May 2022 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome to our month of "Live to Give" at WAVA-

May News: Grades K-12

WAVA Families and Students

Welcome to the month of May at WAVA. This is our final full month of school for the year before we enter June. We are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6th! Thank you for helping us to honor our teachers. Many students and staff have been busy with Spring Testing, thank you for your partnership. We also have our Class of 2022 busy getting ready for Graduation on June 12th, final month of WAVA Clubs meeting, our Esports Fortnite Team won the Championships, a Prom coming up and our National Spelling Bee is May 24th with Ilyannie Gonzalez attending for WAVA. This month our 7 Mindset is 'Live to Give'. This mindset helps us to use the power of our intentions and purpose to refocus and give to others. Our team of WAVA Counselors for grades K-12 have opportunities each month on the class connect schedule to share with students about our 7 Mindsets and Social and Emotional Learning. Look on your schedule for optional sessions that you can attend or reach out to a WAVA Counselor today!

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

May Key Dates:

  • May 2nd to 6th Teacher Appreciation Week *follow the daily ways you can honor your teacher and show some #teachluv
  • May 3rd FB Live Teacher Fun Facts at 12:30pm
  • 05/05 WAVA Dance Party K-5th Grade 12pm, Link
  • Reminder all Grad Slides are due
  • 05/01-05/13 Testing continues for many students
  • 05/09-05/13 Re-Registration Week! Re-Register if you have not already, save your spot!
  • 05/10 LC Coffee Chat with WAVA Counselors! 2pm, Link
  • 05/16 Project Elevate Day! Share with us!
  • 05/01-05/30 National Contests and Challenges: Newsletter
  • 05/24 National Spelling Bee streamed live on Stride FB
  • 05/28 WAVA and Stride Virtual Prom Event
  • 05/25 WAVA Spirit Day, Sunglasses Day
  • 06/04 Registration Deadline for WAVA Summer School, link
  • 06/12 WAVA Class of 2022 Graduation

Welcome to May and Thank you WAVA Teachers

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Have you Re-Registered with WAVA for 2022-2023?

Our Registration is OPEN! Be sure to save your place for the upcoming school year! Current families can register through the Mobile App, Parent Portal, and through the text/email link you received. Do you still have questions? You can attend one of our Re-Registration Info Sessions in April found on the WAVA Bulletin Board Home Page or your CC schedule!
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Monthly National Awareness

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Testing Updates:

Spring State Testing is underway! Check your email for your schedule, and we look forward to seeing all our students at their testing location. Please check in with your student's teacher if you need help with your schedule. WAVA will be administering the assessments between April 25th and May 13th.

Flex News

WAVA Flex News for May

Teachers and Students Connecting!

WAVA Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Kim Lamb

Staff Spotlight:

Learn about stained glass art with our own WAVA teacher Kim Lamb!

I am Kim Lamb and I live in Moses Lake, Washington. I am in my 15th year teaching, and in my 6th year with WAVA. I currently teach kindergarten but have taught students in grades K-12 in both general education and special education settings!

I started learning the craft of stained glass using the Tiffany method with copper foil and solder about 1 ½ years ago, November of 2020. I used books and videos to teach myself this artform after having an interest in learning since I was in 3rd grade after a school friend showed me her parent’s glass studio.

I have purchased some patterns but draw/create many of my own patterns now and have fallen in love with glass art and the process of creating! I mostly create artwork for family and friends but have sold several pieces as well and have a waiting list of items that people want to commission once school is out for the summer! I learn something new with every piece that I create and am excited when I see people’s faces light up while looking at my artwork! I encourage anybody that has an interest in attempting something new to give it a try!

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Meet WAVA Teacher Kim Hand, our Teacher Spotlight

WAVA Summer School June 27-July 22

Current/Re-registering WAVA students

2nd-5th Grade: Focus on Reading and Writing

9th-12th Grade: Back on Track and Getting Ready to Graduate

Register Here by June 3:

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

WAVA Virtual Prom May 28th

Are you planning to attend our Virtual Prom? We await your presence!

Upload your photos of your dapper dress, handsome tuxes, hair styles, and brilliant dance move videos by May 25th here:

Click here for official rules:

Be sure to join us on Instagram on May 28th at 8 PM!

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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

May Community Engagement News at WAVA

May Community Engagement News

May is our final month for Club Meetings at WAVA! We look forward to Summer Clubs and Activities! Our Esports Team at WAVA for Fortnite has won the Championships! Great job to Coach Fogle and Players!

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.

Join us May 10th at 2pm for a LC Coffee Chat: Learning Coach Coffee

*Direct url:

WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

Stride Student Engagement Newsletter

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube

WAVA Events:

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

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

Please let us know if you would like to give a special shoutout to your teacher and let us know something special that is happening for your student! We would love to highlight your news here in our Spotlight each month! 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 Esports Team Wins Championships!

The tournament season has been busy and a HUGE Celebration for our Coach Fogle and the WAVA Fortnite Team for winning last night in the National Championships and pulling in a WIN! WAVA Fortnite Team has placed First overall for the Championships! Very exciting news and way to go team! We will send a congratulations card and certificate to these players.

Stride National Art Competition


Calling all students in grades K–12: You are eligible to participate in the Stride National Art Competition! Tell your friends—and get your creative genius on! You choose the art medium. We choose the winners! Submissions for the Stride National Art Competition will be judged on creativity, originality, and technical skill. The deadline to submit is 5:00 PM ET on May 23, 2022.

Each grade band with have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner with 1st place receiving a $1,000 Amazon e-gift card and a Microsoft Surface Tablet!

Visit for registration information.

Hip Hop Club! Check out Details and Participate:

Order Your Yearbook for Grades 9th to 12th

Order your yearbook at the following link:

You can customize!

Email with questions!

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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:

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.
WAVA Clubs
WAVA Clubs, Community and Counselors
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Learning Coach Community

Helpful Reminders

Tutor Me for WAVA

Check it out! We are excited to partner with TutorMe to provide resources and tools in support to our Middle School and High School Age students. This service will be available to students soon and will provide skilled tutoring support in moments to your students 24 hours a day! Connect with a Tutor this month for your 8 hours of tutoring time.

Operations Team and Assessments News

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:

Text Opt Out Form:

-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

Ms. Leatiota, WAVA Assistant Operations Manager

-Ms. Leah Androy, WAVA Office Manger


Spring State Testing is underway! Check your email for your schedule, and we look forward to seeing all our students at their testing location. Please check in with your student's teacher if you need help with your schedule. WAVA will be administering the assessments between April 25th and May 13th.

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, 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