CHS Newsletter for December


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Students & Staffulty of the Month (December)

Students & Staffulty of the Month (December)

Congratualtions to the following students and staffulty who were randomly selected from all the student and staffulty nominations during the month of November. Thank you for all you do to make Capital High the best! #LikeAnEagle


ACADEMICS: Ian Mitchell

ACTIVITIES: Samuel Schultz

ACTS OF SERVICE: Mindy Ketterling

ARTS: Kayla Acheson

ATHLETICS: Emily Fales

ATTENDANCE: Brodee VanLeuven

ATTITUDE: Erik Valle Bahena

EAGLE PRIDE: Madison Maestretti

STAFFULTY: Nancy Stephan

Boise School District Red Apple Award Winner for the Month of December

Congratulations to Mrs. Murin on winning the Boise School District Red Apple Award for Teachers for the Month of December. Please join us at the District Service Center at the BSD December School Board Meeting at 6 PM.

Thanks for all you do Mrs. Murin CHS and our Capital Community!

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Capital High Class of 2020 Sophomore Orientation Night

All incoming sophomores and parents of the class of 2020 are invited to attend

Capital High School’s Sophomore Open House

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

(5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. AVID Informational Meeting for all Sophomore Parents)

from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • A short introduction and information meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.

  • After this brief introduction, parents and students will be able to investigate the different departments, extra curricular activities and athletics at tables located around the gym floor. It is our hope that these presentations will assist students with their decisions for registration. Teachers, coaches and advisers will be available at tables until 7:30 p.m. to answer any questions and give additional information.

This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to see what Capital High School has to offer. We hope you will take advantage of this special evening.

Great Day with Mike Smith and Josten's Renaissance Back to School Tour

Early Release Schedule for December 21st

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Winter Break

Early Release 12:13 pm on 12/21/2016

No School 12/22/2016 -1/03/2017

**School Resumes on Wednesday 1/4/2017 ** PLC (Professional Learning Community) Schedule **

NO SCHOOL JANUARY 16th: Martin Luther King Day

Updated Finals Schedule

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AVID Information

Need some help with those college entrance exams, applying for college scholarships, choosing a college, or visiting colleges? AVID is an elective class designed to help prepare students for college. In addition to teaching students the skills necessary to succeed in college classes, AVID helps students navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. Students will have opportunities to take field trips to colleges and meet guest speakers in a variety of career fields. As a class meant to help students prepare for college-level courses, AVID is a challenging and demanding elective with high expectations for students who have been accepted into the program. The CHS Site Team will be holding an informational meeting for any Capital student who is interested in learning more about AVID to join us in the auditorium December 7 during break. Students may register for the sophomore and junior AVID elective class by requesting to meet with his/her counselor and picking up an application form. This needs to be completed and submitted by December 12. Interviews will be conducted during the morning of December 15. Any questions? Contact or

AVID Informational Night for incoming Sophomore AVID Parents and parents interested in learning more about AVID is January 10 from 5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Annual Inclement Weather Notice to Parents/Guardians

Education is important and every missed day of school represents lost learning opportunities. However, the Boise School District’s primary concern is for the safety of all students, including students riding busses and walking or biking to school. If students cannot safely travel to school or if schools are not able to operate safely because of city­wide dangerous weather conditions, school may be cancelled.

We will not cancel school on days with normal wintery conditions. Light snowfall, cold mornings or areas of ice are not sufficiently dangerous to force the closure of schools. With proper precautions including appropriate clothing, road deicing, and careful driving, students can travel to and from school safely.

The Boise School District covers over 450 square miles of Ada County. We recognize that conditions vary throughout the District, even from street to street, in some cases. Conditions may be extremely dangerous in one area, while perfectly safe everywhere else. If parents believe it is too dangerous for their children to travel to school they have the option to keep their children home. If school is cancelled, it will be cancelled for the entire District

The most frequent dangerous weather conditions facing Boise schools are:

SNOW: Snow levels within the City of Boise are typically light or moderate. However, there is always the potential for a heavy snowfall to make traveling by vehicle or on foot dangerous. Historically, most snowfall only results in slow traffic and minor accidents throughout the City. Normal snowfalls would not result in school closures.

COLD: Frigid temperatures are more serious than snow when making school closure decisions. On bitterly cold days our concern is for students walking to school. Extremely cold weather also impairs our ability to get busses running, which causes delays in pickup routes, delays which are much more dangerous to riders because of the low temperatures.

ICE: Ice is our most dangerous winter weather condition. Freezing rain and/or refreezing of melted snow make our roads, streets and sidewalks extremely treacherous for pedestrians, and vehicles. Icy conditions may force us to close, even if it appears that no other dangerous conditions exist.

How is the decision made to close or not to close school? Representatives from transportation agencies, the weather bureau, the highway district, city and county law enforcement agencies, and school administrators, including the Superintendent, check the roads and monitor information throughout the night and early morning hours. We confer by telephone early in the morning to reach a decision.

If school will be closed, we will communicate to local radio and television stations to spread the word. We will also email parents, send a text message, and post closure information at and on our Twitter account @BSDEducation. To sign­-up for the District’s emergency text messaging service text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. You can also view a short video further explaining our Inclement Weather Procedures by going to and then clicking on the Emergencies tab found under Parents & Patrons > Parent Information.

Yearbook Information

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Capital Performing Arts Department Calendar


DEC 1st-2nd DIII Jazz Festival (Capital)

DEC 6th Time: 7:00pm Orchestra Quadrant Concert (Capital)

DEC 13th Time: 7:00pm Choir/Orchestra Christmas Concert @ Capital (All Choirs) (Capital)

Congratulations to our Art Club on 1st place finish at the Festival of Trees with their tree titled Christmas Vignette

Capital Debate


Four Capital debaters attended the Bear Brawl Tournament hosted by Central Valley High School in Spokane, WA last weekend and were very successful.

Katie Lotz and Brandon Hemphill were 10th overall in Varsity Policy Debate

Carson Lloyd finished in the top 23 in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate


Daniel Liu was a quarterfinalist (Top 8) in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate and also placed 5th in Expository Speaking, a competitive speech event.


Swim Team

The Girls' Team did not place this year at State, but each relay and individual swimmer achieved a season best!

The Boys' Team placed 3rd in 5A and 3rd overall at State out of 59 teams! Also, the Boys' 200 Free Relay are the 2016 State Champs!

Here are the results for our swimmers:

Dani Rooney- 50 Free (44th)

Erin Poppenga- 200 Free (33rd), 50 Free (43rd)

Girls Medley- Jordyn, Grace, Dani, Erin (20th)

Girls 200 Free- Jordyn, Makenzie, Grace, Dani (24th)

Grils 400 Free- Erin, Grace, Jordyn, Dani (17th)

Elliott McCloskey- 200 Free (27th), 100 Fly (23rd)

Culley Shannon- 100 Back (8th), 100 Breast (10th)

Sam Schultz- 200 Free (4th), 100 Free (4th)

Patrick Shutt- 100 Fly (4th)

Paul Shutt- 200 Free (9th), 100 Fly (16th)

Lyon Vinsonhaler- 50 Free (6th), 100 Free (7th)

Boys Medley- Elliott McCloskey, Culley Shannon, Paul Shutt, Paul Surbeck (7th)

Boys 200 Free- Sam Schultz, Paul Shutt, Lyon Vinsonhaler, Patrick Shutt (1st) STATE CHAMPIONS!

Boys 400 Free- Sam Schultz, Elliott McCloskey, Lyon Vinsonhaler, Patrick Shutt (2nd)

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