Olympian Students get NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC).

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Olympian Students listed below have received the following NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC).

Angela Rodriguez      National Certificate of Distinction
Chaewon Kim             Affiliate Rising Star
Aditi Telang                Affiliate Honorable Mention

The award, powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, as part of an effort to encourage a diverse range of students to choose careers in technology.

Award recipients were selected from more than 4,200 applicants from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. overseas military bases, and Canada for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

Each recipient will receive recognition and prizes; induction into the AiC Community of nearly 20,000 technical individuals who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary; access to resources, scholarships, and internship opportunities; and more.

“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and unique perspectives to produce technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves,” said NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders.

“We are proud that several of our own students received this prestigious award. Olympian continues to offer computing as part of its curriculum, recognizing its value to students’ future success.” said Computer Science Teacher Mr. Tony Claudio.

NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.


Athletics Update!!

Both sideline and competitive cheer are now open for clearance! Details about tryouts will come out soon! But in the meantime, get cleared ASAP! In order to participate in either (or both) of these, you must get cleared through Register my Athlete.

If you would like to participate in sideline cheer or competitive cheer (OR: Coed Football, Girls Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Track, Boys or Girls Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Boys or Girls Soccer, Boys or Girls Water Polo.) You MUST get cleared now!!!

In order to be cleared, all athletes must complete all parts of the Register My Athlete requirements online, and PRINT OUT and SIGN the following:
• The Athlete Profile printed and with both parent and student signatures
• COVID-19 Waiver printed and signed
• SUHSD Athletic Physical (must be valid through June 6, 2021) printed, signed, with doctor’s stamp

To help support you in completing this process, please reference the attachment in this email, or go to www.bit.ly/OlympianSportsInfo

**A hard copy of a negative COVID Test dated after Feb. 1st will be required on the first day of practice/tryouts. However, you can complete Athletic Clearance without it.**

We will be having drive-thru Athletic Clearance days on:
• Monday, March 1st 4:00 – 6:00pm
• Tuesday, March 2nd 4:00 – 6:00pm
• Thursday, March 4th 4:00 – 6:00pm
• Tuesday, March 9th 4:00 – 6:00pm
• Thursday, March 11th 4:00 – 6:00pm

For more athletics information, please visit our Athletics page –> Olympian Athletics Website


Update: Athletic Clearance Dates

There is still time to get cleared for Cross Country, Swim & Dive, Golf, Tennis, and Track & Field!


  • We will be clearing athletes on Tuesday, February 16th and Thursday, February 18th from 4pm to 6pm in the staff parking lot.
  • Any athlete that wants to participate in a sport must come and get cleared at school.
  • Don’t forget the printed copy of your:
    1. Athlete Profile
    2. COVID waiver
    3. Athletic Physical (must be valid through June 6, 2021)
  • You do NOT need a negative COVID test to get cleared on these days. COVID tests will be collected on the first day of practice/tryouts.


  • You will need a negative COVID test to attend practice/tryouts:
    • Sports starting practice in February, must have a negative COVID test dated AFTER January 15th.
    • Sports starting practice in March, must have a negative COVID test dated AFTER February 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact morgan.stilwell@sweetwaterschools.org or sesha.haynes@sweetwaterschools.org.





Olympian will be offering  the PLTW Scholar Student Medallion program for students to recognize and award them for their outstanding participation in Project Lead The Way courses throughout their High School career. 
As a reminder, students must meet the following criteria to qualify:
  • – Must be graduating seniors.
  • – Must have taken at least 3 PLTW courses   (all must be in one pathway: Engineering  or   Computer Science)
  • – Must have received a grade of B or better in ALL courses.
Engineering courses are:
IED – Intro to Engineering Design
POE-Principles of Engineering
DE-Digital Electronics
CEA-Civil Eng & Architecture
CSP-Computer Science Principles [also counts for Engineering]
Computer Science courses are:
CSP-Computer Science Principles
CSA- Computer Science A [Java]
Mr Claudio
Mr Avasan
Mr Nevarez



Interesting and Alarming Facts about CyberSecurity

1. 95% of breached records came from only three industries in 2016

2. There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds

3. 43% of cyber attacks target small business

4. The global average cost of a data breach is $3.9 million across SMBs

5. Since COVID-19, the US FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes

Did you know that Olympian will be offering a class on CYBERSECURITY for 2020-21? You can sign up for it when you sign up for next year’s classes. To give you an idea of what the class will be about, here is a link from Mr. Claudio about it


If you have questions, send email to michael.claudio@sweetwaterschools.org