OLS News

Independent Sustainability Projects

Part of our Environment & Our Community course curriculum is participation in a sustainability/community project. Usually students gather at a local park and work together on a project throughout the quarter. Because our students are unable to gather due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had to be a little more creative this quarter. Students worked independently ...more about Independent Sustainability Projects


Zoom Yoga Session with Lexie Harding

On Wednesday, April 29, the Yoga class got to mix things up by participating in a yoga session with Lexie Harding, a yoga instructor from Tennessee who has been teaching group and private classes the past seven years. Lexie graduated from YogaWorks in 2012 and will complete her 300-hour teacher training program this fall. Throughout ...more about Zoom Yoga Session with Lexie Harding


OLS Student Clubs

Looking for something fun to do with your fellow OLS students? Come join an OLS Student Club! Learn a new skill, show off your talents, or just come for the fun! These clubs are open to all current OLS students. OLS Open Mic: Wednesdays @ 1PM Share your creative talents with other OLS students - ...more about OLS Student Clubs


Group Work on Social Behavior Maps

Even though classes are being conducted online, OLS group work continues! Using Microsoft Teams, instructors can assign students a group and through the same platform students are able to work together virtually, allowing students to share their work and projects with one another. In our Healthy Relationships course, students work on learning expected and unexpected ...more about Group Work on Social Behavior Maps



Career Hats

During Winter Quarter, OLS Bellevue College students enrolled in Individual Studies re-examine their career paths through a project called Career Hats. This project helps them explore their chosen careers and what it will take to accomplish their goals. Here are two examples from this year's Career Hat project, by Katelyn and Elly. Why Costco and ...more about Career Hats


Ella Mae’s Poetry and Art Book

As much as we like to share insights into our program and share assignments and activities from our students' coursework, something we like sharing even more is the variety of interests and hobbies that are part of their lives. One of our first year students, Ella Mae, has been working on a poetry and art ...more about Ella Mae’s Poetry and Art Book


Guest Speaker Presentation with Tyler Schrenk

OLS Students pose with Tyler Schrenk Disability Awareness is a course based on getting to know your own disability, taking ownership, and being able to seek out accommodations and resources as an adult. In addition, students will also understand the purpose of disability disclosure and practice disclosure in order to receive appropriate accommodations, contact community ...more about Guest Speaker Presentation with Tyler Schrenk



Annual MLK Service Project

Yesterday was our annual MLK Service Project making blankets for Seattle Children's Hospital. OLS students, faculty, and staff gathered on campus and made a total of 12 fleece blankets that will be delivered to Seattle Children's Hospital and given to children staying in the hospital. Some of our students have been patients at Seattle Children's ...more about Annual MLK Service Project