March 2023 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome to our month of "The Time is Now" at WAVA-

Get Connected This Month

Happening This Month


Welcome to March 2023. This month is Re-Registration! You can now Save Your Spot for the 2023-2024 school year. We also have an in-person event to show support for Virtual Education. We hope you join us for the March 3rd Digital Learning Day at the Capitol. This month students are competing in the Semi-Regional and Regional K12 Spelling Bees, Esports Matches happening weekly, CTSO stories or students leadership and more! Remember our WAVA Leprechaun Challenge? It is back, students can build a Leprechaun Trap and share to the WAVA Padlet on 02/17! This month National Awareness Days include Womens' History Month, National Reading, Disability Awareness, Reading Month and MS Awareness. Congrats again to the following students: top in Stride for Esports Fall League. Congrats to Josiah Lyons, Foster Petersen, Noah Lyons, Tyler Guanio as some of our MVP honored team members and WAVA for placing as Best School. Spelling Bee, WAVA Top 3 moving onto Regionals include:

ES Bee Top 3:

Ilyannie Gonzalez, Jason Paul Motupalli and Justus Tang-Ciskowsk

MS Bee Top 3:

Angus Gilbert, Nawal Filly, Syed Maaz Ali

HS Bee Top 3:

Jamison Harris, Joshua Shewman, Sequoya Thompson

This month is our 7 Mindset month of "The Time is Now", think of ways that you can take your passions and apply it to your daily efforts. You can always find out more about 7 Mindsets at and learn ways to put your mindset into action.

Our WAVA MS and HS Career Technical Education Students that are participating in CTSO's have been busy with student lead activities and ideas. Check out more info on CTE on the WAVA Bulletin Board. We hope you have a wonderful month of March, thank you for choosing WAVA.


WAVA Executive Director, Susan Boyer

March: Re-Registration All Month! Save your Place for 2023-2024

03/01: Check the Outing List for outings happening this week and throughout the year

03/01: Stride Innovation Challenge Opens, learn more

03/02: Check out and learn about CTE at WAVA

03/02: Wear Green for Mental Wellness, brought to you by WAVA CTSO

03/03: Digital Learning Day at the Capitol: Join us

03/06: Share in the news, add your video message to the monthly WAVA News

03/09: LC Community Day: Message an LC and make a friend

03/01-03/30: Awareness Month: check out info on social media in recognition of awareness month

03/06-03/10: Join a Club Week, click a link and pop-in to any club

03/14: WAVA Open House Session K-12, 12pm (on OLS)

03/15: WAVA Open House Session K-12, 5:30pm (on OLS)

03/17: Wear Green Day-Spirit Day

03/17: Leprechaun Trap Challenge, post to the Padlet

03/24: Project Elevate Day, Share a special story with our Stride Media Team

03/31: Check for Stride Challenges and Competitions: link-

Follow our Stride Student Instagram Channel! @stridestudent

We are so excited to announce we have a Stride Student Engagement Instagram Channel! You can find us @stridestudent

Have an idea for a Facebook Live interview?

Follow us on FB and check out some of the FB Live sessions we have!

Join Learning Coach Community for WAVA on the K12 App or OLS, Social Sessions every Tuesday on Zoom to socialize with other Learning Coaches, ask for or offer advice, and simply chat with other adults. Register today in the National Learning Coach Community.

  • Access helpful resources
  • Meet and message other LCs
  • Connect their students with new friends
  • Receive and share advice, ideas and encouragement
  • Join interactive discussions, challenges, community building events and live guest discussion board moderators

Download the K12 app, log in using your Learning Coach credentials and join the National LC Community. #learningcoachlife

Learn more at

Have You Re-Registered for 2023-2024?

WAVA Registration and Re-Registration

WAVA Career and Technical Education

March 2023 CTE Update
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Counselors at WAVA

Meet your WAVA Counselors. Learn more about what our counselors can support you with and also about our Social and Emotional Learning, 7 Mindsets and the activities, assemblies and chats available to your students. Check with your teacher, the counselor page or the SEL and 7 Mindsets page on our WAVA Bulletin.
WAVA Student and Family Engagement

March Community Engagement News

At WAVA we want to connect with students and believe that all student can succeed. In addition to connection in the classroom through academics, student support, class connect sessions and learning platforms students can connect on their own time for community engagement. Club options for Stride can be found on the OLS Announcements and the Class Connect Schedule. WAVA Clubs will be on the WAVA Bulletin at Clubs may include options in Gaming, Art, Baking, Music, ASB, SkillsUSA, GLSEN, Social Chats and Esports. This month on the OLS you will find announcements about a Live Baking Challenge, Photo and Innovation Challenge and club options to join.

CTSO Form:



WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube

WAVA Events:

  • March: Semi and Regional Spelling Bees, Leprechaun Trap Contest, Wear Green Day, Digital Alliance Day

  • April: Talent Show, Spring Break Clubs, Creative Hair Day

  • May: Photo Contest, Graduation Promo, Prom, Clubs end, Sunglasses Day

  • June: Graduation, End of Year Staff Parade, Summer Clubs and Activities Promo

​You can share news on your student success with our National Social Media team through Project Elevate! If you are a Learning Coach interested in being on our Parent Advisory Council for 2021-2022, please contact us!

WAVA Class of 2023 Graduation Information Video

Welcome to Student Engagement Opportunities

Stay connected at school! Read the National Newsletter with school updates, socialization info and ways to connect even more! Be sure to check your OLS Announcements, websites, social media and the LC Community! This month look for our Live Baking Challenge on FB, Photo Challenge, clubs posted to the OLS Announcements, photo challenges and more! Social Engagement

Newsletter and National Contest Winner News.

WAVA Clubs Schedule and Info

Make sure to bookmark our WAVA Bulletin Board website and the Clubs Page for the monthly updates! You can find information on our WAVA Clubs that meet each week including the days, times and links. You can also find out information on National Clubs with Stride and how to access these through the OLS Announcements and Social Engagement Newsletters.

Outings Coming Up

WAVA Clubs

Stride Tutoring

Check it out! We are excited to offer Stride Tutoring to provide resources and tools in support to our Middle School and High School Age students. This service will be available to students through our Stride OLS offerings.

Testing and Assessment Update

Washington students in grades 3-8 and 10 take in-person state assessments in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 also take an in-person exam in Science. Students in Grades 11 and 12 who have not previously passed the ELA and Math exams are also allowed to attempt them again to meet graduation assessment pathway requirements. WAVA will administer the spring tests between April 24 and May 19, 2023.

WAVA offers 30 testing sites across the state to ensure that you will not have to travel more than one hour to attend any required exams. The attached 2022-2023 Family State Testing Guide contains a list of all the cities where we have testing sites in Appendix D. If have any conflicts with your assigned site, this list can help you determine if another site may be more convenient for you.

Before we can schedule students for testing, the first step is to confirm that you are assigned to a testing site that is reasonable based on where you live. This is your opportunity to review the location we plan on scheduling your testing, and either lock it in or request a change based on your needs.Please take a moment to review your site and confirm it. Use the list in Appendix D of the 2022-2023 Family State Testing Guide to review other locations if needed. Select Agree if the site is fine. If you need to request a change, select Do Not Agree and add a note listing your preferred location or change request. Your comments will be reviewed and we will work with you to make sure you are assigned at an appropriate site.

WAVA Office and Enrollment

WAVA 22-23 Academic Calendar

WAVA Parent Studen Handbook

Enrollment and Registration Contact Us Information:

Contact WAVA:

Ms. Giske, Operations Manager

Ms. Leateota, Assistant Operations Manager

Ms. Andoy, Office Manager

Meet Shelley Sears, WAVA Special Programs Administrator

Shelley Sears has been teaching and involved in education since 1992. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Special Education Technology, Psychology and a certificate in Educational Administration. She has been in special education teaching and life skills, resource and emotional/behavior classrooms oth in Washington and Georgiaa Shelley has worked in a private practice for Child, Marriage and Famiy therapy and later as a school therapist. Shelley and her family just finished building a house and enjoy reading, traveling, walking the dog and gardening. Learn more about our Special Programs today!

Special Programs Support

Special Programs Team:

Check out the Special Programs Page on the WAVA Bulletin

If you have questions or concerns about the diverse needs of your learner, please contact -

Success Stories

Do you have a Success Story you would like to share? Please share your story to: Project Elevate

We are WAVA, We are ONE

What's Important at WAVA?

At WAVA, students come first. We partner with families to provide a free and excellent public eduction that meets the needs of the whole child.

At WAVA, learning is our focus. We empower one another to become life-long learners through innovation and inspiration. We plan for success.

At WAVA, community is valued. We seek to positively impact our community through partnership, offerings, and collaboration.

At WAVA, cultures are respected. We celebrate diversity and commit ourselves to positive and meaningful teamwork.

WAVA Bulletin Board

Bookmark our school resource website! Check out our academic and social calendar, events, videos, helpful links, and more! This is the place to go for updates on our monthly social happenings. Be sure to check out the Social Spot page!

WAVA Clubs and Esports

At WAVA we want to connect with you and your students! Check out the options for WAVA Clubs and Esports. We have options for ages K-12 and hope to see you there! Visit our webpage on the WAVA Bulletin to learn more, sign-up and find access!

Learning Coach Community App

Are you looking to connect with other Learning Coaches in our school? We want to connect together! Join the K12/WAVA Learning Coach Community App to follow school updates and to connect with other families in the same grades and interests.

K12 National News

Click here to view our K12 National Newsletter! Stay up to date on the current news happening Nationwide with K12! Success stories, updates, info on schools, events and more!

K12 App

Download the K12 App today! Make sure you have this app to have easy access to everything K12 that you need from help and support!

WAVA School Year Academic Calendar

Be sure to save this Academic Calendar and mark down all the dates for WAVA you need to know throughout the year. Also check out the WAVA Bulletin calendar to see events and activities from virtual fields trips to spirit days and more!

WAVA Parent-Student Compliance Handbook

Download your copy of the Compliance Handbook so that you can have all the answers you and your learner may need!

Washington Virtual Academies

You know that your kids have something special inside them. We know it too. Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) and K12 ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive. Together, we are helping Washington students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.

Omak Statement of Non-discrimination

Omak School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: Brittney Richter, (509) 826-7687, or WAVA Family Resource Coordinator: Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906,; and Section 504 Coordinator: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, , P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA 504 Coordinator, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888

El Distrito Escolar de Omak no discrimina en ningún programa o actividad por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, nacionalidad, edad, estado militar o veterano, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, incapacidad o el uso de un perro entrenado o un animal guía o de servicio, y proporciona el mismo acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos de jóvenes que sean designados. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para estar a cargo de preguntas y quejas de presunta discriminación: Coordinadora de Derechos Civiles y Coordinador del Título IX: Brittney Richter, (509) 826-7687,; Coordinador de recursos familiares, Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906,; y el Coordinador de la sección 504: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342,, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA Coordinador de la sección 504, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888