Spartan Straight Talk

Alyssa Jones

One of Olympia’s goals is to design and cultivate a quality experience for students and this starts with building the capacity of staff. Our administration values and provides opportunities for staff development which is at the core of this goal.

- Alyssa Jones | OHMS Instructional Coach

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Growing up in the school, I noticed how teachers and staff supported each other, and that translated into how we were taught. Now as a teacher, I love being a part of that caring environment, and building positive relationships with teachers and students.

- Tyler DeVault | OHMS Band Director

Joel Brigham

The kids are great, the parents are supportive, and my coworkers are like a family to me. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

- Joel Brigham | OHS ELA Teacher

Bryce Hoffman

I enjoy working at Olympia because we have great support from our entire community...parents, administration, school board, alumni, and local businesses!

- Bryce Hoffman | OHS Ag Teacher

Sean

Our administration has a commitment to a thriving IT department that supports staff and students both instructionally and logistically.

- Sean Mullins | IT Director

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Olympia is people-focused. In all they do, the district gives grace knowing that all people involved are valuable and important. It is obvious they value students, staff, and family more than any strict agenda. Truly centered around the needs of the people involved!

- Brianna Grusy | OWE Teacher

Cheri Crebo

I enjoy working the same district that I live in. I love the support from the community and the empowerment my administration and board allow us as educators.

- Cheri Crebo | OMS Special Education

Emily Weyl

The students and families at Olympia are the best! Last year was my first year at Olympia and the community has been so welcoming!

- Emily Weyl | OWE Kindergarten Teacher

Points of Pride

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The Class of 2020 boasted 15 Illinois State Scholars. Students are named Illinois State Scholars for exemplary SAT scores and outstanding high school grade point averages.

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Olympia activities feature numerous all-district musicians, fantastic plays and musicals each year, and the highlight of our music department, the Madrigal Feast.

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All Olympia buildings are climate controlled, much of which is accomplished through geothermal. All schools also employ the use of solar panels, which has created tremendous savings for the district with energy costs.

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Olympia is committed to providing students with access to all types of state of the art technology. K-2 iPads in each room. 3-5 Chromebooks in each room. 6-12 take home Chromebooks. * Wifi on many busses

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The Olympia Foundation for Education (OFFE) distributes grants to Olympia teachers for supplemental and enrichment programs. To date, over $30,000 dollars have been awarded to Olympia faculty!

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The Illinois State Board of Education rates school district finances each year. We have fell into the two highest categories each of the last 15 years (Financial Recognition/Review).

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100 individuals and 19 teams inducted into the Olympia Activities Hall of Fame.

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16 individual and 8 team state champions in activities and athletics for OMS and 11 individual and 6 team state champions in activities and athletics for OHS