Highly Capable Program Review - March 10 Update
Over the past several months OSD's Highly Capable Task Force has been reviewing our district's highly capable programs and crafting proposals to meet new state requirements. In late February the Task Force presented a series of program options to the board. The board followed up by asking the Superintendent to consider those options and present recommendations to the board. He did so at the March 10 board meeting (recommendations are here). The board invites public feedback on the March 10 recommendations via e-mail (board contact info here) and at future board meetings. For more information and background on the OSD's Highly Capable Program Review, visit our HC Program Review web page.
Important Info for Soon-to-be Kindergarteners
It was great to welcome more than 300 folks to our Learn All About Kindergarten Day on Saturday, March 1. If you couldn't make it don't worry - you will find the information we presented at this link. Kindergarten packets will be available at elementary schools March 10 and signups begin March 28. Welcome to the Olympia School District!
Madison Elementary Open House - March 11, 2014
On Tuesday, March 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be an open house to warm the halls of our newly re-opened Madison Elementary School. Come as a neighbor, current family, potential new family or friend. All are welcome! At the event you will have an opportunity to see how the school looks, visit classrooms, take group tours hosted by Madison parents, and learn more about the Madison PTO, Y-Care, AmeriCorps, YMCAand the Madison-Avanti Giving Garden Program. Please join us!
ORLA Montessori Enrollment Info Nights
As part of the Olympia School District, ORLA Montessori values the natural curiosity and learning abilities of a child. Classrooms have materials specially designed and sequenced to spark curiosity and foster independent learning. Attend one Parent Information Meeting, required to receive the enrollment packet, Tuesday, March 4, or Thursday, March 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at ORLA in the Commons, 2001 26th Ave NE Olympia, 98506. For more information call (360) 596-7730.
Learn More about the Common Core State Standards
Changes to the K-12 curriculum are underway as schools across Washington begin implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Learn more about the CCSS at our Common Core web site.
Ingersoll Stadium Usage Procedures
Last fall the school board approved Procedure 4260P(D), making changes to Ingersoll Stadium security. Part of that change involved additional locking of Ingersoll and the issuing of electronic key cards to community members so they access the stadium for personal recreational use. Key cards are available to community members and students.
On February 21, 2014 key cards became required for access to the stadium. For the safety and security of students and staff, the stadium will be closed to public access, even with a key card, when an Olympia School District (OSD) school is conducting classes, activities or athletic practices. For more information on Ingersoll security, including instructions for obtaining a key card, visit our Ingersoll web page.
- Tuesday, March 11th
- OHS: Choir Concert
- OHS: Olympia High School Alumni Association
- CES: Booster Club Meeting
- STAD: Soccer Practice CHS
- OHS: Olympus Distribution Date
- STAD: OHS Soccer Scrimmage
- PES: Cispus Parent Meeting
- CES: Battle of the Books Finals
- STAD: OHS Track Practice
- OHS: AAU Basketball
- HES: Mr. Halvorson's Class Musical "Canada is Alive!"