Months of hard work are reaching a conclusion in the Middle School this week and next during the annual Science Nights. This week, sixth graders showed off their various research and engineering projects to faculty, staff, family, and friends.
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 to bringing plays to life at the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
- 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 Service Learning, teachers connect with students and offer them academic and social, and emotional support.
Middle Schoolers are enjoying spring in PE classes as teachers have recently introduced a variety of new and exciting activities.
Last week was full of joy, laughter, and learning for sixth graders as they traveled to the Olympic Peninsula to immerse themselves in the outdoors.
There are a wide variety of Maker Movement-inspired projects going on in the Middle School right now. Students of all middle school grades are currently deep in their maker-style projects.
Eighth graders took a "Solar System Walk" around campus this week to explore our vast solar system.