When we talk about our personal beliefs and politics, passions can run high -- especially when we're online. These intense moments can often lead to tit-for-tat insults, or worse. But, if addressed calmly and coolly, they can be an opportunity to find common ground and deeper understanding. Teach your children to keep disagreements civil so their ideas will be heard and so they can advocate for positive change. In this video, you will hear from Cameron Kasky, Parkland school shooting survivor and March for Our Lives activist, on what he learned about civil discourse online and how to foster common ground with others, even in disagreement. Video Link: bit.ly/olyRCv7 Video Discussion Activity: bit.ly/olyRCda2
1 day ago, EdTech@Oly
Civil Discourse Online
*Keeping Games Fun and Friendly* Social interaction is part of what makes online gaming so popular and engaging for kids. But online communication can come with some risks. Show your kids how to keep their gaming experiences fun, healthy, and positive. Video: bit.ly/olyRCv1
1 day ago, EdTech@Oly
Keeping Games Fun and Friendly
Final score. Olympia 47 Rantoul 0
4 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
After 3 quarters of play Spartans 40 and Rantoul 0
4 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
At halftime Olympia Spartans 24 and the Rantoul Eagles 0.
4 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
Family Tip #1: Give them the right words. Kids learn about appropriate verbal and physical communication from watching you. But online conversations can be invisible. Occasionally, narrate as you're writing texts or social media comments when your kids are in earshot.
4 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tips
OMS students engaged in collaborative discussions on whether online shopping is helping or hurting America. Strong feelings were shared from both sides!
4 days ago, Alyssa Jones
OMS students engaged in collaborative discussions on whether online shopping is helping or hurting America. Strong feelings were shared from both sides!
OMS students engaged in collaborative discussions on whether online shopping is helping or hurting America. Strong feelings were shared from both sides!
Spartans WIN over Rantoul 7-2! Justin Siebert records a second hat trick and two assists; Noah While finishes two goals; Gannon Wille and Dylan Smith also find the net; Assists by Jake Mitchell, Payton Carroll, Dylan Smith and Matt Van Dyke. Back at home Saturday v Athens @ 11am.
5 days ago, Khrystyne Johnson
#00 Dylan Smith
#10 Noah While
#15 Matt Van Dyke
#5 Justin Siebert
**Help Kids Make Friends and Interact Safely Online: Secondary** So much of kids' social lives happens online. Whether they're texting with their study group, flirting on social media, or voice-chatting on game platforms, middle and high schoolers can learn to communicate in safe and healthy ways. These skills will help kids -- and the people they're communicating with -- have positive experiences online. 1. Give them the right words. 2. Learn about their worlds. 3. Empathize with the pressure to overshare. 4. Develop their instincts.
6 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tips
Spartans WIN 3-2 over SJO on Senior Night honoring Payton Carroll, Jake Mitchell, Justin Siebert, Dylan Smith, Noah While and Damian Bagby. Justin Siebert notches a hat trick. Assists from Edwin Hohulin, George Martin and Gannon Wille. Spartans record their 4th win this season.
7 days ago, Khrystyne Johnson
Senior Night
JV Football with the home win over PC - 22 to 13!
8 days ago, Jackie Litwiller
Mr. Jones and Mrs. Litwiller put together an Easter egg hunt for OHMS staff: The Easter Bunny stopped by a little early this year, to bring our staff some fun and cheer. Begin the hunt and look around, there are eggs that need to be found. You should find the eggs before the day is through. Yes, it may be silly, but it will be fun, too! You might find some candy, or a treat, whatever you find, it's yours to keep! Congratulations to our winners!
12 days ago, Alyssa Jones
Mr. Jones and Mrs. Litwiller put together an Easter egg hunt for OHMS staff: The Easter Bunny stopped by a little early this year, to bring our staff some fun and cheer. Begin the hunt and look around, there are eggs that need to be found. You should find the eggs before the day is through. Yes, it may be silly, but it will be fun, too! You might find some candy, or a treat, whatever you find, it's yours to keep! Congratulations to our winners!
Mr. Jones and Mrs. Litwiller put together an Easter egg hunt for OHMS staff: The Easter Bunny stopped by a little early this year, to bring our staff some fun and cheer. Begin the hunt and look around, there are eggs that need to be found. You should find the eggs before the day is through. Yes, it may be silly, but it will be fun, too! You might find some candy, or a treat, whatever you find, it's yours to keep! Congratulations to our winners!
Mr. Jones and Mrs. Litwiller put together an Easter egg hunt for OHMS staff: The Easter Bunny stopped by a little early this year, to bring our staff some fun and cheer. Begin the hunt and look around, there are eggs that need to be found. You should find the eggs before the day is through. Yes, it may be silly, but it will be fun, too! You might find some candy, or a treat, whatever you find, it's yours to keep! Congratulations to our winners!
JV football with the 30-8 Victory over Central Catholic!!
15 days ago, Jackie Litwiller
5 Myths and Truths About Kids’ Internet Safety Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe. Article by Caroline Knorr bit.ly/olyDSA5
15 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Myths and Truths
A pair of men's prescription glasses was found at the North end of the home bleachers on Friday night (March 26, 2021) after the football game. If they are yours, they can be picked up at the District Office (309-379-6011).
15 days ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Glasses found 3-26-21
Spartans over Central Catholic. 19 to 17. Great game and nice home conference win. Olympia moves to 2-0 on the season.
18 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
We are aware that the NFHS video feed at the football game is blurry. We have a replacement camera on order. We apologize for the inconvenience.
18 days ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
How to Talk to Teens About Dealing with Online Predators We might not want to think about our kids dealing with creepy people online. But for many parents, it's the scariest thing about our kids' digital lives. Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid. Article by Christine Elgersma bit.ly/olyDSA4
18 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Online Predators
There are a limited number of general admission tickets left for this Friday nights home football game vs. Central Catholic. To reserve your tickets call the activities office at 309-379-5911 ext. 9022 or email michelle.olson@olympia.org.
19 days ago, Activities Dept.
5 Surefire Ways to Protect Your Kid’s Online Privacy Today's kids​ spend lots of time posting and sharing information online. ​Learn five surefire ways to protect their ​privacy. bit.ly/olyDSv2
22 days ago, EdTech@Oly
Surefire Ways to Protect Privacy