School board holds retreat July 23
The Olympia School District Board of Directors will hold a retreat at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) offices, 1021 8th Ave. S.E., Olympia 98501. Directors will discuss several topics with a view to setting their goals for the upcoming school year and beyond. This is an open, public meeting, and the community is welcome to attend.
Flags lowered to half-staff through Friday, July 22
Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation issued on July 18, Governor Inslee directs that Washington state and United States flags at all state agencies, including Olympia School District schools and support facilities, be lowered to half-staff immediately in honor of the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, La.
Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, July 22, 2016.
School registration now available online
School registration is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Families without computer access may do so in person between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Olympia School District Administrative Center, Room 305, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia (three-story building on the corner of Legion Way S.E. and Eastside Street). Registration assistance will also be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break. Middle and high schools will re-open on August 8, and elementary schools will re-open on August 17. For more information about student registration before schools open, contact the school district's Student Information Systems office at 360-596-6150.
Knox administrative building - summer hours
Staff at the Knox Administrative building will be observing summer hours taking effect Monday, June 27, 2016, through Friday, August 26, 2016. Administrative offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during that time. Please schedule any business during these hours. Thank you!
2016-2017 School Year Calendar
We are pleased to announce that the Olympia School District Board of Directors has approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. This calendar includes only district-wide holidays and events. School-specific events are not included so be sure to check school websites for specific school-related events and activities.
Capital HS Math Teacher Carol McKay named Capital Region 2017 Teacher of the Year
Capital High School Math Teacher Carol McKay has been named 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year by the Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113.
McKay has been a teacher for 10 years, having spent the first part of her professional life in engineering and marketing positions. McKay said she was ready for a change and, having been raised by two teachers, knew the impact they made on students’ lives.
During her tenure as a teacher, colleagues say McKay has worked tirelessly and successfully integrated her technical, problem-solving and communications skills into a successful career in the classroom. In a recent thank you note, a student wrote to McKay, “Thank you for being one of the best math teachers I ever had…your teaching style and constant support for all of your students are what make you great.”
District achieves many successes in 2015-16
The Olympia School District is proud of our students and staff who achieve amazing successes every day. In an effort to recognize and celebrate those achievements both inside and outside the classroom,we have compiled a 2015-16 Accomplishments list. The list includes academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments that involve members of the Olympia School District community.
This will be an evolving document, changing as we learn of new reasons to celebrate student achievement, continuous improvement and 100 percent commitment to quality in our district. In September of 2016, we will begin a new list for the 2016-17 school year.
Summer lunch and kids in parks programs
Olympia Parks and Recreation will facilitate the USDA FREE lunch program this summer at both Garfield and Madison Elementary schools. Lunches are free for children 18 and under. Kids 6-12 years old can also participate in the free SKIPP (Summer Kids in Parks Program) after lunch.