First graders ventured into the wetlands this week to continue their learning about physics by engineering pulleys. Using buckets, ropes, and tree branches, first-graders practiced using their classroom-made pulleys to hoist outdoor materials.
NEWS & EVENTS
Eighth-grade science students spent this week discussing, simulating, and negotiating how to alleviate climate change with a sophisticated simulation tool from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tenth graders paid a visit to the Lower School on Wednesday to boost their memoir-writing skills by helping fourth graders write about their own memories.
Where's the snow? OES's longtime Facilities crew offers their 2020 predictions for the white stuff and explains how they prepare when snow is in the forecast.
The Upper School’s annual student-run charity fundraiser, Midwinter Madness, concluded its first week. The two week annual event will benefit p:ear, a local nonprofit providing mentoring services to Portland’s homeless and parent-less young people since 2002.
If you noticed an increase in gizmos, gadgets, and contraptions around the Middle School this week, you have sixth-grade science students to thank. Using the basics of computer science, students were asked to code a unique, original program and design and build a component using micro:bit technology.
Lower School Library lessons in third grade this week culminated months of learning and discussion about books eligible for the prestigious Coretta Scott King Award, and those that recently won the award.
Imagine pulling in for drop-off, St. Nick’s Chapel, or the Opening Belltower Ceremony, and never having to worry about finding a parking spot. That could be your reality every day of the 2020–21 school year. Only 200 tickets available, $100 each.
Fourth graders spent last week diving deep into the inquiry-based scientific method on the annual fourth grade trip to Mt. Hood. Students studied the physics of sledding and snow insulation, and the engineering of igloo-making.
Middle and Lower Schoolers impressed at yesterday's annual Geography Bee. Ten students competed for the chance to move on to the next round at the state level. Yet there can be, and was, only one winner.
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