Nov. 18, 2022 Newsletter

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Nov. 18, 2022 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 



Upcoming Events

  • November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School
  • December 1-3 and 8-10 - Winter Drama Production
  • December 13 - Winter Concert #1, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 15 - Winter Concert #2, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 16 - All School Winter Assembly
  • December 17 - January 2 - Winter Break


Winter Drama Production

Cougar Theatre Proudly Presents...

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays

Cougar Theatre proudly presents Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot. Kick-off this holiday season with the Christmas spirit, mystery, and murder. After renowned actor, William Gillette, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes, is shot during a curtain speech; Holmes becomes more than a stage persona as he solves his own attempted murder. A mix of 1930s farce and gripping mystery, The Game’s Afoot will keep you on the edge of your seat this December. 

The show runs for two weekends: December 1, 2, and 3 at 7 p.m., and December 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. at Capital High School’s new Performing Arts Center: 2707 Conger Ave NW, Olympia. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults, and can be purchased online or at the door.  Visit to purchase tickets online.

Contact:   Kristina Cummins:  [email protected] -Phone: (360) 596-8043

Students from Japan Visit CHS

CHS welcomed 29 ninth graders and 4 chaperones from Shukutoku Sugamo Jr. High School in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, November 4 th . CHS football and cheer teams welcomed them in the lecture hall. In return, the Japanese students treated us tokarate, calligraphy, and a team long jump rope. After that, the Japanese students followed their host schedules for the day and experienced American school life, including school lunch! They spent the weekend with their host families in the Olympia area, and made it back home safely on Monday, November 7 th . We’re looking forward to hosting another group from Shukutoku Sugamo in May. If you’re interested in hosting Japanese students, please email Mika Katzer (Japanese Teacher/Foreign Exchange Student Advisor at CHS) at [email protected].


CHS Blood Drive - Huge Success!

The Capital High School Blood Drive, hosted by HOSA - Future Health Professionals club and Northwest Bloodworks, is happy to announce a successful blood drive. We achieved our goal of having 86 staff and students ready to donate blood. Of that 86, we had 62 successful donations that will impact that many individuals in the Thurston County area. A majority of our donors were first time donors as well, so very exciting for the future needs of our community. HOSA had a total of 21 student volunteers, without their assistance the blood drive would not have been possible. HOSA and Bloodworks Northwest would like to thank our faculty and staff for their overall support in bringing the blood drive back to CHS for the first time since 2019.


Career Center News

Financial Aid Information

CCRC Newsletter - November 2022 - This month focuses on financial aid information and resources.

  • Financial Aid Night
  • Get expert help completing the FAFSA or WASFA (for seniors & families)
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
  • 4pm - 7pm (Drop-in or stay for the whole event)
  • Capital High School (2707 Conger Way, Olympia, WA 98502) in the Library
  • Register at:


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

There are many scholarship resources available including

  • 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.

Internship Opportunity 

The Washington State Board of Education is hiring two Paid Internship Positions! Student storytellers, passionate social media users, writers and creative Juniors and Seniors may apply!  Two  SBE Student Communicator positions are funded for $25 per hour , 5 hours a week. Stop in the CCRC for more info!

CCRC Events for the week of November 21st In the CCRC

  • Monday, November 21st, 1-1:30, Central Washington University
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, 12-1:30, US Coast Guard Academy, Annie Buelt (CHS Alumni) 
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, No School
  • Thursday, November 24th, Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Next Week
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 1pm, University of Alaska
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 4-7pm, Financial Aid Completion Night, CHS Library

The Capital High School College and Career Readiness Center is now fully staffed and excited to be of service to our students and families! Students, stop in to introduce yourself and allow us the privilege of assisting with your college and career readiness goals and questions! We are grateful for YOU! 

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.


OSD Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2022-23 School Year

A Federal USDA waiver that permitted school districts to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students during the pandemic expires in August 2022. Therefore, for the 2022-23 school year, the Olympia School District will resume charging regular prices for school meals, with free/reduced price meals for qualified families with an approved application on file.  For more information, please visit:


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.

Grad Night 2023 - Sponsored by the CHSPO

Don’t miss this long standing CHS tradition!  Grad Night is an epic, professionally produced, overnight celebration for graduating Seniors only!  Buses will depart from Saint Martin’s at approximately 10 pm the night of Graduation. After an all-night extravaganza with incredible games and activities, professional entertainment, great food, and much more, students will return to Capital High School the following morning at 5:30 am.  Tickets will go on sale in January, and we cannot wait to celebrate you - our CHS Grads of 2023!


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