Mrs. Tessa Olney

Phone: 314-771-2539


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Elementary Education- Kansas State University

Mrs. Tessa Olney

About Mrs. Olney

Mrs. Olney is from a small town in Kansas. Mrs. Olney graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelors of science in Elementary Education. After graduating, Mrs. Olney moved to St. Louis, MO. This is her second year teaching 1st grade in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing a Reading Specialist Certification from UMSL. 

2020 Summer Reading List

Click here to access the summer reading list compiled by teachers and professionals from the district. This is a great resource of ways to access books and books that are on grade level for your child to be reading throughout the summer! 

Microsoft Teams

To access our class on Microsoft Teams, please use the link below and then login:

Microsoft Teams Link - Click here!

Learning Resources

It is an expectation that scholars are completing work outside of school hours to reinforce skills that we are working on throughout the school day. This should include at least 20 minutes of reading a day and can include a variety of the resources below. 

Freckle (Math and ELA):

     Class Code: Olney9


     Class Code: hvk5116

Teach Your Monster to Read (ELA):

Prodigy (Math):

     Class Code: 5B954E

     Username and Password were sent via dojo individually or can be found on "Class Notebook" tab in Microsoft Teams

Readworks (ELA and Science):

     Class Code:LH73US

     Password: 1234

IXL (Math):

     Username and Password can be found on "Class Notebook" tab in Microsoft Teams

Storyline Online (Read Alouds by actors and actresses):

Scholastic Learn from Home (All subjects):

Starfall (Math and ELA):

Nat Geo for kids (Science):

Go Noodle (Movement):


Switcheroo Zoo (Science):

PBS Kids (All subjects):

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is utilized school wide as a positive behavior reinforcement and for important parent communication. Mrs. Olney regularly posts class updates there regarding current information. If you have not already, please download the app to connect with our class! 

In addition, the Academic team has created enrichment packets to encourage continuous learning among students of all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online at

Voices of Change Video Competition

This year the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes at Hodgen came together to create this video about how we can combat social issues in our community. Our video won 1st place at the competition! 

Watch the video here