Mar. 10, 2023 Newsletter

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Mar. 10, 2023 Newsletter


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Upcoming Events

  • 3/14 - Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3/16 - Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.
  • 4/3-4/7 - Spring Break, No School
  • 4/10 - No Hate Tour Assembly


Parents on Deck in School (PODS) - Parents on Deck at School

Capital High School recognizes the importance of parents and guardians and the role they play in a successful educational experience for our students. We would like to invite parent/guardian volunteers – you - to be part of our Parents on Deck at School (PoDS) program.


The goal is to have more adult presence in our hallways to meet, greet and encourage students. The time commitment on your part would be very flexible, but we will focus on the key transition times: school day, lunch times and the end of the day. If you are interested in being a participant in the PoDS program, please submit a volunteer application on the district website. Here is the link to the online volunteer application, along with some other information about volunteering in the Olympia School District:


We also ask that you call the school directly and let Suzanne or Val (our trusty office professionals) at 360-596-8000 and let them know you are interested. Once we have established a short list – we will arrange a meeting to discuss the particulars! This is a work in progress. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Thank you for your willingness to engage and help Capital High School.


If you have any questions please contact assistant principal Doug Anderson, ([email protected]).


Skyward Family Access


FIRE Youth Summit

  • Students with Native American heritage have the opportunity to attend the FIRE Youth Summit at SPSCC on March 14. Lunch and transportation to and from SPSCC from Capital will be provided. Reach out to Mx. Mikinaak to register ([email protected]).


CHS Host Families Needed

  • Another great opportunity to host Japanese Students!!
  • Capital High School is hosting up to forty 9th graders from Japan in May.  These students are from Shukutoku Sugamo Jr. High School, a private school in Tokyo. 
  • Here are additional details.
    • From Friday, May 19th  (pick up @CHS after school) to Monday, May 22nd
    • (Drop off @CHS before school) – We can help transport students from Capital to your house and back if needed.
    • Must host 2 students – 2 boys or 2 girls (they may share a room but must have separate beds)
    • A stipend of $30/student/night (= $180 for each family)
    • Students will be staying and doing some sightseeing in the Seattle area before coming to the Capital.  If your family is interested, please email me at [email protected] ASAP!


Food Deliveries

  • Friendly reminder: No food deliveries allowed for students (Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, etc)


Support for CHS Students

Capital High School Counseling Center


School Social Worker

Kim Senger is the Olympia School District Social Worker assigned to Capital High School.  She can provide students and families with community and school based connections such as mental health referrals and resource navigation.  Kim works in collaboration with our school counselors, administration, families/caregivers and community organizations to remove barriers and create equitable opportunities for student success.  If  families.caregivers or students have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call her or your students counselor.  

Sea Mar Community Health Center

In an effort to support student wellbeing and mental health, Olympia School District has a partnership with Sea Mar Community Health Centers to provide mental health services.  A Mental Health Therapist with Sea Mar will be onsite at Capital High School to provide ongoing therapy to students who are enrolled in their services.   Sea Mar is able to accept clients who have Washington Apple Health plans.  If you or your student is interested in hearing more about this service, please direct questions to your school counselor or Kim Senger, School Social Worker, at 360-239-7413 or [email protected].


Counseling Center News

Seniors:  If you have not met with your School Counselor for your Graduation/Credit check, please make your appointment immediately.  

Juniors:  Our current 11th graders have started meeting with their counselor about class selections for next year.  They must first complete the registration process (especially Step 6):

Sophomores:  Our current 10th graders should complete the registration process on our website (especially Step 6):   On March 20th there will then be an email to all current 10th graders and families on how they will set up a one-on-one meeting with their counselor to review/adjust their class selections and answer all their questions. 

Freshman:  Our current 9th graders should complete the registration process on our website (especially Step 6):   On April 10th there will then be an email to all current 9th graders and families on how they will set up a one-on-one meeting with their counselor to review/adjust their class selections and answer all their questions.


CHSPO Craft Fair

Our CHSPO is sponsoring an upcoming craft fair.  Attention Shoppers and Crafters! Mark your calendars for the first Cougar Craft Fair: April 22, 10 AM- 3 PM at CHS. The Cougar Craft Fair is the perfect event to pick up your gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Grads. Click the link to apply for a table. Special pricing is available for students!


Career Center News

Congratulations Lucy Teueberg! She has won the Carson Scholar Award! She has earned this honor because she demonstrated the highest standards of academic achievement, integrity, civic and social responsibility. Great Work, Lucy!

Congratulations Annabelle Samson! Annabelle is the winner of the June Martinson Memorial Scholarship Award by the Women's Club of Olympia! Great Job!

Congratulations Claire Lattimore! Claire has been nominated for the Altrusa Career awareness Award! Great work! 


The CHS Foundation Scholarship application is now open! Apply for dozens of local scholarships with just one application. See the CHS CCRC Newsletter below for more information about this and other scholarship opportunities!


The CHS College and Career Readiness Center (CCRC) now has a Monthly Newsletter that is full of easy to access information! It will be updated throughout each month with fresh news, so please check it out frequently. It can be found below and on the CHS website>Counseling>College and Career Readiness Center>CCRC Newsletters for up to date information.

To view full CCRC Newsletter Click Here

  • Topics Include:
  • Calendar
  • Naviance - High School & Beyond Plan
  • Senior Exit Interviews
  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid
  • Career Map Meetups
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Guaranteed Admissions Program

High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP)

  • Seniors: Have you completed your HSBP Tasks in naviance? If not, you need to! 
  • The High School and Beyond Plan requirement CANNOT BE WAIVED. You must complete this process, or you will not graduate. 
  • The CCRC can help you complete your tasks. Stop in any time for help, or contact Ms. Proctor ([email protected]) for more information.


Sign-up in Naviance> College>Visits

  • Sign-up in: Naviance > College > Visits
  • Mar 14 - ASVAB Score Explanation and Information - CCRC, 12pm & 1PM
  • Mar 15 - US Navy Rep visit- CCRC, 12 & 1pm
  • Mar 16 - Running Start Application Assistance - CCRC, 12pm & 1pm
  • Mar 17 - University of Utah - Virtual Rep visit - CCRC, 12pm
  • Mar 21 - Yale University - Rep Visit - CCRC, 12pm & 1pm
  • Mar 22 - Career Map Meetup - Community Development - CCRC, Club time, 9:31am
  • Mar 22 - WSU Sweet & Greet - For seniors who have accepted admittance to WSU in the Fall, meet with a member of WSU’s Admissions team to get your questions answered! - CCRC, 12pm-3pm
  • Mar 29 - Senior Class Meeting - PAC, 9:30-10:35am


Updates for Seniors

Grad Night Sponsored by the CHSPO

  • Tickets on sale for Grad Night at
  • Grad Night, a longstanding CHS tradition, is an epic, professionally-produced, overnight celebration for graduating Seniors only. Scholarship requests are also available through the website. Save $20 and buy your ticket before March 31st!
  • Venues and activities will be revealed over the next few months, but the fun is guaranteed to be non-stop. Follow classof2023gradnight on Instagram for more details.


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