Led by Upper School Religion Teacher The Rev. Vijendran Sathyaraj, a class of juniors and seniors have been exploring what it means to define and discover a life of meaning versus a life of what we call “happiness.”
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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.
With help from a notable OES guest instructor, Upper Schoolers traveled to the Oregon Coast recently to learn to surf, boogie board, and enjoy the beautiful weather and views the coast offers.
The 2019 fall play Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine premieres next week. Upper Schoolers are prepping with plenty of help from a few artists-in-residence, including the playwright.
The school year is off to a hot start for the Upper School Speech and Debate team. With a few tournaments—and a few big wins—behind them already, the 2019-20 season looks promising for this bright group of students.
Last Friday wasn’t a school day, but there were stuents hard at work in the ceramics room creating pottery for the Empty Bowls Project—a fundraiser organized by a group of Upper Schoolers.