- BBC 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. Check out these ways to escape the filter bubble and make sure your ideas about the world are being challenged.
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Filter Bubble
Happy National Counselor Week!
4 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
OMS Counselor
Tip #2: Play Spot The Ad When you see advertising on TV or on a billboard, ask your children to figure out what the ad is selling. Sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes it's not. Help them explore why certain pictures, sounds, or words are used to sell certain products.
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Tip 2
Well-crafted headlines benefit everyone. They help readers digest information and publishers sell news stories. But what if the headline is misleading? What if it's crafted just to get clicks and not to inform? "Clickbait" headlines may benefit advertisers and publishers (think $$$), but they don't benefit readers. And when they go viral, they can badly misinform the public. This week, look for clickbait headlines in the media that you consume and discuss them with your family. How many can you find before Sunday rolls around!?
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Clickbait 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.
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
5 Essential Questions
Illinois State Board recognizes Spartan Staff!
4 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
The OHMS café offered a new menu item today. The Spartan Slammers were a hit! A shout out to all our food service staff for their hard work!
4 months ago, Donna Waters
Spartan Slammers
Tip #1: Encourage Healthy Skepticism. Help your children analyze the info 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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Tip 1
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!
4 months 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!
4 months 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)!
4 months ago, Gabrielle Elless
OMS students celebrated the 100th day of school in style with a scavenger hunt. Mrs. Dupureur and Ms. Holmes passed out 100th Day tickets to each of the teachers. Teachers then hid the tickets around their classroom. The first 100 students who found a ticket were able to redeem it for a sweet treat!
4 months ago, Alyssa Jones
OMS 100 Days of School
Friday Market this week!
4 months ago, Michelle Maris
Friday Markets
1.19.23 | 3:01 Phone lines into OHS, OMS, and the Unit Office are back up and working.
4 months 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.
4 months 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!
4 months ago, Sean Mullins
Phones Working
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!
5 months ago, Alyssa Jones
Deputy Zehr
Quick reminder! OMS Artists taking art this semester need a sketchbook & a set of Crayola watercolors for class next week! Please let Mrs J know if you have any questions!
5 months ago, Laura Johnson
OMS artists get a sketchbook and crayola watercolors
Families, join us for some winter fun! Free event for ALL Oly students, families and staff. Mark your calendar!
5 months ago, Michelle Maris
winter wellness event
Video Link: "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.
5 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Rewarding Relationships