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September Newsletter

6001 W. Cassia St., Boise, ID 83709 T: 208-854-4371

Dear parents/guardians,
What an exciting year this will be for your students are seniors! I
am looking forward to spending this year with your student as
their English and Literature teacher. I strive to make learning
fun and engaging. As an educator I encourage students to
do critical thinking and be able to form opinions of their own.
Some other class expectations are that students show up to
class on time prepared and since it is their senior year it is
crucial they dont miss that much school. It is easy to fall
behind in their Senior year, and the curriculum will be more
challenging. This year will be fun but your students should
prepare to do a lot of reading and essay writing. Let the
countdown begin until graduation!

Parent Involvement:
There are many ways to be involved in your daughter or sons
education. Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will be having their
first meeting on September 3rd at 6pm in the school cafeteria. PTA
is always looking for more parents to join and get involved with the
school. For the senior class this year we will be going to a college
fair at the Idaho Western Fair Grounds and we will take a class trip
to Boise State University. We will need four parent chaperones for
each of these trips. If you are interested, please send me email.

Upcoming Events
September 6
School pep assembly
September 7
Homecoming game &
September 23
College fair

Homecoming tickets can be
purchased during lunch from
the Student Government.
During first week of school
Seniors must meet with their
College of Idaho will be
visiting Borah during 3rd
period in the Library.

Borah High School won their first pre-season game against Boise
Our own Sally Johnson just got back from a summer scholar
program in Stanford University!
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More Important News

Technology in Todays World
The world is quickly advancing especially in technology, which why I
see it important to have knowledge and skills with technology. For
this year your student will learn how to make presentations using
different programs such as Prezi and Google Slides. We will be doing
activities on iPads having to do with their reading assignments. Lastly
your student will make a portfolio of their work on Blogger.
This will be a fun year for your students, however they have
expectations to meet for the school and to prepare for after
graduation. As you may know Borah High School is part of the
Common Core program. The Common Core program has set
learning outcomes that your students is anticipated to achieve in
order to graduate in June. To meet the Common Core standards
students must meet the following:

In the Community
Spirit of Boise
Dont miss the hot air balloon
festival over Labor Day
Weekend! It will be in Anne
Morrison Park, September 3rd at

-Text Types and Purposes: Write arguments to support claims in an

analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and
relevant and sufficient evidence.
-Production and Distribution of Writing: Produce clear and
coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style
are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
-Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Is able to conduct, ask,
and solve research questions. Gather relevant information from
multiple authoritative print and digital sources and from literary
-Range of Writing: Write routinely over extended time frames (time
for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a
single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and
The students will meet these standards by reading various
advanced texts, assigned research essays, assigned analytical
essays, and their Senior Project will fulfill some of the requirements
as well.

F Food Drive
There will be a community food
drive during all the Saturday
Farmer Markets of this month.
Buy from locals and give to
those in need! There will be
many food bins in the street
between stands: only nonperishable food is being

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