OSD News & Notes: November 21, 2014
In this week’s News & Notes RES teacher-librarian Jean Schuna introduces QR codes to students, Riana Hoagland honored by YWCA as ‘Young Woman of Achievement’, Madison cooking cart makes a appearance in Mrs. Majors class…and much, much more!
Inclement Weather? Here's Where to Find Information
It’s getting to be that time of year when weather incidents can change school schedules. Click below to read our “Snow Bulletin” that includes information about how to find out if there’s a schedule change (page 1) AND snow bus routes (page 2).
Interested in Referring a 2nd-4th Grade Student for Highly Capable Services?
You’re invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6-7 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center to learn more. Topics will include the student referral/screening/selection procedure, elementary grade level service options, and a review of revisions to state regulations regarding highly capable students. For more information about Highly Capable services, click here. For more information about the meeting, click on the link below.
Elementary Math - Welcome to Bridges!
In 2014 the Olympia School District adopted a new elementary math curriculum called Bridges in Mathematics. The program has a host of tools for families to use at home to support their student(s) in math. To access those resources click on the link below.
The Options Program at Lincoln School offers an alternative approach to elementary education that is a choice for students in the Lincoln Service Area and from the Olympia School District. The program provides a unified model for grades K-5 that respects how children learn and views learning as a collaborative effort of staff, students and parents.
The Options Program
- The emotional and social growth of children and academic progress are equally valued and developed in an environment where differences and diversity are appreciated and respected.
- Children stay with the same teacher in multi-age classrooms for two years or more to support their learning and strengthen family school relationships.
- The curriculum is organized around concepts and themes rather than as a series of separate subjects. A variety of experiences acknowledging the many forms of intelligence encourage individual initiative and cooperative learning.
- Multiple intelligences, cooperation, social justice and sustainability are taught and practiced.
- Parents are vital to sustaining the Options Program and are involved in governance, as partners supporting learning in the classroom, enrichment activities, field trips, fund raising, and social events.
- The Options classroom provides a developmentally-based curriculum that takes children from where they are "in total" and gives them opportunities and equipment to move forward at their own rates (in areas of their specific interest), enabling them to acquire life support skills (the basic education) in the process.
A Special Place
- Thursday, November 27
- No School - Thanksgiving Break
- Friday, November 28
- No School - Thanksgiving Break
- Saturday, November 29
- Winter Market
- Wednesday, December 3
- One Hour Late Start (EXCEPT Lincoln and Avanti)
- Friday, December 5
- Half Day (ES & HS) - Grading
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