Upper School boarding students took a trip to the mountain last weekend for their first off-campus outing since returning to OES. A group of six students visited Mt. Hood Skibowl for cosmic tubing under disco lights and laser beams.
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When students join the OES Upper School, they discover a culture that values intellectual growth, independent thought, creative problem solving, and sustained curiosity. They find a wide variety of classes and activities and are supported in their efforts to improve, challenge themselves, and take initiative. And they become part of a community filled with resources, including supportive adults who care deeply about the students with whom they work.
The OES Upper School intentionally builds and nurtures a caring community of learners, one in which students get to know each other and their teachers well. The supportive adults in the community seek to make sure that each student feels known, valued, and encouraged in their efforts to learn and take on new challenges.
The Upper School community values and relies on diverse experience and perspectives, and students learn to reach beyond that which is familiar. They learn to recognize the many ways that they each contribute and succeed in their classes, sports, co-curricular interests, volunteer involvement, artistic pursuits, outdoor adventures, and civic engagement. And they learn to use their power for good by making a difference in the world outside of themselves.
Campus-Based Instruction is ramping up, and school is looking a little different with significant measures in place to increase health and safety.
Upper Schoolers are putting a new spin on the annual student-run fundraiser Midwinter Madness.
It’s not every day that Upper School English students are asked to create visual, musical, physical, and metaphorical artwork. But that’s exactly what sophomore students were assigned recently as Creative Response projects.
Organized by the Intercultural Student Association (ISA), Upper Schoolers this week participated in Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. Upper School students took part in a series of workshops and presentations to help think about the role race can play in our school's daily interactions, policies, and systems.