With Upper School students plowing through their final assessments of the semester, Upper School Counselor Erin Romano '01 and Learning Resource Coordinator Meghan Powers spent the week helping students to “de-stress."
A faculty, staff, and administrator panel of judges put on their best “shark” impressions Tuesday for the OES Middle School’s third annual Shark Tank-like business presentations. Seventh-graders pitched their novel innovations to six OES "sharks" in front of a “live studio audience” of family, friends, and teachers to see if they could drum up "investors" for their projects.
One class of first-graders were paid a special visit on Thursday from their Upper School buddies who took a break from assessments to make the trip down to the Lower School. Anthony Villaseñor’s first-grade students paired with Stephanie Portman’s Global Social Movements class of juniors and seniors to learn how young people are making a difference in social issues like climate change.
OES was honored to welcome to campus on Wednesday noted digital media and technology expert Devorah Heitner, the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives.
Fifth-graders began a series of performances this week with the premiere of Strangers at the Door by Mary Duden’s class. Pre-K, kindergarten, and fourth-grade students, along with plenty of parents and teachers were present on Wednesday to watch the results of eight weeks of collaboration, preparation, and production.
OES eighth-graders are in the research phase of their year-long Inquiry Exploration, a required Middle School course emphasizing student-driven learning, process over product, and a growth mindset.
The top writers from the recent Echoes Creative Writing Contest were recently announced in Upper School with 21 submissions rising to the top.
Fresh from Winter Break, the Upper School welcomed back juniors and seniors with a college question-and-answer session. OES alums currently in college talked to students about how to make the most of their higher education experience and a variety of other topics.
Eighth-grade Spanish students spent part of this week celebrating Día de los Reyes—or The Three Kings' Day—as a culminating celebration of Navidad.
Second graders were welcomed back to school this week by Lower School Technology Teacher Debra Hernanz who fitted each student with iPads and Chromebooks in an effort to brush up on the second graders’ Spanish-language learning.
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