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Olympia School District received $2.8 million in enrollment stabilization funds, 50% less than they expected to get from the federal government. In a report to the OSD board of directors during a … more
Thurston Youth Climate Alliance members staged a die-in protest at the recent Olympia city council meeting, urging the city to act on the climate crisis. Louisa Sevier, the alliance’s … more
The Lacey City Council is exploring a three-way partnership with North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) and the South Sound YMCA to explore the feasibility of an indoor Young Child and Family … more
Olympia School District Board of Directors president Maria Flores challenged the city’s schools to commit to maintaining safe, healthy and welcoming environments for all members of the … more
Olympia School District (OSD) director Hilary Seidel introduced a policy amendment to seat one student representative from each OSD high school on the board of directors. “This is the policy … more
The Olympia School District will improve physical, social, and emotional services through increased state funding required in House Bill 1664, passed in the recently concluded legislative … more
Olympia School District Superintendent Patrick Murphy encourages the community to complete an online survey about the balanced calendar concept. “We want to know what our community thinks … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) proclamedthe week of May 2-6 as Teacher Appreciation Week. The proclamation, signed at the OSD regular board meeting yesterday, underscored the teachers’ … more
Saint Martin’s University will confer honorary doctorate degrees to three members of the Benedictine community at its commencement ceremony next Saturday, May 7. “Each year Saint … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) has authorized the Prosecuting Attorney's Office to start condemnation proceedings for the abandoned property adjacent to L.P. Brown Elementary School … more
On Thursday, the Olympia School District board of directors adopted a resolution supporting Proposition 1, which would add .01% to the Olympia city sales tax.  In supporting the ballot … more
Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (D) will host two informational meetings for middle and high schoolers curious about attending any of the five U.S. service academies, with the first of the two … more
Stacker compiled a list of the best public high schools in Washington using rankings from Niche. It ranked Olympia High School as the 21 best among 884 public high schools in the state and the only … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislature, lawmakers worked to prohibit the usage of active shooter drills, including conducting lockdown drills, by schools, which include simulations of or … more
Timberland Regional Library asks patrons to show their support for accessible and life-changing resources, programs and materials on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – Library Giving Day. Timberland … more
Olympia City Council has unanimously approved starting negotiations with the Olympia School District (OSD) on building a school on the city’s Yelm Highway property planned to be developed into … more
The Olympia City Council is set to vote tomorrow on a proposed Co-Location Agreement that would make part of the Yelm Highway land designated to become a new park available to Olympia School … more
Several South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) basketball student-athletes won  Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-Region awards, according to a press statement released by the … more
Olympia Schools District (OSD) is exploring adopting a Balanced Calendar, potentially as soon as the 2024-25 school year. During a webinar held Tues., March 15, OSD Superintendent Patrick Murphy … more
Prior to closing the 2022 Washington State Legislative session, the Senate passed Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1736, which establishes a state student loan program. Originally passed by the … more
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