OES's Cross Country teams from got off to a hot start on Tuesday. Over 30 runners from grades four-through-eight competed against hundreds of runners from area schools.
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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 OES Class of 2020 unveiled their class motto in front of the entire student body on Monday. The class honored their goals for the year and our 150th anniversary as a school with the motto, '1n 5earch 0f.'
On Wednesday morning, our school was honored with the 3A OSAA Cup for 2018-19, the first time OES has received the prestigious statewide award. The OSAA Cup honors a school's students, teachers, coaches, and the entire community for excellence in academics, activities, and athletics.
The OES community gathered together on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, and our 150th anniversary as a school.
Two college sophomores paid OES a visit last week to work with students and employees on the concept of racial literacy. Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi are co-authors of the book Tell Me Who You Are and co-founded the non-profit CHOOSE.