With so much media and information coming at us through the television, phones, social media, and more, it's more important than ever for kids to understand the basics of media literacy. When kids can identify different types of news and media and the methods and meanings behind them, they're on their way to being critical thinkers and smart consumers. Throughout the month, we will be sharing a set of five tips to help your children become critical thinkers of news and media. Here is a short video to get those conversations started! bit.ly/OlyNMV5
about 14 hours ago, EdTech@Oly
"Meet the Regional Team Night" for the OHS Speech Team will happen tonight starting at 6 PM in the High School Learning Center. All 14 individual events on the Regional Team will be presenting their pieces prior to the IHSA Regional Olympia being hosted on Saturday, February 4!
about 15 hours ago, Gabrielle Elless
Olympia Middle School Will Present Annie JR. on Thursday February 3, at 4:00 PM; Saturday, February 4, at 7:00 PM; and Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 PM at the Olympia High School Theater. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for Adults. The tickets can be purchased from a cast or crew member, calling Wendy Wade at (309) 379-5941, ext. 8330, or at the door. Annie JR. follows the story of an orphan named Annie (Alice Brucker) living a “hard-knock life” at The New York Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan (Bella Callanos). Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. From adventure to adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt (Layla Durham) and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Leo Durheim), his personal secretary Grace Farrell (Addalynn Stewart) and a lovable mutt named Sandy (Olivia)!
about 18 hours ago, Gabrielle Elless
Today is the official national signing Day for football and I would like to recognize Blaine Halley and family for his signing of a full ride schlorship to play football at SIU next fall. They got a great one!
1 day ago, Eric Lyons
Today, Coach Hoffman and Mrs. Welch’s Unified PE class played volleyball with Mr. Lyon’s PE class. Thank you for supporting inclusion Spartans! #OLYNation
7 days ago, Kristopher Ketelsen
Inclusion in PE!
Inclusion in PE!
Inclusion in PE!
Friday Market this week!
9 days ago, Michelle Maris
Friday Markets
Thank you to all the Cheer and Dance Alumni who joined us last weekend to celebrate Olympia’s 50th anniversary! It was a blast performing the original school song and a halftime routine with you!
12 days ago, Emily Weyl
alumni 1
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1.19.23 | 3:01 Phone lines into OHS, OMS, and the Unit Office are back up and working.
15 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Phones working
Phones at OHS, OMS, and the Unit Office are currently not receiving outside calls. If you need to contact someone at these locations, please call one of our elementary schools and they can transfer you to the correct building.
15 days ago, Sean Mullins
Phones down
01.17.2023 | 12:11 PM Phones are back up and operational at OHS, OMS, and the Unit Office. Thank you for your patience!
17 days ago, Sean Mullins
Phones Working
Check out these OHS students diving into an activity to determine their Core Values! Our values orient, drive, and anchor us. Students were challenged to think about how their core values help them make decisions, connect with others, and expand their resilience.
20 days ago, Alyssa Jones
Dr. Jodlowski recognized Lorelei Ferrell at the Board Meeting for her design that was selected as the Course to Career Guide cover for the 2023-2024 publication. Congratulations Lorelei!
24 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Student Recognition
The Board of Education approved Mr. Jon Cox as the new OHS Principal beginning July 1, 203. Mr. Cox has served as a teacher and administrator in Illini Bluffs, Pekin 108, and Central School District 51 in Washington, Illinois. He is excited about coming to Olympia. As his schedule allows, he will be popping into events this spring at Olympia. Congratulations Mr. Cox! Mr. Cox is pictured with Board President Kevin Frazier.
24 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Mr. Cox and BOE President Frazier
The boys swimming meet scheduled for today Jan. 10th at Olympia has been cancelled. We will honor our boys' swimming alumni at our home swim meet on Thursday Jan. 12th at 4:15pm.
24 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Today, January 9th, is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We wanted to take a moment to recognize and honor Olympia's School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Ben Zehr. Deputy Zehr joined us earlier this school year, and he has done a fantastic job connecting with students, staff, and families. He is an active presence during the school day, and at extracurricular activities. Thank you, Deputy Zehr!
25 days ago, Alyssa Jones
Deputy Zehr
Congratulations to Coach Courtney Hoffman on achieving her 100th career win as Olympia High School Girls Basketball Coach with a 48 to 44 win over East Peoria last night.
27 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Cheer/Dance Alumni Performance! See the flyer below for more details. Email the Cheer Coach at hunter.lang@olympia.org or Dance Coach at emily.weyl@olympia.org with any questions!
about 1 month ago, Emily Weyl
Cheer Dance Alumni Info
Families, join us for some winter fun! Free event for ALL Oly students, families and staff. Mark your calendar!
about 1 month ago, Michelle Maris
winter wellness event
Video Link: bit.ly/olyRCv2 "It's complicated" can describe many of our relationships with others, both romantic and otherwise. Add digital devices and social media to the mix, and things get complicated even further. Help students take the first step toward building healthy and rewarding friendships and romantic relationships, both online and off. Students listen to other teens' thoughts and feelings about having and maintaining boundaries in friendships online, in a world of being constantly connected.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Rewarding Relationships
:: Develop their instincts :: Help kids learn to trust their guts so they can suss out creepy, risky, or otherwise unsafe online situations. Playact a few scenarios: What if someone asks to take a conversation private? What if someone asks for your phone number? What if someone invites you to a private chat room? Be aware that some kids (even "good" kids) will explore iffy stuff online out of curiosity. But the minute they feel uncomfortable, they need to shut things down.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 4