May 10, 2024 Newsletter

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May 10, 2024 Newsletter


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May 10, 2024



Upcoming Events

  • May 3, 4, 9 10, 11 - Spring Musical - Mamma Mia
  • May 14, 16, 21, 24 - SBA Testing
  • May 27 - Memorial Day - No School


CHS Dance Team Tryouts

  • Capital High School Dance Team Tryouts!  
  • May 20, 21 and 22! 6-8 pm in the CHS Main Gym
  • Applications open April 24th
  • Join the State Champion Nationally Ranked Capital Cougarettes Dance Team!
  • Go to for all the information


Girls Soccer Parent Meeting

Girls Soccer will have a parent/athlete meeting on 5/30/24 at 6:30 pm in the CHS Library


Kicks Soccer Camp

Please click HERE for more information regarding our CHS/OHS soccer summer camp.


Cougar Theatre News

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION of MAMMA MIA! Tickets are now on sale. For more information visit:


CHS Performing Arts Center Now Hiring

The CHS PAC is now hiring!  Please click here for more information.


Summer Volleyball Camp

OC Summer Volleyball Camp will be held June 20th, 21st, 22nd at Olympia High School. High School Camp is from 9am-12pm for incoming 9th-12th graders. Middle School Camp from 1:30-4:30pm for incoming 6th-8th graders (incoming in the FALL 2024). Registration and payment must be made in order to save your spot. Space is limited. Sign up early.

Capital OC Volleyball Camp Registration Link


Brain Train - After School Bus

An after-school bus is available for those students who choose to stay after school for academic support.  The bus departs the CHS bus loop at 4:15 every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  The bus will drop students off at their normal morning/afternoon bus stop location.


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.


Upcoming SBA Testing

This week we sent out information to each family by grade level about SBA testing this May 14th, 16th, 21st, and 23rd. Please refer to your grade-level information for details. 


As a general reminder, students who are testing will need a book to read for when they are done, and need to come to school with a fully charged chromebook. Thank you for supporting Capital High School's academic programs by making sure your student is ready for test day.


Community Connections

OSD Resources for Youth & Families  Looking for information about support groups, crisis lines, help with meals or bills, social and emotional wellness, or tips for taming toddler temper tantrums? You can find all that and much more here at our Resources for Youth and Families webpage.


Whether you're a family that's brand new to the Olympia School District, or just wondering where to go to find answers to specific questions you've never known how to answer, here is a great place to start!


May is Mental Health Awareness Month   Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has served as a crucial platform to shed light on mental health issues, combat stigma, and promote support and understanding. 


WA Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens.  This service connects  families with mental health providers in your community who accept new patients, work with your insurance and fit your child’s treatment needs. The Referral Service is accessible to children and teens 17 and under living in Washington state. Teens between the ages of 13 and 17 can also call the Referral Service to find providers for themselves.


School Safety - Closed Campus Reminder

School Safety Reminder: Capital High School is a closed campus during the school day.  Students are not allowed to go to their cars during lunch time or any other time without permission from an administrator. Students are welcome to sit in the commons area or outside on the commons “deck” during lunch.  Students who drive to school must have a parking permit.  Permits are free with ASB card or $5 without. Vehicles without a permit will be ticketed:  fines begin at $10. 


Grade watch! Not too late to bring up grades!

Parents please check your child's grades in Skyward.  These are real time grades. There are five weeks of the school year remaining.  It is not too late to work on raising grades before school ends.  Please work with the teacher now for assistance with the coursework and expectations.  Families can access grade information through Skyward Family Access.


Library News

Noelle Menser for the Win!

For many years the Olympia Education Foundation has provided grant money for CHS student transportation to an author/writing workshop for secondary students called Cavalcade of Authors West.  Thank you, OEF!  Before the workshop, each school can submit a short story for a writing competition.  This year's winner at Cavalcade's high school level was sophomore Noelle Menser!  Noelle is an avid reader, writer, and Battle of the Books participant. Congratulations, Noelle!  We look forward to having a published work of yours in our library soon!


Day of Champions

We are so excited to announce that we are bringing back Day of Champions for the Olympia School District! Day of Champions is a free inclusive field day for Life Skills students as well as Peer Mentors from OHS and CHS. The festivities will begin at 10am and will end at 1pm on May 30th. Lunch, snacks, and water will be provided. CHS students will be taking a school bus from CHS to OHS. Field trip permission slips will be sent home soon. 

Please fill out this google form to register your student or if you are a peer mentor, volunteer or OSD staff member, register for yourself. We can't wait to have a great day with everyone! May 30th at Ingersoll Stadium!


CHS Literary Magazine

Students at Capital High School are working with faculty advisors to create and publish a literary magazine this spring. The magazine will include student fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, and poetry. We are certain this will be a powerful forum for student voice! 

While we will raise funds by selling some copies of the magazine to parents and community members, we are also depending on donations to fund our project. We plan to feature donors' names in the publication. Would you be able to donate at any level? Every twenty dollars funds one copy for a student. You can click the donation link here to contribute. All contributors will receive thanks on the Donors page. If there is a particular business name you want to be featured, send me an email so I can associate your donation with the business name.

You can also pre-order copies of the magazine using the same link above ($20 per copy).

Thank you for your support,  Liz House, Literary Magazine Advisor [email protected]


Food and Other Items Available for Students in Need

Basic necessities available at CHS

  • Weekend Food Bags 
  • Hygiene Products 
  • Limited Clothing Closet
  • School Supplies

If you or your family could benefit from any of these items or have other needs please contact your School Counselor, the front office staff or the School Social Worker.


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!


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!


Capital High School Parent Organization

Save the Date: Principal celebration at Monday, May 20 meeting

Save the date for Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. for the next CHSPO meeting. We'll say thank you to outgoing Principal Lillian Hunter, and welcome incoming Principal Condee Wood.

CHSPO will conduct a regular business meeting, including selection of new officers and managing Grad Night 2024, after the celebration.


Grad Night chaperones needed for this year's event

This year's Grad Night celebration needs a few more volunteers to chaperone this special event. Please contact Julie Salvi at [email protected] if you can help.


Grad Night less than two months away -- purchase your ticket today! 

Grad Night is a safe and sober celebration for graduating seniors, and it's happening June 14 -- less than six weeks away. Please visit to secure your ticket today. CHSPO also offers scholarships so that all seniors may attend the event. Please contact us at [email protected] about scholarships.


CHSPO seeks Grad Night 2025 chair  

The class of 2025 needs parent volunteers for next year's 2025 Grad Night event. Planning for next year's event begins this month. Please contact us at [email protected] if you can help.


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 Yearbooks On Sale

CHS yearbooks are on sale for $65.  Please see the ASB office to purchase a yearbook.


Career Center News

CHS Foundation Scholarship Award Recipient emails went out to families this past week. Congratulations to those who received the scholarship, there were a lot of applicants. If you did not get an award email, there are more scholarships available, please refer to the CHS website to see other scholarships available to apply to. Follow this link to find more scholarships


Also, Colleges and Universities that your student has been accepted to have their own Scholarship page that you will want your student to review and see if they would qualify.


Senior Exit Interviews are scheduled on May 14th, May 16th, May 21st and May 23rd, in the mornings, while SBAC testing is occurring. Seniors will not be participating in SBAC. The Senior Students have a google calendar invite for their appointment time that they signed up for. They also were provided a rubric. If your student does not have a google calendar invite and has not talked with their counselor or Mrs. Smith in the CCRC as to why they aren't scheduled, they should do so as soon as possible, as this is a Graduation Requirement.


Junior Families: There is a Soon to be Senior night on May 21st from 6-8pm. It will be hosted this year at Olympia High School. There will be information about Senior year, College Preparations, Financial Aid, etc. Please mark this on your calendar, we look forward to seeing you there.



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