May 3, 2024 Newsletter

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May 3, 2024 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 

May 3, 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

Family Support Center - The Family Support Center is a local nonprofit organization that provides case management, support to families experiencing housing instability as well as support with meeting basic needs and parenting classes. YWCA  The YWCA Olympia hosts teen activities and clubs. 


Join us on Tuesday evening for an author presentation and book signing!

This year's Olympia Reads featured author is Christine Day, a distinguished Washington State author and a member of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe.

When: Tuesday May 7

  • 6-6:30 pm: Reception
  • 6:30-7:30 pm: Author Presentation
  • 7:30-8:00 pm: Book Signing

Where: Capital High School Performing Arts Center

For more information, check out the OSD's Facebook Post about the event


The Thurston County High Schools Battle of the Books trophy is coming back to Capital!  This year's Bibliomaniacs team of Violet Magnuson, Noelle Menser, Isabel Arslanian and Rayna Sterling-Stephens were running slightly behind after the first round but gained strength in rounds two and three to become this year's champs.  Capital's Team Kleos with Ari Kikuta, Samara Nasrullahm and Andrea Mejia Villa finished third place overall.  Well played, everyone!


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.


Library News

The Olympia School District is bringing local Native author Christine Day to CHS for three presentations on May 7th.  One way for your student to secure a seat for Day's school visit with secondary students is to let their artistic side shine in the bookmark creation contest.  Students should visit the library for an entry sheet with the rules.  Bookmark entries are due very soon, by March 28th, to be voted on and produced in bulk by May 7th.

There will also be a free community event from 6:30 - 8:00 in our PAC that evening for all ages to attend.


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.


Message from Jostens for Seniors and Parents

Forgot, time got away from you or just hearing about this for the first time, we got you covered.  You can still order your cap and gown unit.  We suggest that you order no later than April 30th as pricing does increase on May 1st   Please visit  choose your school affiliation and place your order.  Orders placed by May 10th we will do our best to have in the Mid-May delivery to the school.  If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]


Career Center News

Seniors and Senior Families, your Senior students are being scheduled for their Required Senior Exit Interviews, in the mornings on May 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd. Mrs. Smith in the Career Center has sent out Google invites to remind the students who have already signed up. If your Senior student has not signed up yet, please have them contact Mrs. Smith so they don't miss their Senior Exit Interview.


Juniors and Junior Families,  Olympia School District's SOON TO BE SENIOR Night, is an annual event. This year it will be hosted at Olympia High School on May 21st 2024. It will begin promptly at 6pm and end at 8pm. Please come 15 minutes earlier to be able to park.


Freshman-Juniors and their Families: Georgetown, Harvard, Howard and West Point Event will be in Olympia on May 6th. If you are interested in attending, please register in the link provided for the student/family program registration:



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