With so much media and information coming at us through the television, phones, social media, and more, it's more important than ever for kids to understand the basics of media literacy. When kids can identify different types of news and media and the methods and meanings behind them, they're on their way to being critical thinkers and smart consumers. Throughout the month, we will be sharing a set of five tips to help your children become critical thinkers of news and media. Here is a short video to get those conversations started! bit.ly/OlyNMV5
about 14 hours ago, EdTech@Oly
"Meet the Regional Team Night" for the OHS Speech Team will happen tonight starting at 6 PM in the High School Learning Center. All 14 individual events on the Regional Team will be presenting their pieces prior to the IHSA Regional Olympia being hosted on Saturday, February 4!
about 15 hours ago, Gabrielle Elless
Olympia Middle School Will Present Annie JR. on Thursday February 3, at 4:00 PM; Saturday, February 4, at 7:00 PM; and Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 PM at the Olympia High School Theater. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for Adults. The tickets can be purchased from a cast or crew member, calling Wendy Wade at (309) 379-5941, ext. 8330, or at the door. Annie JR. follows the story of an orphan named Annie (Alice Brucker) living a “hard-knock life” at The New York Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan (Bella Callanos). Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. From adventure to adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt (Layla Durham) and finds a new family in billionaire OIliver Warbucks (Leo Durheim), his personal secretary Grace Farrell (Addalynn Stewart) and a lovable mutt named Sandy (Olivia)!
about 18 hours ago, Gabrielle Elless
Today is the official national signing Day for football and I would like to recognize Blaine Halley and family for his signing of a full ride schlorship to play football at SIU next fall. They got a great one!
1 day ago, Eric Lyons
OMS students celebrated the 100th day of school in style with a scavenger hunt. Mrs. Dupureur and Ms. Holmes passed out 100th Day tickets to each of the teachers. Teachers then hid the tickets around their classroom. The first 100 students who found a ticket were able to redeem it for a sweet treat!
3 days ago, Alyssa Jones
OMS 100 Days of School
The Olympia National Honor Society is hosting a Princess Tea Party on February 12th from 1-3 PM at Olympia High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. RSVP to amanda.hapgood@olympia.org by February 6th to reserve your seat!
7 days ago, Lisa Steve
2023 Princess Tea Party
Friday Market this week!
9 days ago, Michelle Maris
Friday Markets
Third graders at Oly West are hard at work during Math Workshop. Check out these mathematicians working on their fact family neighborhoods!
14 days ago, Alyssa Jones
Dr. O’Donnell was the mystery reader today in Ms. Canzolino’s pre-k class!
14 days ago, Lisa Steve
mystery reader
1.19.23 | 3:01 Phone lines into OHS, OMS, and the Unit Office are back up and working.
15 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Phones working
Phones at OHS, OMS, and the Unit Office are currently not receiving outside calls. If you need to contact someone at these locations, please call one of our elementary schools and they can transfer you to the correct building.
15 days ago, Sean Mullins
Phones down
01.17.2023 | 12:11 PM Phones are back up and operational at OHS, OMS, and the Unit Office. Thank you for your patience!
17 days ago, Sean Mullins
Phones Working
South families, we are offering the Hope Bags again this semester! Be sure to read the pink letter sent home last week for details. We need it returned by the 31st.
17 days ago, Michelle Maris
Elementary Families, Spartan Swim returns this Friday, Jan. 20th 6-8 PM. Please use the southeast doors at the high school. Please contact michelle.maris@olympia.org with questions.
17 days ago, Michelle Maris
spartan swim
Check out these OHS students diving into an activity to determine their Core Values! Our values orient, drive, and anchor us. Students were challenged to think about how their core values help them make decisions, connect with others, and expand their resilience.
20 days ago, Alyssa Jones
Congratulations to the Olympia West 5th graders on their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program. A huge thank you to Chief Daryl Weseloh from the Minier Police Department on his work and dedication to the students’ learning.
21 days ago, Lisa Steve
5th grade DARE graduation
5th grade DARE graduation
5th grade band started this week for 35 Olympia elementary students. The kids are thrilled and so is Mr. Spencer! An exciting addition to our music program!
21 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Thursday crew
Dr. Jodlowski recognized Lorelei Ferrell at the Board Meeting for her design that was selected as the Course to Career Guide cover for the 2023-2024 publication. Congratulations Lorelei!
24 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Student Recognition
The Board of Education approved Mr. Jon Cox as the new OHS Principal beginning July 1, 203. Mr. Cox has served as a teacher and administrator in Illini Bluffs, Pekin 108, and Central School District 51 in Washington, Illinois. He is excited about coming to Olympia. As his schedule allows, he will be popping into events this spring at Olympia. Congratulations Mr. Cox! Mr. Cox is pictured with Board President Kevin Frazier.
24 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Mr. Cox and BOE President Frazier
The boys swimming meet scheduled for today Jan. 10th at Olympia has been cancelled. We will honor our boys' swimming alumni at our home swim meet on Thursday Jan. 12th at 4:15pm.
24 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN