School News

Oakwood Student to Address Congress as a Member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Nikhita G. was a guest columnist in the latest issue of Morgan Hill Life in which she shares her experience with type 1 diabetes and her efforts to increase funding for research. In just a few weeks she will be one of five Bay Area teens headed to Washington D.C. to meet with their two U.S. senators and at least one member of Congress to talk about renewing $150 million in federal funding to find a cure for the disease.

Nikhita is part of Oakwood's speech and debate team and has been a recipient of awards for her public speaking. It's wonderful to see her taking those skills to make a positive change in the world. We wish her and fellow members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation the best as they travel to D.C. to address congress.

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Oakwood High School Club Raises Funds for Local Cancer Patients

Oakwood High School's Healing Humanity Club wrapped up their year-long weekly fundraising efforts by traveling to Palo Alto to present Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford with the club's yearly donation.

The club raised $426 for the Children's Fund, which provides support to families who would otherwise be unable to pay for their child's medical care. To date, the club has donated over $4,500 to the Children's Fund. The club also raised $928 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the annual school-wide coin drive.

The Healing Humanity Club's mission is to raise monetary funds for local pediatric cancer patients and volunteer at local hospitals. The two club founders, Roxanne and Talia, also brought along next year's presidents for a meeting with the club's Lucile Packard representative to begin planning next year's events.

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Budding Entrepreneurs Put Their Creative and Persuasive Skills to Action

Oakwood 5th graders each wrote a persuasive essay about their own original idea for the next big thing.The young inventors then worked in groups to create business presentations to pitch some of the ideas to our very own Oakwood Sharks.The inventions included the Self-Pot, Hydro-Electric Vehicle engine, Take Me On a Ride, Underwater Electric Scooter, Echo Collar and Pocket Power Pies. Using a variety of delivery methods, from prototypes, to filmed commercials, the students did a marvelous job convincing the sharks that their project was the next big thing.

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Celebrating the Kindergarten Class of 2017

Oakwood families and friends gathered for a promotion celebration for our kindergartners. The kindergarten teachers said some touching and poignant words about their students and showed a tear-producing videos of all of the amazing things the Kindergarteners did this year. The students then performed two songs, one in Spanish about the sounds animals make, and one in English about how great their year was and how excited they are to be moving on to Elementary. We are so proud of these students who have grown leaps and bounds this year. First grade here they come!

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