Falcon Friday Update-Jan 14, 2022

Olathe South High School

Principal's Corner

A huge Falcon shoutout to our faculty, staff and admin for getting it done each day this week in the face of significant staff vacancies. The commitment to our students at Olathe South is evident every day and I am very proud of this team!

It has been great to have a full week with the students back in their second semester classes. This is a great time of year to identify classes that may be challenging for your student and start to plan some additional supports. We have four Academic Intervention periods a week. This time is built in for your student to have extra time for those tough subjects with the ability to go see their teacher and to get some extra help. We also have FREE after school tutoring again this semester with certified teachers in the core areas.

Get the sleds out for a little winter weather in the morning and enjoy the Chiefs on Sunday!

Have a great weekend!


Falcon Notes..............

Save the Date – Bond 2022 Community Presentations

Save the date! In March 2022, registered voters who live within the Olathe Public Schools boundaries will have the opportunity to vote in a no tax-rate increase $298.3 million mail-in bond election that would positively impact all Olathe students and would help the district address its needs in the areas of Growth and Reinvestment, Technology and Innovation, Student Experience and Safety.

Olathe Public Schools invites all members of the community to join the district for an information night for a brief presentation to learn more about the projects included in the 2022 Bond Referendum and ask questions related to the Bond. There will be two opportunities to attend. All Olathe families are invited to attend either session, regardless of what school your child attends in the district. For more information, visit www.olatheschools.org/Bond2022.

· Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Chisolm Trail Middle School 16700 West 159th Street, Olathe, KS

· Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. Santa Fe Trail Middle School 1100 North Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS

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Olathe South enrollment for 2022-2023 school year

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is right around the corner. Students in grades 9-11 will receive all necessary enrollment materials during Advisory on January 20 and will be asked to submit course selections by January 27.

Staff Recognition

Congratulations to Jo Ball, Olathe South Debate Coach, on her recent induction into the Kansas Debate Coaches Hall of Fame.
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Senior Yearbook Ads

Seniors ads are now available for purchase through Touchbase. All senior ad materials must be submitted and paid in full by Tuesday, February 8, 2022. As a reminder, ads and yearbooks are sold separately. Purchasing an ad does not reserve a yearbook for you. Please see the attachment below for additional information or email journ@olatheschools.org.

College Search

Visit the Olathe South College Representative Resource Center to aid in your college search

In addition, check the OSHS daily announcements for the list of colleges that have scheduled visits specifically with Olathe South.

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Artwork by Megan Hufford. 2nd place in the "Future of Art Exhibition"

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Opportunities for parents

See attachments below for information on a Parent Education Seminar, "Build a Bridge: Tips and Tricks to connect your family to your child's school" and Parent Information Groups offered by the district.