Poetry Out Loud WOWS Audience & Judges
On May 9th, five students did an outstanding job of bringing poetry to life for an audience of their peers. This competition, conducted each year by Mrs. Schooler, is an excellent way to share a love of poetry, build confidence and enhance public speaking skills. The judges were super impressed with this group of contestants whose recitations were judged on the difficulty of their chosen poem; physical presence; voice and articulation; dramatic appropriateness; evidence of understanding; overall performance; and accuracy. First place was awarded to Kayla Jones for her stirring rendition of I Know Why the Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Second Place was awarded to Eva Baydo Bravo for her performace of Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. Honorable Mention was earned by Bill Diaz Gualco. And much admiration goes out to Whitney Sederberg and Eloise Hendrix for bravely performing as 6th graders in this challenging competition. See all Poetry Out Loud performances below.
Reeves' Students Succeed in Cincinnati
Reeves Middle School students, Willie and Owen Bays, took first place in their age category at the Irish music competition in Cincinnati last week. This competition ["Midwest Fleadh Cheoil" (Festival of Music)], was one of only two of these competitions in North America every year. There was definitely some serious competition. They also both won medals in their individual instruments, Irish flute for Willie and concertina for Owen. Since they won this competition, they have qualified to compete in Ireland this summer at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which is a world championship of Irish traditional music. CONGRATULATIONS TO WILLIE AND OWEN!!! Great job and good luck this summer!
3rd Annual RMS STEM Night HUGE Success!
Our 3rd Annual STEM Night was a huge success. Students, families, and teachers had fun making art, figuring out the phases of the moon, learning about predator prey relationships, driving robot cars, and solving pattern challenges. Our fabulous math and science teachers ar Reeves sure know how to make learning relevant and fun! A BIG thanks to all of our 8th grade volunteers and families for helping make this event a huge success.
6th Grade Bridge Builders
It is with extreme pride, the 6th Grade Mathematics and Science Departments announce this year’s top bridge engineers.
1st Place: >1125 Newtons
Team Playas (Drew Packard, Quinn Cherullo, Cameron Harmeier, and Anders Saylor-Olson)
2nd Place: >1045 Newtons
Team San Jose Sharks (Colton Ramsey, Caden Starkey, Ben Pleva, Demetrius Luck)
3rd Place: 845 Newtons
Team Dragon Slayers (Julia Hardy, Elena Jones, Zach McLemore, Makayla Rutledge)
Honorable Mentions - 100 Pounds Club Members (>445 Newtons)
Team Wizard of Oz (Duong Nguyen, Celeste Probart, Keira Wyatt, Aiden Wirth)
Team 6 (Sam Skjervold, Dain Boswell, Ethan Seversike, Tyler Maxfield)
Team Pink Fluffy Soccer Kitty’s ( Adrian Mrazek, Katelyn Stevenson, Kemarion Hill, Gabe Mauldin)
Team H & S (Shanelle Carbonel, Haley Anthony)
Team Tsunami (Ashley Gosser, Ella Lieseke, Sophie House-Higgins, Mia Scher)
Team Julianne (Julianne Glenn)
From top to bottom, these were some of the best designed and constructed scale model truss bridges we’ve seen over the past four years of running this event. With just a few minor tweaks here and there, the number of teams making it into the Hundred Pound Club could have easily been double. Congratulations to ALL bridge engineers.
Last Chance to Buy a Yearbook!
Time is running out to order your RMS 2016 yearbook! Here is the link to order yours today!
Why is Reeves Great?
Register for summer school
Summer School registration is now available! Classes begin on Monday, June 27 and run through July 29. School will be in session Monday through Thursday mornings and is for Middle and High School students only. The summer school program will be held at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA). Please click on the "read more" link below for additional information and registration forms.
District offers free sports physical exams
To participate in Olympia School District athletic programs all students must provide documentation of a current sports physical. To assist all students in meeting this requirement the Olympia School District, in cooperation with Capital Medical Center and local health care providers, is offering free sports physical examinations on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Capital High School gym from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Apply for College Bound Scholarships
The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost. Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college. If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance.
To view the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Applications and information are also available at all Olympia School District middle school front offices.
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is our top priority. SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web. Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
- Thursday, May 26
- 7th/8th ALL District Track Meet @ OHS
- Ice Cream Social Retirees/Volunteers
- Monday, May 30
- No School - Memorial Day
- Friday, June 3
- Elementary Early Release - Half Day
- Monday, June 6
- Board Meeting