Reminder: our technology live stream will start at 4:00 PM today. The target audience is elementary families, but information will be useful for many. See topics and access the stream here: https://youtu.be/KqiUYYl-xBA
VIDEO: There are three primary ways to take the census. The preferred method is online, but you can also take it by phone, and some people will receive a paper questionnaire. If you don’t respond, a census taker may come to your door. Visit CareAbouttheCount.org to learn more. https://youtu.be/bcE5wXH17Os
**COVID Response Updates** Many additional resources have been added to our website @ bit.ly/olycovid. Remote learning plans have been posted for all grade levels. The page can also be accessed from our mobile app!
VIDEO: How do you take the census? This video helps break it down: https://youtu.be/bcE5wXH17Os #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
Why #CareAbouttheCount? Filling out the census will boost our community, ensure adequate public funding and inspire a sense of civic duty. Read about regional efforts to boost our Central Illinois participation. https://www.peoriamagazines.com/pm/2020/mar/care-about-count #CentralIllinoisCounts
Do you value affordable housing? Healthcare centers? School funding? A complete count in the #2020census is critical to securing billions in funding for community programs you value most. #CareAbouttheCount! https://youtu.be/h2JMt4ZNR_Q #CentralIllinoisCounts #ILCountMeIn
Hey Olympia North! We miss you! Check out what your teachers have been up to! Don't forget to "Be the ONE!" https://youtu.be/a0vd4ShGiV8
Seniors: Please use this page for real time updates for the colleges you are applying to. Information for individual schools will be posted here as deadlines and decisions change. https://www.nacacnet.org/college-admission-status-coronavirus
The 7th Grade informational meeting for Washington DC is Wednesday, March 4th at 6pm in the MS Cafe.
Family Tip 5: Review worst-case steps. Walk through what to do if your kid is being bullied online. First, step away. Ignoring a bully can be very effective. If the bullying continues, take screenshots or print out evidence. Then block the person. If it gets worse, report the behavior to a trusted adult. Talk about who those people are and make sure your kid has their contact information.
Freshman and Sophomore baseball practice will begin Monday, March 2nd and go through the 6th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the HS Gym. Be sure to be registered on 8to18 and have a current physical.
Congratulations to Mariah Maris on her fantastic performance at state this year - she placed 5th in the state and we cannot wait to see what she does next year as a Senior!
Congratulations to Grace Melick for placing Second at the IHSA State Tournament! She gave the most beautiful, genuine, and real speech and we are so proud!
Q&A: How can I explain why teens shouldn't create fake profiles to tease their friends and/or peers? https://www.commonsensemedia.org/facebook-instagram-and-social/how-can-i-explain-why-teens-shouldnt-create-fake-profiles-to-tease Photo from Rober Monkada
7th Grade meeting for Washington DC trip in Spring of 2021 is being held on Wednesday, March 4th at 6pm in HS Cafe. Questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV7 As humans, we thrive on social connections and group associations. But this tendency can also lead us to be suspicious of people outside our group. This fear -- xenophobia -- can be overcome by more exposure to people who are different from us. However, the internet can often make this more difficult. Help your kids recognize this challenge and find strategies for navigating content online.
Today, Friday, February 14th all Olympia schools will begin one hour late due to the extreme cold.
All Olympia activities are cancelled for today, February 13th. All Olympia buildings are closed today as well.
Q&A Time: Is there any way to make sure my kid won't become a cyberbully? https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying/is-there-any-way-to-make-sure-my-kid-wont-become-a-cyberbully
All after school activities are cancelled for tonight, February 12th. Please be safe on your way home.
Q&A Time! bit.ly/OlyCBQ1 Responding to Haters & Trolls Online. Finding out that your kid has been cyberbullied is emotional. You or your kid might want to retaliate, but it's best to help your kid defuse the situation, and make rational efforts to put a stop to the bullying.
OMS Phone Number | We are aware that a Google search for OMS displays the incorrect building phone #. We have requested a change. In the meantime, our number (309-379-5941) is correct on the OMS website.
Congratulations to the Lady Spartans in their win on Senior Night over Monticello 64 to 48. Abbi Bode - 23 pts and Colby Burt - 18 pts. Spartans improve their record to 24 - 6 and 7- 2 on the year.
Olympia High School Speech Team is hosting the annual "Meet the Regional Team Night" this evening at 6:30 pm in the OHS Media Center. Please come out and support our IHSA team before our regional on Saturday.
HS Baseball’s Open Gym for tomorrow 2/6 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, 2/7 at 7am in the HS Gym.
Once kids go online, their chances of finding cyberbullies, haters, and trolls is, sadly, quite high. Find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles to help with tough conversations -- whether your kid is a bully or is being bullied. Common Sense Media addresses your cyberbullying questions, offering age-appropriate advice, school resources, and more from parents and experts. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying
MS Volleyball at home tonight 2/5/20 is cancelled.
JV Girls Basketball in the BCC tournament today 2/5/20 has been cancelled.
Freshman Boys Basketball for today 2/5/20 at Tri-Valley has been cancelled.
Lady Spartans pick up a home conference win over Pontiac tonight. 52 to 43. The JV team also earned a win.
Lady Spartans pick up a road conference win over STM, 51 - 31. Spartans improve to 5 - 2 in the conference and 22 - 5 overall. JV girls also with the W.
Are you in an interesting career? Do you want to give back to the Olympia community? Would you be willing to help students gain career exposure? Consider joining our Olympia Career Connections contact list! Complete this form to join: https://forms.gle/H15MHzwds3QMFaXx7
When we get news from our social media feeds, it often only tells us part of the story. Our friends - and the website's algorithms - tend to feed us perspectives we already agree with. Escape the filter bubble and have your ideas challenged! https://youtu.be/mh1dLvGe06Y
Due to slick roads and dense fog, Olympia schools will have a one hour late start today (Friday, Jan. 24, 2020)
Lady Spartans with a couple of home conference wins tonight over Rantoul. JV 35 - 17 and Varsity 55 - 22. Colby Burt with 18 pts. and Abbi Bode with 17 pts. The Spartans improve their record to 20 - 5 on the year.
Lady Spartans pick up a couple home non conference wins over East Peoria tonight. JV 36 to 27 and Varsity 55 to 21. Varsity improves their record to 19 and 5 on the season.
Congratulations to Olympia senior Colby Burt for scoring her 1000th career point in the Spartans’ win over Peoria Heights.
Don't forget your St. Jude shirt orders are due at noon on Monday, January 20th! https://forms.gle/qpLQBJyV2pQmw2ew8
The FFA Silent Auction is cancelled for tonight, 1/17. It will be rescheduled for Tuesday, January 28th during the Boys Basketball Games vs. Bloomington Central Catholic.
Jan. 17th - Tonight’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Game vs Flanagan is being moved up to 5:30pm. The JV Game is cancelled. Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced at Halftime of the Varsity Game.
Boys’ Swim practice for tonight has been cancelled. The boys swim team bus time for Saturday, 1/18, has changed. The new bus time for Saturday's, 1/18, meet is now 8:00 am. See Mr. Abrams or Modrusic if you have questions.
Link: http://bit.ly/OLYNMLr Common Sense has recently released a brand new News & Media Literacy Resource Center with TONS of resources around this topic. Particularly neat is a new web series by Crash Course...check it out! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU
Another win for 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams tonight at Midwest Central! Way to go Lady Spartans!! 💙🏐💙
Spartans Love St. Jude - Help support a great cause for the Boys' Basketball Game on January 24th vs. St. Joe-Ogden - order a shirt to support the Children of St. Jude - https://forms.gle/QbmCBHCc2U3oY9kv5
The boys’ swim meet for tonight, Jan. 14th has been cancelled, they will have dry land practice after school.
OMS Lady Spartans pick up a 7th and 8th grade win tonight in their volleyball matches at Ridgeview. Way to go, ladies! 💙🏐💙
The Lady Spartans pick up a couple big conference wins at home over St. Joseph-Ogden. JV 45 to 28 and Varsity 42 to 33. Varsity record moves to 2 - 0 in the conference and 16 - 3 overall.
Spartans pick up a home non conference win over Maroa-Forsyth. 37 to 29.
Tomorrow is the first ever Spartan Council, "Caring Adults" event at Olympia North! This event begins at 7:40 and ends around 8:30. Please come out to show students how much their community supports them!
Lady Spartans pick up a road conference win over Prairie Central. 50-42. Spartans run their record to 15 and 3 on the season.
Holiday Hoopla at Olympia tonight. JV Girls - Olympia 35 Tri Valley 45. Varsity Girls - Olympia 70 Tri Valley 27. JV Boys - Olympia 55 Tri Vally 46. Varsity Boys - Olympia 65 Tri Valley 59.
Article Time! How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds. Learn how what you post can hurt - and help - the admissions process. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-colleges-use-kids-social-media-feeds
Holiday Hoopla December 20th. There has been some conflicting information in regards to the start times and location of the basketball games on Dec. 20th. The varsity girls will play at 5:30pm in the high school gym, followed by the varsity boys at 7:00pm in the high school gym. The JV boys will play at 5:30pm in the middle school gym followed by the JV girls at 7:00pm in the middle school gym. Come out and support our boys and girls basketball teams and St. Jude.
Tonight’s, 12/17, HS Wrestling Match at Eureka will be live streamed. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvpwR5En6c3fjRQ2p4gcZ2A
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media! Get your kid -and yourself - ready for the next step with these conversation starters. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-my-kid-wants-to-use-social-media
What mark will you leave on the world? What is your “purpose”? How can you foster an online identity for yourself that supports and drives forward this purpose? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkhkO4fKAg&feature=youtu.be
Social media offers a chance to choose how we present ourselves to the world. We can snap and share a pic in the moment or carefully stage photos and select only the ones we think are best. Listen as students reflect on how this impacts their lives. http://bit.ly/Oly2DFV4
Lady Spartans with a win on the road over Tremont. 44 to 32. They improve to 9 - 1 on the season.
What Kind of Digital Footprint Do You Want To Leave? https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/education/Digital_Footprint_Animation_2017.mp4
Lots of middle schoolers are exploring and developing their own identities, and they often do this online and on social media. Some kids use multiple accounts, each for a different audience, but with this what’s real and what’s unrealistic can often get blurred. In this video, listen to other teens talk about the ins and outs of presenting themselves to others online, and consider what it means to “be yourself” in digital spaces. http://bit.ly/Oly2DFV3
Spartans fall short in their home opener to Prairie Central in a tough non conference match up. 62 to 57.
Check out this short video for your elementary kiddos around what a digital footprint really means. We already K-5 students posting and interacting online, so let's start some good habits early! http://bit.ly/OlyDFV2
Lady Spartans pick up home wins over Heyworth tonight. JV 44 to 29 and Varsity 56 to 34. Taylor Nowaskie 10 pts Colby Burt 11 pts and Abbi Bode with 23 pts.
MS Boys Basketball game at Dee-Mack tonight, 12/9 - 7th grade starts at 5:30pm.
As soon as you share the first photo of your kid, you're establishing their digital footprint. As kids get older and start creating their own content or engaging with others online, it's important for them to understand the tracks they're leaving behind and what those tracks might reveal. Parents can help guide kids toward creating the kind of footprint they can be proud of. https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-digital-footprint-and-identity
As tweens and teens start sharing content and engaging with others online, it's vital for them to understand what they're leaving behind and what they might reveal. Help guide kids toward creating the kind of footprint they can be proud of @ http://bit.ly/Oly2DF (6-12)
Lady Spartans pick up a nice home win over Prairie Central in a non conference match up. 55 to 42
Many students are already posting and sharing information about themselves online. But in a world where oversharing might seem like the norm, it’s important for kids to think about their digital footprints. Listen to what other teens have to say about sharing on social media. Are you making the right sharing decisions? bit.ly/OlyDFV1
The Lady Spartans pick up a couple non conference wins in their home opener over DeeMack. JV 39 to 24. Varsity 39 to 30.
Congratulations to 7th grade girls basketball team for winning the Regional Championship over DeeMack 28 to 22. The Spartans will advance to the Sectional on December 4th at 6:30pm in Maroa.
MS Volleyball Tryouts are quickly approaching, they will have an open gym at North on 12/6 after school, students can ride the shuttle bus. Tryouts will be 12/7 from noon to 3pm at OMS. Be sure to register on 8to18, & have a current physical on file.
7th Grade Girls Basketball will be playing for the Regional Championship tonight, 11/26 here at Olympia at 5pm vs. Dee-Mac.
JV and Varsity Girls both pick up the win on the road over El Paso Gridley. JV 31 to 22 and Varsity 41 to 37
Congratulations to Jon Neville on signing his letter of intent to attend and run cross country at Heartland Community College next school year. Jon was a key member of the Olympia cross country team that finished 3rd in the Illinois state meet on November 9th. He will be a member of the first cross country team at Heartland. Good luck to Jon as he continues his education and running career next year.
Spartans over Clinton 42 to 29.
The Freshman Girls basketball game scheduled for tonight, Nov 21st has been cancelled. There is no practice.
Shuttle busses will be a little late tonight, Wednesday Nov. 20th
Lady Spartans open up the basketball season with a 49 to 13 win over Mt. Pulaski at the Clinton Tourney.
Winter Spartan Night is Friday Nov. 15th at 5:30pm in the high school gym. We will start the evening off by honoring our State placing Boys Cross Country team with a reception following in the cafeteria. Then we will introduce our winter activities with scrimmages to follow.
The MS Butterbraid fundraiser forms are due tomorrow, Nov. 13th. If you didn't get a chance to order you still can using the attached link. Thank you for your support! https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/4a1e7139-8a3c-4f7b-ba25-4b968f03b018
7th grade game at Pekin Broadmoor begins at 4:30 tonight, Nov 12th.
MS Girls Basketball Game for today, 11/11 at Tremont has been cancelled. They will not be having practice.
Congratulations to OMS Boys Basketball at the Eureka Tip-Off Tournament! 8th grade finished with a record of 2-1 and the 7th graders won the tournament with a record of 3-0! Come out and cheer for the boys at home against Bloomington on Monday!
The MS is going to be selling apparel! Here is the link! https://olympiamiddleschool2019.itemorder.com/sale
Fabulous job today by the Olympia boys XC team for claiming a Sectional Title for the first time in school history. The Spartans (with 60 team points) were able to hold off the always-tough-to-beat Elmwood Trojans(92 points). Charlie Kistner was Olympia’s top runner, finishing in 5th place at 15:45. Jon Neville followed closely behind him in 6th place at 15:47. Next was Logan Wheeler in 12th place at 16:05, Anthony Ragland in 18th place at 16:23, Lucas Lawless in 21st place at 16:29, Owen Dare in 25th place at 16:36, and then Parker Kistner at 17:38. Great job guys and good luck next week!
Congrats to the girls XC team for a 3rd place finish at the Elmwood Sectional meet today! The top 5 teams from each of the 5 sectional meets advance to the IHSA State Meet next Saturday at Detweiller Park. Junior Savanah Beavers was the top runner for the Spartans, finishing 4th place with an all-time personal record of 18:06. Behind her were Maddie Litwiller (all-time PR 19:51), Ellen Springer (20:01), Anna Bieber (20:03), Bailey Rogers (all-time PR 20:58), Sydnee Usherwood (21:11), and Madison Bales(21:33). Great job gals and good luck at State!
MS Boys Basketball Game today, 11/2, is at Heyworth Elementary building not the Jr. High.
MS Boys Basketball Practice today 10/30 will be in the HS Gym.
Congratulations to the Girls Swim Team for their win over Porta HS on Thursday and their 4th place finish at the Uni-High Invitational yesterday in Champaign!
Congrats to the Olympia boys XC team for being Regional champs at the Regional meet hosted by Olympia today, advancing them to the Sectional meet at Elmwood next Saturday. All 7 runners had season or all-time personal records! Oly’s top runner was Charlie Kistner (2nd place medalist), tying the school record with a time of 15:23! Behind him were Jon Neville (4th place medalist at 15:46), Logan Wheeler (5th place medalist at 15:47), Dylan Bennet (16:03), Owen Dare(16:19), Lucas Lawless (16:26), and Carter Fairfield (16:38). Great job guys and good luck next week!
Congrats to the Olympia girls’ XC team for a 3rd place finish at the Regional meet hosted by Olympia today, advancing them to the Sectional meet at Elmwood next Saturday. All 7 runners had season or all-time personal records! Oly’s top runner was Savanah Beavers(3rd place medalist) with a time of 18:15. Behind her were Anna Bieber(19:58), Ellen Springer (19:59), Maddie Litwiller (20:03), Sydnee Usherwood (21:06), Madison Bales(21:09), and Bailey Rogers (21:11). Great job gals and good luck next week!
The prelim football game on Friday Oct. 23rd has been cancelled. The varsity game will now start at 7:00pm. Senior night recognition will start at 6:40pm.
The Marching Spartans were featured in the Pantagraph this weekend after their performance at state this weekend. Check it out! https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/last-encore-marching-band-season-draws-to-a-close-in/article_c40b9171-6aeb-59e6-94b5-1401a30f31d7.html
Congratulations to the boys’ XC team on their win today at the 17-team St. Anthony Bulldog Classic Invite. They had a season low score of 17 points by finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th. Charlie Kistner led the pack in 15:06, Jon Neville ran 15:32, Logan Wheeler ran 15:38, Dylan Bennet ran 16:01, and Owen Dare was Olympia’s 5th man in 16:03. Lucas Lawless and Carter Fairfield ran 16:18 and 16:28, finishing in 12th and 13th place. The Spartans host the IHSA Regional meet next Saturday. The girls will race at 10:00 and the boys will start at 10:45. Good luck Spartans!
The girls’ cross country team finished 4th today at the Bulldog Classic Invite in Effingham. Savanah Beavers finished in 1st place with a time of 18:01, defending her title from last year. Anna Bieber was 16th, Ellen Springer was 18th, Maddie Litwiller finished in 20th place, and Sydnee Usherwood & Bailey Rogers finished in 32nd and 37th respectively to round out Olympia’s scoring. Nice job Lady Spartans!
Power has been restored to the high school. There will still be interruptions in services for the morning until everything can be brought back on line. We thank you for your continued patience, and will update you when everything is operating normally!
The freshmen football game scheduled for today October 17th has been cancelled.
Due to parent teacher conferences, there is NO, MS Art Club today, October 16th.
MS Boys Basketball open gym will go until 7:30 P.M. tonight.
The JV Football game scheduled for today, Oct. 14th has been cancelled.
Savanah Beavers finished 10th place with a time of 18:26 in the 21-team field at the Metamora ‘Runnin’ Red Invite. The girls, in a race where the F/S and varsity teams were split, finished 16th. Maddie Litwiller and Anna Bieber finished 2nd and 3rd for Olympia with times of 19:51 and 20:21 respectively. Congrats gals!
The boys cross country team finished 2nd in the 25-team field at the Metamora Runnin’ Red Invite. The only team to finish ahead of the Spartans was the 10th ranked 3A team, the Oswego East Wolves. Charlie Kistner was 1st for Olympia in 10th place, followed by Jon Neville in 16th place, Logan Wheeler in 18th place, Anthony Ragland in 27th place, and Dylan Bennet in 36th place. Owen Dare and Alec Pfeffer rounded out the team in 44th and 45th place. Congrats guys! Keep up the good work!
Good Luck to our MS Cross Country runners as they head to sectionals today, 10/12! 👟💙
Reminder - MS dismisses at 11:40am this morning.
Savanah Beavers finished 4th in the Illini Prairie Conference meet while the team finished 5th in the 10 team conference. Savanah was named All-Conference based on her top 10 finish.
Our girls swimmers pick up a meet win over Macomb tonight. 89 to 77
The freshmen football game scheduled for tonight Oct. 3rd has been cancelled.
Reminder: the weekend storm knocked out the phone lines at OHS, OMS, and the District Office and they are still down today; Oct. 1. Elementary buildings are not affected. The phone company is working on fixing the issue. There is no estimate on when the issue will be resolved, but we will issue an update as soon as it is back up and running. If you need to contact the affected buildings, please dial 309-963-4514 and use the appropriate extension for your party. Phone extensions can be found on each school's website under Links > Staff.
Spartans will play for 3rd - falling 2-3 in the 7th.
MS Softball - Spartans up 2-0 after 6!
MS Softball - Score remains the same after 5, 1-0 Spartans!
MS Softball - Spartans stay on top 1-0 after 4!
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 3!
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MS Softball - Spartans Win - will play tomorrow at 12:30.
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 6.
MS Softball - Spartans are up 1-0 after 5.
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New MS Softball Game time is 5:30pm.
MS Softball delayed at least another 30 minutes.
MS Softball Fan Bus is getting cancelled for today, students will need to go home after school. Paid money will be held until Monday after we know for sure all games have been played.
Q & A Time! Check out the the resources provided by Common Sense Education, and even share your own thoughts. Remember, we are all in this together! ----- My child seems addicted to their phone. What do I do? http://bit.ly/Oly_QA1 -----
MS State Softball Games are under delay - stay tuned for more information.
Article Time! How to Set Screen Rules That Stick: Easy tips for limiting kids' computer, TV, game, and movie time. This article contains tips for all ages! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-set-screen-rules-that-stick
Congratulations to the Olympia Pacesetters for winning a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help make an impact on their neighborhood!! Check out more information at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
OMS Chess Club is cancelled for today, Wednesday Sept. 25th.
Reminder Fan Bus Sign Up for the MS Softball game on Friday is due tomorrow (Thursday) along with $2. Forms can be picked up in MS Office.
Article Time! "Now that screen-time recommendations are more flexible, it's time for new rules." Read about new healthy media habits for young kids here @ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/new-healthy-media-habits-for-young-kids
Try this link to order MS Softball State Bound T-shirts! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe278e-w69ICXcmXmtYuOfBlnaWERQBm6Cw7Y7lDHwdd8txyg/viewform?usp=sf_link
The middle school baseball regional game scheduled for today has been postponed to Monday September 23rd at 6:00pm
Good Luck to all our MS Competitors today! ⚾️👟🥎
Do you multitask in front of your kids? Consider that and other solutions to help your child reduce multitasking during homework time. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_6WaysToStopMultitasking-new.mp4
Concerned about your kid's digital life? Here are five signs that they have a healthy relationship with screens. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_5_Healthy_Relationships.mp4
HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE MS SOFTBALL - Strike out for Cancer Game - raising $1,163.66 all going to - Stand ⬆️ 2️⃣ Cancer!
Looking for ways to manage your child's device use? Check out these easy screen-time tips for balancing media use and well-being. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_5ScreenTips_YoungKids.mp4
The external telephones are out at Olympia West. If you need to contact Oly West, please call the District office at 309-379-6011 to be transferred.
Good Luck to MS Softball today as they take on Kingsley in the Regional Championship Game today at 4:30 pm at Anderson Park!
Attention all Muggles! The 2nd Annual Harry Potter Family Fun Night is upon us. On Friday, October 4, from 5:00-8:00 PM, join us at Hogwarts--which is normally known as the Middle School--for activities, concessions, and fun! Watch for further information on this fundraiser for the drama department.
The Oly XC teams had a great day today at the First to the Finish Invite at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The girls team was 11th out of 42 teams with Savanah Beavers as our top runner. Savanah was 14th place out of 471 runners with a season-best time of 18:45. The boys team extended their undefeated season with a 1st place finish out of 50 teams! The top 7 runners for the guys team were medalists and included Logan Wheeler(16:18), Parker Kistner(16:15), Anthony Ragland (16:12), Owen Dare(16:11), Jon Neville (16:06), Dylan Bennet(11th individual @ 15:45), and Charlie Kistner(6th individual @ 15:25-only 2 seconds from the school record!!) The boys race had 671 runners. Great job Spartans! Keep up the good work!
Olympia girls golf team extends their match play record to 8 & 0 with a victory over Monticello. Gracie Salvator took 1st place shooting a 40. Great job Lady Spartans.
Five Tips to Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives (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 @ http://bit.ly/OlyMBTipsE
Congrats to OMS Softball - they will play again at Anderson Park on Saturday at 9am vs. Normal Parkside! 🥎💙
Good Luck to OMS softball team as they open in the 1st round of Regionals tonight at 4:30pm at Olympia!
8th Grade students and parents - meeting for the DC trip in May is Thursday, Sept. 19th at 6pm in OMS Cafe!
The high school cross country meet scheduled for today at Lincoln has been cancelled.
8th grade night for MS Baseball Night, game time is 4:30pm in Minier!
How Much 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
Savannah Beavers paced the girls cross country team with a 3rd place finish in the Normal Open meet. Anna Bieber and Cam Lawson finished in 20th and 26th to help the team to a 5th place finish.
Boys cross country wins the 9 team Normal Community Open meet with just 32 points behind the 2-3 finish of Jon Neville and Charlie Kistner. Owen Dare, Parker Kistner, and Anthony Ragland rounded out the scoring finishing 6th, 8th, and 14th.
Spartans pick up a conference road win over St Thomas More 26 to 8.
Are you looking for a conversation starter with your family around media balance & well-being? This Family Media Agreement is a great way to chat about family media habits. Check it out today! http://bit.ly/OlyAgree
September OlyDigCit Focus: Media Balance & Well Being. "We live in a world overflowing with digital media and technology. All of us -- adults and kids -- have constant access to real-time information from around the globe. But do the benefits of being ever-connected also come with risks to our mental health? It's an important question to ask -- especially for our kids." Read more about Media Balance & Well-Being! https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/topic/media-balance-and-well-being
The 7th grade baseball game scheduled for Friday Sept. 6th vs. Kingsley ha been moved to today Sept. 3rd. at 4:30pm at Oly West.
The boys' golf match scheduled for today Sept. 3rd at Highland Golf Course has been cancelled.
Congratulations to the boys cross country team on their win this past Saturday at the St. Thomas More Corn Classic. Charlie Kistner lead the way finishing in 7th place. Savannah Beavers finished 3rd for the girls who finished 5th in the team standings.
Reminder there is NO SCHOOL Monday, September 2nd in observation of Labor Day. Have a safe and fun long weekend!
With the first home football game happening this Friday night, just a couple of reminders for everyone. Outside drinks will not be allowed. Also, the expectation is that all children middle school age and young will be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see everyone there.
MS softball practice for today, August 26th is cancelled.
The middle school baseball game scheduled for today August 26th has been cancelled. Practice is also cancelled.
The Olympia FFA Chapter will have sweet corn for sale at the fall Spartan Night at the high school at 5:30pm on Aug. 23rd. Please support your local FFA.
OMS picture day tomorrow! Return picture forms or visit inter-state.com/order and use order code 40864TA
The Boys Golf Scramble scheduled for today Aug. 20th at North Greens in Atlanta has been cancelled.
The middle school baseball games scheduled for today, August 17th at Pleasant Plains have been cancelled.
Today’s MS softball game moved up to 4:15 and is at McGraw Park behind Central Catholic HS.
High school cross country practice starts Monday, August 12th, at 3:30pm. Please be registered and come ready to run.
Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is underway....register your student today!
The youth football camp scheduled for today June 17th has been cancelled. Their are regular high school football activities today.
Congratulation to our Illinois Softball Coaches Association 2A All State Team members. Kaelyn Leverson 2nd team pitcher, Sydnee Usherwood 2nd team center field, Alexis Finchum 3rd team catcher and Chloe Scroggins 3rd team second base.
High School Softball State Shirts are now available for order. Orders will be taken through Friday June 21st. Follow the link to place your order. https://spartansoftball2019.itemorder.com/
Dates for HS Cheer have been set. Monday, June 24th Parent Mtg. 5:30, Workshop to follow until 7pm. June 25th & 26th - HS Cheer Workshop, 1pm - 2:30pm June 27th - HS Cheer Tryout 5:30pm - 7:30pm
After 6 innings. Spartans down 1 to 2.
Going to bottom of 6th, Spartans up 1 to 0.
Going to bottom of 5th, still 0 to 0.
Going to the bottom of the 4th, still 0 to 0.
After 2 innings. Score is 0 to 0.
Spartans will play in the 3rd place game tomorrow at 11:15am. Final score was 3-11.
After 5 innings - Spartans are down 3-8.
Spartans take the lead 3-2 after 4 innings!
Alexis Finchum hits a screaming double down the line with 2 runners on - score is 2-2 after 3!
Score remains the same after 2 innings.
After 1st inning - Spartans are down 0-2.
There will be a reception for our State Softball team on Sunday June 2nd at 3:00pm in the high school gym. This is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Come out and help celebrate our softball team and their accomplishments.
State Bound Softball t-shirts that were ordered can be picked up today May 30th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the high school or tomorrow from 8:00am to noon at the high school.
State Bound Softball t-shirts order until noon on Wed. May 29th. Shirts picked up late Thurs. afternoon or early Friday to wear them to the game on Friday night. Shirts are $12 a piece. Pay when you pick them up. email email@example.com or call 309-379-5911 to order.
The high school softball super sectional game at Athens on Monday May 27th has been changed to a 1:00pm start.
Great job Olympia 3200 M relay (Owen Dare, Logan Wheeler, Parker Kistner, Dylan Bennet) for winning their heat in the IHSA Class 2A prelims today and advancing to the state finals tomorrow at EIU in Charleston. They will run at 11:15. Charlie Kistner will run the finals of the 3200 meter run at 12:25 tomorrow. Good luck guys!
Olympia Spartans WIN! 4-2!
Olympia Spartans up 3-2 after 4!
Softball tied at 2s after the 2nd.
Sectional Semi-Final softball game today at Olympia. We play St. Joseph-Ogden at 4:30pm. Come out and support our Spartan Softball team.
Congrats to the Olympia track guys for a strong showing at the 2019 Peoria Journal Star track meet last night at the East Peoria Eastside Center. The host of the meet invites the top 8 individuals/teams in the PJ Star area for each event. The Olympia guys qualified in all four relays and five individual entries. Top placers were: 4th place in the 3200 m relay(Owen Dare, Jon Neville, Lucas Lawless, Carter Fairfield); 2nd place in the 1600 m relay(Brad Schardan, Justin Siebert, Parker Kistner, Dylan Bennet) Charlie Kistner-3rd place in the 1600 m run with an all-time personal record of 4:36.28 Anthony Ragland-2nd place in the 3200 m run with an all-time personal record of 10:15.14 Parker Kistner-1st place in the 800 meter run with an all-time personal record of 2:00.32.
Congratulations to the Girls Soccer All Conference Selections! 1st Team - Anna Singley & Lexi Hoffman 2nd Team - Aimee Small, Bailey Rogers, Erin Turner; Honorable Mention - Alyssa Casey Honorable Mention All-State Sectional Player - Bailey Rogers
6th Grade Remember Sunscreen for your field trip tomorrow!
Softball advances to the Regional Championship on Friday May 17th at 4:30pm at Prairie Central after a 12 to 1 win over EPG. Kaelyn Leverson with the win. She also gets her 400th career strikeout and a homerun.
Congratulations to our 13 Middle School Track and Field Athletes that qualified for the AA State Meet this coming Friday and Saturday! Best of Luck! Go Spartans!!
The high school boys track meet scheduled for today May 11th at Mohamet Seymour has been cancelled.
Thank you to the 6th grade parents who were able to attend orientation night, 8to18 follow-up information - the registration process for athletics and activities for next school year will officially open after July 4th 2019.
Girls's Soccer season comes to an end with a 7 to 0 loss to Springfield Lutheran in Regional play.
Olympia Softball will be honoring our lone senior, Alexis Finchum tonight as we take on conference foe St. Joe -Ogden at 4:30pm. Come out and support our senior and cheer on the Spartans.
There is a meeting for those going this year’s DC trip, tomorrow Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm in the OMS Cafe.
Congratulations to Payton Wille on her Illini Praire Conference win in the 800 meter run last Tuesday evening. Payton ran her all-time best and a new meet record of 2:25.61.
The varsity and JV girls' soccer games scheduled for today May 2nd have been cancelled. Make up date is May 4th. Time - TBA.
The varsity and JV baseball games scheduled for to May 2nd at IVC have been cancelled. The make up date for both is May 8th.
The varsity and JV softball games at IVC today, May 2nd have been cancelled. Make up date for varsity only will be May 10th.
The JV and Varsity baseball games scheduled for today against St. Joe Ogden have been cancelled. Varsity game will be made up on Friday May 3rd.
1 hour delay today, May 1. Due to flooding on Olympia roads, all Olympia schools will start one hour late. If you are a driver, do not attempt to pass a flooded road. Please use main roads and be safe.
IlliniPrairie Conference Track Meet is to restart at 4pm.
Middle School Track Practice is CANCELLED for today, Tuesday, April 30th.
The make up softball games vs. St. Joe Ogden that were scheduled for Wednesday May 1st will now be played on Tuesday May 7th.
The JV and Varsity baseball games scheduled for today April 30th at Lincoln have been cancelled.
Congrats to Charlie Kistner for an outstanding win in the 3200 meter run last Friday night at Eureka. Last year, as a freshman, Charlie set an all-time high school goal for himself to run a sub-10:00 3200 meter race(a feat that no Olympia athlete has done in the last 30+ years). Last Friday night, Charlie smashed that goal, running 9:53.96. He has now set his sights on a new goal....the 46 year old 3200 meter record held by Les Meyers at 9:16.8.
The Varsity/JV baseball and softball games for today April 29th are cancelled. Make up date will be Wednesday May 1st.
The MS track meet at Eureka for tomorrow April 27th is cancelled.
The freshmen baseball game scheduled for today April 19th has been cancelled.
MS Track practice is cancelled for tonight 4/18/19.
The varsity and JV girls' soccer games scheduled for today April 18th against IVC have been cancelled. Make up date is May 1st.
The high school girls' track meet at GCMS for today, April 18th has been cancelled.
Reminder that there is no student attendance on Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd.
Baseball and Softball both pick up home conference wins over Central Catholic. Girls Soccer also picks up a home win over Canton. Go Spartans!
The JV baseball game scheduled for today April 15th at Central Catholic has been moved to Olympia. 4:30pm start.
Congratulations to Savannah Beavers on her win in the 3200meter run at the Unity Girls track and field invitational Friday night. She won in a time of 12:08 in very windy conditions. Other placers were Lyndsey Sebok in the discus, Payton Wille in the 800, and the 4x400 relay.
The varsity baseball game scheduled for today April 12th vs. Dunlap at Olympia has been cancelled.
The high school boys' track meet scheduled for today April 12th at Monticello has been cancelled.
JV Baseball at Eureka is cancelled tonight. No make up game has been scheduled.
The varsity and JV softball games scheduled for today at Limestone have been cancelled.
The varsity and JV softball games schedule for today April 2nd have been cancelled.
For our Tazewell county residents, we urge you to vote tomorrow, April 2, 2019. Your vote will affect all schools in Tazewell county. Find out more in this informational video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jZit7HpxjK-MvukNvxx0Qud9u84loIjR/view
The high school track meet at Greenville and the varsity softball games at U.I.S have been cancelled for today.
The boys high school track team had a strong presence at their final indoor meet of the year last Saturday at Cogdal Relays. Top finishes were the 1600 M relay team(5th), the 3200 M relay (3rd), Lucas Lawless (4th in the 1600 M run), Anthony Ragland (3rd in the 1000 M run), Grant Kessinger, Bret Bauer, Andrew Litwiller, & Jon Neville (1st in the sprint medley relay), and Andrew Litwiller (1st in the long jump).
The girls high school track team had a great final meet of the indoor season this past Saturday at the Cogdal Relays at ISU. Top performers were Savanah Beavers & MaryGrace Cleinmark (1st & 2nd in the 1600 meter run), the 800 M relay (2nd place), the sprint medley relay (2nd place), Taylor Nowaskie (4th place in the long jump), and the 1600 M relay (1st place).
Varsity baseball game today against Tremont is cancelled.
The varsity and JV softball games scheduled for today March 20th at Bloomington have been cancelled due to wet field conditions.
The varsity baseball game scheduled for today vs. Washington at Olympia will now be played at Washington due to wet field conditions at Olympia. Game time - 4:30pm
Charge those chrome books and bring headphones/earbuds Monday!
The freshmen baseball game for today March 15th and the Varsity and JV games for tomorrow March 16th are all cancelled due to wet field conditions.
Varsity and JV Softball at Williamsville and Varsity and JV Baseball at Canton have been cancelled for today.
The softball games scheduled for today against Tri Valley have been cancelled due to field conditions.
The varsity and JV baseball games scheduled for today against Tri Valley have been cancelled due to field conditions.
Spartans won, will play tomorrow night in Lincoln vs. Washington Central at approximately 5:30pm.
Shuttle Buses are running late tonight, won’t depart MS until 6:15pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Join us tonight at 7:00pm in the OHS auditorium for the community meeting to discuss the facilities study. Everyone is welcome!
Congratulations to our 10 MS Wrestlers who are advancing to the sectional!
Spartans finish off the regular season with a home non conference win over Clinton. 60 to 55. Ethan Davis and Hunter Berges with 18 point each.
Lane Miller pins his opponent in his first round match. He will wrestle again tonight at approximately 6:30pm.
Wesly Litwiller falls in his 1st round match at State. He will wrestle again tomorrow at 11:00am.
Congratulations to Wesley Litwiller and Lane Miller for qualifying for IHSA State wrestling meet.
Middle School Activities Today - MS Wrestling meet at Tremont, MS Volleyball Game at Bloomington Junior High, MS Boys BB practice 3:30pm, MS Musical practice 3:30pm
Just to clarify - The following activities are still on for today HS Boys BB - practice 3:30pm HS Girls BB - Game at Monticello HS Wrestling practice at 3:30pm HS Boys Swim meet cancelled, practice and team pictures at 3:30pm Meet the Regional Speech Team 6:30pm HS Library
All activities are on as scheduled for tonight. only change - Boys Swim meet cancelled. They will practice at 3:30pm.
Olympia West Elem School, 302 N School St, Minier, is open as a warming center. If your power is out and you need a warm, safe place and some food, you are welcome to come.
HS Boys BB that was cancelled today has been rescheduled for Mon. Feb. 4th, including the mini cheer clinic performance. HS Boys BB that was cancelled for tomorrow will be played at St. Joe on Feb. 6th. 8th grade regional boys BB will be played Fri. Feb. 1st at home.
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
Tonight is Senior Night for Girls' Basketball. St. Thomas More does not have enough players for a JV game, so we will play the varsity game at 6:00pm. Come out and support our Lady Spartans and senior Mary Grace Cleinmark.
Due to the possibility of icy roadways, Olympia schools will dismiss early Wed., Jan. 23. OHS and OMS dismiss at noon; elementary schools dismiss at 12:30. All programs and activities are cancelled the rest of the day.
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
All practices scheduled for tonight are on as scheduled.
Reminder that there will be No School on Monday, January 21st in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
JV Wrestling, 7th Grade Boys Basketball Regional, Freshman Basketball, MS Wrestling, HS Boys Swimming all have been cancelled for Saturday, January 19th. All district buildings will be closed as well. Stay safe.
Tonight’s Boys Basketball game at St. Joe Ogden has been cancelled the rescheduled date is January 30th, 5:30 JV, 7 Varsity @ St. JO
Lady Spartans pick up a road conference win over Rantoul. 54 to 37. Current record is 17 wins and 8 losses. JV score - Rantoul 39 Olympia 36.
The high school boys basketball games at St. Joseph-Ogden on Friday Jan. 18th will start at 5:00pm for JV and 6:30pm for varsity.
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Due to the inclement weather this past weekend the OHS Mini-Cheer clinic was cancelled and has been rescheduled. Our clinic date will now be on Saturday, January 26th from 12-3 in the High School gym (please use High School entrance)! The performance will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at halftime of the Varsity game. If you have any questions please contact Sam Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Olympia sophomore, Trevor White, for finishing 6th as an individual in the IHSA Bowling Regional at Taylorville. Trevor will advance to compete in the Sectional at Alton on Sat. Jan. 19th.
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Lady Spartans hold on for home conference win over IVC 40 to 37. JV also earns a W.
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 14, 2019.
All district activities are cancelled for today Sunday Jan. 13th and all district buildings will remain closed.
All activities for Saturday Jan. 12th have been cancelled. All district buildings will be closed.
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.
Great night of basketball tonight at Olympia. JV falls at the buzzer. Varsity over Unity 45 to 44. Blocked shot at the end to preserve the win. Congratulations to Unity's Elyce Knudsen on scoring her 1000th point.
Congrats to Freshman boys for their 61-53 win over St. Thomas More! Go Oly!
Tonight's high school girls' basketball games will be played in the middle school gym. Jv at 5:30pm Varsity at 7:00pm.
Lady Spartans in overtime over Prairie Central 50 to 47 to pick up a conference win. Colby Burt with 21 pts. Abbie Bode 12 pts.
Lady Spartans pick up another win on the road over Tri Valley 47 to 31. JV also picks up another win. 36 to 31.
The home boys' swim meet scheduled for today Dec. 13th has been cancelled.
Lady Spartans pick up a victory on the road over IVC 51 to 36. JV also earns the W.
7th grade girls down 33 to 10 going into 4th.
7th Grade girls down 7 to 5 after 1st quarter.
The middle school boys' basketball games scheduled for Thurs. Dec. 6th have been moved to Wed. Dec. 5th, so the boys can attend the 7th grade girls basketball state championship game on Thurs.. The 8th grade boys game will be at 4:30pm on Wed. followed by the 7th grade game.
Win! 7th Grade Girls are Going to the Championship! 25-24!
End of 3rd 7th Grade Girls are up 21-15!
Halftime 7th Grade Girls are up 15-6!
7th Grade Girls are up 13-2 end of 1st Quarter!
7th Grade Girls Basketball advances yo the State semi final game with a 21 to 13 win over Rockford Marshall. They woll play at 5:00pm today.
7th Grade Girls Basketball State score update. 15 to 13 Olympia after 3 quarters.
7th Grade Girls Basketball up at halftime. 11 to 9 over Rockford Marshall in the 1st game of the State Tournament
7th Grade Girls Basketball state score update. 9 to 5 Olympia after 1st quarter
Here is the link for the 7th grade girls state brackets. http://www.iesa.org/activities/gbk/scoreboards/index.asp?Year=2018
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team! Now playing in the State Tournament, Sat. Dec 1st at Auburn High School. https://tinyurl.com/olygirlsbb They play in the 10am game against Rockford Marshall. Win that game and they play again that evening at 5pm.
Spartans pick up JV and Varsity wins on their home opener over Peoria Heights. Varsity 51 to 45 JV 68 to 38
Lady Spartans pick up home JV and Varsity wins over Roanoke Benson. 43 to 17 and 47 to 19.
All IESA 7th Grade Regional Games and High School Girls Basketball games are still on for tonight.
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
Spartans pick up their first win of the year at the El Paso Gridley Tourney. 52 to 47 over Hartsburg Emden.
Reminder that there is no student attendance for the remainder of the week. All Olympia schools will resume classes on Monday, November 26th. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Lady Spartans win their home opener over El Paso Gridley. 49 to 43
Lady Spartans pick up another win in the Clinton Tourney. 42 - 26 over DeeMack.
The middle school boys basketball game scheduled for tonight at El Paso Gridley has been cancelled.
Lady Spartans start the season off with a 59 to 52 win over Tri Valley at the Clinton Tourney.
Encouraging students to take their fruits and vegetables can be a challenge on the elementary level. It is our goal in all the elementary cafeterias that the students will try new foods and learn to love them. Some fun in lunch can go a long way to help promote the fruits and vegetables we have available for the students to choose from. At North our Watermelon Man did just that.
Reminder: OMS picture retakes are tomorrow (Friday)!
The Homecoming bonfire has been postponed to tomorrow night, Wednesday Sept. 26 after the home soccer games at approximately 7:15 pm
Need to know what's for lunch on the first day of school? Check out the menus here: http://www.olympia.org/o/district/browse/23537
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22nd is the last day of student attendance for the 17-18 school year. Elementary students will dismiss at 10:50am, OHMS students at 11:40am. Have a safe and happy summer!
Congrats to Sadie Donaldson for qualifying for IHSA State in the 400 meters with a time of 1.00.01
Reminder that there will be no student attendance tomorrow (Friday, April 27th) due to a School Improvement Day for teachers and staff.
The varsity baseball game at home vs. Unity and the sophomore game at Unity are both cancelled for today.
The middle school track meet at Bloomington JH today April 18th has been cancelled.
The softball game vs. Central Catholic on Monday April 16th has been moved to the Louisville Slugger Dome in Peoria. 4:30pm. Varsity only.
Congrats to the girls soccer team for winning the Judah Christian tourney.
The end of the school year is fast approaching! The final day for students will be a half SIP day on Tuesday, May 22nd. Elementary students will be released at 10:50am and OHMS released at 11:40am.
Spring Break for Olympia is coming soon! Students will be on break from Monday, March 26th to Monday, April 2nd. Classes resume Tuesday, April 3rd. Have a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!
Reminder OHS will have a late start on Wednesday, March 21st 2018.
Reminder that there will be no student attendance tomorrow, Friday, March 9th due to a Teachers' Institute Day.
Reminder Wednesday, January 24th is an OHS late start day.
Wearing blue at the District office in support of World Autism Awareness Day tomorrow. #LIUB
This morning deputies from several departments in McLean County were at Olympia doing their annual safety search with their K-9 units. There was no safety threat at the school as this was a scheduled event. We appreciate the support of our local police agencies that keep Olympia safe.
James and the Giant Peach inspired homecoming proposal! Written in John Deere green, of course! ♥️