The OES Math Club is gearing up for their annual MathCounts Mock Competition in the MS Commons this weekend.
Upper School Home
When students join the OES Upper School, they quickly discover a culture that expects them to take charge of their education, to manage their time, to make choices among a wide variety of classes and activities, to take the initiative in reaching out to teachers. At the same time, they find a school filled with resources and adults who care deeply about learning and who are eager to offer support when asked.
Students join a community of learners, one that the faculty tends and builds intentionally, so that students get to know each other well and learn to see the adults in the community as people who want to support them, get to know them, and value them as individuals. Upper school culture values diversity and encourages students to be themselves, to reach beyond the familiar, get to know people who have a broad range of perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds. Students cheer each other on when they share their accomplishments, whether it be in sports, academics, the arts or volunteer pursuits.
OES builds community intentionally from day one, when students begin to get to know each other well on class trips. During the school year they deepen their interactions and hear from each other in weekly community times: gathering, chapel, advisory, activities, athletic team practices, and through ongoing work with Experiential Education and Service Learning programs. Both programs enter into the academic curriculum in ways that help students appreciate the value and relevance of their learning and provides paths for reflection as they consider how people respond to the challenges they face.
Each year, OES sends six students to the Student Diversity Leadership Conference offered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and several faculty members to the concurrent People of Color Conference (PoCC).
Every year around this time, Upper School students get the chance to flex their creative writing muscles and use this quiet time between the holidays to pen new creations for the ECHOES creative writing contest.
On Tuesday night, the Upper School instrumentalists and choir treated the school to a night of beautiful music and singing at The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist.
The fall sports season at OES was a highly exciting and eventful one, with teams strongly pulling together to overcome challenges and achieve big wins!