Students turned into scientists Thursday night at Olympia North Elementary at the annual Science Fair. The event was open to grades K-5th and at least one student from each grade level had an exhibit. Students have been working on their projects for over one month. Students were required to have a poster display, present their exhibit . . .
Her oceans are dirty, the beaches a mess..and now two real estate developers want to build condos on her tide pools! What's a Greek goddess to do? Oly North third graders presented their annual musical, Tide Pool Condos , to a . . .
Olympia North Kindergarten classes have been learning about farms and products that come from farms. Our breakfast was part of the unit to help students recognize the many foods and products provided by farmers. The . . .
The social committee at Olympia North Elementary decided to try something new this year. The "Secret Pal" initiative was created as a fun way to build deeper relationships among staff, keep morale high and support the district's strategic . . .
Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities and their peers. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. All Olympia North students from Early . . .
The Danvers Lions Club teamed up with a project called "4th Grade Foresters USA" to provide seedlings to each 4th grade student at Olympia North. The project was held on "Arbor Day" and the intent is to bring schools, community service . . .
North 2nd Graders Hold Recycled Boat Races
Let’s hope that boat will float! 2nd grade wanted a way to recycle, reduce, and reuse. They used recycled materials to make a boat. This event was to celebrate “Earth Day,” and was called the “Recycled Boat . . .
The Olympia North Student Council hosted its annual school talent show on April 25. There were a total of 16 acts ranging from Pre-School to 5th grade. Many performers displayed their singing and dancing abilities as they sang along to . . .
Olympia North hosted its first all-school Grandparent's Day on Wednesday, April 10. There were over 200 special guests in attendance. Grandparents were treated to tours of classrooms, the library, PE and music class, among other . . .
Olympia North PE students have been participating in C'Motion activities this week. This digital program complements the dance unit that students have been working on. C'Motion is a music-driven exergaming experience that keeps the mind and . . .
Third graders were treated to a fun morning of learning when they attended the OHS Science Club's "Science Celebration" on Thursday, April 4th. Students learned how plants produce food. They placed corn and bean seeds in a bag filled with . . .
On Thursday, March 21, 41 5th grade students at Olympia North celebrated the completion of their DARE program with a small graduation ceremony. All of the students completed their time in DARE including a culminating letter they wrote . . .
Both 4th grade classes at Olympia North created, practiced and performed skits to reinforce their math story problems related to division. Students devised elaborate stories with division problems intertwined throughout the story. This . . .
Welcome to our Wax Museum of Famous African Americans! Second graders at Olympia North had a fabulous time at their annual Wax Museum on Friday, March 1. Students were able to choose a famous African American and research about them. . . .
Staff and students throughout Oly North are celebrating Dr. Seuss this week in honor of his upcoming birthday. Classes from Kindergarten up to 5th grade are taking part in Seuss-ified activities. The celebration extends to Physical Education . . .
At Olympia North students know the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. Each week the students learn a new bone or muscle during physical education class. We assemble “Mr. Bones”, the skeleton, bone by bone and add . . .
Third graders in Mrs. Schwoerer's class recently hosted an open house where results of a four week long study of a wild animal were presented. Students selected a wild animal to research, using various informational texts and Internet . . .
Classrooms throughout Olympia North celebrated Valentine's Day on Thursday. Parents volunteered as classroom helpers and ran "stations of the heart". Other grades designed and voted on the most creative Valentine's box. Teachers in all grade . . .
Second Graders at Olympia North Invite the President!!
This is the email that second graders at Olympia North wrote to the President: The second grade at Olympia North Elementary would like to invite you to our annual "Wax Museum" featuring famous African Americans. We are going to . . .
Students and staff had an extra reason to celebrate learning this week as Olympia North's Student Council hosted its annual Spirit Week. The daily themes during the shortened week included hat day, favorite sports team day, Hawaiian day, and . . .
We learn to teach and teach to learn. An eager group of teachers and support staff met on January 23 for an Academy to learn about a fabulous teaching resource called Edmodo. Edmodo is a website based loosely off of Facebook that is . . .
Third Graders Learn About Making Laws from Rep.Sommer
Third graders at Olympia North Elementary School participated in a mock legislative session with the assistance of Representative Keith Sommer on January 23rd. The proposal, presented by Representative Hailey, was the following: . . .
Can you walk a balance beam, even with obstacles in your way? Can you get low enough to go under 12" hurdles? Olympia North students work on agility, balance, flexibility, and strength by going through an obstacle course. Balance . . .
Third graders in Mrs. Schwoerer's class have recently completed their original Animal-on-a-Vehicle-style stories. Stories were patterned after David Shannon's Duck on a Bike , but featured different settings, animals and vehicles. Students . . .
Mrs. McElroy's 5th graders were thrilled when she pulled out a bag full of cookies, frosting, and several types of candy. What they didn't expect was to learn so much while they ate! Students were given one sugar cookie, a scoop . . .
Mrs. Baner's second grade class used donated Christmas cards to spread the cheer! Each second grade student wrote a card to a soldier. They included pictures of Christmas trees, wreaths, flags, stars and much more. They also wrote . . .
During the first semester the 4th grade students at Olympia North went on a "road trip." The road trip project required students to complete tasks in each academic area. Each team began their trip in . . .
In this annual PTO-sponsored event, parents and children teamed up to decorate crafty ornaments that will be displayed on Christmas trees throughout the school. Teachers helped to facilitate stations and lent a helping hand where needed. One . . .
We reached Plymouth, Massachusetts! The students worked very hard last week with our Mayflower unit. They participated in many higher order thinking activities. In a Mayflower journal, they responded to a prompt each day. For example, one day . . .
Mrs. Westerfield's class spent four weeks researching a sea animal of their choice, editing the written report and creating a visual display depicting that animal. All of that work led to the open house where third graders could display their . . .
The Olympia North 5th grade students took their annual field trip to Springfield on November 8th. First, students toured our state capitol and learned about the history of the building. They were given an inside look . . .
There is no better time to learn about government than during a Presidential election. The Olympia North 5th graders have spent the last few weeks learning about our Constitution, our Government, and the election process. In . . .
On a recent field trip to our state capitol, Oly North 5th grade students took a small detour to see some beautiful war memorials located in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Students were able to get out and explore three important tributes to . . .
If it weren't for our veterans we would not have the opportunities we currently have. That was the message of the Veteran's Day assembly held at Oly North on Monday, November 12. Over 30 veterans were recognized at the celebration. . . .
Nearly 200 parents and children shared the joy of reading during Family Reading Night at Olympia North Elementary. Attendees were treated to readings from three guest readers, including student council president Parker Kistner, former 5th . . .
The Dale and Danvers Fire departments purchased and donated two Elmo Projection Units for Olympia North Elementary. Kathy Jackson, first grade, and Becky Westerfield, third grade, would like to thank these departments for their . . .
Our mission statement is "The Olympia community inspires, educates, and challenges each student to achieve personal success." One of the goals to support our mission and vision is to value positive relationships among school, home and . . .
Third Graders Learn About Soil
Did you know that it takes about 500 years for one inch of topsoil to form? Third graders learned this fact and many more about our soil and why it's important to take care of it. Miss Gracie Weinzierl, current ISU student and Agriculture . . .
The Scholastic Book Fair is back at Olympia North. Parents and students fill the foyer by the library this week as they select their favorite books. A variety of informational (non-fiction) and literature (fiction) titles are available. . . .
Olympia North Student Council members have been working hard to plan and organize a variety of fun activities for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week , which will be celebrated the week of October 15-19 , is an opportunity where students are . . .
North kindergarten teachers are supplementing the kindergarten curriculum using a playful new tool that brings learning to life! The kindergarten students were engaged and excited using IPAD tablets this week to explore "Monkey Math." . . .
Olympia North Kindergartners enjoyed apple learning centers on Wednesday. The centers included tasting and graphing their favorite color of apple. The kindergartners practiced counting and learned about the concepts of more and . . .
The kitchen staff at Olympia North has seen a lot of changes this year. New federal guidelines require students receive: Age-appropriate calorie limits Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one . . .
Second graders at Olympia North made bird nests as a culminating activity to our bird unit. We studied how they build nests for shelter. Students brought in twigs, grass, yarn, dirt, feathers and small pebbles to build their nests. We tested . . .
Second graders at Olympia North deserved a big reward! They have been reading each night, practicing flashcards and staying on “green” with good behavior. Parents have done a great job checking their home folders and initialing the . . .
As a wrap up lesson to our “All About Me” unit, the Olympia North ECE students were excited to get their hands messy to make “hand” cookies! The goals of this activity were to practice naming basic body parts as well as . . .
If you drive on Yuton Road in Danvers, you’ll notice a new flashing yellow light above both speed limit signs alerting drivers of the school zone. This project was part of an inter-governmental agreement between Olympia, the village of . . .