Lower Schoolers spent this week practicing yoga with first-year Lower School Counselor Vickie Soli-Compton. But this wasn’t the traditional yoga you may be thinking of—this was Jedi Training Yoga.
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Our Lower School, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, gets students off to a strong start towards being successful in school, in college, and later as global leaders and thinkers by featuring:
- Strong academic foundation in core subjects
- A safe, nurturing community
- Small classes that allow close individual attention
- A child-centered environment which fosters an enthusiasm for learning
- A flexible, inquiry-based curriculum
- Significant hands-on project work
- Art, music, Spanish, science, library, technology, and physical education taught by specialists
The OES community gathered together on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, and our 150th anniversary as a school.
OES has changed a lot over its 150-year history. Many of those changes were to the buildings and campuses St. Helen's Hall was situated in. Through fires, urbanization, interstate highway construction, and even a name change, OES survives today at our Nicol Road location in the SW Portland neighborhood, Raleigh Hills.
OES's connection to the moon landing comes via Captain Elizabeth Reeves, MCS, USN (Ret.), SHH '32 and SHH Junior College '35 who put pilots, crew members, and future astronauts through rigorous tests to determine the effects of, acceleration, altitude, and eventually, weightlessness and microgravity in space.
"This class embodies a wonderful combination of qualities," Head of Lower School David Lowell says. "Curiosity, joy, and the ability to know when there's important work to do."