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Upcoming Events

  • November 10 - Veterans Day Assembly
  • November 11 - Veterans Day - No School
  • November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School
  • December 1-3 and 8-10 - Winter Drama Production
  • December 13 - Winter Concert #1, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 15 - Winter Concert #2, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 16 - All School Winter Assembly
  • December 17 - January 2 - Winter Break


Sports News

We are excited to announce you can now register your student for 2022 Winter Sports. Winter Sports include: Boys and Girls Basketball, Girls Bowling, Gymnastics, Boys Swim and Boys and Girls Wrestling.

If your student has worked out with a CHS sport team or has played a sport before, make sure to sign into your existing account.  Click on the following link to register your student  Running Start, New Market and Home Schooled students have an additional form to complete.  Please complete and email it to: [email protected].  Kathy will obtain the staff signatures required.


Home Based

Running Start 

New Market

Your student must have a current physical to participate in sports.

Payment for all sports is $125 plus an ASB payment of $40 which is required at the time of registering your student for a sport (except for Boys Basketball, which is a cut sport).

Both fees are waived for free and reduced students.

Please make your payment using the OSD Payment Portal.  We are no longer accepting payments over the phone.  

Your student is not considered “cleared” until you receive a confirmation email from our Athletic Secretary, Kathy Cognasso.  The email will originate from FamilyID website but she will confirm you are cleared for your sport season.

The new winter season begins November 14 for the remaining sports.  In order to participate in the first day of sports, you must be registered by November 11, 5pm.

Please contact coaches with questions and for practice information:


Olympia Schools Supportive Education Council (OSSEC)

Do you have a student receiving support through an IEP or 504 plan? Please join the newly restructured Olympia Schools Supportive Education Council (OSSEC) on the third Wednesday of the month throughout the school year for resources, community building, and a welcomin space to share ideas!  OSSEC is similar to a PTA/PTO for families, students, and staff supporting OSD students with disabilities from birth through post-high school, but without any fundraising or volunteering requirements usually associated with a PTO. We have planned a mix of social events and informative meetings, including a parenting class for caregivers with unique needs and situations, a resource fair event with community partners, a sensory-friendly family movie night, and more!  Our next meeting is an in-person fall social on Wednesday, November 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), 2400 15 th Ave. S.E. Olympia, WA 98501.  Childcare/student care will be provided for students and siblings. Please email [email protected] with any questions, follow us on Facebook, and join our email list here to get monthly meeting reminders.



Winter Drama Production

Cougar Theatre Proudly Presents...

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays

Cougar Theatre proudly presents Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot. Kick-off this holiday season with the Christmas spirit, mystery, and murder. After renowned actor, William Gillette, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes, is shot during a curtain speech; Holmes becomes more than a stage persona as he solves his own attempted murder. A mix of 1930s farce and gripping mystery, The Game’s Afoot will keep you on the edge of your seat this December. 

The show runs for two weekends: December 1, 2, and 3 at 7 p.m., and December 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. at Capital High School’s new Performing Arts Center: 2707 Conger Ave NW, Olympia. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults, and can be purchased online or at the door. 


Visit to purchase tickets online.


Contact:   Kristina Cummins:  [email protected] -Phone: (360) 596-8043



Career Center News


Financial Aid Information

Financial aid information is coming your way! Throughout November, students and families will receive information about what financial aid is, what it can be used for, and how to apply. Information will be communicated in person at school and in written format via newsletters and on our website. Seniors and their families should save the date for a Financial Aid Event where students can complete the FAFSA or WASFA. More information will be provided soon, and will be sent directly to students and families. 



  • Financial Aid Event: Tuesday, November 29th, 4-7pm in the CHS Library



There are scholarships for everyone! Not all are academic or require community service or an essay. Some are awarded monthly! There are thousands of scholarships available! Many go unawarded because no one applies! Deadlines are rolling by! A list and search tool can be found in Naviance.  See Ms. Kimari and Mrs. Proctor in the CCRC for help. 

There are many scholarship resources available including

Gear Up


2023 Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship Nomination

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000  college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.  Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Only one student from CHS may be nominated to compete.

To be considered for this nomination please:

  • Visit for more information, review GPA calculations, ensure you meet the criteria and view essay prompts.
  • Submit the following to Ms. Kimari, in the CCRC, on or before December 2nd, 2022: 
  • Cover letter including your academic GPA and detailing your community service ~Essay 650-750 words, see website for prompts

Our selection for nomination will be decided and applicants will be notified by December 7th, 2022. Good Luck!

The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school seniors in the state of Washington are eligible. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement, and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April.

Link to the 2022 Manual Form (to print, then handwrite answers, and mail in):

 Link to the 2022 Fillable Form (can type directly in the document, then print, and mail in): 

All applications (with ALL attachments) must be postmarked by March 10, 2023. (Late or incomplete applications will not be judged). We do not mail applications to individuals. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our scholarship hotline at (206) 706-8486 or email me at [email protected]


ASVAB Testing

Tuesday, November 15th, 9:00 am*New Time

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

The ASVAB test determines whether you qualify for military service and, If so (or if you are already serving), for which particular military specialties. It is also used to help high school students identify their Job-related interests and aptitude. The ASVAB will be administered on Tuesday, November 15th, from 9am- 12pm in the CHS CCRC. You can sign-up to take the test through Naviance, under Colleges, Visits. See Ms. Kimari for help.


CCRC Events for the week of November 14th

  • Tuesday, November 15th, 9:00 am ASVAB Testing
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 9:30 am, CCRC info for seniors during advisory
  • Thursday,  November 17th, 12-1:30, Great Wolf Lodge Job Opportunities
  • Friday, November 18th, 12-1:30, Eastern Washington University
  • Next week
  • Monday, November 21st, 1-1:30, Central Washington University
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, 12-1:30, US Coast Guard Academy, Annie Buelt (CHS Alumni) 
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, No School
  • Thursday, November 24th, Happy Thanksgiving!

The Capital High School College and Career Readiness Center is now fully staffed and excited to be of service to our students and families! Students, stop in to introduce yourself and allow us the privilege of assisting with your college and career readiness goals and questions! We are grateful for YOU!


CHS Parent Organization Links


CHS Annual Giving Tree

For the past 14 years, the staff, students and community of Capital High School have spread holiday cheer to those less fortunate through the CHS Giving Tree. Your donations go towards the purchase of gift cards for deserving CHS students just in time for the holidays.

Too many CHS students are struggling to meet even their most basic needs. It is a blessing to let these students know that they are seen and cared for by doing a little special something for them during a tough time in their lives. For some, this may be the only gift they receive this year. We could not do this without the support of our staff, students and community members. We have found over the years that the best way to gift these students is with a $25 gift card selected especially for them. This way, they can truly get the gift they have been wanting or something they need.


Annually we serve approximately 250 students through the Giving Tree. Each year the need seems to rise - from the pandemic to increases in the cost of living, from utilities to gasoline - and this year is no exception for our families. What we've learned is that having a visible website to collect donations for the CHS Giving Tree is the most convenient solution, allowing us to quickly and fully provide to our CHS students. 100% of your donation will go to CHS students in need.

If you have any questions regarding the CHS Giving Tree, please contact Janet Anderson, CHS Counseling Office, at [email protected]

We will gladly accept donations at:   This donation link is sponsored by the CHS Parent Organization.  We thank you for all your generous support during this Holiday Season.


Senior Information

Seniors, please complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Many Scholarships will need this information. To complete your FAFSA go to:

If a teacher recommendation is needed for your college applications, please speak to the teacher two(2) weeks in advance and provide them your resume. Update your Naviance account, so that teachers will be able to send your letter by the due date through Naviance.

If a counselor recommendation or a "Secondary School Report" is needed, please send/deliver answered questions from the Counselor Recommendation Letter Directions document on the CHS website, including a copy of your resume to your counselor at least two(2)weeks before any deadlines.

Ordering caps, gowns and other graduation items: go to .  Don't forget to order ASAP to save on the prices.


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