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Spotlight on Success - January 11, 2017
In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; Garfield alumna creates intricate hand-lettered mural, Avanti teacher receives The Evergreen State College 2016 Teacher Excellence Award, High school graduation rates top 90 percent, Classroom mini-building construction gets underway...and much more!
January is School Board Recognition Month
Every January school districts across the state and nation honor their board of directors during School Board Recognition Month.
The Olympia School District will recognize its school board with a special program near the start of the meeting on Monday, January 23. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.
During the program, Superintendent Dick Cvitanich will read a proclamation by Gov. Jay Inslee designating January as School Board Recognition Month in Washington state. This marks the 22nd year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995.
The proclamation reads in part that school directors “play a crucial role in promoting student learning and achievement by creating a vision, establishing policies and budgets, and setting clear standards of accountability for all involved.” It also states that school directors “are directly accountable to the citizens in their districts and regions, serving as a vital link between members of the community and their schools.”
Community invited January 19 to learn about classroom mini-buildings
The community is invited to learn about the school district’s plans to build a 10 classroom two-story “mini-building” at McLane Elementary School.
Representatives from the OIympia School District Capital Planning and Construction department, as well as members of MSGS Architects (selected to design the project) will be available during the meeting to discuss the proposed design and answer questions.
Learn more about the building designed for McLane Elementary on Thursday, January 19 at McLane Elementary School, 200 Delphi Road S.W., Olympia. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
McLane Elementary is among five schools that will have classroom mini-buildings constructed this year. The mini-buildings are part of the 2016 voter-approved school bond and will also be built at Roosevelt, Hansen, Pioneer and Centennial elementary schools.
Search begins for new district superintendent
Superintendent Dick Cvitanich, who has served the Olympia School District for the past five years, will retire effective June 30, 2017.
This week, the Olympia School Board unanimously agreed to select Northwest Leadership Associates to lead the superintendent search process. The board held a special meeting on January 10 to hear presentations by two search firms before making its decision.
District Technology Fair is Saturday, February 11
Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual OSD Technology Fair on Saturday, February 11 at Capital High School.
The free event, which is open to all students, families and the community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school Commons, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia. School booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will showcase a variety of ways that students and teachers use digital tools to support the learning process.