CHS Newsletter


PSAT TEST on Oct 11th

PSAT Information:

On Oct. 11, all sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT. We will remain on PLC schedule, so students will need to be in their assigned testing room by 8:20. Students have received an informational packet about the PSAT but if you child does not have this, please have them come to the Career Center to pick one up.

Students will need the following on test day:

*#2 pencils (not mechanical)


*Small Snack

*Picture ID

Students should leave backpacks and all electronics in their lockers prior to taking the test. If students should bring a cell phone or any other electronic into the testing room and they are caught using it or the electronic items makes any noise, the student will be asked to leave the test. In addition, students will not be allowed to use their electronic devices during the break.

Testing will be completed by the beginning of lunch at which time we will return to the regular schedule.

Scores will be available sometime in the middle of December. I will notify you when through an email.

PSAT Bell Schedule

(Juniors & Sophomores)

8:20 Juniors and sophomores report to assigned testing locations*

Pre-Administration Activities and Procedures

8:50 Begin Reading Test (60 min.)

9:50 Break (5 minutes)

9:55 Begin Writing & Language Test (35 min.)

10:30 Begin Math Test - No Calculator (25 min.)

10:55 Break (5 min)

11:00 Begin Math Test - With Calculator (45 min)

11:45 Collect testing materials

11:56 Dismiss for Lunch

12:36-1:23 5th Period

1:28-2:15 6th Period

2:20-3:07 7th Period

*(Please see student test location rosters on bulletin board outside of main office.)

PSAT Day Bell Schedule

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


11:00 Mandatory Senior Graduation & Class Meeting (Auditorium)

  • Senior Teacher “Finish Strong” Presentation (25 min)

  • Senior Class Officers (1 min)

  • Josten’s - Jon Wilson Graduation Presentation (30 min)

11:56 Dismiss for Lunch

12:36-1:23 5th Period

1:28-2:15 6th Period

2:20-3:07 7th Period

Homecoming Week October 9th - 14th

Monday: Messy Wars @6:30 behind the baseball field- FREE, Dress Up Day Theme- USA, “Hot Rod”,

Tuesday: Movie Night @ 6:30 in the cafeteria- FREE (concessions sold), Dress Up Day Theme- Twin Tuesday, “Parent Trap”

Wednesday: Powerder Puff Football Game @7:00 on baseball field,

Bonfire on softball field after- FREE, Dress Up Day Theme- Pink Day, “Mean Girls”

Thursday: Dress Up Day Theme- Throw-back Thursday, “Grease”

Friday: Homecoming Game @ 7:00 at Donna Larson, Dress Up Day Theme- Hawaiian, “Lilo & Stitch” and “Moana”

11th Annual Make-A-Wish

Please "Bring Change" to help Milo go to Hawaii. Miracle Minute (buckets passed around to collect change) during Homecoming Assembly and during Varsity Football game @ Dona Larson, game time is 7:00 pm

Homecoming Dance October 14th

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm @ the Capital Auxiliary Gym, this dance is open to all Capital Students. Student Council will pre sale tickets for $15.00 per person, the cost at the door will be $20.00 per person.

Students & Staffulty of the Month


ACADEMICS: Khyleigh Esquivel



ARTS: Gavin Wamhoff

ATHLETICS: Assish Sarki - Boy's Soccer

ATTENDANCE: Lubna Al Aboud

ATTITUDE: Kyla Willis

EAGLE PRIDE: Alison Swinney

STAFFULTY: Blas Telleria

Information from the Career Center

Financial Aid Information:

In addition, I will be extending my hours (3:30-6:30 p.m.) on the next 3 consecutive Tuesdays (Oct. 10, 17, 24) to assist any parents and seniors that would like help in completing the FAFSA. On Oct. 10, I will have a Spanish speaker helping families with the process. I will continue with extended evenings through November but will post that information in late October.

Check each of your colleges to find out when their financial aid priority deadline is. Missing this deadline could result in delayed disbursement of funds or not getting any funds for the school of your choice.

To learn more about the FAFSA:

Please also see the information posted on my Capital High webpage.

College Application Week:

Oct. 16-20 our seniors will be completing a college application. Our goal is to have 100% of our seniors complete an application. We will be doing this through the American Government classes and I will be picking up students who do not have American Government throughout the week. I am encouraging students to complete an Idaho application with the idea that they have received their Direct Admission letter and can then complete the process of being accepted into one or all the Idaho colleges.

College Visits: (All in the Career Center)

Oct. 10: Texas Christian University 9:35 Break

Oct. 10: Carroll College (MT) 11:40 Lunch

Oct. 24: Whitworth University 9:35 Break

Oct. 24: Christian College Fair, 6-8 p.m. at Tree City Church

Oct. 26: University of Idaho 11:40 Lunch

Oct. 27: Princeton University 11:40 Lunch

Oct. 30: University of Puget Sound, Montana State University, Northwestern University 9:35 Break

Oct. 30: University of Oregon 11:40 Lunch

Oct. 30: Portland State University 3:05 After School

Oct. 31: University of San Diego, Willamette University 3:05 After School

Nov. 1: Boise National College Fair, 9-2 and 6-8 p.m. Expo Idaho

Military Visits:

Military Visits: (All at lunch in the Career Center)

Oct. 9: Navy

Oct. 16: Navy

Oct. 17: Air Force

Oct. 18: Idaho National Guard

Oct. 23: Navy

Oct. 25: Army

Oct. 30: Navy

Boise National College Fair:

On Wednesday, November 1, all juniors will be going to the Boise National College Fair during the school day. Our juniors will load buses right after lunch and will be bused to the Expo Idaho where they will have the opportunity to visit with over 120 colleges and universities (both 2 year and 4 year) and career & technical schools. The students will arrive back at Capital during 6th hour and will finish out the school day.

The public is welcome to attend during the day, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. This event is free to all participants.

This is a wonderful opportunity for juniors to be exposed to the wide variety of post-secondary education available to them.

College Campus Visitations in October:

Boise State: Discover Boise State, Oct. 14

BYU-Idaho: BYU Idaho Campus Day, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

College of Idaho: Fall Discovery Day, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

College of Southern Idaho: Eagle Exploration Days: Oct. 12 and Oct. 24, 8:30-3:15

Idaho State University: Experience ISU: Friday, Oct. 27

Health Sciences Experience Night and Pharmacy Open House, Tuesday, Oct. 24,

5-7:30 p.m., ISU-Meridian

Lewis-Clark State: Discovery Day, Nov. 3 (free transportation for Boise area students…register early! Leaving

On Nov. 2)

Northwest Nazarene: NNU Friday, Oct. 6

University of Idaho: Envision Idaho, Oct. 14


Please call me or email me if you would like to set up an appointment.

Capital's phone numbers

Main Office 854-4490

Counseling Office 854-4499

Attendance Office 854-4493

Attendance office PTL Line 854-4494

Memo to Parents Re: Emergency Response Procedures

September 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

In light of the recent school shooting that happened near Spokane, WA, please understand that each school in the Boise School District has an Emergency Response Plan that has been carefully developed. If there is an emergency at your child’s school, your cooperation is necessary to help us respond effectively to such situations.

In the event of an emergency, please help us by doing the following:

  • Please do not call and do not go to the school.

    • In an emergency, onsite staff are focused solely on getting everyone to a safe location. Showing up to the site can create unnecessary traffic, preventing emergency vehicles from responding quickly. You could also put yourself or others in danger.

    • If you get a call or text from your student, help him or her remain calm. Remind your student that school staff know what to do in an emergency situation, and will work to keep everyone safe.

    • Please know we will communicate with parents/guardians about reunifying you with your child and that this reunification site may not be at the school.

  • Check the Boise School District homepage at, the District Facebook page or our Twitter feed.

    • We will provide credible, accurate and useful information to the public as soon as possible. Please be aware that Information received from sources other than the school administrator or Boise School District may be inaccurate.

    • Expect to see our posts updated as necessary. We will also provide updates to local news media, but emergency situations can change rapidly. Typically, multiple agencies are involved, so communication is coordinated through the “lead agency,” which may cause a delay in notification.

  • Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging:

    • We will use our emergency text notification system to contact parents and guardians. Please make sure your emergency contact information is always up to date at your child's school.

    • Parent/guardians whose contact information is on file with your child’s school may sign-up for emergency text messaging.

  1. Simply text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. You'll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message in English:

    1. “You're now registered with School Messenger notification service. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. Msg&data rates may apply.”

  2. Repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include.

  3. In addition to performing the opt-in process above, please ensure that the District has your wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you haven't already provided that information to your school please contact them as soon as possible.

  • Non-parents may receive emergency text messages by downloading the Boise School District’s Mobile app. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

  • Familiarize yourself with the terms used during emergency situations:

    • Modified Lockdown: Used to secure the building from a potential threat outside the building, such as when an unauthorized person is loitering on school grounds or when there is criminal activity in the neighborhood. Exterior doors are locked, but normal activities continue inside the building.

    • Lockdown: Used when there is a perceived danger inside the building. Doors are locked, windows are closed and locked, blinds are closed. People are directed to move away from windows and doors. Hallways are cleared of students and school staff.

    • Evacuation: When students and staff are moved out of the building to a pre-designated safe location.

    • Shelter-in-place: Used during severe weather or other environmental threats (e.g., air contamination due to a local fire) to keep people safe while remaining indoors.

    • Reunification Site: An alternative site other than the school where school administrators will check-out students to the child’s parent/guardian. Students will only be released to authorized parents/guardians with proper identification (e.g. driver’s license, state identification, etc.)

All Boise School District staff members, parents, students and community members are encouraged to report anything they see, hear or are made aware of that may impact a school or school program. If you see or hear something, say something: call 911 or Boise Police Department at 208-343-COPS.

Please discuss these matters with your immediate family. Planning ahead will help alleviate concern during emergencies. Thank you in advance for following these steps to ensure our students, staff members and public remain safe and secure.

News from the Golden Eagle Booster Club

· Online Auction – The booster club’s annual online auction will be conducted October 17 – 26. We need more items for the auction. If you have something to donate, please send an email to

· Homecoming Tailgate Party, Friday, October 13 - This free event will be held for all Capital fans outside the football stadium at Dona Larsen Park just before the homecoming football game. More information will be sent during the first week of October.

· Booster Club Meeting, Monday, October 16 – Please join us at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

· Fred Meyer's Community Rewards Program - The booster club is enrolled in the program. Family and friends of Capital High School can support our fundraising efforts by linking their Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the booster club’s account (NPO # 90095)at The booster club will receive a donation when you shop using your Rewards Card, and you will still earn your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates. Check the bottom of your Fred Meyer receipt to confirm that you have linked your card to our account.

Attendance Information


Dear Capital Parents:

With the cooler weather setting in, it's extremely important that you excuse your student if they are not going to attend school. If an absence is unanswered after 48 hours it will turn into a Truancy and your student can have consequences. To report an absence please call 208-854-4493 and leave a message.

If your student is needing to leave campus for any reason, they must have a permit to leave card from the attendance office, if not they are considered Truant. Please call 208-854-4494 and leave a message, because these are time sensitive these calls are given top priority and a permit will be delivered to your student as soon as possible or whatever time it is needed. Parents please give our student assistants some time to get these permits delivered in a timely manner and allow at least a hours notice for appointments. Of course, if a student is sick we will do our best to get them released as soon as we can. Thank you for your help with this!

Any medical/dental/counseling notes are always accepted and can help student attendance so please remember to have your student bring their doctor notes to the attendance office. They can also be faxed at 208-854-4491 ATTENTION:ATTENDANCE OFFICE. The absence will be marked as MD and it will not go against your students absences!

Although I appreciate your phone calls on your students Tardies, Tardies are not excused by a parent phone call. Tardies are only excused by a doctor/dentist visit/or a Permit to leave card. In order for tardies to be excused there must be a documentation from a medical provider. If there is an extenuating circumstance such as bad weather, car accident, etc. those tardies will be excused by Administration.

Please feel free to contact me at 208-854-4493 OR if you have any questions regarding your students attendance and I will return your call or email as soon as I am able. Thank you Capital parents and GO EAGLES!

No School on November 3rd

Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 1st 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

November 2nd 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Report Cards and Map of Teacher's location will be handed out in the Lobby of the Main Gym.

Senior Portrait Retakes

Senior Portrait Retakes October 11th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


All seniors get a FREE professional, high quality, formal photo taken with our official photographer during the in-school studio days so that there is a reserved spot on our layout. Date are scheduled for retakes on October 11th.

If students wish to replace that photograph with one taken by another photographer, the replacement photo must be emailed to by November 1, 2017.

The studio will provide everything needed for a professional, high quality photograph and will submit the picture to the yearbook staff. There will be no sitting fee, no charge for the yearbook photo submission and there will be the option to purchase more prints.

The studio will provide the tux jacket and shirt for boys and the drape for girls.

To help keep mistakes to a minimum, we post yearbook proof pages TWO TIMES in the hallway outside room 202. This usually happens in December and January. STUDENTS MUST CHECK THESE PROOF PAGES to confirm that we have their photo, name is spelled correctly and photo is placed in correct spot.

Using an off-campus photographer? Your photographer must use the following requirements:

****Attire must be school appropriate and not in violation of dress code.******

We use a FORMAL, traditional photograph for our yearbook. Please read the following carefully.

1. Send digital file to by Nov. 1.

2. Gentleman should have a black tux or suit jacket

3. Ladies’ attire should consist of a black drape. For modesty, covered shoulders and head coverings are acceptable.

4. No feathers, turtlenecks, or fluff.

5. No props (football, roses, etc.)

6. No hands.

7. Use a simple, uncluttered background. Use only soft, muted colors and avoid bright background colors. Do not use trees, bushes, etc. for the background.

8. DO NOT use soft focus.

9. Make sure that the picture shows from mid-chest to the top of the head with some space above the head.

Questions? Email:

2018 Yearbook Recognition Ads

2018 Yearbook Recognition Ads for Seniors. For Parents and/or Students

Capital Band Information

Band will be traveling to Pasco to compete in the Southeastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands on October 7th.

On October 21 the Band will be competing in the Treasure Valley Festival of Bands at Ridgevue High School.

The District III Marching Band Competition is at Boise State University on October 28. The Capital Marching Band will compete in the late afternoon around 4:30-5:00pm!

Fall Orchestra Concert

10/10/2017 @ 7:00 pm

Fall Choir Concert

10/19/2017 @ 7:00 pm

Fall Drama Production

10/23 - 10/27 Showtimes start at 7:00 pm

National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk

Join Capital's Cheer and Dance program on October 15th in the annual Buddy Walk. Help us celebrate those with down syndrome, as we walk from the Capital Building to Julia Davis Park. We'd love to see as many Capital students, families, and friends come out as possible. Registration is the same day from 9:00-10:30. Find out additional information online at Walk starts at 11:00 am. Hope to see you there!

Swim Team Information

Swim Team is off to a great start! The Girls' Team is 2-4 and has achieved 10 State qualifying times. The Boys' Team is 5-1 and has achieved 18 State qualifying times.

Our next meet is at 5:00 on October 10th at the Boise West YMCA. See you there!