"Thank you, Class of 2019, for being a class that inspires the future," Head of Upper School Asha Appel said of the graduating seniors.
Why Giving Matters
Thank you for supporting a mind-opening education.
Since our founding as St. Helen's Hall in 1869, every student has been shaped by the generosity and vision of our community. From the first plot of land to our current buildings to the endowment, generations of generous families and individuals have created the school that serves today's students.
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Every day, OES students explore their individual and collective power for good, connect to the world around them, create ways to help others, and commit to lifelong service. OES delivers a program that opens the heart and changes lives.
The same is true of our philanthropists who have continuously served as role models to our students and our community, giving back selflessly so OES students flourish. These leaders teach us about compassion and show us a commitment that truly serves the greater good.
As you read the student-story highlights and financial results of the previous fiscal year below, please know these are just a few of the ways you can see the impact of your gift at work. Without the committed supporters who encircle OES, we wouldn't be who we are today.
That's why philanthropy matters.
Hear what students are grateful for at OES.
"This is a group that is always changing, learning, and growing," Head of Middle School Ann Sulzer said about the Class of 2023. "It has really been an honor to see them grow into who they are becoming."
"This class embodies a wonderful combination of qualities," Head of Lower School David Lowell says. "Curiosity, joy, and the ability to know when there's important work to do."
The Class of 2019 spent some of their last days in school on a rafting trip in Central Oregon this week. They camped, hiked, played music, and spent quality time with each other to celebrate some of their last moments together as Upper Schoolers at OES.
Through the entire month of May, seventh graders immersed themselves into the exploration of English and history topics and reached a conclusion last week with the English-History Inquiry Night celebration in the Middle School.
A new end-of-school-year event popped up this week: D&D Celebration Day. Over 50 students, parents, faculty, and staff showed up to this cross-divisional celebration.
The Upper School's Summer Reading Extravaganza has changed! This year, students are required to read one book that fills them with joy, inspiration, or emotion.
The seventh grade traveled south last week to dive deep into theater workshops, attend professional performances, and help out with some service learning.
Claire Kucera's first-grade class capped off an in-depth exploration of animals, climate change, and the effect they can have on the future of our world this week.
OES is lucky to have multiple opportunities–every day–to witness students of all ages learning together, interacting, and making connections. But no day is more special than the annual OES Lifer Lunch.
Ethan Vedder's eighth-grade science students continued work on their SS-Awesome projects this week. Told through social media, the project is a real-world, data-driven, self-designed mission to bring humans to a real asteroid and back.
Two fifth-grade art events wrapped up this week after successful runs in the Lower School and main lobby of the Upper School—both with inspirational stories.
Last week, Upper School science students won a variety of awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona.
The eighth grade's year-long journey came to a conclusion at the Project X Learning Celebration where students explained the hard work they put into their self-chosen projects.
Lower School students proudly performed for family, friends, faculty, and staff this week at their annual Spring Concert.