The newly-updated annual student-led fundraiser is officially underway! After changing the name of their event from Midwinter to Spring Madness, and minimizing the emphasis on financial donations, student leaders have made it their goal to reunite students and build community as the return to campus continues.
Upper School Home
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.
Five OES seniors have been named National Merit Finalists!
Upper Schoolers officially returned to OES for Campus-Based Instruction this week, days shy of the first anniversary of remote learning last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Students returned to a campus filled with a variety of new health-safety protocols.
Upper Schoolers were virtually visited by award-winning author Brandy Colbert last week. Colbert spoke about her creative process, the inspiration for her books, and offered her insight to an audience of curious writers and readers.
On behalf of the All School Parent Partnership Team, please explore the Volunteer Interest Form which details the volunteer leadership positions for our parent community during the 2021-22 academic year.