Jan. 13, 2023 Newsletter

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Jan. 13, 2023 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 



Upcoming Events

  • 1/16 - MLK Day No School
  • 1/20 - Theatre Improv Show 7pm
  • 1/27 - Advanced Theatre Production 7pm
  • 2/1 Early Release, 2/2 Half Day, 2/3 Half Day - 1st Semester Finals - Special Schedule
  • 2/9, 2/10, 2/11 - CHS Dramafest


Parents on Deck in School (PODS) - Parents on Deck at School

Capital High School recognizes the importance of parents and guardians and the role they play in a successful educational experience for our students. We would like to invite parent/guardian volunteers – you - to be part of our Parents on Deck at School (PoDS) program.



The goal is to have more adult presence in our hallways to meet, greet and encourage students. The time commitment on your part would be very flexible, but we will focus on the key transition times: school day, lunch times and the end of the day. If you are interested in being a participant in the PoDS program, please submit a volunteer application on the district website. Here is the link to the online volunteer application, along with some other information about volunteering in the Olympia School District: https://osd.wednet.edu/community/volunteer



We also ask that you call the school directly and let Suzanne or Val (our trusty office professionals) at 360-596-8000 and let them know you are interested. Once we have established a short list – we will arrange a meeting to discuss the particulars! This is a work in progress. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Thank you for your willingness to engage and help Capital High School.

If you have any questions please contact assistant principal Doug Anderson ([email protected]).


Support for CHS Students

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].


Career Center News


Career Map Meet-Ups

CHS will host our first monthly Career Map Meet-Up in the CCRC on January 18th! The Career Hub and the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce have teamed with CHS CCRC to make this possible. This is a career exploration and networking event. Each month we will host this opportunity to learn about career pathways from local professionals. Interested Students can sign-up in Naviance under College rep Visits. Wednesday, January 18th, from 9:30-10:30 am, we welcome Firefighters, Police Officers, EMTs and Flight Paramedics!


Leadership Opportunity

The Association of Student Leaders is seeking a current high school sophomore to serve a two-year term on the AWSL Student Voice & Advisory Council, who will also serve as the student representative to the State Board of Education (SBE).  Applications due March 31st.


Congratulations to Lucy Teuteberg who has been nominated by CHS to compete for the Carson Scholars Award ! Great job Lucy!

Congratulations to Mikayla Christensen who has been nominated to compete for the  22-23 Phyllis Lawson Scholarship Award! Great job Mikayla!

A list of scholarships and search tools can be found in Naviance.  There are scholarships for everyone! You must apply to be considered! Deadlines come and go each month

See Ms. Kimari and Ms. Marcy in the CCRC for more info. 



If you still haven’t completed the FAFSA, visit the 12th Year Campaign website for resources and support, or stop in the CCRC if you need help getting started.



  • 1/18/23  Career Map MeetUp 9:30 Firefighters, Police, EMT’s, Flight Paramedics in the CCRC
  • 1/31/23  WSU rep visit in the CCRC 12-1:30


New CHS Course for Next Year:  Personal Finance

Currently, students are able to learn personal finance content through Financial Algebra which offers them not only the finance material but an option to earn a 3rd-year math credit for graduation (see your counselor re this option/course). For next year, 'Personal Finance' will also be an option on the course selection sheet - this will be strictly finance content without the math included. It will be available to students in any grade. Content will cover: planning for your future self/retirement; banking; savings tools; budgeting (inc. renting an apt; buying a car/house); credit; insurance; taxes; and investing. It's the course that every student should have before graduating into the real world! If you're interested in being a speaker for this class (or Street Law) or if you have any questions, please contact Allison McFadden at [email protected].


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