Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

The Official page of Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, MEMPHIS, TN http://www.overtonhs.net/1213Site/optionalprogram.html

Overton High School is widely known for its Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Optional Program’s success in helping students develop their talents to their fullest potential. As students in the CAPA Academy, those enrolled in Overton’s Optional Program can work toward their creative and academic goals in a small learning community within the high school.

Mission: Our mission is to foster creativity and character in a college- and career-centered community.

CONGRATULATIONS to Yarelis Ventura!!! She is a Junior, Art II student in Ms. Rice's class. Her artwork won the regional LINKS poster contest. The theme was “Transforming Communities by Making Health a Habit: Depicting what a healthy and happy community looks like in Shelby County.”

Yarelis is now competing nationally!!! Please click on the link and vote for this talented Wolverine! Voting ends May 23rd!!


[05/04/20]   🥳 Overton teachers make a positive difference in the lives of students when they make personal connections with them and build positive relationships with them!

Overton High School has the best teachers!!! They have been working hard remotely!!!

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Join us in celebrating our Valedictorian, Autumn Jamison, and Salutatorian, Vivica King!! These two young ladies are phenomenal!! Go Wolverines!!

Honoring Excellence - Virtual Scholar's Celebration 2020

Honoring this year's Valedictorians and Salutatorians in Shelby County Schools


2020 TN Grand Slam Finals

Tune in NOW to support Finalist, Tierney Macon! She is a Junior CAPA Creative Writing Student!!


Live stream of Southern Word's Grand Slam Finals. April 30.

OHS Class of 2020, here is some information on how we will celebrate YOU!! Detailed information will be forthcoming!! Go Wolverines!!

During tonight's School Board meeting, Superintendent Ray announced plans for honoring seniors and conducting District-wide graduation celebrations and ceremonies. We know you all have been anxiously awaiting this news, and we appreciate your patience while we've worked through these unprecedented circumstances to ensure safe and accessible graduation activities. The safety of our students, families and staff must remain our top priority in every decision we make. Unlike small school districts, we have to account for over 30 high schools and more than 6000 students, so the challenges are very different for SCS to plan graduation events on this scale. But with that in mind, we are very excited to announce a 3-phase plan for honoring our class of 2020 graduates spanning May through July. We want to thank the many seniors who contributed to this plan by sending thoughtful solutions through our Senior Strong email. Your feedback helped tremendously because after all, these experiences are meant for you.

First, the week of May 18th, we will launch a new graduation website for parents featuring commemorative programs for every high school, listing every 2020 graduate, that students and parents can download as keepsakes.

The second phase occurs in June, with Drive Through Senior Salutes - tentatively set for the week of June 8th. Schools will be sharing plans for seniors and their families to safely visit campus to receive diplomas and awards, decorate cars and enjoy special senior-themed photo opportunities. Of course, we will be following safe social distancing guidelines.

Finally, in July - we are happy to announce that we are scheduling traditional graduation ceremonies - tentatively set for July 13th-26. Specific dates and location details will be shared closer to that time. However, we will of course be following safe social distancing guidelines and we must abide by any city or state health and safety regulations regarding large gatherings. With that in mind, we will have a backup plan to conduct virtual ceremonies, but at this time, please know our full intent is to conduct traditional ceremonies for our class of 2020 in July.

You will be hearing more from your school in the weeks ahead regarding the drive-through salutes in June and ceremonies in July. Also, we will be sharing important updates later in the week about senior fees and refunds, as well as processes for picking up items at schools. Until then, you can visit our website for more information - http://www.scsk12.org/coronavirusfacts/seniorupdates?PID=1671

Thank you for being #SCSSeniorStrong!

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Attention students of Mr. Valdez, Ms. Turner, Ms. LaBate, Mr. Hoots, and Dr. Walker-

CCTE students get your certification while you shelter in place!!

Attention CCTE students! Don't forget that you can still finish some certifications online this year by May 22. Be on the lookout for communications from your teachers, and find these resources and more at http://www.scsk12.org/instructionalresources/ccte?PID=1665

Learn more about our College, Career, and Technical Education (CCTE) programs at scsk12.org/ccte.


Congratulations to OHS Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Autumn Jamison, and Salutatorian, Vivica King!! We are so proud of you both!! #OHSSeniorStrong2020

Meet your Overton and Raleigh-Egypt High School Vals and Sals! 🌟

Tune in tomorrow, Monday, April 27 at 2:30 PM to 88.5FM as they join us on The Voice of SCS Radio. Congrats, outstanding seniors! #SCSSeniorStrong

Don't forget to join Ms. Boyd and Dr. Williams tomorrow on Facebook Live at 11 am

Join Ms. Boyd & Dr. Williams this Friday, April 24th, at 11 am for a Facebook Live Chat/Check-In.

We are so proud 3 of the 7 finalists are from Overton. Way to go girls !!

Want to know who will be taking home $500 as the winner of the Bluff City Essay Contest?✏️🤩

Tune in on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm to hear Memphis cover girl, Taylor Williams announce the winners.

The finalists are:
Javaela Jones -Bolton High School
Tierney Macon -Overton High School
Jasmine Durham -Germantown High School
Veronica Holmes -Overton High School, Heaven Govan -Germantown High School, Zoe Summer -East High School,
Gwendolyn Dickey -Overton High School

These young women have opened up their hearts about the most pressing issues facing young women in Memphis. 👑Tune in to see which three will be taking home a cash prize!

Wolverines, check the daily schedule to see if there is a high school lesson to watch! Incorporate instructional materials into your DAILY routine!! All students have access to online ACT practice!! Remember, ACT Up!!! Wolverines score 21 and higher on the ACT!!

If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to check out our new K-12 Learning Guides for the week at scsk12.org/instructionalresources!

Also, we will be keeping the TV schedule for Video Lessons on all stations updated here - https://bit.ly/2ylySGE.

Make sure to check back for updates and watch the same videos online at any time at scsk12.org/instructionalresources in their grade level folders.

C/O 2020 SCS Update

As promised, we have some new updates for our senior students. We know this has been a very challenging couple of weeks, especially at this crucial point in your academic career. We're working diligently to get more answers, and we appreciate your patience. Please know it is a top priority to ensure you complete your final year successfully and get the recognition you deserve. #SCSSeniorStrong

Wolverines, you still have an opportunity TODAY to work your mind!!! Tune in...

AP students here is a great way to stay engaged!! Remember, you still have an opportunity to earn college credit!! Continue to study for your AP exam!! You can do it!!!

Daily optional lessons for most AP courses will begin tomorrow on YouTube. http://spr.ly/61811Q5iL. More coming soon.

Lessons will be delivered by AP teachers from across the country and can be used alongside work teachers are giving their students. Teachers are welcome to join!

The first weeks will focus on the end of the course, key topics that colleges expect students to learn but won’t be on exams. Teachers will also provide exam prep each day. As exams approach, teachers will focus primarily on review of concepts/skills that could appear on exams.

Some lessons being taught this week:
#APUSH: 8.3 The Red Scare
#APBio: 7.2 Natural Selection
#APPsych: 8.1 Introduction to Psychological Disorders

See more topics being covered this week and the full course schedule here: http://spr.ly/61821Q5i0.

OHS C/O 2020, please share your ideas with the district and let your voices be heard. We want to celebrate YOU and this important milestone in your life!! We love our SENIORS!!!#OHS2020Strong

[03/27/20]   Dear Parents,

Good evening, I pray all is well. I just wanted to remind you that lunch is available to students this week, every day, from 11am to 1 p.m. in various locations throughout the city. SCS Education Packets are also available. Please refer to scsk12.org for locations and district updates. Also, see our websites, Instagram, and twitter pages for regular updates. We know you have so many unanswered questions, but I promise you we are working diligently to get answers to all of your questions during these unchartered and unprecedented times. Our nation, state, and local government, along with SCS are engaged in these difficult times, but I remain faithful and assured that we will get through this together and we will make sure our students succeed and have everything they need.

Rest assured any monies given to the school will be refunded at the appropriate times if indeed these activities have been cancelled during this unprecedented public health crisis. Thank you so much for choosing Overton High. I will be in touch again soon. Be safe and remain healthy.

Overton won 2nd place today in the shoe design contest by SoGiv. Only 1 point difference between 1st and 2nd place. The students designed a shoe about immigration. Congratulations to Ms. Morgan, Mr. Hoots, and our students!


Overton Holiday Extravaganza

Check out highlights from the dance portion of the Overton Holiday Extravaganza !
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Overton High CAPA students put on quite a show ahead of Christmas. The dance program featured renditions of The Grinch, Frozen and others.

Help Wolverines stay prepared with our 1st Semester Exam Schedule !
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The First Noel... BEAUTIFUL solos are featured!!

The Overton CAPA Choir under the direction of Mrs. Huddleston is getting the crowd in the holiday spirit with sweet melodious sounds!!
Overton Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Weil will be performing at 2:00pm. Come to Peabody and get into the holiday spirit with Overton at this beautiful historic hotel!

The Art Department is thrilled to share that 12 of our students won placement in the West Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition competition and several won awards.

We're especially proud of Alexandria E. who won Best of Show, the top award, for her self-portrait. She will receive $500.00 and her work will become a part of the permanent collection of WTRSAE in Humboldt, TN and will be displayed on a billboard.


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2019-2020 WTRSAE

West Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

West Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

Our November Half-Day is this Friday, November 8!

7:15 AM schools will dismiss at 11:15 AM
8:15 AM schools will dismiss at 12:15 PM
9:15 schools will dismiss at 1:15 PM

Those enrolled in the Half-Day Program will dismiss at the normal full-day time. Aftercare will also take place as normal once the Half-Day Program dismisses.

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Our very own student, Tierney Macon, is an entrepreneur!! She has other OHS students working with her making a difference in the lives of busy educators! Her business, EDPAL, was featured on News Channel 3 Bright Spot!! Keep shining your light Tierney!!

Bright Spot: 16-year-olds with adult attitudes! Meet Tierney Macon who is the founder of EDPAL, a Memphis program created to help teachers in the classroom.

Congratulations to our Wolverine Davida Stocking!! You will represent OHS and SCS well!!

We are so proud of our Girls Inc. girl, Davida Stocking who was selected to represent Girls Inc. on the 2019-2020 Teen Advocacy Council! This is a highly competitive program and only 12 young women from across the nation were chosen to participate. Congratulations Davida! #StrongSmartBold #GirlsIncMemphis

Ms. LaBate and our talented students were working hard this past Saturday.

On Saturday, SCS, in partnership with RiverArtsFest hosted Memphis’ first Social Justice Sewing Academy at Overton High School. The mission of SJSA is “Piecing together youth voices, textile art, and community in a 21st Century sewing circle”. More than 50 students, teachers and local artists from across the city discussed social issues important to them and then sketched out how to communicate and advocate for those issues in a quilt block. To complete the project, quilt blocks will next be sent to volunteers to embroider and piece together to create a collaborative work of art that will be exhibited locally in the spring.⁣

Sara Trail, founder of SJSA, will also be working with students at Colonial Middle School and Overton High School this week. Visit sjsacademy.com or Social Justice Sewing Academy on Facebook and Instagram to see more more from students all over the country.⁣

#SCSArtsMatter SCS Visual and Performing Arts Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

Entertainment by the talent Overton Ovation!

Good times and great food at OHS Wing Fest!!!

The Scientists in Dr. Holt-Gray’s Physical Science class were taking advantage of the beautiful weather to conduct some experiments 🧪 about the states of matter. Learning never stops at Overton!!

Excellent resource for those students that may need it!! These passes will go fast!! Take advantage of it early!!

This school year, with the help of Memphis Area Transit Authority, we are giving our students a lift, figuratively and literally. Bus passes will be available to high school students based on eligibility and availability. The application will go live THURSDAY - so be on the lookout for the link both on this page and by text message. High school students can also see their counselor for application help.

Learn more and apply here: www.scsk12.org/matabuspass

🚍🙌 #SCSis901

It’s almost that time.....Are you ready for some Wolverine Football!? WE ARE READY!! Mark your calendar and join us at the game!!
Go Wolverines!!

Our teachers and administrators are ready and excited to begin this school year!! We are thankful our adopter, Highpoint Church gladly welcomed us.
Thank you MPD Director Rallings for starting our Inservice with encouraging and motivating words!! Director Rallings’ mom was long time teacher at Overton too!!
We are ready for a day of learning and collaborating to prepare for our students!!
A huge welcome to all of our new teachers!! Go Wolverines!

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