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.
about 20 hours ago, Jackie Litwiller
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
7 days 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.
9 days 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
10 days ago, Sean Mullins
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
11 days 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!
11 days 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
13 days ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
VIDEO: How do you take the census? This video helps break it down: https://youtu.be/bcE5wXH17Os #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
14 days 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
15 days 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
16 days 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
17 days ago, Sean Mullins
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to our IESA State Qualifying Wrestlers! #SpartanNation
28 days 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.
28 days 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
29 days ago, Sean Mullins
Jackie Litwiller
The 7th Grade informational meeting for Washington DC is Wednesday, March 4th at 6pm in the MS Cafe.
about 1 month ago, Jackie Litwiller
JACKIE HOLMES
Three winners in round 1 of the IESA State Chess Tournament
about 1 month ago, JACKIE HOLMES
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.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
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!
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
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.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Jackie Litwiller
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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
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.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Olympia CUSD 16
Today, Friday, February 14th all Olympia schools will begin one hour late due to the extreme cold.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
All Olympia activities are cancelled for today, February 13th. All Olympia buildings are closed today as well.
about 1 month ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
All after school activities are cancelled for tonight, February 12th. Please be safe on your way home.
about 1 month ago, Jackie Litwiller
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.
about 1 month 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?
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Sean Mullins
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.).
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
MS Volleyball at home tonight 2/5/20 is cancelled.
2 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
JV Girls Basketball in the BCC tournament today 2/5/20 has been cancelled.
2 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Performance was GREAT! Last performance is Sunday the 2nd at 2pm.
2 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.
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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
2 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
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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
3 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.
3 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)
3 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
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!
3 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
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Lee on defending his dissertation! Way to go! #SpartanNation
3 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Don't forget your St. Jude shirt orders are due at noon on Monday, January 20th! https://forms.gle/qpLQBJyV2pQmw2ew8
3 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.
3 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.
3 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!
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Link: http://bit.ly/OLYNMLr Common Sense has released a brand new News & Media Literacy Resource Center with TONS of resources around this topic. Check out this new web series from Crash Course! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU
3 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
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stevie Miller
Another win for 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams tonight at Midwest Central! Way to go Lady Spartans!! 💙🏐💙
3 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stevie Miller
OMS Lady Spartans pick up a 7th and 8th grade win tonight in their volleyball matches at Ridgeview. Way to go, ladies! 💙🏐💙
3 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.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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!
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
OMS Celebrated our PBIS success today with an assembly!
4 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Alex Hembra
The OMS Student Council is selling candy cane grams for $1.00 all week long during lunch. Surprise your friends with a candy cane today!
4 months ago, Alex Hembra
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
4 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!
4 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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
4 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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball game at Dee-Mack tonight, 12/9 - 7th grade starts at 5:30pm.
4 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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)
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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!
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Shelby Mehl
We are thankful for our group of old and new pals! Today, Mr. Kris and Mrs. Mehl’s Life Skills classes combined forces for the first (and hopefully, annual) Friends-Giving Feast. Students planned, shopped, and cooked a complete Thanksgiving meal to share with each other. We celebrated teamwork and a lot of friendship today!
5 months ago, Shelby Mehl
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.
5 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Girls Basketball will be playing for the Regional Championship tonight, 11/26 here at Olympia at 5pm vs. Dee-Mac.
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Shuttle busses will be a little late tonight, Wednesday Nov. 20th
5 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
LAURA O'DONNELL
It’s a good day when your Principal does your read-aloud!
5 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
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
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th grade game at Pekin Broadmoor begins at 4:30 tonight, Nov 12th.
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball Season is underway! Let’s go Spartans!!
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Girls Basketball Game for today, 11/11 at Tremont has been cancelled. They will not be having practice.
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
❤️💙 Thank you Veterans! ❤️💙 OHMS Celebrates Veterans Day!
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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!
5 months ago, Brendan Hoskins
Jackie Litwiller
3rd Place IHSA 1A Boys Cross Country Meet!
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Savannah Beavers finished 8th in the IHSA 1A Cross Country Meet!
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congrats to our MS Speech State Participants!
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
The MS is going to be selling apparel! Here is the link! https://olympiamiddleschool2019.itemorder.com/sale
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball Game today, 11/2, is at Heyworth Elementary building not the Jr. High.
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Trick or Treat from MS Girls Basketball!
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball Practice today 10/30 will be in the HS Gym.
5 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Final Performance - 8th Grade band taking the stage!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Band wraps up the night! Great Job by all!
6 months 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!
6 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Band’s turn to take the stage! Nicely done 7th grade!!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
6th Grade Band takes to the stage in their Fall Concert! Nice job!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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!
6 months 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!
6 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Jackie Litwiller
Logan’s turn to warm up, he is running in the IESA State Cross Country Meet! Good Luck! 💙👟
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Rachel is warming up, she is running in the IESA State Cross Country Meet! Good Luck!! 💙👟
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck at the State across Country Meet this Saturday, 10/19! 👟👟
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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!
6 months ago, Sean Mullins
Jackie Litwiller
Due to parent teacher conferences, there is NO, MS Art Club today, October 16th.
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Brendan Hoskins
MS Boys Basketball open gym will go until 7:30 P.M. tonight.
6 months ago, Brendan Hoskins
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck to our MS Cross Country runners as they head to sectionals today, 10/12! 👟💙
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball is having an open gym Monday the 14th at 6pm in the MS Gym.
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Reminder - MS dismisses at 11:40am this morning.
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Alex Hembra
Mrs. Hembra’s WIN class hosting a food drive for the Hopedale food pantry. If you would like to donate, please bring canned or boxed food to the OMS media center by this Friday, October 4th.
6 months ago, Alex Hembra
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
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
The weekend storm knocked out the phone lines at OHS, OMS, and the District Office. Elementary buildings are not effected. The phone company is working on fixing the issue. There is no estimate on when the issue will be resolved. If you need to contact the effected 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.
6 months ago, Sean Mullins
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Congratulations to the Olympia Middle School Softball team on their 3rd place State finish in the IESA AA State Tournament.
6 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Spartans will play for 3rd - falling 2-3 in the 7th.
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans up 2-0 after 6!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Score remains the same after 5, 1-0 Spartans!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans stay on top 1-0 after 4!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 3!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - 0-0 after 2.
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Good Morning Olympia! OMS Cross Country Meet is about to get underway!
6 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans Win - will play tomorrow at 12:30.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 6.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 5.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 4.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 3.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 2.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball 0-0 after 1st.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
New MS Softball Game time is 5:30pm.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball delayed at least another 30 minutes.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball Game has been moved to 4pm.
7 months 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.
7 months 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 -----
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
MS State Softball Games are under delay - stay tuned for more information.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Walk of Champions! Good Luck Girls!! 🥎💙
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
OMS Chess Club is cancelled for today, Wednesday Sept. 25th.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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.
7 months ago, Wendy Wade
Jackie Litwiller
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school baseball regional game scheduled for today has been postponed to Monday September 23rd at 6:00pm
7 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Good Luck to all our MS Competitors today! ⚾️👟🥎
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Dance is underway! Have fun Spartans!
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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.
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congrats to OMS Softball - they will play again at Anderson Park on Saturday at 9am vs. Normal Parkside! 🥎💙
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
8th grade night for MS Baseball Night, game time is 4:30pm in Minier!
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Kim Logsdon
OMS Softball are Strikingout Cancer tonight vs Williamsville at 4:30pm at the Olympia Softball Fields. Come out and show your support as they raise money and awareness.
7 months ago, Kim Logsdon
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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Alex Hembra
Namaste in Yoga Club! Join us for the next session on the 20th during WIN time.
7 months ago, Alex Hembra
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
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
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
7 months 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.
7 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
1st meeting of Anime Club at the MS is standing room only!
7 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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.
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Tech@Oly
Jackie Litwiller
MS softball practice for today, August 26th is cancelled.
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school baseball game scheduled for today August 26th has been cancelled. Practice is also cancelled.
8 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Alex Hembra
7th grade students participated in a book tasting today during English class to find potential books for Workshop time.
8 months ago, Alex Hembra
Jenn Love
Students used Desmos to practice identifying transformations during math class today.
8 months ago, Jenn Love
Jenn Love
Students worked through different stations to practice solving equations with angle relationships! #olyspartanpride #iteachmath
8 months ago, Jenn Love
Jackie Litwiller
MS baseball and softball have pictures tomorrow, bring your uniforms.
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Softball practice has been cancelled for today, August 20th. Reminder pictures are tomorrow bring your uniform.
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Baseball practice has been cancelled for today, August 20th.
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
BEN LEE
Fun in 8th grade Advisory learning about active listening and self management!
8 months ago, BEN LEE
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school baseball games scheduled for today, August 17th at Pleasant Plains have been cancelled.
8 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Today’s MS softball game moved up to 4:15 and is at McGraw Park behind Central Catholic HS.
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
BEN LEE
Happy First Day of School Eve! Looking forward to a great start to the year tomorrow!
8 months ago, BEN LEE
Jackie Litwiller
Middle School schedules go live on Skyward at 4pm today!!
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Live life like there is no tomorrow! #RAOK
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Live life like there is no tomorrow! #RAOK
8 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
BEN LEE
Opening Day for OMS students is one week from tomorrow!
8 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Who says teachers don’t work over the summer? The 7th grade teachers gather for another summer team meeting.
8 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Did you know...Christmas is only 5 months away?? Oh, and time is running out to register for the upcoming school year online. Go to www.olympia.org and register on Skyward/Family Access today!
9 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Reminder: Student schedules will go live in Skyward on August 9.
9 months ago, BEN LEE
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The youth football camp scheduled for today June 17th has been cancelled. Their are regular high school football activities today.
10 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Alexis Finchum hits a screaming double down the line with 2 runners on - score is 2-2 after 3!
10 months 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.
11 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
6th Grade had a great time at Funks Grove!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Sarah Cross, finishing in 6th place 7G AA Discuss!! With a PR of 87’9!!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Parade of Athletes is underway!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Headed out! Good Luck Spartans!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to Charlie Kistner qualifying for State in the 3200 with a time of 9:49.47!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Walk of Champions for our Middle School State Qualifying Track and Field Athletes!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Mike Friend from Farnsworth Group came to speak with 7th Grade Science Classes about the world of landfills.
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
6th Grade Remember Sunscreen for your field trip tomorrow!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia CUSD staff Learning how to implement Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS). Excited about implementing next year!
11 months 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!!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Team Mystery Unit!
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
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.
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
There is a meeting for those going this year’s DC trip, tomorrow Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm in the OMS Cafe.
11 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Middle School Track Practice is CANCELLED for today, Tuesday, April 30th.
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to the MS Scholastic Bowl Team for finishing in 2nd place during their Regional!
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
The MS track meet at Eureka for tomorrow April 27th is cancelled.
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Track practice is cancelled for tonight 4/18/19.
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Track Invitational will have a gate fee (concessions workers excluded). $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 non-Oly students.
12 months ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Charge those chrome books and bring headphones/earbuds Monday!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Activity today during advisory! Quack, Moo, Oink, Baa, Gobble Gobble.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Spartans won, will play tomorrow night in Lincoln vs. Washington Central at approximately 5:30pm.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Volleyball Warming Up! 1st round of regionals.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Shuttle Buses are running late tonight, won’t depart MS until 6:15pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Planning Meeting for the 8th Grade - 2020 Washington DC Trip is this Wednesday the 27th at 6pm in the OHS Cafe!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Congratulations to our 10 MS Wrestlers who are advancing to the sectional!
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Mitchell Lutz
OMS 8th grade band is state-bound!
about 1 year ago, Mitchell Lutz
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Volleyball wins 1st round of the regional will play again in Morton on Monday night at 5pm.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Night for these ladies! 💙🏐💙
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
JACKIE HOLMES
The OMS yearbook would love to have any pictures you have taking at school events. Use this link plicbooks.com/go/tTJEa to share your pictures with us. Pictures need to contain mainly OMS students and have to be from a school event. Thanks for sharing!
about 1 year ago, JACKIE HOLMES
Stevie Miller
Tournament time!! OMS VB girls are on the road and ready to play!
about 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
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
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
8-3A Boys Basketball Regional Tournament starts today.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
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.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
All practices scheduled for tonight are on as scheduled.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
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.
about 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jill Uhlman
7th grade students are involved in a problem solving unit in Mr. Smith's Technology class. Today, students used aluminum foil to build a boat, test their design, and implemented problem solving skills to re-build a better designed boat.
about 1 year ago, Jill Uhlman
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
MIKE CASTLEMAN
All district activities are cancelled for today Sunday Jan. 13th and all district buildings will remain closed.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
All activities for Saturday Jan. 12th have been cancelled. All district buildings will be closed.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
8th Grade Lady Spartans get the “W” in the home opener, 7th grade falls in 2.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Wrestling Invitational is well underway!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
BEN LEE
Congrats to our Spartans of the Week from last week. Thank you for being great reflections of our Spartan Skills!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Jackie Litwiller
OMS Staff - Engaged in reflections from learning walks and peer observations during Friday Super PLC!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Celebrating our 2nd place finish in the 7-3A Girls State Basketball Tournament!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
2nd Place Finish for the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team. Finishing with a record of 25-1.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th grade girls down 33 to 10 going into 4th.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade girls down 7 to 5 after 1st quarter.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Looks like a home game for the Spartans. 7th Grade girls about ready to tip off.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Looks like a home game for the Spartans. 7th Grade girls about ready to tip off.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Olympia has arrived in Auburn!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
MS Spirit Week Assembly and Wishing the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team Good Luck tonight!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Both 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball pick up the “W” over Dee-Mac!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
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.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Win! 7th Grade Girls are Going to the Championship! 25-24!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
End of 3rd 7th Grade Girls are up 21-15!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Halftime 7th Grade Girls are up 15-6!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Girls are up 13-2 end of 1st Quarter!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade Girls Basketball State score update. 15 to 13 Olympia after 3 quarters.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
7th Grade Girls Basketball state score update. 9 to 5 Olympia after 1st quarter
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
Rise and Shine - 7th Grade Girls 🏀 is headed to the State Tournament! Good Luck Lady Spartans!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
Walk of Champions! 7th Grade Girls Basketball
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Jackie Litwiller
7th Grade Sectional Champions! Winning 43-13
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
All IESA 7th Grade Regional Games and High School Girls Basketball games are still on for tonight.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Olympia CUSD 16
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Jackie Litwiller
7th Girls Basketball Regional Champions!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school boys basketball game scheduled for tonight at El Paso Gridley has been cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jackie Litwiller
6th grades having a visit from Larry - Honor Flight. The students wrote letters to him while he attended an Honor Flight. Thank you for your service! #spartansthankingveterans
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
BEN LEE
Congrats to the 7th-8th grade boys basketball players who received the Spartan Spotlight award for earning a + on each Spartan Skill in each class 1st nine weeks!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
These students received the "Spartan Spotlight" award for earning a + on each Spartan Skill in each of their classes 1st nine weeks. Congrats!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Jill Uhlman
OMS Speech is competing at the state contest this weekend in Peoria. We celebrated them today with a Walk of Champions. Go Spartans!
over 1 year ago, Jill Uhlman
Alex Hembra
On Wednesday, 7th grade students participated in an investigative escape room based on the Edgar Allan Poe text, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart.’ Students collaborated with peers and persevered through difficult tasks to crack the case.
over 1 year ago, Alex Hembra
Jackie Litwiller
MS Boys Basketball schedule for Eureka.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Alex Hembra
The OMS Student Council is selling Boo-grams this Monday through Wednesday during lunch. Surprise your friends with a Boo-gram in Advisory!
over 1 year ago, Alex Hembra
Jenn Love
OMS Math Teachers presented at ICTM about our journey with Skills Based Reporting. #olyspartanpride
over 1 year ago, Jenn Love
Jill Uhlman
The 8th grade team and State Farm partnered to provide STEMposium to 8th grade students today. Students completed tasks that required thinking and problem solving with science, technology, engineering, and math skills.
over 1 year ago, Jill Uhlman
JACKIE HOLMES
OMS Scholastic Bowl season will start November 1st! Permission slips and parent information are available in the OMS Library. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Holmes (jackie.holmes@olympia.org)
over 1 year ago, JACKIE HOLMES
Katie Ringer
8th grade students use Flipgrid to communicate beyond the classroom! Utilizing this app, the English 2 class record videos and correspond with middle school students in Russia! The 8th graders have fun collaborating and sharing the Olympia Spirit around the world! #spartanpride
over 1 year ago, Katie Ringer
BEN LEE
Congrats to our Spartans of the Week at OMS!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Jill Uhlman
This Saturday our middle school cross country team is competing at the IESA State finals! Today we celebrated their success by doing a Walk of Champions through the halls at the end of the day. Good luck, Spartans!
over 1 year ago, Jill Uhlman
BEN LEE
Reminder that there is no school Monday, October 8.
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Olympia CUSD 16
OMS Cross Country teams headed to State! Way to go Spartans!!
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
BEN LEE
Reminder: OMS picture retakes are tomorrow (Friday)!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Wendy Wade
Olympia High School presents the play Alice in Wonderland. Performing Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:00 PM; Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2:00 PM. Contact Wendy Wade for tickets. (309)379-5941, ext. 8330. wendy.wade@olympia.org #GoSpartans
over 1 year ago, Wendy Wade
Wendy Wade
We're all mad here! The Mad Hatter invites all children to his Mad Hatter Tea Party at OHS on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10:02 AM. Have tea with Alice and several other characters from this year's production of Alice in Wonderland. For ticket information: marisclan@aol.com
over 1 year ago, Wendy Wade
Jenn Love
8th Grade Algebra students worked through stations to find x and y intercepts. #olyspartanpride #iteachmath
over 1 year ago, Jenn Love
Katie Ringer
8th Grade English 2 students use Flipgrid to share video summaries about the articles they read! They also left video responses to classmate's videos. Students can use the Chromebook or the app on their phone to record responses. Such a fun way to collaborate and share!
over 1 year ago, Katie Ringer
JACKIE HOLMES
OMS Chess Club is up and running. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday during advisory. See Mrs. Holmes with any questions. #olyspartanpride
over 1 year ago, JACKIE HOLMES
Jackie Litwiller
Spartan Cross Country Meet!
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
Dee Dee Stine
6th graders are ESCAPING today!! We are using spartan skills and ratios/proportions to unlock the 5 locks. #mathfun #escaperoom
over 1 year ago, Dee Dee Stine
Jenn Love
8th Grade Algebra students raced to 100 by solving proportions. One group picked the winning number, but all were winners in the pursuit of knowledge.
over 1 year ago, Jenn Love
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Middle school baseball games at Mt. Zion are cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Katie Ringer
Inspired after reading “The Book of Awesome” by Neil Pasricha, Miss Ringer’s English II class decides to make their own! Check out our Oly Awesomes at https://blog.seesaw.me/olyawesomes18.
over 1 year ago, Katie Ringer
MIKE CASTLEMAN
The middle school softball regional games for Saturday Sept. 8th has been postponed. The 1st game, which includes Olympia, will be played on Sept. 10th at 4:30pm. The other game will be on Sept. 11th at 4:30pm with the Championship game being played on Sept. 12th at 4:30pm
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Middle School baseball games for today Sept. 6th are cancelled.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Jill Uhlman
The middle school staff completes Know Me Know My Name activity at Friday morning’s Super PLC.
over 1 year ago, Jill Uhlman
Jenn Love
8th Grade Algebra students practiced solving equations by identifying angle relationships with station work today.
over 1 year ago, Jenn Love
Jackie Litwiller
MS Girls Basketball tryout for Thursday night is cancelled. Tryouts will continue on Friday from 3:30-5:00pm.
over 1 year ago, Jackie Litwiller
MIKE CASTLEMAN
Middle School Baseball games are cancelled for today. No practice today.
over 1 year ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Joe Neylon
6th grade students explore what the OMS media center has to offer! #olypride #spartanlearning
over 1 year ago, Joe Neylon
Joe Neylon
OMS kicks off the 2018-19 school year!
over 1 year ago, Joe Neylon
BEN LEE
Student schedules are now open for viewing in Family Access!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
1st day of school is August 16!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
August 15--7th & 8th Grade Open House 6:00-7:00 @ OMS.
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
6th Grade Night--August 14, 6:00-8:00 @ OMS. Students will walk their schedules, meet teachers, get Chromebooks and more!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
OMS New Student Registration August 6, 8:00-12:00 & August 7, 1:00-6:00
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
Kim Logsdon
OMS Baseball tryouts cancelled tonight (Tuesday, July 31). Tryouts will continue tomorrow and Thursday at 5:00pm.
over 1 year ago, Kim Logsdon
Kim Logsdon
OMS Softball practice tonight (Tuesday, 7/31), is cancelled. Practice tomorrow from 4:30-6:30pm. Followed by the parent meeting.
over 1 year ago, Kim Logsdon
BEN LEE
Please register for school today if you haven’t already. This helps keep bus routes accurate and efficient. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Looking for your class schedule? Those will go live August 10.
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
The OMS office will reopen with normal hours on Monday, July 30.
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
6 days left to register for school!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
One week until school registration deadline! Thank you to those who have already completed this process!
over 1 year ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
2018-2019 is going to be an awesome year at OMS! Register your student today via Skyward/Family Access.
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Olympia Middle School
Olympia staff members presented on the Skills Based Reporting system in Washington D.C. today! #OlySpartanPride
almost 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
A few highlights of Olympia Staff members at a conference in Washington D.C. celebrating OMS excellence.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Jenn Love
We at Olympia would like to thank @DrDianeWolf for her many years of commitment and dedication to both staff and students.#OlySpartanPride
almost 2 years ago, Jenn Love
Jenn Love
Several OMS teachers became certified Restorative Practice trainers after attending the Restorative Practices seminar the week of June 11th led by Mr. Kevin Jones. OMS received a grant from ROE 17 that covered one week of Restorative Practices training and materials, in which teachers learned practices and role-played scenarios focusing on strengthening relationships between individuals, as well as social connections within communities. The Olympia District would like to thank Dr. Diane Wolf for her many years of commitment and dedication to both staff and students in Region 17. We wish her the best of luck with her next journey in education!
almost 2 years ago, Jenn Love
Joe Neylon
OMS track had a fantastic weekend at the state track meet. Effort, Passion and Teamwork was second to none!! Owen Dare finished 5th in the 800 meters today.
almost 2 years ago, Joe Neylon
Brendan Hoskins
Taylor Nowaskie competed in the AA 8th Grade Girls Long Jump at the 2018 IESA State Championships. She placed 5th among 32 athletes and recieved a medal for her efforts. Her jump of 16’ 2.75” came on her final jump of prelims and earned her a spot in the finals. This jump was also a personal record and a great way to end the season. Myself and the rest of the coaching staff are very proud of Taylor’s efforts over the season and this result is indicative of her strong work ethic and drive to succeed.
almost 2 years ago, Brendan Hoskins
Lisa Swartz
8th Grade students testing the maglev cars they constructed this week in Science class. The fastest car wins and the competition is fierce!
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Swartz
Joe Neylon
Mrs. Hembra’s advisory is the WINNER of the 7th grade olympics!!
almost 2 years ago, Joe Neylon
Lisa Swartz
8th Grade STEM student Bryant swing testing a scratch-built model rocket to determine if it will be stable in flight.
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Swartz
Alex Hembra
After an exciting day of competition, Mrs. Hembra's advisory won the 7th grade Advisory Olympics! A fun day of team building was had by all. #OlySpartanPride
almost 2 years ago, Alex Hembra
Joe Neylon
7th Grade Olympics Update: To start the afternoon Mrs. Hembra’s advisory has the lead. Scholastic Bowl begins NOW!!
almost 2 years ago, Joe Neylon
Jenn Love
8th grade students are working to analyze @MillerParkZoo data using @Desmos! #OlySpartanPride
almost 2 years ago, Jenn Love
Alex Hembra
The 7th grade Advisory Olympics are well underway! After the morning rounds, Hembra's Advisory is in the lead with 53 points. Stay tuned for updates! #OIySpartanPride
almost 2 years ago, Alex Hembra
Joe Neylon
The 7th grade Advisory Olympics have begun!! Mrs. Stephens advisory is currently in the lead followed closely by Mrs. Hembra’s advisory!!
almost 2 years ago, Joe Neylon
Megan VanGorder
Our OMS students doing their morning laps - getting their steps in! https://youtu.be/52dWmp0Lok4
almost 2 years ago, Megan VanGorder
Mitchell Lutz
OMS Band students collaborate to create and perform their own musical compositions!
almost 2 years ago, Mitchell Lutz
Megan VanGorder
Our great announcement team is keeping us on track for this busy last full week of school!
almost 2 years ago, Megan VanGorder
Joe Neylon
OMS Track and Field qualifies 14 athletes for the state meet next weekend! #Olympiaspartans
almost 2 years ago, Joe Neylon
Jenn Love
Don't get ZAPPED! Alliances in Ms. Love's class were formed and destroyed during a review of multiplying with scientific notation.
almost 2 years ago, Jenn Love
Tami Geurts
Students in Mrs. Geurts' 7th grade math class are working hard to solve a puzzle involving multi-step equations. Perseverance pays off!
almost 2 years ago, Tami Geurts
Megan VanGorder
Mr. Walsh was surprised this morning with notes of love and encouragement from OMS students. Happy Principal's Day to our fearless leader!
almost 2 years ago, Megan VanGorder
Olympia Middle School
Just a reminder that 6th Grade Orientation is tonight from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for incoming 6th Grade students.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
Please be reminded that there is no student attendance on Friday April 27th due to the School Improvement Day.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
The Scholastic Bowl meet that was originally scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday April 19th.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
The deadline for turning in Yearbook order forms has been extended to Wednesday April 18th. If your son or daughter wants a yearbook but does not have a form, please have them stop by the office.
almost 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
Please be reminded that yearbook order forms are due back by Friday April 13th. They can be turned in to the OMS Main Office.
about 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
The OMS Track meet for tonight has been cancelled. There is no practice tonight either for Track.
about 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
OMS students will be taking the PARCC test starting on Monday April 9th. Please make sure that students have their Chromebooks charged every day this week. We look forward to the kids doing great!!
about 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
Olympia Middle School
Yearbook order forms are going home with students today. Please have them returned to OMS by Friday April 13th.
about 2 years ago, Olympia Middle School
ANDY WALSH
This is just a reminder that Homework Club resumes on Tuesday April 10th. There is no Homework Club this week.
about 2 years ago, ANDY WALSH
ANDY WALSH
Grandparent's Day is on Friday April 6th from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you have not already, please let the OMS Office know if you are planning on attending.
about 2 years ago, ANDY WALSH
ANDY WALSH
Spring Break is from Monday March 26th through Monday April 2nd. School resumes on Tuesday April 3rd.
about 2 years ago, ANDY WALSH