Middle School Choice Programs Info. Nights

Olympia School District Middle School Choice Programs Information Nights are March 1 and 10, 2016. Will you have a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 in the 2016-17 school year? If so, are you interested in learning more about our optional programs? We invite you to attend one of our Middle School Choice Program nights:

  • Tuesday, March 1, Marshall MS, 3939 20th Avenue NW - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 10, Washington MS, 3100 Cain Road SE - 6:30 p.m.

Published: 2016-02-12

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OSD News & Notes: February 12, 2016

In this week's News & Notes McKenny Elementary celebrates international night, Pacific Science Center visits Centennial Elementary, Unified Sports takes center stage during OHS boy's basketball playoff game, district bond and levy measures passing with flying colors (thank you!)...and much, much more!

Published: 2016-02-12

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Thank you voters! Levy and bond measures passing

Election results update February 11:

Levy: 76.01 percent yes votes

Bond: 72.19 percent yes votes

Olympia School District voters have overwhelmingly approved a four-year maintenance and operations replacement levy and a school bond in the February 9 Special Election, based on unofficial election results released at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Published: 2016-02-09

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Capital High to join area schools in newly formed 3A league

UPDATE February 9: The eight schools in the newly formed Class 3A league agreed today to name the league "South Sound Conference."

Capital High School will join a newly formed Class 3A athletic and activities league, which encompasses eight schools representing Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties.

Published: 2016-02-02

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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.