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OES will host two exciting events for prospective parents to explore our school and community. The Open Houses are also a chance for OES families to explore a different division and look ahead!
This week Upper School students took their annual pause from regular classes on Wednesday and Thursday to dive into exploratory programming and interactive design-based activities.
During Spirit Week, we kicked off our annual Middle School Bizzaardvark Locker Art competition!
Last week the fifth graders returned from their annual class trip to Orcas Island with much to be proud about.
Once a year, OES and the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist celebrate our partnership at a 10 a.m. worship service. Arun S. '23 and Simran J. '19 will give reflections on faith, and members of our own Advanced Strings orchestra, conducted by David Eby, will provide music throughout the service.
The Boys' Choir practices weekly, and recently they had the opportunity to witness the progress of the Chapel's organ expansion project, led by Frederick Beal, the organist at St. John's. When parts of the organ case were removed, the boys were able to see the mechanical link between the keys and the valves under the pipes.
Tired and happy sixth, seventh, and eighth graders returned from their annual September school trips last week, having spent in Lincoln City, at Mount St. Helens, and in Turner, Oregon, respectively. All were treated to amazing weather, lots of fun activities, and learning new skills, from pitching tents and identifying animal tracks to practicing meditation.
Spirit Week kicked off this week as a lead up to our annual Homecoming Pep Rally, happening Friday morning. After getting rallied and spirited with the entire Aardvark community (including Aardy), all students will participate in afternoon fun and games.
Last Friday Lower School students, faculty, and staff worked to complete as many laps around the OES track as possible in the course of a school day during the annual Walk for Fun. Volunteers supported students on the OES track throughout the day, with tasks like marking the students' lap cards, offering words of encouragement, and in some cases, joining students for a lap or two around the track. We had about 340 students and 40 parent volunteers who walked or ran around the track.