Wildcat Wire

March 6 - March 11

PARENTS/GUARDIANS - Engagement Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Idaho’s custom parent survey is an important part of our focus on serving and engaging parents in our schools’ work. This survey gives you the chance to tell us how schools are doing in meeting your needs.

To access the survey visit:

The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. You can submit your survey until March 31, 2023.

We will use these survey responses to find ways to maximize satisfaction, engagement, and communication. Additionally, the state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s school report card (https://idahoschools.org/).

If you want to see a copy of the survey questions, visit https://sde.idaho.gov/assessment/surveys/. Remember though, you have to use the custom website above to complete and submit the actual survey.

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


Cory Woostenhulme

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Saturday School

Saturday School is for students with NCAs, missed Overtime or have had it assigned. Students should enter through the front doors by 9a.

  • March 11 (9a-11a)
  • March 18 (9a-11a)
  • March 25 (9a-11a)
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College & Career Corner

College and Military Recruiter Visits

  • Wednesday, March 8: Army

    • Will be in the cafeteria foyer during lunch

  • Thursday, March 9: Idaho National Guard

    • Will be in the cafeteria foyer during lunch

  • College/Military Recruiter Calendar- click here

Loan Opportunity

Preston Capell Loan- Any graduate of a Nampa School District High School who is continuing his/her education in a state accredited college or vocational program may apply for a loan from the Preston Capell Educational Fund. This fund is named after former Nampa Mayor Preston Capell, who donated $180,000 to the Nampa School District for a student loan fund. This loan fund has now grown to over $300,000.

Loans are granted to students desiring to continue their college or vocational studies. They are awarded based on scholastic achievement, financial need and potential for service and achievement. The loans are interest free if they are paid back in a timely manner following graduation from post-secondary education.

Applications are available from high school counselors, the district website or the Nampa School District office. They are due by 5:00 pm on March 31, 2023. For more information, contact Randy Dewey at 468-4600 or Ms. Baeza.

Applications will be available on the bulletin board in front of the career center or check your email for application.


  • Next Steps Idaho Scholarship Listing for local scholarships

  • Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships for local scholarships

  • FastWeb scholarship search engine

  • Beauty Schools Directory scholarships for students interested in the beauty industry

  • Nampa Association of Realtors scholarship gives out $1,500 scholarships to high school students.

    • Eligibility Requirements:

      • Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better

      • Submit a video, not to exceed 60 seconds (videos that exceed 60 seconds will be disqualified), on the following subject: What suggestions do you have to make our community a better place?

      • Official high school transcript

      • Attach completed application

      • Must be from eligible high schools: Skyview, Columbia, Nampa, Melba, Nampa Chirstian, Liberty Charter, Victory Charter, homeschooled or online schools, Idaho Arts Charter School, Pathways in Education, Union High School, Gateways and Elevate)

      • You must currently live within the Nampa and/or Melba Public School Districts boundaries

    • Deadline- April 14, 2023

  • Lightfoot Foundation Scholarship Assist students in the Treasure Valley who wish to further their education. The Foundation funds are distributed at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. The amount received by qualifying students may vary year by year.

    • Eligibility Requirements:

      • The Lightfoot Foundation requires you to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

      • You must graduate high school (or received a GED) from one of the approved 58 towns or cities listed on website.

      • Your household gross income must not exceed over $110,000 a year.

      • You must be enrolled in 12 or more credits each term/semester/quarter.

      • You must submit a COMPLETE online scholarship on or before 4/15 annually.

    • Deadline- April 15, 2023

  • Caldwell United Methodist Church Memorial Scholarship Fund The amount of each scholarship will be determined by scholarship committee. First consideration will be given to members of the United Methodist Church, but it is not a requirement.

    • Eligibility Requirements:

      • Personal essay application

      • List of church, school, and community involvement

      • Official high school transcript

      • Three letters of recommendation (1) Clerg (2) Counselor, teacher, or educator (3) Other (not related to you)

      • A paragraph detailing your financial need

      • Include other factors that would help the committee better evaluate your economic, environmental, and physical situation.

    • Deadline- April 14, 2023

    • Applications are in the bulletin board in the B hallway in front of career center

  • G.F.W.C. Woman’s Century Club of Nampa, ID Scholarship To graduating seniors from: Nampa, Skyview, Arts Charter, Victory Charter, Liberty Charter, Nampa Christian, Columbia, Vallivue and Ridgevue High Schools. Two annual $1,000.00 scholarships.

    • Eligibility Requirements:

      • High School transcript

      • SAT/ACT test scores

      • Know plans upon completion of your college major

      • How will receiving the scholarship make a difference in your plan

      • Employment history, if any

      • Volunteer work

    • Deadline- April 10, 2023

    • Applications are in the bulletin board in the B hallway in front of career center

  • P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WOMEN The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded in 1869, is an international philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education by providing loans, grants and scholarships.

    • Deadline- April 3, 2023

    • Application was sent to your email and are also available in the bulletin board in the B hallway in front of career center

  • Soroptimist International of Caldwell Ethel Penny Memorial Trust Education Award Will be presenting two awards approximate amount $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 each.

    • Deadline- March 31, 2023

    • Applications are available in the bulletin board in the B hallway in front of career center

  • **PNACAC Student Scholarship The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) annually awards one-time scholarships to students planning to attend a regionally accredited college or university. For 2023, ten $2000 scholarships will be awarded.

    • Deadline- March 15, 2023

  • Bridging the Dream Scholarship from The Sallie Mae Fund and Thurgood Marshall College Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to twenty-five (25) current outstanding high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or continuous education program. Scholars who are selected will receive a scholarship up to $10,000.00 for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

    • Deadline- March 27, 2023 at 10:00 am MT

  • **Margaret A. Plastino Memorial Scholarship for Idaho Nurses For students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited nursing program at Boise State University, Idaho State University, or Lewis-Clark State College. Pre-licensure, RN to BSN, and graduate level students are welcome to apply.

    • Deadline- March 15th, 2023

  • **Idaho Nursing and Health Professions Scholarship Fund For students who have been accepted to an accredited Idaho nursing or health professions program and can demonstrate financial need.

    • Deadline- March 15th, 2023

  • **Anne Veseth Memorial Scholarship Fund For graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students attending or planning to attend a public or private, two- or four-year college or university in the state of Idaho and majoring or planning to major in Fire Ecology or Auto Mechanics. Or for any student who is also a current Wildland Firefighter majoring in any subject.

    • Deadline- March 15th, 2023

  • **Caldwell Health Services Scholarship Fund Established by the employees and friends of Caldwell Memorial Hospital, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students, primarily in the original hospital’s service area, who are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate in a health care field

    • Deadline- March 15th, 2023

  • **Jim Poore Memorial Scholarship Fund For seniors in Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Payette, Valley or Washington counties, or seniors in Marsing, Homedale, Bruneau or Riggins, or first- or second-year students attending the University of Idaho or Boise State University.

    • Deadline- March 15, 2023

  • 2023 P1FCU Scholarship P1FCU will be awarding a total of fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships this year!

    • Deadline- March 31, 2023

  • 2023 Far West Agribusiness Association (FWAA) Scholarship program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate students with financial assistance to pursue their education at a college or university in the United States. Scholarships are one year in length and will be awarded in an amount of no less than $1,000 per student.

    • Deadline- March 31, 2023

  • Nampa Lions Club- Bob Donald Student Scholarship Award The purpose of the Nampa Lions Club scholarships is to provide $500 Scholarships: To help high school seniors attain advanced training and/or higher education. To reward students for involvement in community service. To encourage youth to consider the Lions Club as their Service Organization. To give back to the community with financial contributions.

    • Deadline- March 30, 2023

    • Printed applications are available in the bulletin board in front of career center

  • Gem State Insurance Company Scholarship: Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be awarded to winners as selected by the Gem State Insurance Company Scholarship Committee.

    • Deadline- Monday, April 3, 2023.

    • Application was sent in email and there are printed applications are available in the bulletin board in front of career center

  • **Treasure Valley YMCA Civic Engagement Scholarship: Each high school in the service area of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA may nominate one, and only one, candidate for a scholarship each year, so be sure to work with your school counselor during the application process. They typically select no more than 3-5 students to receive this scholarship, with a typical gift amount of $2.5K-$15K.

    • Because we can only have one applicant per school, please submit your application to Mr. Woolstenhume or Ms. Baeza by March 15, 2023 to give us enough time to review the applications before the official deadline.

    • Only one student will be selected to submit an application to the YMCA to then be entered into the running for the scholarship.

    • Deadline- March 15, 2023

    • Paper applications are also located by bulletin board in front of career center

  • Student-View Scholarship Program The 2023 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes one ($5,000 scholarship, two ($1,000 scholarships), and Ten ($500 scholarships).

    • Deadline- April 23, 2023

  • PB&J Scholarship for Current High School Seniors Two ($1,0000) scholarships. The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

    • Deadline- May 31, 2023

  • **Westmark Credit Union Scholarship Westmark Credit Union is offering fifteen $2,500.00 scholarships to 2023 high school graduates.

    • Deadline- March 24, 2023

    • You can apply in the link provided or grab an application by bulletin board in front of career center

  • Auto Ranch Foundation Scholarship The Purpose of the Auto Ranch Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduating seniors intending to pursue a course of study at either a two-year or four-year educational institution or trade program, to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a career in automotive, technical, agricultural, mechanical or related fields.

    • Deadline- March 31, 2023

    • Printed applications are available in the bulletin board in front of career center

  • **Horatio Alger Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship (5 awards at $52,000 each)- The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

    • Deadline- March 15, 2023

  • **Horatio Alger Patricia Cole Scholarship (6 awards at $12,500 each)- The Patricia Cole Scholarship Program is funded by Association Friend of Distinction Patricia Cole.

    • Deadline- March 15, 2023

  • **Horatio Alger Robert G. Miller – College of Idaho Scholarship (3 awards at $50,000 each)- The Robert G. Miller Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member Robert G. Miller, Retired Chairman & CEO of the Albertsons Companies, Inc.

    • Deadline- March 15, 2023

  • **Horatio Alger Robert G. Miller – Boise State University Scholarship (5 awards at $16,000 each)- The Robert G. Miller Scholarship Program is funded by Association Board Member Robert G. Miller, Retired Chairman & CEO of the Albertsons Companies, Inc.

    • Deadline- March 15, 2023

  • Skaug Law Nampa School District Scholarship -To support the youth of Nampa School District in their efforts to pursue post-secondary education, Skaug Law will be offering a $1000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior.

    • Deadline- April 15, 2023

  • **Jiffy Lube "What Drives You?": (1) $4,000 Overall Scholarship Award and (3) $1,000 Finalists Awards.

    • Deadline- March 10th, 2023

**Deadline Coming Up


  • Thank you to all the seniors who have completed the FAFSA so far. We have 94 seniors who have completed it.

  • Please make sure to complete the FAFSA for financial aid if you haven’t done so yet.

FAFSA Competition

  • We are having a healthy FAFSA Competition among our Skyview, Nampa, and Columbia. This is based on the percentage of FAFSA's completed by each senior class at each high school. Meaning the school with the highest completion rate will win. We have extended our deadline to February. The school with the highest FAFSA completion percentage that senior class will get a big prize! Our goal is at least 50%!!!

  • Skyview is still in the lead by only 6%! We can beat them!

  • Besides the FAFSA competition among all three comprehensive high schools, Ms. Baeza also has a Class of 2023 FAFSA Finish Line for the seniors!

    • All seniors who complete the FAFSA will get a Columbia T-shirt and some other fun Columbia School spirit things. All those who complete the FAFSA will also get their name entered into a drawing for fun prizes.

College Applications

We have 194 seniors so far who have applied to college/trade/military. Please continue working on those applications. If you need help, please see Ms. Baeza.

Apply here: https://apply.nextsteps.idaho.gov/Account/Login (If you still need to apply to Idaho College and universities)