Lower and Middle School students have been enjoying robust programming in OES’s after school program known as Extension. With new teachers, activities, lessons, and a reinvigorated sense of community, the Extension program is providing tons of opportunities for students to learn and engage in their own interests.
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.
Let your friends and neighbors know about OES Open House 2021! Join our Open House on Sunday, October 24. Engage with community members through campus tours and an OES Program and Community Panel. Visit our website to learn more and to RSVP for the in-person and virtual events.
The Middle School was a bit of a ghost town last week as students adventured in the Pacific Northwest for their annual class retreats. Students explored together for the first time since the pandemic began.
Managing a school kitchen has never been more challenging, but Beth LaFond and the dining hall team are making it happen.
Recommended by OES Director for Inclusion Dyan Watson. Join EmbraceRace and Drs. Ralina Joseph and Allison Briscoe-Smith for a conversation about the particular experiences of multiracial kids at school—from the perspective of those kids and of the caregivers and teachers trying to support them.