The "Learning about Olathe" 3rd Grade Program was developed in 2006 through a partnership between the City of Olathe and the Olathe School District. The program gives Olathe's 3rd graders the opportunity to learn about their City government and services which are provided to Olatheans every single day.
Each year, Olathe 3rd grade classes take a day-long field trip to City Hall and other City facilities. The trip includes the opportunity for students to participate in a mock city council meeting in the City Council chambers, to visit learning stations that teach students about various city services, and to learn about services and how various vehicles and equipment work at the City's Public Works building.
The program also provides all 3rd grade students in the district to learn about the City during class. A booklet is put together and given to teachers who are teaching students about city government and historical information about Olathe. The program gives Olathe students a chance to discover the 150-year history of our community.
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