Mark your calendars for these upcoming Middle School events.
You can buy auction tickets here. Join us for this year's OES auction, La Tropicana, on Saturday, March 16 at the Sentinel Hotel.
Snack sign-up for MS Teachers during Feb. 27–March 1 Conferences
Ten OES middle schoolers will compete at the Regional MathCounts Meet on Feb.16.
Students should charge their devices each night, and Chromebook loaners are only for when students occasionally forget their devices. If students repeatedly forget, they will lose OES technology privileges.
All 7th grade parents are required to attend a Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) information session. It is also optional and open to all parents in other grades. To attend the morning or evening session, please RSVP here.
Preparations for this year’s auction, La Tropicana, are in full swing and we need your help and donations to make it a success.
Get information about the OES Boys Tennis program on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Please start saving your books for GOBS! And please consider joining us for our upcoming FOESL meeting on Tuesday, February 19, which is also our first GOBS planning meeting of the year. The time commitment is very small and the work is very rewarding!
OES Upper School students have been engaged in independent, scientific inquiry for the last semester and are gearing up to present their work at the Aardvark Science Expo. Please join us in celebrating the thoughtful work of Upper School researchers. There are several times to view the student projects and volunteer opportunities for families in all divisions.
Here are OES's procedures for closing school in bad weather. Also, remember to sign up for Honeywell Instant Alert if you haven't already.
A Message from the Division Head
by Ann Sulzer
I had the privilege of seeing our instrumentalists in concert this week, and it is a good reminder of what growth looks like in every way for Middle Schoolers. The anxious faces of sixth graders going up to perform versus the easy confidence of our eighth graders speaks to their physical and social-emotional growth and sense of self. And then there was the music! I want to give a huge thank you to Chris Brown, our Instrumental Music Teacher, who has done an excellent job to lead our students, from beginners to advanced players, and to offer both challenges and compassion as they grow.
Wishing you a wonderful three-day weekend, and we look forward to seeing you at conferences in a couple weeks! Your children are hard at work preparing for their conferences, and they will no doubt impress you with their self-reflections and thoughts about their progress this year.