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Olympia

School District

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

News

School Board Meets at Boston Harbor ES

The OSD Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Boston Harbor Elementary School, 7300 Zangle Road NE, Olympia 98506. This is an open, public meeting and the community is invited to attend.

Published: 2016-09-22

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The passing of former OSD Superintendent Howard Coble

Howard Coble, superintendent of the Olympia School District from 1973 to 1980, passed away this morning, Thursday, September 22.

In addition to leading the Olympia School District, Coble was a superintendent in the Snohomish School District, served as executive director of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) from 1980 to 1991, and served on the Capital Region Educational Service District 113 Board of Directors since 2000, according to a message from Bill Keim, WASA executive director.

Published: 2016-09-22

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Capital High math teacher honored at state awards ceremony

It was a day filled with anticipation and excitement as the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction honored regional Teacher of the Year finalists, including Capital High math teacher Carol McKay, before announcing the 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year.

While the top honor went to a Quincy School District educator, Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he couldn’t be more proud of McKay, one of eight finalists for the state award.

Published: 2016-09-19

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Library and district partner to bring students greater resources

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) and the Olympia School District (OSD) have formed a partnership to bring students access to a wider range and depth of information via the library’s vast electronic services collection.

Both organizations met for several months last spring to determine the feasibility of offering TRL materials to K-12 OSD students. From those meetings, the concept of an online-only Timberland library card was born and named “MyTRL.”

The MyTRL program, which launches September 21, provides students in elementary, middle and high schools access to the public library’s large and updated collection of research resources, eBooks, digital magazines, downloadable music, videos, and kids and teen homework help. While the first partnership of its kind for TRL, it is patterned after other similar library/school district partnerships statewide.

Published: 2016-09-07

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Get to Know Dr. Mark Connolly - New Pioneer ES Principal

We recently took a few minutes to sit down with Dr. Mark Connolly, new principal of Pioneer Elementary School, and ask him a few hard-hitting questions! Check it out...

Published: 2016-09-06

September is Attendance Awareness Month

The state of Washington is joining a nationwide effort this month to call attention to the importance of regular school attendance. September is Attendance Awareness Month in Washington, where one out of every six students was absent at least 18 days in the 2014-15 school year.

Published: 2016-09-15

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Volunteer art docents needed

Volunteers are needed to serve as art docents in an expanded elementary school visual arts program this year.

This is the second year of the visual arts program, which started last year in 10 elementary classrooms and is being expanded this year to 30 classrooms throughout the district’s 11 elementary schools.

Published: 2016-09-15

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Washington State Healthy Youth Survey will take place in October

Students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State and in OSD middle and high schools will participate in the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10 to 21, 2016.  The survey asks questions about risk for injury, health outcomes, and alcohol and drug use. Schools, communities and state and local health departments use survey results to support our youth and reduce their risks.  The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary and anonymous.

Published: 2016-09-13

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In-person school registration starts September 2

Effective today, September 2, families who need to register children for school should visit the school in their attendance area to submit necessary registration forms in person. The district’s online registration is now closed to help schools expedite the registration process before and after school opens.

If you need additional information, please contact the district administrative office at (360) 596-6100.

Published: 2016-09-02