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Olympia

School District

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

News

Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Current Headlines

    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

    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

    Read more >>

    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

    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

    Ways of keeping up with us

    Facebook

    Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.

    Twitter

    We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.

    Instagram

    Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.

    YouTube Channel

    Keep tabs on our YouTube Channel as we share video of students and schools from throughout our District. If you like what you see you can 'subscribe' to our channel to be alerted to all new videos we publish!

    Spotlight on Success

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a Spotlight on Success newsletter with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our most recent edition!

    Friends of the OSD

    Every few weeks we send Friends of the OSD our Spotlight on Success Newsletter. Friends of the OSD also receive emergency and school closure notices and updates on important district initiatives.

    To be added to the Friends of the OSD email list contact communications@osd.wednet.edu. We will get you added to our mailing list!

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101

    Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
    Kim Doherty
    , Communications Assistant: 596-6108
    Diana Crawford
    , Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112