Curriculum Night Thursday, Sept. 22nd
Posted on 2016-09-06
Join us for an evening of good information, a chance to meet your student's teachers and learn what will be happening in the classrooms over the school year. You will follow your student's schedule (remind them to give you a copy) and hear from each teacher. We will begin at 6pm and finish at 7:35pm. Carpool or walk if you can and we hope you can make it.
Capital High math teacher honored at state awards ceremony
Posted on 2016-09-19
It was a day filled with anticipation and excitement as the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction honored regional Teacher of the Year finalists, including Capital High math teacher Carol McKay, before announcing the 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year.
While the top honor went to a Quincy School District educator, Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he couldn’t be more proud of McKay, one of eight finalists for the state award.
Library and district partner to bring students greater resources
Posted on 2016-09-07
Timberland Regional Library (TRL) and the Olympia School District (OSD) have formed a partnership to bring students access to a wider range and depth of information via the library’s vast electronic services collection.
Both organizations met for several months last spring to determine the feasibility of offering TRL materials to K-12 OSD students. From those meetings, the concept of an online-only Timberland library card was born and named “MyTRL.”
The MyTRL program, which launches September 21, provides students in elementary, middle and high schools access to the public library’s large and updated collection of research resources, eBooks, digital magazines, downloadable music, videos, and kids and teen homework help. While the first partnership of its kind for TRL, it is patterned after other similar library/school district partnerships statewide.
Posted on 2016-09-15
Thank you for the great support for our WMS ASB fundraiser! Order forms and money are due to 1 st period classes on Wednesday, September 28. Students who sold 15 or more items by the end of the sale will be taking a limo for pizza at Brewery City on Monday, October 24. There will be a permission slip coming home in October. Pick up of products sold is also on October 24, from 2:15-5:30.
The website is: SHOP.ONLINEFUNDRAISINGSHOP.COM to register. All you need is your student order ID and our school ID- 4101
Thank you for your support!
WMS Student Planners
Posted on 2016-09-14
Just a bit of clarification for some of the dates for Early Releases listed in the Student Planners that were given out the first week of school to all students. The planners have the OSD early releases pre-printed in them. Some of those dates do not apply to WMS, they are elementary or high school only early release days. Please make note of the following days listed as an early release, but WMS will have a regular day: Sept. 28, 2016, Nov. 16, 2016, Jan. 18, 2017, Jan. 26, 2017 March 28-31, 2017, June 9, 2017. Thank you.
Volunteer art docents needed
Posted on 2016-09-15
Volunteers are needed to serve as art docents in an expanded elementary school visual arts program this year.
This is the second year of the visual arts program, which started last year in 10 elementary classrooms and is being expanded this year to 30 classrooms throughout the district’s 11 elementary schools.
September is Attendance Awareness Month
Posted on 2016-09-15
The state of Washington is joining a nationwide effort this month to call attention to the importance of regular school attendance. September is Attendance Awareness Month in Washington, where one out of every six students was absent at least 18 days in the 2014-15 school year.
Washington State Healthy Youth Survey will take place in October
Posted on 2016-09-13
Students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State and in OSD middle and high schools will participate in the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10 to 21, 2016. The survey asks questions about risk for injury, health outcomes, and alcohol and drug use. Schools, communities and state and local health departments use survey results to support our youth and reduce their risks. The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary and anonymous.
In-person school registration starts September 2
Posted on 2016-09-02
Effective today, September 2, families who need to register children for school should visit the school in their attendance area to submit necessary registration forms in person. The district’s online registration is now closed to help schools expedite the registration process before and after school opens.
If you need additional information, please contact the district administrative office at (360) 596-6100.