Middle School Cross Country Runs Away With Districts
We got some great news from Middle School Cross Country coach (and OES French educator!) Jaime O'Dell this week:
"Our Middle School Cross Country Boys' and Girls' teams just won districts [on Tuesday]! It's the first time in OES history that we've swept with both wins. The girls' team finished 30 points ahead of the second place team, while the boys had a 20-point spread.
They ran with such heart and determination; most of the students did not PR during their races and they still won."
Runners finishing in the top 10 of the girls' race included Wylly W. '22 (5th place), Mia G. '24 (7th place), and Maeve L. '23 (8th place). OES boys in the top 10 were Tucker B. (3rd place), Nate S. (6th place), and Patrick R. (7th place), who are all members of the Class of 2022.
Well done all-around, Aardvarks!
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.