Local elementary school produces video showcasing what students have been doing during closures

As you may know if you have been paying attention to us here at the blog the past several weeks, and again earlier this morning, with the school closures and subsequent cancellations of spring high school sports thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have, as a service to Mount Si High School students and families, been providing you links to YouTube broadcasts of the school’s “Wildcat TV” program and also their Friday weekly webcasts with principal John Belcher.

Today, we extend that to another Valley school. Opstad Elementary School in North Bend has put together a video, called “Online Otter News.” The 12-minute program features a host of OES students and staff talking about what they all have done during the school closures, perhaps helping to provide a little laughter and comfort to fellow Otters and their families during this unprecedented and challenging time.

The show is hosted by students Ava Lee and Madelyn Bailey and several Opstad staff members, including Ava’s mom Amy, a friend of your editor and fellow Class of 1997 Mount Si High School grad who works as a counselor at the school, helped produce it. The school serves students in grades kindergarten through five who live in the east end of the Snoqualmie Valley School District, from downtown North Bend east through Truck Town and up to Snoqualmie Pass. Neighborhoods such as Cedar Village, Alpine Estates and Tannerwood are serviced by Opstad.

With that, here’s the video, and all of you Otters, enjoy. We would like to thank the school by the way for their assistance in helping bring this to you.

We also want to let all of our other Valley schools, both in the Snoqualmie Valley and Riverview School Districts, know that if their school produces a similar video and posts it on YouTube and wants us to provide coverage, let us know and we’d be happy to do this.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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