April 23, 2019
MS Mass Band at OHS!
MS Mass Band

On April 22nd, over 300 middle school students descended into the Onalaska High gym for the Skookumchuck Middle School Mass Band Festival. All students rehearsed for 2 hours as a mass band and then performed a concert that night with each school performing one song before the masses band performed four tunes. It was a great time for all and the Onalaska Middle School Band did a great job on their song, “Sweet Caroline.”

April 22, 2019
School Track RecordsIt is Another Great Day to be a Logger!

Jasmine Gilliland set a new Onalaska High School record in the pole vault (9 feet) and Carmen Cleveland Barrera broke a 31 year old shot put record. - She threw the shot 39' 8.5"!

Both ladies will have the honor of putting their names on the track & field record board in the gym. This ceremony will take place in the spring at the Banner Presentation open to the whole school and community. 

April 22, 2019
HS Leadership Council Demonstrates the "Ony Way."

Ony Litter Pickup
One of the pillars of The "Ony Way" is Service: The action of helping without the need for anything in return. 

In such a case the Onalaska High School Leadership Council has adopted part of highway 508, to pick up litter. They just completed their fourth pick up of the year, last Saturday. Within a two hours, the students picked up over 33 bags of garbage on the west end of town! 

The Leadership Council is proud to give back to the community. 

April 18, 2019
6th Grade Performs Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Midsummer Nights Dream
The 6th grade Enrichment class took on William Shakespeare by performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in two performances in March. 

Over the course of a few months, students made scenery, props, costumes, and memorized lines. They performed for the 5th graders (who are reading the play as part of their CKLA ELA curriculum) and then for parents and the entire middle school. 

Taylor Babb was the director and Lisa Liddell was stage manager; they did an awesome job as leaders for this performance!

April 16, 2019
Robin Schmidt

Robin Schmidt
Middle school Science/Biology teacher, Robin Schmidt, passed away Friday afternoon, April 12, in a car accident on 508, west of Onalaska.

Ms. Schmidt was a long-time professional educator at the Onalaska school district and taught thousands of students during her tenure. She touched the lives of students, colleagues, and community members, as a mentor, counselor, educator, and friend.

Robin's death is a tragic loss to her profession and our community. Her energy and caring nature will be profoundly missed.

April 11, 2019
OHS Aquaculture Releases Coho.

coho release
On April 8th, OHS Aquaculture Students worked alongside Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Chehalis Tribe to release 88,000 Coho Salmon into Gheer Creek.

The labor intensive operation required the team work of 12 students as we corralled all the Coho to one side of the net pen to be pumped over the dam. 

Carlisle lakes large bass population and warm summer water is hostile towards Coho smolts, hence pumping them to the creek.

Spring Events:
  • HS Prom, April 27
  • Screen-Free Week, April 29 - May 5
  • Muffins for Guests Like Mom, May 13
  • HS Final Concert, HS Gym, May 29
  • MS Final Concert, MS Gym, June 5
  • 2019-2020 Calendar (partial)

April 8, 2019
Screen Free Week, Coming Soon.

screen free week
Screen-Free Week is April 29th-May 5th. This year it correlates with the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week. What a great time to put down a device and pick up a book. There are a lot of resources for Screen-Free Week at screen-free week. Here's a Parent letter and a What will you do? Child's Writing page. 

Please join us in participating and encouraging children to participate.

April 10, 2019
OEMS Fires Up Kindness Challenge.

kindnessOnalaska Elementary and Middle School students are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge where we are joining thousands of schools across the country to create a culture of kindness. 

The students are part of a powerful and positive bullying prevention initiative that will lead to more kindness, unity, and respect at school and beyond. 

kindnessEach student is asked to complete a kindness checklist for the week of April 8th through the 12th. This checklist contains 50 acts of kindness that range from making a new friend to writing thank you on a Band-Aid for the school Nurse. 

The pictures show 2nd grade students hard at work making thank you cards for teachers, office staff, the superintendent, and the cafeteria staff. The kitchen is decorated with thank you cards from Elementary and Middle School students. 

April 9, 2019
fish tank
OHS Aquaculture Hits New Milestone.

Students successfully raised 25,000 steelhead smolts over the past 13 months. According to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) specialists, our fish look great! 

fish releaseWe worked with WDFW to release all 25,000 steelhead on April 3rd into Gheer Creek to provide recreational fishing opportunities. 

April 8, 2019
OHS Skills USA Students Blaze Trail at the Lake.

OHS Skills USA students, under the guidance of Vocational Teacher Kevin Hoffman, worked diligently with saws and weed eaters to clear a 1/2 mile trail above Carlisle Lake. This new trail climbs the hill west of the lake and circles back around. The trail is rugged, but now walkable and is beautiful with spectacular views!

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