A Day of Service for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders
"Improving lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies."
"Accepting the region's largest volume of used building and remodeling materials, providing resources for the benefit of communities with the goal of promoting sustainable practices."
"Spreading awareness about the capacity we have as human beings to use our creativity and innovation to turn the negative into something positive."
These mission statements belong to three of the 14 partner organizations our Middle School students worked with last Wednesday morning for service learning sessions. (Those three are Forward Stride, the ReBuilding Center, and Trash for Peace, respectively.)
Activities our Aardvarks conducted to lend a hand included prepping salvage lumber for resale in order to build tiny houses, sorting technology for recycling and reusing, and putting together sack lunches for women living in transitional housing. Many thanks to Chaplain Mel Robinson for her service learning day organizational efforts. . .and thank you Middle School students for exemplifying OES's commitment to spreading our Power for Good!
Our Upper School Debate team has had some stellar successes lately!
Last week young adult novelist Adam Silvera spoke to our Upper School community about everything from the craft of writing to explorations of identity.
Recently Ms. Duden's fifth-grade class clambered into canoes and set off to paddle around the wetlands . . . and then encountered something entirely unexpected.
What do you get when you add 10 Middle School Math Club members, the hours of a Saturday morning, and four different rounds of mathematical competitions? That would be the OES Math Meet!