Reeves MS Wins a Washington Achievement Award!
Great news! Reeves Middle School has received a 2014 Washington Achievement Award, with a nod toward the school's "High Progress." Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years.
Congratulations to all our students and staff for this wonderful accomplishment!
Honor's English Assignment for Interested 8th Grade Students
If you or your student are interested in taking Honor's English as a Freshman at Olympia High School next year, please complete this essay by April 29th. Students will need to bring the essay to Reeves on April 29th when they register for classes for next year. Without this essay, students will not be able to register for Honors 9th grade English.
Information from Incoming parent Night @ Reeves
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the informational night for incoming parents to Reeves Middle School. For those of you who could not attend, you may access a PDF of the powerpoint that was used in the presentation by clicking HERE. Also, on August 27th from 5:30 -- 7:30 pm there will be a "Parent Boot-Camp" for all parents new to Reeves Middle School that will help you transition your student into middle school. Watch for more information on that.
Upcoming State Test Dates
MAP testing begins this week (March 2nd). All students will take the Math and Reading MAP test. These tests will be used to help determine student growth as well as identify any areas of focus for the upcoming Smarter Balanced testing.
MAP TESTING SCHEDULE
8th Grade: March 3rd through March 5th (Reading and Math)
7th Grade: March 10th through March 12th (Reading and Math)
6th Grade: March 24th through March 26th (Reading and Math)
Make-ups to be determined
Smarter Balanced Assessment is the new state testing system. It is aligned to the common core standards and all students across the state (and other states in the nation) will be taking these assessments in the spring. This will be an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge, as well as identify areas that we as school need to work on. Also, we feel that we have the greatest school in America and this provides a great opportunity to prove it!
Smarter Balanced Assessment Schedule
6th, 7th & 8th Grade: May 13th through May 15th (English Language Arts)
6th, 7th & 8th Grade: May 18th through May 19th (Math)
8th Grade: June 2nd Science MSP
Make-ups to be determined
Summer School 2015
Summer School registration is now available! Classes begin on Monday, June 29 and run through July 30. 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 Capital High School. Please click on the "read more" link below for additional information and registration forms.
Mark Your Calendar for the OSD Technology Fair!
Are you interested in how teachers and students are using technology to enhance students’ learning and achievement, both inside and outside the classroom? If so, we invite you to our first-ever Technology Fair on Thursday, April 30 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in the Capital High School Commons (2707 Conger Ave. NW). From robotics to mobile devices, you will see it all, plus learn more about the district’s vision for implementing the 2014 Technology and Safety Levy. Parents/guardians, the event will also include one-on-one assistance in signing up for Family Access. You can even stay afterward to enjoy the Capital High School Spring Musical that begins at 7:30 p.m.!
OSD News & Notes: April 16, 2015
In this week's News & Notes the Olympia Robotics Federation FRC Team qualifies for the World Championships, the Capital Debate Team shines at State, two OSD students earn a trip to the YMCA Youth & Government Conference in NC...and much, much more!
Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment
Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared.
Budget - Seeking Your Input!
The Olympia School District is beginning to develop its 2015-16 school year budget. If you would like to offer input into how the district will prioritize spending for the following year, we invite you to take our budget survey. You are also invited to attend one of our public budget forums:
- Tuesday, May 19 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. NE, Library
- Wednesday, May 20 – Noon to 2 p.m., Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Room 301
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.
If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.
- Tuesday, April 28
- AVID presentation from OHS Counselors during OT
- Wednesday, April 29
- OHS @ Reeves for Online Registration (Henderson's Class
- Monday, May 4
- School Board Meeting
- Tuesday, May 5
- National Teacher Appreciation Day
- Site Council Meeting