WEEK OF 12/09/2019

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE


OLYMPIAN HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

The performing arts department at Olympian High School will hold it’s 14th Annual OHS VAPA Holiday Showcase. We will be featuring Dance, Drama, Choir, Guitar, Orchestra, Mariachi, and the Band program in the evening’s performances.  Come celebrate the arts being alive and well at Olympian High School Thursday evening at 6:30pm in the MPR.

FINALS ARE AROUND THE CORNER!

FINALS SCHEDULE

  • PER 1 AND 2 – Wednesday, Dec. 18
  • PER 3 AND 4 – Thursday, Dec. 19
  • PER 5 AND 6 – Friday, Dec. 20

EAGLE PRIDE POLICY

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

PTSO would like to invite all parents and the Olympian Community to Coffee With The Principal next wee, hope you can make it.

INVITATION FOR OUR 9TH GRADE STUDENTS

Are you ready for finals? Are you sure? Come next Thursday afternoon to the school library to get ready for finals, and you get free cookies and chocolate on top of that. See you here.

POSADA NIGHT AT OLYMPIAN HIGH

Please join us next Friday for our annual Posada Night at Olympian High School

PTSO Opportunities to prepare for the SAT

The Olympian PTSO offers mini sessions and classes to prepare students for the college placement exams, please review the flyers bellow. Joining PTSO is easy, and it does not mean you are volunteering for anything, just follow this link

Week of 11/25 and 12/02

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The Olympian family wishes the Olympian students, family and community a Happy Thanksgiving.

STUDENT CAN CHOOSE TO USE THEIR OWN LAPTOP THROUGH OUR PERSONAL DEVICE PROGRAM (PDP)

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,

The district is piloting a Personal Device Program (PDP) at Olympian High School that will allow Students to use their home devices on our filtered Wifi server. Students that have a school laptop will return the device to the library if they wish to use their home device.

Platform requirements: Windows 10, MAC OS 10.1.2 or higher, and IOS 11.0 or higher

A consent and wavier form is required to sign up, you can click here to download it or pick up a copy from the Assistant Principal’s Office. Students over 18 may sign for themselves.

A couple of points to review from this consent form:

  • The school is not liable for personal devices.
  • There is no actual technical support available for home devices from the library or our technician that usually deal with school devices. However, if you do have issues please come by and see Mr. Govea in the office to see if there is something you need.
  • You are agreeing to the district established use of technology terms and conditions.
  • Personal devices will not be filtered at home.
  • Once online, the student will return the school device checked out to them.

Please return agreement to the Assistant Principal’s office. Once processed students will receive an email and parents will receive instructions on how to download the appropriate software for onboarding your home device.

Any questions please contact me via Jupiter Grades, or at michael.govea@sweetwaterschools.org at the office at (619) 656 – 2400.

Thank you

Mr. Govea

SPIRIT WEEK AFTER THE BREAK!

CREATING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: OLYMPIAN TEACHER AND CLASSROOM FEATURED ON TELEVISION

It is with great joy that we inform the Olympian community that our own Ms. Savino was featured in an article for helping create a positive learning environment in her classroom. You can read and see the interview using this link. Thank you for all you do for the Olympian students.

LOOKING FOR CAREER PANEL PRESENTERS

Mr. Patterson is looking for Career Panel Presenters for students., it is an opportunity to students to interact with professionals in a wide
variety of career areas to learn about what it takes to prepare for a specific job and what it takes to be successful. If interested in presenting to our students the dates and categories are listed in the sign-up page.

PTSO HAND SANITIZER AND TISSUE DRIVE

STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER: ISABELLA MOJICA

Jasmari Aquino, our ASB President, started the student of the month and is proud to let us know that Isabella Mojica was nominated by Mr. Tsuda, who wrote, “This is a sophomore in my AP Biology class, who plays on the Girl’s tennis team. She is a quiet, unsuspecting student. However, she is a perfect example of a student-athlete demonstrating the “Eagle way” because she lives out the motto, “student first and athlete second.“ She has found a way to handle her athletic duties on the court while putting in a tremendous amount of time into her studies. Over the last six weeks, I have observed this person putting in over 16 hours of study time at both Saturday school and after school tutoring for her latest AP Bio test. As a result of her hard work and dedication, she aced her test with the second highest grade in the class. Furthermore, she has inspired others to come to tutoring to achieve the same kind of success in AP Bio. She is a pleasure to have in class and her ability to inspire others only reassures my reasons for her nomination. I would proudly recognize her as Eagle of the Month for November”

Congratulations from Olympian High School

ENGLISH LEARNER AWARDS

Congratulations to the students that participated in the EL AWARDS night with Ms. Savino. Students were recognized for a variety of achievements in their classes, Olympian High School is proud of the students’ academic success.

WEEK OF 11/18/2019

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

SENIORS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR PICTURE!

Olympian High School Community,

It has come to our attention that there are multiple issues in regards to yearbook photos. In a final step in correcting the situation, we are asking parents and students to help us in ensuring that all the students of Olympian High School have the proper portrait in the yearbook created for the school year 2019-2020.

For the time period of 11/20/2019  to 12/1/2019, digital and physical prints of all the portraits of 12th graders who took a formal photo, will be made available in room 358 and the ASB office during school hours for students and parents to review. A digital version of these files will be made available at the following website:

https://tinyurl.com/OHSPortraits

A sheet will accompany the hard copies of the portraits to take information regarding any errors found with a students portrait.

If there are issues with a student portrait and you are viewing the digital version, please email your corrections to OHSportraits@gmail.com with the following information:

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After 12/1/2019, Olympian High School Yearbook (OHSYrbk) will collect all the information and make corrections to the portraits. OHSYrbk will then be free of any liability regarding the above stated issues, if the issues were identified after 11:59pm on 12/1/2019. A refund will not be given on yearbook purchases due to an error that was not reported during the period of announcement to date of closure. 

OHSYrbk appreciates your cooperation and understanding in helping us to do our best in creating a yearbook that has as much student representation with as few errors as possible. We can only do this with your help.

Rick Dominguez

OHS Yearbook Advisor

9, 10 & 11 GRADE: PLEASE CHECK YOUR PICTURE!

Olympian High School Community,

It has come to our attention that there are multiple issues in regards to yearbook photos. In a final step in correcting the situation, we are asking parents and students to help us in ensuring that all the students of Olympian High School have the proper portrait in the yearbook created for the school year 2019-2020.

For the time period of 11/18/2019  to 12/1/2019, digital and physical prints of all the portraits of students grades 9 to 11 will be made available in room 358 and the ASB office during school hours for students and parents to review. A digital version of these files will be made available at the following website:

https://tinyurl.com/OHSPortraits

A sheet will accompany the hard copies of the portraits to take information regarding any errors found with a students portrait.

If there are issues with a student portrait and you are viewing the digital version, please email your corrections to OHSportraits@gmail.com with the following information:

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  • STUDENT NAME
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    • NAME INCORRECT
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After 12/1/2019, Olympian High School Yearbook (OHSYrbk) will collect all the information and make corrections to the portraits. OHSYrbk will then be free of any liability regarding the above stated issues, if the issues were identified after 11:59pm on 12/1/2019. A refund will not be given on yearbook purchases due to an error that was not reported during the period of announcement to date of closure. 

OHSYrbk appreciates your cooperation and understanding in helping us to do our best in creating a yearbook that has as much student representation with as few errors as possible. We can only do this with your help.

Rick Dominguez

OHS Yearbook Advisor

SCHOOL NEWSPAPER 2019 FIRST ISSUE

Mr. Exum and his student staff of writers have announce the first volume of the Black and Gold school newspaper. Thank you to the students and Mr. Exum for an excellent edition.

HELP OLYMPIAN KEEP US SAFE

Bullying, substance abuse, relationship violence, and gang activity thrive in environments where bystanders tolerate activities that they know are wrong. There are real and serious consequences that can result from these activities. Speaking out can make a difference in one person’s life or even your whole school.

Click to: Report an Incident Anonymously Now

or Call us Today!
888-580-8477

You can also download the P3 App to have access on your phone at all times. CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD:

FOR ANDROID

IPHONE

For more information contact their office at (619) 275-8240 or info@sdcrimestoppers.org Students Speaking Out is a program of Crime Stoppers.

SMART SOCIAL MEDIA APP REVIEW FOR PARENTS

The SmartSocial.com team scours the internet to find the good and bad teen apps you need to know about.  Their Parent App Guides are based on real questions they get from parents and educators all over the world. Instead of keeping their research private, they share a Parent App Guide which helps parents know safety risks of some of those Apps.

STUDENT, PARENTS & COMMUNITY: YOU CAN BUY AN ADD IN OUR YEARBOOK

Parents, Senior Ads are ready for you to use and design for this year’s yearbook. Visit https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1661839 to create your ad online.


Seniors and and all Eagles! Senior Ads aren’t just for parents, create a lasting memory for you and your family with a Senior Ad in the yearbook. Get your clique together and carve out your own space in the yearbook by buying a spot as a group or go solo. Underclassmen buy your favorite senior an ad to show how much you love them. Ask a yearbook creator for info or look for our posters around campus. You can also visit https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1661839 to purchase an ad.

If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. Dominguez at rick.dominguez@sweetwaterschools.org

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EAGLE TENNIS TEAM

Congratulations to coach Erick and his team of athletes for winning our first ever Division Championship for Olympian High School. They were featured in an article in the Chula Vista Star News. Olympian High and the Chula Vista Community is proud of our girls Tennis team.

 PARENT GUIDE TO CHECK ATTENDANCE AND STUDENT RECORDS

Parents that would like to check attendance can do so by going to the Infinite Campus Portal . Basic instructions can be found bellow. If you have any questions please call and ask for attendance at (619)656 – 2400

WEEK OF 11/12/2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

CELEBRATING VETERANS DAYS

Olympian High School thanks all veterans for serving in our armed forces, including our own Ms. Magaraci, Mr. Claudio, Mr. Collins, Ms. Kumar and our Military Counselor, Ms. Sanchez. We are proud of your service to our country.

LIBRARY OPENS FROM 7:00AM TO 7:23AM

Staff will open the library from 7:00AM until the bell rings. Students can do homework, print assignments or just get out of the cold.

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

On Wednesday, Nov 13 at 7:30AM parents are invited to join the principal for coffee and discussions about the school. Additionally, the same evening PTSO will have a meeting at 6pm. Remember, you don’t have to volunteer to help out, join PTSO

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

The minimum requirement as part of the high school graduation requirements is to complete 30 hours of community service.  However, we encourage you to do more! We will leave a link at the top of this newsletter in case you are looking for opportunities to serve the community now or in the future.

WINTER SPORTS TRYOUT SCHEDULE

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF FUN

The Olympian High School Drama Department invites all students and parents for a fantastic night of fun and excitement. Hope to see you there.

COME ENJOY THE THE DANCE CONCERT

Our own Olypian High School Dance Department wants to invite everyone to come enjoy some great performances while supporting our OLH dancers. Hope you can make it.

LIFECHANGER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

It is our pleasure to announce to the Chula Vista community that our very own Olympian teacher, Ms. Savino, from our English Deparment, has been entered as LIFECHANGER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE. You can read about her and vote using this link. We are proud and honored to have her as a teacher at Olympian High School.

STEM RESEARCH FAIR

The Sweetwater STEM Research Fair (SSRF) has been showcasing district Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math  projects since 1998, when 50 students from 6 schools participated.  Since then, the STEM Research Fair has grown to 200+ students with 180+ projects representing 12 district schools.  Through the years over 2,200 students have participated, with more than 500 going on to the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF).

The 2019-20 Sweetwater STEM Research Fair will take place at Sweetwater High School on Thursday, February 6, 2020, please click on this link for additional information

KidsWrite! SD: A Unique Children’s Writing Contest

Students from 6 to 18 years of age can participate in a creative writing contest centered on the theme of freedom and sponsored by the San Diego Writers Festival in partnership with The San Diego Union-Tribune. The submission categories are poetry, reflective essay, short story, and graphic novella. There is a Special Writers division for writers with special needs. There will be cash prizes for winners in each category and the top entries may be published in The San Diego Union-Tribune. The submission deadline is Jan. 2. Visit the KidsWrite! contest webpage for more information.

Teacher and Student Recognition and Incentive Programs

The programs below accept nominations throughout the school year. Check out the details on the San Diego County Office of Education’s Celebrate School Stars webpage, and nominate a school star or two!

Class Acts 

Nominate a deserving teacher to win $200 to use on supplies or classroom projects. Radio station Jam’n 95.7 and Mission Federal Credit Union visit a classroom every Tuesday throughout the school year with great prizes and a fun time. Self-nominations are accepted.

NBC San Diego Inspirational Student and Teacher of the Month 

SDCOE and NBC 7 San Diego are looking for inspirational students and teachers who are outstanding individuals on campus and within their community. Surprise a stellar junior or senior student or a dedicated educator with a visit from NBC 7 for a segment on a weekday newscast recognizing what makes them special.

Teachers are Heroes 

Nominate a K-5 teacher who goes above and beyond for their students with a surprise recognition and award for the teacher and their whole class. Self-nominations are not accepted.

USD Torero Achievement Club  Teachers of grades 3 through 8 can take their class or some star students on a campus tour of the University of San Diego followed by a Torero home game, including a voucher for concessions.

WEEK OF 11/4/2019

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

ART 4 CHANGE NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR EARTH GUARDIANS.

See the flyer bellow, hope you can join us on Thursday

In the next couple of weeks students throughout the district will be taking the CORE SEL Survey in their classrooms, we wanted to inform parents in case this comes up in conversation with students.

STAFF PUTS ON A SHOW FOR THE STUDENTS FOR HALLOWEEN

You might have heard from your students about our yearly assembly for Halloween, we had many departments take part and we thank our staff for the great memories for the students.

HELMETS FOR STUDENTS RIDING BICYCLES REQUIRED

The Chula Vista Police Department is partnering with schools to help promote and enforce the wearing of helmets by bike riders. We ask all parents to please talk to their students in helping us keep them safe on the way to and from school. The police department will start enforcement efforts throughout the community, we ask all students to think safety first.

STUDENTS TO LOCK UP THEIR SKATEBOARDS AND SCOOTERS

In October, the school posted on this newsletter that students are expected to lock up their skateboards and scooters. A friendly reminder that the school will start enforcing this new rule in the upcoming weeks. We ask all skateboarders and scooter riders to please bring a lock and use the rack provided.

PLEASE HELP SONNY IN THE PARKING LOT

We ask all drivers to please take caution while driving in our school parking lot. Please watch your speed and be aware of students or other cars while on campus. Lets help Sonny in keeping all of us safe.

CANINE AMBASSADORS TO VISIT OLYMPIAN AGAIN

The Humane Society’s Canine Ambassadors is having its second visit to Olympian on Wednesday November 6th. This session is full but we are taking applications for the next session on Wednesday December 4th. You must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form, available in rooms 609, 401, and in the counseling center. Return the form to the box in the counseling center. Students will be given a pass with their timeslot next week.

PLEASE HELP THE SURF CLUB RAISE MONEY

The Olympian Surf Club is raising money to go surfing by selling hoodies for $30. Students or parents can order by printing the Order Form, or picking one up at the Assistant Prinicipal’s Office, and dropping it off with payment to Mr. Govea.

MILITARY COUNSELOR

Earlier in the year we let our Military parents know the Department of Defense is providing professional licensed counselor for non-medical counseling services to Service members and their families, children and staff. The Military liaison is Ms. Marjorie Sanchez LMFT. She can be found at our main office or you can call her at (619) 656-2400 or via email at mflc.olympianhs.mhn@gmail.com.

A friendly reminder that a consent form must be signed for her to see the student.

ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION FOR OLH GIRL SCOUT

It is our honor to celebrate our very own Olympian Eagle, Sofia Perez Valles, for having received the highest award available by the San Diego Girls Scouts. We are very proud of her achievement, you can look at the awards and information at the Gold Award Ceremony web page.

WEEK OF 10/28/2019

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

PROGRESS REPORTS ARE ON FRIDAY

 Reminder to students and parents that grades are coming up in a few weeks. It is a good time to have discussions with your teachers if you have any questions. Parents are provided an account with Jupiter Grades, if you forgot your password just re-set it.

Remember that tardies affect the Citizenship grade, they can be made up in lunch detention in room 706. To check attendance, simply log on to CAMPUS PORTAL , if you have never used it before scroll down for directions for first time users.

If you need the dates of future grades or other school timelines, please check the IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER posted on our school website.

STUDENTS WANTED FOR THE CHULA VISTA YOUTH ACTION COUNCIL (YAC)

The YAC is composed of Chula Vista high school students in grades 10, 11, or 12. The YAC establishes a communication link between Chula Vista youth and the City Council.  Members are primarily engaged in a variety of community service projects that initiate outreach to their neighbors and peers. The YAC also provides opportunities for students to connect with their community and become informed stakeholders. Additionally, students can earn community services hours for those who are looking to fulfill this graduation requirement.

Mayor Mary Casillas Salas would love to see the involvement of Olympian High School students in this program. Interested students should use this link to fill out a Commission Application.

STUDENTS CAN GO TO THE SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Students! Are you interested in foreign films, animation, and student-produced documentaries? Our PTSO is generously sponsoring a field trip to the 2019 San Diego Asian Film Festival Youth Day on Wednesday, November 13! Due to limited seating in the movie theaters, only 50 students can attend.   Come see a selection of films picked out just for young audiences and hear from industry filmmakers about their careers. Please turn in a parent permission form by November 8th to the Assistant Principal’s office.  Students must be in good standing with attendance, behavior, and no D’s/F’s in scholarship and citizenship and the non-privilege list . Any questions? Please see Mrs. Bumatay in the Assistant Principal’s office.

SURF CLUB FUNDRAISER – BUY A CLUB SWEATSHIRT

The Olympian Surf Club is raising money to go surfing by selling hoodies for $30. Students wanting to purchase can do so with any Surf Club member or with Mr. Govea in the Assistant Principal’s office. Parents and staff members can also order by printing the Order Form and dropping it off with payment to Mr. Govea in the front office.

HALLOWEEN DRESS CODE

BOYS BASKETBALL WEBSITE

Basketball season is coming up fast. Coach Ellis, our boys basketball coach, has set up a website to provide information to parents and students at https://www.eaglesbball.com/

WEEK OF 10/18/2019

HALLOWEEN GUIDELINES

GREAT CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS

PEP RALLY LAST FRIDAY

We had a great time hosting KUSI at the morning Rally.

SENIORS TO PILOT NEW PERSONAL DEVICE PROGRAM (PDP) FOR STUDENT WIFI

Next week, Seniors at OLympian High School will get an opportunity to try a student Wifi on campus using their own device. Mr. Govea will inform the students on Monday and Seniors and their parents will receive an email with a consent form to sign up. More details will be provided via Jupiter grades to Seniors on Monday.

9TH GRADE PORTFOLIOS DURING TUTORING

Every other Wednesday, Ms. Clark-Calwell is available to help 9th grade students with their Portfolio. Bellow is the tutoring schedule after school

HOMECOMING DANCE ON FACEBOOK

Go to our FACEBOOK page to get updates on school events, such as a HOMECOMING DANCE VIDEO

WEEK OF 10/14/2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE: 7:30 – 12:00

Due to college day (see next paragraph) students will be dismissed at 12:00 ON Wednesday.

IMPORTANT: PSAT/COLLEGE DAY IS THIS WEDNESDAY

College day is on Wednesday, October 16th, an important day at Olympian High! There are going to be many activities going on so please read this information carefully.

Seniors WILL NOT be attending any classes. Seniors will report directly to the gym at 7:30 for a cap and gown assembly and the panoramic picture. Please remember our dress guidelines. Do not jeopardize the opportunity to be in the picture by wearing something inappropriate or being taken out of the picture due to uncooperative behavior. Seniors will be dismissed after the picture ONLY IF you bring in a signed parent permission slip that you will be job shadowing, doing community service, or visiting a college campus. The permission slip will be emailed out to 12th graders by Mr. Patterson.

ALL 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will report to their regular period 1 class. Since it is College Day, please wear a college t-shirt to school! We are on a modified day schedule with student lunch time at the end of the day. Students will be released at 12:00 pm. Buses will depart school at 12:15.

9th graders need to bring your laptops fully charged! You will be working on your e-portfolio and other activities.

10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT test. Report to your Period 1 teacher. Students will receive a pass if they will be taking the test with another teacher. Please bring No. 2 pencils, a 4-function calculator, and a book to read when you are finished with the test. See the acceptable calculator list here, https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests/test-day-checklist/approved-calculators. Students will have to place their backpacks in a separate area in the classroom on test day. No cell phones will be allowed on your person during the test. Please make sure to eat a good breakfast and get plenty of rest the night before. There will be no nutrition break. The inside cafeteria lines will be open on Wednesday morning from 7:15 to 7:25 before school. There is no penalty for guessing, so please try your best! You may be eligible for scholarships based on your score!

Any questions please contact Ms. Bumatay at lora.bumatay@sweetwaterschools.org

SKATEBOARDS & SCOOTERS NOT ALLOWED ON PREMISES

Skateboard Racks have been installed next to the bicycle racks so that students have a safe place to store their skateboards while in school. The rack, located near the MPR gate, provides for a way for students to lock their skateboard so that only they can remove it. Students need to bring your own lock, a combination lock that is typically used on lockers works well.

With this new rack installed, it is no longer permissible to carry skateboards around campus.

UPCOMING PARENT CONFERENCES

EAGLE PRIDE – CONGRATULATIONS TO CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER

Our very own Carter Stuhlmacher was featured on this article on the Star News as he wins the Mount Carmel Invitational. Olympian is very proud of Carter’s achievement and we thank him for representing the school with pride.

WEEK OF 10/7/2019

SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Wed through Fri 7:30 – 2:40

Wednesday & Thursday Block Schedule with ATP

Friday Assembly Schedule

HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK


See this video for the activities for this week: OLH Spirit week

Monday: Pajama Day

Thursday: Tourist Day

Friday: Class Spirit Day. Wear the colors from the video

A reminder to all students that outfits must conform to established dress codes.

KUSI MORNING PEP RALLY ON FRIDAY

hey Eagles? Do you want to show off your school spirit on live TV? Be sure to come out at 5:45 AM at the Gym this Friday! The class with the most attending our pep rally will earn 10 SPIRIT POINTS, so you don’t want to miss out! Those attending will also be provided with free breakfast!

CANINE AMBASSADORS TO VISIT OLYMPIAN

The Humane Society’s Canine Ambassadors are coming to Olympian during ATP and lunch on October 17th and only during ATP during Nov. 6th and Dec 4th. You must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form, available in rooms 609, 401, and in the counseling center. Return the form to the box in the counseling center. Students will be given a pass with their timeslot. If you don’t make it into the first visit, don’t worry. We will have more visits in the future. Come enjoy the company of some very special furry friends.

KIDS 12 AND UNDER GET IN MUSEUM FREE IN OCTOBER

This October 1-31, kids 12 and under receive free admission at more than 40 art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County when they present the Kids Free in October coupon

ONE BOOK FOR TEENS

One Book for Teens is a companion program to One Book, One San Diego, that is just for tweens and teens. Every year, the community is asked to nominate titles the entire community should read together – for adults, teens and kids. The One Book 2019 selection is The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, a Newbery Medal winner. Visit the One Book One San Diego for Teens page for more information.

Scholarship and Award Opportunities, Essay Contests for Students
Coca-Cola Scholars Program: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based $20,000 scholarship awarded to 150 qualifying high school seniors who will pursue a degree at a post-secondary institution in the U.S. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The application deadline is Oct. 31. Visit the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation page to apply.
BBB Ambassador Scholarship: Through the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Ambassador Scholarship program, students can win scholarships between $1,000 and $2,500 for delivering presentations to their peers with tips and resources for navigating topics such as credit, rentals, loans, and employment scams as they near college and beyond. Each ambassador or team needs to deliver a minimum of three presentations to groups of any size organized through school or other extracurriculars. The application deadline is Oct. 31. For more information and to apply, visit the BBB scholarships page
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is searching for top youth volunteers in grades 5 through 12 in the areas of serving those in need, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and more. The awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is the largest youth-recognition program in the country and is based exclusively on volunteer community service. The nomination process begins at the school level, and candidates can advance to state- and national-level judging. Two California winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship, a medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C. Additional awards will be given at the national level. Student applications are due Nov. 5, and certifications by the applicant’s school are due Nov. 15. Visit the Prudential awards website for complete information.
Flying Leathernecks Essay Contest: The University of San Diego’s Character Development Center and the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation present their fifth annual Fall Essay Contest. This year’s theme, Who is Your Hero?, asks students in grades 6 to 12 to reflect on the core values of the U.S. Marine Corps and our society by exploring what the virtues of honor, courage, and commitment mean in their own lives. Cash prizes are awarded to first through third place winners, and teachers of winning students receive a cash award as well.   The deadline for submissions is Nov. 11. Visit the contest page at flyingleathernecks.org for more details.
KidsWrite! SD: A Unique Children’s Writing Contest Students from 6 to 18 years of age can participate in a creative writing contest centered on the theme of freedom and sponsored by the San Diego Writers Festival in partnership with The San Diego Union-Tribune. The submission categories are poetry, reflective essay, short story, and graphic novella. There is a Special Writers division for writers with special needs. There will be cash prizes for winners in each category and the top entries may be published in The San Diego Union-Tribune. The submission deadline is Jan. 2. Visit the KidsWrite! contest webpage for more information.

WEEK OF 09/23/2019 THROUGH 10/04/2019

TWO WEEKS AT A GLANCE

VACATION AND STUDENT SCHEDULE

Student Vacation: Monday, September 23 through Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Student Return: Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Full Day Block Schedule with ATP

Ms. Marjorie Sanchez Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC)

The Department of Defense is providing professional licensed counseling staff to provide non-medical counseling services to Service member and their families, children and staff. It is our pleasure to introduce Ms. Marjorie Sanchez LMFT as our new Military liaison.

MFLC is available to provide non-medical support to faculty, staff, parents and children for issues amenable to short-term problem resolution such as school adjustment issues, deployment and reunion adjustments, and parent-child communications.  In her role as a counselor, she is available to work on areas such as communication, social skills, resolving conflicts, managing anger, building positive self-esteem,behavioral management techniques, deployment and reintegration issues.

In order for a child to see the counselor, a consent form must be signed by the parent and returned to the school.  You can reach Ms. Sanchez at our main line at (619) 656-2400 and ask for her, or she can be reached at mflc.olympianhs.mhn@gmail.com

PSAT and College Day

College day will be held on Wednesday, October 16th. 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT test. Student study guides were distributed in English classes recently, please make sure your child received one. The Fall Break would be a great time to review the material, you can get more information directly from the College Board’s PSAT Website directly, which includes practice tests. More information will follow next month!

SAT PREP COURSE THROUGH PTSO

The next SAT Prep Course at Olympian High starts after the fall break! See the flyer above for course details and online registration instructions. Here is the website to join PTSO and to register for the SAT Prep Course: http://olh.sweetwaterschools.org/ptso/

INTRODUCING THE EAGLE BASE CLUB

STUDENTS: Are you a military dependent or interested in military culture? Join our brand new club called Eagle Base. Meet us at lunch on Fridays in Room 610, Mrs.  Troxil’s  room!

CHOIR PERFORMANCE AT PETCO PARK

On Friday, September 6, our choir students joined together in a joint performance of 180 Sweetwater choral singers to perform the National Anthem at Petco Park, led by our very own Choir teacher Ms. Opdahl. We are very proud of this performance and wanted to share it with you (please turn up the volume): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iONL0vmh2gnwZjQUYVrVjRWNuJL06ZX3

CONGRATULATION EAGLE SCOUT

Our very own Olympian Eagle, Pranav Nambiar, received the highest rank in scouting: the Eagle rank.

The honorable Mayor of the City of Chula Vista, Ms. Mary Salas, attended the rank advancement ceremony and presented him with a recognition certificate. We are very proud of you Pranav

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