Lower Schoolers continued an exploration of their identities this week, creating art inspired by The Hexagon Project. Students created video games, flags, animals, maps—and more—to express themselves.
Sixth graders have been spending their mornings in the woods and wetlands, and for many of the new OES students, it's their first time exploring our campus! Students are forming connections through team-building challenges and exploring the fun corners campus has to offer.
The newly-updated annual student-led fundraiser is officially underway! After changing the name of their event from Midwinter to Spring Madness, and minimizing the emphasis on financial donations, student leaders have made it their goal to reunite students and build community as the return to campus continues.
The Lower School defined vibrancy this week as students not only returned from spring break, but Intermediate Years students made their return to regular, all-week, on-campus school.
The first Middle School social for students was held the Friday before spring break and featured a teacher lip-sync battle and fun virtual games to build community.
Five OES seniors have been named National Merit Finalists!
On Saturday evening March 13, the OES community virtually joined together for the 35th annual OES Auction, raising over $426,000 in vital funds for the school.
Upper Schoolers officially returned to OES for Campus-Based Instruction this week, days shy of the first anniversary of remote learning last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Students returned to a campus filled with a variety of new health-safety protocols.
Upper Schoolers were virtually visited by award-winning author Brandy Colbert last week. Colbert spoke about her creative process, the inspiration for her books, and offered her insight to an audience of curious writers and readers.
From rice farming and medicine to clothing, technology, and the military, OES eighth-graders recently finished a unit exploring how China and Japan modernized in the 17th and 18th centuries, in part, due to western influence.