Tenth graders paid a visit to the Lower School on Wednesday to boost their memoir-writing skills by helping fourth graders write about their own memories.
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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 Upper School’s annual student-run charity fundraiser, Midwinter Madness, concluded its first week. The two week annual event will benefit p:ear, a local nonprofit providing mentoring services to Portland’s homeless and parent-less young people since 2002.
Boarding students and their "families" came together to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Wednesday. The dormies, who are all students in the Upper School, gathered at their weekly formal family dinner in the dining hall for a special menu and celebration to honor the traditional Asian holiday.
With Upper School students plowing through their final assessments of the semester, Upper School Counselor Erin Romano '01 and Learning Resource Coordinator Meghan Powers spent the week helping students to “de-stress."
OES was honored to welcome to campus on Wednesday noted digital media and technology expert Devorah Heitner, the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives.