

STAFFULTY: Kitchen Crew

Ayla Thayer Appointment to West Point

Please join me in congratulating Ayla Thayer for receiving an appointment offer to West Point! This is a great accomplishment in itself. Typically, about 14,000 apply to the academy every year. Through the selection process, less than 10% are admitted. This speaks highly of the qualifications and accomplishments she has in order to be selected. Cadet Thayer will report this summer to begin her journey to join the Long Gray Line in the class of 2022.

Congratulations Cadet Thayer!

News from your Golden Eagle Booster Club

  1. JUDGES FOR SENIOR PROJECTS - The seniors at Capital High School will be presenting their senior projects to volunteer judges on Tuesday, April 10. It is a great experience for the students and the volunteers. We need many volunteers to make this run smoothly. We have divided the day into three shifts and are asking you to consider giving a few hours of your time to this project. This volunteer opportunity is also open to grandparents, neighbors, and community members. Please sign up at . If you have any questions, please send an email to

  1. CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION PARTY- The Class of 2018 will graduate on May 24, at 7:00 p.m., at Taco Bell Arena! The parent-sponsored graduation party has been scheduled, and here are the details.
  1. Where – Wahooz in Meridian
  2. When – Following graduation from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  3. Cost - The entrance fee is $60 per graduate for unlimited food, drinks, and fun.
  4. How do you get a ticket to this awesome party? Tickets will be sold every Friday, during the lunch period, from April 6 to May 11, in the school’s front lobby.
  5. How can parents help? – If you want to volunteer at the party, a link to will be sent out soon.
  6. What else can parents do? – We need donations of cash, gift cards, or other items that would make great prizes. The prizes and drawings encourage kids to stay at the party and be safe.
  7. For questions or to make a donation, please send a message to

  1. ONLINE AUCTION - The booster club is hosting an online auction from April 6 to April 16. Be on the lookout for the auction link. The items available at this online auction were originally going to be offered only at the Gold & Black Gala, but we have changed to an on-line auction format to reach more CHS families, alumni, and friends. There are some great items that you will not want to miss! Some of our items are “Coffee with BSU President Bob Kustra”, “original piece of art from local painter Fred Choate”, “Fly Fishing with Capital teacher Bret Bishop, the 2006 Individual National Fly Fishing Champion”, and “Elton John concert package”

Career Center Information


Spring College Fair: You are invited to the PNACAC Spring College Fair, April 8, from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

When: April 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Where: BSU Jordan Ballroom, free parking in the Lincoln Garage

Cost: Free

We encourage students to register for the fair and get a bar code for colleges to scan.

Register at:

ASVAB Test: April 5, 12:30 p.m. in the Career Center. Students must sign up to take the exam in the Career Center. There is no obligation to the military if you take the military entrance exam. Test prep and information for the ASVAB is available at: or

College Visits to Capital:

April 11:

11:55: Treasure Valley Community College and Washington State University

April 16:

11:40: Boise State University (for admitted students…Next Steps)

April 17:

11:40: University of Idaho


Remember to bring in/scan a copy of your scholarship award letters and get them to me. The list of scholarships will go into the graduation program. The deadline will be the first part of May…right now I don’t know when the program will go to the printer but I will let you know as soon as I know.

You should be getting financial award letters very soon. If you do not receive one from your 4-year colleges/universities, please contact the financial aid office of that school to find out why. Typically, 2-year colleges will be later in the year. Contact your financial aid office to find out when they will be released. If you have any questions about your financial aid package, you are welcome to contact me but probably the best call would be to that college’s financial aid office. They are the experts and can talk specifically about their package.

Opportunity Fair

As a part of the senior day on Tuesday, April 10, seniors will be participating in the Opportunity Fair. Seniors will have the chance to visit with a wide variety of different organizations from colleges and universities, military, apprenticeships, to summer jobs, etc. I encourage the seniors who may be looking for a summer job or an apprenticeship to create a resume and bring it to the Fair. (I’m happy to help with the resume.) There are some excellent “opportunities” especially for those who are not wanting to go to college in the Fall but would be willing to become an apprentice in such jobs as HVAC, plumbing and pipe fitting, electricians, etc…paid jobs with benefits!


Junior & Parent College Information Night

When: April 4 at 7 p.m.

Where: CHS Auditorium

What: Information about college, including: ACT/SAT information, college selection, financial aid/scholarships, and more!

Spring College Fair: Sunday, April 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the BSU Student Union. See more information above.

Tuesday, April 10 is Idaho School Day SAT. Juniors in the State of Idaho will be taking the SAT on that day. There is nothing for your junior to do…no registration process, no cost. This is an official SAT and can be used for admission purposes for colleges/universities.

I have gone into Junior English classes to visit with the juniors about the test and what the day looks like. They have also been given a full length practice test but more practice tests are in the Career Center!

What Juniors need to bring on that day:

*Picture ID

*Calculator with fresh batteries

*Small Snack

*#2 pencils…NOT MECHANICAL!

Students who are caught bringing phones, smart watches, or any electronics into the testing room are subject to having the test scores invalidated and will be asked to leave the testing.

Students are to be in their assigned testing rooms by 7:45 and testing will end between 12:00 and 12:30. Lunch will be served at 12:25.

Once students are released from the testing rooms they are released for the day.

I encourage all juniors who are going on to college to also take the ACT. Students must register on their own for this test.

Like the SAT, the ACT is accepted at all colleges and universities but it is different enough that it is a wise choice to take it to compare with the SAT. I then encourage students to re-take one or both of the tests in the Fall in hopes of increasing their score for admissions purposes and for scholarship purposes. Most students will need to complete their testing (ACT and/or SAT) by the end of December to make deadlines. Students are encouraged to check with their colleges to find out the last test dates accepted for admissions and scholarships and whether they need to take the Writing portion of the test.

Remember! If your family qualifies free/reduced lunches you may pick up a fee waiver in the Career Center prior to registering for the test.


Sophomores and Parents are welcome to the Junior & Parent College Information Night. While this is geared toward juniors, I believe it doesn’t hurt to hear the information ahead of time to know what to expect!

I strongly encourage sophomores to attend the Spring College Fair. This is an excellent opportunity to begin talking with college representatives and pick up information about their schools.

Sophomores will also be taking part in the Opportunity Fair. This will give them a chance to visit with prospective employers for the summer as well as taking a look at jobs and careers, including education.

UNIFIED PROM - April 13th in CHS Cafeteria @ 4:30 pm

Capital High School - Important Upcoming Dates

Apr. 2 Senior Cap, Gown, Tassel & Stole Order Deadline (Cost $42.40, order at or 1-800-567-8367)

Apr. 9-13 Sophomore ISAT ELA Testing in English classes

Apr. 10 Educational Extravaganza Day

Seniors (Senior Project, Senior Meeting, Shakespeare Presentation)

Juniors (SAT Testing - Dismissed from school after testing 12:30*) *Approximate time

Sophomores (ISAT Testing, Genius Hour, Opportunity Fair, & Shakespeare Presentation)

Apr. 16-20 Sophomore ISAT Math Testing in math classes

Apr. 23-27 Sophomore Science EOC in biology or chemistry classes

May 7-11, 14-18 AP Exams

May 28 Memorial Day (No School)

May 29-Jun. 1 Junior & Sophomore Final Exams Week

Jun. 1Last Day of School

For more Capital High School information please go to:

Academic Assembly Friday April 13th at 9:20 am in Main Gym

Junior/Senior Prom "Forever Young" - April 14th

Junior/Senior Prom

"Forever Young"

April 14th

Barber Park Event Center


$20 for one

$35 for two

(ticket prices go up $5 at the door)

Last Day of School for Seniors & Senior Assembly - May 18th

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)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Flyer

Please click on link for more information

DECA RUMMAGE SALE - April 7th in CHS Aux Gym, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Capital DECA Information

DECA : 23 members heading to Atlanta Georgia for national competition!!! April 21-25

Band Performance Dates

April 6 - Gene Harris Jazz Festival at Boise State

April 17 - Band PreFestival Concert

April 19 - DIII Band Festival at Ridgevue High School

Choir Performance Dates

April 13 - Singers Show

April 24 - Choir Festival at Borah

Orchestra Performance Date

April 19 - Senior Concerto Concert

Updates and Results from our Debate Team

Just want to give congratulations to the following students for their excellent performance in the Idaho State Debate Tournament:

Robert Bratley, Wesley Capps, and Sarmad Talib were all semi-finalists in Congressional Debate!

A very nice showing for Capital High!

Legal Eagles

The Legal Eagles performed very well! Special awards were given to Robert Bratley for best attorney, and Culley Shannon and Robbie Spiers were both recognized as best witnesses in rounds. Unfortunately, we did not advance to the state tournament.

Dance & Cheer Spring Show - Friday May 4th

Big picture

Club Lacrosse

Capital boys Lacrosse is off to a start. The regular season started March 22 and we have a bunch of April away games. To start the month, we play at Rocky Mountain on Wednesday April 4 at 6:00. Come support the team. Our other April dates times and places are:




Wednesday, April 4

6:00 pm

Rocky Mountain High School

Thursday, April 5

6:00 pm

Vallivue High School

Tuesday, April 10

5:00 pm

Middleton High School

Wed, April 18

6:00 pm

Mountain Home, Mtn Home W.Elem.

Saturday, April 21

All day tournament

Idaho Falls

Tuesday, April 24

6:00 pm

Hillside Jr High

Thursday, April 26

6:00 pm

East Jr High

Friday, April 27

6:00 pm

Fairmont Jr High

Lacrosse is a fast paced exciting game, our team has some great talent and these should be fun to watch. If you have questions contact Sharon Cates at