January 23, 2023

Elementary and Middle Schools December Food Drive.

Onalaska Elementary and Middle School participated in a food drive during the month of December. Students collected a total of 3,692 cans of food which benefited the local backpack program as well as local food banks.

As a reward for the huge effort put forth by students, Elementary teachers agreed to a pie in the face and select Middle school teachers shaved their heads once the goal was reached.

January 11, 2023

Superintendent Search Committee Asks for Your Input.

The superintendent search committee is asking for staff and community input. Please take the survey so your voice can be heard.

January 5, 2023

Granman Earns Global Seal of Biliteracy.

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Mrs. Alma Granman for earning her Global Seal of Biliteracy!

This is quite an accomplishment for one of our beloved professionals here at OHS! Mrs. Granman is a key advocate for our ELL students and their families in the district. She will be working closely with our high school students to help them earn their seal as well.

Please extend a big thank you and another congrats to this very special staff member.

December 15, 2022

Ony ELL Group Tours Seattle/SAM.

Middle and high school ELL students took a field trip to Seattle on October 26, 2022. This was the first ELL Field Trip in 3 years.

They went to an El Dia De Los Muertos festival in Seattle, and also went to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).

El Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration. It is recognized on November 1st and 2nd.

The students also went to the SAM. There was art from almost every culture that you can imagine on display.

The kids had a great time and a wonderful experience!

December 14, 2022

Aquaculture Presentation.

OHS Aquaculture students presented at the 71st Annual NW Fish Culture Concepts Workshop on Dec 7th in Portland, Oregon.

The students, Kiley Archey, Tommy Hornsby, Robert Gilbert, and Carmen Ibarra presented a 45 minute long presentation in front of 320 Aquaculture hatchery manager professionals. They received the highest praise out of 35 presentations. One of the hatchery managers stated; "I have rarely been more impressed than I was on the morning of December 7th. The students who presented that morning were amazing! They have actually restored my faith in our youth.... Public speaking is not easy and all of your students that presented were very well prepared, to say the least."

If you see one of these students, be sure to congratulate them!

November 7, 2022

Brooklyn Sandridge!

Brooklyn has been awarded the Heisman Scholarship Award Winner for the state of Washington. She will receive a $1000 scholarship.

This is an impressive national award given to a boy and girl from each state. Brooklyn will now enter the national pool for the ultimate award and a $10,000 scholarship.

The Heisman is based on:

1. A weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better - Brooklyn is a 4.0

2. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.

3. Applicants must participate and excel in sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

As you know Brooklyn has had an fantastic career in athletics and academics, and recently was awarded the WIAA Athlete of the Week (her second time winning the award). She has also set a number of school records in soccer.

Way to go Brooklyn, we are proud of you!