Olympia School Board Meeting Highlights
The Olympia School Board regularly recognizes students, staff and community members for a wide variety of accomplishments and recognitions. Highlights from school board meetings are featured below. Many of these highlights are also featured on the district's social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to like or follow the district on the various social media platforms to get news as it happens!
April 17, 2017
Photo (top): Superintendent Dick Cvitanich presents a certificate of recognition to Olympia Education Association President Adam Brickell and Secretary Dan McCartan on behalf of the OEA Leadership Team "for its dedication to supporting teachers in their mission to educate children of our community." The recognition followed the reading of a proclamation naming May 1-5, 2017 as Teacher Appreciation Week in the Olympia School District.
Photo (middle): Superintendent Dick Cvitanich accepts a check on behalf of the school district from Scott Schoengarth, producer, director and longtime performer with Entertainment Explosion. The group has been hosting an annual benefit concert for homeless students for 11 consecutive years. "A Really Big Shoe 11 Our Last Farewell" was held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia. It raised more than $25,000 for students in need in eight local school districts – Olympia, North Thurston, Tumwater, Shelton, Yelm, Tenino, Rainier and Rochester, and for Community Youth Services. Money is used for shoes, clothing, shelter, school fees, classes and more. Photo (bottom): Schoengarth is joined by other Entertainment Explosion members.
March 27, 2017
Photos (from top to bottom): Superintendent Dick Cvitanich reads a proclamation recognizing April 17-21, 2017 as Public School Volunteer Week in the Olympia School District. After reading the proclamation, Cvitanich acknowledges Volunteer Coordinator Steve Desselle, thanks him for his great work, asks him to stand and be recognized, and presents him with a copy of the Public School Volunteer Week proclamation. The board recognizes this year's Olympia School District Teachers of the Year: Elementary Teacher of the Year Nancy Hooper of McKenny Elementary, and Secondary Teacher of the Year Melissa Charette of Washington Middle School. Both are joined by school colleagues and family members during the recognition.