Jan. 27, 2023 Newsletter

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Jan. 27, 2023 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 



Upcoming Events

  • 1/27 - Advanced Theatre Production 7pm
    • 2/1 Early Release
    • 2/2 Half Day
    • 2/3 Half Day
    • 2 /3 - Sadies Dance - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the CHS Commons
  • 2/9, 2/10, 2/11 - CHS Dramafest
  • 2/15 - Senior Class Meeting - 9:35-10:35



Sadie Hawkins Dance - February 3rd

We will be hosting an informal Sadie Hawkins Dance on Friday February 3rd in the CHS Commons.  Details to know:

  1. Tickets are on sale now!!  $15 each in the ASB/Athletic office.
  2. Guest passes are available outside both the ASB and Athletic windows. They are due February 1st by 3:30 and will not be accepted after that.
  3. The theme is Pajama Dance!!  
  4. The dance is from 7-9:30 PM in the Commons.
  5. Students will park or be dropped off in the lower lot and enter the doors by the breezeway across from the Performing Arts Center.
  6. There is no entry after 8 PM and no re-entry if students choose to leave the dance.

We would LOVE to have some parent volunteers for some chaperoning fun!  Please email Amanda Beers at [email protected] if you are interested.


CHS 1st Semester Finals Schedule

Please click HERE to view our 1st semester finals schedule.


Drama News

Advanced 6th period  Advanced / IB Theatre presents:

  • The Audition by Don Zolidis
  • Friday, January 27th at 7 p.m.
  • Donations accepted at the door


Theatre Excellence Awards ("Thespys") Winners


  • Ben Anderson - Monologues
  • Andi Holbrook & Annaliese Johnson - Duet Acting
  • Andi Holbrook - Solo Musical
  • Annabelle Samson - Solo Musical


  • Alexandria Baratti - Monologues
  • Amelia Anderson - Monologues
  • Anna Holbrook - Monologues
  • Annaliese Johnson - Monologues
  • Heather Campbell - Monologues
  • Seth Barrett - Monologues
  • Eowyn Adcox - Duet Acting
  • Amelia Anderson - Solo Musical
  • Kaia Rogers - Solo Musical
  • Sydney Linville - Solo Musical
  • William Morgan - Solo Musical
  • Kaia Rogers & Annabelle Samson - Duet Musical
  • Maggie Farr & Julia Underwood - Duet Musical
  • Russell Webb - Costume Design
  • Isaac Parraz - Lighting Design
  • Annaliese Johnson - Stage Management
  • Gabriella Vincent - Scenic Design
  • Eowyn Adcox - Makeup Design 



Health Occupations Students Association News

HOSA is hosting a fundraiser at MOD Pizza, Friday, February 16th all day, at the new location on Cooper Point. Please stop by to support CHS HOSA as we travel to Spokane, WA for the state conference. To participate, tell them you are there for CHS HOSA or use this fundraiser code if you order online: MODGIVES20.


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].


Counseling Center News

Save the date: February 23rd --9th / 10th / 11th Grade Family Information Night.  5:30 - 7:30 pm at CHS.  This event is designed to help communicate the academic options available to students as well as provide knowledge on future planning.  This is an invaluable resource for families as students as they develop and choose their classes for next year.   The night will begin by showcasing our new class offerings, providing access to our course catalog, providing important updates and answering questions.  This will be followed by a number of breakout sessions to include: 

  • Running Start, 
  • International Baccalaureate, 
  • New Market Skills Center, 
  • Apprenticeship programs, 
  • 2 year and 4 year college admissions,
  • And More!  
Starting February 16th -- Senior Credit Checks Graduation Review with Counselor.  Stay tuned for more information.
Starting March 7th -- Junior Registration/Credit Checks.  Stay tuned for more information.



Extended Absence Form

If your student will be absent for 3 days or more, please complete the form below and return it to the main office:



Career Center News

Job Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

  • 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.
  • RYLA (the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your leadership skills while having fun and making connections. Student application/registration is now open for High School Sophomores and Juniors. Please share the link below with your student. Click here for more RYLA information


A list of scholarships and search tools can be found in Naviance

Please also see the Scholarship page on the CHS/ Counselors/CCRC website.

Ms. Kimari and Ms. Marcy can be found in the CHS CCRC and are available to help with your scholarship questions . 


Central Washington University On-the-Spot Admissions at Capital High School

    • Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 9:30 - 10:30 am in the CCRC
    • Are you a senior who plans on attending Central Washington University (CWU), but haven’t applied yet? Qualified students can attend this event and get admitted to CWU ON THE SPOT! As a special treat to students, CWU will be waiving their $60 application fee AND awarding merit scholarships to students who qualify based on their cumulative GPA!  
  • Who Qualifies? Students Who:
    • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Have less than 3 missing CADR courses (Visit this page to see CADR requirements for public universities) 
    • Not sure if you qualify? Check with your counselor to find out. 
  • Students, to attend this event you should: 
    • Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements
    • Sign up for the event in Naviance
    • Begin your CWU application via the CWU admissions portal (NOT in Common App)
    • Bring your laptop/chromebook
  • The College Success Foundation webinars 

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

  • United States Naval Academy offers several opportunities for students:


  • 1/31/23 WSU Rep Visit in the CHS CCRC 12-1:30
  • 2/7/23 US Army RepVisit in the CHS CCRC 12-1:30
  • 2/8/23 CWU Admissions Event in the CHS CCRC 9:30-10:30 am
  • 2/10 Police Career Exploration follow-up visit in the CCRC 12-1:30pm


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