At Olympia South we kicked off the first week of March by celebrating Dr. Seussâs Birthday. We decorated the kitchen with a page right out of one of his books, âThe Cat in the Hat.â We also added to the cafeteria many games and activities to do. The kids enjoyed every minute of their lunch trying to solve the . . .
Third graders at Olympia South are creative writers! Students were challenged to create an adjective filled, chocolate-themed menu for our chocolate loving principal, Mrs. Rogers. Students planned and described chocolate meals that they would . . .
March 15, 2014 will be "Olympia Night" at the Bloomington Thunder hockey game. Tickets can be purchased for a discounted price of $7 per ticket. Children 12 years or younger will be able to EAT FREE until the Thunder score their first . . .
As part of this year's Dinner Programs at the Palms Grill Cafe series, the Atlanta Public Library, the Atlanta Historic Commission, and the Atlanta Museum told the story of John Dowdy, a man whose lifelong work can be found underfoot . . .
The sweet smells of Christmas permeated the Early Childhood room at South as the children prepared for Christmas by decorating gingerbread houses. Each child had a homemade gingerbread house to decorate with the help of a family member. We . . .
On Thursday, students were entertained by the poems and stories of Mr. Fox Ellis. Brian "Fox" Ellis is an acclaimed author, storyteller, museum consultant and naturalist. He has been a featured speaker at regional and international . . .
Last Thursday, the halls were alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays! We kicked off the evening with a musical performance from our youngest students. After the last song, Jolly ol' Santa Clause made his way into the gym. The . . .
On Thursday, November 21st, families across the State of Illinois gathered to celebrate Family Reading Night. Families at South were no exception to this celebration of reading! Over 120 people made their way through three stations . . .
On Tuesday, November 19, 3 Bloomington Thunder players came to visit Olympia South. Burke Gallimore, BJ O'Brien, and Max Strong spent the afternoon with the students in which they shared information about themselves and how they . . .
On the morning of Monday, November 11th, students started their day with an all school assembly to celebrate Veterans Day. The assembly opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence, followed by the entire student body singing . . .
We had a Fantastic week celebrating with the kids. The staff in the kitchen started off by having a theme every day. Tuesday we came as the Super Lunch Ladies and ended on Friday with celebrating Harvest Day, which we dressed up . . .
Another successful Harvest Day is in the books! Students had a day filled with activities that focused around the farming community. They had the opportunity to learn about the combine and a tractor that Central IL Ag shared with . . .
The ECE class at Olympia South recently took a field trip to Gail’s Pumpkin Patch just south of Atlanta. While they were there, they started making scarecrows, took a train ride, walked through the pumpkin patch to see how pumpkins . . .
Fourth Graders were honored to have a famous person visit their classroom! Mrs. Brenda Chapman who wrote and directed the animated movie, “BRAVE,” came to share her ideas on writing and her Academy Award! Mrs. Chapman, who . . .
Early in the morning on Saturday, October 5th students, teachers, families and community supporters came together to support the Olympia South Elementary playground fundraising efforts by running in the 1st annual 5K! The race began at . . .
Olympia South had their first assembly this year entitled “I Love This School.” The students enjoyed the antics and songs put on by Billy Craig. They were up and learning school rules through song and dance. Mr. . . .
On Thursday, September 27th over 300 grandparents came to Olympia South to spend the afternoon with their grandchildren. Grandparents arrived and met their students in the gym where they began their afternoon with some cookies and punch. . . .
Welcome back to the 2013-2014 school year! We have our first full week behind us and are enjoying being back. This week students at South are celebrating Back to School Spirit Week! Each day they are showing their school spirit by . . .