The Olive Branch

What's Up At The Nest...

3.8.19

Check out our February HOOT winners! After a fun-filled lunch, they enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of OMS which included the magic closet, a ride in the elevator, a peek inside the boiler room, and a first-hand look at the roof. What a fun crew!


Becky & Erin


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Band in D25 and D214

Did you know?


  • Students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to join band. The band program offers students the chance to participate in a variety of ensembles that perform a wide range of music.
  • In mid-May, our 4th-grade students will have the opportunity to trial different band instruments.
  • District 25 offers four bands at the middle school level including three traditional bands and Jazz Band. That is hundreds of kids that choose to make music a regular part of their lives!
  • District 25 participates in Solo and Ensemble festivals each year, providing students the opportunity to guide their own learning through literature selection and preparation.
  • District 25 band fosters positive relationships amongst students of all grades and teams.
  • District 214 is nationally regarded as a strong music and arts community.
  • District 214 offers opportunities for travel through their band programs every two years. Programs have made trips to Disney, Italy, Austria, and New York to name just a few.
  • District 214 bands have been featured at Carnegie Hall, Macey's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rose and Orange Bowl Parades, and received numerous state and national awards in recognition of excellence in musicianship.

Have you ever wondered how your child could benefit from learning a musical instrument? Here are 5 Magical Things that would Happen if Every Student Studied a Musical Instrument in School.

It's Time to Register for the Get Burbed Challenge!

Register today for the 8th Annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! Choose the 5k or 1 mile and walk or run with friends and neighbors who are coming together to support the ABC/25 Foundation. All proceeds are returned directly to the schools via teacher grants for innovative teaching methods and materials. Register by Friday 3/22/19 to receive early registration perks including a $5 discount on the entry fee, a guaranteed race t-shirt and the option to have your race packet delivered to your D25 school. Race day is Saturday, April 13th - Register now you can find more information about the race at abc25challenge.com.


Students across the district submitted designs, we narrowed it down to three finalists and you chose the winner! Congratulations to Leo T. from Windsor, whose design will be featured on this year's ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge race shirts and poster! See his design here and watch us surprise him with the news in this video.


Not a runner? Nursing an injury? Looking for a different experience on race day? Volunteer registration is now open for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We need your help to make race day a success. Many options are available and most are flexible to enable you to volunteer and also participate in a race. Volunteer participation counts toward your school's participation goal. All volunteers who sign up before 4/10 will be entered in a drawing for prizes from our sponsors! Sign up here!

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Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary

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Dr. Becky FitzPatrick, Principal rfitzpatrick@sd25.org

Ms. Erin Davis, Assistant Principal edavis@sd25.org