Capital High Newsletter


National Merit Semi-Finalists

Students & Staff of the Month

Students & Staff of the Month


ACADEMICS: Alejandro Ortiz

ACTIVITIES: Lianna Hammes

ACTS OF SERVICE: Giselle Sanchez

ARTS: Charlotte Agenbroad


ATTENDANCE: Jaiden Peterson

ATTITUDE: Sydney Anglea

EAGLE PRIDE: Joseph Stensland

STAFF: Nancy Stephan

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Make-A-Wish was a HUGE success this year!!

Make-A-Wish was a HUGE success this year!! Capital came together and raised a lot of money for a great cause. Wyatt and his family enjoyed every second of the assembly and the football game. DECA would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that participated.

Make-A-Wish break down:

Stars: $1707

Miracle Minute

Soph: $377

Jrs: $655

Srs: $859

Game: $840

Online Donation Page: $1400

Additional Donations: $669

Total Amount Raised: $6507


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Important news from the Counseling department

Important news from the Counseling department. If any student is wanting to make a schedule change for second semester, you must stop by the counseling office and pick up a change form. All change forms are Due by Friday, Nov.22nd at 3:15pm. The counselors will not be able to make any changes after Nov. 22nd.


Main Office 854-4490

Counseling Office 854-4499

Attendance Office 854-4493

Attendance office PTL Line 854-4494

All visitors please report to main office with Government-issued ID

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Attention Parents & Students, the student drop off zone is in the East Parking lot.

Parents and Students will no longer be able to drop off/pickup students at the front of the School, due to continued issues with buses not being able to gain access to the bus pickup/drop off zone. Please help keep the drop off area running smoothly by pulling all the way up to the student entrance double doors near the south end of the east student parking lot.

Thank you for all your help with this matter.

Student Parking Permits


Students parking at Capital must have a parking permit. Parking Tickets will be issued to any vehicle parked at Capital that does NOT have a parking permit.

Parking Permit $15.00 (Please bring: car registration, drivers license & proof of insurance)

Please do NOT park in numbered spots, those are reserved for Capital Staff.

November Newsletter from the Career Center


Capital had a very successful month of students applying for college. During October we had just over 80% of our students apply to colleges in and out of Idaho (with 1037 applications completed!!!). We are still catching up with our students who were absent or don’t have an American Government class; so, we expect to be at 90% + by the end of November.

Congratulations to all the students who have completed their applications!!

Remember that as students are completing their other applications, they need to be requesting transcripts on Scoir.

Seniors are strongly encouraged to be looking at their personal email account to make sure they are catching any correspondences from their colleges to which they applied!!! This will be especially important when it comes to the financial aid piece of the process!

I’m getting a very good sense that FAFSA are being completed, as well. Many families have come in during the FAFSA Completion Nights I have been offering, including Parent-Teacher conference time and I have had many students claiming their Dutch Bros card when they show me they have submitted their FAFSA.

It’s not too late to complete the FAFSA and I will be offering more evening time to help any families that would like the assistance.

My schedule for November is:

Nov. 5: 3:30-5:00

Nov. 12: 3:30-6:30

Nov. 19: 3:30-6:30

If there is a demand for more evening sessions, I will make sure to add a few in December and January.

It’s very important to be watching deadlines for colleges…especially the PRIORITY deadlines. (PRIORITY means scholarship deadlines!!)

Remember to continue looking at the list of Scholarships on the Google Document I have sent out. Many opportunities are available!!


Junior have completed a session in the Career Center through their English classes. We talked about how to find the “right fit” college and completed several activities to help them begin thinking about what is important to them in looking for a college.

Scoir was introduced to the students. is our website to help student keep track of college research, college applications, college visits, etc. During the visit, students complete a “College Search” and began to create a list of colleges to look at and perhaps apply to next year.

Junior parents are encouraged to get a Scoir account, also!!! Please email Mrs. Cupps and let her know you would like a Scoir account and she will send you a link. Parents can also ask their junior to send them a link via their own account. This parent portal is unique in that it allows you to input financial information and then gives families a good “guesstimate” of how much each of the colleges your junior is looking at might cost.


I will be introducing the Career Center to Sophomores in November and December, talking with them about this resource but also how important education can be beyond high school.

I will be introducing Sophomores to Scoir second semester. At that time I will encourage parents to request an account!


The ASVAB will be given here at Capital on November 7. This is the military entrance exam for those wishing to enlist. The exam is free and there is no obligation to join the military by taking the exam. However, recruiters will be calling!

Students interested in taking the ASVAB can come to the Career Center to sign up.

AVANZA! Will be happening on Nov. 6, from 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by the University of Idaho, it’s an opportunity for Seniors and their families to learn more about UI, complete an application and FAFSA if they have not been completed. This is a multicultural event and Spanish-speakers will be available.

Dinner will be served and students attending will have the opportunity to win a Scholarship!!!

You are encouraged to sign up at but it is not necessary to sign up.

Women In Technical Careers Luncheon will be Tuesday, November 12 in the Career Center. All females interested in the math and science field are encouraged to sign up for this free and informative luncheon in the Career Center. Women from careers in those fields (math, science, engineering, computer science) will be presenting their experiences in these fields and answering questions.

College Visits:

Nov. 1:

Gonzaga @ Break

Eastern Oregon @ Break

Weber State @ Lunch

Nov. 7:

CWI @ lunch…both the Academic and Career-Technical programs will be featured!

Nov. 12:

Idaho State @ Lunch

Nov. 14:

University of Idaho @ Lunch

Nov. 15

Boise State @ Lunch

Nov. 18:

University of Arizona @ Break

Portland State @ Lunch

Military Visits:

Navy: Every Monday @ Lunch

Army: Every Tuesday @ Lunch

Air Force: November 6 @ Lunch

Marines: Nov. 14 @ Lunch

Idaho National Guard: Nov. 1 @ Lunch and Nov. 15 @ Lunch

Thanksgiving Break

No School 11/25 -11/29
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Save the Date

Fall Jazz Night - 12/2

District III Jazz Band Festival - 12/5 & 12/6

Winter Band Concert -12/10

Band Concert - 12/12

Capital Singers Caroling at Boise Watershed & Boise Towne Square Mall - 12/14

**Morning bus routes will be at regular time during finals week**Cafeteria and Library will be open for students** DTECH Students please check with the Tech Center for your Final & bus schedule.***

End of Semester Testing - Wednesday, December 18th (Final Schedule 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

End of Semester Testing - Thursday, December 19th (Final Schedule 9:00 am - 12:30 pm )

End of Semester Testing - Friday, December 20th (Final Schedule 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

No School December 23rd - January 3rd (Winter Break) *School Resumes January 6th

No School January 20th - Martin Luther King Day

Band Information for November

November 14 - Latin Jazz Night, Tickets are $10 and there will be food!

Congratulations to the following Capital High Band students for making the following All-State Honor Ensembles. They worked very hard auditioning for the groups and are honored to be among Idaho's top musicians!

Adria Bower - Bassoon, All-State Orchestra

Kendall Bower - Trombone, All-State Band

Kyle Doster - Trumpet, All-State Orchestra

Clay Hibbs - Trumpet, All-State Band

Aaron Orenstein - Percussion, All-State Orchestra

Nathan Patchen - Tenor Sax, All-State Jazz Band

Blake Stigile - Trombone, All-State Band

Gabriella Woozley - Clarinet, All-State Band

Orchestra Information for November

Capital and Fairmont Orchestra Concert

November 19, 7:00 PM

Capital Auditorium, free admission

Capital Choir Dessert Tasting Concert

Capital Choir Dessert Tasting Concert

Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Capital Auditorium

Tickets: Adults/$5, Students/$4, Family Pack/$20, kids 5 and under/free

Featuring: Capital Singers and Capital Classics

Special Guests: Fairmont Harmonics and Rivergen Dynamics

Come enjoy an evening of jazz as you snack on delicious desserts! All proceeds benefit the Capital Choir Program.

Boy's Basketball Tryout information

Boy's Basketball Tryouts are coming up! There will be three days of tryouts:

Friday, November 15th after school

Saturday, November 16th in the morning

Monday, November 18th after school

Teams will be announced following tryouts on Monday.

All players will need their online paperwork submitted before they can tryout!

Pre-Season workouts will begin in late October and early November.

More information coming soon!

If you have any questions on the Boy's Basketball program, please contact Coach Moore at:

Thank you! Go Eagles!

Daylytes App

The athletic department would like to encourage students and parents to download the Daylytes App- it provides daily highlights from all Treasure Valley High Schools. You can get involved and post your own pictures and videos to showcase what Capital is doing. Check it out!

Sportsware instructions

Before participating in any practice or game, student-athletes must complete the required documents required by the Boise School District and the Idaho High School Activities Association.