Mar. 31, 2023 Newsletter

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Mar. 31, 2023 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 



Upcoming Events

  • 4/3-4/7 - Spring Break, No School
  • 4/10 - No Hate Tour Assembly
  • 4/15 - Tolo Dance
  • 4/18 - Art Recognition Night - 5:30 p.m.
  • 4/25 - 8th Grade Information Night - 5:30 p.m.


Letter from Our Principal

Please see the link to a letter from Principal Hunter:

Letter from Principal Hunter


Important Reminder

Capital High School is a closed campus.  Students must remain in the commons area during lunch.  We do not allow students to eat in their cars or leave campus unless they have an appointment that has been called into the attendance office by a parent or guardian.


NAMI Ending the Silence and Mental Health Resource Fair

Capital High School would like to invite you to a presentation being hosted at Jefferson Middle School Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30pm to 8pm.

  • 5:30pm  Dinner and Child Care Provided (children grades K-5)
  • 6-7pm    NAMI Presentation
  • 7-8pm    Resource Fair with local Mental Health Programs & Providers

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be providing families with information on:

  • Mental Health Warning Signs
  • Facts and statistics
  • How to talk to your child about Mental Health
  • How to Get help for your child
  • Personal testimony from a young adult who has lived experience with a mental health condition.  

The evening will also include a Mental Health Resource Fair with community mental health agencies to provide information on local resources for families. 


Olympia Education Foundation (OEF) is supporting this event by providing food and child care.  


If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected] or call 360-239-7413


Math Help Available

All students have the opportunity to obtain extra math help during club time which is every other Wednesday.  Math help is also available every Wednesday after school.  Please contact your student’s math teacher if you have any questions.


CHS Arts Night 2023

Where: Capital High School Performing Arts Center

When: 5:30pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18th,  2023

The Capital High School Visual Arts department is proud to bring back Arts Night after a long hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Arts Night is a dedicated opportunity for students interested in the Visual Arts to display, and possibly sell, the work that they have been creating over the last year.


Students will be displaying both 2D and 3D artwork in various mediums including illustration, ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media. We would love to have you attend and support these amazing students.


Attendance Reminders

Please see the link to the below letter regarding attendance policies.


World Language Proficiency Test

Can you read, write, speak and listen in a language other than English?

You can earn high school credit in a world language by successfully demonstrating your proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in this language on a district approved assessment. OSD uses the Avant Assessment Program providing testing in the languages listed below link  using STAMP and World Speak



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




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]).



CHS Host Families Needed

  • Another great opportunity to host Japanese Students!!
  • Capital High School is hosting up to forty 9th graders from Japan in May.  These students are from Shukutoku Sugamo Jr. High School, a private school in Tokyo. 
  • Here are additional details.
    • From Friday, May 19th  (pick up @CHS after school) to Monday, May 22nd
    • (Drop off @CHS before school) – We can help transport students from Capital to your house and back if needed.
    • Must host 2 students – 2 boys or 2 girls (they may share a room but must have separate beds)
    • A stipend of $30/student/night (= $180 for each family)
    • Students will be staying and doing some sightseeing in the Seattle area before coming to the Capital.  If your family is interested, please email me at [email protected] ASAP!



Food Deliveries

  • Friendly reminder: No food deliveries allowed for students (Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, etc)



Support for CHS Students

Capital High School Counseling Center


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

Seniors:  If you have not met with your School Counselor for your Graduation/Credit check, please make your appointment immediately.  

Juniors:  Our current 11th graders are wrapping up their meetings with their counselor about class selections for next year.  If they have not completed the registration process (especially Step 6) they must do so immediately and then make an appointment with their counselor to review their selections:

Sophomores:  Our current 10th graders should complete the registration process on our website (especially Step 6):   On March 20th there will then be an email to all current 10th graders and families on how they will set up a one-on-one meeting with their counselor to review/adjust their class selections and answer all their questions. 

Freshman:  Our current 9th graders should complete the registration process on our website (especially Step 6):   On April 10th there will then be an email to all current 9th graders and families on how they will set up a one-on-one meeting with their counselor to review/adjust their class selections and answer all their questions.



CHSPO Craft Fair

Our CHSPO is sponsoring an upcoming craft fair.  Attention Shoppers and Crafters! Mark your calendars for the first Cougar Craft Fair: April 22, 10 AM- 3 PM at CHS. The Cougar Craft Fair is the perfect event to pick up your gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Grads. Click the link to apply for a table. Special pricing is available for students!



Career Center News

Congratulations Rahmatulahi Gaye! Rahma has earned the Jack Cooke College Scholarship. More than 5,600 students nationwide competed for this academic honor. As a Cooke Scholarship recipient she will receive up to $55,000 annually for up to 4 years to attend college, in addition to comprehensive advising and support. Congratulations Rahma! 

Congratulations to Nic Ross and Kaitlyn Burns who have been nominated and selected for the Kiwanis Club Achieving By Believing Award! Nic and Kaitlyn are being recognized for the following criteria: Resilience, Perseverance, Unsung Hero, Marked Improvement at school, and Citizenship-Great job, Nic and Kaitlyn! Congratulations!

The CHS Foundation Scholarship application deadline is April 16th, midnight! Apply for dozens of local scholarships with just one application. If you are a senior furthering your education, or a career in the trades, you should apply! A variety of criteria will be considered. See the CHS CCRC Newsletter below for more information about this and other scholarship opportunities!

The CHS College and Career Readiness Center now has a Monthly Newsletter that is full of easy to access information! It will be updated throughout each month with fresh news, so please check it out frequently. It can be found below and on the CHS website>Counseling>College and Career Readiness Center>CCRC Newsletters for up to date information.

View Full CCRC April Newsletter HERE


High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP)

  • Seniors: Most seniors have completed their HSBP Tasks in Naviance. Great Job!
  • We are now planning Senior Exit Interviews, which will be conducted on May 15, 16, 22, and 23.
  • Seniors will be assigned a specific date and time to complete their interview. Seniors who have
  • completed all assigned HSBP tasks should have already received an email from the CCRC about Exit Interviews and can expect another the first week in May.
  • If you have not yet completed all of your tasks in Naviance you must know The High School and Beyond Plan requirement CANNOT BE WAIVED. You must complete this process, or you will not graduate. Tasks must be completed prior to Senior Exit Interviews.
  • The CCRC can help you complete your tasks. Stop in any time for help, or schedule an appointment with Ms. Proctor HERE.
  • Running Start students who successfully complete CCS 101 & 102 and students who earn a Full IB
  • Diploma meet the HSBP requirement and will not be required to participate in Senior Exit Interviews.



Sign-up in Naviance> College>Visits

  • March 29th-12 & 12:45pm, Washington Youth Challenge Academy, in the CCRC
  • April 12th- 12pm, Savannah College for the Arts, In the CCRC
  • April 13th- 12 & 1pm, South Puget Sound Community College Application Help for seniors and Running     Start students attending SPSCC in the Fall, in the CCRC
  • April 19th- Lunch time United States Navy, CHS Commons
  • April 19th- 2:30-3:30 South Puget Sound Community College Self Guided Placement for seniors and Running Start students attending SPSCC in the Fall, in the CCRC
  • April 26th- Career Map Meetup- Explore Careers in Film and Media, in the CCRC


Updates for Seniors

Grad Night Sponsored by the CHSPO

  • Tickets on sale for Grad Night at
  • Grad Night, a longstanding CHS tradition, is an epic, professionally-produced, overnight celebration for graduating Seniors only. Scholarship requests are also available through the website. Save $20 and buy your ticket before March 31st!
  • Venues and activities will be revealed over the next few months, but the fun is guaranteed to be non-stop. Follow classof2023gradnight on Instagram for more details.


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