Curriculum night & spaghetti dinner September 27
Curriculum night and spaghetti dinner will take place on September 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Marshall Middle School - Citizen Science Institute (CSI)
The Citizen Science Institute (CSI) program is beginning its second year at Marshall Middle School after earning rave reviews during its first year in existence. Want to know more about this amazing program available to all middle school students across the Olympia School District? Check this out...
Marshall CSI Welcome Kick-Off Potluck
6th, 7th and 8th grade CSI students and parents are invited to a Welcome Kick-Off Potluck on September 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Marshall Middle School. Families are asked to bring a dish (8th graders - main course, 7th graders - salads, 6th graders - dessert). We hope to see you there.
Friday September 2 is orientation and picture day
Orientation will take place on Friday September 2:
- 6th Grade Orientation 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Break 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- 6th Grade Marshall Mentor Day 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
- 7/8th Grade Orientation 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Picture day is also Friday, September 2, 2016. You may pre-order photos at mylifetouch.com. See "read more" for additional information.
Watch our Marshall newsletter for more details!
See list of back-to-school resources
The first day of school for the Olympia School District is Wednesday, September 7! Kindergarten and Preschool begin on Monday, September 12. We have put together a few resources that will make it easier for our students and parents to get the school year off to a great start! On our back to school page you will find links to resources like school supplies, bus routes, new student registration and more.
School registration available online
School registration is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Families without computer access may do so in person between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Olympia School District Administrative Center, Room 305, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia (three-story building on the corner of Legion Way S.E. and Eastside Street). Registration assistance will also be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break. Middle and high schools will re-open on August 8, and elementary schools will re-open on August 17. For more information about student registration before schools open, contact the school district's Student Information Systems office at 360-596-6150.
Police to conduct active shooter training Aug. 17 and 31
The Olympia Police Department will conduct an active shooter training on August 17 and August 31 at the school district’s John Rogers Building, a facility on 26th Avenue Northeast that formerly housed the Olympia Regional Learning Academy and John Rogers Elementary School.
The routine annual in-service training for Olympia Police Department patrol officers will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
The John Rogers campus, located at 2001 26th Ave. N.E., will be closed with signs around the property clearly notifying people that police training is underway. Olympia police plan to hold most of the practice inside of the building with little of the activity visible to the public. Police report the tools they will use are not expected to cause any alarming noises. An occasional loud voice may be heard by adjacent neighbors, and several police patrol vehicles will be in the building’s parking areas.
Any questions about this training may be directed to Olympia Police Lt. Paul Lower at 360-753-8410.
2016-17 district leadership assignments announced
We are pleased to announce that several individuals have been selected to serve in leadership positions for the 2016-17 school year. All positions were approved by the Olympia School Board this summer. District and school leaders work in close collaboration with other district leadership, teachers, students and families to ensure all students are successful.
District achieves many successes in 2015-16
The Olympia School District is proud of our students and staff who achieve amazing successes every day. In an effort to recognize and celebrate those achievements both inside and outside the classroom,we have compiled a 2015-16 Accomplishments list. The list includes academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments that involve members of the Olympia School District community.
This will be an evolving document, changing as we learn of new reasons to celebrate student achievement, continuous improvement and 100 percent commitment to quality in our district. In September of 2016, we will begin a new list for the 2016-17 school year.
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.
2016-17 school year calendar
We are pleased to announce that the Olympia School District Board of Directors has approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. This calendar includes only district-wide holidays and events. School-specific events are not included so be sure to check school websites for specific school-related events and activities.
- Tuesday, September 6
- Marshall CSI Welcome Kick-Off Potluck
- Wednesday, September 7
- First Day of School
- Monday, September 12
- Board Meeting
- First Day of Kindergarten & Pre-School
- Monday, September 26
- Board Meeting