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OSD Transition Program students and staff
Spotlight on Success - December 2019
In this most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; New peer mentor program grows in popularity at Centennial Elementary, Olympia School District celebrates high on-time graduation rate, Transition Academy creates community for students, OHS student places 4th in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, School board elects officers and welcomes newly elected members and much more!
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Teacher smiles as she help elementary students with a project
Free parenting workshops offered
The Olympia School District is pleased to offer free child development workshops with Candyce Lund Bollinger. Bollinger is a parent educator and private parenting counselor in Washington State and has been practicing for more than 35 years. She provides classes and consultations for schools, colleges, civic groups, private organizations and has a private practice. She is the mother of four children and has two grandchildren.
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Remodeled entry to Roosevelt Elementary School
Community invited to school dedications
Come celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled Centennial, McLane and Roosevelt elementary schools at dedication ceremonies planned this month. The community is invited to hear about the projects, walk through the schools, and participate in ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
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OSD middle school classroom
Educational Programs & Operations Replacement Levy
Find out more about the upcoming Olympia School District Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy appearing on the February 11, 2020 Special Election ballot.
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Register to vote for February 11 Special Election
Thurston County residents may register to vote online, by mail or in-person at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office for the February 11, 2020 Special Election. There is one Olympia School District measure on this election ballot. The district is asking voters to consider a four-year Educational Programs and Operations Replacement levy.
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Peer mentors at Centennial Elementary School
New peer mentor program at Centennial ES
Kindergartner Angelo Monilla slides his small fingers into a chunky pair of plastic-handled scissors. Ever-so-carefully, he begins to cut along a bold black line drawn on an oversized piece of red construction paper. With each cut, the boy’s eyes remain fixed on the black line. He twists and turns the paper to cut around corners until eventually the excess paper falls to his desk, leaving him successfully holding a bright red paper flower pot.
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Sathvik Nallamalli with Principal Matt Grant
OHS student shines in international competition
Sathvik Nallamalli, a junior at Olympia High School, finished in fourth place in a science and engineering fair competition out of 1,800 students worldwide. His sophomore project “LC Detect,” or “Lung Cancer Detect,” was the next step for his freshman project “Lung Aware App,” which also took fourth place the previous year. The Lung Aware App took fourth place in the Embedded System Category and LC Detect took fourth place in the Translational Medical Science Category.
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Two kindergarten girls work at a table
School board approves replacement levy proposal
The Olympia School Board has unanimously agreed to place an Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy proposal before voters on the February 11, 2020 Special Election ballot.
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School board members clap
School Board Recognition Month is in January
School districts across the state and nation, including Olympia, honor their board of directors during School Board Recognition Month every January.
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