May 17, 2024 Newsletter

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May 17, 2024 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 

May 17, 2024



Upcoming Events

  • May 14, 16, 21, 23 - SBA Testing
  • May 27 - Memorial Day - No School
  • May 28 - Tony Awards - 6:00 p.m.
  • May 29 - Senior Awards - 4:00 p.m.
  • May 30 - Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 31 - Senior Fest/BBQ


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.


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.


CHS Class Elections

The Class Officer Election Form is now open!  If your student is interested in being a Class Officer for the 24-25 school year, please have them fill out the Class Election Form.  The link is below:

Want to be a Class Officer? Click HERE!!


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. 


Just Over 3 Weeks Left of School

Families are encouraged to check student grades as there is just over 4 weeks of the school year remaining.  It is not too late to work on raising grades before school ends.  Please contact your teacher if you need any assistance with your coursework.  Families can access grade information through Skyward Family Access.


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!


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 Thespians Ridwell Project

Capital Thespians are partnering with Ridwell for a second time this year! Starting May 1, families can bring plastic film to CHS for collection. Once sent off to Ridwell, the film will be recycled into decking! Items like Ziploc bags, bubble wrap, and grocery bags count as plastic film! During the same period, if at least 10 families sign up for Ridwell with our link here, the school will gain one free year of plastic film recycling! 


Ridwell is a Washington-based subscription service that recycles not only plastics but also hard-to-recycle items like: food wrappers, bubble wrap, clothes, shoes, batteries, lightbulbs, and clamshell packaging. New items are cycled through every two weeks, further expanding the range of items that can be recycled. Ridwell provides you a box with fabric bags for each of the items. You’ll then collect these items over the two weeks between pickups. Once it’s time for pickup, you leave the box with the bags where they can be picked up. You can continue to reuse the bags and box each time. If you don’t need anything picked up, you can contact Ridwell to let them know. From there, the materials get transported to Ridwell partners all across the US to be reused/made into new items (learn more at this link here: Prices are $14 a month for the classic plan, $18 a month for the premium plan, and $24 a month for the unlimited plan! Getting Ridwell means keeping more materials out of the landfill!


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 less than a month away -- purchase your ticket today! 

Grad Night is a safe and sober celebration for graduating seniors, and it's happening June 14 -- about four 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.


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.


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.


Graduation Honor Cords

Honor cords will be on sale for $7 beginning Wednesday, May 22 in the ASB office.

  • Gold: 4.000 - 3.500
  • Blue: IB Diploma Candidate
  • Silver: IB Course Candidate


Career Center News

Senior Exit Interviews are half way done and are continuing next week on 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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