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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Creating opportunities and shaping success for all students

Kindergarten registration begins March 28

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year begins on March 28. Whether you are new to the District, or your child has older siblings in the OSD, we welcome you. 

Information on the registration process can be found here.

Published: 2017-03-27

Congratulations OSD Teachers of the Year

The Olympia School District has selected two educators to be honored as this year’s Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.

This year’s Elementary Teacher of the Year is Nancy Hooper, a third-grade teacher at McKenny Elementary School. Melissa Charette, a Developmental Learning Center (DLC) teacher at Washington Middle School, is this year's Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Hooper and Charette will be honored at the Olympia School Board meeting on Monday, March 27. The meeting and recognition begins at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Middle School, 2200 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.

Read more about this year's OSD Teachers of the Year

Published: 2017-03-26

School board offers superintendent position to Patrick Murphy

The school board unanimously agreed on March 23 to offer the position of superintendent of the Olympia School District to Patrick Murphy, pending successful negotiations of a contract.

Murphy is currently assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. Murphy has been assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District since 2012. Prior to arriving in Edmonds, he served from 2008-2012 as the executive director of secondary education in the Issaquah School District. He has served as a middle school principal in Issaquah, a middle and high school assistant principal in Issaquah, and a junior high assistant principal in Bremerton. Murphy taught junior high school social studies in the South Kitsap School District and serves as an adjunct faculty member in educational leadership at Seattle University and Western Washington University.

Published: 2017-03-23

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Apply for College Bound Scholarships

The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost.  Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college.  If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance. 

To view and complete the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Informational fliers are also available at your local middle school office.

Published: 2017-03-21

Spotlight on Success - March 15, 2017

In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; a Best-selling author visits Centennial Elementary, our amazing School Board is highlighted in a feature video, Capital High student art depicts social issues, tickets are now available for our annual 'OSD Night at the Rainiers'...and much more!

Published: 2017-03-16

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Published: 2017-03-09

OSD Night at the Rainiers set for April 15

Saturday, April 15 is the third annual Olympia School District Night at the Tacoma Rainiers. The Rainiers will take on the Albuquerque Isotopes beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

All students, families, teachers, staff and the Olympia School District community are invited to join us for this fun-filled district event.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and show support for the Rainiers and our schools.  Last year we sold more than 200 tickets. Let’s see if we can surpass that this year!

Be sure to arrive on time to watch Superintendent Dick Cvitanich throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Then stick around after the game for “Kids Run the Bases.”

Buy your tickets HERE!

Published: 2017-02-21

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