Mr. Spartan is Friday, March 7th at 7 pm in the OHS auditorium; admission for the event will be $7.00. Tickets are available at the school this week or at the door. This year, Spartan attendants will receive a bracelet at the door for the event, due to the basketball tournament going on the same night. The MC’s at this . . .
On Thursday, February 27, 2014 Mathematics teacher, Wendy Bowers, was presented a check for $500 after winning the Bridgestone-Pantagraph Classroom of the Month Award. This award honors a specific classroom each month that will use the . . .
Olympia High School senior Andrew Stribling signed with Lincoln Christian University on Thursday, March 6 to play basketball. Drew said he was “really excited to be wanted on a college level.” Starting public school his . . .
On February 25, the ASAG classes of Mrs. Stephan and Mr. Haak travelled to Springfield to visit a few sites related to their studies of history and government. They started the day with a tour of the State Capitol. . . .
Some decisions last a life time and Mrs. Goff’s child care class is learning just that with the help of the new Baby Think It Over technology. The Baby Think It Over infant simulator is a life-size doll with realistic computerized . . .
Olympia High School received money from the Perkins Grant for the CTE classrooms; the grant is state government money used to purchase new technologies and items to enhance classroom learning. The Perkins Grant is distributed . . .
The Olympia High School Student Bank Board met on Tuesday, February 25th. The Bank Board had their monthly meeting at First Farmers State Bank in Minier. The members of Student Bank Board are Seniors: Katie Fasse, Claire Weinzierl, . . .
OHS Senior, Ryan Schulz will be signing a letter of intent on March 8, 2014 to play baseball as a pitcher for Lincoln Community College. The Stanford-born baseball player said he is “excited to further his baseball career, and . . .
Olympia High School currently has eight students enrolled in the Bloomington Area Career Center metalworking occupations class; the program is held at Heartland Community College. The goal of this particular program is to teach . . .
Have you ever told stories by a campfire? What about during school? Well, in Mrs. Hagood’s 2nd block British Literature class, the class did just that. Around the fire, they read and acted out an epic poem called Beowulf from . . .
Soccer season just keeps getting closer and closer. The first official practice is Monday, March 3, but Coach Koeppel is willing to let new people show up and try out through Friday, March 7 Koeppel said, “I really want to have both . . .
The Olympia FFA Chapter will hold their annual Chapter Banquet on March 15, 2014 at 6 pm in the OHS Cafeteria for dinner and the awards ceremony will be held in the auditorium. The Olympia FFA will be providing a wonderful dinner . . .
On Thursday, February 27, the OHS textiles and design class taught by Sharon Goff went on a fashion filled field trip to fabric stores, a beauty school, and a dress boutique. The main focus of this field trip was for the students to go . . .
Students at BACC, including those select few that got chosen from Olympia, are currently preparing for skills USA that begins in Springfield Illinois from April 3-5. Skills USA is a state and nation wide event that challenges students . . .
Olympia High School is glad to announce the new OHS Freshman Mentors for the year 2014-2015. The new mentors for the upcoming year are: Bekah Bauersfeld, David Bell, Lauren Horner, Lauren Hostetter, Sarah Mariglio, Ellie Martin, . . .
In February, Olympia High Schools Orientation to Family Consumer Science class did an interesting project that allowed freshman and sophomore students to experience the responsibility of Child Care first hand. Freshman and . . .
On March 13th, the OHS Dance Team will hold their end of the season banquet at 6:30; the banquet will be held at Monicals. The dance season has come to an end after a great season. There were six new dancers added to the five veteran . . .
At Olympia High School, Principles of Technology students have been learning new engineering design principles to create “Rat Races”; students are challenged to effectively demonstrate kinetic energy in motion. What are Rat Racers? . . .
The Olympia drawing and design art class inked their own shirts and whatever other material they brought in as their latest project making colorful eye catching and creative designs. The class was told they could make any design they . . .
The nomination period runs through April 15, 2013.
We know nothing is more important than the next generation, and Olympia High School in rural Stanford, Illinois is always looking for opportunities to go above and beyond for their children. Not only is Olympia “growing our own” . . .
Olympia Chamber Choir Members Rebekah Bauersfeld, Suzanne DeLoriea, Tanner Springer, and John Runyard sang the National Anthem, Saturday, February 22 at the Awards Ceremony of the State Speech Tournament held this past weekend in Peoria. The . . .
Watch the Video
Students in the OHS Principles of Technology class have created a video for your enjoyment. It represents a lot of hard work and results.
Olympia High School's AP Biology teacher, Chris Embry Mohr, was one of four Illinois winners of the Cornbelt Energy $1000 grants awarded to Illinois High Schools. Ms. Mohr wrote the grant describing the expansion of the "Grow Our Own" . . .