Falcon Friday Update-Sept 30, 2022

Olathe South High School

Principal's Corner

Last week was an exciting week for our Olathe South community. It was great to see the crowds at all of our Homecoming events. If you missed it, we had a full house on Friday night with over 700 students there cheering on a decisive football victory, the Homecoming court and the marching band show. And because they are great kids......they swept up the grandstand afterwards. The weekend was capped off with an energic Homecoming Dance attended by over 1200 students.

This week provides a little rest from all the excitement of Homecoming week and lets us focus on the remaining work for 1st quarter prior to grade cards and Parent Teacher Conferences. This is a good time to check in on Parent Vue and see how your Falcon is progressing in their classes. I have attached directions to access Parent Vue if don't have it already.

The weather is going to be exceptional this weekend! I hope you have a chance to get out with your family and enjoy it!

Go Falcons!

Dale Longenecker


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

FAFSA Completion Night - Registration close on Monday 10/3!

Attention Falcon Seniors and Families, Registration for the FAFSA Completion Night closes on Monday! Please join us on October 5th for our FAFSA Completion night. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with 10 Financial Aid experts who can help assist you in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid right here at Olathe South. There are 3 sessions you can register for (5:00-5:45 PM, 6:00-6:45 PM, and 7:00-7:45 PM). This is district wide event and SPACE IS LIMITED so make sure to register early here: https://forms.gle/ngSdxQaU7DkxjLcw6

If you have any questions, please let your counselor know.

Falcon Family PTO

The Falcon Family PTO is having a meeting on Tuesday, October 4 from 5:30-6:30pm at Olathe South in the Falcons Nest. If you are interested in learning about what all the PTO supports and want to volunteer to help with events, please plan on attending. There will be a planned agenda to discuss and will end on time. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mike Heim, heimers@sbcglobal.net

College Now Drop Date

October 3 is the last day College Now students can drop a fall year-long course with a 100% refund.

Need to drop a course? All course drops must be completed by dropping the course online through MyJCCC or by emailing registrar_office@jccc.edu to obtain a schedule change request. JCCC does not allow courses to be dropped over the phone once the semester has begun

Yearbook picture retakes - Grades 9, 10, 11 October 6 - Seniors October 27

If your student missed picture day or would like to have their picture retaken, they will need to come to the office on October 6 for freshmen, sophomores and juniors and October 27 for seniors. There will NOT be an E-Hallpass created for the student. If you ordered and received pictures, those will need to be brought in on the day of retakes.

Quick Step+ College Algebra

The hot topic for this week is all about College Algebra!

October 7 is the last day for high school students to enroll in theQuick Step Plus College Algebra course.

QSPCA Grant – Funding Quadruples!
JCCC has received an additional $200,000 in grant funds that are available for Quick Step Plus College Algebra students. Students must enroll and submit the grant application before the semester enrollment deadlines to be considered. If awarded, the grant will cover up to two classes at the full tuition rate. Deadline for enrollment is Friday, Oct 7 by 5 p.m.

Attention 11th Grade Parents

If you have not already submitted updated vaccination records, it is now due.

The State of Kansas requires the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for 16 years old students.

Per Kansas statue, students who have not provided the immunization records to school nurses will may not be able to attend school starting on Monday, October 10th until the immunization records are provided.

Please make sure to turn in documentation that your student received the Men ACWY (may also be listed as MCV4/Menactra/Menveo) Immunization. Records can be submitted:

  • Via fax to 913-780-7161
  • Via email to OSHS Nurses Office: Tori Reaves- vlreaves@olatheschools.org
  • By dropping off the paperwork in the OSHS nurses office

As a note, a few families included shot records with their physical paperwork. If you did, please resubmit that documentation using one of the methods above.

Remember you can view your student’s immunization records via Parent VUE or contact the School Nurse at 913-780-7162 with any questions.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall conferences will be held 10/10 through 10/13. October 10, 11 and 13 are individual conferences scheduled with a particular teacher. Wednesday, October 12, conferences will be held in the South gym, Falcons Nest and Commons. No appointment needed for October 12.
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Olathe South Hosts Annual 2022 Dig Pink Match on Oct 10

This year Olathe South is fortunate to host the Olathe Dig Pink Event on October 10th. This is a tradition in Olathe where all 5 high schools come together and raise money to donate to the SIDEOUT FOUNDATION. In the last six years, our high schools have been able to raise about $10,000 a year for the fight against breast cancer. It is truly a labor of love by all of the high school programs. “Dig Pink” is the Side-Out Foundation’s flagship cancer awareness fundraiser being used by the Olathe School District’s Volleyball Programs and is supported by USA Volleyball and the Heart of America region as a recognized charity promoting awareness and research for breast cancer.

Test day at Olathe South - October 12

Are you a junior or senior student that might have an interest in the military? Then the ASVAB test administered by the military on Wednesday, October 12 may be a good choice for you to take on the National Assessment Day at Olathe North.

There is NO COST to the student and there is NO OBLIGATION to the military. The reports provide great information about you and your strengths and can provide valuable insight to possible career choices in your future. Spots are limited, so register today!

Link to sign up for the ASVAB test on the October 12 testing day:


Olathe South Weekly News 9-29-22

AP Registration and Schedule

AP Exam registration is open and the deadline to register is NOVEMBER 1. Students can register for exams through their College Board account and pay for them by using In Touch. See the flier below for more information. Please contact Ms. LeGrand in the Counseling Office if you have questions.

Senior Section

Senior Timeline:

Thursday, October 20 - class meeting with Jostens re: graduation announcements, caps and gowns etc.

Thursday, October 27 - Senior yearbook picture retakes

Wednesday, November 2- Jostens graduation orders taken during lunch

Thursday, November 3 - Jostens graduation orders taken during lunch

Friday, February 3 - Senior Yearbook ads due (see flyer below for more info)

Wednesday, March 8 - Jostens graduation announcements delivered during lunch

Thursday, March 9 - Jostens graduation announcements delivered before school

Saturday, April 29 - Prom

Monday, May 1 - Academic Awards Night and National Decision Day (the deadline for seniors to pick their college- students recognized during lunch)