It’s all about staying focused, and staying engaged. Students in Mrs. Sande’s math class are almost always up and moving. It keeps them thinking. Researcher Peter Liljedahl has found that students sitting at their desks (or tables) and writing in their notebooks is not the best space for student thinking - and many teachers agree. [...]
In 1995, Olympic Elementary students buried a time capsule filled with items from that year. As students and staff prepared to transition to the new Orin C. Smith Elementary, the time capsule was unearthed and reopened.
The new James W. Lintott Elementary School serving grades pre-K through two is moving forward on schedule. This school is scheduled to be completed by the end of the 2017-18 school year.
If you enter the Olympic Elementary library, you might not be expecting the highly creative, constructive and not-so-quiet environment you’ll find when the normally hushed space is transformed into a haven for energetic learning. That’s because of the Makerspace movement, which is being incorporated into schools around our state that allows students to turn knowledge [...]
The Chehalis Foundation asked a few W.F. West seniors and science teachers to share their thoughts and experiences having worked with the STEM programs and equipment made available by the Chehalis Foundation. In their words, you will hear the impact that the Beyond K-12 Student Achievement Initiative has made.
Mr. Ellingson, Principal, and student council members preparing for Olympic’s Veterans Day Assembly.
....learning to keyboard without peeking....using iPads...and computers. Our kids are so comfortable with technology!
"It was inspired thinking that created the Chehalis Foundation. It’s brought leaders from all different parts of the community together, and they have been planning and setting priorities and accomplishing a great deal. It gives me the confidence that I can invest in this community and that there will be concrete results." —Orin Smith Former [...]
To kick off the school year the Chehalis PTA put on their annual Touch A Truck event on Friday, Sept 11th at Olympic Elementary from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Students got a hands on experience with equipment from local businesses including Washington Tractor, Lemay's, Lewis County PUD and more. Vehicles from the Veterans Museum and Local Police and Fire [...]