Onalaska Schools #300

Upcoming Events:

Irish American Heritage Month

Music in Our Schools Month

Celery Month

Craft Month

Frozen Food Month

Irish American Heritage Month

Nutrition Month

Peanut Month

Women’s History Month

Red Cross Month

Social Workers Month

March 28, 2023

Book Fair Coming Soon.

The Book fair is coming our way (YAY!). 

When students get to choose their own books they become empowered which inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. 

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair:

The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

March 28, 2023

Book Fair Coming Soon.

La Feria del Libro ya casi está aquí (¡YAY!).


Cuando los estudiantes pueden elegir sus propios libros, sus mentes se fortalecen,  los inspira a convertirse en lectores más audaces, orgullosos y fuertes.

Esto es lo que necesita saber sobre la Feria:

¡La cuenta regresiva se ha iniciado,  para más Disfrutar

libros está en marcha! ¡Te veo en la Feria!

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

March 23, 2023

Aquaculture Fish Release

The Onalaska High School Aquaculture Program would like to invite you to our annual Steelhead/Coho Salmon release on Thursday, March 30th at 9:30AM at Carlisle Lake. We will be releasing 35,000 Steelhead Smolts and 100,000 Coho Salmon Smolts. It is a great community event!  

Tours of Onalaska High School Hatchery will be at 10:30AM. This is open to anyone that would like to attend.

This hatchery has been recognized internationally and is the most comprehensive high school hatchery in the country. 

March 22, 2023

Statewide Internet for All Washington: Kick-off Event 

Join us Wednesday, March 29 at 2 p.m.

I am pleased  to invite you to the Internet for All Washington: Kick-off Event from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 via Zoom.

This webinar is organized by the Washington State Broadband Office at the Washington State Department of Commerce.

You can register now.

The Internet for All Washington: Kick-off Event is an informational webinar aimed at sharing information on the federal Internet for All programs. These programs have created the opportunity for our state to apply for a portion of over $42 billion in grants for broadband infrastructure advancement and $2.75 billion for digital equity initiatives.

Learn about our planning process

These billions in federal funds have jumpstarted the planning processes for the Washington State Broadband Office’s Five-Year Action Plan for Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity (DE). These plans will help the state apply for funding to deliver high-speed internet to all communities, along with providing people with the resources and skills development necessary to participate in the digital world.

As a valued community organization, we kindly hope that you will participate in this exciting opportunity for Washington state.

Why should you participate

Through this process we will strive to establish partnerships across the state and, subsequently, to incorporate the diverse voices of our communities in our plans. Our state's share of billions of dollars is at stake.

We hope that after the kick-off event, you will leave with an understanding of what the BEAD and DE Plans mean for the State of Washington. We also hope to familiarize you with the project schedule and ways to stay involved.

How to be involved

Please let us know if you can attend by registering online.

If you have any questions, please contact the Washington State Broadband Office at internetforall@commerce.wa.gov.

Thank you for your consideration of this invitation, and we hope to see you at the webinar on Wednesday, March 29.


Mark Vasconi
Director, Washington State Broadband Office

February 28, 2023

Running Start Orientation March 8.

Parent or guardian must attend.

Wednesday, March 8th, WSC 121-- 5PM

Monday, March 20TH, WSC 121---6PM

Tuesday, April 11TH, WSC 121---4PM

Thursday, APRIL 27TH, WSC 121---7P

Tuesday, May 2nd, Zoom only @ 12PM

Meeting code: 862 9291 8083 Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/86292918083 

Wednesday, May 24TH, WSC 121---6PM

Tuesday, June 6TH, WSC 121 ---7PM

Questions? Email: ccrunningstart@centralia.edu or call 360-623-8967

Running Start Flyer English.pdf
Running Start Flyer Spanish.pdf