Baseball Tryouts Feb 26 & 27


Baseball Tryouts will be February 26th and February 27th in the building behind the softball field:

Freshmen and Juniors will be from 5:30-7pm
Sophomores and Seniors will be from 7-8:30pm 
Coach Kyle Root

2018 All County Band Members selected




Congratulations to the following students for being selected to represent Capital High School in the 2018 All County Band:

Mahaley Hughes, Flute

Olivia Gilligan, Clarinet

Savannah Lahey, Clarinet

Brandi Jett, Clarinet

Carrie Carmelia, Clarinet

Colleen Sharp, Clarinet

Jared Woods, Trumpet

Meera Hartman, Baritone

Jacob Briers, Tuba

Jonathan Harrell, Percussion



Ms. Harless' French students celebrate Mardi Gras


Ms. Harless' French students celebrated Mardi Gras this past Fat Tuesday. They brought a King Cake and the King and his Krewe tossed out beads and doubloons to the revelers before leading a masked parade to Jazz music.

Mardi Gras came to New Orleans when French settlers brought old world traditions of fasting for Lent preceded by a raucous celebration with origins is using up the meat and butter which would not make it through lent. Some paraded a fattened ox through the streets.

The students designed doubloons and ball invitations and, created parade before the Mardi Gras celebrations.






2018 National Merit Scholarship Finalists



Capital High School would like to to congratulate Elena Liu and JaneAnne Stockton for being selected as finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship competition.





Seniors visit State Capital

Capital High Seniors traveled to the State Capitol on February 2 to lobby senators and delegates on current legislation.  

The trip was the final step in a unit in Civics in which students researched their representatives and bills currently being considered in the WV State Legislature.  Students did in-depth research into the bills that concerned them using newspaper articles.  They contacted representatives to ask for information and set up appointments to visit representatives in their offices.

To start the day, students sat in on a portion of the Senate or House sessions and visited informational booths from Fairness WV, WV Osteopathic college, ACLU, Our Children Our Future and many more.    Throughout the day, they lobbied using their set appointments and “cold calls” to representatives offices.  This was part of All Are Welcome in WV day at the Capitol.  The attendees would like to thank especially Delegates Larry L. Rowe, Mike Pushkin, Andrew Robinson, and Charlotte Lane for taking extra time out of their very busy day to assist us in connecting to the correct delegates, discussing bills, giving advice and making sure our day was very productive and a great experience.  

These Cougars represented the school in stellar fashion.  Politics is messy business and these students showed everyone who came into contact with them that this generation is paying attention and is a force to be reckoned with. 




Spirit Week Plans


The themes for the week are:
Monday- pajama day-no activity
Tuesday-Meme Day-no activity, ticket sales for Cougars Got Talent-$3, proceeds to go PA department and Prom Committee
Wednesday-Stoplight Day-Cougars Got Talent paid performance in theatre, 9:30 dismissal from CFC, 9:45 start time, 10:45 completion
Thursday-Country Club vs Country Day (dress), end of day assembly
Friday-Ultimate Blue and Gray day, end of day assembly
A description of Meme Day can be seen here:  
Stoplight Day: wear red if taken, yellow if talking to someone, green if single
Country Club vs Country: either wear what you would wear to a country club or what you would wear in the country 
Please join in with us and share the information with the students! 
Garrison, Hoskins, and Conley

THIS FRIDAY April 21st has been designated as the Capital High Day of Silence for 2017.

The Day of Silence is a student-led action where concerned people take some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment—in effect, the silencing—experienced by people who are bullied.

All teachers, students and clubs are encouraged to participate by wearing black, taking a vow if possible to be silent, be a vocal supporter if possible, talking about anti-bullying in your classrooms on Thursday.  

We have three goals:

Remember to NOT be silent when you see someone being bullied.

Remember those people who feel their voice is silenced due to bullying.

Remember that if bullying is not stopped, someone’s voice could be permanently stopped if they choose to take their own life.

3.2 million, are victims of bullying at school and 90% of LGBT students reported bullying at their school.  Countrywide, this results in about 4,400 deaths per year.

We hope today that you will take the vow and make Capital High School a place that does not tolerate bullying of any kind and End the Silence.

Students should look for information today and tomorrow at a table in the commons for stickers, information and cards about participating this Friday.   

IF you want to register that you are participating, go to  or search for GLSEN Day of Silence


Paula Kerner

GSA sponsor