Representatives from Port Blakely shared information about forestry careers with Orin C. Smith Elementary students on Friday, February 7. During this interactive assembly students learned about the history of Port Blakely, including forestry careers and educational requirements for those jobs. Students learned about forestry equipment and volunteers showcased a variety of forestry equipment. Presenters included: Kelly [...]
The Chehalis School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the school board has voted to extend a contract offer to Dr. Christine N. Moloney as the District’s next Superintendent. “Dr. Moloney rose to the top of a thorough and thoughtful process,” said Colleen State, Board President. “We had a remarkably strong pool [...]
On December 6, Dr. Brandy Fay was the keynote speaker at Orin C. Smith Elementary’s College and Career Readiness Animal Profession Assembly. Dr. Fay shared information about the level of education required to pursue a career as a veterinarian and the various job opportunities represented at her business including: Veterinarian Technician; Animal Grooming; Animal Training; [...]
Orin C. Smith Elementary students are enjoying their brand new school this fall thanks to the voter-approved capital facilities bond that made it possible. Recently, students had a special opportunity to learn how their new school was built, from the construction professionals who built it. During a special school assembly, students met FORMA Construction Project [...]
October 2 was National Walk to School Day and Orin C. Smith Elementary students participated in the school’s annual event, the Walking School Bus. Students and staff began the walk at 7:30 a.m. at Penny Playground in Chehalis. Students and staff joined the “bus” as they walked along the route to Orin C. Smith Elementary [...]
Author, poet and song writer Eric Ode visited both James W. Lintott Elementary and Orin C. Smith Elementary this fall. He shared songs and inspiration at a school assembly and then worked in classrooms with students, helping to focus on improving their writing, using music and reading for inspiration. Ode challenges students as writers and [...]
Career and College Readiness (CCR) Wednesdays in the Chehalis School District include students and staff wearing career or college apparel. This year at Orin C. Smith Elementary, the CCR team set a goal for every student to receive a career or college t-shirt. To-date, the school has received contributions from the University of Washington, St. [...]
A great turnout for the Gail Shaw Learning Campus ribbon cutting on August 28, 2019 in the Chehalis School District.
It's an exciting time for Chehalis School District. The new Orin C. Smith Elementary School welcomed students back to school this fall. A special grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting was held August 28, 2019.
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.