OCEAN PARK - The Measurement of Student Progress tests, which replaced the old WASL exams, will be taken by Ocean Park Elementary School students May 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20. Principal Dustin Salisbury asks that parents of third through sixth graders make sure their students are "well nourished, rested, and on time and ready to perform their best for the tests. This once-yearly test is a very important way to show the school, state, and feds how great Ocean Park is."

OPES students will be traveling to Clatsop Community College on May 15 for the Mental Math Challenge. Participating students include: third grade - Payton Curtis, Adriana Araujo, Ben Collins; fourth grade - Reece Pierson, Madelyn Skillings, Grace Thrasher; fifth grade - Ethan Bannister, Marcos Mendosa, Aslyn Fisher; sixth grade - Abbey Bentley, Hope Bellinger and Taylor Thomas. Congratulations and good luck to all competitors.

Clash Day was a success as Hunter Manecke for grades K-3, Skylar Kendall for grades 4-6, and Ms. Annie Fletcher in the adult category were the favorites. Salisbury says, "Way to show your school spirit everyone." May 7 was Hawaiian Day, another fun dress-up day at the beach and at school.

Other exciting up-coming events at OP Elementary include the Bike Rodeo, May 15, put on by Fire District No. 1, spring music concerts for K-3 May 13 and for grades 4-6 May 20, sixth grade orientation at Ilwaco Middle School May 20, a field trip to Leadbetter Point May 24, a water safety talk by the Maritime Museum May 26, and the Talent Show and Game Night May 28.

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