June 14, 2019
OHS Graduation Hallwalk, 2019.

This is what makes it all worthwhile. The "Ony Way!"

Take a look at the Senior Parade, also.

Editor:  Derik Gooch
Videographers: Sammy Sherman, Derik Gooch, McKenzie Coleman, Joaquin Patraca

June 14, 2019
2nd Grade Hikes to Camp Read-A-Lot.

Camp Read-A-Lot
The Onalaska second grade students are spending the day at Camp Read-A-Lot. 

Camp Read-A-Lot
They've scouted the area, pitched their tents, built fires and are curling up with great books.

Camp Read-A-Lot
Second grade teachers Heather Olson, Jenny Stonum, and Kaylie Card Came up with this "novel" idea to promote reading and to inspire an appreciation for camping.

June 5, 2019
OMS Robotics Competes in Olympia.

MS RoboticsThe Onalaska Middle School Robotics team competed in Olympia on Monday, June 3rd. Twenty students attended a day of fun and friendly competition. The goal – to win a plaque in honor of former Robotics Coach Robin Schmidt. With 12 teams competing, six in the rookie division and 6 in the veteran division, hopes were high that hardware would make its way back to Onalaska.

Kinsey Smith and Carmen Ibarra took third in the Sumobot rookie red division. Braydon Hadaller and Wiley Scott placed second in the red division of the NIMBY veteran challenge. Ben Russon and Conner Reed took second in the blue division of the NIMBY veteran challenge. Wiley Scott and Kinsey Smith placed well in the red division of rookie dragsters. Norman Prazak and Lane Zandell also finished high in the blue division of veteran Sumobot. Taking top honors, including defeating the blue division in the veteran Sumobot competition was Rylan McGraw and Nate Cravens. Each was awarded a plaque.

In the veteran division, Onalaska was presented with the top honor, first place team overall. It was a very proud "Ony WAY!" moment and one dedicated to the late Mrs. Schmidt.
June 4, 2019
OHS Choir Tours Silverwood, Idaho.

The Onalaska High School Choir was invited to perform at Silverwood Theme Park in northern Idaho, again this year. 

ohs choirThe students drove Friday and stayed the night in Spokane. They spent Saturday at Silverwood Theme Park, enjoying the rides and entertainment, before performing for the crowds in the afternoon. 

The High School Band joined them in singing one song together. There were many compliments about their performance. For many of the students it was their first time in Eastern Washington.

June 3, 2019
EMS Career Day, a Hit!

The 2018/19 Onalaska OEMS Career Day was a great success.
Kindergarten through 4th grade students attended 20 minute career presentations in the classroom. While 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students attended a Career Fair in the MS Gym. 

15 presenters from all types of career paths presented to Elementary and Middle School students. Presenters included; Annie Bagwahdin- Massage Therapist; Jennifer Groberg and Joseph Mano - Attorneys; Benjamin May and Jordan Snell - Medical Doctors; Heather Olsen - photography; Scott Gibson - Nature Resource Biologist; Megan and Luke Iverson - Dairy Farmers; Justin Kangas - Lewis County Sheriff Deputy; Chet Iverson - Veterinarian; Real McGraw - Chiropractor; Alishia Hornburg - Animal Control Officer; Amanda Stevens and Erin McKinnell - Bank; Duane Blair - Realtor; Chris Hodge - NC Machinery; Shawna Haller - Hairdresser; Amanda Price and Gabe Anzelini - Information Technology.

June 3, 2019
Donuts for Guests Like Dads, Coming Up.

donuts with dad
Ony Food Service invites "Guests Like Dads" to have a breakfast (with or without the donut) with your child on Friday, June 14th.

This annual tradition is a favorite for all who attend and is a great opportunity to not only have breakfast with you child, but to also walk the hallways.

Menu: Biscuits & Gravy or Cereal, "Donut", Fruit, Milk and Coffee. You are welcome to  have only coffee, it's free. Breakfast is $2.75.

May 31, 2019
Kinder Field Trip to Carlisle Lake.

Carlisle Lake
Carlisle Lake
The kindergarten class spent a recent afternoon on an educational walk to Carlisle Lake. On their walk they identified tree bark, soil, insects, grass, birds, etc. The excitement of the day was caused by finding tadpoles in the lake! Mrs. Richardson's middle school leadership class accompanied the Kinders on the walk. 

It was a gorgeous day for a walk!

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May 31, 2019
ELL Field Trip to Portland.

El Milagro Theater
May was the month of program field trips and the ELL program was no exception.

The ELL cultural immersion class spent a full day in Portland. The trip started with a visit to the Washington County Museum’s AgriCulture exhibit about immigrants, and how they’ve shaped the land and lives of the area. The entire exhibit is translated in Spanish so our students were able to work on their bilingual skills while learning about agriculture. 

Lunch was served at a local pupuseria- a traditional food from El Salvador. This was followed by an exploration of the Portland Art Museum with their pre-Columbian art from Meso/South America, modern Mexican drawings, and Latin American art. 

museumDinner was a variation on the traditional Mexican street tacos and students finished off the day at El Milagro Theater. There, they watched the performance of Wolf at the Door - a grim Latino fairy-tale. El Milagro is considered “the heart of Oregon’s Hispanic arts scene,” and incorporates Spanish, English and bilingual plays. 

And of course, we drove home with lots of donuts from Voodoo. Thanks go out to the students who attended and, for Alma’s bilingual guidance throughout the day. 

May 29, 2019
Annual Banner Assembly.

We would like to invite the Onalaska  school district and community to the Annual Banner Assembly, Thursday May 30th starting at 8:30 am.  This is an amazing  event to celebrate this year's athletics and activities.  We will be hanging 7 new banners as well as recognizing a couple of our individual athletes.  We will also welcome next years' freshmen and celebratory/traditionally  move the classes!

This is open to all students and staff (K-12)  and the community - come help us celebrate!

May 24, 2019
Bethany Hutson Builds Classroom Library.

Bethany Hutson, HS literature teacher, has a library in her classroom. Here's the story of her classroom library.

B Hutson Library
"The summer before my first year teaching, I set out on a project to get 100 new Young Adult books to start my classroom library. The project was fulfilled within 48 hours. Almost 2 years later, friends, family, and strangers continue to donate books to my classroom library."

"A friend I went to college with ten years ago is in the Navy, and part of his job is to rotate inventory in the submarine library. Whenever they are getting rid of books, he mails them to me to add to my classroom library. A few weeks ago, ten new boxes of books showed up!"

Ms. Hutson, thanks for demonstrating the "Ony Way!"

May 20, 2019
OHS English 9 Check Out Seattle.
English 9 1
The Ony Freshman class took a field trip to Seattle where they helped with a service project at the Danny Woo Garden and participated in a walking tour of the International District.

english 9 2
They did this as part of their unit reading Farewell to Manzanar.  Students were able to tour apartments the Japanese lived in after WWll, and discovered how businesses in Seattle have changed since the internment of the Japanese.

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