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Jack Reynolds Centennial ES volunteer extraordinaire

Jack Reynolds has rarely missed a day of volunteering in nearly three decades of service to Olympia School District students.

The 89-year-old Olympia resident faithfully arrives at Centennial Elementary School before the morning bell and, after saying his hellos around the main office, heads down the hall to his “home room” — Julie Kapsandy’s second-grade classroom.

Reynolds greets students as they unpack their backpacks and hand in their homework in the morning, joins them as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and then quickly gets to work at a desk set up just for him near the back corner of the room.

Published: 2016-06-15

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School registration now available

School registration is now available for the 2016-17 school year. Registration packets are available for pickup in all Olympia School District schools.

Click here to access the online registration system

Published: 2016-06-21

OSD Community Connections - June 2016

In this month's Community Connections newsletter Centennial Elementary recognizes Jack Reynolds and his 30 years of volunteerism, WMS student Nathan Landers gets accepted to prestigious national arts acacademy, Olympia High School is recognized by the Tronie Foundation...and much, much more!

Published: 2016-06-16

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Water samples show district drinking fountains below lead content threshold

Water samples collected last month at each of the Olympia School District’s schools and its Transportation department show lead levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) threshold for school drinking water in all drinking fountains tested.

Published: 2016-06-13

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Summer Vacation - School closed

The school office is closed for the summer. The office will re-open on August 17, 2016. School Supply lists are posted on the school website and are available by the school front door.  If you are a new family to Centennial leave a message on the school's voice message and we will contact you in August to set up an appointment.  Have a great summer.  See you soon.

Published: 2016-06-24

Summer reading is fun at Timberland Regional Library

Summer reading is fun and helps kids maintain reading skills learned during the school year!  The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) summer reading programs for kids and teens are FREE and offer activities, prizes and incentives for kids to read this summer! The theme for this year is the fitness of the body and mind. To keep track of all the special events, check out TRL’s  Facebook page with links to fun events!

Published: 2016-06-24

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Summer fun in our community

Numerous nonprofit organizations have fliers posted on our district website sharing information about summer activities, including camps and sports opportunities.

Be sure to visit the district flier page to see the full list of events and activities, which range from Hands on Children’s Museum summer camps and YMCA summer sports, to a Middle School Robotics Summer Camp and Seed to Table camp for youth.  Be sure to check back regularly to learn about additional summer happenings as well as opportunities throughout the 2016-17 school year!

Published: 2016-06-20

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Bridges elementary math curriculum achieves highest EdReports rating

The following is a message from the Olympia School District’s K-12 Teaching and Learning Department sharing exciting national news about the Bridges elementary math curriculum. This week marks the end of the second year of the curriculum’s use in elementary schools throughout the Olympia School District.

A huge thank you goes out to all of the teachers who were on the elementary math adoption committee in 2013-14. Another thank you to our elementary teachers and the incredible work they have done with the implementation of Bridges. EdReports recently evaluated Bridges, and the Math Learning Center’s Collin Nelson relays the exciting results in the following report:

“Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition was evaluated by EdReports and met all three major criteria at each grade level. This places Bridges among the very few programs that have achieved the organization’s highest rating."

Published: 2016-06-16

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OSD Math Placement Guidelines

The Olympia School District aims for all students to be successful in math.  Our goal is that each child is placed in the math course that is most appropriate for their learning needs as they move through their middle school and high school years.

Published: 2016-06-13

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Summer lunch and kids in parks programs

Olympia Parks and Recreation will facilitate the USDA FREE lunch program this summer at both Garfield and Madison Elementary schools.  Lunches are free for children 18 and under.  Kids 6-12 years old can also participate in the free SKIPP (Summer Kids in Parks Program) after lunch.

Published: 2016-06-13

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