May 22-26, 2023
This week is all half days!
Monday, May 22: A1, A2
Tuesday, May 23: B1, B2
Wednesday, May 24: A3, A4
Thursday, May 25: B3, B4
Digital Senior Yearbook
Thanks to Ms. Bervoets for compiling a digital senior yearbook for the students. To access the yearbook click: Class of 2023 Yearbook
Elementary School Senior Walk Invitations
Attention Seniors! Did you attend Norman Binkley, Shayne, Crieve Hall or Granbery? You are invited to walk the halls again! Each of these elementary schools is having their own Class of 2023 walk-offs. Norman Binkley's is Monday, May 22 at 2pm, Shayne's is Tuesday, May 23 at 8am, Crieve Hall's is Wednesday, May 24th at 8am, and Granbery's is Wednesday, May 24 at 2pm. Wear your cap and gown!
For more than 100 years, Rensselaer, in conjunction with high schools around the world, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. This year, the Rensselaer Medal was awarded to JOHS junior Omeed Shirani. Along with this medal, Omeed will receive a merit scholarship that can be put toward an education and career in science, engineering, and technology. Good job Omeed!
Return your books
If you have not already returned your books, we need all library books returned as soon as possible. Books not returned will put a fine on the account. Once the book is returned, the fine will be removed. We will take returned books up until the last day of school! To check your library account, go into Clever and follow these directions: How to Check Your Library Account
If you need any help, just ask a librarian!
Thank you to all our athletes!
Congratulations to all of our mighty Bobcat athletes on an amazing year of games, competition, and community! We love your determination and spirit and all the opportunities you gave us to cheer and have fun and celebrate our Bobcat Nation! Cheers to you and thank you for all the memories!
Volleyball tryouts are May 22nd and 23rd from 5-7pm. There is a volleyball parent meeting on the 24th at 5pm. For more information, contact Coach Gaines at firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball tryouts will be May 25th from 2-5 at the softball field. For more information contact Coach Carlson at email@example.com
Boys Basketball Tryouts
Boys’ basketball summer tryouts will be May 30th and May 31st, 11:00am-1pm. This tryout is for all grades. If you have any questions, contact Coach Hopson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any student interested in playing Boys or Girls Golf next season, please see Coach Fran in room 171. Gregory.Francescon@mnps.org
Parent Advisory Council
Summer Programs and Camps
See the attached flyers for more information about each camp and how to register.
- Lipscomb AERO Program-This summer program is for graduating seniors who plan to study engineering at ANY post-secondary institution.
- Meharry Data Science Academy-FREE summer program for students in grades 9-12. Limited to 16 students.
- TSU Summer All Star Math Institute—Students must have an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or above and completed Algebra I or Integrated Math I.
- Nashville State Community College Summer Program—This program is for Class of 2023 graduates who are admitted to Nashville State for Fall 2023.
- Lipscomb Educator Scholars Camp--For 10th and 11th graders interested in a career in education.
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.
Join the HOSA Club
Interested in Health Science? Then HOSA is for you! Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is an international career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. If interested in joining in the fall, fill out this HOSA Interest Form
Repeats from previous newsletters.
Questions about any of our academies? You can find the information here:
Academy Showcase and Academy One-Pagers
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!
Each year Overton is asked to share the Parent Compact and Parent Involvement policies with families for feedback. Please review the proposed documents: Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Policy for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. If you have any questions or feedback, please email email@example.com.
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
Remote Learning Plan
Tennessee State Legislature House Bill 1964 requires all schools to have a plan in place that prepares the students and staff in the event that we should have to make an unpredicted shift to remote learning. All students should have access to a laptop (either school issued or personal).
Families who do not have internet because of economic hardship can apply to borrow a hotspot.
If student needs a school issued laptop or a hotspot, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or text 615-669-2708. To read the full policy, click the link:
2023-2024 Academic Calendar
The 2023-24 academic calendar is now available to download on the MNPS website.
District Calendar - Metro Nashville Public Schools (mnps.org)
If we should have any inclement weather, 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.
MNPS has a new online payment system
Parents can create an account by visiting the SchoolCash Online webpage on our website. They can then attach their student(s) to their profile.
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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