From Your Principal
Hello Boise High Students and Families:
My name is Robb Thompson, and it is my pleasure to serve
as Principal of Boise High School for the 2019-2020 school
year. I am so thankful to be a part of the Boise High School
community and am really looking forward to the upcoming
school year as well as all of the exciting things that our
students will be learning and in which they will be
participating. I am looking forward to welcoming new
students and families, catching up with those of you I
haven't seen for a while and continuing to build on the
traditions that have made Boise High Dedicati Excellentiae
(Committed to Excellence) since 1881.
It is my hope that you and your families have had a restful
and enjoyable summer break. Although we still have a few
weeks of summer fun remaining, it is time to begin thinking
about the 2019-2020 school year at Boise High. Our campus
has been a very busy place this summer. We have seen the
completion of the renovation of the 1936 Gym, the
construction of the New Performing Arts Center, deep
cleaning and grounds projects, and many other things that
are too numberous to mention. We are so pleased and
fortunate to have had the support of those who voted for and
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
We look forward to
sharing a lot of
information each quarter. We will do our best to highlight athletics, activities, concerts, and student recognition throughout the year.
We want to make sure everyone is informed of
all that Boise High students enjoy.
passed the 2016 Bond Election. Thanks to all of you, we have beautiful new facilities that are
commensurate with the level of educational opportunity our students receive. The closer we
get to August 19th, the first day of school, the busier the campus becomes. Counselors and
administrative staff will be back on duty Wednesday, July 31st, with teachers on duty the
middle of August for various training and workshops. Please be sure to call or stop by
campus if we can be of assistance in any way.
Over the course of the summer there has been some discussion regarding the Braves mascot
and the associated use of Native American imagery by Boise High School. I reached out
directly to tribal members that are representative of First Nation people that would have
historically inhabited the Boise area. As such, I have been in regular contact with the Fort
Hall Business Council, which is the governing body for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. I
have learned that Boise is located on traditional lands of the Shoshone, Bannock and Paiute
people. In June, a group representing Boise High attended the Idaho Indian Education
Summit in Boise. During this conference we learned a great deal about the history and
current dynamics of Idaho's federally recognized sovereign tribes. We look forward to
sharing with you some of what we learned, as well as highlights of some very positive,
collaborative conversations with tribal members and Boise School District Trustees and
administrators. Our conversations with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes included discussion
that we continue the process of fully embracing the values that represent Boise High. That
process includes reflecting on our use of the name Braves and Native American images. To
that end, we have generated some ideas that I look forward sharing with you. Please do not
jump to conclusions regarding this issue. Your patience and participation in this process is
important. One of the things I have always valued most about our community at Boise High
is the courage we demonstrate when faced with things that can make us uncomfortable.
My best to you all, and remember that every day is a great day to #bebrave.
Robb Thompson, M.Ed
Boise High School Directional Statments
We are a BRAVE community dedicated to intentional learning, authentic engagement, and inclusivity.
Our Vision - We are a community of learners preparing for our future. We value learning with integrity, curiosity, and creativity. We believe in being present, mindful, and active in our school and community. Embracing our diverse backgrounds and perspectives, we learn together.
Everyday is a great day to be:
Balanced - We are committed to being our best selves-body, heart, and mind-in our school and community.
We embrace challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.
Accepting - We contribute to positive school culture by embracing diverse ideas and advocating for ourselves and others.
Visionary - We prepare for our unique futures with imagination and optimism.
Engaged: - We are present, mindful, and active in all pursuits.
Asst Vice Principal
Special Education Structured Learning
"We are a part of a community that fosters the distinctive attributes that come with being a high school student. Additionally, among the many individual backgrounds and personalities at Boise High, we all share defining characteristics that encompass who we are as a student body. We are all students. We are friends. We are individuals. We are not the same in every aspect that represents what it means to be BRAVE, but each of our respective traits are what make us who we are. We are athletes. We are musicians. We are leaders. Some of these things will never change, no matter who we become or where life takes us. We are committed to excellence. We are Boise. We are Brave. And we couldn't be prouder. "
~BH Yearbook Committee 2018/2019
" this is a quote
in your sidebar"
From left to right: Principal-Robb Thompson, Vice Principal-Kelly Fossceco,
Vice Principal- Brian Horning, Vice Principal-Dan McGee,
Athletic Director-Brian Barber, Asst Athletic Director-Shelly Heath,
Robb Thompson 208-854-4270 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANT VICE PRINCIPALS
Kelly Fossceco (A-G) 208-854-4280 email@example.com
Andy Horning (H-O) 208-854-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan McGee (P-Z) 208-854-4265 email@example.com
Brian Barber 208-854-4329 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Shelly Heath 208-854-4319 email@example.com
SRO - BOISE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Brad Vickhammer 208-854-4275 firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete staff list, please click on the button for a link to the directory
Asst Vice Principal
Key Card &
ID Card Door Access
Welcome to 2019 Registration!
In the Tech Building entering through the west entrance nearest Washington & 10th St (door with 916 above it)
Tuesday, August 6th
8:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, August 6th
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, August 7th
8:30am - 12:30pm
Boise High's campus is a locked building campus. Students are
required to carry, on their person, their ID Card/Key Card. Returning
Junior and Senior students will still be able to use the ID Card/Key Card
they received last year as their key card for all of the buildings on campus
this year. Sophomore and new students will be issued an ID Card/Key
Card during registration. This "Key Badge" will be issued to students
once during their time at Boise High and will be an important item for
students in terms of campus safety and security. Essentially, each students'
badge (ID Card or Activity Card) is also a key to the building(s) on
campus. This will allow us to keep buildings locked during the school day
and students will be able to pass between buildings without issue using
their ID Card/Key Card. Due to the cost of these types of cards,
replacements for lost cards will be charged for each student at $10.
It will be critically important that all students carry their ID
Card/Key Card at all times while on Campus.
*Those students who are out of town or cannot make registration on the dates listed above can register during "Late Registration" on the first day of school.
Students are able to purchase their Activity/ID card which gets them access to the buildings, yearbook, Senior shirts and Brave Gear. If you do go online early, you must bring the receipt with you on your day of registation to pick up your schedule. The link to register is here:
Committed to Excellence...Since 1881
With road construction still underway we unfortunately do not have visitor parking available. Visitors and community members can park for 1/5 hrs in Zone 1 on the city meters marked by "green" signs. If you have a meeting that will be longer than the allotted time, there is metered parking available on Washington and 9th street across from the old gym. Meters are good up to 4 hrs for $2. We ask that you DO NOT park in faculty lots along the field or behind the building off Franklin. Violators will be ticketed.
We installed a controlled access entry at the main entrance of the 1010 W Washington Street building, which houses the main and administrative offices for Boise High School. The controlled access entry assists us in monitoring visitor access in a centralized and consistent manner at 10101 W Washington Street and utilize the video door buzzer to request admittance. Additionally, we employ the Raptor System, which requires all visitors to provide either a driver's license or State issued identification card. Upon your initial visit to Boise High School, you will be asked to provide the identification to be scanned and checked through the system. Access to the school will not be permitted without an ID on the initial visit or a printed temporary badge. Subsequent visits will not require your identification card to be run through the system, and we will be able to print you a temporary visitor's badge containing your picture.
ZONE 2 PARKING PERMITS will be sold directly through Boise City. Students will still park in Zone 2 marked with blue signs.
The Boise School District has partnered with the City of Boise to provide the Student Parking Permit Program. The Permit fee is $26 for the year. Registration for permits opens online on
Monday, August 5th. Students will register using their student email addresses. This is the link for purchasing permits:
Visitor and Parent Entrance
be brave !!!
From left to right: Counselor(A-Fe)-Dayna Showalter, Counselor(Fi-Le)-Angel Robison, Counselor(Li-Ri)- Marcy Thompson, Counselor(Ro-Z)-Laura Mundy, Nurse-Chanel Johnson, Registrar-Michele Tinker, College/Career-David Chehey, Social Worker-Sherry Tipping, Psychologist-Tracey Hocevar
WHAT OFFICE DO YOU NEED?
(Tina Wayman-Principal Admin Asst)
(Amber Rivera-Attendance Admin Asst)
PTL (Permit to Leave) need to be called ONE HOUR ahead. some classes go off campus and it is hard to reach the student without given a proper amount of time before they need to be released. *Student messages and Attendance issues also through this office. You may also email your PTL request to email@example.com
(Kathy Leasure - Counselor Admin Asst)
(A-Fe) Dayna Showalter - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Fi-Le) Angel Robison - email@example.com
(Li-Ri) Marcy Thompson - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ru-Z) Laura Mundy - email@example.com
(Chanel Jonson, RN)
(Michele Tinker) firstname.lastname@example.org
(David Chehey) email@example.com
SOCIAL WORKER 208-854-4290
(Sherry Tipping) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Tracey Hocevar) email@example.com
Fall Date for Activities
Administrative Offices Open
First Day of School Early Release
Back to School Night 6-7:30pm
Homecoming Dance 7-10pm in Auxilary Gym
(more info to come!)
October 22 & 23
Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7pm
(Pictures in front of the rock)
1:35p - B.O.I.S.E
1:45 - Brave Sensation Dance Team
1:50 - ASB Student Council
2:00 - Varsity Cheerleaders
2:10 - Swimming
2:20 - Volleyball Seniors
2:35 - Varsity Volleyball
2:45 - Jr Varsity Volleyball
2:55 - Sophomore Volleyball
3:10 - Boys Varsity Soccer
3:20 - Boy Jr Varsity Soccer
3:30 - Girls Jr Varsity Soccer
3:40 - Girls Varsity Soccer
(Pictures in front of the rock)
1:45p - Seniors Football
1:50 - Varsity Football
2:00 - Jr Varsity Football
2:15 - Freshman Football
2:25 - Football Coaches
2:35 - Fall Coaches
2:45 - Cross Country
3:00 - Sports Medicine
BIG RED BAND! - Marching/Symphonic Band Calendar, click on the button for the website. Any questions please contact Director Meghan Fay-Olswanger at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEERLEADING! -For questions, contact Brittany Zeigler at email@example.com
CROSS COUNTRY - For the calendar link, click on the button for the website. Any questions, contact coach Aaron Olswanger at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOTBALL Summer workouts from 8:30a-11:00am. Click on the button to see workouts and for information.
Any questions call coach
Jeremiah O'Mahony at email@example.com
GIRLS' SOCCER - Open Play dates, schedule, and information on website. Click on the button for the website
Please call Coach Siegenthaler at 208-869-2038 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
BOYS' SOCCER - Open play dates, schedule and information on website. Click on button for the website
Please email Coach Darrow at email@example.com
VOLLEYBALL - Any questions contact Coach Ashley Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOISE HIGH FALL 2019
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Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year. it should be a very exciting one for Boise High Athletics. With the opening of the Brave Athletic Complex in 2018 and the Grand Opening this year for our remodeled Main Gym, it should be fun to watch all of our athletes compete. Here is some important information for our athletes looking to compete in Fall Athletics:
1. First Day of Tryouts for all sports is Monday, August 12th. Email coaches if you have specific questions about tryout dates/times.
2. All athletes must have a current Physical on file. Incoming Freshman and Juniors must have a new Physical before the 2019-20 School Year.
3. All athletes must complete SportsWare Paperwork before their athletes can try out for a team. SportsWare is done online. It can be accessed by going to the Boise High website and clicking on the athletics tab. Full Directions and tutorials are available on the Boise High Sports Medicine page.
4. Team Picture Day is Monday, August 19th beginning at 1:30pm
5. Fall Athletics Parent Meeting is Monday, August 19th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium. This is a mandatory meeting for all athletes that are on a Fall Sports Team.
6. Schedules can be accessed by going to the Boise High Website and clicking on the Athletics Tab. Click on Boise High Athletic Schedules and you can access current schedules for all sports.
Good luck to all of our athletes during the upcoming Fall Season!
Please drop by the Brave Parent Booster
table and join, if you haven't already. Your membership in the Brave Parent Booster Program supports academics, activities and athletics at Boise High School. Our goal is 100% membership in the Brave parent Booster Program, as the resources generated from this group support 100% of the students at Boise High School
BOISE HIGH FALL 2019