The last Migrant Education Program (MEP) parent meeting of the school year is on May 29th at 5:30pm in the High School library. Dinner and dessert will be provided. RSVP to (360) 268-9125 ext. 3013
7 days ago, Kristin Griffith
Migrant Parent Meeting Flyer
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18 days ago, Ocosta School District
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Only 9 days to go until..... HARBORFEST 2024 Free Helmets at the Bike Rodeo! Giant Trucks, Tractors, and Emergency Vehicles! Community Resources For All! Live Music! South Beach Bubbles! Concessions! Games! Performing LIVE: Ms. Grays Harbor, Ms. Teen Grays Harbor & The Jacked Lords May 11 | 11-3 | Ocosta H.S & Community Gym | Check Facebook for more |
25 days ago, Heather Sweet
Join Ocosta representatives at the Native American Education OIE grant hearing taking place on May 9th at 3:30pm in the Jr/Sr High School library!
26 days ago, Kristin Griffith
Native American Education Grant Hearing Flyer
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about 1 month ago, Ocosta School District
Ocosta High School is hosting a job fair on Thursday, April 18th, from 1-3pm. If you're a local employer looking to recruit future employees, please reach out to the school to see about hosting a table for the event. (360) 268-9125 ext. 3013 or sschaeffer@ocosta.org. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Kristin Griffith
Ocosta High School Job Fair Posting
Job Fair Details
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about 2 months ago, Ocosta School District
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Child Find screening for children birth to 5 years old is taking place on April 12th from 9am-2pm. Please contact the district at 360-268-9125 ext. 1006 if you have questions and/or you would like to sign your child up for screening.
3 months ago, Kristin Griffith
Spring child find screening flyer
Sabrina White Route 5 Sabrina is in her seventh year as a bus driver for Ocosta. She has lived in Ocosta for 24 years. You can always find her driving the bus to our athletic games. Her daughter is an Ocosta graduate, who was a passionate soccer player and wrestler. Sabrina’s son still attends Ocosta and loves all sports, but especially baseball. In her free time, you will find her supporting her children and cheering on Ocosta athletes as well as taking photos and crafting.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Sabrina in front of a school bus
Ocosta School District will be running three hours late today, Tuesday, March 5. There will be no morning preschool and breakfast will not be served. Buses will pick students up 3 hours later than the normal pickup times.
3 months ago, Kristin Griffith
Update Due to current road conditions, the Ocosta School District will be running three hours late today, Tuesday, March 5. There will be no morning preschool and breakfast will not be served.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Emmett Jackson Route 3 Before coming to Ocosta, Emmett Jackson drove a school bus for the Tukwila School District for four years. He has been driving a school bus on the South Beach for the past three years. Before becoming a driver, Emmett was a fleet mechanic for the Seattle Times and Coca Cola. In his free time, you can find Emmett tinkering with cars. He loves to fix things and can also be found in the Ocosta bus garage fixing electric and wiring issues that arise. He loves to problem solve and see how things work. When he isn’t driving school buses he loves to travel with his wife. They travel all over the United States, but his favorite place to travel is to Montana.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Emmett standing in front of an Ocosta bus.
Rebecca Lott Route 10 Rebecca has been driving Wildcats around the South Beach for over 20 years! She believes it is important for our students to get to and from school in the safest way possible. She takes pride in the fact that our drivers, here at Ocosta, make this their aim. Before becoming a bus driver, Rebecca and her husband owned a restaurant. They enjoyed building the business and always enjoyed having local high school students work for them during the summers that would then lead to them to going off to college for their future careers. When not driving a school bus Rebecca keeps busy with physical activity, various crafts and cooking. But more so, the time she loves being a students of Bible education and sharing what she learns with those in our community.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Rebecca in the school parking lot near a school bus
Karen Boatsman-Floater Karen can be found driving any one of our routes. Karen has had her CDL since 2015. In October of 2023, she trained for her bus driver endorsement at Ocosta. Karen was raised in Hoquiam. She was a Grizzly and then attended GHC and received her Associate of Technology in Diesel Technology in 2018. Karen had worked for Grays Harbor Transit as a Fueler/Washer before joining the Wildcat Team. Karen is currently going to school for a BA in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University. In the spare time she does have you can find her reading The Lord of the Rings, playing clarinet, or playing table games with her husband, son, and friends. Karen is looking forward to participating in the Bus Rodeo and has a goal to compete at the state competition. Go Wildcats!
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Karen  in front of a school bus
Today we wind up our One School, One Book reading of The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. We want to thank all of our families and students who participated in the reading with us. You can check out our staff reading the book on our Ocosta Elementary Facebook page, under videos. Keep reading Wildcats!
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
an animated mouse holding a needle
Libie Cain- Route 1 Libie has been driving Ocosta students for over 17 years. She has raised two beautiful daughters who both graduated from Ocosta. Her oldest has a double major from Central Washington University (Go Wildcats!) and her youngest has an AA from Grays Harbor College. Libie was a fisherman for over 20 years, working in the crab, albacore, and black cod fisheries. In her free time, you can find Libie working her creative side, doing Freelance Design, either creating beautiful wedding venues, baking and decorating cakes or dressing up a house for the holidays.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Libie standing in front of a school bus
Scott Worth- Route 4 Scott has been with Ocosta since 2015 where he was trained as Bus Driver. He also helped in the classrooms when he wasn’t driving. Before coming to Ocosta Scott was a missionary in Scotland for 7 years working with at-risk children and college students. Scott was ordained in 2002 and served as the Director at South Beach Christian Outreach from 2015-2023. Scott also worked in the electrical industry for over 40 years. Scott shares, I came to work at Ocosta because I wanted a part-time job that would give back to my local community. I have 50 years of working with kids in one form or another, I drove large trucks in my youth so why not give it a try? I love greeting students in the morning and hopefully getting them ready for their day. I enjoy what little time I get to know them and am always amazed at how creative and individualistic they are. I send them home with a smile and encourage them to have a great afternoon. It’s a small role but hopefully impactful. I work with a great group of individuals as crazy as me and they are my second family.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Scott  standing in front of a school bus
Jessica Sandvigen- Transportation Director Jessica joined the Ocosta transportation team in the spring of 2023. Here is what Jessica shared about herself. Outside of work I enjoy spending my time with my 6 amazing kids and my partner; laughing and enjoying life. Currently I am the Director of transportation for an amazing school district. However, I started my career in transportation in 2014 as a driver and I worked my way through the ranks of transportation. While working full time and taking care of my kids I put myself through college and I got my BS in Business and HR. I did it to show my kids that you can do anything you put your mind to no matter how hard things seem to be. What I have learned about myself through my many years in transportation is this is my calling and my passion, I love what I do and the people I get to work with. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with some really great people and I can honestly say I am fortunate enough that I get to work with some amazing people. My driving staff are dedicated, committed, and caring and I appreciate everything they do day in and day out; I truly am lucky.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Jessica in front of a school bus
India Williams-Route 2 India has been a bus driver for the Ocosta School District for 5 years. She comes by it naturally having a mother who drives for Ocosta and her father is the transportation director for the Aberdeen Hoquiam Co-Op. When India isn’t driving a school bus she can be found hanging out with her 2 cats, painting & crafting, volunteering with bible education, or playing board games with her husband.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
India standing in front of a school bus
Mike Hinkston- Route 6 (He loves running all the routes) Mike shared, that after retiring in 2018 here in Westport; which we totally love, and having watched every episode of Andy of Mayberry several times in my recliner, my beautiful wife thought I needed to get out of the house for a few hours. And SO... that is how I ended up driving a school bus for Ocosta Schools. This has been one of the most fulfilling and rewarding opportunities in my long working career. Before coming to Washington Mike taught for 17 years at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
3 months ago, Heather Sweet
Mike in front of an Ocosta School bus