September 17-20, 2018

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September 17-20, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Thursday, September 20, 2018

Advisory Day on Wednesday September 19th, 8:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. all student (Morning and Afternoon) are required to attend during that time period.


Race and Pedagogy Conference Youth Summit

Students attending the Race and Pedagogy Conference Youth Summit at the University of Puget Sound need to submit their permission slips to the office as soon as possible. Permission slips are available in the Avanti office.

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.


Social Justice Institute Presents - A Book Study on Brian Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Earn all 15 Graduation Required Cultural Awareness Hours by joining Mike for this amazing opportunity.  Please see him by September 28th, 2018 to check out your copy of the book. Mike will also let you know what the next step is at that time. *Recommended for Advanced Readers.*

Environmentalist Art for Event in Bellingham!

WANTED: Art related to climate change and environmentalism to be displayed and/or sold at a climate change event led by students in Bellingham! For more information, contact Josie Mortinson or click here.

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.

Wednesday, September 19 6:30-7:30 p.m.

611 Columbia Street NW second floor

We meet with elders once a month on Saturdays at the Olympia Senior Center. Our next meet is Saturday, September 22 at 10:30. Call Linda at (360) 480-1894 for more information.

2018 WA Unified College Auditions

Seniors can now submit their application for the 2018 WA Unified College Auditions, happening Saturday, October 13 at Roosevelt High School.  Representatives from around 20 BA and BFA theatre & film programs from around the country will be attending to see performance auditions and conduct technical theatre portfolio interviews.

This is an affordable and accessible alternative to flying to individual campuses or to other national unified college auditions.  Students on the fence about doing theatre in college are encouraged to try out, meet with representatives, and learn more about their options!  

Click here for more information.

OSD College and Career Fair

Olympia School District will be holding their College and Career Fair on October 9th, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Capital High School.

Over 80 Colleges, Universities, Military Options, Career Options and Apprenticeships.

All High School Students are encouraged to attend. Students who sing in with Pam Tebeau are eligible for a drawing to win a $25 iTunes Gift Card.

YWCA Scholarship- Deadline Soon!

Are you a female identifying student who has been involved with YWCA programming?  Are you planning to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math? If the answers are yes, please see Heather for a YWCA scholarship possibility- DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 21!

Bridge Music Project

The Bridge Music Project is an eight-week songwriting workshop. During this group you will learn from experienced musicians how to write, produce, record and perform your own original music. You will get the opportunity to record in a professional quality studio and the chance to perform your finished music our final concert. The Bridge is a supportive environment where all skill levels are invited to participate. Click here 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 for more information or to become a volunteer.  

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.


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!

Calling all Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen! PSAT is on October 10th, 2018

PSAT is recommended for Juniors who are choosing College-Readiness Pathway. This test also qualifies for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). It is NOT recommended for 12th graders; they should take the SAT or ACT.

Sophomores and Freshmen can also take the test (on a space available basis), but they do not qualify for the NMSQT. We will collect money from 11th graders only until October 1st since we only have 30 tests.

Payment of $20 goes to Brenda in the office (cash, check, credit or debit card), limited scholarships are available for those on Free/Reduced Lunch.

Any further questions contact Karen Adams-Griggs at



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.

Weekly Bulletin Form

Click here to request information placed on the Weekly Bulletin.