Tara Loyer
Don’t feed the animals! The 2nd and 3rd graders showcased their animal and habitat projects along with their informational writing today in the ONE Zoo!
about 10 hours ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Mrs. Boots took Young Author winners, Owen Rios and Noelle Walter, on a book tour around Oly North. The student body enjoyed both stories!
4 days ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
5th graders used Makey Makey kits to create keypads to operate their computers today!
7 days ago, Stevie Miller
Matt Hurley
Quarter #3 Mastery Manager report cards will be sent to you electronically today by 4:00 pm.
7 days ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
Data is a Slam Dunk! Mrs. Loyer's class has been working hard to show mastery with graphing. Today they solved problems to earn a shot at the hoop, graphed makes and misses, and analyzed the data from all Division I Conferences to see who would get a bid to the NCAA tournament!
8 days ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Save the Date! The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will begin April 8th and conclude April 12. Check out the website below for class shopping times and online book flyers! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=olynorth
9 days ago, Stacey Boots
Allison Brutlag
Welcome to Seussville! Kindergarten and first grade celebrated Dr. Seuss with STEAM activities!
14 days ago, Allison Brutlag
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Kindergarten enjoyed pajama day and Dr. Seuss stories today!!
14 days ago, Jessica Ballard
Tara Loyer
ATTENTION!! 2nd graders worked their way through Spartan Soldier boot camp this week as they reviewed their quarter 3 skills. They ended the week with a Spartan Challenge obstacle course that encouraged them to work together to answer review questions before completing each obstacle.
14 days ago, Tara Loyer
Becky Westerfield
Third graders celebrated the grand opening of “Fractinos Pizzeria”, as they began learning about fractions. These skilled “Chefs” also shared their learning with parents during conferences.
15 days ago, Becky Westerfield
Rita Park
4th Grade Beach Day Students tried to bring the sunshine and balmy breezes of the beach to North on Friday. They wore shorts, shades, and flip flops while doing math and reading on beach towels.
20 days ago, Rita Park
Stevie Miller
Today 5th graders got to spend some of their Miller and Steffen Money at the class auction! Students bid for miscellaneous items with money they earned from completing class or school-wide jobs, for good behavior, and for exemplary work. Some items got students into a real bidding war and fun was had by all!
20 days ago, Stevie Miller
Matt Hurley
P/T Conferences are March 4 & 5 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We hope to see you all there!
22 days ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Young Author stories are due to classroom teachers by this Friday, March 1st.
22 days ago, Matt Hurley
Jodi Hospelhorn
It's fun food Friday in the RISE room! Kids enjoyed reading a recipe and sequencing the steps. After, we enjoyed our fruit smoothies! Yum!
28 days ago, Jodi Hospelhorn
Jodi Hospelhorn
Kids in the RISE room are building communication skills by making sentences with a communication device.
29 days ago, Jodi Hospelhorn
Diana Davis
Kids Heart Challenge raised $3170 for the American Heart Association. Thank You!
30 days ago, Diana Davis
Diana Davis
Kids Heart Challenge was a success.
about 1 month ago, Diana Davis
Becky Westerfield
3rd grade honored Abraham Lincoln by using pennies for various STEM activities. We tested surface tension, probability and chemical reactions. Happy Birthday President Lincoln!
about 1 month ago, Becky Westerfield
Kathy Jackson
New Leveled Readers Olympia North PTO purchased books for our first grade students to use in our classroom library and for reading activities. We can’t wait to break them in.
about 1 month ago, Kathy Jackson
Allison Brutlag
1st graders loved exploring winter STEM stations. They built arctic habitats with blocks, played ice shuffleboard, experimented the best way for penguins to slide down the ramp and illustrated favorite penguin books!
about 1 month ago, Allison Brutlag
Amanda Richards
It was a big day yesterday in Pre-K! We celebrated our 100th Day of school!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Richards
Stacey Boots
This week in library, students learned about Dr. Temple Grandin. They learned different is not less; what makes each of us different is often our greatest asset.
about 1 month ago, Stacey Boots
Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia West Elem School, 302 N School St, Minier, is open as a warming center. If your power is out and you need a warm, safe place and some food, you are welcome to come.
about 1 month ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Mandy Nowaskie
Tonight's boys basketball game has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb 4th including the mini cheer participation portion.
about 1 month ago, Mandy Nowaskie
Tara Loyer
Are you ready for some football? Mrs. Loyer's 2nd graders are gearing up for The Big Game this weekend! They're working with scoreboards to determine the difference in each team's score, doing some popcorn math, and using informational texts to research and write about famous football legends!
about 1 month ago, Tara Loyer
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
about 1 month ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
about 1 month ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Tara Loyer
Things are getting WILD in Mrs. Loyers class this week! It might be an arctic tundra outside, but 2nd grade is traveling to the rainforest to study the habitat’s animals, plants, and weather!
about 1 month ago, Tara Loyer
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to the possibility of icy roadways, Olympia schools will dismiss early Wed., Jan. 23. OHS and OMS dismiss at noon; elementary schools dismiss at 12:30. All programs and activities are cancelled the rest of the day.
about 1 month ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
about 1 month ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Stevie Miller
Fifth graders were so engaged in their genius hour research, they didn’t want to quit! So they sat down in the hallway while waiting to trade classes and got back to work!! Way to go, 5th graders! #OlySpartanPride
2 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
Mr. Hurley joined the First Graders for Friday Fun in the Learning Center!
2 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
There will be no school on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2 months ago, Matt Hurley
Laura Baner
Kindergarten read the book Sneezy the Snowman. They each had to write a sentence about what a snowman should not do. We finished with glue and shaving cream for an art project.
2 months ago, Laura Baner
Teri Steffen
5th grade students learning about team work with Mrs. Ruppert.
2 months ago, Teri Steffen
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Olympia CUSD 16
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
2 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Stevie Miller
5th grade students added some water color to their one word goal cards for 2019!
2 months ago, Stevie Miller
Matt Hurley
There will be NO ACTIVITIES taking place at Olympia North on Saturday, January 12th.
2 months ago, Matt Hurley
Olympia CUSD 16
The mini cheer clinic that was scheduled for Saturday Jan. 12th has been postponed to Sunday Jan. 13th from 12 pm to 3 pm in the high school.
2 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Stevie Miller
5th graders using green screen technology to create a news cast highlighting the benefits of an urban forest!
2 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
Friendly reminder to find those library books and put them in your child’s book bag! I have several new books ready for checkout upon our return tomorrow!
2 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Winter Break runs December 22 - January 6. School will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
We want to wish you and your family a very happy Holiday Season!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Olympia North students received early holiday gifts from the AMBUCS bike company today! We are so appreciative of their generosity!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
🚧HARD HAT ZONE 🚧 Workers in Mrs. Loyer’s class are bulldozing through subtraction this morning. They’re working hard to build the tallest tower by solving subtraction problems with regrouping!
3 months ago, Tara Loyer
Cortney Schmidgall
Third grade reading class was turned into a hospital today as students performed text feature surgery!
3 months ago, Cortney Schmidgall
Kaitlin Schroeder
*CAUTION: Hard Work Ahead* Mrs. Schroeder’s 2nd graders have been busy building on their learning this week!
3 months ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Tara Loyer
CAUTION: HARD WORK AHEAD! Mrs. Loyer’s 2nd graders are constructing and deconstructing all week! We’re building our rough drafts in writing, deconstructing numbers in math, and sequencing in reading!
3 months ago, Tara Loyer
Jane Slifer
Miss Slifer’s speech and language students are making ornaments while practicing their speech sounds and describing skills.
3 months ago, Jane Slifer
Matt Hurley
Thanks for coming to the Christmas program last night and supporting our students!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Jenny Gillis
4th Graders at Olympia North are learning how to play chess. This takes strategic thinking and planning ahead. Today they started their first chess tournament!
3 months ago, Jenny Gillis
Ms. Haines
Here are the 2nd graders during their last practice for the concert tonight! Do not forget to have the kids there by 6:15 in the HIGH SCHOOL GYM! We cannot wait!
3 months ago, Ms. Haines
Katie Bauman
Due to increasing amounts of stomach flu cases, if you student complains of nausea, stomach cramping, decreased appetite, etc please keep your student home. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at the school. Thank you for your help!
3 months ago, Katie Bauman
Matt Hurley
Christmas program is tonight at Olympia High School. Program begins at 6:30 pm!
3 months ago, Matt Hurley
Sara Stickling
Students wrote letters to our ISU student, and read them aloud to her on her last day. We will miss you so much Miss Mitchell!
3 months ago, Sara Stickling
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Kindergarten is having fun while working on fine motor skills!
3 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Allison Brutlag
Each month, Mrs. Ruppert comes into the first grade classrooms and teaches a lesson on one of our Spartan skills. This month was about empathy. They watched a short video, talked about empathy and then drew the correct emotions to match their elves’ story.
4 months ago, Allison Brutlag
Stevie Miller
5th graders have been learning all about computer science this week and were treated with a guest speaker today! A huge thank you to Jeff Hevrin, a data scientist from COUNTRY, who came to share with us and answer all of our questions about coding!!
4 months ago, Stevie Miller
Ms. Haines
Practicing for our program!! #penguins #olyspartanpride
4 months ago, Ms. Haines
Cortney Schmidgall
Third grade elves delivered “How to Catch an Elf” to the students. Third graders will be building their own traps to catch an elf.
4 months ago, Cortney Schmidgall
Mary Karns
When you are motivated and persevere to do your very best, you can and will do amazing things!
4 months ago, Mary Karns
Jodi Hospelhorn
The kids in the RISE room are having snow much fun making crafts!
4 months ago, Jodi Hospelhorn
Kaitlin Schroeder
Students in Mrs. Schroeder’s 2nd grade have been having SNOW much fun writing a snowman story, inviting the snowmen to play and reading snowman books!
4 months ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Laura Baner
Kindergarten students are coding and using collaboration to solve problems. They need to get the monster through the woods to eat strawberries. OSMO has many parts including science, numbers, art, spelling, math, and coding.
4 months ago, Laura Baner
Kathy Jackson
We have had 2 ISU students working in our classroom this semester. We wish them well as they continue their journey to becoming elementary teachers.
4 months ago, Kathy Jackson
Jane Slifer
Miss Slifer’s students are making the room look a lot like Christmas as they work toward their speech and language goals.
4 months ago, Jane Slifer
Rita Park
200th Birthday for Illinois Fourth Grade celebrated by singing the state song and creating a pennant timeline.
4 months ago, Rita Park
Allison Brutlag
Welcome to the Sandwich Shack where first graders selected stories from a menu and practiced the skill of retelling.
4 months ago, Allison Brutlag
Laura Baner
Kindergarten enjoyed picking popcorn sight words and writing them on their own popcorn piece. Students are excited to share their snack with their parents tonight. Happy sight word reading!
4 months ago, Laura Baner
Teri Steffen
4th-5th grade canned food drive off to a good start! Students are trying to raise 400 food items and $275 to donate to Helping Hands in Stanford and Project Evergreen in Danvers.
4 months ago, Teri Steffen
Tara Loyer
Mrs. Loyer’s 2nd graders are learning how to respond to their reading through letter writing. Today we wrote a letter to Mr. Hurley to recommend a new book we read!
4 months ago, Tara Loyer
Jessica Ballard
The 5th graders at Oly North are helping kindergartners learn how to code with Scratch Jr.
4 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Becky Westerfield
The third graders are under “Elf Watch” this December!
4 months ago, Becky Westerfield
Matt Hurley
Deck The Halls is tomorrow night from 5:30-7:00 pm at ONE!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
New books going on the shelves!! This is just a handful of the new books I was able to purchase for the library with profit from the book fair during Grandparents Day!
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
5th graders enjoying Friday free time and playing some games after a week of hard work!!
4 months ago, Stevie Miller
Tara Loyer
Mrs. Loyer's 2nd graders enjoyed taking their end of unit math test on a fun new app, Quizizz!
4 months ago, Tara Loyer
Jenny Gillis
Literature Circles are beginning in 4th Grade at Olympia North
4 months ago, Jenny Gillis
Tara Loyer
Thank you to all of the families that attended Family Reading Night tonight! A special shoutout to our guest readers Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, Mrs. Karns, and Mr. Lee!
4 months ago, Tara Loyer
Tara Loyer
We can’t wait to see you at Family Reading Night tonight from 5-8 at Barnes and Noble! If you choose to purchase books, please make sure to let them know you’re with Olympia North!
4 months ago, Tara Loyer
Kaitlin Schroeder
We have special readers planned for Family Reading Night! 5:15: Mr. Hurley 5:30: Mrs. Hurley 6:45: Mrs. Karns 7:30: Mr. Lee See you there!
4 months ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Matt Hurley
Family Reading Night is tonight at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington from 5-8 pm. We hope to see everyone there!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Rita Park
IXL at Home - students should log into IXL via the Olympia Webpage. If trying to log in directly then be sure to use first name, first initial of last name @olympia. Next use their AR password. That’s it. They are logged in and will get credit for minutes and questions answered.
4 months ago, Rita Park
Amanda Richards
Pre-K’s Learning Stations this week are all Pirate Themed Games! We are working on turn taking, shape and color recognition.
4 months ago, Amanda Richards
Tara Loyer
Last week, the 2nd graders performed an amazing talent show act for the entire school to the song "This is Me" from the hit movie, The Greatest Showman. https://youtu.be/J6NGSee4NB0
4 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Cold and Flu season is upon us. When reporting an absence, please indicate the type of illness affecting your student (i.e. positive flu results, stomach flu, pink eye, etc.) , so the school may take the proper precautions.
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Amanda Richards
This week, our Pre-K theme is Pirates and our room is themed out for the kids to enjoy!
4 months ago, Amanda Richards
Matt Hurley
Family Reading Night is Thursday, November 29 from 5-8 pm at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington. There will be guest readers, activities, and hot chocolate. We hope to see everyone there!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Olympia CUSD 16
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
4 months ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Tara Loyer
We are so excited to share with you our 2018 ONE music video! What a fantastic day showcasing exactly what it means to be a Spartan! https://youtu.be/qdTHBmiI5yg
4 months ago, Tara Loyer
Matt Hurley
The ONE Talent Show today was a success! Thank you to all of those who participated and prepared for this event!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
The OHS Madrigal singers performed today at ONE for students, parents, and community members!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Tara Loyer
Tomorrow the students at ONE will be participating in an all-school music video to promote school spirit and everything that makes ONE a great place! We are asking all students to wear their best Olympia gear so we can show our Oly pride during the video!
4 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Save the date! Family Reading Night will be at Barnes and Noble on November 29.
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Laura Baner
Kindergarten students at North created a rocket launcher and tested their launching skills. They were able to adjust the angle. Students also had fun creating different objects using mag builders from the STEM lab. These items were purchased through the Maitland grant.
4 months ago, Laura Baner
Jessica Ballard
The Olympia North Student Council prepared for the Veterans Day celebration by meeting with Hiriam Brownell and learning about his experiences in the Navy. Mr. Brownell served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1969. He volunteered for sub duty and was on a nuclear SSBN and also a WWII sub. He was home ported out of Charleston and patrolled in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. Mr. Brownell also helped the student council members learn the correct way to fold a flag. They used this knowledge to perform a flag folding ceremony at our school Veterans Day assembly. Student Council would like to thank Mr. Brownell for taking the time to teach us these valuable lessons.
4 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Stacey Boots
Student Council helped out at the Danvers/Carlock Food Bank today by packing food for Thanksgiving meals. #olyspartanpride
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Thank you to all of the Veterans that attended the Olympia North Veterans Day Ceremony. We thank you for your service!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Veterans Day Assembly is Monday, November 12 from 8:15-9:45 in the Olympia North gymnasium.
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Thank you to all of our Veterans! We are grateful for your sacrifice and service!
4 months ago, Matt Hurley
Donna Waters
New to Oly North is our Student Cafeteria Advisory Group or "The Chew Crew". These students will meet with Cafeteria Staff to help with menu planning, testing new foods and to provide information on what the kids like and dislike. A great recipe for success!
5 months ago, Donna Waters
Matt Hurley
Socktober will continue the rest of this week. We are nearing our goal, but we need everyone’s help to reach our 1,000 pairs of socks by the end of Friday! Right now we have a little over 600 pairs of socks. We can do it Spartans!
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
This school year has been pretty rough on Mr. Hurley. #Redribbonweek. #olyspartanpride
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Tara Loyer
2nd grade Mon-Stars had an awesome week adding to create monster-ous numbers, sequencing parts of a story, and finally using their reading strategies to break out of the classroom! It was a scary good time!
5 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Second Grade Wins the 2018 Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Check out all of the pumpkins here: https://sites.google.com/olympia.org/one-library-media-center/library-info/library-photos
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Becky Westerfield
Thank you Mr. Whitacre and The Danvers Fire Department for teaching us about fire safety.
5 months ago, Becky Westerfield
Kaitlin Schroeder
Student in Mrs. Schroeder’s 2nd grade class celebrated their week of monsters with a BREAK OUT ROOM using their reading strategies!
5 months ago, Kaitlin Schroeder
Matt Hurley
Today at ONE we presented our cafeteria staff with a jar that had over 300 notes from our students saying what they love about lunch at Olympia North! This was in honor of National School Lunch week.
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to fill out the Parent Survey. If you don't have access to a computer, laptops will be available in the pods throughout the building. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2VpTq2VkGPpjuiSFpL61AbZXuxOjAQa9HMDGS7rZz9O7TEA/viewform
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
The Olympia North staff had a productive Teachers Institute day on Monday 10-22-18. Staff also showed their support for College/Career Readiness month by wearing college shirts!
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
P/T Conferences tomorrow and Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 pm.
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
In Digital Literacy today, 2nd graders learned how to use the camera app. They also learned it is respectful to ask a person if they may take their picture.
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Tara Loyer
It’s Fun Sock Friday at ONE! As part of our Socktober celebration, 2nd graders in Mrs. Loyer’s class wore their favorite fun socks and did math without shoes! ONE is trying to collect 1,000 pairs of socks before Halloween and we’re almost halfway there!
5 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
Second through fifth grade students used collaboration and their growth mindsets during Physical Education class to complete Hula Hut Challenges.
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Donna Waters
Encouraging students to take their fruits and vegetables can be a challenge on the elementary level. It is our goal in all the elementary cafeterias that the students will try new foods and learn to love them. Some fun in lunch can go a long way to help promote the fruits and vegetables we have available for the students to choose from. At North our Watermelon Man did just that.​
5 months ago, Donna Waters
Jessica Ballard
The Olympia North Student Council gave the Olympia School Board a tour of the school and highlighted some of the things that make ONE the place to be!
5 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Matt Hurley
School is in session today.
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Student Council braved the cold and snow last Friday to place kindness rocks in the Learning Center garden.
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
The top Walk-a-Thon earners (class and individuals) got to throw pies in Mr. Hurley's face today!
5 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Today in Digital Literacy Class students learned about cyberbullying and empathy. The lesson concluded with a Kid President video, “Twenty Things We Should Say More Often.” Ask your student what he/she learned!
5 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
Welcome to the Decimal Diner, where we dine in a line! 5th graders worked on adding and subtracting money- making sure to line the decimals up as they set up their computations!
6 months ago, Stevie Miller
Tara Loyer
Students in Mrs. Loyer’s 2nd grade worked as secret agents as they uncovered missing numbers, made spy launchers, and used their inferencing skills to solve different mysteries last week!
6 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
It’s Always Time for Tea! On Saturday, October 6th join the OHS cast & crew of Alice in Wonderland for tea from 10:02 to 10:45. See details below!
6 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
On Tuesday, September 25th Olympia North students celebrated Homecoming week with an afternoon assembly. Thank you to OHS student council for coordinating this event!
6 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Whose line is it anyway? Grandparents & students participated in an activity in the new Learning Center on Friday. Our guests & students tried to guess the first line of classic children’s books. Everyone enjoyed the activity & was impressed with our new space.
6 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
The Scholastic Book Fair during Grandparents Day was a HUGE success! Thank you to the helpers. We couldn’t have done it without you! A very special thank you to the Grandparents for supporting a love of books and reading at our school! Over $9000 of books were sold of which half will go back to the school library!
6 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Over 400 grandparents and special guests visited Olympia North on Friday! Go Spartans!
6 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Grandparents Day is tomorrow from 8:00-10:15 am. We are excited to see everyone!
6 months ago, Matt Hurley
Amanda Richards
Pre-K has been reading a lot of Pete the Cat in class this week.
6 months ago, Amanda Richards
Amanda Richards
Pre-K has been reading lots about Pete the Cat this week!
6 months ago, Amanda Richards
Matt Hurley
Principal For The Day!
6 months ago, Matt Hurley
Teri Steffen
Enjoying our new commons! Thanks HOI One Class At a Time!
6 months ago, Teri Steffen
Laura Baner
Kindergarten practiced the spartan skill responsibility by cleaning their hamster cage.
6 months ago, Laura Baner
Stacey Boots
Apple iOS 12 releases tomorrow with new parental controls. Check out my website for more information & stay up-to-date with the last tech info & trends. https://sites.google.com/olympia.org/one-library-media-center/digital-literacy/tech-tips
6 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Is it a UFO? No, it is Oly North 2nd-5th grade students playing disc golf. Thanks to a grant they can play like the pros.
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Grandparents Day at Olympia North will be held on Friday, September 21st from 8:00-10:15 am.
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Everyone at Olympia North is enjoying the new & improved library aka Learning Center. There are still plenty of books with the update, but now the students are empowered to gather information from multiple sources of media!!
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Matt Hurley
Teachers spent time after school today participating in their first TEAM Camp session. They visited each others classrooms sharing instructional and behavioral strategies they are utilizing in their classrooms!
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Olympia North Elementary 2018-2019 theme is "BE THE ONE." Be the one who makes a difference for yourself and others!
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
SAVE THE DATE! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Oly North September 17-21! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=olympianorthelemschool1
7 months ago, Stacey Boots
Amanda Richards
Pre-K rocked their first day!
7 months ago, Amanda Richards
Jessica Ballard
Oly North Student Council highlighted the Spartan Skills in the Danvers Days parade.
7 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Laura Baner
Kindergarten at North rocked their first day! After reading the Gingerbread Man, they made gingerbread. He escaped the oven and sent them on a tour through the school. We found him running in the halls so he went to Mr. Hurley’s office.
7 months ago, Laura Baner
Matt Hurley
We are excited to see all of our students tomorrow!
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Class lists will be available today at 3:30 pm.  You can view your student(s) teacher by checking Skyward Family Access (click on the Grades Tab). Additionally, a hard copy list will be posted on the Olympia North front doors. 
7 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
First day of school is Thursday, August 16th.
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Open House will be Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm.
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Kindergarten Orientation will be on Monday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Class rosters will be available Friday, August 10th at 3:30 pm.
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
New Student Walk-In Registration will be Mon. August 6 8:00-12:00 pm and Tue. August 7 1:00 -6:00 pm
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Tomorrow is the last day for online registration. If you still need to register your student(s) please do so by Tuesday, July 31. Thanks to all if you that have completed this process.
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Online registration closes next Tuesday, July 31! Please register your student soon if you have not done so. Thanks so much!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
New Landscaping at Olympia North! A big thank you to Olympia Grounds staff, local churches, and all of the volunteers who helped!
8 months ago, Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Looking forward to a great upcoming school year at Olympia North! Please register your student online today via Skyward/Family Access.
9 months ago, Matt Hurley
Stacey Boots
Several teachers from Olympia North took a road trip to Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL to meet and be inspired by Gerry Brooks.
10 months ago, Stacey Boots
Amanda Richards
2018 Preschool Graduation --Congratulations to our graduates! We cannot wait to see the places you'll go!
10 months ago, Amanda Richards
Amanda Richards
2018 PM Preschool Graduation--Congratulations to our students! We cannot wait to see all the places you'll go!
10 months ago, Amanda Richards
Tara Loyer
After reading the book Wonder this year, 2nd graders wrote their own "precepts" for next year's 2nd graders!
10 months ago, Tara Loyer
Tara Loyer
2nd graders attempt to “Unlock Summer” by completing a series of seven math challenges. Some even had to complete a detour before moving on!
10 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stevie Miller
Look at all these dogs chowing down during the Musher’s Banquet!! Congrats to all teams- you ran an incredible race!!
10 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stevie Miller
The fifth grade “dog teams” are pumped up and ready to race! Mush! Mush! Mush!
10 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stevie Miller
Getting ready for the big race!!! Today is a beautiful day for the 5th grade Iditawagon!!
10 months ago, Stevie Miller
BEN LEE
Oly North Science Fair
10 months ago, BEN LEE
Rita Park
Student Council cheered each other on as they persevered in scaling a 45 ft then a 65 ft. rock wall today at Upper Limits.
10 months ago, Rita Park
Tara Loyer
2nd graders are hard at work creating their own island! Islands must include various land and water forms! Students are having a blast creating laws, currency, and buildings for their islands!
10 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stevie Miller
Guest speaker and Alaska native, Bob Clark, came to share with the 5th graders what it was like growing up in Alaska!
10 months ago, Stevie Miller
Allison Brutlag
End of the year scavenger hunt in 1st grade!
10 months ago, Allison Brutlag
Jenny Gillis
Olympia North 4th graders spent this week studying energy. They have been working all week to create chain reactions to show their understanding of how energy is transferred.
10 months ago, Jenny Gillis
Stevie Miller
5th graders practice volume skills, relay style!! Each team worked to find the volume of a figure, find a cup with the matching answer on it, and then build a pyramid with the cups. First team with a stack of 10 cups won! Such a fun way to practice a very important skill! #OlySpartanPride
10 months ago, Stevie Miller
Ms. Haines
Third graders are getting ready for the awards assembly next week!
10 months ago, Ms. Haines
Tara Loyer
Thank you OHS Ag Department for an AMAZING Ag Day! The 2nd graders enjoyed learning about farming in our community, FFA, and seeing the livestock! #olyspartanpride
10 months ago, Tara Loyer
Becky Westerfield
Beautiful day for sidewalk math with our first grade buddies!
10 months ago, Becky Westerfield
Tara Loyer
2nd graders in Mrs. Loyer’s class reading Wonder outside on this beautiful day!
11 months ago, Tara Loyer
Tara Loyer
2nd graders writing advice for next year’s class! Some of our top memories are The Mayflower, cursive, room transformations, learning new songs and dances, and of course being with our classmates!
11 months ago, Tara Loyer
Laura Baner
Kindergarten enjoyed reading their favorite book outside for R day! They have made so much progress!
11 months ago, Laura Baner
Amanda Richards
AM PreK won an ice cream party from Mrs. Boots for showing responsibility in returning our library books! Mr. Lee read “Should I Share My Ice Cream” by Mo Willems while we ate.
11 months ago, Amanda Richards
Rita Park
Compliments Project Fourth Graders are focusing on each others positive characteristics. One student sits in the Hot Seat while classmates write compliments on the board behind them. Kids can’t wait to turn around for the Big Reveal to read the compliments.
11 months ago, Rita Park
Jessica Ballard
P for Picnic! Kindergartners enjoyed lunch outside while counting down with the alphabet!
11 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Tara Loyer
Second graders working hard to show their understanding of arrays and multiplication!
11 months ago, Tara Loyer
Jessica Ballard
Mrs. Ballard's Kindergarten Class chose to research trees...we went to the library to get some information!
11 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Jane Slifer
Kindergarten hosts a wedding for Q and U.
11 months ago, Jane Slifer
Stacey Boots
Olympia North Students participate in the final Spartan Skills Showcase of the year; Spartan Skills Jeopardy!
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
After looking at real life examples and learning about how the design could be used as a type of sustainable housing, fifth graders engineered Geodesic Domes as part of a STEM challenge in math class today!
11 months ago, Stevie Miller
Becky Westerfield
3rd graders are ready for their Peoria Zoo adventure!
11 months ago, Becky Westerfield
Ms. Haines
Fifth grade students practicing their recorders for the end of the year assembly!
11 months ago, Ms. Haines
Tara Loyer
2nd graders went on an “array hunt” to find real life examples of repeated addition and multiplication!
11 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stevie Miller
5th grade students work on classifying 2D shapes based on their attributes during an exciting game of Geometry Headbanz!!
11 months ago, Stevie Miller
Laura Baner
Kindergarten enjoyed showing their learning this year while rotating through stations and eating muffins with mom.
11 months ago, Laura Baner
Allison Brutlag
1st graders playing Kahoot!
11 months ago, Allison Brutlag
Stacey Boots
It’s SHOWTIME! Third Graders perform “Save the Sea” for their families and the Oly North student body.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Congrats Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Steffen for receiving the $1,000 One Classroom at a Time Award from WHOI and CEFCU!!
11 months ago, BEN LEE
Tara Loyer
Pizza pizza! Second graders are studying fractions at the Spartaneria this week!
11 months ago, Tara Loyer
Stacey Boots
LIBRARY NEWS: This is the last week to check out books. All books are due back to the library no later than May 16.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stevie Miller
5th graders collaborating with high school students during our STEM celebration!
11 months ago, Stevie Miller
Stacey Boots
REMINDER: Middle School Orientation for incoming 6th graders is TONIGHT, April 30, from 5:30 to 6:30.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Jessica Ballard
Kindergarten visited the Garden for Gum for the end of the year alphabet countdown for letter G!
11 months ago, Jessica Ballard
Stacey Boots
“Chick” it out! Third grade eggs are hatching! Thank you U of I Extension Office for providing this opportunity for us!
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Oly North Fifth Graders arrive at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
A fun way for 2nd graders to work on describing shapes!
11 months ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Fifth and First Grade students collaborate in the STEM Lab.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Mr. Lee and Mr. Hurley go head-to-head during the Spring Fling Live Auction!
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Race Day! 2nd graders designed boats and today they put them to the test!
11 months ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Fifth Grade Parents: Please be advised Middle School Oriention is Monday, April 30 from 5:30 to 6:30.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Oly North 5th graders earned the opportunity to stay after school and watch “The Greatest Showman.”
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Solar panel work progresses. 684 panels will be installed on the rooftop at North.
11 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Ms. Donna and Ms. Pam ready to serve another great lunch at Oly North!
11 months ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Kindergarten loves the Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair will be open all week through the evening of Spring Fling!
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Its #motivationalmonday in Mrs. Steffen’s 5th grade
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Fourth graders take a break from testing to design and build cars during their Energy unit in Science.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
The Oly North online book fair is now open until 4/24. http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3809568&direct=Y
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Congrats Mateo Martinez and Ciarra Abel for being recognized at IPA Banquet at ISU!
11 months ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Third grade began rehearsing for their play, which they will perform the afternoon of May 3.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Grab a First Grader & Do-Si-Do!
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Fifth Grade students warm up their brains in the STEM lab for PARCC testing.
11 months ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
Detailed info will be sent home soon... May 3-3rd grade musical May 15-Science Fair May 17-Awards Day May 21-Field Day
11 months ago, BEN LEE
Stacey Boots
Yearbooks are in and will be distributed this week!
12 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Is Spring finally here? The students were happy to play outside at recess!
12 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
It’s Opening Day in Second Grade!!
12 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
PARCC Testing Begins Tomorrow for 3rd-5th Grades
12 months ago, Stacey Boots
Stacey Boots
Perseverance Assembly!
12 months ago, Stacey Boots
BEN LEE
PARCC testing for 3rd-5th is next week. Please make every effort to be present and on time. Let's rise to the challenge and show what we know!
12 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
HELP! Candy needed for Spring Fling: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4eada622a02-updated
12 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Principals in the making...
12 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
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12 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Lose or need a flyer? Click here to check: http://www.olympia.org/o/one/browse/23723
12 months ago, BEN LEE
BEN LEE
Check out the tutorial on the new website! http://www.olympia.org/article/44827?org=one
12 months ago, BEN LEE