Falcon Friday - September 29, 2023

Olathe South High School

Principal's Corner

Happy Friday Falcon Families!

It is always a great day to be a Falcon and this week was no exception! We are quickly approaching the end of the first quarter, and we are encouraged to see how hard our students and staff are working to end the quarter with success. At our September data meeting, we celebrated more than 96% of students have good attendance habits, 85% have all their grades higher than a 70%, and less than 2% of our students having an office referral. Our Falcons are amazing, and we are so proud of the work they are doing in the classroom.

This week also kicked off the start of our performing arts programs with orchestra having a concert this week, theatre opening Macbeth this weekend, band performing their entire show this Friday, and choir having a concert in two weeks. Our debate team continues to succeed in their competitions, and were recognized as members of the 200 point team this week, placing them in the top 10% of all debate teams in the nation! Be sure to check out the calendar as you will not want to miss the talent of our performing arts department.

Athletics continues to be completive in the Sunflower League. Thursday night we celebrate our senior volleyball students, and soccer will take on Olathe West that night as well. Our football team will continue their success again Mill Valley Friday night. Cross country will race against Ray-Pec on Saturday, Girls golf has a league competition on Sunday, and our gymnastics team will compete with Olathe West on the 4th. Be sure to get out and celebrate our girls tennis team as they enter regional competition on the 6th! We encourage our entire Falcon Nation to get out and celebrate our Falcons!

Our Falcon of the Week is Jayden Berry. Jayden is recognized for his hard work in the classroom, on the field, and for his ability to brighten anyone's day. Way to go, Jayden! Be sure to check out all the falcons nominated this week.

Go Falcons,

Sean DeMaree

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

College Now Students

October 2 is the last day College Now students can drop a fall year-long course with a 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.

Comic Coffeehouse

We want to send a shout out to our newest community partners Comic Coffeehouse. This locally owned coffee shop, located next to Jumpin Catfish, has recently started supporting our business department, and helping us open a coffee shop at South. Their support has been tremendous, and our students have learned a lot about coffee and running a business through this connection. Stop by the coffee shop anytime to thank them for their support, and to try their newest flavor, The Golden Falcon!
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Falcon of the Week

Again, congratulations to Jayden Barry on being named Falcon of the Week. The following students were also nominated and recognized for their great efforts at Olathe South!

Sophia Marquez, Beca Ibarra, Montell Banks, Corbin Bridges, Recycling Crew, Gavin Hurley, Matthew Gray, Alyssa Searle, Eshaan Singh, Cole Wise, Colton Rogers, Nogueras, Jayden Berry, Caleb Mitchell, Cooper Hodapp

Upcoming Varsity Events

Monday 10/2

District Marching Festival

Girls Golf at St. Andrews

Tuesday 10/3

Boys Soccer at ODAC

Wednesday 10/4

Gymnastics at Millcreek

Powderpuff and Bonfire

Thursday 10/5

Homecoming Assembly

Volleyball at ONW

Friday 10/6

Girls Tennis

Football at ODAC

Saturday 10/7

Homecoming Dance

Cross Country at Haskell Indian Nations University

Gymnastics at Newton

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Site Council

Our next Site Council Meeting is quickly approaching. If you are on Site Council, or would like to join, please plan to join us in the library on October 9th at 6:00pm!

AP Testing

Students may sign up for AP tests now through November 6. See attached document for more information on signing up and the test schedule.

Trunk or Treat

On October 29th from 6-8pm, Olathe South will be hosting a Trunk or Treat. All of our future flacons are invited to stop by, visit with our amazing Falcon activity teams, and get some delicious treats to take home!
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Homecoming week is coming up! We will celebrate next week with a spirit week theme each day. Wednesday night we will host our annual Powder Puff Football game and bonfire, Friday we will recognize our homecoming court at halftime of the football game, and we will end the week with the homecoming dance on Saturday night. Be sure your student has purchased a ticket online to attend the dance!

Spirit Week

Monday - Dress as celebrity

Tuesday - Dress as your kindergarten self

Wednesday - Anything but a backpack

Thursday - Biker v. Surfer

Friday - Greek Life

Olathe South Weekly News 9-28-23