Lower Schoolers enjoyed a digital visit from a class of mystery guests this week with help from video-conferencing software and first-year Lower School Technology Teacher Debra Hernanz.
NEWS & EVENTS
Middle and Upper School students taking Chinese language classes honed their culinary curiosities this week by making traditional Chinese dumplings. The dumplings are key to celebrating the traditional Winter Solstice Festival—also called Dōngzhì.
Now entering its eleventh year, the Echoes Creative Writing Contest student awards are right around the corner. Learn more about this special OES event initiated by a former student.
The Lower School Library got a special visitor last week. Lower School Librarian Lora Lyn Worden teamed up with trained classical guitarist and OES Extension teacher Brandon Azbill for an interactive performance for third, fourth, and fifth-graders.
Check out this photo-recap of today's Grandparents and Special Friends Day!
Two musical concerts last week put hundreds of OES musicians on display in the Chapel. Both Middle and Upper Schoolers energized the audience with instrumental and vocal performances—the results of months of hard work and practice.
Portland is known as a food cart mecca with hundreds of diverse carts throughout the city. So it's no wonder that Lower School Extension students were inspired to build and open their own food cart, unveiling this week a cardboard "pizza cart" in the after-school program.
Middle School Science Teacher Ethan Vedder’s students had a special visitor this week: a well-renowned primatologist with almost 40 years experience working to preserve critically endangered Rwandan mountain gorillas. Yep, it was Ethan's mom, Amy Vedder, Ph.D.!
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.”
OES fifth graders spent the week teamed with their second-grade buddies for a "design-thinking challenge," creating a stuffed animal from start to finish.