Lunar New Year was celebrated with a special dragon performance and drumming during Middle School Chapel. See the video in this story!
Middle School Home
Driven by “what’s best for students,” teaching and learning in the OES Middle School foster connections and cultivate creative and critical thinking. Because the Middle School years are a time of great transition, the OES Middle School creates a learning environment where students can take risks and feel supported by the community.
Students in the Middle School experience:
- A focus on community through our grade level advisory program and experiential class trips that range from learning outdoor skills at Mt. St. Helens, community building at the beginning of 6th grade, and river rafting at the end of 8th grade.
- An inquiry-driven curriculum where students are guided to craft thoughtful questions, respond constructively to setbacks, and share what they have learned with the community in every subject from history to science.
- An emphasis on student wellness and mindfulness through Health and Wellness classes to thoughtful counseling programs for academic and social/emotional needs.
Through programs such as advisory, morning Gathering, and Community Engagement, teachers connect with students and offer them academic and social, and emotional support.
Students gave pitches in front of Vark Tank judges, who posed questions to them about their inventions.
Students across all three divisions enjoyed celebrating Valentine's Day with each other this week.
Middle School French students visited the fifth grade to learn about Mardis Gras together.
The librarians in all three divisions at OES constantly curate our collections to include books that explore wide variety of works of historic and cultural significance. This month they are focusing on a variety of Black authors.