Doing things that help keep your body healthy have so many other positive effects...it helps the way you feel, think and how well you perform at school or work. A number of Olympia Elementary School students have been chosen as ambassadors for the Mayor's Fitness Council. They are Emaya Stahley-Langston, Avery Harwood, Madison Cooper, Jensen Heisler, and Victor Ortiz. This is the third year for Olympia to have students on this council. Congratulations to them. In addition, Olympia has been named a Health Legacy Campus by the council and will be active in promoting fitness throughout the year at various events.
They are under the direction of Stephanie Mihleder and Ms. Jessika Langston.
Some of the students recently working at Food Bank garden
For sophomores, juniors and seniors, October 19th is a big day. It's the day many of these students will be taking the SAT/PSAT to show colleges and universities how prepared they are for college academics. While seniors will take the test for college admission, sophomores and juniors will take the preliminary SAT or PSAT. It will give them a good idea of the skills they'll need to improve their chances of getting accepted to the school of their choice.
SAT prep workshops are being hosted by Judson, Wagner and JECA leading up to the test day. The district is also making online resources available to help students to be ready through Shmoop University, practice tests with Khan Academy and even a test prep app for Apple and Android devices for getting prepared even on the go. Take a look at the resources below.
Hopkins Elementary hosted an open house for parents and students to meet their teachers and visit their child's classroom. Expectations for academics and other information was shared with parents. Staff, parents and students had the opportunity to sign a bulletin board with "What is your hope?" for their student this year at Hopkins Elementary.
Community support from local businesses and residents is essential, but it can go both ways. The Wagner High School drumline was invited to add some energy and support to a grand opening of a local business. The event really took off once the percussion group marched in and through the crowd. Band Director Jeremy Chapman along with the Kirby Fire Department and company officials all participated in the ribbon cutting that formally opened everything.