July 20, 2017
Herold Observatory to Open Tomorrow Night.  
Herold ObservatoryHerold Observatory caretaker Johnny Garcia will open the observatory tomorrow night, Friday July 21st, between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

"We will look at Jupiter (low on horizon), Saturn, M13 (a beautiful globular cluster), M57 (a wonderful planetary nebula), and many other deep sky objects such as interstellar nebula's and open clusters in the constellation Sagittarius, and Galaxies in Ursa Major and Andromeda." 

Swing by, and get an eyeful Friday (tomorrow) July 21st, between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

July 19, 2017
SW Washington Fair Opens August 15

Fair Kids
The end of school marked summer break for Onalaska students, but not so for some. Many Onalaska students participate in 4H and FFA and prepare for competitions at the
 Lewis County SW Washington FairAugust 15-20.

Students have been working diligently on their projects since October of last year. For many it is a 24/7 job to prepare for "fair". Participants exhibit everything from cattle, (beef and dairy), hogs, sheep, goats, poultry, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, gardening, baking, sewing, arts, photography, small engines, welding, and many more.

Competitors start early in the spring purchasing their animals. They feed and train until August auctions at the fair. If you need some high quality product to fill your freezer, please come to the SWWF on August 18th at 6:00pm to support the 4H and FFA exhibitors and purchase a market animal.

driving kids
The horse kids are hard core! They start showing the day they move into the fair on the 13th until the 20th when they haul out. Stop by the horse dept at the north end of the fairgrounds. Kids show in the following disciplines; western, english, dressage, trail, barrel racing, other gaming events, cart driving, jumping, and reining.

Please come and support our kids at the fair and tell them how proud you are of their hard work and drive. These kids live the 4H motto to the fullest; "To make the best better!"

July 12, 2017
2008 Onalaska Alumni, Sabrina Stanley, Completes 100 Mile Running Race.
Sabrina Stanley
Sabrina Stanley placed 3rd in her class and 21st overall in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Race. The Western States 100 is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race.

The competition started in Squaw Valley, CA and ended in Auburn, 100.2 miles later. The race includes a climb of 18,000 feet and drops down about 23,000 feet to the finish line. 

Sabrina completed the race in 20 hours, 11 minutes.

Lewiscountysports.com has the full article here.

June 6, 2017
100% of Ony Grads Accepted to College
100% accepted

Onalaska teachers Kaylene Kenny and Tom Phimister helped 100% of Ony graduating seniors be accepted to college. The "Senior Success" class that they taught allowed seniors to apply for college, build resumes, write letters and prepare themselves for the transfer from high school to post-secondary life.

This is such a major accomplishment that the Seattle Times picked up the story and ran it on their front page on June 5, 2017. The Olympian also picked up the story.

"A daily class that helps prepare high-school students for work and college could be one big reason why all 43 seniors at a small high school in Lewis County were accepted to college this year." Seattle Times, June 5, 2017 4:00am

See the article here: 

Congratulations Kaylene and Tom. Your efforts are truly appreciated by not only the school district, but by 100% of the senior class and the Onalaska Community. You have made Onalaska proud.

Summer Events

June 28, 2017
OMS Supply List Here!

June 23, 2017
2017-18 Calendar Published
Find it here, or in the navigation bar above.

April 3, 2017
Skyward Family Access
Those High School parents who have provided their emails are now receiving a weekly progress report for their students. If you would like to receive a weekly progress report, please call the school and provide your email. You can also receive your Skyward Family Access login and password.

We Need SUBS!
The Elementary, Middle, and High schools need substitute Para Educators.Fill out a classified application, and submit it to the Onalaska District Office.

Kathleen Ahmann,
Sep 6, 2016, 8:29 AM