This school year, a unique solution to orientation has evolved in the Upper School. The Ninth Grade Design Challenge Workshop, a weekly event, is allowing students the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their peers, and how to be a successful OES student.
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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.
Upper School poetry students—who typically showcase their Poetic Art projects in the lobby of the Upper School each November—have published their work digitally this year. The same writing exercises, the same learning, and the same creative and impressive results—just a new digital medium.
Upper School students are redefining the OES Theater experience with the goal of creating a theater production the entire community can enjoy.
To cater to OES students in multiple time zones, Upper School administrators and teachers have created a unique custom scheduling tool and an opportunity for boarders to take a variety of electives.
Can't get people to the books? Bring the books to the people—curbside. OES Librarians held their first Curbside Library this week, with hopes of making it a regular event.