Upper Schoolers picked up food on Tuesday in the Lower and Middle Schools as part of their new community engagement program, Doorstep Donations. In total, the OES community donated more than 200 bags of food to Neighborhood House and Clay Street Table.
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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.
The cherished seniors versus faculty/staff basketball game was held on a 90-degree Tuesday, uniting the Upper School near the end of a unique year.
The annual Lifer Lunch, celebrating graduating seniors who have been at OES for 12 years or more, took place last week. The 19 OES Lifers connected, shared memories, and enjoyed “then and now” school photos.
Upper Schoolers have joined a nationwide youth network called Doorstep Donations to officially launch a new, school-wide community engagement program with a mission to “support our suffering neighbors, as well as to inspire and empower youth to solve food crises within their communities.”
On Wednesday, Mt. Hood Climb Service Day, the OES community reflected on its past, showed gratitude, and then helped others, giving back on campus and at home. OES students, parents, staff, and faculty tuned in to a live broadcast of the ceremony followed by service projects benefiting the school and its neighbors.