Trailblazer Weekly | January 22, 2024

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Overland High School


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

Visit the Dutch Bros location on Iliff and Buckley on Saturday, January 27, and $1 from every drink will be donated to Make a Wish Colorado.

Order a Yearbook

CCSF Awards Grants to OHS Educators

Thank you to Cherry Creek Schools Foundation for awarding grant money to Overland High School for projects that will benefit our students.

  • Jamie Logan — Neurodiverse Learning Supports
  • Aaron Guggenheim – Independent Reading Books for Multilingual Learners
  • Ben Walsh – Macbeth Educational Games
  • Linda Snelgrove – Music Therapy
  • Kate McDonnell – Blazer Bots Robotics Program
List of Colorado Finalists

7 Daniels Fund Finalists

The Daniels Scholarship Program helps make college possible for motivated students with great potential, strong character, big dreams, and values that align with the man behind it all, Bill Daniels.

Overland is proud to announce that 7 of the finalists are Blazers! Winners will be selected in March. Congratulations to the following seniors:

  • Kareem Ahmed
  • Joshua Ashton II
  • Lydia Basterra Portillo
  • Joanna "Jomi" Campbell
  • Aleksander Czyzowicz
  • Eric Kelly
  • Amir Mohammed

OHS Artists Awarded

Overland received 15 awards in the Colorado Scholastics Art Awards. This is a huge honor for these students as this is a juried show and they are up against about 6000 other 8th-12th graders from the state of Colorado. On average only about 10% of the work that is entered into the show actually gets in. 

Congratulations to these talented students:

  • Cassandra Aguirre
  • Tasneem Alnouri
  • Micaela Delarosa
  • Phu Dwe
  • Jerry Gutierrez
  • Tina Hoang
  • Sabirin Jama
  • Scout Kirks
  • Jaxon Manning
  • Eva Martinez
  • Saa Morlu
  • Worathon Panichakul
  • Oryn Snyder
  • Anna Zabarauskas

Course Registration

Course registration for the 2024-25 school year begins soon. Please look through the course registration guide to plan your course of study.

Teachers will make recommendations through PowerSchool.

Students will receive registration information in Advisory on January 24 and January 31.

Course Registration Guide

Support Boys' Volleyball

Boys' volleyball season is just around the corner!  Our BSN store is open and is a fundraiser for us.  There are some new things this year so check it out!   


Thank you all for supporting our program!

Order from BSN

Community Impact Build Event — Feb 10


Formerly known as ‘Pitch Night,’ this event is a crash course for youth to seek out solutions to community challenges. If you are actively involved in a Changemaker meeting AND/OR have great ideas to make a positive difference in your community, we want to see you at our high-energy and high-impact build day! 

About the Event: 

This fun Saturday event will guide young people through community visioning exercises to imagine the change they want to make in the world, and youth will leave empowered with a game plan and toolkit to make these ideas a reality.

This year our theme is How can youth lead the change in creating healthier communities? With this in mind, you will go through various activities with other youth to help your ideas become reality. Facilitated by CYL staff and supported by trusted community members and mentors, you will feel more equipped to make change happen. 


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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

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


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


Jostens Orders

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

Jostens website

Cap & Gown

The cap & gown price goes up after February 2. Order now for $40.

Your purchase will include a tassel.

Order Cap & Gown

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


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

Join our team as a Health Liaison at the OHS Health Clinic! 


We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate individual to work alongside our school nurse, providing essential support to ensure the well-being of our students. As a Health Liaison, you will play a crucial role in the daily operations of the clinic and assisting with clinic triage, the management of students with chronic health conditions and administrative tasks. If you are passionate about promoting the health and welfare of high school students and are ready to make a positive impact in their lives and our community, we encourage you to visit the CCDS Jobs website and apply.


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

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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