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School District

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

Creating opportunities and shaping success for all students

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5

Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Olympia School District Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5.

The Olympia School Board unanimously approved a proclamation in April naming May 1-5 as Teacher Appreciation Week. The proclamation states in part that teachers serve in partnership with parents to ensure the appropriate education for all children, as well as inspire students to think strategically and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments.

Remember to take time next week to thank our teachers for their dedication and hard work!

Published: 2017-04-30

School Board will meet at the Knox Center

On Monday, May 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., the OSD Board of Directors will hold a regular Board meeting in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. The community is welcome to attend. 

Published: 2017-04-27


How to Talk With Your Child About Sensitive Issues

Parents are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 9 about “How to Talk With Your Child About Sensitive Issues.”

Representatives from Providence Hospital’s Sound Care Kids will present information to families starting at 7 p.m. in the Capital High School Auditorium, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W., Olympia.

This presentation, which is also open to parents in North Thurston Public Schools and the Tumwater School District, follows a series of other parenting workshops offered this past year by the Olympia School District on a variety of relevant topics.

Published: 2017-04-30

Reeves Middle School principal announced

Aaron Davis, who served as Reeves Middle School principal from 2008 through 2014, will return to the school leadership role effective July 1.

The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed on April 17 to hire Davis as the school principal. Davis will replace Geoff Parks, who will become superintendent of the Napavine School District on July 1.

Read more about Davis

Published: 2017-04-20

A record seven Olympia schools win state’s highest honor

A record number of Olympia School District schools have earned the state’s highest honor for academic success — the annual Washington Achievement Award — for the 2016 academic school year.

Published: 2017-04-17


Smarter Balanced Assessments in our schools

Washington state students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through school. Currently, some schools are administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC). SBAC measures what students have learned in English Language Arts and Math for students in grades 3-8 and 11.  

Smarter Balanced Assessment Information and English Language Learners and their families can be found here.

Published: 2017-04-17

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


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