Entire School Community Peps Up for Homecoming Festivities
Special thanks to Chaplain Phillip Craig for sharing his account of this morning's assembly.
The entire Aardvark community (including Aardy) gathered in the gym this morning for our annual Homecoming Pep Rally. The event was organized by the students of the Upper School Community Board. In their own words, they wanted the rally to be "a chance for our student body, faculty, alumni, parents, and others to come together to encourage school spirit and multi-divisional relationships." By all accounts, that is exactly what happened.
With the intrepid Peter B as Master of Ceremonies, there was plenty of celebration, song, trivia and overall good cheer. Congratulations to the Lower School students for winning the "loudest division" contest and special thanks to Head of Lower school David Lowell, Associate Head of School Peter Kraft, and Head of Upper School Asha Appel for being extra special good sports playing OES trivia games and taking one for the team by letting middle schoolers dump water on their heads.
Last Friday and Saturday, the OES Middle School hosted the annual Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) Student Leadership and Diversity Retreat.
This week at OES we paid homage to two very different yet linked holidays: Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday.
OES continues to celebrate Black History Month. In a seventh grade English class, students are currently reading and discussing Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist's memoir.
On Wednesday night, people from many different parts of the OES community joined our Boarding families for a dual celebration: honoring both the Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day.