Avanti joins the Coalition of Essential Schools
Avanti High School has affiliated with the Coalition of Essential Schools network of small schools. Avanti embrace's the CES "Common Principles" and shares a educational vision that promotes student's "intellectual, emotional, and social habits and skills to become powerful and informed citizens who contribute actively toward a democratic and equitable society." The school has been in alignment with the CES for many years, but, officially joins the educational network of small schools in 2016-2017.
ADVISORY - SEPTEMBER 21
Required attendance during Advisory Schedule:
AM students = 8:20am - 12:40pm
PM students = 9:40am - 2:00pm
PICTURE DAY - September 21
School pictures will be taken during our Advisory schedule on Wednesday. If you are interested in purchasing school photos, order forms are located in the Avanti office.
Avanti High named a School of Distinction
Avanti High School joins an elite group of less than 100 schools statewide that have been named a School of Distinction for being among the top 5 percent of highest improving schools.
Nominations open for Classified School Employee of the Year
The Olympia School District is accepting nominations for one or more staff members to be honored as Classified School Employee of the Year. The program recognizes the work of classified staff members who have made a positive difference in their profession. All school and support building employees who are categorized as “Classified” staff are eligible for nomination. Nominees should be employees who consistently demonstrate outstanding work performance, professional leadership and collaboration.
Please complete this online nomination form and submit by 4 p.m on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. A committee will review the applications and select the individual(s) to be recognized. The individual(s) chosen will be eligible to compete for the regional Classified School Employee of the Year selection process. The winner at that level advances to the state Classified School Employee of the Year selection process.
Volunteer art docents needed
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.
Washington State Healthy Youth Survey will take place in October
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.
Library and district partner to bring students greater resources
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.