Olympia students from OMS, Olympia West, South and North were all recognized for their extraordinary efforts during the annual Corn Belt Region of the Illinois Principals Association Student Recognition Banquet in Pontiac on Thursday. Two students from the highest grade level in each building were selected based on their service to the . . .
How long would a Peep stay dry floating on a raft made of popsicle sticks? Third graders in Mrs. Schwoerer's class found out last week when they had an opportunity to research the concept of buoyancy before designing a raft for a Peep made . . .
Olympia North Elementary was recognized for its efforts aimed at giving students a “smart start” by promoting dairy at school breakfast. The school recently won St. Louis District Dairy Council’s 3 rd Annual School . . .
At Olympia North Elementary we did an experiment about plants! First we got carrot seeds from are teachers! Next we got a cotton ball from are teachers and got it soaking wet. Then we rapped up are carrot in are cotton ball. Then . . .
Oly North 3rd graders now have their own blogs! Created through Edublogs, the blogs provide students a real-world application of written communication skills in writing for a real audience. Students must write complete sentences with correct . . .
What made Friday, February 28 th a special day for some Olympia North students? They celebrated reading by participating in a coast to coast reading challenge sponsored by the Accelerated Reader Company. Olympia North 5 th . . .
by Nicole, Andria, Ryan, and Brianna We are learning about polygons in math class. Mrs. Schwoerer gave us two square pieces of paper. One was purple and the other was orange. We had to cut the squares in half diagonally. . . .
By Ryan, Andria, and Micah It all started when Mrs. Schwoerer gave us the assignment for ice balloons. We thought of some questions we had about what would happen to the balloons and water. Everyone took balloons home and filled . . .
Several parents and community members volunteered their time on a hot and humid August evening to set the poles to the new playground/basketball court at Olympia North yesterday. We are very grateful for their generosity! The backboards and . . .