Onalaska Schools #300

Upcoming Events:

May 30, 2023

Ony Fire Dept Gets New Rig.

The Onalaska Fire Department will be celbrating their new rig on June 6th, 6pm. Head on down to the new fire hall, have a refreshment and see the new rig. 

May 30, 2023

OHS Junior Takes 2nd in Equestiran.

Onalaska junior Emma Briggs, and her team, W.F. West High School’s Washington Association of Equestrian Team (WAHSET), earned top 10 placements in the state meet last weekend and will go on to regionals for their events, competing against others from Washington and Oregon June 16-18 in Redmond, Oregon. For more details, see the article in the Chronicle.

May 24, 2023

Kinder Campout.

Last week, kindergarten had a campout as part of our 26 day alphabet countdown to the end of the year. 

Part of the countdown includes emphasis on reading. Four guest readers participated in the activity: HS Principal Wade Pilloud, Board Member Tanya Naillon, a Lewis County Sheriff's Deputy and Ms. Debbie Naillon.

May 17, 2023

OHS Concert Band Sweeps Mass Band Competition.

The Onalaska High School Concert Band participated in the 2023 Small Schools Mass Band at Ilwaco High School on Tuesday, May 16th. 

9 schools atended and the OHS Band won first place in their division and first overall. The band culminated the day at a concert where Cameron Riley, Wiley Scott, and Tyler Preslicka performed with the Honor Band which is comprised of the best from each school. 

Also at the concert, the band performed a solo piece entitled “Arabian Dances,” recorded their trophy and played four songs with over 230 other musicians. 

While this is a Concert Band, they still ROCK! Nice job, everyone.

The music program at Onalaska Schools is directed by Mr. David Stingley.

May 9, 2023

OMS Quilters Recognized on Quilting Website.

The quilting website QuiltFriends@Festival acknowledged the quilting program at Onalaska Middle School. The website emphasized the importance of engaging younger generations in the art of quilting and recognized the program's success in doing so. 

At a 2022 field trip to a quilting conference in Long Beach, CA, the students were thrilled to see their quilts displayed alongside those of professional quilters.

Middle School CTE Teacher, Ms. Melissa Dunworth, leads the program. Read the article here: Onalaska Middle School quilting program.

April 7, 2023

Driver CDL Job/Training Opportunity

Become an Onalaska logger school bus driver.

For information, call Lyn @ 360-978-4111 opt 4

Email: lcarpenter@onysd.wednet.edu

March 23, 2023

Brenda Padgett Selected as Next Onalaska Superintendent

The Onalaska School District Board of Directors unanimously selected Brenda Padgett as Onalaska School District’s next superintendent, pending employment contract negotiations, during a special meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 following an extensive interview process involving students, staff, parents, community members, and the Board throughout the day.

Padgett, who is currently the Executive Director of Business and Operations for the Tenino School District Superintendent will take the reins as the district’s new leader on July 1, 2023. Interim Superintendent, Kristin Soderback, will remain as the district’s leader through June 2023.

“We are excited to welcome Brenda to the Onalaska community,” Board President Tanya Naillon said. “The Board was impressed with her extensive district leadership experience aligned with many of our district’s greatest needs at this time. This was a difficult decision given the strong group of applicants we had, and we feel we have selected the best candidate to lead Onalaska School District into the future.”

The school board would like to thank all of the staff, students, parents and community members who participated in the process of selecting our new superintendent over the past few months.

It is anticipated that Mrs. Padgett will schedule transition activities this spring prior to her official start this July. The district will communicate to staff and community members as these details are determined.

Brenda Padgett Supt. Announcement 3.23.23 (1).pdf