Fifth graders spent last week on a four-night adventure at camp in the San Juan Islands. Zip lines, high-ropes courses, hiking, games, and campfire activities were just a few of the activities.
The Middle School was abuzz on Wednesday for the first Service Learning Day of the school year. Students, faculty, staff, and volunteers were all around campus and beyond, helping better the community by working at more than a dozen charities and organizations.
Last Friday wasn’t a school day, but there were stuents hard at work in the ceramics room creating pottery for the Empty Bowls Project—a fundraiser organized by a group of Upper Schoolers.
Led by Upper School Religion Teacher The Rev. Vijendran Sathyaraj, two seniors embarked on a historic journey this fall by taking the school's 150 Years: Inquiry in OES History class.
Middle Schoolers began their year-long service-learning journey this week by choosing the organizations to which they'll dedicate their time and effort this school year.
The Lower School held its annual Walk for Fun to build excitement for students' P.E. Mile Marker program. More than 350 students and dozens of parent-volunteers participated in the all-day event and were lucky enough to get some sunshine.
Second graders spent the week canoeing the OES wetlands to learn about the habitats of birds, insects, and plants. Through exploration, they spotted the different kinds of animals that live in the area and the biodiversity found right in OES’s backyard.
Seventh graders spent last week immersed in the Mount St. Helens wilderness on their annual camping trip to study the 1980 eruption.
What do cartoon characters and pre-calculus have in common? Usually not much, but this week in the Upper School Math Department, pre-calculus students finished their visual math projects by combining math equations and art.
To hype up tonight's Homecoming games and celebrations, Upper School students, staff, and faculty dressed up this week to show their OES spirit!
The Aardvark is emailed to the OES community on Fridays featuring recent activities in our classrooms and around our campus. Click the orange bell below to subscribe to the Aardvark.