The Lower School Community Kicks Off Fall in Style
Last Saturday, blue skies and sunshine reigned over 450-plus participants in the first-ever Lower School Fall Festival and Picnic. Terrific fun was had by all as Tony Furtado and his bluegrass trio provided a musical backdrop to kids playing family-friendly games and indulging in popsicles. It was a wonderful community-building event where families new and old connected. There was even a pie contest with over 25 entries! Congratulations to Bridget M. '25, whose apple pie was judged to be the best of the fest.
Thanks to co-chairs Sarah Ellis and Desiree Bliss for sharing a few photos from this new school tradition.
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.