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  • The Road To Services

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 3/1/2022

    Hello OHHS/EA Students and Families,

    We would like to invite you to hear more about services you/your student may qualify for. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Department (DVR), the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and School to Work will present what services they have to offer. Please see the attached flyer and we hope to see you there!
     Road To Services Poster
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  • Opportunity Knocks!

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 2/2/2022
    First day at Workforce
    It is a wonderful day of new beginnings and amazing opportunities for Dillon and Richard. They have been accepted into the Work Force Development Center's aerospace manufacturing training program. They will learn how to use machinery to manufacture precision parts for many different types of aircraft. This comes with a job offer for their internship training time while earning their aerospace manufacturing certifications.
    We are so proud and excited for their first day of this amazing training program. You've got this gentlemen!
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  • Jaime's Got a Brand New Job!

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 1/20/2022

    New Job

    You are looking at the newest employee of the NASWI Galley. Congratulations Jaime!! We are so proud of you.


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  • Employment Offer Accepted!

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 12/10/2021

    New Job Offer

    Mr. Chris Londo has just been offered and accepted a position with Island County Transit. He will begin work with them as part of their janitorial crew in January. Congratulations, Chris!


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  • Planning For The Future

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 10/5/2021

    The following information was provided by the Island County Human Service's Parent to Parent program.

    We are excited to kick off our “Planning for the Future Series”. Our first presentation is “Guardianship, Alternatives to Guardianship, Wills & Special Needs Trusts” on October 28th with Christy Ibrahim. Live presentation with Q& A. It is never too early to start planning. Send us an email to RSVP and receive the Zoom Link.

    Each month we will offer a new topic such as “Life after High School”, “You Can Work”, “Room of Providers such as housing, transportation, employment, etc” & “What is DDA? Am I eligible an why do we need to apply”? All leading up to our Annual Transition Resource Fair March 2nd. Stay tuned for more details. We will have updates posted on our Facebook Page.

    Each school year is unique. Each year there may be different staff in your child’s classroom. New talents or challenges can change how effective and IEP or 504 Plan helps towards success. Whether you are new to the IEP program or a veteran that needs to freshen up your knowledge, attending our Special Education presentation with Jerri Clark from WA PAVE on October 26th. We will presenting/discussing IEP, 504 Plan, IDEA, FAPE, access to appropriate services, and more. Send us an email to RSVP and receive the Zoom Link.

    If you would like to RSVP for the presentations or in need of support and/or resources, contact Mike Etzell with Island County Developmental Disabilities (360)678-7883


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  • End of Flags and Flowers

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 5/18/2021

    Hello EA,

    As promised, we are letting you know that the morning class will honor Vets with the last of our flags and flowers this morning. Thank you again for all your support with this wonderful charity and amazing opportunity. 
    You should all be very proud of the way you comported yourselves, EA!
    We hope to get RSVP's from you all by Friday for our drive-in night on Monday, May 24th. It's going to be so much fun!!!!
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  • End of the Year Outing

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 5/17/2021

    Hello Exceptional Academy (those new to us and our returning students),

    It is that time of year where we invite our soon-to-be Exceptional Academy cohorts to an outing. We introduce ourselves and we get to know one another so the first day of class doesn’t really feel like the first day but more like a reunion. 

    While we have traditionally hosted this outing, this year (as with everything) has been more complicated to plan. While our events are typically student only, we are opening this to families as a special event and we would really like to see you all there. What is our family event?

    It's a night at the drive-in!

    Please RSVP via email with a car confirmation to this email no later than Friday May 21st to ensure your space. Without this confirmation, we cannot guarantee a space. Admission is free for everyone. For all Exceptional Academy students (current and incoming) we will buy you a small popcorn and soda. Due to the late hour of this fun night out, class will be cancelled on Tuesday, May 25th (for current EA students) if you attend this fun event on May 24th. 

    If you do not attend this event on May 24th  AND YOU ARE A CURRENT STUDENT, you will be expected to attend class on Tuesday, May 25th.

    If you have any questions about this fun family event as always, don’t hesitate to ask.

    See you at the drive-in!

    Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Schuldt and The Exceptional Academy Crew



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  • Flags and Flowers

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 5/11/2021

    Hello EA!

    As you all know, the students work very hard every year to support the charity of choice they have selected. Similar to most things this year, supporting our charity of choice has been more challenging than usual. The EA students selected Flags and Flowers for Vets to support this year. ( If you want to learn more about our work in supporting this charity, check it out on our Facebook page

    It is time to place our Flags and Flowers to honor our Vets. Beginning on Thursday, May 13th we will be visiting Maple Leaf Cemetery (O.H.), Sunnyside Cemetery (Coupeville) and Fircrest Cemetery (O.H.). The placement of flags and poppies are done in a ceremonial and respectful way. This means it will take time. We are committed to honoring our Vets properly and providing the time this requires. While we will begin our flags and flowers placement on May 13th, we are not sure when this endeavour will be complete. We thank you in advance for your flexibility in working with us to ensure we are giving this our best. 

    We have asked the students to wear appropriate clothing and shoes that are comfortable and safe for a field-like setting. (aka cemetery). As we begin to wind down with our flag and poppies ceremonies, we will give you our best estimate of our last day. 

    Thank you once again for you support of our work with Flags and Flowers for Vets,

    The Exceptional Academy


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  • Dress for Success

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 5/10/2021

    Hello EA,

    Just a reminder that tomorrow is 'dress for success' day! We are dressing business casual to practice our interview skills. By dressing interview ready, this puts us in the right frame of mind to really invest in our interview practice. 
    As a refresher:
    Ladies and gentlemen no jeans 
    A button up shirt for gentlemen/ladies or blouse for ladies 
    No tennis shoes and closed toe shoes for ladies 
    Socks with shoes for gentlemen. 
    See you tomorrow ready to practice interviews!
    Mrs. Schuldt and Mrs. Armstrong
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  • We are now on Facebook

    Posted by Kelly Kellogg on 5/10/2021

    Hello Exceptional Academy Family!

    We have some wonderful news to share with you. We now have a Facebook page!  Check it out regularly to see what our students are accomplishing and for updates on the program. 
     Click here for our Facebook Page


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    Thank you!

    Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Schuldt



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