Seen the red signs dotting campus lately? They are part of a walking tour-style exhibit third-graders recently put together to shine light on the Indigenous people who previously inhabited the area.
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
Fourth and fifth graders competed in the "finals" of OES's Oregon Battle of the Books on Thursday, answering a series of trivia-style questions based on a wide variety of books they were given at the beginning of the school year.
Lower School P.E. has been full of fun this spring as students returned to a campus bright with sunshine, and classes packed with physical activity, including the beloved Mile Marker Program.
On Wednesday, Mt. Hood Climb Service Day, the OES community reflected on its past, showed gratitude, and then helped others, giving back on campus and at home. OES students, parents, staff, and faculty tuned in to a live broadcast of the ceremony followed by service projects benefiting the school and its neighbors.
Third graders received a special visit from modern-contemporary Native American artist Mark D. Shelton on Thursday. Shelton put his artwork on display, answered questions, and discussed with third graders his passion for art.