Activity Nights & Open Gyms

Activity Night ImageAbout Activity Nights

Activity Nights are an opportunity for Olympia area middle school students to get together for a safe night of fun hosted by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation.  Themes are chosen by school leadership teams and will be posted a minimum of one week prior to the event.

  • $5 each (payable at the door)
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
  • No pre-registration required, just drop in
  • Open to students from the hosting school only (unless otherwise noted)
  • Homeschool students or private school students interested in attending should contact Luke Burns at 360.570.5857

  • Fun themes - Come dressed up!*
  • Karaoke
  • DJ/Dancing
  • Games
  • Obstacle courses
  • Competitions (hula-hoop, donut eating, etc.)
  • Prizes
  • and more!

*Themes are determined by students in partnership with Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation staff. Themes are typically listed two weeks prior to the event date.

Need to contact your child during an Activity Night? Call 360.239.1457


Upcoming Activity Nights

Below are the Activity Nights for the 2017-2018 school year.  Themes should be posted two weeks prior to each event.

Date* Location Theme Notes
Thursday, Nov 9 ORLA Posted October 19 Reeves MS students may also attend
Friday, Dec 1     Reeves MS Posted November 17 ORLA 6th-8th grade may also attend
Friday, December 8 Griffin School  Posted November 23 Marshall MS and Jefferson MS students may also attend
Friday, January 26  Jefferson MS Posted January 12 Marshall MS students may also attend
Friday, February 23 Washington MS Posted February 9     
Friday, March 2  Reeves MS Posted February 16 ORLA 6th-8th grade may also attend
Friday, March 9 ORLA Posted February 23 Reeves MS students may also attend
Friday, April 13 Griffin School Posted March 30 Marshall MS and Jefferson MS students may also attend

*Dates subject to change. Please check back for updates throughout the year.


Open Gyms

Open Gyms take place at Olympia School District Middle Schools on a rotating schedule. If you are an Olympia School District Middle School student, don’t miss out on the free Open Gym at your school. We will have volleyball, basketball and dodgeball. Show up, shoot hoops, and hang out! FREE to all students at the host school. No registration necessary, just show up and sign in.

Below are the upcoming Open Gyms.

Date* Location Time
Friday, January 5 Reeves MS 3:15-5:00 PM
Friday, January 12 Jefferson MS 2:45-5:00 PM
Friday, January 19 Marshall MS 2:45-5:00 PM
Friday, January 26 Washington MS 3:00-5:00 PM

*Dates subject to change. Please check back for updates throughout the year.

Make a Difference - Volunteer!

Parent volunteersWe always need volunteers! If you are a parent/guardian/family member of a middle school student in the Olympia area, we encourage you to volunteer. Volunteering at these events is a great way to meet other parents as well as school administrators.

For more information contact Luke Burns at 360.570.5857 or lburns@ci.olympia.wa.us


Activity Nights and Open Gyms are NOT school-sponsored activities. The Olympia School District has neither reviewed nor approved the sponsoring organization or its program, personnel, and activities announced in this flyer. The sponsoring organization and participants agree to protect, indemnify, and hold harmless the District, its Board of Directors, employees, and agents, from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, expenses or rights of action, directly or indirectly attributed to the organization, or its program, personnel, and activities. Permission to distribute this flyer should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation of the program by the District.