Lisa Byrd
Ahoy, Mateys! Check out all the fun PreK is having for Pirate week. Fill your treasure box color game, counting their jewels, letter matching, and practicing their cutting skills to make eye patches.
about 17 hours ago, Lisa Byrd
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders working on part part whole activities that teachers learned at Jen Gibson’s math academy✏️.
2 days ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Angie Swartzendruber
Staff members are promoting positive vibes around the school with Positivitee Tuesday. #OlySpartanPride #OlyWest #kindness
3 days ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders practice finding main idea and supporting details with texts about hurricanes. We even watched live news streams of hurricane Florence and journaled about what we felt while watching.
7 days ago, Sarah Abel
Lisa Byrd
Today, the morning class had an impromptu talk about butterflies. This one kept landing near the kids. We talked about its colors, how delicate they are, what other kinds or colors of butterflies they have seen, and more.
7 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Castleman
Mrs. Swartzendruber is a recipient of the Scholastic Book Club and James Patterson giveaway. She won money and Scholastic bonus points to purchase books for her fourth grade classroom. Congratulations Mrs. Swartzendruber!#OlySpartanPride #PattersonPledge
7 days ago, Lisa Castleman
Jessica Clarke
Discovering more about why a statue’s shadow moves! First graders worked in groups to see how they could get their gnome’s shadow to move onto a pattern that was laid out on a piece of paper. #olywest
8 days ago, Jessica Clarke
Lisa Castleman
Frisbee Golf comes to Olympia West!
9 days ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Byrd
Every day is an adventure in PreK. Interesting stories in the library, Alphabet Bingo, or practicing numbers with a friend. Learning in so many ways!
9 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Taking a break with a GoNoodle- dancing and learning about prefixes and suffixes. #OlySpartanPride #4thgrade
9 days ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Ashleigh Neitzel
While studying different fairy tales, 2nd grade students completed a STEM challenge. They had to construct a raft for their billy goats to ride across the river in to escape the troll! If their raft sank, they got to go back and, using what they learned, remake their raft.
11 days ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Lisa Byrd
What better way to end Super Hero week than with a special visit from Batman! Thanks, Batman, for talking to the kids about using their "super powers" of kindness to help their friends, teachers, and parents everyday!
14 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Cape day in PreK
14 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Captian America day! Let's hear it for the red, white, and blue!!!
16 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
PreK PM class enjoying a SUPER start to our SUPER hero week!
16 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K painting for Art to Remember, playing at centers, and enjoying the weather outside.
21 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Angie Swartzendruber
Practicing keyboarding skills on our new Chromebooks. #olyspartanpride
22 days ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
What is in the shopping bag? Fourth graders are looking at clues to make an inference about who would purchase the items. #olyspartanpride
24 days ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd graders talking about all things 100!
25 days ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Kassadie Cole
5th graders practicing place value skills during math centers 📝
25 days ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Byrd
Pre-K had a fun 2 days getting familiar with their classroom and the routine.
28 days ago, Lisa Byrd
Kassadie Cole
5th graders working hard on their daily math review! They will use the data collected on their reviews to set goals correlating to areas that need improvement.
28 days ago, Kassadie Cole
Ashleigh Neitzel
STEM bins were introduced in 2nd grade!
28 days ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Ashleigh Neitzel
2nd grade students worked with a partner to put all the teacher’s Bitmojis on the school map!
about 1 month ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Angie Swartzendruber
We ESCAPED! #OlySpartanPride
about 1 month ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Fourth grade is working together to Escape the Back to School Blues in the media center. #OlySpartanPride
about 1 month ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
Great to see everyone at Open House tonight! Can’t wait for the first day of school tomorrow!
about 1 month ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Open House for students in Pre-K and grades 1-5 will be Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
If you have a student entering kindergarten at Olympia West, join us for Kindergarten Open House on Monday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Are you new to Olympia West this school year? New student registration is Monday, August 6 from 8am-12pm and Tuesday August 7 from 1pm-6pm.
about 1 month ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Swartzendruber
Hooping it up at Field Day #OlySpartanPride
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Edwards
Third graders had fun playing “shark in the water” at field day!
4 months ago, Angie Edwards
Angie Swartzendruber
Having a fun time at Field Day! #OlySpartans
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
The afternoon session for the Wax Museum has started. We have a lot of visitors.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
Olympia West 4th graders presented a Wax Museum today showcasing 38 famous Americans.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Catherine Jennings
Third grade wrapped up their Genius Hour presentations yesterday! We had a variety of presentation choices, including creating blogs, Google slide presentations, and a meteorology newscast!
4 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Ashleigh Neitzel
While learning about US symbols, second grade students stood for the National Anthem!
4 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarteners learn about habitats at the Peoria Zoo.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Ashleigh Neitzel
Second grade students are enjoying a day of math review with Glow Games!
4 months ago, Ashleigh Neitzel
Catherine Jennings
Third Grade is having fun designing book report t-shirts based on their novel study!
4 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Sarah Abel
Fifth graders spent time with their little buddies this morning. Together they made a scrapbook.
4 months ago, Sarah Abel
Angie Swartzendruber
4th grade shopping spree at the AR store. #welovereading #OlySpartanPride
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Lisa Castleman
5th Graders treated the crowd to a recorder concert at our awards assembly.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Safety Patrol recognized at awards assembly.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
We had a great day today recognizing some amazing Spartans at our annual awards assembly. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mrs. Brand and Mrs. Render honored today at our Awards Assembly.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
First graders estimated and then measured distances using the nonstandard measure of giant steps.  They discussed how each person’s measurement would be different because the students were all different sizes.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Pre-K enjoying the petting zoo at Ag Day.
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mr. Dale enjoying Ag Day!
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Catherine Jennings
3rd graders continued to present their Genius Hour projects today! We learned about why cats sleep so much, why poison ivy is itchy, and how chameleons change color.
4 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Catherine Jennings
3J has started forming the landforms we have been researching for the last two weeks during our landform unit!
4 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Angie Swartzendruber
Drones are cool! 4th grade loves Ag Day!
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
4th grade is learning how to weld at Ag Day.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Angie Swartzendruber
4th grade attends AG Day at OHS.
4 months ago, Angie Swartzendruber
Kassadie Cole
Maddox Dare takes 1st place in the 5th grade mile with a PR of 5:53 🥇
4 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Sarah Abel
GO🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️
4 months ago, Sarah Abel
Kassadie Cole
Ready, Set....
4 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Castleman
It’s National School Nurse Appreciation Day and we’ve got the best at West! Thank you Mrs. Birky for all you do to take care of our students!
4 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mile Run is on Thursday! We would love to have you come and cheer on our students. 5th Grade- 8:05-8:55 4th Grade 8:55-9:45 1st Grade 10:00-10:50 2nd Grade- 12:20-1:10 3rd Grade - 1:10-2:00
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
2nd grade at the Planetarium.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Mr. B helps Mrs. Braffet as PE teacher for the day!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
2nd grade students enjoying the Riverfront Museum.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Ms. Haines
First graders learning about repeat signs with our interactive Quaver music program!
5 months ago, Ms. Haines
Lisa Castleman
Miss C. helps Mrs. C as principal for the day.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Catherine Jennings
Some third graders began presenting their Genius Hour projects today! Throughout the year, they chose a topic, researched a question and created a presentation of their findings.
5 months ago, Catherine Jennings
Lisa Castleman
​It's Teacher Appreciation Week and we've got the best at West! Thank you to our amazing staff for the countless hours, the dedication, and the care you show our students every day!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th Grade “Bowl”ed Away!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Kassadie Cole
5th grade bowling in PE today!
5 months ago, Kassadie Cole
Lisa Castleman
We are preparing for the mile run! The mile run will be on Thursday, May 10, come cheer on your student.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Angie Edwards
Third Graders love spendjng time with the chicks that hatched at the end of Chick It Out! #OlySpartanPride
5 months ago, Angie Edwards
Angie Edwards
Third Graders love spendjng time with the chicks that hatched at the end of Chick It Out! #OlySpartanPride
5 months ago, Angie Edwards
Lisa Castleman
We have chicks! Watch the live feed on our website to watch the rest of our chicks hatch!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
After 32 rounds, Abby wins the Spelling Bee! Congratulations to Ella who was the runner-up!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Connie Boznos
Principal Lisa Castleman agrees to wear this cape if all grade levels meet their benchmark!
5 months ago, Connie Boznos
Karen Graber
Learning new technology things at institute today! You can teach an old dog new things!
5 months ago, Karen Graber
Lisa Castleman
1st graders enjoying STEM day today!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th grade had a wonderful STEM Day and trip to OMS today!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th grade had a great time on their field trip today!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th Graders having a great time at the Science and Industry Museum today!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th graders share their State Projects this week!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd grade had an awesome day at the circus!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd grade students check the development of their eggs today. #olyspartanpride
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th grade and Kindergarten students work together to code a path for their Ozobots.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd, 4th and 5th graders compete in the annual badminton tournament Monday, competition concludes today!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations to Raquel Birky and Tyler Dabney on their outstanding achievement and recognition by the Illinois Principals Association.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
1st grade students use their engineering skills build catapults out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a container.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarten students encourage their bigger buddies to do their best on PARCC testing!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
5th grade students enjoy DARE baseball game with the Peoria Chiefs!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
3rd Grade starts “Chick it Out” today! Stay tuned for updates!
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
OHS Child Care classes visit OWE.
5 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th grade students use their deductive reasoning skills to solve the code in their “Escape Box” activity.
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
1st Grade enjoys a story with guest readers.
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
4th grade students use their engineering and design skills to make marble tracks.
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
2nd grade students in Mrs. Nietzel’s class enjoy reading as a class this morning!
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Pre-K walks the red carpet at Oly West today!
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Reminder Kindergarten Round-up/Open House is tomorrow night from 5-6:30pm. Contact Oly West at 309-392-2671 with questions or to RSVP.
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
We are excited to kick off our first 4-H STEM/Robotics Spin Club for students in grades 3-5
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Kindergarten Round-Up/Open House will be held on Thursday April 5 from 5:00-6:30. If you have or know someone who has a child who will be 5 on or before September 1,2018 please make plans to attend.
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Congratulations Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Swartzendruber on recieving a Maitland Grant to purchase Escape Boxes for your classrooms!
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
Have a great Spring Break! We will see you on April 3!
6 months ago, Lisa Castleman
Lisa Castleman
It's a great day to be a Spartan!
7 months ago, Lisa Castleman