OMS Principal's Welcome

by Andrew Walsh

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On behalf of Olympia Middle School staff I would like to welcome all of the parents and students back for another exciting school year. The Olympia District represents eight communities in five different counties and encompasses 377 square miles. Olympia Middle School is located at the OHMS campus. Olympia Middle School serves approximately 425 students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade.

The Olympia Middle School curriculum offers the core subjects of Math, Social Studies, English 1 (Reading focus), English 2 (Language Arts focus), Science as well as a diverse offering of Encore courses. The Encore courses that the students can take advantage of by grade level are as follows:

  • 6th Grade: Art and Technology or Band
  • 7th Grade: Art and Technology or Band and/or Chorus
  • 8th Grade: Art, Technology, and Spanish or Band and/or Chorus
  • Additionally, students are enrolled in Physical Education five days a week.

Olympia Middle School is on a 9 Period Day and during 8th and 9th Period students are enrolled in 6 week enrichment or intervention courses. Each Core class as well as the Encore classes offer enrichment courses for the students to deepen their learning. Each class during 8th and 9th Period is 25 minutes long and students rotate classes every 6 weeks. If students require Math or Reading Interventions, they receive these services during 8th and 9th Period.

The Middle School staff is committed to providing a high quality education to all of our students. If you have any questions please contact me as soon as possible by calling Olympia Middle School at (309)379-5941 extension 8010 or emailing me at andrew.walsh@olympia.org.

Respectfully yours,

Andy WalshPrincipal OMS