Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 27
    • Lunch at School - 1/2 day K
  • Wednesday, April 29
    • Cispus
    • Nisqually Field Trip - 3rd grade
  • Thursday, April 30
    • Cispus
  • Friday, May 1
    • Pioneer Gear/Hat Day!

Spring Testing Schedule

For dates of spring assessments at Pioneer, please click on our testing schedule

Here is a brief summary of the tests that are included in the schedule:

MAP:  The Olympia School District tests every student in grades 2-8 on the MAP Reading and Math Assessments.  MAP is a computer adaptive multiple choice test.  The scores are based on a growth model that goes up as the student answers more difficult questions.  The goal is to monitor the progress of each student from year to year.

SBAC: Smarter Balanced testing replaces the MSP.  Third, fourth, and fifth graders take the SBAC in 2 subjects: English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.  Fifth graders also take the SBAC Science test.

Published: 2015-04-14

Mark Your Calendar for the OSD Technology Fair!

Are you interested in how teachers and students are using technology to enhance students’ learning and achievement, both inside and outside the classroom? If so, we invite you to our first-ever Technology Fair on Thursday, April 30 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in the Capital High School Commons (2707 Conger Ave. NW). From robotics to mobile devices, you will see it all, plus learn more about the district’s vision for implementing the 2014 Technology and Safety Levy. Parents/guardians, the event will also include one-on-one assistance in signing up for Family Access. You can even stay afterward to enjoy the Capital High School Spring Musical that begins at 7:30 p.m.! 

Published: 2015-04-20

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OSD News & Notes: April 16, 2015

In this week's News & Notes the Olympia Robotics Federation FRC Team qualifies for the World Championships, the Capital Debate Team shines at State, two OSD students earn a trip to the YMCA Youth & Government Conference in NC...and much, much more!

Published: 2015-04-16

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Kindergarten Registration Materials Now Available

School specific registration information and materials for the 2015-16 school year are now available.  Please visit our Kindergarten Registration page for all the specific details you need to prep for the upcoming school year. Registration packets will soon be available at the front office of your home elementary school.

Published: 2015-03-13

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Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment

Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared. 

Published: 2015-03-12

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Budget - Seeking Your Input!

The Olympia School District is beginning to develop its 2015-16 school year budget.  If you would like to offer input into how the district will prioritize spending for the following year, we invite you to take our budget survey. You are also invited to attend one of our public budget forums:

- Tuesday, May 19 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. NE, Library
- Wednesday, May 20 – Noon to 2 p.m., Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Room 301

Published: 2015-04-03