Lisa Castleman
Thank you Oly West PTO and volunteers for a great Field Day on Wednesday!
24 days ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to Mrs. Graber on her retirement! Olympia West celebrated her retirement today as she arrived at school by fire truck!
24 days ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K PM adjusted the best they could to the heat, so we ended our field day activities with a fun cool down! They loved it! Enjoy the summer Pre-K!!!
25 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Students spent the day outside participating in activities for Field Day 2019. Thank you PTO and parents for a wonderful day!!
25 days ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K AM had a blast enjoying the sunshine and fun games at Field day, today!
26 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
It has been a bitter sweet last few days with these kiddos! I am soaking up every minute of it. A huge shout out to the parents for all the support this school year! I hope you enjoyed your Mom/Dad's day gift and cards. They worked very hard on them!
26 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
We celebrated Mrs. Bohne and her retirement after 28 years in the Olympia District on Monday! Congratulations Mrs. Bohne!
27 days ago, Lisa Castleman
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders are getting ready to POP into sixth grade!
about 1 month ago, Sarah Abel
Lisa Byrd
Today was the Pre-K promotion. Those who completed one year and those moving on to Pre-K received their special awards and celebrated with parents. Thank you to all those who made this day possible and helping out. (Mrs. Lindsey, Mrs. Lang, Mrs. Bertram, Mrs. Brammeier, Mrs. Rummerfield and Candice Logsdon for our cool Oscar man) Big thank you to all the parents who came for their child, and Pre-K for working so hard!
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Edwards
Third graders are excited because the chicks started hatching! Eight fluffy chicks are already getting a lot of love from third graders and there are six more eggs that we are hoping hatch soon!
about 1 month ago, Angie Edwards
LAURA O'DONNELL
Olympia CUSD staff Learning how to implement Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS). Excited about implementing next year!
about 1 month ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K had so much fun on AG day at the High School. They learned about different aspects of agriculture such as drones, animals, crops, and the equipment. Thank you to the high school students and staff for such a fun day!
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to Mrs. Bohne! She was recognized this week at the IPA Staff Recognition Luncheon for her 28 years of service at Olympia West.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Castleman
Kassadie Cole
Student Council & Safety Patrol celebrating a year of hard work!
about 1 month ago, Kassadie Cole
PEGGY BRAFFET
Mile run
about 1 month ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
PEGGY BRAFFET
They did it! Mile run
about 1 month ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
Lisa Byrd
Huge thank you to Mrs. Lang for letting us use the Learning Center all week. Pre-K finished out their camping trip with a partner I Spy game. They took turns finding the camping pictures we've talked about, counted them, and wrote the number while taking turns with a partner. Lastly, we worked with our teams and went on a scavenger hunt finding certain items that were long, rough, bumpy, smooth, heavy, tiny, and more! This was a good test of listening skills. Good work, campers!
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders spent the morning with their little buddies! They used their coding skills to help kindergarten practice short vowel sounds.
about 1 month ago, Sarah Abel
Lisa Castleman
Penny Wars are under way this week at Oly West! Which class will end up with the most pennies and dollars???
about 1 month ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Today, Pre-K used the camping words and pictures they have been learning about to play and match in a game of BINGO. Then, during snack they ate smores cereal, were read stories, and used their imagination to come up with a story on their own. We had a close call with a bear at the end of story time, but luckily made it back to our classroom as a whole class!
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K has been exploring the wilderness as they enjoy their camping unit. Monday was a relay of review, as each team raced to visit each tent and complete the review skills task. They not only had to use their prior knowledge of skills to complete each activity, but they had to "hike" from tent to tent using their gross motor skills to get there. They climbed over hills, and crawled under fallen trees, balanced on rocks along streams, and crawled through a fallen tree log. The week is full of more camping fun and using our imagination to learn!
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Kassadie Cole
5th graders exploring instruments with OHS students today!
about 1 month ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K took a pretend trip to the zoo while participating in their zoo stations this week. They used their alphabet/literacy skills to put zoo animals in alpha order, or play a memory game with their partner, sorted zoo animals from farm animals, and then graphed how many for each animal, went on a zoo animal scavenger hunt and either wrote the first letter or whole animal name, and lastly, some worked on beginning letter sounds for zoo animals.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth grade spent the day at Wildlife Prairie State Park. #OlySpartanPride
about 1 month ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Kassadie Cole
5th grade is at the Museum of Science and Industry today!
about 1 month ago, Kassadie Cole
PEGGY BRAFFET
Music & PE collaboration
about 1 month ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
PEGGY BRAFFET
Music & PE collaboration
about 1 month ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
Lisa Byrd
PreK modeled great perseverance and patience when creating their astronaut helmets. To celebrate, we used our imaginations to count backwards and blast off into space. They were able to see and review everything we learned about, the stars, sun, moon, and planets. Thank you to Mrs. Schultz for the special rocket ship bomb pops for snack! It was the perfect treat!
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Students in Mrs. Swartzendruber’s RTI group shared their perspective drawing they drew this week. The artwork will be used as inspiration to write a narrative story. #OlySpartanPride
about 1 month ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
PreK used their fine motor skills, taking turns/working with a partner, following directions, number sequencing, and puzzle skills to learn all about the planets in the solar system. They also worked very hard to finish their astronaut helmets in preparation for our space trip Thursday. They were introduced to counting backwards and will review during our take off.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth graders are using a green screen to produce videos for their Tourism Director project. #OlySpartanPride
about 1 month ago, Angie Swartzendruber
PEGGY BRAFFET
The kindergartners are practicing for the mile run
2 months ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to our students who were recognized at the IPA Student Recognition Luncheon. They are amazing Spartans in and out of the classroom!
2 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Kassadie Cole
5th graders enjoying STEM day at OHS!
2 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Byrd
Week one of Outer Space in PreK involved learning about the Sun, stars/star constellations, and the moon. They used their fine motor skills, working together, and literacy and math skills to perform their stations this week. This week we are preparing for blast off as we learn all about the planets and solar system.
2 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Ms. Haines
3rd graders bowling to practice music math!
2 months ago, Ms. Haines
PEGGY BRAFFET
Congratulations to our 2019 after school badminton drawing winners
2 months ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
PEGGY BRAFFET
Badminton Game On!
2 months ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
Kassadie Cole
5th graders completing a collaboration activity during character ed with Mrs. Ruppert!
2 months ago, Kassadie Cole
PEGGY BRAFFET
Great day at ROE with our fellow teachers!
2 months ago, PEGGY BRAFFET
Angie Swartzendruber
The votes are in and the 2019 Tournament of Books winner is The Lightning Thief.
2 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Catherine Jennings
Third grade enjoyed a chapter from their novel study in the warm sunshine!
2 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders go out To practice haiku writing We love poetry!
2 months ago, Sarah Abel
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K learned about different kinds of weather this week. They participated in an active find the weather, do the action game. Reviewed counting and taking turns in a weather board game (some also practiced graphing). Then, practiced quantifying "raindrop links" to match the number on the raincloud. Ask them to name a form of precipitation, our big word of the week.
2 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth grade students redeemed Lunch With A Bud coupons to eat in the classroom with their friends. #OlySpartanPride
2 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth grade started a science unit today about the brain. We had to read words written in a different color, say the color of the word rather than the written word, and then used movement and sensory nerves to catch a ruler to test reaction time. #OlySpartanPride
2 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Olympia West staff kicked off Autism awareness month with our matching tshirts to remind our students that- "In a world where you can be anything-BE KIND!"
3 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth grade students voted today in the Tournament of Books. The Final Four has been set: Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth vs The Lightning Thief and The Quickest Kid in Clarksville vs Henry’s Freedom Box. Which books will advance to the championship round?
3 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K became some dinosaur eXperts this week. They learned about some new words such as eXtinct and paleontologist, as well as some pretty tough dinosaur names. They used fine motor skills to build a dinosaur out of shapes, their counting and number recognition to sequence and quantify dinosaurs, and went on a dinosaur hunt to find our letter Xx. If you're looking for a conversation starter-just ask them about dinosaurs!
3 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Second grade students at Olympia West presented 4th grade students with posters and lots of encouragement at a kick-off assembly for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness testing that starts Tuesday. #OlySpartanPride
3 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
The last two days of Pre-K's Spirit Week. Thankful Thursday, where the students dressed like someone or something they are thankful for and shared why with the class. Lastly, we all wore green in honor of St. Patrick's day and raced to match the numbers, count, and fill the pots of gold with the right amount of coins before the other team did.
3 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
Olympia West students climb to high heights in PE today!
3 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders worked in groups to complete an Amazing Race across Ireland. Along the way they practiced test skills and Spartan skills. 🍀
3 months ago, Sarah Abel
Catherine Jennings
Third grade played collaborative games to prep for testing and, more importantly, build confidence in our Spartan skills 👍🏻
3 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Lisa Byrd
Pre-k has been working on listening to their letter sounds with their Spirit week theme days.So far, (M) Mustache Monday, (T) Tie-dye Tuesday, and (W) Wacky Wednesday. Cutting, writing their names, voting, and more or less were practiced in Monday through Wednesday's activities, too. More to come...stay tuned!
3 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Catherine Jennings
Third grade played collaborative games to prep for testing and, more importantly, build confidence in our Spartan skills 👍🏻
3 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders kicked off their March Madness Unit today by measuring different NCAA basketball players, completing a STEM challenge by creating a basketball hoop, and reading the first two books in their book tournament! 🏀
3 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Catherine Jennings
Third graders have been challenged to demonstrate a vocabulary word, and create a living ripple effect! I have challenged them to complete one random act of kindness by Friday, and create a kindness ripple effect!
3 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Angie Swartzendruber
The Tournament of Books is coming to 4th grade on Monday. The first round of reading/voting will last two weeks. Which books will advance to the next round? Stay tuned to find out.
3 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
PreK talked about how practice makes perfect-not only in sports! They reviewed letters and letter sounds with ping pong basketball, shot til they scored to find the number they needed in their sequencing game, and reviewed rhyming with puzzles. They also learned the difference between telling something and asking a question. A combination of fine motor, large motor and learning through play= a win in Pre-K!
3 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K had so much fun practicing their rhymes this week with all the Dr. Seuss themed days. They voted on whether they thought they would like green eggs and ham. The students were very pleased with the surprise of there being no actual green eggs and ham. They enjoyed the vanilla pudding and wafers with delight. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!!!
4 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived at Olympia West. Today students enjoyed a preview day. The book fair will be open from 8:00-2:25 Monday-Thursday as well as during parent-teacher conferences March 4 & 5. This is a great time to build your child’s library.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived at Olympia West. Today students enjoyed a preview day. The book fair will be open from 8:00-2:25 Monday-Thursday as well as during parent-teacher conferences March 4 & 5. This is a great time to build your child’s library.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Students in fourth grade worked in small groups to research the Northeast or Southeast region and presented their information to the class. #OlySpartanPride #4thgrade
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Catherine Jennings
Ciao! Check out third grade's Pizza Basket on Saturday at Family Fun Night! Need to feed a bunch of kids? We have you covered! Your next four date nights? Covered! Yum yum yum!
4 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Lisa Castleman
Do you love to bake? Check out the Pre-K basket at Family Fun Night! Family Fun Night is Saturday night! Doors open at 4pm.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Family Fun Night tickets are available at Minier FS, Minier IGA and Hopedale Casey's. They are 4/$1, get yours today and join in the fun Saturday night! Doors open at 4:00pm, everyone is welcome to join in the fun!
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Family Fun Night is this Saturday night! Doors open at 4:00pm. Stop by for fun, games, food and some great auction items. Silent and bag auction begins at 4:00pm, live auction begins at 6:30pm.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Swartzendruber
Need a new t.v.? Make sure you check out the fourth grade Movie Basket during the live auction at Family Fun Night this Saturday, February 23rd.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
Olympia West's Family Fun Night is one week away! Doors will open at 4:00pm, live auction begins at 6:30pm.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Pre-k celebrated Valentine's day with some fun Valentine stations. They sorted by color, made letters, counted, and created patterns, all using candy hearts. They strengthened their fine motor skills by using clothespins to pinch and match upper case to lower case, and numbers. They enjoyed a special snack, crafts, and entertaining games as well. BIG thank you to all the parents who made this possible!!!
4 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Jessica Clarke
Earlier this week, first grade kicked off Valentine’s Day a little early. Students drew pictures and wrote about what fills their hearts during a wonderful lesson led by Mrs. Ruppert!
4 months ago, Jessica Clarke
Lisa Byrd
Thank you so much to Mrs. Nehls and her hardworking students. The books they made for the PreK class were a fun read for everyone. It was obvious the time and effort each student took to create the characters the PreK class portrayed to them. I enjoyed watching the littles interact with the bigs while they read the books and had their snack. Thanks, again, for such a fun collaboration!
4 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
Family Fun Night tickets are on sale! In Minier at IGA and FS and in Hopedale at Casey’s. We hope to see everyone on February 23!
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Swartzendruber
Make sure you check out this blanket at Family Fun Night. It was made by 4th grade students and will be part of the live auction. #OlySpartanPride
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Kassadie Cole
5th grade is off to a great start on this Monday morning! Students are working on a variety of math centers practicing skills including simplifying fractions and adding and subtracting mixed numbers.
4 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K had a fun and fit week learning about the letter H for Health week. We learned about healthy foods and the food groups by sorting them, we practiced counting and recognizing our numbers in our roll and work out station, and we learned all about dental health words in our write the room activity, then circled our letter H in them. The kids participated in daily work outs at the start of each day with us. Some students even chose white milk instead of chocolate milk by the end of the week. Way to be healthy, PreK!
4 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders spent the morning doing Valentine’s Day activities with their Kindergarten little buddies. 💜
4 months ago, Sarah Abel
Angie Swartzendruber
Today was Jump Rope for Heart at Olympia West. Fourth grade students spent 50 minutes rotating through different jump rope stations. Congrats to Noah for being the last student standing in the jumping contest.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K had a lot of fun talking about Groundhog day. We learned a lot about shadows, what you need to make a shadow, and what it means if the groundhog sees his shadow or not. We reviewed the letter Gg, did some shadow letter naming and writing, practiced patterns, used our fine motor skills for lacing, wrote the letter Gg on the board, and lastly voted whether the groundhog would see his shadow or not. 18 voted yes and 19 voted no. (Both classes combined) We will discuss this more on Monday!
4 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Edwards issued a snow day challenge to third grade: build a blanket fort, read a book for 20 minutes and share a picture with the class.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders are wrapping up their text feature unit with a game of Spoons! 🥄
5 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Lisa Byrd
Today the morning Pre-K class collaborated with some HS students on a project they are working on in their class. They practiced answering questions and using their imaginations to explain what they would look like, what powers would they have, and what they would like to do if they were a super hero. In 2 weeks, we'll see the results of their project in graphic design. Can't wait! Thanks Olympia HS students and Mrs. Nehls!
5 months ago, Lisa Byrd
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.
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Angie Swartzendruber
5th graders sing during the D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.
5 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Students in fourth grade are celebrating the 100th Day of school by completing a 100th day of school digital breakout box. #OlySpartanPride #4thgrade
5 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Pre-k worked on the letter G for Things that GO, and the 3D shape cone. We did a car launch to practice our counting, finding numbers, naming numbers, and writing numbers. We did a letter car game called crash to practice naming and recognizing letters. We did a things that go sort. Lastly, during indoor groas motor time, we pretended to drive on scooters around cones.
5 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
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.
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Lisa Byrd
Today was Fun Friday in Pre-K. Instead of doing Art, we played some color sorting games, used Bingo dotters to find our letter of the week, Ii, made pictures out of shapes, and practiced our puzzle skills.
5 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Mrs. Swartzendruber’s RTI group read picture books focusing on the Midwest Region. They picked their favorite book and are working on a digital book talk to present to the class next week.
5 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Tanya Lang
Parents, if you have not taken the 5 Essentials survey, please use the link below to complete the survey. The survey is administered by the State of Illinois every other year and the information is used as part of our School Report Card. The survey will remain open through January. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
5 months ago, Tanya Lang
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth graders are going on a text feature scavenger hunt using informational text books. #OlySpartanPride
5 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Lisa Castleman
The OHS Mini-Cheer clinic rescheduled for today, January, 13 has been cancelled.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
This week's learning targets for Pre-K were the letter B for Bear, number 16, and practicing cutting. They went on a letter Bb bear hunt in the learning center, cut out polar bears and brown bears, and practiced number recognition with bear claws and the number 16. For art on Friday, they reviewed small, medium, and large while making a polar bear.
5 months ago, Lisa Byrd
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.
5 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Lisa Castleman
The mini cheer clinic that was scheduled for Saturday, January 12 has been postponed to Sunday, January 13 from 12pm-3pm at the high school.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders researched the importance of bats in our ecosystem and economy. Students raised enough money to purchase a bat house for bats to live in! Thank you to everyone who donated to fund our bat box project! #futureworldchangers
6 months ago, Sarah Abel
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K also enjoyed pajama day, a pizza party for filling their good behavior jar, and rides on the Polar Express train.
6 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K worked harder than usual to show their kindness to their friends or teachers to model for the Grinch. They helped others zip up their coats, held doors open for teachers without being asked, helped friends put toys away, and more. I would say the Grinch was FILLED with kindness and his heart grew more than two sizes!
6 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K enjoyed their Christmas party on Tuesday. Big thank you to all the parents who came out to see them sing and participate in games with them. Also, an even bigger thank you to the room parents and parents who spent their time planning the party.
6 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
Oly West Has Talent!
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders read about the history of the white elephant and about what a white elephant gift exchange is. Today, they got to participate in their own white elephant gift exchange!
6 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Ashleigh Neitzel
Students enjoyed watching the Polar Express today!
6 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Ashleigh Neitzel
Students enjoyed watching the Polar Express today!
6 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth and fifth graders are working together to complete a Polar Express escape room.
6 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
Welcome to Whoville! Who do you think will visit Olympia West today?
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Pre-k had fun with our Gingread theme this week. We went on a letter hunt around the room, finding uppercase letters, tracing them, and circling the letter of the week. We practiced drawing shapes on a gingerbread man, and then cutting him out. Lastly, we hunted around the learning center for 14 runaway gingerbread men for our number of the week. We also practiced drawing a 14 and tracing and finding numbers 1-6 or 6-12.
6 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
The AR store is today at West. Students in fourth grade are using the AR points they earned from the beginning of the year until now to purchase various items. Thank you Oly West PTO for this opportunity.
6 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Ms. Haines
Christmas program tonight! The doors to the high school gym do not open until 6:00 pm and all students need to be there by 6:15!
6 months ago, Ms. Haines
Lisa Castleman
Olympia West celebrates “Winter Fun in the Land of Lincoln” this afternoon and takes first place in the Minier Christmas Parade!
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K was working hard in our December themed stations. They worked on numbers 1-5 or 1-10, then counting snowflakes at math station. Some worked on letter sound matching with a partner. Lastly, others worked on the difference between small, medium, and large and putting them in size order.
6 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders had fun practicing drawing the literal and figurative meanings of idioms today with a chapter from Harry Potter.
6 months ago, Sarah Abel
Angie Swartzendruber
4th graders are using the computer to program the Ozobot and play Shape Tracer. #OlySpartanPride #4thgradelovesozobots
7 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Dress like your favorite Pete the Cat book was so fun! Thanks to all those who participated. Isn't reading so fun!!??
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Kassadie Cole
It’s been a busy, productive day for the fifth graders! They made a banner for the Christmas parade then decorated the tree with ornaments made by Olympia West students.
7 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Byrd
Pete the Cat week has been so groovy! Check out all the fun activities PreK has been doing all week. Following directions, finding the color, and coloring Pete's shoes, finding letters and feeding Pete, reviewing numbers 1-10 with pin the shoe on Pete, then roll, count, and color the numbers. We had a few enrichment games of Hide Pete- modeled, then student led. They practiced their number recognition to uncover or flip a shoe to find Pete. They also practiced beginning sounds with naming words and feeding them back to Pete. Pete the Cat week concludes tomorrow...stay tuned!
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Catherine Jennings
Third graders are having a great day after a relaxing Thanksgiving break!
7 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Olympia CUSD 16
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
7 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Lisa Byrd
The afternoon class did just as great! Such cooperative taste testers! Happy Thanksgiving all!!! Fyi.....cranberry sauce was not a favorite. 😳
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Catherine Jennings
3rd graders hosted a Thanksgiving parade for 2nd Grade! 3rd Grade researched and built floats, and 2nd Grade read about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
7 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Lisa Byrd
I am beyond proud of the morning class for trying ALL of our Thanksgiving foods. Majority said they liked most things, too! This is going to be a two part share. Too many pics to combine both classes!
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Catherine Jennings
Third graders performed surgery on nonfiction text features yesterday! West has some skilled surgeons in their midst!
7 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Lisa Byrd
PreK went on a turkey hunt today. They worked very well with their partners by practicing taking turns with the clipboard and finding the correct crayon color to use. They identified shapes, matched them, and also used the corresponding color to color it in. Great teamwork!
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd grade students started Edward Tulane this week and drew what they think he looked like 🐰
7 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Kassadie Cole
5th graders completed an escape activity to help Tom the Turkey find his presidential pardon 🦃
7 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Byrd
PreK enjoyed our week of T for turkey. They matched upper to lower case letters on a turkey, counted turkey feathers matching the numbers, colored turkey feathers, and made turkey headbands for our feast next week.
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Student Council members supported the Community Claus Spaghetti Dinner tonight. They served drinks, salad, and desserts to all patrons.
7 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
PreK really enjoyed their special treat from Officer Weseloh for winning the Red Ribbon week door contest. Thank you-from all of Pre-K
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
OWE students enjoy a lesson on perseverance from Juggling Jeff today. Join us tonight for our annual Community Claus dinner at St. John’s, doors will open at 4:30pm. Family Reading Night will follow at West. The evening will feature a performance by Juggling Jeff. Doors open at 6:30pm and our program will start at 6:45pm
7 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Swartzendruber
Student Council members presented the flags for each branch of the military during the Armed Forces Medley at our Veterans Day Assembly.
7 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
Join Olympia West for our Annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 12 at 1:00pm
7 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
The final sense of 5 senses week was completed today. They were such good sports about trying different things. They are not fans of sour, or bitter. Sweet and salty were their favorites!
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K has been enjoying 5 senses week. They practiced their sense of smell by smelling different items such as coffee, tuna, pickles, lotion, perfume, and more. They used their sense of touchy with the touch and feel game. They lost their sense of sight by tracing with and without some foggy glasses. Played telephone and guessed different sounds for their sense of hearing. Lastly, tomorrow will be the taste test. More pics to come!
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K's afternoon class couldn't help but have some fun in the beautiful fall leaves! Leaf throwing, leaf angels, leaf swimming, and more!
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth graders designed and constructed cars to fit the Ozobot robots. Stay tuned to see how this progresses. #OlySpartanPride
7 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Edwards
Third Graders had fun completing tile math puzzles which required them to use their understanding of place value and subtraction.
7 months ago, Angie Edwards
Angie Swartzendruber
Mrs. Swartzendruber’s RtI group created a road and programmed the Ozobot to travel from one end to the other. What will the Ozobot do next? #OlySpartanPride #learningtocode
7 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
4th graders are answering the essential question: Will a Mountain Last Forever? After experimenting with sugar cubes and shaker boxes to replicate and observe what happens when a rock tumbles down the mountain, we learned a mountain will not last forever. The ice cubes broke into smaller pieces, just like boulders do when it splits from the mountains. #olyspartanpride
7 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Red ribbon parade in Minier. Huge thank you to 4th grade for helping the littles keep up this year!
7 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Congratulations to Natalie for guessing how many pieces of candy corn were in the jar during Red Ribbon Week. There were 2,023 pieces in jar.
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Halloween stations of the week in PreK included: Witch's hat trick...which hat has the letter H? Find and write the numbers 1-10 around the room Make an H, 9, or spooky face at playdoh.
8 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Thank you, Olympia West PTO, for purchasing a Qball for our fourth grade classrooms. We love speaking into the foam microphone to share our learning with each other. #OlySpartanPride #4thgrade
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
4th Grade celebrates “Hats Off to Good Choices” during Red Ribbon Week at Oly West
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to our October Spectacular Spartans!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd graders use their STEM skills to design and build Pumpkin catapults this week !
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K celebrated Halloween with fun stations. Witch hat ring toss, eyeball balance races, Bingo, Spider fishing, and pin the nose on the Jack-o-lantern! I finally figured out how to get more pictures for you to see- collages!!! Enjoy and Happy Halloween!!!
8 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Catherine Jennings
Help! Gritch the Witch is stuck on her broom in the air, and we need to get her down! Some 3rd graders started sketching prototypes for a parachute STEM project.
8 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Lisa Castleman
Celebrating Red Ribbon Week at West with our “The Great Pumpkin Says Don’t Do Drugs!”
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarten students work on coding today!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Edwards
Third graders learned about why our skeletons have so many bones. They then created an x-ray of their hand and wrist bones.
8 months ago, Angie Edwards
Angie Swartzendruber
Enjoying a hay rack ride at the Red Ribbon Rally.
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Kicking off Red Ribbon Week at the Red Ribbon Rally. Who will be the bingo winner tonight? #OlySpartanPride #BeDrugFree
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
4th graders are working with their grandparents during Grandparents Day. #OlySpartanPride #weloveourgrandparents
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
PreK talked about spiders and webs for our week of "W", "8", and the color black. We just so happened to have a visitor this week in our classroom. He was given many names by each student, and then, they counted his legs with Mrs. B. Most importantly, we safely let him be....OUTSIDE! :-)
8 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders working hard on their final drafts of their 1st personal narrative 📝.
8 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Kassadie Cole
5th graders working together to build a tower with toothpicks and marshmallows.
8 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Angie Swartzendruber
We ❤️ our new books. Thank you Oly West PTO!
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Thank you Oly West PTO for providing a free book to each student. #olyspartanpride #4thgrade
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Here are the Jack-o-lanterns finished. The AM winner was Tyler, and PM winner was Liam, as voted for by the Pre-K class. Also, more pics from their exploration of the pumpkin on Friday.
8 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Ashleigh Neitzel
Biography vs. Fiction in 2nd grade’s Genre World Series!
8 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Lisa Castleman
We had a great morning at the Color Run! Thank you to everyone who came out to join us! #olyspartanpride
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Getting our color on! Race time is 9:00 am!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
It’s not too late to join us for the Color Run. Registration is open until the start of the race at 9:00am!
8 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
So much pumpkin fun this week! 4 pictures, just isnt enough! Today, PreK drew their jack-o-lantern face, voted for their favorite, and helped clean the pumpkin out for carving. They also enjoyed some jack-o-lantern making with playdoh, and scratch off art. Carved jack-o-lantern pictures coming soon...
8 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Sarah Abel
Fifth grade and kindergarten met for the first time as Little/Bigger Buddies
8 months ago, Sarah Abel
Angie Swartzendruber
Mrs. Swartzendruber’s RtI class is learning how to create codes. #OlySpartanPride #4thgrade
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Ashleigh Neitzel
Students read different passages on big baseball moments, found the main idea, the year it happened, and then ordered them by year!
8 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Jessica Clarke
First graders visited fifth grade to learn all about bats and participate in bat activities lead by fifth graders. Fun time had by all!
8 months ago, Jessica Clarke
Ashleigh Neitzel
Something big is about to hit 2nd grade ⚾️.
8 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Sarah Abel
It’s trial time in fifth grade and I am loving the participation from fifth graders! Who will be proven guilty? Columbus? Columbus’ Men? The King and Queen? Or the Tainos? Or perhaps they are all guilty...
8 months ago, Sarah Abel
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K ended fire safety week with a visit from some local firemen! They practiced their stop, drop, cover your face, and roll. They learned not to play with hot things like matches, stoves, campfires, and more. They were able to see everything a fireman wears. Lastly, they practiced calling out if a fireman comes to the rescue. Their homework was to go home, and practice a fire drill with their family!
8 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Fire safety week in Pre-K! Practicing patterns, tracing, and sorting hot or not hot.
8 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders are preparing their opening statements for the trial of Christopher Columbus.
8 months ago, Sarah Abel
Ashleigh Neitzel
Students take turns being the teacher and leading our daily math review!
8 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Angie Swartzendruber
There is still time to place an Art to Remember order for your child. Order online today using your code or return the order form to school. Thank you for supporting Olympia West!
8 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Kassadie Cole
5th graders practicing multiplication by playing baseball ⚾️
9 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Angie Swartzendruber
Don’t wait- place your order today! Art to Remember orders are due October 9th. Original, student-made artwork is placed on a variety of items. These make great gifts for the upcoming holidays.
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Kassadie Cole
5th graders exploring measurement tools in science 👩🏼‍🔬👨🏽‍🔬
9 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Angie Swartzendruber
It’s Positivitee Tuesday at West. What will your message be today? #GrowthMindset #OlySpartanPride
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
PM PreK had some visitors as well for Job week. Officer Brammeier, Stanford President, and an relative from State Farm bank.
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Job week concluded with some visitors from their community. AM saw a police officer, carpenter, and personal trainer/work out instructor.
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Ashleigh Neitzel
Last week, students in 2nd grade were busy studying mysteries! They became detectives and had to read clues to solve the mysteries happening at Olympia West!
9 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Angie Swartzendruber
Watch out West! Fourth grade students are meeting their goals and reading buddies are starting to appear in the classroom. #readingbuddyselfie #OlySpartanPride
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth and fifth graders participated in a team relay during the assembly hosted by OHS Student Council. #OlySpartanPride #Homecoming
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Excited for the Mile Run! We are ready to set our PR. #Olyspartanpride #4thgrade
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Excited for the Mile Run! We are ready to set our PR. #Olyspartanpride #4thgrade
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
3rd graders at Olympia West welcomed students to school today with positive messages as a part of their “Start with Hello” week activities.
9 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Swartzendruber
Creative writing is taking place in fourth grade. Students choose a series of pictures to put into a book and then write a story. #OlySpartanPride #4thgrade #learningisfun
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Students at West created an amazing piece of artwork and soon parents will have the chance to turn the artwork into custom keepsakes. This is a great chance to order items for family members and raise money for the school. The order form will come home in the next few days.
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Byrd
Well, shiver me timbers! More Pirates showed up in the afternoon class, too! We sure arrrrre glad we had so many pirates to help us find the treasure!
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Our morning class was taken over by pirates today. Me mateys found the treasure on our special treasure hunt. Then, were able to enjoy the golden, buttery treat within our treasure chest!
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Kassadie Cole
5th graders reviewing their current skill of multiplying and dividing by powers of ten by playing Connect 4.
9 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Karen Graber
Gum party for learning the letter Gg and knowing it’s sound. Bubble blowing demonstration and contest between Mrs. Castle man and Mrs. Graber!
9 months ago, Karen Graber
Lisa Byrd
Ahoy, Mateys! Check out all the fun PreK is having for Pirate week. Fill your treasure box color game, counting their jewels, letter matching, and practicing their cutting skills to make eye patches.
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders working on part part whole activities that teachers learned at Jen Gibson’s math academy✏️.
9 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Angie Swartzendruber
Staff members are promoting positive vibes around the school with Positivitee Tuesday. #OlySpartanPride #OlyWest #kindness
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders practice finding main idea and supporting details with texts about hurricanes. We even watched live news streams of hurricane Florence and journaled about what we felt while watching.
9 months ago, Sarah Abel
Lisa Byrd
Today, the morning class had an impromptu talk about butterflies. This one kept landing near the kids. We talked about its colors, how delicate they are, what other kinds or colors of butterflies they have seen, and more.
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
Mrs. Swartzendruber is a recipient of the Scholastic Book Club and James Patterson giveaway. She won money and Scholastic bonus points to purchase books for her fourth grade classroom. Congratulations Mrs. Swartzendruber!#OlySpartanPride #PattersonPledge
9 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Jessica Clarke
Discovering more about why a statue’s shadow moves! First graders worked in groups to see how they could get their gnome’s shadow to move onto a pattern that was laid out on a piece of paper. #olywest
9 months ago, Jessica Clarke
Lisa Castleman
Frisbee Golf comes to Olympia West!
9 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Every day is an adventure in PreK. Interesting stories in the library, Alphabet Bingo, or practicing numbers with a friend. Learning in so many ways!
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Taking a break with a GoNoodle- dancing and learning about prefixes and suffixes. #OlySpartanPride #4thgrade
9 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Ashleigh Neitzel
While studying different fairy tales, 2nd grade students completed a STEM challenge. They had to construct a raft for their billy goats to ride across the river in to escape the troll! If their raft sank, they got to go back and, using what they learned, remake their raft.
9 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Lisa Byrd
What better way to end Super Hero week than with a special visit from Batman! Thanks, Batman, for talking to the kids about using their "super powers" of kindness to help their friends, teachers, and parents everyday!
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Cape day in PreK
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Captian America day! Let's hear it for the red, white, and blue!!!
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
PreK PM class enjoying a SUPER start to our SUPER hero week!
9 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K painting for Art to Remember, playing at centers, and enjoying the weather outside.
10 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Practicing keyboarding skills on our new Chromebooks. #olyspartanpride
10 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
What is in the shopping bag? Fourth graders are looking at clues to make an inference about who would purchase the items. #olyspartanpride
10 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders talking about all things 100!
10 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Kassadie Cole
5th graders practicing place value skills during math centers 📝
10 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K had a fun 2 days getting familiar with their classroom and the routine.
10 months ago, Lisa Byrd
Kassadie Cole
5th graders working hard on their daily math review! They will use the data collected on their reviews to set goals correlating to areas that need improvement.
10 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Ashleigh Neitzel
STEM bins were introduced in 2nd grade!
10 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd grade students worked with a partner to put all the teacher’s Bitmojis on the school map!
10 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Angie Swartzendruber
We ESCAPED! #OlySpartanPride
10 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth grade is working together to Escape the Back to School Blues in the media center. #OlySpartanPride
10 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
Great to see everyone at Open House tonight! Can’t wait for the first day of school tomorrow!
10 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Open House for students in Pre-K and grades 1-5 will be Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm.
11 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
If you have a student entering kindergarten at Olympia West, join us for Kindergarten Open House on Monday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
11 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Are you new to Olympia West this school year? New student registration is Monday, August 6 from 8am-12pm and Tuesday August 7 from 1pm-6pm.
11 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Swartzendruber
Hooping it up at Field Day #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Edwards
Third graders had fun playing “shark in the water” at field day!
about 1 year ago, Angie Edwards
Angie Swartzendruber
Having a fun time at Field Day! #OlySpartans
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
The afternoon session for the Wax Museum has started. We have a lot of visitors.
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Olympia West 4th graders presented a Wax Museum today showcasing 38 famous Americans.
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Catherine Jennings
Third grade wrapped up their Genius Hour presentations yesterday! We had a variety of presentation choices, including creating blogs, Google slide presentations, and a meteorology newscast!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Jennings
Ashleigh Neitzel
While learning about US symbols, second grade students stood for the National Anthem!
about 1 year ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarteners learn about habitats at the Peoria Zoo.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Ashleigh Neitzel
Second grade students are enjoying a day of math review with Glow Games!
about 1 year ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Catherine Jennings
Third Grade is having fun designing book report t-shirts based on their novel study!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Jennings
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders spent time with their little buddies this morning. Together they made a scrapbook.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Abel
Angie Swartzendruber
4th grade shopping spree at the AR store. #welovereading #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
5th Graders treated the crowd to a recorder concert at our awards assembly.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Safety Patrol recognized at awards assembly.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
We had a great day today recognizing some amazing Spartans at our annual awards assembly. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mrs. Brand and Mrs. Render honored today at our Awards Assembly.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
First graders estimated and then measured distances using the nonstandard measure of giant steps.  They discussed how each person’s measurement would be different because the students were all different sizes.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Pre-K enjoying the petting zoo at Ag Day.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mr. Dale enjoying Ag Day!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Catherine Jennings
3rd graders continued to present their Genius Hour projects today! We learned about why cats sleep so much, why poison ivy is itchy, and how chameleons change color.
about 1 year ago, Catherine Jennings
Catherine Jennings
3J has started forming the landforms we have been researching for the last two weeks during our landform unit!
about 1 year ago, Catherine Jennings
Angie Swartzendruber
Drones are cool! 4th grade loves Ag Day!
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
4th grade is learning how to weld at Ag Day.
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
4th grade attends AG Day at OHS.
about 1 year ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Kassadie Cole
Maddox Dare takes 1st place in the 5th grade mile with a PR of 5:53 🥇
about 1 year ago, Kassadie Cole
Sarah Abel
GO🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️
about 1 year ago, Sarah Abel
Kassadie Cole
Ready, Set....
about 1 year ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Castleman
It’s National School Nurse Appreciation Day and we’ve got the best at West! Thank you Mrs. Birky for all you do to take care of our students!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mile Run is on Thursday! We would love to have you come and cheer on our students. 5th Grade- 8:05-8:55 4th Grade 8:55-9:45 1st Grade 10:00-10:50 2nd Grade- 12:20-1:10 3rd Grade - 1:10-2:00
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
2nd grade at the Planetarium.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mr. B helps Mrs. Braffet as PE teacher for the day!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
2nd grade students enjoying the Riverfront Museum.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Ms. Haines
First graders learning about repeat signs with our interactive Quaver music program!
about 1 year ago, Ms. Haines
Lisa Castleman
Miss C. helps Mrs. C as principal for the day.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Catherine Jennings
Some third graders began presenting their Genius Hour projects today! Throughout the year, they chose a topic, researched a question and created a presentation of their findings.
about 1 year ago, Catherine Jennings
Lisa Castleman
​It's Teacher Appreciation Week and we've got the best at West! Thank you to our amazing staff for the countless hours, the dedication, and the care you show our students every day!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th Grade “Bowl”ed Away!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Kassadie Cole
5th grade bowling in PE today!
about 1 year ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Castleman
We are preparing for the mile run! The mile run will be on Thursday, May 10, come cheer on your student.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Edwards
Third Graders love spendjng time with the chicks that hatched at the end of Chick It Out! #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, Angie Edwards
Angie Edwards
Third Graders love spendjng time with the chicks that hatched at the end of Chick It Out! #OlySpartanPride
about 1 year ago, Angie Edwards
Lisa Castleman
We have chicks! Watch the live feed on our website to watch the rest of our chicks hatch!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
After 32 rounds, Abby wins the Spelling Bee! Congratulations to Ella who was the runner-up!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Connie Boznos
Principal Lisa Castleman agrees to wear this cape if all grade levels meet their benchmark!
about 1 year ago, Connie Boznos
Karen Graber
Learning new technology things at institute today! You can teach an old dog new things!
about 1 year ago, Karen Graber
Lisa Castleman
1st graders enjoying STEM day today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th grade had a wonderful STEM Day and trip to OMS today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th grade had a great time on their field trip today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th Graders having a great time at the Science and Industry Museum today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th graders share their State Projects this week!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd grade had an awesome day at the circus!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd grade students check the development of their eggs today. #olyspartanpride
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th grade and Kindergarten students work together to code a path for their Ozobots.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd, 4th and 5th graders compete in the annual badminton tournament Monday, competition concludes today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to Raquel Birky and Tyler Dabney on their outstanding achievement and recognition by the Illinois Principals Association.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
1st grade students use their engineering skills build catapults out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a container.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarten students encourage their bigger buddies to do their best on PARCC testing!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th grade students enjoy DARE baseball game with the Peoria Chiefs!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd Grade starts “Chick it Out” today! Stay tuned for updates!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
OHS Child Care classes visit OWE.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th grade students use their deductive reasoning skills to solve the code in their “Escape Box” activity.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
1st Grade enjoys a story with guest readers.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th grade students use their engineering and design skills to make marble tracks.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
2nd grade students in Mrs. Nietzel’s class enjoy reading as a class this morning!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Pre-K walks the red carpet at Oly West today!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Reminder Kindergarten Round-up/Open House is tomorrow night from 5-6:30pm. Contact Oly West at 309-392-2671 with questions or to RSVP.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
We are excited to kick off our first 4-H STEM/Robotics Spin Club for students in grades 3-5
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarten Round-Up/Open House will be held on Thursday April 5 from 5:00-6:30. If you have or know someone who has a child who will be 5 on or before September 1,2018 please make plans to attend.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Swartzendruber on recieving a Maitland Grant to purchase Escape Boxes for your classrooms!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Have a great Spring Break! We will see you on April 3!
about 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
It's a great day to be a Spartan!
over 1 year ago, Lisa Castleman