Capital High School Newsletter


Parent Survey

One of the pieces of Idaho’s new school accountability system is a parent survey. This survey asks for your input on several topics to help measure how our schools are doing in meeting your needs.

To access the survey, visit Then pick your student’s school from the drop-down menu. Please complete a survey for each school your child attends.

The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. You can submit your survey from now until May 17, 2019.

We will use these survey responses to identify opportunities to maximize satisfaction, engagement, and communication. Additionally, the state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s new school report card (

Thank you for participating in the survey. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Principal.



ACADEMICS: Itzel Gonzalez Gonzalez

ACTIVITIES: Madeline Cook

ACTS OF SERVICE: Gabrielle Cast

ARTS: Ivy Davidson

ATHLETICS: Haley Fonceca

ATTENDANCE: Emilee Lawrie

ATTITUDE: Ciera Woody

EAGLE PRIDE: Christopher Peterson

STAFFULTY: Caleb Mattravers

Finals Schedule for 10th & 11th Graders

Tuesday May 21st, Finals for Periods 0 & 5

Period 0




Period 5


Period 1




Period 2


Period 3


Period 4


Period 6


Period 7


​Wednesday May 22nd, Finals for Periods 1 & 2

1st period final - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Break - 10:30 am - 11:00 am

2nd period final 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday ​May 23rd, Finals for Periods 3 & 4

3rd period final - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Break - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
4th period final 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

​Friday May 24th, Finals for Periods 6 & 7

6th period final - 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Break - 10:30 am - 11:00 am

7th period final 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

​Buses will run at their regularly scheduled times in the ​morning!​ Please make sure you are at your stop at your regularly scheduled times, library and cafeteria will be open for students that ride the bus in the morning. Buses will leave Capital at 12:35 pm to take students home.

​DTECH Students please see schedule below:

Monday, May 20th

Buses run as normal to and from DTEC.


Wednesday May 22nd, 1st Block Students attend DTECH from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (early release)

Thursday May 23rd, 2nd Block Students attend DTECH from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (early release)

Friday May 24th, 3rd Block Students attend DTECH from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (early release)


DTECH ​Bus will pick up students in the front of Capital at 8:30 am. Bus will leave DTECH at 12:00 pm to bring students back to Capital so that they can catch the 12:35 pm buses home.

Thank you so much for an amazing school year.

Go Eagles!

Shell Science Lab Challenge

2019—Sharon Cates and Sarah Speck, science teachers at Capital High School in Boise, Idaho, has been named a district winner in the Shell Science Lab Challenge. Click on link for more information

Graduation May 23rd, 7:00 pm @ Taco Bell Arena

Doors open at 6:00 pm at entrances 1 and 2, located on the East end of the Arena. Seating is first come first serve. NO TICKETS REQUIRED!
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CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL Important Graduation Information CLASS OF 2019


The commencement exercise will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Boise State’s Taco Bell Arena.

Seniors are to report to the arena on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:15 pm for final instructions and to line up for the processional.


Seniors who are receiving a failing grade must check with their counselor no later than Tuesday, May 7. Failure to meet with your counselor may result in student not walking in the commencement ceremony.


We are asking that parents, friends, and students attending graduation maintain a dignified and respectful decorum by not whistling, yelling, or indulging in loud and boisterous conduct. No artificial noise makers of any kind are allowed in the arena. Taco Bell Arena personnel will confiscate any noise makers that are seen or used during the ceremony. Please make it a memorable experience for every family. The purpose of graduation is to honor each graduate for their accomplishment in a dignified ceremony.


Free public parking is available to attendees in the lot at University and Broadway and the parking garage at University and Lincoln Ave. Please do not park in spaces with signage designated for specific purposes or service vehicles. All metered spaces require payment at all times. Accessible parking spaces are reserved for guests requiring those provisions. Spectators will use Entrances 1 and 2, located on the East end of the Arena (facing Albertsons Stadium), and will be open at 6:00 pm. Guest Services staff wheelchair escorts are available at any entry point for transportation to and from seating areas. As it is important that Arena wheelchairs remain available to escort all guests that request this assistance, please work with staff if help in finding a seat for the duration of the ceremony is needed. The top two rows of seating on the Parquet level is designated for people having mobility limitations. ADA transfer seats are located in the top row of the Parquet and Mezzanine levels. Wheelchair spaces are limited and reserved specifically for patrons with this need. These spaces are located on the Parquet Level, Sections 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and the Mezzanine Level, Sections 31, 34, 37. Adjacent companion seating is available in these areas.


The graduation rehearsal will be at B.S.U. Taco Bell Arena on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00 am.

Seniors should report to the B.S.U. Auxiliary Gym at the rear of the Arena where they will be assisted in finding the proper line of march. All students planning to participate in the graduation ceremony MUST be in attendance at the rehearsal.

If a senior does not report for practice, it is assumed that he/she will not participate in the evening commencement exercises, and his/her name will be removed from the marching line.


Thursday, May 16: 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). Remember to try on your caps and gowns when they arrive.


Graduation is a formal occasion. Suggested attire for male graduates is a dress shirt and tie, slacks, and dress shoes. Suggested attire for female graduates is a dress or a nice top with a skirt or slacks and low-heeled shoes. Students who wear cutoffs, shorts, flip-flops and other inappropriate attire will be asked to change or not participate in graduation. Graduates may need bobby pins to secure their cap. In order to promote a sense of unity and decorum, no decoration is allowed on the cap or gown (i.e. no leis, corsages, medallions, etc). CHS Class of 2019 stole and NHS honor cords are the only allowed additions to the graduation gown. Honor cords will be distributed to qualifying graduates the night of graduation. Please do not bring purses or coats as there is no place to lock them up. The tassel is hung on the right side of the cap, during the graduation ceremony it is moved to the left side of the cap.


Participation in the graduation exercise is optional and not required to receive a diploma. Graduation is for the whole class, not individuals. If a student chooses to be part of the ceremony, behavior appropriate for a formal, dignified ceremony is expected.


Lifetouch will take graduation pictures. Free proofs will be mailed within two weeks after graduation with ordering and pricing information. There is no obligation to buy anything. Graduates will also receive information at graduation rehearsal. Parents and the public are not permitted on the Taco Bell Arena floor.


Diplomas will be handed out in the Taco Bell Arena Auxiliary Gym immediately following the graduation ceremony. If there are any circumstances preventing you from receiving your diploma that evening, you will receive a note of explanation in your envelope. Those diplomas will be held at Capital until all requirements are met.


Seniors must pay all library fines and school fines by Friday, May 10. All fines must be paid before seniors may pick up their cap and gowns.


All textbooks must be returned by Wednesday, May 15. Seniors requiring books to prepare for final exams will have their caps and gowns held until all books have been returned. Fines for lost books will be the replacement price according to district depreciation schedule. Any textbooks left in lockers, for the bookroom staff to find and check in, will be credited to assigned students. However, those students will be assessed a $5.00 fine per book.

SENIOR FINAL EXAMS: (All classes are regular length)

Tuesday, May 14 Periods 0 & 7 Exams (Full regular day)

Wednesday, May 15 Periods 5 & 6 Exams (Seniors released after 6th period final)

Thursday, May 16 Periods 3 & 4 Exams (Seniors released after 4th period, Caps & Gowns distributed)

Friday, May 17 Periods 1 & 2 Exams (Seniors have Senior Walk*, Senior Assembly & Senior Picnic after finals) *Please be sure to bring cap & gown to school for Senior Walk.


Seniors will attend and take finals in periods 1 & 2. Following 2nd period, seniors will report to the Auditorium for the Senior Walk, Senior Best Assembly and Senior Video. After the awards assembly, seniors will go out to the senior picnic on the track/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 23: Graduation Night Party, 11:00 pm - 4:00 am

Where: Wahooz in Meridian

Cost: $60 Pre-sale and $65 at the door.

What’s Included: Class t-shirt, drawings for awesome prizes, unlimited food and fun.

Tickets will be sold every Tuesday and Thursday during break in the front lobby. You may pay by cash, check or credit card.

For questions, please send an email to or

Seniors, this is a significant and memorable time in your life.

Please make positive choices so that these memories are happy ones! EAGLE PRIDE!!

Graduation Parking see map below

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Graduation information on Walk-through metal detector

Please click on link for more information on walk-through metal detector screening at the 2018-2019 Graduation at Taco Bell Arena

FAQ's for 2019 Boise School District Graduation

Please click on link for frequently asked questions and answers

Information for Seniors from Boise school District food service

The last day seniors will be allowed to charge May 3rd.

All negative balances must be paid by May 17th

Request a refund, transfer or donation of funds remaining as soon as possible (funds will not be moved by us until after May 24th )

Parents can request these online through the Food Service Web Page.

Direct Link for the Form:Refund, Transfer, Donate Form (2018-2019)

All funds remaining in the account at the end of next year(2019-2020) will be automatically donated.

2018 -2019 Yearbook

DID YOU KNOW? The book is done!! The printers are running the presses!

We've sold out every year (but one) since 1993. Don't wait!! As of April 26, there are only 88 yearbooks left to reserve!

We will probably sell out before the books even get here. Price is $60 until May 1 when it goes up to $65.

Call Mrs. Atkins in the Business Office to reserve a book TODAY! 208-854-4498 or

Yearbook distribution: Seniors on May 13 and Underclassmen May 14.

Donors in Support of Graduation Celebration 2019

The list has continued to grow, as has the gratitude of the Graduation Party Committee. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed to support the raffle prizes, t-shirt purchase, and student scholarships for Grad Night. A wonderful event for our graduating seniors awaits!

Alloway Electric Co - Miles Elletson

Kathi and Don Baumgartner

Cara and John Beers

Best Bath Systems - Megan Multanen

Blue Sky Bagels

The Boardroom - Chris Heise

Allison and Dean Brookins

Bryan Trucking Inc – Chris and Ty Bryan

Susan Buxton and Grant Walden

Charlotte and Scott Clothier

Becky and Darrell Early

Kary and Scott Ferguson

Charity and Mark Girard

Jennifer Graening

Hastriter Construction - Carrie and Dean Hastriter

Kelly and Robin Hibbs

Initial Point Family Medicine

Jamaca Me Tan - Kim Blaser

Ji Family

Jannica and Todd Johnson

Jonna Weber Real Estate

Kristi and Andrew Knowles

Krishnek Family

Kayce and Rob McEwan

Melt Organic

Kerrylyn Miller

Tim Miller

Oliver Finley - Eric Holley

Oliver’s Daily Grind - Eric Holley

Quitugua Family

Natalie and Loren Roberts

Robinette Family

Smith Horras, P.A.

April and David Southwick

Stuart Family

Talcott Family

Joanne Taylor

Amra Temim-Godinjak

The Summit Youth Academy

Jennifer and Justin Thiel

Simon Toussau

Raleigh and John Vachek

Lynn and Walt Vering

Margie and Fred Waddel Family

Amy and Gary Walk

Weyand Family

Robin and Gale Zickefoose

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Celebrating a 100 Years of School Nursing!

Boise School District's School Nursing Program turns 100 this school year! The program is one of our nation's first school nursing programs, having started in the District in 1919. Wednesday, May 8th is Nurse Appreciation Day. Help us celebrate by sharing your support of our wonderful school nurses on social media by using the following hashtags: #BetterHealthBetterLearning, #SchoolNursing #SchoolHealth

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DECA International Career Development Conference

We had a successful experience at the ICDC conference just this past week. All our students worked hard and earned the right to attend the international competition. There were over 22,000 students attending and had about 300-400 competitors in each event. We would like to congratulate the following students who earned a TOP 20 medallion in their events.

Dominique Castell and Mckell Walden: Learn and Earn Project (on our Daddy Daughter Dance)

Lucy Jacobsen: Business Services Operations Research (on school safety and Rebar barricades).

State Speech Results

Please congratulate the following students who were all semi finalists at state speech over the weekend:

Jordyn Walhof in Oratorical Analysis

Wesley Capps in Dramatic Interpretation

Cosette Van Cleve in Program of Oral Interpretation

Rachel Edmondson in both Retold Story and Sales Speaking

A very nice way to end our competitive season!

Band Information

Pops Concert is on May 13th at 7:00pm in the Main Gym!

Lacrosse Information

Our first round of State will be May 8th check with Ms. Cates at for more information. State finals will be Saturday May 18 at Donna Larsen Park, that will be an amazing game regardless of who plays. Come out and support your Eagles.

Summer School Information

Summer school applications may be handed in to the counseling until Monday May 20th. After that the student will need to go to late registration at the summer school site. Summer school will be held at either South Junior High or West Junior high. The summer school form must have the counselor's signature Call the counseling office if you have any questions (854-4499).


School Closed on May 27th for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 28th thru Friday June 7th, the office hours will be 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Closed for lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

School closed for summer break June 10th thru Friday, July 12th

Monday, July 15th thru Friday August 16th, the office hours will be 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Closed for lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Normal Business hours will resume on Monday, August 19th (normal business hours are 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday)

Enjoy your summer!

Summer Camp & Summer Workout Information

2019 Summer STEM Camps

Please click on link for information on summer STEM Camps

CHS Girls Soccer Camps

Click on link for more information

Summer Volleyball Information

Volleyball meeting for all players and parents

- Meet new coaches

- Go over summer schedule

- Go over tryouts with new academic calendar

- Answer any questions

Tuesday May 14th @ 6:30 pm in the CHS cafeteria

Capital Boys Basketball Camp for grades 3rd - 8th

The dates for the 2019 Capital Boy's Basketball Camp (for grades 3rd-8th grade) have been set!

Camp will run on June 10th-June 13. 2019.

To register online, please visit:

To download a flyer, please go to the Varsity Boy's Basketball page, then click "Team Files".

(Or, contact Coach Moore at:

Go Eagles!

Girls Basketball camp for K-7th grade

Click on link for more information

2019-2020 Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Exams

Boise School District Athletic Physical Exams Wednesday May 15th at Borah High School 5:00-8:30 p.m. $20.00 make sure form is filled out & signed completely.