School registration now available

School registration is now available for the 2016-17 school year. Registration packets are available for pickup in all Olympia School District schools.

Click here to access the online registration system

Published: 2016-06-21

OSD Community Connections - June 2016

In this month's Community Connections newsletter Centennial Elementary recognizes Jack Reynolds and his 30 years of volunteerism, WMS student Nathan Landers gets accepted to prestigious national arts acacademy, Olympia High School is recognized by the Tronie Foundation...and much, much more!

Published: 2016-06-16

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Water samples show district drinking fountains below lead content threshold

Water samples collected last month at each of the Olympia School District’s schools and its Transportation department show lead levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) threshold for school drinking water in all drinking fountains tested.

Published: 2016-06-13

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Summer reading is fun at Timberland Regional Library

Summer reading is fun and helps kids maintain reading skills learned during the school year!  The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) summer reading programs for kids and teens are FREE and offer activities, prizes and incentives for kids to read this summer! The theme for this year is the fitness of the body and mind. To keep track of all the special events, check out TRL’s  Facebook page with links to fun events!

Published: 2016-06-24

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Welcome

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

The Lincoln Garden, Native Garden, Chickens and Wetland are just a few of the many things that make Lincoln Options special.