District News

Classified School Employee of the Year named

Congratulations to Linda Kim-Zaccagnini, administrative assistant at Garfield Elementary School, for being named this year’s Olympia School District Classified School Employee of the Year.
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Spotlight on Success - October 2019

In this most recent edition of Spotlight on Success; Reeves teacher reflects on research project in the Netherlands, Capital HS math teacher is finalist for state-level award, School Schedule Changes Survey now available, Lincoln and Pioneer elementary schools celebrate annual harvest events and much more!
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School board approves replacement levy proposal

The Olympia School Board has unanimously agreed to place an Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy proposal before voters on the February 11, 2020 Special Election ballot.
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Reeves teacher reflects on project in Netherlands

Everyone can learn math. One key to success, says Reeves Middle School math teacher Jana Dean, is understanding the connection between math and language and how it creates opportunities for students to make meaning for themselves. Dean set out to discover more about that connection last year during a six-month stay in the Netherlands. The veteran math teacher, a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, boarded a plane last January for the small country in northwestern Europe.
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Finalists for STEM teaching award are announced

Carol McKay, a pre-calculus and algebra teacher at Capital High School, is one of five finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
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District office moves to Knox 111

We are excited to share that the move of Olympia School District Knox Administrative Center is mostly complete.
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New law removes exemptions for MMR Vaccine

As of July 28, 2019, a new state law removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine required for school and child care attendance. Medical and religious exemptions are not affected by this new law.
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Capital HS students study cybersecurity

Scott Le Duc’s Career and Technical Education classes at Capital High School have been a part of a cybersecurity research study sponsored by Portland State University (PSU). The study began in fall 2019 and will be completed six months later, finishing with a survey that examines the students’ knowledge and experience using the Yubikey.
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