On Saturday the girls' varsity volleyball team competed in the St. Francis tournament in Watsonville. They started the day with a thrilling three-set win over Anzar. After advancing to the top bracket on a tiebreaker, they rallied in their final match for a dramatic win over Trinity taking 3rd place. All 11 active players contributed in playing fast, intense, high-level volleyball. Special kudos to Chandler Buciak and Grace Chapman for their consistent passing and powerful attacks, and to Georgia Braun-Rudin for her relentless hustle and energy. If you haven't seen this amazing team play, come cheer them on as they take on Trinity once again this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Oakwood Gym. Click here to view their schedule for the season.
Oakwood third grade students celebrated their completion of their first take home novel, The Boxcar Children. The activity started with a literature circle, where each student did a wonderful job taking on their role. The unit culminated with an afternoon "Boxcar Picnic." The students watched the The Boxcar Children movie while they noshed on many of the same tasty treats as the characters from the book (fresh bread and butter, blueberries, chocolate chip cookies and milk). It was a lovely afternoon where literature was brought to life.
The original design and artwork of Oakwood High School freshman, Noah Chin, was selected by a committee comprised of members from the Library, Culture, and Arts Commission (LCAC), the City of Morgan Hill City Council, and Leadership Morgan Hill for the "Art and Inspiration" project. The project aims to beautify existing cityscape and encourage community pride, by using utility boxes and transforming them into inspiring works of art. Noah's creative and impressive artwork titled, "What You Think You Become," can be seen on the corner of Hale Avenue & Llagas Road and will be a long-term installation of Morgan Hill. Drive by and check it out! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your talent to beautify and inspire our town, Noah.
Did you know that Oakwood students can now take a shuttle to school? Oakwood has partnered with Kidz Jet Shuttle Service to provide transportation to and from Oakwood for students in Los Gatos and San Jose. Kindergarten through high school students are utilizing this service and loving it. This alternative transportation is helping to keep the air clean while providing an opportunity to grow the Oakwood community.
Keeping with Oakwood tradition, Oakwood High School students kicked off the year with their High School Adventure. Students and faculty embarked on an amazing experience whitewater rafting on the South Fork of the American River. It was an adventure indeed, with moments of sheer excitement paddling through roaring rapids and making wonderful memories with friends. Talented Oakwood Sophomore Narmina Khan wore a camera throughout the day and then compiled a video of the day's adventures.