Ocosta Receives Music Grant from the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound On March 15th, the district received a letter that stated the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound approved a $15,000 grant to support the Ocosta High School Band program. The award is made from the Jack and Neddie Rose Farrington Endowment Fund. On behalf of the Ocosta School District, I would like to thank the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound for their generous donation to the Ocosta music program. Band teacher, Mr. Lakey, has great ideas for the band program and this donation will help him achieve those goals!
Ocosta Elementary will return to 4 days a week in April. Fourth through sixth grade will return to a 4 day a week schedule on Monday, April 19. Kindergarten through third grade will start 4 days a week beginning on April 26. Please go to the website for more details.
Updated Bus Information for Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday - Route 3 will run about 10 to 15 minutes later than usual in the morning Wednesday - Route 6 and Route 7 are combining for the day and some pickups may be a couple minutes later than usual
FREE TUTORING 24 hours a day! Ocosta School District has partnered with FEV Tutor to provide around-the-clock access to high-quality tutoring. Check out the video below to learn about this service and the opportunity to earn a $10 gift card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iER_o3DuRBU&feature=youtu.be
Good morning Wildcats! The safety of our community is our number one priority. Due to road conditions, the district will be unable to complete our meal runs today. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our families. Stay safe and warm. See you on Tuesday!
Please take a moment complete our re-entry planning survey. We still do not have dates for re-opening, but would like parent feedback. We have added the Department of Health Decision Making Tree information and a letter from the GH Public Health Officer to our website. Here is a link to the survey. Please complete for each student in your home. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D3R6B22
It's time for all 11th and 12th graders to take the ASVAB. (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) If students have a score of 31 or above they meet the graduation requirement for testing. We also encourage students to take this test, as it opens another door to the future. (Students are still required to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment in the spring.) Dates for Ocosta students are October 23 and October 30 at either 8:30 or 12:30. Please RSVP with your advisor. Testing will be socially distanced, masks are required.
Grays Harbor Youth Works in conjunction with the Ocosta Jr/Sr High School After School Program will be offering a virtual open house to find out more about opportunities through GHYW. Grays Harbor Youth Works provides students in Grays Harbor the opportunity to intern and job shadow people in careers that they would potentially want to further explore. Students could earn money and high school credit through this program. The virtual open house is on Monday, September 21 at 6:00 pm. For more information and the Zoom link, please call 360-589-0914. This is a great opportunity for our Wildcat students! For an application got to the After School program's link at ocosta.org.
The Ocosta School District has been awarded $20,000 from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation for the elementary music program. Music teacher, JR Lakey, started at Ocosta in the fall of 2019 and had very few materials to work with. Mr. Lakey is also the executive director of The Garage: Music and Arts Center in Aberdeen. The district is excited that they have someone with such a vast background in the community leading the music program. This grant will give Mr. Lakey the opportunity to buy the instruments and supplies to start a music program that can grow into a comprehensive music program district-wide. A bulk of the money will be to used to by Orff instruments, which include xylophones, glockenspiels, and percussion instruments. District Superintendent, Heather Sweet, stated that there are so many possibilities for our students to learn music using Orff instruments. The district greatly appreciates the support for the arts from GHCF.
FAMILY ACCESS UPDATE Every year we have guardians log on to Skyward Family Access to update their students information for the upcoming school year. This year, you will need to complete the online update to pick up your students' Chromebook on September 1. Please log in using the Ocosta School District website, ocosta.org. clicking on menu, scrolling to the bottom and clicking on Family Access. You can then enter your login and password. Please call the school offices if you need your login and password.
Superintendent Sweet has just announced that Ocosta will have remote learning to begin the school year on September 3, 2020. Please go to the website and click on menu button, then fall re-opening and click on Ocosta Parent Update July 31, 2020 for more information. This letter can also be found on the district Facebook pages.
The fall re-opening plan is posted on the website. Go to ocosta.org, then click "menu". From here you will go to the Fall Re-Entry Planning Tab and the Plan is under "Ocosta Re-Opening Plan" A zoom meeting is planned for August 5 at 6:30pm.
It's a Parade!! Teachers will be out parading through our community tomorrow (Friday) for the last day of school!! See the route they will take below: WESTPORT 8:30-9:30 Leave school, head north on Montesano Right on Spokane Left on 2nd G Street Left on Elizabeth Left Montesano Right Washington Left Raineer Right Oregon Left Broadway Cross Ocean Left Grant Left Montesano Montesano to Dock St Left Westhaven Drive Left Nyhus Left Dock to Monetsano Right on Wilson turns into Forest Left on Veterans Right on Broadway Right on Newell Right on Surf Street Left on Ocean, go through round about back track to Forest Left on Forest Left on on Chehalis Right on Montesano OCOSTA 9:30-10:15 Montesano to Shell Station Left on SR 105 Right at Wildwood Trailer Park - take first left, to make loop on front road of park Right on to SR 105 At John’s River take right fork off road Left at stop sign Left at Johns River Road Right on SR105 Left at Rustermeyer Road Left into Rustemeyer Trailer park loop Right on Rustemeyer Road Left on SR 105 SR 105 to stop sign at Twin Harbors State Beach GRAYLAND 10:15-10:45 Left on SR 105 Right on Chester Left Marine Drive Right SR 105 Left Grange Right on Cranberry Rd Left on County Line/Smith Anderson Rd Right on Evergreen Left on SR 105 to North Cove Right on Warrenton Cannary Road Left on Douglas Right Pine Right Terri Left Warrenton Cannary Rd Right Seabreeze Left Whipple Right SR 105 to TOKELAND TOKELAND 10:45-11:30 Right Tokeland Road Right Mermaid Left Lagoon Left Dexter Left Breezy Right Mermaid Right Tokeland Drive Kindred Ave to end of Tokeland, Loop on to Emerson Left on 3rd Right on Kindred Kindred turns into Tokeland Road Left on SR 105 North to Westport Y END PARADE
Congratulations to Emily Snider and Layne Martin. Both are Seniors at Ocosta and will graduate in June. This week they have committed to play Volleyball at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia next school year. Both Emily and Layne have played Volleball for Ocosta and club volleyball throughout Western Washington. Coach Barb Rasmus is very proud of their accomplishment.
Continued Learning for Ocosta Jr/Sr High. Please go to the Ocosta Website and got to Covid19 Information, then click on COVID 19 Updates. There is a letter "High School Online Learning" which all families need to read regarding learning opportunities for our students.
Chromebooks that have been reserved are going out with bus drivers today, Friday, with meal distribution. We only had a limited supply. As we are able to locate more devices for distribution, we will work to get them to the students.
The ASVAB test that was scheduled for Friday for juniors and seniors has been cancelled. Testing will take place at a later date and time for the class of 2021.
The Ocosta School District will begin meal distribution on Thursday, March 19. School vehicles will deliver grab and go meals to every child up to 18. The child must be at the stop to receive the meal. We will use our Wednesday, Late Start Times to deliver meals.
Please go to the Ocosta Web Page for Information on our school closure beginning March 17. ocosta.org There is also updated information on the Ocosta Elementary School and Ocosta Jr/Sr High Facebook pages.
Junior High Track started today! Interested in joining? See Mr. King.
High School Winter Sports Banquet is at 6:30 in the high school commons tonight, March 9.
Spring Sports begin on March 2, 2020. Please go to https://www.familyid.com/organizations/ocosta-jr-sr-high-school to complete your paperwork!
Congratulations to Harley Figueroa and Dylan Hollingsworth, They will be competing at the Mat Classic this weekend at the Tacoma Done. Gage Grigsby and Zane Dunham will also be attending as alternates. Way to go Wildcat Wrestlers!
The Migrant PAC meeting is scheduled for 4:00 today, February 18 at the district office.
Congratultions to our Boys Basketball team for their win over Morton/White Pass. They will play this Wednesday in Castle Rock at 7:30pm vs Wahkiakum.
Monday is President’s Day. No School.
Good luck to our Ocosta wrestlers at regionals today!
Congratulations to our boys basketball team for taking home the win tonight! #weareocosta
Migrant Education Parent Advisory Council Tuesday February 18th at 4pm District office All migrant parents are invited to attend. On the agenda: 1. End of the year planning 2. Program review & goal setting for 20-21 3. Discuss historical committee to research history of fishing
SCIENCE FAMILY FUN NIGHT The elementary school is hosting a Science Family Fun Night on Thursday from 5:30-7:00 in the elementary gym. There will be a free spaghetti dinner. After you eat, please come and see the science fair projects and enjoy science activities.
If you are a senior and interested in applying for the National Youth Science Camp, follow this link to apply. https://nysf.smapply.io/ Applications are due by February 28.
It is a Late Start Wednesday. Buses run 1 hour and 45 minutes later than normal. There will be no morning preschool.
Monday starts the Great Kindness Challenge at the elementary! Wear your Beach Gear as part of our celebration. The students will be collecting pennies for PAWS!
Ocosta Levy Information Article. Please contact the district office at (360)268-9125 with any questions or comments. https://www.thedailyworld.com/news/levy-13-percent-of-ocosta-school-budget-on-the-line/
1/23. Girls Varsity Basketball will begin at 6:00 against North Beach. No JV game tonight.
No school on January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
Update-Ocosta will be closed on January 17 due to road conditions.
Ocosta School District will be running two hours late due to current road conditions. Buses will be two hours late.
January 15 is a late start Wednesday. No afternoon preschool. Morning preschool will begin at 11:45. Buses will run 1 hour and 45 minutes later than normal.
January 14, Ocosta will be running two hours late due to current road conditions.
Booster Club meeting will be moved to Monday, January 13 at 7:00.
Today is early dismissal. Elementary students will be released at 10:50. Jr/Sr High students will be released at 11:00. Have a safe and relaxing holiday.
No math club today. Here is a link to get some additional practice in over break. https://artofproblemsolving.com/mathcounts_trainer
don’t forget, Thursday .is Christmas sweater day at the junior senior high school
Late Start Wednesday. No am preschool. Buses run a hour and 45 minutes later than normal.
Food Bowl continues through next week! Please donate at the jr/sr high school or at the elementary concert.
Sprinkling of the Arts will be held on December 19 in the Community Gym. We are still in need of volunteers to staff our project tables. Please contact your child’s teacher or Heather Dunham at email@example.com or 360-268-9125 ext. 1004.
Thursday is "Wear Your Red and Green Day" at the elementary!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4 is a late start.
Just a reminder that there is no school on Wednesday. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break.
Fall Sports Dessert Banquet Just a reminder that at 7:00 tonight in the high school commons will be the Fall Sports Dessert Banquet. Please bring a store bought dessert to share.
There is still time to give the school feedback on your child's experience at Ocosta. Please take the time to complete the survey. We would like to gather multiple perspectives. Please follow the link and select your child's school. https://www.research.net/r/ocosta-parent
Come and support the Ocosta High School Football team as they play Adna in the first playoff game, tomorrow, November 8 at 7:00 at Ocosta High School on Griffin Field. For the safety of our fans, elementary students need to sit with their families. Students are encouraged to sit in the student cheering section.