WMS Student Play - 2017
Posted on 2017-04-10
All WMS students are invited to register now for the 2017 school play production of How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying, produced and directed by Heidi Fredericks and the team at Apple Tree Productions. No experience is necessary and every registered student is given a speaking and/or singing part after an initial placement audition. Click here for more information and the registration form.
Spring Testing Dates
Posted on 2017-01-25
We have the dates of our upcoming spring testing window. The specific dates for each grade will be posted here as the schedule becomes finalized. We want to give advance notice so that appointment times during this can be avoided.
SBA Tests for ELA and Math will take place May16, 17, 18, 22nd.
8th Grade Science MSP will take place on May 23rd.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5
Posted on 2017-04-30
Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Olympia School District Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5.
The Olympia School Board unanimously approved a proclamation in April naming May 1-5 as Teacher Appreciation Week. The proclamation states in part that teachers serve in partnership with parents to ensure the appropriate education for all children, as well as inspire students to think strategically and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments.
Remember to take time next week to thank our teachers for their dedication and hard work!
A Friendly Reminder
Posted on 2017-04-24
WMS is a closed campus so students are asked to leave campus by 3:00pm, unless in a supervised school activity. For safety reasons, students staying for an activity are expected to be in that activity or leave the school grounds.
How to Talk With Your Child About Sensitive Issues
Posted on 2017-04-30
Parents are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 9 about “How to Talk With Your Child About Sensitive Issues.”
Representatives from Providence Hospital’s Sound Care Kids will present information to families starting at 7 p.m. in the Capital High School Auditorium, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W., Olympia.
This presentation, which is also open to parents in North Thurston Public Schools and the Tumwater School District, follows a series of other parenting workshops offered this past year by the Olympia School District on a variety of relevant topics.
A record seven Olympia schools win state’s highest honor
Posted on 2017-04-17
A record number of Olympia School District schools have earned the state’s highest honor for academic success — the annual Washington Achievement Award — for the 2016 academic school year.
Smarter Balanced Assessments in our schools
Posted on 2017-04-17
Washington state students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through school. Currently, some schools are administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC). SBAC measures what students have learned in English Language Arts and Math for students in grades 3-8 and 11.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Information and English Language Learners and their families can be found here.
OSD Math Placement Guidelines
Posted on 2017-04-01
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.
Apply for College Bound Scholarships
Posted on 2017-03-21
The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost. Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college. If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance.
To view and complete the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Informational fliers are also available at your local middle school office.