It was the eighth-graders turn for a masked and socially distanced campus visit this week as Middle School faculty recreated the class's annual relationship retreat. Small groups visited campus on Thursday for activities and curriculum usually delivered on the trip which is focused on exploring qualities of relationships.
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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 School faculty are recreating the learning experiences and joy of the annual October field trip to Mount St. Helen's for seventh-graders.
“What does it mean to be human?” That's the question sixth-graders in OES's humanities classes began exploring this month with the hope of discovering a little bit about themselves.
Middle Schoolers participated in 'Lunch Meets' this week so students could gather outside of class time for discussion, activities, and fun.
The first full week of the school year gave Middle Schoolers time to reflect together on their summer reading of The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy.