May 9, 2022 Newsletter

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May 9, 2022 Newsletter

Capital Connection

Capital Connection Cougarhead

Cultivating Success, Honoring Diversity, Serving Others

We Are Capital.

“True community is based upon equality, mutuality, and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.” - Pauli Murray

A Message from Capital Administration

  • We encourage parents to join the OSD Citizens Advisory Group to provide feedback on the proposed balanced school calendar. Please click HERE for more information.
  • Please see the latest equity information from the OSD.
  • Please take a moment to review the Olympia School District balanced calendar details and informative video.
  • Senior Lunch Account Refunds:  Parents/guardians may want to request a refund if their student has a balance on their account.  They also have the option of transferring to a sibling within the district.  They can go to the Child Nutrition website on the OSD webpage to fill out the google form or use this link https://goo.gl/forms/tCwboIx2alz6dB7g1
  • Please check out our CHS Parent Organization website with special upcoming events sponsored by our CHSPO.
  • Our CHS musical, Matilda, will be performed on May 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. and May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Capital High School Performing Arts Center at 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 https://www.purplepass.com/#u45261/Olympia_School_District_-_Theater_Productions.html to purchase tickets online.
  • Parents – Please remember to pay all of your student’s fines and fees by the end of the year.
  • Panorama Spring Survey for Students and Families
    • Building students’ social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for all Olympia School District schools this year. Over the next several weeks, students and teachers will participate in several exercises to better understand these concepts and to reflect on how they identify these skills internally.
    • We are also asking OSD families to participate in a survey based on their (or their child’s) experience at their school. Responses will provide invaluable insights into how we can improve and adapt our district to their needs.
    • The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential. We are partnering with a third-party vendor to support us in administering these surveys.
    • You may complete a survey for each child enrolled in our district or for each school in which you have students enrolled. Your time and feedback are greatly appreciated and will be used by district and school leaders to guide planning for the 2022-23 school year.
    • The deadline to complete this survey is May 6
  • The Annual Olympia School District Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2022. This year the social will be taking place, in person, at the Olympia High School Commons from 4:30-6 p.m. During the event, the Olympia School Board will honor dedicated staff members who are retiring this year. An advocate of the year from each of our schools will also be recognized, and the Olympia Education Association will recognize its Teacher of the Year.  Don’t forget to bring an appetite because ice cream (with all the fixings) will be served! OSD staff and families are encouraged to attend and support our retirees and advocates. We hope to see you all at OHS on May 23!
  • ASB would like to recognize CHS students (especially seniors) for being Caring, Committed, or Courageous. If your senior does something great in the community such as volunteering, or runs a business, or maybe does a sport/activity apart from the school and so isn't always recognized, please let us know. Email Mr. Parker at [email protected] with your student's name and maybe some background information so that they might be recognized at an upcoming assembly.
  • ASB is also planning a senior slideshow for our last assembly, and would like to include a picture of every senior. Please submit pictures of seniors (they can be elementary, middle, or high school photos), especially group shots that include multiple seniors. https://forms.gle/KyxbFxs6gAaZpabu6 
  • Freshmen orientation videos: 

 

Upcoming Events

  • May 10th – Assembly with Erin Jones (special assembly schedule)
  • May 6, 7, 14 – CHS Spring Musical
  • May 17th and 19th – SBA ELA Testing – 2 hour late start
  • May 20th – Senior Class meeting during Coug Time
  • May 24th and 26th – SBA Math Testing – 2 hour late start

 

Student Voices

 

Archery Club

On Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th, Madison Moffett, Alden Whitney and Jonas Brown all competed at the NASP Western National Archery Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Madison scored 277/300 and ranked 47th of 243 high school females in the Bullseye Competition 
  • Madison scored 264/300 and ranked 58th of 181 high school females in the 3D competition
  • Alden scored 269/300 and ranked 113th of 282 high school males in the Bullseye Competition
  • Alden scored 274/300 and ranked 38th of 228 high school males in the 3D Competition
  • Jonas scored 258/300 and ranked 188th of 282 high school males in the Bullseye Competition
  • Jonas scored 212/300 and ranked 212th of 228 high school males in the 3D Competition

Thank you to everyone that helped make this such a special first year for the Archery Club and Team!

 

Street Law

Congratulations to Meredith Morgan!!

  • She placed 2nd in the 2022 Thurston County Bar Association Law Day Speech Scholarship Contest and won a plaque and $800!
  • The Law Day Speech Scholarship Contest is co-sponsored by the Thurston County Bar Association (TCBA) and the West Olympia Rotary. Students had to give a speech on the following Essential Question:  Should governments have the ability to force vaccinations? Discuss your position, pro or con, for vaccine mandates, considering whether and how your position can be reconciled with other values you may hold dear.
  • They had to read and refer to four legal cases to guide their legal argument. The speech had to be 5' to 7' long and there were two rounds of competition. 

 

Rotary Interact

  • Rotary Interact, a club dedicated to service and making a difference locally and internationally is doing an online fundraiser. They are donating all the money made to the non-profit Congo Threads, an organization that seeks to help women and children in Congo. This Mother’s Day, please consider donating to help mothers around the world:
  • https://sites.google.com/students.osd.wednet.edu/chs-rotary-congo-threads/home

 

CHS Library News

  • This year CHS hosted the high school level Thurston County Battle of the Books on April 25th.
  • We took home 1st and 3rd place.
  • Teams had to be prepared for 75 questions from eight different books and had three CougTime practice rounds during March where they played against a team of English teachers -- Mrs. House, Mrs. Cummins, Ms. Young, and Ms. Donnelly.
  • 1st place went to Avian de Keizer Mendoza, Moira Kelly and Rainier Ottavelli after five rounds of questions and multiple sudden death questions in the final round, beating out Timberline High School.
  • Our 3rd place team of Madeleine Moore, Ari Kikuta, Lindsey Collett, and Neo Boyd also competed well with each battle going right to the end.  Congratulations to the Cougars who participated!  

 

CHS Counseling Center

 

Cougar Athletics

 

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

05/09/2022

Tennis

 

3:00 PM

A

North Thurston High School

05/09/2022

Softball

Varsity

3:30 PM

A

Yelm High School

05/09/2022

Softball

Junior Varsity

5:30 PM

A

Yelm High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

05/11/2022

Softball

Junior Varsity

4:00 PM

A

Central Kitsap High School

05/11/2022

Softball

Varsity

6:00 PM

A

Central Kitsap High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

05/12/2022

Track

 

 

 

South Sound Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

05/13/2022

Track

 

 

 

South Sound Stadium

05/13/2022

Softball

Varsity

4:00 PM

H

Gig Harbor High School

05/13/2022

Softball

Junior Varsity

4:00 PM

H

Gig Harbor High School

05/13/2022

Softball

Junior Varsity

4:00 PM

H

Gig Harbor High School

05/13/2022

Golf

 

 

 

McCormick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

05/14/2022

Softball

Junior Varsity

10:00 AM

A

 

 

Community Resources


The Capital Community is Caring, Committed and Courageous.


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