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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Today, Friday, February 14th all Olympia schools will begin one hour late due to the extreme cold.
All Olympia activities are cancelled for today, February 13th. All Olympia buildings are closed today as well.
All after school activities are cancelled for tonight, February 12th. Please be safe on your way home.
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.
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.
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
MS Volleyball at home tonight 2/5/20 is cancelled.
JV Girls Basketball in the BCC tournament today 2/5/20 has been cancelled.
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
Due to slick roads and dense fog, Olympia schools will have a one hour late start today (Friday, Jan. 24, 2020)
Don't forget your St. Jude shirt orders are due at noon on Monday, January 20th! https://forms.gle/qpLQBJyV2pQmw2ew8
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.
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
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
Another win for 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams tonight at Midwest Central! Way to go Lady Spartans!! 💙🏐💙
OMS Lady Spartans pick up a 7th and 8th grade win tonight in their volleyball matches at Ridgeview. Way to go, ladies! 💙🏐💙
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
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
What Kind of Digital Footprint Do You Want To Leave? https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/education/Digital_Footprint_Animation_2017.mp4
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
MS Boys Basketball game at Dee-Mack tonight, 12/9 - 7th grade starts at 5:30pm.
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)
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
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!
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.
7th Grade Girls Basketball will be playing for the Regional Championship tonight, 11/26 here at Olympia at 5pm vs. Dee-Mac.
Shuttle busses will be a little late tonight, Wednesday Nov. 20th
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
7th grade game at Pekin Broadmoor begins at 4:30 tonight, Nov 12th.
MS Girls Basketball Game for today, 11/11 at Tremont has been cancelled. They will not be having practice.
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!
The MS is going to be selling apparel! Here is the link! https://olympiamiddleschool2019.itemorder.com/sale
MS Boys Basketball Game today, 11/2, is at Heyworth Elementary building not the Jr. High.
MS Boys Basketball Practice today 10/30 will be in the HS Gym.
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!
Due to parent teacher conferences, there is NO, MS Art Club today, October 16th.
MS Boys Basketball open gym will go until 7:30 P.M. tonight.
Good Luck to our MS Cross Country runners as they head to sectionals today, 10/12! 👟💙
MS Boys Basketball is having an open gym Monday the 14th at 6pm in the MS Gym.
Reminder - MS dismisses at 11:40am this morning.
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.
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.
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.
Spartans will play for 3rd - falling 2-3 in the 7th.
MS Softball - Spartans up 2-0 after 6!
MS Softball - Score remains the same after 5, 1-0 Spartans!
MS Softball - Spartans stay on top 1-0 after 4!
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 3!
MS Softball - 0-0 after 2.
MS Softball - Spartans Win - will play tomorrow at 12:30.
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 6.
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 5.
MS Softball 0-0 after 4.
MS Softball 0-0 after 3.
MS Softball 0-0 after 2.
MS Softball 0-0 after 1st.
New MS Softball Game time is 5:30pm.
MS Softball delayed at least another 30 minutes.
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.
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 -----
MS State Softball Games are under delay - stay tuned for more information.
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
OMS Chess Club is cancelled for today, Wednesday Sept. 25th.
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.
Try this link to order MS Softball State Bound T-shirts! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe278e-w69ICXcmXmtYuOfBlnaWERQBm6Cw7Y7lDHwdd8txyg/viewform?usp=sf_link
The middle school baseball regional game scheduled for today has been postponed to Monday September 23rd at 6:00pm
Good Luck to all our MS Competitors today! ⚾️👟🥎
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
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
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
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!
Good Luck to MS Softball today as they take on Kingsley in the Regional Championship Game today at 4:30 pm at Anderson Park!
Congrats to OMS Softball - they will play again at Anderson Park on Saturday at 9am vs. Normal Parkside! 🥎💙
Good Luck to OMS softball team as they open in the 1st round of Regionals tonight at 4:30pm at Olympia!
8th Grade students and parents - meeting for the DC trip in May is Thursday, Sept. 19th at 6pm in OMS Cafe!
8th grade night for MS Baseball Night, game time is 4:30pm in Minier!
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
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
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
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.
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.
MS softball practice for today, August 26th is cancelled.
The middle school baseball game scheduled for today August 26th has been cancelled. Practice is also cancelled.
MS baseball and softball have pictures tomorrow, bring your uniforms.
MS Softball practice has been cancelled for today, August 20th. Reminder pictures are tomorrow bring your uniform.
MS Baseball practice has been cancelled for today, August 20th.
The middle school baseball games scheduled for today, August 17th at Pleasant Plains have been cancelled.
Today’s MS softball game moved up to 4:15 and is at McGraw Park behind Central Catholic HS.
Happy First Day of School Eve! Looking forward to a great start to the year tomorrow!
Middle School schedules go live on Skyward at 4pm today!!
Live life like there is no tomorrow! #RAOK
Opening Day for OMS students is one week from tomorrow!
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!
Reminder: Student schedules will go live in Skyward on August 9.
The youth football camp scheduled for today June 17th has been cancelled. Their are regular high school football activities today.
Alexis Finchum hits a screaming double down the line with 2 runners on - score is 2-2 after 3!
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.
6th Grade Remember Sunscreen for your field trip tomorrow!
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!!
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.
There is a meeting for those going this year’s DC trip, tomorrow Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm in the OMS Cafe.
Middle School Track Practice is CANCELLED for today, Tuesday, April 30th.
The MS track meet at Eureka for tomorrow April 27th is cancelled.
MS Track practice is cancelled for tonight 4/18/19.
MS Track Invitational will have a gate fee (concessions workers excluded). $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 non-Oly students.
Charge those chrome books and bring headphones/earbuds Monday!
Spartans won, will play tomorrow night in Lincoln vs. Washington Central at approximately 5:30pm.
Shuttle Buses are running late tonight, won’t depart MS until 6:15pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Congratulations to our 10 MS Wrestlers who are advancing to the sectional!
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!
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
All activities are on as scheduled for tonight. only change - Boys Swim meet cancelled. They will practice at 3:30pm.
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.
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.
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
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.
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
All practices scheduled for tonight are on as scheduled.
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.
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
All district activities are cancelled for today Sunday Jan. 13th and all district buildings will remain closed.
All activities for Saturday Jan. 12th have been cancelled. All district buildings will be closed.
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.
7th grade girls down 33 to 10 going into 4th.
7th Grade girls down 7 to 5 after 1st quarter.
Both 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball pick up the “W” over Dee-Mac!
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.
Win! 7th Grade Girls are Going to the Championship! 25-24!
End of 3rd 7th Grade Girls are up 21-15!
Halftime 7th Grade Girls are up 15-6!
7th Grade Girls are up 13-2 end of 1st Quarter!
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.
7th Grade Girls Basketball State score update. 15 to 13 Olympia after 3 quarters.
7th Grade Girls Basketball up at halftime. 11 to 9 over Rockford Marshall in the 1st game of the State Tournament
7th Grade Girls Basketball state score update. 9 to 5 Olympia after 1st quarter
Here is the link for the 7th grade girls state brackets. http://www.iesa.org/activities/gbk/scoreboards/index.asp?Year=2018
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.
All IESA 7th Grade Regional Games and High School Girls Basketball games are still on for tonight.
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
The middle school boys basketball game scheduled for tonight at El Paso Gridley has been cancelled.
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 (email@example.com)
Reminder that there is no school Monday, October 8.
Reminder: OMS picture retakes are tomorrow (Friday)!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org #GoSpartans
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: email@example.com
Middle school baseball games at Mt. Zion are cancelled.
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.
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
Middle School baseball games for today Sept. 6th are cancelled.
MS Girls Basketball tryout for Thursday night is cancelled. Tryouts will continue on Friday from 3:30-5:00pm.
Middle School Baseball games are cancelled for today. No practice today.
Student schedules are now open for viewing in Family Access!
1st day of school is August 16!
August 15--7th & 8th Grade Open House 6:00-7:00 @ OMS.
6th Grade Night--August 14, 6:00-8:00 @ OMS. Students will walk their schedules, meet teachers, get Chromebooks and more!
OMS New Student Registration August 6, 8:00-12:00 & August 7, 1:00-6:00
OMS Baseball tryouts cancelled tonight (Tuesday, July 31). Tryouts will continue tomorrow and Thursday at 5:00pm.
OMS Softball practice tonight (Tuesday, 7/31), is cancelled. Practice tomorrow from 4:30-6:30pm. Followed by the parent meeting.
Please register for school today if you haven’t already. This helps keep bus routes accurate and efficient. Thank you!
Looking for your class schedule? Those will go live August 10.
The OMS office will reopen with normal hours on Monday, July 30.
6 days left to register for school!
One week until school registration deadline! Thank you to those who have already completed this process!
2018-2019 is going to be an awesome year at OMS! Register your student today via Skyward/Family Access.
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!
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.
OMS Track and Field qualifies 14 athletes for the state meet next weekend! #Olympiaspartans
Just a reminder that 6th Grade Orientation is tonight from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for incoming 6th Grade students.
Please be reminded that there is no student attendance on Friday April 27th due to the School Improvement Day.
The Scholastic Bowl meet that was originally scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday April 19th.
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.
Please be reminded that yearbook order forms are due back by Friday April 13th. They can be turned in to the OMS Main Office.
The OMS Track meet for tonight has been cancelled. There is no practice tonight either for Track.
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!!
Yearbook order forms are going home with students today. Please have them returned to OMS by Friday April 13th.
This is just a reminder that Homework Club resumes on Tuesday April 10th. There is no Homework Club this week.
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.
Spring Break is from Monday March 26th through Monday April 2nd. School resumes on Tuesday April 3rd.