June 16, 2021
Today we are honored to celebrate the retirement of TWELVE employees who have been an integral part of the District for the past forty-plus years.Please join us in congratulating the following retirees on their retirement and their years of service...Robbie Thomas - 41 yearsMarty Parkhurst - 27 yearsTina Parkhurst - 16 yearsJacki Webster-Backus - 29 yearsDebbie Yanez - 30 yearsJoAnne Petredis - 17 yearsSallee Carrigan - 23 yearsKristi Candler - 17 yearsJoann Tracy - 14 yearsJanette Bergen - 22 yearsLarry Silver - 8 yearsMike Simms - 6 yearsCongratulations - YOU will ALL be missed!
May 7, 2021
Happy Food Service Hero Day!Who needs a cape when you have an apron!Thank you to all of our Food Service Workers and all you do in service of our students!
May 6, 2021
In honor of National Nurses Day, we want to thank our nursing staff for their continued efforts in ensuring the safety of our students every day!
May 3, 2021
I am honored to serve and represent the many excellent teachers in the Orting School District. This week, we are again annually celebrating and recognizing the significant role and responsibilities of teachers in America’s public school systems. As educators, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, teachers have experienced a tumultuous, emotionally fueled school year coupled with high anxiety and irregular, non -traditional work schedules unlike any previous school year in our history. Despite the uncertainties and threat of serious illness, our teaching staff have courageously stepped up and proudly endured the instructional challenges brought on by the pandemic to serve our very deserving students, whether it be in person or remotely delivered.
As we quickly move into the last two months of the 2020-21 school year, I want every teacher to know that I join the many parents and individuals in our community and School Board to sincerely express our heartfelt appreciation for your devotion to serving our students every school day.
Dr. Tony Apostle, Superintendent
April 21, 2021
This week we celebrate and honor our Administrative Professionals throughout the District. We cannot thank each of you enough for your hard work and tireless efforts to maintain the seamless operations of our District.You are the glitter to our glue, and yes, our files would be a mess without you.
April 1, 2021
We are delighted to share in the appreciation expressed in these thoughtful and heartfelt letters given to our Bus Drivers and Food Service Workers for their tireless efforts to maintain our meal distribution program throughout the past year.
THANK YOU to our Food Service Workers, and Bus Drivers for striving every day to make sure no child in the Orting School District boundaries goes without breakfast and lunch!
February 24, 2021
We wanted to give a shoutout to our facilities staff. On Wednesday, February 24, for the first time in almost a year, we had the privilege to meet together in-person as a group. Dr. Apostle and Lynne Rosellini thanked our hardworking facilities staff for their tireless efforts in maintaining our facilities with student and staff safety at the forefront of their work. THANK YOU Facilities staff for everything you do! We appreciate you and couldn't do it without you.
February 22, 2021
Today on National Bus Driver Appreciation Day, we celebrate our Bus Drivers! Thank you to ALL of our AMAZING BUS DRIVERS for keeping our students safe every day!
February 18, 2021
Congratulations to ALL of our current and former National Board Certified Teachers of OSD recognized and celebrated last night at our Board Meeting by Chief Officer Lynne Rosellini and Dr. Tony Apostle, and Board Directors. This prestigious recognition is no easy feat!(Current OSD Teachers with Certifications not featured in the graphic below: Michelle Avolio, Alyse Van Scoyoc, Tristan Wiens, Elliot Scaife and Joshua Thayer)It goes without saying, but we are grateful and appreciative for ALL of our teachers and their hard work and continuous efforts for our students!Thank you TEACHERS for ALL that YOU do for OSD Students...
February 1-5, 2021
December 31, 2020
Congratulations to Terry VanZanten on her well-deserved retirement from OSD!
November 24, 2020
Congratulations to Mona Kini for reaching her 29th year with the Orting School District, Transportation Department.