Sept. 25- Oct. 1, 2023
What a Fun Week!!
Thank you to Dr. Hagengruber and the SGA for such a great Homecoming week! Each day was incredibly fun with our different Spirit Week Wear. Friday was the Car Parade (won by the girls' soccer team with the Paw Patrol theme), the football game, the 40th reunion of the class of '83, and the presentation of the Homecoming Court! We topped it all off with our first Homecoming Dance, The Met Gala Masquerade, on Saturday night. What a fabulous way to celebrate our amazing school and student body- Thank you again SGA and Dr. H for all your hard work, and Dr. Garner for all the support!
Here is your 2023 Homecoming Court:
Freshmen: Jordan Aigbe, Jacob Mercado
Sophomores: Deishka Rosa Alvarado, Pax Garner
Juniors: Gabriela Rubens, Landon Murphy
Seniors: Aliza Avelar Prieto, Erick Martinez Vilorio, Mariah Johnson, Kaleb Hurt, Dielishka Rosa Alvarado, Luke Mercado, Lily Tickle, Omeed Shirani
Princess and Prince: Lily Tickle and Kaleb Hurt
Queen and King: Mariah Johnson and Erick Martinez Vilorio
National GEAR UP Week
It's National GEAR Up Week! Juniors and Seniors, help Ms. Osborne celebrate by doing the following:
- Juniors! Find and download the 11th Grade Next Guide Scavenger Hunt and return it filled out to Ms. Osborne by the end of the school day, Friday, Sept 29th! You can return it via email (email@example.com) or by bringing it to Ms. Osborne in room 144! You can find both theNext Guide Scavenger Hunt and the 11th Grade Next Guide attached here or in Schoology.
- Seniors! Send Ms. Osborne a screenshot of your completed college, technical school, apprenticeship or job application! You can also stop by room 144 and show her you have completed a college application!
All student who complete the tasks above will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card. There will be one 11th and one 12th grade winner!
The Yearbook is Back!
November 6: 9th grade
November 7: 10th &11th grade
November 9: Seniors (tux and drape provided)
Put it on your calendars and be on the lookout for yearbook sales information. We need parent volunteers to help with school pictures. Sign up to volunteer here! As a thank you for helping, Jostens (the picture company) will give you a coupon code for any pictures you order. Multilingual volunteers are especially appreciated.
Overton Cluster Corner
The Overton Cluster Night Football Game has been postponed to
Basketball Season in light of the situation with our football field bleachers.
Our next Overton Cluster PAC Meeting is Monday, September 25th from 6-7pm at Croft Middle School.
There is a need to have an Overton Cluster PAC leadership group.
There are typically 3 positions: Chair, co-chair, secretary
That team does the following:
- Facilitate the Overton Cluster meetings
- Secures the meeting space
- Send out meeting invites
- Create agendas
- Bring speakers
- Have notes from the meetings
- Attend District PAC meetings
- Bring information from your cluster to the District meetings
College & Career
College 101 Presentations
This past week in senior English classes, seniors received a college process presentation from their School Counselors. Click COLLEGE101 to view the PowerPoint presentation. Please refer to your School Counselor with questions.
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship
The Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship application for Middle TN students is now open! Student applicant eligibility is listed below:
- 2.5 G.P.A. & 21 ACT Composite Score
- Demonstrate financial need, as determined by a 1040 tax return and the cost of tuition at the college or university the student plans to attend
- Be enrolled at a not-for-profit, four-year college or university in the Fall semester of 2024-25
- Declare a Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major.
The application can be found here: website. Deadline to apply is December 15th!
FAFSA is new this year!
The 2024-25 FAFSA form will be released in December this year, not Oct. 1. And there are big changed coming! Get ready for a revamped FAFSA experience and a smoother application process. Learn more about updates to the FAFSA form by clicking: DECEMBERFAFSA
The ACT held at school is on Tuesday, October the 3rd. Seniors must sit for the ACT to be eligible to graduate according to state regulations. You will be registered through the school for the October 3rd date. Any other date for which you want to register you have to do on your own.
Questions about the ACT? Check out this info: ACT FAQs
Register for the ACT by following this LINK
iLead Law and Leadership Conference
October 27th at Belmont School of Law
The iLLC is a one-day event dedicated to nurturing leadership skills among students. It offers a dynamic and educational experience through workshops, as well as a chance to connect with local attorneys and judges. The best part? It's entirely free, and program materials and meals are provided. Please apply by clicking here . Transportation to and from the event is the only aspect students need to arrange. Limited space available. iLead Law & Leadership Conference Application Reach out to Missy O. Jeje at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Mayor's Youth Summit
Who says your voice doesn’t matter? Not us. For over 15 years, the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) has been hitting the mark when it comes to bringing young people together to make a change. Be a part of the Mayor's Youth Summit on Wednesday, October 4 from 7:30am-12:30pm. Click SUMMIT to sign up. See the photo for more info.
Alive's Family Retreat
Families with children under the age of 18 who have experienced a death are welcome to register now for a one-day retreat filled with togetherness, remembrance, and play. It’s a chance for families to strengthen their bond in the midst of grief. The day will be packed full of activities such as archery, rock climbing, canoeing, and braving the giant swing! Sprinkled in that mix of fun will be opportunities for families to reflect on their grief journey as well as honor their special person. Families may register at the link below!
Location: YMCA Camp Widjiwagan 3088 Smith Springs Road, Nashville, TN 37013
Date: Sat, October 14, 2023 | Time: 10 AM – 7 PM (Optional overnight on October 13 at Camp Widjiwagan’s well-appointed Guest House. Each family suite sleeps up to six with a private full bath)
Cost: $50 per family (The overnight cost is an additional $95 per family)
Interested in joining? Register here: www.AliveHospice.org/retreat.
The Bobcat Players Present
Anyone interested in playing basketball will need to get their physicals as soon as possible. Conditioning will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Open Gym will begin in October. The season begins in November. To view the schedule, click: BASKETBALL SCHEDULE. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Gaines at email@example.com.
This Friday, Sept. 29th, we play at Independence. The game against Summit that was previously scheduled on Friday, October 6 has been moved to Thursday, October 5 due to the fall break holiday. So enjoy some Thursday night lights before you head out on vacation! Game time is 7pm for all games. For more information on football please contact Coach Broome at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested in learning tennis with the possibility of making the team in the Spring, come join us at the courts on Tuesdays. 2:30-4:00. Open to all who are interested. Make sure you have your physical completed. See Coach Fabie (email@example.com) in room 160, Coach Kiger (firstname.lastname@example.org) in room 144 or Coach Erwin (email@example.com) in Room 130 if you have any questions.
Parents and students can view club information at https://bit.ly/overtonclubs23-24. New clubs and updated information will continue to be added as sponsors determine their calendars. If you have a question about a club, please reach out to the sponsor using the contact information provided on the list.
Questions about any of our academies? You can find the information here:
Metro Nashville Public Schools interviewed students and staff about the Academies of Nashville that we have at Overton, and then featured it on the district website. Click Overton Academies to read all about it!
Advanced Academic Opportunities
John Overton High School provides students many opportunities to enroll in advanced coursework. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically and take advantage of advanced courses that best align with their postsecondary aspirations and goals. To learn more about advanced academic offerings available, please visit https://bit.ly/overtonaa
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. To receive more information and to apply for the plan, click: CONNECT
When students miss school, they miss out. Students who are in school learn more, achieve higher and are more likely to graduate. We all want the best for our students, and together we can make sure they’re reaching their full potential. Help us reach our attendance goal this year! Linked is the 2023 - 2024 Overton High School Attendance Expectations Letter. If you have additional questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org any time throughout the school year.
Starting September 23 Overton High School will be participating in MNPS’ Enriching Scholars Program. This enrichment program will provide Reading and Math instruction and support two Saturdays a month throughout the school year. Enriching Scholars will be provided by MNPS teachers and staff. Transportation will be provided if needed, and students will be served breakfast and lunch. If you would like your child to participate, please sign up using the QR code on the Enriching Scholars flyer or click THIS LINK.
Find My Bus Stop
The Find My Bus Stop online tool provides families with the planned school bus route/stop information. Actual route/stop times could vary due to driver shortage route coverage, traffic or mechanical breakdowns. If your student’s bus is more than 15 minutes later than expected feel free to call (615) 259-INFO (4636).
To find your student's route and stop:
- Use the Find My Bus Stop online search tool.
- Enter your student's grade and your address for the result to generate.
Free homework help and tutoring for students K to 12 is available from the Homework Hotline. It's a great resource and available Monday to Thursday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 615-298-6636. We offer help in: English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Hindi, and Farsi. https://homeworkhotline.info
Engaged parents and guardians are critical partners in student success. The more you know, the more you can be involved — and we want you to be fully involved!
MNPS wants to encourage you to take full advantage of the resources and information provided in this ONLINE PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK.
Access the parent-student handbook specific to Overton by clicking: Overton Handbook
Infinite Campus Portal
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 Mr. Krech 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.
How to view the Newsletter in additional languages.
To translate the newsletter into another language, click anywhere on the newsletter so that it opens in a browser. At the top of the screen will be a "translate" dropdown box where you can choose which language and have it translated (see picture).
Para traducir el boletín a otro idioma, haga clic en cualquier parte del boletín para que se abra en un navegador. En la parte superior de la pantalla habrá un cuadro desplegable de "traducir" donde puede elegir qué idioma y traducirlo (ver imagen).
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