The Class of 2019 spent some of their last days in school on a rafting trip in Central Oregon this week. They camped, hiked, played music, and spent quality time with each other to celebrate some of their last moments together as Upper Schoolers at OES.
NEWS & EVENTS
Through the entire month of May, seventh graders immersed themselves into the exploration of English and history topics and reached a conclusion last week with the English-History Inquiry Night celebration in the Middle School.
A new end-of-school-year event popped up this week: D&D Celebration Day. Over 50 students, parents, faculty, and staff showed up to this cross-divisional celebration.
"Thank you, Class of 2019, for being a class that inspires the future," Head of Upper School Asha Appel said of the graduating seniors.
"This is a group that is always changing, learning, and growing," Head of Middle School Ann Sulzer said about the Class of 2023. "It has really been an honor to see them grow into who they are becoming."
"This class embodies a wonderful combination of qualities," Head of Lower School David Lowell says. "Curiosity, joy, and the ability to know when there's important work to do."
The Upper School's Summer Reading Extravaganza has changed! This year, students are required to read one book that fills them with joy, inspiration, or emotion.
The seventh grade traveled south last week to dive deep into theater workshops, attend professional performances, and help out with some service learning.
Claire Kucera's first-grade class capped off an in-depth exploration of animals, climate change, and the effect they can have on the future of our world this week.
End-of-school-year sunshine came out last Saturday to make the annual Dorm Retreat of Fun that much more special!
It's been a big year for OES donors—raising over $870,000 and counting. Thank you to the parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and all of our donors for your support!
This year under the leadership of PCL Chair Hilary O'Hollaren, the names of these parent groups will simplify to Parent Partnership.
OES is lucky to have multiple opportunities–every day–to witness students of all ages learning together, interacting, and making connections. But no day is more special than the annual OES Lifer Lunch.
Ethan Vedder's eighth-grade science students continued work on their SS-Awesome projects this week. Told through social media, the project is a real-world, data-driven, self-designed mission to bring humans to a real asteroid and back.
Two fifth-grade art events wrapped up this week after successful runs in the Lower School and main lobby of the Upper School—both with inspirational stories.