Mrs. Pappa's second grade students experienced the much-anticipated grand finale to the school year - Camp Read A Lot! Students came to school dressed in their camp attire ready for a fun day of reading. They brought flashlights, pillows, and sleeping bags to use in the tents that were set up in the classroom. Reading Rangers visited throughout the day to ready stories around the campfire. Students participated in activities as a fun way to review material from the school year. They wrote their own camp stories, conducted a survey about s'mores, worked with money at the "Camp Trading Post," and engaged in some friendly competition between tents. What a fun way to end the school year!
Oakwood first graders have been learning about the types of homes all around the world. As part of the unit, each student built a home to display in the classroom. Students were all very creative and materials varied with each project. Homes ranged from farmhouses, beach houses, tree houses, and traditional American modern-day homes. They also built small houses out of cardboard and created a community to display during Spring Open House which represented the Oakwood community. Well done, first graders!
National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced this year's National Merit Scholarship winners. Oakwood Senior Claire Murphy has been selected as a recipient for this prestigious award. Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations, Claire!
Iris Indermitte, an Oakwood HS senior, was recently selected as one of only two Chapter W.J. Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Star Scholarship winners from a large and competitive pool of applicants. P.E.O. is an international women's philanthropy organization that promotes women and their achievement. The P.E.O. Star Scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success. Iris has been invited to attend a reception this summer to receive her award. Congratulations, Iris!
The annual Oakwood Student Art Show showcased artwork that students created throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The showcase displayed art pieces created in a variety of mediums by Oakwood students in elementary through high school. Exhibits included murals, sculptures, pottery, collages, paintings, and many more impressive pieces. This year the showcase also had musical accompaniment by the Oakwood High School Vocal and Jazz Ensembles!