Trailblazer Weekly | February 12, 2024

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Overland High School


It's Wish Week!

Wish Week Website
Bell Schedule & Calendar
Overland Website

Tickets to sporting events are now cashless and spectators must use the GoFan app to purchase tickets.

GoFan App
Team Schedules
Event Schedule


Wish Week is Feb 12–16

More information on our website

Craft Fair Vendor Info
OTPCO Website
Zoom Meeting Thurs Feb 15 @7pm

OPTCO – New Website + Craft Fair

The PTCO is excited to announce that we have a new website at! The site includes a store where you can purchase all sorts of awesome Blazer gear. A portion of all sales comes back to the school, so please check it out! In addition, the PTCO is hosting a Craft Fair on March 9. More details are on the website. We will be seeking student volunteers to help with set up and clean up. They can earn either volunteer hour credits or money for their clubs. Contact for more information.  

OPTCO General Meeting 2/15

Please join the PTCO for our General Meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 7pm via zoom. We will be discussing the upcoming Craft Fair and ways that Overland families can help make it a success.

Overland presents our spring musical, Cabaret, from February 29 through March 2 at 7:00pm.

Tickets are available online and at the door.

General Seating:

$10 Adults

$5 Students

Cabaret Table Seating for Two:

Limited Availability

Pay Through RevTrak

AP Exam Fees – due 2/28

  • Cost per AP Exam | $98.00
  • Cost per AP Exam for Free or Reduced | $40.00 (letter required)
  • AP/ College Board Late Registration Fee | $40.00 (Any exam registered after Nov 15)
  • Late Payment Fee | $25.00 (Added after February 28 payment due date)
More Information


Amy Cleveland (left) is pictured with her son William and daughter Isabelle.

Amy Cleveland Wins Golden Heart Award

Special Education teacher Amy Cleveland was honored Wednesday as the recipient of a Golden Heart Award.

This prestigious award is for any individual who has "opened their heart" to touch the life of a Cherry Creek School District student with special needs. This includes, but is not limited to, bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals, specials teachers (media, art, P.E., music), those in support positions, students, and community employers. Each person who receives this award has gone "above and beyond" to support students with special needs who attend Cherry Creek Schools.

Golden Heart Award recipients will be honored at the Golden Heart Award dinner on April 11, 2024.

Athletic Signing Day

Congratulations to our student athletes who signed with these institutions on Wednesday, February 7 at our Signing Day Ceremony.

Students Excel at Welding

Congratulations to Skills USA students Tyler Blair, Richard Alegria, and Asal Salman for undertaking the task of building a stool in under 6 hours for Skills USA welding fabrication.

The Skills Club meets after school on Tuesdays in 162F.


Commencement Ceremony 

Friday, May 24, 2024 

8:00 a.m. 

Ritchie Center, University of Denver

Senior Website

Seniors and a parent/guardian must attend a Parent Grad meeting in April. This meeting is mandatory for those who plan to walk in the graduation ceremony.

Save the Date

Last Name A–Ln

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Overland Auditorium


Last Name Lo–Z

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Overland Auditorium


You may attend either of the nights.

Jostens Orders

You can order your cap & gown and other senior regalia online.

Jostens website
Order Cap & Gown

Cap & Gown

The cap & gown price goes up to $50 after February 2.

Your purchase will include a tassel.

The cap & gown will be sent to the school. Seniors can pick them up at the end of May when they have completed checkout and graduation rehearsal.

Kerkhoff Orders

Kerkhoff Photography will take cap & gown photos for purchase on the following dates:

Cap & Gown Portraits at Lunch

  • March 12 and March 14

Parent Grad Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 @7pm
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2023 @6pm
Kerkhoff Order Form

FAFSA/CASFA Block Party & College Resource Fair

February 17th, 10AM-1PM

CU Denver Student Wellness Center

For High School Seniors and Beyond:

  • Onsite FAFSA/CASFA assistance
  • Resource Fair with various exhibitors
  • Onsite scholarship giveaways
  • Prize giveaways
  • Breakfast or lunch for those completing the FAFSA/CASFA, volunteers, and vendors
  • AND….FUN!!

For 9th-11th Graders & Families:

  • Access to representatives from colleges, universities, career & technical schools
  • Community-based resources to explore
  • Onsite prizes and gift card giveaways
  • AND…FUN!!

Register Here

For the digital administration of the SAT Test, students should bring their school-issued laptop which has the required BlueBook app.

If you signed up to take the digital administration of the SAT at Overland on March 9, you will need to bring your school-issued laptop. CCSD has installed the required BlueBook app on all school devices. If you bring your personal computer, you must install the BlueBook app from the College Board website.


Call Nurse Brian at 720-747-3789

Email Nurse Brian
Report Positive COVID Result

Fax 720-747-3588



This week, I want to address a crucial question: "How Sick is Too Sick?" It's essential to understand when it's best to keep your child at home to prevent the spread of illness and ensure their well-being and the well-being of our school community. Per CDPHE guidelines, there are four main reasons for children and adults to stay home:


  1. Your student could infect others with a contagious illness, either because of symptoms, a diagnosis, or recent exposure to a contagious illness.
  2. Your student does not feel well enough to take part in usual activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy, or will not stop crying.
  3. Your student needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.
  4. Your student has symptoms or an illness on this list, and staying home is required.


Flu and COVID Prevention

One of the most effective ways to protect your child and our school community from the flu is by getting a flu shot. We strongly recommend contacting your healthcare provider to inquire if the flu shot is available and recommended for your child. Additionally, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and following public health guidelines, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, can help reduce the risk of transmission of both the flu and COVID-19.


Thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain a healthy learning environment for all students. Your partnership is essential in keeping our school community safe and well.


Wishing you and your family good health throughout the school year.

Kind Regards,

Brian Kornreich, BSBME, BSN, MS, RN

Student ID's

Overland students must have their OHS Student ID at all times. Need a replacement ID? Please go to the IST Main Office.

North Entrance

The Jewell Avenue (north) entrance to the Overland-Prairie campus and the STRIDE Health Clinic will be closed during school hours. Vehicles may enter from Pacific Drive.

The STRIDE Health Clinic parking lot is for patients only.

Security Kiosk

A security hut has been placed at the Pacific Avenue entrance to our campus near the four-way stop. This is a security checkpoint and a drop-off location for food deliveries.

Make an appointment today! 

(303) 7STRIDE 
STRIDE Community Health Center
  • Behavioral Health Services 
  • Chronic Disease Management 
  • Dental Screenings 
  • Developmental Screenings 
  • Immunizations 
  • Minor Injuries
  • Newborn Care & Well Child Checks 
  • Physicals 
  • Sick Visits 
  • Sports Physicals 
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health and Education

Insurance Information
While STRIDE is a non-profit healthcare organization that provides healthcare to the underserved, uninsured and working families who cannot afford these services, they are NOT a free-service clinic.  
STRIDE participates with following discount and insurance programs and also offers families financial screenings to determine sliding-scale discounts or help find health plans patients qualify for:  
  • Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)
  • Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Colorado Access
  • Access Advantage
  • Self Pay
  • Some private insurances
STRIDE Health Care Coverage Information


Sara Khatib

IST Room 118

Email Ms. Khatib
More Information

Community Liaison

Meet Sara Khatib, our Community Liaison. She can help students and families with various needs such as

  • Food/clothing
  • Mental health support
  • Economic hardship/homelessness
  • Uninsured or medical difficulties
  • Free and reduced lunch
  • Transportation
  • School supplies
Click here for local community resources

Adult ESL Classes – Winter 2024


Food Resources in Aurora/Denver/Arapahoe Country

Food Pantry Locator

More Life Community Center

14000 E. Jewell Ave Sundays:10:00a-1:00p

1st & 3rd Wednesdays: 9:30a-2:00p; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 9:30a-12:30p; Mobile Food Bank of the Rockies: 3:00p-5:00p (North Parking Lot)

Get food delivered to your home- students 6-18 yrs old- 7 meals, 14 snacks, and 7 milks weekly.

Aurora Interfaith Community Services

Get Help – Aurora Interfaith Community Services

Food bank, utility help

Shop for free groceries in Denver-- 11402 East 53rd Avenue, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80239 Door #36 on the back left side! (November dates are full; but sign can up for December) 

Secor Cares Food Market FR 

Wednesday and Thursday 9a-4p; Friday & Saturday 9a-1p

17151 Pine Lane, Parker, CO

Food Resource Hotline: 855-855-4626

Little Flower Assistance Center

11149 E. 14th Ave, Aurora, CO 80010


Free Community Food Bank on Wednesdays

14485 E Evans Ave. 80014 on the North side of the parking lot at 12:00

The Gateway Food Pantry at Bridgewater Church

Sundays from 11a-12p; 5201 E. WARREN AVE. Denver, 80222

Benefits in Action

Food Delivery

Resources for the Holidays

Resources near OHS
Resources in all communities

If you need support with housing, please reach out to your counselors, Ms. Khatib, or a trusted adult in the building.

Job Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Students, are you looking for volunteer work or summer jobs? Check out some resources that are available to you in Aurora and Denver.

This document is updated all the time, so keep checking back. Contact Ms. Sara Khatib with any questions.


When schools are on a delayed start High School bus pickup is delayed 90 minutes. School starts at 9:50 a.m.

Weather Delays and Snow Days

Winter weather can happen at any time. Ensure that you receive weather delay and closure notifications by making sure your phone numbers and email addresses are correct in myCherryCreek.

Just log in to myCherryCreek, click on the Oracle tile, then on Contact Info in the menu on the left. Make sure your Home Mobile Phone and/or Home Phone numbers and Work Email address are correct, so that you will receive weather delay and closure notifications.

More Weather Information


Check grades

Check attendance

Email teachers

Access classwork

LINK: myCherryCreek

VIDEO: How to use myCherryCreek

Check Your Student's Grades and Attendance

Just a reminder that CCSD allows parents/guardians to access their student's grades, attendance, email teachers, and access student classwork via myCherryCreek. This is a great way to help you monitor your student's academic success at Overland throughout the academic year.  


Yvette Rolison


Food Deliveries

For safety reasons, food deliveries will not be accepted inside the building. Students should limit all deliveries to their lunch time, and food must be picked up outside near the security kiosk.

Apply Here

Please Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch

Even though Colorado has elected to provide free meals for all students, applying for MEAL BENEFITS through the district has benefits beyond meals. For example: 

  • Reduced cost for testing
  • Reduced Athletic and Activities Fees
  • Reduced or free College Application Fees

You need to reapply every school year.




Report an Absence
Class Meeting Video
Attendance Grid


How to Support the Overland Wrestling Team

Join King Soopers Rewards Program.

If you are a King Soopers shopper and have a rewards login, please connect your account to the Overland High School Wrestling Team!

Just log in to your account, click My Profile, Scroll down to Community Rewards, then search Overland High School Wrestling, and enroll. Then every time you shop under your rewards, a percentage comes back to us.

Use Mile High Ducts for duct cleaning. 

We have an exciting opportunity to raise funds for our wrestling program. OHS Wrestling Alumni and Business Owner, Andy Fitzpatrick, owner of Mile High Duct, is offering an amazing opportunity to have a percentage of funds come back to our program if your household or business uses their service of duct cleaning! All you have to do is say that you were referred by the Overland High School Wrestling Program. 

Check them out online at or call them at Phone: (720) 422-9953.

Become a Wrestling Sponsor. 

Each wrestler is required to pay a $100 wrestling fee, which helps to pay for their practice gear pack for the season. While money is necessary for our program, it is never a barrier. If there is a student-athlete who is unable to pay, then we find community sponsors to cover all or most of their fee. If interested, respond to this email. 

Join Go Green Now to join a Community Solar Program 

Use the link below to read more about the program, and enroll at the bottom. All you need is to be an Xcel Energy user. Use referral code OHS for a $100 donation to come back to the OHS Wrestling Program. 

Support OHS at King Soopers

If you do not already have a charity associated with your King Soopers card, please consider selecting one of the OHS groups below so some group earns that free money. 

Log in to your King Soopers account and select Community Rewards on the left-hand side and then select one of the groups below:

  • Overland PTCO - GA375
  • Overland High School Band Parents Association (Band and Orchestra) - HK700
  • Overland High School Choir and Theatre – BC026
  • Cherry Creek School District Overland Baseball – KT631
  • Overland High School (goes to Student Council) – TR572

K&G Fashion Superstore Supports OHS

Need an outfit for Homecoming, Prom, or other formal occasions? K&G Fashion Superstore will donate 10% of purchases made by Overland students back to Overland High School!

K&G Fashion Superstore

13940 E Mississippi Ave

Aurora, CO  80012




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