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Capital High math teacher honored at state awards ceremony

It was a day filled with anticipation and excitement as the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction honored regional Teacher of the Year finalists, including Capital High math teacher Carol McKay, before announcing the 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year.

While the top honor went to a Quincy School District educator, Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he couldn’t be more proud of McKay, one of eight finalists for the state award.

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Library and district partner to bring students greater resources

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) and the Olympia School District (OSD) have formed a partnership to bring students access to a wider range and depth of information via the library’s vast electronic services collection.

Both organizations met for several months last spring to determine the feasibility of offering TRL materials to K-12 OSD students. From those meetings, the concept of an online-only Timberland library card was born and named “MyTRL.”

The MyTRL program, which launches September 21, provides students in elementary, middle and high schools access to the public library’s large and updated collection of research resources, eBooks, digital magazines, downloadable music, videos, and kids and teen homework help. While the first partnership of its kind for TRL, it is patterned after other similar library/school district partnerships statewide.

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Wednesday Morning Student Help Areas

Wednesday Morning Open Rooms Available For Student Help – 7:45-8:30 a.m.

9/28 – Arts, English, Social Studies, World Languages, Alt. Ed
10/5 – CTE, Math, PE, Science
10/12 – Arts, English, Social Studies, World Languages, Alt. Ed
10/19 – CTE, Math, PE, Science
10/26 – Arts, English, Social Studies, World Languages, Alt. Ed

Senior Information Night - September 29th

Please join us for Senior Information Night on September 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the theater. We will provide a general overview of graduation requirements and resources for our seniors. Small group sessions will be provided on how to successfully apply to a 4 year public and private college, financial aid planning, careers for the 21st century, and community and technical colleges. We are excited to have admission experts from the University of Washington, Washington State University, The Evergreen State College, St. Martin’s University, and South Puget Sound Community College. Seniors and parents are encouraged to attend.

2016 Healthy Youth Survey Participation

Our school will participate in the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10th to 21st.

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PSAT Saturday, October 15th at 7:45am in D pod

A seat for testing can be purchased from the ASB office for $20. If a student needs a waiver they can talk with their counselor. Juniors are recommended to take the test, but it is open to sophomores and freshman.

Volunteer art docents needed

Volunteers are needed to serve as art docents in an expanded elementary school visual arts program this year.

This is the second year of the visual arts program, which started last year in 10 elementary classrooms and is being expanded this year to 30 classrooms throughout the district’s 11 elementary schools.

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

The state of Washington is joining a nationwide effort this month to call attention to the importance of regular school attendance. September is Attendance Awareness Month in Washington, where one out of every six students was absent at least 18 days in the 2014-15 school year.

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Washington State Healthy Youth Survey will take place in October

Students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State and in OSD middle and high schools will participate in the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10 to 21, 2016.  The survey asks questions about risk for injury, health outcomes, and alcohol and drug use. Schools, communities and state and local health departments use survey results to support our youth and reduce their risks.  The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary and anonymous.

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In-person school registration starts September 2

Effective today, September 2, families who need to register children for school should visit the school in their attendance area to submit necessary registration forms in person. The district’s online registration is now closed to help schools expedite the registration process before and after school opens.

If you need additional information, please contact the district administrative office at (360) 596-6100.