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Welcome to Borah High School
Borah Graduation Date:  May 29th at 7pm - Taco Bell Arena.

Please contact Balfour at 208.342.4631 with questions regarding orders and payments.
Looking for 2015-2016 Volleyball information?  We have a new website!  Please click on the side link Athletics - Team pages - Volleyball to find the link to the website.  
SAT College Entrance Exam for ALL Juniors Wednesday,  April 15th
No zero hour for juniors only that day.   Exam will start at 7:50.  Be prompt. 

If you are late, you may be disqualified.  The SAT is a graduation requirement.
There will be signs posted in the front main hall starting Monday, April 13th
to show you which testing room you will report to at 7:50 Wednesday morning.

NO cell phones or personal electronic devices are allowed.
Please come prepared with plenty of rest the night before, with a #2 pencil
(not a mechanical pencil),  photo ID, a calculator if you would like but it is not required,and snacks for break time.
March 9, 2015
 
Dear Borah High School Parent/Guardian:

I have important news regarding the new, state-mandated assessment.
 
This spring, most Idaho students will take the first administration of the Smarter Balanced tests (SBAC). The tests will be given to students in grades 3-8 and 10. The SBAC will be computer adaptive tests in Math and English Language Arts and last approximately 7- 8 hours.

These new tests have been developed to assess the Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts, which Idaho adopted in 2011. To learn more about these standards please visit our district’s Idaho Core Standards Resource webpage.
 
What Parents Can Expect
This is a new system with a new way of scoring. Therefore, it is not possible to directly compare new scores with old ones. The new assessments measure knowledge and skills in a different way.  These areas have been deemed important to students’ futures, including problem-solving, writing and critical thinking.

Because the tests are offered in a longer and very different format than students are accustomed to, we know the number of students performing at grade-level will be lower than in the past. However, a dip in scores should not be interpreted as a decline in student learning or educator performance. Any time we raise academic standards, we know it takes a few years for students to reach the new goal we have set for them.
 Preparing and Supporting Your Child
  • Discuss the new tests with your child. Talking about the SBAC with your student can lessen the anxiety about taking a new test.
  • Talk to your child’s teacher and ask for their advice on how you can help at home.
  • With an older child, explain that the new assessments were created to help him or her better prepare for college and career.
  • Explain to your child that the tests will be long and very different. Tell your child you have high expectations and that you are there to help every step of the way.
  • Encourage your child to think critically in everyday life, such as when you are in the grocery store or at the dinner table. Ask more “why” questions and let them know it is okay if they don’t answer right away. Problem-solving takes time.
  • Provide a quiet, comfortable place for studying at home and make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast before the SBAC test.
  • Explore the SBAC Practice Tests with your child.
  • Review the SBAC test results with your child and don’t hesitate to bring the teacher into the discussion, as needed.
 Please let us know if you have questions. We are here to help. Contact me directly at 854-4370 or tim.standlee@boiseschools.org or feel free to contact your child’s teacher directly.
 
Sincerely,
 Tim Standlee
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