Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Parents, if you have not taken the 5 Essentials survey, please use the link below to complete the survey. The survey is administered by the State of Illinois every other year and the information is used as part of our School Report Card. The survey will remain open through January. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
The OHS Mini-Cheer clinic rescheduled for today, January, 13 has been cancelled.
This week's learning targets for Pre-K were the letter B for Bear, number 16, and practicing cutting. They went on a letter Bb bear hunt in the learning center, cut out polar bears and brown bears, and practiced number recognition with bear claws and the number 16. For art on Friday, they reviewed small, medium, and large while making a polar bear.
The mini cheer clinic that was scheduled for Saturday Jan. 12th has been postponed to Sunday Jan. 13th from 12 pm to 3 pm in the high school.
The mini cheer clinic that was scheduled for Saturday, January 12 has been postponed to Sunday, January 13 from 12pm-3pm at the high school.
Pre-K worked harder than usual to show their kindness to their friends or teachers to model for the Grinch. They helped others zip up their coats, held doors open for teachers without being asked, helped friends put toys away, and more. I would say the Grinch was FILLED with kindness and his heart grew more than two sizes!
Students enjoyed watching the Polar Express today!
Pre-k had fun with our Gingread theme this week. We went on a letter hunt around the room, finding uppercase letters, tracing them, and circling the letter of the week. We practiced drawing shapes on a gingerbread man, and then cutting him out. Lastly, we hunted around the learning center for 14 runaway gingerbread men for our number of the week. We also practiced drawing a 14 and tracing and finding numbers 1-6 or 6-12.
Pete the Cat week has been so groovy! Check out all the fun activities PreK has been doing all week. Following directions, finding the color, and coloring Pete's shoes, finding letters and feeding Pete, reviewing numbers 1-10 with pin the shoe on Pete, then roll, count, and color the numbers. We had a few enrichment games of Hide Pete- modeled, then student led. They practiced their number recognition to uncover or flip a shoe to find Pete. They also practiced beginning sounds with naming words and feeding them back to Pete. Pete the Cat week concludes tomorrow...stay tuned!
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
OWE students enjoy a lesson on perseverance from Juggling Jeff today. Join us tonight for our annual Community Claus dinner at St. John’s, doors will open at 4:30pm. Family Reading Night will follow at West. The evening will feature a performance by Juggling Jeff. Doors open at 6:30pm and our program will start at 6:45pm
Pre-K has been enjoying 5 senses week. They practiced their sense of smell by smelling different items such as coffee, tuna, pickles, lotion, perfume, and more. They used their sense of touchy with the touch and feel game. They lost their sense of sight by tracing with and without some foggy glasses. Played telephone and guessed different sounds for their sense of hearing. Lastly, tomorrow will be the taste test. More pics to come!
4th graders are answering the essential question: Will a Mountain Last Forever? After experimenting with sugar cubes and shaker boxes to replicate and observe what happens when a rock tumbles down the mountain, we learned a mountain will not last forever. The ice cubes broke into smaller pieces, just like boulders do when it splits from the mountains. #olyspartanpride
It’s not too late to join us for the Color Run. Registration is open until the start of the race at 9:00am!
So much pumpkin fun this week! 4 pictures, just isnt enough! Today, PreK drew their jack-o-lantern face, voted for their favorite, and helped clean the pumpkin out for carving. They also enjoyed some jack-o-lantern making with playdoh, and scratch off art. Carved jack-o-lantern pictures coming soon...
Pre-K ended fire safety week with a visit from some local firemen! They practiced their stop, drop, cover your face, and roll. They learned not to play with hot things like matches, stoves, campfires, and more. They were able to see everything a fireman wears. Lastly, they practiced calling out if a fireman comes to the rescue. Their homework was to go home, and practice a fire drill with their family!
Excited for the Mile Run! We are ready to set our PR. #Olyspartanpride #4thgrade
Great to see everyone at Open House tonight! Can’t wait for the first day of school tomorrow!
Open House for students in Pre-K and grades 1-5 will be Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm.
If you have a student entering kindergarten at Olympia West, join us for Kindergarten Open House on Monday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Are you new to Olympia West this school year? New student registration is Monday, August 6 from 8am-12pm and Tuesday August 7 from 1pm-6pm.
We had a great day today recognizing some amazing Spartans at our annual awards assembly. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
It’s National School Nurse Appreciation Day and we’ve got the best at West! Thank you Mrs. Birky for all you do to take care of our students!
Third Graders love spendjng time with the chicks that hatched at the end of Chick It Out! #OlySpartanPride
Principal Lisa Castleman agrees to wear this cape if all grade levels meet their benchmark!
Learning new technology things at institute today! You can teach an old dog new things!
Reminder Kindergarten Round-up/Open House is tomorrow night from 5-6:30pm. Contact Oly West at 309-392-2671 with questions or to RSVP.
Kindergarten Round-Up/Open House will be held on Thursday April 5 from 5:00-6:30. If you have or know someone who has a child who will be 5 on or before September 1,2018 please make plans to attend.
Have a great Spring Break! We will see you on April 3!
It's a great day to be a Spartan!