Board Meeting Highlights

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Olympia School Board Meeting Highlights

The Olympia School Board regularly recognizes students, staff and community members for a wide variety of accomplishments and recognitions. Highlights from school board meetings are featured below.
Many of these highlights are also featured on the district's social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to like or follow the district on the various social media platforms to get news as it happens!

September 26, 2017

Centennial Elementary School


Principal Shannon Ritter shares about school

Centennial Principal Shannon Ritter addresses the crowd gathered at the September 25, 2017 school board meeting.Centennial Elementary School Principal Shannon Ritter welcomed the school board and introduced staff members who filled the audience for Ritter's presentation at the school.

Ritter shared about staff and students, building-focused collaboration, achievement data, progress monitoring, interventions, celebrations, and more!

The mission of Centennial Elementary School, she said, is to ensure high levels of learning for all. The school's vision is to strive to promote curiosity for learning.

ESD 113 discusses services offered to member districts

ESD Superintendent Dana x and Board member Al Cohen, both of ESD 113, pose for the camera with big smiles after their presentation about services and programs to the board.The Olympia School Board welcomed two representatives from Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113.

Superintendent Dana Anderson, and Al Cohen, a member of the Board of Directors representing District 4 (Olympia and Griffin school districts), updated the school board on programs and services offered to member districts.

Board approves Walk to School Month proclamation

The board approved a proclamation recognizing the October as Walk to School Month in the Olympia School District. OSD Board of Directors at the October 25 meeting

Board President Eileen Thomson read aloud the proclamation, which says in part that "walking or biking to school offers an opportunity to build activity into a child’s daily routine, improving health and increasing students’ readiness to learn in the classroom."

The proclamation goes on to say that "parents, school employees and community leaders can make a lasting impression among our community's youth by modeling fun, safe, and healthy behavior by accompanying students on Walk to School events."