District News

Olympia High teacher receives music educator award

Congratulations to Olympia High School choir teacher Dan Schwartz on being named a 2018 Chinook Region Outstanding Music Educator by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA! Schwartz teaches Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Ensemble and Symphonic Choir. Honorees are selected based on the outstanding work they do each day to bring music to life for students. In a WMEA award letter, Schwartz is commended for his “dedication, pursuit of excellence and belief in the value of music education.” He is also recognized for “making a difference every day that inspires others.” Schwartz will be recognized at the WMEA State Conference in Yakima on February 16.
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Marshall MS named School of Distinction

Marshall Middle School joins an elite group of only 20 middle/junior high schools statewide that have been named a School of Distinction for being among the top 5 percent of highest improving schools.
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Board approves technology and safety replacement levy proposal

The Olympia School Board has unanimously agreed to place a technology and safety replacement levy before voters in February to help pay for increased student access to technology, as well as safety projects districtwide.
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Free child development workshops offered this year

The Olympia School District is pleased to offer free child development workshops with Candyce Lund Bollinger during the 2017-18 school year. Workshops will be offered on a variety of topics, each geared to either elementary and/or middle/high school parents. Workshops will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Olympia Regional Learning Academy.
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Washington's First Lady visits district

The Olympia School District welcomed Washington State First Lady Trudi Inslee on October 4 for Taste Washington Day, which is celebrated each year statewide.
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October is Walk to School Month

Olympia School Board President Eileen Thomson read a proclamation at the September 25 school board meeting designating October 2017 as Walk to School Month in the Olympia School District.
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