Boise High Insights!

2nd Quarter

From the desk of our Principal - Robb Thompson!

Hello Boise Braves –

I hope this finds you doing well. It is difficult to believe that we are already quickly approaching the winter holiday break, which begins with an early release on Thursday, December 21st. This is a busy time of year in our campus lives, with a multitude of concerts, productions, athletic events and school projects. I am always reminded, during this time of year, how talented and hard working our students and faculty truly are. One such reminder of this is the annual Boise High Rotunda Concert, a long standing Boise High holiday tradition. This year’s concert will take place on Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. If you’ve never attended this concert, I hope you have the opportunity this year. The Boise High School Choir and Orchestra have put together a combined program that is second to none. Thanks to all who have supported our Braves by attending some of the many events that are currently taking place.

Shortly after the Winter Holiday Break, we will complete the first semester of the school year, with final exams taking place the week of January 15th. The completion of the first semester always indicates the time to begin preparation for next school year. One event that will be here before we know it is our Sophomore Open House, which we do in preparation for next school year’s 10th grade class. This year’s Open House will take place on Tuesday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m., so please mark your calendars accordingly if this is applicable to you.

Construction of the Boise High Athletic Complex, located at Fort Street and Robbins Road is progressing nicely and should be ready for the start of the Fall Athletics Season next school year. The athletic complex will contain two soccer fields, a softball field, a sub-varsity football field, and a field house complete with team rooms, restrooms, and a concession stand. (see picture below)

The historic remodel of the 1936 gym and construction of the new Performing Arts Center are also well underway and on-track from completion by November of 2018. Thank you again to all who supported the Boise School District School Bond Election last March, which has provided this great opportunity for Boise High School.

Our Brave Parent Board just awarded $16,000 in grants to help fund various programs throughout Boise High School. A big thank you to our Brave Parent Organization for all they do to support the many wonderful things taking place in classrooms, through activities and within our athletics programs. We are all incredibly grateful!

I hope you find this newsletter helpful. It is our goal to keep you informed regarding the many wonderful things taking place in our classrooms and community at Boise High School. I wish each of you a joyous holiday season with health and happiness for 2018. Thank you for your continued support of Boise High School. I look forward to seeing you at school or one of the many athletic and activity events in the coming weeks.

Warmly –

Robb Thompson

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Congratulations to Senior ~ Denzel Balbosa as he was swore in as a United States Citizen on Thursday, November 30th.
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National Hispanic Recognition Program

Two BOISE BRAVES master the ACT!!

Congratulations to Senior Jack Lauer and Junior Anthony Luo who both scored the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT!! Way to go Braves!
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Junior - Anne Nygard was recently awarded Outstanding Youth Philanthropist by the Idaho Nonprofit Center for her nonprofit and volunteer work that provides running shoes to refugees. She was given the award at a banquet held on November 15th celebrating Idaho Philanthropy Day. Way to go Anne!
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A.V.I.D. Classes!!

The AVID classes have been busy giving back to Boise High and the surrounding community!

October 30th - Nov. 3rd - COLLEGE WEEK Students decorated teachers doors with their college alma mater to help celebrate College Week!

Saturday, November 11th - RAKE UP BOISE Students help those in need by raking up their lawns and visiting with the homeowners!

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  • Aids seniors and disabled neighbors

  • Maintains and improves over 700 yards each year

  • Builds neighborhood pride

  • Eliminates and repurposes biodegradable waste

  • Brings community members together through service

Boise High Leadership, B.E.N. & Roosevelt Elementary

Boise High Leadership, B.E.N. (Brave Empowerment Network) and Roosevelt Elementary Leadership met for a leadership conference at Boise High on October 18th. Students shared leadership traits and compiled a tool kit for organizing school wide events.


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Boise High Fall Guitar Concert!

Our Boise Brave guitar classes getting after a Bob Dylan tune with Mr. Pulliam!! Way to go Boise!


Congratulations to our Boise Braves who were accepted into IMEA All-State!!

Abram Brown - Trumpet

Alyssa Lu - Clarinet

Athena Nguyen - Flute

Audrey Wechsler - Alto I

Brooklyn Williams - Alto II

Dahsong Lee - Clarinet

Ian Williams - Tenor I

Isaac Blake - Trombone

Lauren Caldwell - Soprano

Rachel Lee - Flute

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Boise High Orchestra Fall Concert

The Boise High Orchestras under the direction of Laurel Talley gave an impressive concert at Centennial High School on Thursday, November 19th. Great job Braves!

Here are some upcoming Orchestra events:

Holiday Concert on Monday, December 18th at 7:00 at Centennial Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 PM Rotunda Concert for Choir and Chamber Orchestra

February 1-3: 25 Boise High band, choir, orchestra members will travel to Moscow to perform in All State

Thursday, February 15th: Valentine's Day Concert at Centennial Performing Arts Center with High Ex and Chamber

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Requirements for Honor Society Membership:

1. 3.5 GPA or better

2. No major disciplinary violations

3. At least 1 leadership position

4. 40 hours in at least 3 different school activities or organizations

5. 40 hours of community service in at least 3 different activities

6. Students may begin to gather hours the summer between their freshman and sophomore years

7. NHS applications are due in May of a student's Junior Year.

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Important information about Student Accounts!

Important Information from Boise High Regarding Student Accounts:

Due to district cybersecurity policies, it is imperative that students change their Google single sign on identity password as soon as possible.

Students can access the password reset link by visiting Boise High’s Library Homepage and clicking on the link for the Google Single Sign On Password Reset ( Select “Register/Update My Account.” Then, follow the prompts for security question and password resets.

Please be aware that changing the password with this link will change the password for Active Directory, all Google accounts (gmail, drive, docs), AND Infinite Campus.

If students have any questions or need assistance, they should see Mrs. Rush in the library.

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BOOK READS from your Library!

Here are our Librarians three picks for 2nd Quarter!

"Life happened because I turned the pages."--Alberto Manguel

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SENIORS - Class of 2018

Parent of Seniors -

Graduation product orders are due DECEMBER 15th!

The Cap & Gown unit is mandatory for graduation. If you have a past graduate from 2015,16 &17 those gowns (see above picture) can be used this year also, you will have to purchase a cap & tassel or just a tassel if you have a cap.

Above is the link to Herff Jones/Boise HS site to order. You can order any of the products on this web page. The Cap & Gown unit is located on the second page. Simply click on the top tab "Graduation Products", scroll down and click on the "green arrow", that will take you to the second page, there you will see the cap & gown unit.

*The district has not yet released the graduation dates for the Class of 2018. We will let you know as soon as we receive confirmation.

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From the Desk of our Athletic Director!

The Athletic Department hopes you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and looks forward to 2018. We are having much success in our athletic endeavors this winter. The Lady Braves basketball team is doing well and is 4-3 at this time with a 2-1 record in conference. The Braves basketball team has started off strong as well and is currently 3-0 with some big games coming up soon.

The Wrestling team has some solid numbers and just competed at the Bucks Bags Invitational last weekend. Their first home match is Monday, December 4th. The Hockey team is also competing very well and is currently in 1st place with a 8-1 record. We are currently doing some raffles for food, tires, hockey tickets and hotel accommodations this season and will continue these until the end of the season, so remember to pick up some raffle tickets at the games! Also, if you need some stocking stuffers we are selling items at the games as well. Don’t forget to check the website for updated games and schedules. GO BRAVES!!!

Here's a great article on "Multi-Sport" Athletes and their success rate :

Thanks for all your support,

Tracy Leinen, Athletic Director

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From our Athletic Trainer!

Spring Sport Athletes,

(Golf, Track & Field, Softball, Baseball and Tennis)

Before participating in any practice or game, student-athletes must complete the necessary documents required by the Boise School District and the Idaho High School Activities Association. In an effort to reduce the amount of paperwork and go green, the Boise School District has moved to an online electronic version of the required paperwork. The program used by all Athletic Departments is called CSMi SportsWare.

If you are brand new to this process, instructions can be found here:

If you completed this online process for your child last year, then you will need to renew the information this year. You can use the same username (email) and password you used before. If you don't remember your password, you can reset it yourself by following the instructions If you already completed the information for your child this year for a fall sport, you do not need to redo it.

As always, please don't hesitate to ask questions!

Nikki Clark-Vega

Athletic Trainer


Athletic Treatment Facility (room 108C)

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Our Braves took a day to read to students at Whittier Elementary on December 1st! Great mentors for these little guys who will one day become Braves just like them!!



Click on any of the titles below to get information from our school district personnel!
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1st Semester EOC Schedules


Tuesday, January 16th

7th 8:20-9:42 (EOC)


Break – 10:29 – 10:39

2nd 10:44-11:26

3rd 11:31-12:13


4th 12:53-1:35

5th 1:40-2:22

6th 2:27-3:07

1/2 Day testing

9:00-10:30 - Exam #1

10:30-11:00 - BREAK

11:00-12:30 - Exam #2

Wednesday, Jan 17th - 1st & 2nd

Thursday, Jan 18th - 3rd & 4th

Friday, Jan 19th - 5th & 6th


Monday 15th - No School

Tuesday 16th - No students to Pro Tech

*Wednesday 17th - 1st Block classes EOC's 9:00-Noon

*Thursday 18th - 2nd Block classes EOC's 9:00-Noon

Friday 19th - No students to Pro Tech

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Attendance Office contact

Feel free to email the attendance office for PTL's, absences or other attendance needs!

Please respect the "1 Hour Prior Rule" for the release time of the PTL - some classes go off campus or teachers are administering tests and the student can not be released until the test is complete!

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