The Tumwater School District will host a community farewell party Monday for the 59-year-old Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School building, which will be torn down this summer and replaced with a new school building that opens in the fall.
The North Thurston School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chinook Middle School to hear public comments on the proposal to change the school district’s name to Lacey. Hundreds of people are expected to show up.
Standing outside of the Gott Administration Center for the North Thurston Public Schools May 10th Timberline High School alum Baurice Nelson has organized a Facebook page and an online petition against the proposal to change North Thurston Public Schools to Lacey Public Schools, or as opponents bemuse, the Lacey School District, or LSD.The district has scheduled a special meeting for public comment on the proposal for 7 p.m. on May 12 in the Chinook Middle School cafeteria.
The Olympia School Board voted 5-0 Monday night to adopt “Wonders” from McGraw Hill as the new elementary English Language Arts curriculum for the district. It will be used in all schools except Lincoln Options Elementary School.
Lincoln Options principal Marcela Abadi talks about the Olympia School Board's May 9, 2016, decision to adopt new English Language Arts materials for the district's elementary schools, while permitting the alternative school to pilot a different reading program for two years.
During a May 2, 2016 meeting, parents and staff members from Lincoln Options Elementary School asked the Olympia School Board to consider purchasing a reading program for the alternative school that's different from the English Language Arts program that was recommended for the district's elementary schools.