January 23-29, 2023
Parent Advisory Council
Next PAC Meeting
The next PAC meeting will be January 23rd 6-7pm in Overton's community room. Anyone is welcome to attend.
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).
Spring 2023 Parking Passes
We will begin reviewing parking passes for the Spring 2023 semester to determine if students still meet qualifications the week of January 23rd. Students will receive an approval or denial email sometime that week! If your student has never received a parking pass, have them go to their academy office and fill out an application or click Parking Pass. Applications will also be reviewed the week of the 23rd. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Earls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunar New Year Celebration
SGA is planning activities each day this week at lunch to help celebrate Lunar New Year, which is actually observed on Sunday, January 22nd. This will be a week-long celebration of the Asian and Pacific-Islander culture and traditions. Each day there will be a table set up outside of the cafeteria for different activities, games, and trivia, as well as announcements each day.
Winter Dance and Spirit Week
Spirit Week Feb. 6-10
You have two weeks to prepare for spirit week! See details below:
Academy Selection is Underway for Freshmen
It is time for our freshmen to select their academy and pathway. During January, students will be exploring the different academy and pathway options, the careers related to each one and the opportunities for college credit and industry certifications provided. Teachers have also been going over YouScience results to help students understand their natural talents and skills, as well as the career areas in which they show a strong interest. Students will make their selections in class February 6-7. Placements will be posted on Schoology on February 10. Once students are placed, changes will not be made. If you would like to know more about our academies, please visit https://bit.ly/JOHSAcademies. If you have questions, please reach out to Sally Spear at email@example.com.
We are looking for one or two parents from each academy to serve on advisory boards. The boards consist of business partners, teachers, students and parents who meet once per quarter. In these meetings we often discuss labor market data for the academy, trends in hiring and skills needed in the workforce, and opportunities for students to connect to the industry. The meetings take place during the school day and last for approximately one hour. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Sally Spear at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Steps for the TN Promise
- Complete the FAFSA by March 1
- Complete the make up meeting requirement by March 1.
- Complete and submit 8 hours of community service by July 1.
Senior Bonfire Jan. 27, 5pm-7pm @ Overton
Students must RSVP through the link. This event is for Overton Seniors only, and students must have a student ID or Senior status pulled up on infinite campus to be admitted. No outside food or drinks will be allowed, but food and drinks WILL be provided (we need people to RSVP ASAP so we can get an accurate count for food and drinks).
Senior Celebration Lunch
February 22 in the cafeteria the College and Career Team wants to reward those who have taken steps toward their future. Fill out this eligibility form by Feb. 3 to participate. Please click on the flyer for more details.
March 1 2023-2024 FAFSA must be submitted by this date to stay eligible for TN Promise.
Did you have senior photos taken?
A group of ambitious Overton students are working to create a digital memory book. Students will have photos taken in the library, but we want to include the best picture possible of all seniors. If you already have had an official senior picture taken, and you’d like it included, please email it to email@example.com
Be sure to include the student’s full name.
Graduation practice will be May 17th from 11am-1pm at Municipal Auditorium.
Weekly Game Schedules
The basketball team plays Franklin away on Jan 24th. The wrestling team will be participating in regional and sectional duals on Jan 26th and 28th. Use the QR code to the right or click GoFan.co to buy tickets to events. For any questions about athletics, please email Lisa.Gaines@mnps.org.
For entire season schedules, please click the pictures below
or click the links:
Soccer conditioning for the boys' team has started! Students will meet at the track in the football stadium at 2:30-4:00 and will run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 5 weeks. Then February 13 will be soccer tryouts. To tryout, players will need to come get paperwork from Mr. Eppstein and fill it out before tryouts. Mr. Eppstein is in room 280, and they can drop by anytime or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Bobcat softball team will be having tryouts on February 13 and 14. You must have a current physical to tryout. For more information contact Coach Carlson at Christina.Carlson@mnps.org
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.
Want to join a club where you can discuss global topics and meet new local friends? Join the Discussion Club! We meet every Thursday after school from 2:05-3pm in the library. Discussion topics are student generated and cover a variety of issues such as single gender schools, how does art affect society, social media in mental health, how cheese is made and many more. For more information, come by the library or contact Ms. Winningham at email@example.com.
Repeats from previous newsletters.
AICE Exam Schedule for Spring 2023
Exams are required in the spring 2023 for all students in AICE courses. There are no make-up dates. Click the link for all testing information and click the picture to enlarge the calendar. AICE Exam Schedule
If you are not in Cambridge and are interested in joining for the 2023-2024 school year, click Cambridge Application & Information for 2023-2024 for more information on how to apply.
2023-2024 Academic Calendar
The 2023-24 academic calendar is now available to download on the MNPS website. Translated versions will be available soon. District Calendar - Metro Nashville Public Schools (mnps.org)
We are in that time of year when inclement weather may affect our school days. If we should have snow days in the future, it is possible that we would have a delay. If so, you can access our alternate schedules by clicking: Bell Schedules so you will know the class schedules for that day.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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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