Nov. 17, 2023 Newsletter

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Nov. 17, 2023 Newsletter


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Upcoming Events

  • November 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • November 27 - December 4 -8 - CHS Food Drive
  • December 6 - Senior class meeting during Coug Time - PAC
  • December 12 - Winter Concert 1 - 7:00 p.m.
  • December 14 - Winter Concert 2 - 7:00 p.m.
  • December 15 - Winter Concert Assembly
  • December 20 - January 2 - Winter Break - No School


OSSEC - Olympia Schools Supportive Educational Council

  • Please see the link regarding the OSSEC program for families of students who are receiving IEP and 504 support plans.


European Travel Opportunity

In a world filled with textbooks and lectures, there exists a transformative journey, waiting to be embraced. Next summer, under the guidance of a seasoned teacher who's roamed this Earth for four glorious decades, our high school students are invited to embark on an odyssey of knowledge through immersive travel. As the venerable educator once eloquently remarked, "Learning and growth happen not within the confines of a classroom, but amidst the boundless landscapes of experience."


Picture this: vibrant cultures coming to life before your eyes, history unfolding in ancient cities, and friendships forged under foreign skies. Our students will not just study history; they will touch its hallowed ground. They won't merely learn about diverse cultures; they'll share a meal and stories with locals, fostering cultural empathy. This journey is more than a mere field trip; it's a transformative chapter in the book of life, where the pages are filled with unforgettable adventures and the ink is composed of wisdom.


Under the wise mentorship of our traveling teacher, students will discover that education is not just about facts and figures; it's about expanding horizons, gaining fresh perspectives, and embracing the lessons that only the world can teach. It's a summer destined to be etched in their memories, where they'll find that the world is the greatest classroom of all, and experience is the finest teacher one can ever have. So, let us seize this opportunity, as we set sail into the realms of exploration, with the indomitable spirit of adventure as our guide.   To find out more visit  Informational meeting on 11/30


Parent Education Series

The Olympia Education Foundation is proud to present:

  • 2023-2024 parent education series with Emily Mcmason
  • For Middle and High School Families and their students
  • Anxiety, stress & school: how to help at home.

The school year can be an exciting time filled with great moments. it can also come with sleep problems, procrastination, anger and lots of other symptoms of stress and anxiety. Come join us for a conversation about what’s going on–from the brain changes in middle school to the best approaches to take with students in high school. Tweens & teens are welcome to join us so the whole family can learn about the tools to use all year long.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Washington Middle School Library
  • All OSD families are invited to attend at no cost!
  • Click HERE for more information.


After School Tutoring Now Available

After school tutoring/homework help is available every Wednesday from 2:40 to 3:25 in the library.  Our paraeducators provide support in all subject areas!


Health Room Reminders

Now that cold, flu, and COVID season are in full swing, we wanted to remind everyone what the current guidelines are for students and staff.

  • COVID: Stay home 5 days from the onset of symptoms. Onset day is day zero. If you do not have symptoms then stay home 5 days from the positive test date. You need to be fever free for 24 hours and your symptoms should be improving. You can return to work/school on day 6 but should wear a mask on days 6-10. 
  • Flu and all other illnesses: you need to be fever, vomit and diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Please contact Joy Fulling with any questions or concerns: 360-596-8008 or [email protected]


Staff and Student Yoga

  • Staff and Student Yoga! Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in B9 with Ms. House. Mats and props provided, but feel free to bring your own.  Please contact Mrs. House at [email protected]  for more information.


Parents on Deck at School (PoDS) 

  • Parents, please see the PoDS program flier.  We would love to have you join our new parent volunteer program!


CHS Library News

The CHS Book Club is sponsoring a book drive for the South Sound Reading Foundation.  The SSRF attends community events around the sound, promoting the love of reading by giving away books to kids/teens.  If you've been meaning to get those books for children and young adults, from pre-K to teen, to the next book lover, your opportunity is here.  Donations can be brought to the CHS Library through November.  

Battle of the Books sign-ups have begun.  Students need to send their team captain to the library to sign-up.  While students usually create their own teams of 2-4 players, individual students who would like to be placed in a team should talk to Mrs. Bonds.  Battles will not begin until late February or early March.  We also have a Thurston County battle, which will take place April 22nd.  For more information, email [email protected] or have your kiddo stop by the library. 



College Deadlines: Some colleges have already closed their admissions applications as deadlines are starting to become due. Make sure you have applied to the colleges that you want to attend, before their deadlines occur. If you are using Common App, remember to complete each part of the college information in the college portion of the Common App. Don't forget to add colleges to Naviance and Match your Common App to Naviance. If you are having trouble feel free to come to the CCRC and get help, asap.

Scholarships are also starting to come in and due dates are approaching quickly.


  • SAVE THE DATE January 25th 2024 for Financial Aid Completion Night. It will be from 6-8pm in the library. 


The following Representatives will be in the CHS College and Career Readiness Center during lunches:

  • November 20th (Monday) US Military Academy Westpoint 
  • November 21st (Tuesday) Northern Arizona 
  • November 22nd-24th Have a Happy Thanksgiving Vacation

If you have any questions regarding the CCRC, please feel free to contact Mrs. Smith [email protected]


Capital High School Parent Organization


The Capital High community has generously supported many families in need over the past 16 years. This year's Giving Tree campaign is now open. Your donation will purchase gift cards to help students and families in need. These gift cards will be distributed just before the holiday season. Donate at

P.S. Many thanks to our first donors for supporting CHS students and families! Let's keep going!



Grad Night tickets are on sale now. Lock in the early season savings at just $99. Attention grandparents -- This is a great holiday gift for CHS seniors. The 2024 Grad Night celebration is an outstanding special event for graduating seniors. Buy your ticket at


Senior signs sales are underway. You can choose a sign with photos or a generic CHS graduate sign. Learn more: 

Questions? Contact the Capital High School Parent Organization at [email protected].



Alternative Lunch Space

Capital High School has opened an alternative space during lunches for students who are seeking a quiet space to enjoy their lunch period. The “Alternative Space” will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during both lunches, and located in E-1 next to the student store.


CHS Theatre News


Every Wednesday from 2:45 - 3:30 we'll have dance workshops in the Aux Gym/Dance Studio  for any student interested. Whether you've had experience or not, you are welcome to join us.  Each week you will learn about a different musical and dance a choreographed number from that show.


Cougar Theatre proudly presents Dramafest! Come see 5 student-written and directed one-acts, ranging from musicals to the absurd, including social commentary and murder.  Some content might not be suitable for younger audiences. The show runs for one weekend: November 16, 17,and 18  at 7 p.m. at Capital High School’s new Performing Arts Center: 2707 Conger Ave NW, Olympia. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the door.  Visit to purchase tickets online.

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

DramaFest Poster


Help our Thespians raise funds for their Thespy Competitions and delight your family with a box of Krispy Kremes.  Preorder through Friday, November 17th. Pick up your doughnuts on Tuesday, November 21st at CHS.

Link to purchase online:

Select "Krispy Kreme $15" from the drop-down list; and put the amount for the number of boxes you'd like to order (1 box = $15; 2 boxes = $30, etc.)


Calculators Needed

Got an old calculator gathering dust?  Please consider donating it to CHS for students in need.


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