On Saturday, May 20, 30 bus drivers from 19 school districts put their knowledge, skill and driving ability to the test
Whether it is problems with implementing programs, or barriers to student success, Judy does not stop until a solution is found and works
Dr. Akerlund has been recognized internationally for her vision, leadership, and commitment to ensuring the safety of her school community
WASA Region 113's Honorary Awards recognize outstanding educational administrators & others who have made extraordinary contributions to K–12 education
“Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York” (Richard III, Act 1, Scene 1)
Drug overdose is a leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. and in Washington, and opioid addiction is driving the epidemic
Capital Region ESD 113’s Director of Health Services, Lynn Nelson, MSN, RN, NCSN, recently won the Washington State Nurses Association’s prestigious Best Practice Award
For Mr. Christian, it’s all about the kids
Children's earliest years are critical in shaping their learning and development
Washington Achievement Award uses state’s Achievement Index to select recipients in seven categories
The average cost of a fall injury last year was $7,365. Every classroom NEEDS a step stool.
Nobody likes being pulled over by Washington State Patrol. (Or so I hear, LOL!) These Olympia HS students learn what to do—and NOT to do—if they find themselves in that situation.
The question is, "How can my district save money, reduce employee injuries, and create a happier & safer work environment?"
Congratulations to everyone who participated this year and the winners going on to the state-level competition!
ESD 113 & Visions for Early Learning produced a video entitled, "Hank & Harriet Play a Game." It's been selected as a winner in the Best of the Northwest Media Awards – Shows for Children!
This year, Capital Region ESD 113 honored our McKinney-Vento coordinators with the Spirit of Leadership Award at our regional superintendents' meeting on March 23, 2017.
Our work to reduce barriers to youth substance abuse treatment and prevention has doubled the number of kids in treatment.
Capital Region ESD 113 delivered $50.33 worth of services to our students, families and districts for each dollar we received from the Legislature.
Washington's new computer science standards help students build skills in reasoning, communication and solving problems.
Capital Region ESD 113 has partnered with The Miss Washington Scholarship Organization and the Washington State Department of Health for another successful year of spreading media literacy to middle school students.
Sound to Harbor Head Start & ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) is celebrating increased staff morale and unity through a new Unity Award.
Growing up the youngest of eight children, Chris Reykdal considered school to be his “place.”
The Capital Region ESD 113 Digital Learning Department has been helping teachers improve their teaching practice through the use of “IRIS” technology.
We live in a democracy, where government is, as framed by President Lincoln, "of the people, by the people, and for the people."
What does it take to move the racial inequity/equity needle? What’s behind the needle that keeps it from moving?
As public school educators, we have a constitutional duty to educate all school-age children who live within the boundaries of our school districts. Here is a list of resources to support families and school staff.
Thrive of Washington recently awarded Capital Region ESD 113 and the West Central Early Learning Coalition, Visions for Early Learning, $65,550.
Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (ESD 113) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Albert R. Cohen to their Board of Directors, representing District 4 (Olympia and Griffin school districts).
Capital Region ESD 113 has 3 of Washington's 87 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) this year, and 13 of Washington's 271 teachers who renewed their certificates.
ESD 113 recently won 1st place in the 2016 Safety First Grant Program for our School Bus Easy Set Safety Brake System.
On September 22, Capital Region ESD 113 lost a board member and dear friend, Dr. Howard Coble. He was 91 years old.
Capital Region ESD 113 is a team with a guiding mission to ensure excellent and equitable education for all students through service and collaboration. But we don’t all work in the same building and many of us had never met each other until very recently.
The Washington Science Teacher Association has named Rochester Middle School teacher Pete Duranceau this year’s Science Teacher of the Year for Middle School Education.
The guest speaker at our annual WASA 113 Welcome Breakfast was Father Michael Oleksa. He spoke about equity and how cultures influence the way we understand each other.
Carol now serves as one of nine candidates chosen by their respective ESDs, who will be considered for Washington State Teacher of the Year. The state’s recipient will be announced by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction this fall.
Special education teachers and para professionals are injured more frequently and more severely than any other group of school district employees. This new $175K grant will help.
Have questions on lead and copper water quality testing and/or community notification? Water Quality and Testing information is now available for download.
Sixteen schools from Capital Region ESD 113 earned Washington Achievement Awards for 2015.
Kristen Jaudon has joined our ESD team as Communication and Public Engagement Director, a new position for Capital Region ESD 113.
If you've had an experience - positive or otherwise - that you would like to bring to our attention, please share it with us.
Kassie MacColl of Rochester receives Classified Employee of the Year award.
Capital Region Educational Service District 113 and Pacific Lutheran University offer an innovative and accessible Professional Certificate program.
Rochester Primary Special Education educational assistant named Regional Classified School Employee of the Year
Andy Wolf and Marty Brewer received the Spirit of Leadership Award.