Nov. 4, 2022 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

  • November 8 and 9 - CHS Blood Drive
  • November 10 - Veterans Day Assembly
  • November 11 - Veterans Day - No School
  • November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School
  • December 1-3 and 8-10 - Winter Drama Production


IB Testing

Last chance to register for IB Tests without a late fee is Thursday, November 10th!  Get your blue form from teachers, the main office or the IB Coordinator, Ms. Young.


CHS Blood Drive

Capital High School HOSA Club is hosting a Blood Drive November 8th and 9th during school hours. Students must sign up for a time at the ASB office. If your student is 16 or 17 years old and interested they need to have a parent permission form signed before donating. Permission forms can be picked up at the ASB office and returned there once signed. Our goal is 86 donors, please donate and help save lives!


Sports News

We are excited to announce you can now register your student for 2022 Winter Sports. Winter Sports include: Boys and Girls Basketball, Girls Bowling, Gymnastics, Boys Swim and Boys and Girls Wrestling.

If your student has worked out with a CHS sport team or has played a sport before, make sure to sign into your existing account.  Click on the following link to register your student  Running Start, New Market and Home Schooled students have an additional form to complete.  Please complete and email it to: [email protected].  Kathy will obtain the staff signatures required.

Home Based:

Running Start: 

New Market:

Your student must have a current physical to participate in sports.

Payment for all sports is $125 plus an ASB payment of $40 which is required at the time of registering your student for a sport (except for Boys Basketball, which is a cut sport).

Both fees are waived for free and reduced students.

Please make your payment using the OSD Payment Portal.  We are no longer accepting payments over the phone.  

Your student is not considered “cleared” until you receive a confirmation email from our Athletic Secretary, Kathy Cognasso.  The email will originate from FamilyID website but she will confirm you are cleared for your sport season.

The new winter season begins November 14 for the remaining sports.  In order to participate in the first day of sports, you must be registered by November 11, 5pm.

Please contact coaches with questions and for practice information:


Olympia Schools Supportive Education Council (OSSEC)

Do you have a student receiving support through an IEP or 504 plan? Please join the newly restructured Olympia Schools Supportive Education Council (OSSEC) on the third Wednesday of the month throughout the school year for resources, community building, and a welcomin space to share ideas!  OSSEC is similar to a PTA/PTO for families, students, and staff supporting OSD students with disabilities from birth through post-high school, but without any fundraising or volunteering requirements usually associated with a PTO. We have planned a mix of social events and informative meetings, including a parenting class for caregivers with unique needs and situations, a resource fair event with community partners, a sensory-friendly family movie night, and more!  Our next meeting is an in-person fall social on Wednesday, November 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), 2400 15 th Ave. S.E. Olympia, WA 98501.  Childcare/student care will be provided for students and siblings. Please email [email protected] with any questions, follow us on Facebook, and join our email list here to get monthly meeting reminders.


Career Center News


There are thousands of scholarships available! Many go unawarded because no one applies! There are scholarships for everyone! Not all are academic or require community service or an essay. Some are awarded monthly! Deadlines are rolling by! A list and search tool can be found in Naviance.  See Ms. Kimari in the CCRC for help. There are many other resources available including: 

2023 Capital Lakefair Representative

Capital High School is searching for our next Capital Lakefair Representative! Juniors with a minimum  3.3 GPA are encouraged to apply to be considered for the nomination.  Being selected is a great honor and holds equal responsibility.  Each member of the Royalty Court receives a $2,500 scholarship, the Queen an additional $4,500, and remaining candidates $500 each. 

For more information see Ms. Morgan or Ms. Kimai and visit the link provided here:

To be considered please submit:

Applicants must be available 10-10:30 am, November 16th and 30th for interviews and speeches.

Submissions are due to Ms. Kimari in the CCRC by November 9th. See Ms. Morgan or Ms. Kimari for more Information and visit the link provided here:

2023 Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship Nomination

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.  Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Only one student from CHS may be nominated to compete.

To be considered for this nomination please:

Submit the following to Ms. Kimari, in the CCRC, on or before December 2nd, 2022: 

  • Cover letter including your academic GPA and detailing your community service ~Essay 650-750 words, see website for prompts

Our selection for nomination will be decided and applicants will be notified by December 7th, 2022. Good Luck!

The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school seniors in the state of Washington are eligible. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement, and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April.

Link to the 2022 Manual Form (to print, then handwrite answers, and mail-in): 

Link to the 2022 Fillable Form (can type directly in the document, then print, and mail-in): 

All applications (with ALL attachments) must be postmarked by March 10, 2023. (Late or incomplete applications will not be judged). We do not mail applications to individuals. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our scholarship hotline at (206) 706-8486 or email me at [email protected]

ASVAB Testing November 15th

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

Are you considering joining one of the United States Military branches? The ASVAB test determines whether you qualify for military service and, If so (or if you are already serving), for which particular military specialties. It is also used to help high school students identify their Job-related interests and aptitude. The ASVAB will be administered on Tuesday, November 15th, from 8am- 12pm in the CHS CCRC. You can sign-up to take the test through Naviance, under Colleges, Visits. See Ms. Kimari  for  help signing up.

Upcoming CCRC Rep Visits:

  • Monday, November 7th, 12-1:30, Washington Army National Guard (in the commons)
  • Monday, November 7th, Noon, University of Redlands 
  • Tuesday, November 8th, Noon, Savannah College of Art and design SCAD
  • Tuesday, November 8th, 1pm, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Thursday, November 17th, 12-1:30, Great Wolf Lodge
  • Friday, November 18th, 12-1:30, Eastern Washington University
  • Sign up in Naviance, Colleges, Rep Visits
Welcome Marcy Proctor, College and Career Counselor

The Capital High School College and Career Readiness Center is thrilled to announce our new Specialist, Marcy Proctor! She comes to us with a great deal of experience and enthusiasm. Presently, she will be in the CCRC part time, as she transitions out of her current position at the Olympia School District home office, CTE department. Mrs. Proctor is well equipped to help students with career and college questions, dreams, goals and plans. Please stop in to introduce yourself and to welcome her!


CHS Parent Organization Links


CHS Annual Giving Tree

For the past 14 years, the staff, students and community of Capital High School have spread holiday cheer to those less fortunate through the CHS Giving Tree. Your donations go towards the purchase of gift cards for deserving CHS students just in time for the holidays.

Too many CHS students are struggling to meet even their most basic needs. It is a blessing to let these students know that they are seen and cared for by doing a little special something for them during a tough time in their lives. For some, this may be the only gift they receive this year. We could not do this without the support of our staff, students and community members. We have found over the years that the best way to gift these students is with a $25 gift card selected especially for them. This way, they can truly get the gift they have been wanting or something they need.

Annually we serve approximately 250 students through the Giving Tree. Each year the need seems to rise - from the pandemic to increases in the cost of living, from utilities to gasoline - and this year is no exception for our families. What we've learned is that having a visible website to collect donations for the CHS Giving Tree is the most convenient solution, allowing us to quickly and fully provide to our CHS students. 100% of your donation will go to CHS students in need.

If you have any questions regarding the CHS Giving Tree, please contact Janet Anderson, CHS Counseling Office, at [email protected]

We will gladly accept donations at:   This donation link is sponsored by the CHS Parent Organization.  We thank you for all your generous support during this Holiday Season.


CHS Athletes Heading to State Competitions

CONGRATULATIONS!! Capital High School Cross Country Girls secured their spot at the state meet to compete as the top 20 3A teams!  Congratulations to Opal Ashenhurst, Megan Larsen, Addison Harrington, Mary Bayle, Lauren Dietrich, Sonja Ison, Makena Coate, Alea Collett and Imogen Perkins- O’Neill.  They will race at the State championship meet located at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, on Nov 5th at 1pm.  Best of luck girls!

State Bound! Congratulations to our state bound swimmers.  Haylie Dudley took 3rd place in the Butterfly advancing her to the  State Championships.  She also qualified for State in the 200 Free Relay team.  The 200 Free Relay team took 7th place also advancing them to the State Championships.  The relay team consists of Violet Magnuson, Alexis Trail, Ali Poulos. and Haylie.  The best of luck at State, November 10-12 at King County Aquatic Center.


Senior Information

Seniors, please complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Many Scholarships will need this information. To complete your FAFSA go to:

If a teacher recommendation is needed for your college applications, please speak to the teacher two(2) weeks in advance and provide them your resume. Update your Naviance account, so that teachers will be able to send your letter by the due date through Naviance.

If a counselor recommendation or a "Secondary School Report" is needed, please send/deliver answered questions from the Counselor Recommendation Letter Directions document on the CHS website, including a copy of your resume to your counselor at least two(2)weeks before any deadlines.

Ordering caps, gowns and other graduation items: go to .  Don't forget to order ASAP to save on the prices.

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