Capital High School Newsletter



Students & Staffulty of the Month


ACADEMICS: Adrianna Blest

ACTIVITIES: Megumi Jordan


ARTS: Isabella Wildt

ATHLETICS: Charlie Hastriter

ATTENDANCE: Monica Juarez Velasco

ATTITUDE: Vincent Phan

EAGLE PRIDE: Alysson Bissell-Bjorner

STAFF: Steve Vuturo

Class selection for 2020-2021 School Year

Students who are currently enrolled at Capital High can start selecting classes in Infinite Campus for the 2020-2021 school year on January 27th. Counselors will be meeting with Sophomore and Junior classes to help students select classes. A full schedule must be selected by February 14th, 2020. For more information including course lists, graduation requirements, planning forms and teacher created course flyers and videos, please go to

Want to know how your student is doing in school?

Download the Infinite Campus App and log into the Infinite Campus Portal to see live grades for your child. Email: if you have never set up an account. If you have set up an account and need help with your password/username email:

Try to have a conversation with your child once a week about grades in Infinite Campus. Notice the assessment grades your child earns and encourage them to reassess within five days if he/she, or you feel they could do better. Notice missing assignments and encourage your child to make a plan for turning in missing work. If you have any questions about grades don't hesitate to email or call the appropriate teacher(s). Together we can support the success of our students!

Capital Phone Numbers

Capital Main Office - 208-854-4490

Capital Counselor's Office -208-854-4499

Attendance Office (absence Line) 208-854-4493

Permit to Leave Line (PTL) 208-854-4494

Graduation date for Capital High School 2019-2020

Graduation will be held on May 18th, 7:00 pm at ExtraMile Arena

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February 17th - President's Day

March 23rd - March 27th - Spring Break

CONGRATULATIONS! The following students and works have made it into the 2020 Emerging Artist show:

CONGRATULATIONS! The following students and works have made it into the 2020 Emerging Artist show:

Bella Wildt -Me

Bella Widt - Kiwi

Bryanna Shockey - Symere

Gabriella Sanchez - Bzzzz

Kass Page - Feline Heaven

Kass Page - Anxiety's Big Brother

Kelzi Hamilton - Tearing at the Seams

Aileen Arridondo - Natural Nature

Vy Tran - Panda

Jill Sejd - Sage

Jill Sejd - Due North

Kamryn Kline - Sharp Blue

Nathan Hartman - Concentoritea

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday February 6, 6-9. Awards will be announced and handed out on the spot at 7 pm. Guests welcome, free reception and snacks.

3rd annual Sadies Dance

On February 29th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm in the aux gym, we will be holding our 3rd annual Sadies Dance, “Sadie’s in the stars”. It’s a girl ask guy, casual dance. Ladies, find a date or even bring a group of friends! Make sure to wear matching t-shirts and socks with your date. Tickets will be $4 during the week before and $6 at the door."

Band Information

February Band Concerts:

4 - Quad Concert with Riverglen and Fairmont at 7:00pm in Capital Auditorium

6 - Band Clinic at Boise State during the day

Congratulations to the following students who will be participating in the All-State Honor Music Ensemble at the beginning of the month!

Adria Bower - Bassoon

Kendall Bower - Trombone

Kyle Doster - Trumpet

Clay Hibbs - Trumpet

Aaron Orenstein - Percussion

Nathan Patchen - Tenor Sax

Blake Stigile - Trombone

Ella Woozley - Clarinet

Choir Information

NNU Women's Choir Invitational Festival and Concert

Tuesday, February 11 (Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.)

Northwest Nazarene University Campus

Brandt Center Auditorium

Featuring: Capital Classics

Gospel and Vocal Jazz Celebration Concert

Tuesday, February 18

7:00 p.m. in the Capital Auditorium, free admission

Featuring: Capital Choir Department

Special Guests: Riverglen Dynamics and Fairmont Harmonics

Choir Mattress Fundraiser

Saturday, February 29 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Capital Cafeteria

Orchestra information

Feb. 11 - Capital Chamber at Riverglen JH, 7:30 PM

Feb. 25 - District III Orchestra Festival at Capital, all day

Career Center Information for February 2020


A big application deadline day is coming soon: February 15 for BSU and ISU and College of Idaho. All materials for this priority deadline must be submitted: transcripts, test scores (on the transcript), application and FAFSA.

If a senior has submitted an application but has not heard from the college, the senior should call the admissions office to find out if the application was received and what is still missing from their application.

FAFSAs can still be submitted. If you need help, please let me know, I’ll be happy to aide you in the completion of this very important form!

So far: 46% of our seniors have submitted a FAFSA! 43% are complete. I’m working with those who do not have a complete FAFSA. Good job, Capital!!

Most students will not receive a financial aid package until the middle of March.


Don’t forget to look at the scholarship list on this Google Spreadsheet. There is a long list! If a senior would like me to help them sift through the scholarships to find ones they can apply to, I would be more than happy to help. The senior needs to come in and see me.

We have some specific scholarships for Capital High only students. Those scholarships are indicated on the spreadsheet. Please encourage your senior to apply for these scholarships if they qualify!!

Included in the list is the IDAHO OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP. This is a State of Idaho scholarship that will award student, who qualify, up to $3500 to assist them in going to college. BUT they FAFSA must be completed!!! So please apply for this scholarship and complete the FAFSA!! Once again, if you need help with the FAFSA, I am here to help!!

**As seniors begin getting scholarship notifications, please make a copy of those notifications and bring them into the Career Center. Please include all scholarship awards whether they will be accepted or not. These notifications will be placed in the graduation program!**


We will be completing a career interest inventory the week of Feb. 3. I am hoping that with the inventory students can see what electives for next year would be a good match for them, as they register for classes.

The School Day SAT will be April 14. All juniors will be taking the SAT during the school day. Students can prepare by picking up a practice booklet from the Career Center and by linking their PSAT scores with the Khan Academy on their Collegeboard account. There is nothing at this time that juniors need to do to register for the SAT.

Practice for the SAT:

SAT test scores for the School Day SAT will be available sometime in May. I will let everyone know what the timeline is for the release of scores.

I am encouraging all college-going juniors to register for the ACT, in addition to the SAT. The ACT is a different enough test that it’s good for juniors to see the difference and then make a choice in the fall as to whether they would like to retake the SAT or ACT.

Students will need to register on their own for the ACT at There is a fee for this test but families who qualify for free/reduced lunch may pick up a fee waiver from the Career Center prior to registering for the test. Test dates are available to see on the website.

Idaho Higher Education Day will be held at Capital on Thursday, Feb. 13, during 6th and 7th hour. Juniors will have the opportunity to visit with 3 Idaho colleges/universities to learn more about their educational programs.

The PNACAC (Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling) Spring College Fair will be held Sunday, April 5 at the BSU Student Union, from 1-3 p.m. Juniors are encouraged to attend this event. Typically 50 colleges, mainly from around the Northwest, will be in attendance. It’s a great way to firm up a college list (which they should be putting in Scoir!)

I will be having a College Information Night for Students and Parents on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. While all are invited, this presentation will be especially geared toward juniors. I will discuss the ACT/SAT testing, the application process, scholarships and financial aid. I look forward to seeing everyone there!!

Applications for Boys and Girls State are available in the Career Center. Sponsored by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, students who are interested in a fun and engaging week of running a mock state government with other boys/girls from around the State of Idaho are encouraged to sign up. This week begins June 7-12 for Boys and June 13-19 for Girls on the NNU campus.

There is a fee for this program ($400) but both organizations are helping to make it easier for students to go by providing some scholarship money to students. I encourage any student interested in this program and who feels the fee would prohibit them from going to come and see Mrs. Cupps in the Career Center.

Mrs. Cupps was a Girls State participant in Wyoming and so can speak to the program if you have any questions!! It was an amazing experience for me. I was able to stay on the University of Wyoming campus to experience living in a dorm and I met so many wonderful people that I still have contact with, including my roommate for my freshman year of college. I also was able to meet my counterpart of the position I won in Girls State, one of the Supreme Court Justices of the State of Wyoming!!


We have completed a Career Interest Inventory and related the results to their registration for next year. As with juniors, I have encouraged students to consider the electives they take based on the results of this inventory.

Sophomores have also been introduced to Our college-going website that allows students to search for and make lists of colleges they are interested and may apply to in their senior year. Parents are encouraged to get a parent login by contacting me (Mrs. Cupps) at Just let me know you want a link and tell me who your student is!

Sophomores and parents are welcome to the evening presentation on Feb. 20 (please see above) and to the Spring College Fair on April 5 (once again, please see above!).

College Visits:

Feb. 6: University of Idaho @ 11:40

Feb. 14: Higher Ed Day for Juniors (6th and 7th hour)

Feb. 18: Oliver Finley @ 11:40

Feb. 25: Paul Mitchell @ 11:40

Military Visits:

Navy: Mondays

Army: Tuesdays

Air Force: Second Wednesday of the month

Explore Your Future Career & Job Expo

Learn about career opportunities. Ford Idaho Center 3/3/2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Click on button for more information.

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This is your chance to have your name FOREVER inscribed at the NEW Pierce Park Elementary! Buy your brick today! All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the cost of Pierce Park’s new electronic reader board and brick walkway.

Save the Date

Drama Winter Show - March 10th - March 13th

Prom - April 4th

Academic Assembly - April 10th

SAT Test (Juniors only) - April 14th

Art Show - April 27th - May 1st

DECA's 7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

What: 7th AnnualDaddy Daughter Dance

Where: Capital High School Main Gym

When: March 14th 2020, from 6:30PM-9PM

Ticket Pricing

$20 All-Inclusive Bundle: Daddy and daughter entrance, photo booth, flowers, games and refreshments

$10 Princess Bundle: Princess entrance, photo booth, flowers, games and refreshments

(for dads with multiple daughters)

$5 Single Admittance

Pre-Order: Capital High Business Office (208)854-4498

Let's Stock Up the Clothing Closet at CHS!

Our clothing closet for students in need at Capital is looking a little empty and outdated. We will be holding a CLOTHING DRIVE at the LAST HOME BOY'S BASKETBALL GAME - Friday, February 7th. During all 3 games we will be taking donations of gently used (or new!) clothing items. If you bring in any amount of clothing to donate you will get in FREE to the game! These items will go directly to our Capital students who are in need. Items that are especially popular are: sweatshirts, jeans, shoes, socks, and belts. Take the opportunity to do a little early spring cleaning and help out our Capital family!

FCCLA Information

The FCCLA organization is getting ready for District III Competitive Events at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho on Friday February 7, 2020. There are 9 students and 5 groups competing Kate Bassett and Alannah Nichols (both juniors) are competing in senior, level 3 in the category Public Policy. They are explaining starting a ASL (American Sign Language) club at Capital HS. Melissa Virgen Velazquez (senior) is competing in the senior 3 category of "Say Yes to FCS Education". She is researching becoming a FCS teacher and doing all the portfolio work needed to compete in this event. Matasyn Rybar and Hannah Hendrickson (both Sophomores) are competing in the area of Interior Design, Level 2 but have to meet the explicit criteria in the rubric creating great interior design while staying up to code and everything ADA compliant also known as Universal Design. Sophia Eden, Sierra Curtis (sophomores) and JJ Bynum (junior), Level 3 are competing in Chapter Service Project Portfolio, Community Service and they are working hard to hosting a school and community event called; Suitcases for Foster kids. Stay tuned as they reach out to Capital HS and the treasure valley asking for lightly used suitcases, gym bags and duffel bags to be donated to Health and Welfare so that kids moving into new foster homes move their belongings in a piece of luggage. Amira Sufi (senior) is competing in the level 3 area of "Interpersonal Communications". Her project focuses on how her family makes essential bags for the Boise homeless community and how that has strengthened her family and made them tight knit working together to help others.

All five groups have the opportunity to compete not only compete at FCCLA District III Competitive Events but move onto FCCLA State Leadership Competitive Events in April and FCCLA National Leadership Competitive Events in July. Stay tuned for more exciting news about FCCLA at Capital High School!

Spring Sport Information

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. Please see buttons below: Sportsware Instructions & Blank Physical Exam Forms.

Tennis - Practice begins February 21st after school. Any questions please contact Matt Fuller at

Track - Practice begins February 21st after school. Any questions please contact Bryan Stith at

Baseball - Tryouts are (Friday) February 21st, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm & (Saturday) February 22nd, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Any questions please contact Jake Chandler at

Softball - Tryouts are February 21st & 22nd on the Varsity Softball Field. February 21st, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, February 22nd, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Open workouts are still available Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm in Capital's Hitting Facility on Feb 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th & 20th. Any questions contact Shane Alder at

Golf - Practice/tryouts begin on Monday, February 24th at Quail Hollow golf course which is located right behind Hillside junior high school. Get to the course as soon as you can after school and bring $1 for each bucket of balls you want to hit during practice. If you haven't attended a golf meeting yet, please drop by coach Pence's room, room 133 and pick up the required paperwork packets that need to be done before you attend any practices.

We are very excited about this season and hope to see our Capital golfers out there.

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. Click on button for more information

Blank Physical Exam Form

It is required that all students complete a History and Physical examination prior to his/her first 9th and 11th grade practice in the interscholastic (9-12) athletic program in the State of Idaho. Click on button for more information.