Learn All About Kindergarten event set February 11
The Olympia School District will hold its annual “Learn All About Kindergarten” informational event starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at Capital High School.
If you know of neighbors or friends who have a child entering kindergarten in the Olympia School District in fall 2017, please share this information with them and encourage them to attend this free event. Capital High School is located at 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.
The event begins at 10 a.m. in the high school theater with a welcome by Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. Families will then have until 11:30 a.m. to visit school booths set up in the gym and learn about a variety of topics related to kindergarten and school in general.
January is School Board Recognition Month
Every January school districts across the state and nation honor their board of directors during School Board Recognition Month.
The Olympia School District will recognize its school board with a special program near the start of the meeting on Monday, January 23. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.
During the program, Superintendent Dick Cvitanich will read a proclamation by Gov. Jay Inslee designating January as School Board Recognition Month in Washington state. This marks the 22nd year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995.
The proclamation reads in part that school directors “play a crucial role in promoting student learning and achievement by creating a vision, establishing policies and budgets, and setting clear standards of accountability for all involved.” It also states that school directors “are directly accountable to the citizens in their districts and regions, serving as a vital link between members of the community and their schools.”
Spotlight on Success - January 11, 2017
In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; Garfield alumna creates intricate hand-lettered mural, Avanti teacher receives The Evergreen State College 2016 Teacher Excellence Award, High school graduation rates top 90 percent, Classroom mini-building construction gets underway...and much more!
Search begins for new district superintendent
Superintendent Dick Cvitanich, who has served the Olympia School District for the past five years, will retire effective June 30, 2017.
This week, the Olympia School Board unanimously agreed to select Northwest Leadership Associates to lead the superintendent search process. The board held a special meeting on January 10 to hear presentations by two search firms before making its decision.
High school graduation rates top 90 percent
For the second straight year, the Olympia School District has record high on-time graduation rates.
An impressive 91 percent of Capital High School’s Class of 2016 graduated “on time,” or within four years of the first time they started ninth grade. Olympia High is also proud of its latest results, with 91.6 percent of students finishing on time, according to initial graduation rate data compiled by the school district.
Graduation results are also noteworthy at Avanti High School, which was named a School of Distinction this fall for being among the top 5 percent of improving schools statewide. The award recognizes the school’s rising 4- and 5-year graduation rates.
District Technology Fair is Saturday, February 11
Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual OSD Technology Fair on Saturday, February 11 at Capital High School.
The free event, which is open to all students, families and the community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school Commons, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia. School booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will showcase a variety of ways that students and teachers use digital tools to support the learning process.