Third grade presented their country research project posters today!
3 days ago, Rachel Clark
This week, middle school staff took a trip to each elementary school to talk to 5th graders about what it is like to be a student at OMS. This trip is the beginning of a number of orientation events to support students in their successful transition to 6th grade!
3 days ago, Lisa Steve
OMS visit
OMS visit
OMS visit
The OHS NHS is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt at OMS on Sunday, April 2 from 1-3. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be crafts, face painting, games, and more. Ages 2-8. The event is $5. All proceeds benefit St. Jude. Make a reservation by email:
11 days ago, Lisa Steve
Egg Hunt
Mark your calendars. Grandparent's Day is scheduled for April 28, 2023, at Olympia West. More information will be shared in April.
12 days ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Grandparent's Day
The Pre-K dentist office opened today! The students practiced giving checkups and cleaning teeth using a model of a mouth and an alligator.
12 days ago, Kylie Christensen
Spartan Staff spent the morning in various professional development sessions on topics including trauma responsive instruction, restorative practices, special education strategies for students, elementary science instruction, and regulation strategies for students. Thank you to all our presenters!
13 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
The 2023 Spartan Retirees were recognized this morning. Congrats to Dr. Jodlowski, Mrs. Deal, Mrs. McDannald, and Mr. Stine. Thank you all for your dedication to our students and families over the years. You will be missed!
13 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
March 13th is a Teacher Institute Day for Olympia. There is NO SCHOOL for students!
14 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
No School
First graders at West worked diligently writing amazing personal narratives throughout the second and third quarters. As third quarter comes to a close, first graders celebrated their hard work with a publishing party! Students were able to read their story to the class, enjoy a snack, and 'Kiss' their smarty Sparty brains with a treat!
17 days ago, Catherine Jennings
first grade
first grade
first grade
'kissing' that smarty Party brain
We are blessed at Olympia with the best Social Workers!
18 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
​Due to hazardous weather conditions, all Olympia after school activities have been cancelled and there will be no shuttle. Please be safe!
24 days ago, Sean Mullins
Activities Cancelled
Elementary families, join us fo Spartan @ the Movies. We will be showing Inside Out at 6:00 in the high school auditorium. This event is free! Bring the whole family. Concession provided by West PTO.
25 days ago, Michelle Maris
spartan at the movie
The last Spartan @ the Movies will be this Friday, March 3rd. We will be showing the movie Inside Out. The event is free! Concessions provided by Oly West PTO.
27 days ago, Michelle Maris
spartan move
Our brains are great at using past experiences to make quick decisions on the fly, but these shortcuts can also lead to bias. "Confirmation bias" is our brain's tendency to seek out information that confirms things we already think we know. Help your kids learn to recognize this when they encounter news online, as a way to examine competing opinions and ideas and to avoid drawing questionable conclusions.
28 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Confirmation Bias
Save the Date! Olympia West's Family Fun Night is April 28.
28 days ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Olympia West Family Fun Night is April 28.
Elementary Families, are you looking for a fun, free, family event on Sunday? Look no further, showing of the Lego movie at the High School starts at 4:00 PM.
about 1 month ago, Michelle Maris
spartan at movies 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:
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Check out this list of trustworthy resources to help you learn 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!
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Fearless Fact Finding
Who's coming to Spartans at the Movies this Sunday? Free to all elementary families! Let Mrs. Maris know if your child is bring a Lego creation.
about 1 month ago, Michelle Maris
Lego Movie
Tip #5: Choose a Variety of Sources Show your children how you get news and information from different places, and explain how you make your choices. Use words like "credible," "trustworthy," "respected," and "fair." Ask them where they get their information, and if they think about those same words when choosing. As kids get older, introduce the ideas of bias, satire, and clickbait.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Tip 5