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.
Third graders at Orin C. Smith Elementary recently enjoyed a visit by two special guests. After reading the story Aero and Officer Mike about a police officer and his K-9 companion, students were pleasantly surprised to welcome Chehalis Police Department Officer Ayers and his K-9 partner Tiesto. Officer Ayers and Tiesto impressed students during an [...]
The Chehalis School District Board of Directors has been named Board of the Year by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). The Board of the Year award is given to one Board of Distinction from each of three categories depending on district enrollment size (small, medium, large). Superintendent Ed Rothlin says the award is [...]
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.
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.
The Chehalis School Board has selected names for two new schools, which will open in the fall of 2018. The new primary school will be named after James Lintott, and will serve grades PK-2. The new intermediate school will be named after Orin Smith and serve students in grades 3-5. The campus, which will house [...]
For the past several years, Mike and Sue Austin have collected community donations of school supplies for our Chehalis schools. This year was no different. Sue is a retired teacher/librarian from Chehalis School District. She and her husband, Mike, remain very active in the Chehalis Community. Thank you to Mike and Sue for this generous [...]
The Salmon Tank in the Olympic Elementary library will be home to 300 Coho eggs in March. All 4th grade students are learning about the stages of salmon development (eggs, alvin, fry, smolt, adult and migrating adult) and the fragile ecosystems in which they live. Students will be able to experience firsthand the development of [...]
"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 [...]