Olympic Throughout the Years

Olympic High School has been in existence since 1965 serving the Mt. Diablo Unified School District as one of the largest continuation high schools in California.   Originally housed in the Concord United Methodist Church classrooms on West Street, Olympic moved to its present location in September of 1974.  The present location of Olympic once housed Concord Elementary School, one of the first elementary schools in the community.  Consequently, the front of the school appears very similar to other elementary schools in the district. 

Rumor has it that when Olympic opened its doors in 1965, the founding principal, Jack Donovan, solicited the input of the students to come up with a name for the school.  They wanted to call it Coors High School.  That of course would not have been approved so they next tried Olympia High School.  A compromise was struck and the name Olympic was chosen.  Of course this makes perfect sense since Olympic brings together students from all of the comprehensive high school in the district sharing a common goal of graduation.   Is the story true?  Nobody really knows for sure but someone once said, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."  So there you have it.

In an attempt to preserve Olympics' rich history, you will find links on this page to many of the events and people that have made Olympic a very special place over the years.  At this time they are presented in no specific order. 

Comcast Cares Day - 2006 Mt. Diablo Alternative Ed. Foundation 2007 Colonel Hendon Retirement - 2007
     
The Great Enchilada Cook-Off - 2008 Graduation - 2006 Staff Photos - 2004-05
     
Staff Photos - 2005-06 Staff Photos - 2006-07 Staff Photos - 2007-08
     
Staff Photos - 2008-09 Staff Photos - 2009-10 Staff Photos - 2010-11
     
Staff Photos - 2011-12 Staff Photos - 2012-13 Staff Photos - 2013-14
Staff Photos - 2014-15 Staff Photos - 2015-16 Graduation from Back in the Day
     
Olympic Dedicates New Softball Field The Faces of Olympic Over the Years Aaron Reynolds Wounded in Iraq
     
Demolition of Rooms 8, 9, and 10 Old Photos - Staff and Students Olympic Construction - 2006
     
Alice Bonner Receives Award Student Wedding at Olympic? Holocaust Survivor Inspires Students
     
Alternative Education Foundation Awards 2008 On-Going Construction - New Technology Center Stevie Prance, Olympic Student Saves Life of Baby
     

After 31 years as Olympic High School
campus supervisor, the beloved Annie has retired.
Annie's Retirement Photos Martin Luther King Presentation - January 16, 2008 Service Learning Program Provides Needed Support
Third Legacy Motorcycle Group Visits Olympic Former Student Returns As General Project Foreman Students Celebrate President Obama's Inauguration
Ron Redding - Lessons on Life Prove Fruitful Beloved Staffers Honored at Olympic - Annie & Skip Family Heritage Potluck and Open House 2008
 
Honor Roll Celebration - Term 1 - October 29, 2009 A Reminder of the 2010 - 2011 School Year Nicola and Kat - You Will Be Missed
 
Narrowing the Gap Field Trip Sad To Report The Passing of Olympic's Founding Principal Olympic High School Career Fair - March, 2011
Congratulations to Guido Ginochio (with teacher
Skip Weinstock) - Celebrating the Moment! 2011
Sad to Report the Passing of Peggy Raisbeck
A True Friend of Olympic
Softball Field Named in Honor of Ron Redding

 

Richard 'Homeboy" Santana
Brings Tough Talk to Olympic

Olympic JROTC Celebrates Veteran's Day 2011

Homeboy Goes to Harvard

Dr. DeNoble Presents the Biology of Addiction to
Students at Olympic

Students and Staff Honor Sgt. Sandra Richardson for her 17 Years of Dedicated Service to Olympic High School Sgt. Sandra Richardson Retiring after 17 Years Olympic's Long Time IMA Sue Welence
Retires after 12 Years of Service
Olympic Graduation 2010 - Photos Olympic Graduation 2011 - Photos Universal Technical Institute Field Trip - 2013
The Sacred Cap Award Annie Nolen Honored by CSEA as 2016 Member of the Year Sad To Report The Passing of Dick Allen
Remembering 911 Additional Annie Nolen Video Honoring her Service Remembering ShaneSheehan
Giants Faithful 2015 Tearing Down the Walls Olympic Wins the "Got Milk" Challenge
   
Skip Weinstock Honored as 'Hometown Hero'    

       

Lots More To Come - Keep Checking Back

 

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