Capital High School Newsletter


Students & Staffulty of the Month

Students & Staffulty of the Month


ACADEMICS: Makenna Hawkins-Staker

ACTIVITIES: Delano Hamilton


ARTS: Isabella Wildt

ATHLETICS: Grant Player

ATTENDANCE: Melad Nabizada

ATTITUDE: Chubangu Mnongerwa

EAGLE PRIDE: Paige Liquin

STAFFULTY: Cathy Younger

Jake Lindsey Capital High School Class of 2018

Jake has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia. He and his

family will be traveling soon to Salt Lake City for a bone

marrow transplant.

Jake was a member of this year’s varsity basketball team. His team mates and his classmates are hosting the following fundraising event to help his family with their medical costs and travel expenses.

What: Basketball Game between Boys Varsity Team and CHS Staff

When: Monday, May 14, at 6:00 pm

Where: Capital High School Main Gym

How can you help?

1) Attend the game and donate $5 per attendee at the door.

2) Donate goods, services, or gift cards for the silent auction to be held during the game.

3) Make a cash donation at

For questions or to make a donation to the silent auction, please contact Scott Moore at

Capital's Creative Writing Class

Capital's Creative Writing 3/4 class won the We Choose All Of Us Story Share Challenge sponsored by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. We are using the $500 award to purchase a board to display published work by Capital Students and to purchase materials for the Escape Room adventures we are creating in class this year. ​
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Upcoming Events & Information from the Career Center


By the time this newsletter goes out, there will only be a few more days to get scholarships in for the graduation program. Please make a copy, scan, drop off any scholarship awards given, whether you decide to accept them or not. We want ALL scholarships listed in the program!!

Mrs. Cupps will be going into senior classes to have seniors complete a simple survey concerning plans for after graduation. This will include a request for a final transcript to the college of your choice. When final transcripts are ready, usually by the first part of June, the graduation transcript will be sent to the selected college.

Please look over the list of jobs available to seniors for the summer and beyond. This is not the only jobs out there!!! So many to choose from, it has definitely become a job seekers market. I encourage you to have a resume and put yourself out there if you are looking for a job. Please come and see me if you would like help with a resume or interview skills.

The Idaho Dept. of Labor offers workshops on resumes and interviews:

Interactive Interviewing Workshop: Every Tuesday, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Boise Office, 317 W Main St.

Resume Workshop: Every Thursday, 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. also at the Boise Office.

We are also being contacted by many apprenticeship programs (Western Heating & Air, A-1 Heating, Master Rooter, Ted Dumont, etc.) so if you are looking for career opportunities with great pay and benefits, please come in and see me. These companies are local and are willing to pay for the college programs to help you complete your apprenticeship.

CWI New Student Orientation @ Capital: May 14 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

New Student Orientation is designed to help incoming students transition to CWI. This program is hosted at Capital. Students who attend the New Student Orientation will have early access to registering for classes and receive admissions, academic advising, financial aid and student affairs help. Students and parents are welcome.

New Student Orientation Sessions are required for all incoming students pursuing an academic degree.


Students must also complete the SOAR online prior to coming to New Student Orientation. Bibiana Ramirez, our admissions representative from CWI, will be at Capital to help any student complete the SOAR on Friday, May 4 and Thursday, May 10. Please sign up in the Career Center.

If you cannot attend the Orientation on May 14, you can sign up for other Orientations online at CWI.

Still haven’t completed the FAFSA? Yes, you can and are encouraged to complete the FAFSA at Help is available from Mrs. Cupps or call the admissions office of your college for assistance.


The SAT results will be released sometime the middle to end of May. Once I know an exact date, I’ll let you know.

I strongly encourage students to take the ACT, in addition to the SAT. Then students have the opportunity to see which one they “like” better and to re-take in the Fall. I STRONGLY recommend students re-taking the SAT and/or the ACT at least once. Students typically do better the second time they take the test and for some schools who give merit scholarships based on ACT/SAT scores this could mean the difference in going or not going to a certain college. Please check with colleges on your list to see if they offer merit scholarships and what their criteria is.

Testing with ACT/SAT should be completed before the end of December to make most deadlines, but once again, please check deadlines with colleges to make sure of their requirements for testing.

Information concerning next year’s ACT can be found at and SAT information at

If your family qualifies free/reduced lunches, please come in to pick up a fee waiver for either test. You will have two fee waivers to use per test.

The summer is coming up and it’s a good time to do some college campus visits. I cannot stress enough how important this piece of the college selection process is!! Students get a good sense if this is the right school for them by walking on campus, staying in the dorms (if possible), talking with faculty, eating in the cafeteria, etc. To take an official tour of campus, call the admissions office and let them know when you will be in their area and what you would like to see on the tour. They will be more than happy to help you see if their school is right for you!

Student who may be using the Common Application for their colleges can begin setting up their account and starting the application. The Common Application is an application used by over 750 colleges around the country. Check out the college’s website to see if they accept the Common App and begin the process. Your application cycle will not begin until August 1 but anything you do now will roll over to the next year’s cycle. Make sure you understand this process and the pieces of the application you need to complete or to have other people complete…like the School Report and the Recommendations.

Please see me if you have any questions concerning Common App.

Sophomores and Juniors:

Don’t have anything to do for the summer…get a job! As I mentioned above it is a job seekers market right now and what better way to make some money and get some work experience than a summer job. There will be a Job Fair here at Capital on Thursday, May 17, sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor, from 4-6:30 p.m. in the CHS Gymnasium.

Prior to that day, the Idaho Department of Labor will be offering a Resume/Interview workshop for any interested students on Wednesday, May 16 in the Capital Career Center.

Be looking for more information coming soon!
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Western Heating and Air Conditioning: looking for Apprentices, Summer Interns, and Deliver Drivers

Contact: Jana Cook at or text to 208-695-4800

Apex Integrated Security Solutions, Inc.: summer job with potential to expand into permanent position.

Install, service and maintain commercial and industrial security systems.

Contact: Chris Belarski Office: 208-378-9650 Cell: 208-995-7714

Cobra: Looking to hire roofing and siding installers

Contact: Alisha Baisley

Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir: Summer Job looking for energetic, creative and fun individuals to work with children ages 7-16, June 10-August 11.

Contact: Chelsea Johnston at 208-344-5502 x246 or

CITI Boise: Customer Service Representatives; Benefits immediately, college assistance available!

Go to: for more information and online application

Idaho Food Bank: Picnic in the Park Americorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America). Get paid and earn college money too.

Learn more at:

Contact: Casey McGee at 208-789-0629

Idaho Youth Ranch: Youthworks

This is a paid 8-week training program that provides a real-life work experience through on-the-job training at one of our Treasure Valley Idaho Youth Ranch stores. Through this program you will receive a strong first-time job experience that will prepare you for life and employment success.

Graduates are eligible for a college/career-technical scholarship!

Contact: 208-947-0863 or

Idaho Dept. of Labor Job Fair: May 17, 4-6:30 in CHS gym

Various employers looking to hire for the summer and beyond.

2017-2018 Boise School District Calendar

  1. May 25, Early Release K-6
  2. May 28, Memorial Day - No School K-12
  3. May 30, 31 & June 1, Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release *7-12
  4. June 1, Last Day of School - Early Release K-12
  5. June 5 - 29, Secondary Summer School - Semester 1
  6. July 4, Independence Day Holiday - No Summer School
  7. July 2 - 27, Secondary Summer School - Semester 2

Free haircut at SportClips to each of our senior boys

A big THANK YOU to the Bowman family. They have graciously offered a free haircut at SportClips to each of our senior boys so that they can look their best for graduation. Please pick up your haircut coupon from Mrs. Alder in the main office on or before May 18.

Important Senior Dates to Remember CLASS OF 2018

May 7-11 and May 14-18: A.P. Exams

May 15th - 18th: Senior Finals All classes are regular length

Tuesday, May 15th Zero Hour Exam (full regular day)

Wednesday, May 16th Periods 5, 6 & 7 Exams (full regular day)

Thursday, May 17th Periods 3 & 4 Exams, Seniors released at 11:41, Caps & Gowns distributed

Friday, May 18th Periods 1 & 2 Exams

Thursday, May 17: Cap and Gown Distribution, Cafeteria 7:30 - 12:30 pm.

All fines must be paid before students will receive their cap and gown.

In order to promote a sense of unity and decorum, no decoration is allowed on the cap, gown, stole, or tassel. (i.e. no leis, corsages, medallions, etc).

Friday, May 18: Senior Finals, Senior Best, Senior Slideshow, and Senior Picnic

Seniors will attend and take finals in periods 1 & 2. Following 2nd period, seniors will report to the Auditorium for the Senior Best assembly and Senior slideshow. After the awards assembly, seniors will go out to the senior picnic on the football field. Capital will provide sandwiches and drinks! The guys are asked to bring chips and the girls are asked to bring a dessert.

Thursday, May 24: Graduation Practice at BSU, 10:00 am

All seniors participating in the formal graduation exercise are required to report for graduation practice at the BSU Taco Bell Arena (Auxiliary Gym). If a senior does not report for practice, it is assumed that they will not participate in the evening commencement exercises, and their name will be removed from the walk line.

Thursday, May 24: Graduation, Taco Bell Arena, 7:00 pm

Graduates are to report to BSU Taco Bell arena at 6:15 pm for final instructions and to line up for the processional.

Thursday, May 24: Graduation Night Party, 11:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: Wahooz in Meridian

Cost: $60

What’s Included: unlimited food and fun; drawings for awesome prizes

Tickets will be sold every Friday during the lunch period in the front lobby. You may pay by cash, check or credit card.

For questions, please send an email to



* Where – Wahooz in Meridian

* When – Following graduation from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

* Cost - The entrance fee is $60 per graduate ($65 at the door) for unlimited food, drinks, and fun.

* Ticket – Tickets will be sold every day during morning break and the lunch period, in the school’s front lobby.

* Shirts – A custom-designed shirt with all of the seniors’ names on the back is the ticket to the party. Shirts must be worn to the party. If your graduate wants his/her shirt to be a perfect fit, tickets must be purchased by May 10. After the 10th, we will have a limited selection of sizes.

* How can parents help? – Encourage your student to buy their ticket before the 10th, and sign up to be a chaperone for half or all of the party at

* What else can parents do? – We need donations of cash, gift cards, or other items that would make great prizes for our drawings. Please consider donating your unused gift cards or other new items that would be enjoyed by our graduates.

For questions or to make a donation, please send a message to

Music Department

May 7th - Music Department Pops Concert in Gym

May 15th- Music Week School Night Concert at Taco Bell Arena

Final Drama Show of the Year

Flowers for Algernon

May 9, 10, and 11

7:00 pm

$5 general admission

Horticulture's Spring Plant Sale

Horticulture's Spring Plant Sale! The first date of the sale will have live music and refreshments provided by horticulture students! Come and socialize, enjoy some music, and buy some plants.

We have hanging baskets, patio planters, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, bedding plants, ornamental grasses, dahlias, perennials, and more! All grown, propagated, seeded, and cared for by students. :)
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State Speech Results

Congrats to Wesley Capps—semifinalist in Dramatic Interp and
Jordyn Walhof—3rd place in Oratorical Analysis!

Travel Opportunities for Spring Break 2019

Students (and parents!!) have an opportunity to travel to England and Scotland over Spring Break in 2019! Come to an informational meeting on May 1st at 6pm in Mrs. Carter's room (140) or contact her directly at for more information!

Athletic Physical Information

Athletic Physicals: All incoming 9th & 11th grade athletes need a new physical.

Physicals will be held on Monday May 21st at Borah High School - 6001 W Cassia St

School times are:

5:00 - Boise

5:45 - Borah

6:30 - Timberline

7:15 - Capital

Please do your best to attend during your school's assigned time, if you need to attend

at another time, please do so.

Please make sure to wear shorts & t-shirts and your glasses or contact lenses.

Any questions, please contact Pam Arriola at

Information on Sports/Activities & Summer Camps/Workouts - see below

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Information for Summer Music Camps

Boise State Music Camp = June 4th - June 8th

College of Southern Idaho Music Camp = June 11th-June 15th

College of Idaho Cello Camp = June 18th - June 23rd

University of Montana Music Camp = June 24th - June 30th

Volleyball Summer Workout & Tryout Information

Meeting for Riverglen Students - Monday, May 7th - during 8-9th grade lunch in Mrs. Tipton's Room

Meeting for Fairmont Students - Tuesday, May 8th - during 8-9th grade lunch in Mrs. Goodin's Room

Meeting for Capital HS Students - Wednesday, May 9th - during lunch in Hofmann's Room

Physicals for all incoming 9th & 11th Graders - Monday, May21st - At Borah HS

Summer Workouts start - Tuesday, May 22nd - At Capital HS Aux gym at 6pm-9pm

Tryouts for Capital HS Volleyball - Friday, August 10th & Saturday, August 11th - Two sessions a day, am and pm.

Summer Boy's Basketball Camp

Capital Boy's Basketball Camp is coming up in June!

Dates- Monday, June 11th-Thursday, June 14th

Doors open at 8:00am, Camp starts at 9:00am and goes until 3:00pm

The camp is for boys entering grades 3rd-8th.

Cost is $90 per camper (or $75 for children of Boise School District Employees)

Each camper will receive a new 2018 Capital basketball!

Camp is staffed by the Capital High School Boy's Basketball Coaches and players!

Registration forms will be available soon, or you can reserve your spot by emailing Scott Moore at:

Camp is limited to the first 120 campers!

Go Eagles!



Winter/Spring Workouts: No charge Capital High Weightroom

Monday-Thursday 3:20-4:30 Spring Semester: January-May

Capital Spring Camp: No charge Capital High Practice Fields

Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:15 May 21-24 Non-padded practices 9-12th grades

J.V. Football Camp: Fee $80:00 Capital High School & Rocky Mountain

Monday-Friday (Monday & Tuesday @ CHS) Helmet & Shoulder pads Times TBD

June 4-7 (Wednesday& Thursday @ Rocky Mountain) Full pads Tines TBD

Freshman Football Camp: Fee $80.00 Capital High School & Rocky Mountain High

Tuesday-Friday ( Tuesday & Wed. 3:30-5:30 @ CHS) Helmet & Shoulder pads

May 29-June 1st (Thursday & Friday 6:00-8:00 @ Rocky) Full Pads

Southern Oregon Team Camp: Fee $240.00 Southern Oregon University Ashland, Oregon

Wednesday-Sunday June 20-24 More information to follow.

Sophomores may be invited.

Summer Program: No charge Capital High Weightroom & Practice Fields

Monday-Thursday June 4- July 26th Soph-Senior 8:00-10:00am

7th- Frosh 10:00-11:30am

(No workouts: July 2-July 5th) We will be off the full week of the 4th

Practice Begins: Varsity/ JV & Frosh Monday, August 6th

Capital Football news & info: Website:

Twitter & Instagram: @gurkhastick