High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Edward N. Bassett, M.S.


Daily schedule by period for 2016-2017

  1. Honors Biology
  2. Honors Biology
  3. Conference
  4. Microbiology and Biotechnology
  5. Honors Biology
  6. Honors Biology

Contact information - Office hours: Third period, and 2:25 - 3:30

360.596.7000 - school switchboard - You will be directed to my voicemail during class, but the receptionist will transfer the call to my room before or after school, or during my conference period.  My voicemail is 596-7252, but there's no flashing light on my phone when I get voicemail.  I find out that I have voicemail because I get an automated email.  So with that in mind you can see why email is the best way to contact me unless you have something to say that you'd rather not have stored on the district server.

360.596.7001 - fax  (school-wide)


About me:  I was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia (near Atlanta).  I graduated from Towers High School in 1973.  I received a B.S. degree in plant science from the University of Georgia (Bulldogs) in 1978.  After working for 2 years as a crop specialist in North Georgia (78 - 80), I went to the University of Arkansas (Razorbacks).  In 1983 I finished a M.S. in Plant Pathology.  My research involved the interactions of plants and microorganisms.  From 1983 - 1987 I was a research associate (scientist) at Washington State University (Cougars), again working with microbe/plant interactions (which may seem esoteric to some, but since plant production is the #1 enterprise on the planet, it's actually an important field).  After taking a year off to bike across the country and doing development work in remote areas of Nepal, I returned to WSU to become certified to teach.  I received teacher certification in 1989, and started at OHS that same year.  I've been teaching at OHS full time ever since.  I met my wife, Lynn, at WSU.  We have two sons (Luke and Larkin), both of whom attended Pioneer, WMS, and OHS (class of 2008 and 2013, respectively).  I enjoy reading (not just nerdy science books, but I do read them), music, movies, bicycling (you'll notice my commuter bike in the classroom), canoeing, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family.  I don't have a facebook page, I don't twitter or tweet.  I got my first smart phone 6 months ago, and still haven't figured it out completely.  My education in biology is a work in progress.  I bet we have some things in common.