Home course advantage proved effective on Tuesday as the Middle and Upper School Cross Country teams successfully competed against teams from nearly 10 area schools.
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.
It may seem odd to take an exam in the wetlands on campus, but for grade 7 science classes this week, it was the perfect place to assess students’ understanding of the main spheres of earth system science.
Projectors and public address systems dotted the new athletic center’s Morissette Court this week as some of the first in-person Gatherings began for the first time since March of 2020.
Recommended by OES Director for Inclusion Dyan Watson. Join EmbraceRace with Drs. Stanely Huey and Anatasia Kim for a webinar about the reasons to have conversations about microaggressions and how to approach them.
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