Help keep media/tech use in check by following a few simple practices: 1. Create screen-free times and zones 2. Try parental controls 3. Establish clear family rules 4. Watch and play together 5. Help kids identify healthy behaviors Read more: bit.ly/OlyMBTipsE
Screen time; the reality is that there really is no magic number that's "just right." What's more important is the quality of kids' media, how it fits into your family's lifestyle, and how you engage your kids with it. Read more: http://bit.ly/OlyScreenTime
OMS XC BOYS MAKE STATE FINALS!!! TJ Piper (12:13), Kaleb Jacobs (12:33), CJ Moore (12:36), Hollis Scheets (12:47), Clayton Piper (12:55), Tucker Garey (13:07), and Evan Petri (13:35) placed 2nd at the IESA Sectional meet with a team score of 103 points. Catch the boys next Saturday as they advance to the 2A state finals in Normal, Parkside. Fantastic job Spartans! Read more about this awesome performance here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fUZcwasZ0bEEKS1SGzpNZyhksmVlUlZPrvLVbm0lOBU/edit?usp=sharing
Do you multitask in front of your kids? Check out these tips to help your child reduce multitasking during homework time. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_6WaysToStopMultitasking-new.mp4
It's easy to get distracted from homework (and life) when the phone never stops pinging and the next episode plays automatically. Let's set some common sense guidelines by signing this Family Media Agreement within your family: bit.ly/OlyAgree
Don't forget tomorrow (Wednesday, October 6th) is the first Early Release Day of the school year! OHMS students will dismiss at 11:30am and elementary students will dismiss at noon. No attendance for PM PreK.
Oly West 2nd graders are exploring the spellings and meanings of words during Word Work time. These strategies help patterns and words move into long-term memory storage helping our learners become stronger readers, spellers, and writers. Great work, Spartans!
Intermediate Algebra students have been learning how to program using the TI Calculators and the TI Rovers. Students were challenged to create a program that would draw a triangle, draw a rectangle, and drive the rover as close as they can without hitting the bat. #SpartanMathematicians
Every year digital citizenship is more and more important in all of our lives. (TikTok challenges anyone!?) Starting in October, we will begin our monthly focus of 6 areas of digital citizenship, providing resources and support for our Oly families. More details on this annual outreach can be found here: bit.ly/OlyDigCitOverview
Sept. 30th Activities
Congrats to both OHS XC teams for bringing home trophies from the El Paso-Gridley Invitational yesterday. The Lady Spartans placed 3rd out of 13 teams and were only 4 points behind the state-ranked Eureka Hornets. Junior Abby Litwiller was an individual award-winner, placing 4th overall out of 107 runners. The guys were team champs out of 16 teams and had their top 5 runners earning individual awards! The top placer for the guys was senior Anthony Ragland (5th), followed by seniors Carter Phillips (6th) and Owen Dare(12th), and sophomores Logan Demling (13th) and Caden Clark(18th). The coveted “Gourd Awards,” given for running an “out of your mind” type of race, were given to Cooper Phillips and Amelia Kistner. Awesome work ladies and gents!
Spartans WIN over Unity Rockets 4-1. Alex Yoder and Jace Whitted finish 2 goals each. Assists by Elijah Smith, Elliott Hohulin, George Martin and Matt Van Dyke. 📸: Brooke Rogers
The Oly staff had a great day of learning during Monday’s Institute Day. We had a few speakers that delivered messages around challenging students and providing relevancy to student work to ultimately increase engagement and achievement. Thank you James Nottingham, Carmen Bergmann and Abby Lyons for spending your day with us.
Oly South second graders were asking questions and making connections as they explored genre, authors, and texts during reading rounds today. #RaisingReaders #ReadersAreLeaders