March 2022 WAVA Wave Newsletter

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

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K12 WAVA Re registration (Promotion)

Grades K-12 Welcome to March

WAVA Families and Students

Welcome to the month of March at WAVA. This month our 7 Mindset is 'The Time Is Now'. This mindset helps us to use the power of the moment and take purposeful action. The power to make an impact is in the moment. What are you doing to make an impact and take control of today and apply your strengths? 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:

March Key Dates:

  • 03/28 - 03/04 Re-Registration Week Kick-Off
  • 03/04 Project Elevate Day! Share with us!
  • 03/07 - 03/25 Highly Capable Nominations, Info Here
  • 03/08 LC Coffee Chat 2pm, link
  • 03/09 Cooks Center LC Mental Health Webinar, Register
  • 03/16 WAVA Science Fair Day Share
  • 03/17 Leprechaun Trap Contest Share
  • 03/30 Regional Spelling Bee
  • 03/30 WAVA Spirit Day, Wear Green

Re-Registration is Here!!

Be sure to Re-Register with WAVA for the 2022-2023 year! You will see text messages and email communication reminders from our team here at Stride/K12. We want to see you back with us for next year! Save your spot for the upcoming year and share with us about Why You WAVA!

Check your OLS for Re-Registration Details!

Monthly National Awareness

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WAVA Highly Capable News!

WAVA will carry out its annual identification of highly capable students, also known as gifted and talented. The window for nominations is from March 7th to March 25th, 2022. During this time parents, learning coaches, and staff can nominate students for the highly capable program. For more information and to nominate a student please see the HiCap smores page:

Flex News

WAVA Flex March 2022 Video Newsletter

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Congratulations to WAVA Student August Baik

WAVA student August Baik, 14, will perform the second and third movements of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor”. This highly accomplished pianist will perform as a soloist with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra – under the direction of Maestro Michael Miropolsky – for its next concert, “Return to Life,” on Monday, March 7. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N. A pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. by KING-FM radio personality Dave Beck will preview the musical highlights for the evening. We are so proud of you August!

WAVA Family Shout Out!

Congrats to the Peters Family! Shout out to Everett, Emily and Eric and your Learning Coach for honoring you and your hard work! Thank you for sharing with us on our WAVA Padlet and for the hard commitment you put in each day to your learning!

Mr. Mulvaney in the Community

Last month in February Mr. Mulvaney and Ms. Dempewolf challenged their SkillsUSA team to do acts of service in the community and pay it forward. What ways can you pay it forward in your community and do an act of kindness for others? Share with us on the WAVA Padlet or email or
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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

WAVA March Community Engagement News

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.

Join us March 8th, LC Cup of Cocoa:


Join us: 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:

  • March: Re-Registration, Science Fair, Leprechaun Trap Contest, Green Day, The Time is Now, Project Elevate Story Shares

  • 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

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 Clubs, Community and Counselors

March National Club or Contests

March Photo Contest: Spring Breaking

Our March photo contest theme is Spring Breaking - we want to see pictures of what spring looks like in your area, or what your spring break activities are entailing! So get your cameras out and let's see all those fun photos! Use your creativity to capture the moment.

We are encouraging you to submit a photograph (limit to 1) you have taken relating to our March theme, Spring Breaking, for the chance to win a prize!

A winner in each grade range (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) will be chosen.

The contest runs March 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.

If you experience issues uploading or have any questions, email

See full details and official contest rules.

Upload your photo here:

Hip Hop Club! Check out Details and Participate:

Grades 9-12th, Submit Your Yearbook Photos Today!

Calling all students grades 9-12 at WAVA! Share your photos from school, activities and more with our WAVA Yearbook Club Leader to contribute to our yearbook. Email photos with your grade/name to Jo Petersen,
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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.

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 SkillsUSA Club for Grades 9-12

SkillsUSA is offered at WAVA as a club for Grades 9-12 for students to have career exploration opportunity and skill building in career and technical education. Become a more highly engaged student and citizen. Make education and career choices that are validated by industry. Develop career readiness skills like effective communication, teamwork and problem solving. Find this on your Class Connect schedule as optional and you can reach Club Leader Mr. Mulvaney or

Sign up today with the following form by March 7th:

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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

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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


The required annual assessment of English Language Learners runs through March 25th. All students identified as English Language Learners will be contacted with your in-person testing schedule. If you have questions, please reach out to your assigned ELL Teacher. Grades K-5: Karen O'Leary at; and Grades 6-12: Lauren Garcia at

Annual Spring 2022 Smarter Balanced and WCAS Science testing will be conducted between April 25th and May 13th for most students. Scheduling information will be sent to your student email address in Mid-March. Health and Safety updates will be provided as well.

-Assessment Administrator, Danielle Beyer

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