OSD News & Notes: January 30, 2015

In this week's News & Notes Marshall honors Martin Luther King, Jr, 'Lake Lincoln' makes an appearance, McKenny celebrates character day, OSD recognizes a multitude of new (and renewed) National Board Certified teacher...and much, much more!

Published: 2015-01-30

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Learn All About Kindergarten Event - Feb. 21

Will you have a kindergartner in the 2015-16 school next year? Come to the "Learn All About Kindergarten" event on Sat., Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at Capital High School. You'll learn about registration, transportation, before and after school care, optional programs, Skyward and much, much more. Join us there! This event is primarily for adults, but children are welcome. Child care is not provided.

Event:  Learn All About Kindergarten
Date:  Saturday, Feb. 21
Time:  10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Capital High School Commons

Published: 2015-01-13

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State of the Schools

Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich recently offered his annual "State of the Schools" report for OSD students, staff, parents and community members. We invite everyone to read this insightful overview of where we're at as a school district. Here's to a great 2015!

Published: 2015-01-09

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Safe Schools Alert

Safety is our top priority.  SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web.  Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process.  Tips may be submitted anonymously.

If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.

Published: 2015-01-07

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.