“If you have been a parent or a staff member at North Kitsap High School in the past 22 years, then you know what an incredible person Tonja is!
The results have been counted! 2016-2017 has proven to be a successful year of remarkable student talent in knowledge and the arts. Our Olympic ESD region is lucky to be the place where many talented students call home.
On Monday, April 17, 2017, WASA Region 114 held its annual Regional Awards dinner honoring amazing groups and individuals for their contributions to education in our region.
Our Olympic ESD 114 region celebrated four schools that earned a “School of Distinction” award for student achievement in 2016.
Quilcene, North Kitsap and Kingston High Schools Have Achieved Something Special.
Students like Willow Baker find SUCCESS through Reflections.
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Mark your calendars for the next Young Writer's Conference - Two Locations: March 21, 2017, at Peninsula College and March 23, 2017, at Olympic College.
Click here to read more about Jim Weller's achievement.
Meet the new superintendents for South Kitsap, Crescent, Cape Flattery, and Port Townsend school districts.
The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) has recognized 20 schools from around the country as Schools of Opportunity, and our very own Quilcene High School is one of them.
Port Angeles High School Science Teacher John Gallagher was honored at the Port Angeles Board meeting on September 8, 2016, as the 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year.
OESD’s New Board Member Cliff Huenergard Takes His Oath of Office August 18, 2016
For an opportunity to participate in, and to view amazing student artwork in the Olympic region, please click here and make plans to be a part of it!
Anyone setting foot in Kitsap Mall on Saturday, April 30th, was bound to feel the buzz of energy fueled by a couple thousand kids experiencing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in new and exciting ways.
2015-2016 marks another year of amazing student talent in knowledge and the arts. Read more about some amazing students in our Olympic ESD region.
A little bit about our Classified Employee of the Year - Dara Sellars, ASB/Internal Controls, Central Kitsap School District. Read More...
Olympic ESD 114’s Instructional Materials Cooperative (IMC) is pleased to announce new titles added to Learn360. IMC members enjoy access to Learn360’s digital collection of quality instructional videos and supplementary materials. Please click here for a list of the new titles and a current newsletter full of information about the Learn360 collection.
On Monday, April 18, 2016, WASA Region 114 held its annual Regional Awards dinner honoring amazing groups and individuals for their contributions to education in our region.
Five schools within the Olympic ESD 114 region were celebrated with a “School of Distinction” award for student achievement in 2015. Each of these schools was recognized for steady improvement on standardized state exam scores in reading and math over the past five years.
Click here for a short video describing ESD services across the state of Washington.
On January 21, 2016, OESD staff presented its Board members with a special Thank You in honor of Board Appreciation Month.
ESDs are recognized by OSPI as critically necessary for implementation of essential activities in our schools. Click here to find out more....
The region’s School Safety and Security Cooperative held its 2015-2016 school year kickoff event on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Leaders gathered together to explore the important issue of Threat Assessment in schools and collaborate with community partners.
OESD 114 Superintendent Greg Lynch joins the North Kitsap School Board, Superintendent Patty Page, and Principal Christy Cole to honor Theresa Holland-Schmid on September 24, 2015.
2015 marks amazing growth and opportunities in the realm of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for our region’s teachers and students.
Meet our region's new superintentendents for the 2015-2016 school year!
Two new Board members took their Oaths of Office in 2014-2015 and OESD 114 Pays Tribute to Jean Wasson
On Monday, April 27, 2015, WASA Region 114 honored several Community Leaders at its annual Regional Awards Dinner
Five schools in the OESD region earned the Schools of Distinction honor in 2014. OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch presented each school with a special banner and award as part of the celebration.
See highlights of the 42nd Annual Regional Art Show Reception (...and view each winning piece).
The Olympic ESD Celebrated Staff Years of Service and Retirements on Friday, May 29, 2015!
Rebecca Thomas, paraeducator at Emerald Heights Elementary School was recently honored as the 2015 Regional Classified Employee of the Year.
Knowledge Bowl competitions have wrapped up for the 2014-2015 school year and the winners are advancing to the state competition next month. Knowledge Bowl, a regional competition, pits school teams against each other in a challenge of academics. Question topics can range from literature to science to popular media.
Dr. Sandra Alberti, a national expert on the Common Core State Standards was hosted by the OESD in Bremerton on February 26, 2015.
OESD staff members gather momentum and celebrate Blue Friday on January 16, 2015, in honor of the Seahawks playoff game against the Green Bay Packers scheduled for Sunday, January 18.
At their October 17, 2014, OESD 114 Board Meeting, Board members recognized staff for outstanding work and contributions leading to the Head Start and Early Head Start Program achievement of receiving an exceptional 2013-14 program review.
OESD 114 is excited to announce that many of our school districts in the region have formed a School Safety and Security Cooperative. On Monday, October 20, 2014, leaders gathered together for the very first School Safety and Security Cooperative 2014-15 kickoff event to explore these important issues, learn from each other (first responders and community partners), and install plans to either prevent or mitigate safety and security risks to students and staff.
OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch presents the 2015 Regional Teacher of the Year Award to Kim Witte, PineCrest Elementary Teacher. (left to right in photo): CKSD Board President Mark Gaines, Olympic ESD 114 Board Member Elizabeth Drew, CKSD Interim Superintendent David McVicker, Olympic ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year Kim Witte, Olympic ESD 114 Superintendent Greg Lynch, Linda Witte (Kim’s mom), Jeff Witte (Kim’s brother), Bud Witte (Kim’s dad)
Registration is CLOSED for the 2015 AESD Annual Conference, Please contact Registrar Don Jacobs with questions: 360-405-5801
It's the first time in 14 years that drivers from within OESD 114 region have taken top honors.
Olympic ESD 114 is pleased to introduce four new superintendents within the region for the 2014-15 school year.
Five schools within the Olympic ESD 114 region have received the “School of Distinction” award for student achievement. They were recognized for steady improvement on test scores for standardized state exams in reading and math over the past five years.
Good News! One of our Regional High School Art Show winners went on to win at OSPI’s State Art Show!
Suzanne Compton, a paraeducator at the Bremerton High School library, was chosen from an outstanding pool of applicants as the Olympic ESD Regional Classified Employee of the Year. Suzanne is pictured here with Olympic ESD Superintendent, Greg Lynch.
On Monday, April 28, 2014, WASA Region 114 held its annual Regional Awards dinner at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish. Olympic ESD Superintendent Greg Lynch hosted the dinner. WASA Executive Director
Nearly 400 students from the OESD region participated in the Young Writer's Conference held regionally March 25th and 27th at Olympic and Peninsula Community Colleges.
As a result of OSPI's shift to an online certification system, OESD 114 has lost state funding for a certification specialist. The ESD has formed a certification cooperative for the districts in its service area, plus Bainbridge Island and Peninsula school districts to provide them with certification services. We also provide limited services to educators from other areas. See the Certificate page (under the Admin Services tab) for more information.
The 41st Annual High School Art Show was held at the Olympic ESD on March 6, 2013. Over 150 students, parents and staff attended to celebrate student achievement in the arts.
Regional Knowledge Bowl competitions have come to a close at the Olympic ESD and six teams advance to the state competition. Read on to learn more about Knowledge Bowl and our regional winners.
OESD is pleased to announce the 2014 Regional Teacher of the Year, Eric Samson from Central Kitsap Junior High School.
Five people were recognized this year for their outstanding service to the ESD and dedication for 20 years. Meet the staff and learn more about them.
Greg Lynch, Superintendent of Central Kitsap School District is announced as the newly selected Superintendent of the Olympic Educational Service District. Mr. Lynch will take over July 1 for outgoing Superintendent Dr. Walt Bigby, who will retire June 30.
In the first annual STEM event, school districts and community organizations partnered to bring fun, hands-on experiences to students learning about science, math, technology and engineering.
In an annual event honoring and recognizing outstanding educational contributions, the Olympic ESD hosted an Awards Dinner and Ceremony in April.
Congratulations to Rick Haskins of the Central Kitsap School District for being named the Olympic ESD regional finalist for the OSPI Classified Employee of the Year. Click here to read more about Rick.
The 2013 Young Writer's Conference will be held at Peninsula Community College and Olympic College this week. Students from 15 local districts will attend and participate in writing workshops.
The 40th Annual High School Art Show was held at the Olympic ESD on March 6, 2013. Over 150 students, parents and staff attended to celebrate student achievement in the arts.
A joint partnership between OSPI, DEL & Thrive by Five has helped to develop WaKIDS, the Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills. This system is being used to support early learning and the K-12 system to build partnerships.
Olympic ESD staff members worked together to bring Christmas gifts and gift cards to families in need during the holiday season through the ESD's Christmas Angel Program.
Five South Kitsap School District elementary's were recently honored by the Center for Educational Effectiveness with the School of Distinction Award for 2012.
Five new superintendents joined Olympic ESD school districts for the 2012-2013 school year. Meet the new faces around the ESD region.
Piangkan Pramnin was awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Thailand Educator Exchange Program. Ms. Pramnin is being hosted by Jeffrey Youde, Principal at Quilcene High and Elementary who will also be participating in the exchange.
Richard Newell of the Central Kitsap School District was selected as this year's regional teacher of the year. His application will be advancing to compete in OSPI's statewide Teacher of The Year. Read on to learn more about Richard and his contributions to teaching
With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards to Washington State last year, the ESD has been providing trainings and adapted materials for districts. This year, during year two of the implementation plan, we will build on concepts and develop leadership workgroups beginning in late October.
Recent changes in OSPI school improvement initiatives has allowed the Olympic ESD to refine its services to districts. Read on to learn more about what's new this year.
The ESD aims to offer quality, relevent professional development in the form of trainings, workshops, professional learning communities and leadership development. Click here to learn more about opportunities at the Olympic ESD.
Olympic ESD staff were honored in a presentation of the Patriot Award, given to supportive employers of the National Guard and Reserve.
The WASA Region 114 held its Annual Regional Awards Dinner at Anthony’s in Bremerton on April 24, 2012. Eight Individuals from five districts in the Olympic ESD 114 region were honored that evening.
Two events that occurred in the month of March celebrated student achievement, the Young Writer's Conference, working with elementary students to promote writing, and the Regional High School Art Show, celebrating student creativity and skill.