OES was honored to welcome to campus on Wednesday noted digital media and technology expert Devorah Heitner, the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives.
Lower School Home
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
Fifth-graders began a series of performances this week with the premiere of Strangers at the Door by Mary Duden’s class. Pre-K, kindergarten, and fourth-grade students, along with plenty of parents and teachers were present on Wednesday to watch the results of eight weeks of collaboration, preparation, and production.
Second graders were welcomed back to school this week by Lower School Technology Teacher Debra Hernanz who fitted each student with iPads and Chromebooks in an effort to brush up on the second graders’ Spanish-language learning.
A Lower School favorite, Giving Chapel, concluded months of research, conversation, and service. The Lower School community came together last week to donate to seven different community partners.
Second graders presented their hard work and research about animals and their habitats to family and friends on Wednesday during the first Second Grade Learning Celebration of the year.