Sean Mullins
Make sure to check out your Skyward Family Access Wall for the updated return to learn metrics and a letter from Dr. O'Donnell.
1 day ago, Sean Mullins
EdTech@Oly
Social media offers a chance to choose how we present ourselves to the world. We can snap and share a pic in the moment or carefully stage photos and select only the ones we think are best. Listen as students reflect on how this impacts their lives. Video: bit.ly/Oly2DFV4
7 days ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Check out this short video for your elementary kiddos around what a digital footprint really means. We already have K-5 students posting and interacting online, so let's start some good habits early! bit.ly/OlyDFV2
7 days ago, EdTech@Oly
LAURA O'DONNELL
Mr. Jones visited OHS teachers during their planning day to deliver some freshly popped popcorn. Thank you Mr. Jones for popping in and delivering snacks to the staff!
9 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
EdTech@Oly
Article Time! How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds. Learn how what you post can hurt - and help - the admissions process. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-colleges-use-kids-social-media-feeds
10 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Alyssa Jones
OMS students and staff created a display to spotlight our favorite books and authors. #ThankfulForBooks #ReadersAreLeaders
11 days ago, Alyssa Jones
Activities Dept.
Adjustments for OMS Sports on Thursday 11/19 7th and 8th grade boys basketball contact day is cancelled. 6th-8th grade volleyball contact day is on in the MS Gym. Chess is having practice.
11 days ago, Activities Dept.
EdTech@Oly
Quick reminder; anything you post online can be searched, copied, and shared. Think about that~ https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/education/Digital_Footprint_Animation_2017.mp4
12 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Activities Dept.
OMS Cancellations for 11/18 7th Grade Girls Basketball Contact Day is cancelled. MS Dance practice at West is also cancelled for today.
12 days ago, Activities Dept.
EdTech@Oly
What mark will you leave on the world? What is your “purpose”? How can you foster an online identity for yourself that supports and drives forward this purpose? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkhkO4fKAg&feature=youtu.be
13 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Sean Mullins
😲 WOW! Our Virtual Angel Tree is off to an amazing start! In FIVE days, all of our students were sponsored, and we have raised nearly $1,000 dollars towards helping those in our community! Every dollar donated to the Angel Tree will go towards Spartan Council, which helps OUR families and OUR children who need it most. Families who have lost their housing due to a fire, electricity/water bills that have been shut off due to hard times, and food/clothing needed for students who would otherwise go without are all examples of how Spartan Council helps our community. Our students may be sponsored, but your donation still means the world to other Spartans in need. Watch the progress & donate today @ https://www.olympia.org/o/district/page/nhs-angel-trees Thank you! 🎄💙🎄
14 days ago, Sean Mullins
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/Oly2DFV3 Lots of students are exploring and developing their own identities, and they often do this online and on social media. Some kids use multiple accounts, each for a different audience, but with this, what’s real and what’s unrealistic can often get blurred. In this video, your kids can hear other teens talk about the ins and outs of presenting themselves to others online, and consider what it means to “be yourself” in digital spaces.
17 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Activities Dept.
The Middle School Volleyball program will have 3 additional contact days for 6th-8th graders in the OMS gym. Monday, November 16th Thursday, November 19th Monday, November 23rd
18 days ago, Activities Dept.
EdTech@Oly
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media! Get your child, and yourself, ready for the next step with these conversation starters. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-my-kid-wants-to-use-social-media
18 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Lisa Castleman
Olympia West kindergarten students send their thanks to our Veterans
18 days ago, Lisa Castleman
Sean Mullins
Our Virtual Angel Tree event is off to a great start; we already have a few students who will have a brighter holiday this season! Learn more and #SponsorASpartan today! bit.ly/olyAngelTree20
19 days ago, Sean Mullins
ED JODLOWSKI
20 days ago, ED JODLOWSKI
EdTech@Oly
Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship! "Forming an identity is a big part of being a middle schooler. Most students are working it out through experimentation, with plenty of awkward missteps and mistakes along the way. It's a normal, natural part of growing up. But in the age of social media, this part of adolescence can be tough -- both for kids to navigate and for adults to understand. New social media platforms come and go, often with features designed to captivate young users right in the midst of figuring out just who they are." Read more about how teachers use classroom lessons to teach about online identity: https://www.commonsense.org/education/articles/instagram-middle-school-and-digital-citizenship
20 days ago, EdTech@Oly
LAURA O'DONNELL
Great day for learning how to write number sentences in first grade! The first graders in Mrs. Estes’s class were working hard today.
20 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
David Stine
One more congratulations to Coach Mike Neisler and the Olympia High School cross country teams. Last Friday the teams ran in the final meet of the strange, yet spectacular 2020 season. Since IHSA chose to not host a state meet, ShaZam Racing (a timing company out of Peoria) organized a state meet at Three Sisters Park near Chillicothe. The girls’ team placed 6th and the guys were 5th. In his final year of teaching and coaching at Olympia, Coach Neisler was able to add 2 more to the list of All-State athletes that he has coached. Seniors Savanah Beavers and Charlie Kistner secured those spots, finishing 5th place and 6th place, respectively. Congrats to Mr. Neisler for an awesome teaching/coaching career and thank you for the 30-plus years of dedication to our students and athletes. This coach and this year’s cross country teams will be forever remembered as some very special individuals in Olympia history!
21 days ago, David Stine
EdTech@Oly
As soon as you share the first photo of your child, you're establishing their digital footprint. As kids get older and start creating their own content or engaging with others online, it's important for them to understand the tracks they're leaving behind and what those tracks might reveal. Parents can help guide kids toward creating the kind of footprint they can be proud of. https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-digital-footprint-and-identity
24 days ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Post, Comment, & Upload Responsibly! As teens start sharing content and engaging with others online, it's vital to understand what they're leaving behind and what they might reveal. Help guide kids toward creating the kind of footprint they can be proud of @ bit.ly/Oly2DF
24 days ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyDFV1 Many kids are already posting and sharing information about themselves. But in a world where oversharing might seem like the norm, it’s important for kids to think about their digital footprints. Listen to what these teens have to say about sharing on social media. Are you making the right sharing decisions?
26 days ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Every day, teens engage with countless images and videos that have been edited or digitally altered. But are your kids aware of, or have they thought deeply about, disinformation online, including the phenomenon of deepfake videos? For more information about this new media manipulation method, check out the following video. It has never been more important for our students to think critically about the media they consume and identities they see online. https://youtu.be/OUSworJiRWg For more information, and some wonderful discussion points to talk over with your kids after watching the video, check out this lesson: https://www.commonsense.org/education/articles/are-deepfake-videos-a-threat-to-democracy
28 days ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
#DigCit! In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do the benefits of online sharing outweigh the risks? In Nov. our digital citizenship focus will be on the topic of Digital Footprint & Identity. Look for posts throughout the month to use as discussion points with your family!
29 days ago, EdTech@Oly
David Stine
Like the clockwork that got turned back last night and as promised in last week’s article, the Olympia High School cross country teams continued to make their Spartan Nation as proud as they can be yesterday at the IHSA Sectional meet. Both teams had a great day, despite the adverse conditions they faced(grueling hills to climb and crazy high winds). In the girl’s race, our ladies rocked the XC world with a 2nd place team finish that surprised many people, including some of the so-called experts that had recently pushed Oly’s state ranking down to #19. Olympia scored 88 points, only 10 points behind #6 ranked U-High Pioneers, and ahead of #3 ranked Eureka, #14 ranked Auburn, and #17 ranked Sacred Heart-Griffin. Leading the way for our gals was Savanah Beavers with a 2nd place finish, clocking in at 18:14. Also earning an individual medal was Abby Litwiller, placing 9th with a personal best 19:14. The remaining Spartan racers were Rachel Andris (20:09), Maddie Litwiller (20:44), Chrystal Cornwell (20:48), Cam Lawson (21:37), and Emily Litwiller (22:38). On the guy’s side, our Spartans also made a statement to the experts that like to make predictions. Most of the predictions had #3 ranked Elmwood picked to win the team battle and Miles Sheppard from Hamilton-Warsaw to take the individual crown. Olympia’s senior star Charlie Kistner saw things differently, and executed a perfect race plan to defeat Miles by nearly 7 seconds with a time of 14:55.99. The rest of the guys joined Charlie in the prevailing underdog theme, piecing together an overwhelming victory! For the second year in a row our guys were Sectional Champs, scoring a mere 36 points, while the 2nd place Elmwood Trojans scored 85. Rounding out the field of Spartan runners were individual medalist Logan Wheeler (6th at 15:58), Owen Dare (11th at 16:16), Carter Phillips (12th in all-time best 16:18), Lucas Lawless (17th at 16:35), Anthony Ragland (17:01), and Alec Pfeffer (17:38). This race marked the conclusion of the unusual 2020 IHSA XC season. It was truly an amazing day for our runners! They couldn’t have purchased a better gift for coach Mike Neisler on his last day as head coach of Olympia XC. Congrats to all runners on your outstanding performances and to Coach Neisler for an outstanding coaching career at Olympia!
29 days ago, David Stine
EdTech@Oly
My kid seems addicted to her phone. What do I do? It may seem like your kid is addicted (and may even "feel" addicted) to the phone, but it's more likely normal teen behavior. Read more: bit.ly/Oly_QA1
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Sean Mullins
How to Set Screen Rules That Stick Easy tips for limiting kids' computer, TV, game, and movie time. | Caroline Knorr | 2/21/2019 https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-set-screen-rules-that-stick
about 1 month ago, Sean Mullins
David Stine
If you’re finding yourself down as a result of the seemingly endless negativity that surrounds us these days, look no further! Simply read up on the Olympia High School cross country teams. They have been creating great news since their first meet in August and it just keeps getting better. Yesterday the Spartans hosted the IHSA Regional meet, where our girls’ team placed third (86 pts) behind #9 ranked U-High (45 pts) and #3 ranked Eureka (35 pts). Leading the way for the Lady Spartans was senior Savanah Beavers who placed 3rd individually with a time of 18:23. The remainder of the pack included Abby Litwiller (9th at 19:29), Maddie Litwiller (season best 20:58), Crystal Cornwell (20:58), Cam Lawson (all-time best 21:04), Rachel Andris (21:20), and Emily Litwiller (22:33). In the guy’s race, our #1 ranked Spartans secured the Regional Championship for the third year in a row. Leading the charge was senior Charlie Kistner, who officially lowered his own school record for a second time with an astonishing time of 14:55.30! Charlie was also the individual Regional Champ. Other individual medalists for Oly were Logan Wheeler (2nd with a season best 15:52) and Owen Dare (5th with an all-time best 16:06). Rounding out the crew was Lucas Lawless (11th with a season best 16:30), Carter Phillips (12th at 16:34), Anthony Ragland (14th at 16:36), and Alec Pfeffer (17:23). The top 5 teams from each regional advance to the sectional meet next Saturday, so both of our teams will race next Saturday at Elmwood. Congratulations to all of the runners for another job done well! Stay tuned for more good XC news next weekend!
about 1 month ago, David Stine
Jenny Gillis
Nine Lady Spartans represented Olympia at today’s Sectional Swim Meet. Even with a shortened and unusual season, all swimmers ended the day with seasonal best times! Most with all time personal best times in their individual events! Way to go Lady Spartans!
about 1 month ago, Jenny Gillis
EdTech@Oly
New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids Now that screen-time recommendations are more flexible, it's time for new rules. | Caroline Knorr | 10/18/2017 https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/new-healthy-media-habits-for-young-kids
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Alyssa Jones
Olympia North teachers dove into professional development after school while processing how teacher clarity reinforces the gradual release of responsibility of learning from the teacher to the students so that students feel ownership of their work. Teachers are also learners and we are thankful to have such dedicated and thoughtful teachers at O.N.E.!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Jones
Lisa Steve
OHS Degree NOW students worked virtually with State Farm Mentors during advisory to learn how to code using Python. These activities align with the Associate’s Degree in Computer Science program these students are participating in.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Steve
EdTech@Oly
Do you multitask in front of your kids? Check out that and other solutions to help your child reduce multitasking during homework time: https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_6WaysToStopMultitasking-new.mp4
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Concerned about your kid's digital life? Here are five signs that they have a healthy relationship with screens: https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_5_Healthy_Relationships.mp4
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Alyssa Jones
OHS seniors are getting into college mode as they participate in the College Writing Workshop series in the OHS Writing Center! Based on the work of Ethan Sawyer, the college writing guru, this workshop series covers tips and strategies for composing successful college application and scholarship essays. The OHS Writing Center plans to host another College Writing Workshop series in January as well as a final series in April. In the meantime, Mrs. Huff is available daily during advisory to work with students in the writing center on college essays or written class assignments.
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Jones
EdTech@Oly
Looking for ways to manage your kid's device use? Check out these five easy screen-time tips: https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_5ScreenTips_YoungKids.mp4
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Alyssa Jones
In today’s employment world, it is more important than ever to have strong interviewing and communication skills. The students in our Career Skills classes participated in mock interviews with OHS staff to showcase their personalized career skills. They did an awesome job! The future is *BRIGHT* for our Spartans!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Jones
EdTech@Oly
Help keep media/tech use in check by following a few simple practices: 1. Create screen-free times and zones 2. Explore built-in digital well-being tools 3. Model the behavior you want to see 4. Help kids identify healthy behaviors ... Read more: bit.ly/OlyMBTipsS
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Activities Dept.
October 15th Activities Girls Swim is home vs. Central Catholic @ 4:30
about 1 month ago, Activities Dept.
EdTech@Oly
Help keep media/tech use in check by following a few simple practices: 1. Create screen-free times and zones 2. Try parental controls 3. Establish clear family rules 4. Watch and play together 5. Help kids identify healthy behaviors Read more: http://bit.ly/OlyMBTipsE
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Activities Dept.
October 13th Activities HS Cross Country is @ Heyworth @ 4:30 Girls Swim is @ Peru @ 5:00 (no fans) MS Cross Country Sectional @ home @ 4:00
about 1 month ago, Activities Dept.
David Stine
The #1 ranked Olympia High School boys cross country team successfully defended their conference title yesterday in the 10-team Illini Prairie Conference meet held at St. Joseph Ogden. It was a “tight race” between Olympia and #6 ranked Monticello, with only 5 points separating the two teams. Olympia’s top 3 runners earned All-Conference status: senior Charlie Kistner was individual Conference Champ with a time of 15:19, senior Logan Wheeler was 5th at 16:08, and junior Owen Dare was 7th at 16:20. Joining them were junior Carter Phillips with a season best 16:33, junior Anthony Ragland at 16:47, freshman Logan Demling at 16:59, and senior Alec Pfeffer at 18:15. The guys will run their IHSA Regional meet in two weeks at Olympia on Saturday, Oct. 24th. Come out and watch this team compete! It’s hard to say which guys' team is the best in Olympia’s history, this year’s team or last year’s team….but there is no doubt that they are the best two guys’ teams that Olympia has been able to assemble. So don’t miss the opportunity to watch this exciting team race as they strive to be the best in the state and in Olympia history!
about 1 month ago, David Stine
David Stine
The Olympia High School cross country teams competed in the Illini Prairie Conference meet yesterday at St. Joseph-Ogden. On the girl’s side, this conference is arguably the most competitive small-school conference in the state, with the #1 and #2-ranked teams in the state (Monticello and Tolono Unity) along with #13 (Oly), #15 (St. Thomas More), #19 (St. Joseph-Ogden), and #24 (Central Catholic). Realistically, it was looking to be a battle for the 3rd place team finish. However, things were not looking very promising when it was determined the day before the meet that Anna Bieber (Oly’s top-3 runner) would sit out of the meet due to a muscle strain. This obstacle did not distract the rest of the team from their goal. In true Spartan fashion, the other 6 ladies modeled a perfect illustration of perseverance. They stayed focused on the game plan and executed it flawlessly, with each runner obtaining a season personal best time. This outstanding performance allowed the girls to secure the 3rd place team finish with 90 points, which was 32 points in front of the 4th place team. Individually, senior Savanah Beavers and sophomore Abby Litwiller achieved All-Conference status at 18:13(3rd place) and 19:17(10th place) respectively. Joining them were freshman Rachel Andris at 20:08(19th), sophomore Chrystal Cornwell at 20:49(28th), sophomore Cam Lawson at 21:07(33rd) and senior Emily Litwiller at 22:22(46th). The XC team will host the IHSA regional meet in two weeks (Oct. 24th), so come out and cheer them on. Congrats gals! Amazing job!
about 1 month ago, David Stine
EdTech@Oly
Screen time; the reality is that there really is no magic number that's "just right." What's more important is the quality of kids' media, how it fits into your family's lifestyle, and how you engage your kids with it. Read more: http://bit.ly/OlyScreenTime
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Alyssa Jones
At Olympia North, students have been earning PBIS tickets and receiving weekly rewards. As a school, our goal was to fill the clear buckets displayed in the trophy case as quickly as we could with PBIS tickets. We are thrilled to announce that we have met our goal! To celebrate this accomplishment, we are having a WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO SCHOOL day today. Congrats our amazing students for their hard work and dedication to our PBIS expectations! They continue to show every day what it means to BE THE ONE!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Jones
Lisa Steve
Students in the OHS Degree NOW program had a virtual meeting today with their mentors from State Farm! Students broke up into small groups with mentors to get to know each other more! These mentor connections will continue as the students work towards their Associate’s Degree in Computer Science.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Steve
Activities Dept.
October 8th Activities Girls Swim is home vs. Pontiac @ 4:30
about 1 month ago, Activities Dept.
Rodney Dale
Congrats to the boys golf team on a 5th place finish at Regionals and to Jacob for advancing to Sectionals. Great year guys!!!
about 1 month ago, Rodney Dale
Alyssa Jones
OHMS teachers planned creative and engaging sessions for remote learning time today with their students. We are fortunate to have such awesome and dedicated teachers!
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Jones
EdTech@Oly
It's easy to get distracted from homework (and life) when the phone never stops pinging and the next episode plays automatically. Let's some common sense guidelines by signing this Family Media Agreement within your family: bit.ly/OlyAgree
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Activities Dept.
October 6th Activities Boys Golf Regional @ Lincoln Elks @ 9:00 JV Cross Country @ St. Joseph @ 4:00 Girls Swim @ Macomb @ 4:30
about 1 month ago, Activities Dept.
David Stine
The common themes for the 2020 Olympia Boys XC team are “1st place team finish” and “Charlie Kistner breaks the school record.....again!” Both of those happened again yesterday at the 7-team meet held at Olympia. The Spartans scored 31 points, followed closely by 6th ranked Monticello with 39 points. The top 5 runners for Olympia were senior Charlie Kistner (1st place with a school record time of 14:57.7), senior Logan Wheeler (5th at 15:54), junior Owen Dare (7th at 16:21), junior Anthony Ragland (10th at 16:34), and junior Carter Phillips (12th at 16:39). The guys racked up 7 personal records yesterday. Congratulations to Charlie and all of the guys! Next Saturday at St. Joseph-Ogden, the guys will attempt to defend their 2019 Conference Title. Good luck guys!
about 1 month ago, David Stine
David Stine
Olympia High School hosted a 7-team XC race yesterday and the girls placed 3rd with 75 points, behind #1 ranked Monticello and #3 ranked Tolono Unity. The top five Spartan runners were senior Savanah Beavers (2nd place at 18:26), sophomore Abby Litwiller (10th at 19:30), sophomore Anna Bieber (17th at 20:21), freshman Rachel Andris (22nd at 20:51), and sophomore Chrystal Cornwell (29th at 21:12). The Oly gals tallied 4 season personal records. Congratulations ladies! Good luck next Saturday at the Varsity Conference meet at St. Joseph-Ogden.
about 1 month ago, David Stine
EdTech@Oly
Do the benefits of being ever-connected also come with risks to our mental health? It's an important question to ask - especially for our kids. In Oct. we will be exploring Media Balance & Well Being. Read more: bit.ly/OlyMediaBalance
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
ED JODLOWSKI
Congratulations to the Olympia High School Homecoming Court Your 2020 Homecoming Queen is Chloe Scroggins and your 2020 Homecoming King is Andrew Nichols!
about 1 month ago, ED JODLOWSKI
Sean Mullins
Outside phone lines to ONE are back up and running. Thank you for your understanding!
about 1 month ago, Sean Mullins
Activities Dept.
October 1st Activities Girls Golf @ Ireland Grove @ 3:50 Boys JV Golf @ Lincoln Elks @ 4:00 Girls Swim @ Pontiac @ 5:00 MS Cross Country @ Eureka @ 4:15
about 1 month ago, Activities Dept.
Sean Mullins
Outside phone lines are down again at ONE. Please call 1-309-379-5911 ext. 3020 if you need to reach the building.
about 1 month ago, Sean Mullins
STACEY ROGERS
Showing off Spartan Spirit this week is a lot of fun! We have some real essential workers in our building every day 🙌🏻
2 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
ED JODLOWSKI
More pictures from Essential Workers day at OHS - the office staff is showing off their attire and the Vocational Department is dressed saluting Mr. Tim Thomas - They called the day Mr. Thomas is Essential Day
2 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
Activities Dept.
September 30th Activities Boys Varsity Golf @ LeRoy @ 3:15
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
EdTech@Oly
Every year digital citizenship is more and more important in all of our lives. During 6 months this year we will focus on 6 areas of digital citizenship, providing resources and support for our Oly families. More details here: http://bit.ly/OlyDigCitOverview
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
ED JODLOWSKI
Math Department showing off their Essential Workers Day shirts
2 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
Activities Dept.
September 29th Activities Girls Golf is at Pontiac @ 4:00 Girls Swim is home @ 4:30
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
September 28th Activities MS Cross Country home @ 4:30
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
David Stine
For the second weekend in a row, the #1 ranked Olympia guys’ cross country team battled the #2 ranked Elmwood Trojans. Yesterday, Elmwood hosted a 5-team meet and the Spartans ended up on top of a somewhat lopsided victory, with all seven varsity runners placing in the top ten of the race. Olympia tallied only 25 points, while Elmwood scored 44 points and Tremont ended up 3rd place with 79 points. Olympia’s individual times and places were: Charlie Kistner (1st in 15:22), Logan Wheeler (4th in 16:08), Owen Dare (5th in 16:21), Carter Phillips (7th in 16:42), Alec Pfeffer (8th in 16:43), Lucas Lawless (9th in 16:43), and Anthony Ragland (10th in 16:50).
2 months ago, David Stine
David Stine
The Olympia High School girls’ cross country team placed first at a 5-team meet hosted by Elmwood. Olympia scores 44 points, followed closely by Tremont with 46 and Elmwood with 55. The top five Spartans were soph. Abby Litwiller (2nd place in 19:41), soph. Anna Bieber (3rd place in 19:48), fr. Rachel Andris (7th place in 20:44), soph. Cam Lawson (12th place in 21:14), and senior Emily Litwiller (20th place in 22:29). Congrats gals!
2 months ago, David Stine
Jackie Litwiller
Baseball is the Regional Champion! Winning 4-1 over Eureka! ⚾️
2 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Activities Dept.
Saturday September 26th Activities Cross Country @ Elmwood @ 9:00 MS Softball Regional Championship @ Morton @ 10:00 MS Baseball Regional Championship @ Eureka @ 11:00
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball picks up the 4-3 win in the Regional match up with Lincoln.
2 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Activities Dept.
September 24th Activities Boys JV Golf is home @ 4:00 Girls Golf is @ Eureka @ 4:00 MS Softball Regional home vs. Lincoln @ 4:30
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Rodney Dale
Spartan golf defeats Rantoul 176 to 185. Great job guys!
2 months ago, Rodney Dale
Lon Abrams
Congratulations to the Olympia girls golf team defeating Limestone and El Paso Gridley. Leading the way and taking first was Erin Turner shooting 41.
2 months ago, Lon Abrams
Activities Dept.
September 23rd Activities Girls Golf home @ 4:00 Boys Golf @ Rantoul @ 4:00
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Rodney Dale
Congrats to the golf team for a 5th place finish at the IPC golf tournament. Also, big congrats to T. J. for his T-10 finish. Great Job Spartans!
2 months ago, Rodney Dale
Lisa Steve
OHS office staff want to welcome in the first day of fall! We are so thankful to be safely attending school and seeing students everyday. Thank you to everyone in our community for helping us stay #olystrong
2 months ago, Lisa Steve
Activities Dept.
September 22nd Activities Boys Golf is @ Illini Prairie Conference @ 9:00 Girls Swim is home vs Peoria Richwoods @ 4:30 MS Baseball Regional game home @ 4:30 MS Cross Country home vs Pontiac/Canton @ 4:30
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
September 21st Activities Girls Golf @ Illini Prairie Conference @ 9:00 Boys V Golf @ LeRoy @ 3:15 Boys JV Golf @ Home @ 4:00
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
David Stine
Last year on November 3rd, when Charlie Kistner ran 15:16.55 to place 9th at the IHSA 1A state meet held at Detweiller Park, it was believed that he had set a new school record. Then on August 25th, at the first meet of this year, he lowered that time to 15:14.7. Soon after that race, it was discovered that the school record was actually still held by Les Myers, who ran a time of 15:06 in the 1972 state meet at Detweiller Park. Les still holds the school record in the 3200 meter run, with a time of 9:17. Yesterday at Detweiller Park, Charlie put the newfound 48 year old record to rest when he ran an astonishing time of 15:04.6! With six weeks left in the season, who knows what he might still be capable of running. So congrats to Charlie for officially setting a new cross country 3-mile Olympia High School record.......again!
2 months ago, David Stine
David Stine
The high school XC teams had a great day at the 7-team meet hosted by Peoria Notre Dame at Detweiller Park today. The girls varsity team took third place with 83 points. The top 5 girls were Abby Litwiller(9th place-19:39), Anna Bieber(20:32), Rachel Andris (20:41), Chrystal Cornwell(21:07), and Cam Lawson(21:09). The guys were team champs with 40 points, holding off the always-hard-to-beat Elmwood Trojans, who placed second with 58 points. Charlie Kistner was the top Spartan, taking 2nd place individually, and setting a new school record of 15:04.6! Rounding out the top five were Logan Wheeler (4th place in 15:55), Owen Dare (7th place in 16:13), Anthony Ragland (14th place at 16:29), and Alec Pfeffer (18th place at 16:34). Overall, the Olympia runners tallied up 17 season and/or all-time personal records today! Congrats runners; keep up the great work!
2 months ago, David Stine
Alyssa Jones
Thanks to modern technology, there is now a fun activity that combines satellite navigation, orienteering, computer skills, treasure hunting AND movement. OHS P.E. classes are working through this cross-curricular game called geocaching! #MovementAndLearning
2 months ago, Alyssa Jones
Activities Dept.
Saturday September 19th Activities Girls Golf @ LeRoy @ 8:00 Cross County @ Peoria @ 9:00 Girls Swim home @ 10:00
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Sean Mullins
Phones at ONE are back up and running. Thank you for your patience!
2 months ago, Sean Mullins
Rodney Dale
Olympia golf had a strong outing with T.J. contributing a score of 40, and the team scored 177. The JV squad came through with a respectable team score of 220. Great Job Gentlemen!
2 months ago, Rodney Dale
Activities Dept.
September 17th Activities Girls Golf @ Leroy @ 4:00 Boys Golf @ Eureka @ 4:30 Girls Swimming @ Washington @ 4:30 MS Softball @ Pekin @ 4:15
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
September 17th Activities Girls Golf @ Leroy @ 4:00 Boys Golf @ Eureka @ 4:30 Girls Swimming @ Washington @ 4:30 MS Softball @ Pekin @ 4:15
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
September 16th Activities Girls Golf is home @ 4:00
2 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
Boys Golf @ Pekin @ 4:00 MS Cross Country @ Delavan @ 4:30 MS Baseball home vs. Edison @4:15
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Rodney Dale
Olympia golf puts up a good fight on a difficult course, but came up a little short to Pontiac and Normal West
3 months ago, Rodney Dale
Activities Dept.
September 14th Activities HS Cross Country @ Eureka @2:30 Boys Golf @ Pontiac @ 4:00 Girls Golf home @ 1:00
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
MIKE CASTLEMAN
High school cross country meet for today at Eureka has been cancelled. Thank you
3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Middle school softball today September 12th at Bloomington has been cancelled
3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school cross country meet scheduled for today September 12th at Chillicothe has been cancelled.
3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Any HS student athlete who is participating in fall contact days needs to have this form filled out and turned into their coach.
3 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Activities Dept.
September 10th Activities Girls Golf is home vs. Monticello @ 4:00 Boys golf is @ Prairie Central @ 4:00 Girls Swim is @ Dunlap @ 4:30 (no fans)
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Rodney Dale
Congrats to the golf team!!! Oly 207 to Heyworth 220.
3 months ago, Rodney Dale
Activities Dept.
September 9th Activities Boys golf @ Highland Golf Course @ 3:30 Girls golf @ Maple Lane Country Club @ 4:00 MS Softball home vs. Leroy @ 4:30
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
STACEY ROGERS
Mrs. Rogers made her first Under the Sea “out of the blue” visits to classrooms today to celebrate students being kind, safe and ready to learn!
3 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The boys golf match at Leroy for today Sept. 8th had been cancelled. No practice today.
3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball practice is cancelled for today - Tuesday, Sept 8th.
3 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Activities Dept.
September 8th Activities Boys Golf @ Leroy @ 3:15 MS Baseball @ Lincoln Junior High @ 4:30 MS Cross Country @ El Paso CANCELLED
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
Activities for Saturday September 5th HS Cross Country @ Normal Community @ 9:00 MS Softball @ East Peoria Central @ 10:00 MS Baseball Home vs. Pontiac @ 10:00
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Lon Abrams
Congratulations to Gracie Salvator who placed 5th at the UHigh Golf Classic. Gracie earned the top 5 finish by shooting a career low 78. Great job Gracie!
3 months ago, Lon Abrams
Activities Dept.
September 3rd activities Girls Golf @ U-High Invite @ 1:00 Girls Swim home vs. Pekin @4:30 MS Baseball @ Pontiac St. Mary's @ 4:15
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Lisa Castleman
It's Yoga Day at Oly West!
3 months ago, Lisa Castleman
LAURA O'DONNELL
High school teachers tried out some new instructional technology tools on the early release day. In this example students were given problems to solve and were able to choose the level of support they needed to complete the task. Great idea for differentiated support!
3 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Lon Abrams
The Olympia girls golf team takes their first win defeating El Paso 196 to 211
3 months ago, Lon Abrams
Activities Dept.
September 2nd Activities Girls Golf @ El Paso @ 4:00
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Lon Abrams
The Olympia Student Council Instagram goes live. Follow olystuco16 on Instagram to stay updated on upcoming events.... especially 2020 Homecoming.
3 months ago, Lon Abrams
Justin Lacefield
8th Grade baseball will practice tomorrow (Sept 2nd) 3:00-5:00. 7th grade will not practice. Reminder: there will be no shuttle bus.
3 months ago, Justin Lacefield
MIKE CASTLEMAN
MS Baseball game today, Sept. 1st at Pontiac St. Mary's has been postponed to Thurs. Sept. 3rd. No practice MS Softball and MS XC practices today are cancelled. HS Boys golf match today has been cancelled , no practice. HS Girls golf practice for today has been cancelled.
3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Activities Dept.
September 1st Activities Boys golf @Highland Golf Course @ 3:30 Cross Country @ Peoria Richwoods @ 4:30 MS Baseball @ Pontiac St. Mary's @ 4:15
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Rodney Dale
Boys golf has strong showing against St. Thomas More. Spartans 170, STM 185.
3 months ago, Rodney Dale
Activities Dept.
August 31st Activities Boys golf is home Vs. St. Thomas More @ 4 MS Cross Country @ West Lincoln Broadwell @ 4:30 MS Softball home vs. Prairie Central @4:00 (8th Grade recognition- family only)
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Sean Mullins
Edmentum: Calvert Learning has identified the issue causing student progress to not be visible. No progress has been lost. They expect to have a resolution by 10:30 AM. We will send an update when we receive word of the fix.
3 months ago, Sean Mullins
Lisa Castleman
PE students at OWE are off and running the obstacle course today
3 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Jackie Litwiller
MS Spartan 🥎 defeats Clinton 11-0 in 5 innings!
3 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
LAURA O'DONNELL
Mrs. Davis utilizing the station rotation strategy with PreCal students.
3 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Activities Dept.
Activities for Saturday August 29th Cross Country is @ St. Thomas More @ 9 MS Baseball is @ Morton @ 10 MS Softball is home vs. Clinton @ 10
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
August 27th Activities Boys golf is home vs. Fieldcrest @ 4(masks required) Girls swim is home vs. U-High @ 4:30 (no fans) MS Cross Country is @ Tremont @ 4:15 (masks required)
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Lisa Castleman
Students at Olympia West are learning that behind those masks we are all unique in our own way!
3 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Activities Dept.
August 26th activities Girls golf home vs Tri-Valley @ 4 Boys golf at Indian Springs/Saybrook @ 4:15
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
David Stine
Olympia runners are back in action! The OHS XC team opened up the 2020 season with a 2-mile dual vs. Central Catholic at Ewing Park this afternoon. The lady Spartans won 26-29, with Savanah Beavers winning the race(12:24), Anna Bieber in 3rd(13:16), Abby Litwiller in 4th(13:24), Rachel Andris 8th (14:27), & Chrystal Cornwell in 10th(14:56). The Oly guys won 15-49. Charlie Kistner, Logan Wheeler, Owen Dare, & Alec Pfeffer tied for first place(11:34) and Carter Phillips finished the top-five sweep(11:37). Congrats to all!
3 months ago, David Stine
LAURA O'DONNELL
Second day of PreK - kids are adorable and seem happy to be at school!
3 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Activities Dept.
August 25th Activities Cross Country @ Ewing Park @ 4:30
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
August 24th Activities Girls golf is home vs. Prairie Central @4:00 (masks required) Girls swimming is home vs. LaSalle Peru @5 (no fans) MS Softball is at El Paso @4:15 (masks required)
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
Sorry for the confusion, family only for tonight at the softball game.
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
Activities Dept.
Come out and cheer on MS Softball today @ 4:30 in their home contest vs. Pontiac. Tomorrow boys golf is in Macomb at 8:00. MS Baseball is away@ 10:00 in Pontiac.
3 months ago, Activities Dept.
LAURA O'DONNELL
Oly West is ready to go! Teachers and aides are excited to have kids back in the building!
3 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Trevor Oldham
Olympia Spartan Boys Golf (TJ Mcmanaman, Jacob Thomas, Justin Dreyer, and Kyle Meisner) Showed a strong first outing shooting a team scramble score of 65.
3 months ago, Trevor Oldham
Brendan Hoskins
OMS Cross Country will be meeting on the HS side near the softball fields at 3:00 PM. Please remember to bring your mask and your own water.
4 months ago, Brendan Hoskins
Michelle Olson
OHS fall sports will begin on Monday, August 10th. Be sure you have an up to date physical and register on 8to18. Boys Golf- 7:00 a.m. @ OMS gym Girls Golf- 3:30 p.m @ North Greens in Atlanta HS Cross Country- 8:00-10:30 a.m @ OHS Girls Swimming 8:00-10:00 a.m @ OHS
4 months ago, Michelle Olson
MIKE CASTLEMAN
IESA fall sports are on. Softball will start Aug. 3rd at 3:30pm at the high school. Baseball will start Aug. 3rd at 5:00pm in Minier. Cross Country will start Aug. 10th at 3:00pm at the middle school. Please register for your sport and turn in an updated physical.
4 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Justin Lacefield
Middle School baseball tryouts will be August 3-5 at the Minier ball diamonds from 5:00-7:00pm. Stage 4 guidelines will be in place, any further updates will be posted. Registration and physical info can be entered on the Olympia activities website.
4 months ago, Justin Lacefield
LAURA O'DONNELL
Congratulations Mr. Walsh and Mrs. Uhlman on a very successful first annual Olympia St. Jude run. The Olympia runners raised $61,000 for St. Jude. Thank you to all the runners and those that donated!
4 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
LAURA O'DONNELL
Thank you Minier Christian Church for your generous school supply and backpack donation. Thank you for being huge supporters of our kids!
5 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
LAURA O'DONNELL
Thank you Central Illinois Ag for your donation! A couple of first graders will be thrilled with these backpacks and supplies. Thank you for supporting Spartan Nation!
5 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school softball camp for tonight July 15th has been cancelled.
5 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
MS softball tryouts – Mon., July 27 – Fri., July 31 – 3:30-5:30 pm. Dates are tentative pending official communication. Phase 4 guidelines will be followed, girls must have their own glove, bat, helmet, water bottle, mask. Parents will not be allowed to stay at the tryout.
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
OMS 6th-8th grade girls softball camp – Wednesday, July 15 & Wednesday, July 22 – 6:00- 8:00 pm. IHSA Phase 4 guidelines will be followed: Girls must have their own equipment: glove, bat, helmet, water bottle, mask. Parents will not be able to stay.
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Steve
Congratulations to recent graduate Emily Hunter for being selected as the Heartland Trustee Scholarship recipient. This scholarship covers two years of full tuition at Heartland Community College. Congratulations Emily! Best of luck at Heartland!
5 months ago, Lisa Steve
Olympia CUSD 16
Check out the Backpack Event going on right now to collect supplies for Olympia students at https://bit.ly/3i7xl9q. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!!
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Sean Mullins
Phone lines are back up and running at the OHMS and District Office campuses. Thank you for your patience!
5 months ago, Sean Mullins
ED JODLOWSKI
Here is the link to the 2020 Individualized Graduation - Congratulations again to the Class of 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MmrD_-Ef5Q
6 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
Lisa Steve
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO THE 2020-21 OLYMPIA CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY!
6 months ago, Lisa Steve
Jackie Litwiller
The HS CC workout times should be 6-7:30pm.
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Sorry for any confusion about the summer activity post - it is HS activities only at this time.
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Summer Activities are set to begin! See attachment and coaches should be making contact soon!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Darci Eastman
2020 OHS Football Cheerleading Tryouts are coming up on June 20! If you are interested email darci.eastman@olympia.org for more details!
6 months ago, Darci Eastman
Emily Weyl
OHS Dance Team tryouts are just 2 weeks away! Don't forget to email emily.weyl@olympia.org for more information and to register for virtual tryouts on Saturday, June 6th.
6 months ago, Emily Weyl
BEN LEE
OMS supply pick up is tomorrow! Check email for your scheduled timeframe.
6 months ago, BEN LEE
Darci Eastman
2020 OHS Football Cheerleading Tryouts will be held virtually this year on June 20, 2020! If you are interested email darci.eastman@olympia.org for more details!
7 months ago, Darci Eastman
ED JODLOWSKI
Don't for get the Virtual Graduation will be able to access starting at 3:00 today. For those grads who put on their hats and gowns...share your pictures with us! We are proud of the class of 2020!
7 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
ED JODLOWSKI
Here is the link for the 2020 Olympia High School Virtual Graduation - you cannot access it until 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, May 17th. Congratulations to all OHS graduates. We are proud of you Spartans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-EDFb-KFwA
7 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
ED JODLOWSKI
During Teacher Appreciation Week, these are teachers appreciating their student. Congratulations to Olivia Hall on finishing all her modules for Heartland Foundations math class. Olivia exemplifies our Spartan Skills - perseverance during Remote Learning! We are proud of you!
7 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
STACEY ROGERS
One more shout out to the fabulous South Staff. Today we celebrated “together” virtually. It was great to see everyone! #OlySpartanPride
7 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
Lisa Steve
Congrats Senior NHS members on a successful two years of service to the Olympia community! We are so proud of the work you have done!
7 months ago, Lisa Steve
Matt Hurley
Next week (May 4 - 8) is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please join me in recognizing and saying, "Thank You" to all of our amazing teachers and staff members at Olympia North!
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Lisa Steve
Seniors: National Decision Day is May 1, but this year that has become flexible for many organizations. We want YOU to pick your decision day! When you have your post-high school plan set, post a photo to #olydecisionday on social media to share out your decision!
7 months ago, Lisa Steve
Emily Weyl
OHS Dance Tryouts will be held virtually this year on Saturday, June 6th. Please email emily.weyl@olympia.org for the tryout registration packet and more information!
7 months ago, Emily Weyl
MIKE CASTLEMAN
#SpartansShine
8 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Friday Night Lights! #SpartansShine
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
STACEY ROGERS
The teachers at Oly South want to give a HUGE shout out to our parents and caregivers for all of your support and partnership through these uncertain times. You are amazing and we are so thankful for you! #OlySpartanPride
8 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
Lisa Castleman
We’ve got spirit yes we do!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
STACEY ROGERS
South Spartan Pride!
8 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
Lisa Castleman
OWE knows it’s a great day to be a Spartan!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Matt Hurley
Olympia North celebrated Tourist Day on Wednesday!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Jackie Litwiller
The 2020 - 8th Grade DC Trip has been cancelled. Mrs. Williams sent out an email, please follow the directions. If you have any further questions contact her directly.
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Castleman
Oly West students celebrate their Spartan spirit on Tourist Day!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mrs. Ruppert and Puppy are ready for an adventure today!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Miss Christensen is ready for a magical day!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lon Abrams
Come join the OHS Student Council. Representative applications are being sent to you in an email from Dr. J. Application deadline is April 17th.
8 months ago, Lon Abrams
Matt Hurley
Olympia North Spartans showing off apparel for their favorite sports teams!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Olympia North students and staff showed their school spirit with Pajama Day on Monday!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
ED JODLOWSKI
More seniors showing off their signs! We love the class of 2020!
8 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
STACEY ROGERS
Let’s go South Spartans! Show us your sports team pride 😊
8 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
Lisa Castleman
Let’s knock Spartan spirit out of the park today!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
STACEY ROGERS
South Spartans kicked off their Learning at Home Spirit Week with PJ Day! Today is a “Home Run” Kind of day! Can’t wait to see you all sporting your favorite teams!
8 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia Administration has spent the day delivering yard signs to our seniors. It was sure nice to see so many smiling faces. We will be making more deliveries tomorrow.
8 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Sean Mullins
Reminder: our technology live stream will start at 4:00 PM today. The target audience is elementary families, but information will be useful for many. See topics and access the stream here: https://youtu.be/KqiUYYl-xBA
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
An accurate census count means adequate funding for the community programs you value most. #CareAbouttheCount. Learn more and complete your census at CareAbouttheCount.org.
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Most Illinoisans will receive an invitation to take the census in the mail. It will contain a unique code for you to take it online for your household. Visit CareAbouttheCount.org to learn more. #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Lisa Castleman
We are ready for packet and device pick-up at OWE today!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
STACEY ROGERS
OSE busses are loaded and ready to get our students what they need for their remote learning!
8 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
Sean Mullins
VIDEO: There are three primary ways to take the census. The preferred method is online, but you can also take it by phone, and some people will receive a paper questionnaire. If you don’t respond, a census taker may come to your door. Visit CareAbouttheCount.org to learn more. https://youtu.be/bcE5wXH17Os
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
**COVID Response Updates** Many additional resources have been added to our website @ bit.ly/olycovid. Remote learning plans have been posted for all grade levels. The page can also be accessed from our mobile app!
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
The #2020census is here & we need everyone to #CareAbouttheCount! This month, every household will receive mail from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions on how to fill out the census. Watch your mailbox & visit CareAbouttheCount.org to learn more. #CentralIllinoisCounts
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
VIDEO: How do you take the census? This video helps break it down: https://youtu.be/bcE5wXH17Os #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Every household should fill out a 2020 Census form (either online, by phone or by mail) by April 1, 2020. Watch your mailbox for directions and learn more at CareAbouttheCount.org. #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Why #CareAbouttheCount? Filling out the census will boost our community, ensure adequate public funding and inspire a sense of civic duty. Read about regional efforts to boost our Central Illinois participation. https://www.peoriamagazines.com/pm/2020/mar/care-about-count #CentralIllinoisCounts
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Do you value affordable housing? Healthcare centers? School funding? A complete count in the #2020census is critical to securing billions in funding for community programs you value most. #CareAbouttheCount! https://youtu.be/h2JMt4ZNR_Q #CentralIllinoisCounts #ILCountMeIn
8 months ago, Sean Mullins
Matt Hurley
Hey Olympia North! We miss you! Check out what your teachers have been up to! Don't forget to "Be the ONE!" https://youtu.be/a0vd4ShGiV8
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Lisa Steve
Seniors: Please use this page for real time updates for the colleges you are applying to. Information for individual schools will be posted here as deadlines and decisions change. https://www.nacacnet.org/college-admission-status-coronavirus
9 months ago, Lisa Steve
ED JODLOWSKI
Resiliency - that is what these Spartans have! Thanks to Vanessa, Johannes, and Chiara - three of our foreign exchange students who are returning back to Switzerland, Germany, and Italy - they have blessed us and we will miss them. Health and safety as you return home!
9 months ago, ED JODLOWSKI
STACEY ROGERS
Let’s go Oly South staff and students...show us your online school spirit!!
9 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to our IESA State Qualifying Wrestlers! #SpartanNation
9 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Sean Mullins
ACTIVITY UPDATE: Our annual Mr Spartan event scheduled for tonight Friday March 13th has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.
9 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Your community is counting on you. Watch your mailbox and complete your household’s census at CareAbouttheCount.org. #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
9 months ago, Sean Mullins
Lisa Castleman
Olympia West students jump into the Learning Pit with James Nottingham today!
9 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Owen Rios for being the Olympia District 3rd-6th grade overall winner for Young Authors! Great job Owen!
9 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Olivia Lee (K-2 winner) and Owen Rios (3-5 winner) on being selected as the Olympia North Elementary Young Authors school wide winners. Great job Olivia and Owen!
9 months ago, Matt Hurley
Jackie Litwiller
The 7th Grade informational meeting for Washington DC is Wednesday, March 4th at 6pm in the MS Cafe.
9 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Steve
OHS National Honor Society students hosted princesses and princes at The Royal Tea Party! Proceeds for the event will benefit St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
9 months ago, Lisa Steve
LAURA O'DONNELL
Win for the sophomores in the St. Joe tournament. Go Spartans!
9 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 5: Review worst-case steps. Walk through what to do if your kid is being bullied online. First, step away. Ignoring a bully can be very effective. If the bullying continues, take screenshots or print out evidence. Then block the person. If it gets worse, report the behavior to a trusted adult. Talk about who those people are and make sure your kid has their contact information.
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Wendy Wade
Collaboration in 7th grade Improv WIN class!
9 months ago, Wendy Wade
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV3 Chatting online can feel just like talking to someone in person, but it's actually quite different. It's all because of something called the "online disinhibition effect," which makes us more likely to share/communicate differently than if in person.
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Lisa Steve
Students in the Computer Science Cohort work with their State Farm mentors on activities with coding!
9 months ago, Lisa Steve
EdTech@Oly
Resources: bit.ly/OlyCBR1 There are A LOT of "social media" sites out there. You know about Twitter & Facebook, but what about Reddit, TikTok, Twitch, Sarahah, or Discord? Educate yourself with this list of short explanation videos from Common Sense media!
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV4 For kids, miscommunication is a common occurrence online and on social media. Plus, being behind a screen makes it easier to say things they wouldn't say in person. So how do we help kids avoid the pitfalls of digital drama?Hear it from the source!
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
Freshman and Sophomore baseball practice will begin Monday, March 2nd and go through the 6th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the HS Gym. Be sure to be registered on 8to18 and have a current physical.
9 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to Mariah Maris on her fantastic performance at state this year - she placed 5th in the state and we cannot wait to see what she does next year as a Senior!
9 months ago, Ms. Haines
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to Grace Melick for placing Second at the IHSA State Tournament! She gave the most beautiful, genuine, and real speech and we are so proud!
9 months ago, Ms. Haines
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to Grace Melick for making the state final round of Oratorical Declamation and to Mariah Maris for making the state final round of Prose! Good luck Spartans!
9 months ago, Ms. Haines
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 5: Take breaks. Notice your kid getting pulled into digital drama? Help them take a break. They may determine for themselves when they need to step back, but they might need some help setting limits. Putting devices to bed at a specific time can help kids recharge.
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Lisa Steve
During today’s Pathway Day, OHS celebrated Kindness Month promoted by the PBIS team! Students collaborated in team-focused games, wrote kindness letters to incoming students, and attended a presentation on the impact of cyber bullying and online disinhibition.
9 months ago, Lisa Steve
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV5 Digital harassment happens when teens use texts, instant messages, emails, and social media posts to keep tabs on or threaten someone else. It usually involves two people in a close relationship. Here are four ways to help teens avoid digital harassment.
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
Any MS Student interested in MS Track - there will be a meeting, Friday, Feb 28th at 2:27pm in the MS Gym. Questions email: naomi.springer@olympia.org or brendan.hoskins@olympia.org
9 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia North teachers met the SEL challenge today by creating lessons that incorporated a mystery item. It was a fun and engaging way to end the day!
9 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
EdTech@Oly
Q&A: How can I explain why teens shouldn't create fake profiles to tease their friends and/or peers? https://www.commonsensemedia.org/facebook-instagram-and-social/how-can-i-explain-why-teens-shouldnt-create-fake-profiles-to-tease Photo from Rober Monkada
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
bit.ly/OlyCBB Teaching kids character strengths and life skills such as empathy is one of the most important jobs of being an adult. These great books for all ages help make it easier by celebrating friendship, difference, and the importance of caring for one another.
9 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade meeting for Washington DC trip in Spring of 2021 is being held on Wednesday, March 4th at 6pm in HS Cafe. Questions email colleen.williams@olympia.org
9 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 4: Encourage upstanding. Let kids know that supporting someone who is being bullied can make a big difference. If they feel safe confronting the bully, they should. If not, a PM can help someone through a tough time. Speaking up against hate speech is important too!
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV7 As humans, we thrive on social connections and group associations. But this tendency can also lead us to be suspicious of people outside our group. This fear -- xenophobia -- can be overcome by more exposure to people who are different from us. However, the internet can often make this more difficult. Help your kids recognize this challenge and find strategies for navigating content online.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Lisa Steve
The Olympia Outdoor Adventure Club hit the slopes on a snowy day at Sundown Mountain in Dubuque, Iowa!
10 months ago, Lisa Steve
Ms. Haines
The Olympia High School Speech Team Sectional Qualifiers did amazing things yesterday at Belleville West. Beatrice Harbaugh and Zach Manahan were IHSA Sectional Finalists and Grace Melick and Maria Maris are headed to the State competition next weekend!
10 months ago, Ms. Haines
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV6 Cyberbullying is something most families hope they never have to deal with. But if your kids are texting, sharing photos, and posting comments, it’s important to talk to them about how to deal with online harassment. Learn 5 ways to stop cyberbullies.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Loyer spoke about best practices in math instruction at the ESSA conference in Chicago on Wednesday, February 12th. They shared their experiences on "How Mathematicians Work" in their classrooms at Oly North!
10 months ago, Matt Hurley
Olympia CUSD 16
Today, Friday, February 14th all Olympia schools will begin one hour late due to the extreme cold.
10 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 3: Role-play. If kids feel like they might have trouble removing themselves from digital drama, experiment with some different ways they can make a graceful exit. Talk through words they can use, ways they can steer conversations in positive directions, etc.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
All Olympia activities are cancelled for today, February 13th. All Olympia buildings are closed today as well.
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Q&A Time: Is there any way to make sure my kid won't become a cyberbully? https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying/is-there-any-way-to-make-sure-my-kid-wont-become-a-cyberbully
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to Mrs. Jennings and Miss Clarke from Olympia West, they are the recipients of a PNC First Grant! Mrs. Jennings and Miss Clarke will use the grant money to create a sensory path for their students.
10 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Jackie Litwiller
All after school activities are cancelled for tonight, February 12th. Please be safe on your way home.
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Matt Hurley
Children's author/illustrator Michael Wayne visited Olympia North today to promote the Young Authors program with students.
10 months ago, Matt Hurley
STACEY ROGERS
Students at South have had an exciting Day 1 with our Step it Up Challenge! Congratulations to Auggie who was our Apple Product winner today. Look at that excitement 😊
10 months ago, STACEY ROGERS
EdTech@Oly
Q&A Time! bit.ly/OlyCBQ1 Responding to Haters & Trolls Online. Finding out that your kid has been cyberbullied is emotional. You or your kid might want to retaliate, but it's best to help your kid defuse the situation, and make rational efforts to put a stop to the bullying.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV2 As kids grow, they'll naturally start to communicate more online. But some of what they see could make them feel hurt, sad, angry, or even fearful. Help your students build empathy for others and learn strategies to use when confronted with cyberbullying.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 2: Check in about online life. Just like you'd ask your kid about their sleep, exercise, and eating, stay on top of their online life. Who are they chatting with? How do people treat each other in the games and on the sites they're using?
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Sean Mullins
OMS Phone Number | We are aware that a Google search for OMS displays the incorrect building phone #. We have requested a change. In the meantime, our number (309-379-5941) is correct on the OMS website.
10 months ago, Sean Mullins
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to the Olympia High School Speech Team for their performances on Saturday at the 2020 IHSA Regional. They advanced 7 individual events and the PIR to the sectional next weekend in Belleville!
10 months ago, Ms. Haines
Lon Abrams
Congrats to Neil Alford and Noah While for placing at the Conference meet. Noah was 5th in the 400 meter free. Neil placed 5th in 200 IM and 6th in 100 breast.
10 months ago, Lon Abrams
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV1 Let's face it: Some online spaces can be full of negative, rude, or downright mean behavior. But what counts as cyberbullying? Help your students learn what is - and what isn't - cyberbullying, and give them the tools they'll need to combat the problem.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Lisa Steve
OHS students traveled to Heartland Community College to attend the College and Career Connections Event for Agriculture, Manufacturing, and the Trades. Students were exposed to over 30 business and college representatives, some of which were hiring.
10 months ago, Lisa Steve
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to the Lady Spartans in their win on Senior Night over Monticello 64 to 48. Abbi Bode - 23 pts and Colby Burt - 18 pts. Spartans improve their record to 24 - 6 and 7- 2 on the year.
10 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 1: Define your terms. Make sure kids understand what cyberbullying is: repeated and unwanted mean or hurtful words or behavior that occurs online (through texts, social media posts, online chat, etc.).
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Ms. Haines
Olympia High School Speech Team is hosting the annual "Meet the Regional Team Night" this evening at 6:30 pm in the OHS Media Center. Please come out and support our IHSA team before our regional on Saturday.
10 months ago, Ms. Haines
Jackie Litwiller
HS Baseball’s Open Gym for tomorrow 2/6 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, 2/7 at 7am in the HS Gym.
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Once kids go online, their chances of finding cyberbullies, haters, and trolls is, sadly, quite high. Find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles to help with tough conversations -- whether your kid is a bully or is being bullied. Common Sense Media addresses your cyberbullying questions, offering age-appropriate advice, school resources, and more from parents and experts. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Sean Mullins
The OHS Parent Feedback Meeting for tonight has been canceled due to poor weather conditions. A rescheduled date and time will be communicated soon. Be safe out there!
10 months ago, Sean Mullins
Jackie Litwiller
MS Volleyball at home tonight 2/5/20 is cancelled.
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
JV Girls Basketball in the BCC tournament today 2/5/20 has been cancelled.
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Freshman Boys Basketball for today 2/5/20 at Tri-Valley has been cancelled.
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up a home conference win over Pontiac tonight. 52 to 43. The JV team also earned a win.
10 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
MS Performance was GREAT! Last performance is Sunday the 2nd at 2pm.
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Fam Tip 5: Choose a Variety of Sources Show kids how you get news & information from different places, & explain how you make your choices. Use words like "credible," "trustworthy," "respected," and "fair." As kids get older, introduce the ideas of bias, satire, and clickbait.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up a road conference win over STM, 51 - 31. Spartans improve to 5 - 2 in the conference and 22 - 5 overall. JV girls also with the W.
10 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lisa Steve
Are you in an interesting career? Do you want to give back to the Olympia community? Would you be willing to help students gain career exposure? Consider joining our Olympia Career Connections contact list! Complete this form to join: https://forms.gle/H15MHzwds3QMFaXx7
10 months ago, Lisa Steve
EdTech@Oly
Have you been keeping up with our News and Media Literacy suggestions? Here are some questions that you could use as discussion prompts to see how things are sinking in! bit.ly/OlyNMQ
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
When we get news from our social media feeds, it often only tells us part of the story. Our friends - and the website's algorithms - tend to feed us perspectives we already agree with. Escape the filter bubble and have your ideas challenged! https://youtu.be/mh1dLvGe06Y
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Trevor White finishing 3rd today at the Boys Bowling Sectional in Collinsville - bowling 1342 and advancing to the State Tournament! #SpartanNation
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to the Olympia High School Speech Team on their competition at Downers Grove South. Congrats to semi-finalist in Prose, Mariah Maris. Also congratulations to our Tournament Champion in Oratorical Declamation, Grace Melick!
10 months ago, Ms. Haines
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Thank you to the St. Joseph Ogden Spartans for teaming up with the Olympia Spartans in supporting the Olympia to Peoria St. Jude Run. #SpartansLoveSt.Jude @SJOBoysHoops, @OLYMBB
10 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 4: Discuss Fact vs. Opinion! Play with ideas and decide which are facts and which are opinions. Ask: How tall are you? What's the best food in the world? Do you like dogs? Point out that both fact and opinion show up in the news, but opinion is usually(!) labeled.
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to slick roads and dense fog, Olympia schools will have a one hour late start today (Friday, Jan. 24, 2020)
10 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans with a couple of home conference wins tonight over Rantoul. JV 35 - 17 and Varsity 55 - 22. Colby Burt with 18 pts. and Abbi Bode with 17 pts. The Spartans improve their record to 20 - 5 on the year.
10 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
Fearless Fact Finding! Check out this list of trustworthy resources to help you learning what's true (and what is not!) on the web. You can even use one of them to look back in time and what was on a website in the past!
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Wikipedia.org is where millions of people stop first for information. Tools like it are what make the internet so valuable. But they also teach an important lesson, one you can start teaching your kids now: don’t believe everything you read. Family Tip Sheet: bit.ly/OlyNMFR2
10 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up a couple home non conference wins over East Peoria tonight. JV 36 to 27 and Varsity 55 to 21. Varsity improves their record to 19 and 5 on the season.
10 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Lee on defending his dissertation! Way to go! #SpartanNation
10 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to the OHS Speech Team for placing First in team sweeps for limited entries this past weekend at Glenwood High School. Special congrats to Morgan Cisco (JV champ in Original Comedy) and Grace Melick (Varsity tournament champion in Oratorical Declamation)!
10 months ago, Ms. Haines
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Olympia senior Colby Burt for scoring her 1000th career point in the Spartans’ win over Peoria Heights.
11 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Don't forget your St. Jude shirt orders are due at noon on Monday, January 20th! https://forms.gle/qpLQBJyV2pQmw2ew8
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
The FFA Silent Auction is cancelled for tonight, 1/17. It will be rescheduled for Tuesday, January 28th during the Boys Basketball Games vs. Bloomington Central Catholic.
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Jan. 17th - Tonight’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Game vs Flanagan is being moved up to 5:30pm. The JV Game is cancelled. Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced at Halftime of the Varsity Game.
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Boys’ Swim practice for tonight has been cancelled. The boys swim team bus time for Saturday, 1/18, has changed. The new bus time for Saturday's, 1/18, meet is now 8:00 am. See Mr. Abrams or Modrusic if you have questions.
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Fam. Tip 3: Explore Different Sides of a Story! Use real-life examples to help kids understand how people can view the same situation with totally different perspectives. Sibling conflict is a great example of how two people can have wildly different opinions on the same event.
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
If a picture's worth a thousand words, do the words always tell a true story? One way to find out is through a reverse image search. Search with an image instead of a keyword and see what you discover!
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Link: http://bit.ly/OLYNMLr Common Sense has recently released a brand new News & Media Literacy Resource Center with TONS of resources around this topic. Particularly neat is a new web series by Crash Course...check it out! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
LAURA O'DONNELL
Oly West teachers working through a speed lesson planning challenge. They were asked to create a social emotional lesson in 10 minutes and had to incorporate a mystery item. Great ideas and great staff!
11 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Stevie Miller
Another win for 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams tonight at Midwest Central! Way to go Lady Spartans!! 💙🏐💙
11 months ago, Stevie Miller
Jackie Litwiller
Spartans Love St. Jude - Help support a great cause for the Boys' Basketball Game on January 24th vs. St. Joe-Ogden - order a shirt to support the Children of St. Jude - https://forms.gle/QbmCBHCc2U3oY9kv5
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
The boys’ swim meet for tonight, Jan. 14th has been cancelled, they will have dry land practice after school.
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
bit.ly/OlyNMV1 | bit.ly/OlyNMFR1 Kids find and read news in lots of ways. But studies show they're not very good at interpreting what they see. How can we help them get better? Teaching your kids about the structure of online news articles is an important place to start.
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stevie Miller
OMS Lady Spartans pick up a 7th and 8th grade win tonight in their volleyball matches at Ridgeview. Way to go, ladies! 💙🏐💙
11 months ago, Stevie Miller
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 2: Play "Spot the Ad"! When you see media, ask your kids to figure out what the ad is selling. Sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes it's not. Help them explore why certain pictures, sounds, and words are used to sell certain products.
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The Lady Spartans pick up a couple big conference wins at home over St. Joseph-Ogden. JV 45 to 28 and Varsity 42 to 33. Varsity record moves to 2 - 0 in the conference and 16 - 3 overall.
11 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
Fake news is nothing new. Check out this timeline to learn about some ways it has been utilized throughout history to influence society. Ask your family about other examples that you know of and why they were used!
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Ashlyn Witham in 5th grade for winning the Yearbook Cover Contest at ONE! Nice job Ashlyn!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Mrs. Loyer and her 2nd grade class for winning the One Class at a Time award! ABC news and CEFCU presented a $1,000 check to Mrs. Loyer to be used for her classroom. The news feature will air on ABC news at 5:00 and 5:30 pm on February 5th.
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Spartans pick up a home non conference win over Maroa-Forsyth. 37 to 29.
11 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Matt Hurley
Tomorrow is the first ever Spartan Council, "Caring Adults" event at Olympia North! This event begins at 7:40 and ends around 8:30. Please come out to show students how much their community supports them!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
bit.ly/OlyNMV2 All media comes with an author and an agenda. Help kids think critically about any media they view with critical questions that dig below the surface. And to really empower kids, have them create their own media with these same questions in mind.
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up a road conference win over Prairie Central. 50-42. Spartans run their record to 15 and 3 on the season.
11 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Mitchell Lutz
Alumni of the Olympia band program joined current students for Saturday's home basketball game! So fun!
11 months ago, Mitchell Lutz
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 1: Encourage Healthy Skepticism! Help kids analyze the messages around them - from toy packaging to Instagram posts to news headlines - and question the purpose of the words and images they see. Teach kids how to use fact-checking tools like Snopes and FactCheck.org.
11 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Holiday Hoopla at Olympia tonight. JV Girls - Olympia 35 Tri Valley 45. Varsity Girls - Olympia 70 Tri Valley 27. JV Boys - Olympia 55 Tri Vally 46. Varsity Boys - Olympia 65 Tri Valley 59.
12 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
OMS Celebrated our PBIS success today with an assembly!
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Article Time! How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds. Learn how what you post can hurt - and help - the admissions process. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-colleges-use-kids-social-media-feeds
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Holiday Hoopla December 20th. There has been some conflicting information in regards to the start times and location of the basketball games on Dec. 20th. The varsity girls will play at 5:30pm in the high school gym, followed by the varsity boys at 7:00pm in the high school gym. The JV boys will play at 5:30pm in the middle school gym followed by the JV girls at 7:00pm in the middle school gym. Come out and support our boys and girls basketball teams and St. Jude.
12 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lisa Steve
The PBIS team celebrates students’ positive behaviors through an end of semester raffle. Students walked away with prizes by entering their code card tickets into a drawing. Congrats to all students for their positive impact on our high school!
12 months ago, Lisa Steve
Lisa Steve
OHS welcomed Ella, a certified therapy dog, to visit with students and staff during the 2nd Annual Destress Fest.
12 months ago, Lisa Steve
Lisa Steve
To help elevate stress during finals week, OHS celebrated the 2nd Annual Destress Fest. Destress Fest is a new Olympia tradition filled with games, snow cones, hot cocoa, and the new addition of yoga!
12 months ago, Lisa Steve
Jackie Litwiller
Tonight’s, 12/17, HS Wrestling Match at Eureka will be live streamed. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvpwR5En6c3fjRQ2p4gcZ2A
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media! Get your kid -and yourself - ready for the next step with these conversation starters. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-my-kid-wants-to-use-social-media
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Ms. Haines
The Olympia High School speech team competed at Normal Community this weekend and placed fifth as a team! Special congratulations to Varsity Tournament Champion in Oratorical Declamation - Grace Melick!
12 months ago, Ms. Haines
EdTech@Oly
What mark will you leave on the world? What is your “purpose”? How can you foster an online identity for yourself that supports and drives forward this purpose? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkhkO4fKAg&feature=youtu.be
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Sean Mullins
Due to inclement weather, Olympia CUSD 16 will be running one hour late today, Monday December 16. Be safe out there!
12 months ago, Sean Mullins
EdTech@Oly
Social media offers a chance to choose how we present ourselves to the world. We can snap and share a pic in the moment or carefully stage photos and select only the ones we think are best. Listen as students reflect on how this impacts their lives. http://bit.ly/Oly2DFV4
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans with a win on the road over Tremont. 44 to 32. They improve to 9 - 1 on the season.
12 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Lots of middle schoolers are exploring and developing their own identities, and they often do this online and on social media. Some kids use multiple accounts, each for a different audience, but with this what’s real and what’s unrealistic can often get blurred. In this video, listen to other teens talk about the ins and outs of presenting themselves to others online, and consider what it means to “be yourself” in digital spaces. http://bit.ly/Oly2DFV3
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Spartans fall short in their home opener to Prairie Central in a tough non conference match up. 62 to 57.
12 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
Check out this short video for your elementary kiddos around what a digital footprint really means. We already K-5 students posting and interacting online, so let's start some good habits early! http://bit.ly/OlyDFV2
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Ms. Haines
This past weekend the OHS Speech Team competed at Bloomington High School They had Varsity finalists in 11 events and JV finalists in 4 events. Special congratulations to Grace Melick, Varsity Tournament Champion in Oratorical Declamation.
12 months ago, Ms. Haines
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up home wins over Heyworth tonight. JV 44 to 29 and Varsity 56 to 34. Taylor Nowaskie 10 pts Colby Burt 11 pts and Abbi Bode with 23 pts.
12 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball game at Dee-Mack tonight, 12/9 - 7th grade starts at 5:30pm.
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
As soon as you share the first photo of your kid, you're establishing their digital footprint. As kids get older and start creating their own content or engaging with others online, it's important for them to understand the tracks they're leaving behind and what those tracks might reveal. Parents can help guide kids toward creating the kind of footprint they can be proud of. https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-digital-footprint-and-identity
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
As tweens and teens start sharing content and engaging with others online, it's vital for them to understand what they're leaving behind and what they might reveal. Help guide kids toward creating the kind of footprint they can be proud of @ http://bit.ly/Oly2DF (6-12)
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up a nice home win over Prairie Central in a non conference match up. 55 to 42
12 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
Many students are already posting and sharing information about themselves online. But in a world where oversharing might seem like the norm, it’s important for kids to think about their digital footprints. Listen to what other teens have to say about sharing on social media. Are you making the right sharing decisions? bit.ly/OlyDFV1
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The Lady Spartans pick up a couple non conference wins in their home opener over DeeMack. JV 39 to 24. Varsity 39 to 30.
12 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
#DigCit Reboot! In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do the benefits of online sharing outweigh the risks? In Dec. our digital citizenship focus will be on the topic of Digital Footprint & Identity. Look for posts throughout the month to use as discussion points with your family!
12 months ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to 7th grade girls basketball team for winning the Regional Championship over DeeMack 28 to 22. The Spartans will advance to the Sectional on December 4th at 6:30pm in Maroa.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lisa Castleman
OWE Kindergarteners had fun with science today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Macy parade has nothing on OWE 2nd and 3rd graders this morning!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Matt Hurley
The OHS Madrigal singers visited Olympia North today, and sang holiday songs for each grade level!
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Jackie Litwiller
MS Volleyball Tryouts are quickly approaching, they will have an open gym at North on 12/6 after school, students can ride the shuttle bus. Tryouts will be 12/7 from noon to 3pm at OMS. Be sure to register on 8to18, & have a current physical on file.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Girls Basketball will be playing for the Regional Championship tonight, 11/26 here at Olympia at 5pm vs. Dee-Mac.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
JV and Varsity Girls both pick up the win on the road over El Paso Gridley. JV 31 to 22 and Varsity 41 to 37
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Michael Neisler
Congratulations to Jon Neville on signing his letter of intent to attend and run cross country at Heartland Community College next school year. Jon was a key member of the Olympia cross country team that finished 3rd in the Illinois state meet on November 9th. He will be a member of the first cross country team at Heartland. Good luck to Jon as he continues his education and running career next year.
about 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Spartans over Clinton 42 to 29.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Connie Boznos
Kindergartners at West learned about turtles for letter T week. They counted turtle double ten frames, found a letter/sight word/color word in "turtle eggs", played a turtle sight word game, and listened to turtle stories on Epic!
about 1 year ago, Connie Boznos
Jackie Litwiller
The Freshman Girls basketball game scheduled for tonight, Nov 21st has been cancelled. There is no practice.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to these 3 ladies, who will be continuing their softball 🥎 careers!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Shuttle busses will be a little late tonight, Wednesday Nov. 20th
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
LAURA O'DONNELL
It’s a good day when your Principal does your read-aloud!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
STACEY ROGERS
5th grade students go on a virtual field trip to Fort Sumter!
about 1 year ago, STACEY ROGERS
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans open up the basketball season with a 49 to 13 win over Mt. Pulaski at the Clinton Tourney.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to the Olympia Speech Team who competed at the Richwoods High School Tournament over the weekend. Special congratulations to Morgan Cisco who placed first in JV Original Comedy and to Grace Melick who placed first in Varsity Oratorical Declamation.
about 1 year ago, Ms. Haines
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to the 200 Medley Relay team of Abby Litwiller, Grace Castleman, Isabelle Forrest and Madi Noreuil for breaking the F/S school record from 1997 with a time of 2:03.55 at the sectional meet.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Girls Swim Sectional is underway at Normal West.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lisa Steve
OHS celebrated college/career readiness with a Pathway Day today! Ten speakers, including 4 alumni, visited OHS to share their career knowledge with students. Students were exposed to speakers from 8 career pathways as well as college admissions. It's a great day to be a Spartan!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Winter Spartan Night is Friday Nov. 15th at 5:30pm in the high school gym. We will start the evening off by honoring our State placing Boys Cross Country team with a reception following in the cafeteria. Then we will introduce our winter activities with scrimmages to follow.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
STACEY ROGERS
Fundraiser top sellers are off for a limo lunch with Mrs. Rogers. #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, STACEY ROGERS
Olympia CUSD 16
Elementary teachers participated in a training for the new English Language Arts materials they are utilizing within their classrooms. Wednesday, teachers learned how to effectively use the Interactive Read Aloud grade level resources as well as the phonics, word study and spelling resource.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
STACEY ROGERS
Our third grade MTSS group is practicing sequencing. They learned if they follow the steps in order they can make ice cream! #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, STACEY ROGERS
Jackie Litwiller
The MS Butterbraid fundraiser forms are due tomorrow, Nov. 13th. If you didn't get a chance to order you still can using the attached link. Thank you for your support! https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/4a1e7139-8a3c-4f7b-ba25-4b968f03b018
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th grade game at Pekin Broadmoor begins at 4:30 tonight, Nov 12th.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Castleman
Olympia West celebrates our Veterans! Thank you Veterans!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball Season is underway! Let’s go Spartans!!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Girls Basketball Game for today, 11/11 at Tremont has been cancelled. They will not be having practice.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to our Boys Cross Country Team - 3rd Place IHSA State Finish!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Matt Hurley
Olympia North celebrates Veterans Day! Thank you to all our Veterans!
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Jackie Litwiller
❤️💙 Thank you Veterans! ❤️💙 OHMS Celebrates Veterans Day!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Ms. Haines
Congratulations to the Olympia High School Speech Team who placed 3rd as a team at Normal West's Invitational today! Special congratulations to Morgan Cisco who was the Junior Varsity Tournament Champion in Original Comedy!
about 1 year ago, Ms. Haines
Brendan Hoskins
Congratulations to OMS Boys Basketball at the Eureka Tip-Off Tournament! 8th grade finished with a record of 2-1 and the 7th graders won the tournament with a record of 3-0! Come out and cheer for the boys at home against Bloomington on Monday!
about 1 year ago, Brendan Hoskins
Jackie Litwiller
SpartanNation! Way to go Olympia!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
JACKIE HOLMES
Ava with our first ever OMS Chess Team win!!
about 1 year ago, JACKIE HOLMES
Jackie Litwiller
3rd Place IHSA 1A Boys Cross Country Meet!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Savannah Beavers finished 8th in the IHSA 1A Cross Country Meet!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
The IHSA 1A Boys Race is underway! Run Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
The IHSA Girls 1A State Cross Country Meet is underway! Let’s go SPARTANS!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
JACKIE HOLMES
OMS’s first Chess Team ready for our first tournament
about 1 year ago, JACKIE HOLMES
STACEY ROGERS
Join us at Olympia South on Monday, November 11 at 10am as we come together to celebrate and honor our Veterans at an all school assembly! We will have breakfast treats for our guests available as they walk into the gym.
about 1 year ago, STACEY ROGERS
Jackie Litwiller
Congrats to our MS Speech State Participants!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
The MS is going to be selling apparel! Here is the link! https://olympiamiddleschool2019.itemorder.com/sale
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
David Stine
Fabulous job today by the Olympia boys XC team for claiming a Sectional Title for the first time in school history. The Spartans (with 60 team points) were able to hold off the always-tough-to-beat Elmwood Trojans(92 points). Charlie Kistner was Olympia’s top runner, finishing in 5th place at 15:45. Jon Neville followed closely behind him in 6th place at 15:47. Next was Logan Wheeler in 12th place at 16:05, Anthony Ragland in 18th place at 16:23, Lucas Lawless in 21st place at 16:29, Owen Dare in 25th place at 16:36, and then Parker Kistner at 17:38. Great job guys and good luck next week!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
David Stine
Congrats to the girls XC team for a 3rd place finish at the Elmwood Sectional meet today! The top 5 teams from each of the 5 sectional meets advance to the IHSA State Meet next Saturday at Detweiller Park. Junior Savanah Beavers was the top runner for the Spartans, finishing 4th place with an all-time personal record of 18:06. Behind her were Maddie Litwiller (all-time PR 19:51), Ellen Springer (20:01), Anna Bieber (20:03), Bailey Rogers (all-time PR 20:58), Sydnee Usherwood (21:11), and Madison Bales(21:33). Great job gals and good luck at State!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The start of the girls race.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball Game today, 11/2, is at Heyworth Elementary building not the Jr. High.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jenny Gillis
Congratulations to the Girls Swim Team for their win over Metamora tonight!
about 1 year ago, Jenny Gillis
Jackie Litwiller
Trick or Treat from MS Girls Basketball!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jenn Love
8th Grade Students weren’t spooked by the Halloween Edition of Thinking Thursday! Many successfully solved all 13 Spooky Challenges today.
about 1 year ago, Jenn Love
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball Practice today 10/30 will be in the HS Gym.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Castleman
At Oly West we know that good choices are the key to our dreams!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Steve
The Olympia National Honor Society hosted a record crowd today for Halloween Fest. All of the generous proceeds will be donated to help Toys for Tots. Thank you for all who attended and donated this year!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
LAURA O'DONNELL
Greetings from Oly South’s Trunk or Treat event!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Jenny Gillis
Congratulations to the Girls Swim Team for their win over Porta HS on Thursday and their 4th place finish at the Uni-High Invitational yesterday in Champaign!
about 1 year ago, Jenny Gillis
Lisa Steve
Halloween Fest is today! Games, candy, hayride, animals, and more! Bring your children from 1-3pm for a fun filled afternoon with our Olympia National Honor Society. Admission is FREE and we are accepting monetary donations for Toys for Tots.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
David Stine
Congrats to the Olympia boys XC team for being Regional champs at the Regional meet hosted by Olympia today, advancing them to the Sectional meet at Elmwood next Saturday. All 7 runners had season or all-time personal records! Oly’s top runner was Charlie Kistner (2nd place medalist), tying the school record with a time of 15:23! Behind him were Jon Neville (4th place medalist at 15:46), Logan Wheeler (5th place medalist at 15:47), Dylan Bennet (16:03), Owen Dare(16:19), Lucas Lawless (16:26), and Carter Fairfield (16:38). Great job guys and good luck next week!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
David Stine
Congrats to the Olympia girls’ XC team for a 3rd place finish at the Regional meet hosted by Olympia today, advancing them to the Sectional meet at Elmwood next Saturday. All 7 runners had season or all-time personal records! Oly’s top runner was Savanah Beavers(3rd place medalist) with a time of 18:15. Behind her were Anna Bieber(19:58), Ellen Springer (19:59), Maddie Litwiller (20:03), Sydnee Usherwood (21:06), Madison Bales(21:09), and Bailey Rogers (21:11). Great job gals and good luck next week!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The prelim football game on Friday Oct. 23rd has been cancelled. The varsity game will now start at 7:00pm. Senior night recognition will start at 6:40pm.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lisa Steve
OHS students spent the day at Illinois State University attending the Future Educators Forum. Throughout several sessions, students learned more about the skills required to become an educator.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
Jackie Litwiller
Final Performance - 8th Grade band taking the stage!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Band wraps up the night! Great Job by all!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia 4th graders visited OMS today so that 8th grade students could explain electricity to them using materials from ISU's CeMaST program. Thank you Jake Steve for making this possible!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Band’s turn to take the stage! Nicely done 7th grade!!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
6th Grade Band takes to the stage in their Fall Concert! Nice job!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Mitchell Lutz
The Marching Spartans were featured in the Pantagraph this weekend after their performance at state this weekend. Check it out! https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/last-encore-marching-band-season-draws-to-a-close-in/article_c40b9171-6aeb-59e6-94b5-1401a30f31d7.html
about 1 year ago, Mitchell Lutz
LAURA O'DONNELL
Congratulations to our Those Who Excel educators. Dr. Ed Jodlowski, Alex Hembra, Bekka Schwartz and Jerry Henderson. We are lucky to have each one of you in our District. Congratulations!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
LAURA O'DONNELL
Congrats Logan Demling on your performance at the IESA 2A Cross Country State meet. 23rd out of 240 runners! Congrats!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
David Stine
Congratulations to the boys’ XC team on their win today at the 17-team St. Anthony Bulldog Classic Invite. They had a season low score of 17 points by finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th. Charlie Kistner led the pack in 15:06, Jon Neville ran 15:32, Logan Wheeler ran 15:38, Dylan Bennet ran 16:01, and Owen Dare was Olympia’s 5th man in 16:03. Lucas Lawless and Carter Fairfield ran 16:18 and 16:28, finishing in 12th and 13th place. The Spartans host the IHSA Regional meet next Saturday. The girls will race at 10:00 and the boys will start at 10:45. Good luck Spartans!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
David Stine
The girls’ cross country team finished 4th today at the Bulldog Classic Invite in Effingham. Savanah Beavers finished in 1st place with a time of 18:01, defending her title from last year. Anna Bieber was 16th, Ellen Springer was 18th, Maddie Litwiller finished in 20th place, and Sydnee Usherwood & Bailey Rogers finished in 32nd and 37th respectively to round out Olympia’s scoring. Nice job Lady Spartans!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
Jackie Litwiller
Logan’s turn to warm up, he is running in the IESA State Cross Country Meet! Good Luck! 💙👟
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Rachel is warming up, she is running in the IESA State Cross Country Meet! Good Luck!! 💙👟
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Castleman
What a great day to be an Olympia West Spartan! We started the day with Grandparents Day and ended it with an all school recess to celebrate filling up our school PBIS bucket! We are Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck at the State across Country Meet this Saturday, 10/19! 👟👟
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Olympia CUSD 16
OHS Grandparents' Day off to a great start! Thank you to everyone who was able to spend the afternoon with us!
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Lon Abrams
Gracie Salvator readies to tee off at the State Tourney. Go Lasy Spartan.
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lisa Castleman
Thanks to all of our grandparents who came out today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
LAURA O'DONNELL
Great turn out for Oly West’s Grandparents Day!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Sean Mullins
Power has been restored to the high school. There will still be interruptions in services for the morning until everything can be brought back on line. We thank you for your continued patience, and will update you when everything is operating normally!
about 1 year ago, Sean Mullins
Lon Abrams
Wishing good luck to Gracie Salvator as she takes on 111 golfers at the State Tourney tomorrow at Red Tail Run in Decatur. Go Spartans!!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The freshmen football game scheduled for today October 17th has been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Due to parent teacher conferences, there is NO, MS Art Club today, October 16th.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
Gracie Salvator ties for 6th place at Jacksonville Sectionals shooting a 80 moving her on to State this upcoming weekend. Great job Gracie!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Brendan Hoskins
MS Boys Basketball open gym will go until 7:30 P.M. tonight.
about 1 year ago, Brendan Hoskins
Lisa Steve
OHS Outdoor Adventure Club got their steps in hiking through Starved Rock and Mattheissen State Park on their day off of school.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The JV Football game scheduled for today, Oct. 14th has been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Mitchell Lutz
The Marching Spartans brought home a 2nd place trophy for class 2a at today's Metamora Invitational. Way to go, Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Mitchell Lutz
David Stine
Savanah Beavers finished 10th place with a time of 18:26 in the 21-team field at the Metamora ‘Runnin’ Red Invite. The girls, in a race where the F/S and varsity teams were split, finished 16th. Maddie Litwiller and Anna Bieber finished 2nd and 3rd for Olympia with times of 19:51 and 20:21 respectively. Congrats gals!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
David Stine
The boys cross country team finished 2nd in the 25-team field at the Metamora Runnin’ Red Invite. The only team to finish ahead of the Spartans was the 10th ranked 3A team, the Oswego East Wolves. Charlie Kistner was 1st for Olympia in 10th place, followed by Jon Neville in 16th place, Logan Wheeler in 18th place, Anthony Ragland in 27th place, and Dylan Bennet in 36th place. Owen Dare and Alec Pfeffer rounded out the team in 44th and 45th place. Congrats guys! Keep up the good work!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck to our MS Cross Country runners as they head to sectionals today, 10/12! 👟💙
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
Olympia Student Council takes part in the Cenois District Fall Workshop. Speaker Mike Cuestas lead students through team building activities.
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lon Abrams
Four Olympia girls move onto sectionals. Erin Turner led the way shooting a 86. Nice job ladies!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Jackie Litwiller
Reminder - MS dismisses at 11:40am this morning.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Michael Neisler
Savanah Beavers finished 4th in the Illini Prairie Conference meet while the team finished 5th in the 10 team conference. Savanah was named All-Conference based on her top 10 finish.
about 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Our girls swimmers pick up a meet win over Macomb tonight. 89 to 77
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
MS Girls Cross Country finished 3rd out of 22 on Saturday! 2 girls finished top 10! Overall, 14 runners had PR’s on both girls and boys teams!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Steve
OHS students celebrated college and career readiness during the second Pathway Day of the year. Students set goals for upcoming college readiness testing, heard from speakers, practiced mindfulness through yoga, talked about dealing with stress, and took a visit to ISU!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The freshmen football game scheduled for tonight Oct. 3rd has been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Michael Neisler
Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams as both teams finished 2nd in the EPGXC invitational tonight. The boys placed 5 in the top 16 with Charlie Kistner in 2nd and Jon Neville in 3rd. The girls team was led by Savannah Beavers in 7th and Anna Bieber in 14th.
about 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
Sean Mullins
**Phone Update** Phone service has been restored to all buildings. A huge shout out to Olympia graduate Ryan Komnick from Frontier for investigating the issue and coming to our rescue! We hear it involved a few mice-chewed lines! Thanks Ryan! #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, Sean Mullins
EdTech@Oly
#DigCit In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do the benefits of online sharing outweigh the risks? In October, our digital citizenship focus will be on the topic of Digital Footprint & Identity. Look for posts throughout the month!
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Sean Mullins
Reminder: the weekend storm knocked out the phone lines at OHS, OMS, and the District Office and they are still down today; Oct. 1. Elementary buildings are not affected. The phone company is working on fixing the issue. There is no estimate on when the issue will be resolved, but we will issue an update as soon as it is back up and running. If you need to contact the affected buildings, please dial 309-963-4514 and use the appropriate extension for your party. Phone extensions can be found on each school's website under Links > Staff.
about 1 year ago, Sean Mullins
Lon Abrams
Thanks to the OLY StuCo for another great Homecoming week. The selfie booth was an awesome addition!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to the Olympia Middle School Softball team on their 3rd place State finish in the IESA AA State Tournament.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Spartans will play for 3rd - falling 2-3 in the 7th.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans up 2-0 after 6!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Score remains the same after 5, 1-0 Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans stay on top 1-0 after 4!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 3!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - 0-0 after 2.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Good Morning Olympia! OMS Cross Country Meet is about to get underway!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans Win - will play tomorrow at 12:30.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 6.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 5.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 4.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 3.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 2.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 1st.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
New MS Softball Game time is 5:30pm.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball delayed at least another 30 minutes.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
OHS Homecoming banners help set the mood for the Homecoming assembly! Go Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball Game has been moved to 4pm.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball Fan Bus is getting cancelled for today, students will need to go home after school. Paid money will be held until Monday after we know for sure all games have been played.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Q & A Time! Check out the the resources provided by Common Sense Education, and even share your own thoughts. Remember, we are all in this together! ----- My child seems addicted to their phone. What do I do? http://bit.ly/Oly_QA1 -----
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
MS State Softball Games are under delay - stay tuned for more information.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Walk of Champions! Good Luck Girls!! 🥎💙
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
OHS students are crushing the homecoming food drive! Food will be accepted until the end of 1st lunch today. Which class will have brought in the most?
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lon Abrams
Olympia’s girls golf team closed out homecoming week with a double victory over Washington & Eureka. Great job Lady Spartans!!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lisa Steve
Save the date for Halloween Fest sponsored by the OHS National Honor Society. Dress up and come join us on October 27th from 1-3 PM for games, face painting, treats, and outdoor activities (weather permitting)! Free admission with accepted donations for charity.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
Lon Abrams
Olympia girls golf team continued their roll with a win over El Paso and Limestone. Oly 189, EP 192, & Limestone 249. Go Lady Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
EdTech@Oly
Article Time! How to Set Screen Rules That Stick: Easy tips for limiting kids' computer, TV, game, and movie time. This article contains tips for all ages! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-set-screen-rules-that-stick
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Olympia CUSD 16
Congratulations to the Olympia Pacesetters for winning a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help make an impact on their neighborhood!! Check out more information at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
OMS Chess Club is cancelled for today, Wednesday Sept. 25th.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Reminder Fan Bus Sign Up for the MS Softball game on Friday is due tomorrow (Thursday) along with $2. Forms can be picked up in MS Office.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
Olympia Spartans enjoy Homecoming “Movie on the Field.”
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lon Abrams
Olympia girls golf team took 3rd place at the Illini Prairie Conference tournament. Leading the lady Spartans was Gracie Salvator placing 9th overall.
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
EdTech@Oly
#DigCit lessons in Kindergarten? You bet! Last week students at Olympia North started to learn media balance & how to "Pause for People" via Common Sense Ed! Check out related resources for families @ bit.ly/Oly_PpP
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Article Time! "Now that screen-time recommendations are more flexible, it's time for new rules." Read about new healthy media habits for young kids here @ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/new-healthy-media-habits-for-young-kids
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Wendy Wade
Break out your wands and dust off those wizarding robes and join us at OMS on October 4 for the 2nd Annual Harry Potter Family Fun Night.
about 1 year ago, Wendy Wade
Jackie Litwiller
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school baseball regional game scheduled for today has been postponed to Monday September 23rd at 6:00pm
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck to all our MS Competitors today! ⚾️👟🥎
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Dance is underway! Have fun Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Wendy Wade
Learning to polka at rehearsal for the OHS fall play Little Women. See you October 18-20!
about 1 year ago, Wendy Wade
EdTech@Oly
Do you multitask in front of your kids? Consider that and other solutions to help your child reduce multitasking during homework time. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_6WaysToStopMultitasking-new.mp4
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
LAURA O'DONNELL
Using number lines and frogs to work on addition. Mrs. Gray’s first graders are all in!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
LAURA O'DONNELL
PreK students having a morning meeting to kick off their day. Great way to build classroom culture and to work on speaking and listening and so many other things!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
EdTech@Oly
Concerned about your kid's digital life? Here are five signs that they have a healthy relationship with screens. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_5_Healthy_Relationships.mp4
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE MS SOFTBALL - Strike out for Cancer Game - raising $1,163.66 all going to - Stand ⬆️ 2️⃣ Cancer!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
EdTech@Oly
Looking for ways to manage your child's device use? Check out these easy screen-time tips for balancing media use and well-being. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_5ScreenTips_YoungKids.mp4
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Olympia CUSD 16
The external telephones are out at Olympia West. If you need to contact Oly West, please call the District office at 309-379-6011 to be transferred.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
LAURA O'DONNELL
Forget how density and volume are related? Ask Oly West 5th graders!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
LAURA O'DONNELL
First graders at Oly West learning about fear and how to cope with fears!
about 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Lon Abrams
Gracie Salvator and Erin Turner take 5th place at the Olympia Invite 2 Girl Best Position Tournament. Nice job lady Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to the Middle School Softball team for capturing the Regional Championship 6 to 2 over Kingsley Junior High. They will play in the Sectional on Saturday at Marora at 11:00am.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck to MS Softball today as they take on Kingsley in the Regional Championship Game today at 4:30 pm at Anderson Park!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Wendy Wade
OHS drama presents Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy on Oct. 18,19, and 20!
about 1 year ago, Wendy Wade
Wendy Wade
Attention all Muggles! The 2nd Annual Harry Potter Family Fun Night is upon us. On Friday, October 4, from 5:00-8:00 PM, join us at Hogwarts--which is normally known as the Middle School--for activities, concessions, and fun! Watch for further information on this fundraiser for the drama department.
about 1 year ago, Wendy Wade
Lisa Steve
Save the date for Halloween Fest sponsored by the OHS National Honor Society. Dress up and come join us on October 27th from 1-3 PM for games, face painting, treats, and outdoor activities (weather permitting)! Free admission with accepted donations for charity.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
David Stine
The Oly XC teams had a great day today at the First to the Finish Invite at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The girls team was 11th out of 42 teams with Savanah Beavers as our top runner. Savanah was 14th place out of 471 runners with a season-best time of 18:45. The boys team extended their undefeated season with a 1st place finish out of 50 teams! The top 7 runners for the guys team were medalists and included Logan Wheeler(16:18), Parker Kistner(16:15), Anthony Ragland (16:12), Owen Dare(16:11), Jon Neville (16:06), Dylan Bennet(11th individual @ 15:45), and Charlie Kistner(6th individual @ 15:25-only 2 seconds from the school record!!) The boys race had 671 runners. Great job Spartans! Keep up the good work!
about 1 year ago, David Stine
Lon Abrams
Olympia girls golf team extends their match play record to 8 & 0 with a victory over Monticello. Gracie Salvator took 1st place shooting a 40. Great job Lady Spartans.
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
EdTech@Oly
Five Tips to Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives (1) Create screen-free times and zones. (2) Try parental controls. (3) Establish clear family rules. (4) Watch and play together. (5) Help kids identify healthy behaviors. Read more @ http://bit.ly/OlyMBTipsE
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
Congrats to OMS Softball - they will play again at Anderson Park on Saturday at 9am vs. Normal Parkside! 🥎💙
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck to OMS softball team as they open in the 1st round of Regionals tonight at 4:30pm at Olympia!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade students and parents - meeting for the DC trip in May is Thursday, Sept. 19th at 6pm in OMS Cafe!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
Come to the OHS auditorium Wednesday night at 6:00 pm to learn more about the trip being offered to historic Boston.
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The high school cross country meet scheduled for today at Lincoln has been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
8th grade night for MS Baseball Night, game time is 4:30pm in Minier!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
BEN LEE
6th graders practice lab safety while honing their measurement skills with beakers and test tubes.
about 1 year ago, BEN LEE
EdTech@Oly
How Much Screen Time? “...the reality is that there really is no magic number that's "just right." What's more important is the quality of kids' media, how it fits into your family's lifestyle, and how you engage your kids with it.” Read more @ http://bit.ly/OlyScreenTime
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Tips to Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives! (1) Create screen-free times/zones (2) Explore built-in digital well-being tools (3) Model behavior you want to see (4) Help kids identify healthy behaviors (5) Understand how tech companies make $. More @ bit.ly/OlyMBTipsS
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
Come out to support your OMS Softball team as they Strikeout Cancer on Monday, September 9th at 4:30! These young ladies are working hard to raise money towards a great cause.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Michael Neisler
Savannah Beavers paced the girls cross country team with a 3rd place finish in the Normal Open meet. Anna Bieber and Cam Lawson finished in 20th and 26th to help the team to a 5th place finish.
about 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
Michael Neisler
Boys cross country wins the 9 team Normal Community Open meet with just 32 points behind the 2-3 finish of Jon Neville and Charlie Kistner. Owen Dare, Parker Kistner, and Anthony Ragland rounded out the scoring finishing 6th, 8th, and 14th.
about 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Spartans pick up a conference road win over St Thomas More 26 to 8.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
EdTech@Oly
Are you looking for a conversation starter with your family around media balance & well-being? This Family Media Agreement is a great way to chat about family media habits. Check it out today! http://bit.ly/OlyAgree
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
Lon Abrams
Gracie Salvator shot an 83 earning her a 9th place finish at the UHigh Tourney.
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lon Abrams
Olympia girls golf team competed at the UHigh tourney placing 7th out of a field of 14.
about 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lisa Steve
OHS kicked off its first College and Career Pathway Day today with the theme "The Career is Right!" modeled off of "The Price is Right!". Students accomplished tasks and gained valuable skills during two career-focused lessons. The next Pathway Day is scheduled for October 3rd.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
Lisa Steve
Seniors: If Heartland Community College is a possible future path for you, check out these upcoming events!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Steve
EdTech@Oly
September OlyDigCit Focus: Media Balance & Well Being. "We live in a world overflowing with digital media and technology. All of us -- adults and kids -- have constant access to real-time information from around the globe. But do the benefits of being ever-connected also come with risks to our mental health? It's an important question to ask -- especially for our kids." Read more about Media Balance & Well-Being! https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/topic/media-balance-and-well-being
about 1 year ago, EdTech@Oly
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The 7th grade baseball game scheduled for Friday Sept. 6th vs. Kingsley ha been moved to today Sept. 3rd. at 4:30pm at Oly West.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The boys' golf match scheduled for today Sept. 3rd at Highland Golf Course has been cancelled.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Michael Neisler
Congratulations to the boys cross country team on their win this past Saturday at the St. Thomas More Corn Classic. Charlie Kistner lead the way finishing in 7th place. Savannah Beavers finished 3rd for the girls who finished 5th in the team standings.
about 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
Olympia CUSD 16
Reminder there is NO SCHOOL Monday, September 2nd in observation of Labor Day. Have a safe and fun long weekend!
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
1st meeting of Anime Club at the MS is standing room only!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarten students at OWE share about the PBIS expectations
over 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
MIKE CASTLEMAN
With the first home football game happening this Friday night, just a couple of reminders for everyone. Outside drinks will not be allowed. Also, the expectation is that all children middle school age and young will be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see everyone there.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Tech@Oly
The social media connection between our website and Facebook is currently experiencing a disruption. While this is being resolved, you can find all of your Olympia related information on your building website Live Feeds and Twitter accounts. Spread the word and connect today!
over 1 year ago, Tech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
MS softball practice for today, August 26th is cancelled.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school baseball game scheduled for today August 26th has been cancelled. Practice is also cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
BEN LEE
7th Grade students partake in a “book tasting” through different genres.
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Jackie Litwiller
Spartan Night is underway!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jenn Love
OMS Spartans had the opportunity to get involved through our first Activity Fair! Look for more information as the year goes on in the morning announcements.
over 1 year ago, Jenn Love
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The Olympia FFA Chapter will have sweet corn for sale at the fall Spartan Night at the high school at 5:30pm on Aug. 23rd. Please support your local FFA.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
BEN LEE
OMS picture day tomorrow! Return picture forms or visit inter-state.com/order and use order code 40864TA
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Marshmallow Tower challenge in Advisory today. Can you make the connection between this activity and stress/self management? These students can!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
LAURA O'DONNELL
Oly West first graders learning how to calm themselves with various breathing techniques. #teachingthewholechild
over 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The Boys Golf Scramble scheduled for today Aug. 20th at North Greens in Atlanta has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
BEN LEE
6th grade math students work in teams to complete challenges based on identifying and applying ratios!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Lon Abrams
Olympia girls’ golf team earn a second place finish at the Blue Ridge Invite. That’s 2 top 2 finishes for their season. Way to go ladies!!
over 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Lon Abrams
Congrats to Erin Turner for her 7th place finish and Gracie Salvator for her 9th place finish at the Blue Ridge Invite. Nice job ladies!!
over 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school baseball games scheduled for today, August 17th at Pleasant Plains have been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lon Abrams
OHS girl golfers take 2nd @ Champaign Central Invite. Erin Turner leads the way taking 2nd place shooting an 85! Great job ladies
over 1 year ago, Lon Abrams
Jackie Litwiller
Today’s MS softball game moved up to 4:15 and is at McGraw Park behind Central Catholic HS.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Live life like there is no tomorrow! #RAOK
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Michael Neisler
High school cross country practice starts Monday, August 12th, at 3:30pm. Please be registered and come ready to run.
over 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
BEN LEE
Who says teachers don’t work over the summer? The 7th grade teachers gather for another summer team meeting.
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Jackie Litwiller
Marching Spartans representing at the Hopedale 4th of July!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Olympia CUSD 16
The new High School lockers have started to arrive!
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is underway....register your student today!
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jenn Love
OMS Math Department experiences Illinois oil and natural gas industry through IPRB’s Summer Education Program.
over 1 year ago, Jenn Love
Jenn Love
OMS Math teachers represent at AIMS Summer Splash by sharing their success with Math Workshop. #AIMSNetwork
over 1 year ago, Jenn Love
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The youth football camp scheduled for today June 17th has been cancelled. Their are regular high school football activities today.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulation to our Illinois Softball Coaches Association 2A All State Team members. Kaelyn Leverson 2nd team pitcher, Sydnee Usherwood 2nd team center field, Alexis Finchum 3rd team catcher and Chloe Scroggins 3rd team second base.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
High School Softball State Shirts are now available for order. Orders will be taken through Friday June 21st. Follow the link to place your order. https://spartansoftball2019.itemorder.com/
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Dates for HS Cheer have been set. Monday, June 24th Parent Mtg. 5:30, Workshop to follow until 7pm. June 25th & 26th - HS Cheer Workshop, 1pm - 2:30pm June 27th - HS Cheer Tryout 5:30pm - 7:30pm
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to the Spartans softball team on their IHSA 4th Place finish.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
After 6 innings. Spartans down 1 to 2.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Going to bottom of 6th, Spartans up 1 to 0.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Going to bottom of 5th, still 0 to 0.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Going to the bottom of the 4th, still 0 to 0.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
After 2 innings. Score is 0 to 0.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Spartans will play in the 3rd place game tomorrow at 11:15am. Final score was 3-11.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
After 5 innings - Spartans are down 3-8.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Spartans take the lead 3-2 after 4 innings!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Alexis Finchum hits a screaming double down the line with 2 runners on - score is 2-2 after 3!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Score remains the same after 2 innings.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
After 1st inning - Spartans are down 0-2.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
There will be a reception for our State Softball team on Sunday June 2nd at 3:00pm in the high school gym. This is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Come out and help celebrate our softball team and their accomplishments.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
State Bound Softball t-shirts that were ordered can be picked up today May 30th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the high school or tomorrow from 8:00am to noon at the high school.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
State Bound Softball t-shirts order until noon on Wed. May 29th. Shirts picked up late Thurs. afternoon or early Friday to wear them to the game on Friday night. Shirts are $12 a piece. Pay when you pick them up. email kim.logsdon@olympia.org or call 309-379-5911 to order.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Going to STATE!!!!!. Spartans over Piasa Southwestern 4 to 1 in the Super Sectional. We will play Friday at 5:30pm at Eastside Center in East Peoria.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The high school softball super sectional game at Athens on Monday May 27th has been changed to a 1:00pm start.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
David Stine
The season finale race for the Spartans’ 4x800 meter relay resulted in an outstanding 4th place finish in the IHSA Class 2A State Finals! They ran 8:07.38 and the foursome included Owen Dare(fr), Logan Wheeler(soph), Parker Kistner (jr), and Dylan Bennet (fr). Great job guys!!!!
over 1 year ago, David Stine
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Sectional Champs!!!! 6 to 0 over Unity. Spartans advance to the Super Sectional on Monday at 11:00am at Athens vs. Piasa Southwestern. Go Spartans!!!!!!!!!
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
David Stine
Great job Olympia 3200 M relay (Owen Dare, Logan Wheeler, Parker Kistner, Dylan Bennet) for winning their heat in the IHSA Class 2A prelims today and advancing to the state finals tomorrow at EIU in Charleston. They will run at 11:15. Charlie Kistner will run the finals of the 3200 meter run at 12:25 tomorrow. Good luck guys!
over 1 year ago, David Stine
Jackie Litwiller
6th Grade had a great time at Funks Grove!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Olympia Spartans WIN! 4-2!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Olympia Spartans up 3-2 after 4!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Softball tied at 2s after the 2nd.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Sectional Semi-Final softball game today at Olympia. We play St. Joseph-Ogden at 4:30pm. Come out and support our Spartan Softball team.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
David Stine
Congrats to the Olympia track guys for a strong showing at the 2019 Peoria Journal Star track meet last night at the East Peoria Eastside Center. The host of the meet invites the top 8 individuals/teams in the PJ Star area for each event. The Olympia guys qualified in all four relays and five individual entries. Top placers were: 4th place in the 3200 m relay(Owen Dare, Jon Neville, Lucas Lawless, Carter Fairfield); 2nd place in the 1600 m relay(Brad Schardan, Justin Siebert, Parker Kistner, Dylan Bennet) Charlie Kistner-3rd place in the 1600 m run with an all-time personal record of 4:36.28 Anthony Ragland-2nd place in the 3200 m run with an all-time personal record of 10:15.14 Parker Kistner-1st place in the 800 meter run with an all-time personal record of 2:00.32.
over 1 year ago, David Stine
Jackie Litwiller
Soccer has announced summer plans! https://5il.co/7rel
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to the Girls Soccer All Conference Selections! 1st Team - Anna Singley & Lexi Hoffman 2nd Team - Aimee Small, Bailey Rogers, Erin Turner; Honorable Mention - Alyssa Casey Honorable Mention All-State Sectional Player - Bailey Rogers
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Sarah Cross, finishing in 6th place 7G AA Discuss!! With a PR of 87’9!!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Parade of Athletes is underway!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Headed out! Good Luck Spartans!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Charlie Kistner qualifying for State in the 3200 with a time of 9:49.47!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to the Boys 4x800! Qualifying for state with a time of 8:04:38!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Walk of Champions for our Middle School State Qualifying Track and Field Athletes!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Mike Friend from Farnsworth Group came to speak with 7th Grade Science Classes about the world of landfills.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
6th Grade Remember Sunscreen for your field trip tomorrow!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Softball advances to the Regional Championship on Friday May 17th at 4:30pm at Prairie Central after a 12 to 1 win over EPG. Kaelyn Leverson with the win. She also gets her 400th career strikeout and a homerun.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia CUSD staff Learning how to implement Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS). Excited about implementing next year!
over 1 year ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to our 13 Middle School Track and Field Athletes that qualified for the AA State Meet this coming Friday and Saturday! Best of Luck! Go Spartans!!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to our Olympia teachers who graduated from Illinois State University yesterday with their Masters Degree!
over 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The high school boys track meet scheduled for today May 11th at Mohamet Seymour has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Team Mystery Unit!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Michael Neisler
Congratulations to Savannah Beavers, Lyndsey Sebok, and Payton Wille for qualifying for the IHSA State track & field meet. Savannah qualifed in the 3200 m. run, Lyndsey in the discus, and Payton in the 800 m. run.
over 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
Jackie Litwiller
Thank you to the 6th grade parents who were able to attend orientation night, 8to18 follow-up information - the registration process for athletics and activities for next school year will officially open after July 4th 2019.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
⚾️ Senior Night 2019!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Girls's Soccer season comes to an end with a 7 to 0 loss to Springfield Lutheran in Regional play.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
🥎 Senior Night 2019!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia Softball will be honoring our lone senior, Alexis Finchum tonight as we take on conference foe St. Joe -Ogden at 4:30pm. Come out and support our senior and cheer on the Spartans.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
There is a meeting for those going this year’s DC trip, tomorrow Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm in the OMS Cafe.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Hall of Fame Inductees included Douglas Blair, 2nd Lieutenant Tyler Ginger, 2009 Baseball Team, Major Nathaniel Eaton, Karen (Miller) Graber - Congratulations!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Olympia High School hosted the 23rd annual Senior Recognition Night - honoring all those who have participated in athletics and activities.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Michael Neisler
Congratulations to Payton Wille on her Illini Praire Conference win in the 800 meter run last Tuesday evening. Payton ran her all-time best and a new meet record of 2:25.61.
over 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
David Stine
Congrats to Parker Kistner for snagging the Illini Prairie Conference 800 meter title on Tuesday night at Central Catholic. Parker ran an all-time personal record of 2:02.01.
over 1 year ago, David Stine
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV girls' soccer games scheduled for today May 2nd have been cancelled. Make up date is May 4th. Time - TBA.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV baseball games scheduled for to May 2nd at IVC have been cancelled. The make up date for both is May 8th.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV softball games at IVC today, May 2nd have been cancelled. Make up date for varsity only will be May 10th.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The JV and Varsity baseball games scheduled for today against St. Joe Ogden have been cancelled. Varsity game will be made up on Friday May 3rd.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lisa Castleman
OWE students shine at the STEM fair!
over 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Olympia CUSD 16
1 hour delay today, May 1. ​Due to flooding on Olympia roads, all Olympia schools will start one hour late. If you are a driver, do not attempt to pass a flooded road. Please use main roads and be safe.
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Lisa Castleman
3rd Grade students at OWE explore the developing embryo as part of the Chick it Out program.
over 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Jackie Litwiller
IlliniPrairie Conference Track Meet is to restart at 4pm.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Middle School Track Practice is CANCELLED for today, Tuesday, April 30th.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The make up softball games vs. St. Joe Ogden that were scheduled for Wednesday May 1st will now be played on Tuesday May 7th.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The JV and Varsity baseball games scheduled for today April 30th at Lincoln have been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
David Stine
Congrats to Charlie Kistner for an outstanding win in the 3200 meter run last Friday night at Eureka. Last year, as a freshman, Charlie set an all-time high school goal for himself to run a sub-10:00 3200 meter race(a feat that no Olympia athlete has done in the last 30+ years). Last Friday night, Charlie smashed that goal, running 9:53.96. He has now set his sights on a new goal....the 46 year old 3200 meter record held by Les Meyers at 9:16.8.
over 1 year ago, David Stine
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to the MS Scholastic Bowl Team for finishing in 2nd place during their Regional!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The Varsity/JV baseball and softball games for today April 29th are cancelled. Make up date will be Wednesday May 1st.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
BEN LEE
Grandparents Day at OMS. Thank you to our wonderful guests for participating!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Jackie Litwiller
The MS track meet at Eureka for tomorrow April 27th is cancelled.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Mary Grace Cleinmark who will be continuing her academic and athletic career at Concordia University in Wisconsin. She will be studying to become an athletic trainer and she will also be running cross country and track.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The freshmen baseball game scheduled for today April 19th has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
MS Track practice is cancelled for tonight 4/18/19.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV girls' soccer games scheduled for today April 18th against IVC have been cancelled. Make up date is May 1st.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The high school girls' track meet at GCMS for today, April 18th has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
Reminder that there is no student attendance on Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd.
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to our outstanding Spartans who were recognized today at the IPA Student Recognition Luncheon.
over 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Baseball and Softball both pick up home conference wins over Central Catholic. Girls Soccer also picks up a home win over Canton. Go Spartans!
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The JV baseball game scheduled for today April 15th at Central Catholic has been moved to Olympia. 4:30pm start.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Mitchell Lutz
Congratulations to the Olympia band and chorus who hosted and competed in this weekend's IHSA contest. Each group that competed received a Divion 1 rating (the highest). In addition, Chamber Choir and Wind Symphony were both awarded "Best of Day" by the contest judges!
over 1 year ago, Mitchell Lutz
Michael Neisler
Congratulations to Savannah Beavers on her win in the 3200meter run at the Unity Girls track and field invitational Friday night. She won in a time of 12:08 in very windy conditions. Other placers were Lyndsey Sebok in the discus, Payton Wille in the 800, and the 4x400 relay.
over 1 year ago, Michael Neisler
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity baseball game scheduled for today April 12th vs. Dunlap at Olympia has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The high school boys' track meet scheduled for today April 12th at Monticello has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
JV Baseball at Eureka is cancelled tonight. No make up game has been scheduled.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congrats to the girls track and field team on an outstanding performance at the Metamora Invite. Lyndsey Sebok won the discus with a throw of 113'9" and the frosh/soph 800 meter relay of Jaclyn Donaldson, Ellen Springer, Abby Stine, and Bella Dickhut also won in a time of 1:54.04
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV softball games scheduled for today at Limestone have been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV softball games schedule for today April 2nd have been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
For our Tazewell county residents, we urge you to vote tomorrow, April 2, 2019. Your vote will affect all schools in Tazewell county. Find out more in this informational video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jZit7HpxjK-MvukNvxx0Qud9u84loIjR/view
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The high school track meet at Greenville and the varsity softball games at U.I.S have been cancelled for today.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
David Stine
The boys high school track team had a strong presence at their final indoor meet of the year last Saturday at Cogdal Relays. Top finishes were the 1600 M relay team(5th), the 3200 M relay (3rd), Lucas Lawless (4th in the 1600 M run), Anthony Ragland (3rd in the 1000 M run), Grant Kessinger, Bret Bauer, Andrew Litwiller, & Jon Neville (1st in the sprint medley relay), and Andrew Litwiller (1st in the long jump).
over 1 year ago, David Stine
David Stine
The girls high school track team had a great final meet of the indoor season this past Saturday at the Cogdal Relays at ISU. Top performers were Savanah Beavers & MaryGrace Cleinmark (1st & 2nd in the 1600 meter run), the 800 M relay (2nd place), the sprint medley relay (2nd place), Taylor Nowaskie (4th place in the long jump), and the 1600 M relay (1st place).
over 1 year ago, David Stine
David Stine
Congrats to the girls 3200 M relay team (Payton Wille, Savanah Beavers, MaryGrace Cleinmark, & Ellen Springer) for being one of 12 Class 2A teams that were invited to the Illinois Top Times meet at Wesleyan last Saturday. They finished 9th with a season-best time of 10:12.58.
over 1 year ago, David Stine
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Varsity baseball game today against Tremont is cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
David Stine
Congrats to the boys 3200 meter relay team(Logan Wheeler, Alec Pfeffer, Parker Kistner, & Owen Dare)! They were one of 12 Class 2A teams in the state that were invited to compete in the Illinois Top Times meet at Wesleyan today. They finished 10th place with a season-best time of 8:32.52.
over 1 year ago, David Stine
David Stine
Congrats to Charlie Kistner (middle guy in picture)for being one of the top 15 Class 2A 3200 meter runners in the state that were invited to run at the Illinois Top Times meet at Wesleyan today. He finished 13th with an all-time best 10:16.29!
over 1 year ago, David Stine
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV softball games scheduled for today March 20th at Bloomington have been cancelled due to wet field conditions.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity baseball game scheduled for today vs. Washington at Olympia will now be played at Washington due to wet field conditions at Olympia. Game time - 4:30pm
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Charge those chrome books and bring headphones/earbuds Monday!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
David Stine
The Olympia boys 3200 meter relay team (Owen Dare, Logan Wheeler, Alec Pfeffer, Parker Kistner)takes 1st place at Urbana with a time of 8:33.27.
over 1 year ago, David Stine
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Kalli Terrell on signing with ICC to further her education and continuing her volleyball career!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The freshmen baseball game for today March 15th and the Varsity and JV games for tomorrow March 16th are all cancelled due to wet field conditions.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Varsity and JV Softball at Williamsville and Varsity and JV Baseball at Canton have been cancelled for today.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The softball games scheduled for today against Tri Valley have been cancelled due to field conditions.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The varsity and JV baseball games scheduled for today against Tri Valley have been cancelled due to field conditions.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lisa Castleman
Students at Olympia West enjoy a Young Authors celebration!
over 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Activity today during advisory! Quack, Moo, Oink, Baa, Gobble Gobble.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Spartans won, will play tomorrow night in Lincoln vs. Washington Central at approximately 5:30pm.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Volleyball Warming Up! 1st round of regionals.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Olivia Forrest for signing with the University of Nebraska at Kearney to continue her academic and swimming career. She plans to study exercise science to become a physical therapist.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Shuttle Buses are running late tonight, won’t depart MS until 6:15pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
Mr. Spartan tickets are now on sale during lunch. Get yours now for $8.00 or pay $10.00 at the door.
almost 2 years ago, Lon Abrams
Jackie Litwiller
Planning Meeting for the 8th Grade - 2020 Washington DC Trip is this Wednesday the 27th at 6pm in the OHS Cafe!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Olympia CUSD 16
Join us tonight at 7:00pm in the OHS auditorium for the community meeting to discuss the facilities study. Everyone is welcome!
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to our 10 MS Wrestlers who are advancing to the sectional!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Lon Abrams
OHS students enjoy the Black Light 80s dance.
almost 2 years ago, Lon Abrams
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Volleyball wins 1st round of the regional will play again in Morton on Monday night at 5pm.
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Jackson Castleman on his decision to continue his academic and football career at Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois. He plans to major in elementary education. Augustana is a NCAA DIII school that plays in the CCIW.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Night for these ladies! 💙🏐💙
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Spartans finish off the regular season with a home non conference win over Clinton. 60 to 55. Ethan Davis and Hunter Berges with 18 point each.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lane Miller pins his opponent in his first round match. He will wrestle again tonight at approximately 6:30pm.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Wesly Litwiller falls in his 1st round match at State. He will wrestle again tomorrow at 11:00am.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Wesley Litwiller and Lane Miller for qualifying for IHSA State wrestling meet.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Alexis Finchum who has signed with Illinois Central College in East Peoria to play softball. She plans to major in physical therapy or athletic training.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Lady Spartans play tonight against Fieldcrest in Minonk @ 7pm! Come Cheer them on in the Regional Championship!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Freshman 🏀 Picks up the home win against Pontiac!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Middle School Activities Today - MS Wrestling meet at Tremont, MS Volleyball Game at Bloomington Junior High, MS Boys BB practice 3:30pm, MS Musical practice 3:30pm
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Just to clarify - The following activities are still on for today HS Boys BB - practice 3:30pm HS Girls BB - Game at Monticello HS Wrestling practice at 3:30pm HS Boys Swim meet cancelled, practice and team pictures at 3:30pm Meet the Regional Speech Team 6:30pm HS Library
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
All activities are on as scheduled for tonight. only change - Boys Swim meet cancelled. They will practice at 3:30pm.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia West Elem School, 302 N School St, Minier, is open as a warming center. If your power is out and you need a warm, safe place and some food, you are welcome to come.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
HS Boys BB that was cancelled today has been rescheduled for Mon. Feb. 4th, including the mini cheer clinic performance. HS Boys BB that was cancelled for tomorrow will be played at St. Joe on Feb. 6th. 8th grade regional boys BB will be played Fri. Feb. 1st at home.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
8-3A Boys Basketball Regional Tournament starts today.
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Tonight is Senior Night for Girls' Basketball. St. Thomas More does not have enough players for a JV game, so we will play the varsity game at 6:00pm. Come out and support our Lady Spartans and senior Mary Grace Cleinmark.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to the possibility of icy roadways, Olympia schools will dismiss early Wed., Jan. 23. OHS and OMS dismiss at noon; elementary schools dismiss at 12:30. All programs and activities are cancelled the rest of the day.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
All practices scheduled for tonight are on as scheduled.
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Olympia CUSD 16
Reminder that there will be No School on Monday, January 21st in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
JV Wrestling, 7th Grade Boys Basketball Regional, Freshman Basketball, MS Wrestling, HS Boys Swimming all have been cancelled for Saturday, January 19th. All district buildings will be closed as well. Stay safe.
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Tonight’s Boys Basketball game at St. Joe Ogden has been cancelled the rescheduled date is January 30th, 5:30 JV, 7 Varsity @ St. JO
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up a road conference win over Rantoul. 54 to 37. Current record is 17 wins and 8 losses. JV score - Rantoul 39 Olympia 36.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The high school boys basketball games at St. Joseph-Ogden on Friday Jan. 18th will start at 5:00pm for JV and 6:30pm for varsity.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Due to the inclement weather this past weekend the OHS Mini-Cheer clinic was cancelled and has been rescheduled. Our clinic date will now be on Saturday, January 26th from 12-3 in the High School gym (please use High School entrance)! The performance will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at halftime of the Varsity game. If you have any questions please contact Sam Nelson at sam.nelson@olympia.org
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Olympia sophomore, Trevor White, for finishing 6th as an individual in the IHSA Bowling Regional at Taylorville. Trevor will advance to compete in the Sectional at Alton on Sat. Jan. 19th.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans hold on for home conference win over IVC 40 to 37. JV also earns a W.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Oly Swish Night at the Girls Basketball game vs. IVC.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Scott Powers
​Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 14, 2019.
almost 2 years ago, Scott Powers
MIKE CASTLEMAN
All district activities are cancelled for today Sunday Jan. 13th and all district buildings will remain closed.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
All activities for Saturday Jan. 12th have been cancelled. All district buildings will be closed.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The mini cheer clinic that was scheduled for Saturday Jan. 12th has been postponed to Sunday Jan. 13th from 12 pm to 3 pm in the high school.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Great night of basketball tonight at Olympia. JV falls at the buzzer. Varsity over Unity 45 to 44. Blocked shot at the end to preserve the win. Congratulations to Unity's Elyce Knudsen on scoring her 1000th point.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
LAURA O'DONNELL
Congrats to Freshman boys for their 61-53 win over St. Thomas More! Go Oly!
almost 2 years ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Lady Spartans get the “W” in the home opener, 7th grade falls in 2.
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Wrestling Invitational is well underway!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Tonight's high school girls' basketball games will be played in the middle school gym. Jv at 5:30pm Varsity at 7:00pm.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Tamika Catchings was the Guest Speaker today!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans in overtime over Prairie Central 50 to 47 to pick up a conference win. Colby Burt with 21 pts. Abbie Bode 12 pts.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Such a powerful message. IMPACT! It’s about more than just showing up. #adconf18
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
OMS Staff - Engaged in reflections from learning walks and peer observations during Friday Super PLC!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up another win on the road over Tri Valley 47 to 31. JV also picks up another win. 36 to 31.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The home boys' swim meet scheduled for today Dec. 13th has been cancelled.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up a victory on the road over IVC 51 to 36. JV also earns the W.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Celebrating our 2nd place finish in the 7-3A Girls State Basketball Tournament!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to Jaden Eilts for signing her letter of intent to play softball at Lincoln College in Lincoln Illinois. Jaden plans on majoring in Exercise Science while at Lincoln. Good Luck next year as a Lincoln Lynx.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
2nd Place Finish for the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team. Finishing with a record of 25-1.
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th grade girls down 33 to 10 going into 4th.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade girls down 7 to 5 after 1st quarter.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Looks like a home game for the Spartans. 7th Grade girls about ready to tip off.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Looks like a home game for the Spartans. 7th Grade girls about ready to tip off.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Olympia has arrived in Auburn!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Spirit Week Assembly and Wishing the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team Good Luck tonight!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Donna Waters
Getting the cookies ready for Deck The Halls
almost 2 years ago, Donna Waters
LAURA O'DONNELL
Congrats to OHS for being recognized as a Featured School at the Raising Student Achievement Conference In St. Charles.
almost 2 years ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
BEN LEE
8th Graders: Freshman orientation is tomorrow night in the OHS Auditorium from 6:00-7:30
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school boys' basketball games scheduled for Thurs. Dec. 6th have been moved to Wed. Dec. 5th, so the boys can attend the 7th grade girls basketball state championship game on Thurs.. The 8th grade boys game will be at 4:30pm on Wed. followed by the 7th grade game.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Win! 7th Grade Girls are Going to the Championship! 25-24!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
End of 3rd 7th Grade Girls are up 21-15!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Halftime 7th Grade Girls are up 15-6!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Girls are up 13-2 end of 1st Quarter!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade Girls Basketball advances yo the State semi final game with a 21 to 13 win over Rockford Marshall. They woll play at 5:00pm today.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade Girls Basketball State score update. 15 to 13 Olympia after 3 quarters.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade Girls Basketball up at halftime. 11 to 9 over Rockford Marshall in the 1st game of the State Tournament
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade Girls Basketball state score update. 9 to 5 Olympia after 1st quarter
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Rise and Shine - 7th Grade Girls 🏀 is headed to the State Tournament! Good Luck Lady Spartans!
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
2018 Madrigal Performance.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
2018 Madrigal Performance.
almost 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Walk of Champions! 7th Grade Girls Basketball
almost 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Here is the link for the 7th grade girls state brackets. http://www.iesa.org/activities/gbk/scoreboards/index.asp?Year=2018
about 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team! Now playing in the State Tournament, Sat. Dec 1st at Auburn High School. https://tinyurl.com/olygirlsbb They play in the 10am game against Rockford Marshall. Win that game and they play again that evening at 5pm.
about 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Sectional Champions! Winning 43-13
about 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Madrigal Mania Begins!
about 2 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Spartans pick up JV and Varsity wins on their home opener over Peoria Heights. Varsity 51 to 45 JV 68 to 38
about 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Lady Spartans pick up home JV and Varsity wins over Roanoke Benson. 43 to 17 and 47 to 19.
about 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
All IESA 7th Grade Regional Games and High School Girls Basketball games are still on for tonight.
about 2 years ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
about 2 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Spartans pick up their first win