October 15-18, 2018

  • Decrease Text Size
  • Increase Text Size
October 15-18, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Haunted House starts this week Thursday, October, 18 through Saturday, October, 20, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Psychology Class Questionnaires and Surveys

The Psychology Class has a few students needing the student body to answer a few questions to help them for a report. Students if you have time, please feel free to help your fellow scholars. See the descriptions below:

Tipping Styles:

Please click here to fill out these few questions for a Psychology project regarding different tipping styles. It would help to have parents do it as well so please ask them! If you have any questions, talk to Will W. or Amanda W. for more information.
Thank you!

Sleep Survey For Psychology

Please click here to fill out this survey for a project that is being done in 5th period psychology. All results will remain anonymous and are being used for data collecting purposes. If you have any questionThank you!

Smarter Balanced Math Assessment

Avanti High School Presents- The Smarter Balanced Math Assessment.

The assessment will be divided into 2 groups, beginning on Friday, November 2nd for all 12th graders needing to retake the math assessment.  

The 2nd assessment will be given on Friday, November 9th for 11th grade students that need to retake the assessment.  

If you are a part of the Nisqually class, please see me to make sure your name is on the Friday, November 2nd date.  

The tests will begin at 8:20 a.m. sharp.  Please plan to arrive early to choose your seat and to get yourself organized.  If you have any questions please stop by and see me, Karen Adams-Griggs.

Session #2 Course Descriptions

Click here to see the Master Schedule and Course Descriptions for Session #2.

Registration will take place at Advisory Day on October 24th.

Student Mock Election 2018

The Office of the Secretary of State is excited to announce our annual student Mock Election until November 6.

What is the Mock Election?

The Mock Election is a non-partisan, civics education event that is free to all public, private, tribal, and homeschool K–12 students in Washington State. It is designed to teach students to be informed voters and to learn about the unique Vote by Mail elections process used in our state. Students will vote on the same measures and candidates adults will decide using a paper ballot.

Students are encouraged to read the Voters’ Pamphlet and learn how to be informed voters. Click here to view the 2018 Student Mock Election Voters’ Pamphlet.

Students will earn 30 minutes of Cultural Awareness Hours if they come  see Nikki to vote by November 6th.

Haunted School

Click here to fill out the Haunted School Volunteer Form

We are looking for parent/guaridan volunteers for fire watchers. Please have them fill out this Form if they can be available.

Running Start Students- Now is the time for Verification Forms

Come by Heather's office next week to choose winter quarter classes and have your verification form signed.  Forms must be signed before Halloween for registration.

Dress Code Conversation

Are you interested in seeing a draft of the new dress code that was created by our first conversation?  Do you want to give input on how this new dress code can be implemented at Avanti? Come to Nikki's room (101) at 1:00 p.m. after advisory on Wednesday October 24th for part two of our discussion.  1 hour of Cultural Awareness available if you are present for the entire discussion.




Olympia Girls Softball Off-Season Year Round Conditioning and Open Gyms
If your home high school is Olympia and you are interested in information playing softball for Olympia High School for the 2019 Spring season, see Nikki, she is a coach for the program.  Students can earn Physical Education credit.

ACT and SAT Information

Registration for the SAT and the ACT is done through an on-line registration system.

Avanti’s CEEB Code, is 480827.  It is important to use this code when registering for college tests so your scores will be sent to Avanti.

Because students are likely to perform better on one of the two major college entrance tests, one strategy is to take both the SAT and the ACT in the spring of the junior year, and then take one of the tests again in the fall of the senior year. Look at the test schedule well ahead of time to avoid paying late fees. Students who meet eligibility guidelines may qualify for a fee waiver. (ACT fee waiver, SAT fee waiver.)  See Heather to request a fee waiver.


Check out these websites for test-prep information. We also have test-prep books for you to borrow from the Library or from Nikki:

Local companies are also available for tutoring for a fee.

SPEAK for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

SPEAK (SafePlace Peer Education Action & Knowledge) will be presenting an art exhibit & spoken word performance for Domestic Violence Action month at SafePlace on 10/23, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Free to attend!

2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

If you have done a significant amount of volunteering or community service over the past year, consider applying for this award at https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2019.  Submit a copy of this to Heather by November 6, 2018.  Students in any grade can apply. There is the possibility of winning $1,000 and also a chance to win an expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Community Advisory Committee for Intercity Transit
If you are interested in being on the community advisory committee for Olympia's Intercity Transit, see Heather for an application.  It's a 2 hour per month time commitment for one year. Great opportunity for service learning and resume building. Screen reader support enabled.

Florence Brewer Scholarship

If you are a senior planning to attend a college/university in Washington next year, this scholarship may be available to you.  You must be in good scholastic standing, have financial need, demonstrate community involvement and have evidence of motivation and dependability.  See Heather in the counseling office to pick up an application. Scholarship amounts are $3,000, $2,000 and & $1,000.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Are you a senior who is who is involved in your community, has a 2.0 or higher GPA, has demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity and has a family income of $55,000 or less?  If so, you're eligible for this national and state level scholarship.  Click here to apply.  Deadline October 24, 2018.

Western Aerospace Scholars

Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is an online distance learning course and summer experience specifically designed for high school sophomores and juniors interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The online curriculum is a University of Washington college course focused on NASA’s space exploration program as well as topics in earth and space science.

Junior Program Application Available Now:

Students apply the fall of their junior year with the program beginning November 1st and ending in early April. There is no cost for students to participate in Phase One of the program and students can apply for tuition assistance to cover the cost of the University of Washington credit ($225) and the Summer Residency tuition ($975). Last year, over 40% of students received some form of tuition assistance.

Student Requirements:

· Students must currently be a junior in high school.

· Students must have Internet access and be a Washington State resident.

· Students who have a GPA of below 3.0 will be admitted on a conditional basis.

The student application deadline is Thursday, October 30, 2018. The application is available by clicking here.

Sophomore Program:

The sophomore level program serves as an introduction to the junior course. It is an online course containing the first two lessons of the junior program that takes place in the spring of sophomore year.

Students who successfully complete the online coursework are invited to participate in a three-day summer experience and are granted automatic admission into the junior program. There is no cost for students to participate in either phase of the sophomore program.

Applications for the 2019 sophomore program will be available online in December 2018. The online programming will occur in March 2019 and the summer experiences will occur in June/July/August 2019.





Remember to eat the most important meal of the day at school! Avanti serves breakfast from 8:00-8:30 am each morning in the lunchroom.

Make an appointment with the counselor

Heather Kazda has created a link to a form on the Counselor's page that students can fill out and send to her when they need to meet with her, either for academic or personal reasons. Once you've sent the form, please be sure to check your email for her response!

Bee Club

Bee Club will be meeting Tuesdays after school 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the AgLab starting this week. Ask Quasar for more information.

MOSAIC Tuesdays at  Lunch in Hendrix’s Room

Join October Surprise at Lunch every Tuesday to talk about social justice topics and current events.  Topics vary every week. Come by anytime and stay for as long as you can. Every complete meeting counts as 30 minutes towards your 15 Graduation Required Cultural Awareness Hours.

Student Council Meetings

Student Council will be meeting at lunch on Tuesdays in Mr. Sogn or Mr. Hanby's room. Student Council also meets on Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Nikki’s room. All students are invited to attend.

STEP Program Service Learning Opportunity

STEP is an award-winning multi generational program where teens and elders gather to inspire through the Art of Conversation. STEP was one of 100 projects selected from across the US for the AARP Communities Where We live publication.

We are recruiting and have an upcoming teen training. Ages 13-21 accepted.

We meet with elders once a month on Saturdays at the Olympia Senior Center. Call Linda at (360) 480-1894 for more information.

YMCA Service Learning Opportunity

The South Sound YMCA is looking for students to become a part of our volunteer family.  We have opportunities in our Youth and Teen Center helping elementary school kids with their homework and being a part of the activities we will host after homework time.  

The Youth and Teen Center will host a different themed activity Monday – Thursday for kids to have fun, get creative and learn.  Homework time will be from 4pm – 5:30 p.m. and activities will start at 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. with 15 min before and after for set up and clean up.

Please contact Jennifer Veitch at 360-918-0314 or veitchj@ssymca.net for more information or to become a volunteer.  


Heather will be eligible to answer questions about anything college/post graduation related from 12:20-2:20 p.m. on Fridays.  No need to make an appointment just come to 101-C during this time period!

Weekly Bulletin Form

Click here to request information placed on the Weekly Bulletin.