October 2022 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-7 Mindsets, 100% Accountable-

Welcome to October

WAVA Families and Students

We have had a busy month back to school and now we are jumping into October. We are so proud of each student this last month as you have adjusted to your class schedules, homework, met new teachers and friends. Thank you for choosing WAVA.

October is our month of 7 Mindset 100% Accountable. What ways can you be accountable this month in school and at home? Think about a new goal you can commit to that will take 100% commitment and willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed and achieve. What obstacles might you face? Throughout the month you will see SEL sessions on your schedule. Our counseling team offers 7 Mindset and SEL sessions and opportunities to learn and connect and grow. Take time to attend these optional sessions.

Our WAVA Clubs are kicking off this month, pick a club that you can attend or several. Clubs and activities are a great way to meet new WAVA friends and to connect with others.

WAVA students have unique stories to share. You can share a special story about your family, student or experience at WAVA with our Project Elevate team. These stories go to our Stride PR team and are shared out with local and National news publications. Share your story with us, https://www.elevate.press/link.

October is time for Fall, pumpkins, harvest festivals and more. Post your photos and share with your fellow students on the WAVA Padlet, https://www.tinyurl.com/wavapadlet. Enjoy October WAVA!

Executive Director, Susan Boyer

Check our WAVA Bulletin Board and mark your calendar for the below dates:

October Dates:

  • October Bullying Prevention Month
  • October 3rd Join National Clubs Contests and Challenges: Newsletter
  • October 3rd Check OLS Announcements for Club/Challenges
  • October 10th First Week of WAVA Clubs, check Bulletin Board Schedule
  • October 15th Connect with a friend, post to the WAVA Padlet
  • October 19th, Bullying Prevention Day-Wear Orange
  • October 19th Project Elevate Day! Share with us!
  • October 26th Spirit Day, Costume Day all Day, share to the Padlet!
  • October 26th LC Coffee Chat MS/HS 10am, ES 11am on your Class Connect LC Schedule
  • October 31st Spooky Spectacular Day! Share your Fall Festive Pics to our Padlet and Social Media

WAVA Yearly Events at a Glance

WAVA Back to School Picnics
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Have you checked out the WAVA Padlet? Check our where our WAVA students can connect and share!

Students can post pics, messages and videos with each other on our WAVA Padlet at https://www.tinyurl.com/wavapadlet

Monthly National Awareness

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WAVA Flex News for October
Check out WAVA and WAVA Flex

WAVA Loves Our Students

WAVA MS and HS in October
Why Do You WAVA!

Career and Technical Education

October CTE NEWS

CTE at WAVA - Career Prep -

Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaches the college and career skills students need to be successful after high school. In addition to core courses required for graduation, students' electives allow them to explore different career fields and gain skills that can help them be successful in the workplace and in college. Whether students intend to go to college, are working in their career field now, or plan to enlist or start their career right out of high school, the occupational programs offered can combine passion and interests with the skills needed to compete for jobs in high-demand fields.

WAVA’s Career Technical Education program includes courses taught by highly qualified professionals with industry experience. A minimum of 1.0 credits is required for graduation. A sequence of CTE courses can lead to completion of a Graduation Pathway. CTE students also have opportunities to participate in project-based learning, earn dual college credit and industry recognized technical certifications as well as seek student leadership roles in National Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO).

Students in grades 9-11 are enrolled in CTE courses to complete WA OSPI Graduation Requirements.

Students in grades 7 and 8 are automatically enrolled in the following introductory CTE courses*:

7th Grade: CTE Explorations

8th Grade: Computer Literacy and Achieving your Career and College Goals

*7th and 8th grade students can opt-out by choice. (Form)

If you’d like information about opting out, please contact Taylor Kreilmann: tkreilmann@k12.com or (253) 345-4485.

Counselor Corner

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. WAVA has counselors for grades K-12. Check with your teacher, the counselor page or the SEL and 7 Mindsets page on our WAVA Bulletin.

March is "The Time is Now' for our 7 Mindset

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WAVA Community and Clubs News

WAVA Clubs Overview
Welcome Back to School WAVA

October Community Engagement News

October is our Month of 100% Accountable! We look forward to a fantastic October together! Our WAVA Clubs are starting and will run from October through June.

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 https://www.wavabulletinboard.com/esports-and-clubs. Clubs at WAVA include Baking, Esports, Coding, Gaming, Art, GLSEN, ASB, Music, Dungeons and Dragons and more!

WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

Stride Student Engagement Newsletter

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube


WAVA Clubs Meet from October to May!

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.

WAVA Clubs:



Esports League Age 12 and Up (Team Members Only): 12:00pm, Mr. Fogle and Captains,


Baking Club K-12, 3pm, Ms. Dohrman

https://lms.k12.com/lms/go/classConnect/PJ3JAJCJMJVJAJ0-5JMJGJCJ2JHJD-P-R-M9D9E9H9G9297-H9Q9UJIJ6JGJR-UJKJ3KQJJJF9K-4-A-Q-N-R92JGJSJIJQ-7KS-PJ7JTJ0JPJNJR-V-K-U989--7-897-K-894-M9D9 Baking Padlet Link


Coding Club 4th -12th, 1pm, Mr. Sloan


Gaming Club K-12, 2pm, Mr. Sloan


Art Club K-5, 3pm, Ms. Seward

https://lms.k12.com/lms/go/classConnect/PJ3JAJCJMJVJAJ0-5JMJGJCJ2JHJD-P-R-M9D9E9H9G9G9F9N9Q9UJIJ6JGJR-UJKJ3KQJJJF9K-4-A-Q-N-R92JGJSJIJQ-7KS-PJ7JTJ0JPJNJR-V-K-U989--7-897-K-894-M9D9 Art Padlet Link

Art Club 6-12, 3:30pm, Ms. Seward



Middle School ASB 12:15pm, Ms. Nogaki https://lms.k12.com/lms/go/classConnect/PJ3JAJCJMJVJAJ0-5JMJGJCJ2JHJD-P-R-M9D90929E9E9N9U9Q9UJIJ6JGJR-UJKJ3KQJJJF9K-4-A-Q-N-R92JGJSJIJQ-7KS-PJ7JTJ0JPJNJR-V-K-U989--7-897-K-894-M9D9

High School ASB 12:15pm, Mr. Simpson (start date tbd)

GLSEN K-12, 2pm, Advisor McLewin



Dungeons and Dragons 8th to 12th, 11am, Mr. Humphreys


Music Club, K-12, Ms. Olsen and Ms. Burton, 12:30pm


*All School WAVA Padlet Link for Events and Activities: Link

*Check the OLS Announcement for Stride Clubs and Activities Monthly like Photo Challenges, Innovation Competitions, Chess, Jam, Lego Club and more! Don’t miss the Social Chats through Stride Mondays-Thursdays on the OLS Announcements.

WAVA Esports League is in full swing! We have a Varsity and All Play Team!

WAVA has a Championship Esports League Team! Esports meets each Monday from 12-1pm and competes throughout the week in Fortnite, Rocket League, League of Legends, Valorant, and Chess! Questions, contact Coach Fogle rfogle@wava.org and Coach Chamberlain at hchamberlain@wava.org.

Stride National Competitions


Calling all students, each month Stride offers competitions from Baking to Art, Photography, Innovation and more! Check out what is offered and be sure to check your OLS Announcements.

Visit https://www.k12.com/stride-competitions for registration information.

National News and Competitions Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/kfeyb-k12-national-clubs

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.

May Social Engagement Opportunities: https://www.smore.com/q150g-may-2022-national-news

WAVA Clubs

Learning Coach Community

Helpful Reminders

Operations Team and Assessments News


Our fantastic WAVA Testing Administrator Danielle Beyer is working hard and planning our testing for the 2022-2023 year!

WAVA Operations, Enrollment, Assessments, Testing

Thank you for registering with WAVA. Our Operations and Enrollment Team members work hard each day to ensure our students can start school and enjoy the year. Thank you for your patience throughout the year and we look forward to a wonderful year.

Re-Registration and Enrollment Info:

Directory Opt Out Form: https://wava.k12.com/how-enroll.html


Text Opt Out Form:


-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

Ms. Leatiota, WAVA Assistant Operations Manager

-Ms. Leah Androy, WAVA Office Manger

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 -

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, brichter@omaksd.org or WAVA Family Resource Coordinator: Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906, kaswartz@k12.com; and Section 504 Coordinator: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, johnholcomb@omaksd.org , P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA 504 Coordinator, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888 svangerpen@wava.org

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, brichter@omaksd.org; Coordinador de recursos familiares, Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906, kaswartz@k12.com; y el Coordinador de la sección 504: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, johnholcomb@omaksd.org, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA Coordinador de la sección 504, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888 svangerpen@wava.org.