Scenic photos of the week

Mt. Rainier in evening light silhouetted by trees
“Mt. Rainier in Evening Light,” taken from Overlook Point Park in Tumwater, by Simona McEwen, Early Intervention Specialist, McKenny Elementary School

Today we celebrate the beauty of Mt. Rainier in two photos submitted by OSD employees.

OSD employees are encouraged to email the Communications department a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog. Photos submitted during the 2021-22 school year will continue to be published over the summer of 2022.

We are now accepting new photos to begin sharing later this month and continue throughout the 2022-23 school year. We can’t wait to see what our employees have to share this year!

Mt. Rainier taken during the day while flying around the mountain
“Mt. Rainier,” taken while flying around the mountain, by Matthew Murdock, Maintenance Electrician, Support Service Center

Scenic photos of the week

River rapids in Olympic National Park
“Staircase Rapids in Olympic National Park,” by Heidi Brown-Ordillas, LEAP Paraeducator, Roosevelt Elementary School

OSD employees are encouraged to email the Communications department a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog. Photos submitted during the 2021-22 school year will continue to be published over the summer of 2022. In September, we will begin posting new submissions for the 2022-23 school year.

Orange sunset and water at Newport Oregon
“Sunset at Newport, Oregon,” by Lisa Hall, Transportation Department

Scenic photos of the week

Flowering white dogwood tree near Olympia High School pond
Flowering Tree,” taken at the Olympia High School pond, by Matthew Murdock, Maintenance Electrician, Support Services Center

OSD employees are encouraged to email the Communications department a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog. Photos submitted during the 2021-22 school year will continue to be published over the summer of 2022. In September, we will begin posting new submissions for the 2022-23 school year.

Full moon in partial cloud cover taken in Olympia neighborhood
“Full Moon,” by Phyllis Price, LPN, School Nurse, Garfield Elementary School

Scenic photos of the week

Sun setting with field in the foreground at Mt. St. Helens National park
Mt. St. Helens National Park at Sunset,” by Divina Clark, Art Teacher, LP Brown Elementary School

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog. Photos submitted during the 2021-22 school year will continue to be published over the summer of 2022. In September, we will begin posting new submissions for the 2022-23 school year.

Swirls of white clouds against a blue sky with buildings in downtown Olympia in the foreground
“Downtown Sky,” by Constance Phegley, paraeducator at Capital High School and VAO instructor, taken in downtown Olympia.

Scenic photos of the week

Mud Bay surrounding by trees, morning mist and a cabin
Mudd Bay, by Ruth Middlebrook, Director of Student Support Secondary, taken off Highway 101.

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog. Photos submitted during the 2021-22 school year will continue to be published over the summer. We will then begin posting new submissions for the 2022-23 school year.

Purple flowers with a spider web highlighted in the morning dew
“Morning Dew,” by Matthew Murdock, Maintenance Electrician, taken at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Scenic photos of the week

Green bee on an orange flower
“Metallic Buzz,” by Rachel McKaughan, Secondary Science Teacher, ORLA. The photo is a green bee (Agapostemon – translates to ‘stamen loving’) taken at Seattle’s Bradner Gardens Park in June 2022.

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog. Photos submitted during the 2021-22 school year will continue to be published over the summer.

Snail on a post
“Snail on a Post,” by Mai Skillman, Head Custodian, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Scenic photos of the week

Sunrise over Mt. Rainier
Sunrise” taken at Tumwater Hill by Mindy Smolinski, Paraeducator, Capital High School

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog.

wooden train tracks painted with rainbow colors  that run along the water on a foggy day
A Rainbow in the Fog” taken at Budd Inlet in West Bay, Olympia, by Nadine Owen, Restorative Room Supervisor, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Scenic photos of the week

Great Horned Owl perched on a branch looking at camera
“Great Horned Owl,” by Simona McEwen, Early Intervention Specialist, McKenny Elementary School (Photo taken in Olympia)

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog.

Field of blooming Daffodils
“Daffodil Trail to McLane Elementary School,” by Kimberly Wing, School Nurse, McLane Elementary School (photo taken on Delphi Road leading to McLane)

Scenic photos of the week

Sunset with reeds in the foreground taken at Browns Pt WA
Sunset at Browns Point, WA, by Heidi Brown-Ordillas, LEAP paraeducator, Roosevelt Elementary School

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog.

Cherry blossoms at the state Capital
“Spring Cherry Blossoms at the State Capitol,” by Lacie Williams, Administrative Assistant, Student Support

Scenic photos of the week

Normal oxidization of copper piping in ORLA mechanical room
“Normal oxidization of copper piping in ORLA Mechanical Room,” by Matthew Murdock, Maintenance Electrician, Support Services Center

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!

Guidelines:

  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to communications@osd.wednet.edu. The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog.

Sunrise photo with trees in the foreground
“Sunrise in Snohomish, WA,” by Amanda Whitehouse, Second Grade Teacher, LP Brown Elementary