Parent Advisory Council
The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to increase communication, ensure effective involvement of all parents and caregivers in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and support partnerships between school-community stakeholders (community organizations, MNPS administration and staff).
Our next meeting is Monday, September 26, 6-7 pm at Overton.
College and Career Awareness Month
September is College and Career Awareness Month in Tennessee. The counseling department is hosting a variety of events during the month. Please see the overview of events in the flyer. (If you click on the newsletter, it will open in a browser, then click on each picture so that they will magnify for easier readability.)
Class of 2023 Tennessee Promise Application Appointments
The week of September 19 and September 26 all seniors will have an appointment to complete their Tennessee Promise application. Tennessee Promise is a last dollar tuition only scholarship for Tennessee community colleges and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. The first step in the process is completing the application. Appointment groups are divided by last name, and teachers will go over the date and time of their appointments. There are also posters in the hallways with the breakdown and a list in the Class of 2023 September 16 counseling newsletter. Students will receive a hall pass the day of their appointment. Students will need their social security number, personal email address, and contact information for their appointment. Parents/guardians, please make sure they have this information. Students who are absent or have reduced schedule when their appointment falls will do a make up session the week of September 26. If students have already completed their TN Promise application or have special situations, they still need to report to their appointment so counselors can check the status of their application or advise them appropriately.
College Visits This Week
Monday, Sept. 19: Lipscomb University and University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Tuesday, Sept. 20: Nashville State Community College
Wednesday, Sept 21: Spring Hill College (Alabama)
Class of 2023 FAFSA Help Parent Night
We will be hosting FAFSA Night for parents and students on Wednesday October 5th from 5-7pm in the Overton library. FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" and is the form students must complete each year to get financial aid for college or technical school. The FAFSA is required to be eligible for Tennessee Promise and any other state lottery scholarships like HOPE or Wilder-Naifeh. Volunteers and counselors will help parents complete the form. Spanish, Arabic, and Kurdish interpreters will be available. The FAFSA deadline to stay eligible for TN Promise is March 1st. Please see the attached photos for the items parents need to bring to complete the FAFSA.
College and Career Team
Deborah Osborn: Gear Up Specialist Deborah.Osborne@mnps.org
Ashley Sievers: Transition Specialist Ashley.Sievers@mnps.org
Daniel Mehus: Oasis College Connection Mentor DMehus@mnps.org
Kristie Hutchinson: Graduation Coach Kristie.Hutchinson@mnps.org
Beth Wilson: College& Career Readiness Coach Beth.Wilson@mnps.org
Dayana Morales: Connexon Youth Development Specialist Dayana.Morales@mnps.org
Bryan Jimenez: Connexon College Access Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2024 College Visits
GEAR UP is offering college visits throughout the school year and first up is a chance to visit Tennessee Tech University. We're excited to invite 45 students in the IT and ENG academies who have already met the minimum GPA requirement to apply to TTU to join us on Sept 29th. Check your email to see if you have an invitation and keep in mind all students in the class of 2024 & 2025 will get to attend a college (including technical schools) visit this year!
Thank you to all the parents who participated in the Possip survey! These surveys will continue throughout the year and we encourage you to continue taking part. We want to hear our "Glows and Grows" so that we can make the best possible high school experience for every student. Some Grows brought to light are addressed below:
Campus Portal allows families to see real-time class and assignment grades, homework, test scores, upcoming due dates, attendance information, and discipline incidents.
To create your Campus Portal account, email Lori Bervoets for your activation code: email@example.com.
Once you have a Campus Portal account, you can receive notifications through the mobile app. For step by step instructions follow this link: Receiving Notifications.
Schoology Parent Account
Student work also can be reviewed in Schoology, the district's learning management system. Families can sign up to receive an update on student work via email from Schoology. To create your Schoology Parent account, email Lori Bervoets for your activation code: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re having trouble with your account, Ms. Bervoets can contact the appropriate providers for help.
Overton’s Student Government Association will host a voter registration drive on Tuesday, September 20 outside the cafeteria during lunch. Students can register if they are at least 17 and will turn 18 before the next election. They’ll also show how to get the GOVOTETN app which also allows for change of address, shows voting locations and sample ballots.
Let your voice be heard by voting! To vote in the November election, you must register by Oct. 11
ACE Mentors will kick off on Tuesday, September 27th after school (2:30) in room 284! It is a great way to build connections with professionals in the industries of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering as well as interior design and project management. Also, it is a great way to earn Scholarships if you are interested in those careers. If you have any questions, let Mrs. Jennings know in Room 284! Madeline.Hamilton@mnps.org
Meet the Front Office Staff
Ms. Garcia and Ms. Young are ready to help every day in the front office. They handle front door security, early dismissals, records management, transcript requests, phone calls and so much more. MNPS has a new phone system that runs on an internet-based app that often drops calls, and we apologize for any inconvenience that it may cause families. Thank you for your patience. If you have a student who is absent, please email their teachers so that the attendance can be marked correctly. Need an email? Check this staff directory.
Transcripts can be ordered at www.orderatranscript.com
Ms. Garcia and Ms. Young say the best part of their job is interacting with all the people, especially the students! They appreciate all the great support they receive at Overton by faculty, administration, and community members. Go Bobcats!
SENIORS! READ THIS IF YOU WANT SCHOLARSHIPS!
Seniors (and parents of seniors), this SCHOLARSHIP LINK will take you to a newsletter full of information about college scholarship opportunities. Please click it and read it closely, it is important!
Seniors can retake the ACT during the school day on October 4th. We will be running on an ACT testing schedule that day. To register for another date or to learn more about the ACT, please click here: ACT FAQ.docx
We will be hosting FAFSA Night for parents and students on Wednesday October 5th from 5-7pm in the Overton library. FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" and volunteers will be available to help and answer questions about it during this time. The FAFSA deadline to stay eligible for TN Promise is March 1st.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept.15-Oct. 15
Overton Proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. SGA announcement coming soon.
Overton Orgullosamente celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Anuncios de SGA pronto.
Hispanic Family Foundation
Hispanic Family Foundation is sponsoring a community "baby shower" on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9am at Plaza Mariachi to support families during these difficult economic times. The HFF Community Baby Showers serve women in Middle Tennessee's underserved community where they are not only celebrated, but are also given the tools, resources, community, and education by healthcare professionals.
Spring Break Trip to the UK
Homecoming Week: Sept. 26-30
For more info, see Ms. Hagengruber email@example.com
There will be a 6 v. 6 soccer tournament on Tuesday, September 27th on the Upper filed at 2:30-4pm. To be a team, you MUST have a SIX person MINIMUM, but can have more than 6 people for subs. Sign up deadline is Tuesday, September 20th. Use THIS FORM or the QR code in the flyer to sign up.
Car Decorating Contest
Friday, September 30, 4:15pm, in the teacher parking lot behind school. Anyone who signs up will participate in the parade around the school and top three cars will be featured at the gate. Scan the QR code below or sign up HERE. For more info, contact Ms. Hagengruber.
Any girl interested in playing basketball for Overton High will need to get a physical form from Coach Gaines as soon as possible. Conditioning for girls basketball will start September 26th and will be held from 2:30 to 3:30.
Our Varsity Football team plays at Clarksville this Friday; Girls' Soccer plays on Sept.20 and 22; Golf has a district tournament on Sept. 19; Volleyball plays on Sept. 19, 20, 21, 22 and has a tournament on Sept. 24; and Cross Country has a meet on Sept. 19, 22, and 24. Use the QR code to the left or click HERE to visit the GoFan site to buy tickets to events. For any questions about athletics, please email Lisa.Gaines@mnps.org.
For entire season schedules, please click the links:
If you are interested in finding out more information about a club, their activities, the sponsor’s information and/or their meeting schedule, please visit https://bit.ly/JOHSclubs2022-23. Questions regarding clubs should be directed to the appropriate sponsor. If a club is not listed on the spreadsheet, it is not currently active for this school year. The spreadsheet will be updated as new clubs form.
Threads of Care
New Threads of Care Chapter at Overton! This club collects gently used clothing from students and donates to homeless teens in Nashville. Partnering with The Oasis Center, this club is brought to you by Miranda Kincaid and Vania Ahmed. Sponsored by Mrs. Galbraith, Coach Broome, and Coach Allison. Click this link or scan the QR code if you're interested in joining.
Beta Club is an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on community service. If you have at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average, want to gain leadership skills and have a desire to help your community, you are encouraged to apply. Fill out the form on Schoology or See Ms. B in the library. firstname.lastname@example.org
Overton's Pride club is for students who are LGBTQ or allies. If you are interested in being a part of the group this year, fill out the form on Schoology or see Ms. B in the library.
First Priority Club
First Priority Club is meeting every Monday after school today from 2:10-2:45 in Mrs. Coveney's room, 173. FP is a student-led Christian club where students share their stories of faith! Every Overton bobcat is invited to attend.
Educated Black Girls Rock
Are you interested in being mentored? If so, you should join Educated Black Girls Rock! Educated Black Girls Rock promotes academic excellence, community service, and positive thinking. Come to the meetings to learn about HBCUs, coping and conflict resolution skills, and post-secondary options. If you are interested in joining, please look for the flyers posted around the school and the first meeting is in September! Contact email@example.com for more information.
Bobcats, do you want to be part of positive change in the world? Sign up for Model United Nations and experience what it is like to solve real International issues. If you are interested, please see Mr. Fran in room 171. firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in learning more about gardening or composting? If so, then you should consider joining Overton’s gardening club. Together, we will be responsible for planting, maintaining, and harvesting a garden on Overton’s campus. Come get your hands dirty and learn about Tennessee’s native pollinators as well as produce you can grow yourself! For any questions, please see Dr. Smith in room 275. email@example.com
Overton is starting its first Debate Team this fall! Students in grades 9-12 can participate in Policy Debate tournaments with other area high schools beginning in September. The Nashville Urban Debate League hosts the tournaments, provides the necessary resources, and facilitates extra coaching sessions for teams. If your student is interested, send them to Ms. McGinnis in room 126 for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Repeats from previous newsletters.
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