Onalaska FFA Goes to State Capitol

Four of the Onalaska FFA Chapter members and their advisor, Ms. Lori Sanderson, got to attend the Washington Farm Bureau's Ag Legislative Days in Olympia on February 3rd. This year, over 70 FFA Members attended the event put on by the Farm Bureau for its members. Students spent the day doing a Capitol tour, meeting with Legislators, and helping build awareness of the support needed for Agriculture and Agriculture Education. The trip was made possible by the Lewis County Farm Bureau, which paid for the students four members to attend.

Little Logger Cheerleaders 2015

Kindergarten: Willow Coyne, Mary Coyne, Katherine Matzger, Kadence Neumeyer
First grade: Cassandra Sipp, Kiley Archey, Alison Caldwell, Guadalupe Mae Severiano, Randi Haight, Second Grade: Isabela Mae Sareriano, Rylee Torres
Third Grade: Jade Cartwright, Alexis Krause, Alexandra Romines, Emily Greiner, Jillian Gifford, Rayetta Johnson
Fifth grade: Taylor Benton

Twinstar Grant Awarded!

Congratulations to Audrey Wentzel, Cathy Murphy and Sandy Bowen.  They applied for and were awarded grants from Twinstar Credit Union for purchasing instructional supplies and materials to use in their classrooms.  The District would like to thank Twinstar for their continued support of education in Onalaska.

Reading Day at OEMS

November 10-15 was National Young Readers Week. National Young Readers Week was founded in 1989. Principals across the country were encouraged to participate in the National Young Reader's Week Principal's Challenge to read one entire school day from the first bell to the last. The theme of our Principal's Challenge was Warm Reading Moments with Olaf.

DONATIONS of girls formal dresses

Nancy Graham, our own Onalaska School Bus Driver, is starting a collection of donated girls formal dresses for our ONALASKA Girls.  Nancy says "every girl should be able to go to the formal dances in a formal dress"  She is asking for donations of formal dresses in good condition. Her vision, is to have a pretty dressing room available, with a nice selection of dresses for our young woman to feel special while they find a dress.  Nancy is hoping to get enough dresses donated that there will be quite a selection.  She will be looking for donations from our neighboring districts as well. 

Rich Rasanen, High School Principal, has a set area at the High School for Nancy to be able to set this vision in motion!

If you, or anyone you know, has a formal dress that they would like to donate, please call Nancy Graham at 360-262-9466

Some Facts About Common Core State Standards

    In an effort to provide information about common core, I wanted to give you some “frequently asked questions (FAQ) about common core in the hope that you will learn about the “how” and “why” we are implementing common core state standards in our state and 42 other states.

What is Common Core?

State education chiefs and governors in 48 states came together to develop the Common Core, a set of clear college and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.  Today, 43 states have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards, which are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to take credit bearing introductory courses in two or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.

Who led the development of the Common Core State Standards?

The nation’s governors and education commissioners, through their representative organizations, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), let the development of the Common Core State Standards.  This was not initiated by the federal government or the Obama administration, but by local state officials representing the 48 states.

These organizations continue to lead the initiative.  Teachers, parents, school administrators, business leaders, college professors, and experts from across the country, together with state leaders, provided input into the development of the standards.

The actual implementation of the Common Core, including how the standards are taught, the curriculum developed, and the materials used to support teachers as they help students reach the standards, is led entirely at the state and local levels.

Feel free to visit this website for more information about common core state standards:



2014-15 District Calendar (pdf)

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