It's been a year since they've regularly been on campus, so Upper Schoolers spent the week becoming re-oriented to OES, practicing the new Covid safety protocols and systems.
The Aardvark Science Expo looked a little different this year, but the same impressive research and results were on full display for the 2021 version of the annual event that’s integral to the OES Upper School experience.
The Middle School was buzzing this week as sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students returned to school for Campus-Based Instruction. Students went through their normal class schedules, attended new classroom spaces, and got to connect with their peers and teachers.
Kindergartners were together in the Lower School art studio this week for the first time in a year, working on a two-part exploration of their faces and capturing what they notice artistically.
Upper School boarding students took a trip to the mountain last weekend for their first off-campus outing since returning to OES. A group of six students visited Mt. Hood Skibowl for cosmic tubing under disco lights and laser beams.
Ten of OES's top mathletes recently competed in the annual MATHCOUNTS competition, placing in the top 18. Jay W. ‘27 earned seventh place and is representing OES at the Chapter Invitational Competition today.
It’s been a busy past few weeks in the first grade as the return to school for campus-based instruction continues. First graders have spent time in the community garden near Fariss Hall, read a variety of books, and even drawn their own comics.
Vose Elementary third, fourth, and fifth graders are ready to compete in Oregon's annual Battle of the Books next month with a little help from their OES reading buddies!
The OES community was virtually visited by New York Times bestselling author, educator, and activist Renée Watson last week. Watson read a few of her poems and book excerpts and shared her experiences growing up in Portland and how those encounters inspire her writing.
Campus-Based Instruction is ramping up, and school is looking a little different with significant measures in place to increase health and safety.