Sean Mullins
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
1 day ago, Sean Mullins
Tara Loyer
Students in Mrs. Loyer’s class celebrated National Picture Book Day today by starting their day with a Morning Meeting sharing their favorite picture books! 📖
2 days ago, Tara Loyer
Jessica Ballard
Oly North, did you know today is National Children’s book day? Check out this link to see some of your teachers’ favorite books! https://youtu.be/BNhNFKy9rtw
2 days ago, Jessica Ballard
Sean Mullins
An accurate census count means adequate funding for the community programs you value most. #CareAbouttheCount. Learn more and complete your census at CareAbouttheCount.org.
3 days ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Most Illinoisans will receive an invitation to take the census in the mail. It will contain a unique code for you to take it online for your household. Visit CareAbouttheCount.org to learn more. #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
4 days ago, Sean Mullins
Stacey Boots
Delivering devices with a smile to Olympia North students this morning. Thanks Nicole!
4 days ago, Stacey Boots
Sean Mullins
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
5 days ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
**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!
5 days ago, Sean Mullins
Laura Baner
Kindergarten students at North took part in a Zoom video conference! It was nice to hear the excitement in their voices when saying hi to each other. They also got to see the class pet, Oreo, roll around in her ball. It was definitely a breath of fresh air to see those smiles. We will get another chance next week! Thank you for participating!
7 days ago, Laura Baner
Sean Mullins
The #2020census is here & we need everyone to #CareAbouttheCount! This month, every household will receive mail from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions on how to fill out the census. Watch your mailbox & visit CareAbouttheCount.org to learn more. #CentralIllinoisCounts
8 days ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
VIDEO: How do you take the census? This video helps break it down: https://youtu.be/bcE5wXH17Os #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
8 days ago, Sean Mullins
Stacey Boots
Dedicated to all the students at Oly North! I miss you and I hope we can be together again soon! In the mean time, open a book! #olyspartanpride
9 days ago, Stacey Boots
Sean Mullins
Every household should fill out a 2020 Census form (either online, by phone or by mail) by April 1, 2020. Watch your mailbox for directions and learn more at CareAbouttheCount.org. #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
9 days ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
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
10 days ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
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
11 days ago, Sean Mullins
Matt Hurley
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
14 days ago, Matt Hurley
Sean Mullins
ACTIVITY UPDATE: Our annual Mr Spartan event scheduled for tonight Friday March 13th has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.
22 days ago, Sean Mullins
Matt Hurley
Quarter #3 Report Cards will be sent out electronically today at 4:00 pm.
23 days ago, Matt Hurley
Sean Mullins
Your community is counting on you. Watch your mailbox and complete your household’s census at CareAbouttheCount.org. #CareAbouttheCount #CentralIllinoisCounts
23 days ago, Sean Mullins
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Owen Rios for being the Olympia District 3rd-6th grade overall winner for Young Authors! Great job Owen!
24 days ago, Matt Hurley
Diana Davis
Rally 4 Respect. Students at Olympia North participated in stations Tuesday during Physical Education. The stations gave students a chance to experience some of the challenges that peers encounter daily.
25 days ago, Diana Davis
Matt Hurley
There will be NO SCHOOL this Friday, March 6th.
about 1 month ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Olivia Lee (K-2 winner) and Owen Rios (3-5 winner) on being selected as the Olympia North Elementary Young Authors school wide winners. Great job Olivia and Owen!
about 1 month ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
REMINDER - Young Author books are due tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3rd.
about 1 month ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at P/T Conferences tomorrow and Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 pm. If you have any questions please contact the main office.
about 1 month ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
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.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Young Author books are due to your student(s) teacher by next Tuesday, March 3rd. We are excited to see the books our students have created!
about 1 month ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
Resources: bit.ly/OlyCBR1 There are A LOT of "social media" sites out there. You know about Twitter & Facebook, but what about Reddit, TikTok, Twitch, Sarahah, or Discord? Educate yourself with this list of short explanation videos from Common Sense media!
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV4 For kids, miscommunication is a common occurrence online and on social media. Plus, being behind a screen makes it easier to say things they wouldn't say in person. So how do we help kids avoid the pitfalls of digital drama?Hear it from the source!
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Diana Davis
Caleb Busick was the Special Olympic Polar Plunge ambassador Saturday, Feb. 22nd. Caleb gave the opening speech and plunged into the 30 degree water with the ISU team and his mother. Caleb will be the Special Olympic ambassador for the Guns and Hoses hockey game March 13th.
about 1 month ago, Diana Davis
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 5: Take breaks. Notice your kid getting pulled into digital drama? Help them take a break. They may determine for themselves when they need to step back, but they might need some help setting limits. Putting devices to bed at a specific time can help kids recharge.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Kindergarten has been learning about force and motion. They were practicing bumper bowling with Mystery Science to reinforce these concepts!
about 1 month ago, Jessica Ballard
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV5 Digital harassment happens when teens use texts, instant messages, emails, and social media posts to keep tabs on or threaten someone else. It usually involves two people in a close relationship. Here are four ways to help teens avoid digital harassment.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Stevie Miller
5th graders have been working hard on ELA, science, and math activities to break out of an escape room! The work has been challenging, and the students have persevered to solve the challenges!!
about 1 month ago, Stevie Miller
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia North teachers met the SEL challenge today by creating lessons that incorporated a mystery item. It was a fun and engaging way to end the day!
about 1 month ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
EdTech@Oly
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
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
bit.ly/OlyCBB Teaching kids character strengths and life skills such as empathy is one of the most important jobs of being an adult. These great books for all ages help make it easier by celebrating friendship, difference, and the importance of caring for one another.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 4: Encourage upstanding. Let kids know that supporting someone who is being bullied can make a big difference. If they feel safe confronting the bully, they should. If not, a PM can help someone through a tough time. Speaking up against hate speech is important too!
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Mandy Nowaskie
Olympia North yearbook orders are due this Friday February 21st. Contact the office if your child did not bring home an order form. You can order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com or send your form into the office.
about 1 month ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Teri Steffen
Another successful 5th grade Valentine’s Day box competition.
about 1 month ago, Teri Steffen
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV6 Cyberbullying is something most families hope they never have to deal with. But if your kids are texting, sharing photos, and posting comments, it’s important to talk to them about how to deal with online harassment. Learn 5 ways to stop cyberbullies.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Loyer spoke about best practices in math instruction at the ESSA conference in Chicago on Wednesday, February 12th. They shared their experiences on "How Mathematicians Work" in their classrooms at Oly North!
about 1 month ago, Matt Hurley
Olympia CUSD 16
Today, Friday, February 14th all Olympia schools will begin one hour late due to the extreme cold.
about 1 month ago, Olympia CUSD 16
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 3: Role-play. If kids feel like they might have trouble removing themselves from digital drama, experiment with some different ways they can make a graceful exit. Talk through words they can use, ways they can steer conversations in positive directions, etc.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
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
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Children's author/illustrator Michael Wayne visited Olympia North today to promote the Young Authors program with students.
about 1 month ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV2 As kids grow, they'll naturally start to communicate more online. But some of what they see could make them feel hurt, sad, angry, or even fearful. Help your students build empathy for others and learn strategies to use when confronted with cyberbullying.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 2: Check in about online life. Just like you'd ask your kid about their sleep, exercise, and eating, stay on top of their online life. Who are they chatting with? How do people treat each other in the games and on the sites they're using?
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Video: bit.ly/OlyCBV1 Let's face it: Some online spaces can be full of negative, rude, or downright mean behavior. But what counts as cyberbullying? Help your students learn what is - and what isn't - cyberbullying, and give them the tools they'll need to combat the problem.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 1: Define your terms. Make sure kids understand what cyberbullying is: repeated and unwanted mean or hurtful words or behavior that occurs online (through texts, social media posts, online chat, etc.).
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
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
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
Making the most of midwinter indoor recess with Pictionary Air!
2 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
Fam Tip 5: Choose a Variety of Sources Show kids how you get news & information from different places, & explain how you make your choices. Use words like "credible," "trustworthy," "respected," and "fair." As kids get older, introduce the ideas of bias, satire, and clickbait.
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
I love when students chose Library Helper for their PBIS Reward!! #olyspartanpride
2 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
Have you been keeping up with our News and Media Literacy suggestions? Here are some questions that you could use as discussion prompts to see how things are sinking in! bit.ly/OlyNMQ
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Diana Davis
7 Spartans participated in Special Olympics Basketball Skills competition Sunday, Jan. 26th at ICC. Dakota Birky earned bronze medal, Dylan Olson and Kacie Raffety earned silver medals. Earning Gold medals and qualifying for state are Hannah Baker, Brenden Webb, Jacob Begolka and Caleb Busick. Way to go Spartans!
2 months ago, Diana Davis
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 4: Discuss Fact vs. Opinion! Play with ideas and decide which are facts and which are opinions. Ask: How tall are you? What's the best food in the world? Do you like dogs? Point out that both fact and opinion show up in the news, but opinion is usually(!) labeled.
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to slick roads and dense fog, Olympia schools will have a one hour late start today (Friday, Jan. 24, 2020)
2 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
EdTech@Oly
Fearless Fact Finding! Check out this list of trustworthy resources to help you learning what's true (and what is not!) on the web. You can even use one of them to look back in time and what was on a website in the past!
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Mandy Nowaskie
Olympia North yearbook order forms are due February 21st. Contact the office if your child did not bring home an order form.
2 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
EdTech@Oly
Who created this message? How does it try to attract my attention? Be a detective when looking at news and media!
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Fam. Tip 3: Explore Different Sides of a Story! Use real-life examples to help kids understand how people can view the same situation with totally different perspectives. Sibling conflict is a great example of how two people can have wildly different opinions on the same event.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
No School on Monday, January 20th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
If a picture's worth a thousand words, do the words always tell a true story? One way to find out is through a reverse image search. Search with an image instead of a keyword and see what you discover!
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Link: http://bit.ly/OLYNMLr Common Sense has released a brand new News & Media Literacy Resource Center with TONS of resources around this topic. Check out this new web series from Crash Course! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
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
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Jessica Ballard
Olympia North Kindergarten learned about holidays and traditions associated with them. https://tinyurl.com/u9g4lo6
3 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Matt Hurley
Olympia North will be having a Pajama Day for all students this coming Friday 1-17-20. This is a school wide celebration for consistently demonstrating our PBIS expectations (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe). Great job Spartans! Be the ONE!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Katie Bauman
We are starting to see more illnesses in the school. If your student has a fever of 100.4 or higher, they must be without a fever (without fever reducer) for 24 hours. If your child has been vomiting and/or has had diarrhea, they must be symptom free for 24 hours. If your child has been diagnosed with influenza, your physician will tell you when it is safe to return to school. When calling the attendance line, please leave a brief description of the illness. A lot of times, we have to track illnesses and this will make it a lot easier. If you have any questions regarding concerns, please give the school a call. Thank you!
3 months ago, Katie Bauman
EdTech@Oly
bit.ly/OlyNMV1 | bit.ly/OlyNMFR1 Kids find and read news in lots of ways. But studies show they're not very good at interpreting what they see. How can we help them get better? Teaching your kids about the structure of online news articles is an important place to start.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 2: Play "Spot the Ad"! When you see media, ask your kids to figure out what the ad is selling. Sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes it's not. Help them explore why certain pictures, sounds, and words are used to sell certain products.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Fake news is nothing new. Check out this timeline to learn about some ways it has been utilized throughout history to influence society. Ask your family about other examples that you know of and why they were used!
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Ashlyn Witham in 5th grade for winning the Yearbook Cover Contest at ONE! Nice job Ashlyn!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Thank you to everyone who attended the "Caring Adults" event put on by the Spartan Council. It was a wonderful way to kick off the new semester!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Congratulations to Mrs. Loyer and her 2nd grade class for winning the One Class at a Time award! ABC news and CEFCU presented a $1,000 check to Mrs. Loyer to be used for her classroom. The news feature will air on ABC news at 5:00 and 5:30 pm on February 5th.
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
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!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
bit.ly/OlyNMV2 All media comes with an author and an agenda. Help kids think critically about any media they view with critical questions that dig below the surface. And to really empower kids, have them create their own media with these same questions in mind.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 1: Encourage Healthy Skepticism! Help kids analyze the messages around them - from toy packaging to Instagram posts to news headlines - and question the purpose of the words and images they see. Teach kids how to use fact-checking tools like Snopes and FactCheck.org.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Wishing all of our Olympia North families a very happy Holiday Season!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Winter Break runs from December 21 - January 5th. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Diana Davis
Do you want to build a Snowman? Olympia North Kindergarten and 1st grade students built a Physical Education version of a Snowman during class. Teams had to relay down the gym on a scooter to get a piece of equipment to build the snowman. Then decide how to use the equipment to make their snowman.
4 months ago, Diana Davis
Diana Davis
Students at Olympia North help set a World Record. On Nov. 14th students at Olympia North and students across the country stacked cups during Physical Education class. The result is a Guinness World Record.
4 months ago, Diana Davis
Matt Hurley
If students want to submit a yearbook cover for the Yearbook Cover Contest they are due by the end of the school day on Thursday, December 19th.
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
The gift store from Winter Wonderland will be available through Wednesday, 12-18-19 if your child still wants to pick something out!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
Scholastic agreed to let us have the BOGO Book Fair for one more day! Students will have the opportunity to shop Tuesday, December 17th during their regular lab time.
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Sean Mullins
Due to inclement weather, Olympia CUSD 16 will be running one hour late today, Monday December 16. Be safe out there!
4 months ago, Sean Mullins
Matt Hurley
Winter Wonderland will be taking place at Olympia North on Monday, December 16th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Cortney Schmidgall
Third graders have been working on mastering nonfiction text features. Today the students performed nonfiction text feature surgery to show their knowledge of the text features.
4 months ago, Cortney Schmidgall
Stacey Boots
The Scholastic BOGO Book Fair begins tomorrow! Follow the link below for additional information: https://tinyurl.com/spk3qe2
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Yearbook Cover Contest! Let's see how creative our students are!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
It is Computer Science Education Week and 5th graders at Oly North got to listen to two guest speakers today! A special thanks to Rick Clemmons and Jeff Hevrin from Country Financial who shared about how they use coding in their jobs and answered lots of our questions!
4 months ago, Stevie Miller
EdTech@Oly
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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
The Scholastic Book Fair is back for 2 days only with a special BOGO promotion for the holidays!!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stevie Miller
2nd and 5th grade math buddies met up today to play a fun mental math game! The collaboration and discussion was top notch!
4 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
Family Reading Night was a success! A special thank you to the ISU Men’s Tennis Team and the ISU Women’s Softball Team for reading to our students!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
We’re here at Barnes and Noble! Come on out!!!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Family Reading Night is TONIGHT! We hope to see you there! Don't forget your hot chocolate coupon!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
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
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
#DigCit Reboot! In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do the benefits of online sharing outweigh the risks? In Dec. our digital citizenship focus will be on the topic of Digital Footprint & Identity. Look for posts throughout the month to use as discussion points with your family!
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
Join us Thursday night at Barnes & Noble for Family Reading Night with special guests - ISU Student-Athletes! Activities will include story time, question and answer session, shopping and FREE hot chocolate (with coupon)!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
As you’re perusing the Black Friday ads after dinner today, check out the Oly North merchandise https://limelitegraphics.com/collections/olympia-north-elementary-school?page=1 Happy Thanksgiving!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
The OHS Madrigal singers visited Olympia North today, and sang holiday songs for each grade level!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Mandy Nowaskie
There will be no school November 27th-29th for Thanksgiving Break
5 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Stacey Boots
Students worked hard today writing questions to ask ISU Student-Athletes for the Q & A session of Family Reading Night. Join us December 5 from 5 to 7 at Barnes & Noble to find out what our students asked!
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Tara Loyer
All aboard the Mayflower! 2nd graders are boarding the Mayflower and learning what it was like to leave everything behind to head to the new world. They are also making connections to modern day immigrants and the struggles they face as they leave their homes.
5 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Mark your calendar! Family Reading Night is December 5!
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Flyers will be coming home this week detailing the Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser. The event is THIS FRIDAY from 3:00 to 9:00. Students may wear the sticker the night of the event for 10 free points! Hope to see you there!
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Early Dismissal Day is this Wednesday, November 13th. School dismisses at 12:00 pm and bus riders will depart ONE at 12:15 pm.
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Olympia North celebrates Veterans Day! Thank you to all our Veterans!
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
2nd grade Superheroes are back at it again! Today students reviewed multiple skills while completing a Superhero Quest to gain access to their super powers. They made connections, added with regrouping, created super similes, and so much more! Way to go Superheroes!
5 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stevie Miller
Fifth grade students, with the help of Mr. Mullins and Mrs. Boots, experienced a virtual field trip to explore zoo enclosures at the San Diego Zoo. This was after students worked as an engineering team to design and prepare a bid for building a zoo of their own.
5 months ago, Stevie Miller
Mandy Nowaskie
The next Early Dismissal Day is Wednesday, November 13th. School dismisses at 12:00 pm and bus riders will depart at 12:15 pm.
5 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Jessica Ballard
O.N.E. Pumpkin Day stations and family volunteers helped kindergartners stay productive when Halloween coincided with the first snow fall of the year!
5 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Tara Loyer
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No-it’s 2nd grade! Students have been working hard this week to develop super skills in 3 digit addition. They’ve also been learning how their reading connects to them and have been making connections like Spider-Man!
5 months ago, Tara Loyer
Amanda Richards
In Pre-K, we carved our pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. The kids were able to vote on how we wanted our jack-o-lanterns to look! Ms. Lisa did the honors of cutting the pumpkin open and talking with the kids about what we would see and feel. Each child had a chance to come look at, feel and smell the inside of the pumpkin. Some were more interested than others. We love how different both pumpkins turned out! Great job, Pre-K!
5 months ago, Amanda Richards
Amanda Richards
In Pre-K, we carved our pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. The kids were able to vote on how we wanted our jack-o-lanterns to look! Ms. Lisa did the honors of cutting the pumpkin open and talking with the kids about what we would see and feel. Each child had a chance to come look at, feel and smell the inside of the pumpkin. Some were more interested than others. We love how different both pumpkins turned out! Great job, Pre-K!
5 months ago, Amanda Richards
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia 4th graders visited OMS today so that 8th grade students could explain electricity to them using materials from ISU's CeMaST program. Thank you Jake Steve for making this possible!
6 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Mandy Nowaskie
Today at Oly North Donna Waters and Pam Kilmer were given special aprons made by the students to celebrate National School Lunch Week. Thank you Pam and Donna!
6 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Sean Mullins
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!
6 months ago, Sean Mullins
Jessica Ballard
O.N.E. kindergartners have been learning about community helpers! Students drew a picture of a community helper and told how they help people. We used Chatterkids to make our projects come to life! Go to the link to see it in action! https://tinyurl.com/y6j7tmqo
6 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Stacey Boots
Mrs. Brutlag’s first grade class won the honor of throwing pies at Mr. Hurley. Her class raised $1,417 of the nearly $10,000 brought in by the entire school!
6 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.
6 months ago, Matt Hurley
Mandy Nowaskie
Picture Retake Day at Olympia North is Thursday, October 17th, 2019. Please have your child return their original picture package if they would like retakes.
6 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Jessica Ballard
ONE Kindergarten expanded their learning environment and visited the Danvers Fire Department to learn about community helpers. We were lucky enough to see Officer Petsas on the way who also spoke to us about police officers!
6 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Diana Davis
Walk a Thon was a huge success. Students had fun walking, jogging, and running with friends during the Walk a Thon.
6 months ago, Diana Davis
Matt Hurley
McKale Marquis from 4th grade spent today shadowing Mr. Hurley for Principal for the Day! We took care of several administrative tasks throughout the day. Thanks McKale for your help!
6 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Early Release Day is tomorrow, Wednesday October 9th. Students will eat lunch and be dismissed at 12:00 pm. Bus riders will depart ONE at 12:15 pm.
6 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
SAVE THE DATE: Family Reading Night will be at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington on December 5 from 5 to 7. More details to follow!
6 months ago, Stacey Boots
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Kindergarten tried red, green, and yellow apples to find our favorite. We had apple stations practicing math, STEM and art. We also made applesauce!
6 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Sean Mullins
**Phone Update** Phone service has been restored to all buildings. A huge shout out to Olympia graduate Ryan Komnick from Frontier for investigating the issue and coming to our rescue! We hear it involved a few mice-chewed lines! Thanks Ryan! #OlySpartanPride
6 months ago, Sean Mullins
EdTech@Oly
#DigCit In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do the benefits of online sharing outweigh the risks? In October, our digital citizenship focus will be on the topic of Digital Footprint & Identity. Look for posts throughout the month!
6 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Sean Mullins
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.
6 months ago, Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
The weekend storm knocked out the phone lines at OHS, OMS, and the District Office. Elementary buildings are not effected. The phone company is working on fixing the issue. There is no estimate on when the issue will be resolved. If you need to contact the effected 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.
6 months ago, Sean Mullins
Stacey Boots
I am pleased to announce over $9000 of books were sold during the Fall Book Fair! THANK YOU for supporting the School Library as well as encouraging a love of reading!
6 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
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 -----
6 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
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
6 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
#DigCit lessons in Kindergarten? You bet! Last week students at Olympia North started to learn media balance & how to "Pause for People" via Common Sense Ed! Check out related resources for families @ bit.ly/Oly_PpP
6 months ago, EdTech@Oly
EdTech@Oly
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
6 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Thank you so much to all of the parent volunteers who helped make Grandparents Day a success!
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
The best place for a child to be is in the arms of a loved one with a book. Thank you Grandparents!
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
2nd graders were rockin’ and rollin today! They walked the kindness runway, had a place value party, made band T-shirt’s depicting their favorite value, wrote bold beginnings about different concerts, and found patterns in classic rock songs! It was an EPIC day of learning! Rock on! 🎸
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Another great day at the book fair! Thanks again for your purchases and instilling a love of reading in your students. My heart was happy with the amount of students who purchased books for siblings. #olyspartanpride
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Thursday Book Fair Shopping Schedule 8:50-9:15 AM Pre-K Mrs. Richard’s 12:40-1:05 PM Pre-K Mrs. Richard’s The Book fair will also be open during Grandparents Day! See you then!
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Laura Baner
Kindergarten is getting ready for Grandparent’s Day by making badges and secret messages. Remember you can send a special person this Friday, September 20 at 8:15am for lots of fun!!
7 months ago, Laura Baner
Mandy Nowaskie
No school on Monday September 23rd due to Teacher's Institute Day.
7 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Matt Hurley
Grandparents Day is this Friday, September 20th from 8:15-10:15 am. Please return the RSVP form or contact the main office if grandparents/special guest(s) are attending. We need this information by Wednesday, September 18th.
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Wednesday Book Fair Shopping Schedule 8:50-9:15 Ms. Gillis’ Class 9:15-9:40 Mrs. Park’s Class 9:45-10:10 Mrs. Loyer’s Class 10:10 - 10:35 Mrs. Schroeder’s Class 1:30-1:55 Mrs. Brutlag’s Class
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
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
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Mr. Max Hansen from 3rd grade spent today shadowing Mr. Hurley for Principal for the Day! We took care of several administrative tasks throughout the day. Thanks Max for your help!
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
We are in need of additional volunteers to help with our annual Grandparents Day event this Friday, September 20th from 8:15-10:15 am. If you are interested in helping please contact our main office.
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Tuesday Book Fair Shopping Schedule 8:00 - 8:25 Mrs. Steffen’s Class 8:25 - 8:50 Mrs. Miller’s Class 10:35 - 11:00 Mrs. Westerfield’s Class 11:00 - 11:25 Mrs. Schmidgall’s Class 12:40 - 1:05 Mrs. Baner’s Class 1:05 - 1:30 Mrs. Ballard’s Class 1:55 - 2:20 - Mrs. Jackson’s Class
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived!
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Katie Bauman
We are looking for used clothes to keep in the nurses office. We are mostly needing pants. If anyone would like to donate clothes to the office, please send them in. We would greatly appreciate any donations. Thank you!
7 months ago, Katie Bauman
Stacey Boots
Check out the NEW Payment option, eWallet, for the book fair: https://tinyurl.com/yc32aj5o
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
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
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
T minus 5 days until the Book Fair!
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Tomorrow is our first early release day of the year. Students will be fed lunch and then dismissed at 12:00 pm.
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Mandy Nowaskie
Picture Day is this Thursday September 12th! Please have your child bring their picture form with them on this day.
7 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
EdTech@Oly
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
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
Just 1 week until the Scholastic Book Fair arrives!
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
EdTech@Oly
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
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Matt Hurley
Picture Day will be on Thursday, September 12th. Please have your child return the picture order form with them on this day.
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
EdTech@Oly
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
7 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Stacey Boots
Olympia North students are making their mark on the new school year!
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Tech@Oly
The social media connection between our website and Facebook is currently experiencing a disruption. While this is being resolved, you can find all of your Olympia related information on your building website Live Feeds and Twitter accounts. Spread the word and connect today!
7 months ago, Tech@Oly
Laura Baner
Olympia has a literacy coach through the Regional Office of Education. Raquel Eshleman helped Kindergarten at Olympia North with reading stations. Students did a great job rotating through listen to reading on iPads, read to someone with big books, putting the alphabet in order at word work and creating a book about the color red. We look forward to her time helping our classrooms.
8 months ago, Laura Baner
Matt Hurley
As a part of our PBIS initiative this year we created a Spartan Pledge which all students say together during morning announcements. I am so proud of our students for embracing the pledge, and living by it each day at school!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stevie Miller
5th grade students persevered to solve Kenken puzzles today in math, as they continue to learn how mathematicians work. This was followed up with a great discussion about how the skills used to solve these puzzles connect to the 8 Mathematical Practices. Way to go, Spartans!
8 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
SAVE THE DATE! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Oly North September 16 - September 20
8 months ago, Stacey Boots
Sara Stickling
Thank you to ONE’s PTO for buying this glider and cushions. We love the flexible seating that provides sensory input!
8 months ago, Sara Stickling
Matt Hurley
First day of school at ONE! Our staff is ready for students!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
We are excited to see all of our students tomorrow morning! Welcome Back Spartans!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Teacher assignments will be available today after 4 pm on Skyward (Family Access). See instructions below: 1. Log into Skyward Family Access 2.  Select “STUDENT INFO”  3. Your child’s information will come up and towards the top right it will say “Homeroom Teacher” 4.  This is your child’s assigned teacher for the upcoming school year. 5.  If you have more than one child at ONE there is a drop down arrow towards the top which should allow you to select each of your children individually. Go SPARTANS! Matt Hurley, Principal
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Members of the Olympia North Butterfly Garden Club met today to pull weeds and get the garden ready for visitors!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Katie Bauman
*Reminder* all students entering pre-k for the first time will need a physical form and vaccine record. All students entering kindergarten will need a physical form, vaccine record, dental and vision exam. All second grade students will need a dental exam. Please, if you have any questions regarding these requirements, call the office as soon as possible. Also, students that require medications at school, please make sure that you get a medication authorization form from your doctor. No medication will be given at school without this form. Students with food allergies will need to have forms for their medications and a food action plan from their doctor. Again, please reach out to the school for any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of the summer!
8 months ago, Katie Bauman
Mandy Nowaskie
New student registration will be held at Olympia North on August 1st from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
8 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Mandy Nowaskie
The Olympia School District Elementary school supply list can be found on the Olympia website at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/140571/Elem_Supply_List_19-20_final.pdf
8 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Matt Hurley
REMINDER: If you have not done so already, please register your student(s) online using Skyward Family Access. If you have any issues please contact the ONE main office 309-963-4514.
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is underway....register your student today!
9 months ago, Matt Hurley
Mandy Nowaskie
The Olympia North office will be open daily from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm through June 5th. The office will be closed from June 6th to July 28th, reopening on Monday, July 29th.
10 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Diana Davis
ONE Superhero Training Field Day
11 months ago, Diana Davis
Matt Hurley
The last day of school is tomorrow! Dismissal will be at 12:00 pm. Students will be fed lunch before being dismissed. Hard copies of Quarter #4 report cards will be coming home with your child. Have a wonderful summer!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Field Day is tomorrow!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
Let’s GLOW! The 2nd graders reviewed all of their skills for the year in a fun-filled Glow Day Celebration!
11 months ago, Tara Loyer
Matt Hurley
PreK Graduation Ceremony is set for Monday, May 20th. The AM session ceremony will be at 9:30 am. The PM session ceremony will be at 1:15 pm.
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
All library books are due TOMORROW, May 17!
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Reminder that Awards Day 2019 will be tomorrow, May 17th in the gym. Grades 3-5 awards will begin at 8:15 and end around 9:00 am. K-2 awards will begin around 9:15 am. Between ceremonies we will have a quick recorder concert and show a End of Year video!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
The annual IDITAWAGON race is today at 12:35 pm!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
All books are due back to the library by Friday, May 17th.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia CUSD staff Learning how to implement Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS). Excited about implementing next year!
11 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Matt Hurley
Ag Day is Friday, May 10th for all Prek, Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade students!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Becky Westerfield
Third graders enjoyed a wonderful day at the Peoria Zoo!
11 months ago, Becky Westerfield
Laura Baner
Thank you administration for a fabulous lunch! Staff enjoyed burgers, chicken and brats for appreciation week!
11 months ago, Laura Baner
Matt Hurley
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers at ONE!
11 months ago, Matt Hurley
Becky Westerfield
It was musical day for the third graders. Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us. We are so proud of this group and their hard work!
11 months ago, Becky Westerfield
Diana Davis
O.N.E. Pre-K and Kindergarten showed the gross motor skills they learned this year during a Young Athlete culminating event on Wednesday.
11 months ago, Diana Davis
Laura Baner
Kindergarten at Olympia North enjoyed Donuts with Dad last week. Students read a book they made about Dad, wrote a card “If you give a Dad a donut,” played math games together and made donuts together. Thank you for letting us show all of our learning to you!
11 months ago, Laura Baner
Mandy Nowaskie
Pre-K Dial Screening is being held at the Danvers Township Building on May 10th. Call Mandy Nowaskie at the school office to make an appointment. 309-963-4514
11 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Mandy Nowaskie
Parents are welcome to come to the Science Fair anytime after 11:50 to view projects. See the schedule below for award times. Kindergarten 11:50 - 12:10 1st Grade 12:10 - 12:30 2nd Grade 12:30 - 12:50 3rd Grade 12:50 - 1:10 4th Grade 1:10 - 1:30 5th Grade 1:30 - 1:50
11 months ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Katie Bauman
All students in kindergarten, and second grade must have a dental exam on file for this year. Reminders for those who are needing them have been sent out. We need them turned in by May 15th. You can fax them to 844-331-4146 or send them with your child. Thank you!
11 months ago, Katie Bauman
Matt Hurley
No School on Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd.
12 months ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
Welcome to Pizza Planet! 2nd graders blasted into a galaxy out of this world to study fractions this week at Pizza Planet! They’ll be identifying and ordering fractions as well as using the movie, Toy Story to analyze character changes!
12 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Thank you for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair this past week! If you missed it, you can still shop the online fair until April 16. Visit the link below! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3965145&direct=Y
12 months ago, Stacey Boots
Ms. Haines
Elementary Music and PE teachers at a mindfulness and specialist training day at the ROE!
12 months ago, Ms. Haines
Matt Hurley
Spring Fling is tonight from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Come out to ONE and enjoy all of the fun food and activities!
12 months ago, Matt Hurley
Ms. Haines
Mrs. Davis and Ms. Haines combined classes today to do drum fit - incorporating cardio and music!
12 months ago, Ms. Haines
Kaitlin Schroeder
⛳️ Welcome to Augusta National ⛳️ 2nd Graders are golfing through Master’s Style Measurement by working on estimating, measuring & comparing lengths!
12 months ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Laura Baner
Come to Kindergarten Roundup tonight for students entering Kindergarten in August 2019. Ms. Jeanie Burris made play dough with lots of activities for fine motor practice. We hope to see you there anytime between 5 and 7 pm.
12 months ago, Laura Baner
Matt Hurley
Kindergarten Round Up is tonight from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at ONE. If you have a child entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year please plan to attend if possible!
12 months ago, Matt Hurley
Teri Steffen
Oly North Staff spent the evening at ISU listening to Temple Grandin’s lecture on autism.
12 months ago, Teri Steffen
Stacey Boots
The students are enjoying the Spring Book Fair! Feel free to shop online for additional titles. Use the following link and the school still receives credit! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3965145&direct=Y
12 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
IAR (Math) testing for all 3rd - 5th graders will be taking place next week on April 9th, 10th, and 11th.
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
PLAY BALL! It’s baseball season in 2nd grade and we’re ready for Opening Day! Students are creating line plots, setting up equations, and will be studying opinion writing this week as they answer the age-old question-Cubs or Cards?!
about 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
While on Spring Break, take a few minutes to check out the Scholastic Book Flyer. The book fair will be at North April 8 through April 12! http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S19-premium-booklist/S19-premium-booklist.html
about 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
After studying ground water, the water cycle and the water purification process in science, 5th graders read “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” by Dr. Seuss and learned about another form of “precipitation.” Students decided we’d be best off sticking to rain, sleet, snow, and hail, but made some slime to celebrate!!
about 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Tara Loyer
Math Fun-Shop was a hit today in 2nd grade! The students worked at 6 different work stations-reviewing materials and competing against each other!
about 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Kaitlin Schroeder
Watch out Spring! 2nd graders in Mrs. Schroeder’s room are ready to jump into spring break by playing inflatable games and creating bar graphs and pictographs with their data!
about 1 year ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Tara Loyer
Don’t feed the animals! The 2nd and 3rd graders showcased their animal and habitat projects along with their informational writing today in the ONE Zoo!
about 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Mrs. Boots took Young Author winners, Owen Rios and Noelle Walter, on a book tour around Oly North. The student body enjoyed both stories!
about 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
5th graders used Makey Makey kits to create keypads to operate their computers today!
about 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Matt Hurley
Quarter #3 Mastery Manager report cards will be sent to you electronically today by 4:00 pm.
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
Data is a Slam Dunk! Mrs. Loyer's class has been working hard to show mastery with graphing. Today they solved problems to earn a shot at the hoop, graphed makes and misses, and analyzed the data from all Division I Conferences to see who would get a bid to the NCAA tournament!
about 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Save the Date! The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will begin April 8th and conclude April 12. Check out the website below for class shopping times and online book flyers! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=olynorth
about 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Allison Brutlag
Welcome to Seussville! Kindergarten and first grade celebrated Dr. Seuss with STEAM activities!
about 1 year ago, Allison Brutlag
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Kindergarten enjoyed pajama day and Dr. Seuss stories today!!
about 1 year ago, Jessica Ballard
Tara Loyer
ATTENTION!! 2nd graders worked their way through Spartan Soldier boot camp this week as they reviewed their quarter 3 skills. They ended the week with a Spartan Challenge obstacle course that encouraged them to work together to answer review questions before completing each obstacle.
about 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Becky Westerfield
Third graders celebrated the grand opening of “Fractinos Pizzeria”, as they began learning about fractions. These skilled “Chefs” also shared their learning with parents during conferences.
about 1 year ago, Becky Westerfield
Rita Park
4th Grade Beach Day Students tried to bring the sunshine and balmy breezes of the beach to North on Friday. They wore shorts, shades, and flip flops while doing math and reading on beach towels.
about 1 year ago, Rita Park
Stevie Miller
Today 5th graders got to spend some of their Miller and Steffen Money at the class auction! Students bid for miscellaneous items with money they earned from completing class or school-wide jobs, for good behavior, and for exemplary work. Some items got students into a real bidding war and fun was had by all!
about 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Matt Hurley
P/T Conferences are March 4 & 5 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We hope to see you all there!
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Young Author stories are due to classroom teachers by this Friday, March 1st.
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Jodi Hospelhorn
It's fun food Friday in the RISE room! Kids enjoyed reading a recipe and sequencing the steps. After, we enjoyed our fruit smoothies! Yum!
about 1 year ago, Jodi Hospelhorn
Jodi Hospelhorn
Kids in the RISE room are building communication skills by making sentences with a communication device.
about 1 year ago, Jodi Hospelhorn
Diana Davis
Kids Heart Challenge raised $3170 for the American Heart Association. Thank You!
about 1 year ago, Diana Davis
Diana Davis
Kids Heart Challenge was a success.
about 1 year ago, Diana Davis
Becky Westerfield
3rd grade honored Abraham Lincoln by using pennies for various STEM activities. We tested surface tension, probability and chemical reactions. Happy Birthday President Lincoln!
about 1 year ago, Becky Westerfield
Kathy Jackson
New Leveled Readers Olympia North PTO purchased books for our first grade students to use in our classroom library and for reading activities. We can’t wait to break them in.
about 1 year ago, Kathy Jackson
Allison Brutlag
1st graders loved exploring winter STEM stations. They built arctic habitats with blocks, played ice shuffleboard, experimented the best way for penguins to slide down the ramp and illustrated favorite penguin books!
about 1 year ago, Allison Brutlag
Amanda Richards
It was a big day yesterday in Pre-K! We celebrated our 100th Day of school!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Richards
Stacey Boots
This week in library, students learned about Dr. Temple Grandin. They learned different is not less; what makes each of us different is often our greatest asset.
about 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Olympia CUSD 16
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.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Mandy Nowaskie
Tonight's boys basketball game has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb 4th including the mini cheer participation portion.
about 1 year ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Tara Loyer
Are you ready for some football? Mrs. Loyer's 2nd graders are gearing up for The Big Game this weekend! They're working with scoreboards to determine the difference in each team's score, doing some popcorn math, and using informational texts to research and write about famous football legends!
about 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Tara Loyer
Things are getting WILD in Mrs. Loyers class this week! It might be an arctic tundra outside, but 2nd grade is traveling to the rainforest to study the habitat’s animals, plants, and weather!
about 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Olympia CUSD 16
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.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Stevie Miller
Fifth graders were so engaged in their genius hour research, they didn’t want to quit! So they sat down in the hallway while waiting to trade classes and got back to work!! Way to go, 5th graders! #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
Mr. Hurley joined the First Graders for Friday Fun in the Learning Center!
about 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
There will be no school on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Laura Baner
Kindergarten read the book Sneezy the Snowman. They each had to write a sentence about what a snowman should not do. We finished with glue and shaving cream for an art project.
about 1 year ago, Laura Baner
Teri Steffen
5th grade students learning about team work with Mrs. Ruppert.
about 1 year ago, Teri Steffen
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Stevie Miller
5th grade students added some water color to their one word goal cards for 2019!
about 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Matt Hurley
There will be NO ACTIVITIES taking place at Olympia North on Saturday, January 12th.
about 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Olympia CUSD 16
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.
about 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Stevie Miller
5th graders using green screen technology to create a news cast highlighting the benefits of an urban forest!
about 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
Friendly reminder to find those library books and put them in your child’s book bag! I have several new books ready for checkout upon our return tomorrow!
about 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Winter Break runs December 22 - January 6. School will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
We want to wish you and your family a very happy Holiday Season!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Olympia North students received early holiday gifts from the AMBUCS bike company today! We are so appreciative of their generosity!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
🚧HARD HAT ZONE 🚧 Workers in Mrs. Loyer’s class are bulldozing through subtraction this morning. They’re working hard to build the tallest tower by solving subtraction problems with regrouping!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Cortney Schmidgall
Third grade reading class was turned into a hospital today as students performed text feature surgery!
over 1 year ago, Cortney Schmidgall
Kaitlin Schroeder
*CAUTION: Hard Work Ahead* Mrs. Schroeder’s 2nd graders have been busy building on their learning this week!
over 1 year ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Tara Loyer
CAUTION: HARD WORK AHEAD! Mrs. Loyer’s 2nd graders are constructing and deconstructing all week! We’re building our rough drafts in writing, deconstructing numbers in math, and sequencing in reading!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Jane Slifer
Miss Slifer’s speech and language students are making ornaments while practicing their speech sounds and describing skills.
over 1 year ago, Jane Slifer
Matt Hurley
Thanks for coming to the Christmas program last night and supporting our students!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Jenny Gillis
4th Graders at Olympia North are learning how to play chess. This takes strategic thinking and planning ahead. Today they started their first chess tournament!
over 1 year ago, Jenny Gillis
Ms. Haines
Here are the 2nd graders during their last practice for the concert tonight! Do not forget to have the kids there by 6:15 in the HIGH SCHOOL GYM! We cannot wait!
over 1 year ago, Ms. Haines
Katie Bauman
Due to increasing amounts of stomach flu cases, if you student complains of nausea, stomach cramping, decreased appetite, etc please keep your student home. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at the school. Thank you for your help!
over 1 year ago, Katie Bauman
Matt Hurley
Christmas program is tonight at Olympia High School. Program begins at 6:30 pm!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Sara Stickling
Students wrote letters to our ISU student, and read them aloud to her on her last day. We will miss you so much Miss Mitchell!
over 1 year ago, Sara Stickling
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Kindergarten is having fun while working on fine motor skills!
over 1 year ago, Jessica Ballard
Allison Brutlag
Each month, Mrs. Ruppert comes into the first grade classrooms and teaches a lesson on one of our Spartan skills. This month was about empathy. They watched a short video, talked about empathy and then drew the correct emotions to match their elves’ story.
over 1 year ago, Allison Brutlag
Stevie Miller
5th graders have been learning all about computer science this week and were treated with a guest speaker today! A huge thank you to Jeff Hevrin, a data scientist from COUNTRY, who came to share with us and answer all of our questions about coding!!
over 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Ms. Haines
Practicing for our program!! #penguins #olyspartanpride
over 1 year ago, Ms. Haines
Cortney Schmidgall
Third grade elves delivered “How to Catch an Elf” to the students. Third graders will be building their own traps to catch an elf.
over 1 year ago, Cortney Schmidgall
Mary Karns
When you are motivated and persevere to do your very best, you can and will do amazing things!
over 1 year ago, Mary Karns
Jodi Hospelhorn
The kids in the RISE room are having snow much fun making crafts!
over 1 year ago, Jodi Hospelhorn
Kaitlin Schroeder
Students in Mrs. Schroeder’s 2nd grade have been having SNOW much fun writing a snowman story, inviting the snowmen to play and reading snowman books!
over 1 year ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Laura Baner
Kindergarten students are coding and using collaboration to solve problems. They need to get the monster through the woods to eat strawberries. OSMO has many parts including science, numbers, art, spelling, math, and coding.
over 1 year ago, Laura Baner
Kathy Jackson
We have had 2 ISU students working in our classroom this semester. We wish them well as they continue their journey to becoming elementary teachers.
over 1 year ago, Kathy Jackson
Jane Slifer
Miss Slifer’s students are making the room look a lot like Christmas as they work toward their speech and language goals.
over 1 year ago, Jane Slifer
Rita Park
200th Birthday for Illinois Fourth Grade celebrated by singing the state song and creating a pennant timeline.
over 1 year ago, Rita Park
Allison Brutlag
Welcome to the Sandwich Shack where first graders selected stories from a menu and practiced the skill of retelling.
over 1 year ago, Allison Brutlag
Laura Baner
Kindergarten enjoyed picking popcorn sight words and writing them on their own popcorn piece. Students are excited to share their snack with their parents tonight. Happy sight word reading!
over 1 year ago, Laura Baner
Teri Steffen
4th-5th grade canned food drive off to a good start! Students are trying to raise 400 food items and $275 to donate to Helping Hands in Stanford and Project Evergreen in Danvers.
over 1 year ago, Teri Steffen
Tara Loyer
Mrs. Loyer’s 2nd graders are learning how to respond to their reading through letter writing. Today we wrote a letter to Mr. Hurley to recommend a new book we read!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Jessica Ballard
The 5th graders at Oly North are helping kindergartners learn how to code with Scratch Jr.
over 1 year ago, Jessica Ballard
Becky Westerfield
The third graders are under “Elf Watch” this December!
over 1 year ago, Becky Westerfield
Matt Hurley
Deck The Halls is tomorrow night from 5:30-7:00 pm at ONE!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
New books going on the shelves!! This is just a handful of the new books I was able to purchase for the library with profit from the book fair during Grandparents Day!
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
5th graders enjoying Friday free time and playing some games after a week of hard work!!
over 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Tara Loyer
Mrs. Loyer's 2nd graders enjoyed taking their end of unit math test on a fun new app, Quizizz!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Jenny Gillis
Literature Circles are beginning in 4th Grade at Olympia North
over 1 year ago, Jenny Gillis
Tara Loyer
Thank you to all of the families that attended Family Reading Night tonight! A special shoutout to our guest readers Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, Mrs. Karns, and Mr. Lee!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Tara Loyer
We can’t wait to see you at Family Reading Night tonight from 5-8 at Barnes and Noble! If you choose to purchase books, please make sure to let them know you’re with Olympia North!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Kaitlin Schroeder
We have special readers planned for Family Reading Night! 5:15: Mr. Hurley 5:30: Mrs. Hurley 6:45: Mrs. Karns 7:30: Mr. Lee See you there!
over 1 year ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Matt Hurley
Family Reading Night is tonight at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington from 5-8 pm. We hope to see everyone there!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Rita Park
IXL at Home - students should log into IXL via the Olympia Webpage. If trying to log in directly then be sure to use first name, first initial of last name @olympia. Next use their AR password. That’s it. They are logged in and will get credit for minutes and questions answered.
over 1 year ago, Rita Park
Amanda Richards
Pre-K’s Learning Stations this week are all Pirate Themed Games! We are working on turn taking, shape and color recognition.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Richards
Tara Loyer
Last week, the 2nd graders performed an amazing talent show act for the entire school to the song "This is Me" from the hit movie, The Greatest Showman. https://youtu.be/J6NGSee4NB0
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Cold and Flu season is upon us. When reporting an absence, please indicate the type of illness affecting your student (i.e. positive flu results, stomach flu, pink eye, etc.) , so the school may take the proper precautions.
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Amanda Richards
This week, our Pre-K theme is Pirates and our room is themed out for the kids to enjoy!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Richards
Matt Hurley
Family Reading Night is Thursday, November 29 from 5-8 pm at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington. There will be guest readers, activities, and hot chocolate. We hope to see everyone there!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Olympia CUSD 16
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
over 1 year ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Tara Loyer
We are so excited to share with you our 2018 ONE music video! What a fantastic day showcasing exactly what it means to be a Spartan! https://youtu.be/qdTHBmiI5yg
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Matt Hurley
The ONE Talent Show today was a success! Thank you to all of those who participated and prepared for this event!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
The OHS Madrigal singers performed today at ONE for students, parents, and community members!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
Tomorrow the students at ONE will be participating in an all-school music video to promote school spirit and everything that makes ONE a great place! We are asking all students to wear their best Olympia gear so we can show our Oly pride during the video!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Save the date! Family Reading Night will be at Barnes and Noble on November 29.
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Laura Baner
Kindergarten students at North created a rocket launcher and tested their launching skills. They were able to adjust the angle. Students also had fun creating different objects using mag builders from the STEM lab. These items were purchased through the Maitland grant.
over 1 year ago, Laura Baner
Jessica Ballard
The Olympia North Student Council prepared for the Veterans Day celebration by meeting with Hiriam Brownell and learning about his experiences in the Navy. Mr. Brownell served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1969. He volunteered for sub duty and was on a nuclear SSBN and also a WWII sub. He was home ported out of Charleston and patrolled in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. Mr. Brownell also helped the student council members learn the correct way to fold a flag. They used this knowledge to perform a flag folding ceremony at our school Veterans Day assembly. Student Council would like to thank Mr. Brownell for taking the time to teach us these valuable lessons.
over 1 year ago, Jessica Ballard
Stacey Boots
Student Council helped out at the Danvers/Carlock Food Bank today by packing food for Thanksgiving meals. #olyspartanpride
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Thank you to all of the Veterans that attended the Olympia North Veterans Day Ceremony. We thank you for your service!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Veterans Day Assembly is Monday, November 12 from 8:15-9:45 in the Olympia North gymnasium.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Thank you to all of our Veterans! We are grateful for your sacrifice and service!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Donna Waters
New to Oly North is our Student Cafeteria Advisory Group or "The Chew Crew". These students will meet with Cafeteria Staff to help with menu planning, testing new foods and to provide information on what the kids like and dislike. A great recipe for success!
over 1 year ago, Donna Waters
Matt Hurley
Socktober will continue the rest of this week. We are nearing our goal, but we need everyone’s help to reach our 1,000 pairs of socks by the end of Friday! Right now we have a little over 600 pairs of socks. We can do it Spartans!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
This school year has been pretty rough on Mr. Hurley. #Redribbonweek. #olyspartanpride
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Tara Loyer
2nd grade Mon-Stars had an awesome week adding to create monster-ous numbers, sequencing parts of a story, and finally using their reading strategies to break out of the classroom! It was a scary good time!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Second Grade Wins the 2018 Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Check out all of the pumpkins here: https://sites.google.com/olympia.org/one-library-media-center/library-info/library-photos
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Becky Westerfield
Thank you Mr. Whitacre and The Danvers Fire Department for teaching us about fire safety.
over 1 year ago, Becky Westerfield
Kaitlin Schroeder
Student in Mrs. Schroeder’s 2nd grade class celebrated their week of monsters with a BREAK OUT ROOM using their reading strategies!
over 1 year ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Matt Hurley
Today at ONE we presented our cafeteria staff with a jar that had over 300 notes from our students saying what they love about lunch at Olympia North! This was in honor of National School Lunch week.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to fill out the Parent Survey. If you don't have access to a computer, laptops will be available in the pods throughout the building. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2VpTq2VkGPpjuiSFpL61AbZXuxOjAQa9HMDGS7rZz9O7TEA/viewform
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
The Olympia North staff had a productive Teachers Institute day on Monday 10-22-18. Staff also showed their support for College/Career Readiness month by wearing college shirts!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
P/T Conferences tomorrow and Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 pm.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
In Digital Literacy today, 2nd graders learned how to use the camera app. They also learned it is respectful to ask a person if they may take their picture.
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Tara Loyer
It’s Fun Sock Friday at ONE! As part of our Socktober celebration, 2nd graders in Mrs. Loyer’s class wore their favorite fun socks and did math without shoes! ONE is trying to collect 1,000 pairs of socks before Halloween and we’re almost halfway there!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Second through fifth grade students used collaboration and their growth mindsets during Physical Education class to complete Hula Hut Challenges.
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Donna Waters
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.​
over 1 year ago, Donna Waters
Jessica Ballard
The Olympia North Student Council gave the Olympia School Board a tour of the school and highlighted some of the things that make ONE the place to be!
over 1 year ago, Jessica Ballard
Matt Hurley
School is in session today.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Student Council braved the cold and snow last Friday to place kindness rocks in the Learning Center garden.
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
The top Walk-a-Thon earners (class and individuals) got to throw pies in Mr. Hurley's face today!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Today in Digital Literacy Class students learned about cyberbullying and empathy. The lesson concluded with a Kid President video, “Twenty Things We Should Say More Often.” Ask your student what he/she learned!
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
Welcome to the Decimal Diner, where we dine in a line! 5th graders worked on adding and subtracting money- making sure to line the decimals up as they set up their computations!
over 1 year ago, Stevie Miller
Tara Loyer
Students in Mrs. Loyer’s 2nd grade worked as secret agents as they uncovered missing numbers, made spy launchers, and used their inferencing skills to solve different mysteries last week!
over 1 year ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
It’s Always Time for Tea! On Saturday, October 6th join the OHS cast & crew of Alice in Wonderland for tea from 10:02 to 10:45. See details below!
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
On Tuesday, September 25th Olympia North students celebrated Homecoming week with an afternoon assembly. Thank you to OHS student council for coordinating this event!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Whose line is it anyway? Grandparents & students participated in an activity in the new Learning Center on Friday. Our guests & students tried to guess the first line of classic children’s books. Everyone enjoyed the activity & was impressed with our new space.
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
The Scholastic Book Fair during Grandparents Day was a HUGE success! Thank you to the helpers. We couldn’t have done it without you! A very special thank you to the Grandparents for supporting a love of books and reading at our school! Over $9000 of books were sold of which half will go back to the school library!
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Over 400 grandparents and special guests visited Olympia North on Friday! Go Spartans!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Grandparents Day is tomorrow from 8:00-10:15 am. We are excited to see everyone!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Amanda Richards
Pre-K has been reading a lot of Pete the Cat in class this week.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Richards
Amanda Richards
Pre-K has been reading lots about Pete the Cat this week!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Richards
Matt Hurley
Principal For The Day!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Teri Steffen
Enjoying our new commons! Thanks HOI One Class At a Time!
over 1 year ago, Teri Steffen
Laura Baner
Kindergarten practiced the spartan skill responsibility by cleaning their hamster cage.
over 1 year ago, Laura Baner
Stacey Boots
Apple iOS 12 releases tomorrow with new parental controls. Check out my website for more information & stay up-to-date with the last tech info & trends. https://sites.google.com/olympia.org/one-library-media-center/digital-literacy/tech-tips
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Is it a UFO? No, it is Oly North 2nd-5th grade students playing disc golf. Thanks to a grant they can play like the pros.
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Grandparents Day at Olympia North will be held on Friday, September 21st from 8:00-10:15 am.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Everyone at Olympia North is enjoying the new & improved library aka Learning Center. There are still plenty of books with the update, but now the students are empowered to gather information from multiple sources of media!!
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Teachers spent time after school today participating in their first TEAM Camp session. They visited each others classrooms sharing instructional and behavioral strategies they are utilizing in their classrooms!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Olympia North Elementary 2018-2019 theme is "BE THE ONE." Be the one who makes a difference for yourself and others!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
SAVE THE DATE! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Oly North September 17-21! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=olympianorthelemschool1
over 1 year ago, Stacey Boots
Amanda Richards
Pre-K rocked their first day!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Richards
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Student Council highlighted the Spartan Skills in the Danvers Days parade.
over 1 year ago, Jessica Ballard
Laura Baner
Kindergarten at North rocked their first day! After reading the Gingerbread Man, they made gingerbread. He escaped the oven and sent them on a tour through the school. We found him running in the halls so he went to Mr. Hurley’s office.
over 1 year ago, Laura Baner
Matt Hurley
We are excited to see all of our students tomorrow!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Class lists will be available today at 3:30 pm.  You can view your student(s) teacher by checking Skyward Family Access (click on the Grades Tab). Additionally, a hard copy list will be posted on the Olympia North front doors. 
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
First day of school is Thursday, August 16th.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Open House will be Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Kindergarten Orientation will be on Monday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Class rosters will be available Friday, August 10th at 3:30 pm.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
New Student Walk-In Registration will be Mon. August 6 8:00-12:00 pm and Tue. August 7 1:00 -6:00 pm
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Tomorrow is the last day for online registration. If you still need to register your student(s) please do so by Tuesday, July 31. Thanks to all if you that have completed this process.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Online registration closes next Tuesday, July 31! Please register your student soon if you have not done so. Thanks so much!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
New Landscaping at Olympia North! A big thank you to Olympia Grounds staff, local churches, and all of the volunteers who helped!
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Looking forward to a great upcoming school year at Olympia North! Please register your student online today via Skyward/Family Access.
over 1 year ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Several teachers from Olympia North took a road trip to Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL to meet and be inspired by Gerry Brooks.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Amanda Richards
2018 Preschool Graduation --Congratulations to our graduates! We cannot wait to see the places you'll go!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Richards
Amanda Richards
2018 PM Preschool Graduation--Congratulations to our students! We cannot wait to see all the places you'll go!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Richards
Tara Loyer
After reading the book Wonder this year, 2nd graders wrote their own "precepts" for next year's 2nd graders!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Tara Loyer
2nd graders attempt to “Unlock Summer” by completing a series of seven math challenges. Some even had to complete a detour before moving on!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Stevie Miller
Look at all these dogs chowing down during the Musher’s Banquet!! Congrats to all teams- you ran an incredible race!!
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
Stevie Miller
The fifth grade “dog teams” are pumped up and ready to race! Mush! Mush! Mush!
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
Stevie Miller
Getting ready for the big race!!! Today is a beautiful day for the 5th grade Iditawagon!!
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
BEN LEE
Oly North Science Fair
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Rita Park
Student Council cheered each other on as they persevered in scaling a 45 ft then a 65 ft. rock wall today at Upper Limits.
almost 2 years ago, Rita Park
Tara Loyer
2nd graders are hard at work creating their own island! Islands must include various land and water forms! Students are having a blast creating laws, currency, and buildings for their islands!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Stevie Miller
Guest speaker and Alaska native, Bob Clark, came to share with the 5th graders what it was like growing up in Alaska!
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
Allison Brutlag
End of the year scavenger hunt in 1st grade!
almost 2 years ago, Allison Brutlag
Jenny Gillis
Olympia North 4th graders spent this week studying energy. They have been working all week to create chain reactions to show their understanding of how energy is transferred.
almost 2 years ago, Jenny Gillis
Stevie Miller
5th graders practice volume skills, relay style!! Each team worked to find the volume of a figure, find a cup with the matching answer on it, and then build a pyramid with the cups. First team with a stack of 10 cups won! Such a fun way to practice a very important skill! #OlySpartanPride
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
Ms. Haines
Third graders are getting ready for the awards assembly next week!
almost 2 years ago, Ms. Haines
Tara Loyer
Thank you OHS Ag Department for an AMAZING Ag Day! The 2nd graders enjoyed learning about farming in our community, FFA, and seeing the livestock! #olyspartanpride
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Becky Westerfield
Beautiful day for sidewalk math with our first grade buddies!
almost 2 years ago, Becky Westerfield
Tara Loyer
2nd graders in Mrs. Loyer’s class reading Wonder outside on this beautiful day!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Tara Loyer
2nd graders writing advice for next year’s class! Some of our top memories are The Mayflower, cursive, room transformations, learning new songs and dances, and of course being with our classmates!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Laura Baner
Kindergarten enjoyed reading their favorite book outside for R day! They have made so much progress!
almost 2 years ago, Laura Baner
Amanda Richards
AM PreK won an ice cream party from Mrs. Boots for showing responsibility in returning our library books! Mr. Lee read “Should I Share My Ice Cream” by Mo Willems while we ate.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Richards
Rita Park
Compliments Project Fourth Graders are focusing on each others positive characteristics. One student sits in the Hot Seat while classmates write compliments on the board behind them. Kids can’t wait to turn around for the Big Reveal to read the compliments.
almost 2 years ago, Rita Park
Jessica Ballard
P for Picnic! Kindergartners enjoyed lunch outside while counting down with the alphabet!
almost 2 years ago, Jessica Ballard
Tara Loyer
Second graders working hard to show their understanding of arrays and multiplication!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Jessica Ballard
Mrs. Ballard's Kindergarten Class chose to research trees...we went to the library to get some information!
almost 2 years ago, Jessica Ballard
Jane Slifer
Kindergarten hosts a wedding for Q and U.
almost 2 years ago, Jane Slifer
Stacey Boots
Olympia North Students participate in the final Spartan Skills Showcase of the year; Spartan Skills Jeopardy!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
After looking at real life examples and learning about how the design could be used as a type of sustainable housing, fifth graders engineered Geodesic Domes as part of a STEM challenge in math class today!
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
Becky Westerfield
3rd graders are ready for their Peoria Zoo adventure!
almost 2 years ago, Becky Westerfield
Ms. Haines
Fifth grade students practicing their recorders for the end of the year assembly!
almost 2 years ago, Ms. Haines
Tara Loyer
2nd graders went on an “array hunt” to find real life examples of repeated addition and multiplication!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Stevie Miller
5th grade students work on classifying 2D shapes based on their attributes during an exciting game of Geometry Headbanz!!
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
Laura Baner
Kindergarten enjoyed showing their learning this year while rotating through stations and eating muffins with mom.
almost 2 years ago, Laura Baner
Allison Brutlag
1st graders playing Kahoot!
almost 2 years ago, Allison Brutlag
Stacey Boots
It’s SHOWTIME! Third Graders perform “Save the Sea” for their families and the Oly North student body.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Congrats Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Steffen for receiving the $1,000 One Classroom at a Time Award from WHOI and CEFCU!!
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Tara Loyer
Pizza pizza! Second graders are studying fractions at the Spartaneria this week!
almost 2 years ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
LIBRARY NEWS: This is the last week to check out books. All books are due back to the library no later than May 16.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
5th graders collaborating with high school students during our STEM celebration!
almost 2 years ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
REMINDER: Middle School Orientation for incoming 6th graders is TONIGHT, April 30, from 5:30 to 6:30.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Jessica Ballard
Kindergarten visited the Garden for Gum for the end of the year alphabet countdown for letter G!
almost 2 years ago, Jessica Ballard
Stacey Boots
“Chick” it out! Third grade eggs are hatching! Thank you U of I Extension Office for providing this opportunity for us!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Oly North Fifth Graders arrive at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
A fun way for 2nd graders to work on describing shapes!
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Fifth and First Grade students collaborate in the STEM Lab.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Mr. Lee and Mr. Hurley go head-to-head during the Spring Fling Live Auction!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Race Day! 2nd graders designed boats and today they put them to the test!
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Fifth Grade Parents: Please be advised Middle School Oriention is Monday, April 30 from 5:30 to 6:30.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Oly North 5th graders earned the opportunity to stay after school and watch “The Greatest Showman.”
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Solar panel work progresses. 684 panels will be installed on the rooftop at North.
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Ms. Donna and Ms. Pam ready to serve another great lunch at Oly North!
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Kindergarten loves the Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair will be open all week through the evening of Spring Fling!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Its #motivationalmonday in Mrs. Steffen’s 5th grade
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Fourth graders take a break from testing to design and build cars during their Energy unit in Science.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
The Oly North online book fair is now open until 4/24. http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3809568&direct=Y
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Congrats Mateo Martinez and Ciarra Abel for being recognized at IPA Banquet at ISU!
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Third grade began rehearsing for their play, which they will perform the afternoon of May 3.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Grab a First Grader & Do-Si-Do!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Fifth Grade students warm up their brains in the STEM lab for PARCC testing.
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Detailed info will be sent home soon... May 3-3rd grade musical May 15-Science Fair May 17-Awards Day May 21-Field Day
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Yearbooks are in and will be distributed this week!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Is Spring finally here? The students were happy to play outside at recess!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
It’s Opening Day in Second Grade!!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
PARCC Testing Begins Tomorrow for 3rd-5th Grades
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Perseverance Assembly!
almost 2 years ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
PARCC testing for 3rd-5th is next week. Please make every effort to be present and on time. Let's rise to the challenge and show what we know!
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
HELP! Candy needed for Spring Fling: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4eada622a02-updated
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Principals in the making...
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Stay up-to-date; Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Olympia-North-Elementary-School-1798466920447862/?ref=br_rs and Twitter @OlyNorthElem
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Lose or need a flyer? Click here to check: http://www.olympia.org/o/one/browse/23723
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Check out the tutorial on the new website! http://www.olympia.org/article/44827?org=one
almost 2 years ago, BEN LEE