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  • This Week in OHS Athletics - Feb 26

    Come support our Overland athletes in their upcoming games and competitions. Click the headline title for this week's events.

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  • CCIC Offers Computer Controlled Machining Course

    The Cherry Creek Innovation Campus is offering a special summer class on Computer Controlled Machining. The CNC Machining class is a foundational course for students who plan to pursue an engineering degree from a college/university or who plan to enter the workforce as a machinist or other manufacturing professional. The summer course is 2 weeks long and registration is limited. The course is taught by Ross Ericson, a 30 year pre-engineering teacher in the Cherry Creek School District. For more information, please click the headline title.

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  • Hall of Fame Ceremony - Mar 28

    Overland High School is proud to announce the 2020 class for the Athletic Hall of Fame! Our third Overland Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 28 from 3:00 to 6:00pm. Click the headline title for more information or to purchase tickets.

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  • Career Fair - Feb 29

    Job opportunities available at the CCSD Career Fair on Saturday, February 29 at the Fremont Building. Click the headline title for more.

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  • Chess Tournament - Feb 29

    Want to play in the CCSD Chess Tournament on February 29? Enroll early. Tournament limited to first 200 who sign up. Click the headline title for more.

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  • Get Homework Help at Extended School

    Need after-school help with your homework? Stop by Extended School in the ASC-South. Mon or Thur. 3:45-4:45.

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District Announcements

  • 2nd Annual HBCU/HSI/TSI College Fair

    Attention high school students and parents: Meet with representatives from Historically Black Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Serving Institutions and learn about admissions requirements and scholarship opportunities. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues., March 3, Overland High School. Get more information here.

    Get ready for Cherry Creek Reads

    Grab a new book or an old favorite and get ready to read! Cherry Creek Schools will celebrate the joy of reading during Cherry Creek Reads week, March 9-13, 2020. Find out more about this fun, districtwide event!

    Vaping Prevention Information Night

    SAVE THE DATE! Cherry Creek Schools will host a Vaping Prevention Information Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 12 at Grandview High School. Staff, parents and middle and high school students are invited. More info coming soon!

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Woke Wednesday Message from Principal Armour

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    February 26, 2020

    Last week, we ended the week with the theme of generosity running through each of us. This week’s message is focused on character.

    Dr. King talked about not being judged by our skin color, but by our character. An old African Proverb says, “Show me your friend and I will show you your character.” Our character reveals WHO we are as individuals, human beings, members of mankind. The goodness of your character is what draws people to you and what drives some away.

    As we close out African-American History Month, I say to you as your principal and the first black woman principal of Overland High School, your character is as important as your education. How do you view your character and what part of your character do you want others to admire?

    Stay Woke, Overland.

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  • February 19, 2020

    This week’s message centers on the theme of generosity. Being generous to others doesn’t cost anything. True generosity comes from the desires of the heart to give to others, take care of others and help provide for others. A generous person is a selfless person. One that understands that it truly is better to give than receive. In the words of Muhammad Ali, “Our only hope lies in the power of our love, generosity, tolerance, understanding and our commitment to making the world a better place for all.”

  • February 5, 2020

    Today's Woke Wednesday message is an excerpt of Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise."

    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may trod me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

    Did you want to see me broken?
    Bowed head and lowered eyes?
    Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
    Weakened by my soulful cries?

    You may shoot me with your words,
    You may cut me with your eyes,
    You may kill me with your hatefulness,
    But still, like air, I’ll rise.

    Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
    I rise
    Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
    I rise
    Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
    I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
    I rise
    I rise
    I rise.

  • January 29, 2020

    Your race, your gender, your language, your religion and your sexual identity are only some of the characteristics that make you who you are. Your core values, your beliefs and the way that you treat people will speak to others about who you are long after you are gone. One of the biggest mistakes we make as humans, is to assume that our appearance and the way we look on the outside outweighs what’s on the inside. It’s 2020, Blazers, while the way you show up on the outside is important, let’s put more focus on who we are and how we take care of ourselves and others. The legacy you leave behind is what people will remember about you. Take care of your legacy, Overland.

  • January 22, 2020

    This week, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man that dedicated his life to the betterment of ALL people.

    Dr. King once said, “The final measurement of your life is not based on length, but on the service and sacrifice to your fellow man.” Dr. King did not live long, but in his short time on Earth he helped change life as we know it for all of us, including you and me.

    Show gratitude to those that sacrificed for us by making the most of your education and making a difference in this world. The more you serve, the more you learn and the more you learn, the greater your life will be.

  • January 15, 2020

    This week’s Woke Wednesday comes from Claus Moser who said, “Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.”

    Take advantage of this FREE education. The price you’ll pay for not learning and not receiving your high school diploma will cost you for the rest of your life.

    Get yours and Stay Woke, Overland.

  • January 8, 2020

    Welcome Back, Blazers!

    It’s a new month, a new year and a new decade. As we walk into this new year, instead of focusing on the negative things you want to change, focus on celebrating and increasing your greatest characteristics. If you have a good sense of humor, make a point to make others laugh more often. If you have a specific talent, go all out to share your talent with others.

    It’s a new day! Do you and do it well, Overland.

  • December 11, 2019

    This is your last Woke Wednesday message of 2019.

    We are less than a week away from finals. As you prepare for your exams, I want you to take a moment to think about the importance of taking care of your mind, body, and spirit this next week. Without rest, you cannot perform your best. Without a sound mind, your thoughts can be clouded and unfocused. Your success on these final exams will move you one step closer to graduation, and in order to perform your absolute best, you must take care of your greatest asset – YOU!

    You’ve got this, Blazers!

  • November 20, 2019

    As we enter the holiday season, let's be grateful. Be thankful and appreciative for what we have. Let's take care of one another, Overland.

  • November 13, 2019

    Don't trust everything you see.

    Even salt looks like sugar.

    10 A-Days left. Pay attention, and stay focused.

    Stay Woke, Overland.

  • November 6, 2019

    This morning’s Woke Wednesday message comes from one of my favorite hip hop artists and actor, Mos Def who said, “The idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.”

    As we enter into the holiday season and we celebrate Native American/Indigenous month, take a moment to evaluate how we treat one another. Instead of listening to the negativity out there, let’s vow to seek peace and love, Overland. Remember, we are more alike than we are different.

    Stay Woke, Overland.

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