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.
Congratulations OSD Teachers of the Year
The Olympia School District has selected two educators to be honored as this year’s Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.
This year’s Elementary Teacher of the Year is Nancy Hooper, a third-grade teacher at McKenny Elementary School. Melissa Charette, a Developmental Learning Center (DLC) teacher at Washington Middle School, is this year's Secondary Teacher of the Year.
School board offers superintendent position to Patrick Murphy
The school board unanimously agreed on March 23 to offer the position of superintendent of the Olympia School District to Patrick Murphy, pending successful negotiations of a contract.
Murphy is currently assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. Murphy has been assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District since 2012. Prior to arriving in Edmonds, he served from 2008-2012 as the executive director of secondary education in the Issaquah School District. He has served as a middle school principal in Issaquah, a middle and high school assistant principal in Issaquah, and a junior high assistant principal in Bremerton. Murphy taught junior high school social studies in the South Kitsap School District and serves as an adjunct faculty member in educational leadership at Seattle University and Western Washington University.
Spotlight on Success - March 15, 2017
In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; a Best-selling author visits Centennial Elementary, our amazing School Board is highlighted in a feature video, Capital High student art depicts social issues, tickets are now available for our annual 'OSD Night at the Rainiers'...and much more!
Avanti Spring Testing
Do you have questions about the State testing this spring? Take a look at the district's FAQ.
Contact Todd Thedell if you have further questions.
Math Peer Tutors
earn Service Learning!
Friday Afternoons, 12:20-2:20pm
1-on-1 appointments with students in math you have completed.
Sign up in the Math Room or send a message to a Math teacher.
OSD Night at the Rainiers set for April 15
Saturday, April 15 is the third annual Olympia School District Night at the Tacoma Rainiers. The Rainiers will take on the Albuquerque Isotopes beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.
All students, families, teachers, staff and the Olympia School District community are invited to join us for this fun-filled district event. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and show support for the Rainiers and our schools. Last year we sold more than 200 tickets. Let’s see if we can surpass that this year!
Be sure to arrive on time to watch Superintendent Dick Cvitanich throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Then stick around after the game for “Kids Run the Bases.”
Buy your tickets HERE! Promo Code: OSDNIGHT