Apr. 14, 2023 Newsletter

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Apr.14, 2023 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 



Upcoming Events

  • 4/15 - Tolo Dance 
  • 4/18 - Art Recognition Night - 5:30 p.m.
  • 4/25 - 8th Grade Information Night - 5:30 p.m.



8th Grade Parent Information Night

Mark your calendars!  April 25th 5:30-7:30 p.m. is our 8th Grade Parent Information night for all incoming 8th graders and their parents,  Gain information on graduation requirements, hear about courses being offered, meet instructors, receive a tour, ask questions, etc.  Our CHS Link Crew will be providing tours of the building.



CHS Little Cougars Volleyball Camp

  • The CHS Volleyball program will be having their Little Cougars Volleyball Camp on June 10th 2023, 9am-12:30pm
  • This camp is for current 1st-4th graders. Come play some volleyball with us!
  • Little Cougars Volleyball Camp


Upcoming Theatre Production

  • Capital's 5th Period Intro to Theatre class proudly presents:
  • In the Forests of the Night
  • By Del Martin
  • When 13 students gather in the forest, they select their numbers and their fate.  Who will find the signals?  Will they protect their friends? Will they follow the rules?  This suspenseful drama will leave the audience wondering what will happen next.
  • The show is performed on Friday, April 14th at 7 p.m. at Capital High School’s new Performing Arts Center: 2707 Conger Ave NW, Olympia. Donations will be accepted at the door.


NAMI Ending the Silence and Mental Health Resource Fair

Capital High School would like to invite you to a presentation being hosted at Jefferson Middle School Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30pm to 8pm.

  •  5:30pm  Dinner and Child Care Provided (children grades K-5)
  • 6-7pm    NAMI Presentation
  • 7-8pm    Resource Fair with local Mental Health Programs & Providers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be providing families with information on:

  • Mental Health Warning Signs
  • Facts and statistics
  • How to talk to your child about Mental Health
  • How to Get help for your child
  • Personal testimony from a young adult who has lived experience with a mental health condition.  

The evening will also include a Mental Health Resource Fair with community mental health agencies to provide information on local resources for families. 

  • Olympia Education Foundation (OEF) is supporting this event by providing food and child care.  
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected] or call 360-239-7413


Math Help Available

All students have the opportunity to obtain extra math help during club time which is every other Wednesday.  Math help is also available every Wednesday after school.  Please contact your student’s math teacher if you have any questions.


CHS Arts Night 2023

Where: Capital High School Performing Arts Center

When: 5:30pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18th,  2023

The Capital High School Visual Arts department is proud to bring back Arts Night after a long hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Arts Night is a dedicated opportunity for students interested in the Visual Arts to display, and possibly sell, the work that they have been creating over the last year.

Students will be displaying both 2D and 3D artwork in various mediums including illustration, ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media. We would love to have you attend and support these amazing students.



Attendance Reminders

Please see the link to the below letter regarding attendance policies.




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


All students and families have been sent information on how to do registration for next year.  The absolute deadline to choose your classes for next year and review your choices with your school counselor is April 28th at 3pm.  

If you have not done so already (Including students interested in beginning/continuing Running Start): 

Once completed, schedule an appointment with your school counselor to review your choices and answer your questions.  LINK



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


The CHS Foundation Scholarship application deadline is this Sunday, April 16th at midnight! Apply for dozens of local scholarships with just one application. Currently, we have fewer applicants than we have scholarships to award. If you are a senior furthering your education, or pursuing a career in the trades, you should apply! A variety of criteria will be considered. See the April, CHS CCRC Newsletter HERE for more information about this and other scholarship opportunities!

Congratulations Rahmatulahi Gaye! Rahma has earned the Jack Cooke College Scholarship. More than 5,600 students nationwide competed for this academic honor. She is one of only 105 chosen for the award, and the only Washingtonian. As a Cooke Scholarship recipient she will receive up to $55,000 annually for up to 4 years to attend college, in addition to comprehensive advising and support. Congratulations Rahma! 

Congratulations to Nic Ross and Kaitlyn Burns who have been nominated and selected for the Kiwanis Club Achieving By Believing Award! Nic and Kaitlyn are being recognized for the following criteria: Resilience, Perseverance, Unsung Hero, Marked Improvement at school, and Citizenship-Great job, Nic and Kaitlyn! Congratulations!

The CHS College and Career Readiness Center 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.

View Full CCRC April Newsletter HERE


High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP)

Seniors: If you are one of the 26 students who have not completed all of your HSBP Tasks in Naviance, do it now! Come into the CCRC if you want or need help or make an appointment with Ms. Marcy HERE. Most seniors have completed their HSBP Tasks in Naviance. Great Job! We are now planning Senior Exit Interviews, which will be conducted on May 15, 16, 22, and 23. Seniors will be assigned a specific date and time to complete their interview. Seniors who have completed all assigned HSBP tasks should have already received an email from the CCRC about Exit Interviews and can expect more information by the first week in May. If you have not yet completed all of your tasks in Naviance you must know The High School and Beyond Plan requirement CANNOT BE WAIVED. You must complete this process, or you will not graduate. Tasks must be completed prior to Senior Exit Interviews. The CCRC can help you. 

Running Start students who successfully complete CCS 101 & 102 and students who earn a Full IB Diploma meet the HSBP requirement and will not be required to participate in Senior Exit Interviews.



  • April 26th, during Club Time, the CHS CCRC will be hosting an opportunity for students to learn from local professionals about careers in the film and media industries. Sign up in Naviance, College Visits to attend!


Sign-up in: Naviance > College > Visits

  • April 16 - CHS Foundation Scholarship Application deadline! Midnight!
  • APRIL 17 - U.S. Service Academies Information Night. Meet Academy Field Representatives from U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. 6-7:30pm, Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503
  • April 19th- Lunch time, United States Navy, CHS Commons
  • April 19th- 2:30-3:30 South Puget Sound Community College Self Guided Placement for seniors and Running Start students attending SPSCC in the Fall, in the CCRC
  • APRIL 24 - FAFSA/WASFA Completion Event (virtual). Hosted by The Evergreen State College, no RSVP necessary. Meeting ID 828 7826 0416. 5-7pm
  • April 26th- Career Map Meetup- Explore Careers in Film and Media, in the CCRC 
  • MAY 5 - WA Women in Trades 42nd Annual Trades Fair Free for students and families to attend. Exhibitors include apprenticeship programs, governmental agencies, colleges, vocational training and corporations. 9am-2pm, Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center


Updates for Seniors

Grad Night Sponsored by the CHSPO

  • Tickets on sale for Grad Night at https://chspo.org/grad-night-2023/
  • 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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