August 19, 2003
My daughter has attended Olympic View Middle School for three years. During this period, we have heard nothing except praise from her about this school. My daughter was placed in regular classes upon registration, since she was directly transferring from another district at the time. Two weeks later, her teachers recommended her for honors classes instead. At Olympic View, she was always pushed to achieve her highest potential. In class, she was not just another body to fill a seat. My daughter and her classmates were treated as different people with different educational and emotional needs. She always had a teacher or staff member in whom she can confide and trust when she needed help, whether it be academic or social. Ironically, one of her literature teachers actually suggested her to apply for a scholarship at Lakeside School in Seattle to have even more opportunities. My daughter and I looked at each other and thought aloud, 'Why go to Lakeside when you can receive and even better education here at OV?!' The extra- and co-curricular activies were plentiful also. My daughter was extremely involved in the OV community, being an active member of the Honor Society, ASB, OV Sports, Music, World Language Club, Drama Club, Gourmet Cooking Club, and even the Paper Cranes Club. She was very excited to have found such enjoyable clubs and hobbies that she can carry on throughout high school, and maybe even college. At Olympic View Middle School, the academics were amazing, the staff was super, and the extra-curriculars were excellent. In all honesty, my daughter told me, at her graduation in June that,'I couldn't have had a better middle school experience.'
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