• Hi, My name is Mr. Olene. I have been teaching in Shakopee since 1998. I have taught second and third grade. I grew up across the river in Chaska. I graduated from St. Cloud St. University, and received my Master's of Education degree from St. Mary's University. I live in Shakopee with my wife Lee, two sons, Gavin and Bennett, golden doodle Kona.  I also have a stepdaughter.  
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    Every summer I fly to New York with my brother-in-law.  We go to a cabin in the Adirondacks.  Here is the plane we fly in.  My brother-in-law built this plane in his basement!  We fly over Niagara Falls.
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    My favorite movie is Star Wars. When I was seven, I remember going to the theatre to see it. My mom bought me a few toys and I still have them today. Here is a picture of the Death Star playset I got when I was 8.



    Here is a life-sized Han Solo when he was frozen in carbonite by Darth Vader.

    Space ships and playsets.

    Jabba the Hutt. Before you can ask I will answer your question. No, I don't play with them, I am a collector, although Gavin has been lucky enough to open a few toys.


    Here is an article my Grandma wrote about me when I was 8 going into 3rd grade.a