June 9, 2023 Newsletter

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June 9, 2023 Newsletter


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Upcoming Events

  • 06/09 – Senior Breakfast/Grad Practice 9:30am
  • 06/10 – Prom 8pm
  • 06/13 – Grad Practice 10am
  • 06/13 – Graduation St. Martin’s 7pm
  • 06/15 – 8th Grade Tours
  • 06/19 – Juneteenth No School
  • 06/20 – Finals Testing
  • 06/21 – Finals Testing
  • 06/22 – Last Day of School/ Half Day 12pm release


Message from Our CHS Graduation Specialist

Parents/Guardians and Students,

This is a good time to review Skyward to review grades. If your student is failing a class and has no chance of salvaging that grade or has failed a class in the past, your student will probably need to make this class up. Summer school is a great way to make these classes up.


  • Summer school will be offered at a different location than CHS.
  • Start of Summer Programs:  Wednesday, July 5th
  • End date:  Thursday, August 10th, 2023
  • Times/days:  9:00–12:00 Monday through Thursday
  • Meal: no meals provided

Details will be posted to the OSD website in early June. Here is the link to refer to: https://osd.wednet.edu/academics/summer_school

If you are wondering what classes you will need to make up this summer at summer school, please contact your counselor. Here is the link to make an appointment with them: https://capital.osd.wednet.edu/counseling



Important Reminders

Students may not be in any CHS parking lot during the school day.  Please make sure that you do not park in the upper staff parking lot area. 



CHS Yearbooks

CHS yearbooks are still on sale for $55.  Please see the ASB office to purchase a yearbook.



Annual Game and Film State Competition

For the eighth annual Advanced Media Entertainment Society (AMES.team) Film and Game Design Competition and Showcase students were required to make a film or game that used elements studied this year, from concept to design, and implementation. They competed internally at CHS and won the right to represent CHS and compete at this state-level event in Everett and Burien on May 20 and June 3, 2023.

Numerous Capital High Teams Placed and were cited for outstanding achievements


1st Place “Abstract Art”

  • Cinematographer: Gianna Zabolio
  • Director: Lex Lehr
  • Editor: Jimmie Nguyen
  • Screenwriter: Sydney Waters
  • Sound: Kevin Nguyen
2nd Place “Dinner”
  • Cinematographer: Sophina Matthews
  • Director: Tory Murray
  • Screenwriter: Opal Ashenhurst
  • Sound: Zac Reese
3rd Place “How the Heart Decides”
  • Cinematographer: Josh Vickers
  • Director: Ben Anderson
  • Editor: Bryce Burney
  • Screenwriter: Jonas Vu-Sabido
  • Sound: Casey Martin


2nd Place “Pixel Tower Defense”

  • Art: Killian Lambson
  • Design: Jace Rose
  • Producer: Alex Skinner
  • Programming: Jasper Acord
3rd Place “Zombified”
  • Art: Avery Jones and Canon Wilson
  • Design: Seven Morimoto-Benally
  • Producer: Jacob Cotey
  • Programmer: Colton Nabors



Congratulations to Mr. Murray’s Certified Forklift Operator Students!

Colin Edwards, Kenneth Erickson, Watson Lafave and Drew Ronning successfully passed their written and practical Forklift Operator’s tests, earning them their Forklift Operator’s certificate. This is an industry recognized qualification that they will be able to use as soon as they turn 18 years of age. Congratulations to them for their hard work.



DonorsChoose - Yoga Supplies

Liz House has a project on DonorsChoose to acquire yoga supplies to bring yoga classes to students here at Capital for years to come. Considering the rising rates of anxiety and depression among youth and the proven benefits a mindfulness practice such as yoga has on mental health, she feels compelled to freely donate her time and energy to create the content of the classes, teach, and organize. These classes will be offered for free and whenever possible during the school day. She is a certified yoga teacher with more than 30 years of yoga practice. All she needs is a little help with supplies. Email [email protected] with questions. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Thank you!


Health Room Update

  • The Student health Information form for the 2023-2024 school year is available on Skyward to fill out. If you could fill it out before May 15 so that we have time to make Health plans for next year that would be great. We like to have a new form each year in case health conditions have changed since the last time we had a form filled out.
  • Please inform your school nurse of any new health conditions or concerns. Students with severe allergies, diabetes, asthma, or seizures must have an Emergency Care Plan and physician's orders on file. Physician orders and appropriate forms are required if your student needs to take medication at school. Unless we have these forms, the health room cannot provide medication of any kind to students.  


Tutoring Now Available

  • Tutoring and Homework Help will be provided in the CHS Library every Wednesday from 2:40 to 3:25. Support for all subjects will be offered. Students are encouraged to bring their chromebook and any assignments they would like additional support to complete.
  • School transportation is not available at 3:25 on Wednesdays, so students will need to arrange to be picked up or take the city bus home. 


CHS 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
  • The Olympia/Capital high school and middle school volleyball camps are June 22nd, 23rd, 24th. Registration is now open! Register early as there are limited spaces. This is only open to OSD students at this time.
  • Capital Registration Link



CHS Cheer Camp

  • July 10, July 12 and Lakefair Parade on July 15
  • Cheer Camp K-8th without poms $60 or with poms $85
  • Email [email protected],edu for more information


OC Kicks Soccer Camp

"Building a stronger community together, one player at a time."

This camp is designed for elementary and middle school aged players with or without experience in the sport of soccer. The camp will be focused on the technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands of playing soccer. The camp curriculum has been developed collaboratively by Coaches Adriana Montes and Tamara Liska. The camp will offer players the skills needed to succeed in the sport of soccer. Student athletes will be implementing the sessions designed by the coaches. All players must wear soccer cleats and shin guards and have water to participate.  Please have them bring a small snack if they feel they’ll need it.

OPEN TO ALL players K – 8th grade & OHS and CHS High school players

  • When: July 10- 12, 2023
  • Elementary and Middle school Co-ed camp 
  • 3 p.m.- 5 p.m, going into K-4th grade/ 5:30 p.m- 7:30 p.m, going into 5th-8th grade
  • OHS and CHS Girls Team Session:  9-11am
  • Cost: $65 tuition, enrollment includes camp shirt
  • Location: Ingersoll Stadium Olympia High School 1302 North Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501



CHS Youth Track Camp

CHS YouthTrack Camp. June 12,13,19,20 (4:15-5:30). Run, Throw, Jump! Open to current K-8th grade. Meeting on the CHS track/football field. Fun games, age appropriate training and skill building. No experience needed, $50 per athlete.



Interested in Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student at CHS?

Foreign exchange organizations are looking for wonderful volunteer host families for the school year 2023-2024.

  • Please contact the following representatives for more information:
  • Kristine Rafn
  • Community Manager
  • Aspect Foundation
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Cell: 360-480-0690
  • Website: https://aspectfoundation.org/
  • Sandy Salivaras
  • Community Representatives       
  • Ayusa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Cell: 253-448-9135
  • Website: www.ayusa.org



Attendance Reminders


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

CHS registration links are now closed for returning 9th -11th graders.  If students have scheduling questions/concerns they will see their counselor directly.


Career Center News

Please see the link below for Career Center updates: Career Center News



Updates for Seniors

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!! 

The traditional Senior Breakfast will be held at 9:30 AM Friday, June 9th in the Commons, followed by the 1st mandatory graduation practice in the CHS Gym. Graduation tickets will be available at that time. The Graduate Exit Form must be completed in order to receive tickets. Each graduate will receive 8 tickets. If more tickets are needed, it is recommended that Seniors ask their peers for tickets that are not being used. When all graduating Seniors have received their tickets, any available extras will be made available at the 2nd mandatory practice on June 13th at 10:00 AM in the St. Martin's Pavilion. Seniors must attend both practices in order to participate in the ceremony. Please communicate with your counselor in advance, if this is problematic or if you have an emergency situation. Caps/Gowns are not to be worn at practices. Optional bus transportation to St. Martin's for graduates will be available on June 13th, departing from CHS in the bus loop at 5:00PM. All graduates must be at SMU by 5:45PM prior to the ceremony. As a reminder, students may not wear non-CHS related items or decorations on their cap/gown with the exception of cultural, religious or other pre-approved attire by CHS administration. See Senior Information on the CHS website for additional information.


O’Connor Photography Link

Below is  the O’Connor Photography 2023 Graduation photo order link: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001024317#login


Library Update 

Library Info for Seniors


Prom - June 10th

  • Prom Guest Pass Forms are available at the front office and at the ASB office.   You can also find it on the front page of the CHS website.  Guest Pass Forms are due by June 7th. 
  • Senior Prom
    • June 10th 8-11pm at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club
    • 5900 Troon Lane SE Olympia, WA 98501
    • Tickets are $30
    • No re-entry
    • No entry after 9pm
    • *must be a senior to attend or guest of a senior

Honor Cords

  • Seniors will be able to purchase Honor Cords starting June 1 at the ASB Office. $7 each
  • Gold Cord (3.5 GPA and above)
  • IB Course Candidate Cord
  • IB Diploma Candidate Cord

Collegiate Athletes

If you are a senior athlete committed to playing sports at the collegiate level, let the athletic department know ASAP.  We will recognize these athletes on June 2 during our assembly.

Senior Important Dates

"Attention Seniors and parents: For detailed dates/times, procedures and policies regarding Capital's Graduation preparation and ceremony please see the Senior Important Dates May/June": document https://capital.osd.wednet.edu/counseling/senior_information


Grad Night Sponsored by the CHSPO

  • Grad Night, a longstanding CHS tradition, is an epic, professionally-produced, overnight celebration for graduating Seniors only. 
  • Tickets and scholarships for Grad Night are available at https://chspo.org/grad-night-2023/
  • We need 4 more chaperones! The venues will not allow the graduates admittance without chaperones. Please consider volunteering.
  • Email us at [email protected] with questions or to volunteer
  • We need help to cover the cost of scholarship tickets! To contribute go to https://givebutter.com/CHSGN23. Any amount is appreciated.



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