We are excited to welcome, Mrs. Melissa Swanson, to Olympia Middle School this year. Mrs. Swanson is an Illinois State University graduate, and she has served as a middle school ELA teacher for the past five years. She will serve as one of our 6th grade ELA teachers this year.
As you register your OMS student, check their schedule for art! If you see Mrs. Johnson on your schedule, be sure to add sketchbook and watercolors to your school supply shopping. Click the link for more information and recommendations! https://tinyurl.com/y24rdedn
If you have any questions at all please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to a new year of colorful creations!
OMS Walk In Registration is next Thursday, August 3rd from 8:00 am-11:00 am & 1:00 pm-6:00 pm. Walk In Registration will be held in the Olympia High School Learning Center. Please make sure to bring a copy of your student's birth certificate and proof of residency.
Correction ----- Middle School softball start date is July 24th. Previous post had the wrong date.
OMS State Track participants were recognized at the June Board meeting. Congratulations to all the qualifiers this year - we had a lot! Pictured are Charlee Durham, Ava Jenkins and Anniston Piro (qualified in 4x100 meter relay); Lucy Prestegaard (placed 8th in State - Shot Put); Kaleb Jacobs (4 x 100 meter and 4 x 400 m relay).
🥎 Middle School Softball Tryouts🥎
OMS CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION REMINDER
Don't forget those chargers!
Congratulations to Trayson Miller for placing 5th in the 3A 8th Grade Shot Put at the IESA State Track Meet this past weekend in East Peoria.
What a way to end the 2023 OMS Track & Field season. Congratulations to all the Spartans who traveled to East Peoria to compete in the State competition on Friday and Saturday.
Girls 3A 8th Grade 4 x 100m (Annaston Piro, Ava Jenkins, Madyson Bridgeforth, Charlee Durham and Kinley Steinkamp) medaled, placing 7th. Trayson Miller also medaled in 3A 8th Grade Shot Put, placing 5th.
Boys 8th Grade 4 x 100m (Kaden Collins, Chase Meyer, Kaleb Jacobs, Kadyn Wilcox) placed 15th. Mira Kistner placed 17th in the 3A 7th Grade 800m. Clayton Grieder placed 20th in the 3A 8th Grade Shot Put.
Boys 8th Grade 4 x 400 (Chase Meyer, Kaleb Jacobs, Owen Berlin, Kadyn Wilcox and Trevor Alexander) placed 19th.
Celebrated some deserving Spartans at the Illinois State Board of Education - Those Who Excel Banquet. These Spartans do amazing things for our District and their schools every day. The 6th Grade OMS Team, Sandy Byrd, Cat Jennings and Emilie Ruppert all received Meritorius Service awards. Emily Weyl, Early Career Educator, received an award of Excellence.
Congrats to all our Spartans!
Congratulations to the OMS Track & Field athletes who competed at State today in East Peoria.
Annaston Piro (14-9.5), Clayton Grieder (136-3) and Lucy Prestegaard (27-9) all medaled (8th place) in 3A 7th Grade Long Jump and 8th Grade Discus respectively.
Kaden Collins finished 15th in the 3A 7th Grade 100m (12.62). Kadyn Wilcox finished 11th in the 3A 8th Grade 400m (56.44).Trayson Miller finished 21st in the 3A 8th Grade Discus (116-3).
Pictured: Annaston Piro & Coach Durham, Clayton Grieder & mother Brooke Grieder
At OMS, the game was afoot on May 18th as 7th grade students solved the Case of the Birthday Bandit! In this year's annual 7th grade mystery hunt, Princess Ariel celebrated her 18th birthday with all of her fairy tale friends: Princess Merida, the Queen of Hearts, Gaston, Prince Charming, Queen Adira, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Ursula, and Maleficent. Unfortunately for Ariel's party plans, one of the guests invited broke into her bedroom and stole her prized music box! Students spent the day interrogating suspects, examining the crime scene, dusting for fingerprints, analyzing handwriting, and using their knowledge of scale, rate, and area to crack the case. Using all of their Spartan Skills and thinking critically, students were able to catch the culprit before the end of the day!
Congratulations to OMS Paraprofessional, Jessica Steel! She was recently recognized by Regional Office of Education # 17 for her outstanding work at OMS. She cares deeply for her students, and she displays a selfless attitude on a daily basis.
Congratulations to the OMS Track & Field. They had a great performance at sectionals. The following athletes will be advancing to State meet next week on May 19th and 20th.
OMS Track & Field State Qualifiers - Girls
8th Grade Girls 4 x 100m - PR 54.39 (Annaston Piro, Ava Jenkins, Madyson Bridgeforth, Charlee Durham alt Kinley Steinkamp)
Lucy Prestegaard - 2nd Place 7th Grade Shot Put PR 27’1”
Annaston Piro - 1st Place 7th Grade Long Jump - PR 15’2”
Mira Kistner - 1st Place 7th Grade 800m - PR 2:40.82
OMS Track & Field State Qualifiers - Boys
Kaden Collins - 7th Grade 100m PR 12.78
Kadyn Wilcox - 8th Grade 400m PR 55.42
8th Grade 4 x 100m - PR 48.24 (Chase Byrne, Kaden Collins, Kaleb Jacobs, Kadyn Wilcox alt Nick Colclasure)
8th Grade Boys 4 x 400m - PR 3:56.92 (Chase Byrne, Owen Berlin, Kaleb Jacobs, Kadyn Wilcox alt Trevor Alexander)
Trayson Miller - 8th Grade Shot Put & Discus
Clayton Grieder - 8th Grade Shot Put & Discus
Huge shout out to all of the PRs achieved today - Great work Spartans!
Adriana Jenkins - 200m 1:13.25
Mira Kistner - 800m 2:40.82
Mili Rebbe - 800m 2:49.40 & 1600m 5:59.77
Hailee Weeks - 100m Hurdles 19.54
Lucy Prestegaard - Shot Put 27’1”
Annaston Piro - Long Jump 15’2”
Brooklyn Komnick - 4th Place 400m 1:09.35
Kamryn Rader - 5th Place 800m 2:50.02 & 1600m 6:07.95
Ava Jenkins - 100m Hurdles 19.37
Kinley Steinkamp - Shot Put 21’9.25”
Kadyn Wilcox - 1st Place 400m 55.42
Clayton Piper - 800m 2:37.67
Hollis Scheets - 1600m 5:47.64
Kayden Thomas - 110m Hurdles 20.57
Jaxin Baker - 110m Hurdles 19.79
Thank you to our school Nurses and health clerks that take care of the students and staff in our District. We appreciate you!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our amazing and dedicated teachers!
Thank you to St. John's United Church of Christ in Minier for allowing us to use their space over the last few weeks. We were able to complete some state testing in their church hall as well as DIAL screenings and AP testing. We appreciate their partnership!